Friday, December 24, 2010

공감

"아무리 평범한 여자라도 여왕이 될수 있고
아무리 귀한 여자라도 시녀가 될수 있어.

사랑하는 사람에게 어떤 대접을 받느냐에 따라서"
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I am off to Hawaii this week - escaping the cold for a bit!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Passion For Food: Interview with Barney's

A Passion For Food: Interview with Barney's: "I recently did an interview with Kate Sung of Barney's, and it was just posted it on B-Sides, the Barney's blog. The theme for their 2010 ho..."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I WANT EVERY PIECE FROM THE CARVEN S/S 11 LINE - INCLUDING THE MODEL'S BOB

I had to dedicate a separate post from the other collections shown in Paris because this was love at first sight. I am going to start putting some money aside so I can get a few pieces from Carven next year!
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My 5 Fav Parisian Collections

1. Lanvin: ZOMG! feminine neutral palette, luxurious fabric, new leather choker-belts... I am so happy to see something new from Alber Elbaz. This is a very successful transition from the previous silhouettes I was getting tired of (but will still stand in line for the H&M collab that still focuses on that silhouette).
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2. Viktor & Rolf: They never ever disappoint! this collection is crazy/beautiful. I love how the simple tuxedo shirt is blasted out of proportion - and I could see a bridal following here as well! I hope to see a lot of this in editorials for Spring.
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3. Givenchy: Although I hate the hair and makeup, I love how the clothes are styled- Leopard+B&W could look so tailored and clean while the sheer flowy bottoms balances out the look perfectly.
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4. Costume National: The color palette is spot-on and bold. I love the easiness of each look. Costume is definitely the European's Calvin Klein...although this season Costume did it better.
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5. Christian Dior: The overall collection evokes the emotion of summer and has a few standout pieces. Glitzy glam island party with plenty of champagne and sailor boys.
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

SP11) accessories that caught my eye

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i am in need of those rick owens shoes; they are screaming for me!

Monday, October 18, 2010

SP11) The Best of Backstage Beauty

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1. Jil Sander 2. Fendi 3. Valentino 4. Nina Ricci 5. Chloe 6. Prada
7. Giambattista Valli 8. Oscar de la Renta 9. Christian Dior 10. Rick Owens

I Was So Blind. But Love Is Blind.

  1. 거짓말 하면 안돼요 - 진실을 숨길려고 하거나, 부풀려서 얘기하거나, 했던 약속 아무렇지 않게 어기거나, 없는 얘기 지어내거나, every거짓말 사람이 신뢰가 되지않고 믿을 수 없게 돼요.
  2. 게으름은 정말 아니예요 - 인생은 한번 사는건데 뭐든지 귀찮아하면 나도 힘빠져요. 하지만 게으름뱅이는 자기가 그렇다는걸 모르고 살수도 있어요. 그게 laid back한거라고 착각하고 실수도 있죠.
  3. 쪼잔하면 안돼요 - 그게 무엇이던: 돈, 사랑, 자존심, 행동 - 남자는 마음 넓어야 돼요. 남자가 마음이 넓어야지 여자가 기댈수가 있어요. 그리고 당신에게 중요한것을 맡길수가 있어요. 여자는 이거 하나로 당신은 존경 할수가 있구요. 무시 당하고 싶지 않으면 크게 생각하세요. 그래야 당신이 원하는 여자가 될수가 있는거예요.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dying Will

Both my dog and I have been getting sick lately...are we just aging faster than normal or what? Hopefully after this phase I don't have to frequent the vet/doctor like how it is these days. So today before my procedure the nurse asked if I had a will. I don't but if I die please have me buried in this Rick Owens leather jacket. It is what I wanted to live in all winter. So why not wear it to death?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spring 2011: My top picks from Milan

To start off, I have to say I was extremely disappointed with London that I have no desire to pick any as my top 3. Milan kind of made it up for me though. I think Milan had a refined and subdued feel throughout, or at least those were my favorites.

1. Jil Sander - I was surprised by the use of mix and match bold colors, yet it looked tasteful and well thought out. The t-shirt-maxi-sack-dress looks really easy and sporty, and I feel like women will be flocking to buy those jackets and dresses.
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2. Dolce & Gabbana - I am a sucker for an all-white collection (minus this season's Alexander Wang...what happened?? Nevermind.) The lace done in many ways and the layering of sheer whites is such a dream.
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3. MaxMara - The peek-a-boo suit *drool* and the use of luxe fabric won me over. I also love the usage of bold single-tone outfits.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

my FNO

Before it's too much of an old news...my very few pics from FNO. Basically spent the entire night at BNY. Started out with an early dinner @ Fred's (truffle pizza!) and did not get to see a.wang or the olsen twins! wah. Then went downtown to the Ace Hotel to go to the OC there, but there was this huge huge crowd of hipsters and young kids waiting to go inside...so we decided to go eat and drink at the Breslin. (side note: I normally avoid eating lamb but they have this amazing lamb burger YUM. + some drink that the bartender recommended which we each had two of.) Then took a cab to the Jane hotel but by the time I was there I could feel my eyes droop...so I peaced out!
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the only pic of me from fno...friend wearing topshop dress and prada shoes. me wearing gap leather jacket, proenza schouler dress, and prada shoes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

fall OBSESSION

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SHERLING JACKETS & LEATHER.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

my passionate love for emerging designers

I just finished watching Project Runway (best show ever!) and it just makes me reflect on how much it excites me to see people who put their whole life into becoming a designer. Their dream to become a notable designer really affects me - and it makes me want to get up and do something about it - but what could i do?

