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
 

My Sidewalk Shoot With Lina

Mar, 25th, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lina is studying Sociology in her home country of Sweden. She’s in Vancouver for a few days to visit friends. She’s never modeled and she was a little nervous yet excited about a photo shoot. She described her style as European, clean (i.e. minimalistic) and sporty. She rarely wears heels and prefers pastel colors. We went shopping she picked out the print blouse and white pants. Seeing everything together I suggested she wear her beige coat. It made the colors of her blouse pop.
 
We stopped at MAC Cosmetics on Robson St. to see Miss G. Within 20 she worked her magic and gave Lina a natural light makeup touch-up. She chose a red lipstick that matched to flowers in Lina’s blouse.
 
Lina’s wearing:
 
Blouse: W118 By Walter Baker
Pants: Pink Tartan
Purse: Isaac Mizrahi
Heels: G By Guess
 
 

My Sidewalk Shoot With Seka

Feb, 21st, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seka is a few months away from earning her Masters. She works part-time in a teahouse and has never modeled. While she hinted at being uneasy about the shoot, I had no idea how deeply her feeling ran. Unbeknownst to me I put her mind at ease when I pieced together an outfit and select a location that reflected her personality. Seka spotted the vest  which became the inspiration for her outfit. To her it represented strength and professionalism. I paired it with a pink blouse  which represented her feminine side. She absolutely loved the heels and the blue grey trousers  matched the pinstripes in the vest. Unfortunately the skinny pink belt which tied the entire outfit together didn’t fit properly.
 
Seka is confident, articulate and likes to lead with her ideas but she’s also, stylish and feminine. After the shoot, she reflected on her initial uneasiness. Leading up to the shoot she was concerned the photos would put her in a position to be compared to the airbrushed magazine models. Also family photos somehow incorrectly capture her expression and make her appear far too serious. Lastly, she was concerned the photos would appear unnatural. Rather than cancel the shoot she said life is about personal growth and putting yourself in unique and challenging experiences. She kept the appointment and was glad she did. She has a new appreciation for all the elements (e.g. clothes, location, poses, expressions etc.) that must come together to create a memorable image. She also has new ideas for her wardrobe. Seka will soon start her practicum and enjoys spending Sunday’s with her husband.
 
Special thanks to Narhirah Parker for make-up!
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
Seka’s outfit was styled by R!c:
 
Vest: Ralph Lauren
Blouse: BCBGMAXAZRIA
Trousers: Banana Republic
Heels: BCBG Generations
 

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
 
 

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, Tucson AZ – Week 40 With Jaime

Oct, 3rd, 2015

Terracotta, adobe, Mi Casa Su Casa… It’s all part of Southwestern architecture. The Pueblo Revival style is shown above.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaime’s a bit casually dressed for SidewalkRunway. However, when the temperature reaches 95F (35C) comfort is essential. The inspiration for her outfit actually came from her blouse. She wanted to wear a grey backless top but her job’s dress code required something more modest. As her second choice she picked her back blouse. She then paired it with wide legged pants she received as a gift from her family in Texas. Jaime’s electric smile will serve her well as a future journalist.
 
Jaime is wearing a pair of Kendra Scott earrings. They are also featured in the image above. For the month of October, each time a pair of her earrings are purchased, Kendra Scott will gift a pair of earrings to a woman diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.
 
 
Jaime’s wearing:
 
Blouse: Naked Zebra
Pants: Lucy & Laurel
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 40 With Sohee

Sep, 27th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohee met a friend earlier and was on her way home. I asked about her outfit and she said she was inspired by a photo of a friend wearing a leather jacket. Her outfit made her feel powerful, sexy and confident. When I asked about her wardrobe she said it mainly consists of navy blue, grey and black colors. She said they are easy to match and she likes the slimming effect of dark colors.
 
Sohee’s Wearing:
 
Jacket: bought in NYC
Blouse: H&M
Jeggings: bought in Korea
Backpack Purse: bought in Korea
Heels: Aldo
 
 

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