Sidewalk Style, Tucson AZ – Week 40 With NJ

Oct, 3rd, 2015

The Bam Bam truck serves Mexican food with an Asian twist. The Kimchi Quesadilla was good but the Kimchi wasn’t as spicy as I’ve had in Vancouver.

Noor or NJ admires Kim Kardashian’s sense of style. Kim was her inspiration as she was getting dressed for Saturday night. She wanted to look sexy. I like how she added the red Chanel purse for a pop of color. NJ is a Journalism major.
NJ’s wearing:
Dress: Forever 21
Purse: Chanel
Heels: River Island

Jennifer Lee Miss Chinese Vancouver 2013, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Dec, 14th, 2014

This was a planned shoot and Jennifer has modeled before. If you attended the Miss Chinese Vancouver   charity event in December 2013 then you’ll recognize her as contestant #8 and ultimately the 1st Runner Up.   Proceeds of the event benefited the Canadian Cancer Society. The pageant is significant for Jennifer for two reasons: First she lost a close relative to cancer. Secondly, she’s been a dancer for the pageant for years. I imagine it was quite interesting to participate as a young girl then blossom into a confident contestant.
As we were discussing the details the night before the shoot, Jennifer said she owned a red dress. We both agreed it was perfectly timed for a Christmas themed photo shoot. Aside from fashion shows and charity events, Christmas parties are the perfect time to leave the rain boots behind and wear something bold. She bought her bandage style dress from a small, no-name boutique in China. She paired it with Guess heels and a Chanel purse.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.

Yiming Zhao, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Jul, 13th, 2014

This was my 2nd photo shoot with Yiming. Be sure visit the links below to view additional photos:
10/2014 – Ultra Rich Asian Girls Press Conference
07/2014 – 3rd photo shoot
06/2014 – 1st photo shoot
Shorts & A Sarong

Yiming wore a sarong over her jean shorts and bustier to create a subtle flirty look.
Sunglasses Celine
Earrings Chanel
Bustier Aritzia
Shorts Top Shop
Heels Beau & Ashe
Shorts & A Jacket


To create a bold, sexy look Yiming simply replaced her sarong with a jean jacket (off one shoulder).
Jean Jacket Aritzia
A Jacket & A Dress


For her last outfit she paired her jean jacket with a hi-low dress to create a classy look with an edge.
Sunglasses Prada
Dress BCBGMAXAZRIA (Runway Collection)

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Sahika

Apr, 6th, 2014

A Bad Girl Running Late

Sahika (pronounced sha HE ka) is a true sweetheart. But when she arrived wearing a black leather jacket I was anxious to create a bad girl look. We headed to Mine & Yours boutique and found the perfect leather skirt. Sahika has performed on stage as an actress and dancer but she modeled for me as a favor. She’ll be attending an Event Management program in the Fall to supplement her bachelor’s degree. PS. Sahika doesn’t smoke. The cigarette was a prop for the shoot!
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Sahika’s wearing:
Sunglasses: Jigsaw
Jacket: Koton
Blouse: 0xxo
Skirt: Free People (Mine & Yours)
Purse: Chanel (Mine & Yours)
Heels: Nine West
Click Mine & Yours to visit their website.
1060 Hornby St.

Sidewalk Style – Week 24 with Mercy

Jun, 11th, 2013

Thank goodness Mercy’s boyfriend was late meeting her Tuesday evening. That gave us a chance to chat and shoot. I asked about her lovely dress which she said bought from River Island. Since River Island is a UK company I correctly guessed she’s from England (incidentally she didn’t have an English accent). My second correct guess came after observing how she walked. Her confident, composed stride told me she was a runway model. Later that evening I visited her website and let me tell ya… The girl has skills! Hair, make-up, sultry poses and amazing outfits. We exchanged contact information with the hopes we would shoot again before her return trip home. She only had a few days to visit family so the odds of a follow-up shoot are slim. However, my fingers are crossed!
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
08.27 Update:   Mercy’s dress was from last season’s collection. Click River Island to see their full range dresses for this season.
Mercy’s wearing:
Dress River Island
Purse Chanel
Heels H&M

Sidewalk Style – Week 23 with Yeting

Jun, 4th, 2013

Yeting’s brightly colored outfit caught my attention. She purchased it from a small boutique in China. I liked how her Aldo platform wedge heels matched the colors of her blue belt and orange Hermes bracelet. Just as we started chatting, three of her friends arrived. I had to work fast to capture four basic shots. She mentioned she’ll be moving to LA to enroll in a fashion design school. Naturally, I asked what designers/fashion houses inspire her. She mentioned Vera Wang, Burberry and Chanel.
These images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Yeting’s wearing:
Bracelet Hermes
Purse Chanel
Heels Aldo

Fashionistas Seen @ Vancouver Fashion Week F/W2013 – Day 2

Mar, 21st, 2013

I really like Vicki’s front slit pants. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture a creative shot of her while she was walking. I really liked how they fanned open with each step.
Vicki’s wearing:
Jacket H&M
Blouse Mango
Pants Elie Tahari
Purse Chanel
Heels Christian Louboutin

Sidewalk Style – Week 9

Feb, 24th, 2013

Liona’s ready for the rain (umbrella optional)! I’ve never been a fan of rain boots but I must say I was pleasantly surprised to see Hunter made a weather appropriate fashionable pair boots.
She was on her way to meet a friend when we met. It was interesting to hear that she’s wants to create a video blog to report fashion trends.
Liona’s wearing:
Jacket Mackage
Purse Chanel
Jeans Citizen’s of Humanity
Heels Hunter
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.

Sidewalk Style – Week 30

Jul, 28th, 2012

You’ll be surprised to learn that Andrea isn’t a model however she does work in the health & fitness industry… She was on her way to a birthday party when we met. She told me she bought her dress for a ridiculously low price! PS. The close-up shot of the heels and purse were taken across the street and enlarged. That’s why they look a tad grainy…
Necklace Blue Ruby
Dress Nicole Miller
Purse Chanel
Heels Frye
(30-22, 10141 – 46)