Shopping Diary: April 2009

MikaOlivia Friends Karin Mika Shoji and Oribu Olivia Yokota spent the last decade working as makeup artists in film, fashion, and TV, their careers taking them to New York, Tokyo, Paris, and John Mayer’s dressing room. Now they’ve opened their own makeup studio in South Main where they give lessons (insider scoop: Shoji loves MAC Face and Body foundation) and offer services like semi-permanent lashes and bridal beauty packages. 248 E. 10th Ave., 604-269-0408.

Walrus Caroline Boquist and Daniel Kozlowski, both formerly of Inform Interiors, have opened a minimalist décor store carrying whimsical pieces like ceramics inspired by takeout containers. 3408 Cambie St., 604-874-9770.