Saturday, December 31, 2011

MAGAZINE COVER & EDITORIAL: Shu Pei for (China) SHC Magazine, Winter 2011

Model: Shu Pei (Next)
Editorial: A Girl From Shanghai
Magazine: (China) SHC Magazine, Winter 2011
Photographer: Xiang Sun
Stylist: Eric Young
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue

Friday, December 30, 2011

Currently Craving: Loafers

 (images via IngrigueMeNow, Alicepoint, Cocorosa, Lovely Pepa)
A couple of months ago these shoes seemed really ugly to me, but right now they are the only option I can think of for days when you wanna look chic and stay on your feet for a long time, plus they work great with both pants and skirts! I drew up a loafer wishlist down below, maybe you'll find it useful, all of these shoes are very affordable. I have to confess I already ordered a pair of black River Island loafers, now I have to choose a more funky and colorful version.
From left to right:

1. River Island Animal Print Chain Detail Slipper - $38.18 
2. River Island Black Chain Detail Slippers - $38.18
3. TOPSHOP VECTRA3 Studded Slippers - $56.00
4. TOPSHOP MADISON Leopard Print Loafers - $64.00
5. Steve Madden CROQUET PURPLE SUEDE - $69.95
6. TOPSHOP MONSIEUR Metallic Trim Slipper - $60.00
7. Jeffrey Campbell Hardware Loafer - $172.21
8. Miista Standing on Stardust Loafer - $128.13 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

EDITORIAL: Gwen Lu in Cake Magazine #5, Fall 2011

Model: Gwen Lu (Major)
Editorial: Moonage Daydream
Magazine: (US) Cake Magazine, Fall 2011
Photographer: Taylor Edward Freeman
Stylist: Yogo Lu
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown

Source: Cake Magazine

A new year is coming..

By the time you read this I am on my way or already in the mountains for a few days in celebration of the New Year. I won't be having any Internet, so I wanted to wish you all a very very very Happy New Year,filled with joy,love and success! And most importantly., dream on and make your wishes come true!
Hope to see all of you again, in 2012!!

DIY Leggings Tutorial

Many of you were asking for the tutorial for the DIY leggings I was wearing in my previous post, so here are the 10 easy steps. All you need is a piece of stretchy fabric (its length should be the desired length of your leggings + about 20 cm), scissors, thread & needle, elastic band for the waist and a pair of your old leggings or close-fitting pants.
Step 1. Fold the fabric in half and lay it on the table, its face should be inside the fold.
Step 2. Place your old leggings on top of the fabric and make sure the outside edge of your leggings is on the folded edge of your fabric.
Step 3. Cut out your future leggings out, allow a couple of centimeters on each side for the seam.
Step 4. Pin the front and the back part of your leggings together and sew along the outside and the inside of the leg (as shown on the picture).
Step 5. Try on the leggings and if they fit nicely, sew both parts together using a sewing machine. If the pants run a little bit loose, trim off the extra fabric by making the seam closer to the center.
Step 6. Fold about an inch of your hem inside and sew along the edge to make it look pretty.
Step 7. Take an elastic band and measure your waist, mark the necessary length and cut. Make sure it's a couple centimeters shorter than the top of your leggings.
Step 8. Sew the band around the inside of your leggings top, stretching it out a little.
Step 9. After you've sewn the band, fold the top of your leggings inside to hide it and sew again.
Step 10. Your leggings are ready, go ahead and try them on :)
My result from the previous post:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Wanted to do a New Year's Eve inspired outfit. Been wanting a sequin dress for awhile, but the one's at JCREW were like $100 and I didn't want to pay that much so I was so excited when I found this at F21 a few weeks ago. Even better I had a gift card I hadn't used, so it felt free :)  I wanted to make the dress seem more classy not so "clubby" so I threw a black ruffled button up underneath.

Dress: F21 $34.80 
(I can't find on website but they had a ton in the store! Similar here. If you feel like splurging look here)
Shirt: Old Navy $7 (Couple seasons old. Similar here)
Shoes: Target $29.99 (here)

EDITORIAL: Sui He in Vogue China, December 2011

Model: Sui He (New York)
Editorial: Flower Power
Magazine: Vogue China, December 2011
Photographer: Mark Segal
Stylist: David Vandewal
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown


AD CAMPAIGN: Gia Johnson-Singh for Redkin, Fall 2011

Model: Gia Johnson-Singh (Race)
Ad Campaign: Redken, Fall 2011
Photographer: Unknown
Stylist: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown

Source: ModelKnowledge @ tfs

Winter Fields








Here I am wearing another recently thrifted cardigan -I fell in love with the print and it's softness, and I wanted to show it to you, I chose a simple casual outfit, no heels, my old jeans which I turned them into shorts and layers and layers.
Can't stay long, I have to think about New Year's Eve purchases; I am so excited!

Wearing: thrifted cardigan. Kara sweater, Only shorts, no name tights, Deichmann boots, Georgia scarf.

Look of the Day: DIY Printed Leggings


As I promised I made my own printed leggings, the process was so easy that I'm thinking about making a couple in other colors. If you guys are interested in the DIY tutorial, I can make a post about it, please tell me in the comments.

I'm wearing:
Fur vest - MICHAEL Michael Kors
Top - Zara
Leggings - DIY
Boots - Aldo