Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Friday, 19 April 2013

Thrift Chic Challenge presented by Value Village Teaser Video

This is getting real! My Eco Fashion Week Thrift Chic Show is in a few days.

The coming Monday I will be debuting my first styling collection with all items from Value Village.

15 outfits, under $500, come see what I have created. Here is a teaser.


Thrift Chic Challenge presented by Value Village - April 22, 2013 - Jasmine Zhu from Eco FashionWeek on Vimeo.

Monday April 22nd, get tickets here

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Alterations Without Sewing Video

Happy Halloween!!

Phew, that is a long title. But it might help if you really need some LAST minute pizzazz for your Halloween Costume?

Finally did another video. The delay was partly because it took me forever to actually go get the materials needed for this.

The idea came to me late summer. I bought this airy dreamy top from http://www.necessaryclothing.com/ and it was tad too big on me. They ran out of smalls and I took a chance with a medium, it was too big.

Necessary Clothing top, Necessary clothing moto tights, thrifted boots, LV, Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 purse, designer purse, fashion style

You can see from the above photo that the shoulder area is not fitting properly. It also slides off a lot during the day, which is terrible for a professional work setting.

Because this top has a deep v in the back it actually gave me a great idea to solve my problem.



Here is a step by step.

Step 1, gather the materials you need.

Aside from the shirt, you will need some safety pins and a ribbon. I recommend using safety pins that compliments the colour of the garment. I chose gold because the sleeves of the shirt has gold details.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video materials needed safety pins and ribbon

Step 2, line up the pin and determine where you would like to pin them.

I used the ribbon to make sure the pins on the opposite sides line up.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video snip making sure the pins line up

Step 3, thread the ribbon through.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video threading the ribbon

I threaded them just like sneakers, or corsets. I think it looks quite pretty.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video threaded ribbon corset look

Step 4, secure the ends of the ribbon.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video snip securing the ends of the ribbon with a pin

Make sure you pin them down so the ribbons are definitely secure.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video snip securing the ends of the ribbon

And voila, you have the finished product.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video snip finished product,

Aside from making my shirt fit better, it adds such a cute detail.

Super Poser Series youtube toturial, corset back diy by Super Poser Series, Youtube Video, Youtube DIY, Super Poser Series alterations without sewing video before the alterations comparison

I wore the shirt the very next day and it looks much better.

Necessary clothing Top, Necessary Clothing skirt, Top shop tights, black boots, balenciaga Giant Gold Hardware sahara city, Balenciaga designer purse, City Purse, Fashion, Style

I hope this comes in handy sometimes for you guys and help save a shirt you like but ends up being a tad too big. Especially for those online orders.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Hi posers, been a little while.

My day job is cyclical and it has been busy lately.

Tomorrow is Halloween, even though the past weekend lent itself nicely to costume induced inhibition lowered drunken stupors.

In case you are all celebrating it tomorrow as well, here are some great make up ideas.

I recently discovered this amazing makeup guru, Promise Phan.

These are some of my favourite looks she did.

Maleficent Make-up Transformation



Zombie Skull Girl : Last Minute Halloween Look



Emily (Corpse Bride) Halloween



and last but not least, Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas)



And if you need a quick way to shorten a Halloween costume, check out my easy no-sew tutorial.



What's more, my treat for you all tomorrow is a NEW VIDEO!!

Have fun running amuck!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Hair Tutorial Video

Hi kids, happy Friday.

Finally finished my hair styling tutorial.

It's how I wear my hair on a regular bases. It's pretty simple so I decided to share it with you all.

It's a long video, so thank you for your patience.

Much love.

XOXO

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Diet Mountain Dew

My girl Lana Del Rey, whom stole my heart with her Born to Die track has done it again.

This time, with this catchy tune Diet Mtn Dew.
You're no good for me,

Baby you're no good for me,

You're no good for me,

But baby, I want you, I want you

With lots of help from Polyvore, here is my fantasy outfit created to match the song.
Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City.
Never was there ever a girl so pretty
Do you think we'll be in love forever?
Do you think we'll be in love?
Fantasy Outfit
Matthew Williamson short sequin dress $6,625 - matthewwilliamson.com
Christian Louboutin platform pumps $1,095 - footcandyshoes.com
Alexander McQueen box clutch £1,265 - harrods.com
H M feather hair accessory £9.99 - hm.com



I would love to wear any of these items.

I can imagine that this is what Lana is wearing when she meets the guy that is not good for her.

At the end of the night, she wonders again, do you think we will be in love forever? Do you think we will be in love.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sons of Granville

Why am I staring at this particular portion of Granville street with such fondness and admiration?

I promise you it's not just because of the graffiti.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

It's because this happened there a couple of nights ago.

Sons of Granville, Buskers, Street performance, amazing musicians

They are not just any buskers, they are a group called the Sons of Granville.

Here is a taste of their amazing talent.



These guys are absolutely amazing. When we walked by, they were just in between songs; however, judging from the crowd that has gathered, Mike and I decided to stop and listen.

I was not prepared for what happened in the next 10 minutes.

