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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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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.

toorist-11

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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When you finish an exam, there’s only one thing to do

Throw a party with lots of wine and lots of cheese.

peach tank top

Which is exactly what my friend Briony (the world’s hottest accountant) did.

briony blurry

She looked so cute in her thrifted tank top and Camper shoes.

camper shoes

Don’t you think?

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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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