Video: Winter to Spring Lookbook

Posted on 10-11-2013 | Tags: , , , ,

(Sorry for this belated post!)

I totally freaked out when I made this.  Technology not working frustrates me on a different level… ’cause it seems you’re completely helpless when it doesn’t go your way.

I had 1000 issues with Final Cut Pro not exporting the video, so I had to record it with Camtasia which is why it is so low quality.  :(  I’m just glad that I could save the video though, tbh.

It has been a long time since I last uploaded a video and I wasn’t completely satisfied with this but I think it’s still better than nothing.  I forgot to put up a blog post about it so here it is!

I’m on a short break from weekly uploads until exams are over, but thank you all so much for your patience.  I never imagined I would reach 150 subscribers so quickly.  New videos will be made soon, especially with the weather improving


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Video: OOTD – How I Style the Crop Top

Posted on 26-08-2013 | Tags: , ,

So this week I won’t be uploading a makeup video (unless I miraculously manage to finish editing the ones I’m working on at the moment), but I did create my first outfit of the day video!

I wish I could have taken off the jacket to really show that crop top, but tbh it was really embarrassing trying to film out in the public street where people keep walking past LOL. Oh well, things to note for next time. I don’t know if I’ll be doing many more of these outfit videos, I prefer filming makeup ones but we’ll have to see how it goes.

Sorry it’s such a short video this week! Don’t worry, the next two weeks of videos will be more substantial ;D


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Fashion “Rules”

Posted on 15-12-2012

So this is a comment on one of Michelle Phan’s fashion videos:

xsymphonicality 1 hour ago
Michelle,
You should dress for your body shape. Most of your outfits were ill-fitting and did not do you any favours. You also contradicted yourself. At the beginning of the video, you said that the yellow coat was perfect for petite people because it cut above the knee. However, your later outfits were knee-length/longer and this made your legs appear stumpy.

I don’t mean to be mean but I don’t think you should do these types of videos if you cannot even dress for your figure.

The reason I’m quoting this is because, to some extent, I agree. I agree that some of the outfits she chose were ill-fitting for her body type, but it also pisses me off that there are these “rules” in fashion that you have to follow, even though it’s supposed to be an expression of yourself. As a short girl, there’s a rule about not wearing maxi dresses/skirts because it makes you look shorter/stumpy. Sometimes I really want to wear them, ’cause they’re pretty.

So why can’t Michelle wear whatever she wants? Is it fair that because she was born a particular body type, she’s limited to only a few lengths or cuts? No, it isn’t fair. But in a perfect world, everyone can wear whatever they want and look good in everything.

Except that just isn’t how it is. Even though fashion is an expression of yourself, the truth is that some clothes are more attractive on some shapes, some colors are more slenderizing and some cuts make you look frumpy. It’s an art in itself, to get the combination right for what body type you’re given. Still, I don’t think anyone should be forced to follow fashion “rules”… as long as you know they exist and have decided to be all “screw the rules”, instead of blindly/unknowingly not following them because you don’t know a thing about dressing to your assets.

lol i talk too much.


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16°C: First Day of Semester 2

Posted on 24-07-2012 | Tags: , ,

So, to -cough- celebrate the start of Semester 2 of University, I bring you a long overdue photo fashion post! But, only one picture came out okay.


Outerwear: Random asymmetric grey cardigan / Top: Starry sheer top (with thermal top underneath), Cotton On, $35 $10 / Shorts: Pale pink ‘San Francisco’ shorts, Levi’s, $15 (on sale) / Black Tights / Shoes: Low-tops with odd shoelaces (DIY), Converse / Floral laces from Art Box / Chunky Necklace from Colette

Quick post, I’m exhausted LOL.

Overall, it was probably too cold to be wearing this later in the day. When it was sunny/when I was indoors, it was okay. But…

16 degrees celcius: Sheer top + Thermal top + Shorts + Tights = unsure.


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22°C: Needles & Trench Coats

Posted on 08-05-2012 | Tags:

Finally got some pictures to post Today’s outfit:



What I’m Wearing:
– Mustard Sweater
– Vermillion Woollen Shorts, Jayjays, $10
– Black Belt, Thrifted, $4
– Pendant, Pandora, gift
– Zigzag Patterned Stockings, Target
– Lace-up Ankle Boots, Famous Footwear, $10
– Floral button up
– Beige Trench Coat

After feeling a little sick yesterday, and awaking from the nightmare aforementioned, I wanted to wear something bright and perhaps more dressy than usual. So I went with these vermillion shorts. I really like the woollen fabric for Autumn months, and for these warmer-cold days they work very well with stockings.





I chose to wear a dark blue collared button-down underneath to provide some contrast in colour. I actually forgot to wear many accessories today! But I think it’s alright, because the outfit itself is quite loud and adding heavy accessories such as jewellery would be overpowering.

And, on another note, I recently re-dyed my hair, in preparation of some DIY ombre tips:


Above: Reuben being a poser with me, Bryan teaching me how to pose. Thanks Calene & Bryan for the photography!

Tiring day at uni, I had very little sleep. I didn’t end up doing much work anyway though. I just got a flu shot. HURTS. Didn’t relax my muscles enough.

Well, anyway I’m tired so to conclude; at some points of the day, I felt a bit too warm (like, late afternoon?) but overall:

22 degrees celcius: Trench Coat + Shorts/Tights + Light Sweater = success.


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