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Michelle Pham

Michelle Pham is the voice behind the fashion and social commentary blog Heels & Soul. She is Vancouver-born, American-educated and currently living in London. 

Topshop Unique A/W 14 Show at London Fashion Week

TOPSHOP Unique and Ryan Lo at London Fashion Week

Topshop brings high-street fashion into couture-worthy pieces on the catwalk during London Fashion Week.
Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 14 Anna Wintour and Bradley Cooper

Tom Ford impresses at London Fashion Week show

Tom Ford has been a major headliner in pop culture thanks to Jay Z's popular song, "Tom Ford." It comes as no surprise that the style veterans and fashion enthusiasts of London Fashion Week have...
Style bloggers and street style are an integral part of London Fashion Week

Style on the street at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is bringing eye-catching styles and bold outfits from the most style-savvy bloggers, stylists, and designers from around the world.

Wrestler Carol Huynh brought home Olympic bronze. Was it good enough?

Four years ago in Beijing, BC native Carol Huynh catapulted to success when she made history with Canada's first gold medal in women's wrestling and the first Canadian gold of the games. During the...

Live at Squamish eclectic and folk-inclusive

Live at Squamish, a three-day event hosted from August 24-26, was a superb combination of two great elements: music and the outdoors. This year's festival procured a distinctly Canadian line-up with...

Mother's Day tribute to a brilliant immigrant mom

Michelle Pham paints the portrait of her mother, a fiercely intelligent woman (fluent in Russian, Chinese and English) who escaped Vietnam for a better life.

Vancouver riot student-led forum this weekend

In the wake of the Vancouver riot, a committee of secondary students seeks to answer the question: What can we do to prevent another night like that?

Winnipeg Jet Zachary Yuen, first Chinese-Canadian defenseman drafted to NHL

Zachary Yuen, selected 119th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in last months NHL Entry Draft, is the first ever Chinese defensemen to be drafted.

Data on the rise of women

No matter how amazing a woman is, she won’t be respected by her own sex unless she’s loved by a member of the opposite one. Women are petty this way. Is this true? Despite the suffragette movement,...

Fighting crime, 140 characters at a time

Fighting crime turned a sharp curve as the Vancouver Police Department posted every call they received on Thursday, in a plan that is meant to promote social networking while increasing crime...