Just when I thought H&M couldn’t wow me more with their collaborations since Wang, they drop this major bombshell! I’m still gutted I couldn’t get anything from the Alexander Wang collection, so wish me luck this time although, I’m not one for camping outside a store.
I’ve recently been obsessed with the Jung Sisters. If you haven’t heard of them you really should. I feel like they are a mirror image of myself, personality wise and style wise. 2015 has been a bumpy and thriving year for both of them, so I’m always happy to see them popping in and out of different locations. Recently Krystal was featured in Oh Boy!, Vogue Girl and filmed a Baskin Robbins campaign with her members from f(x) and now Jessica has been featured in next months Marie Claire Korea. Photographed by Shin Sun Hye, wearing simple attires from H&M Stella McCartney and Burberry, the styling was kept simple and casual. This pictorial really is one of my favourites so far from her, it’s really laid back and clean, also reflected on the location. The styling works perfectly with her, in a way it really outlines her own style, effortlessly feminine. Someone bless me with her looks!!!
images from jessture.net
Realising that it’s the last day for the Hermes Wonderland exhibition, I got out of bed earlier than I planned on this Saturday and hopped on the dreaded trip through the Circle line (I salute you central habitants, because the underground in central London is an absolute nightmare to navigate). Stepping into the world of Hermes was beyond fascinating. Each room had a magical appeal of its own, the bright and bubbly-ness of the cane room, followed by the cheeky wardrobes taunting each other, and exploring the Cafe of Lost Objects! A Saturday extremely well spent. Of course I could not pass off the mini food market outside the Saatchi that day. Indulging in the most amazing dumplings and cheeses yummm
One of the funnest exhibitions I’ve had the pleasure to visit! Definitely try to catch it in other cities
I would call myself a sunglass enthusiast, actually make that addict. I can’t not buy a pair of sunglasses even when it’s definitely not needed, and believe me it never is. But since summer is slowly coming up and the sun is out, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favourite online/offline places and brands to get sunnies.
So I’ve been scarily busy lately. Ever since the New Year I’ve been a busy bee. So first I have the chance to intern during London’s Collection Men and London Fashion Week and it was by far the most amazing time I’ve had in a long time, well at least career wise.
I’ve also been working on a project that is currently taking place, and it’s turning out to be bigger than I expected. It’s for a conference for women working in the maritime sector. The conference is called WIMA Africa, and it’s going to be taking place later on this month in Luanda, Angola. I’m proud to have been working on the website for this. Things didn’t turn out as I have envisioned visually, but of course the clients wish is what happens, so I am happy to have offered them a website that they are happy to have.
I’m also almost half way with my buying and merchandising unit at uni, which is my very last unit. Meaning that after this, I will officially have completed my first year of university. I can’t believe time has flown by so quickly. It has been none stop work and super challenging, but that’s just how I like it.
images from tumblr
It’s December, you’d be lying if you told me you haven’t been shopping. Depending of wherever you are, maybe there was a Black Friday sale happening where you live, or you’re just stressing over what to get for a relative you barely know that’s coming for Christmas this year (hey I am). But I was a little selfish, just a bit, and got myself a couple of little things along to process. I’m definitely feeling the winter now, so wrap up warm. Such a joyous time
‘How to be Parisian’/Thierry Mugler/Aquascutum
I once came across a comment online stating that Londoners are mean and ruthless people. I found myself completely disagreeing with this statement, because from my 9 years of living in this city, I’ve only encountered lovely and welcoming people. But what I didn’t do was truly look at the bigger picture. People here aren’t bitter, not at all, however I understand where that person who wrote the comment was coming from. Perhaps the reason why I first disagreed with her statement was because I myself am part of these mean ruthless people. You catch me trying to make my way anywhere in the vast machine that is the underground, and I have my game face on. Grunting, pushing, shoving and intensely glaring at anyone who abruptly stops or turns the other way. From that aspect you can definitely see why an outsider would gain this perception of Londoners. But to be honest that is probably the only time I’d agree with this comment. Because above the depths of the underground, it’s all good. Unless you make the mistake of going out to any shopping district during a massive sale time for example, Black Friday & Boxing Day. Speaking off, I hope you all had a safe and fun time shopping, I sure will as I plan to just splurge on Cyber Monday
wearing: Blazer c/o Redopin, Jeans c/o Pull&Bear, Shoes c/o Converse, Watch c/o Marc Jacobs, Necklace c/o Zara, Coat c/o H&M, Top c/o Les Artist
Ok so I am probably crazed by the idea of starting on my own two feet. Well considering getting hired is probably the hardest task to achieve at this time and age, and at the experience that I have. So I’ve been watching and reading a lot of interviews/memoirs or business entrepreneurs and people that have made something of themselves and oh my goodness am I just mesmerised. All their stories are so fascinating and inspiring, and I just want to get up and do something, BUT WHAT! Don’t worry, my crazy brain fuses are working and something will pop up (hopefully).
