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Jul, 24th, 2016

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I’m a Fashion PhotoBlogger who works hard so people feel good when they see their photos online. I use good old fashion camera techniques and use Photoshop sparingly.
I’ll show you fashion from the Sidewalk and the Runway. I’m drawn to Sidewalk   fashionistas that embrace color and posses a refined sense of style… I avoid: black on black or black & grey outfits, Ugg boots, rain boots and poufy scarves. On the Runway   I like Designers with fresh ideas combined with clean and tailored looks.


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  • NEW HBICtv Behind the Scenes
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  • Thai Festival
  • Klara 6/26
  • Yulia 7/02

Please Note: I have a full-time office job unrelated to fashion or photography. I post images as fast as I can but I’m several weeks behind.   I’m trying my best to catch up but thanks for your patience.

HBICtv Season 3 Behind the Scenes

Jul, 23rd, 2016

The wait is over and I can finally post my behind the scenes photos!
Executive Producer and Videographer, Kevin Li granted me exclusive access  to capture behind the scenes action during the filming of HBICtv Season 3, Episodes 3 and 4. Click SE03 – 03 and SE03 – 04 to watch both episodes.
Filming occurred at Oakridge Mall. As organizers were setting up the “Fleurs de Villes” event, Pam, Joy, Diana and Chelsea were in Oakridge Mall’s Pretty Things flower shop receiving private flower arrangement lessons.
Shortly after the mall closed organizers blocked both ends of the main walkway so they could host a VIP customer appreciation event. Mannequins adorned with outfits made from fresh flowers were the main attraction.
For more images of flower dresses, click Fleurs de Villes.

Diana & Chelsea with the Fleur De Ville models: Therés, Asel (l) and Snow & ? (r)
Linda (Pam’s friend wearing the blue jacket) was present during the filming. Kevin is seen on the right with his Sound Man.
A fun posed shot
Diana helping Chelsea adjust the flower a her hair.
Filming occurs as conversations unfold organically.
Kevin offering different filming options.

At the same time the best dressed mannequin judging contest took place, the HBICtv cast and crew filmed Episode 3 & 4. There were a few curious onlookers but guests of the event admired the flower adorned mannequins, sipped wine, nibbled on macaroons and listened to a pianist play classical music.
While the flower arrangement lessons were planned, the cast member’s conversations and actions are completely unscripted.  Kevin and two assistants follow cast members as they chat with each other, participate in the events and interact with event hosts and guests.

Filming can continue or end as conversations ebb and flow.
Sometimes when Kevin is filming two cast members, the other cast members occupy their time by posing for selfies, talking with each other, watching the filming or texting their friends.
Drama is injected into episodes through studio filmed interviews. They use the time to provide running commentary about earlier filmed events.

Diana – Joined the cast in season 2 and her friendship with Chelsea has continued to grow in Season 3.
Chelsea – The original cast member. She’s started a children’s clothing website called Just Kiddi. Here’s a link my 1st photo shoot and 2nd photo shoot with Chelsea.
Joy – Was fairly quiet during season 1 but she appeared on the runway during Vancouver Fashion Week. She’s signed with Pam’s agency and the two are quite chummy in Season 3.
Pam – Associate Producer and Translator for Season 1, in Season 2, Pam moved from behind the camera to join the cast. It was an opportunity for her to feature the work she does for her modeling & talent agency PLY Management.

