Toronto’s Hayley Elsaesser Designs for Her Musical Muse Miley Cyrus

Hayley Elsaesser is no wallflower. She exploded onto the Toronto fashion scene with a cast of Instagram-sourced models decked out in her quirky prints in Crayola colours. Elsaesser practically dared us not to take notice. Her out-there attitude earned the young Canadian designer a devoted following (and a few FASHION Magazine Fashion Week Awards, natch), as well as some megawatt celeb fans in Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. But when promo-shots for The Voice featuring Cyrus in Elsaesser custom looks, it came as a shock to even the designer.

“It didn’t really sink in until the other day. I was watching Entertainment Tonight and Miley was on TV wearing my designs,” said Elsaesser.

It all started a few months ago when Cyrus’ stylist reached out to Elsaesser to pull clothes for some appearances and a working relationship was born.

“I saw her on Jimmy Fallon wearing an airbrushed tee of her cat Shanti. I started thinking about how much she loves animals and how hard it must be to be away from her animals for work,” said Elsaesser. “This spurred the idea of me creating some custom prints for Miley featuring a few of her many pets.”

The sweet piglet print splashed across a cropped top, moto jacket and high-waisted pants was inspired by Cyrus’ pet pig, Bubba Sue. Said Elsaesser: “It is an amazing feeling, when you know how hard you worked on something, and how quickly you had to pull it together, that it was all worth it in the end.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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