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Girl of the Week: Kimberly Pao

We caught up with KIMBERLY PAO, owner of Vancouver’s very first m0851 boutique, on Alberni Street. From this Montreal-based brand expect luxurious leather goodies like unique knot bags, luscious leather jackets and chic day clutches. A relative newbie to Vancouver, Kimberly has only lived in this city for the past ten months – we had to ask this East Coast gal for the inside scoop on her hometown of Toronto.

I’m Rockin:Burnt orange m0851 motorcycle jacket, H&M tunic top, Rag & Bone stovepipe skinny jeans, and green suede boots that
I picked up in Hong Kong a few years back.

Fave Brands: Theory, Rag & Bone, Rebecca Taylor, Robert Rodriguez, Ferragamo flats, Christian Louboutin heels, and of course m0851!

Must-Visit Stores: Lileo, Over the Rainbow, Finn boutique, TNT woman and TNT blu, Specchio, Corbo, H&M and Forever21.

It’s Shopping Heaven: Yorkville has everything from H&M to Holt Renfrew to Chanel on Bloor Street, and the side streets are filled with individual boutiques. AND it’s the best place to bump into a celebrity or people-watch in the city (especially during TIFF).

The Best Coat in the Closet: As of last night, the new brown leather belted trench from my store. It’s definitely the perfect leather jacket for fall and fits like a glove!

Handbag Love: For day, my m0851 blue cobalt postman bag, and for evening, my black Chanel 2.55

Best of Beauty: Combo of Shu Uemura eyelash curler, Shiseido mascara base and Maybelline Great Lash mascara. It does wonders for the non-existent Asian eyelash.

Addicted To: Watching TV online. I catch up on all my favorite guilty pleasures like Gossip Girls and The Hills.

Cocktails with the Girls (in Toronto):The Drake Hotel and the Ultra Supper Club in the summer for their rooftop patios and Wish and Laide in the winter

Miss Most about the T Dot:
My girlfriends, being able to hail a cab anywhere, anytime in the city, the energy and culture of all the individual downtown neighbourhoods.

Love Most about your New Home, VanCity: The scenery here. It’s absolutely breathtaking with the mountains, trees and water.

Style Icon: Definitely my paternal grandmother Helen Pao. She was always elegantly dressed in outfits that reflected the fashions of the time — from fitted Qipaos in pre-war Shanghai to pantsuits and a ubiquitous safari jacket while traveling the world with my grandfather in the 80’s. She’s still the only 86 year old that I know who can rock a pair of stylish oversized YSL glasses daily.

M0851 is located at 1035 Alberni Street, Vancouver, 604-688-9575.

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Reader's Comments

  1. she’s cute. looks like an everyday girl. really chill.

  2. Love the jacket and the boots. Super cute.

  3. Dope jacket!

  4. love the outfit!

  5. Leather jackets for fall! A must-have!

  6. Amazing jacket! The color just pops in that picture.

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