REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan

Saturday, 27 June 2015

pink haze.

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[ Bling: Miansai bracelet, rings by Cartier and By Boe ]

Shot at the Paul Smith storefront on Melrose Ave by Steve Pyne

Since the first time I came to LA I spotted this iconic pink wall and made a note to shoot there when the time/outfit was right. This little lace scrap of a dress by Friend of Mine was the perfect excuse for that. I love how raw and unfinished the hem is coupled with the large lace roses that help minimize some of the sheer factor. Paired here with the comfiest Brandy Melville hoodie and these suede u-throat Zanotti's. Rose gold accessories sprinkled on top.
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Friday, 15 May 2015

white wash.

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Shot at the Vincent Lamouroux installation at the Sunset Pacific Motel, Silverlake by Steve Pyne

Such a clean blank space Lamouroux made for us here in LA. Albeit brief, I definitely dug it. The limewash is apparently not harmful to the swaying palms and will lift from Silverlake in a natural progression so yay. This lustrous silk top is such a mesmerizing heavy weight chain lace that I needed to scum it up with some pavement and leather. I don't think I've worn a tube top since highschool so I'm glad SCF lets me relive those days in a more grown up way. And here is my induction to the Proenza alter in the form of these deliciously chunky gladiator sandals. Choosing between the black and white option was a tough one but I figured I should probably increase that 2:1 ratio, respectively.
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Thursday, 16 April 2015

flower sqirl.

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Shot just outside Sqirl on N Virgil Ave, Silverlake by Steve Pyne

Ugh I've been getting so behind on posting it's really irking me out. But in the meantime you guys can always see snips in between through my Insta! So this was taken on my birthday brunch and you know how sometimes things just line up so perfectly where the flowers are blooming and the petals are falling and your car and outfit just happen to provide the best canvas for it all? Well yeah, that happened. The Wang shirt/dress concoction was a no brainer for me to get in both white and black because options. The mesh perforations and slits in all the correct places definitely provides a cool update on the lwd. Throw some old and new Rag & Bone in the mix and you've got a getup fit for scrambling around on the hoods of cars.
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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.
xxx

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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.
xxx

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