Friday, 8 February 2013

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve. It's not until tomorrow, but it's actually already tomorrow in China.

In China, the eve is actually the night people celebrate. Everyone would have a huge family feast and watch the variety show put on by CCTV. Just so happens, it is also my lunar birthday.

When I was in china, my parents would always tell me that the whole country is celebrating my birthday. That statement sure did pump my ego.

But in reality, having my birthday on the only night it's mandatory to celebrate saves my parents a night of marry making.

Don't get me wrong, they are not against marry making, but they are also efficient people. So thus, my true Gregorian calendar birthday is erased from their minds.

It is kind of cool to know that every year my birthday is bound to go out with a bang! It's customary to set off fireworks at midnight to ward away any evil spirits.

So as we welcome in the year of water snake, what are your plans? This is a second chance to start your new year's resolutions again.

To welcome in this occasion, I am going with a less traditional outfit but still incorporating some elements of Chinese New Year celebrations.

Aberdeen Centre Richmond Chinese New Year decorations

Thank you Aberdeen center to doing half the work and providing the perfect back drop.

As for the outfit, I chose to dress in a more subdued colour.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

It is the year of the Water Snake after all.

Thus I am echoing that via the Wave Leggings from Romwe. Get them here, Romwe "Big Wave" Leggings

Red and gold are also mandatory colours. Hence my red highlights are making a guest appearance again.

Red hair and gold coin top

The Gold Coin top from Forever21 offers the perfect amount of gold to represent good fortune.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style, lanterns

My hair even matched this trendy store's decor.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

They have also decided to sprinkle in red to welcome the new year.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style

I hope your new year be filled with happiness, joy and good fortune. A fantastic meal and red pockets filled with money is a great start
as always.

Fur collar, gold coin top, drape jacket, wave leggings from Romwe, Studded boots, Fendi Spy Bag, Outfit, Fashion, Style, aberdeen mall richmond chinese new year decorations, gods of furtune

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target

It's Collaboration Time again!

This one is brought to you by Target and Prabal Gurung.

Dropping around Valentine's Day, this collection is aptly named "Love".

Available in stores February 10th, 2013. This feminine collection provides you the one stop shop to update and complete your spring wardrobe. A whopping 41 pieces ranging from tops to dress to accessories and shoes it's my most anticipated thing for this Spring thus far.

I first noticed this Nepalese American designer when he joined forces with other designers for the Neiman Marcus for Target Collection.

I am glad I was able to snatch up this fabulous cape.

Prabal Gurung neiman marcus for target cape

Now I am ecstatic that he is doing his own collection.

Love will be all about embracing femininity and showcasing beauty in each woman.

The prints are centered around bright fresh colours enhanced by bold floral prints. However, there are also pieces that take the same feel but steps it up to a more formal level by removing colour altogether.

Together with shoes and jewelry, you can be polished from head to toe for any occasion.

Here is the entire look book.

Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

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Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

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Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

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Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

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Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

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Prabal Gurung for Target Lookbook

I can safely say that I LOVE everything in this collection.

Looks like a trip down to the states will be in my imminent future.

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.