to be honest, i haven't flipped through the pages of vouge, elle, or some other fashion magazines, etc. since.. age 12? and now that im working *eek* the only fashion or sort-of thing i have on my hand is preview (manila version. not even international fashion! ugh). im lazy that way... but i do have my monthly subscription of vivi (japanese magazine) and it does get me pretty excited each time i get one :)
just in case you're wondereding what "japanese street fashion" looks like, you have to get one! also, i thik vivi models are "perfection" they ALL look like dolls! in a cute/pretty/sexy way that is :) if only i could go to japan one day... i heard its better real life. (btw these are chinese versions i get in china... and whenever im home in my country, i ask one of my friends (from japan) to send me these for $16! it doesn't matter w/c one i get cos i CANT understand BOTH versions anyway! haha!)
in the meantime, me & my friends just go to hongkong.. and weloveit! neoprints fever! oh yah, we're such kids!
i'm not really a 'designer slut' nor a handbag-type-of-girl... but i lately found myself lusting over one (may it be lv, gucci, prada, or chanel) which i obviously can't afford (admittedly, its not like weekend shopping at h&m) and for which my parents (ok, take the whole family for the matter) disregards very clearly. they'd be more willing to hand me a macbook (which i received last year) , travel, and maybe, if i have more sense in myself than being 'materialistic' - education.
of course, everyone have more sense than me... but this particular one is haunting..
i just realized that i spent another weekend NOT in a bar, but at home, office, or at the streets (shopping, playing dumb, staring at lv window display ~haha. kidding)...
there's so many nice bars in Shanghai that i haven't been to yet, and we had all been too lazy to go out (damn cold weather!). now that spring is finally here (or so i hope. one moment its warm&sunny and next thing you're underdressed&freezing again!) i wish i could get my slice of nightlife/partying again!.
dress: topshop. lace bandeau: somewhere. neckpiece: cebu, philippines. clutch: i forgot. (its in my place in manila). watch: chanel. ring: gift from mom. vintage earrings & shoes: bangkok (not shown. ugh editing skills!). a glass of bailey's, piedra, fort, manila.
i know its considered one of the laziest accessory ever made, but it brings me comfort. especially when i'm feeling tired, wasted, uninspired, ugly, and so on... sunglasses also does the same effect and i always doavoid putting them on together because i don't want people to think that i'm sort of a movie star (or so that's how i see it) trying to hide my identity from the public... lame isn't it?
apparently, no winter coats (for aunt/cousins) were bought as promised.
its not my fault they DONT sell (erm) winter coats anymore right? i mean, its almost may.. spring is coming.. people aren't buying winter clothes. boutiques should keep them on their boxes.. people want to see new lines.. and.. and... *evil grin*
but i will probably give this dress to my friend cos i just realized i haven't bought her anything yet *oops* while im hoping she doesn't tumble in this blog of mine, cos she will know that i wore it first! haha. OR i will just keep it and buy her something i won't like (w/c is also impossible).. hmmm..
im really not in the mood for the whole outfit post... but here it is anyway.
i got up really late (2pm) and have these huge eyebags... not feeling good... if only i don't need to haggle for those 3 coats today :( (also my first attempt with the purple coat since it looks pretty sunny outside..)
hat: h&m. necklace: cmg, manila. jacket: some shop in shanghai. top: topshop. shorts: some shop in shanghai. tights: h&m
i have this friend since high school who i usually shop with. the ring i wore here is from one of our bangkok trips together, and we call it "the friendship ring" - as cheesy as it may sound, since nobody wants to give way, so we both ended up buying one for ourselves!
we don't normally shop together as we used to, but we still end up having the same things (until now)! i was surprised when she went to my place one day, and pointed at my animal-printed top,
my aunt from canada called the other day, asking if i can buy her 3 daughters winter coats then bring them home on my coming vacation. at first i thought its no biggie - i loved shopping for other people! it limits my own excessive impulse! but then again, THREE winter coats? are you kidding me? i'm ONLY allowed to carry 20kilos (plus 5kilos hand carry) at the plane! how am i supposed to FIT all my clothes if i added more bulky items (again, they're winter coats!)? *sigh* of course i already said its okay... and now, i'm in this kind of situation where i'm NOT that all excited about shopping anymore.
but i'm still gonna drop by Xin Le Rd. tomorrow & try to see if i can find anything great (before i resort to H&M).
what i really like about this place is that, even though i DONT end up buying anything, i'd still feel great. the ambience is spectacular, and you can see shanghainese fashionista's/ local independent designer's shop as well.
i was initially trying to search for "shanghai street fashion" look to post, but never got impressed at all the websites i come across with - which is weird. i know most of you have already heard about how shanghai is like new york, very fashionable/ cosmo, et al. and i have seen many (but not as manycompared tohongkong) fashionable girls walking around the streets on a daily basis.. so i think im better stucked with this site instead.. while i'll tell you more about shanghai fashion later :)
korean girls have always been cute and more fashionable (i think)