Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Little Blue Hint About the Ring

Let's just say...
he did well.

Sincere Apologies...

Cafe Bene, Seoul
A beautifully cheap shirt dress and my
Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet,
a gift from none other than my
significant other

My last post was in June...
It's almost December now.
Time has really flown, and I haven't had
the time to update this blog...
What with all the wedding plannning and all...

You read correctly.

A lot has happened since June!
I am now ENGAGED,
and the date has also been set!
(Of course, I promise a separate post with the details in time.)

I have also relocated to Seoul, S. Korea.
The city is bustling and never rests.
Expect more frequent posts,
especially of the food here...
It's so damn delicious!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Feeding My Scarf Addiction

Pani La Shar Pawnee in Madras Silk Taffeta
I received a pink colourway and blue from my
dear mum. I am so grateful...

Coats You'll Be Seeing Outside the Paris Spring '12 Shows

You can count on seeing these coats keeping Carine Roitfeld and the like warm and ahead of the style pack at the 2012 Spring RTW shows in Paris and Milan... At least that's what I'm seeing in the stars. 
These coats are simply DIVINE! I die...

Photos Courtesy of

Friday, December 10, 2010

Something Gold... Something New...

My Latest Acquisition
To be continued...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bolduc Scarf Ring

Hermes Bolduc Scarf Ring - Palladium

Yes...  I realize that I have been M.I.A. for some time now.
I have been extrememly busy with school and all.
No time for fashion or fun!
To make up for lost time, may I present
my new scarf ring!
I wanted the Regate, which my closest store
did not have in stock.
The SA went searching the store for me,
because she could see that I was a tad
sad and found a Bolduc.
I wasn't sure at first, but as soon as
she tried it on a scarf and tactically
wrapped the seducing silk
around my neck, I changed my mind.
Quite chic and beautiful.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Could it be? Non... Mais, oui!

Macaroons from Pierre Herme, Paris

My brother's sweet girlfriend brought these back from her trip to London last weekend...
My favourite was the lemon... There was an interesting wasabi-strawberry flavoured one, which
was surprisingly delicious.  I'm totally hooked!
And so begins my macaroon hunt...
I'll have to hold off until my next trip to the big city as there are no
macaroons here. My planned first stop: Moroco Chocolat at 99 Yorkville Ave. Toronto.
Judging from the pics on their website, I feel like I am in for a real treat! 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Tale of the Skirt, Final Act

As I promised, without further ado... my finished skirt.

Needless to say, when the day finally arrived for me to pick up my finished skirt, I was ecstatic!
Mi-Lyn was like my fairy godmother... She was able to take one and a half yards of the most unsightly
tweed/poly-blend and turn it into something of quality and beauty.  The skirt is totally different than
what was originally wanted, but I'm quite happy with my decision to keep it long. At any time, I will still be able
to take it as short as Katie Holmes' if I so desire.
Under the sculpted skirt are layers upon layers of crinoline!  It really is quite tiny in the waist and the skirt is so full.  The picture does not do this skirt justice.  I promise more action shots to come.

Friday, March 12, 2010


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Alexander... why must thou torture us so? 
There was an intimate unveiling of McQueen's
unfinished collection comprised of 16 looks during
a sombre fashion week. Sombre, of course, because
of the recent passing of one of fashion's most beloved patrons.
The detail, the tailoring, and the design of all of his pieces in this 
final collection left me speechless.  Such beauty, such artistry,
and such power...  It's almost torturous how he left leaving his vision
unfinished.  We can only imagine what his finished vision would have
been, not only of the collection but in the presentation.  We all know
that his shows are unlike any other.  His shows were art.

Video footage of his final collection for fall 2010 can be seen on
Fashionista.  The video includes
footage of devinely sculpted shoes and
handbags printed using the same digital church painting prints McQueen
had special ordered for some of the pieces in his collection.  (Reference:
I'm particularly in love with his printed handbags, and
it would truly be a dream to be able to afford something from
his final collection.

May he rest in peace...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Prelude to the Final Act in The Tale of the Skirt

Photo Courtesy of

I have to apologize for my laziness lately.  I have yet to write the final chapter of my skirt tale
for you, even though it has been quite some time since I brought the finished
piece home.  I will finish the fable as soon as I can, and I'll be sure to post
some action photos as well.  In the mean time... I've posted a look from Louis Vuitton's
fall/winter 2010 show to give you a hint of what's to come.  I was surprised to see
that the skirts from the show were very similar to my custom concoction!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Sorry Tavi... I hope you don't mind, but I stole your picture!
Tavi has credited this picture to Cafe Mode and Grazia.

I first saw Tavi featured in an article in a glossy a while back.
All I knew was that she was the tiniest new BIG name in the blogger cyber world.
I was curious and left myself a mental note:
-google tavi
I never got around to it.  A few weeks ago, I saw her featured on television.
She was collaborating with Rodarte and was traipsing around
during the fashion shows interviewing designers and big names in fashion.
Needless to say... she was adorable and smart!

