StyleQuotient Feature – Summer Femme

August 12, 2011

You may have heard of Paul Melo of StyleQuotient on my blog before – given that his street style photography site is considered the pinnacle of Vancouver fashion (not to mention Canadian fashion), he was the first person who came to mind when I was creating my Hometown Glory posts a couple of months ago.  Considering how much I obviously admire him and his work, imagine how overwhelmed and honoured I felt to have been shot by him for StyleQuotient! 

Now imagine how extremely overwhelmed and happy I became when he then told me that I’d be allowed to tweak my outfit with a few purchases courtesy of Vancouver’s Runway!  Vancouver’s Runway represents Robson Street, Vancouver’s most famous shopping street located right in the center of the downtown core.  You can find everything that you could ever need within its three block stretch of shops, fine dining, and more.  Paul is currently capturing the most stylish looks off of Robson Street for a campaign Vancouver’s Runway is running.

Since I felt like the dress was really the most important element of the whole look, we both agreed that simply accenting it in different ways would be the best way of restyling it.  Swapping out the brown leather strappy heels that I had on for grey Michael Kors pumps from B2 was our first order of business.  Since we’d injected the outfit with cool-toned grey, we ditched my thick brown leather belt for a beautiful printed Club Monaco silk scarf and added a stunning turquoise-detailed necklace from Blue Ruby (which I’ve actually been wearing pretty obsessively since!).  The new look complete, we took to Robson again for a few more pictures.

As if Paul and Vancouver’s Runway hadn’t done enough for me already in the space of an hour, my look has now been entered into a contest to win a grand prize of $1,000 in prizes, again courtesy of Vancouver’s Runway.  You can check out all the beautiful looks in the running here.

Needless to say, the minute we’d wrapped up that incredible hour and a half of shooting and shopping, I was left with a strong “Did that just actually happen?” feeling.  I can not thank Paul enough for the amazing experience!  Check out the full Summer Femme editorial on StyleQuotient here!

Images courtesy of Style Quotient

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  • Reply mybeadifullife August 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    your pictures are gorgeous! i love both ways of styling the dress.

  • Reply alison*elle August 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Sounds like it was an amazing experience, what a great opportunity! I've never heard of Vancouver's Runway but I just checked it out and now have it bookmarked 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Aarti August 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    you look so pretty!

  • Reply Jessica Gitler August 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

    wow, you are one lucky girl, sounds like so much fun… and the end outcome is amazing, you look fabulous and the pictures do too! congrats on such an amazing experience.

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET August 13, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Oh my goodness, Alex I'm in love with that dress & both of the ways that you styled it. AND the photography is absolutely to die for gorgeous!! Oh, and you are just an absolute beauty. Best of luck, hope you win. xo veronika

  • Reply Cee August 13, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Oh Alex, I was so thrilled to see you had posted this yesterday. As much as I am unbearably jealous that you had this wonderful opportunity, I am also so, so happy for you 🙂 You look stunning in all of these photos, not to mention that the dress you chose is just beyond fabulous. (Bring it to the next clothing swap? Please?) Sorry I missed you tonight, I've been a bit frantic this week and decided to take it easy when I got home, thinking I'd have lots of time to get to the store… Not so much so after I blow dried my hair 😛 But I promise to visit soon. I have to thank-you in person for writing such a sweet feature about my blog!!

  • Reply Danielle August 13, 2011 at 4:10 am

    You look absolutely beautiful in these pictures! I love both stylings of this dress, but if I HAD to pick, I think I'd go with the second. Good luck in the contest!

  • Reply Jessie August 13, 2011 at 6:02 am

    You are absolutely beautiful. And that dress is so pretty! Love the pictures, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    By the way, I am hosting a wonderful giveaway. Come by and enter for a chance to win a $75 gift card!


  • Reply Melissa August 13, 2011 at 6:32 am

    You look stunning in those photographs. The dress is perfect and you styled it exactly right. Ah, can't find any other words. Love love love.

  • Reply Nina August 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Let me just say that you are absolutely gorgeous, stunning and so on 🙂 Love the photographs and the whole look!

  • Reply Syrious August 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

    woooow super lucky girl!!
    these pics are simply PERFECT!!
    and re gorgeous!!!
    cute blog! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same ONLY if' you'll like mine!
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  • Reply Snow Black August 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Very gorgeous and the color is wonderful on you. I love the way you did your hair and makeup.

  • Reply Bre August 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

    You look gorgeous in every photo and you proved that that dress is very versatile. I loved it in the first photo and then came the rest and they are beautiful as well just like you.

  • Reply Your Living Mannequin August 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I really really do love your outfit. You are like a doll :)) The photos are indeed lovely!:)


  • Reply Mary and Dyer August 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    You look beautiful!! Your makeup is insanely perfect and I love the pleated dress!

