Saturday, December 3, 2011


Last week was a wedding of a cousin of mine and I had the pleasure of being the bride's maid. I had a tonne of fun with my cousins! The pictures here are from the wedding dinner. I decided to go for a somewhat old Hollywood glamour with a touch of my ethnicity.

On the first picture, I am actually wearing my mother's ball gown that she bought somewhat 30 years ago for  a ball when my father still served as a police. Next to me is my mother, of course. My father picked the colour  and I must say, my father have good taste! And my mother already had my older brother and sister when she wore this. Truly amazing!

For the second picture, I tucked the corners of my dress underneath my belt to give it a more modern look cos that night, my cousins and I were performing a dance. We danced to T-ara's Roly Poly so I had to do something about my dress. Thank God I had this idea!

The belt belongs to my late grandmother. Basically everything I'm wearing is an heirloom. This belt is the original belt the Bidayuhs use on their costume and it's such a privilege to have it. I remember my grandmother wearing this with her sarong when she was still alive. Now, I'm already having so many ideas to use this belt. It's great to make an ethnic piece modern. And it's always beautiful to have clothing or items that have a  story behind it.

What heirloom pieces do you have? It'd be great to share clothing items that have a story.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love, Black.

Shirt: Given; Necklace: Sinma; Jeans: MANGO; Platforms: Emilio Valentino; Bracelet: FOS; Clutch: Mom's

I really have a  thing for black accessories. They just look so edgy and rocknrolla! 

I wore this outfit yesterday to class cos I had to wear these wonderful platforms that I just got! It's just!! It was really bought on impulse. Very bad but very pleasing to the eyes and really gives me a boost vertically since I am rather vertically challenged. Thank God for artificial heightening! Also, I just downloaded Photoscape and I really had fun editing my photos with it. So easy to use! Highly recommended.

The t-shirt right here is actually shirts that we use during funerals. But I find white shirts make really good basics. Is it bad luck? Who cares! I am constantly blessed with hand-me-downs recently and am having a tonne of fun playing around and finding new ways to wear my clothes (and not to mention spend less!). I highly believe there are 2 things (maybe more?) that you should try not to go cheap on: jeans and shoes.

Do keep following my blog as I have really exciting things coming up after my finals! Even I myself am so excited! I'm gona do some collaborative work with my friend so please, stay tuned! I really hope it turns out well.