REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan: December 2011

Sunday, 18 December 2011


photos via google

After her death in 1971 - she was buried, per her instructions, in Lausanne, beside a bed of white flowers - Palasse-Lubrunie found a line written on a card in her great aunt's wallet very different in tone:
"The life we lead is nothing, the life we dream of is the existence that matters, because it will continue after death."
- excerpt from Vogue

Amen sister. Amen.
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Monday, 5 December 2011

in bed

photos by me
[ Milly top ]

Rolling around in bed and playing with the lighting on my camera. Of course I wear, what is probably, THE most intricately beaded/sequined/delicate top I own to execute this... Impracticality makes sense to me. There's always at least one thing I REALLY love about each article of clothing I own. If not more. It's the ribbon strip straps on this Milly top.
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Friday, 2 December 2011

ton worthy

photo by me

Double dose of Mongolian lambswool + supremely studded motorcycle boots. YES. PLEASE.
The only question is, would Tommy Ton approve?
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Thursday, 1 December 2011

high kicks

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photos by JT & JK - video stills by SP
[ Versace x H&M skirt worn as top, Topshop necklace, Forever 21 fringe necklace worn as bracelet, gold foil eyebrows ]

Attended my first High Kicks party at the Skybar last week and decided to break out my newly purchased Versace x H&M skirt. Like I said in a prior post, there was hardly any selection left and nothing in my size! But I needed this skirt with the design's indecisive crocodile/palm tree print and amazing metal pleat points in all its silky goodness. So I bought a size 6, zipped it up, whipped a belt around me, and wore it as a top. Lesson to be learned: just because something isn't in your size doesn't mean you can't wear the garment in other ways that it wasn't intended to be worn. Or something.

Latter video stills are pretty self explanatory. Gold foil eyebrow application process.

Those of you who are in LA make sure you attend High Kicks every Wednesday night at the Skybar in the Mondrian from 9PM to 2AM. I promise fancy times, whiskey, and a rockin' good time with the boys of Semi Precious Weapons.
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