Monday, November 15, 2010

Harrods' Christmas 2010 Windows

I'm in and out of London, UK for the next few weeks and spent the weekend admiring the Christmas displays around the city. It always seems 'early' but I really don't mind it since it means having all these beautiful things on display for longer!

Yesterday, I made my way down to Harrods in Knightsbridge. Their Christmas windows these year are in celebration of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and it's such a stunning sight to see the displays of designer items in these fairy-tale sets. (Photos are all my own)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mixing Textures, Prints & Patterns

I locked myself out of a friend's apartment in Toronto when I was visiting and had plans to go to a TIFF screening after party that night. The girlfriend I was spending the day with generously let me borrow an outfit for the night. While not something I would think of picking up myself if I were at a store, I ended up wearing a cute polka-dot print dress. Unfortunately, it got a lot colder on the walk to dinner. I pulled out my black/grey striped sweater I had worn that afternoon thinking...polka dots and stripes... the two particular prints and in their respective colors looked horrible together and I slipped into the Forever 21 on Dundas Square and bought a cheap black cardi-wrap sweater instead.

I was reminded of the polka-dot dress/stripped sweater incident when I went through photos that I had taken of dresses at a bridal store in Guangzhou two months ago. I loved how interesting the appliques, textures, and patterns were. On some of them though, I don't know what they were thinking combining so many elements into just one gown. I admire those who have a knack for combining interesting textures and patterns together in a way that works. I think one of the things I'll do this fall is to try and incorporate textures, prints & pattern into my wardrobe.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice: Hello White Dresses!

I actually started my first blog post 4 years ago on this very day so I guess it's pretty fitting that my first proper return to blogging occurs on the anniversary of my first blog! :)

Happy Summer everyone! No New York bar exam to ruin my summer this year and I'm looking forward to making up for the studying/lack of summer activities last year.

Let's start with perhaps one of my favourite items in a summer wardrobe: the white dress!

Yumi Vintage Cotton Slip Dress, ASOS, $71

Supertrash Silk and Lace Tiered Dress, ASOS,$127

ASOS Crochet Insert Maxi Beach Dress, ASOS, $41

Marciano Clairie Maxi Dress, GUESS by Marciano, $158

Marciano Carmine Crinkle Maxi Dress, GUESS by Marciano, $175

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I've Missed This....

I cannot believe it's been about a year since with most years, a lot usually happens in that time.

I will be back soon... with a fresh new look!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Summer????

I hope everyone else is having a wonderful summer that doesn't involve working 45 hours a week AND studying for the New York Bar Exam. I apologize for the hiatus but thought I'd leave a message explaining my absence! I promise to be back with regular posts after the bar exam.

On a recent day off, I picked up this bikini from BCBG and am crossing my fingers that my work schedule and study progress allows me to head over to English Bay for the Festival of Lights celebration in two weeks with my best friend who is currently in town from Toronto. Sigh...if you happen to be on the beach that day and spot a girl surrounded by piles of BARBRI just might be me.

What has everyone been up to this summer?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New York Times Article: Lacroix Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Lacroix Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Published: May 29, 2009
The French couturier whose artistic and exuberant pouf dresses propelled him to fame in the 1980s has become the latest victim of the global financial crisis.

See the full story here:

I received the link to this story from one of my girlfriends this morning who then informed me that she was going shopping for Christian Lacroix shoes right after work in case they later became a rare commodity!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tighter Please, Temperley!

This beautiful wedding gown was on a Guess Who? by FabSugar UK. The designer is none other than Alice Temperley for Temperley of London. The tiers are absolutely beautiful but I couldn't help but notice how wrinkly/poorly-fitted the bodice of the gown looks.