May 21, 2015

OUTFIT/ Pink

I remember there was a time when I absolutely DESPISED the colour pink - especially on boys.  To be fair, I hated pink in way back high school before I knew that fashion was an actual "thing" and the only guys wearing pink were douchebags or extremely flaming - of which I was neither.  Since then I've grown up some, widened my perspective, dyed my hair blue, green, and come back to black and come to appreciate it, and maybe even love it.

Not only am I into soft pinks, but camel tones, and for anyone who's following me on insta you'll know what I'm talking about. Even though I've made a bit of a promise to myself to stop spending on TS/TM, I ended up splurging on a camel Harrington jacket and this light pink bomber... they were just exactly what I was looking for and the pink bomber I was able to get on my work discount ^-^ In other pink/camel-things-news I'm also saving up for the pink Raf/Stans! Can't wait to wear them with my bomber. Too much pink? Maybe. But I'm feelin' it so ����




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Hat, T-Shirt - Sandro | Bomber Jacket - Topman | Shorts - Zara 
Pin - Inventory from Neighbour | Shoes - New Balance

This one's a short outfit post - no outtakes or anything, sorry! But really, that's fine because it's beautiful outside and you should be enjoying the amazing weather while you can - if it's even nice where you are ;)

Until next time ��
-Marchel



May 20, 2015

NEW LOOKBOOK/ Adam-Lin AW15

Had the pleasure of working with Adam-Lin, a new face in the local fashion scene here in Vancouver.   Adam is studying in the city at La Salle College and recently had his very first collection presented at Vancouver Fashion Week for AW15 - already can't wait to see more from this guy!

Fun fact, Adam is actually the twin brother of Kelsey's boyfriend (Kelsey being my bestie-makeup artist for anyone new on SWAV). 

You can follow Adam on Instagram @frreekie :)



Photography - Marchel B. Eang
Model - Mieka from Lizbell Agency
All Clothing - Adam Lin


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May 19, 2015

NEW EDITORIAL/ INSPI-MAG

New editorial in print and online for INSPI-MAG!


Photography/Styling: Marchel B. Eang
HMUA: Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick
Model: Aidan from Family Management

Featuring pieces by Sara Armstrong, Acne Studios, Pantone Universe, Project Garments, Tomorrowland, Etudes Studio, and more!


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April 25, 2015

LOOKBOOK/ BEYUNIQUE does Thrift Chic!

Vancouver based stylist Lucy Yun (or more commonly known by her insta-name Beyunique) presented her Thrift Chic Challenge at Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week sponsored this year by H&M. For those of you who aren't from here or don't know about EFW's Thrift Chic Challenge, it's a really exciting part of EFW where stylists can apply to win a $500 gift card to V-Squared, Village de Valeurs, or, as you may more commonly know it, Value Village - one of Vancouver's most popular and sought ought thrift stores companies. From there, it's up to the stylists to come up with a collection only using second-hand pieces.


Inspired by cool girls playing tennis in the summer, Lucy's collection features H-2-T looks with a wide variety of go-to SS15 must-haves. Highlights from the collection are definitely the powder blue and baby pink bucket hats and visors while those light-weight denim culottes are definitely on my personal watch list! ;)

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April 03, 2015

OUTFIT/ Yoko-Meshi




Short-Sleeved Button-Up - 3.1 Phillip Lim | Yoko Meshi Sweatshirt - OUIBONJOUR 
Satin Culottes - Topshop | Silver Sneakers - Acne Studios

Hello everyone! A while back, minimal streetwear brand OUIBONJOUR contacted me and Saul with some kind words and wanted to meet up with us for an interview! Fernando and Sunny who own the brand were in town for a month and were looking for creatives from every city to feature on their website blog. You can check out our interview here.

I was honoured to receive a couple pieces from their recent collection - a 'yoko meshi' sweatshirt and one of their 'pristine' t-shirts. After a crazy month of getting my creative shit back together and getting fed up with waiting for the weather to be the right conditions,  I just decided to wing it in my home studio ;) 

Enjoy the photos below and make sure to check out OUIBONJOUR's website and shop! They have a great selection of new minimal streetwear pieces up and their runs are very limited so get it while you can.

OUIBONJOUR is also on Facebook, and Instagram.




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March 31, 2015

NEW EDITORIAL/ Spring Fling for ION Magazine Issue #95!

