Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring's Wish List

Spring Love
Alright, we are not going to get Spring whether till next year but a girl can dream, right? Seeing floral prints, sailor dresses and wooden clogs brings (good) chills all the way to my heart. So I will, enjoy Spring that is not mine.

From land to land; and in my breast;
Spring wakens too: and my regret
Become an April violet,
And buds and blossoms like the rest.

- Lord Alfred Tennyson on Spring

- Eve's Eden -

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspiration Blogs for March

one. Blushing Ambition;
two. The Cherry Blossom Girl;
three. Leproust Vintage;
four. Sacaton June;
five. Blooming Leopold Vintage;
six. Vint Junky;
seven. Calivintage;
eight. A Thought Is The Blossom;

It has been a while since I did an editorial post, so behold the links round up of these inspiring blogs of March. As the weather is finally turning decent for northerners, the weather down south had certainly took a sharp turn to the bad side. We have been having windy, cold wet days.

So I look to these pretty ladies for inspiration. These are some tips that I gathered:

One. Get an oversize knit jumper to keep you warm. Put it over dresses/top and you will feel warm enough to wear open-toed shoes.

Two. If that doesn't work, put on a pair of plain white socks or some tights. They go so well with brogues, pumps and even clogs!

Three. Lace is in and floral prints stay. These material brings a softer edge to your outfits and they are just the thing we need to add a twist to boring colours.

Four. Alter that dress! Check out the links above and you will see that most successful bloggers can at least do a bit of alterations or DIY. Thrifting may be the best way to recover pieces from the past but they usually don't fit perfectly. Go with what your heart tells you. Whether it is to chop off the sleeves or to shorten the hem, they will be pretty by the time you are done.

So ladies, may you be pretty through all the seasons of the year. As Tim Gunn says, "make it work,". Wink.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Catholic School Girl

That is what came to my mind when I put together this outfit. A dark coloured floral skirt with a crisp white shirt and a knit jumper, what else do you need to look like a Catholic school girl?

Anyhow, I didn't know what happened this morning, it was as if tireness hit me like a train. I could barely wake up bubbly and all ready to go like usual. Then I forgot my bicycle helmet. I was almost at uni until I crossed path with another girl without a helmet then my brain told me something's missing with that girl, it clicked, and I almost fell off my bike. So I ended up walking to uni with my bike. The good thing is I ran into Nicola on the way, we chatted while walking so it lessen the awkwardness of me pushing the bike.

My day ended (almost) more orderly than it started.

Just another short note, this skirt make me miss mom... who bought it for me. I love you mom, if you ever read this. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Didi Benami

Ohh yes I am a sucker for American Idol. My sister and I watch it almost religiously every week and I have to say, the girls this season are amazing! Didi Benami is definitely one of my favourites! And Siobhan Magnus because she sang Think and hit the jaw-dropping note.

I am just glad that this season's participants are more individualistic than ever! Woot for personality!

Happy Birthday, Ian!

Today is my beloved brother's birthday! Happy Birthday Kor Kor! Blessings to you, may you have an amazing 23rd birthday and a wonderful year ahead.
Lots of love,

Latest Member of the Family

Following the last mail day, it took approximately one week for my other mailed things to arrive today. Despite my various attempt to go easy on the shopping, I bought this lomgraphy Holga 120N last week. The package includes the camera, the flash, camera bag and two rolls of film. They practically greeted me with a smile when I arrive home today, just in time for out big photoshoot outing tomorrow!

We had been having a few cold days in a row, today's almost-warm weather is precious. I finally get to wear the coat that mommy gave me, with my new thrifted top. The best part is that this outfit is actually all comfy and didn't overheat me a bit biking to uni. Oh and Olivia and I went for a lil' grocery shopping and got some bubble tea (yum!). Then we spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out in Shelly Common Room eating Chinese yummies and chatting.

Hmm...I am just so excited about tomorrow's shoot! I guess I better go get some shut-eye soon. Tomorrow's going to be a long day, with the shoot then the barbeque and Euving and Rebecca's engagement party. Toodles my beloved readers! Wish you guys a happy happy weekend. :)

The newest member to our camera family! Lomography's Holga 120N

The whole package!

Outfit today:

Black and white printed top - thrifted

Denim shorts - Glassons

Coat - Esprit (mom's)

Vintage buckle shoes - Andrea Renzi

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mail Day!

