The Professionals // Spring fashion

Toronto lawyers Rory Dyck and Marcela Saitua spring into the new season with bright colours and classic style

By Sarah Casselman

On Thursday March 6th, 2008


Rory and Marcela

Rory Dyck is an associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in the business law department and is a member of the firm’s franchise law group. He earned his LL.B. at Queen’s in 2005 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006.

Marcela Saitua is a civil litigator at Adair Morse LLP. Her practice focuses on insurance defence and personal injury. She graduated with a J.D. and a Masters in International Relations from U of T in 2000, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2002.

Rory and Marcela are ready to weather any storm. A classic trenchcoat like Rory’s is a great investment piece. Marcela’s look proves that a pop of bright colour livens up a work wardrobe.

Rory wears a trench coat by Etro, $1,095 at Holt Renfrew. Shirt by Canali, $375 at Holt Renfrew. Pants by Banana Republic,
$165. Tie by Banana Republic, $90. Belt by Banana Republic, $65. Briefcase by Gucci, $2,000 at Holt Renfrew.

Marcela wears a trenchcoat by Banana Republic, $195. Dress by Tory Burch, $325 at Holt Renfrew. Shoes by Prada Sport, $405 at Browns. Pear pin by Marc Jacobs, $55 at Holt Renfrew. Bag by Banana Republic, $295.

Marcela’s ’60s-inspired shift dress creates maximum impact with its graphic palette of black and white.

Marcela wears a dress by Pink Tartan, $425 at Holt Renfrew. Heels by D&G, $498 at Browns. Watch by Hermès, from $1,600 at Holt Renfrew. Bag by Jill Stuart, $525 at Holt Renfrew.

Trend tip
Add professional polish to your look with sleek accessories like a high-gloss patent pump or a handbag.



Rory’s understated office attire gives Casual Friday an instant update by adding colour into the mix.

Rory wears a sweater by Banana Republic, $130. Shirt by Banana Republic, $100. Pants by Boss Hugo Boss, $1,095 (for full suit) at Holt Renfrew. Glasses by Robert Marc, $475 at Josephson Opticians. Watch by Gucci from $1,400 at Holt Renfrew.

Trend tip
Sweaters and buttondown shirts in cool tones like green, blue and purple, look best when paired with a classic tan or navy trouser.



 With its chic cropped jacket and unique metallic lustre, Marcela’s skirtsuit is the latest trend.

Marcela wears a suit by Teenflo, $425 (jacket) $225 (skirt) at Holt Renfrew. Blouse by Theory, $205 at Holt Renfrew. Glasses by L.A. Eyeworks, $278 at Josephson Opticians.

Trend tip
Update your suit with a printed silk top in this season’s hottest hue: cobalt blue.




The timeless appeal of Rory’s suit proves that class and sophistication are always in style.

Rory wears a suit by Canali, $1,650 at Holt Renfrew. Shirt by Armani, $250 at Holt Renfrew. Tie by Giorgio Armani, $150 at Holt Renfrew.

Trend tip
A bold, preppy tie compliments a subtly striped dress shirt.





Shot on location at the Gladstone Hotel, Queen St. W., Toronto. Hair and makeup: Michelle Rosen /Judy Inc. Stylist: Sarah Casselman

Photography by Lorne Bridgman.