Sidewalk Style – Week 27 With Jiamin

Jul, 4th, 2015

Jiamin was dripping with fashion!   I wish I had more time to capture the details of her snakeskin embossed skirt or her limited edition Hermes Birkin clutch. She was late for an appointment but I liked how she paired the color of her blouse with the nude color of her Rock Stud heels. The sparkles in her blouse also complemented her heels. Her bright orange clutch was a nice pop of color. Hopefully we’ll meet again!
Jiamin’s wearing:
Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: An Australian brand… Vegan leather
Purse: Hermes Birkin
Heels: Valentino

Ling Qiu, My Sidewalk Shoot With…

Jun, 28th, 2015

Ling joined Ting and I for tea. Ling was dressed so nicely I took a couple photos of her during my photo shoot with Ting.

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

May, 17th, 2015

Happy belated Mother’s Day!
It goes without saying that parenting is hard work. While most parents are content to dress casual, dressing-up it’s something Sunan and Sienna enjoy doing on a daily basis.
The evening before our Mother’s Day shoot Sienna had a fever so we met the following week. The morning of our shoot Sunan sent me a text saying Sienna insists upon wearing her princess outfit.   I’m not sure if she knew about our shoot. I simply think she was being a strong willed 4 year old. We made a couple small changes to Sunan’s outfit and we were able to “Make it work.”
As soon as we parked it was time to put on the fairy wings. I tagged along and watched as the princess fairies paid a visit to the enchanted pond and mystical woods.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Sienna’s wearing:
Outfit:Princess Elsa
Sunan’s wearing:
Jacket: H&M
Blouse: Citylux Boutique
Jeans: Paige
Clutch: Hermes
Heels: Christian Louboutin

Sidewalk Style – Week 10 With Weymi

Mar, 8th, 2015

When Weymi entered the coffee shop I noticed her long legs, purse and scarf. However, her outfit was a bit of a mystery. At a first glance it looked like she was wearing a miniskirt. As we began chatting she mentioned she was wearing H&M shorts and a tank top underneath a jacket purchased in Taiwan. I like how she mixed a couple low end brands with a few high end brands. I also admired her bold color combination. Black and orange are rarely worn together because they are strongly associated with Halloween (and the BC Lions). However I imagine her brightly colored Hermes Birkin purse and scarf gave her the confidence to push the boundaries.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Weymi’s wearing:
Jacket: So Nice
Scarf: Hermes
Shorts and Blouse: H&M
Purse: Hermes Birkin
Heels: Versace

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 32 with Chenxi

Aug, 6th, 2013

Chenxi was in a rush to head home after classes so I only had a few shots before she had to leave. Unfortunately I didn’t speak her language but I did understand she bought her dress in Japan.
Chenxi’s wearing:
Purse Hermes Birken
Heels Aldo

Sidewalk Style – Week 31 with Miss C

Jul, 30th, 2013

If you’ve followed my Photoblog then you know I’m not a fan of black on black outfits. They should be reserved for Ninjas, Navy Seals and bouncers. Everyone else should have color in their wardrobe. However that’s not to say I won’t make an exception. Today was such a day.
I saw an attractive lady but as she got closer I could tell she was impeccably dressed. I admired how the black of her jacket closely matched the black of her bandage dress. That’s impressive considering they were two different brands and most likely two different fabrics. It would have been far to easier for her to choose a black bag. But instead she chose a dark brown bag (possibly to match her hair color). Coincidental perhaps, but a nice touch just the same!
As we started chatting she said I could photograph her on the condition that I don’t show her face. I hope you enjoy her outfit as much as I did!
Miss C’s wearing:
Jacket Time
Dress Herve Leger
Bracelet Hermes
Purse Hermes Birken
Heels Manolo Blahnik

Sidewalk Style – Week 43

Oct, 22nd, 2012

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I first met Sunan in late July. Click Sunan to see her first outfit. When we chatted Monday she said she would have her daughter with her. I was excited about my first mother, daughter shoot! Sienna was shy at first but quickly started smiling and running. While Sunan admitted it was hard keep clean with a little-one, it was sooo nice to see a fashionable mom. While you might think Sunan is a model, she’s a founder of the local Vancouver financial technology company Payfirma.
Sunan is wearing:
Coat Maresima (Holt Renfrew)
Blouse Bluebird
Pants Gucci
Purse Hermes Birkin
Heels Charlotte Olympia

Sidewalk Style – Week 30

Jul, 26th, 2012

   Sunan was impeccably dressed yet incredibly shy! After a couple shots she
   phoned a co-worker. He was a nice guy and encouraged her to smile. I was
   grateful for her time but I would have loved 5-minutes more. Sunan is a
   founder of the local Vancouver financial technology company Payfirma.
Dress ??
Belt Fendi
Purse Hermes Birkin
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