July 16, 2014

Artisanal chains

Accessories have always been one of the best ways to freshen up a look you already wear and love. I think thin body chain is a very unique way of doing so. I love this intricate body chain by Chan Luu with a beaded back - it is so perfect on just a simple tank top

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July 9, 2014

My new treasure trove

For the first time, I had a chance to shop in between class sessions today and that totally made my day. What I was able to find is no short of a treasure trove, literally. I fell in love with this Kate Spade trunk bag called “Smoke and Mirrors”. As the name suggests, it may be a bit tacky for me to tote this around town. Instead, I will make this my new “beauty trunk” to hold all my makeup and color palettes. I can officially stop looking for a beauty/makeup bag!





This bag will also satisfy my craving for the cute LV mini trunk bag that generated all the buzz on the Fall runway - I suppose one can only own so many impractical things in life…


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July 2, 2014

Close to my heart

Recently I fell in love with a few tops (tees, sweatshirts, knits) with cool phrases. This one is particular cute and close to my heart!

Bella Freud merino wool sweater

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June 29, 2014

Today’s Obsession: Fiery Red Pumps

I am a New Yorker through and through, so I am no stranger to wearing black head to toe on a regular basis. This is precisely why once in a while I crave the perfect standout accessory that would change the mood, like this pair of fiery red pumps from Valentino - such perfect craftsmanship, and such richness in texture that brings life and luxe to every stride.

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May 26, 2014

Style Crush: Diane Kruger in Hynotic Black Lace

I have been following Diane Kruger’s sartorial choices for many years - she has never ceased to amaze me with the most elegant and on trend pieces. For example, looking at this shot makes me crave a similarly hypnotic black lace gown for an upcoming celebration. To me, glamour is the spark of desire at first sight - and she surely nailed it.

Diane Kruger in Valentino Haute Couture

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May 25, 2014

Stacked Rings + Finger Bracelet

Remember this awesome chevron ring from Arme de L’Amour? Here is a new rose gold version that is also a finger bracelet. The combination of these two things on my wish list makes the new rendition simply irresistible…



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May 24, 2014

Baroque metallic sandals

With the summer closing in and the weather finally getting warmer, it is time to bust out your favorite sandals. I yielded to the ubiquity of metallics this season, and unlike other colors, silver tone items have a special cooling effect. My top shoe wishlist item is this pair of Charlotte Olympia Margherita metallic leather sandals. They look so intricate — almost baroque yet on trend — and you can be instantly ready to go out by pairing them with any dress.




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May 19, 2014

Today’s obsession: A wrapping snake ring

As I continue to build up my stacked ring collection, I feel the need for something dainty but exotic. I think this snake ring with ruby eyes from EF collection will give my collection just the right amount of sexy appeal - the open curvature will elongate any finger to make it look more slender. I can’t wait to try it on.


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May 15, 2014

Pearl and red lips

I have been following Delfina Delettrez’s designs for some time now. Her recent claim to fame is the popular evil eye single earring that is sold out everywhere but worn by every fashion blogger. There is something about wearing the belly button-shaped single earring that makes a casual outfit looks extra cool. I am jumping onto the bandwagon, but in favor of red lips over the concept of a third eye. I enjoy the irony that for once, the combination of red lips and pearl doesn’t look so ladylike.


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April 23, 2014

Designer Watch: Cristina Ortiz

Fine jewelry has taken a new turn towards big, bold and unconventional designs. Today, I discovered another collection that I really love, by Cristina Ortiz. The fluid open ring below is simply divine.







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