Zara Durrani, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Feb, 8th, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is not far away.
 
Instead of the traditional color of red, Zara and I found pastel colors of lavender, mauve, tan, grey and dusty rose for our themed shoot. She described the colors as soft and spring-like.
 
I picked the lace floral print skirt and blouse from the Couturist. The popular online site opened a pop-up shop (on Robson St. near Thurlow). After several weeks they will close their shop shortly after Valentine’s Day. However they will continue to serve customers online.
 
You may recognize Zara from her 2011/12 TV show called Life & Style with Zara. As a multi-talented individual she continues to keep busy as an Actress, Activist, TV Host, Producer and Model.
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
Zara’s Wearing:
 
Blouse & Skirt: Stella & Jamie (from the Couturist)
Belt: H&M
Heels: Joe Fresh
Beret & Sunglasses: Forever 21
Dress, Purse & Tights: Winners
Jacket: H&M
Booties: Nine West
 
 

My Sidewalk Shoot With Julia

Jan, 31st, 2016


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To plan our shoot Julia and I met at the Cou+uris+ popup shop on Robson St. Incidentally there’s a good chance they will close on or near Valentine’s Day. So hurry while they are still downtown.
 
When Julia arrived she was wearing a vintage orange leather jacket. It was a statement piece too hard to ignore. So we shifted gears and found a mustard yellow A-line skirt at Zara. The autumn color combination became the inspiration for her outfit. Everything fell into place when I found a pair of burgundy heels and blouse.
 
Julia enjoys modeling and she’s pursuing an acting career. She’s typically cast as the “girl next door” but welcomes the opportunity to play a strong female character.
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
I styled Julia’s outfit:
 
Jacket: Vintage
Blouse: Forever 21
Belt: Big Buddha
Skirt: Zara
Tan purse: Oliva + Joy
Boots: Steve Madden
Heels: Zara
 
 

Ray Rui, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Nov, 29th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I first met Ray Rui at a press conference in September (click Season 2). She smiled easily, she was approachable and optimistic. Fast forward to November and we met for appetizers and discussed her business, university, goals, fashion and HBICTV Season 2: Boss Girls  (formerly known as the Ultra Rich Asian Girls).
 
I watched Season 1 with an open mind but found it dramatic and showy. I was relieved when Season 2 aired because it has a completely different feel. The episodes (found on You Tube) have moved away from “bling” and towards “business”. Chelsea is the only returning cast member (click Interview). Cast members know each other and some have been friends for years.
 
The show is still unscripted and six episodes feature: Chelsea sharing motherhood feelings with Diana, an ad campaign featuring models from Pam’s modeling agency, Weymi’s upcoming lifestyle magazine and Ray fulfilling contracts for her marketing company.
 

  • Q01 – Please tell me about your business.
    RR – My company is Rono Marketing Group Ltd. I manage a team of nine employees and we help companies with branding, rebranding, marketing campaigns and expanding their target markets.
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  • Q02 – Tell me about your clients.
    RR – They’re involved with luxury brands, real estate, environmental sustainability, technology (start-ups) and investment and wealth management.
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  • Q03 – What’s your field of study?
    RR – I am graduating in December with dual majors in Finance and Marketing from UBC Sauder School of Business.
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  • Q04 – How would you describe your life at the moment?
    RR – Busy with school projects and business planning sessions. Spending time with my boyfriend and my parents. Maintaining a healthy, positive lifestyle. I practice yoga and visit the gym 2 – 3 times a week.
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  • Q05 – Where do you see yourself in 5-years?
    RR – I’m grateful for my parents help but I see myself as being financially independent, a successful business owner and starting a family.
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  • Q06 – If you weren’t so busy, what would you do with your free time?
    RR – I love art. In grade school my oil painting collection was exhibited in a Shanghai art gallery. I like painting countrysides and landscapes. I designed my company logo and business card.
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  • Q07 – Ray is a boy’s name. What’s the story behind your name?
    RR – Back in China people called me Rui Rui. When I moved to Canada I named myself Ray Rui so it sounds the same and I like the meaning Ray (as in a ray of sun).
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  • Q08 – You’re very fashionable. How would you describe your style?
    RR – Fabric is definitely important to me. I look for fashion that is timeless, practical and comfortable.
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  • Q09 – What’s a little known secret about HBIC?
    RR – All the girls did their own hair, make-up and styling because we didn’t have any styling sponsors. The show was unscripted but we had a general idea of the activity and its setting, so we would pick suitable clothes from our closets for different occasions. My favourite outfit was the Dolce & Gabbana dress in the finale.
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  • Q10 – How did you become a HBIC cast member? Did you audition?
    RR – No, I met the producer at different luxury events throughout the year. I was hesitant at first because people’s perception about Season 1. After a couple meetings, I agreed to be on the show knowing the focus for Season 2 would be different. Plus it was an opportunity to promote my business.

 
 
In closing, is there anything else you wish to share? I am always very interested in healthy organic lifestyles. I think women should live their own lives and embrace their natural selves, not being someone that they are not.
 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
 
Ray’s wearing:
 
Mink Coat: Saga Royal Furs
Ring: Chanel
Dress: Herve Leger
Clutch: Tom Ford
Heels: Roger Vivier
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 42 With Fabiola

Oct, 16th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was nice to see Fabiola again. We’ve met randomly a couple times on the “sidewalk” and met for a shoot once. Tonight she was on her way to her girlfriend’s housewarming party. She stopped long enough for me to capture her latest outfit.
 
Here’s a link to her office outfit and a link to Shoe La La.
 
