This woman broke my dry spell. In case you hadn’t noticed, I have not posted in a while. Either I hadn’t seen any stylings that particularly interested me or when I did see one I lacked the energy to depress the shutter button – lame, I know. Enter this woman. I love her pattern mixing and those pops of colour. The vibe is very retro-edgy, especially with that fantastic hairstyle. She is a thrifter, which gives her even more points in my book, and has the coolest job – she finds out what people want from their software and then translates that to engineers who craft it. Like I said, a flower in the desert.
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.
This woman was sitting in a little style bubble on the Vancouver Art Gallery steps selling vintage jewellery. She looked so relaxed and pretty in this rare spot of sunshine wearing her wide-brimmed hat with the big flower and her maxi red dress and red shoes. With the sunglasses and leather jacket she projected the look of a hip thrifter. She says that she loves vintage clothing and will pursue a career as a fashion designer.