Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy hallow's eve!

As part of my costume tonight, I bought two MAC lipglosses to complete my look (I was going as a hippie). Unfortunately, I ended up going as a zombie hippie since I was tired of redoing and fixing my makeup for the 4th time! But, I really like the lip-glosses that I picked out. Maybe because it's not the usual colours that I would generally gravitate towards.

 Baby Sparks is pale pink with violet pearl which is the perfect lip-gloss for my zombie hippie costume.

Ever So Rich is a sheer creamy lilac. It applies on with a very sheer hint of colour. I like it because it's a colour that I don't have in my vast lip-gloss collection.

Friday, October 30, 2009

do you happen to have a pair of birds that are... just friendly?

I was walking downtown today and just as a I turned the corner, I stopped in surprise. There was a girl with a falcon perched on her right arm, standing outside in front of the bank, waiting for her friend who was using the ATM (and also holding a falcon). Of course, with my trusty camera at my side at all times, I managed to take a few shots before she had to leave.


PS: the quote is from the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds.

Friday, October 23, 2009

forever 21 = forever young?

I was standing in line at Forever 21 for what seemed like an hour to exchange something, only because all the kids and their BFF's thought it would be a good idea to skip last period to go to the mall. During the excruciating wait, I did some people watching, eavesdropped on a few typical teenage conversations (heavily sprinkled with the words "like" and "okay") and texted a few friends with updates on my lineup status. As my eyes wandered around the store, I couldn't help but notice a few um... more mature customers trying on some clothes amidst the crowded racks and mirrors. You can't go wrong with a $10 plain t-shirt but if you're over the age of 50 and trying this on, you have to wonder if they understand the concept of age-appropriate dressing.

For example: if you're under the age of 25 and wearing black leggings, they can look cute. If you're over the age of 50 and wearing black leggings without something to cover up your butt cellulite, it's not cute (unless you're a yoga practicing yummy mummy, but even than they might have had some tweaking done). Same thing goes with trendier pieces that were clearly designed for the teenage demographic. If age is nothing but a number, why are you trying so hard to look like a big fat zero?

Friday, October 9, 2009

it's all greek to me

In T-minus 24 hours, I will be on a plane, headphones firmly on my head, jetting off to paradise for a week of sun, shopping and beaches, while keeping myself hydrated with large quantities of ouzo. This blog will be on a short hiatus until I get back. But no worries, I will have my trusty digital camera with me to document the many adventures during my trip. Don't hate me, 'cause you love me!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

fashion with flare

BCBG celebrated the 30th anniversary of Flare magazine with champagne and French macaroons as well as a special 20% discount of all regular merchandise for tonight only! West Coast Flare Fashion editor, Luisa Rino was also be in store to showcase the latest fall fashion trends as well.

Of course, I had to go to the event since I'm still in hot pursuit of a party dress for my company's Christmas party. While I did try on a couple of dresses, and there were a few options for me to choose from, nothing really stood out as "the One" to buy.


But I did spy a lovely silver watch that, after some very little convincing from a friend, I quickly scooped up along with a feather rhinestone ring that I fell in love with immediately when I tried it on.

The feather rhinestone ring that I heart immensely. 

My brand new watch! Now, I don't have to search through my bag to look for my cellphone to see what time it is!

The 20% discount will continue til the end of the weekend, so if you're looking for a party dress or some accessories to dress up your LBD, then you might want to book it down to BCBG!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Dear Gossip Girl,

Last night's episode of Gossip Girl was obviously a desperate, mad grab for ratings. There could be no other possible explanation for having two so-called thespians on the show as they overacted every single scene they were in. The scenes with doe-eyed, pouty lipped Olivia or "Kate" as Dan refers to her (played by Hilary Duff) and the mad, crazy eyes of Ursalla (overacted by Ms. Smile-with-your-eyes Tyra Banks) was laughable. While I will admit that Hilary Duff was the better actor on the show, Tyra Banks clearly stole every scene, but not in a good way.

If you really needed the high ratings, may I suggest you include more Blair/Chuck goodness? 'Cause let's face it, the pair are just too delicious not to watch.