Tuesday, 11 October 2011

still surviving

Topshop spike earring

Quick post before the blog reaching a 2-month break, I'm still surviving with my brain solely function for work and final year stuff. apologies for anyone who's (still) interested digging what's on my mind, I still can't guarantee this blogs gonna be business as usual in a few days but yehhh I'm gonna try treating this as some guilty pleasure in between work, so see you soon (hopefully)!


Friday, 26 August 2011

Fashion victim moments: Gold ankle cuffs

Unbranded gold cuffs, bottom pic via Jak&Jil.

I guess we were totally enchanted by the ankle cuff idea we saw on jak&jil, with stylorectic taking a note on this soon to be major trend in Copenhagan fashion week, I made a trip hunting an affordable version (come on we've got 2 legs means double the cost), found them and will have them exploited asap.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Conflicting hues

Beyond Retro vintage swimsuit, Topshop harness, vintage skirt, customized Topshop slippers, Comme des Garcons bag.

High Summer. Whilst its already getting chilli in London, layering still doesn't seem to have stood chance in Hong Kong. I'm dosing myself with some 90s vibe with some high neck tops, leather skirt and started brushing my hair properly. Currently addicted to this vintage swimsuit I found in Beyond Retro which I bought a while ago, it kind of tells me sometimes clothes are like wine, it takes time to make one realize the beauty of a piece of garment, and perhaps some quality time spent with the wearer.Loving the high neck and cut out back feature and the texture gives a lot of layering potential during Winter days. Now i'm kind of layering this, with some harnesses, with some sleek(er) hair, I think I hate the Summer heat less and perhaps will start missing it when I smell Autumn in the breeze.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Topshop boutique Tee, Hair by Oscar at Hair Stage Central

If life is about decisions, the worst thing you can do is to live in dilemmas.
It might sound completely nuts to spend a few hundred pounds, take 15 hours to bleach your hair to death and feel sort of empowered at the end, and this is what I did. Having myself patiently waited for more than a year, I did what I promised to myself.
Ever feel caged by something you don't like? whether its by how you look, by someone you can't let go of, by a job that you never liked, or by your past, do anything as long as you can free yourself.
whether you spend a fortune try to steal someone's style, risk your credit and dignity to break a relationship you hate, or unfriend some one you've been hating for centuries, do it and stop being a hypocrite to anyone and to yourself.
Yes people make assumptions. but before wasting time and effort to hate something or someone, ask yourself, how well they know you, and how much they know of their real self?
If that's your decision, who is gonna be in position to judge?
Do what you believe in , even its just as ridiculous as hearing bleaching your hair gives you super power to deal with anything, do it.
because there's nothing feels better than to be honest to yourself.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

DIY inspirations: Louis Leeman slippers

Topshop Slippers, Stella Tennant on Vogue Japan Aug11

Stumbled upon these Louis Leeman slippers on Vogue Japan, I can't think of a better thing to do than DIYing. Having these Louboutin inspired Topshop studded slippers and some crucifixes I collected, I think I can get away of making up reasons not to save up for those Louboutins.
The slippers will be customized and ready to go in no time, whilst Ive got a million other projects I need to do, this is kind of some soul healing stitch and sew session for my post traumatic translation work syndrome.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Cold flowers

Alyona B & Nicole Volfova by Zhang Jingna for SingaporeBrides August 2011

Cold FlowersZhang Jingna delivers ethereal beauty for this month’s SingaporeBrides where models Alyona B and Nicole Volfova don bridal gowns from Amanda Lee Weddings, Dang Bridal, LaVie Bridal and The Wedding Present. With flawless makeup by Dewi Mahoney and soft locks by Ash Loi

Source and txt: fgr

So gothic, so dark, great wedding pic ideas

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Tribal witch

Christopher Kane for Topshop body, random skirt, vintage boot and customized vintage leather jacket.

It's 4am and Im indulging myself for some blog updates since I'm too busy for anything. After a seemed-to-be-never-ending packing and moving hell, drifting between 2 options,to move or not to move, I decided to move-but-no-let's-stay-but-hey-its-better-to-move-but-no-it's-such-a-hassle-oh-fuck-it-just-move-and-oh-fuck-it-we-should-stay. So it means I've successfully postponed the moving date to next yearrr, but sadly it doesnt guarantee any fuss free business, work then got hectic but I'm gonna be taking a temp break for Hong Kong as well as some serious projects I've been owing someone for a century. So yehh now I just quickly adjusted some contrast and bit and bobs for the pic and just put them up. I know this is like ancient Greek history in the fashion timeline, taken on a very sunny afternoon few weeks back (I got rid of my tights in the phone box, it was this hot) and I can still feel the heat (despite the fact that it gets chilly at night again). After a painstakingly long hunt for this Chris Kane for Topshop body its finally mine. I guess it really depends on how you work this out to make fast fashion lasts longer, I'm pretty sure this will always be one of my fav. designs by Chris Kane, and I'm now paying respect to it with styling myself like a tribal witch. Hair is a mess I know and it will soon be fixed, really decently. After a year I can finally be honest to myself and show some appreciation to my hair. Summer is here and so does my last ever Summer vacation, lets not waste it (we'll see lolz).