Photographer’s Notes:
I was grateful for the opportunity for the behind the scenes access. Unlike other types of photo shoots, this session was quite challenging. In a modeling shoot you have total control and communicate directly with the model. However, this shoot was completely different. I waited patiently for opportunities to unfold. Secondly, the best angles for a flattering photo were occupied by the film crew!  Also I couldn’t use my flash for fear of disrupting the filming. Lastly, the ideal time to photograph cast members was between filming. However, I could sense those brief moments of down-time were needed to relax. So I kept my distance. Just as I learned where to stand and when to take a photo, the filming was over! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining in any way. It was simply a different type of photo shoot.
Your HBICtv Crash Course

If you’re new to the YouTube reality series, here’s a behind the scenes recap!
Originally named “Ultra Rich Asian Girls”, each episode was (and remains) completely unscripted. It was a day-in-the-life glimpse of four Girls living in Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver. Some in the Asian community weren’t comfortable with the way the Girls flaunted their wealth and denounced the series. I’m told the series is banned in China for the same reason. Initial local media coverage was mixed. Some mainstream media outlets covered the launch as a lifestyle series while, others critically judged the series based on the series’ two minute trailer. The world traveled and media savvy Flo Z played a critical role in dispelling myths and advocating Producer Kevin Li’s vision for the series.
Season 1
The first season was a bit catty as Flo Z did little to hide her irritation with Coco Paris. With a seven year age difference Coco was no match for Flo. Towards the end of season 1 Coco burst into tears. The Girls made a splash as they attended a variety of public events such as Vancouver Fashion Week, the Luxury & Supercar Weekend, the Deighton Cup and more. The season ended with a trip to Italy. Coincidentally, our paths crossed several times. Despite the drama between the cast, the Girls were always respectful and polite to those they encountered at events.
Season 2
The HBICtv acronym changed from “Hot Bi**h In Charge” to “Hot Boss In Charge”. With the arrival of Ray, Pam and Weymi, the focus shifted from personal interactions to Ray’s marketing business, Pam’s modeling agency and Weymi’s plans to start a luxury lifestyle magazine. Diana made her debut and worked with Chelsea to hand deliver small gift baskets to the homeless. To understand (and support) Chelsea’s pregnancy, Diana spent several days wearing a pregnancy vest.
Season 3
Chelsea is the original cast member. Sometime between Season 2 and Season 3 Chelsea became a new mom. It’s interesting to watch her perspective on life slowly change. Diane and Pam have returned from Season 2, Joy returned from Season 1 and Ray and Weymi have departed. The Wall Street Journal wrote about the series in 2014 but world-wide media is starting to take notice of the series. In June 2016 Al Jazeera aired a balanced story on their 101 East series called “China’s Rich Girls”.
Former Cast Members

Flo Z – A fashion design graduate and a true fashionista. She was hampered by her families’ legal issues and hasn’t returned since Season 1. Here’s links to our 1st shoot, 2nd shoot and 3rd shoot.
Coco Paris – Syrupy sweet and the youngest cast member, she was the only person to state she was buying gifts for her friends during the cast’s trip to Italy. She hasn’t returned since Season 1.
Ray – Is the CEO of a marketing company she owns. She’s down to earth and the type of person you could imagine having a beer (or glass of wine) with. She made her appearance and departure in Season 2. Here’s link to Ray’s Sidewalk Shoot & Interview
Weymi – Was always immaculately dressed in high end designer dresses. She made her appearance and departure in Season 2. Here’s a link to a chance encounter before her appearance on the series. Click Waymi’s Sidewalk Shoot.

Press Conferences

Click Ultra Rich Asian Girls for Season 1
Click HBICtv for Season 2

Thai Festival Fashion 2016

Jul, 9th, 2016

My Sidewalk Shoot With Yulia

Jul, 2nd, 2016

Yulia’s favorite color is black. When we discussed the shoot I suggested we find and outfit with a bit of color. While shopping we found jumpsuit. Sigh, it was black but, it paired well with her black mini dress. We did manage to find a dress that complemented the color of her hair. I added a pair of cinnamon colored heels and Yulia spotted the Mocha & Black clutch. We started with the intention of shooting one outfit but ended up shooting all three!
Each outfit reflected different aspects of Yulia’s personality.   The jumpsuit made her feel professional, elegant and tall. The slits and figure hugging earth tone colored dress made her feel playful and flirtatious. The black mini dress came from Yulia’s closet. The lace bodice represented romance and femininity. It also made her feel classy and sexy.
Yulia’s wearing:
Jumpsuit: ALC
Purse (mocha/black): Jean & Jax
Heels: Cape Robbin
Dress (rust, tan, cream): Giusy
Purse (mocha/black): Jean & Jax
Heels: Cape Robbin
Dress (black mini dress): Le Chateau
Purse (black): Halston Heritage
Special Thanks to Eva Svobodova for hair & make-up