The first song I was able to catch is titled Sons of Granville. The guitar intro by Matthew Lennox had a distinct Spanish flare, brings me to a place where a Matador is readying himself to enter the fighting ring. I knew at that moment I was in for a treat. Then the viola was brought to life by Thomas Beckman. I felt chills run down my entire body.

I have always loved string instruments, the sounds made by a bow against string resonates with my very core. Especially that of which brought forth by the viola. I am not a musical expert by any means, please bare with me as I get across my most genuine feeling of admiration via limited terms I am able to use to describe how their music has moved me.

So chills, they lasted through the entire song, and waves would wash over me with the natural progression of their song, so passionate and soulful.

When the song ended I was still frozen. Reveling...

I looked over at Mike and I can see he was also impressed.

When Matthew said they only had one CD left, I jumped at the chance to own it.

As luck would have it, they performed a final song, appropriately titled Swagger, a quality as all of these guys undoubted possess.

Again, the notes from the expertly played instruments ring out, anchored by Jerrett Plett on drums.

My hand finds Mike's and I never want the moment to end.

Next day I woke up and knew what my next entry was going to be.

With an outfit inspired by this Brian Croft painting, we set out to capture Granville in the day light.

Sometimes, I wish I lived there.

Granville street at night 1948, Brian Croft paintings of Vancouver, Historical paintings, Old vancouver

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Pink sequins sleeve blazer from Forever21
Numph bow print dress that I wore as a top from J2
Black tutu from Gentille Alouette
Korean garter tights from a stand in Metrotown
Chunky platform pumps from Le Chateau
Vintage Bottega Venatta woven cross body from Ann's Fabulous Finds

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Then I spotted these.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

I realize these photos are all more focused on my than Granville itself. However, these are all the places the music of Sons of Granville would reach.

As the day winds down, we part ways with the bustling street.

Image from Vancouver Tours

Granville Street Vancouver from Vancouvertour.net, Vancouver Tours

With one last look back at the street, I walk off and Granville street has forever changed for me.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

I smirk as I remember the tickets I have back home for their up coming show. April 27th 8pm at the Denman Place Theatre. Tickets are only $15 plus service charges.

If you are also mesmerized by the way they translate their soul for the world to hear, please join me at their concert.

As I dedicate to you in closing, a song about freedom.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Somebody that I used to know...

Currently obsessed with this Gotye song, Somebody that I used to know.

I am sure a lot of you are in the same situation.

Incredible music video, too.



I really know the simplicity of the music video. He is really just singing against a geometrically painted background. The light hues are painted over him as well to camouflage him against the background. She appears, painted as well until they realize they are no longer the person they used to know.

The is the outfit I cannot help but conjure up; though much more romantic than the song. But I cannot ignore the romantic undertone of the song, the yearning, and wishing that they are still with that somebody, they used to know.

Somebody that I used to know


Sheer shirt
$38 - modcloth.com


Crop top
£8.95 - chiarafashion.co.uk


Red skirt
$25 - romwe.com


Silvian Heach peep toe heels
€90 - welikefashion.com


Orla Kiely patent leather handbag
$450 - orlakiely.com


H M wide brim straw hat
£9.99 - hm.com


Monki plastic sunglasses
€10 - monki.com

Monday, 2 April 2012

Silk Obakki Floral Kimono

Noticing a trend? I love kimonos, they are the "it" item in my closet right now.

For this spring, it is a guarantee that I will reach for them time and time again.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

The feeling of being hugged by amazing fabrics of the finest silk is an incredible feeling. This whole outfit is from Obakki. The craftsmanship of the garment is incredible.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Sometimes, after a long week, all you need is walk around town. Especially when the maxi skirt offers so much movement with each step I take.

Soon, we happen upon this amazing graffiti wall. The colours are the most amazing shades of pink.

Artistry is found all around us.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

The innocent whimsy of the girl with the dandelion makes me yearn for summer.

I wish I too can release a flurry of life with the release of one breath.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Here I present to you, the journey that brought me to the wall of inspiration.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Chanel's Little Black Jacket

Ah my site is back up from maintenance.

I hope you guys enjoy the new look.

To welcome myself back I would like to post about one piece of amazing and luxurious item that I one day hope to own.

Chanel's iconic little black tweed jacket.

Chanel little black jacket, chanel tweed black jacket, tweed black jacket

What's even more amazing about this classic and iconic piece is the way it is constructed.



The meticulous craftsmanship is amazing!

Here we can see the jacket in action.


This would be like my little black dress, but instead my little black jacket over my little red, orange, yellow or multi-coloured dresses.

One day Chanel, one day. Just like many more items from you talented design house I wish to own.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Thrift Shopping Haul video

Happy weekend everyone.

It's currently grey and weepy outside. Sorry for going "dark" this past week, I had good reason.

I was very busy working on this video!



Actually, I lied, Mike was busy working on this video, I was very busy being sick.

Something must be going around.

As promised by my last post I was going to make a video of my Talize Haul. Hope you guys enjoy it! We had a lot of fun, well mostly me.

Still feeling under the weather somewhat, brain is too scrambled to write in a more inspired way.

Sorry, promise I will make it up to you when I am better.

Love <3