Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012 - Hello 2013








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Sneak peek:My bday on 25th Dec 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I was a Japanese Model

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It's story time, dear readers! As you may have concluded from the side bar, Miriam and I used to live in Japan for a couple years. Living in Japan was a fashion-lover's fantasy and one of my fashion fantasies was fulfilled during my time there -- I was a fashion model! I was recruited by one of my stylish Japanese friends to be a makeup and fashion model for some up and coming stylists in Hiroshima city, Tomoco Kishita and Emi Hamada. They came up with the theme, Africa x Japan. They illustrated the theme very cleverly with a mixture of prints, a traditional Japanese obi bow, African colors and some demure yet funky accessories (those gloves!!) The makeup application was my favorite part of the process. Tomoco expertly applied the fiercest faux lashes I've ever seen and we gossiped about boys, fashion and Western celebrities (They were very fascinated by the fall of Lindsay Lohan). 

It was a chilly, rainy March morning when the shoot began and the whole process took all day. I was absolutely exhausted by the end, but Tomoco and Emi made the experience very fun by cheering me on the sidelines while many onlookers gawked -- the shoot was in the middle of a beautiful restaurant. I was very nervous in the beginning being that I had absolutely no experience but when the photographer began calling me "Moderu-san" (????? = Miss Model), I was able to get into character and work that lens!! The next day at work, I told my junior-high students about the experience and they were absolutely underwhelmed. But then again, how do you get junior-high students excited unless there is a mention of a boy band (Arashi = One Direction)?! 

Here is a behind the scenes picture with Tomoco, me and Emi! 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reza rocking Kiki's African Print Blazer

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Don't miss it

Friday, December 14, 2012

NYE Fantasies

NYE Outfit

(Shoes - Zara, Earrings - Kohl's, Jeans - Topshop, Necklace -, Peplum top - Dorothy Perkins, Clutch - Alexander McQueen)

I know I'm jumping a little ahead here, but I'm already planning my New Year's Eve outfit. I'm personally planning on being somewhere more laid back this year. No overpriced club appearances for me...! Well, I guess you never know. 

I'm still obsessed with peplums but it's so hard to find the right proportion. Try on your peplums in person before purchasing, my friends! I have a shorter torso, so peplums are potential disasters. I had no luck in Zara, but long-waisted ladies go forth! And yes, I did include a bit of fantasy with my McQueen clutch... but maybe over the holidays I will actually attempt this DIY and make my own version. 

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Northern Soul

A weekend in Manchester, escaping The Big Smoke, was the perfect excuse to take French Connection's disco leopard print skirt for a spin (literally)

The horseshoe ring and green stoned ring are both from Whistles, the skull ring is from Topshop and the plain band is from ( a really bargainous jewellery website). The studded clutch is from Primark.

The blouse is from Whistles and the necklace was a birthday present.

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