GCDS, Coltons Couture, Ciao Aixa, Vancouver Art Gallery, VAG, Olivia Blazen, Richmond Center, Oakridge Center, Metrotown, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, Luxury Lifestyle, EcoLuxLuv, Helen Siwak, Schott NYC, Gucci, YSL, Mother, Celine, mobi, downtown vancouver, luxury zone

A cloudy day and the downtown core of the city is strangely slow-moving. There is a chill in the air and I am layered in my newest pieces. Thank you, Gucci for bringing back the Varsity look. Picked up this Schott NYC Varsity jacket because of the interesting leather pockets. I won’t use them, of course, because I have my red Celine for all the things I cannot leave the house without.

GCDS, Coltons Couture, Ciao Aixa, Vancouver Art Gallery, VAG, Olivia Blazen, Richmond Center, Oakridge Center, Metrotown, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, Luxury Lifestyle, EcoLuxLuv, Helen Siwak, Schott NYC, Gucci, YSL, Mother, Celine, mobi, downtown vancouver, luxury zone

The Couture Beyond: Guo Pei exhibition is at the VAG. I am early and the doors are not open yet. I want to spend the whole day investigating the intricacies of each piece. Every layer, every stitch, every gold thread. Once Rihanna wore the Yellow Imperial Cape to the Chinese-themed Met Gala, I was mesmerized.

GCDS, Coltons Couture, Ciao Aixa, Vancouver Art Gallery, VAG, Olivia Blazen, Richmond Center, Oakridge Center, Metrotown, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, Luxury Lifestyle, EcoLuxLuv, Helen Siwak, Schott NYC, Gucci, YSL, Mother, Celine, mobi, downtown vancouver, luxury zone

GCDS, Coltons Couture, Ciao Aixa, Vancouver Art Gallery, VAG, Olivia Blazen, Richmond Center, Oakridge Center, Metrotown, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, Luxury Lifestyle, EcoLuxLuv, Helen Siwak, Schott NYC, Gucci, YSL, Mother, Celine, mobi, downtown vancouver, luxury zone

As I wait, I imagine a ride through a field in the countryside of France. My soft Burberry scarf blowing in the autumn breeze.
Je rêve de la vie à la campagne.

GCDS, Coltons Couture, Ciao Aixa, Vancouver Art Gallery, VAG, Olivia Blazen, Richmond Center, Oakridge Center, Metrotown, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, Luxury Lifestyle, EcoLuxLuv, Helen Siwak, Schott NYC, Gucci, YSL, Mother, Celine, mobi, downtown vancouver, luxury zone

There is a Turkish proverb that says ‘A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.’ This concrete lion sleeps on this ledge. I breathe in his power. Breathe out. Repeat. The air smells like autumn.


Gucci Black Loafers $825
YSL T-shirt with Metallic Detailing $585
Celine Poppy Red Small Trio Cross Body $1,235
Burberry Tartan Scarf $250
AG Jeans $250
Schott NYC Varsity Jacket $750
GCDS Black/Red Variety Sweater $590

All items are available at Colton’s Couture boutiques in the Lower Mainland.
Pricing is approximate and may change due to sales.
Model: Olivia Blazen | Styling/Images: Helen Siwak
All images property of Colton’s Couture.