My Sidewalk Shoot With Asel

Mar, 16th, 2016

Command & Control
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asel is in “Command & Control” while wearing a dress first made popular by Kylie Jenner. Visit City Lux Boutique to purchase this dress.
 
 
Asel’s wearing:
 
Hat: Vintage, Army Surplus
R!c’s Jacket: Bedo Homme
Riding Crop: Boo La La
Dress: (the Nadia dress) from City Lux Boutique
Heels: Aldo
 

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
 
 

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 NJ

Oct, 3rd, 2015

The Bam Bam truck serves Mexican food with an Asian twist. The Kimchi Quesadilla was good but the Kimchi wasn’t as spicy as I’ve had in Vancouver.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Noor or NJ admires Kim Kardashian’s sense of style. Kim was her inspiration as she was getting dressed for Saturday night. She wanted to look sexy. I like how she added the red Chanel purse for a pop of color. NJ is a Journalism major.
 
NJ’s wearing:
 
Dress: Forever 21
Purse: Chanel
Heels: River Island
 

Mina Khtaria, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Sep, 6th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mina celebrated her birthday earlier this week. Happy Birthday!
 
Within a few days she’ll be heading to India to audition for the Miss Universe India 2015 pageant.   Incidentally, organizers are permitting non-resident women of Indian heritage to compete this year.
 
To date, Mina’s local, national and international experience includes but is not limited to:

  • CFL Cheerleader for the BC Lions
  • Miss Asian Pacific Canada 2013 – Seoul, Korea
  • Miss Universe Canada 2014
  • World’s Next Top Model 2014

She views the opportunity as an honor to represent Indo-Canadian women. Mina wasn’t sure of how many other non-residents have been selected internationally. However, she told me organizers have picked 100 contestants by travelling to every state in India.
 
The September 20th audition  will select 20 contestants to vie for the title on the Miss Diva  reality TV show. Contestants will be presented with daily challenges and one woman will be eliminated each episode until Miss Universe India is crowned.
 
Lastly, Mina is 1st generation Indo-Canadian. She was born on Vancouver Island, travelled to India once before and she’s fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. She has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. When invited to speak, she enjoys using her pageant platform to encourage young girls to pursue their dreams and passions alongside their careers.
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
I styled Mina’s outfit:
 
Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Party Skirt from Mine & Yours Boutique
Purse & Heels: Aldo
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 30 With Salwin

Jul, 19th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was on my way to meet a friend when a tall slender lady strode by. “Darn,” I said to my self, “I’m going to be late.”  She too was on her way to meet a friend. When I asked about her outfit, I was surprised by her response. She doesn’t spend time looking at fashion blogs or following the trends. When I asked about her inspiration she wasn’t motivated by a feeling or a mood. She simply picked her H&M dress to meet her girlfriend for lunch. At any rate it was a flattering dress and I’m glad we had a chance to meet!
 
Salwin’s wearing:
 
Glasses: Fendi
Dress: H&M
Purse: BCBG
Heels BCBG
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 24 With Raijanne

Jun, 13th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raijanne’s birthday was a couple days earlier. Her and her boyfriend were headed to Gastown to celebrate. She chose the dress because she liked the feminine feel of lace. More importantly the cut made it easy for dancing!
 
Raijanne’s wearing:
 
Dress: H&M
Watch: Fossil
Heels: Charlotte Russe
 
 

Kaila So, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

May, 3rd, 2015

Kaila is a Mercedes Benz Model Search finalist (2nd Runner-up and Audience favorite). She currently works as a Modeling Coach, a Social Etiquette Instructor and an Image Consultant. Students typically enroll in her modeling course prior to auditions. Examples of where her students have graced the stage include:

  • Finalists:
    • ITM North American Model Search
    • Miss Universe Canada
    • Miss Chinese Vancouver
  • Placements:
    • Sunshine Nations 2013, Mr. Adirel Tam
    • Miss World Canada 2014, 3rd Place, Taylor Jotie

 
Her social etiquette classes help students with social and workplace interactions. Clients seek her image consulting advice when they are ready to revamp their wardrobe.
 
 
I was pleased to collaborate with Kaila and share a few basic tips that will help the next time you’re posing for photos.
 
Instead of using a selfie smile when someone else is holding the camera think of fun times with family or friends.   This will help create a natural smile. Also, don’t be afraid to slightly vary each pose below. Remember, you can always delete the unflattering images!
 
 

Natural smiles come from within!
Hand gently placed, fingers relaxed and slightly spread
Weight is placed on her left leg, hips & shoulders slightly turned
Legs crossed and she’s created a nice diagonal line
Feet form a “V” and she’s created a nice hourglass shape
Knees touching, right heel raised and she’s created a nice “S” shape

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
Kaila’s wearing:
 
Dress: Cameo
Purse: Aldo
Heels: Aldo
 
For course inquiries Kaila can be reached through her website at Kiramodelle.com   I’ve also created a post. Click Catwalk Coaching for 12 tips.
 
To visit Kaila’s Hair & Make-up Artist’s website, click Tina Wu.
 
 

Miss MySkyeBerryPie 2015 is Crowned

Apr, 19th, 2015

The first Miss SkyeBerryPie was crowned during the Miss Asian Vancouver Charity Gala at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia on April 11th. Miss SkyeBerryPie is the newest dimension to the mySkyeBerryPie.com online lifestyle boutique.
 
Founder Skye Natasha Lintott selected Deborah Yuen from a field of 10 contestants. Early in a pageant, Skye was struck by Deborah’s naturalness and quiet humble confidence. When I met with Deborah a week after the show she mentioned it was her first time speaking and performing in front of an audience. She confessed her legs were shaking just before she went on stage.   Once on stage she said, “I went with the flow and did the best I could.” For the talent portion Deborah played the Guzheng. The pageant also included fitness wear, day wear (by Rimpy Sahota) and evening wear (by Karmn). Contestants also created handcrafted items that were then auctioned to raise money for breast cancer.
 
When it comes to fashion, modeling, health and beauty Skye has a wealth of experience. However the messenger can be just as important as the message so Skye chose Deborah (19 years old) to connect with her younger viewers. Her duties have yet to be defined but it will involve volunteering and speaking at charity fundraisers   supported mySkyeBerryPie. Deborah will also be a runway model   for the site’s online store as well as local up and coming designers sponsored by mySkyeBerryPie. As Deborah settles into her new role, Skye begin mentoring Deborah. In turn Skye hopes that Deborah will one day mentor other girls.
 
Deborah entered the Miss Asian Vancouver contest as a suggestion by her mother. She is currently attending classes to become a make-up artist. After graduation she would like to travel to Japan and England to receive specialized training. Deborah also enjoys exercising and having lunch with her father on Sundays.
 

Deborah played “A Moonlit Night on the Spring River”
Skye & Deborah

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Sidewalk Shoot With Deborah Yuen



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My inspiration for styling this shoot started when I saw Aldo’s Birchell heels. Not only did Deborah’s Guess dress match the style of the heels, it also matched the color. Many thanks to Aldo on Robson St. for the matching purse and sunhat.