Friday, June 26, 2009

My obsession with...

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Two words: Red lips.

Messy hair, little to no eye make-up, and fantastic bold-colored lips = perfection.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zooey + Joseph = "This is not a love story"

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500 days of Summer... This movie, directed by Marc Webb, showed at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this year but I missed it. Thankfully, the film will be released on July 17 for everyone to watch (including me!). I highly recommend viewing the trailer for this movie. Not a typical love story as the poster above explains, but I have a feeling that I'm going to love it. I'm especially excited to see Zooey Deschanel's fashion and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. They make a cute but quirky couple, which I love. Too bad the actress is engaged to Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie.
Another element I love about this movie is the posters. My favorite is the middle one where JGL leans over to kiss ZD. It's very 1950s and 60s. And it reminds me of either the Breakfast at Tiffany's poster or Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Umbrellas of Cherbourg) poster. I find this interesting because I read in an interview that while JGL studied French at Columbia University, he watched a lot of French films. Neverthless, I give a kudos to the designer of these posters as well as the art director. Both the still shots of the movie and the movie posters look charming, and have a romantic and dreamy quality about them. Which again, I love!
The movie may turn out to be not a good one at all but I know that I will enjoy the styles, the art direction, and the cinematography. In other words, it's just my cup of tea for a summer movie.
I received free passes to view this movie before the official release date! I'm going to see it on Tuesday (7/14). Stay tuned for a movie review!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


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Being the dreamer I am, the city of Paris is constantly on my mind. I have several friends studying abroad in Peh-ree in the fall and I'm thinking about visiting at least one of them. I'm a half-spontaneous and half-planner of a person, which may explain why I'm having a spur of the moment idea to go some place on a designated date. Whatever the case, I think I might just go. Even if it was just me going I could see myself wandering and exploring the streets, independently. I tend to go places solo anyway. Besides, I've never been to Paris in the fall.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Korean Red: part deux

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These are the rest of the photos in the W Korea shoot with actress Song Hye-Kyo. And the mystery photographer of these lovely photos is Hong Jang Hyun! I will now be on the lookout for his future projects. He works for Korea Vogue Girl and... I'm afraid that's all I got on him so far. Nevertheless, these pictures are gorgeous. The red lipstick is definitely the standout element. So fierce.

The tigress and me.

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More Alexa lovin'! I couldn't resist putting this photo on here. It's so Parisian! But Ms. Chung licking the Chanel purse has the rock n' roll feel of London. All in all, a great photo.

Anyway, school ended last week! It felt like breaking out/being let out from prison or something. I've had a pretty rough quarter and I'm just glad it's done. But something I realized the end of the quarter was my diminishing desire to pursue a journalism minor. So I switched my path to art history. It's a little late for me to realize this but college is all about switching, changing, and trying to figure out what we want to do in life, right? I just hope this path is more permanent.

In upcoming news, I've noticed that I haven't posted any outfit or "me" posts in a while so I'm planning to take some photos with my friend Luca. Should be exciting since he has a better camera than I do. This summer is going to be so much fun! More time to read, blog, chat, and just enjoy the sunshine...

Thursday, June 4, 2009


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Lately, I've been dabbling if I should pursue styling as a career. I have always been a better dresser than designer so I feel styling comes more naturally to me. So, I thought to myself: "Where do I start if I want to learn more about styling?" First, I would have to read up on all the fashion books (i.e. Confessions of a Window Dresser, Style A to Zoe, Career Diary of a Fashion Stylist, etc.), watch old movies for inspiration/knowledge, and INTERN!
My dream would be to assist any of the two ladies pictured above. Camilla Nickerson (top) is a renown fashion director at W magazine who used to work for American Vogue. Her work is amazing! I just love the shoot with Ginnifer Goodwin as well as the Posh & Becks shoot a while back. Aya T. Kanai (bottom) is also a stylist I would love to work for. She is currently a fashion editor at Teen Vogue but my interest in her work began when she worked for Nylon magazine. I remember loving the Nylon shoot with Michelle Williams and Ashley Olsen. But my favorite would have to Sienna Miller with those rockin' Doc Martins! Aya's style is quirky, unique, and effortless.
It never ceases to amaze me how these ladies made it to where they are today. Hopefully someday I will have the connections, money, and resources to land a career like theirs. But in the meantime, interning for either of them will make my dreams come true...