Sidewalk Style – Week 25 With Karina

Jun, 15th, 2016

Karina works in a laboratory and wears scrubs. Tonight she dressed up to meet her friends at a bachelorette party. As a tribute to the groom, the women wore their best business suits!
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Karina’s wearing:
Blazer: H&M
Blouse: Dynamite
Skirt: H&M
Purse: Nine West
Heels: Le Chateau

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

May, 10th, 2014

Mother’s Day reminded me of how my mom’s sense of style influenced me. As a young boy I didn’t give too much thought to my mom’s dresses and outfits. But over time, I grew to appreciate the “Oh wow!” factor that came with femininity. While style can’t be inherited it is something that can be observed, appreciated and learned. Parenting is hard work and messy most times but I like how my mom and Sunan strive to balance fashion and motherhood. Incidentally, I photographed the mother/daughter duo on Mother’s Day last year. Click Sunan & Sienna to see what they wore last year. Incidentally, Sunan isn’t a model. She’s the founder of a local financial technology company.
Several of these images will be featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Sienna’s Wearing:
Fur Vest: H&M
Shirt: Baby Gap
Jean Jacket: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Flats: Joe Fresh
Sunan’s Wearing:
Leather pants: BCBGMAXAZRIA
Purse: Hermes Birken
Heels: Valentino Rockstud

Sidewalk Style – Week 48 with Floar

Dec, 1st, 2013

It’s too bad I didn’t speak Floar’s language. She’s quite lively and I’m sure she’s quite funny too. She was with her girlfriends when we met. I liked the bright colors of her outfit.
Floar’s wearing:
Coat Topshop
Purse Coach
Heels Daphne

How Does She Look? – Jeannie Mai Inspired Sidewalk Shoot With My Friend Nao

Nov, 17th, 2013

My friend Nao has a casual style. She was adventurous enough to take part in my Jeannie Mai, “How Do I Look” inspired styling makeover. We went shopping and collected an armful of skirts, blouses and dresses. Like any shopping experience there were some hits, misses and “Heck no!” moments. My first choice of a high waist, maxi length pencil skirt was too tight and two sweater dresses weren’t flattering. As an afterthought I grabbed a burgundy blouse off the rack. Then I found a pair of black stretch pants and a grey blazer. I could feel things falling into place when I found a matching purse and a pair of heels. At that moment I thought, an outfit was born! I liked the combination and more importantly so did Nao.
We rushed off to MAC Cosmetics (on Robson St) for burgundy lipstick and a daytime, natural make-up touch up. Special thanks to Gentille “Miss G”!
We started shooting with barely 30-minutes of daylight remaining. I was a bit worried because Nao has never modeled and the light was dropping with each passing minute. However I didn’t realize how comfortable she was in her makeover outfit. It definitely shows in the photos.
After the shoot I asked her for her thoughts. She still prefers her jeans & sneakers but she was grateful for the opportunity to explore a new look.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Nao is wearing:
Blazer: Anne Klein
Blouse: Sachin + Bagi
Pants: Labijou
Purse: Arcadia
Heels: Guess

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Faith

Oct, 6th, 2013

Faith has modeled in Asia but in Vancouver she works as a Commercial Underwriter. She still manages to model part-time. Today she selected an outfit that reflects her “sidewalk” style. She wears this combination when shopping with girlfriends or dining-out. Her full length coat is special because it was a gift from her father. Her sparkly top is meant to brighten a gloomy winter day. She likes the red satin ribbons and the comfortable fit of her heels.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Faith is wearing:
Coat: White Collar
Blouse: J Crew
Mini Skirt: Zara
Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Heels: Charles & Keith
Double Take


Faith is also wearing:
Dress: Seduce
Heels: Nine West

Sidewalk Style – Week 28 with Silvia

Jul, 10th, 2013

It was 5:30pm and Silvia was buying a breakfast sandwich. She mentioned she works in the legal field and she was anticipating a long night at the office. In other words, she just bought herself dinner!
As we were chatting we both had a Deja vu moment. We realized we met in September during Vancouver Fashion Night Out! This time her skirt caught my attention. I love how she matched her black blouse to her patterned knitwear skirt. Random thought… Spaghetti straps are sooooo sexy!
Silvia’s wearing:
Sunglasses Chanel
Blouse H&M
Skirt Missoni
Purse Louis Vuitton
Heels Guess

Shoes Seen @ Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2013 – Day 1

Sep, 26th, 2012

Kelly is a self-confessed shoe fanatic (she actually used a different word…). Tonight she wore a pair of Guess heels.

Insiders Seen @ Fashion Night Out Vancouver

Sep, 6th, 2012

I walked along Georgia and when I reached Granville, I could see what looked like a festive party on the second floor of Holt Renfrew. Once inside the store I made my way towards the laughter and music. I reached the door and was met by an attractive blonde with a clipboard. I said I’m here to take a few photos for Fashion Night Out Vancouver (FNOV). She politely told me the party was a private celebration. She explained it was Holt’s way of celebrating its 175 anniversary with their VIP customers. I thanked her for her time and wondered, “Where was the FNOV celebration?” I guess sales discounts and staying open late was the extent of their participation…
As I made a bee-line for the exit I saw a lady in an amazing feathery mini skirt. I had to have a photo! Seconds later she was joined by two of her girlfriends.
Claudia (left) is a Fashion Stylist and she’s is wearing:
Blouse Pink Tartan
Skirt Juicy Couture
Purse Michael Kors
Heels Betsey Johnson
Aeron (center) is wearing:
Dress Michael Kors
Purse Michael Kors
Heels Michael Kors
Lyndi (right) works in the PR and media relations biz. She’s wearing:
Dress Jacqueline Conoir
Purse Michael Kors
Heels Max Mara

Fashionista Seen @ Fashion Night Out Vancouver

Sep, 6th, 2012

   Brittany was a bit shy but I like this shot. It was taken right after
   the CBC runway show.
Blouse Aritzia
Heels Guess