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

Hangr Inspired Shoot With My Friend Nina

Feb, 15th, 2015

I met the COO of the Hangr a couple weeks ago. He described a new fashion app   for iOS and Android smartphones. It sounded unique so I’ll partner with their team in the near future.
Imagine for a moment you’re standing in front of the change room mirror and you’re not quite sure about the outfit you’re wearing. You’ve add a few accessories to see if that helps. The sales clerk is busy and you’re best friend has a completely different style. What would you do?
The team at Hangr has developed an app that helps answer the age old question of “How do I look?”   The app allows you to upload a selfie and receive feedback and inspiration from the Hangr community. The COO mentioned they were striving for a five minute response time. Secondly the app has a feature that lets you blur your face. This allows you to remain anonymous and avoid receiving ratings based on looks. Lastly, the app tallies and displays the number of likes and dislikes to help you make a decision. I’ve described the app’s basic functions but they plan to add additional features and partner with boutiques and bloggers as well. Visit for details.
Much love to the ladies at Mine & Yours Boutique at 1060 Hornby St. for granting Nina and myself exclusive use of their change rooms.

Nina’s wearing:
Outfit 1
Striped tank & long black skirt: Forever 21
Clutch purse: Forever 21
Heels: Steve Madden
Outfit 2
Hat: H&M
Mini dress: Forever 21
Flats: H&M
Outfit 3
Striped tank: Forever 21
Shorts: Babaton (Aritizia) from Mine & Yours
Heels: Steve Madden
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
This was my second shoot with Nina. We first shot almost two years ago! Click Nina to see what she wore during our first shoot.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Tribute featuring Jennifer Lee

Feb, 7th, 2015

#24 Marshawn Lynch is known for his “Beast Mode”. Jennifer Lee is known for her “Beauty Mode”!
Jennifer Lee makes the winning 4th quarter catch intended for #83 Ricardo Lockette


Yes, the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX but they didn’t inspire us like the Seattle Seahawks. If you missed the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, you missed a lesson in perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds. In the dying minutes of the game Seahawks were losing by 12 points. The natural inclination would be to give up and try again next year. However, the Seahawks used the following risky plays to score 15 points and tie the game:
    1. A fake field goal
    2. A two point conversion and
    3. An onside kick
The Seahawks scored six more points in overtime and advanced to the Super Bowl. The lesson was never give-up no matter how dire the odds may appear.   In the last 20 seconds of the Super Bowl the Seahawks had the momentum and appeared as if they would prevail once again in dramatic fashion. Unfortunately, a Patriot’s interception (which I felt was pass interference) preserved their narrow lead.
I would have loved to see Russell Wilson or Marshawn Lynch win the game for the Seahawks. However the post game criticism of Seahawk’s Coach Pete Carroll was swift and harsh. Yes, a risky play lost the game but his critics overlooked half a dozen risky plays that produced successful results. You’ve got to take the bad with the good. I’m a diehard Oakland Raider’s fan but I’ll hop on the Seahawks bandwagon in late 2015 with a hopeful eye.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
I styled Jennifer’s outfit with:
Jacket: Canada Goose (from BluBird on Alberni St.)
T-Shirt, scarf and gloves: from the Seahawks Pro Shop
Miniskirt & Heels: Forever 21
Belt: H&M
Tube Socks: American Apparel

Sidewalk Style – Week 24 with Parm

Jun, 15th, 2013

Parm is a health care professional who spends 16-hours a day wearing scrubs. She loves any opportunity to dress-up. Today she was headed to her girlfriend’s wedding shower for High Tea.
Parm’s wearing:
Dress Forever 21
Purse Guess
Heels Guess

Sidewalk Shoot – Fashion TV Host Mandy Ross

Apr, 14th, 2013

I’ve attended quite a few fashion shows and met local TV Host Mandy Ross on many occasions:

Fast forward to April 2013 and we thought it would be fun to collaborate. Since Mandy has a passion for fashion it seemed natural to photograph her in the act of shopping! We headed to her favorite consignment & couture boutique in Gastown where she tried on a cute outfit and a sexy pair of heels.
Mandy is currently the TV Host for Fashion TV (Press Play Establishment Inc. is an official licensee of FTV). For today’s shoot, special thanks to:

Mandy’s wearing:
Blazer Zara compliments of personal stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen
Jeans Frankie B.
Booties Marciano by Guess
Dress Forever 21 – consignment piece at Timeline
Heels Forever 21 – consignment piece at Timeline
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.

Sidewalk Style – Week 9

Feb, 24th, 2013

Sunday was a cold, windy and rainy day. There weren’t many people on the Sidewalk but luckily I met Minji and Annie. Minji is a university student from Korea and Annie is a university student from Seattle. They were in Vancouver for the day. Minji gave me a hot tip on the fashionable areas of Seoul.
Minji’s wearing:
Hat Dolce and Gabbana
Coat Unknown, from Korea
Dress Forever 21
Purse Balenciaga
Boots Unknow, from Korea

Insider Seen @ The Sartorialist Book Signing

Dec, 4th, 2012

Coreen is a stylist. I’m sooo jealous. She had an invitation to the Book Signing After Party…
Coreen’s wearing:
Jacket Costa Blanca
Black Furry Vest Club Monaco
Skirt Forever 21
Heels Sam Edelman

Sidewalk Style – Week 33

Aug, 14th, 2012

Darlene was late for work but she stopped long enough to pose for a photo.
Dress Forever 21
Purse Gucci
(33-5, 11067)