Sidewalk Style – Week 15 With Kim

Apr, 5th, 2015

Kim’s best friend Jen

Fan Expo took place during Easter weekend but Kim didn’t attend. I spotted her on Alberni St. just outside Urban Merchant Tea. While chatting, she said the frills, feathers, bows and lace all have an over-the-top quality. It makes her feel like a lady of leisure when she dresses-up.
In addition to Urban Merchant Tea, Rose House in Kerrisdale and Pâtisserie Für Elise in downtown Vancouver are also popular tea house because they match the aesthetics of their outfits.
She also shared International Lolita Day is approaching. It’s a biannual event, held on the first Saturday of June, and the first Saturday of December. Kim is not an organizer and she’s not sure if Vancouver will host an event. However she’s considering attending the Seattle event. Click International Lolita Day for more information.
Several of these images will be featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Kim’s wearing:
Dress: Angelic Pretty
Wig: Lockshop Wigs
Hat: Handmade by Atelier Crossover (a local designer)
Purse: Vivienne Westwood
Hosiery: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
Heels: Dream V

Sidewalk Style – Week 6 with Hannah

Feb, 8th, 2014

I couldn’t help but notice Hannah’s legs. It was extremely cold so I thought she was wearing long black socks. But as we started chatting I realized she was wearing Faux Thigh-High Tights. It was paired nicely with her A-Line skirt and Mary Jane heels for a super sexy look. Her scarf adds a pop of color but it works because the plaid pattern matches her skirt. Aside from her outfit I learned she’s a Business/Commerce student and has secured a Co-op job in Tokyo.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Hannah’s wearing:
Jacket Gap
Scarf Daniel
Blouse Blue Race (Korean)
Purse Juicy Couture
Skirt American Apparel
Stockings Urban Outfitters
Heels Nine West

Sidewalk Style – Week 9

Mar, 1st, 2013

Stockings mid stride…

Sidewalk Style – Week 3

Jan, 19th, 2013

I can’t say enough good things about Yuan Yuan’s outfit: three bold colors, burgundy, black & white; furry vest & fuzzy sweater and alternating shades of red finger nail polish! I met her as she was shopping. As she was telling me about her outfit she confessed she was dressed casual because she was running late!
Yuan Yuan’s wearing:
Vest Unknown, from Korea
Sweater Bought on
Belt Unknown, from China
Skirt Bought on
Purse Bought on
Stockings H&M
Heels Jeffery Cambpell
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.

Sidewalk Style – Week 52

Dec, 25th, 2012

Paige is wearing:
Jacket Vintage
Belt Vintage
Gloves Vintage
Purse House of Harlow
Stockings Calvin Klein
Heels Steve Madden

Serendipity & Keegan Connor Tracy

Dec, 13th, 2012

Fridays are not the best day to roam the streets in search of fashionistas for the simple fact that most offices have Casual Friday dress codes. Add a drizzly, gloomy November day and the odds plummet even further.
Nonetheless I decided to turn south and walk along Burrard St. To my utter disbelief I stumbled on a photo shoot in progress. It felt a bit awkward taking photos during another photographer’s shoot but this was an opportunity too good to ignore. I kept a discrete distance, snapped a few photos and waited until the other photographer left before introducing myself to Keegan and her entourage. We were all surprised that I walked along when I did. The PR Manager simply asked me to wait until Keegan’s story ran before posting my photos.
Fast forward three weeks and Keegan has a nice write-up and a cover shot on the December 13 – 19 edition of WE (Westender, a weekly, local arts and entertainment newspaper). In the article Keegan is asked about her acting career, family and personal interests.
I encourage you to pick up a copy (from most downtown street corners) because there’s something unique about holding a 11×17 color image in your hands!
Keegan`s wearing:
Hat The Saucy Milliner
Bolero Lace Embrace Atelier
Corset Lace Embrace Atelier
Stockings Transparenze (from Lace Embrace Atelier)
Heels Nine West
Thanks to Moon Rocket Media

Sidewalk Style – Week 41

Oct, 13th, 2012

I met Aida just after her job interview. Good luck! While most people are wearing black, I loved how she was wearing tan, brown and green.
Aida’s wearing:
Jacket BCBG Generation
Blouse Club Monaco
Shorts Club Monaco
Purse Coach
Heels Stuart Weitzman
(41-7) Shot on 10.11.

Sidewalk Style – Week 34

Aug, 24th, 2012

In the past Paige has been a part-time art model. Currently she’s training to become a Financial Planner. She’s just started dabbling with photography. She enjoys dressing nice but our encounter made her realize: 1) People notice when you dress nice and 2) Dressing nice can inspire others. We ended up chatting for almost an hour before parting company.
A general rule of thumb is to match your purse and heels. However I really like how she selected a white purse to highlight the white pattern in her skirt. Bravo!
Blouse Mount Cashmere
Skirt Anne Klein
Purse ??
Heels Cynthia Rowley
(34-15, 11206 – 11)

Sidewalk Style – Week 32

Aug, 7th, 2012

The pattern on Andrea’s dress and stockings caught my attention. She had spent time teaching English in Kenya. That’s where she bought her dress. Yes, the designer is Kenyan.
Dress KooRoo
Stockings Wolford
Purse Marc Jacobs
Heels Mui Mui
(32-13, 10381 – 84)