REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan

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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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

alexander wang x h&m.

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Shot on the rooftop of The Grove, Los Angeles by Stevy Pyne

Out of all the collaborations H&M has with designers, I was the most indecisive about this one. On the one hand I was super surprised that it was all workout inspired, while on the other hand, I was glad to see some objects in there (hello boxing gloves!) along with some rad 90's pieces. Typically I buy 1 or 2 pieces from each collab but this time I started out with one and have been adding to that almost daily. There's like, a sudden growth in my sports bras collection thanks to Mr. Wang. I fell in lust with this piece as soon as the collection revealed and bought it mostly for its 90% elastic properties. It's super fitted and very low cut so I covered the rest of me up with some comfy pants from Reformation. Swathed myself in this blanket coat that I recently got in Hong Kong and braced myself for the chilly yet sunny LA winter. Now off to San Francisco for Thanksgiving!
Special thanks to Morgan & Nicole for 4am kindness level to the max.
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