Wednesday, 29 August 2012


 Couple days ago, I went shopping down Yorkville and stopped by the Free People boutique. Naturally I wanted everything in there but I spotted a pair of floral denim that were too cute not to purchase! It's too bad summer is coming to an end but what better way to hang onto the last bit of the season with some floral denim and pastel green?

Top: Central Park West // Floral Denim: Free People // Shoes: Topshop

Sunday, 26 August 2012


Bracelets (top to bottom): Aldo, Links of London, Helloberry // Ring: from street vendor

 It's been a busy few weeks as I have been trying to finish up summer school in addition to working and interning! But now that summer school is done, I can finally have a little bit of "me-time" before school starts again. I haven't painted my nails in awhile so decided to do that today!

A couple months ago, I saw a cool tutorial online on how to use tin foil to decorate your nails and I thought I would give it a try! They were super easy to do so I thought I would share with everyone on how you can get this cool design too.

The items you will need to get this look are tin foil, scissors, tweezers, a nail filer, and a clear polish

First of all, paint your nails a pretty color! I used Sally Hansen's Xtreme wear nail color in Bubblegum pink.

Next, take your tin foil and cut them up into different shapes. Just make sure when you cut, the edges are clean and straight. I cut up triangles and stripes but you can do whatever shape you want!

Once you have finished cutting, paint a clear coat on top of your nails. Then, using your tweezers, carefully apply the tin foil pieces to your nails. Make sure the tin foil sticks to your whole nail.  Don't worry about the excess tin foil pieces hanging off your finger (we will get rid of it later). Then, let the polish dry.

Once it is completely dry, trim off some of the excess tin foil with you scissors and then use a nail filer to file off the remaining tin foil to form around your nail.

When that is complete, Put one more clear coat on top of your nails and voila! You have fabulous nails. Simple as that! :)

Try it out and let me know how it goes! :)

Monday, 6 August 2012


Top: Wilfred // Skirt: Spoof

Necklace: H&M // Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Glasses: Derek Cardigan

Sandals: Spring

Sunday, 29 July 2012


I thought this color blocking outfit was perfect for the amazing weather today! Unfortunately I had to spend the day working inside but luckily I was able to enjoy a little bit of sunshine and some lunch before work.

Collared Shirt: Wilfred Free // White Tank: Wilfred // Shorts: Gap // Sandals: Spring

Monday, 23 July 2012


Silk Dress: Wilfred // Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Shoes: Everything // Sunglasses: Bvlgari 

Thursday, 19 July 2012


I always knew that my cousin Ryan was a really good drawer but it wasn't until recently that I got to see just how amazing his artwork is. He's been posting a lot of his drawings on instagram and I am just blown away by all of them. He does a lot of pencil sketches but my favorites are the ones he does with pen on canvas. I thought I'd share some of his artwork with everyone.

Here are some of my favorites:


 You can find him on instagram for more of his sketches :)  @gucciquang

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Last semester in school, we had to do a menswear collection. There were about 4-5 people in a group and each group had to think of a theme together and every designer was to design one outfit for the collection. This was the first time I designed menswear so I was a little nervous about it. Luckily, my group and I seemed to have the same general idea of what we wanted our theme to be. We decided on a casual menswear collection.  Our inspiration? Think laid-back and nautical :)

I present to you our collection: Sea Side Blues!

Here is my design!
Model: Victor Keita
I designed a linen/cotton blend collared shirt with a contrasting button placket, cuffs and front pocket. I thought by giving the basic collared shirt a contrasting color it would make things a little more interesting. Over top is a knit cardigan with rolled cuffs and elbow patches. The shorts are a cotton twill and I had to dye them to get it to that shade of blue (the dyeing process for the right color was not easy!). What do you think, boys?

I ended up really enjoying designing menswear (I never thought I would) and it made me realize there was so much more to menswear than just a t-shirt and jeans or a dress shirt and dress pants.