Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Place in the Sun, Vogue UK, June 2011

I love fashion editorials, greatly because of the 'mood' it evokes. The mood here? It's carefree without being reckless, dreamy without being lazy; it's kicking off one's shoes and running through the sprinkler even when you're wearing a designer dress. At this very moment, as I type this on my laptop, I am bedridden, outside its cold and the winds howling, and I'm sweating it out in 3 layers of pyjamas. This editorial ultimately makes me want to pin these smiling, dreaming, sun-on-face and wind-in-hair photos up on a wall somewhere. Feeling a little jealous of my bestfriend who is in sunny Europe right now.
Model: Dree Hemmingway
Photographer: Tom Craig
Stylist: Bay Garnett

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Hills Have Eyes, Twin Magazine 2011

I love owls. That is all.
Photographer: Ben Toms
Model: Sarah Blomqvist
Stylist: Celestine Cooney

Monthly Recap May'11

Sorry for the lack of posts this month. I've been dealing with a lot of things. It's been an emotional yet fulfilling roller-coaster ride. But heck, I love roller-coasters!  I even love aggressive airplane turbulence if you know what I mean! And just to put it out there:
"Tears shed for self are tears of weakness. 
But tears shed for others are a sign of strength."
Billy Graham

Laundry list of things memorable about the month:
Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines, and due dates.
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
Brother buys a cappuccino-maker. Saves me $3!
Setting my alarm for a 2 hour nap, but waking up 20 hours later, and missing out on a meeting.
Styling a photo-shoot for a children's TV presenter.
Making the almost-2 hour trip to have Yum Cha with my college girls.
Spending way too much time on youtube and using up my monthly bandwidth in 2 weeks.
Being in the same city as Nigahiga and Kevjumba!
Weekly catch-ups with the most inspiring and beautiful girls in the world.
Roasting chestnuts and marshmallows in the open fire under the night sky, and discussing life and spirituality.
Bombardment of yucky weather (gale force winds and torrential rain).
Losing 3 umbrellas this month. 1 of them borrowed. Oops.
Dealing with wounds of the past, that has opened up. This time, I'm not going to 'cover it with a bandage'.
Really yearning for New York City.
Being bedridden for 25 hours.
Pain-killers giving me awful constipation.
3 models on 'standby' not confirming, and I might hyperventilate soon!
Arguing with a 11 year-old-girl that Sam Tsui is so much cooler than Justin Bieber. (She has yet to grow up to listen to her elders.)

Music stuck on repeat:
Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's
1,2,3,4 - Plain White T's
Cooler than me - Mike Posner
The more I seek You - Kari Jobe
That Girl - David Choi
We could happen - AJ Rafael
Don't want an ending - Sam Tsui

Books read(ing):
The Book of Matthew
The Final Quest - Rick Joyner
Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem

3 things I am thankful for this month:
Orange juice. for successful procrastinating.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Dear self,
The temperature's dropping fast. Single girls should always carry their own jumpers around.

Dear Nigahiga,
My youtube boyfriend, I can't believe we are breathing the same city oxygen, but I didn't get to see you! So sad, oh so sad. "Mel-BORN (Melbourne)... Adel-lady (Adelaide)...." I think your attempt at the Aussie accent, was too cute. Less than three. <3.

Dear bro,
Sorry I always forget you are colour-blind, and I asked you to leave the green (pistachio) macaron for me. My heart aches a little inside every time I think of how, in the future, you won't be able to see the full spectrum of beautiful colours of my fashion collections.

Dear low self-esteem,
I'm glad we parted ways! When I realised how much I was worth, what was written on my price tag, it totally messed with my head. I'm happy with who I am.

Dear 4kg,
Oh hey, this is awkward. I didn't see you come in. I'm guessing you invited yourself onto my hips, huh. I just didn't see you coming, which I imagine was poor planning on my part.

Dear future husband,
Can you please hurry up? Everyone around me is hooking up and getting hitched!

Dear God,
I do want to fly higher. Show me the amazing view from up there! I want to keep seeing!

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