HELLOO!!! It's been one heck of a long time and for anyone who still reads these, I APOLOGIZE. I'm v sorry, life gets in the way and unfortunately for this blog and anyone hoping for regular updates,  procrastinating and photoshoots kind of take priority. Yes, it's literally a dramatic switch between photoshoots and procrastinating, I'm not kidding - well, sometimes there's mild anxiety about where to start and what to start on first, which turns into procrastinating, which turns into eating ice cream bars.



Saul and I shot this a while ago, back in January for ION Magazine and it was originally for the February issue. One issue with the printer later though, and here we are in late March (late as in tomorrow is April). It's not a bad thing though! Because you know what? Something I've done is finally in print and in circulation across Canada, and if it took an extra month, I'm okay with that ;D

In other news, I've been working on a few other projects which you'll all see in good time! I always release lots of sneak peeks on projects on my Instagram @MarchelCreative though, so make sure to check it out and follow along!

I've also started a bit of my own online magazine by the name of Your Future Magazine - we're still in early stages of getting things together but I'm definitely looking for writers, photographers, stylists, and anyone creative to submit and get involved. If you wanna help out, short term OR long term, shoot me an email at marchel@yourfuturemagazine.com.

NOW you're probably exhausted from that boring talk, so here's the editorial mentioned earlier!

SPRING FLING for ION MAGAZINE ISSUE #95

Photography/Styling - Marchel B. Eang
HMUA: Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick
Art Direction: Saul Alviar
Creative Direction: Deanna Palkowski
Models: Mieka from Lizbell Agency, Joe from Wilhelmina Vancouver


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March 19, 2015

TESTING/ Summer

Had the pleasure of shooting Summer from Family Management again! Originally this was just going to be a make up shoot that Kelsey initiated for The Blanche Macdonald Centre Francesca Tolot "One Woman 100 Faces" contest but we took some time before Kels got started and did a bit of a mini-test shoot.

Enjoy and don't forget to check out Kelsey's final photo submission for the contest at the end of the post!


Summer

Photography/Styling: Marchel B. Eang
Model: Summer from Family Management




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March 12, 2015

TESTING/ Justice - Round 2

New test shoot with this lovely face who goes by the name of Justice. He's been on SWAV before but got in contact with me again to take some new photos. Justice isn't signed to an agency yet but he will be walking in Vancouver Fashion week for a show or two so keep an eye out for him there!

The weather (up until yesterday) has been especially nice in Vancouver for this time of year - it's so exciting to be able to start shooting outdoors again. Ever since the end of December I've just been feeling absolutely drained of any creative energy. I think partly just from getting tired of shooting in my cramped studio. It's so much more refreshing to have the option of choosing inside or outside and I after shooting outside again in the sun, I can definitely feel some inspiration starting to flow back into my body.

Enjoy the photos! :)



Model: Justice
Photography/Styling: Marchel B. Eang
Art Direction: Saul Alviar




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March 09, 2015

TESTING/ Josh

Had the pleasure of shooting Josh this weekend. Enjoy the photos below! :)


Photography: Marchel B. Eang
Art Direction: Saul Alviar
Model: Josh (unsigned)





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March 07, 2015

FEATURED/ OUIBONJOUR


 

Hi everyone! 

Over the past month Saul and I were contacted by Fernando and Sunny, the two creative founders behind the minimal streetwear brand 'OUIBONJOUR'. Established in Barcelona, they were visiting Vancouver for a month before leaving again for Berlin.

'OUIBONJOUR' puts an emphasis on comfort and personal expression while keeping a minimal approach to presentation and uniformity.

As the two have been traveling around the world they've been interviewing the creatives that they discover in whatever city they stop in. In the past they've interviewed the likes of Norwegian music artist Torgny Amdam, Parisian photographer Mathieu Vilasco, Swedish cartoon artist Franz Ung, the Swedish fashion label (whom we love as well) Orphan Bird, and a few others which you should definitely check out in their interviews section.

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March 04, 2015

TESTING/ Riley from Family Management

Had the pleasure of working with the lovely Riley from Family Management!  Take a look below :)


Riley from Family Management
Art Direction: Saul Alviar
Styling/Photography: Marchel B. Eang



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February 27, 2015

OUTFIT/ Oh My Gosha

For those of you who haven't yet heard of Gosha Rubchinskiy, definitely give him a Google. He's a fresh Russian artist and designer whose work deals a lot with Russian youth culture and how it's changed after Berlin Wall fell - Definitely look him up!



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Hat - Gosha Rubchinskiy (Opening Ceremony) | T-Shirt and Socks - American Apparel
Bomber Jacket - Topshop | Pants - Margiela | Shoes - Sandro



I don't know why blogger uploads these photos with a sepia-tinge, they're supposed to be more blue :/

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