Showing posts with label Vancouver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vancouver. Show all posts

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 08

I am very excited to share the news of the 8th edition of Vancouver Eco Fashion Week with you guys.

This year, the format of this amazing event has been revamped and I can't wait to see what is in store.

ecofashion week, Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 08

From April 27th to April 29, it will be three action packed days.

Eco Fashion Week Remix - Obakki, Value Village, Holt Renfrew & H&M Are At The Forefront.

Educational Series - H&M’s first appearance at Eco Fashion Week
Hosted at SFU Woodward’s in Gastown - April 27th, 12pm - 4pm
Pierre Börjesson, H&M ‘s Senior Sustainability Specialist, will speak to the H&M Garment Collecting Initiative - A global initiative that encourages customers to bring in unwanted garments of any brand and in any condition to H&M stores to be given a new life. As EFW’s Keynote Speaker, Börjesson will be joined on the schedule by Vancouver designer Jason Matlo, Maureen Dickson of Slow Fashion Forward, Value Village Chief Marketing Officer Karin Koonings and more.
Presented by Eco Waste and Bullfrog Power, EFW’s seminars use an interactive approach to empower fashion professionals and the public by opening up a discussion and offering solutions to shift the apparel and textile industries towards more responsible practices.

Followed by my favourite events.

Thrift Chic Challenge & 68 Pound Challenge Presented by Value Village

Hosted at The Fairmont Waterfront - April 28th
5:00 pm Opening Cocktail 7:00 pm Thrift Chic Challenge 8:30 pm 68 Pound Challenge
Thrift retailer Value Village returns to present the fifth edition of the Thrift Chic Challenge - a trend-focused event where three stylists are given a $500 allowance to create ten runway worthy outfits using only gently-used clothing from Value Village. For the first time, local stylists had the opportunity to submit their portfolio to Eco Fashion Week to win one of the three designer spots. The top ten looks were judged by a team from Value Village, West Coast Editor of Fashion Magazine, Joy Pecknold and fans of Eco Fashion Week via Facebook. Following the judging the scores were tallied to select the three stylists who made the cut - Lauren Clark and Lyndsey Chow of Hey Jude, Jerome Insorio and Ghazal Elhaei– to take on this season’s Thrift Chic Challenge. Young Oak designer Tammy Joe is the new talent behind Value Village’s 68 Pound Challenge. Sixty-eight pounds is the amount of clothing and textiles the average North American throws away each year and serves as the inspiration for this fashion challenge - creating a brand new fashion-forward collection from sixty-eight pounds of reworked clothing from Value Village.

Finally,

Charity Shopping Night at Holt Renfrew to Feature New H Project Showcase and Fashion Show by Obakki
Hosted at Holt Renfrew - April 29th, 7pm - 10pm
Eco Fashion Week concludes with a Charity Shopping Night at Holt Renfrew, featuring a Fashion Show by luxury label, Obakki, whose Spring Summer 2014 collection is carried at Holt Renfrew as part of H Project. H Project is a shop of extraordinary products with extraordinary stories, curated by Alexandra Weston, Director of Brand Strategy, who will also be in Vancouver for the event and speaking for H Project’s newest concept “Uncrate India”. A portion of the nights proceeds will go to The Obakki Foundation, Obakki's philanthropic counterpart, that focuses on providing clean water and education in Africa.

I am proud to be attending such a meaningful event right in the heart of Vancouver. Fashion covers a huge part of our lives, the textile industry has tremendous impact in almost everything. As earthlings, we should strive to minimize the impact.

If you want to learn more about eco fashion alternatives and how looking great doesn't have to come at a grave price.

Buy tickets online here.

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

My Mine and Yours Shopping Haul

If you live in Vancouver and have your finger on the fashion pulse, you have no doubt heard about Mine & Yours. The newest better-than-consignment used fashion boutique.

Even I have previously made mention of my new favourite store.

Of course I don't just talk the talk. I also walk the walk.

Let me share with you my haul from this amazing store.

Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul
Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul
Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul
Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul

Every piece is unique. Every rack is filled with surprises. It could hold your next power suit, cocktail dress or date stunner.

Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul
Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul
Mine and Yours consignment and used fashion boutique Vancouver shopping haul

If you haven't gone yet, please check them out at 1060 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1V6

Website: http://www.mineandyours.co/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mineandyours.co
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mineandyoursco#

I am also collaborating with Mine & Yours and Stylust Magazine on a fun project. Stay tuned.

Vancouver Fashion Blogger Jasmine Zhu self portrait

PS, I absolutely LOVE this cute pancake lens.


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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Eco Fashion Week 07

Tomorrow Eco Fashion Week 07 starts.

eco fashion week 07

I am so excited to attend! I will also be doing some coverage for Stylust Magazine for the first couple of days which are my favourite days.

Starting with http://nicolebridger.com/ at Celebrities. She always have really innovative shows.

efw07 nicole bridger banner

Then my favourite day, brought to you by Value Village. Evan Ducharme will be closing this day with the 68lbs challenge mentored by Kim Cathers.

efw07 evan ducharme 68lbs challenge

What I am extremely excited about seeing is actually the Thrift Chic show.

Participating in it last season was way too much fun. Let's walk down memory lane with my very blossomy creations. Images by Peter Jensen Photography.

efw06 thrift chic challenge by Jasmine Zhu
efw06 thrift chic challenge by Jasmine Zhu
efw06 thrift chic challenge by Jasmine Zhu
efw06 thrift chic challenge by Jasmine Zhu

Since one of my absolute favourite designers will be involved with the Thrift Chic Challenge, I cannot wait to see what she can bring.

See you guys are the show.


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Sunday, 8 September 2013

Vancouver Night View

Happy Sunday! A day made for relaxing, being lazy and enjoying the fleeting moments of life.

I love my apartment, if not for anything else, for the view alone.

vancouver night view, fashion blogger posing in vintage Jasmine Zhu's view

vancouver night view, fashion blogger posing in vintage Jasmine Zhu's view

My sleepless night actually became quite productive. The gift that enables me to capture those fleeting moments.

vancouver night view, fashion blogger posing in vintage Jasmine Zhu's view

vancouver night view, fashion blogger posing in vintage Jasmine Zhu's view

vancouver night view, fashion blogger posing in vintage Jasmine Zhu's view

Fleeting.


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