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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Seasons change and so have we

Forever 21 blazer and jeggings
H&M denim shirt
Zara boots
Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch

Gorgeous fall day, perfect for a stroll with a good friend around Ballard Ave, which is an adorable little area in Seattle. Of course this calls for an impromptu photoshoot and me running around the neighborhood like a maniac tourist snapping micro shots of everything from browning leaves to cracks in the walls. I love how the last picture depicts the changing colors of the leaves, from green to yellowing orange to a rusty red. We had burgers nearby and walked it off with some shopping in the cute boutiques (though I think I exerted more energy dragging my reluctant friend into the stores), will put up photos from this portion of the day in another post.

Friday, October 22, 2010

These are the things that make me free

H&M eternity knit scarf
Wilfred wool blazer
Evil Genius ripped tee
Forever 21 jeggings
Tory Burch patent reva flats

At Local Color in Pike Place, an awesome art gallery, studio, and cafe. Sipping a caramel latte that just gets better and better (as all the caramel sinks to the bottom, until the last half inch of coffee that really is more like saccharine syrup ack) over conversation so inspiring I'm literally pulling out my Blackberry to take notes.

Picked up this tee a while ago, it's got holes everywhere and major gashes on the hems. I like layering it with a blazer and patent leather flats so everything doesn't look all perfectly put together. A surprising number of people have reacted sincerely concerned and asked if I had snagged the shirt badly on something.. I'd be super impressed with myself if my clumsiness could manifest into precisely designed rips on a t-shirt. Also, told you so (here) that I'd be living in a blazer and jeggings all fall..

Sunday, October 17, 2010

In love with falling

Wilfred wool blazer
H&M denim shirt
Forever 21 jeggings
Zara over the knee boots

This outfit is one of my favorite looks for fall: tall leather boots, denim on denim, a thick wool boyfriend blazer, feminine yet edgy jewelry, and a pumpkin spiced latte clutched in my hand at all times.

Btw, officially converting to jeggings (initially mentioned my love for them here). After years of wearing/dying in skinny raw denim (I think my hips are permanently bruised from breaking them in), my legs are rejoicing over this change. I swear I could do the splits in these, if I could do splits in the first place. I was raving about them over a coffee date with a girl friend, was probably overly enthusiastic and passionate as I usually get about things I love, or maybe because I did some stretching demonstrations, but the man in the next table started laughing.. glad I could offer some comic relief.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"I Dream In Cake" [Part 1]

Was looking through my laptop and found these pictures from a while back when I modeled for my friend Eunice Do's portfolio I Dream in Cake photographed by Hollin Brodeur. Her designs are so sweet and feminine, with handsewn lace, pearls, and pleating details. I'm wanting that cape for fall.. The winter snow made the photoshoot so magical like a dream, worth enduring the cold for.

The second part of the shoot is indoors with lots of dessert (cupcakes, macarons.. literally a dream come true), will put them up another time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I’ve been fly so long I fell asleep on the plane


Second Me sweater
T by Alexander Wang tank top
Brooch oxford clog booties

First sweater of the season.. it's officially fall, no turning back. Though I still wish for a world where summer was the main season. Doesn't help that I'm leaving the tropical weather of Hong Kong after two months and flying home tomorrow to Seattle. But despite the imminent colder weather, I know the moment I step out of the airport, everything down to the simple sweetness of the air is going to feel like it just fits. That's when you know you're home.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photojournal of Hong Kong (Part 2)

1. A bouquet of flowers left behind from an engagement photoshoot on the beach that we spied on
2. Flashing lights. This city really never sleeps
3. Something about being near water puts me at peace
4. Tropical
5. Some graffiti tagged walls in Causeway Bay
6. Hello babies.. two pairs of Dries Van Noten boots, welcome to my closet
7. One of those ledges you could easily spend a lazy afternoon sitting and staring out to sea
8. These rocks are such a gorgeous rust color
9. Pistachio, earl grey, black sesame, and hazelnut crunch macarons. Heaven comes in the form of small delicate sweet treats

Monday, October 4, 2010

I like it in the city when two worlds collide - Hong Kong

True Religion jeans
Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

The best thing about a city sometimes is how easily you can get away from the city. About a 30 minute minibus ride and goodie bag of snacks later, we made our escape from the noise and energy of Hong Kong to the oceanside town of Stanley. It's usually very touristy because of Stanley Market, a bunch of colorful street shops that carry absolutely nothing you need (except for that stuffed animal panda, um where has it been my whole life?) but we went late Monday when the skies looked threatening with rain and the town was pretty desolate. Sometimes all you need is a little quiet, a good friend, and the sound of crashing waves to feel whole again.