As brand representative to luxury skin care brands Laura Mercier and ReVive, Liah spits her time between Vancouver and travelling around the globe, to create flawless faces. She utilizes her creative background to generate spectacular outfits.
Liah continually shifts her style with her personal development. Her creative essence is what drives her looks forward. A master of interior design, Liah likes to play with shapes and accessories. Collecting vintage handbags, and adding new classics, like her Hermes shoulder sling in signature orange, Liah keeps her look current and original. Always on trend, yet looking completely natural.
Her current incarnation looks effortless, but I am sure she takes time to choreography each look. Liah says that her latest secret to shopping, is to shop everywhere; she doesn’t discriminate based on brand anymore. Once a label whore, Liah now loves to find a good deal at J Crew, while still mixing-and-matching with Phillp Lim.
One wish I have, is that I could be one of those fabulous people with a weekend country home. My romantic idea has come from watching Sex And The City all weekend, with Charlotte kissing the gardener–yummy!!! Alas I don’t, I am a full-time city boy. However, who says you can’t live the good life through clothes. You can wear riding boots around the city and never have been on a horse, so why not show-off your weekend roots with some Hampton’s gear.
I may not go away for the weekend, but I thought I would help find something for those of you who do. What I did find was a new collection that would be great for all those summer weekends away. Designer Jia Li has created a versatile and entirely REVERSIBLE and TRANSFORMABLE line of classic silhouettes. These clothes may not scream beach, as much as rich lady country club, but fashion is always personification.
The great thing about going away for the weekend is that you get to leave all your city problems behind, maybe I am too busy being stuck in mine to getaway. For those of you who do, please have a bottle of wine for me while relaxing at Cod, I hope to get there one day.
The shoe seen round the world, Willow Smith sporting the Y3 high heel shoe, which was captured by every photographer for Spring 2012. I love the shoe!! Most talk shows and “news” shows kept talking about the price. Who cares, real fashion lovers don’t care about price, only style!!! Fuck the price, credit cards take care of that problem.
What Willow Smith’s fantastic shoe choice made me think about was Yohji Yamamoto. Before Rick Owens ruled street style, Yohji Yamamoto was giving us exaggerated shapes, while blending 80’s Punk into high fashion. Today, he uses Hip-Hop’s shapes, layered with 80’s Punk, and Hipper chic, if we can blend all those together. Well he did.
Yohji Yamamoto’s Y3 collection, is a connection to street style. Willow Smith is a great example of how we can take apart what is on the runway and make it our own. Labels have become a thing of the past, as every Tom, Dick, and Sally sporting an LV logo bag. Today, real fashionistas still like designer fashion, but look, shape, and context mean so much more.
Y3 takes all of Yohjo Yamamoto’s main ideas and makes them practical. Made in part with Adidas, Y3 can not be looked at as the little brother to Yohji, but a full on individual brand. Not made for everyone, Y3 take guts and confidence to wear. Goal for Spring, something Y3 to ignite my Spring wardrobe. What about you?
I spend a lot of time obsessed with everything fashion, so much so, that I get lost in my mind. I see everything, I want everything, and I can never get my look right. Personally, I know who I am inside, but outside I am in consent evolution. I’d like to say I take fashion risk constantly, but sadly no, I am way to self-critical. In my younger days, I was obsessed with designers like Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci (Tom Ford days), and D2, love my Canadian boys!! Now, a little older, a little more travelled, and almost out of university, NOW WHAT?
In middle school I was sporting Dolce and Gabbana to every party, yes we partied a lot. High School was all about Prada, I thought Prada’s intellectual style would translate into good grades–nope! Summer’s in Japan led to DSquared, and Tom Ford’s Gucci days of cool. I felt at ease with myself at this point, but as University wore me out, and my clothes became lacklustre. No time for style when you’re sprinting to class.
Back on the fashion block, I am perplexed about what to wear next. What will define my new understanding towards style? Travelling has been great way to observe new looks, cultures, and perceptions. However, I still haven’t found my signature look. Walking away from fashion to study has left me in a position of new discovery. I am enjoying for the first time, in a long time, not knowing what to wear. I love walking down the street and checking people out, attending the shows, and saying “I’ll try that.” One collection that has snapped my attention for a couple of seasons now is Givenchy. Givenchy Spring 2012, men’s collection has me wanting to take a fashion risk, step out from my comfort zone, and into rock-hard style.
Like a child, I am discovering fashion all over again. The cards have shifted so much in the fashion world, as new designers take centre stage, and established designers draw the curtains closed. There is a storm brewing in fashion, one that is wild and unpredictable. The names of the future are being etched as we speak. Keeping our innocence of exploration is what will keep our eyes to the horizon.
To know me, is to know I love a good scarf. I love wrapping myself in its warmth, and fashionable look it gives all my outfits. In my post with designer, Jason Matlo, we discussed how a scarf can up make any outfit look sharp, even sweatpants.
However, I did not know I could take my fashionable scarf look from fall into spring, and make it look sharp and sexy. One collection that I loved during NYFW Fall 2012, was Brandon Sun. They had great fur pieces that enveloped the models like hot melted butter. I highlighted some of their Fall 2012 looks in my NYFW post, “The Scene.”
The Spring scarf is normally very flimsy, and I always feel like a fake poet when I wear them, so I usually dash scarf season out the window with snow. Yet, I am always cold during Spring. I don’t know about your city, but Vancouver nights, during spring and summer are chilly. When I travel to warmer cities, I find myself in a constant hot and cold state, hot outside and freezing inside, with air-con blasted everywhere. Having a scarf just makes things so much better, and I have a great pillow during popcorn summer blockbuster season.
Brandon Sun showed me that I don’t have to give up my luxury scarf this Spring. I can still be fabulously drenched in comfort around my neck, and not just jewelry. Brandon Sun‘s Spring collection had some great scarfs to keep you looking alluring with your T-shirts and shorts this spring and summer season. I love the idea of mixing seasons, and Brandon Sun had given us a great way to try this look out for Spring–bing on the chilly nights!!