Tuesday, October 26, 2010

living on the edge

jacket, via NASTYGAL. top, D&G. jeans, BDG. boots, F21. hat, BCBG.
photos by Rosanna

For all my life, I have never been an animal print supporter; then again, never say never. There's a first time for everything and this leopard print top has made it to my list of exceptions. It's tricky wearing leopard without looking like Peg Bundy and that's to not overdo it. Personally, I go by the rule of not wearing more than two print pieces and of course, avoid mixing animal prints. Been quite satisfied with my online purchases this month: draped collar wool jacket and shearling boots, which both I'll be living in this winter. Halloween is approaching and no different from any other year, costume picking always sucks out all my brain juice. What are you being this Halloween?

Friday, October 22, 2010

stud it yourself II

top, SILENCE AND NOISE + DIY. skirt, H&M. clutch, CLUB MONACO.
photos by Rosanna

I thought it was funny when I showed my mom this DIY top, she said it reminded her of Elvis. Then I took a second look at it and thought to myself "heh, she's right." haha. Studding is probably one of the easiest forms of DIYs and not to mention the endless possibilities our creativity could bring us. When I first saw this blouse, I knew that it would be the perfect 'stud it yourself' project. I always feel that studs automatically put the cool factor to any garment. There's really nothing fancy needed here, just a plain top, vast amount of studs, and a sprinkle of imagination :) Vision the pattern before starting because there's no room for mistakes [the teeth of the studs will leave holes]! Read my previous DIY post for more ideas.

tip: Studs could get really heavy, especially with the 200+ I've used, so make sure to pick a thicker fabric to avoid it from scrunching.

Sending lots of love to Australia this weekend! Happy Birthday to my baby sister! XOXO :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

embrace change

dress, T BY ALEXANDER WANG. shirt, H&M. shoes, ASOS. vintage belt, MOSCHINO. watch, MICHAEL KORS. jewelery, F21.
photos by Rosanna

October weather in Vancouver has been surprisingly and unusually nice to us this year, allowing me to wear these shoes I bought last month a few more times before it gets too cold. I often find myself caught in seasonal footwear dilemmas: inappropriately wanting to wear knee-high boots on warm sunny days and sandals in the freezing winter. I guess we always want what we can't have :) Currently working on some big changes for my blog and I can't wait to show the brand new fashforward once it's done! In the meantime, stay tuned for my next post [hint: DIY and a load of studs].

Friday, October 8, 2010

days are long and year is short

pants, WILFRED. top, H&M. scarf, FENDI. shoes, ZARA.
photos by Rosanna

I was talking to an old friend last week and we reached a consensus that it takes a lot more for us to be entertained, amused, and just generally happy as we get older. I guess it's because when we were young and inexperienced with no stress and worries to weigh us down, we had the luxury of hyping over things that may seem now as 'no big deal.' In exchange [ironically], I have also grown to be more attentive to the little details in life that I probably have neglected and overlooked when I was young. Thus, I made a list. A list of stuff that never fails to put a smile on my face and just simply makes me that much happier and more appreciative. What's on your list?

1. songs I can relate to
2. seeing elderly couples hold hands
3. laughing to the point that I cry
4. catching up with an old friend and realizing that nothing has changed [in the best way possible]
5. Safeway custard-filled cakes and Big City Cupcakes
6. epiphanies [and I like the sound of the word]
7. the anticipation and countdown to a vacation
8. the comforting symbolism behind a Starbucks vanilla latte
9. new comments/followers on my blog [wink wink]
10. first sip of coffee in the morning
11. my Tiffany interlocking circles ring [which serves a much more important and deeper meaning than just an accessory]
12. a sign on my desk that reads "sometimes the one you think is your knight in shining armour, is just a retard in foil."

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

BIG birthday shout out to my lovely photographer Rosanna. Hope you will always stay happy, gorgeous, and fashforward.
much love :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

sharing shearling

Marie Claire, October '10