Her Vancouver
Language Arts | An Essay on NYC by Michelle
“On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy….The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfil him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”-E.B. White New York City is movement and light, the ride from JFK into the city a quick-paced journey by cab, a mirror of the [...]
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Interviews | The Fentanyl Crisis
The fentanyl crisis in Vancouver is splashed over the media every few days and news articles are popping up with alarming regularity, reporting the increasing rate of overdose deaths. At Her Vancouver we believe that if something is labeled a crisis it should not only spark our curiosity and voyeurism on the subject but also a desire to learn about and encourage solutions. We quickly found ourselves buried deep in information on a difficult, multifaceted problem. Vancouver is a complex city where having a neighbourhood like the Downtown Eastside can cause us [...]
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Music Class | Maggie Rogers
There are times we’re certain we live under a rock like when Her Vancouver’s music contributor, Della, introduced us to singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers and we were like, “Who?” Della showed us Maggie’s music video to her song Alaska and we fell in love with this girl’s folksy, electric pop vibe. Of course we’re not the only ones who know a good thing when we see it. Maggie Rogers shot to fame through a viral video of her sit-down critique with Pharrell William’s Masterclass at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute. The only [...]
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Layering Weather | Stay Gold, Not Cold
Ecco Shoes are known for their comfortable fit and popularity among the functional shoe crowd but in the last few years Ecco has been upping their shoe game and creating modern styles that still have the happiness of your feet in focus. The SHAPE 35 boots I’m wearing here are no longer available but the snakeskin version are currently on sale! A good boot isn’t a bad investment because if it’s made well, it can be continuously resoled and loved-on with a little leather care. At Her Vancouver we appreciate that Ecco has their own [...]
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Beauty Moment | Charlotte Tilbury Quick ‘n’ Easy 5 Minute Kit
At Her Vancouver we receive a lot of beauty samples and it’s often a quick rip and swipe before heading out the door that composes our product testing procedure. More often than not, the product is just okay, not worthy of mention. However, once in a while we get stopped in our tracks with a “Wam jam thank-you ma’am!” magic beauty moment. This time that ma’am worth thanking  is Charlotte Tilbury. Not too long ago the products used by beauty maven and make-up artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury, became accessible to the masses [...]
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Interviews | Joyce Murray, Woman in Politics
The upset in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the lost opportunity to elect the first female president of the United States caused Her Vancouver to dive deeper into our understanding of what it means to be a woman in politics. We decided to bring our examination to the grassroots of Canadian governance by interviewing Joyce Murray, the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra. Her Vancouver selected Joyce, not because we have a personal affiliation with the Liberal Party of Canada (we don’t), but because of her pioneering work on environmental [...]
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Interviews | Vanessa Leigh Founder and Publisher of ION Magazine
Her Vancouver has been in the publishing industry under various guises over the last decade and so it came as a huge surprise that we only recently met Vanessa Leigh Founder and Publisher of ION Magazine at an industry event. In this case we were well aware of Vanessa’s baby before we met the mama. ION Magazine has a cult following of music, art and fashion lovers. It was a sad day for print diehards when ION switched into an online-only format but regardless, we continue to hover over ION’s art [...]