T. Club

Introducing T.CLUB, a celebration of iconic shirt dressing and the women who make it their own. Showcasing personal style, T.CLUB spotlights how trailblazers style The Isabel Shirt and uncovers their other trusted finds, from travel to design to fashion. Join the club and share your own take on T.LINE by using #TCLUB on Instagram.

Tonya Papanikolov

Tonya Papanikolov @tonyapapanikolove, Founder + CEO @rainbomushrooms

Tell us about how you started Rainbo and where your passion for mushrooms stems from.
I’m a forest-loving Taurus and, aside from being on the journey of social entrepreneurship as founder and CEO of Rainbo, I’m a holistic nutritionist, educator and yogi.

My first-hand healing experience with fungi began in 2011 which sparked my passion, reverence and belief in the magic of mushrooms. In 2016, I had a profound healing with reishi mushroom, which catalyzed my vision for spreading mushrooms to more people.

I'm passionate about mushrooms because they are an incredible life form that are extremely necessary to the health of our planet and offer so many solutions across many industries. We need fungi and have so much to learn from them.

What’s your favourite way to style a white blouse?
No bra, two to three buttons done up, one side of the shirt tucked into my pants—it feels flowy and free and comfortable!

Where’s your favourite place to find great art?
Nature is the greatest artist I have ever known. I am endlessly inspired by the beauty of nature and all that she provides: healing, reprieve, inspiration, creativity, a clear mind, no boundaries—isn't this what art is meant to do? 

What’s your favourite restaurant (anywhere!) and go-to dish there?
For everyday health food, my favourite is Erewhon in LA. I love their food and can count on them for cooking things the way I do: with healthy oils and without using toxic seed oils that many restaurants use, which irritates my gut.

Actinolite and Pilgrimme are the best restaurants I've ever eaten at! The chef's tasting menus are always an adventure.

What not-so-known destination is on your travel list?
I'm dreaming of visiting the land my parents were born and where my ancestors and bloodline come from. It's a very small country in the Mediterranean/Eastern Europe called Macedonia—many people haven't heard of it!

Rita Liefhebber

Rita Liefhebber, Creative Director + Stylist, @_rlief_

Where’s your favourite place to find great art, and what styles can you find there? I love to go gallery hopping in the Lower East Side because of the variety of new contemporary art. Particularly, I always stop by  Downs & Ross and James Fuentes. I also love Ist Dibs for my own collection.

What’s your favourite restaurant (anywhere!) and go-to dish there? Via Carota in NY. That was my go to place to meet a girl friend for a nibble and a night cap when living in New York and I make sure to stop by each time I'm in town. Everything here is divine. I especially love the Funghi grilled mushrooms and smoked scamorza and the Lenticchie braised lentils and black kale. 

What not-so-known destination do you dream of going back to, and why? The beach at Presqu'ile Point, ON. I used to go there a lot as a kid. It's a true hidden gem.

Kaelen Haworth

Kaelen Haworth, Wardrobe Stylist + Creative Consultant, @Kaelenhaworth

What’s your favourite way to style a white blouse?
I like to wear mine with jeans - the ones in the picture are vintage Levi's, and a big boxy vintage blazer. I like to keep the colors subtle so I can spice things up with a statement shoe and some jewelry. I think of a white blouse as a uniform that takes the guesswork out of getting dressed. The formula is easy and you can sub in different variations for a look that's always going to land. 

What’s your favourite social media account to follow?
@londongirlinnyc has incredible style and also does fascinating deep dives into very specific fashion moments/designers/cultural moments and it's all very educational and beautiful. @whitelightning for food + Interiors + real momming, @Piariverola for the most perfect, nostalgic photographs.

What decor piece pulls your space together?
I have a credenza from BBDW that I bought about 10 years ago in NY - it has a taupe leather front and brass pulls and brass top that has started to patina over time. It's instantly the most special piece in the room. It's currently in our bedroom housing the inevitable overflow of clothes from my closet.

What’s your favourite restaurant (anywhere!) and go-to dish there?
Steak Frites @ Lucien in the East Village. That's very Starter Packs of NY of me so I'll give another - La Banane, the raw Hokkaido scallop is the stuff of dreams.

Cher Bai

Cher Bai, Content Creator, @chermycloset
What’s your favourite way to style a white blouse, and why?
Definitely with a pair of denim, it's easy to dress up and down.

Where’s your favourite place to find great art, and what styles can you find there?
I love browsing 1stDibs - it hosts a large inventory of art from established galleries, old master dealers, and contemporary specialists.

What’s your favourite restaurant (anywhere!) and go-to dish there?
Any sushi restaurant. My fave in Toronto is Sushi Masaki Saito. I LOVE Omakase.

What’s your most-worn piece of clothing, and how do you like to wear it?
My Riley jeans from Agolde. They go with EVERYTHING and fit like a glove.

Sara Naghedi

Sara Naghedi, Creative Director + President Naghedi NYC @naghedinyc

What’s your favourite way to style a white blouse, and why?
I love a great white blouse because you can style it so many ways.  I love wearing one with a pair of jeans and loafers or sandals, but my absolute favorite way to style a white blouse is with a very dressy skirt; I just love the juxtaposition of that.

What would your phone tell us is your most-played song, and when do you like to listen to it?
Haha, well my iPhone would say "We Don't Talk About Bruno" because of my children but, right now I love listening to "As It Was" by Harry Styles" in the mornings as I get my day started!

What’s your most-worn piece of clothing, and how do you like to wear it?
At the moment my most worn piece is a mustard color pleated silk skirt from Ulla Johnson.  I started wearing it in the winter with oversized sweaters and boots but now that the weather is warming up I love wearing it with a big white blouse and sandals for an easy look.

What book has stayed with you, and why?
The Alchemist was one of those thought-provoking books that I always go back to in my mind because I have always been a spiritual person looking at the bigger picture of life.  A story of destiny and oneness with the world,  but also of manifesting your dreams which I just love.

Britt Barkwell

Britt Barkwell, Founder T.LINE, @BrittBarkwell

What’s your favourite way to style a white blouse?

I’ve always taken a less is more approach to dressing. There’s nothing better than a pair of vintage denim and a crisp white blouse. This approach to dressing has definitely shaped T.LINE as our goal is to help women simplify their wardrobes by making fashion choices that are timeless and built on a foundation of high-quality staples. 

What decor piece pulls your space together?

It was very important to me to incorporate handcrafted pieces into our home. For instance, I worked with Mary Radcliffe - a Toronto-based designer that uses only Canadian hardwoods and handcrafted methods - to create a gorgeous seat for our foyer. The leather seat is laced onto the wood frame and takes 25 hours to create by hand. I also worked with furniture design studio Atelier Arking to create a made-to-measure hand-carved dining table and banquette. It is so special to see these pieces in my home and know that they will be around for generations to come. 

What not-so-known destination do you dream of going back to, and why?

On our honeymoon, my husband and I went to a small town in Italy called Matera. It’s in the region of Basilicata in southern Italy and made up of several cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. It’s truly special—spectacular views and a very fascinating history (it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993). The rooms at Sextantio le Grotte della Civita are luxe caves that are nestled right into the rocks.