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Style Inspiration

19 Sep

I’m always looking for inspiration… Because I’m such a boring dresser, I look to inspiration in magazines, fashion bloggers but not so much to people on the streets (mostly in Vancouver the uniform is leggings, Canucks jerseys and Aritzia – which I can’t knock because it’s my wardrobe staple). I look to certain bloggers who elevate style and beauty to that next level, makes it wearable off the runway and makes you think “hey, maybe I can pull that off too!”

Certain Vancouver fashionistas come to mind: my good friend Nicole of lemodedujour who can rock a leather motorcycle jacket and a tutu like Carrie Bradshaw and Lily of bleedforfashion who reminds me that red lippies are not just for evenings but for whenever the $*£#% you want, just because you can.

I stumbled upon Peony Lim in the Stylelist coverage of NYFW, sitting on the steps taking a break, in a beautiful floral Anna Sui sundress, red pumps, a Fendi snakeskin bag (how bold!) and red lippie, and I’ve been entranced ever since.

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I love her chic yet timeless style (she does hail from London), pretty yet bold pairings and that hair ohlala! She’s young, beautiful, has a great sense of personal style – we’ll be hearing a lot more of her soon!

And yes, I did venture out of my comfort zone this weekend and rocked Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Pop Life all weekend!

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Must try: the Fishtail braid

23 May

Whenever I put my hair in a braid, people ask me if it’s hard. Nope. I can do a regular braid, even french braid while on the elliptical or even while driving. One thing that I’ve never been able to accomplish is the Fishtail braid. Fashionista Nicole of lemodedujour has a simple and thorough tutorial here.

Update: Success on the 2nd try! =D

Is it still safe for me to eat this?

6 Apr

Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide to food, beverages etc.  @ Still Tasty

Nail Love loves!

5 Mar

I just came upon this while searching for OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques polish.  Now I have to get ALL OF THESE and mani exactly the same! I agree it looks like a bed of rocks and goes so well together. Thanks Scrangie!!! <- she also does some really great reader requests and layering posts!

Thumb to pinkie: OPI You Don’t Know Jacques, Sephora By OPI Metro Chic, Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge, OPI Parlez-Vous OPI, Sephora By OPI Call Your Mother.

Wedding blogs

20 Jun

http://idovancouver.blogspot.com/

http://www.jan-chan.com/

Blog about Taiwan (and some China)

5 Jun

An Australian academic working on Taiwan and China at a university in London. This blog is a space for articles, commentaries, reviews, conference papers, and other miscellany and ephemera which would not otherwise find a permanent place in books or journals.

http://mharrison.wordpress.com/

Local fashion and happening blogs

26 May

http://theconveyorbelt.com/

http://demicouture.ca

food blog

21 May

http://www.seriouseats.com/

Local food blog: http://nancyland.blogspot.com/

Blog on Food and Wine Events in Vancouver

2 May

http://www.hautespotsvancouver.com/

Asian Entertainment sites (Korean)

21 Nov

http://www.popseoul.com

http://www.k-popped.com

http://yeinjee.com/asianpop/

http://shadowlesslight.wordpress.com/

http://illdielaughing.wordpress.com/

http://shenyuepop.com/category/