Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Natalie starring as…

Jun, 1st, 2013

Yes, the helmet is English but the theme is definitely “Viking Warrior”. I was inspired by the History channel’s new TV series “Vikings”. My idea was also a mash-up of the movies 300 and Sucker Punch.
Natalie’s wearing:
Dress Bluenotes
Heels Browns
Special Thanks to Hilary at Watts and Academie Duello

Sidewalk Style – Week 21 with Aswathy & Shayna

May, 25th, 2013

As I was writing this post I started humming “Here Comes the Grads” to the tune of “Here Comes the Bride”!
Several hundred grads filled the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery. I didn’t see a photographer but I assumed they were posing for one huge group photo. As I paused to reflect on my own graduation, a stretch limousine filled with hooting and hollering grads drove by. I was about to leave but that’s when Aswathy and Shayna caught my eye…
Hi Ladies! Can you e-mail me the details of your lovely outfits when you see this post?

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

May, 11th, 2013

Hi Sunan!
Q- What are you and Sienna wearing?
A- I’m wearing a KDDP blouse, a Fendi belt, a BCBG skirt and my Hermes heels. Sienna’s wearing an Iris & Ivy dress and Joe Fresh flats.
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- This is a weekend outfit that I would wear to brunch or to go shopping.
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Classic with a sexy edge
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- I love the classic elegance of Chanel. I also like Kim Kardashian’s style prior to Kanye.
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- There’s no worse look than a women that is uncomfortable with what she’s wearing. If you can’t rock the outfit with confidence, don’t buy it.
Q- If you were a super hero/villan, what super powers would you have?
A- Ability to control time!
Q- What sounds(s) do you most love to hear?
A- The sound of a distant lawnmower. It reminds me of lazy summer days lying out next to the pool.
A- Currently Sienna’s favorite song is “Old McDonald had a farm” however that changes on a weekly basis!
Thanks Sunan!
Click here to view my first mother/daughter shoot with Sunan & Sienna.
When it comes to babies, feedings and diapers most women forego fashion and opt for a casual wardrobe for good reasons. However, it’s a rare treat when fashion and motherhood aren’t treated as mutually exclusive. You might assume Sunan and her daughter Sienna dressed-up for our Mother’s Day inspired photo shoot. Not the case, this mother daughter duo make it a point to always look chic when they step out. It was nice to witness the effect they had on others. Their matching outfits elicited smiles as people passed by our high tea ceremony. Lastly, Sunan isn’t a model. She’s the founder of a local financial technology company.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Photographer’s Notes:
This was an enjoyable shoot because I got to witness the strong bond between Sunan and Sienna. Secondly, the shoot was quite tiring. Don’t worry, I’m not complaining! It was part mental and part physical. With adult models/subjects it’s easy to direct them into pleasing poses. However this isn’t possible with a two year old. You have to let the action unfold and respond quickly. Sunan did a great job of looking natural while keeping Sienna engaging in various activities.
There were many funny moments too. In one shot I wanted to capture a walking shot. I ran ahead to set up the shot only to discover Sienna was chasing me with a big grin! In another shot I wanted to capture Sienna pushing her stroller. She walked along the sidewalk for a few yards before she was distracted by the grass. She made a hard left turn and pushed her stroller across the grass. Sunan guided her back to the sidewalk where she took a couple steps before heading back to the grass. This happened three times and all I could do was smile! With David’s help (Sunan’s husband), we were able to finish the shoot moments before Sienna’s afternoon nap.

Sidewalk Style – Week 19 with JiYoung

May, 6th, 2013

JiYoung honestly seemed perplexed when I told her about my blog. Reading between the lines… she didn’t feel she fit the image of a fashionista.
I thought she looked great. She had a nice smile and long hair. I liked her layered skort (skirt + shorts), light brown color pallet and lace-up heels.
Honestly, I’ll photograph anyone that takes the time and effort to coordinate a fashionable outfit.

Sidewalk Style – Week 19 with Limi

May, 5th, 2013

It was a sunny Sunday and the sidewalks were filled with tank tops and flip flops. Limi caught my eye in her starfish patterned sleeveless mini dress and wedge heels. We chatted for a moment, she posed for a few photos then called a cab.
Several of these images were featured in the Community section of the Asian Pacific Post newspaper.
Limi’s wearing:
Sunglasses Roberto Cavalli
Dress Tibi (from Bluebird)
Purse Louis Vuitton
Heels Geox

Sidewalk Styling With Alba – Week 13

Mar, 31st, 2013

When we met in January, Alba’s first outfit had a completely different look. Today we ended up at the same cafe by coincidence. She was with friends so I smiled and waved goodbye as I was leaving. An hour later we met by chance a second time. We chatted for a bit and I took a few photos. She mentioned she had two more outfits and she asked if we could meet the next day. Here’s the results. Three looks in two days!
Any Stylist, Personal Shopper or fashion website will recommend you build your wardrobe with few quality yet versitile pieces. Alba gives the perfect example of how that can be accomplished.

Eclectic Casual
Her tailored blazer paired with a casual flow-y skirt was an interesting combination. Next her stockings exposed a little thigh and her croppped turtle neck blouse showed a bit of tummy. This was the first time I’ve seen a cropped turtle neck blouse!
     Elegant Evening
The same blazer when paired with an asymmetrical tank and skirt gives her appearance a completely different look. Notice how her pastel color bracelet and pastel color heels accent her outfit.
     Dressy Casual
The same asymmetrical tank blouse when worn with a one sleeve lace blouse has a much softer look. Incidentally, the quote on her scarf reads, “Live free with strong will.” – Comme des Garcons
Sunglasses Celine
Blazer Theory
Blouse Cheap Monday
Skirt Club Monaco
Purse Mulberry
Socks DKNY
Heels Michael Kors
     Sunglasses Celine
Blazer Theory
Blouse Helmut Lang
Skirt Helmut Lang
Stockings DKNY
Heels Manolo Blahnik
     Tank top Helmut Lang
Scarf Hermes
Lace top Versus by Versace
Skirt Club Monaco
Heels BCBG


Insider Seen @ Sabina Stanne’s F/W2013 Collection Debut

Mar, 27th, 2013

I frequently see Jenny at fashion shows. She was looking quite yummy tonight! As we were chatting she told me about her new found interest in vintage clothes shopping. She likes the thrill of the hunt! Click Jenny VFW Day 4 to see her Vancouver Fashion Week outfit.
Jenny owns a boutique. It’s literally a couple blocks away from tonight’s show. Her store is packed with trendy street styles from around the world!
JennyFleur Loves…
1058 Mainland St., Suite 110

Fashionistas Seen @ the Spring Social & Persian New Year’s Celebration

Mar, 25th, 2013

An attractive couple… I love his black & grey tux.

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

Mar, 21st, 2013

I met Ivy at VFW S/S2013. She’s is a blogger with a classy sense of style. I really like her see through purse and I love her sexy heels.
When I visited her site, I noticed how she sometimes incorporates elements of street style into her classy outfits.
Ivy’s wearing:
Sweater Zara
Skirt Choies
Purse Marc by Marc Jacobs
Heels Celine