Saturday, December 31, 2011

items to love and to hold.

Hello hello! I know that it is New Year's Eve for myself and others (and New Year's day for many many people around the world), but I just wanted to share a few things that I received as gifts this past Christmas. :)






Shorts - Urban Outfitters, Lace maxi skirt - Forever 21, Jewelry - Alex & Chloe for Forever 21 & regular Forever 21

I can't wait to make use of the shorts, skirt, and jewelry.. :)

The last picture is of a hand-printed silkscreen tote that my lovely friend Alice made for me! She's such a talented artist. You can check out her site here and her blog here. :)

Happy New Year to everyone reading this! I hope 2012 will hold a great many more exciting times for each and every one of you. Oh, and thank you for reading <3

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

detours.

Today was somewhat full of detours. At first the plans were to go to LACMA to check out the Rodarte exhibition...until we realized that the museum is closed on Wednesdays. :(

So the alternate plan was to go to FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) and check out their museum there, but apparently it was closed! Double boo. So we (meaning my two friends and I) gave up and decided to go to Santa Monica instead. Not such a bad detour, however. :)



Places still have their holiday lights up! It makes me smile to see things decorated in strings and strings of glowy little fairy lights.

My friend Emily also decided to wear out a little something I gave her...it was nice to see it being worn! You know, that feeling when you make something and it gets used right away? Yep.




Coincidentally, Brandy & Melville is her favorite store. :)


(Blouse - MINKPINK, shorts - some store on Melrose, bag - Rebecca Minkoff, tights - Korea, shoes - Jeffrey Campbell)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

productivity.

Instead of going to bed like I should, I am typing away. :)

I've been busy being ~artsy~ the past few days, and I am quite pleased that I've been so productive. After all, practice is the precursor to improvement, right? Anyway, I've been making my friends their Christmas cards (shhhhh) and also drawing/pasting/painting away in my sketchbook.

I am going to share with you some scans of the things I've been doing/ have done so far! :)



Top to bottom: Untitled, Dreamscape, Untitled, Lights

I'm so excited to draw/make more things, it's been quite fun..hehehe. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did making them!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

the room's hush hush, and now's our moment.








Dress (inside) - Xhilaration, Shirtdress - Theory (borrowed from my mother, ehehe), Belt - Vintage (from mother!), Necklaces - Forever 21 (butterfly) and Etsy (crystal bullet), Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Yay, picture spam! Today I recruited my friend Yolly to take photos for me. She seems to enjoy her (now temporary) job. It's quite fun dancing in Litas, given that you don't fall down, of course.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Oh, Durham boots...

...why are you $495?! You are much more than this poor student can afford. :(


Rag & Bone Durham Boots

Images from Revolve! Brown versions available here and here!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

spontaneous days are fun!

Eeep. Hello, hello! :)

I meant to post this yesterday but there was too much to do...so I am making up for it today. Yeah! My friend Emily and I spontaneously headed to Santa Monica but ended up at the Getty Villa and Malibu instead. It was sosososo beautiful, and I am quite glad that we decided (albeit spontaneously) to go!

The Getty Villa houses a few collections of ancient artifacts. It was quite stunning to see all the Greek and Roman marble busts, jewelry, coins, armour, and other antiquities. Not to mention the landscaping...









It was somewhat warm for a December day so I decided to finally wear out my Topshop velvet bustier that I ordered weeks ago. When I first got it, it was reaaaally really tight. I managed to wear it despite this, though ;) I have learned my lesson and will be ordering a size up from Topshop next time. Oops!




Jacket - from Korea
Lace top - Urban Outfitters
Bustier top - Topshop
Cherry-coloured denim - Forever 21
Wedges - Jeffrey Campbell

We stopped on our way back on a random stretch of beach, where we proceeded to take lots of photos. It was fun. It was also very windy and cold, and I was crazy enough to take my jacket off. What can I say, I live life on the edge :'D

Friday, December 9, 2011

in which collages rule.

I've been looking through the Pre-Fall 2012 collections up on Style.com, and fell in looove with Thakoon's looks! So as an ode to the amazing looks, here is a collage I made of some of the looks for Thakoon Addition. Enjoy! (:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

tuesdays are cool days.

Hello, hello! What an eventful Tuesday. Today was filled with last-minute rushing to get things done and I also had my first final exam today..next Tuesday will be my last one. Hurrah!

Anyway, this post is purely photospam from today. Exploring, lunch at Tranquil Tea Lounge, and Printmaking class. Enjoy! ;)









Saturday, December 3, 2011

December is upon us!

I don't know about you, but December is my favorite month! Everyone seems to be happier, the weather is colder (even though it makes me shiver, I prefer it over scorching hot temperatures), and Starbucks brings back their holiday flavors!

The last bit makes me sound like quite the coffee fanatic..but I am. :P

Anyway, December is also synonymous with presents! Christmas! Cheer! Annnd wishlists. I admit that I compile a wishlist regardless of the time of year, partly because I like to keep track of the things I lust after..

Here's something I made a month or two ago (:





Printmaking has also been taking up much of my time! I bought some basics at Forever 21 just yesterday so I hope to have them printed on Tuesday...I promise more pictures!

Until then!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cacti are cool.








Some pictures that Alice took for me a month or so ago! Cacti are cool. I love them. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

spring summer 2012









Have I mentioned how much I loved the Alexander McQueen and ChloƩ S/S 2012 collections? Here are some of my favorite looks. Now that I look at them all, they're all in a similar color palette...I wonder if that's saying something. :)

It's only November! I shouldn't plan out my Spring wardrobe this early. At least there's pretty things to look at until then?

(Pictures credit to Style.com!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yay!

Hopefully I keep this blog for good!

Meanwhile, I should probably edit the template and all sorts of fun things.

My goal for this blog is to (hopefully) post my sartorial influences, lusting-afters, and outfits of my own. It should help me try and refine my all-over-the-place fashion lusts.

Wish me luck! :)