Saturday, July 30, 2011

neon me

kimono, DIY. bustier tank, WILFRED. shorts, F21. clutch, BCBG. shoes, ZARA.
photos by Rosanna

I came across this Missoni-esque fabric and knew that it'll be perfect for my DIY kimono as I was trying to escape from the typical oriental pattern that kimonos are usually in and not to mention that the bright hues were just right for this summer. I finished with a turquoise piping and the two large side pockets were definitely a necessity.

Hope everyone's having a great weekend :) Happy BC day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

wishful thinking

I don't remember when it started when birthdays are no longer something I look forward to, in fact each year seems harder to get by as I am faced with the reality in turning a year older. That's why my birthday cakes have not revealed my actual age for the past three years. Growing up, birthdays function more and more like an annual review for self-reflections rather than a celebration. I find that the more I learn, the less I know. Though some questions that puzzled me ten years ago still puzzles me now, I am excited to find out what the future holds for me. This week, I turned 27. Eeeks.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

sheer genius

1. materials: approximately 2 meters of chiffon or crepe fabric and 19 mm elastic.
2. Fold the fabric in half and sew the sides together.
3. Turn the fabric inside out and fold the top of the fabric 5 inches outwards. Pin accordingly.
4. Sew all around with a 1 inch hem on the fold.
5. Measure approximately 19 mm below the top stitching then sew all around; but, leaving a 2 inch opening for the insert of the elastic.
6. Insert the elastic in the opening and pull it all the way through until it comes out on the other end (tip: use a safety pin for assistance).
7. Scrunch the fabric evenly by tightening the elastic to create your desired waistband.
8. Cut off any excess elastic. Overlap the ends of the elastic and sew them together.
9. Close and sew the 2 inch opening that was used to insert the elastic.
10. Sew a 6 mm hem for the bottom of the skirt.

And voila! This is how I DIYed my own sheer maxi skirt. Just pair it with a black bodycon dress or skirt! I will do another post later on how I made my own tassel belt so stay tuned :)

Happy Summer everyone!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


skirt and belt, DIY. dress, T by A. WANG. jacket, H&M. shoes, ASOS. sunglasses, RAY BAN. necklaces, Marc by MJ, BR, and F21.
photos by Rosanna

The weather lately has finally warmed up to feel like summer and appropriate enough to wear my sheer DIY maxi skirt. The royal blue hue is perfect for achieving that silhouette effect without exposing too much. This DIY is a lot easier to do than my midi project so I will post a tutorial on it soon! Julys are always busy but especially this year with too much happening at the same time and almost to the point that overwhelming is just an understatement.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

light up my life

pants and shoes, ZARA. top and bracelet, H&M. bag, CHANEL.
photos by Rosanna

Before I go on a DIY frenzy, here's my take on colour-blocking. It's an easy trend to pull off and put together and it's almost impossible to fail. Visit here for more colour-blocking inspirations :) Thank you everyone for their lovely comments on my previous post, it's all so encouraging!! Make sure to send me a picture of your own DIY shorts if you do happen to give it a try! I managed to get these pumps on sale and I rarely describe footwear as "hot" but these are and very much so; unfortunately, they are also the most awkward and difficult pair of shoes to walk in. But like everything else in life, nothing is perfect. bleh.

Hope you all had a happy Canada's Day!