Chic in Cream

Monday, October 17, 2011
by leni

Oct 13 11 Chicincream web 500x666 Chic in Cream

I adore this look and it’s one only fashionistas with grey-blond hair can pull off so seamlessly. This photo was taken only a month ago and it makes me yearn for hot summer days.

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Hip Hop Granny

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
by leni

Sept 1 11 Hip hop web 497x750 Hip Hop Granny

This woman is so West End stylish; she looks hip, casual and she has great hair, essentials to downtown living.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
by leni

Sept 1 11 Boufant web1 497x750 Boufant

This woman brings that California feel with her, even to rainy Vancouver. She was worried that she hadn’t done her hair that day and I told her if that’s an effortless hairdo for her, she’s doing everything right.

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Poodle Alarm

Monday, September 26, 2011
by cass

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This woman is wearing the few items she was able to salvage from the wreckage after a house fire and she still looks fantastic.  Her poodle woke her up during the fire, saving both of their lives!

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Secret Beach

Monday, September 19, 2011
by cass

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A hobby painter, this woman was enjoying a break from the sun at my favorite (secret!) beach in Vancouver.  She swims, paints and picnics here with her family to celebrate the life of her son, who lost his life to cancer.  I watched her for a while, not certain whether or not to approach her, but then she pulled out this jazzy beach chair and I somehow knew she’d let me snap her photo.


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Monday, September 12, 2011
by leni

Sept 1 11 Star Gazer web 497x750 Beauty

I finally got out with my manual Pentax Spotmatic. I spotted this gorgeous woman watching the sea, smiling at English Bay.She has incredible style, not totally of this world. Notice the one lace arm. Take that Madonna!

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Winner of the Ancestral Photo Remake Contest Is…

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
by leni

june solo2 250x450 Winner of the Ancestral Photo Remake Contest Is... Terra2 250x450 Winner of the Ancestral Photo Remake Contest Is...

Congratulations to Terra MacFronton from Richmond, B.C. for her rendition of Gramma June. You’ve won a custom made light box with your photos framed. We were blown away by the quality of the remakes we received for the Ancestral Photo Remake Contest.  Re-visit the site for our next contest, details coming soon.

Grand Prize: lightbox remake 500x375 Winner of the Ancestral Photo Remake Contest Is...

Special Thanks:

William F. Ting for photographing the GranPaparazzi team’s ancestral remakes, Danielle Marleau at Prep Work Hair Studio for donating your mad retro hair styling, and Little Miss Vintage and Lacey at Bye Napoleon for contest sponsorship.

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Hawaii of the North

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
by cass

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In their late eighties, this couple wanted to warm up a bit before heading into English Bay for a dip in the sea.

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Funky Town II

Thursday, September 1, 2011
by leni

Aug 8 11 Funky TownII web 500x666 Funky Town II

Vancouver isn’t the only city with Funky dressers. I took this photo on a trip to Portland. This woman works in a vintage shop on Hawthorne Street. She was kind enough to ditch her shift and pose on this fab couch.

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Corduroy and a Chain Wallet

Sunday, August 28, 2011
by cass

IMG 4523 500x750 Corduroy and a Chain Wallet

This retired MD had me at chain wallet.  He was riffling through the section on archaeological digs, when a hint of metal threw me a punk little wink from an otherwise stately outfit.  He was lovely and obliging.

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