Nov 17th, 2017

Deciding on what to wear at a fashion show could be tricky. The pressure to piece something together that will leave an impression can be overwhelming. After the classic look for opening night, the casual look for night 2, my team and I decided I should go for a change.

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Evening Highlight

Meeting winner of Fashion Accessory Competition: Nuciano

As one of three judges for this year’s Fashion Accessory Competition, I was happy to meet one of the designers I voted for, Nuciano. She specializes in handcrafted bespoke clutches with authentic swarovski crystals. I had fun talking to her, learning how she finds inspiration for her designs and how she made each bag uniquely beautiful.

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Jun 2nd, 2017

Greetings from China and happy weekend everyone! I hope you have been able to enjoy the late spring sun as I have lately.

Portland has a lot of bridges. The only bridge I have never been on is Tilikum crossing, a bridge designed for bicyclist and pedestrian to cross the river.  Bassel, my photographer, and I decided to check it out on this beautiful slightly cloudy day.




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June 20, 2016

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Any of you noticed those words in the banner of my website : Reuse, Revive, Reconstruct, Rearrange, Recycle?  I don’t think I  have ever explained why they were chosen or matters to my styling blog. 

Those are the words chosen to reflect my overall styling philosophy:

  • Reuse: Sometimes we need buy certain thing just to match with one particular outfit.  We forget about it after this outfit. Learn to build this habit of reusing things you obtained for one single purpose.
  • Revive: Don’t any of you have this experience : you remembered  an outfit from a movie or a book from way back. It sticked around in your head for a long time because you liked it so much. The idea of revive is to able to revoke something from the past. Present a past style you like by adding your personal touch to it.

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June 9, 2016

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I visited Portland Art Museum about a wk ago.  I wore my new prescription glasses in order to see arts well. I often feel like a sponge (ready to observe and get educated) when I either go to museums or universities. For that reason, I tend to dress more casual, more of a “Studious type” but not boring look when I go to those places.

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Pink is usually not my cup of tea. When I saw this pink vest at “Frances May” local store , I fell in love as soon as I tried it on! The style of this vest matches with my style. Even pink isn’t really my thing but I decided to give it try. Besides, wearing pink in spring time is like having a date with your favorite person! I would have worn a sleeveless white shirt underneath but I went with longer sleeve because it was a bit chilly.  Continue reading