Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Who will love me, for me?

He cries in the corner where nobody sees 
He's the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, Dear God won't you please 
Could you send someone here who will love me?

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She's the woman whose husband has run away
She'll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner 
Then he would've stayed
And she says

Who will love me for me? 
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He's waiting to die as he sits all alone
He's a man in a cell who regrets what he's done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said 
I know you've murdered and I know you've lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life 
And now that you'll listen, I'll tell you that I

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love 
The love that you never knew

Tale of the Unexpected

Harry Potter comes to mind. Accio, November 19th!

Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong October 2010
Model: Katie Fogarty
Photographer: Benjamin Kanarek

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Inspiration: Dsquared2 Spring 2011

It's not much of a secret that the female dandy, as an quintessential look, is one of my enduring favourites. I find inspiration in Dsquared2 Spring 2011's effortless masculine styles. Button-up, chinos, double-breasted blazers, oxfords and socks, straw hats, and to complete the look - black thick framed glasses (which I already own, from back during the Geek-Chic trend of 2009).


Dear girl who kept staring at me on the train this morning,
What the freak? I looked and you just continued to stare. I looked away and I could still feel your glare. What's wrong with you? Do you have a problem? I turn and we make the longest eye-contact. Though out the whole ride, and even as I was getting off my stop, your eyes were on me. You creep. If I had a death stare like Tiffany's I would have used it against you.

Dear Harry Potter anti-fans and those who made fun of my Harry Potter geeky-ness,

Dear followers,
Thank you loyal readers for following my blog posts. Did you know, you cannot hum while holding your nose at the same time? Hmmmmmmmm. I bet you just tried to.

Dear Posh & Becks,
I've seen it all in tabloids. No, please don't break up! Work it out. Because I still have faith in Hollywood marriages!

Dear extremely good-looking boy,
I have a deep and secret fear that one day you'll come across my blog and discover all these posts about you. That would be the end of my life. Unless you are flattered and start talking to me. Wait, that would still be the end of my life because of my social disability, I wouldn't know what to say. I really dread it. In the mean time, thanks to you I write quite the entertaining posts.

Dear Asian James Franco,
Revenge is a dish best served cold. I don't honestly know what this quote means, but I've just always wanted to say it. At least you know what your friends been thinking of you, a queer! Ha.

Dear Australia's Next top model winner Amanda,
Congratulations! I voted for you with my phone, my mum's phone, my dad's phone, and then my housemate's phone. You look more the part of an international high fashion model than the other girls. Australia represent! Although, Kelsey is amazing too.

Dear self,
Starting from tomorrow, this is the new weight-loss plan. Drink lots of coffee and chai lattes (skim milk). Eat spicy food. Play computer games. Pull all-nighters. Carry heavy hand bags. Stretch, fidget and laugh a lot. All scientifically proven to fasten metabolic rate. Temporarily.

Dolce & Gabbana: Amica September 2010

I always delight seeing a women in menswear-inspired looks because of my soft spot for high-fashion menswear. I just had to post this. Italian actress Margareth Madè is flawless in Dolce & Gabbana.
Amica Septembre 2010
Model: Actress, Margereth Madè
Photographer: Christopher Morris

Monday, September 27, 2010


Dear extremely good-looking boy,
The highlight of the day was when you interrupted our class to talk to the lecturer. Oh em gee, I sound like a real sad case.

Dear Xmasgirl,
You'll be fine. There's a saying that bad things happen in three's. You went through three over the weekend and today, so if that saying is true, anticipate good things to come your way. Now chin up and show off your cute dimples.

Dear R.e.l,
Happy birthday beautiful. I hope you enjoy your birthday surprise tonight. Tell me all about it tomorrow! Or maybe not.

Dear artistic boy that always smells nice,
After 4 years of our friendship, I'm confused and I don't like it. What are you thinking?

Dear Bianca Spender,
We seem to share the same design aesthetic and philosophy. I can't help but gawk at your boutique windows. It must be fortunate that your mum happens to be Carla Zampatti. I heart her dresses too. I plan to invest in one for those fancy occasions.

Dear fashion ignorant,
You cannot say "I set the trends." To set a trend you have to be somebody. Anyways, who are you going to inspire with your bad taste and poor styling?

Dear Mad Men, 
TV series like you ruin my life. I can't get anything done because I'm hooked! Looks like I'll be pulling another all-nighter to do my assessment. 

Dear brother,
I love you when you buy me stuff. Oops, I mean especially when you buy me stuff.

Dear Beethoven,
I'm falling head over heels in love with you and your piano sonatas and piano concertos all over again.

Dear self,
Don't get hot-headed. So many people out there will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say, "Watch me".

Dear God,
You make me feel happy and free.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Model: Emily Page

I work with this stunning beauty on a weekly basis. Considering she is a fashion model, I was initially surprised at how down-to-earth she was. This girl makes me laugh out loud, has an obsession with red dresses, and her legs really do go up to her arm pits. The only downside to knowing Emily personally is that she makes me look and feel like an overweight dwarf. Keep an eye out for this one!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Male Muse: Dorian Gray

Part of my fascination with Vampirism is the benefit of never growing old. Of course, this is a curse, as well. Take the story of Dorian Gray, for example. The picture of Dorian Gray” is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde. After reading the novel, I was worried Ben Barnes would not be beautiful enough as Dorian (no offence, fans of Ben Barnes). Oh, how wrong I was. I was infatuated over his beauty, charm, and his striking wardrobe. This is why I heart period films. It's all about the costumes. Readers that know me, would also know I get captivated over handsome male period costumes just as much as female's, because with menswear, it's all about the details and the cut.

His face unforgettable. His desires unthinkable. His curse unimaginable. Forever young. Forever perfect. Forever cursed. Dorian Gray.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Muse: Joan Holloway, Mad Men

I could happily watch Mad Men with the sound off. It's all about the wardrobe, so lady-like, so subversively sexy. Every week, I marvel at Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks)'s outfits. Not just because a size 12 (14?) woman can look chic while the audience is obsessed with being a size 2, but also because she is always, hands down the best dressed female at the agency. I've noticed, she is smart in picking colours. That's probably the best kept secret of well-dressed women. They own fewer clothes but each of it suits them perfecting from cut to colour to fit.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Karen Walker's Perfect Day

Karen Walker definitely one of several designers feeling the sixties this season. One of the things I appreciate most of all about Karen Walker's Spring 2011 Ready-to-wear, is that it is both inspirational and fun yet also accessible and wearable. I also know that it will suit me and will be thoroughly wearable for the many facets of everyday life. Nothing is ever too tight or too revealing (things I often deplore in other designers - I don't want to be a size 2 teenager too be able to wear things). It's got a sense of class, yet also a sense of playfulness - not taking itself to seriously. All of these attributes are things that I greatly appreciate and enjoy in Walker's collections. The immediate attention grabber of the Perfect Day collection was obviously the dramatic, effervescent use of colour. It was naturally love at first sight with the bright marigold skirt. The execution of it in a full, feminine skirt and the fact that it was juxtaposed with grey marle creates a perfect balance and prevents it from being too pretty or overly perky.
P.s. I've noticed some of her outfits look pyjama-ish, don't you think? I would strongly encourage Walker to get into the pyjama game.

I am 23, going on 13

This has almost nothing to do with the Sound of Music. Let me just say that apparently I’m 30 going on 13. I don’t know what happened bu...