editorial

Cuddling Up to Spring

Given how Vancouver’s weather can change on a dime - where one day it’s a balmy 25 degrees Celsius and the next day it’ll be 13 degrees and raining, you can’t quite do a wholesale change with your closet. That’s why I keep sweaters in my dresser year-round. You never know when they’ll be handy and hey - they’re super comfortable and cuddly...

Cuddling Up to Spring

Rainforest and Botanicals

Although many of us in Vancouver are complaining about the rain and grey clouds this week, one of the benefits of such weather is the ability to shoot very moody editorials. Witness this shoot that I recently did with Carolyn Tanaka. A very talented photographer, Carolyn was able to capture some pretty stunning, rich and creamy shots (yes, there are such descriptors for photography) on a particularly rainy day in Vancouver...

Rainforest and Botanicals

Jumpstart Jumpsuit

The weather in Vancouver is now finally warming up during the day but it can still get quite chilly at night. When this happens, I usually call on my trusty jumpsuit when I head out for the night. Still keeping most of me covered (i.e., warm), it's a great way to dress up without actually wearing a dress. And the whole off-the-shoulder thing nudges it into the fancy category without trying too hard...

Jumpstart Jumpsuit

Easing into Spring

Let's face it, with the current weather we've had in Vancouver (i.e., rain showers, torrential downpour, more showers, light drizzle, five hours of sun, rain, and more rain) it's been increasingly hard to get motivated for Spring. Yes, April showers bring May flowers - and the streets of Vancouver are now lined with cherry blossom trees in full bloom. But honest to God I'm sick of waking up every morning staring at the rain and I've lived here my whole life! So you can imagine why no Vancouverite in their right mind would...

Easing into Spring

A Chilly Affair

Every time I return to Paris, it’s a short but intense love affair. Ever since my boyfriend left the City of Light in pursuit of love in Vancouver, my travels to France have now become only a yearly occurrence - always timed with the Fall-Winter ready-to-wear shows in March. What that means is that I no longer get to experience (read: enjoy) Paris in the springtime - and I do miss that. This particular trip was tough as it rained practically every day. On the day of my arrival, the rain showers were...

A Chilly Affair

Sunshine Revisited

Environment Canada has issued another winter storm warning for the BC South Coast today, which means that Vancouver could see another 10 to 15 centimetres of wet snow or freezing rain. Joy. Now don't get me wrong - I’m a snow lover. In fact, I’m a big ski bum. The white stuff is awesome - as long as it stays up on the mountain. But enough already...

Sunshine Revisited

Sun Drenched

With seemingly no end to Vancouver's chilly weather, there was nothing to do but escape. And so escape to Palm Springs was the plan: to fly 2.5 hours south to a town that seems frozen in time. Other than the cars, I'd imagine that this was what Palm Springs looked like back in the mid-40s. It's a mid-century mecca amidst a landscape of palm trees, desert and wind farms...

Sun Drenched

Back to Basics

During the winter, I find myself drawn back into what I call ‘the Basics’ - black, white and greys. I’ll maybe throw in a pale blue scarf like the one I’m wearing in this look for a “pop” of color - haha. Despite what you normally see me wear on shoots, I’m actually a very minimalist dresser...