Vivian Dang

Vivian is the fashion editor of the Vancouver Observer.  Prior to writing for the Vancouver Observer, she frequently wrote for Youthink where she contributed pieces ranging from music reviews to feature stories. 

Wardrobe essentials

Ladies, stop whatever you're doing and read this article. For every fashionista out there (although you probably know this), there are nine wardrobe staples that every woman must own.  Trench...

What not to wear....please

"Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be." -- Blair Waldorf "Gossip Girl" With that said...

Police identify SFU professor Melanie O'Neill as ninth homicide victim

Vancouver police have identified the ninth homicide victim as Melanie Alexis O'Neill, a professor from Simon Fraser University. O'Neill joined the faculty of chemistry in 2005, serving as the...

Canada: the land of the beautiful

Below is a list of 10 amazing people from across the country who help make Canada beautiful. Rebecca Bollwitt - Vancouver, BC Photo courtesy of  Nordica Photography Also known as the...

Shine with Pride

Celebrate Gay Pride with these colourful looks...

Summertime and the DIY is easy

It's mid-July and the weather barely screams summer in Vancouver. Instead of lounging around all day watching re-runs of Project Runway, try out these simple and fun DIY projects. Nailed it Half-moon...

Be cool this summer

It's summer. It really is.  So, don't be shy. Pull out that cute maxi dress you've been dying to wear all summer, even if it's rainy out.  Open your umbrella and have some fun. Hair, hair,...

Fraser Street: the "new Main Street"

If you're shopping in Vancouver, the city's Fraser Street area, east of Main, is getting very cool. It's like leaving Soho in Manhattan for Williamsburg.

Versace partners with H&M for fall fashion line

"I want Lanvin, not flowers."  This line from H&M's promo video, practically sums up the reaction of fashionistas everywhere. After all, who wouldn't  want to own a designer piece in...

Asian model mix-up revives stereotype

Will the real Du Juan please stand up?