Monthly Archives: August 2010

F/W Inspiration: Last Exit to Brooklyn

A gorgeous editorial from W’s September issue which I adore. The mood, the styling, the red on green… everything about this editorial is just beautiful. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Picture Credit: wmagazine.com

Pre-Fall Outfit (1): Matchy Matchy

A black/white/red ensemble for a musical evening (COS blazer, See by Chloé shirt, DIYed necklace, Miu Miu skirt & flats). It’s Friday, happy weekend my friends! :-D


Cashback

“Once upon a time I wanted to know what love was. Love is there if you want it to be – you just have to see that it’s wrapped in beauty and hidden away between the seconds of your life. If you don’t stop for a minute – you might miss it.”

When hubby suggested Cashback on last raining Sunday evening, I didn’t expect something decent. A combination of teen comedy and romance sounds just like another American Pie garbage. But both of us were happy after seeing the movie. It is a well-done independent film with interesting plot, great acting (apart from the boss) and dreamy cinematography.

If you haven’t seen it, rent a DVD, you won’t be disappointed. I’d better not to explain how the story goes, but I do like to list a few aspects which make this movie a gem.

The poetic camera movements, many of the shots are very artistic and imaginative. A wonderful selection of music (love the mix of opera, classic and pop. Casta Diva, Boléro, Mysterious Ways…they are blended in perfectly with the story). The British humor, some jokes and gags were so amusing. It reminds us all these silly moments of our life, lol~~  Ah, BTW, Daphne Guinness was the executive producer of this film. She made a very short but stunning appearance at the end. 


When Roses meet Jasmine

It seems that the summer has already gone. I’ve switched my daily frappé coffee to jasmine tea since last week, it is more pleasant to drink something warm especially in raining days.

Mixing rose petals in jasmine tea was a spontaneous idea, I am actually inspired by these heavenly rose macaroons from Ladurée. It turned out surprisingly good: delicate jasmine with a subtle touch of sweet rose flavor, hmmm…… Maybe you should try it yourself. ;-)


Summer Outfit (8): Cheap & Chic

Green is my mom’s favorite color, she’s got tones of clothes in all shades of it. Unlike her, I prefer emerald green than any other green hues. So I’d like to share my love for green today.

This gorgeous 4-pockets emerald green dress is from H&M (a very well made dress with fabulous cut at shoulders. My picture doesn’t do it justice, it is more luminous and skin flattering IRL. Highly recommended, hehe. ^_*). I am pairing it with a Marni brooch, DIYed necklace and suede ballerinas from Gianna Meliani.

Have a great week everyone! :-)


The Dreamers

We went to watch Inception with friends last night. It has a nice concept and stunning visual effects but somehow failed to touch my heart.

I actually enjoy movies that are intelligent in plot, but Inception just lack the profundity of story telling. The plot is too twisty for it’s own good which makes me care less and less about whether it was reality or dream. Let alone the weak character development and that cliché Hollywood ending.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret watching Inception. However, this is certainly not a thought-provoking and intelligent film I’ve expected and this is definitely not something I would love to watch over and over again.

Inception could have been a first class action movie or an outstanding drama piece. It just wanted to be both and achieved neither, but hey, it might be just me though. So what’s your thought? ;-)


The Gentlewoman

I am not in a mood of taking new outfit pictures, so I would like to share something I’ve discovered recently:

Picture & Text Credit: gentlewoman.com

“The Gentlewoman is a new biannual style magazine for a new decade. Featuring inspirational, international women, it pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress.

The premier issue of The Gentlewoman features in-depth interviews with designer Phoebe Philo of Céline, architect Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA, artist Jenny Holzer, winemaker Sara Pérez and DJ Princess Julia, as well as fantastic fashion series by renowned photographers such as David Sims, Alasdair McLellan, Willy Vanderperre, Liz Collins, Daniel Riera, and Benjamin Alexander Huseby.”

Sounds pretty nice, right? (it actually reminds me much like the Berlin based 032c, which is one of my favorite magazines. BTW, the gentlewoman is a Dutch publication and debuted on March 22nd). Now all I need is to figure out where to buy! If you already know, drop me a line please. ;-)