Sunday, February 27, 2011

Take A Few Steps Back

I recently was criticized for an outfit (my blue pleated skirt) I wore and I would like to take a quick moment to defend why I wear what I wear like the way I would defend my designs. I want to thank you for your comment and for being honest with me. I am not offended in any way but since the person had left an anonymous comment, there is no way I can respond to them personally. Since I want my readers to understand me, and in case others may question and wonder why I dress the way I do, I want to explain myself. First of all, the way I dress does not depict the things I design. This means that if I wear something, that does not mean that I will design something similar. The things I wear are sometimes an experimentation. I dress for various reasons. Most of the time, I experiment and when we experiment, we don't always get the best results. I also dress to express my mood or even the weather. Or I may not even have a reason and just wear things just for the heck of it! It is hard to please everyone. I do not regret the choices I've made with the things I decide to wear because I don't want that to limit me. Yes, I may have made bad choices but no, I do not regret them. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
Thanks again to my friend, Uyen Dinh, for taking these photos. She's a great photographer!

It's been a long time since I've painted my nails and when I do have time, I want to spend some time making it pretty! I'm such a girly girl. I wanted to make floral prints on my nails since Spring is just around the corner!

This is going to be a long week before Spring break starts! What a bittersweet feeling. I hope this week goes by as fast as possible!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gone With The Wind

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I've been getting a lot of questions lately about who takes my photos. Usually, I just ask whoever is with me that day to take pictures for me. Most of my pictures are taken by my little sister. Today my roommate, Uyen, was with me and took these beautiful pictures. Today's shoot was so thrilling. Whenever you're taking photos next to the train tracks, always prepare for the train to come your way. This has happened to me almost every single time I've taken pictures near or on the train tracks without fail. So be careful if you decide to do the same.
Today's weather was so unpredictable. One moment it was pouring rain then another moment came the sun, then rain, then sun again. The wind definitely stayed constant; that's for sure. It was so hard to capture a picture without hair blowing into my face.

Raining Cats & Dogs

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Since I'm tiny, I've always been worried to wear skirts that pass my knee. I feel like the skirt will eat me up. I braved my fears and finally went for it. These tights are actually very glittery but the pictures didn't presented that very well.
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This vintage blouse was purchased from Design Archives. I was attracted to the laced collar. It's been raining so much lately and I'm ready to soak in the sun!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scarf To Vest

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This is the same scarf my mother had made for me and was worn in a previous post, here. I was messing around with it and came up with this vest. When I pulled it over my shoulders it adds a cap sleeve look.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mom, can we share clothes?

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Today was a high of about 75 degrees and the entire town couldn't wait to enjoy such beautiful weather (counting down till Spring break!). So I instantly wanted to pull out my pair of DIY denim. Although I had some strange glares here and there during the morning but I'm sure those same people soon found that I wasn't too crazy once the sun came beaming down. This vintage blouse was purchased at Design Archives. A wonderful shop to find all sorts of vintage goodies. When my mother noticed that I had purchased these blouses, her first response was, "Why are you wearing old ladies tops? You know I have a ton of these in my closet." My mother has a bunch of great stuff in her closet but she never wears any of them so now, we are officially sharing clothes :) I really like these sheer blouses. They are so comfy and great for the summer's heat.
Here's my latest shoe purchases. I absolutely cannot wait to wear those black thigh-high Steve Madden boots! It was such a good sale! My house is filled with shoes and no place to store them. I think we have enough shoes for 3 full closets. But that's not a reason to stop. Maybe a yard sale over the summer?
Oh, and about the couch, I found it randomly laying on the side of the road.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Prisoner of Love

WARNING: Major picture overload!!
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It was my friend, Jaimy's birthday so I baked her cupcakes and visited her at church.
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So for valentine's day, I made my bf a box filled with goodies because he's always hungry and stuck in the library.
Since it was Monday, we were both busy with classes and couldn't meet till later that day plus he had to drive a long way to come see me. He bought me yummy stuff from his favorite bakery. Food makes me so happy. Seriously, the saying, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach", should be switched around in my case.
He also surprised me with a new Armani Exchange bag and I've been needing a new throw blanket and this Gucci one was so soft and warm.
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I recently got my little sister into vintage goodies. So when I took her with me, she found the cutest vintage purse circa 1887. Over 100 years ago!! It is in perfect condition and I really adore the pine green color.
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Here are some of my sketches for new designs that I'm working on for our latest project.
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I apologize for the the long delay. As you can see, I have all the pictures but just no time to update. This is by far my busiest semester and things probably won't get any better from here. It has been some busy yet eventful past couple of days. I tried sharing as much as I could in this entry.
So this is my third year as a design major and as a requirement before I graduate, I need to fulfill an internship. I've been applying and looking at many places. I would love to go out to NY but anywhere will do. I'm quite excited and can't wait to see what the future entails!


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