Well as a consumer, I would buy clothes from young designers. If I were in magazine, I would feature them in editorials. If I had my own shop, I would carry their line in my store. If I were a consultant, I would help them develop their collection and help present it to buyers. Or if I were Bloomberg create studio spaces for them (we do have pretty good mayor in NYC, don't we?) I think NY does a pretty good job making room for new designers, but doesn't really match up to London. For example, in America they call the aesthetic of April or Andy from this season's PR "student work" but in London they would call it "non-commercial" (since they think American designers are too commercial). I also love emerging designers from all the way in Australia. Globalization has definitely helped leverage designers from places other than Europe and now America, but really, there needs to be more investment in new designers than growing mass and fast-fashion brands.

I have started to embrace the idea how each piece in your closet should be cherished - and move away from buying items because they are cheap, then you wear it for a year or two and throw away. It's about making an investment in something you truly love and being able to store forever. In that sense, I want to own pieces that were designed by individuals who put alot of thought and effort into it, and only created a few pieces in each size. Plus, I hate having the same thing as anyone else!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hester Street Fair

I was at the Hester Street Fair with some co-workers and friends to sell stuff for the Stylist Tent Event they have every month of the summer. I was exhausted by the end - yet couldn't sleep until midnight yesterday from all the adrenaline. It was alot of fun too and kind of a unique exerience. My co-workers and I want to come back - bigger and better - next year!

hot summer day mood
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

lisa marie fernandez

Its hard to find performance wear that is also fashionable and sexy. But hello! I discovered Lisa Marie Fernandez on the Co-op floor at Barneys New York. I was immediately drawn to the fabric - thick neoprene (yes! the kind of material you see in wetsuits). It is supposed to be a swimwear collection, but I loved all the pretty dresses. The material is supposed to look better when it is wet...now this is very intriguing. I can describe it as close to the Herve Leger bodycon aesthetic but darker and sportier.
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I picked up the dark navy dress today, but it was a really hard decision out of the four. There aren't many styles, and I'm assuming this is her first collection...can't wait to see her future collections!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Guggenheim Hall of Minerals

I took my little sister to the Natural History Museum on the UWS. The first and last time I had visited this particular museum was around 10 years ago when my mother took me. The revisiting experience was fascinating because I had such detailed flashbacks when I was walking from one exhibit to another, especially the sea animal part and the minerals room. Nature has so much beauty, and understanding the chemistry behind the formulation of these beautiful minerals is pretty exciting. I took some pictures of my favorites, the yellow ones really caught my eye!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

shoe - bag pairings

i like to pair my accessories the way i pair my wine and cheese.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

The Lady Wears A Mask

I'm the kind of girl who prefers to gives herself a manicure and pedicure than paying someone else to do it. The same thing goes with facials and spas. Well actually, I'd love to go to a spa but the good ones are always alot of money, so I haven't received a facial in awhile. Meanwhile, I give myself mini facials at home with all sorts of masks. I think I have more masks than moisturizers. I've tried all kinds of them too. I want to highlight my favorite that I would highly recommend to others.
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When my skin feels oily - I use B e a u t y  C r e d i t's Green Tea Yellow Soil Mousse Pack (basically a green tea clay mask that comes out like a mousse). You only have to squeeze a little bit out and it foams up. When you apply to your face, it sinks into your skin and has more of a clay texture. My skin always feels nice and soft, and the clay sucks up all the excess oil. You can only get it in Korea, and I think its around 10 bucks.

When I had a long night or fell asleep without washing up - I use M a l i n + G o e t z's Detox Face Mask. This squeezes out like a thick gel, but in a minute it starts foaming on your face. Its like a super cleanser - picks up all the dirt and icky stuff on your face while oxygenating. Its also moisturizing so you can wipe it off with tissue to leave on while you sleep, or rinse off with a wet cloth. I like leaving it on because I think it works throughout the night.

When I spent too much time in the office/library and my face feels dry - I use S K  I I's Facial Treatment Mask. You peel off the packaging and inside is a face mask you apply: the mask is quenched in SKII's signature concentrate, which hydrates your face. I put it in the fridge during the summer and it cools down my face as well. I think this is the ultimate quick skin fix. It makes a huge difference the next day when I apply make-up on as well.

Sunday, June 13, 2010