Monday, May 30, 2011


Thanks to Hypeed and Vogue's collaboration, I was featured on!!! Yayyy!! :)))

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

there's a first for everything

Happy 1st Birthday to fashforward! Remember this photo from my very first post a year ago? Seems like it was just yesterday I started this blog...time sure flies as you age. Thank you to all my lovely readers and followers [yes, all 16 of you sweethearts :] and of course, my unconditionally supportive friends! My greatest gratitude goes to my partner-in-crime, Rosanna [who's one of the reasons why I started to blog], for never failing to shoot amazing photos for fashforward and holding my hand along the journey of blogging. I heart you all! xox. Feel free to comment on what you like [or not] so far or would like to see on my blog. There's always room for improvement and also because I love reading comments :)

photos by Sherry

Friday, May 13, 2011

midi to diy for

Here is the step-by-step post on how I made my own midi skirt, worn in my previous post. I know these are not the best instructions in the world but I tried my best to put it in the simplest words possible. So, hopefully they're somewhat comprehensible. This project is slightly more advanced as I didn't work with an actual pattern so some sewing background may be needed.

Materials: 2 meters of chiffon fabric (crepe/lace will do as well), 1.5 meters of elastic velvet ribbon, and a pack of 6mm elastic. [note: I'm 5'4" with a petite frame so use your discretion for the meters of fabric you'll need. It should be good enough if you could wrap the fabric around your waist 1.5 times].

If you do give this diy a try and come across any questions, just leave me a comment and I'll be more than happy to help. Oh, and sending me a photo of your masterpiece will totally make my day! Read about my features in this skirt here and here. And thank you for all you tumblr-ers for reblogging :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

meet me midway

skirt, DIY. top, F21. vintage bag, CHANEL. vintage sunglasses, RAY BAN.
photos by Rosanna

Those who follow me on twitter may know that this is the DIY skirt I was working on 2 weeks ago. I had no luck finding my ideal midi skirt so I thought I'd make my own and here it is! My sewing was a bit rusty at first as it's been a while since I crafted a garment from scratch; but oh, have I forgotten how much I enjoy sewing. Two things I like about this skirt: the gathered ribbon-waistband and subtle dipped hem [which was probably the most difficult part of this project]. I will shortly post a how-to tutorial on this midi. Would love to read your comments about it because I have another similar DIY under construction.