I finally googled her name today.
After one look at her blog, I confess, I am hooked.
Her posts are interesting and her comments make me laugh!
Now, for the most part, I am a minimalist dying to be a maximalist inside.
I like clean and simple lines but will sport unique pieces now and then or maybe
a strange shoe.

Well, Tavi is one powerful pixie...
She makes me want to dress more quirky and makes me think,
'Hey, if a 13 year old has that much confidence and creative power, why the hell can't I?'
I'll tell you why.  It's because I'm chicken shit, and I'm a grown up, and I care way too
much about what people think!
Well... as my good neighbor says, "Piss on it!"
I'm going to be more daring and wear more of what I dream to wear.

I've been so busy lately, and I've hardly had time to chill out.
When I do, I will certainly be reading up on Tavi's adventures.
It's like Tavi in Wonderland.  What crazy episodes await her down the rabbit hole?  I'll only know if I read on.

Read with me!

Friday, February 12, 2010

God Save McQueen!


I just learned about the tragic passing of fashion's "enfant terrible".
His shows were like no others.
I was hoping that one day, I would be able to wear one of his
ready to wear creations... Sadly, that day will never come.
I love my skull scarf, and now, I think I will cherish it ever more.
It's really a sad day in fashion...

Maison Martin Margiela

two-tone sandals

I love these sandals... You can get them on Net-a-Porter.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


If pictures can speak a thousand words... is there really anything left that I can say?  I adore Stella McCartney... I always have.  I'll be using her collection for inspiration for the way I dress this spring.  I love both these looks in particular. 
Chanel classic double flap with gold hardware, OTK boots worn over black opaque tights worn under a $15 dollar cotton gauze dress, navy blazer

I purchased the double flap just after I finished working in S. Korea. It was a gift to myself.  It was on my wishlist since I was 17 or so, and I'm so lucky I got it then, because they've nearly doubled in price! The good thing about classic bags is that you can use them forever... I don't have a lot of bags but the ones I have are classic and high in quality to ensure that I'll get great use of them.

The Tale of the Skirt, Part Deux

...A month went by in a flash.  It was Christmas, and like everyone else, I was so preoccupied
with the comings and goings of the season, I didn't really think about my skirt.  Out of the blue, I
received a call from my dressmaker.  It was time for my first fitting!  Needless to say, I was excited
to see what she had concocted from the pictures I showed her and the second rate fabric I provided. 
I entered the shop and Mi-Lyn greeted me with an inaudible, but very warm hello.  Then, from behind the
counter, she pulled out my skirt.  "What is that?" I asked myself while trying to keep the excited
look on my face. 

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chocolate Brown Marni Wedge Sandals

I purchased these delicious chocolate brown BNIB Marni wedge
sandals on ebay two summers ago. They were over 70% off!
They were an amazing deal.  They'll look great
with spring's neutrals, nudes, and camels.
I will have to sport some action shots soon.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Tale of the Skirt, Part One

I remember seeing this skirt on Katie Holmes on the web one day, and I nearly fell off my chair!  I love the sculptural elements and the subtle couture quality of it.  To this day, I'm not sure who it was made by, but I have
a feeling it's Lanvin, Armani, or Fendi.  I could be totally wrong, though...  In any case, I surely wouldn't have been able to afford it.  So what's a girl like me to do?  I really really wanted the skirt, and after days of obsessing over it, I decided to take action.  I printed some pics and headed to a local dressmaker.  The shop was really small and, to be honest, I wasn't really keen on the gowns and frocks that occupied most of the tiny space.  I was greeted by a very quiet and pleasant woman.  Her name was Mi-Lyn, and I think I totally overwhelmed her with my pleading and all my questions.  "Do you think you can do it? Really? Can you make it look just as sculptural and tailored as in the picture? Oh please say yes!" 

My First Hermes Silk

It's been too long since my last post...
I've been way too busy to keep up, and besides, I don't think anyone
reads my blog anyway.  I just wanted to post that my dear boyfriend
bought me my first Hermes scarf.
It's a Brides de Gala, Dip Dye in aubergine.
It's quite possibly my most favorite accessory!
If you've read my previous posts, you might remember a pair of
Louboutin boots I received as a 25th birthday present from my boyfriend.
Sadly, I could not wear them because they were too high... and after some thought,
I realized how silly it was to have chosen a pair of shoes for such a special and rare gift.
I ended up selling them. This scarf is what I purchased as a replacement.
I think this was a good purchase because I can wear it until I'm old and grey, and I
can pass it on to my daughter.
Loubs are not something that can be worn by a 85 year old lady with a cane!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My 2nd Most Favorite Pair of Pants

I love these pants so much. I bought 2 pairs. One in black and one in navy.
I'm totally going to wear these forever!
(You'd never guess I paid under $40 for both!)

