Showing posts with label Eco style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eco style. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Perfect Winter Coat :: Obakki

Baby it's cold outside.

Oh I have been listening to Christmas tunes for 6 hrs a day at work. With all the renditions of different songs out there, I am so surprised at the self imposed limitations the DJs chose to play within.

Perhaps I am not in the holiday spirit yet.

So let's focus on some winter fashion instead.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu, vintage chanel pin, ruffle white shirt

Every wardrobe needs a great coat. Mine is graced by this cashmere full length from Obakki.

I was lucky enough to snatch this up at the warehouse sale.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu, obakki long cashmere coat, balenciaga sahara city with giant gold hardware

I also love wearing bright lip colors in the winter time. I also love pairing reds with gold.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu close up wearing chunky gold necklace from community thrift and vintage

Stay tuned for a holiday looks makeup post coming your way soon.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights

Deep down, I am such a fair weather person. I contemplated many times on moving myself down south. If I lived in California, I can maximize my full wardrobe potential.

But I don't mind it too much if I can wear a coat as fabulous as this.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat


Almost every single piece of clothing is second hand in this post. Next year, I hope to focus more on the eco side of fashion and style. I will try to challenge myself on reinventing existing piece of clothing.



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Monday, 29 April 2013

EFW06 Review Value Village Day

I can't believe it was a week ago that this has happened.

I was involved in such an amazing experience. Thank you Eco Fashion Week, thank you Value Village for giving me the opportunity to do what I do best on such a spectacular platform.

I was involved in the Thrift Chic Challenge presented by Value Village along side two other fashion talents.

Sara Gourlay, Sandy Joe Carpetz, and myself were all given $500 to style a collection of 15 outfits from head to toe using only items from Value Village.

Here are some of my favourite pieces from Sara's black and white, minimalistic and reworked collection. She really showed off the tailoring and cuts of each piece. These amazing photos are brought to you by Peter Jensen.

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by sara gourlay

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by sara gourlay

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by sara gourlay

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by sara gourlay

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by sara gourlay

Next up we have Sandy Joe. She also worked some DIY magic and made her own top and dress out of doylies, tapestry and table cloth. Man, these girls are talented.

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Sandy Joe Karpetz

I was the last of the three stylists, though those ladies should be called designers. Here is my year round styled out Blossom Parade.

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Jasmine Zhu

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Jasmine Zhu

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Jasmine Zhu

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, thrift chic challenge presented by value village styled by Jasmine Zhu

The headliner of the night is the amazing Kim Cathers.

She takes 68lbs of ordinary pieces of clothing from Value Village and turn them into magic. This year, the collection is reborn from men's suits.


Here are my favourite pieces from this collection, though I really wanted to pick every single piece.

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon


Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Eco fashion week, efw06, eco fashion, 68lbs challenge presented by value village designed by Kim Cathers Kdon

Never thought thrift can look so good eh?

Photo credits Peter Jensen