My Sidewalk Shoot With Yuliana

Jun, 11th, 2016

Boss Girl on the Go!

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Who needs Skytrain when you can hitch a ride on a passing truck! After Yuliana’s 9 – 5 job, she’ll take her son to baseball practice.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Yuliana’s wearing:
Suit: Express
Blouse: Express
Jewelry: Peppermint Pattee Designs
Purse: Aldo
Heels: Aldo
Special Thanks to Eva Svobodova for hair & make-up

My Sidewalk Shoot With Asel

Mar, 16th, 2016

Command & Control

Asel is in “Command & Control” while wearing a dress first made popular by Kylie Jenner. Visit City Lux Boutique to purchase this dress.
Asel’s wearing:
Hat: Vintage, Army Surplus
R!c’s Jacket: Bedo Homme
Riding Crop: Boo La La
Dress: (the Nadia dress) from City Lux Boutique
Heels: Aldo

Hannah Middleton Swim, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Oct, 31st, 2015

Boxers cause knockouts and Laura is a knockout!  She’s wearing a stunning magenta colored bikini from the Jewel Tone Spring 2015 collection of Hannah Middleton Swim.
Hannah is self-taught Vancouver swimwear designer. She got the inspiration to start her own company when people kept asking about the swimsuits she made for herself. She felt/feels most companies don’t tailor swimsuits for the female shape.
Laura’s suit is representative of the other pieces in Hannah’s collection. All are cut to accentuate the female shape. She knows her plunging necklines and thong cut bottoms are provocative. She says they are best suited for confident minded women that don’t mind being in the spotlight.
Hannah custom makes each suit with high quality nylon Lycra. Her prices range from $130 – $160.
If you’re planning a winter vacation to warmer climates click Hannah Middleton Swim for more information about her and her collection. Also click Vanstyles III to see a fashion show featuring her swimsuits.
To my surprise Laura isn’t a model. She’s helped Hannah a couple times but she’s student and dancer. She aspires for a career in the health care field.
Hannah did Laura’s hair and make-up! Special thanks to:

  • Aldo Shoes for the magenta colored lace-up heels
  • Griffins’ boxing gym


Sidewalk Style, Tucson AZ – Week 40 With Marissa

Oct, 3rd, 2015

The photo is very bright but it was taken at 9:00pm! Highwire Lounge was located at the end of an alley. The DJ positioned a speaker towards the main street to attract attention.

Marissa’s wearing
Blouse & Skirt: BBB Fashion
Heels: Charlotte Russe

Chade Aubrey, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Sep, 27th, 2015

Chade (pronounced Char-day) has modeled occasionally to help friends but she works as a Freelance Fashion Stylist.
For our shoot Chade chose to wear her ChicWish dress (for the first time). She said the floral print was bold but not too overpowering. It made her feel classy and feminine. She added that it reminded her of a 1950’s Hollywood garden party. I added a red structured purse as a finishing touch.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Chade’s wearing:
Dress: Chicwish
Purse: Aldo
Heels: Zara
Special Thanks for Soirette Macarons & Tea
Make-up: Nikitasha Kapoor

Sidewalk Style – Week 37 With Sierly

Sep, 12th, 2015

I spotted Sierly amid the crowd of women wearing outfits destined for the Granville St. nightclubs. She was originally wearing a cream colored sweater jacket. When I asked if I could take her photo, she took off her sweater and gave me several strong modeling poses like a pro! What a pleasant surprise! I would have loved five more minutes but her husband and girlfriend were waiting patiently. Awesome mani/pedi by the way!
Sierly’s wearing:
Blouse & Pants: Aritzia
Heels: Michael Kors

Mina Khtaria, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Sep, 6th, 2015

Mina celebrated her birthday earlier this week. Happy Birthday!
Within a few days she’ll be heading to India to audition for the Miss Universe India 2015 pageant.   Incidentally, organizers are permitting non-resident women of Indian heritage to compete this year.
To date, Mina’s local, national and international experience includes but is not limited to:

  • CFL Cheerleader for the BC Lions
  • Miss Asian Pacific Canada 2013 – Seoul, Korea
  • Miss Universe Canada 2014
  • World’s Next Top Model 2014

She views the opportunity as an honor to represent Indo-Canadian women. Mina wasn’t sure of how many other non-residents have been selected internationally. However, she told me organizers have picked 100 contestants by travelling to every state in India.
The September 20th audition  will select 20 contestants to vie for the title on the Miss Diva  reality TV show. Contestants will be presented with daily challenges and one woman will be eliminated each episode until Miss Universe India is crowned.
Lastly, Mina is 1st generation Indo-Canadian. She was born on Vancouver Island, travelled to India once before and she’s fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. She has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. When invited to speak, she enjoys using her pageant platform to encourage young girls to pursue their dreams and passions alongside their careers.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
I styled Mina’s outfit:
Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Party Skirt from Mine & Yours Boutique
Purse & Heels: Aldo

Shayna Ding Miss Asian Vancouver 2015, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

May, 6th, 2015

For the short time I’ve known Shayna I’ve always seen her with long flowing waist length hair.
When she told me she was about to cut her hair I suggested a before & after shoot. It was an important enough event that shouldn’t be left to selfies. I took the day off from work, Shayna cleared her schedule for a few hours and luckily the weather cooperated.
We stopped at Milliner, Dominique Hanke’s house and borrowed an outfit that graced the runway at Eco Fashion Week. Then we stopped at Aldo shoes on Robson St. to pick up a pair of sexy heeled sandals and a matching clutch to complete the look.
Click Shayna’s short hair to view her “after” photo shoot.

Kaila So, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

May, 3rd, 2015

Kaila is a Mercedes Benz Model Search finalist (2nd Runner-up and Audience favorite). She currently works as a Modeling Coach, a Social Etiquette Instructor and an Image Consultant. Students typically enroll in her modeling course prior to auditions. Examples of where her students have graced the stage include:

  • Finalists:
    • ITM North American Model Search
    • Miss Universe Canada
    • Miss Chinese Vancouver
  • Placements:
    • Sunshine Nations 2013, Mr. Adirel Tam
    • Miss World Canada 2014, 3rd Place, Taylor Jotie

Her social etiquette classes help students with social and workplace interactions. Clients seek her image consulting advice when they are ready to revamp their wardrobe.
I was pleased to collaborate with Kaila and share a few basic tips that will help the next time you’re posing for photos.
Instead of using a selfie smile when someone else is holding the camera think of fun times with family or friends.   This will help create a natural smile. Also, don’t be afraid to slightly vary each pose below. Remember, you can always delete the unflattering images!

Natural smiles come from within!
Hand gently placed, fingers relaxed and slightly spread
Weight is placed on her left leg, hips & shoulders slightly turned
Legs crossed and she’s created a nice diagonal line
Feet form a “V” and she’s created a nice hourglass shape
Knees touching, right heel raised and she’s created a nice “S” shape

Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Kaila’s wearing:
Dress: Cameo
Purse: Aldo
Heels: Aldo
For course inquiries Kaila can be reached through her website at   I’ve also created a post. Click Catwalk Coaching for 12 tips.
To visit Kaila’s Hair & Make-up Artist’s website, click Tina Wu.