My Sidewalk Shoot With Yuliana

Jun, 11th, 2016

Boss Girl on the Go!
 

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Who needs Skytrain when you can hitch a ride on a passing truck! After Yuliana’s 9 – 5 job, she’ll take her son to baseball practice.
 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
Yuliana’s wearing:
 
Suit: Express
Blouse: Express
Jewelry: Peppermint Pattee Designs
Purse: Aldo
Heels: Aldo
 
Special Thanks to Eva Svobodova for hair & make-up

Nakita Kohan, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Apr, 17th, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have the longer days and warmer temperatures prompted you to look for last year’s swimsuit?
 
If you’re in the mood to mark your return to the beach, pool or boat deck in a new suit, HannahMiddletonSwim will send her 2016 collection down the runway on May 17th. Nakita’s wearing a suit from Hannah’s 2015 collection. Her new collection was inspired by Middle Eastern earth tone colors, geometric patterns and rope details. Naturally I asked if that meant her collection would be more modest than her 2015 collection. “No!” she replied. “I’m still making statement pieces for confident women. My designs tend to be quite sexy   because I design suits that flatter the female body.”
 
Twenty two suits will range from sporty and high waist to suits that can be worn to a fancy party. Hannah also offers a custom fitting as well as the ability to replace a thong bikini bottom with a conventional, full coverage bottom. Prices range from $120 – $200. At the end of the show guests will have an opportunity to meet Hannah and view the suits up close.
 
This is your opportunity to dress up! The fashion show is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm.   To purchase tickets, visit www.HannahMiddletonSwim.com. Prices range from $35 – $45. The fashion show will be held at Performance Works and the After Party will be held at the Sandbar Seafood restaurant. Both venues are located on Granville Island and parking is free after 4:00pm. Bus #50 has also has a stop nearby.
 
No sooner than Nakita moved to Vancouver (to pursue pilot season acting and singing) she landed a lead role in a new feature film in Alberta. Nakita was Miss Teen Canada 2012.
 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
R!c styled Nakita’s outfit:
 
Flower Crown Hairpiece: Isabelle Collomb Paris
Bikini: HannahMiddletonSwim
Straw Hat: Daniele Meucci
Wrap Scarf: Larittia
Tote: Tommy Hilfiger Sport
Flats: Aldo
 
 

Zara Durrani, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Feb, 8th, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is not far away.
 
Instead of the traditional color of red, Zara and I found pastel colors of lavender, mauve, tan, grey and dusty rose for our themed shoot. She described the colors as soft and spring-like.
 
I picked the lace floral print skirt and blouse from the Couturist. The popular online site opened a pop-up shop (on Robson St. near Thurlow). After several weeks they will close their shop shortly after Valentine’s Day. However they will continue to serve customers online.
 
You may recognize Zara from her 2011/12 TV show called Life & Style with Zara. As a multi-talented individual she continues to keep busy as an Actress, Activist, TV Host, Producer and Model.
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
Zara’s Wearing:
 
Blouse & Skirt: Stella & Jamie (from the Couturist)
Belt: H&M
Heels: Joe Fresh
Beret & Sunglasses: Forever 21
Dress, Purse & Tights: Winners
Jacket: H&M
Booties: Nine West
 
 

My Sidewalk Shoot With Julia

Jan, 31st, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To plan our shoot Julia and I met at the Cou+uris+ popup shop on Robson St. Incidentally there’s a good chance they will close on or near Valentine’s Day. So hurry while they are still downtown.
 
When Julia arrived she was wearing a vintage orange leather jacket. It was a statement piece too hard to ignore. So we shifted gears and found a mustard yellow A-line skirt at Zara. The autumn color combination became the inspiration for her outfit. Everything fell into place when I found a pair of burgundy heels and blouse.
 
Julia enjoys modeling and she’s pursuing an acting career. She’s typically cast as the “girl next door” but welcomes the opportunity to play a strong female character.
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
I styled Julia’s outfit:
 
Jacket: Vintage
Blouse: Forever 21
Belt: Big Buddha
Skirt: Zara
Tan purse: Oliva + Joy
Boots: Steve Madden
Heels: Zara
 
 

The Haute Pursuit at Nordstrom Vancouver

Dec, 13th, 2015

 
In Hot Pursuit of The Haute Pursuit
 
My friend Alina sent me the following Facebook message late Saturday night, “Vanessa Hong will be at Nordstrom Sunday.” It took me a second to realize she meant the Instagram Blogger, “The Haute Pursuit”. I checked the Nordstrom Event page and cleared my schedule for the afternoon.
 
