Monday, June 29, 2009

Look of the Week

Best example of accessory (chain necklace) as top. Also the use of the silver complements the cool look of the crisp white blazer and high-waisted shorts.

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 RTW
Model: Sophie Srej
Photo: Marcio Madeira

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Bought: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund A. Wang Jacket

I dropped by the Gap earlier this week and saw the new CFDA clothes. The Vena Cava designs were nice from afar but up close, the print design wasn't very attractive. Particularly the pants. They looked like something a child in kindergarten drew on their own pants. However the Alexander Wang designs were quite nice. At first I was attracted to the cropped motorcycle jacket but when I tried it on, it was way to big/boxy and made me look wider. I then tried on the zip-front blazer (second top on the right in top photo or photo below). It was perfection.

On me:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Emma Watson - Burberry A/W '09 BTS

An exclusive Emma Watson and Burberry's Christian Bailey interviews from the behind the scenes photo shoots in London. Great song in the background. Again, she looks amazing.

True Blood Season 2

Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.

Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. "Cursed" with the ability to listen in on people's thoughts, she's also open-minded about the integration of vampires — particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But at the service of Bill's less virtuous vampire associates, Sookie is drawn into a series of catastrophes that will put their love to the test.

The latest hit series from 'Six Feet Under' creator Alan Ball, 'True Blood' delves into the meticulously-crafted world of novelist Charlaine Harris. Described by the Emmy®-winning Ball as "popcorn for smart people," the first season of ‘True Blood' caused an overnight sensation — and the new installments only build on his colorful cast of supernatural misfits.

True Blood was back for season 2 on June 14. It's on every Sunday and there will be 12 episodes. I think it is a great show about vampires and I love the relationship between Sookie and Bill who are also dating in real life. It is HBO's 3rd most popular show after SATC and the Sopranos which is pretty impressive. Watch the first season and catch up if you aren't already into the show.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Look of the Week

In honor of the start of Wimbledon this week here is an all white look that would be perfectly cute for the grass court.

Adidas by Stella McCartney Sprint 2009 RTW
Model: ???
Photo: Marcio Madeira

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Are these worth it?

I desperately want a romper style jumpsuit. I consider this one of those trends that I might easily regret in about 3 months but I really want one now. However, if you go to the fast-fashion stores like Zara or H&M, they are really not attractive looking. Two similar ones that I have found that I think look great are both regularly $500! Even with the Vanessa Bruno ones at $200, I think it is excessive for something that I won't have any desire to wear next year. One summer of ironic 70's flashback (at least I wasn't born in that decade lol) is enough even if the style is still hot next year.

Catherine Holstein Jumper $554

Vanessa Bruno Athé Playsuit $510 now $204

So is it worth a couple hundred to buy one of these? They are so much nicer than the ones I've seen so far but they are also way beyond what I would normally spend on a trend item....

Monday, June 15, 2009

MAC Cosmetics

There is a F&F sale on at MAC starting today. 25% off everything on the site excluding VIVA Glam with code: SUMO.

I picked up the following:

190 Foundation Brush

213 Fluff Brush

Dazzleglass in Stepping Out (Clean yellow pink with red pearl)

Eye Shadow in Carbon (Intense black (Matte))

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Look of the Week

Perfect for a hot day and night. The casualness of the style plus the cool pale blue color makes it right for summer but the sequins carry it into evening.

Stella McCartney Spring 2009 RTW
Model: Raquel Zimmermann
Photo: Marcio Madeira (

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Emma Watson - Burberry A/W '09

And I have to have the bag in this shot. It is a great looking bag even with the Burberry check all over it.

Emma Watson looks amazing and all grown up. Hopefully people will see past Hermione and Harry Potter now. And I noticed in many blogs that she has grown into great style and is showing great taste in designers and looks.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Big Sexy Hair

I always use random shampoos, basically whatever is on sale at the drugstore or what other people in the house buy. I am not a hair product lover nor do I have any preferences. I did enjoy a certain Pantene Pro-V shampoo/conditioner phase in the last 2 years but it wasn't a serious relationship. Recently, I started using the brand Big Sexy Hair. Its Extra Big Volume Shampoo is incredible. My hair is shinier, healthier and way fuller/thicker looking. My hair is super long right now and I can't believe how not weighed down it looks. Honestly, when I saw what my mom brought home (she is a volume hair product fanatic, the word 'extra' in the name really gave her ideas) I thought it was the most ridiculous brand ever. Plus I hate the color of the bottle, it just seems tacky. I am a sucker for packaging and this one doesn't look too good. Luckily, it works great for me.

Note: My mom uses Matrix volumizing shampoo and did not like the Big Sexy Hair one which is why she gave it to me. She says the Matrix one is better. I have never tried her shampoo so I can't agree or disagree.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Michelle Obama loves wearing flats and that makes sense. She has to stand and greet people in public frequently. She is also very tall. Check out on the H.Post some of her flat footwear choices. Michelle Obama's Flats: Comfort Never Looked So Cool

That said, I am very into flat sandals because summer is all about being outside, enjoying the weather and walking on the sidewalks. And I refuse to do that in 4" heels, not even 3" heels. So here are some flat/low-heeled sandals at every price range. I want all of them. But I can settle for the only one I have actually seen around in Vancouver. Good ole BCBG.

1. Prada Suede and Leather Flat $720. I think these are from last year but they still look good this season. Also, I'm not too into this year's flat sandals. Very boring.

2. BCBGMAXAZRIA TIONESS Sand $225. Yes, there is a little wedge heel but I think it would be manageable. It looks a lot lower in real life. I will probably be getting these.

3. Seychelles Leather $35. This is an amazing deal. God, I wish I could find these shoes. For that price, it's definitely worth it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Era

I was a much bigger supporter of Hilary during the primaries and still in the election. Luckily, I am not American and did not feel as strongly about the whole thing. However, it is very refreshing that the Obama administration embraces new technology and so well.

On Flickr, there is now the The Official White House Photostream's photostream.

It is very nicely done and very effective. It gives a nice glimpse into both the mundane and the work that really goes on there. I like it a lot.