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London, Travel, Vancouver

Captain George Vancouver: From UK to Vancouver

Today marks the 260th birthday of Captain George Vancouver, the namesake of Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC (as well as Vancouver, WA and others). I had long been curious about Captain George Vancouver, one of Britain’s greatest explorers, and decided that when I moved to the UK, I must visit his birth and burial place. …

Fashion, London, Vancouver

Corsets: V&A Exhibition and Lace Embrace

In a few days, the Victoria and Albert Museum will have a new exhibition on Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Undressed will focus on the relationship between underwear and fashion, as well as the shifting fashionable body ideal. The exhibition will feature over 200 objects of underwear – corsets, panties, crinolines, slips, etc. – for men …

Fashion, Vancouver

Ivan Sayers’ Irish and Green Vintage Collection

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Today’s post is a selection of Irish and green vintage clothing from the collection of Vancouver fashion historian and collector, Ivan Sayers. I began modelling for fashion historian and collector Ivan Sayers in March 2013. My first show was for SMOC (The Society for the Museum of Original Costume) called “The …

Vancouver

Winter Food & Beverage Specials in Vancouver

Last year, I visited the top four coffee chain stores (Blenz, Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, Waves) to try their Christmas/winter specials. Here’s a list of my favourites from each store!   Blenz (Vancouver only) In 2014, there were 3 different colour schemes for each size. Chai Eggnog Latte – Chai tea + Eggnog = creamy chai tea latte! Starbucks …

Vancouver

Nordstrom Vancouver is Here!

A New Department Store American fashion retailer, Nordstrom, began as a shoe store, Wallin & Nordstrom, in Seattle, USA in 1901. Today, on Friday, 18 September 2015, at 9:30am, Nordstrom opened the doors of its first international flagship store in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is the third Canadian city with a Nordstrom store, following Calgary (Chinook Centre – 2014) and Ottawa …