Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
One of the most charming and interesting fashion personalities, in my opinion, is Eva Chen - the beauty editor of Teen Vogue. Her tweets are witty and her Tumblr posts make me so envious of her job. She gets free makeup from the top companies like MAC, Chanel, or Dior. Her story is quite amazing, too - she was working on her premed degree when she realized that she wanted to be in fashion after she took on a magazine internship. A story that sounds quite familiar to me.
Following her on all her social networks - and seeing her in person! - made me appreciate makeup. Before I thought only clothes were interesting but after seeing her posts, I've come to realize that makeup is a science and an art form as well. This led me to other beauty blogs such as Into the Gloss and The Beauty Department. Coincidentally, I now also write for CollegeFashionista UK as their beauty columnist. Alas, all this beauty talk made me want to keep my own makeup collection as well.
|Step 1: MAC's studio finish concealer. Perfect for blemishes!|
|Step 2: MAC's moisture cover for those dark circles|
|Step 3: Maybelline's shine free face powder to control oil and to give the skin a silky smooth texture|
|Step 4: MAC's powder blush in Margin Frost shade for a bronze look|
|Step 5: Chanel's quadra eye shadow and an eye lash curler|
|Step 6: Lips time! Caudalie's lip conditioner, Chanel's Rouge Coco lipstick, MAC's sweetie lipstick, and Chanel's lip gloss - not all at the same time, of course.|
|FINALLY: Marc Jacobs perfume for that signature, ladylike fragrance!|
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ladureé is considered to be where the famous macaroon came from almost 60 years ago. The very first Ladureé store opened near the Place de la Concorde in 1862 and the rest as they say is history. Ever since the Holder Group took charge of the institution, they have transformed Ladureé into an even greater phenomenon with the goal of introducing the Ladureé name to the rest of the world’s main capital and what better place to establish their first US store than in New York.
Located at the posh Upper East Side, the store looks exactly what you expect it to be and more- whimsical and chic. Everything in the store is shipped from Paris, which explains the FedEx truck parked outside the store. They don’t make the macaroons here. Nope. They are shipped by boat overnight from Paris to be sold the same day it arrives so you can guarantee that they are as fresh as they can be considering they come all the way from Paris.
The line extended towards the next store and I had to wait in line for more than 30 minutes but it was worth the wait. The macaroons weren’t too sweet nor were they too soft. They were just right and each bite was just pure heaven. Not to be outdone by the macaroons, the other jams and chocolates they were selling were also worth a try. If that still doesn't entice you in trying it, just look at the packaging. If you get 6 macaroons, you can get them in this box that is absolutely adorable. It's so chic. So French. So...stylish. Oh, is there anything these French can't do?
Friday, September 23, 2011
Fashion, by the untrained eye, is usually measured by labels, magazines, and clothes. Throughout the years though I have gained enough experience for me to realize that it is an art form. Being a designer, editor, or stylist is no joke; it's not something that one can easily do in spite of what the media portrays them to be - attention-seeking, money-chasing, superficial individuals.
Are they really though? Only the truly knowledgeable in fashion know that they are not.
Because these people are not in love with fashion. They are in love with style. Just like I am.
Carol Edgarian wrote an article for W Magazine in which she said, "Style is a manner of doing something, of living." Ever since I fell in love with the industry, I have always made sure that I resonate style more than I do resonate fashion. And let me tell you this: it is one of the things that I enjoy doing most in life. The simple pleasure of getting up in the morning and deciding how I am going to translate who I am excites me.
This isn't going to be just another fashion blog. This is an extension - a stylish extension - of who we are.
When I was little, my mom would love to dress me up and pretend that I was a model. She would take pictures of me and I would walk around the house like I had a purpose. Now that I’m an adult, I would like to think that I still do the same- walk with a purpose whenever I dress up and that’s almost everyday. Dressing up for me isn’t a chore or a hobby, it’s just part of who I am now. I don’t dress up for the sake of dressing up. I dress up because that’s just me. Everything I wear is just an extension of who I am and how I perceive the world around me.
The bags, the shoes, the shiny expensive and cheap things....those are some of the things around me that fascinate me. From the most over the top to the simplest things, I am amazed with what the world has to offer and through this blog, I wish share it all with you. So look around you and enjoy life! You'll be amazed at how much it will..well...amaze you!
|This is where the fashion action happens: Bryant Park|
|At the Teen Vogue Fashion University opening held in Juicy Couture , Madison Ave, NYC|
We hope to show that even if we come from different time zones, we can still connect and share with each other and the rest of the world what pulsates our hearts.
|This is where the dream lies - Conde Nast!|