Have always wanted to dye my hair into purple red. This is my new highlight! I realise I haven't had a "girl in jeans" outfit here, so here it is for a well-rested me on Sunday.
Intrigued by many books of spiritual development, I am losing myself in these books: currently reading: "Why is God laughing?" - a jornuey to overcome fear, egotism and addiction to old life so as to ultimately commit to joy. The reasoning is amazing and it gives me a lot of courage to understand the one shakable thing i know is "I am", and listening to my inner voice, being silent for once turns out to be the foundation of creation.
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Miu Miu sitting on the test papers I'm marking.
Happy Friday! Well not so happy for me as I've tons of work to do and will have a parents meeting and party tonight until late at night. I've contacted a number of voluntary organizations and got 1 programme going to Peru - darn that the flight fare to Lima with 3 stops (taking around 36 hours -.-") is HKD $23000 (USD$2948) alone, not to mention I'm enrolling in the programme in Cusco! I can only afford the ones in Kenya or Ghana but then the schedule doesn't fit in my holiday. There's a environmental conservation programme in Australia but I want to explore somewhere new to me. Quite disappointing but I'll keep looking around!
a simple weekend causal look with stripes and butterflies patterns to grocery and skincare shopping.
You might realize like I do that there're a number of movies about friends with benefits this year - Love and the other Drugs, No strings attached and Friends with Benefits. Same genre, same plot, different actresses and different punchlines. Love and other Drugs bored me to death, while No strings attached is fun with the beautiful Natalie Portman but it was slightly lacking fashion elements and FWB was just not very Natalie...Well let's not focus on whether guys and girls can be friends, it's just personally I adore Mila Kunis from Friends with Benefits as that's the personality of a character I can associate most with myself - outgoing, goofy, open-minded, modern, sharp and broken. This to me stands out of the 3 as it brings out the vibe of young-at-heart New York, which really caught my eye. No wonder people say if you don't get into a group you can feel a bit lonely in NY. (Ok I can totally forget about the plot just to look at the setting) Jamie is a modern aspiration of today's view of love, relationships, family and career issues. With Mila's petite sexy figure and lively acting she can be the next...um...let say Cameron Diaz (no?)
A pair of discounted cateye sunnies and ribbon laced heels from Tung Chung outlet stores - I love love love them! I'm a big cat lover and I put on my cat's face when she's sunbathing. These heels look rather high but unbelivably wearable - heels are like architecture the built-in structure is really important to support your whole body. I am thinking of some ribbons of other colours to bring out more combinations.
I'm truly grateful for all nice comments for my quarter-life crisis post. I guess we might all as well if not experiencing a stage at which you're scared to grow up because all of a sudden you realize you are all on your own - career, relationships, entertainments and interests should be all future-forward but seem not that optmistic - on the other hand scared to stay the way it is now. Been reading some self-help book, do share your experience how you overcame it!
Here's sth unrelated to fashion:I guess I'm sort of in a mid-20s crisis. I'm in a insecure state of mind so far, fear of my future. There's no doubt that I lead a good life, good income with a stable family and caring friends. I can have different interets, can afford some Prada, can play some sports, can draw some paintings. But then what's next? If life is a journey then I guess I'm in traffic.
I always appear very care-free, I force myself not to care, for fearing it will hurt me. I tried to establish a sense of security with people, but then I always failed and I wanted to escape. I can tell you this uncertainty comes through me day and night.
Ok, so I gather some short term life goals to accomplish, maybe not too radical but still I feel I'm alive:
-more travelling for more life inspirations;
-learn some sports to feel I can progress, and feel more energetic daily;
-cherish my family so I can feel a sense of intimacy and won't regret when my parents get really old;
-control my mood and not let my mood take over me (which has been quite successful recently and def I feel better);
-wise planning of money (one part for shopping, one part for daily necessities and one part for saving);
-only date guys who are interested in serious relationships with some life planning, there should be some meanings in it;
-Constantly meet my friends face to face (I guess I'm scared of alone too, quite the contrary to my early years which I always wanted to be on my own)
-read more books for new though-provoking ideas to excite me;
How do you treat your fears? As of, fear/uncertainty of future I can say? How do you keep yourself motivated for life?
Ideas are welcomed x
Unforuntately this jacket is broken (found out by my students) the reason being it's not from Chanel. (yea, yea...) It's actually my favourite tweed jacket! Do you recognize the curved heels on the Alexander McQueen booties? Typically the design of McQueen heels piss off many fetishists (let's not forget these) but this pair not as radical fits me like a glove!
Why not? Was exceptionally sunny so I went to South Bay to relax. I like seeing kids and dogs having fun, looking at the two most innocent creatures in the world just make me feel the troubles are thousand miles away ; I did swim a little bit enjoying the breeze as well.
Let me know how you spend time to relax.
I've received a number of Kreativ awards and it's time for me to write something about myself:
1. I am an English teacher and I graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a double major in English Literature/Lingustics and Translation Studies.
2. Before I work as a teacher, I worked as a Management Trainee, a translator and a fashion editor as well.
3. I love beauty of everything - in fashion, animals and culture.
4. I'm very moody, I think it's in my genes.
5. I truly love my friends and miss them all the time.
6. My theory in fashion is: I buy expensive bags that can last for a lifetime, statement accessories that are larger than life and quality shoes that are comfy and classy but afforable clothes which are trendy for the season.
7. I actually dislike Christian Louboutin shoes...sorry about that. (Look at these!)
8. I respect animals and I cannot tolerate fur in fashion.
9. I am a Christian.
10. I want to live in somewhere liberal, relaxing with cheerful people.
Now I don't pass it on to others, you all can do one if you are up for it!
Retro glamour is one of my favourite styles, I can't wait to put on this dress here to share.
Sth irrelvant to fashion: I have a question in mind, some of you live alone right? (or your family or friends won't always be there near you.) How do you manage when you're sick? It's pretty much a headache for me even if I'm just slightly sick when staying home alone, not to mention when I'm pain-stricken. In Hong Kong I do not live close to any relatives nor do I know any neighbours in the community with all 60-floor skyscrapers. I'm starting to worry about my own worry that I'm gonna get sick when I'm alone again - phobia.
How do you girls get to the doctor or call for help when you need to eat but you cannot cook/buy?
I purchased this colourful three-toned pumps with an unbelivable discount - and they're amazingly comfy. I just throw all handy pieces up to create a random mix and match to spend a relaxing afternoon.
On the other hand, I'm hovering around to look for a pair of sunglasses like these - any ideas both for high-end/high-street brands?
My Lanvin alternative - the quality of the cape coat from Stradivaruis.es cannot be compared to high end brands, but it's good enough (other colours available!)as I tend not to splash cash on clothing.
The Alexandre Zouari (Paris) hair clip is my favourite investment piece. It's a bit pricy to admit, but its craftmanship of this sub-transparent plexiglass is totally worth it. I clip my hair for work for hours keeping long tresses off my face and it doesn't hurt your head but still hold my hair as tight (sometimes I have a headache with an ordinary hairclip on my ponytail or bun) with its perfect circular measure. After sales service is also provided if the gems are fallen off. You'll be surprised by their design, craftmanship and funtionality. (Also see how Olivia Palermo styles her glossy locks with clips.)