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 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