Tuesday, May 31, 2011


(Theysken's Theory satchel, was $695 now $347.50)

(Missoni Mare bikini, was $395 now $237)

(YSL cuff, was $1120 now $560) 

(Rick Owens leather jacket, was $2420 now $1694)

(Acne wedge boots, was $720 now $360)

It's End of Season Sale again!  So much to buy, so little time to shop!  No worries eager shoppers, Net-a-Porter is now offering up to 50% off on their Spring/Summer collection!  Online shopping is now even more exciting!!!

So, my eyes went straight to Theysken's Theory Canapa leather-trimmed woven satchel at 50% off.  Not only it's one of the hotest lable among the fashion insiders now, it's also the most current style!  And at under $350, what's there to think about?

Other summer must buys are obviously an new string bikini, like an iconic Missoni triangle bikini, and organic jewelry, like the YSL clover leaf wrap cuff.

And if you like to stock up on year-round essentials like me, the Rick Owens Blister leather jacket in dust and the Acne Hydro suede wedge boots in slate will promise a higher ROI (Return On Investment) than anything else you'll ever buy!


she's a bombshell

(Vanity Fair Italia, May 2011)

I can appreciate a bombshell when I see one.  And Sophie Holmes for May issue of Vanity Fair Italia is a hot hot hot bombshell!  She reminds me of iconic movie stars from the 60's like Bridget Bardot or Rachel Welch.  Yup, the Italians like their women sexy!

Monday, May 30, 2011

OUTFIT DU JOUR - Ask and you shall receive

So I just asked "oh summer days, when will you visit Montreal?" the other day and it's all of a sudden 30ยบ C and sunny!!!  That's the kind of weather I have to deal with: one day winter; the next summer!  Well, I wouldn't exactly complain...afterall, I can now parade all my summer dresses and sandals!

Have been waiting a day like this to wear my new Adam t-shirt dress.  Love the simple cut and crisp white colour with attached double sided belt.  Despite a waredrobe full of blacks, my favorite colour is actually white.  But it's nearly impossible to keep white stain-free, even pre-Ayden!  I also wore the shoulder strap of my mom's Hermes purse (don't tell but I stole it from her) as a quadruple tour bracelet!  The orange really brings out all the details on my scarf.

Now, if only my hair can be a little more starchy so my scarf doesn't just fall off at the slightest breeze...

T-shirt dress - Adam; Purse - Mulberry; Silk scarf - Hermes; Leather shoulder strap (worn as bracelet) - Hermes; Sandals - Modern Vintage

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Brunch - Fieldberry French Toast

For some reason, over the past few months, my son became a night owl.  He doesn't go to bed before 1am and only wakes up by 11am...just like daddy!  I, however, am forced to get upat 8:30am sharp to keep Coco, my cat...I really don't understand how my got this end of the deal?!?

Anyways, I was craving for something sweet and something salty so decided to make french toasts and sausage for brunch (my favorite combo).  See, I'm not really a cook, but breakfast, anyone can do!

Fieldberry French Toast:

  • 2 thickly sliced toasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of chopped rasberries and strawberries (or any fresh fruits)
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (or corn syrup)
  • Battered eggs and milk together
  • Add cinnamon and brown sugar
  • Soak toasts into mixture (make sure they are completely soaked)
  • Melt butter in a large pan
  • Once butter melted, pan fry toasts on low eat until golden on both sides
  • Place rasberries and strawberries on plated toasts
  • Pour maple syrup as desired
Once the french toasts are done, I then pan fried lamb sausages (hubby NEEDS meat for any meal).

Saturday, May 28, 2011

OBSESSION DU JOUR - Celine Phantom Luggage

(Celine Fall 2011)

(Celine Phantom Luggage tote in black)

No need for introduction.  By now, we are all too familiar with the Celine Luggage tote.  This one is however the 2nd generation: the Phantom Luggage with some adjustments to the original version.

The faux croc stamped leather would be divine, but I decided to put my name down for the all black suede with patent leather sides, which is due to arrive sometime in july.  Can't wait to hold it in my hands...let's hope that nobody on the list before me wants it...I know, fat chance!

