I have short hair and I visit the gym regularly so Trasie caught my eye. Short hair is easy to maintain but you need frequent haircuts to keep your appearance looking fresh. Trasie has her hair cut every two weeks.
She’s a fashionista at heart but today she’s dressed casually for the warm weather.
It’s been a few years since she’s competed in a bodybuilding competition but she couldn’t help but laugh after I asked her to strike a pose.
Blouse The Gap
Shorts Old Navy
Heels The Gap
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- My Calvin Klein dress, Gap espadrilles, Land’s End purse and a bracelet from Front & Company (a consignment store on Main St.).
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- Dinner, date, movies.
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Classic and clean lines.
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Marlene Dietrich, she transcends gender definitions of style and fashion.
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Find the style, cuts & colours that look best on your body type and skin tone. A brutally honest friend always helps too!
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- Belts & silk scarves …. and no, not the puffy types of scarves you hate R!c! ha ha
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A- Know thy body.
R!c I also have some fashion advice from my mom. She taught me, “Sexy can be classy and not trashy. If you’re showing cleavage, pair it with a pants suit or a pencil skirt. If you’re showcasing your legs in a mini, keep your upper body modestly covered.”
Thanks Mabel! In essence, highlight one feature or the other but not both at the same time.
I wasn’t sure if this shoot would actually take place because so many problems occurred initially. First, I bought an accessory to complement Mabel’s outfit. I left it in the cab… Secondly, I didn’t realize the dock where I went sailing a year ago was private. When we arrived, we weren’t allowed past the gate. However the dock’s caretaker gave us a list of nearby marinas. We losing so much time, I began to worry because we both had other plans for 5:00pm. When we arrived at the second marina we were able to walk along the dock. After taking the first shot, we got a few curious glances but no one questioned us. The rest of the story is posted above.
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I normally see Mana interviewing Designers at fashion shows for her West Coast Style TV program. I’ve added several images of her in my “Seen @ the Show” posts. However today I saw her and her lovely sister on Robson St. With a little coaxing and prodding Mitra posed for me (left). She quickly warmed up and I got a nice smile. Of course I couldn’t say goodbye without photographing both sisters together. Mana (right) was quite proud of the fact that her mixed & matched outfit was affordable. Without hesitation she said, “My heels are from Army & Navy!”
Hat shhh… It’s a secret!
Heels Nine West
Capri Jeans Sirens
Purse Tory Burch
P.S.- Ladies… You should know Army & Navy’s shoe sales are legendary events. This is the kind of sale where women queue up to be first. This is the kind of sale where women fill small, handheld grocery baskets with a dozen shoes. I’ve never attended the event but I understand the prices are very affordable. The last shoe sale took place on April 25th…
I met Mabel a few weeks earlier but today was the day we
met to plan our first shoot. We chatted over tea about a
variety of topics. When the discussion ventured to
photography and the shoot, I thought it would be sad
to let her leave without photographing her lovely
outfit. I absolutely love how she mixed and matched
several pieces while limiting her color pallet to
black and tan. Bravo!
Purse Matt & Nat (A Canadian eco and vegan friendly company)