The sun was shining and for my final Vancouver Fashion Week, I decided to go with timeless black. Inspired by one of my favourite designers showing that afternoon, Shravan Kumar, I brought a bit of India with me – wearing my mum’s vintage jewellery. My colour choice didn’t echo Shravan’s actual collection, which was beautifully inspired by the Tribes of India and brought with it an array of colours and prints; but what I loved about this look was the play on textures: my silk dress worn on top of leather leggings, juxtaposing femininity with hard-hitting edge.
Plunging necklines are daring, but this one provided the perfect jewellery-showcasing backdrop. As much as I tried to go full-on black, I couldn’t resist a little colour à la blue-suede platforms + red-studded belt. With Ryan back with me to watch our last day of shows, bringing his A-game in that amazing suit, it was a great end to a fabulous week.
dress, Babaton / leather leggings, Wilfred / shoes, Zara / jewellery, vintage / sunglasses, Dior / belt, Club Monaco
Photos: streetscout.me + Curran Sandher
I decided to bring a little work-wear for day 4 at Vancouver Fashion Week, teaming a timeless chambray with an office-appropriate printed pencil skirt. Casual fridays at the office allows a little more flexibility with my outfits, which means stepping away from corporate greys & bringing in a bit more colour, and creating an easy transition from day to runway.
Although I missed my front-row partner in crime, as Ryan decided to make a couple of catwalk appearances (he rocked the runway, by the way), it was so fun getting to spend the afternoon watching the shows with Sabrina and Jeremy from streetscout.me. As you can see from the first photo above, the pouring rain didn’t stop Jeremy from snagging an awesome shot – in 10 seconds, flat! Ryan quickly joined us for the last couple of shows and his off-duty model style was at it’s best: showing us all how to be masters in layering.
chambray shirt + assorted jewellery, J Crew / skirt, zara / boots, Sam Edelman / bag, Auxiliary at Aritzia / sunglasses, Dior
Photos: streetscout.me + Curran Sandher
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