I hope I’ve drilled it into your brain by now that my love for fashion actually originated from an undying devotion to make-up art. So yes, this will be another one of those posts where I go on and on about the artistic inspiration I find in strawberry sundaes, Mozart’s piano concertos, sunflowers petals, the laughter of children and silver unicorns.
Just kidding. I did want to show you this look though.
I wore this to play a music gig involving an awesome musician from Hong Kong who does rock and electropop. Quite genre-appropriate, don’t you think? Can you believe that it was my brilliant counterpart Davis who came up with this colour combination? I should ask for his input more often.
If you’re in Toronto and want some makeup done this summer, give me a shout!
I am wearing..
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Seal Brown 02
Eyeshadows: Some pink eyeshadow from Inglot, MAC Rule (orange), MAC Copperplate (grey), MAC Blanc Type (off-white highlight), MAC Satellite Dreams (purple), Lise Watier Duo Shadow & Glitter in Smokey Silver
Eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Lashes: Ardell #120
Yikes, my last post was on April 26. I really don’t know where the entire month of May went, or the first half of 2011 for that matter.
For the most part, I’ve been alright. I’ve been going through the usual tough stuff that any 20-something goes through, and the unusual tough stuff that I’d rather not get into. The things that make us vulnerable are the things that can make us so strong. At the end of the day, if I have the freedom to express myself with art and style, I am thankful and grateful. There is no more that I could ask for.
I guess these thoughts are sinking in after I lost a lot of material things that brought me so much stress, and at the same time, I lost a lot people and things that were irreplaceable. I had several wake up calls which came in just in time. Without making this too cryptic or serious, the positive side is that I learned a lot of lessons and I feel that I value different things. Now all I need to do is keep it going, and make sure I don’t fall back into old bad habits.
These shoes are so cute but they gave me a blister today. Note to self: only wear these with cotton/wool tights or socks.
I am wearing:
Cardigan sweater: Heritage 1981
If time poverty is defined as having little leisure time as a result of working long hours, then fashion poverty would mean a wardrobe so consumed by work clothes that the proportion of leisure (aka fun) clothes becomes depressingly minuscule. I don’t even know what to wear on weekends anymore. Talking about minuscule, I was overcome by sudden urge to get my hair hacked off a few weeks ago. Not sure what was going through my mind.. I think I forgot to eat oatmeal in the morning or something like that.
I am wearing..
Blazer: H&M (I was surprised to see this at H&M. The construction is solid and quality superb!)
Silk Scarf: Pierre Cardin
Purse/Clutch: Street vendor in Hong Kong