Knock You Down

I had a little free time from my busy schedule.
My boyfriend and I love the song, "Knock You Down".^^

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Old School Uniform

Oh, how I long for the good ol' days...
I had the best highschool experience I could have ever
wished for. It was at Albert where I met my boyfriend.
I had really great teachers, and I just
loved the whole environment and happenings.
I loved walking into Chapel every morning
and looking for my boyfriends face in the crowd
of students. I loved chit-chatting with my hilarious Physics teacher.
I loved lining up at the lunch hall door for lunch
and hanging out in the common room or outside in the courtyard.
Oh, how I wish I could turn back time!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder in Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder are amazing in this movie.
Edward Scissorhands in one of my absolute favorite movies of all time.
I watched this movie over and over with my sister when we were both much younger.
I watched it again awhile back with my sister and fell in love with it all over again.
This time around, I couldn't help picking up all of the messages and
critiques of society that were in the film. It's an annoying thing really.
Ever since I took that film studies course in university, I can't watch a movie
without looking deeper and interpreting it somehow.
Even though I am able to see the underlying messages in this particular film
at my age now, I still am deeply moved by the story, the characters,
costumes, art, and the magic this film creates.
This film also puts me into the holiday spirit no matter what time of year it is.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

At Yorkdale, T.O.

I finally got to wear my vintage Dushante pants,
which I purchased from Atlantis Vintage months ago.
I should've worn them with the waist fully extended
instead of folding them down. It looks much better
that way. In any case, they are so chic! I love'em!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Sartorialist - The Book

I've always admired Scott Schuman ever since I first saw
his work on Vogue's website a couple of years ago.
He captures people from all over the
world. He may photograph someone because he or she is impeccably
dressed, or because he or she was able to put something together
that's risky but awe inspiring.
Many of his subjects have given me inspiration in for the
way I dress. Each season, I not only look forward
to seeing the looks on the catwalk, but I also cannot
wait to see all of the fashionable people he captures
that flood the streets during fashion weeks in New York,
Paris, and Milan. I am so excited about his new book and can't wait
until its release!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stunning Balmain Boots

from Net-A-Porter

It's been too long since my last post.
I've neglected my blog.
Currently, I'm engaged in other more important matters.
I will return less frequently, at least for a little while.
In the mean time, I had to post these beautiful Balmain boots I saw
on Net-a-Porter. I loved Balmain's entire collection!
On another note, I may be heading to New York with my BF and his friends in the fall.
I hope we really get to go!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Vintage Dushante Faille Suit from Atlantis Vintage

Thank you Judy from Atlantis Vintage!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This suit has got to be in my top 10 favorites.
It's absolutely stunning, and sorry, but there is only one
out there, as far as I know... That's the beauty of vintage.
As soon as I put it on, I feel transformed and uuber chic!
(The pictures are crummy... I'll have to take more when I wear it out, but alas...
sadly the weather has gotten too warm for this ensemble. I will wear it out when
it gets cooler.)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Absolutely GaGa Over Clutches

Dries Van Noten
Ann Demeulemeester
I've always loved clutches; they're oh so chic! With all of the eighties silhouettes out there, i.e., tapered parachute pants, emphasized shoulders, etc... a clutch seems like the perfect handheld accessory. For some reason, large bags or bags with straps just don't look right to me. Give me a great pair of heels, an outrageously chic outfit, and a beautiful clutch to seal the deal.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I am so excited about my vintage purchase from
I can't believe that I was lucky enough to get this one of a kind vintage 80's suit.
It's absolutely gorgeous! It will take a while for it to get here,
but as soon as it comes, I will post a picture.
Thank you so much Judy from Atlantis Home.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Eiko Maekawa's Colette Blog

  • "Fashion Victim 2" by Eiko Maekawa from Colette in France.

  • I was looking at the Colette website and came across Eiko Maekawa's

  • amusing and charming blog. Eiko lives in France and

  • is learning to speak English. Her posts and illustrations are

  • quite funny and strange in a good way. I had fun looking at them!
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Friday, March 27, 2009

A Little Dries Van Noten Inspired DIY Project

I love the Dries Van Noten cuffs that came down the spring runway.
As I said, I'm trying to save my money. I decided to try and
make a cuff myself. I used dupioni silk, black square
paillettes, and black leather strands for the straps.
I made the straps extra long so I can wrap them around the
cuff a few times for a really cool look like on the runway.
I'm going to do a different look on the other side using
beading and embroidery. It will be much more detailed.
I didn't have any tiny needles for the beads to fit through.
I'll have two cuffs in one by the time I'm finished!
No one was home to help me tie the leather
strands so I did my best to do so myself for the last picture. :)
I also had another cool idea...
I tried tying the cuff around my ankle and
I realized that if I had two, they would look so cute with black pumps!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

RODARTE Fall 2009

OMG I love these looks and the boots from Rodarte!
The leather jackets and deconstructed sweaters
and skirts were all made from a collage of different
materials and with so much detail.
I'm in love with this collection!