This woman has the poofiest hair west of Red Deer, Alberta, her hometown. It takes about 45 minutes to achieve such perfection. She very recently arrived in Vancouver to attend school for fashion merchandising and marketing. Her style comes from sifting through magazines to find the looks she likes, then bargain-hunting or thrifting similar items and adding her own twist. She was accompanied by her mother who takes well-deserved credit for encouraging her daughter to be herself. I had to include a closeup this freshman’s flawless peaches and cream complexion below.
Meet Ty Philips. Usually he’s the one behind the lens as a professional photographer but I caught him on Hornby St. in this fabulous straw pork pie hat and cropped trousers. The round specs with this outfit makes me think 1920s Paris intellectual/writer. Also note that great neck piece. Ty is a connoisseur of jade, and this particular piece, which is a rich buttery colour, is mutton fat jade, one of the best kinds. You must check out Ty’s photography. He snaps commercially – corporate events, headshots, etc. – and has exhibited here and abroad. You’ll find his work at Pixarola and here.
Today I ran into two people I have style-eyed in the past. Always a pleasure…
The first time this woman appeared was February 27, when she had candy-floss pink hair. The pink has since been replaced with this snappy auburn, but she is still studying fashion design and still looking fabulous. Here she is with her friend, also winningly attired in a tuxedo-style vest over a T, who just arrived from Ottawa where he is a business student.
This next woman I first style-eyed here, September 30. She still shines with confidence and sports that fantastic mane of hair. I have included a closeup photo of her jewellery. The top piece was given to her by a friend and the bottom-most pendant is a reworked Victorian era piece used by a lady to carry change. Isn’t this a great summery look?