As of Thursday morning (12.17) her Instagram selfie shot at Nordstrom Vancouver has received 7,220 likes. Her followers are increasing daily but at the moment she has 490,000 followers. Vanessa travels the world and frequently posts photos from LA, NYC, Paris and Beijing but she grew up in Vancouver  and graduated from UBC.
 
Her site is filled with eye catching, fashion photos that possess artistic and minimalistic qualities. Most of her shots are arranged but some are serendipitous. Her images can be VERY sensual but everything is confident and classy.
 

This is Vanessa’s first venture into fashion design.  Her faux fur Boxy Coats are incredibly soft and provide a pop of color for any outfit. They cover a broad spectrum of colors and have playful names as shown below.
 
She started with the desire to make something for herself and the retail aspect evolved from there.
 
She’s involved in every aspect of design and she’s actually traveled to the manufacturing plant in China.
 
Her coats are produced in small lots to ensure the quality remains high. For example the coat’s lining is hand stitched.
 
Her coats have an oversized appearance but they are NOT designed for big bulky sweaters.  According to Vanessa, her friends kept warm during a chilly NY Fashion Week while wearing lightweight skirts and blouses.
 
Her collection was inspired by 1990’s Hip Hop icons such as Hype Williams, Missy Elliott and Lil Kim.
 
Her coats and stoles will be featured the Nordstrom Pop In Shop till January 2nd. I speculate her coats will move to another Nordstrom Vancouver department but they can always be purchased on her www.thehautepursuit.com website.
 
Here’s a link to her Instagram account: @thehautepursuit
 

The Pop In Store in located near Nordstrom’s Georgia St. entrance.

Baby Pink
Chubby Stoles: Tweety (back), Emerald, Olive & Marigold
Colors: Marigold, Emerald, Olive…
Colors: Tweety (as in Tweet Bird yellow), Baby Blue, Cookie (as in Cookie Monster azure blue)

Ray Rui, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Nov, 29th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I first met Ray Rui at a press conference in September (click Season 2). She smiled easily, she was approachable and optimistic. Fast forward to November and we met for appetizers and discussed her business, university, goals, fashion and HBICTV Season 2: Boss Girls  (formerly known as the Ultra Rich Asian Girls).
 
I watched Season 1 with an open mind but found it dramatic and showy. I was relieved when Season 2 aired because it has a completely different feel. The episodes (found on You Tube) have moved away from “bling” and towards “business”. Chelsea is the only returning cast member (click Interview). Cast members know each other and some have been friends for years.
 
The show is still unscripted and six episodes feature: Chelsea sharing motherhood feelings with Diana, an ad campaign featuring models from Pam’s modeling agency, Weymi’s upcoming lifestyle magazine and Ray fulfilling contracts for her marketing company.
 

  • Q01 – Please tell me about your business.
    RR – My company is Rono Marketing Group Ltd. I manage a team of nine employees and we help companies with branding, rebranding, marketing campaigns and expanding their target markets.
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  • Q02 – Tell me about your clients.
    RR – They’re involved with luxury brands, real estate, environmental sustainability, technology (start-ups) and investment and wealth management.
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  • Q03 – What’s your field of study?
    RR – I am graduating in December with dual majors in Finance and Marketing from UBC Sauder School of Business.
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  • Q04 – How would you describe your life at the moment?
    RR – Busy with school projects and business planning sessions. Spending time with my boyfriend and my parents. Maintaining a healthy, positive lifestyle. I practice yoga and visit the gym 2 – 3 times a week.
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  • Q05 – Where do you see yourself in 5-years?
    RR – I’m grateful for my parents help but I see myself as being financially independent, a successful business owner and starting a family.
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  • Q06 – If you weren’t so busy, what would you do with your free time?
    RR – I love art. In grade school my oil painting collection was exhibited in a Shanghai art gallery. I like painting countrysides and landscapes. I designed my company logo and business card.
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  • Q07 – Ray is a boy’s name. What’s the story behind your name?
    RR – Back in China people called me Rui Rui. When I moved to Canada I named myself Ray Rui so it sounds the same and I like the meaning Ray (as in a ray of sun).
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  • Q08 – You’re very fashionable. How would you describe your style?
    RR – Fabric is definitely important to me. I look for fashion that is timeless, practical and comfortable.
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  • Q09 – What’s a little known secret about HBIC?
    RR – All the girls did their own hair, make-up and styling because we didn’t have any styling sponsors. The show was unscripted but we had a general idea of the activity and its setting, so we would pick suitable clothes from our closets for different occasions. My favourite outfit was the Dolce & Gabbana dress in the finale.
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  • Q10 – How did you become a HBIC cast member? Did you audition?
    RR – No, I met the producer at different luxury events throughout the year. I was hesitant at first because people’s perception about Season 1. After a couple meetings, I agreed to be on the show knowing the focus for Season 2 would be different. Plus it was an opportunity to promote my business.

