Hi everyone! Today was an exciting day for me because it marked my first month as a Sales Consultant at Fendi. In this short period of time, I've already learned a wealth of information about our brand and have come to adore the stylish, charismatic and cultured members of Team Fendi. Although the position comes with a string of challenges, I'm determined to overcome my obstacles through self reflection and a sunny disposition. Look below for a classically styled ensemble and my personal guidelines to success in the field of luxury fashion:
Hi friends, I hope you had a lovely week! Recently I started holiday shopping online and developed a bad habit of thinking, “Something nice for you...oh hey - a sale! Here's something nice for me too." Through my shopping cart struggles, I also realized that I embody two styles: ultra feminine & urban edge. How else can I explain having pearls and studded boots in the same cart? What I love about fashion is how accurately it communicates the facets of my personality. I'm gentle, sweet and conscientious, but at the same time, fierce, boyish and adventurous. This balance of seemingly contradictory qualities is what makes me unique. Meet the leather clad, sassy version of myself in Noir Brocade.
Inspiration is all around us. Several times a week, I take the 7 train to visit my boyfriend after work. I'm usually dead asleep, but the times I'm awake and happen to gaze out the window, I can see blasts of colors on warehouses as the train whizzes along the tracks. On one of our weekly exploration dates, Doug takes me to that colorful warehouse. Graffiti art covers the building's facade—transforming it into a graffiti mecca known as 5 Pointz. Welcome to our graphic jungle:
Hi friends, happy Thanksgiving Eve! Tomorrow my family will be heading to New Jersey for a potluck with some close friends. It's been several years since we've gathered under one roof for Thanksgiving, but I can still remember the childhood games and delicious fusion of American/Chinese food. Looking back, I feel thankful for all I have; looking forward, I am hopeful for what's to come—in friendship, love and career. Here's to being positive, confident and (fashionably) fearless in life.
Hi friends :) Last month, I approached my boyfriend with an idea: to explore a different spot in New York every week. I realized that even though I've lived in New York my entire life, I never took advantage of the city's vast offerings. Whether it's because I studied hard in high school, went to Boston for college, or interned full-time after graduation, I never took the time or effort to venture out. Now I'm happy to say that Doug and I are making the best of our weekends by going out on Saturdays and staying in to watch football (go Giants!) on Sundays. Here's a look from one of our dates:
Hi everyone! This week we encountered a natural disaster known as Hurricane Sandy. For my friends on the east coast, you already know about the flooding, power outages and physical destruction, and I genuinely hope you're all okay. Although the storm was horrible (and even put my career on hold), it gave my family the opportunity to reunite with old friends over a “power outage dinner," and me the time to catch up on my sleep. When there's a negative, you can always find a positive if you dig deep enough! In keeping with the “two sides of a coin" theme, below are two color block ensembles from happier New York moments:
Hi everyone! Last week J. Mendel hosted a Bridal Press Preview for editors and bloggers to view the new bridal collection, which—I must say—is stunning. As their PR intern, I helped welcome the guests as well as dress our model, Liao Shiyu. Other than the occasional jammed zipper, leg cramps (from tippy-toeing to reach her 5'11 frame) and chignon surgery, everything on the PR side went smoothly. My favorite role of the day, however, was being the unofficial photographer for the VP of Digital. When I saw her taking pictures with her phone, I offered to help with my Nikon (which I brought just in case). We collaborated to post the photos real-time on our social media outlets, so that our fans could feel like they were participating too. With that, I shuffled back and forth from being a helper to participant; from “backstage" to “in the mix." Continue reading for some snapshots I took from the presentation.
Hi everyone! This weekend, I wore a playful and colorful print to match the summer-like weather (high seventies!). I haven't worn floral bottoms since my elementary school days of mushroom cuts and mismatched outfits, but with the help of basic styling rules and a more developed fashion sense, I created two looks:
Hey friends! Is anyone as excited as I am about autumn festivities along with the cooler weather? My boyfriend and I took full advantage of the weather last weekend and went apple picking in Milton, NY. It's funny because I usually take less than ten minutes to get dressed, but this time I found myself struggling with the question, “what do I wear?" For a girl whose staple items are blazers, dresses and impracticably high heels, it takes more effort to “dress down" (as strange as that may sound). Here's my choice for casual, comfortable, yet still me.
Hi friends! Last week I was fortunate enough to volunteer at five shows for NYFW through my internship at PR Consulting. I was heavily involved in the process, from sending out invitations during Labor Day weekend to checking in guests before the show. It was everything I imagined and more: the street style, glamour, drama (being sick/almost missing the shows), exhaustion, and most of all—the fashion! Look below for my snapshots from Rag & Bone, Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Louise Goldin and Proenza Schouler:
Rag & Bone
Happy Labor Day everyone! Unlike most people who probably went away for the long-weekend or got funky at EZOO, I went to PR Consulting to prep for Fashion Week. The account coordinators, another intern and I spent Saturday preparing 600 invitations for the upcoming Vera Wang show. Smoothies, music and conversation made the day pass quickly. Sunday was more mellow; I simply steamed gowns and arranged the showroom to perfection for Miss L'Wren Scott. Regardless of the task, I couldn't be happier to learn and help.
