I'm proud to be from the West Coast. Named after one of my favourite songs from Lana Del Rey's latest album "Ultraviolence", I demonstrated my coastal pride by so-titling these photos taken around Vancouver's gorgeous False Creek. In order to achieve these magical shots, I was fortunate enough to work with a local and very talented photographer, Pierce of PRSPCTV by Pierce. It was an incredible opportunity to be able to meet up with this friendly and thoughtful individual. Not only did I get to witness some Vancouver talent in action, I was also able to make a great friend with whom I'm sure I will be in contact even after this shoot. I highly recommend you check out his work on his website!
Last Sunday, we were blessed with a particularly warm and summery day of which we took full advantage. In the early afternoon, the boyfriend and I visited the Hastings Racecourse to watch several races, enjoy some delicious drinks and food, and have good conversation with the two other friends who I had invited to our boxseats. We originally had planned to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge after the racecourse but wisely reconsidered as it would have been a tight schedule to visit the bridge and then make it back for my photoshoot in Olympic Village. Instead, we bummed around Chinatown and Olympic Village until it was time to meet up with Pierce in the evening.
For the first portion of the shoot, we entered a secluded dock only known to locals. While the water was a bit cold initially, I ended up enjoying myself immensely while Pierce took pictures and I took in the amazing sunset view of False Creek.
Dress & Floral Headpiece // Ego Closet
Bracelet // Vintage
Necklace // H&M
Shoes & Sunglasses // Aldo
By this point in my blogging experience, I've become quite immune to people starting while I take pictures in public areas. However, when there are two individuals taking photos and holding up light reflectors to your person, you're bound to get more attention than usual! Regardless, I loved taking these photos in such a beautiful setting when we were having such an amazingly warm night.
For this outfit, I wore two items recently acquired from a wonderful boutique in Gastown named Ego Closet. Since one of my friends works there, she was able to pick out this dress for me and give me a handy discount-- a win-win situation for the both of us. I love the short and flirty feeling of this piece, as well the tropical print that says summer all day long. Also, what's not to love about those cute side cutouts?
Now excuse me while I get ready for a wedding tonight (wearing this very dress). Before I go, I have to ask: are you reppin' west coast or east coast?