January 30, 2015
January 24, 2015
photo via Tommy Ton
On another note, hope you're enjoying the weekend! It snowed here(New York) overnight, so below are some things I'll be (and have been) doing with the extra indoor time.
Do you follow the lifestyle blog MessyNessyChic or have you heard of it? It's my new internet obsession. So interesting! A diverse and eclectic mix of off-beat, unusual and chic stories, photos and finds written by Vanessa(aka Nessy), a London girl living in Paris.
I'll be finishing this book which I so far find inspiring and eye-opening to the less glamorous side of the fashion industry. Definitely adds another perspective to my appreciation for Jimmy Choo shoes. Oh and btw in case you don't already have them, Jimmy Choo shoes are the most comfortable (along with Valentino) heels out there! I'm just saying...
This lip scrub by TonyMoly is amazing. For me, a weekly necessity during a cold, dry winter.
A mask newbie, I'll be trying this one for the first time. Supposed to be great, so fingers crossed!
January 20, 2015
In love with these summer shoes. Can you tell? The white slides are so chic, and the 'Ancient Greek' rubber sandals...
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January 17, 2015
A stunning color combination, I love to see a black and gold mix the most in two categories: interior design and shoes.
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January 15, 2015
Many of the collections for Pre-Fall 2015 showed looks that were a mix of femininity with bold and/or casual detail. In addition to my fave Rochas looks in my post here, these are my top looks from my fave designers for Pre-Fall 2015.
My favorite: boho meets glam meets retro!
Voilà. If this is any indication for Fall 2015...can't wait!
photo credit: via WWD.com
January 12, 2015
If you were intrigued about the hype surrounding Korean beauty products but haven’t tried any yet, now is a great time. It’s winter, it’s cold and a bit dreary, and so of course, the perfect time to experiment and pamper yourself while spending all that extra time indoors. A few months ago, I saw a post on rolala loves, a blog I follow, about the opening of TONYMOLY (a Korean beauty brand) in Manhattan. Excited to try and see some of these products in person, I headed over to their location on 32nd Street in Korea Town. Three shopping bags later (they were small I promise!) I was in beauty sampling bliss. With price points relatively low (just a few dollars for an eye patch or a mask, for example), the products are fun and target almost every beauty solution possible. And the best part is that they gave me a free sample to try an eye cream with snail mucin. Have you heard of this? I have to admit it’s sounds gross, but is supposed to be amazing. I have yet to try it, but will definitely let you know my thoughts when I do!
The store itself is teeny tiny, but packed with the most adorably packaged products. In fact, so cute that it looks like it is intended for the teen market. Maybe it is. But if it works for you, use it.
If you're able to make a trip to k-town in Manhattan, you can also visit The Face Shop (also located in Chinatown) which is another Korean beauty brand store located across the street and down the block from TONYMOLY. Not in the NYC area? Urban Outfitters is an easy way to find TONYMOLY in a US online shop.
January 7, 2015
I'm so inspired by the Rochas Pre-Fall 2015 collection designed by Alessandro Dell'Aqua. Fanciful and grand, the collection gorgeously portrays a look that is a blend of ladylike innocence with bold and glamorous: a combination I love to achieve with some of my own looks (except, maybe not the chunky heel...) and love to admire on others. Looking forward to see their full collection for Fall 2015!
Above and below are my fave looks from the collection:
January 5, 2015
One of the things I look forward to at the start of every new year is to buy a new planner. I’m old school when it comes to my calendar, and I like to see it all written and mapped out on paper where I can scribble notes, etc. There’s something about a blank planner that gives me hope, the feeling of a fresh start. With every list, event and note that I add to the planner, I feel like I’m given another opportunity to write the story of my life, for this year at least… Above is my planner purchase (from Paper Source) for this year as well as 2 new accessories (mirrored Ray-Bans and ear cuff) I’m obsessed with right now. Can you see the shiny gold trend? Perhaps to channel a sparkly, magical new year? I wish!