The List: 10 things The L.A. Complex’s actress Cassie Steele can’t live without

The List: 10 things The L.A. Complex’s actress Cassie Steele can’t live without

The former Degrassi actress is enjoying a breakout role on MuchMusic’s The L.A. Complex. Here, a few of her favourite things

1| My diary
I started writing a journal when I was in grade school, and I’ve filled about 40 since then. I love to write—whether it’s songs or poems or dishing on people who bug me. It’s nice to have something that’s so physical and present. It’s not like working on a computer.

2| My favourite store
I do a lot of shopping at ­Jacflash. My style has a girly edge. I wear lots of lace and dress it up with goth jewellery and heavy makeup. Sometimes I look scary when I go out.

3| My SpiritHood
It’s faux fur from a company in California. Some of the proceeds go toward protecting the real animal the faux fur is mimicking. Mine is a grey wolf. I got my mom a polar bear and my sister a leopard.

4| My new skin colour
I don’t like going to tanning beds, and most spray tanners stink. But my favourite brand, Body Drench, actually smells amazing. It’s nice to have a little glow once in a while, especially on your legs in the winter.

5| My knife
I discovered Global knives while working a summer job at The Grilled Cheese in Kensington. One of my colleagues had cooked at Origin, and he brought one in. It made such a difference for slicing. They’re now a staple in my kitchen.

6| My parrot
Her name is Bella and she’s three years old. I always wanted a parrot. She sits on my shoulder and she’ll talk and groom my hair. Though she also rips apart my clothes, which I don’t love.

7| My platforms
I’m five foot two, but I like tall men. I once signed up for a dating site for tall people, but I got kicked off for being too short. My Substitute Club Spike platforms make me almost model height.

8| My crüe
The Dirt, Mötley Crüe’s autobiography, is one of my favourite books. I’ve read it so many times I feel like I know the band. I used to be in love with them. They were my teen crushes. I still want to date Tommy Lee.

9| My camera
I got this Fuji­film Instax Mini as a Christmas present. It’s like an old Polaroid, so you can take a picture and give the print to someone right there. You don’t have to do that thing where you email digital pictures and then nobody ever does anything
with them.

10| My munchies
The nachos at Sneaky Dee’s are the city’s best. The ones from Old York at Niagara and Wellington are also pretty great, but they don’t have guacamole. One time I tried bringing my own, and I got caught. I was so embarrassed I haven’t gone there since.

(Image: Steele by Liam Mogan)