the handsome men's club: part 1

just because.


photos via jak&jil

coocoo for coco

 coco rocha by chris nicholls for FLARE april 2010. [via fashiongonerogue

i just watched r.j. cutler's the september issue for the third time and i am still in awe of how brilliant grace coddington is. in the words of anna wintour, she is truly a genius. this spread of coco rocha for flare just reminded me of grace's editorial on block coloring for vogue's september 07 issue. i wish my mom kept that phonebook of a magazine. a collector's item, for sure.


i decided to do something with my day and did an impromptu/amateur photo shoot with mademoiselle linh (of sarapluslinh) to post on our blogs (a pic of me below and linh's to come..) i'm thinking if all these other fabulous girls can do what they love - wear beautiful clothes, write about beautiful clothes, and take pictures of beautiful clothes - then i sure as hell can do it too! so here i am, very impressed with my mad terry richardson skillz (minus the creeper modelizer thing he has goin on) and i really believe this is something i can get better at and hopefully gain more recognition with. i may be ranting, but as a very seasoned intern for pr and journalism, i feel motivated to do something with what i'm good at - writing, trend spotting, and loving fashion. 

my love once told me to do what i love, and i will love what i do. so here it is. <3

chloe sevigny featured in elle uk's april '10 issue. perfection.

crochet bodysuit: thelake&stars
shorts: f21
cardigan: vintage Missoni
clogs: jeffrey campbell woodies
flower "samantha jones" ring: urbanoutfitters

anna bananas

madame anna wintour, editor-in-chief of vogue america & madame anna dello russo, editor-at-large of vogue nippon are a couple of the most powerful women in the fashion industry. fierce, smart, bold & beautiful - all ANNAs are alike right? goal: work for VOGUE. 

** dear anyone from condenast: if you are hiring, HOLLA!!!

photos via jak&jil


mko is probably my numero uno style inspiration and it's so obvious why. just look at her fur. this girl can pull anything off - from bulky coats to lacey vintage gowns to brownish grey lipstick to balenciaga mega booties. effortless as always & i like it that way. 

parlez vous francais?

vanessa paradis (aka mrs. depp) has been the first and only face for Chanel's coco parfum since '92. then lent her lips for the new line of lusciously puckerlicious lipsticks,rouge coco. and now after lily allen was bumped from being coco cocoon's  girl, vanessa was the obvious choice to be her replacement. 

if you watch the commercial for rouge coco, notice the throwback she gives to her coco parfum commercial when she whistles during the song. so subtle, but very sweet. 

i also threw in the interview she did after the Chanel fall/winter '10 show because i love the sound of french. there's a certain je ne sais quoi about it, and of course it reminds me of my trips to PARIS <3 one day, i shall learn the language. until then, english subtitles will do just fine. 

In which I note that I am still alive and post more pictures

Sorry for the long silence AGAIN, but I just thought it would be fun to get deathly ill and hang out on my death bed for the better part of the week. Well guess what? It wasn't!
What I'm posting are pictures of 2 Sundays ago, when the weather was nice and I wasn't dieing. (okay the weather's really nice today as well, and I'm pretty much alive, but I thought an impact sentence would be good.)Leather Jacket, Cardigan, and Skirt: I Pinco Pallino
Boots: Unnamed
Leggings, Bag, and Shirt: H&M

See you guys, I promise I'll be back!

elsewhere..but here

same time last year i was far far away from here. asia to be exact. excessive shopping, curiously eating (i didnt have the guts to try any insects though) and blissfully relaxing in beautiful hong kong, bangkok and vietnam.

siiigh..i need to get away again. preferably out of the country. PRONTO!

brass knuckles

such a lover of accessories (nowadays, the bigger the bulkier the heavier the better) i instantly fell in love with this brass knuckle ring designed by the late great mr. alexander mcqueen. in my treasure chest(s) of accessories, i've collected quite a few two-finger rings. the latest..and my most favorite is my custom made gold name ring i ordered for myself and the little sis for christmas last year. this mcqueen would be a fabulous addition to my collection don't you think?

mother dearest

sunglasses: chrome hearts
cardigan: tory burch
jeans: AG
watch: cartier
wedges: sergio rossi
bag: Hermes

Just another saturday night post...

Can you believe I'm heading off to study chemistry soon enough? Puah! Saturday night's are overrated, and my head hurts so bad all I want to do is lay down in the dark and listen to Janis Joplin and La Roux.
By the way I am SO in love with this look from Zoe Saldana (even though it's from a while ago). Doesn't she dress so very nicely?
This BEAUTIFUL dress is RM by Roland Mouret.

Sorry for the boring boring short short post.
I'll be posting some more soon enough.
Enjoy your evening, or day, depending where you are.

foxy lady

america's next top [petite] model winner nicole fox was my favorite from the beginning! i was so happy she won and even happier that she landed wildfox's new campaign. here she is in all her redhead 'fro glory as one of the three wickedly witches of this wildfox story. 

i want every piece!

photos from nana in wonderland :)

Something I've Been Meaning To Post For A Week

...but the Oscars' stole its' thunder.
We're getting it back now.
Anyway, last week I headed out with my coz and sisters for a fun night out. And really, that's that.
Jumpsuit: Mango
Tee:....I have no idea
Shoes: Via Montenapoleone
Belt: Louis Vuitton

Richie Rich

TONIGHT --> going to the taping of JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! with special guest, Nicole Richie. hers is maybe one of the top 10 closets I'd like to raid. 

picture: from the march issue of Marie Claire, UK

Today I am feeling.. INSPIRED.

i always had a feeling that OC was asian owned!! or at least i think one of them is asian. anyways...these two started off with 10G's in their pocket and another 10G's loaned by the bank..then VOILA! a nice little boutique in soho. i love how they said "we just didn't want to do any we opened up a place where we and our friends can hang out and we can travel everywhere." hmm. what a great idea. thehautecommodity store?!?! only time will tell :)

video from refinery29.

OSSSSSCARS 2010! (am I late?)

Amanda Seyfried In Armani Privè ( the entire colour palette kinda reminds me of an angel.)
Sigourney Weaver In Lanvin (I suppose saying she looks good would be understated.)
Cameron Diaz In Oscar De La Renta (girly and glamorous? yessss)

Rachel MacAdams In Elie Saab Haute Couture ( I love it! An Oscar risk that paid off.)
Jennifer Lopez In Armani Privè ( I don't like her, and I don't even like the dress ON her..but the dress itself? Pretty darn awesome.)

Kate Winslet In Yves Saint Laurents (she looks elegant, stately and beautiful)

Vera Farmiga In Marchesa (The colours pretty brilliant, and the dress is a wrong that somehow works.)

Carey Mulligan In Prada (Perfection)

Zoe Saldana In Givenchy Haute Coture (the colors, the ruffles, the beaded bodice....brava brava Zoe)

Maggie Gyllenhaal In Dries Van Noten (Looks like another fashion risk that paid off to me)

Penelope Cruz In Donna Karan (Finally some color woman! I love it.)

Katherine Biglow In Yves Saint Laurent (She looks like the winner she is, yes Yves does that to people.) And though I haven't seen her movie, I am soo proud of her for her win.

Sandra Bullock In Marchesa (Sorry for all the times I've said you looked bad Sandra, and I'm sure I'll do it again...but when it was the big moment, you looked beautiful.)