Sunday, June 27, 2010

life is a blur

dress and socks, H&M. denim shirt, TNA. boyfriend blazer, WILFRED. boots, DOLLHOUSE. necklace, BANANA REPUBLIC.
photos by Rosanna

Wearing my favorite blazer; love that it's double breasted with two large side pockets and not to mention that it's black! Just something simple and easy I threw on, though I must say I was quite cold by the end of the shoot. Rosanna and I were feeling adventurous that night so we decided to take some night shots for a change as we are still in the exploration stage with our cameras [and this whole photography and blogging thing]. We excitedly hunted for a good location at 12:30am in hopes to experiment with the cool effects of night light only to realize that I had forgotten the plate for my tripod [yet another many stupid moments of mine lately]. Hence, the blurry quality of the pictures; nonetheless, no thanks to the tripod, still a very neat turnout of the photos given the inevitable hand-shakiness and limited lighting we had to work with.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

get tanned

[left to right] pants, AMERICAN APPAREL. blazer, ZARA. top, WILFRED. shorts, ZARA. skirt, CENTRAL PARK WEST.

At last, I have found the perfect pleated trousers! I've been on a search for a pair of carrot/paper bag pants for a while but they always seem to fit more like a garbage bag on me. As I was on the verge of giving up, I stumbled upon a pair at AA the other day that fits me well from the waist to hips to length. I find myself shopping for a lot of tan/beige pieces lately. Maybe it's my mission impossible to naturally get a tan [trust me, I've tried...even spending a week on a beach in Sabah didn't work] that have seemingly and subconsciously led me to develop such a craze for this particular shade...? Just a thought.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

a long way to get here

top, LUCCA COUTURE. shorts, ZARA. vintage belt, MOSCHINO. bag, MIU MIU. jewelery, TOP SHOP, BANANA REPUBLIC, and H&M.
photos by Rosanna

Shorts are finally an option now that it actually feels like spring, though the weather is still not quite summer-ready yet (but neither are my legs). Found this vintage belt while going through my mom's treasures and I must say I was surprised by two things: 1) my mother had an unimaginably small waist even after giving birth to two 2) certain styles can really stand the erosion of time; even up until now, this belt goes with practically any outfit. And I must say I like it even more that my initials are on it :)

p.s: Though it might be slightly difficult to tell whether I am laughing or crying in the last picture, it's the former...just so you know.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

stud it yourself

1) Materials: 0.8 to 1.2 meter of black velvet ribbon, assorted gold square studs, and 1 pair of small snap buttons

2) Measure the length of ribbon you need to fit around your head, leaving approximately an extra 3-4 inches on each end. Pin the area where you want the large studs to be placed on the headband prior to securing the studs on. Then, secure the small studs by equally spacing them from one another. This is where creativity takes part in the project. Play around with the variations; pattern it however you like!

Tip: Make sure the backing of the studs are firmly pressed down flat to avoid them from catching onto your hair.

3) Try the headband on and mark the midpoint on where the two ends meet at the back (one overlapping another). Sew on the snaps accordingly.

4) After the snaps are sewn, hide the stitching with a large stud and trim the two ends so that they are in matching length.

5) Ta~Da :) Easy.

You always have options: Instead of using snaps, you can try just tying a bow at the back (approximately 1.5-1.6 meter of ribbon will be needed). For something more dramatic, loosely braid two to three headbands together.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

note to self

a back ally in downtown

A nice reminder I encountered today: don't let others' perception deviate from who you are or how your dress :) Was slightly uplifted from my straining week at work when I came home to find Aritzia's exclusive pre-sale invitation in the mail. Oh, and that weather forecast tells me it's finally warming up in Vancouver this weekend! Hope the weather permits Rosanna and I to get some shots on Saturday...been looking forward to it all week [hi Ro!]

Sunday, June 6, 2010

don't be afraid to look back

dress, WILFRED.

I bought this dress at the Talula Babaton trunk show hosted by Aritzia back in March. I love the washed-out faded finish of the dress and not to mention the low scoop back. The shoulders are slightly padded with minor stitching details, which made me just that much more in love with it [because it's always the little things that count in life]. Doesn't seem like spring has landed in Vancouver yet and the rainy sun-deprived weather is making it impossible to take pictures outside. Let's just skip spring this year and bring out summer.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

too much is just enough

Marie Claire June 2010

There is never wearing too much jewelery. In fact, its the opposite of that: the more, the better! I see it as playing dress up with my hands so that my fingers won't be naked :) This editorial reminds me of Phoebe from Friends, where all ten of her fingers were loaded with rings in every episode. It somehow strangely really suited her character.