Elle Daftarian

Toronto, Ontario

Multi-tasking takes on a whole new meaning with Elle Daftarian. An energetic dynamo, she has translated just some of the many roles she’s mastered – former TV personality, mother, wellness expert, artist, writer – into her own personal brand.

Elle chronicles her constant evolvement in her recent book, “A Beautiful Mess,” in which she inspires women to become the very best version of themselves. With that self-awareness and love in mind, she also founded the MILK movement, an initiative that promotes kids to discover their authentic selves.

Her accomplishments and drive resonate with us for many reasons but mostly because she is real and honest.

“I’m not perfect. Perfection should never be the goal. I like the perfectly imperfect instead,” says Elle.

This candor and passion is apparent in everything she does (check out her website, www.elledaftarian.com, if you haven’t already and
you’ll see what we mean!).

A long-time fan of The September, Elle was happy to share some of her favourite things with us, including what
shoes she’s investing in this fall.

1. What, in your experience, is the most crowd-pleasing dessert?

Macarons. They’re small and have just the right amount of sweetness!

2. Favourite scent?

Fresh cut grass.

3. Best boot for fall?

Salvatore Ferragamo lace-up boot.

4. Last book you read?

The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma.

5. Favourite Canadian getaway?

Prince Edward County.

6. Beauty item you couldn’t live without?

8 Faces. I use it on my skin, nails and hair every day. It’s certified organic and, best of all, Canadian.

7. Go-to Accessory?


8. Style Icon?

Brigitte Bardot.

9. Coffee or tea?


10. Last vacation?

Greece (Crete/Mykanos/Athens/Santorini). The food, the history and the energy is unlike anything I have ever experienced.

11. What's on your bucket list?

Speaking at a TedTalk.

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