Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nude, Black and Red



Ooh, those crinsom rays of ruby bright.
Ah! The technicolor li-i-ight!

-- Bette Midler "Red"


NOTES

    Today I'm writing about my perfect red nail colour, of which I received much compliments and questions on its availability whenever I wore it or posted about it on my instagram/blog. This shade is from Korean brand Holika Holika, it is to me a very pure red that is just right, not too bright, not too dark, not too blue-toned or orange-y. It is a very elegant yet eye-catching hue without being gaudy or loud. Application is easy too, with two coats being sufficient to cover smile lines. I bought this a while ago, so I'm not sure if it is still available, but it's always worth checking out at a local Holika store if you have one in the neighborhood. As for the outfit, this is what I wore to a colleague's wedding last week. Red on nude is perfectly acceptable, I find  ; )  You can see more of this shade on my instagram here and here!  : )

    今天來寫一下詢問度超高的,我心目中完美紅色的指甲油。這色每次擦出門或 po 在 IG / blog 都會被讚或被問牌子,現在終於寫了 XDD  這支是韓牌 Holika Holika 的,是個非常正的紅色,不會太暗或太亮,也沒有偏藍或偏橘的色調。總之,是個搶眼卻不俗氣的優雅色彩。擦起來也還蠻順的,大約兩層就足以遮蓋微笑線了。不過這之買有點久了,不確定現在還有沒有,我想如果附近有 Holika Holika 的店面可以進去看看。至於穿搭,這是上週穿去同事婚禮的衣服,夠喜氣啦! XD  其實裸色跟大紅配起來也不會太突兀啊  ; )  另外,更多這色的 IG 照請看這裡這裡喔! : )




Top :  Million
Shoes :  Grace Gift
Clutch :  Vincci
Earrings :  Cor-date
Vernis :  Holika Holika Pop Nails 33


Bises!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Photo Flowers



Everyone has come to see. Well somethings have to do
Flowers out for this photographic haunt, but they all pass me by.

-- Tanita Tikaram "World Outside Your Window"


NOTES

    Here's a super-late write-up of my haul from the Runway Channel sale ... er, a year ago. I bought quite a few items then (this and this), but this EMODA flower print dress was one of my favourites. According to its website, the floral pattern is a unique EMODA print, and is meant to exude the atmosphere of a flower garden in a photograph. I'll admit the print did indeed look like a summer garden of wild flowers through the lens of a lomo camera. The cut is quite fitting but it is quite short, even for a hobbit like me. All the same, I like this dress quite a lot and I'm even thinking of getting it in the purple/blue version, seeing as it is still available on the site. What'd you think?  ; )

    好吧~這篇是個超 lag 的折扣季戰利品文,是我 ... 去年在 Runway Channel 的收穫(心虛)。那次買了不少單品(包括這件這件),但是這件 EMODA 的花卉洋裝是愛將之一。根據商品網站的敘述,這件洋裝的圖樣是 EMODA 獨家製作的印花,主要想傳達照片中的花園這樣的氛圍。實品也真的如描述一樣,看起來像是透過 lomo 鏡頭欣賞著野花盛開的夏日花園 >///<  這件剪裁相當合身,不過就是有點短(連哈比人的我都覺得可以再長一點點)。但是我還是對它很有愛,而且回去看網頁竟然還有貨 @@  有點想說趁現在五折再入手那件藍紫色的,大家覺得呢? ; )




Dress :  EMODA (still available here)
Boots :  Queen
Hat :  here
Bag :  ShopAkira
Ring :  Cor-date (here)


Bises!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dots and Florals



Oh I'll twine with my mingles and waving black hair,
With the roses so red and the lilies so fair.

-- Johnny Cash "Wildwood Flower"


NOTES

    I am currently loving the urban hippie vibe, complete with wide-brimmed hats and a plethora of clanging jewellery. I bought this chiffon floral dress last summer, not really enamored with the design or anything, but just intrigued by the notion of pairing large floral prints with polkadots on the same garment. Well, I forgot about this dress until last week when I was cleaning out a portion of my closet, and voila! A ready-made hippie number amidst my pile of retro/romantic/unabashedly girlish dresses. The dots and florals actually work well together in this case, and I think this vivid red is perfect for the fiery soul of a hippie urbanite. However, this kind of print might also fall easily into country bumpkin territory, so be sure to accessorize it with something more sleek and chic. Off to Woodstock then, quick march!

    最近愛上了都市嬉皮風穿搭,包括一定要來一頂的寬沿女優帽跟一堆叮叮噹噹的首飾。這件雪紡印花長洋裝是我去年夏天的戰利品。入手這件並不是因為對它的設計很有愛什麼的,而是因為對一件把印花跟點點搭在一起的洋裝感到好奇 :P  結果收到後我竟然把它忘在衣櫃深處了,直到上週清理衣櫃時才重見天日 orz  不過,在我那一堆復古/浪漫/假仙為主的洋裝中竟然出其不意蹦出一件嬉皮風洋裝,真是可喜可賀啊  XDD  這件的點點跟印花真是有種微妙的和諧,大紅的花朵也莫名適合熱情奔放的都市嬉皮。只是 ... 這樣的大花也容易搭成村姑打扮啊 T_T  搭配上大概需要比較俐落的配件去中和那隱約透出的鄉村風。那麼,即刻往音樂祭衝去吧,朋友們!(是說八月還有音樂祭這東西嗎? XD)




Dress :  Taobao.com
Hat :  here
Bootees :  Tokyo Girl
Necklace :  Mazzard


Bises!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gypset



A gypsy of a strange and distant time,
Travelling in panic all direction blind.

-- Moody Blues "Gypsy"


NOTES

    Recently while tidying up some old copies of GLA magazine, I came across a very befringed editorial with the gypset theme that is rather en vogue right now. Gypset, conveniently the amalgamation of "gypsy" and "jet-set", is the embodiment of gypsy free-spiritedness by glamorous young wanderers. Think Free People bohemianism but more luxurious, perhaps draped in exotic prints, paisley wraps or fringed tunics and dripping in glorious ethnic jewellery. I couldn't resist the romance of the concept and decided to try it out with some ethnic print shawls culled from a Malaysian market and an army of green and gold Cor-date jewellery. Vive la vie bohème!

    最近在收拾一些舊的 GLA 雜誌時,偶然看見一篇充滿流蘇的拍攝單元,是以目前時尚界頗夯的 Gypset 概念為主題的穿搭集。Gypset 其實是英文字 "gypsy" 跟 "jet-set" 的合體,意味著奢華時尚的新一代旅人展現出的自由不拘的吉普賽精神。可以想像成 Free People 的波希米亞風,但是更加奢華,也許身著異國風情的印花衣物、佩斯利花紋的披肩抑或是掛著搖曳流蘇的罩衫,穿戴著各式閃亮的民族風首飾。想當然爾,最愛各種浪漫元素的我也忍不住想嘗試,搬出之前在馬來西亞市集挖到的民族風印花披肩,還有一堆 Cor-date 的金綠色閃亮亮飾品來體會一下 gypset 自由奢華的時尚精神。Vive la vie bohème




Dress :  Taobao.com
Shoes :  Vincci
Clutch :  Glomesh
Bracelets :  Cor-date, Forever 21, Zawadi
Earrings :  Cor-date
Vernis :  Chanel 531 Peridot


Bises!