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: www.Siamurai.com
Heels: Nine West

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Vivian

Feb, 10th, 2013

Only Heart… a Valentine’s Day Celebration

Hi Vivian!
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- I’m wearing a jacket from Bebe and heels from Nine West. My necklace and dress are from a boutique in Gastown. Oh and my clutch purse is from Calvin Klein.
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- A girls’ night out or for any special occasion.
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- I wouldn’t say I have a specific style. I love to experiment with different trends but I always try to incorporate a careless, effortless element to it.
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Blake Lively
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- To avoid overspending or buying items that I’ll never wear again, I always ask myself, “Can I live without this?” It works every time!
Q- If you were a super hero/villain, what super powers would you have?
A- The ability to read minds because you never know what people are thinking.
Q- What sound(s) do you most love to hear?
A- The smooth, mellifluous vocals of Joshua Radin or Justin Nozuka. If you haven’t heard their music, go listen to it now!
Thanks Vivian!
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
This was my second planned shoot with Vivian. Click A Girly Girl in Gastown to view our first shoot. She’s still camera shy but our first shoot helped her to imagine the possibilties. Vivian loves the color red so when I saw cute red dress the idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day theme came to mind. Rather than shoot a traditional theme with flowers, chocolates and ballons I wanted to do an independent, treat yourself idea.
We started our day at 12:30 and finished at 5:30pm. It was a long day but Vivian managed to smile through the chilly weather and both venues. Special thanks to Modern Art Gallery on Robson St. and Water Street Cafe in Gastown for helping us complete our themed shoot.