Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Vivian

Dec, 16th, 2012

A Girly Girl in Gastown


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Vivian!
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- I’m wearing a jacket from Jacob and heels from Forever 21. My Fion purse comes from Twice Loved Sustainable Clothing Boutique.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- When I have Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- I wouldn’t say I have a specific style. I love to experiment with different trends but I always try to incorporate a careless, effortless element to it.
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Blake Lively
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- To avoid overspending or buying items that I’ll never wear again, I always ask myself, “Can I live without this?” It works every time!
 
Q- If you were a super hero/villain, what super powers would you have?
A- The ability to read minds because you never know what people are thinking.
 
Q- What sound(s) do you most love to hear?
A- The smooth, mellifluous vocals of Joshua Radin or Justin Nozuka. If you haven’t heard their music, go listen to it now!
 
Thanks Vivian!
 
 
Vivian is very stylish. She attends fashion shows and writes for Stylust fashion magazine. What you can’t tell is she’s very camera shy. Also, it was an extremely cold afternoon. We shot a couple ideas then stopped in a coffee shop to warm-up. We repeated this process several times. By the end of the afternoon we had stopped in four coffee shops! The owners at Brioche (401 W. Cordova) were super kind. When we said it was our first time in their cafe they generously gave us a couple bite sized coconut macaroons! PS. I can’t guarantee they will do that for everyone… Think of it as a spontaneous act of karma.
 

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Jyoti Starring As…

Nov, 4th, 2012

Kat Grrl…


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Joyti!

Q- What is your first outfit?
A- My dress is from Guess by Marciano and my stiletto pumps
    are from Aldo.
 
Q- What is your second outfit?
My top & tights are from H&M. My boots are from a boutique in London.
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- Any formal event.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- When I’m going for a sexy, fun look.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- I am very versatile. I like experimenting with
    different clothes to see what looks best.
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Rachel Bilson, she’s amazing!
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Reading fashion blogs to keep up with the latest styles.
 
Q- If you were a super hero/villain, what super powers
     would you have?

A- I would love to fly.
 
Q- What sound(s) do you most love to hear?
A – I love dancing so anything that I can move to!
 

Thanks Jyoti!
 
 
Click here to view Jyoti’s first Sidewalk Shoot.
 
 
Do you remember the scene in “The Dark Knight Returns” when Anne Hathaway climbed on the Bat Cycle? I thought so. I was in total lust! I’m sure there were a lot of Cat Woman inspired costumes for Halloween. I suggested the idea to Jyoti and she loved it. The original photo shoot concept was for Jyoti to pretend to hack into an ATM bank machine. However, 15-minutes before our shoot, the rain stopped. We took advantage of the weather and took most of the photos outside.
 

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend YJ

Sep, 25th, 2012

Sunshine in a Box


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi YJ-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- Pant ensemble: I am wearing a top from Le Chateau, pants from Public Myth, shoes from Spring and the purse is from DKNY.
A- Skirt ensemble: The skirt is from Bedo, shoes from Zigi New York, purse from Rosetti and the bracelet is from Aldo.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- A night out with my girlfriends, usually a nice social gathering or a dinner party.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- I like to mix things up a lot, sometimes a sexy with casual or a funky. Definitely always try to be sexy even when I’m working out.
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- I don’t really have one, I think my sister and roommate have great looks! I often like what I see on artists like Gwen Stefani.
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Stick to bright colours, you only need a few black pieces. Watch out for colours that drain your skin tone, look for ones that bring out your features. Sales are always great but don’t buy things that don’t fit you right just because it’s on sale! Most importantly buy it only if you love it! If you have to keep debating you probably don’t really want it and will end up going back to return it…
 
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- Health, food and going out to play!
 
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A- Live long and prosper, Namaste!
 
Thanks YJ!
 
 
This shoot actually took place on 9.15. However Vancouver Fashion Week arrived before I could post the images. When we were planning the shoot I thought it would be fun to create a daytime and an early evening theme mixed & matched around one piece.
 

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Fabiola

Sep, 9th, 2012

Shoe-La-La



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Fabiola-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- I’m wearing a dress that I purchased on Stopstaring.com, belt is from Winners and so are the earrings. And red high heels are from Shoedazzle.com
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- I would wear this outfit on a night out with your girlfriends or a dinner date with someone you’ve already been on dates with. Not on a first date.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Classic pieces mixed with bold colours. A lot of a-line, tapered dresses, and pencil skirts. I’d say it is Jackie – O, mixed with the fun of early seasons Carrie Bradshaw, with the sexiness of Victoria Beckham and a bit of Kate Middleton.
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- All the 4 ladies listed above. But if I had to pick just one then it would have to be Jackie O.
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- One woman’s “trash” is another woman’s treasure. Consignment, consignment, consignment! I get most my clothes at consignment stores. I always get compliments on pieces found there, and you can’t find them anywhere else. I love consignment stores. Especially for handbags and mod dresses.
 
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- I was obsessed with finding the perfect classic, black pumps. Almond toe, non platform, at least 4 inches in height (but not over 4.5) and tapered looking. I stumbled across them during this photoshoot. It was meant to be! I bought ‘em!
 
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A- I love my new pumps!
 
Thanks Fabiola!
 
