Thursday, 25 October 2012

i have a thing for... RAINBOW SHINE

WANT. these statement necklaces will look fab on plain sweaters...

i have a thing for... A LITTLE STUDS DIY

tired of your old wardrobe and looking for a unique design of your own??H&M has come up with a series of DIY studs that can be applied onto your tops, bottoms, jackets or even bags and footwear. it is really up to you on how to use them... so be creative!!

you can check them out here:

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

i have a thing for... DECOR INSPIRATIONS

ever since zara home has launched their online store, it triggers me to look into home decor again. i am not the type that could manage to design my 'nest' to become something like in elle decor, which some people are incredibly handy in doing so... (which i envy)

having the chance to move into a better environment, lucky me, it's time to research!!

the wonderful thing about this design is the subtly of it. it feels easy blending in, and won't go out of date - comfy!!

cute. very clean and fresh, but with the light tone wood it softens the white and having fun with pastels

the light leaks through the creek on the side of the bed is a brilliant idea for minimal bedroom lighting

Thursday, 11 October 2012

i have a thing for... ALEXA

 random pic of alexa chung found on pinterest

attending the Chanel's fine jewellery 80th anniversary celebration

on set in gossip girl

haven't seen her for a long time. sounds like an old friend... haha but ya she's been more low profile these days. no wonder - because Alexa chung, the winner of the British style awards for 2 years in a row, is participating the filming of last series of gossip girl... and has launched her debut book AND also starting her own fashion label. how can i not be excited about it? she's my girl crush style icon.

anyways, have you guys noticed she's showing more of her feminine side lately?? :)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

i have a thing for... GETTING FURRY

 Connected to fashion

   Andy Torres - Style Scrapbook

i can slightly smell Autumn's round the corner. Without needing to sweat when walking on the street and waiting for the bus i felt enormously grateful. so, it could be a good time to think about the winter wardrobe, couldn't we? :D

as you can see, all i can think about right now is faux fur. i have been craving for it since last winter, just not able to spot the right colour, or the right texture. i was not sure whether i like shearling, a smooth or more of a shabby type. i have always seen bloggers wearing black ones quite nicely but with dark hair like mine i have doubts... so much to concern with limited budget, i went for the new H&M divided white fur gilet!! it has a good blocky fit, a bit elongated and not too dressy.
i can't wait to wear it, though the weather is not right for it yet.

i'll post some pictures of it later~

have a great week!!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

i have a thing for... FREE SHIPPING

Photos from Storets

i mean, who isn't constantly looking for the latest, trendiest fashion to buy?
becoz of this, online shopping has been overwhelmingly popular in the last couple of years, more and more brands are starting to have online stores in order to fight competition. 
quite many of them, still requires you to pay for shipping, especially when you are an overseas shopper. therefore whenever i discovered a new free shipping worldwide site, i would feel like i have found a gold mine!!! XD

this recent 'gold mine' i have discovered - storets - has such nice pieces!!! their buyers picked so well. usually in a site there are pieces that are great and some are not as good... but in theirs all the stuff are brilliant!! it's a bit pricey but who cares when you can get an Alexander wang look skirt for $36 usd? oh dear i have already put too many items into the shopping cart...

check out the store here:

Sunday, 19 August 2012

i have a thing for... MY BETTER HALF

don't you find the wedding photography these days are getting more and more formulated?
yes... beautiful gowns, scenery, exaggerated makeup and hair... for those who would prefer more natural pictures their choice seem so limited.
just came across this blog series 'my better half' from amanda jane jones, combining photography and graphic design, telling stories and minute details about the couple. very simple yet you can taste the sweetness of simplicity.
aren't marriage supposed to be like that?

Thursday, 19 July 2012

i have a thing for... TOPSHOP AW12 COLLECTION

 From Topshop blog 'inside out'

it is bloody hot every day in HK. seriously, the moment you step out the building you start sweating. (today it is 32 degrees celsius and it feels like 40 under the sun) i envy those who live in the colder countries where you never feel hot at all, and bloggers who live there can always look as chic as they want with layering of clothing and accessories without getting cooked.

and in the meantime, AW collections arrive in all stores quietly among the crazy sales. it must be hard to imagine how to dress in Winter during this horribly boiling weather, but then, planning for the wardrobe is always essential - that's what trend forecasts are for!! lol

so, what do you think about the topshop AW12 collection? i am loving the colour palette, trims, boxy silhouettes, it is not as luxurious as the h&m one, but certainly more suitable for people who adore a bit of military style.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

i have a thing for... MATCHY MATCHY

image from Carolines Mode/Streetstyle

totally in love with this pink combo. love how she plays with different shades and everything just goes so well with each other. are you bold enough to style like this??

Sunday, 10 June 2012

i have a thing for... GOOD (FXXKING) DESIGN ADVICE

this is especially for you my friend, wong tin, and all other designers out there who feels 'why the hell did i chose design in the first place (translate: nobody fxxking appreciate what i do)' or 'why wouldn't they just believe in me (translate: i think my design is fxxking better than yours, fxxking boss/client)' or 'i am my fxxking boss, not you (translate: pls stop telling me to change my ideas into fxxking rubbish)' etc.

have a fxxking great day!!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

i have a thing for... FASHIONISTA COPYCATS

zara... i know i know... studs are sooooo hot right now, so hot that you have to put studs onto every single product in your store... i am always grateful for your quick sense of trend spotting, making it slightly more affordable for us designers who are usually underpaid but still big fans of your stuff. i just hope you won't sue anyone who tries to copy your stuff in the near future coz you are doing it yourself too.

but seriously, studs on every single thing? seriously?

Top pic: Chloe Susan ankle boots
Bottom pic: Zara ankle boots with studded toe

Sunday, 27 May 2012

i have a thing for... MARGAUX LANGE

finally found out 'who did this to Barbie and Ken'. if you have read my last blog entry you will have seen the barbie lips necklace which i think is the creepiest necklace is the whole wide world, and today i came across this article from Stylesight about the whole collection of plastic doll parts accessories. it is really an extraordinary concept, to an extend i think they are not for wearing, but also an art collection that creates noise - i personally felt dolls being ripped apart are kinda violent and yet as kids we might have done similar things to our toys... and at the same time it is ridiculously hilarious, who could have thought a bunch of asses and nipples can become jewelry?

Margaux Lange - I enjoy the funny juxtaposition of wearing the body, on the body. Barbie has become the accessory instead of being accessorized. I take pleasure in the contrast and contradiction of transforming something mass-produced into unique, handmade, wearable pieces of art.