If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably already know that jewelry is MY THING. When it comes to jewelry, my motto is the more the merrier! A big fan of jewelry in general, I love the way it transforms the most casual outfits into polished and sophisticated ensembles and adds that perfect finishing touch to any night-time look!
The designer for all the jewelry I am featuring today is Wenjing Yang, a Portland-based designer. Wenjing was in apparel design industry for about a decade before she started designing jewelry. Making jewelry is what she loves to do now and it also offers her the freedom and balance she needs between working and taking care of her family. Every year A NOD (TO) DESIGN partners with a non-profit organization, donating 5% of every sale. This year it is teaming up with The Oregon Food Bank to make sure no one suffers from hunger. (more…)
I have been having so much fun playing with different styles of outfits to still entertain Spring but yet transition to Summer. This is the second time I am trying this new way of sharing multiple looks in one post. I would love for you to leave me some feedback on this. Positive feedback, improvement suggestions and critiques are all welcome! Here are the 4 looks I am sporting today:
Spring is here which calls for some new additions to my wardrobe. Below are four of my new spring looks that I would like to share with you. Each with their own flavor and feel. This spring I aim to diversify my closet and I am hoping to inspire you to do the same!
VOGUE-INSPIRED 32 QUESTIONS WITH MERRYN ROBERTS-HUNTLEY
Apr 22nd, 2019
It has been a while since my last feature in the “Artist Interview” column. I don’t line up people to feature regularly. Instead, it seems life has a way of putting me at the right place and right time with the right people that inspire me to feature them. This is what happened when I met AVA J. HOLMES during Portland’s FashioNXT fashion show, and when I ran into AHMED SHIHAB ELDIN while I was in DC for a Tango event…etc.
As an Asian, I was proud to see that fashion from HK is being shown to the world in New York Fashion Week. In the NYFW I attended in February, I was invited to the “Fashion HK” runway show, which was one of the main shows of the 2019 event.
Outfit details: Victoria Secret shine pleated crop cami (on clearance for $9.99) //Victoria Secret shine pleated pant // Turtleneck (similar here) // Zara beaded mini crossbody bag (sold out, like this and this) // Beige pump (from China, similar here) // APM evil eye necklace
Outfit details: Akris Punto logo turtleneck (similar here, and under $100 here) // Black asymmetric skirt (similar here & under $100 here) // SJP Satin Point Toe Pumps // JW Anderson Pierce leather bag.
Top | Ivy Park Festival Tulle Crop Top (on sale for $28.97) Skirt | Ivy Park Sequin Midi Skirt (on sale for $87.5)
Shoes | Stella Mccartney Black and White Stars Sneak
Bag | Saint Laurent Kate Lame Lambskin Leather Belt Bag (Under $100: this one)
Dennis Basso’s show was the only show on the fourth day of my New York Fashion Week (NYFW) schedule. After watching eight shows in the three days prior, I became a bit sloppy – sleeping in later, showing up a bit late to shows, and taking less time getting ready, as my excitement for NYFW began vanishing.
To be completely honest, I haven’t heard much about Dennis Basso but was invited to the show, so I decided to check him out. However, the moment I walked into his go-to show space at Cipriani Hotel on 42nd Street, I felt an enormous amount of excitement and energy in the room which brought back all of the motivation. Many media outlets were there, as well as countless photographers taking pictures of very well-dressed people, and anchors conducting interviews. I knew right away this must have been the biggest show I have ever attended during NYFW and I didn’t even know of the designer that much! I couldn’t wait for it to start and learn more about him and his collection!
Jumpsuits are my THING, as most of you probably already know. Well, guess what my SECOND THING is. Yes, it is trench coat. If jumpsuits are my lovers, then trench coats are like soulmates. They come in all kinds of different shapes, lengths and colors. But unlike soulmates, there is no need to be faithful to them.
Of all the different materials for clothing out there, cashmere has to be my favorite for winter. Soft and comfy, cashmere sweaters have always been my absolutely go-to pieces of clothing in the winter time, when I don’t feel like putting too much effort.
It’s been a while since my last makeup video. Today I am super excited to share with you some of my recent favorite makeup products! I hope you enjoy!!! For those of you who haven’t yet subscribed to my YouTube channel, which currently has marketing campaign by The Marketing Heaven, click here so you can be the first to know any time I upload a new video.
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1. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW™ Pomade , Color: Dark Brown
2. HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
3. TOO FACED Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
4. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter, color: Champagne Pop
5.TOM FORD Blush, Color 03 Flush
6. Mac lip gloss, holiday gift set edition, color: holiday miracle (sold out)
7. Tom Ford Matte Lip Stick , color: age of consent
8. Tom Ford Matte Lip Stick , color: Indian Rose
9. Tom Ford Matte Lip Stick, color: dress to kill
10. Tom Ford Lip Stick, color: Dominic 02
Many people say as their new years resolution, “New Year, New Me!” But what I have found out over the years is this statement needs an update. Why would you ever want to start over again and be “new”, when you have such a rich, lived, and experienced “old” you to count on to become a better version of yourself each and every day. We become smarter and “better” human beings by learning from our experiences – good or bad.