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What’s even better than a guest post?

A guest post about a city I’m desperate to visit. Before her jet lag had even worn off, Liv from It’s a Beautiful Life contributed this post about Hong Kong (with a bit of Shanghai to make me extra envious).

I was much honored to be asked by The Anthology to write a guest post; it’s been so much fun watching this blog grow and I look forward to the updates in my RSS reader every day. I recently went on a whirlwind of a trip to Asia to two very happening cities: Hong Kong and Shanghai.  

Liv Hong Kong

I was born in Hong Kong so going back is like slipping on a pair of well-worn jeans — the comfort of familiarity sinks in as I drive past the dazzling city lights and formidable skyscrapers.

As for Shanghai, well I was a Shanghai virgin.  It is fascinating city which not only shows the best of East meets West but is also a great example of China’s economic progress.  Construction is everywhere, and the well-heeled Shanghainese strut their stuff on the great catwalks of Shanghai.

I’ve put together my hot list for Hong Kong – a composite of places and things I love. I hope you get to visit them soon.
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Go Nucks!

For the past week I have been heckled (by my own mother) to post an outfit that incorporates the Canucks.

canucks t-shirt

Herewith, my husband’s old school Canucks t-shirt (this logo is my favourite).

canucks shirt detail

And a little sequin number I got at the antique fair.

canucks shirt

How do you show your support for your home team? Do you actually, like, watch their games and stuff?

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Success!

I went to an antique fair today with the intention of getting a bookshelf, a writing desk and a dresser. I found none of those things.

vintage jacket

Instead, I found this little ditty.

velvet jacket

It’s the perfect mix of Eastern Europe and the 80s, two things I love very much.

vintage velvet jacket

And it’s way cooler than a bookshelf. Funny how you can go looking for something and be perfectly happy you didn’t find it, isn’t it?

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Like a blushing zebra

This outfit is black and white and red all over.

black white red

This vintage skirt was quite a find (I love pleats).

black white red detail

I also love imagining the original owner of my vintage pieces. This one seems like it could have belonged to a detective back when people smoked at work. What do you think?

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Travelin’ To-orist

Guest posts are the best posts (especially when they’re about romance, recycling and Romanelli hats). This one is from my sister-in-law Jaclyn.

I’ll be in London this June and plan to scour the streets for Kenyan-born Brian Gathii’s To-orist line filled with safari-inspired streetwear.

to-orist

Think: Prince meets Kanye meets… King Tut?

to-orist sweatshirt

With bold colours and edgy appliques each piece is perfectly prismatic.

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Photo from oki-ni.

Want to contribute to the Anthology? (Hooray! I’ve been hoping you would.) Send me a note at theanthology@live.com. Thanks again Jac!

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At work, it’s a shirt

On the beach in Barcelona, it’s a dress. I love a good shirt/dress. So versatile.

DKNY dress

And then there’s my amethyst cuff, which is always an amethyst cuff. 

amethyst cuff

Forget diamonds, I think coloured stones are a girl’s best friend.

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Two Mikes. Two shirts.

Both, interestingly enough, with some bright blue and neon orange.

custom shirt

The first is by the stylish Mike Lyall who silkscreened 6 0h 4 on it. (604 is Vancouver’s area code. 6 0h 4 just makes me laugh).

M Lyall shirt detail

The second is by Michael Doehle (also the man behind this shirt) who collaborated with Jamie Bizness on this one-of-a-kind piece.

one of a kind shirt

He gave it to our pal Dana as a parting gift (thanks for the photos Dana).

shirt detail

Do you know any other Mikes who could whip up some custom shirts? I want to expand my collection.

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