My Sidewalk Shoot With Klara

Jun, 26th, 2016

My photo shoot with Klara took place one week before she participated in the Miss BC pageant. Rather than pick a cocktail dress or evening gown, I suggested we do something fun, summery and flowy.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
I styled Klara’s outfit:
Sun Dresses: Forever 21
Boots Forever 21
Special thanks to Ting’s Makeup Artistry for hair & makeup!

American Apparel One Piece Swimsuit featuring Baroness Ana

Jun, 25th, 2016

“The Royal Court Is Now In Session”
Baroness Ana is on her way to sign several proclamations for the House of Fashion.
She’ll participate in Bastille Day celebrations and watch the Tour De France.
As she winds her way through her vast estate her chef has delivered her favorite breakfast.
Click Ana’s two piece to see her evening outfit.

Sidewalk YS1 12 IMG_7432_1 TSS
“Let Them Eat Croissants!”

Baroness Ana’s wearing:
17th Century French Court wig: Boo La La Costumes
Sunnies & Earrings: Claire’s
Choker: Made by R!c
Necklace: Vintage
Bracelet: Peppermint Pattee Designs
Top: American Apparel Nylon Tricot High-Cut One-Piece (rnt68n)
Fan: Party Bazaar
Cage Skirt: Made by R!c
Purse: Aldo
Stockings: La Senza
Heels: Aldo
Concept and styling by R!c
Special thanks to YaChu Yang for make-up

American Apparel Two Piece Swimsuit featuring Baroness Ana

Jun, 25th, 2016

“The Adventures of Baroness Ana”
Baroness Ana has changed into her evening wear.
After a brief bit of frolicking though her palatial garden she’s ready for evening of dancing at her summer estate.
Also, she’ll participate in Bastille Day celebrations and watch the Tour De France.
Click Ana’s one piece to see her morning outfit.

Baroness Ana’s wearing:
17th Century French Court wig: Boo La La Costumes
Sunnies & Earrings: Claire’s
Choker: Made by R!c
Necklace: Vintage
Bracelet: Peppermint Pattee Designs
Top: American Apparel Triangle Bikini Top (rnt3289)
Bottoms: American Apparel High-Waist Bikini Bottom (rnt65n)
Cage Skirt: Made by R!c
Purse: Nicole Lee
Stockings: La Senza
Heels: Aldo
Concept and styling by R!c
Special thanks to YaChu Yang for make-up

Vetrina Fashion Show @ the Italian Day Festival 2016

Jun, 16th, 2016

Vetrina graced the runway this year. Approximately half of their runway show is shown below.
Visit Rachel Kapsalis’ boutique at 525 W Georgia St. or click Vetrina for more information.
Scene 1 – Piccione Piccione

Scene 2

A sexy Aviu top

A Versace Collection trench coat

Scene 3

Another sexy Aviu top
A Cavalli Class dress

Scene 4

Gurriero Prive

Scene 5

John Richmond
John Richmond

For more Italian Day Festival fashion…
Click 2015 to see Alcoolique’s collection.
Click 2014 to see Romielle’s collection.
Click 2014 to see Drama Queen’s collection.

Sidewalk Style – Week 25 With Karina

Jun, 15th, 2016

Karina works in a laboratory and wears scrubs. Tonight she dressed up to meet her friends at a bachelorette party. As a tribute to the groom, the women wore their best business suits!
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Karina’s wearing:
Blazer: H&M
Blouse: Dynamite
Skirt: H&M
Purse: Nine West
Heels: Le Chateau