Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bring in the New Year with a cheer.

Wearing: Thrifted Liz Claiborne blazer, BR belt, BR handbag, python-printed shirt from Target, Promod leggings, thrifted leopard wedges

My apologies for the lack of posts! Things always get chaotic during the Holidays, but in a good way, really. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We are now approaching a new year. I don't usually keep resolutions, so I don't intend on making any. My yearly goal is always the same: making the next year better than the last, though that doesn't always happen. However, I am really excited to see what 2010 will bring! I am definitely thankful for all the memories, friendships and experiences I have been given during 2009.

Below are photos scattered from different locations during the month of December: Seattle, SF, San Luis Obispo, and Disneyland...
My red velvet pancakes with cream cheese "syrup" and whipped cream

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hellooo Phillip Lim!

Masterpiece designed by Phillip Lim
Went to see Phillip Lim speak on Romance and Realism in Fashion at the LACMA with my cousins, thanks to an invitation from my dear friend Cindy! They showed footage from his Spring 2010 runway show, which was just as amazing as his Fall 2009 line. A short clip of how his finale dress was constructed was also being shown. Then, there was a time of Q&A, which he mastered brilliantly. Afterwards, we were able to meet and chat with the designer himself. I could hardly contain my excitement and my hands trembled as if I had coffee jitters. I felt like a little girl meeting a rockstar. Fashion designers are my rockstars.
5 workers, 4 days later...
Phillip Lim's take on a versatile "Bridal dress." This took 5 workers and 4 full days to create.
Work of art.
Another beautiful dress from the Spring 2010 runway.
I had itchy fingers...
Wearing a vintage dress and bordeaux tights inspired by his Fall '09 line. I saw a similar dress created by him after purchasing this dress. Needless to say, I was quite pleased.
My DIY necklace
Finally got to wear my DIY necklace!
Docs I've had since 12!
Tried cramming my feet into a pair of old Doc Martens I received from my Dad at age 12. Two blisters later, I've reconsidered "breaking into" these.

The designer himself
A shot with my cousins and Phillip Lim himself. Definitely an unforgettable experience. 

I leave you with...

Quotes by Phillip Lim (some re-phrased by me):

On styling: "When in doubt, take something out. The less you put on a page, the more there is left for the imagination."

On working towards your dream: "Learn off someone else's dime."

On the whole internet craze: "Keep a little back in order to keep the mystery alive."

On wearing clothes you love but don't fit: "If you love it, alter it. What good is it if it just hangs on the wall?"