island in the sun

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So homecoming wasn't as fun as I thought it was going to be...the expectations always outdo the reality, I guess.

But, if I do say so myself, I think I was one of the best dressed. And no one else had the same outfit as me...

Dress- by me :)
Brooch- vintage
 Belt- BCBG Max Azria (actually from my back-up dress)
Shoes- Juicy Couture
Clutch- Louis Vuitton

do the d a n c e

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I'm writing to you with freshly- manicured hands. Oh, how lovely it feels to have pretty hands!

So our homecoming dance is tomorrow, and this year I'm going for all sorts of looks.

For the dress:
I'm actually making my dress (hopefully I'll finish it) but it does have a similar look to this Lanvin dress. I think I conscientiously drew inspiration from it. That's just what Lanvin does to me.

for the hair:
I loved the messy side braids that Alexander Wang did for his Spring 2010 show. It's different but nothing too uptight or formal.

For the nails:
I love everything Katy Perry does right now, and her neon yellow nails are no exception. I thought it would be a fun pairing with the blue dress, and different from the usual shades of pink I normally get.

Still have a lot to do for the big day, but I'll take plenty of pictures of my favorite party frocks and homecoming moments.

good night, moon

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Time for bed. Good night!

Heroes of the Sidewalk

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All in all, I'd say the spring shows were pretty fantastic. But the shoes!

Here are some of my favorite shoes from fashion month:

Anna Sui 
love the socks/open-toed shoes trend

Alexander McQueen
It looks like walking on a cloud

Love basket weave, and the metallic is a cool touch

Christian Dior
Rainbow shoe! 

Louis Vuitton
Have I told you that giraffes are my favorite animal?

John Galliano
Pretty in pink

Dainty lace gone edgy 

Nina Ricci
Really diggin' the T-strap right now, and it's a heel I can actually wear


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Banana Republic top; Old Navy shorts; mom's belt; random silver rings

These past 2 weeks were definitely terrible time for me. Given lots of papers and assignments, not to mention the tests, grabbing simple outfits to put on is really comforting to chill out a bit. I picked basic cutting outfits with a touch of nice-detailed accs when it came to a chance for hanging out. I'm sorry that I took pictures without shoes on. Lol I was in a hurry but I really want to share and tell you guys, my scores are great with you around keeping my spirit up. Thankyou! =)
Anyway I currently in love with jazz music! What's your current faved genre?

Check it out!

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So I've been wanting to do this kind of fashion illustration/comic sort of thing, but I haven't really figured out how to do something like that until, well...yesterday. So anyways, meet the fictional character of Anamika and learn about her complete style transformation from drab to fab. It's just something to do for fun but I really do enjoy drawing fashion and making up little stories.

So what are you waiting for! Go check it out.

the raven

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"Quoth the raven, 'nevermore.'"

I'm kind of diggin' the whole 60s retro dark romantic look right now. I know it's way out of my comfort zone, but we all have to get out of our tiny little boxes at some point. At least, if we want to be great.

And an outfit (sort of) inspired by my mood board

the motorcycle jacket for the prep set

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Jacket: Juicy Couture
Top: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: J. Crew
Socks: J. Crew

And people say motorcycle jackets are reserved for bikers only!


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brother's jacket, Gaudi inner top, Mango top, Gaudi shorts, unbranded socks, heels from HK, gifted necklace

if you noticed, this top is same with the one I wore on a post titled TIMELESS This may be one of my favorite top, because the fabric is so loose and when I just get bored with it, I could experimenting by pinning it on everywhere I like to get the unique (fake) texture like this draped-like top. Anyway, I stole the jacket from my brother's closet. Hope he would never read this post! :p

This is a makeup pouch I own after my mom purchased some skincare from ROC (we have the same pouch now!^^) I like the color that won't look dirty easily and made with faux leather. For more sweet touch, I stitched the bow onto it, thanks God it matched nicely!

Tomorrow I will be facing math test, then on Friday I have 3 tests (computer, physics, english) which make me want to burn those books right away. Hahaha I'm just kidding. I know I should study now. But I've been missing you.. Thanks for all the supports! Each of your comment means a lot for me =)


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I'm in a crazy colorful party mood at the moment, with paper streamers and Meadham Kirchhoff crowns

LC Talks About the Important Things in Life

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Have you seen this? It's freakin' hilarious and totally true!

The Grand Finale of Fashion Month

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Fashion Week (or month, rather) is finally over, and so here are my thoughts on many of the Paris shows (and some from Milan too)

 D&G Goes Gardening

I absolutely adore this chic gardener look. For some obscure reason I've always wanted to own rain/gardening boots (perhaps because I have no need for rain boots since it doesn't rain here, and you always want what you can't have) and I love how D&G manages to make them look ultra-fab. Also, gingham and florals and plenty of ruffles = perfection.

Andrew Gn Takes a Time Machine

I'm really digging the folksy, peasant look of many of the spring shows, but with these beautiful laces and silks, so naturally I really liked Andrew Gn's latest collection. All the layers, the paisley and calico prints, and those awesome bell sleeves. Sigh.

Talbot Runhof Knows How to Party

I hadn't heard of Talbot Runhof before this, but I am sorry that I haven't! These dresses are perfect for all sorts of parties and events, and the skirts are gathered enough to get the Fashion Barbie seal of approval.

Rochas Brings Vintage Back

I fell in love with Rochas this past year when their fall collection brought back everything I love about sixties fashion, and again I applaud the brand for managing to make old-school looks look absolutely fresh. The silk prints remind me of old Hermes scarves and I am the biggest fan of the socks/open-toe-shoe combo. Bravo, Rochas, bravo!

Giambattista Valli- Minimalism for Maximalists

Let's face it- I'm the exact opposite of minimalist. I just love color and accessories and poof too much to convert. But thanks to Giambattista Valli, whose clothes are all kind of minimalist for maximalists, I can actually see myself kind of growing to like this trend. It's not as drastic as Celine, but nothing as flamboyant as, say, Jean Paul Gaultier. Minimalism in moderation- I think I can handle that.

Long Live McQueen

It's safe to say that we can all stop holding our breaths. I was extremely nervous to see how Sarah Burton would do for her first legit collection for Alexander McQueen, but her work absolutely surpassed expectations. The clothes still have the same awe-inspiring quality that Lee's collections had, but it's like the brand has entered into a new era- which, though though sad circumstances, I'm really excited for.

Wunderkind is Wunder-ful

Perhaps my favorite spring collection. In a season full of neutrals and minimalist statements, Wunderkind is the collection that reminds me most of the clothing I love. In fact, many of these pieces reminded me of some of my clothing sketches back a few years ago when Panic at the Disco's "Pretty. Odd." governed everything I did. Wunderkind, you truly are wunderful. 
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