 
 
In closing, is there anything else you wish to share? I am always very interested in healthy organic lifestyles. I think women should live their own lives and embrace their natural selves, not being someone that they are not.
 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
 
Ray’s wearing:
 
Mink Coat: Saga Royal Furs
Ring: Chanel
Dress: Herve Leger
Clutch: Tom Ford
Heels: Roger Vivier
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 47 With Pornsuda

Nov, 21st, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pornsuda wearing a layered look to keep warm on a chilly evening!
 
Black Scarf Leone
Tan Coat Aritzia
Black Blazer Zara
Burgundy Sweater Zara
Black Tights Zara
Purse Louis Vuitton
Boots Michael Kors
 

Canadian Election Party Colours

Oct, 13th, 2015

The Politics of Fashion
 
Following in the footsteps of recent United States elections, a small percentage of Canadian voters in the 2011 election chose the direction for Canada. While candidates Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper & Elizabeth May did not approve this message, let’s pretend they did. Hopefully it will inspire you to vote on October 19th because it will take time to vote than it took to create this post.
 
Models Asel and Tanpreet invested a combined total of 9 hours. Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist Reema Mattu spent 2 hours with Tanpreet. As the Stylist, Photographer and Writer I’ve invested close to 20 hours.
 

Will the New Democratic Party – Orange squeeze out a victory? What if Thomas changed Queen’s iconic “We Will Rock You” chant to, “We will, we will [orange] crush you!”
Liberal – Red leader Justin is known for his boyish good looks. Justin Timberlake’s “Bringing Sexy Back” seems like the perfect dance tune to motivate workers as they rebuild our roads and infrastructure.
Rush’s “Big money goes around the world…” illustrates how the Conservatives – Blue secure trade deals as they strive to keep the economy humming.
Kermit the Frog sang, “It ain’t easy being green…” Instead imagine him encouraging you to, “Vote Green, save the environment AND eat your broccoli!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
I found the following outfits for the shoot:

  • Asel is wearing a stunning orange Do+Be backless mini dress and a Jessica Simpson purse
  • Tanpreet is wearing a red H&M dress and a Ralph Lauren belt
  • Tanpreet spotted the blue Kut from the Kloth dress
  • Asel is wearing a green Jolt jacket (seen below), Willi Smith blouse, Kate Spade belt and Genetic trousers

 
 
 
The Politics of Fashion – Outtakes


It was a chilly, rainy day when Asel and I shot. The orange outfit wasn’t warm and her shoes (she brought from home) were not comfortable. Despite all that Asel was amazing!  She arrived on time, she was engaged and only sent a couple text messages during the entire shoot. Unlike most attractive women that simply rely on their looks to sell the shot, Asel had an emotional content along with a variety of poses. It all helped bring my ideas to life! I had so many outtakes, I had to share them with you!
 
Incidentally, Asel is an Interior Design graduate. While she seeks a job in her field of study she has two jobs and models part-time for PLY Management.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 39 With Karey

Sep, 26th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I first met Karey in late August. Click Vampy Bohemian to see her first outfit.
 
Despite the sunny weather, it was chilly and windy. Today Karey was experimenting and pulled together an outfit she could at the office on a Casual Friday. She opted for her high waisted skinny jeans paired with a structured blazer. After that it was easy for her to add accessories and shoes.
 
Karey is 4′ 11″ (150 cm) and wears a size 3 shoe. Needless to say she finds shopping a challenge. For that reason she’s motivated and inspired to start her own petite clothing line. She has a great sense of style so I’ll be interested once she begins to create her collection.
 
 
Headband: Forever 21
Blazer: Bebe
Blouse: Banana Republic
Skinny Jeans: “Leigh” Top Shop
Heels: Found at a vintage boutique