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

Chelsea Jiang, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Aug, 8th, 2015

Chelsea’s Big Day Out

Stephanie describing the high tea menu.

Time passes so quickly. It’s mid-August and I interviewed and photographed Ultra Rich Asian Girl Chelsea Jiang in March. Click Mathematician, Model & Mommy to view her pregnancy shoot.
Fast forward to June and Chelsea gave birth to her first child. With her son at the age of 3-months we decided to reconnect. I started our conversation by asking if motherhood was what she expected. While she’s grateful for every precious moment with her son she was quite honest with her responses.

  • Q1 – Is motherhood what you expected?
    CJ – No, it’s a lot harder and more emotional that I imagined. It’s a lot of tears and laughter.
    Its attention and care 24×7 and it’s the hardest job in the world.
    I’m within the first 100 days so my baby wakes up every two hour [night & day] for feedings.
    My baby won’t latch on so I have to bottle my milk every three hours.

  • Q2 – What happened to bring the tears?
    CJ – My baby was sick and I cried the entire day.

  • Q3 – What made you laugh/smile?
    CJ – Every day is something new. He’ll make a new noise or make a new face.
    He’s a serious baby and rarely smiles. So when he smiles it makes me smile.

  • Q4 – What’s the story behind your son’s name Charles?
    CJ – I picked the name because it’s elegant and full of [English] history. And both our names start with [the syllable] CH.

  • Q5 – Your nanny seems really good with Charles, what’s her name?
    CJ – Coco

  • Q6 – Are you able to meet-up with other moms with newborns?
    CJ – It’s hard because our babies are still so young. It’s a lot of work to go out.
    We’ll be ready to leave then the baby will need his diaper changed. It’s really hard to make plans.

  • Q7 – I noticed all your house guests are all aunts and nieces. Do you have any nephews?
    CJ – No, Charles is the first boy!

  • Q8 – You mentioned you’re an only child. Will Charles has a brother or sister?
    CJ – Yes, Charles will have a brother or sister in the future.

Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Special thanks to:
Ann Lin for hair and make-up. This was our second collaboration but she’ll be moving home to Taiwan Aug, 31st.
Adorabelle Tea Room for accommodating Chelsea’s big day.
Chelsea’s wearing:
Earrings: Van Cleef
Blouse: BCBGMaxmara
Necklace: Chanel
Ring: Tiffany
Skirt: Beautulleful (A Vancouver designer)
Heels: Sergio Rossi

Sidewalk Style – Week 18 With Anna

Apr, 27th, 2014

Anna’s outfit is a bit casual for SidewalkRunway but there are so many things to admire. First, I like how the pale yellow jacket complements her pale blue jeans. I like how she paired her tan purse with her tan flats. Then her artwork contains the same colors. All of which represents her home country.
Click Anna to see what she wore when we met in October.
Anna’s wearing:
Coat New Look (London)
Blouse Forever 21
Necklace Forever 21
Jeans H&M
Purse Zara
Flats New Look

Sidewalk Style – Week 34 with Angela

Aug, 21st, 2013

I recently met Angela at the Deighton Cup horse racing event. It was quite a surprise when I recognized her in a salon a couple weeks later. We struck up a conversation and we were taking photos within a few minutes. I like her use of accessories. Not only do they “dress up” her outfit they also match the color of her sandals!
Angela’s wearing:
Sunglasses Tom Ford
Necklace Forever 21
Dress Forever 21
Belt Asos

Sidewalk Style – Week 26 with Cathy

Jun, 28th, 2013

I met Cathy as was she was making a coffee run for her office. I really liked her boots and we immediately struck up a conversation. It was Friday and she mentioned she was dressed casually. We also talked about fashion and NYC. Incidentally, her and her husband eloped in NYC!
I liked her black hat, black jacket, black belt and black boots. Her outfit reminded me of an updated 2013, chic version of Diane Keaton in the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall.
Cathy’s wearing:
Hat Chanel
Jacket Ann Demeulemeester
Necklace Jeanine Payer
Choker Chanel
Blouse Theory
Clutch Rochas
Pants November
Boots Ann Demeulemeester

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Limi

Jun, 8th, 2013

I photographed Limi on two random occasions in May. Click Limi’s first outfit and Limi’s second outfit to see what she wore. Today we met on a chilly Saturday afternoon to discuss a potential opportunity. As we were chatting she mentioned she’s never modeled. Instead she teaches literature in a foreign language. I also learned we share the same birthdate day! Then to my disbelief she confessed she’s a “jeans & T-Shirt” girl! Both earlier encounters were coincidental. Today she wore a cute yet simple outfit. She matched her white Dior heels (from a couple years ago) with her white Lacoste bag.
Limi’s wearing:
Dress Cut25 (from Bluebird)
Necklaces Tiffanys
Bracelet Tiffanys
Purse Lacoste
Heels Dior

Sidewalk Style – Week 21 with Peris

May, 25th, 2013

Peris (sounds like Paris) is from LA. She was visiting her cousin Honey (yes, her name is Honey). She was receiving a tour of downtown Vancouver. We met as she was posing for tourist photo. I liked her hat and asked if I too could take a photo. She couldn’t recall the designer’s name but she bought her hat in a boutique in Beverly Hills.
Jewelry Bvlgari

Sidewalk Style – Week 10

Mar, 9th, 2013

I was daydreaming when all of a sudden a lady with a red purse (against a black coat) literally woke me up! It looked so unique and so refined. She said it was a limited edition Louis Vuitton purse she bought when she was in Japan.
Ziyi’s wearing:
Earrings Bebe
Necklace Christian Dior
Coat T. Babaton (Aritzia)
Purse Louis Vuitton

Sidewalk Style – Week 5

Feb, 1st, 2013

Emma is what I call an Insider. She’s an accessories designer (inspired by Alexander McQueen) and a Personal Stylist. She’s performed wardrobe assessments and she’s owned her own boutique.
We’ve chatted several times but this was our first lunch since the Christmas/New Year’s break. It was nice to hear about her desire to open a consignment store.
Emma’s wearing:
Hat Bought in a local store on Manhattan Beach (LA)
Coat Michael Kors
Dress Theory
Necklace Hillard
Watch Michael Kors
Belt Brave
Purse Isabella Fiore