Tuesday, November 9, 2010

DIY studded top

top, SILENCE AND NOISE + DIY. skirt, H&M. clutch, CLUB MONACO.
photos by Rosanna

I thought it was funny when I showed my mom this DIY top, she said it reminded her of Elvis. Then I took a second look at it and thought to myself "heh, she's right." haha. Studding is probably one of the easiest forms of DIYs and not to mention the endless possibilities our creativity could bring us. When I first saw this blouse, I knew that it would be the perfect 'stud it yourself' project. I always feel that studs automatically put the cool factor to any garment. There's really nothing fancy needed here, just a plain top, vast amount of studs, and a sprinkle of imagination :) Vision the pattern before starting because there's no room for mistakes [the teeth of the studs will leave holes]! Read my previous DIY post for more ideas.

tip: Studs could get really heavy, especially with the 200+ I've used, so make sure to pick a thicker fabric to avoid it from scrunching.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I just can’t get you out of my head…


Here we go again
We're sick like animals
We play pretend
You're just a cannibal
And I'm afraid I wont get out alive
No I won't sleep tonight


Sunday, October 17, 2010

embrace change

dress, T BY ALEXANDER WANG. shirt, H&M. shoes, ASOS. vintage belt, MOSCHINO. watch, MICHAEL KORS. jewelery, F21.
photos by Rosanna

October weather in Vancouver has been surprisingly and unusually nice to us this year, allowing me to wear these shoes I bought last month a few more times before it gets too cold. I often find myself caught in seasonal footwear dilemmas: inappropriately wanting to wear knee-high boots on warm sunny days and sandals in the freezing winter. I guess we always want what we can't have :) I'm currently working on a DIY project so stay tuned for my next post [hint: studs and a lot of it].

Thursday, October 14, 2010

City of Love

Ahhh PARIS, the city of love.

Every girl's fantasy city.

The Chanel bags, the Eiffel Tower, the baguettes, what's not to love?

The rain sure didn't stop the tourists from wanting to get their portraits done from local Parisian Artists.

The crowd enjoying a little musical entertainment while overlooking the city of Paris.

Arrived in Paris on the day of their National holiday. I patiently waited for the annual fireworks to start. This was as close as I got....

A little taste of the French National Holiday Fireworks......

View of the Eiffel Tower from my river cruise....

Shopping on the famous Champs-Élysées. I passed by Louis Vuitton, and wow! look at the line up!

Paris was definitely a fascinating city, great views, beautiful architecture, and even yummier food. However, as a first time visitor to Paris, I did not feel very welcomed by its people. Some Parisians were genuinely nice, however many were not very friendly. Many refused to speak English and were very snobby. Perhaps it's my fault, I should have remembered most of my French from high school ( big regret!).

Tourists can easily be taken advantage of by cab drivers too. One too many shopping bags, and you become an easy target on the streets or in the cab. If we did not have a local traveling with us, we would have been scammed easily by one cab driver who insisted on over charging our cab fare because of our extra "luggages" (our shopping bags). However, another cab driver we later met was more than friendly, and when we offered extra for his services, he even refused! We took comfort in knowing that there were still nice people around.

I don't know if it was generally over crowded during summer months, because of the national holiday, but the city was extremely dirty when I was visiting. Everything looked so beautiful above eye level, but when you looked down, there was always garbage everywhere. There were also no public washrooms in Paris, so many times walking through the subway or the streets it would reek of pee. Not exactly a Paris delight.

All in all it was quite an unforgettable experience. I would still love to revisit France and explore the country more. There is always so much to see and too little time/or too little money! lol

Sunday, October 3, 2010

London Calling

London in July, sunny and breezy and just the right temperature

The huge crowd outside Buckingham Palace.

Inside the famous Harrods...

London Eye on a rainy London morning...

And of course, London would NOT be complete without a trip to TOPSHOP <3

London Bridge

This was my first trip to London, nothing much but touristy pictures, but definitely a place i'd love to visit again soon. Good food, nice people, the transportation is easy, and not to mention the shopping was more than awesome.

A Very Traditional Japanese Meal

What is Japan without a taste of real authentic sushi? Stopped by for dinner at this traditional sushi place in Tokyo. The sushi was delicious, with every piece so delicately pressed and made.. my mouth still waters just thinking about that dinner. Yummers.....

Super humongous fish head, looks freaky but super duper yummy!!

yummmm =) and to top it off, mochi with peanut powder for dessert! <3>

If you are looking for some traditional Japanese food, not those cheap ones made by chinese people (lol!!), there is a really small cozy place in Kerrisdale in Vancouver called Ajisai.

2081 West 42nd Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.

or if you happen to live around Richmond, Kiyo Sushi is really authentic too.

Kiyo Sushi
11590 Cambie Street, #110
Richmond, B.C. V6X3Z5
(604) 214-1388

Sunday, September 19, 2010

must fall

TOPSHOP wool oversized boyfriend coat, ASOS trecker lace up boots, WILFRED leopard scarf, TOPSHOP lace strappy dress, vintage CHANEL earrings, UNIQUE bobble knit jumper, ASOS faux croco leather bag, TOPSHOP lace trim back blouse, JEFFREY CAMPBELL meeker wedges, ASOS peace sign charms bracelet, WILFRED pleather shorts

The classic camel coat, aviator inspired pieces, leopard print accents, leather bottoms, chunky wool sweaters, and feminine button-downs are all to fall for this season.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Obsessive Love

Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga posing as the Statue of Liberty on the newest cover of V magazine. (image from LA Times)

I love this cover so much that not only I have posted it on my Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, I have also used it as the wallpaper on my laptop. Talk about being obsessive.

Who's going back to school tomorrow? Have a great one kids. :)



Saturday, August 28, 2010


Lady Gaga’s concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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Virgin Radio has set up a photo booth to take pictures of the hardcore Lady Gaga fans, cool set up.

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She was really funny, she has never smoked or bought cigarettes before. Her first pack of smokes was for the sunglasses, and she had to specifically ask for the ones with a yellow/brownish filter.

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She’s super cute.


Amzing stage design which resembles New York. love love love

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Lady Gaga vignette, this one is a bloody one.


Subway train, just like the ‘Love Game’ music video.


Love the dress

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Bloody Gaga again.


One of the biggest production I have seen for concerts. 11 dancers + band and back up singers. Not to mention the extravagant stage designs and costumes.


Lady gaga and Monster in the dark.

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Semi Precious Weapons and concert goers.


My $40 Lady Gaga T-shirt :)

Lady Gaga performed this amazing new song at her concert and it just took my breath away. I can’t wait till the official release of it.

Funny how I was never a huge fan of her before, until I walked into her concert without any expectations and became totally infatuated with her after! She’s extremely talented. I think I have officially become one of her ‘little monsters’.