I am, however, thankful to have Monday off! Here is this week's outfit, featuring my Sam Edelman Lorissa pumps from the Spiked Marvels post.
Anyone who has met me knows that I love shoes — to the point where I could probably be on an episode of Hoarders. Come over and you'll find stilettos, wedges, pumps, flats, boots, etc., strewn about the house (to my mom's dismay). So, what fuels my passion?
You know summer is coming to an end when everyone starts heading back to school. When I found out it's my brother's last week in NY, I squeezed as much time as I could with him during the weekend: dinner, drinks and 1 AM munchout on Friday; shopping on Saturday. By Sunday, we were both tired and lounging around the house like bums. Here's my casual weekend outfit that I dressed up with pointed pumps.
Hi friends, it's been a while since I posted—mostly because I spent last week pulling myself out of the carefree summer mindset and refocusing on what's important. Still, there's always room for fun when one has a versatile closet! A few weeks ago I went shopping at the Zara on Lexington Avenue and stocked up on staple items for fall (boucle jacket, sequin cardigan and studded flats). At first glance, the one exception was a light chambray shirt with silky print sleeves, which seemed distinctly summer. However, I knew I had the perfect skirt and shoes in my wardrobe to style one shirt for two seasons. Look below for my summer and fall ensembles.
Hi everyone! Next week marks the beginning of August and, for many of my co-interns, the end of their time at PR Consulting. I loved getting to know the other girls (and one guy), working with them, and admiring their daily outfits. I thought it would be fun to share three looks I wore for the week of July 23-27
One thing I love about summer fashion is the abundance of easy, fun trends to try. As I was cleaning my constantly messy room, I came across several tribal-influenced garments and accessories. Some were new purchases from the spring, while others came into my wardrobe during high school. Either way, it was fun putting together the pieces into two Aztec inspired looks.
Good afternoon everyone :) I've had a busy but fun week of dinners, reunions and even a baby shower! The festivities continue today with my mom's birthday barbecue. Even though she's half a century young (leaving the number ambiguous haha), my mom truly has the spirit and energy of a woman in her twenties. You can witness her beauty at the end of this post :)
Hello friends! How's your week going? I'm having a busy last week of June with a new Tuesday-Thursday stint at PR Consulting as a fashion intern for the Dries Von Noten, Maje and The Row accounts. Now I'm there Monday through Friday, doubling as a beauty and fashion intern. Even though I come home hungry, sore and exhausted everyday (especially today!), I can't thank PRC enough for the chance to work with brands I admire. Don't you agree that it's better to appreciate than complain? :)
As I mentioned in my last post, my pops shot a series of photos for me in our garden. Hope you enjoy look number two.
Happy Sunday everyone! It's not my style to complain, but boy, am I glad it's the weekend. I caught a cold (surprisingly during this heat wave) for the first time in over a year, which made running around the city all the more exhausting. Thank goodness I recovered with some home cooking and hugs! Now that I'm home, I'm happily spending more time with my parents, grandparents, and brother—whether we're all getting glammed up for a wedding, or whether I'm simply spending 10 minutes before bed to snuggle with grandma and enjoy music with grandpa. With them, life is perfect.
Last weekend, my dad and I spent a few hours in our backyard taking photos of each other with my new Nikon D3100 (graduation gift!). Coming from an artistic family that loves fashion, this was a fun and creative way to spend Father's Day. Here's the first look of our father-daughter photo shoot.
Hi everyone! Is it just me, or does summer time operate on a faster schedule? I'm shocked that it's already my third week of interning at PR Consulting, and third week of not exercising. Who knew time to workout was such a luxury? Nonetheless, I am very excited for my packed schedule. For the first time, I'm going to see my core four girls (Jen, Su, Sandra, & Susan) and boyfriend all in one week! For those of you who don't know, I went to college in Boston so I was in long-distance relationships with all of them (except Susan). Life in NY is great.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Khiem took some pictures for me at his studio to help with my blog. Check out his awesome work on his site and FB Page! Look below for my second outfit:
Hi everyone! Last month, I was lucky enough to get a private shoot with rising photographer, Khiem M. Tran. Even though I hadn’t seen him in two years, Khiem was kind enough to offer his expertise in support of my blog (though he usually charges $200 for a standard 3 hour shoot). Hence, I took a day out of my finals week to visit his studio where his lovely girlfriend (model, muse, makeup artist) Trang helped with the shoot. We chatted. We drank. We shot.