    I just became your newest follower! I would love for you to check out the blog that I just started with my sister and follow us back!

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  • Reply Jazzy E (hivenn) August 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Love this post! x hivenn

  • Reply JennaStevie August 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    You look soo gorgeous!! I love this dress and each way it is styled, it looks great with the brown belt, but so lovely with the gray shoes. What a fabulous experience, that's really exciting!

  • Reply Lidiya August 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful photos, the dress is gorgeous and you look divine – perfection 🙂

  • Reply Joanna August 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    love your outfit! the nude shades are gorgeous! love it! following you definitely! follow me back maybe?

  • Reply Ria August 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, good luck winning the contest. His streetstyle is so lovely.

  • Reply Lily August 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    These photos that Paul took of you are ah-mazing! You look absolutely gorgeous as always and I love, love, love your outfit! Fingers cross you win the contest. You deserve it. 🙂


  • Reply Fashion Cappuccino August 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Alexandra! These photos are so stunning and you look so fresh-faced and radiant! Very, very pretty dress too! I love the last photo the most. You have to share how your makeup looks so natural! My driving test went okay although it's getting expensive. He charged $35.00 an hour and I need to practice a lot especially turning and parking.

    Anyway, best wishes on the contest and I hope you win! Talk to you soon and have a wonderful weekend! xoxoxoo

  • Reply Patricia Paramo August 14, 2011 at 2:57 am

    amazing pictures!!!
    just discovered your blog..will follow!!

  • Reply derek August 14, 2011 at 6:42 am

    very pretty!! your dress is almost goddess like!!!
    great photos!!!

  • Reply Victoria'sProcrastinationProject August 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

    These pictures are great! Want those shoes!!

  • Reply Katie August 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    So gorgeous I am in love with this look! xo

  • Reply Mani August 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Perfect, perfect, perfect! You look amazingly stylish!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.
    btw. would you like to follow each other?

  • Reply Heather August 15, 2011 at 5:22 am

    cute cute cute photos!
    love your rosy cheeks!


  • Reply Leonie August 15, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Great pictures, you look stunning! The dress is so pretty and I love both ways you styled it. Congrats on the feature! 🙂
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  • Reply sittie rainie limba August 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    OMG! I love your dress.. you look so gorgeous =))

    Followed you, hope you could visit my blog and follow me too?

    Hugs and kisses

  • Reply Lee Oliveira August 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Do you have any idea how fabulous you and your photos are Alexandra?
    I died (literally).
    Lee x

  • Reply Cara August 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Congrats Alex, these photos are amazing, you look stunning! What a wonderful day-love the new heels and scarf-amazing look!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Ellie August 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! These photos are amazing!

  • Reply Marissa Joy August 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Beautiful dress! Love that green clutch!

  • Reply Meisha.Style August 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    this is just perfect! love the pleated midi!

  • Reply A Fine Balance August 16, 2011 at 12:04 am

    You are absolutely stunning and glad the focus was on the dress with demure accessories. but you make the dress look lovely…is this a piece I can buy?

    maybe I missed where I can get it from.

  • Reply MizzJ August 16, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Gorgeous photos! You look so classically elegant here. I thought the dress looked cute before with the brown belt, but with those turquoise touches and the grey pumps, it becomes much more original!

  • Reply alexandra.samarina August 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Dearest namesake!

    First of all let me say how beautiful your name is;))))
    Secondly, this outfit is stunning! You look incredibly romantic and dreamy!
    Such a beautiful look!

    And the green clutch is simply a fabulous darling!



  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} August 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    oh Alex, how wonderfully exciting for you love! i'd be tingling from top to tip by such a grand offer and invitation. you are so so so stunning! the dress you chose is an ethereal dream!!!i love the subtle changes you made to it with your accessorized elements. nice touch to see a softer side as well. thrilled for you to have had this experience, if anyone deserves that win, it'd be YOU! lucks and buddha belly rubs being sent your way. xoox ♥

    pea ess: sorry about the SYTYCD spoiler lades, oops! omg though, we watched Entourage last night and being it's last season i imagined you with a little hanging tear. guess it's onwards and upwards to "book em' Danno" now! baha ; )

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  • Reply Tam August 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    This is a lovely outfit!! You are soo pretty!!

    Yours Truly,

  • Reply Jen August 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    you look gorgeous! so glad I found your blog!

  • Reply August 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Lovely and absolutely stunning. So femmie and fabulous!


  • Reply QHYAPPLE August 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

    sounds like so much fun…how happy your life are !!

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  • Reply Collections August 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    You look beautiful in this dress. Congrats on the photographs!

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  • Reply 5thsquare September 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I love your dress with this fantastic clutch

  • Reply Anonymous January 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    very nice dress, is good design from… h&m, i got it on sale in paris for £10, very lucky

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