My Sidewalk Shoot With Anna

Dec, 6th, 2015

I met Anna at 11:30am and we shopped till 1:00pm. The first outfit we tried was a tan sweater dress. It fit nice but it was something commonly seen on the “sidewalk”.
The next outfit was a pair of wide leg, knit pants with funky metallic patterns and a fuzzy jacket. Unfortunately the idea didn’t work.
When Anna tried on the forest green shift dress she said she preferred fitted dresses. However, it matched her personal style of classy and elegant so that was our choice for the shoot. Next I paired it with black pair of heels and a purse. By 2:30pm we were ready to shoot.
In addition to modeling part-time Anna was recently crowned Miss Russia in a local pageant. When she modeled in her home country her favorite assignments were bridal shows. She said the long elegant, flowing gowns made her feel like a princess.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Anna was styled by Me:
Jacket & Dress: H&M
Purse & Heels: Aldo

Aphisara, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Jul, 5th, 2015

The 2nd Annual Thai Festival was held on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery. I stopped to listen to the music and spotted a lady wearing an interesting outfit. I introduced myself and learned Aphisara had just purchased the pants from a local designer at the event. Saimurai Apparel (a play on words) features a fusion of Thai handmade exterior pockets and waistbands paired with Japanese screen print style fabrics. We headed to the “sidewalk” and did a mini photo shoot. Aphisara was extremely comfortable in front of the camera moving effortlessly from pose to pose. She mentioned she’s a Make-up Artist and she enjoys dancing.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Aphisara’s wearing:
Bustier: Dare to Wear
Pants: Siamurai Apparel   Visit:
Heels: Nine West

Sidewalk Style – Week 29 With Chanelle

Jul, 19th, 2014

I met Chanelle while she was running errands. She didn’t have an inspiration for her creating her outfit. She simply picked colors that matched.
Chanelle’s wearing:
Jacket: Dynamite
Skirt: Forever 21
Purse: Coach
Heels Michael Kors

Rasha Goel, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Jun, 24th, 2014

Wow, who is she!?
Where is she going?
Where is she from?
Her name is Rasha Goel, she’s crossing Alberni St. She’s from the US and we met through Zara Durrani. You might recognize Rasha if you attended Vancouver’s 2013 Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). She was on the red carpet interviewing Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Rasha currently lives in LA where she’s a TV Host & Emmy Nominated Producer. She is also a co-founder of a dance company and produces documentaries, but her dream job would be to host her own talk show. Inspired by Oprah Winfrey and the legendary news broadcaster Barbara Walters she would love to give celebrities and everyday people the opportunity to share interesting and inspiring stories about themselves. When she has time to relax she enjoys traveling to out of the way places and experiencing their culture and traditions.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Rasha’s wearing:
Sunglasses: Moschino
Blouse: Firma Energywear (Malary’s Fashion Network)
Pants: JAC by Jacqueline Conoir
Ring: Ashadeep Collections
Purse: Miztique
Heels: Aldo

Sidewalk Style – Week 29 with Karen

Jul, 19th, 2013

I saw Karen from across the street. Her bold black & white outfit was unique. I expected her to say it was a mini dress however it was blouse and skirt bought from two different stores. She was meeting a girlfriend from drinks and dinner and wanted something cool to wear on a warm summer evening. Karen keeps in shape by running.
Karen’s wearing:
Blouse Bebe
Skirt ?
Purse Michael Kors
Heels Michael Kors

Sidewalk Style – Week 28 with Natanya

Jul, 10th, 2013

Natanya’s choice of red was more than a pop of color, it was an explosion! I asked what inspired her outfit. She said she had a meeting with several executives and wanted to make a confident and bold statement. I think her power suit accomplished her goal!
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Natanya’s wearing:
Sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana
Blouse Holt Renfrew…
Purse Coach
Heels Miss Sixty

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 Styling With Alba – Week 13

Mar, 31st, 2013

When we met in January, Alba’s first outfit had a completely different look. Today we ended up at the same cafe by coincidence. She was with friends so I smiled and waved goodbye as I was leaving. An hour later we met by chance a second time. We chatted for a bit and I took a few photos. She mentioned she had two more outfits and she asked if we could meet the next day. Here’s the results. Three looks in two days!
Any Stylist, Personal Shopper or fashion website will recommend you build your wardrobe with few quality yet versitile pieces. Alba gives the perfect example of how that can be accomplished.

Eclectic Casual
Her tailored blazer paired with a casual flow-y skirt was an interesting combination. Next her stockings exposed a little thigh and her croppped turtle neck blouse showed a bit of tummy. This was the first time I’ve seen a cropped turtle neck blouse!
     Elegant Evening
The same blazer when paired with an asymmetrical tank and skirt gives her appearance a completely different look. Notice how her pastel color bracelet and pastel color heels accent her outfit.
     Dressy Casual
The same asymmetrical tank blouse when worn with a one sleeve lace blouse has a much softer look. Incidentally, the quote on her scarf reads, “Live free with strong will.” – Comme des Garcons
Sunglasses Celine
Blazer Theory
Blouse Cheap Monday
Skirt Club Monaco
Purse Mulberry
Socks DKNY
Heels Michael Kors
     Sunglasses Celine
Blazer Theory
Blouse Helmut Lang
Skirt Helmut Lang
Stockings DKNY
Heels Manolo Blahnik
     Tank top Helmut Lang
Scarf Hermes
Lace top Versus by Versace
Skirt Club Monaco
Heels BCBG


Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Natalie

Mar, 30th, 2013

Hi Natalie!
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- I have my Louis Vuitton purse and I’m wearing my Zara dress and Le Chateau heels.
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- Out for lunch with my girlfriends to a fine restaurant.
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- My look ranges from a wide variety anywhere from furs to jeans to a more high fashion feel.
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Alexander McQueen
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- I like to treasure hunt in vintage and thrift stores. I always find the most unique things!
Q- If you were a super hero/villain, what super powers would you have?
A- Invisibility
Q- What sound(s) do you most love to hear?
A- Ocean waves
The sunny weather brought out lots of people during the long Easter weekend. Some clung to their winter black and grey outfits while others opted for their spring flip flops. When Natalie arrived for lunch I was glad to see she embraced the start of spring by wearing a colorful outfit. I almost left my camera at home but I’m glad I didn’t because we did an impromptu photo shoot when we walked past a flower stand.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.