As I was saying inspiring people.
- Sophia Amoruso – Spend two hours watching her on youtube being interviewed about her start with NastyGal, and I was hooked on her. So now I have her book ‘#GIRLBOSS’ on my kindle and I’m willing to give up dinner to read this tonight. Her personality and risk taking personality really reminds me of who I’m not and who I want to be
- Kelly Cutrone – Same goes for this absolutely inspiring women. I remember watching her on The Hills and being completely afraid of her, but then realising that that fear made me want to meet her and just spend some time with her. I feel that I learn better through people that keep it real, say it as it is and really get to you with tough love. Again characteristics that I wish secretly think to myself that I have, but I actually don’t. Her books are a go instant go to when I’m facing awkward situations. Particularly ‘If You Have to Cry, Go Outside’
- Sohee Kim – Founder of Stylenanda, one of my FAVOURITE South Korean stores, I remember the first time I came across one of their photos of Park Sora (one of their models) and hunting it down until I found their website, way back in 2010-11 and my jaw dropped, never looked back. Starting from a market stall, to owning flagship stores in South Korea, China, Taiwan. It’s amazing, and the woman behind it is so adorable and sweet and has the cutest dogs ^^
Honestly knowing that regular women like them made it this far into their careers, doing something they love, really makes me jealous! Their drive, determination, confidence and success if super inspiring and I really hope to one day achieve half of what they’ve done.
1.¬†Urban Outffiters/ 2.¬†UNIF/ 3.¬†Acne Studios/ 4.¬†ASOS¬†/¬†5.¬†Jain Song
Getting out of bed today was a chore, and the november showers are just precious aren’t they! So I promised myself I’d sleep a bit earlier today, but I also didn’t want to not post something, considering the fact that this weekend I completely slaked off. Hey, I worked months on that report I deserved a rest before taking on my new task! I hope we made Saint Laurent/ Slimane Proud (my market report was on Saint Laurent).
I got my eyes on new items, well some new some I’ve had my eye on for a VERY long time >_< Night guys
If you ask me, at the begining of the day I would say todays post was meant to be about a lovely event I was meant to attend called Bloggers Love hub, but those plans quickly went down hill as per usual. I guess I have getting my degree above all things, so networking was pushed to the side. As much as I envy all those people that got to meet and chat and enjoy cocktails on a Monday night, I cannot tell you how happy I am to not have spent another hour in these heels. And a perk to having to get the train at 7PM is that by the time you get to London, all that crazy traffic is gone. Since I had no colourful drink to showcase here tonight, I stopped by the mirror in my buildings’ entrance and snapped a little OOTD. Goodnight guys
I love how this blazer makes the biggest difference even on the simplest outfits
wearing: Blazer + button up shirt c/o Zara, Jeans c/o Topshop, Shoes c/o Kurt Guiger, Watch c/o Marc Jacobs, Necklace c/o Vintage.