The weather was awful yesterday, it was all rainy, wet and cold. Not a bit like summer at all. So I had to bus to uni instead of riding my new bike. But guess what, my wishlist clogs arrived yesterday! I was lusting for a pair of Chanel like clogs and browsed through Etsy and Ebay to try to find a pair that has reasonable assemblence that I can work with but found none (the Jeffrey Campbell pair was way out of my pitiful budget).

Lo and behold the awesomeness of Trademe. I found it under size 6 category which is two size smaller than me (wept) so I asked for the measurements, turns out it was UK sizing. HA!

Olivia told me yesterday that clogs/high heels were once made for bad weather, to avoid muddy water being splashed on the hems of expensive dresses. So it arrived just on time for me. :D

I had to wear the clogs with a pair of socks because of the cold...but it worked out pretty well. Much like Alexa Chung's Madewell collection.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lucky you; Lucky lucky me

I finally got my bike on Monday! It's a pretty little Raleigh Sphere 2.0. I wanted something that look somewhat vintage so Helen introduced me to her. We also got her a little basket, locks and some mudguards. Yvonne is thinking about sponsoring me a carrier. What do you think about this gorgeous little lady?

It had been so long since I came up with some outfit shots, mainly because mom and dad was around for the first couple of weeks, and now that we have two guy flatmates, I am more cautious about my photo-taking time, just in case I get caught posing in front of on a camera on tripod. Boys would never understand.

This top is the one that I bought online last year but I have always thought it is slightly too big for me, but today, I am in love with the butterfly-like sleeves and pink embroideries. Tugging the blouse into these mid-waist jeans definitely helps. Oh and these shoes! I just got them when I was coming back so they arrived on my first week back. Aren't they the perfect vintage buckle shoes? Vintages pieces are getting pricier around here, maybe I should take up sewing or something. Any ideas on where should I start?

P/s: I got the idea of taking photos like these from the lomography website. (Took with my Canon Eos1000d and edited them). I am hunting for a lomo toy camera. With a bit of luck, we might be seeing some dreamy film camera photos up here soon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Clogs Crave

Chanel Spring 2010

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So we've seen Alexa Chung's amazing collaboation with Madewell featuring the most crave-worthy wooden/leather clogs. As it turns out clogs are no longer confined to little wooden fridge magnets you got from Holland or 70's/80's hippie boho shoes. They are back and ready to take over a fashionable season.

So far,we have seen them flaunting it in Chanel's Spring 2010 shows, paired with feminine white stockings and floral details. They are also spotted in Max Mara's runway show, Alexa Chung x Madewell's debut. Methinks they deserve a spot in my wishlist.


Photos from

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Something fashion related...

Style Rookie & Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung for Madewell. Photos from here.

Locked out

I am terribly sorry for the lack of updates for weeks. The fact is, I had been packing since the last post, then I got on the plane and head back to Christchurch, with my parents, uncle, aunt and a little cousin coming along for a 2 weeks holiday. And in the midst of that, uni started again. In other words, there were text books that needed to hunt for, supplies that I needed to top up.

Whilst I tried to bring everything I need from Malaysia (considering the gigantous luggage limit we have since the six of us are travelling together), I failed. But 0 week, week one and week two had been going well for me. I bought a vintage-look bike that should arrive later this week, along with simply gorgeous rattan basket with a handle, mudguards so I can ride across the fields and locks to prevent thieves. I also got a multifunction printer, a sony voice recorder and some pretty rattan storage boxes for my piles of clothes.

Oh and note for the title of this post, we got locked out. Yes, everyone in the house (Yvonne, me, Vincent - our new Malaysian tenant, and Steve - our new Taiwanese tenant) got locked out because the front door's door knob decided that it is going to retire while everyone is not home. I had to climb in through the windows to unlock the doors. But it didn't stop Yvonne and I from going out for a dinner I craved for, and a lil' shopping for our little home. :) I had Royal Roast, it was delightful, it made me full and happy. Yvonne had some thai noodle soup from Poppy Thai, they look as good as they taste. Yum.*

Note: Outfit shots would probably start as soon as I have time to take photos of myself. Ha! I am totally bummed that I did came out with new cute outfits but not taking any shots plainly because I was so busy. Sad.* :(

Yvonne's Noodles Soup

The new clothes storage! I love the cloth bag that we can actually take out for a wash in case it gets dirty. >

My much-craved-after Royal Roast...hmm...yum*

And that's a nice family photo we took when mom and dad was around :)


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