REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan: June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013



[ thrifted jacket, Charles & Grace necklace, Alexander Wang 'Intarsia' bra, Topshop skirt ]

Photos by Stevy Pyne

Discoveries of beautifully quiet places are always a welcomed activity. That's exactly what happened driving back from Palm Springs; first finding a narrow, desolate path and then some abandoned tour trams. Shooting in environmentally barren circumstances is fun because of all the natural stimuli to work with (ie. strong sunrays, wind that could literally blow me away, and dry desert heat haze). My kitty claws made things even more interesting.

I love the idea of basics that are slightly off kilter as if they've been injected with hydraulics. For instance, my outfit may just seem like a white under palette with a layer of loud fringey-ness on top. And it is. But looking closely, my bra/top is made of a thick, bandage gauze material while my skirt has all this lovely satin, scalloping detail. 
All of this is really just an invite for you to come closer to me. Finger beckon ensues.

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

mondrian pocahontas.


[ Prada headband, Stevy's leather jacket, H&M crop top, Rihanna x River Island skirt, Aldo heels ]
[ Bling: Grimes skull, Gasoline Glamour, & Chanel rings, Thomas Sabo & Roberto Cavalli bracelets, Fetty & JCVT necklaces ]

Photos by Stevy Pyne

When I was younger I'd always have my hair super long & centre parted and because I'd tan quite easily, I quickly adopted the nickname Pocahontas. Nowadays, my hair is usually in a messy bun or just all over the place swallowing what little neck I have because I've become really self conscious of my face when I centre part my hair. This is mostly due to the fact that I feel like my lazy eye is just thrusted into the spotlight when it's usually hidden behind a curtain of hair. That being said, when it's festival season, it's headband season, which in turn means Pocahontas comes out to play.

Outfit details are basically garb & accessories in different shades of grey & black with the only type of colour emitting from the amber glow of the Mondrian lobby. 

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