My CSM Offer! (and Late Nights in Central)

Guess what! I have some amazing news – I got into the Central Saint Martins Foundation in Art and Design (with a Specialized Pathway in Fashion and Textiles) during my interview last Thursday!! I am frankly over the moon and beyond; it still hasn’t really hit me that I have the opportunity to study at…

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.

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…