17 January 2013

The world is my oyster

I remember waking up feeling especially excited for the day to begin. A little strange, given that two new assignments had just been added to our workload and that midweek doesn't usually come across as appealing as the weekend. Nonetheless, I felt like I deserved to wear something bomb to go along with the day's sentiments. Bagged a couple of compliments throughout the day, so I must have done something right. ;)

Photo credits: Katie Tichy

(Sunglasses - TheBlackground, Galaxy Crop Top - MissTichy, Skirt & Necklace - H&M, Vans Sneakers)
My dad and I made a trip down to one of the arts colleges here in Singapore, just as an eye opener. You know how dads are when it comes to their kids futures, although I'm eternally grateful that mine is incredibly supportive and encouraging when it comes to fashion. Being at the college with my dad made me feel so liberated. For once in my life I could picture myself chasing after something that I love and actually being good at it. I've never really had a knack for academics and there's always been that subconscious inferiority complex, sitting annoyingly on my shoulder, telling me that I'm nothing but mediocre. But it can now suck it because God really does make a way when we're stuck in a horrible rut, and it amazes me to no end how things ALWAYS seem to fall perfectly into place. 
So yes, I'm going to end this post in the cheesiest way possible but its only cliche if you haven't experienced it for yourself. It took a truckload of confidence for me to drop everything that seemed stable at the time and grab my passion by the tail, but I never once regretted making the sacrifices I did that got me here. I want this blog to not only document my love for fashion but also the journey ahead of me, which looks flippin exciting if you ask me.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

14 January 2013

Tim Tam

photo credits: Emma Tang

(Cat eye sunglasses - The Blackground, Chains - Forever 21/Chatuchak Market Bangkok, Uniqlo Men's Tee, Floral Shorts - Flea Market, High Top Vans)

Today was one of those days I wish I had perfect skin and a personal stylist so I could be out of the house and off to school without the usual morning madness. Despite slapping on come concealer and a few coats of mascara, there's a baffling beauty in how a pair of sunglasses can instantly make you feel ten times more confident about yourself. I purchased these bad boys at work yesterday after one too many longing stares from behind the counter. Thank god for staff discounts. I mean, who could resist a little 1950's glamour with that classic patent finish? They make me feel like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly all at once. I thought stacking chains would bring out the metal accents of the sunglasses, but its also part of my obsessive compulsiveness to have all my jewelry within the same colour scheme. 

The rest of today's ensemble was pretty "grab and go" because time is never on my side when school starts at 830. I've been rather into the androgynous slouchy look lately. Throwing on an oversized tshirt, the first girly thing I see and my trusty sneakers usually works, so I'm not complaining. 

Oh, and Timmy decided to make a guest appearance. I'm afraid the photos don't convey how unbelievably soft he is in reality, but I hope his multi-coloured face puts a smile on yours. 


“What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well...” 
― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, The Little Prince
Have a lovely week everyone!

06 January 2013


photo credit: Emma Tang

(oversized sweater - H&M x MMM, shoes - Jeffrey Campbell Anton Stud, snapback - Hong Kong)

I'm thrilled to be kickstarting the new year and, finally, this blog with one of the most incredibly talented designers to ever grace earth. I found out he was in cahoots with H&M while knee deep in a school project coincidentally based on the man himself. It's quite apparent that the sweater speaks for itself with a slouchy turtle neck and ridiculously disproportionate sleeves that fall way past the hem. An octopus short of 6 legs would probably deem this the perfect fit. 

As for resolutions, I'm not very much of a believer, but adding a sprinkle of positivity to 2013 sounds like a reasonable aim. Blessed new year everyone. x