CLOTHES N’ THINGS

i broke down and bought quite a bit…! but it’s spring, so it’s time for a new wardrobe anyway…! hehe :D

ROMPER F21 // H&M GARDEN

Been eyeing this romper on the F21 website for a while now, finally decided to try it on, and i LOVE IT! I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet but soon, SOON! When I showed what I bought to my friend, she asked me how I am going to go to the washroom; err there are rippable buttons. (The boatneck top didn’t come with it but it seemed so plain without it!) // This is a piece from the H&M garden collection, it’s so gorgeous with 3D chiffon? roses.

H&M GARDEN

this is one of those shirts that’s advertised to be ridiculous cheap, worn by a glamorous looking model telling you that you too can look like her. It was sold out when I got there, but luckily I have friends that work at H&M. :D

GAP 1969 DENIM BIKER JACKET

was a bit OCD about this jacket since it appeared on the gap website, none of the local stores carried it until i assaulted one of the GAP sales staff when I was working because she mentioned that she bought one. I didn’t manage to grab an XS but while S is a bit loose I don’t think it’ll be a huge problem. alas I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, had to pull out my down jacket today…

Today the second Stella McCartney for GAP collection releases online and in store! I wonder if Stella will do another collection. It’s hugely popular! And I was so kicking myself when I ended up returning the leopard sweater from the fall/ winter collection. From the preview pictures and the website; this is the only thing that I wanted. When i woke up late today, i was in the dilemma of going to the store to grab this pair of sandals or going to class. I chose going to class, but I was worrrrried that it would be sold out in my size by the time I get there after school. So I called in and had it on hold for me since when I checked the web store this morning size 5 was SOLD OUT.

a note about sizing if you’re interested in these: they run small. I can fit in to size 3 children’s converse but I had to get size 4 in these. Also the website is a bit misleading; size 5 in girls seem to be the largest size but when i put both size 4 and 5 on hold, size 5 is a toddler’s size and 4 is the largest size it ran, at least in canada. I didn’t get anything else in the collection, it was pretty much gone anyway.

anyway i think they are adorable and the ties are so whimsical, they are children’s shoes so expect comfort and hopefully durability! Oh yeah, Gap finally sprang for special shopping bags for the event. :D

time to write my article on accelerated evolution of resistance in multi-drug environments, FUN!

OXFORD COMMA

i feel like im in a comma! i slept for 5 hours after school today, i didnt feel like not being in dream-less land. what a peaceful sleep!

my new favorite word is BALACLAVA, i heard it often in songs, and there’s a street on the way to school that has the same name. What is it though…


my new wallet that i found in one of my dad’s old bags, i love it! i love the feel of the old leather! I love the clasp buttons that we no longer often see!

i love that the the inside is a little bit blue because of water that got in!

i love how it was broken and now i’m re-using it! it use to have a belt loop since my dad drove a motorcycle and wallets are inconvenient  (wait he still drives a motorcycle! but he’s not cool at all, seriously)

and my new shoes that i have yet to worn anywhere! i’ve been practicing, no face plant for me thank you.

i tried to re-create the ambiance that you could feel in a much chic-er city! or for that matter, on a much chic-er blog! maybe it’s the color of the hardwood or the fact that the hardwood is so new! the colors in the pictures didnt come out well, and yes i PS-ed it.

i love these shoes! they remind me of the Prada Chandelier shoes! well not exactly but i’d take any opportunity to bring up the chandelier shoes! they actually look very much like these Robert Clergie shoes

chunky heels thank you!

either way, it was a nice day

edit: can’t leave a pair of shoes just on their own

messy hair no good for real life

this morning i rolled out of bed with bad BAD bed head! it was so bad that i was late for school!!

the schexy messy hair often seen in photoshoots dO NOT work in real life, they are no good, people will look at you weird, and you’ll have one of those “do i smell?” moments.

but this is the first post in the new year + i haven’t posted in the longest time, or what felt like the longest time

here are some of my recent favorite things (oh yeah, readership on this blog has been decreasing everyday, probably should do a post with some emo looking pix to perk it right up)

i love these pastel colored thermals(??) by GAP, and my new LOVE ring by F21, and of course my adorable diana mini, for which i still dont have a finished roll!

school blows, the end, i am so sick of talking/thinking about how my courses suck, so we’ll leave it at that. but instead move onto something much more appealing to the eye

and that’s Mulberry’s highly anticipated bag, the ALEXA named after the always stylish ALEXA CHUNG!

i’m not that into high end handbags, but this has been the first one that i want really badly, it’s priced for about $1600 USD for the oversized. it’s great for school or work, it’s huge, it’s stylish, and it looks perfect. (Btw, the creative director of Mulberry is Emma hill, so emma please hook emma up with one of these?!)

look how well it sits, ahh im in love! (actualy i like the one that alexa is carrying in the right picture more, i think that is the original men’s mulberry briefcase which the ALEXA is based on, but either one is fine with me!)

pics of alexa via nitrolicious

Lions! Tigers! Bears! OH MY!

i stayed home from school today and ran an errand with my mom.

