When I saw these two women I felt like I was in France or maybe Venice. It’s inspiring how simple styling can be so effective at transporting the imagination to another place. While I particularly liked the flowery shoes and the straw hat worn with the striped T, I liked the way their looks played so well off each other in terms of overall tone and colour. These Vancouverites are studying to be yoga instructors.
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.
I first saw her sitting at a table at a local eatery/grocer; I’m so glad I caught up with her when she left. There is something wistful and graceful about her appeal. The pop of her orange bag, her flawless snow-white coat punched up with a dark scarf, and her boater straw hat create an unforgettable style statement. And don’t miss her hands – they convey a sense of elegance on their own.