Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

Happy (late) Thanksgiving ya'll! 

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday (if you celebrate it) because I did! I went to LA with some of my friends from Shanghai and had a mini-reunion, its was so fun!...and the weather was so nice, unlike gloomy Chicago. Now I'm back and, I JUST WANT TO HERMIT! please. 

Back to LA. We didn't do much because we did not have a car but, it was still nice walking around and exploring to Santa Monica. I was so sad we didn't get to go to the Getty or the Museum of Jurassic Technology (which you should all check out here). 

Also! I came back with two new electronic babies: a Kindle Fire and a new Canon Powershot. Best black friday purchase ever :)

On the downside..I only took 2 pictures I really approve of, including this one of pancakes. yumyumyum! If you're ever in LA check out Jack and Joe's, it is at/near USC :)

These were taken with my friend's camera because my screen is just too small! It is so small that I can't tell if the picture is clear enough. Maybe it's time I get a new DSLR...hmm

and i'm addicted to Daby Toure. 


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunflowers and Songs

Lets see, it's Friday night and what am I doing? Embroidering on chiffon and trying to create a sense of "nostalgia" with Fleet Foxes playing in the background. Fashion parttyyyyyyyyyyyyy! but its okay, I like embroidery and I like Fleet Foxes so no loss there. Liking the fashion program?...hm gotta think about that for a bit first.

On another note, by-golly Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012. wow. okay, only partial wow. 
BEECUZ 1. Parts of it was inspired by Van Gogh so it had to be amazing and 2. sea foam blue/green and yellow are just sososo fabulous together.

As for the rest of the collection...i'm not such a big fan of the metallic purple and green together.

Here are some of my favorite pieces!

check out the whole show ^

and then my new songsession (songobession tehee)


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

War is Over

I know this is two days late but I still felt like I needed to dedicate a post to Mr. John Lennon so..

Happy (belated) Birthday John, RIP. 

and in the spirit of all things John Lennon I also did my second design collection on him and the Vietnam war. Ill share soon!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Shanghai Sharing

Just some pictures I took this summer of the most wonderful city in the world, Shanghai. Seriously, I'm in love...and I can't wait to be reunited with it in 3 months! 

Enjoy :) 
Camera: Minolta XG-1

Randoms around Shanghai:

A new creative space called ShangArt Taopu @ M50 West (pretty far outside the city, but still a place to visit!)

We saw a couple of the mini exhibitions in the warehouse next door which housed mostly large scale works, installations and sculptures. 


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Moon River, we're after the same rainbow's end

Exciting newsss! The Gene Siskel Film Center is running Breakfast at Tiffany's this month. Just the thought of seeing Ms. Hepburn on the big screen...I hope I can make it to a showing :3 and considering it IS just right downstairs, I do not know why I don't watch the amazing movies they run more often.  

I thought I'd share by far, one of my favorite scenes/songs in the world.

Moon Riverrrrr, wider than a mile, I'm crossing you in style someday...

Oh, and while youtube-ing Moon River, I found an amazing cover by the Honey Trees. They,she,them are absolutely incredible. I am in love with her voice!

Makes my heart flutter every time...


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Le Return and...Marit Fujiwara

YES school has started. As much as I was loving summer, there was only so much I could do to keep myself entertained everyday. So, Chicago, round 2! 

Me the first two weeks: "I'm so bored already, psh I picked easy classes" 

Me last weekend+yesterday: "FUCK, I can't do this." 
^Referring to fashion and the three straight days I spent on my 100 over sketches,fabric manipulations and concept research for just Project 1. Thats...basically how I see all my weekends from now on, WHEEE. On a happier note, it's also been great getting back to sewing and sketching and artsy stuffs. I'm doing project 2 on John Lennon and the Vietnam War, I'll post stuff after the crit next Monday :)

Anyways, I also came across Marit Fujiwara's BEAUTIFULbeautifulbeauuutiful textiles today while looking for fabric manipulation techniques. Can I just say that her collection makes my stuffed and bleach dyed fabric look like...dung? 

Fujiwara is a recent grad of Chelsea College of Art and Design and her graduate collection "WOUND" is just stunning. Take a look! 

Check out more of her work on her Flickr here!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Hay kiddies, its's been awhile! Sorry. 

Sadly, summer is quickly slipping through my fingers. Only 2 more weeks till i'm back in Chicago and starting my second year at SAIC! Seriously. Time flew by way to fast. 

Anyways, since the last post I have been a busy busy bee. 
1. Went to Penang, Malaysia with my family. Ate some pretty amazing food and took lots of awesome photos while melting in the heat and trying to look acceptable in them.

2 Started and finished my first internship at Industria Collective in Shanghai! I actually worked on their project called Peony Rice which makes eco-fwendly and super cute accessories. Im not gonna lie, hand stitching, beading and working with delicate fabric was really hard but the outcome of the pieces was worth all the backache and pricked fingers. Thanks Pauline for the opportunity! :):) Check out the stuff at www.peonyrice.com :)

3. Went to Singapore and visited family! Sadly, I didn't take any interesting pictures or go on any artistic adventures but it was still fun.

Picture taime. I'll start with Penang :)

Posing Peranakan style in a traditional Peranakan house :)

the front door of the house

pretty peonies 

mirror on an oldstyle camera :)

A beautiful old Peranakan house called the Blue Mansion 


drinks in bags. whuut.

Thats all for now! Next post will be my Shanghai adventures!