REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan: March 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

sunlight baths.


J Brand 'Huston' leather top, Stone Cold Fox 'Fontaine' shorts, Prada clutch ]

[ Bling - House of Harlow earrings, Charles & Grace necklace, Herm├Ęs & Pandora bracelets, By Boe, Unearthen & vintage rings ]

Photos by Stevy Pyne

An eBay heavy outfit here since both these items seem to be sold out everywhere! I'm still in search for the matching leather shorts to this sublime J Brand tank to create the ultimate nude experience. That sounded a lot more suggestive than I meant it to but I innocently meant the combination of the two would create a killer look. I love that Stone Cold Fox had the brilliant idea of sewing delicate doilies to the sides of something basic & black, making for a surprisingly loveable pair of shorts. Anyway, draped in my everyday go-to jewelry, bathed in sunlight, and leaning awkwardly make for a very nice day in LA.

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Monday, 10 March 2014

love month ♥

Love lace by La Senza

Candlelit cocktails, Wildebeest

Post shovelling snow angel selfie

Tasty fish tacos & ginger beer for lunch at Tacofino Commissary

New favorite: parisienne gnocchi w/ radishes, radish green pistou, and buttermilk ricotta at Pidgin

Looking up, Tacofino Commissary

Red Blossom Project at Spanish Banks

Dreamy Valentine's chocolates via LA via France, Z Chocolat

New in to the rl closet: Acne Studios 'Azade' blouse from Jonathan + Olivia

Lois Lake steelhead trout w/ pine baked celeriac, toasted buckwheat, buttermilk and whey at Wildebeest

Pidgin's pigeons

Spencer's Givenchy game

The Mango Black Bean Rice Bowl at Chomp Vegan Eatery
Brown basmati rice warmed w/ coconut milk, cilantro, red onion, black beans, red bell peppers, and sliced mango

Matcha opera birthday cake w/ wine poached pear & pomegranate, Pidgin

Photos by me

Another mini photo diary that I'm hoping to make into a monthly thing. Mostly pictured again are samples of food that I have eaten in cool places I've recently tried out in Vancouver. Recommended highly is the Tacofino Commissary on E Hastings with really great deals on tacos along with an amazing guilty pleasure of a dessert: banana churros. Pidgin has tons to try out with an open face kitchen to peer into while you wait. Chomp is my new favourite go-to place with my wanting to try everything on the menu. Wildebeest for strong cocktails & excellent mood lighting. Other than food, head to the (currently) snow free Red Blossom Project down at Spanish Banks and marvel at something lovely and poignant to our rainy city. Snow selfie for those 3 wtf days.

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

rain blossom project.


[ Acne Studios 'Azade' top, Alexander Wang croc leather skirt, Dispark Japan slip ons, AdR x H&M sunglasses, mini spike bag from HK ]

Photos by Spencer Varsek

Anonymous art done right is always a lovely thing especially when it's done in a simple yet bold manner. Here in Vancouver a couple of days before the snowstorm hit, unknown artists hung up bright red umbrellas down at Spanish Banks in celebration of our constantly rainy city. I greatly dislike rain but I must admit the concept created a very cute photo spot. Spencer and I bounced around everywhere trying to get clear shots of the installation all the while weaving in and out of joggers' paths. Worn here was my first Acne Studios piece that I recently purchased from fellow Canadians, Jonathan + Olivia! The spinal back detail and sheer panels coupled with the opaque one in front really got me excited. So much so that I'm almost considering version white as well. Remainder of outfit kept neutral with my murky mud coloured Wang skirt and stark white slip ons.

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