I wish I had my own abode right now...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I've been obsessed with interior decor lately... And I just discovered Rue Magazine- a haven for all things lovely. If any of you have time, check out their holiday issue featuring Sea of Shoes!

Constant dripping hollows out a stone. -Lucretius

Friday, November 26, 2010
A collections of photos that have inspired me as of late.
park hyatt hotel in paris - bathroom interior decor- via luxirare
editorial shot - withlovegabrielle.com  - blake lively in versace- lefashion.com
ella moss ad for revolveclothing.com 
tumblr finds sans sources

I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill. - Calvin Klein

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Last Wednesday I had the privilege of being invited to a CK Beauty press conference and cocktail party. Guests received amazing gift bags the day before, which included the bottle you see below and a solid perfume purse charm (why didn't I think of the latter? Genius inventions!).

Below are the people responsible for Calvin Klein's new fragrance. The ladies on the left had the cutest french accents in the world. The brunette was in charge of creating Beauty's scent. (Sorry I don't have names.. I can only remember Sophie, and I forget which one she is!)

Below is one of the art pieces on display - a local photographer's rendition of the calla lily.

One of the best DJ's to pump UP an event. Someone who can mix old school and new school is a man after me own heart! Check him out here: DJ TRIPLE J

Marta & I! I'm so glad I was able to catch up with her before H came. Other bloggers are great companions!
Check out Marta's amazing blog at withlovegabrielle.com 

 Et c'est tout! I'll be back with some sporadic posts later in a few days. =D

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

Friday, November 12, 2010
Hola señoritas (& dudes)!

Nothing special to report. I haven't been blogging ... because nothing has caught my attention as of late. Also, I've been testing out whether or not I could survive without human contact; mission accomplished. The hermit life = my life's calling. Below is the Marie Claire UK issue I'm in love with- their article covering rapes of young girls in Congo by travelling soldiers is gut-wrenching. Sometimes, the more you read the more disappointed you become with the state of the world. [I was talking about this with my father today.] Oh, I also have my super-awesome studded gloves below. Total man-repellers, I've gotten a few male disapproving comments & looks. I love them. Sometimes I just sit at my study and smell the leather. New Sharpie?

Check out the Snooki pout below. #lolfest. Anyway, I really need a remote control to take photographs of myself; self-timer mechanisms just don't focus well. Note two things: the YSL lipstick (I mentioned a few posts ago) is a cotton-candy light pink, and I got a chandelier for my room (I particularly adore the pattern it throws on my ceiling).

Side braids & long patterned scarves have been my latest go-to's for stressful school days.

I haven't posted a Youtube video in a while, so I thought I'd share Nat's latest creation. I've been her subscriber since I discovered Youtube... so almost 4 years! Yes, I'm that loyal.

[*Ughh... I've only had 3 hours of sleep and my body is starting to shake. Yuk! :( Get your sleep, kids!]

There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best. -Doris Lessing

Sunday, November 07, 2010
A smattering of interior decor and my latest fashion covets.

//Cargo skinny pants//

//YSL couture rings//

image sources: aritzia.com, elledecor, ysl.com, marieclairemaison, rue magazine

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -Anne Bradstreet

Friday, November 05, 2010
Hi bellas,

Here's just some of my winter fashion inspiration. It's honestly quite difficult to look stylish when all you're thinking about is a] where's the closest heated building? b] why can't I feel me toes? and c] why does everyone look so moody? Haha, oh winter, you've made me so bitter the last couple years. I think I was born in the wrong hemisphere.. I'd be a summer baby if I were living in Australia. Mmmm...summer. *cue fantasy music*

[Perfect midterm/exam uniform. It's one piece, thick, and super-comfy.]

An eclectic coat that's completely impractical, but... it's got a hood. Makes up for everything. 

images: jak&jil, stockholmstreetstyle, stylesightings.com, onsugar.com, refinery29.com

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Why must the hair on one's head look über-wicked on days/nights that require bumming around at home? Merde.

This look is actually quite easy (if you have very little hair like moi)- I just curled my luscious locks (read: color-damaged & dry) before I went to bed, slept on it, then swiped a bit of Moroccan Oil through the ends in the morning. That shirt is also one of my favourite garments in the existence of my petite vie; everyone should pick up a super-soft, off the shoulder, loose, long-sleeve shirt (Holy mother of Adjectives!). I wore it all summer (on chilly days and crisp evenings), and will continue to do so through the winter. I think Aritzia continues to stock them in different shades. They're not all striped, in case horizontal lines fill some of your tender hearts with fear, the fall versions are just solid colours. ^-^

En avance... next favourite thing(s): Nivea HydroCare chap stick, because I'm pretty sure it has crack in it. Add the fact that it smells like clean babies and spring mornings, and I've got a keeper. Next: YSL Rouge Volupté SPF 15 lipstick- it goes on like melted butter, and makes you want to smile. I got mine in #7- Pink Lingerie. It makes me feel like a fairy barbie. *le sigh* The only downside is the price, ~ $40 limits the amount of YSL lip-heaven you want to buy in one go. But so worth it. Et plus, "Eat, Pray, Love" in French; I've only read a couple pages but I know I'm going to enjoy it. Lastly, cute notebooks (I have one from Antioch) with pretty page designs; it makes doing chemistry calculations 3.658 times more enjoyable.

*I couldn't find my sweater online, but whilst I browsed the Aritzia catalogue, I came across a pretty kick-ass varsity sweater. Oh and the YSL lipstick shown is NOT the pale/dusty nude pink of #7, I just had to show the casing. Superb quality.*

PS. Have you guys seen the Lanvin for H&M Preview? *cries in corner* Elbaz has outdone himself. His interview in Marie Claire UK October 2010 made every woman who read the excerpt... fall in love with him. A man after me own heart.