Showing posts with label Musings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musings. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Form vs. Function

Today's outfit actually sparked some dialogue from the boyfriend.

See anything unusual?

Fendi spy purse, fendi buckle belts black and white, forever 21 maxi skirt, forever21 shirt, danier leather jacket, outfit, style, fashion, marc jacobs scarf

What about now?

fendi buckle belts black and white, forever 21 maxi skirt, forever21 shirt, outfit, style, fashion, marc jacobs scarf

That's right, I am wearing two belts. The same belts in fact in opposite colours.

I put it on and boyfriend was shocked that I was serious about wearing it out.

He went on a long "rant" about how in fashion, form has long eclipsed function. These belts serve no other purpose than to decorate my mid torso.

The fact that I would layer two ostentatious belts together is a huge statement in supporting that argument.

I am also wearing two scarves, tied together to add more volume.

fendi buckle belts black and white, forever 21 maxi skirt, forever21 shirt, outfit, style, fashion, marc jacobs scarf

And also warmth, so I would say that is both form and function.

When you move south, I am wearing my leggings with my maxi skirt.

forever21 skirt over leggings, laced buckled boots

Definitely more function than form. I would much rather wear this the way it should be worn, with a pair of hairless bare legs.

I believe this is a place to blend form and function. Much like these belts, circling each other and representing both the Ying and Yang.

fendi buckle belts, black and white

But then, we have these sometimes.

crazy knits

Now I am speechless.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Resolution Time

I am heading to LA today. Going to do the whole Disneyland thing. It will be my first time to visit the happiest place on earth. I'm extremely excited.

But, there is something else I would like to show you guys.

My Christmas Present.

brother sewing machine CE8080

It's a seeing machine! Exactly what I asked for.

brother sewing machine CE8080

My new year resolution for this year is actually to focus more on Eco fashion.

Instead of buying new things, I would like to re-purpose the old.

brother sewing machine CE8080

Go back to my "roots" so to speak, and do more thifting.

brother sewing machine CE8080

Even with this LA trip, I am going to keep the shopping to thrift stores.

brother sewing machine CE8080

I am excited to do more hunting again.

brother sewing machine CE8080

And put my amazing Christmas gift to use.

Who knows, maybe I will make my own line of clothes some day...

One can dream.

Enjoy the first day of work/school or just the start some detox routines after the holiday seasons.

Hopefully I can update some posts when I am in LA LA land, but no promises.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Year in Review

This year came and gone way too quickly.

I can clearly remember exchanging presents for last Christmas.

But what a year it has been.

Here are some of my favourite outfits.

See You Monday chiffon hi lo shirt, necessary clothing moto tights, lita shoes, urban expression vegan cross body purse, hot lips betsey Johnson necklace, vintage cross necklace, outfit photo, fashion, style

Maison Martin Margiela for HM, Margiela for HM, designer collaboration, deconstructed leather jacket, margiela leather jacket

Tobi embroidered silver dress and Tobi orange blazer, Complete outfit, blue wedges, vegan purse

Hobo style, hobo outfit, patterned sweater and pants, cashmere BCBG sweater, brown booties, vintage infinity scarf, LV Louis Vuitton Mahina, Fashion Style

Necessary Clothing Seafoam green shirt with gold buttons, Necessary Clothing glitter shorts, Vintage gold cross necklace, Tobi yellow pumps, Balenciaga Sahara city with Giant Gold Hardware, Designer Purse, Street Style, Fashion, Funky, sexy, stylish, Vancouver

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Some of my favourite things.

Chanel Hula Hoop SS 2013 purse large white, Chanle runway purse, Chanel Runway collection, Chanel 2013SS runway, Karl Largerfeld, best beach bag ever, Karl Largerfeld is a genius, designer purse, amazing purse, fun purse, paris fashion week

Urban Decay Vice palette, Eye Shadow Palette, Make up, Urban Decay, New Platte, beautiful makeup, makeup review

Balenciaga sahara city with GGH, Designer Purse, Balenciaga, tan purse, gold hardware, HG bag

We Love Colors leggings, tie dye leggings, crazy leggings, fun leggings, original leggings

black bassbuds, crystal ear buds, audio equipment, bassbuds review, bassbuds coupon code

Maison Martin Margiela for HM hual, shopping, HM designer collaboration, designer collection, shopping haul, MMM for HM, Margiela for HM, shopping reveal

And some of my favourite stores.



