Wednesday, August 29, 2012

fashion: is vancouver the worst dressed city?

We are so excited to have Alanna, Brittan's cousin reporting live from Vancouver, guest blogging for Evoke today! Here she is to take it away!

xo, Brittan & April 

When my cousin, Brittan from Evoke recently asked me to write a guest post for her blog, I was absolutely thrilled & excited to do so!  Brittan & April are incredibly talented bloggers with great passion for fashion & beauty!

I work and live in downtown Vancouver and recently spent an amazing 6 June bloom days in L.A. with Brittan & April.  I not only soaked up some sun, partying and celebrity spotting, but I was a sponge to all of their fashion and beauty tips & expertise. The fashion styles in L.A. are bright & colorful, bold and worn with confidence and extreme accessories.  I picked up some amazing pieces to add to my wardrobe from Free People in Manhattan Beach and Zara in Santa Monica. I am excited to introduce them to casual dressed Vancouverites. 

{Seafoam Pants: Free People, Similar HERE - below on sale for 39.95}

{Neon Dress: Zara Similar - HERE, below}

I knew fashion in Vancouver is still in its early stages, taking months to follow LA trend setters, but I did not think we would rank as one of the most unfashionable cities in the world!  The culprit... yoga pants! Here you see girls wearing yoga pants not only to and from yoga, but to work, out to the pub, and even sometimes paired with heels.  All girls are rocking them - EVERYWHERE!

Here is the blurb from MSN Travel about Vancouver Fashion:

"There is one reason, and one reason only, why we’ve decided to include Vancouver on this list of the sartorially damned: yoga pants. We blame you, Vancouver, birthplace of a certain, insanely popular yoga gear brand which will go unnamed, for spawning a street trend dreaded by all women with wobbly bits and fat deposits in the wrong places. Really, what gives with the whole wearing of bum hugging workout gear to every other place except the gym? On behalf of women with hips and thighs everywhere, who like their pants to have buttons and zippers thank you very much, and who are of the opinion that yoga pants are a ruse worn by lazy pseudo-fashionistas, we beseech you: unless you plan to do a downward dog within the hour, spare us the yoga pants and put on some real trousers."

That’s okay though we are still home to the 6th most beautiful women in the world!

xo, Alanna


  1. Yoga pants to the pub lol I've seen some funny things worn to the pub in Australia but never yoga pants...

  2. Hmmm well I'm from Vancouver and definitely disgree with us being the worst dressed - we are some pretty stylish folk. What the world seems to forget though is Vancouver is also widely known as one of the healthiest and active cities not only in Canada but in the world so Yoga pants just fit our hike-friendly, runner-oriented, yoga-centered lifestyles. I do think wearing them to a pub is a big No-No and definitely a huge No to work but the majority of people I know wear them because they are outdoorsy people who are often on their way to jog the seawall or hike up the grouse grind.

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  3. Interesting blog post :)


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