Sidewalk Style – Week 4 with Sofie

Jan, 21st, 2014

I met Sofie on her way to her marketing job. She’s not required to dress-up but she does so anyway. We only had a few minutes but I was amazed by the number of nice shots we were able to capture. As a result, I forgot to ask what inspired her outfit. I followed up via e-mail and here’s what wrote.
“My outfit definitely revolved around the skirt. I’ll stick to a generally neutral/black/white base and then keep it interesting with graphic patterns or a pop of color. I think I bought this skirt 5 years ago (yes 5!) and the pattern is still quite current. About a year ago I had the skirt tailored to be more suited to my style today (it used to be more A-line).”
She also mentioned her ankle boots were a great Boxing Day find.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Sofie’s wearing:
Jacket Zara
Blouse Aritzia
Gloves Portiano (Holt Renfrew)
Purse J Crew
Skirt Club Monaco

How Does She Look2? – Jeannie Mai Inspired Sidewalk Shoot With My Friend Nao

Dec, 21st, 2013

This was the second time I photographed my friend Nao. She has a casual, comfortable style. Click Nao’s first make over to see what she wore last month.
Since I knew her dress size and height, I did most the shopping several days in advance.
My inspiration this time was a Guess by Marciano dress Nao said was really nice. I thought, “Mmmmmm, sounds like a photo shoot opportunity to me!” She laughed and I started piecing together her next outfit. I paired the dress with a camel color wool coat to pick up the nude bands in the dress. I searched in vain for a rust or burgundy colored beret and gloves but ultimately settled for black. We picked up the heels and stockings on the day of the shoot.
Special thanks to: 1) Local designer Cindy of for providing a stylish wool coat on short notice and 2) Jackie for a natural make-up touch-up at MAC Cosmetics on Robson St.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Nao’s wearing:
Beret Parkhurst (The Bay)
Coat Zareen
Gloves Parkhurst
Dress Guess by Marciano
Stockings Calvin Klein
Heels Aldo

Sidewalk Style – Week 4

Jan, 26th, 2013

The first thing I noticed about Alba was her military style jacket. The second thing I noticed was her charming English accent. We met as she was headed to an appointment at a nearby department store. During our impromptu shoot she told me she was a double major. As a journalism student she asked me all sorts of wonderful questions about my blog. I fantasized we were both famous and I was being interviewed by a future Oprah or George Stroumboulopoulos!
Alba’s wearing:
Scarf Burberry
Jacket Burberry
Gloves Burberry
Purse Mulberry
Tights DKNY
Heels Ferragamo
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.

Sidewalk Style – Week 4

Jan, 25th, 2013

I couldn’t help but notice Amanda from across the street. Her ankle boots, matching jacket and purse were a stylish combination. As we started chatting I noticed the warm orange undertones of her jacket and purse contrasted nicely with the blue color of her jeans. This is most noticeable in the lower right hand corner photo. Then she shared with me how she posted a lighthearted CraigsList ad appealing to the fashion gods in NYC to help make Vancouver more fashionable.
Amanda’s wearing:
Jacket Vintage
Gloves Ardene
Jeans Mavi
Purse Prada
Heels bought on

Sidewalk Style – Week 3

Jan, 17th, 2013

I met Jessica on the way to work. I was glad I could brighten her morning. Hmmm… is it just me or does Jessica remind you of Emily Blunt?
Jessica’s wearing:
Sunglasses Burberry
Jacket Loft 82
Gloves Club Monaco
Purse Marc by Marc Jacobs
Heels Aldo

Sidewalk Style – Week 52

Dec, 25th, 2012

Paige is wearing:
Jacket Vintage
Belt Vintage
Gloves Vintage
Purse House of Harlow
Stockings Calvin Klein
Heels Steve Madden

Sidewalk Style – Week 46

Nov, 12th, 2012

It was a dreary Monday afternoon. I met Penny and her girlfriend as they were headed to lunch. I learned she’s a Flight Attendant and a fashion blogger! No wonder she’s dressed like she stepped off the runway. She also mentioned she visits NYC frequently. I’m soooo jealous!
Penny’s wearing:
Jacket Zara
Blouse Urban Planet
Pants Forever 21
Purse Louis Vuitton
Heels Steve Madden
Gloves Aigner