 
It was quite amusing how the date of our photo shoot bounced back and forth like a tennis match. We ultimately picked the first rainy day in several weeks. When we met, the light was dropping fast, the sidewalks were crowded and I was concerned the end result would be somewhat experimental. Fabiolia’s reply was, “Let’s experiment!” Her bold, bright outfit was perfect to cut through the dull, dreary afternoon.
 
Oh, you should know Fabiola modeled in her teens but she’s a well established sales professional.
 
 

Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Polina

Sep, 3rd, 2012

The Color of Romance is Blue


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Polina-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- Ric I’m wearing my Bebe dress, Calvin Klein sandals and the Vans purse from Korea.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- To the beach.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Neither aggressive or vulgar but elegant and bright.
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- I don’t have one because I prefer to be unique.
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Do not buy clothes which are popular. Instead buy clothes which fit you well.
 
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- I don’t really have one.
 
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A- Love, kindness, independence and happiness!
 
Thanks Daria!
 
 
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Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Daria

Aug, 12th, 2012

Malenʹkiy Babochka


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Daria-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- I am wearing one of my favourite dresses from Patrizia Pepe. It is simple but beautiful. I have my Miu Miu purse and Chanel heels.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- I most recently wore it for a farewell evening with my friend. She was leaving Canada.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Romantic for sure!
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Coco Chanel. She proved to the world that you can wear simple clothes but look fabulous!
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- You should fall in love with the thing you are buying!
 
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- I can not live without dance & choreography!!!
 
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A- Your world is who you are!
 
Thanks Daria!
 
 
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Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Mabel

Jul, 28th, 2012

Anchors Away


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Mabel-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- My Calvin Klein dress, Gap espadrilles, Land’s End purse and a bracelet from Front & Company (a consignment store on Main St.).
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- Dinner, date, movies.
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Classic and clean lines.
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- Marlene Dietrich, she transcends gender definitions of style and fashion.
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Find the style, cuts & colours that look best on your body type and skin tone. A brutally honest friend always helps too!
 
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- Belts & silk scarves …. and no, not the puffy types of scarves you hate R!c! ha ha
 
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A- Know thy body.
 
R!c I also have some fashion advice from my mom. She taught me, “Sexy can be classy and not trashy. If you’re showing cleavage, pair it with a pants suit or a pencil skirt. If you’re showcasing your legs in a mini, keep your upper body modestly covered.”
 
Thanks Mabel! In essence, highlight one feature or the other but not both at the same time.
 
 
 
I wasn’t sure if this shoot would actually take place because so many problems occurred initially. First, I bought an accessory to complement Mabel’s outfit. I left it in the cab… Secondly, I didn’t realize the dock where I went sailing a year ago was private. When we arrived, we weren’t allowed past the gate. However the dock’s caretaker gave us a list of nearby marinas. We losing so much time, I began to worry because we both had other plans for 5:00pm. When we arrived at the second marina we were able to walk along the dock. After taking the first shot, we got a few curious glances but no one questioned us. The rest of the story is posted above.
 
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Sidewalk Shoot – My Friend Khris

Jul, 15th, 2012

Brunch Date


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi Khris-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- My skirt is from Zara. My purse, ring and heels are from Aldo. My blazer and belt are from the Gap and my blouse is from Banana Republic.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- Dinner or girls’ night out
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Grunge, edgy, vintage, eclectic. P.S. I adore snakeskin, skulls, and silk!
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- I don’t have one per se but Mary & Kate Olsen, Alexa Chung and blogger Aimee Song (Song of Style) are awesome.
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Quality over quantity. Don’t buy something just because it’s cheap, make sure you’ll actually get some wear out of it. Consignment stores are a good place to start if you want to find some unique pieces which can be cheaper than retail. Warehouse sales are pretty sweet, always show up early!
 
Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- I’m reading Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault, fascinating stuff. I am also obsessed with graphic novels, typewriters, and antique furniture.
 
Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A – Happy-go-lucky
 
Thanks Khris!
 
 
 
Khris has an amazing sense of style. I’ve seen photos where she’s assembled five different outfits. I think she should be a stylist!
 
As we were planning the shoot, I thought her fishtail skirt should be the centerpiece. When we went shopping, to build an outfit around the skirt, I realized we had different styles. We reached a point where I said, heels would look nice and she picked the heels. Then I said a cream colored blouse and blazer would look nice and she picked those too. I hope you like the results as much as I did!
 

Sidewalk Shoot

Jul, 7th, 2012

That 70’s Girl


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi!-
 
Q- What are you wearing today?
A- My dress is from St. John. My purse and heels are from Aldo.
 
Q- When/where would you wear this?
A- At dinner/concert/party/date
 
Q- How would you describe your personal style?
A- Elegant and laconic
 
Q- Who’s your favorite style icon?
A- I love Alexander McQueen style and admire Chanel’s creations
 
Q- What shopping secrets would you like to share?
A- Secrets should not be disclosed. Well..
    Develop an eye for quality, shop early and shop late.
    Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself to go beyond your
    everyday standards in your outfit choice!
 

Q- What’s your current obsession?
A- Fitness, cinematography and translations
 

Q- What comes to mind in five words or less?
A – No comment in 5 words or less.
 
    I would cite the quote of outstanding Russian writer Anton Chekhov:
    “People should be beautiful in every way — in their faces, in the way
    they dress, in their thoughts and in their innermost selves”.
 
Thanks!