Jennyfleur loves inside, Jennyfleur loves boutique inside the store, Vancouver

Holly

Holly boutique logo, holly logo

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, I wish you all a stylish and fabulous one.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Pantone 1767


A quick one today. Happy Monday everyone, I am heading down to my shipping service at Point Roberts to pick up my recent treasures.

Will be shared over time soon :)

In the meantime, I want to let you know that I have finally made some business cards! EEK!

Jasmine Zhu Business Card, fashion blog business card, Pantone 1767, poser series business card

The background colour is called Pantone 1767, I quite fancy the design and can't wait to get my hands on them.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Whistler Weekend Retreat

As you know from my last post that I went away to Whistler over the weekend.

It was such an amazing and relaxing experience.

Such a treat to spend a lot of time with Michael as well since we never have a day off together.

Now I roll the highlight reel.

It started off with awesome snacks, cute puppies, silly faces and outdoor concerts.

Zogs poutine asian, pountine with meat sauce, napsack dogs, cute puppies, dogs, Said the Whale at Crank Worx, outdoor concert

Poutine at Zogs is a must for any Whistler visit. What can be better than cheese curds, gravy slathered over perfectly crispy French fries?! I even got mine with a meat sauce on top. Mmmm Mmmm Good.

We also saw these adorable puppies are huddled up in a napsack. so cute! Can you say doggie bag?

Since Crankwrox is going on we also caught Said the Whales at a free outdoor concert. :)

Then some amazing food.

Whistler eats, dinner at Sushi Village and Quattro, Quattro pasta, Crab cake, udon noodles, mixed sashimi poke, delishious, food, yummy

Udon and mixed Poke from Sushi Village and lots of delicious pasta from Quattro.

Don't forget fashion.

Outfits, bright shirt and lace shorts and Bottega purse, Designer purse, yellow shirt and high waisted short shorts with start studs, street style, fashion, style

For similar pink shirt get it here. For similar lace shorts, get it here.

Similar yellow shirt from here. Shorts from Romwe here.

My favourite dress. Get it here

Unif White Floral Dress with Yellow bowtie belt, dinner style, fashion, style, dinner style, date dress

And finally the beautiful journey home.

Scenery along sea to sky highway, beautiful british columbia, whistler, squamish, moutain and water, britannia mines, old boats, breathtaking, views

We also went to Scandinave Spa which forbade electronics. But it was amazing to soak in the different bathes, sweat in the different steam rooms and fall asleep in hammocks without a care in the world.

Now I am back and ready to work again, until Wednesday that is, and I am Portland bound.

Happy Monday!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Celebrity Doppelgänger Round 2

Today is Friday, I think the common saying has a T a G and an I in front of it.

I am on my way up to Whistler with Michael. Finally, a trip together with him.

While we are enjoying our scenic drive, I would like to share with you another batch of Celebrity Doppelgangers.

My last round I did not include any girls. I find with make-up hair and wardrobe, sometimes when a girl looks like another girl, it's not always because of their phenotypes. But this time I am going to start off with a girl.

Dawn Olivieri, Lydia in Heroes, Beautiful woman, Hollywood actress, sexy woman

Dawn Olivieri

I first saw her in Heroes as Lydia, this tattooed beauty.

Dawn Olivieri, Lydia in Heroes, Beautiful woman, Hollywood actress, sexy woman

At first I thought it was her.

Tricia Helfer, Beautiful woman, Hollywood actress, sexy woman

Tricia Helfer

Yes their eyes are different colour. But come on, they look similar.

Dawn Olivieri in red, Beautiful woman, Hollywood actress, sexy woman

See!

