As always, we made sure to have some good food over which to catch up about our latest doings. This time, we decided to have a delicious lunch at Secret Location in Gastown (see below for some shots of my mouth-wateringly good lobster gnocchi and Bonita's halibut). We had both heard about this particular venue before from online features; however, this would be the first time in which both of us would enjoy the luxurious setting and culinary delights of this concept boutique. We both enjoyed the fabulous decor (many were imported from France), appetizing food, and friendly service by the staff during our visit.
Top // H&M
Skirt // The Underground (Singapore)
Shoes // Zara
Necklace // Mong Kok Boutique (Hong Kong)
Hat // Ever New
Bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs
We arrived at the VFW venue about 30-45 minutes late but were surprised to discover that the show was having a fashionably late start. Luckily, we were able to pass the time while waiting to get into the tent by taking photos and having random photographers take photos of us constantly checking social media on our phones (oh dear). After settling into our seats, we were treated to a rough beginning with the first collection (which I couldn't say I loved) of yoga-inspired onesies from a local 'designer.' I personally thought this show was a tad self-indulgent with its overload of performers, from a violinist to a troupe of ballerinas. I also cringed at the thought of yet another Vancouver style stereotype, the yoga-pant-wearing-fanatic, coming to life in this collection.
However, the next few collections were quite lovely; one menswear line in particular, Shinya Yamaguchi, caught my eye and attention. In fact, I would choose to write the latest Trendy Tuesday post on his strikingly bold designs here. Sadly, I would not be able to stay the entire night to view the entire set of collections; however, what I saw later on social media was good enough to make me regret leaving quite so early!
Top // Club Monaco
Shorts // Wilfred by Aritzia
Jacket // Rosebud
Shoes // Louise et Cie
Bag // See by Chloe
A special thanks to Bonita for being my trusty partner-in-crime in trying out new lunch spots and finding yet another reason to dress outlandishly (the last time was at the Hastings Racecourse). Dressing in hats and other eye-catching gear wouldn't be worth the many stares on the street and on transit without your joint effort!