Drafted By Ha Na Amani:

Looking back at last season of Vancouver fashion week , we catch up with local style icons and fashion bloggers Chris Weber and  Shaughnessy Keely who are the founders of the style blog “Vancouver Style”. In this interview we recap some of the highlights of last season – personal favorites and get to know  both Chris and Shaughnessy’s passions and careers outside of the fashion world.

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 1-What made you two start Vancouver style?

The two of us hit it off as soon as we met and we later found that our style interests were extremely similar! We both follow the same fashion blogs online which triggered the idea of starting Vancouver Style! We always tend to match accidentally whether we are shooting some styled photos or just meeting up for coffee and shopping!

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2- What demographic are you hoping to address?

Our blog mainly focuses on showcasing local businesses, designers, and fellow bloggers, therefore the majority of our follower base is from Vancouver. We hope to promote some of the hidden gems of the city to those who may not be aware of them, as well as some larger, more well-known features.

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3- What three inspirations are you individually drawn to – a band, artist, designer etc…

We both love minimal, dark fashion. We draw style inspiration from So many different things and places! It’s difficult to narrow it down to 3! 

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4-What would you consider one of you’re favorite era’s of fashion (30’s 50’s 80’s etc) and why?

I think collectively we both tend to stray more towards 90’s fashion but occasionally will throw in some 50’s and 60’s vibes to our overall look.

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5- Reflections on Vancouver Fashion Week , who were some of you’re favorite designers , how did you feel as you’re role as a Vancouver Cool Hunter?

It’s difficult to narrow it down to just a few of our favorites, but we both fell in love with Sara Armstrong’s designs as they tend to match our personal style. Her looks were dark and classy with a bit of edge. It was a pleasure for us to wear her designs at Vancouver Fashion Week! Some of our other favorites include Alex Yu, Evan Clayton, and German designer Danny Reinke.

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6- What street style trends are you seeing a lot of right now?

Recently we have noticed a lot of layers, oversized sweaters and coats, and boyfriend jeans. Unisex styles and lots of accessories are super trendy right now!

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7- You both have careers outside of the fashion blog Vancouver Style , tell us more of you’re passions and individual careers.

Chris’ passion is hair! He works full-time at Barbarella Hair Salon on Main St. Aside from his work at the salon, he loves using his creativity for photo shoots, fashion shows, music videos and other collaborations! Shaughnessy is a cosmetic and corrective tattoo artist. She specializes in tattooing natural-looking eyebrows as well as other cosmetic and corrective procedures. She is a business owner and loves being able to travel for work! Our careers complement each other well and we are always sharing clients and working on new projects together! 🙂

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8- What are You’re three favorite personality quirks about each other ?

Chris’ favorite quirks about Shaughnessy are that she is a crazy dog lady, she is an eyebrow enthusiast, and that she shares a wardrobe with her boyfriend, Kyle. Shaughnessy loves Chris’ passion for hair, his accent and the way he pronounces certain words. 🙂

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9- Where would you eventually like to see the future of your blog Vancouver Style go?

We plan to collaborate with more designers, boutiques and artists in the near future and focus on building a platform for other Vancouver creatives. We would love to see our blog grow to include all aspects of Vancouver Style such as interior design, restaurants and other hot spots! Stay tuned!

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10-Last but not least what is the one accessory you both individually simply cannot do with out.

We both have a very extensive sunglasses collection so that is definitely an item we cannot live without! Hats are also a necessity for this unpredictable Vancouver weather!


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