Being in the cough-striken state, i totally forgot about the Stella McCartney x GAP KIDS/BABY GAP collection hitting stores today. But as I was on the skytrain I suddenly remembered :D :D

They were still unboxing when I got there but I GRABBED THIS! The Band jacket wasn’t out yet and I didn’t get a chance to see most of the collection, but Stella, it’s so expensive! which parent is going to pay $100 for a kids sweater? Rich Parents probably..

And I did, and most of the XL and XXL sizes are sold out online already (as it was with Alexander Wang x GAP there was no employee discount for me :(

but it’s gorgeous and comfortable! 70% Cashmere 30% Silk ~

Unfortunately for me it is a long sweater and can’t function as a dress, but i’m sure i can make it work :D

I want the Band Jacket pretty badly too but I doubt i’d actually wear it, I am going back to check out the rest of the collection once it has hit stores.

this is my favorite collaboration by FAR! I dont think I’ll be lining up for the Jimmy Choo x H&M. I just don’t feel it and I know for sure that my wallet doesn’t feel it. I always feel more inspired when I shop in children’s sections. Grown-ups are boring that’s for sure, and I do understand that the clothes have to be appealing for everyone, so a lot of designer collaborations don’t go too well. But with kids, it’s all fun and easy!

I hope there will be more collaborations like this in the future~

(BTW! Jenny made me these arm-warmers a few years back, i LOVE THEM and i wear them every winter, thank you so much again Jenny!)

check out the rest of the lookbook here!

READ ‘em LABELS!

finally, mail that isn’t telling me how much money i owe to the government!

My friend and I ordered some LOVELY tshirts from graniph! I’ve been to the graniph store once before when i was in japan. It was really small and cozy with various selections of tshirts.

This is MINE! CONTROL RABBBBITTTTT!

these are my friend’s, he got control bear =_=; (personally i think rabbits trumps bears!!!)

among a few other designs.

Similar to UT by UNIQLO; there are various collaborations, artists like LENKA, LA ROUX, SNOOPY and even HONDA!! o__o And if you’re an amazing graphic designer, you can apply for the graniph design award

Prices excellent prices, 2500 yen for tshirts and approximately 5000yen or so for button shirts for men. and various cute accessories like LEGGINGS I LOVE THE PRINTS!!!

Shipping It’s shipped for 1000 yen if your order is less than $100 USD and for free if it’s more than $100 USD. Which is pretty good if you ask me. WE ordered 4 tshirts so that hit the mark, on the envelope it said the shipping fees alone were 2220 yen which i didn’t have to pay!

Speed it took about 4 days for it to come out of shipment and 6 days for it to ship from japan to canada, not too bad if you ask me.

Quality great quality shirts! the cotton is very thick !

Sizing I wear a size SS, most asian guys can probably do with a size S. And a lot of designs dont come in sizes, sometimes just S or SS, but if you’re a bit bigger it’s actually better since smaller sizes sell out fASTER!

the japanese site has better items and better sales but you can’t get those =_= so use the english site..at least there is an english site to order from.. must be grateful..!

effortless

i bought a leather jacket today!!! i love materials like leather , denim, and canvas because they all age beautifully! The longer you have a leather jacket the better it will look, same goes for denim and canvas which in my head right now, pertains mostly to canvas totes (for some reason).

I wasn’t planning to post the first photo in its entirety, hmm should i crop out my ears? They look HUGE don’t they… they are huge that’s why they look huge in ze photo! Especially after editing it looks even brighter, kind of like a mouse’s ear?

But I kept it, it doesn’t look so huge now does it? Besides, having big ears mean lots of luck in chinese culture..(also the dodge function dodged out my already non-existent eyebrows, by non-existent i mean they are extremely light colored, not dyed, just like that?)

So the jacket is from ZARA! It’s pretty cheap for a REAL leather jacket but it is still enough to make me think twice before purchasing it. I was actually wearing PJ bottoms while taking this photo but I thought this skull tshirt goes well with the idea of the jacket.

So it’s new york fashion week and of course all the fashion blogs have tons of photos of gorgeous models and their off-runway outfits. I think a model isn’t just what she or he wears but their charisma and prescence which we regular folks lack because, we dont think we’re beautiful so we dont have confidence. But we’re all beautiful and we should all walk with confidence. or some other bullshit like that

I sometimes wish I am a guy so I can wear guys clothing, it’s so effortless and I think I know more about men’s than women’s!! Girls can look effortless too, but you’ve gotta look like her..

i’ve been kind of busy and moody so i didn’t want to post. but i really wanted to show off my jacket so!

also will be visiting everyone in the near future.

edit: After looking at the photo again, i realize i can pull off androgyny very well, no wonder i can’t find a boyfriend. people are unsure of my gender!

woke up too early today? if that’s possible

i planned to wake up earlier today (at 7 am given that i slept at 9:30 pm)  to do some admin work which is basically cleaning my room, making sure i throw away the unnecessary notes and keep the important ones.

also maybe type up a few documents and organize my folders.

yeah i got that all done and ate within 1 hour and now i have half an hour to kill before i leave for school.

