Coast

09.02.2014

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My first blog post went up in July of last year but I clearly needed a couple of months to get into my groove. September was the month I really felt was the beginning of my blogging “career” so today I celebrate the first anniversary of The Hunter Collector. I’m extremely proud of my achievements and love not only the process of blogging but also the community that surrounds it…thank you for being an integral part of it all!

Big love, Zia

ROMPER: MADEWELL (SIMILAR)/ STRIPED TOP: ZARA/ HEELS: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG/ BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ SCARF: VINTAGE VERA/ SUNNIES: STELLA MCCARTNEY

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


 

Mischief

08.29.2014

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Well I think I nailed it with my final “already in my closet” outfit for the month: jacket, top, bag all from the deepest recesses of my closet and the skirt came all the way out from the “archives” I know far too well how easy it is to wear something brand new and feel great but it really takes some ingenuity to make old clothes feel fresh and relevant. I look forward to mixing some of my new fall items with more of my saved treasures in the coming months…major heat wave here in LA so fall seems a long way away. Have a wonderful last summer long weekend, love Zia

PS There are tons of amazing Labor Day Weekend Sales I highly recommend checking out Sole Society’s 70% off sale

BLAZER: ELIE TAHARI/ TOP: UNKNOWN BOUGHT IN LITTLE TOKYO IN LA (SIMILAR HERE)/ SKIRT: MORGAN DE TOI (BOUGHT IN PARIS AGES AGO)/ HEELS: SOLE SOCIETY/ BAG: THRIFTED NO LABEL (SIMILAR)/ SUNNIES: RAYBAN

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


Obsession

08.27.2014

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Well I guess there is no point in living in denial, so I will fully admit right here and now that I have an obsession with stripes! There it is it, I said it, feels so good to have that out in the open!

STRIPED TOP:ZARA / SKIRT:RHYME (ON CRAZY SALE) / BELT: J. CREW/ JACKET: LEVI’S/ HAT: MICHAEL STARS/ BAG: TORY BURCH/ HEELS: STEVE MADDEN/ SUNNIES: RAYBAN

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Travel Diary Pt II: Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC

08.24.2014

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THIS GORGEOUS ISLAND CITY IS COVERED WITH STUNNING FLOWER BEDS LIKE THIS

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MY LITTLE TREE HUGGER

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CANADIAN GEESE… OF COURSE!

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ATTACK OF THE GIANT SEA WEED MONSTER

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 CANADIAN ABORIGINAL ART

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ENJOYING MY EASY TO PACK SAND CLOUD TOWEL (c/o) ON GONZALES BEACH

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PERFECT SUNSET AT THE COVE BY MY BROTHER’S HOME

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THE SKIES CLEARED JUST IN TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Pure

08.25.2014

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I have been on the hunt for a sleeveless blazer all summer, I lucked out when I was in Vancouver last week and found this one at the Aritzia summer sale! I originally wanted one in white but this vest in cream will take me deep into the fall when I layer it with longer sleeved tops. So, no, I didn’t adhere to my “already in my closet” format 100% but everything else I’m wearing has long lived in my wardrobe! Happy Monday everyone!!!

VEST: ARITZIA/ STRIPED TOP: VINCE CAMUTO (SIMILAR)/ SHORTS: MARC BY MARC JACOBS (SIMILAR)/ BAG: MADEWELL (SIMILAR)/ HEELS:L.A.M.B./ SUNNIES: COACH/ CUFF: JEWELMINT

Photos by Steven M Gibbs

 

Vancouver, British Columbia

08.23.2014

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EXPLORING DEEP IN THE FOREST…ACTUALLY THIS IS AT THE VANCOUVER AIRPORT, BEAUTY EVERYWHERE YOU GO

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WITH MY BIG BROTHER AT KITS BEACH, COFFEE IN HAND, WHILE HUNTER SEARCHES FOR “SEA CREATURES” THE SKIES MAY BE GREY BUT IT’S SO PEACEFUL

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FOOD IS SUCH A INTEGRAL PART OF THE CULTURE IN VANCOUVER, WE HAD THE MOST AMAZING MEALS WHILE HERE. CREPES ARE HUNTER’S FAVORITE BREAKFAST ITEM AND FORTUNATELY THE CREPE CAFES ARE EVERYWHERE!

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ALWAYS WITH A COFFEE IN HAND, HERE I AM SITTING ON AN ART INSTALLATION IN FRONT OF THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, A POPULAR SUMMER HANGOUT

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PERUSING TOWERS OF CHERRIES AT THE MARKET ON GRANVILLE ISLAND AFTER AN AMAZING SEAFOOD LUNCH WITH A GOOD FRIEND

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THE FAMOUS AND FABULOUS COMMODORE BALLROOM: ONE OF MY FAVORITE VANCOUVER HANGOUTS WHERE I’VE SEEN A MILLION LIVE SHOWS FROM BANDS LIKE THE BEASTIE BOYS, SOUL ASYLUM, PEARL JAM & MOST RECENTLY COLD WAR KIDS…SO MANY MEMORIES HERE

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EN ROUTE TO VICTORIA HOPING TO GET A GLIMPSE OF A POD OF WHALES IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

Ablaze

08.22.2014

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Although the week went fast and my workload was light I can’t tell you how glad I am the weekend is upon us! So far living through a remodel has been ok but I’m sure eating takeout every night will get old really soon, we’re just trying really hard to focus on the final outcome. To keep things simple during this upheaval I will be dressing in easy pieces like this romper that I can wear to take the dog for a walk, run errands and with the switch from flat sandals to some heeled booties go out to dinner! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend! xo Zia

DENIM JACKET: LEVIS/ ROMPER: MADEWELL(OLD, SIMILAR)/ BRALETTE: FREE PEOPLE/ NECKLACE: PIPERLIME/BOOTIES: STEVE MADDEN (SIMILAR)/BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF/ SUNNIES: RAYBAN

Photos by Steven M Gibbs


 

Vibrations

08.20.2014

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I have to be honest that up until a couple of years ago I had never heard the term “Canadian Tuxedo” Maybe it’s because I’m totally out of touch or perhaps it’s because we Canadians don’t actually use it? Regardless of what you call it, I love the look of denim on denim. You can dress it up, rock it out ~ it’s such a versatile look that you probably could put on a bow tie and get away with it!
Our remodel is fully underway and the house is rumbling, shaking and vibrating as the walls come down…I hope your week is going is going much more smoothly!

DENIM SHIRT: TOPSHOP/ JEANS: JOE’S JEANS/ CLUTCH: AMERICAN APPAREL/ HEELS: SCHUTZ/ NECKLACE: J CREW (SIMILAR)/ SUNNIES: STELLA MCCARTNEY

Photos by Steven M Gibbs