How to be Gucci (without the Gucci)

How to be Gucci without the Gucci – this works on all levels ranging from LOOK-AT-ME and I-DON’T-KNOW-HOW-TO-BE-BASIC. Just trust me on this one.

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Is it worth fighting over a headband?

I hate giving up in the face of adversity; let’s face it, being a loser is something most people generally aspire not to be. While I’m not saying that conceeding to one teacher is to lose a battle, it makes me feel trapped, uninspired, and makes me feel even more disillusioned by the fact that…

Panache

Last March I did my first ever entire collection worn by people other than myself. The collection was based around my trip to Tibet in October, so it featured three elements; colour, metal, and movement. I tried to incorporate all three with the use of silver bells on the hems of shirts, fringing and strips…

Hair Day, Every Day

Pictured: remote controls, handkerchief-hairband, hairclips and swirls. Does not come with the ironing board or TV set.

London Log (July – August 2017)

I made a couple of videos during my stay in London this summer with my camera, with some spicy footage of me in a police van! Being semi-independent for two weeks really made me feel so privileged and fortunate; although the weather wasn’t perfect, my memories and our 10-hour adventures at Brighton, Bath, and Manchester…

L is for LonDON LookBOOK

Here are some outfits for school. …but because my school has a “rigorously monitored” (as they like to say) uniform policy, so instead I wore them to my styling and making course this summer at Central!! Saint!!! Martins!!!! in King’s Cross London. I’ll be posting a review of my experience later, so stay tuned and…

I was (somewhat) productive!

I finished this cheongsam top a week ago!  In actual fact the bodice and shoulders were mostly stitched together already, but the project was left abandoned for a couple of weeks to focus on schoolwork. It’s always frustrating for me – I love to get things done all in one go, straightaway, so I often…

How to Style a Piece that you avoid at ALL Costs

These are cut-off, straight leg pants from Gap (their 1969 Jeans line). Not wide enough to be funky, but not slim enough to look flattering on a petite girl like me. They were purchased as a half-hearted attempt to buy the perfect jeans – I knew they weren’t what I was looking for but I…

it’s ac-tulle-y an angsty princess dress

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m really careless when I sew clothes. I’m so obsessed with getting it done (so that I can wear it) that I don’t finish edges properly, or forget to check the alignment of details. These are all major crimes! Compare it to not adding salt and pepper to your eggs…

blue with a twist

A few weeks ago, the small second-hand store on Li Yuen Street West in Central was visited by three generations of ladies – grandma N, mama D, and I. What change came over them  – one of whom was very superstitious about second-hand clothing – to convince them to set foot, happily purchase, and have no qualms about…

dressing up is better than emotional eating (?)

After eating a peculiar post-school snack of nattō (Japanese fermented soybeans), cake, and a slice of pomelo, I still felt rather forlorn – (un?)emotional eating did nothing to fill up the strange void in my chest. So I decided, what better way to cheer up than to try on a pair of my mother’s shoes? which of course led…

a miser and her perpendicular stripes

Grr. I’ve got a new addition to my list of pet peeves: traffic jams! They’re really the worst, particularly when you get off school early and you’re practically drooling just thinking about your lunch order. (Which for once will not be the over-greased canteen food of your culinary nightmares). Also if you’re really desperate to…