Friday, May 27, 2011

my little angel

Yes, I'm a very proud mother...but how can anyone not be if their little boy looks like mine? 

These are three of the pictures taken when Ayden was 8 month old during a photo session in Shanghai, which were just sent to me yesterday.  Pampers, Baby Gap and Johnson & Johnson, please take an appointment with our manager for advertising agreement.  Hollywood, we might also consider movie contracts depending on the script!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

PRE-SALE: Barneys New York

I love pre-sales...such a sense of privilege!!!  Well, although I'm not VIP and don't spend a quarter of a million a year, I still somehow manage to get good relationships with sales reps from major highend stores to get the VIP treatment.  Girls, if you want to best selection and the best deals before anyone else, the key is your relationship with a full-time sales rep that knows what's happening!  Trust me on that one!  Be extra nice and make her sympathize with you.  Use your charm!!!

Anyways, my all time favorite highend department store in the states by far is Barneys.  They really have the best selection of brands and styles.  And as of June 1st, their designer handbags, shoes, clothing will be marked off at 40%!!!  That includes brands like Balenciaga, Givenchy, Celine, Chloe, etc...you get the picture, right?  And with the weak USD, what's there to think about?!?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Fine Mess

(Michael Kors)

(Proenza Schouler)

(Dries Van Noten)

(Alexander Wang)


Summer hair equals to frizzy unruly hair...for most people including myself!  That's why I usually like to put it in a ponytail to get everything out of my face.  Trust me, you really don't want a few oily strands glued on your forehead (bad for your skin; bad for your look)!

But who has the time or patience to create a glamorous ponytail? I mean by definition, ponytails are for 2 day old hair.  I usually grab random sections of hair and clip or tie on a rubber band.  Done!  The rougher the texture the better!

This year, many of our favorite designers embraced the messy low pony.  I LUV.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OUTFIT DU JOUR - still Complexed

Got this t-shirt at the same time as my Complex Geometries dress from Outfit du Jour - Complexed.  However, I haven't really been wearing it until recently.  This t-shirt has a "cape" attached and can be worn in different ways, like most pieces from Complex Geometries (I am just the biggest sucker for anything that has multi-use).

In order to further personalize this basic top, I decided to cut off the sleeves and neckline.  I mean it was already really cool but since it was a unisex t-shirt, it still was a tab to men's cut for my taste.  Haha...I would like to think this is a Styled by Janet & Complexe Geometries collaboration...one day, one day!

T-shirt - DIY Complex Geometries; Short - DIY; Sandals - Alexander Wang; Necklace - Kenneth Jay Lane; Ring Dominic Jones

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Love Story

(Stone Cold Fox dress)

In my book, backless dresses are the upmost seductive one-piece outfit one can wear.  No accessories (or bra) required except a glowy sun-kissed tan.  I instantly fell in love with this Stone Cold Fox white backless dress with crochet detail.  Seems so perfect on a late night summer date with you man, sipping on rasberry mojito.

GIRL CRUSH - Stephanie Er

Singaporean socialite and blogger Stephanie Er knows how to live life at the fullest!  Her blog, www.pootsville.com, is a collection of random pictures both inspiring and quirky.  I love her sense of humour, her sense of style and her two dogs!

Always eager to see her newest travel pictures, I need to emphasize that the girl knows how to capture moments on film.  And her self-description is just perfectly written:

"hello eager eyes. some people were born to lead, some to write, some act, some do little things, some do great things, .. i just, take pictures. otherwise, am good for nothing."

Why couldn't I come up with something that cool???

Saturday, May 21, 2011

MAIN EVENT - Le Boudoir Spring/Summer

Day 1 of the event went by so fast I forgot to take pictures...I guess that's a good thing considering we rather be busy than not.  Today being the last day of the event, I really wanted to take time to just have a few snapshots with my partner.  In fact, we were suppose to take portrait shots for our website but ended with these...what to do???  We just cannot stay serious!  I guess that's what makes our partnership work.

On Taylor: Dress - Mango; Necklace - BCBG; Earrings - Chanel; Watch - Hermes; Cuff - Vintage

On me: T-shirt dress - Lanvin for H&M; Belt - Hermes; Earrings - Chanel