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 www.hangrofficial.com 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.

Sidewalk Style – Week 27 with Hannah in Seattle

Jul, 3rd, 2013




The first thing I noticed about Hanna was how her snow white dress sparkled in the noonday sun. I saw her at the start of lunch then coincidentally again at the end of lunch. I asked about her dress and I expected her say it was made by Alexander Wang or Top Shop but to my surprise she said she made it herself! I really liked the sexy simplicity of her creation.
Hanna’s wearing:
Flats H&M
Photographer’s notes:
As I was taking Hanna’s photo I had a pretty good feeling about the impromptu shoot. However when I looked at the images on my laptop I was amazed by the different mood and feeling created by the lighting and poses. Normally I try to pair an even number of photos to tell a story. However with so many unique images, I spent an hour cropping, assembling and rearranging images in various ways. When nothing worked, I finally I chose the presentation displayed above.

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Nina

Apr, 13th, 2013

Noontime with Nina

Hi Nina!
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- My jeans and flats are from H&M, my blouse is from Forever 21 and my coat is from Zara.
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- I suppose I would wear this during dinners and such… heck, knowing me, I would just wear this as an everyday outfit.
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- A mixture between chic and comfy with a bit of edge? Haha, I don’t know, I rotate alot.
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- I don’t really have one. I take styles from the people around me and mold them into my own.
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- There’s a motto that I always go by: it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it! The strangest pieces of clothing can result in the greatest outfits.
    Stand out from the norm!
Q- If you were a super hero/villain, what super powers would you have?
A- Haha, I’m sticking with the classic ‘flying’ or ‘teleportation’ abilities.
Q- What sound(s) do you most love to hear?
A- The sound of wind blowing against the trees. So lovely.
I first met Nina when she modeled for the Peace of Fashion fashion show. I learned she works at talent agency and aspires to be Stage Manager.
Her outfit looked so cute I snapped several photos in the coffee shop. I like how she matched the color of her green and black fingernail polish to her outfit.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.