(listening to the most eerie song ever: postal service – natural anthem)

i bought these at daiso the other day in preparation for school (LoL). From the country that pretty much popularized the idea of cram schools. These are vocabulary flashcards, pre cut, pre-hole punched, in a cute format for $2.

So first day of school, was pretty much, the same, except, that there are a LOT OF PEOPLE?! When did the school get so damn bloated?

Also, i can’t look at cute guys at school anymore, since i am in my supposedly 4th year it’s more than likely that they are younger than me. Which makes me SO SAD! hahaha..

Funny story of the day: i am science student at an okay univeristy. So during class, a TA wrote her email address on the board; informing everyone that we’re free to email her. then someone raised their hand and asked “is this in all caps or all lower case?”

…….wow…

O__O

ANYWAYS

i decided to take a history course as an elective this year. It was a good idea since i am good at history and i like it a lot. The class i chose was reconstruction and Nixon’s era of American history. My favorite eras in history was Cold War and Napoleon. I wanted to study about Nixon all that fun stuff. However it was more than i bargained for, discussion groups and a lot of readings, which would be fine normally but i don’t want it to cut into my neuroscience studies.

so i dropped it, too bad.

Speaking of Neuroscience; my prof’s name is DOC SAVAGE

(Well his last name is Savage and he’s a doctor..)

yeah, that’s right.

Also there’s a good interview featuring the creator of the comme des garcon PLAY logo.

yeah ok like this

LOOK WHAT I GOT FOR 60% OFF?!

VENA CAVA x GAP DRESSS , I bragged earlier about purchasing the Alexander Wang jacket, and my want of the dress but it was expensive and i’m financially challenged so i chose the jacket over the dress.

it looks pretty good on me eh? I’m not one for dresses but i love this design.

My mom poignantly pointed out (while I was trying it on) that this is the first time that i’ve looked like a girl.

I thank her for her brutal honesty.

Also here’s a reallllly coooool look at Lisa Mayock (one half of Vena Cava)’s AWESOME apartment! so grown up, so chic, somewhere that they wouldn’t let me in.

I said that I love bookshelves, i also have a fanboy like fetish about work spaces.

I don’t know why but I like looking at people’s desks and the contents of their bags and how they write in their planners, perhaps it’s just because im incredibly nosy….. O_O!

(photo via fastcompany)

Out of sight, Out of mind may be true in some occasions but having clutter helps the mind to be creative (read full article here)

Whether it will be or not I don’t know but I like not having to de-clutter.

all my stuff makes me who i am, I need my STUFFSS!!

(yeah, ixnay on the friends…who needs IRL people?) (insert emoticon for smile)

BONUS: a music video / song that portrays a real life situation and or problem.

workaholic

i’ve been busy and been too tired to blog; i didn’t ever think i could be too tired to blog but apparently so!

i’ve been working more; starting at 9:45 AM in the morning; that doesnt sound that bad except that i can’t sleep at night even when i feel like my arms and legs are about to fall off. i have a bit of insomnia . . a bit

p.s. i think i’m gonna be a workaholic when i grow up

i mean i hate am not that enthusiastic about my job (i’m a student so i work retail atm) but it’s ok; im hoping that i can find something that i love and just work work work! work somehow feels very liberating, don’t need to worry about life but just work.

did that sound really sad?

what else; oh since harry potter is coming out soon; i’ve been trying to marathon the first 5 movies with my coworkers; we only managed 2 the other day; tomorrow night hopefully we’ll finish it off (given that i get off work at 6 pm and they’re 3 hours EACH!)

the other day I was at the library; and saw this article; despite it poorly written it was kind of amusing.

HIPSTER: THE DEAD END OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

I can’t help but agree a little bit (even though I do buy into the culture quite a bit)

I also bought NUMERO TOKYO today; I felt thoroughly unimpressed by it; especially it being a Japanese magazine, or maybe because it had a very westernized format; editorials; some shopping sections and nothing like the usual magazines that we find; like SOUP or CUTiE.

It’s a really old issue; December 2008 but there are still gorgeous photos that i’m very willing to scan sometime when I get a chance to! Though this is much more high fashion than Japanese fashion.

I went to eat kimchi hotpot soup today; this stuff is awesome, even in the hot weather it’s AWESOME. It’s not even legit korean style but it’s so goooood!

and i’ve tweeted about this; but i’m gonna ask this here again; what do you guys think about this hairstyle? btw the model is the lovely tao okamoto (her ameblo); very hot property right now! she’s super adorable and walks for Alexander Wang and the likes.

is it too runway? ?? ? incase you forgot what my hair looks like..

something like this.. yuck, and i’ve tied it up so it’s kind of short as it is..! i’m going to recolor it for sure; probably dark brown and i need to cut and cut and cut some more! also~ my hair is super thin so probably won’t be good for a cut like that, but what do you guysss thinkkk?

Also if you have any suggestions of short/chic/cute haircuts that you think i would look good in ; please link an image! though not perming; i can’t perm right now :/ it’s called being poor and that japanese salons charge an arm and a leg for it.

and i’ll try to visit everyone soon!! :D