Dawn Olivieri and Tricia Helfer side by side, Celebrity look-a-like, Beautiful woman, Hollywood actress, sexy woman

Okay, don't crucify me with defense of how they don't look like at all blah blah. Pretend you didn't know it was Dawn Olivieri in Heroes for one second and watch those Lydia episodes again. You will be struck with a feeling of Tricia. See, that's why I don't like to do girls, make up changes everything.

But the next pair looks much more similar to each other.

This one was so easy! I just had to google their names and google images did the work for me!

From this website I got this photo.

Linda Evangelista and Mila Jovovich side by side, look-a-like, celebrity doppleganger, Celebrity look-a-like, Beautiful woman, Hollywood actress, sexy woman

Which is more than enough to display their striking similarities. I love both these ladies as they are both so beautiful and full of spunk.

It's no wonder they are both successful fashion and beauty models. Look at those perfect faces.

This next pair was discovered from Netflix again. I was watching the series Firefly and noticed that hey this guy totally looks like someone else.

Nathan Filion, captian Mel from Firefly, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

Nathan Fillion totally looks like him!

Jason Bateman, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

Jason Bateman.

Especially when they are both moving. Once again, the webverse agrees with me.

From Hey, this looks like that I present you their side by side.

Jason Bateman and Nathan Fillion, Celebrity Doppleganger, look a like, similar looking,  Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

Are you even different people! Looks like we have another Denny vs Javier situation.

Next up it's a pair of dudes. I first did not know they were different people.

Recently I watched Transamerica and saw this.

Kevin Zegers in Transamerica, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

I thought to myself, you go Zac Efron for taking on such a daring role. Long ways since your Highschool Musical days.

Zac Efron, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

Then the credits rolled and I was like he is who?!?! Who is Kevin Zegers.

Wow do they ever look alike!

Zac Efron looks like Kevin Zegers, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

Kevin is three years Zac's senior and seriously, Zac, once you lose your boyish baby looks with the advancement of age you are going to looks exactly like Kevin Zegers.

Finally, I have something special for you guys. These guys do actually really look like each other, but they sure do merge together to make one person.

Enter, David Schwimmer, or better known as Ross on Friends.

David Schwimmer, Ross from Friends, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

And then, Clive Owen.

Clive Owen, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

What do these two guys have in common? Other than they are both Hollywood A-list Actors and fairly good looking males?

Well, this guy.

Dylan McDermott, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

Dylan McDermott

He looks like the love child of Clive Owen and David Schwimmer. It's like those two merged to form this guy.

Dylan has David's smile and the shape of David's eyes. But the color of Clive's eyes. Also his demeanor is like a combination of the two of them as well.

Dylan McDermott and David Schwimmer and Cliv Owen, Handsome man, hollywood actor, hot male, good looking guy

The bridge, has been found!

Have a great weekend.

Friday, 13 July 2012

The God Particle

One week ago, the scientific community rejoice as they have discovered the God Particle, also named the Higgs boson. Even though recent tests believe that it may be an "imposter" instead, it still got me wondering.

When I was little, I have always been obsessively fascinated by stars. Whenever I am away from the city, I would always gaze up to the night sky, enamored by the twinkling beauties in the sky. And if I am lucky enough, and far away enough from all the light pollution, I would be able to see the white ribbon across the sky that is the Milky Way.

No better way to feel insignificant than gazing up and wondering how is it that we came to be? On a planet with the perfect balance for such diverse life to exist.

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses

I was away from the city, but the night sky eluded me that night. Still, I feel more connected to the universe than ever before.

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses

The flowers embrace my crown as I run through the field on my bare feet.

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses

Nature in all its wonder cradle me. Since there is a particle that exist in all life, and without it we cannot be, then we are all connected.

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses

Sometimes, being away from the concrete jungle is the only way one can truly feel, free...

Floral crown, chiffon top, lace bando, galaxy hi-lo skirt, romwe galaxy skirt, squamish, summer style, fashion, outfit, hippie style, scenery, outdoors, street style, Missoni sunglasses