Now I can shout it from the rooftops!

I bit my tongue for weeks (felt like eons) but now that the 1st anniversary issue of Contra Magazine has been published, I can finally tell you it features Vancouver’s style set (and me! Without my head cropped out of the photos!).


I dare you to scroll through the issue and tell me Vancouver doesn’t outshine the other cities. It’s all thanks to Paul Melo of StyleQuotient whose gorgeous photos made our city sparkle (get it? I’m wearing sequins!).


I’m also wearing a custom t-shirt by super cool cat Michael Doehle, whose original illustration you can find here.

I cannot thank you enough, Paul. The whole spread looks incredible.

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  • Reply Melissa October 20, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You’re a darling! Such great style…

  • Reply janis October 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    oh it’s so nice to finally see your face!
    great pictures, you look very natural!

  • Reply MizzJ October 20, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    You’re gorgeous lady! You should never hide your face :)

  • Reply Adela October 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    ahaha oh kelsey, i LOVE how you still hid your face even though mostly everyone has seen your face now :)

  • Reply Nicole October 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    lol @Adela’s comment, I was just thinking that! yay finally! congrats dear, you look smashing ;)

  • Reply miriam October 21, 2009 at 4:38 am

    what fun and great photos! xx

  • Reply Style Spy October 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Fabulous outfit! You look wonderful. And that settles it — I really must have a sequined cardigan now. Who’s got the best ones?

  • Reply la flore et la faune October 21, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Enfin ! Enfin, je vais pouvoir te dessiner en entier.

  • Reply lisa October 21, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Congratulations Kelsey! The Contra magazine spread was beautiful and you looked gorgeous. :)

  • Reply Kelsey October 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Melissa — nonono, mon amie. You’re the darling.

    Janis — you’ve had enough of the headlessness, have you?

    MizzJ — but then people would recognize by my face and not by my eel skin purse!

    Adela — Paul is going to kill me for cropping his gorgeous photo!

    Nicole — so do you! Love your yellow scarf.

    Miriam — that’s Paul for you.

    Style Spy — good question. I found mine at an antique fair. And I love it!

    La Flore — vraiment? Incroyable! Je ne can wait pas!

    Lisa — Paul takes gorgeous photos, doesn’t he?

  • Reply VancityAllie October 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Wow congratulations Kelsey! That’s an amazing honour.

    You really deserve it!

  • Reply sofiasophie October 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    you look gorgeous,
    finally we can see your face and head!
    you are suuuuuuuper young (or at least you look like …. hahaha!)
    I loooove your tee, and your nail polish , gret contrast with the shoes….

  • Reply Larissa October 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Congrats on your head!!!

  • Reply Kelsey October 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    VancityAllie — I’m so honoured. Thank you!

    SofiaSophie — Bless your heart. I think that youthfulness is all thanks to the miracle of Paul’s photography.

    Larissa — Thanks Riss! It’s quite a change.

  • Reply hauteworld October 22, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Awesome outfit… congrats on being snapped! Love the sparkly cardigan and the tee. So wait… they made you take off your coat in the middle of the street? ;-)

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista October 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous – congratulations on being featured. And can I just say…I need your sequin cardigan – gorgeous! :)

  • Reply Couture Carrie October 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Woo hoo ~ congrats, darling!
    Love the look!


  • Reply Alinka Johnson October 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I so your photo!! You look so pretty!! CONGRATS!!!

  • Reply Alinka Johnson October 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I meant I saw your photo! lol, :)

  • Reply Irina October 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I love these posts! Such nice people.

    Miss Abby’s posts.

  • Reply Irina October 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I meant — I miss Abby’s posts.

  • Reply Kristin October 23, 2009 at 11:29 am

    The sequins and the boots…simply perfect!

  • Reply Denise October 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Ooohhh I love the t-shirt! The color is unexpected, and I like how the print seems to scatter…

  • Reply UnoCosa October 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    lovely indeed … xx

  • Reply alixrose October 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I havent been to Vancouver in way too long. Love your outfit no wonder you were snapped, those shoes are amazing!
    Sequins are love!

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