Friday, January 21, 2011

Fashionable Asians of the Week

Two Asian celebs were seen wearing the Lanvin for H&M tulle dress and ceramic necklace this week!

HK actress Carina Lau (left)
[45 years old]

Taiwanese actress/singer Rainie Yang (right)
[26 years old]
Just goes to show that Lanvin is for people/Asians of all ages and shapes ;)

Jenna Ushkowitz looked fabulous (I never noticed how much she looked like Sandra Oh!) in this Rebecca Taylor layered ruffle dress; it was a bit too prom for the Golden Globes but it's signature Rebecca Taylor with the ruffles and shiny embellishments.

Twins' Charlene Choi in a blue ruffle dress at the film 'Madame White Snake' Press Conferences
Previously featured fashionable Asian Fan Bing Bing looking French chic in a beret and shiny black dress
Maggie Q attending the CW TCA party in a green dress and boyfriend blazer, topped off with this season's hottest accessory: an oversized owl necklace
Zhang JingChu at the 23rd Annual Harbin Film Festival with LeeHom in fierce leopard print gown
Taiwanese/French actress Sandrine Pinna works the catwalk for Jopa
Ruby Lin attending an event in a modest yet eyecatching red dress with a rose applique
Lee Yoon Hee in a two toned strapless dress at the press conference for the drama 'Paradise Meadow'
Model at the Hong Kong Fashion Exhibition in a modernized version of the qi pao / cheongsam
Having a terrible week but doing this blog has really helped me to relieve some stress :D
Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Drama Fashion: Secret Garden

I have been obssessing over this drama for past two months and now it's officially over :( I loved everything about Secret Garden, from the storyline to the actors and of course the fashion. From casual and sporty to classy and glamourous, this series displays a wide range of styles. My favorite part of the series is when the two main characters switch bodies ala Freaky Friday after drinking a mysterious wine from the Secret Garden they encounter on Jeju Island. It's a really funny series and if you're interested you can find it streaming online with english subs at

Warning: this post is extremely pic heavy because I screencapped every outfit I liked ;P Enjoy!

Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im

Ji Won's style in this series is more on the casual and sporty side. She plays a stunt actress so she is often seen in sportswear, military style coats and the only time we see her dressed up is either in Hyun Bin's imagination or when they switch bodies.

Ha JiWon has made the cape coat one of the most popular fashion items of the season, if NY wasn't so cold, I'd fill my closet with them!

A similar camel colored cape can be found at Zara

The exact cape with the fur lined hood is said to be available on GMarket

I found a similar plaid cape over at

As a sexy seductress in Hyun Bin's imagination

Again appearing in Hyun Bin's imagination, this time as a girl from a wealthy family

Besides her cape coats, she is also seen sporting this leather jacket with shearling lining, which I actually find more suitable for her character than the cape coats

How does a stunt actress who lives in a tiny rented apt own such a fabulous $200+ top by Marc Jacobs?! TV is so true to life...

"Ra Im" waking up next to an unsuspecting Oska, in a lace Marc Jacobs dress

Ra Im attending a party with her 'fairy godmother' Oska lol

I spy a crossbody Mulberry bag ;)

There's a significance to this outfit but I won't spoil it for you. Let's just say it's a TaeYang song that starts with a W... :P

Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won

Hyun Bin in his ridiculous tracksuits, all "handmade from Italy" I ROFL everytime I see him wearing one of these, so girly with all the sequins, but it's all a part of his eccentric character.

Kim Sa Rang as Yoon Seul Sa Rang's style in this series is very luxurious, everything is name brand and classy. They styled her with a lot of very feminine outfits with strong shoulderlines and bold accessories. No doubt her wardrobe was my favorite, but I can't say the same about her character though...what a bitch lol A perfect example of a jacket that shows emphasis on the shoulders, proving that she is a woman of power especially while working as a CF director
Sa Rang (far left) in green jacket with a pointed shoulder and a top that is bound to be on every working woman come this spring: white blouse with necktie. I'm definitely going to be keeping my eye out for one at Ann Taylor.
This girl loves her leopard prints and ruffles, I believe that is a DVF clutch and her expression is priceless.

Even SaRang is rocking the cape coat ;)

Loving her rhinstone embellished cardi and fringe skirt, probably the most casual she'll ever be

I even tried to search on korean sites (not knowing how to read them and lol at the google translations) but I couldn't find out where her unique shorts are from!

Her wardrobe makes me want to invest in some more blouses for mine, especially ruffle ones!

Attending the VVIP party in a long strapless red gown, white fur coat and gold statement necklace

An embellished key blazer, this has got to be the coolest way to recycle old keys

A work perfect leaves printed dress topped off with a classic wool jacket and coral Mulberry bag

Choi Yoon So as Kim Hee Won

She may be a minor character but as Hyun Bin's sister she seems to be the only sane person in his family. And of course as a rich girl her style is similar to Sa Rangs', feminine ruffles, fur coats and chic blazers are all staples in her wardrobe.

A chic fur coat with tights under shorts and long boots make this look work for fall or winter

Yoo In Na as Im Ah Young

Ah Young's style is young and girly, the complete opposite of her best friend and roommate Ra Im. Her personality is pretty sweet and her clothes truly reflect that.

I love the sleeves on her camel jacket and the cinching detail on the waist

There are so many other great outfits I didn't include but you get the idea, this drama is full of fashionable Koreans. The styling in this series was top notch and really brought out the character's personality and flavor, after all that is what we try to acheive by wearing certain outfits right? Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Giveaway Winner + Raid My Closet: Closet Raid

The giveaway has officially ended, there were 22 qualified entries and the lucky winner of the Mulberry purse and usamimi headband is....

Congrats Matchboxmuse! I will send you an email to confirm, please respond with your shipping address. Thanks for entering everyone, I hope to have many more giveaways in the future!


So I finally got around to cleaning my closet and took some pics hoping someone can give me some tips on how I can organize my closet to get the maximum amount of storage from it.

My tiny closet
The giant bear is from an ex, now it just keeps Louis warm lol
I keep all the small purses and clutches on the top shelf, the red basket holds all my winter gloves and my Breakfast at Tiffany's movie poster (bday gift from my friend) sits in the top corner

I only have blazers, cardigans, dresses, blouses, trousers and skirts (organized from left to right in that order ;P ) in here; all other tops/sweaters, jeans are folded in drawers
All the bags I love on the left
All the totes and other purses on the right
(My friend got me the Cher bag, it's not as sturdy as I had hoped, maybe the newer editions are flimsier :T)Shoes I'm not currently wearing, current purse that I'm using (Mulberry for Target tote) and a large storage box of junk I can't part with just yet :P
Hoops organizer from Ikea that I use to organize my scarves, hats, ties and belts on

Sigh* I wish I had a walk in closet or a least one of those large closets from Ikea with the sliding doors. But that will have to wait till I move out of this tiny NY apt :(
I love getting a peek at other people's closets to see how they organize it, my favorite is The Glamourai's closet, it's so organized and fancy!

Let's share, show me your closet, so I can ogle at it and get some ideas for mine! hehe ;)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!