REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan

Friday, 6 March 2015

fuzzy peach.

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Shot in Yaletown Park in Vancouver, BC by Jai Krish

Here's a late but nevertheless relevant Valentine's post. I love love! It's just such a beautiful feeling. Ok saccharine aside, it was a brisk day in Vancouver made warm by my fuzzy Chloé coat. When I got it I was really hoping the content label was gonna say 100% Muppet Fur but modacrylic works too. So easy to spot, so into the deep pockets, so loving the creamsicle colour. Just a few notches down from citrus orange, into the blush/pinks/nudes area, comes these lovely rosé roses from Landeau. These guys do luxury flowers WELL and they're totally local, which I love. Find them in Holts and splurge on a bouquet for yourself or your lover because why not. Obsessed with the Parisian packaging oh and the vase doubles as a hat box when you're done.
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

swimming in comfort.

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Shot at the fork between Tennessee Ave & Pl. in West LA by Steve Pyne

Blogging to you from cold temperatures in Vancouver and was missing the California warmth so here we are. Picked up this Black Crane two piece after discovering Personnel of NY and tele-meeting Emilio and having a nice chat with the boutique owner. He's a cool guy and along with my jumpsuit he sent me his collab bag with Vere Verto that I'm sporting here. The bag came at such a fortuitous moment what with an absence of crossbody bags in my closet and life in general. So thank you Emilio! The Black Crane piece could most easily be described as THE most comfortable outfit I've ever worn. I wear it on Sundays to sit and sprawl, I wear it on long car rides, I wear the pieces both separately and together, I wear it to sleep, I'm wearing it now... I swear I wear other things too. But it's definitely on heavy rotation and I'm not sorry about it.
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

viceroy vibes.

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Shot in Room 107 at the Viceroy Palm Springs by Steve Pyne

Just got back from Palm Springs last week and I am now feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! It's always a good way to start off the new year with the ones who made the previous one special. Hello 2015! I've come to PS a couple of times and I like to bounce around with hotels and airbnb's to try different ambiances. The Viceroy is definitely the epitome of refined relaxation. The plushy beds, the citrus chairs, the crystal fireplace... perfection. These were taken on our last night after a beautiful dinner at Citron and I was in a full dreamy haze. To accompany my fuzzy state of being, I went with this Reformation dress that Steve totally lapped up instantly (yay). I love the gritty colour and just the simple ease of all of Ref's pieces. They've got that whole sustainably sexy thing DOWN. Also on were these nude suede Aquazzura's that are so comfy and so versatile that I have to put personal bans on myself from wearing them all the time. Thanks for the memories Palm Springs! Now back to real life stuff.
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

whistler whisk away.

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Shot amongst the Whistler, BC woods in Murrin Lake, Porteau Cove, and Scandinave Spa by Steve Pyne

A lot of hair fussing in this one. Sorry, not sorry because it was so super windy to the point where I would be carried away if I jumped. I'm wearing only like, 7 pieces here so I'm gonna embed the details in the text. I took Steve up here for his birthday and am so glad I got to explore Whistler with him. Wore this beautifully simple A to the Z pullover by Eleven Paris for Intermix x Ceizer with an old leather skirt by Alexander Wang. Paired with buckled Topshop boots because cute. We stopped at Murrin Lake on the way up and almost didn't want to leave for I felt the woodland fairies calling me to stay and be one with the tall trees and mossy rocks. Cheesy I know but I fantasize like this all the time. Next stop was the Scandinave Spa! And omg what a spa it was. See my full experience right here. All that was worn here was a robe and Suboo's Rise and Fall bikini. We stayed there all day and I was so psyched to leave at nightfall because there's a beauty to things in the dark. Shadows, silhouettes, and shapes are more vibrant plus owls were hooting so yay. Slept so comfortably that night and the next day I wanted to take as much bed with me as possible so I just rolled into this Acne pajama-ish shirt that's half serious half sexy and wholly comfortable. BLK DNM leather pants because brr cold mornings. Topped it off with my dad's old scarf and I was stomping around Whistler Village and getting mesmerized by the fallen Ents at Porteau Cove before making our way back to Vancouver. I'll be back to see you again when the snow falls Whistler!
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