October. Up there with May (the birthday month), it has to be my favourite month of the year, in my favourite season of the year: Autumn. The season of light layers, playful textures and the first time since summer that you get to wear your favourite chunky knits but still get away with a bare leg.
Colours this season are making an impact (as are florals, chenille, statement suits and sleek silks). On par with statement red (seen everywhere from ankle boots, to statement blazers, coats and head-to-toe power suits), emerald – and green generally, in its various hues of olive, mint, jade, teal – is one of those impact colours. I paired this statement trench with a simple black bodysuit (to help block out that fresh autumn chill), a vegan suede mini, and my favourite suede booties.
Mixing textures, and pairing statement colours like this eye-popping green with neutrals, tones the colour down for an everyday touch but still catches your eye (like it did with me, when i fell in love with it in store!).
Practical tip: as a Vancouverite, we all know that “40% chance of rain” actually means 100% – the downpour I got caught in about 2 minutes after these were shot is proof, and has me thinking twice about risking my suede boots!
trench: TopShop / bodysuit: Wilfred Le Fou at Aritzia / skirt: Aritzia / booties: Isabel Marant
On a rainy Vancouver afternoon, what better way is there to brighten up the grey skies than with a pop of floral? Layering was also key, as the temperatures dropped dramatically: Ryan keeping warm by adding in a denim jacket, me in light layered jackets over my crisp collared shirt. Luckily by the time we arrived, the rain had settled down and we managed to snap a few photos before heading inside for the shows.
It was lovely meeting up with Andrea (check out her fabulous blog here) and it was great having Claire bring that french chic along with her. There’s a glimpse of my dapper-suited brother as well, who makes the odd appearance here and there but is usually seen behind the camera snapping those great details and outfits.
The day’s shows brought a bit of Indian culture to the runway – something I always get excited to see. Sunny’s Bridal presented exquisitely embroidered Indian outfits, for both men and women, and a surprise model – Chef Vikram Vij – strutting down the catwalk for the finale, which was a crowd pleaser for sure!
TopShop trousers / Kurt Geiger London shoes / J Crew shirt / Bag by Auxiliary at Aritzia / Alexander McQueen silk scarf
Pops of colour amidst dusty tones were the thoughts behind these outfits for Vancouver Fashion Week. As we were lucky the rain held out – which I can’t exactly say for the rest of the week – I decided to make the most of it and go for a more summery feel for the look: a midi-skirt with flowy pleats and subtle leopard print, cobalt blue popping out against a light olive cropped jacket and not-so rain appropriate suede booties. Ryan opted for a lightweight three-piece – perfect for a warmer summer day – paired with a classic chambray (a wardrobe staple) to bring a bit of a laid-back coolness. Photos: via Streetscout.me
Babaton Skirt / Le Fou by Wilfred top / Zara jacket / Jaeger booties / TopShop necklace / Dior So Real sunnies