Friday, 24 June 2011

It's so bright that it hurts

DIY lace shirt, vintage dress worn underneath, vintage boots.

After some hard core sewing as mentioned before, I've made something I actually really like and would love to wear over and over again, which sounds really miraculous haha. I layered the neon yellow lace with some electric blue cotton, sew a collar on, and bam here it is.
The British Summer is now full on and whilst I'm still trapped in my packing hell (yes, moving, just to a block away), I'm always tempted to just go out for a stroll with the ducks at Hyde Park. I was thinking about the editorial on ELLE UK Jun2011 when I took my pictures and tried to retouch them like those one. Of course it's a total failure hahah, let's see if I we can make it as bold and beautiful as if we're on the beach when the sun shines longer in London.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Topshop AW11 lookbook


Glam Rock



Topshop AW11 lookbook

Internet is just evil, whilst I cant find any pics from the official Topshop website the lookbook of the brand has already been circulating the internet so yehhh Im so effing excited to see these, as a loyal fan (shamelessly) and after a through observation of the collections, I'm always more into their AW stuff more than the spring ones. With the release of the lookbook I can pretty much sure the 90s wave will be in full swing when the cold weather hits the town (Fav. collections are obviously Psychobilly and Glam Rock). Creepers (which Im still not sure about) and Chunky heel bootssss (which im always into) rule the season, 2 tones will still be hot, shirts with sleek coat and wig-like neon pink jackets which I fell straight in love with in their press day, I'm just dead, dead and dead. Ditching the 70s romantic mood for a David Bowie-rules glam rock era, we've finally got another interpretation to the disco times. As I realized a change of style on their images (no more weird lightings and awkward hair), I kind of stop hating their lookbooks now haha. Since there's quite a bunch of images, I've just put some of my top picks from what I saw, then I will go on exploiting my inner grunge and sew, sew, sew (still not over it, duh.)
click to see the full lookbook

CANDY the BBC short film

Ella Purnell at CANDY, still shot by Kasia

Soo here it is, CANDY the BBC short film is out now, beautifully shot 15-minute film, go see it here and behind-the-scene shots by me here.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

I sew

As if anyone wondered whether i've got buried alive in my wardrobe, I'm just coming have a quick update. Basically, I've been sewing, I mean hard core sewing. Since I've finally overcome my phobia of sewing machines and found a really advanced one on Portobello. I've been so into it that I ditched my mac and ran off with the machine. So yeh here's what Ive made, from a total beginner, and I realized I've forgotten when the last time Im so patient and work so hard on something I love was. Sneaky peeky pics for now, outfit post to go (isn't this pretty much the only way to keep you all interested *laughs*).

Friday, 10 June 2011

A touch of slick gold shine

Nazir Mazhar for Topshop geometric wing haircomb, Linda Farrow Luxe sunglasses, Go Go Phillip crucifix ring, Alexander McQueen skull ring.

When it comes to accessories, I'd always prefer silver than gold, just because I always feel a little tricky to pull off gold without looking a little bit cheap and my skin tone just look more flattering in silver. However, if they are well made enough, I still can't avoid making painful decisions between gold and silver. So yehh whilst Im still not a great fan of tarnished gold, I noticed I've started collecting gold accessories. I felt pretty lucky to get my hands on the only Nazir Mazhar haircomb left in the Topshop secret store and of course those Linda Farrow sunglasses I jsut got (they are so new that I havnt got the sticker off), the slick black and the shiny gold just compliment each other on the sunglasses arms and yes they fulfilled my recent desire of getting a pair of black aviators (looks like Ive had enough from those Ozzy Osbourne round sunglasses), perhaps we all need some gold and black to be ready for Summer.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Lazy Sunday

Vintage shirt and corset, Topshop jeacket and jeans, wholesaledress.net shoes, Comme des Garcons bag, vintage head scarf.

Since London is all about rain, so we can kind of experience all weather in one day, it can be sunny in the morning then rainy and stormy in the afternoon. These pics were taken on a causel day out around notting hill, having some amazing New York cheese cake at my fav. cafe Tom's.
Picked this bright blue lacey corset at Portobello for £2, thanks Portobello I don't need to get any lace dresses I don't like but just because of the colour of the lace. Had a chill out day last Sunday but shame it went wet and rainy later afternoon but the summer rain didn't put me off too much (thank God I finally love eating), London is just one of the best places to go in Summer.