purple rain

Just some random things from this week.

After hunting every NARS counter. Finally found this yummy nail polish, Purple Rain. The color reminds me of grape popsicles. Excuse my crusty dry cuticles.

I've been eyeing these YSL's for awhile. Missed them when they were in stores. Missed them when they were in the outlets. Finally found someone selling them on Ebay. I guess it was meant to be. :)

I got the new Prada book! Boyfriend's sister got it delivered to her workplace from the Prada offices. She works in finance. So not really sure how that works. I guess I won't question it cause now this lovely book is part of my library.


march on

Pat Benatar sang "Love is a battlefield".

Someone should have said Fashion is a battlefield! With all the warring going on between the design team, merchants and the production team. Everyday is a sparring lesson. As a designer, its always a struggle with the production team who are price conscious about everything. For me as a designer, its hard to have these limitations when you design. You want to use the best fabric, trims and techniques. Then you have the merchandisers, who want to "design". I've learned to be patient and compromise. I think that's one of the biggest lessons you learn working at a large company.

Today I came to work dressed as a solider of fashion.

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Gap jacket, American Apparel leggings, Urban Outfitter tunic, Marc Jacobs belt, Doc Marten boots

In all the Spring 2010 runway shows, there are touches of the military influence everywhere.

Images from Style.com

I've always loved utilitarian details in clothes. With tabs, big cargo pockets, zippers, drawcord and snaps.

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Can't wait to find more military things to add to my wardrobe. Next on the list is a great pair of cargo pants.


new york, i love you

This year I'm making New York City my valentine. We've "dated" for ten years officially. With love comes gratitude. No matter how many times I complain about the weird smells, slow subways or crazy rents. I still love my city. And heres why:

-I love that young people give up their seats for elderly on the bus.
-I love that this city never sleeps.
-I love that everyone is from somewhere else.
-I love that you can buy meat and rice from a cart at 3 am.
-I love that my dry cleaners know me by name.
-I love that when the buildings are light up at night it still makes my stomach jump with excitement
-I love that after living here for 10 years I still discover new things about the city.
-I love that our museums are filled with things you cant see anywhere else
-I love that there are some of the most delicious restaurants with exciting things to eat.
-I love that the sidewalk is a runway.
-I love that you can skate, run, blade, read, bike, see a concert, buy a pretzel, tan and go to the zoo in Central Park.

Thanks for being mine, NYC <3