REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan

Friday, 28 August 2015

almond butter.

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[ Bling: Isabel Marant feather cuff, grandma's Hermès bracelet, Forever 21 chokers ]

Shot in the backlot at Tennessee by Steve Pyne

I have been lusting over this buckled chunky Stella sweater since I saw it in dress form months ago. It makes me feel swathed in warmth. Like a portable fireplace constantly hugging me but with a huge crevice just to keep things slightly on the impractical side. It took me forever to nip and tuck this baby into my teeny tiny shorts but I rejoiced knowing I could finally wear these Ksubi's for the first time thanks to an excessively long knit tail the sweater provided. Shoe pairing of choice were these Chloé heels I scored on sale at Yoox because I figured one buckle in an outfit wasn't enough so why not add a quadbuckle heel. Worn to grab dinner at Cousins Maine Lobster and dessert at Honeymee.
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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.
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