i've split the following post into two parts, because the whole evening was just overflowing with good style that i could barely even handle it myself. so this post, as you can tell, provides you with highlights from the fashion show. all clothing designed by preloved. the next post will show you what some of the attendees were wearing.
kitsilano has always been one of my favourite neighbourhoods, and for good reason.
this guy has come into my store before, and i've always liked his style. its classic. this time when i saw him i thought, "damn, he makes that long-sleeve leisure shirt look good!" But then, upon closer look, i realised it wasn't american apparel at all. the embroidery on the pocket was unidentifiable. nevertheless, he made me consider buying an item i previously loathed. but, let's be honest, the american apparel version just wouldn't fit as nicely.
and i like his loafers. a sidenote.
so what has this experience taught me so far? well, just that i need to get out more. i'm not going to deny that i work at american apparel. its evidenced by the last two pictures. and i'm also not going to deny that i work at the metrotown location. but hey, i think its a good thing. by snapping pics of the stylish metrotown perusers, i'm subverting the elitist mentality that good finds cant be found in malls (i've been known to hunt for bargains at urban behaviour, and i'm not afraid to say it) and that metrotown is not all thugs and hoodrats. okay, so maybe like 5% aren't. whatever.
and for the record. i dont just go to metrotown, and that's it. i was downtown the other day, and there were so many people i should have taken pictures of. but that was the problem. they were all looking so damn good that i was too intimidated to ask them for their picture. i just have to build up the site a bit more with friends and customers, before i'll feel brave enough to approach complete strangers. what do you think?
When I saw this floral-print Ben Sherman trench-coat-clad woman walk into my store today, I couldn't help but ask her if she'd participate in my new little experiment: The Commodified. Basically what I'm setting out to do is capture some of the good fashion that lurks around Vancouver. I got my inspiration from a magazine called Street that comes out of Japan. Then, when a friend tipped me on the FaceHunter website and I found no links to a Vancouver Street Fashion website, I figured I had better seize the opportunity and take the reigns on such an endeavour. Anyways, keep on checking in every now and then to see, well... what i've seen!