Fashion, Lien Yeung, Vancouver

Boating like a Boss

Apologies for the lack of posts in the last while. Life seems to have gotten in the way of hobbies. I’m sure all of 3  of our dedicated readers have been devastated. 😛

On a glorious July afternoon (with winds at an easy 6-8 knots), I climbed aboard the Hugo Boss Open 60 yacht for a ride with sailing phenom skipper Alex Thomson. This man spent 80 days alone at sea. He journeyed single-handedly around the world placing 3rd in the world’s most prestigious sailing competition, the Vendée Globe.

Alex survived on astronaut food, 4 hours of sleep a day, and plenty of heated conversations with himself. A born storyteller, I could’ve listened to him all day. He told tales of broken masts, excreting in buckets, and even of a fellow sailor who sewed his own tongue via email instructions from his doctor. Glamourous.


Skipper Alex Thomson

The yacht was making its first ever North American stop and it was a chance for friends and guests of Hugo Boss to truly experience the brand. The Hugo Boss Open 60 was custom built for Alex and made up of 20,000 parts made to his specs. Kinda like your made-to-measure Boss suit. Luxurious, athletic, really quite impressive in more ways than one. 

A big shout out to the gorgeous and highly capable Laura Cropper of TPT PR for making the experience so memorable. Other than the one of the yacht, photos by the talented Evaan Kheraj.


They let me drive! No lines in the water. Much easier.


We decided to shoot a Michael Kors campaign along the way.


Boating like a Boss always involves bevvies. With the fab Kate LeGresley of Vitamin Daily sippin on tasty Left Field Cider.


Sailormoon pose and outfit as seen in this week’s Courier newspaper.

Need it? Buy it.

T-shirt: TNA Del Mar  Jeans: Paige Denim  Flats: Vera Wang Lara (similar)  Necklace: J. Crew Factory(on sale!)   Sunglasses: Tom Ford (similar) Watch:  Michael Kors Rose Gold/Silver (similar)


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