Saturday, March 31, 2012

Emotional Sculpture

(Johan Ku 2010)

Since my arrival in Taipei last thursday, I've been wanting to feature a Taiwanese designer.  And Johan Ku came to my mind as I remember reading about his "Emotional Sculpture" collection, which won an Avant Garde Award.

Although studied and established in UK, he is a an excellent example of young innovative Taiwanese designer that gained respect in the fashion world, alongside with legends like the late Alexander McQueen.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mystic Blue

(Vogue Korea April 2012)

Daphne Groeneveld for Vogue Korea April 2012 fashion editorial.  Bold ruby red lips done naughty!  I also love the bleached brows for some reason...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

OUTFIT DU JOUR - Take it as it comes

After wearing my new Marni wedge for the first time, I suddenly remember something: with the heat and humidity in China, I need to buy half size up in shoes here!  I completely forgot that last summer, my sandals that perfectly fit me in Canada where all slightly snug on me here...I guess I didn't realize how much my feet can swell!

Otherwise, perfect day: went out to do a few errands, then had a few clients over to the studio, then opened 3 bottles of champaign while celebrating a dear friend's birthday and finally got a pedi before going home!

Oh well, I guess I'll get them stretched out a tab and it should be fine...not a big deal.  Now if I miss my flight to Taipei again, that would be a big deal!!!

Jacket - Zara; Top - Central Park; Pants - Zara; Purse - Chanel; Sandals - Marni; Necklace - Street Vendor; Ring - YSL

Monday, March 26, 2012

3 Bad News + 1 Good News

3 Good News + 1 Bad News = not such a bad day...

Good News #1 - I just received my Marni wedge sandals I bought on sale 50% off two weeks ago!

Good News #2 - The red distressed shorts I bought from I.T. without trying fits me (I was really worried since I never tried their jeans before and I have no idea what does size 36 - apparently equivalent to 25 inches - means!?).

Bad News #1 - We missed our flight to Taipei yesterday and therefore out-of-pocket by $380 worth of penalties!

Good News #3 - I rebooked our trip to Taipei using my Aeroplan points and ended up paying only $98 for airport taxes!!!

Let me tell you how upset I was when we finally got to the airport and was told that we were 5 mins late for check-in cut-off time!!!  And if we were to catch the next flight out (5 hours later), it would be a grand total of $1000 for price adjustment for all 3 of us since our original tickets were bought at discount!  That's basically how much it would cost to get new tickets Shanghai-Taipei!

Anyways, really bummed out, I decided to cancel my hotel reservation ($160 penalty) and our flight ($220 penalty) and go home.

Once home, that when I started furiously looking for replacement flights at a reasonable price.  Then, I suddenly had the brilliant idea of using my Aeroplan points!!!  Hehe...not too bad, right?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What's in my carry-on?

(Chanel red jumbo; accessories; T by A Wang maxi dress; Theory Plaid shirt - SKIIN taupe/coral Gabi backless top; Uniqlo t-shirt; Rick&Skinny jeans; Vince cargo skirt; Gap tank; T by A Wang hooded poncho; Zara leather jacket)

(H&M scarf; Dominic Jones ring; Kenneth Jay Lane pendant; Hermes chrono watch; Hermes miniature perfume pendant; H&M gold cuff; Zariin two-stone ring; Vintage multi-chain necklace)

(Alexander Wang Freja booties; Converse pink runners)

Heading to Taipei today for a 4 day trip and the weather seems promising (sunny and mid-twenties degrees).  The legitimate reason of our trip is because of our chinese visa...but the real reason is to eat at night markets and stock up on snacks/toiletries/whatever-we-can't-find'in-china!

In my carry-on, I've packed just enough light-weight baby-proof clothes for 4 days.  Let's just hope Ayden is NOT going to wipe his snot on me!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hippie Yeah!

(Vogue Germany May 2010)

Some oldies but still so goodie!  Boho chic styles are great for humid summer days and careless!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Très Chic Pugs


(Theyskens Theory)


(Viktor & Rolf)


(Giambattista Valli)

(Giuseppe Zanotti)



(Roberto Cavalli)


Fashion Power Houses X cute pugs X Luisa Via Roma?  Yup, these cute pugs (21 in total) each sporting a unique designer of one of the most acclaimed fashion houses are up for auction on Charity Auction on Ebay for UNICEFProject ARISE.

If I had a pug, I wouldn't mind getting him one of these designer outfits too!  Or maybe I can try to squeeze Ayden in one of these!!!  I think he'll look fab in that Balmain outfit...Chinese Elvis look!

OUTFIT DU JOUR - And I thought he loves me for my pretty eyes

...turns out my hubby loves me for my warm smile!  More reasons to wear bright lips to showcase my smile!  Haha...thank god he didn't say it was for my cooking skills!!!  

Anyways, maybe I'll a little too eager but it's finally spring in Shanghai.  Sunny with a high of 20°C!  I'm wearing another piece from SKIIN's first collection, the Chloe tunic, a black silk sheer short sleeve tunic.  I love the slits on both sides and easy fit on the body.  Perfect for daytime, evening or even as a bikini cover-up!

Tunic - SKIIN (available soon); Denim bermudas - DIY with hubby's old jeans; Sandals - House of Harlow; Hat - Marni for H&M; Necklaces - Marni for H&M; Bird skulls bangles - (sorry I forgot); Clic Clac bracelet - Hermes; Watch - Hermes