Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thank You

Gratitude turns a meal into a feast and drudgery into delight. It softens our grief and heightens our pleasure. It turns the simple and common into the memorable and transcendent...Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love.
Elder Wirthlin, "Live in Thanksgiving Daily"
I know Thanksgiving has passed, but I still want make a thankful thanksgiving thank-you post. So, here I go:

The first snow fall of the season in Seoul. I was too filled with excitement to realise I was singing a soprano.

Salvation and life eternal, only by His grace and daily dependance on Him.

An incredibly loving family and my aunt's family I'm staying with, who have become my second family.

My patient little cousin who teaches me the guitar everyday.

The big-hearted angel, whom despite her hard up circumstances, bought me an outfit (for my cousin's wedding) I'd otherwise won't be able to afford.

Heavenly coffee. (I mean good coffee. Mmmmm) I'm so glad such a thing exists.

Blogs, where I can satisfy my writing cravings. Yes, sometimes I crave writing like I crave chocolate. However, I'm not a good writer. I do wish I had an interesting and witty writing style. I tend to be too wordy with  my limited vocabulary list. But then again, my fashion vocabularly is more extensive than most.

The millions, billions, trillions, gazillions of stars. I went to the Planetarium today, and walked out feeling overwhelmingly small, and in awe.

Despite the sudden below-freezing drop in temperature, I am still pnuemonia-free.

Skinny jeans that act as 'leg-corsets'.

My future husband, whom I have yet to meet, whom will adore my flaws.

Will I ever own that Proenza Schouler dress I've been vying for the past three weeks?

Never. (Well, maybe someday.) But I do believe I have all that matters most in life, and that makes me so, so very grateful. I am truly blessed.

So, with that being said,
Happy belated Thanksgiving. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

An Education: Creem Magazine 2010

I'm reminded of the British film of the same name, played to perfection by my style-crush Carey Mulligan, although the mood is completely different.
An Education, Creem Magazine
Photographer: daveyiphoto
Model: Isa Melo, Isabelle Nicolay, Logan William Stockwell
Stylist: Katerina Simonova

Obsession du Jour: Camel Coat and Fur

Today I invested in something timeless I would wear forever - a luxurious double-breasted (rabbit) fur collared camel coat, that evokes a little bit of movie-star glamour. Camel and fur has been my obsession for awhile, until I finally made the wisest style choice in a long time - indulging in one. I think camel coat is a sign nowadays fashion is going back to classics. After all, warm honey-hues work with everything and every tone.
(From top left) Tommy Hilfiger, John Patrick, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, DKNY, Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang

Monday, November 22, 2010

Male Muse: Dan Kling

Earlier this year I had revealed my fascination for model, Dan Kling. (I actually believe he outshines Freja Beha Erichsen in their fashion editorial Modern Love in Interview, August 2010) Clearly, there's something about musician slash model thing I can't get enough of. I just seem to always had a soft spot for handsome artists and musicians. Dan Kling's stunning ethereal facial features, and 'the boy in the band' factor, has won my heart.
Sources: stockholm streetstyle, google image search

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boyfriend Coats

Yesterday after my first proper shopping experience in Seoul, it was confirmed once again my tendancy to seek for masculine-feminine clothing. Almost half of my wardrobe seem to be borrowed from the boys. I'm talking about oversized cardigans, lace up boots,oversized button ups, just to name a few. After hours of browsing through mostly "girly" clothes that were too sweet for my fashion taste, I bought yet another menswear-inspired item: the boyfriend coat, but wait, in a subdued canary yellow. There's something delightful about slipping into a semi-oversized outerwear that is also surprisingly practical, as it allows all sorts of layering. It's also thrillingly versatile because I could pull off two distinctive looks. Un, a unisex outfit with a masculine hat. Deux, the I-stole-my-boyfriend's-coat aesthetic, contrasting it with feminine pieces like a wool mini skirt and a blouse. (But what are the chances of my boyfriend having a yellow coat?) All in all, it'll be perfect for my January in New York. Exhibiting masculine touches (lapels, double-breasted shape, boxy, large pockets) - yet fit for the feminine frame, boyfriend coats are winter-wonderful!
I wish I could upload a photograph of my new coat, but I had left my adapter at home, back in Sydney. This is a very similar one in cut and style.

Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it."
George Elliot
Sorry for the lack of posts. Not only am I away from home, but I've also been away from the computer for awhile. Right now, I'm in Seoul, the city that sucessfully hosted the G20 summit, in Korea. Also known as the Land of the Morning Calm.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

La Casa Del Lago: Elle Mexico November 2010

There seems to be a nostalgic mood drifting around the magazines at the moment, form ladylike Hitchcock heroines, to sixties cover-girls. 
"La Casa Del Lago" An elegant mystery, ELLE Mexico November 2010
Photographer: Jamie Nelson
Models: Izzy Kurtz, Marie-Helene, Mirielle Butigan
Stylist: Anna Katsanis

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inspiration: Travel Wardrobe

So I have just begun to pack my travel wardrobe. I will be flying out in a few days, but I know myself too well, and if I don't start packing anytime soon, it'll be nightmare later. I'm thinking, neutrals like black, white, grey, khaki, denim and little hints of colour. I will leave most of my accessories at home, and buy local treasures. Warmth and comfort, and at the same time looking chic is the key. I'm hoping I will master the art of layering from the locals by the time I come back.
Source: stockholmstreetstyle

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...