Fabiola’s wearing:
 
Blouse: Isabel Marant
Pants: Joe Fresh
Heels: Zara
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 38 With Melissa

Sep, 13th, 2015

A lovely smile and a statement necklace
The full package!
The ankle strap lock matches the lock on her purse
The black & grey stripes match her pumps and necklace
Her fingernail polish matches her jacket
Sidestep

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minimalist Details
 
I met Melissa, her husband and daughter at the Luxury & Super Car Weekend. Her favorite vehicle the Rolls Royce Wraith.
 
I loved the subtle details that made up her outfit. There were so many nice touches, I added photo captions. She built her outfit around her summery white blazer. Her shiny burgundy pants were a nod to fall. From there she added a necklace, purse and a pair of “must have” black pumps. She said her outfit made her feel “confident, classic and stylish with a dash of sexy.”
 
To my surprise her shiny pants were NOT leather or pleather, they were died denim! She said denim is more flattering and tends to hold its shape better that leather. Her jeans are brand new so we’re both wondering how shiny they will be after several washing machine cycles.
 
Lastly, Melissa is a Event Director.
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
Melissa’s wearing:
 
Blazer: Zara
Pants: BCBG
Purse: Alberto Bellucci
Heels: Celine
 
 

Chelsea Jiang, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Aug, 8th, 2015

Chelsea’s Big Day Out
 

Stephanie describing the high tea menu.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time passes so quickly. It’s mid-August and I interviewed and photographed Ultra Rich Asian Girl Chelsea Jiang in March. Click Mathematician, Model & Mommy to view her pregnancy shoot.
 
Fast forward to June and Chelsea gave birth to her first child. With her son at the age of 3-months we decided to reconnect. I started our conversation by asking if motherhood was what she expected. While she’s grateful for every precious moment with her son she was quite honest with her responses.
 

  • Q1 – Is motherhood what you expected?
    CJ – No, it’s a lot harder and more emotional that I imagined. It’s a lot of tears and laughter.
    Its attention and care 24×7 and it’s the hardest job in the world.
    I’m within the first 100 days so my baby wakes up every two hour [night & day] for feedings.
    My baby won’t latch on so I have to bottle my milk every three hours.
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  • Q2 – What happened to bring the tears?
    CJ – My baby was sick and I cried the entire day.
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  • Q3 – What made you laugh/smile?
    CJ – Every day is something new. He’ll make a new noise or make a new face.
    He’s a serious baby and rarely smiles. So when he smiles it makes me smile.
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  • Q4 – What’s the story behind your son’s name Charles?
    CJ – I picked the name because it’s elegant and full of [English] history. And both our names start with [the syllable] CH.
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  • Q5 – Your nanny seems really good with Charles, what’s her name?
    CJ – Coco
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  • Q6 – Are you able to meet-up with other moms with newborns?
    CJ – It’s hard because our babies are still so young. It’s a lot of work to go out.
    We’ll be ready to leave then the baby will need his diaper changed. It’s really hard to make plans.
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  • Q7 – I noticed all your house guests are all aunts and nieces. Do you have any nephews?
    CJ – No, Charles is the first boy!
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  • Q8 – You mentioned you’re an only child. Will Charles has a brother or sister?
    CJ – Yes, Charles will have a brother or sister in the future.

 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
 
Special thanks to:
 
Ann Lin for hair and make-up. This was our second collaboration but she’ll be moving home to Taiwan Aug, 31st.
Adorabelle Tea Room for accommodating Chelsea’s big day.
 
 
Chelsea’s wearing:
 
Earrings: Van Cleef
Blouse: BCBGMaxmara
Necklace: Chanel
Ring: Tiffany
Skirt: Beautulleful (A Vancouver designer)
Heels: Sergio Rossi
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 27 With Jiamin

Jul, 4th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jiamin was dripping with fashion!   I wish I had more time to capture the details of her snakeskin embossed skirt or her limited edition Hermes Birkin clutch. She was late for an appointment but I liked how she paired the color of her blouse with the nude color of her Rock Stud heels. The sparkles in her blouse also complemented her heels. Her bright orange clutch was a nice pop of color. Hopefully we’ll meet again!
 
 
Jiamin’s wearing:
 
Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: An Australian brand… Vegan leather
Purse: Hermes Birkin
Heels: Valentino
 
 

Sidewalk Style – Week 25 With Barbara

Jun, 20th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barbara’s pencil skirt and heels caught my attention because it was Saturday. I assumed she was a Banker but she’s a Costume Designer. She creates entire wardrobes for characters on stage or the movie screen!
 
Barbara’s wearing:
 
Blouse: Guess
Skirt: Vintage
Purse: Big Buddha
Heels: Calvin Klein
 

Happy Mother’s Day! – Sidewalk Shoot with Sunan & Sienna

May, 17th, 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy belated Mother’s Day!
 
It goes without saying that parenting is hard work. While most parents are content to dress casual, dressing-up it’s something Sunan and Sienna enjoy doing on a daily basis.
 
The evening before our Mother’s Day shoot Sienna had a fever so we met the following week. The morning of our shoot Sunan sent me a text saying Sienna insists upon wearing her princess outfit.   I’m not sure if she knew about our shoot. I simply think she was being a strong willed 4 year old. We made a couple small changes to Sunan’s outfit and we were able to “Make it work.”
 
As soon as we parked it was time to put on the fairy wings. I tagged along and watched as the princess fairies paid a visit to the enchanted pond and mystical woods.
 
 
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
 
Sienna’s wearing:
Outfit:Princess Elsa
 
Sunan’s wearing:
Jacket: H&M
Blouse: Citylux Boutique
Jeans: Paige
Clutch: Hermes
Heels: Christian Louboutin