Undercover. Camo in the City.

Undercover. Camo in the City.

The 80s. Everything I know about the 80s, I learned from my sister. Born in the 80s or adulting in the 80s. Two totally different lives. She loves black. I love cotton. It’s not about colour for me, so much as being without colour.

Coltons Couture, Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Georgia, League Models, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, BC, YVR, 604, Savannah, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Canada Goose, Hunter, Eugenia Kim

I took the challenge. Netflix and chilled with a bag of Doritos. Say Anything with Cusack and the boombox. I like that look. I see it downtown. Are they hipsters in a Eugenia Kim beret or are they artists in black-on-black Alexander Wang slouchy sweaters? Same, maybe different. Did John love her or was it being left behind in oblivion that he couldn’t handle? Will we ever know. My sister doesn’t remember. Perhaps she doesn’t care.

Coltons Couture, Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Georgia, League Models, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, BC, YVR, 604, Savannah, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Canada Goose, Hunter, Eugenia Kim

I am Commando with my camo Canada Goose coat and Hunter boots. Schwarzenegger rocks the original camouflage make-up in this one with the youngest Alyssa Milano ever. I would love to do my face but I don’t think the hotel would love that as I stalk the halls.

Coltons Couture, Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Georgia, League Models, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, BC, YVR, 604, Savannah, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Canada Goose, Hunter, Eugenia Kim

Deep in the stairwell, only the heat from my skin gives me away. In Predator, the soldiers didn’t survive. Only mud baths will save you… and an acute sense of blackness. 3.1 Phillip Lim knows black. Everything my sister owns is Lim and Wang. She says it speaks to her. This lack of colour and clarity. A deep reflection into your soul. But is it like a dark reflective pond that reflects black but is teeming with life below the surface?

Coltons Couture, Rosewood Hotel, Hotel Georgia, League Models, Downtown Vancouver, Vancity, BC, YVR, 604, Savannah, Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Canada Goose, Hunter, Eugenia Kim

There is something to be said for comfort. The ability to close your eyes and sleep. Safely. Quietly. Roger that. Over and out.

Ciao, Aixa


Fixxative Sunglasses $395
Hunter Boots on Sale $180
Canada Goose Maitland Black Label Parka $850
Eugenia Kim Black Leather Beret $350
3.1 Phillip Lim Handkerchief Skirt $655
Alexander Wang Bi-Level Sweater $505

All items are available at Colton’s Couture boutiques in the Lower Mainland.
Pricing is approximate and may change due to sales.
Model: Savannah from League Models | Styling/Images: Helen Siwak
Location provided by Rosewood Hotel Georgia
All images property of Colton’s Couture.