Thursday, August 22, 2013

Funky Twist ft. Joyee

Hello all you lovely readers out there. Hope everything has been going well as the last few weeks of summer comes to an end. Is it just me, or did summer just zoom right by? Oh depressing.

So for the past few weeks, I've been trying to follow a strict, but healthier diet. On top of that, I've been doing a lot more cardio and some weight training in hopes of toning up, gaining some abs, and losing some of that jiggly wiggly. I must say though, disciplining yourself takes a lot of effort. Some days I would fail and wake up late enough to skip the most important meal of the day-- breakfast. Then just end up being lazy for the rest of the day, and just sit at home. Anyone on the same boat as me?

Anyways as promised, here's a post that's a bit more colorful than some of my previous posts. Ok...maybe not just a bit more colorful...but ya. Some of these pictures might be a bit hard on the eye because of the high contrast, but just bear with me. I've been dying to do a post like this. If you ever want to make your outfit pop, just put together opposites and contrasting colors on the colorwheel, and there you'll have it. Just becareful though, cause it would either be super pleasing to the eye, or you will get horrified stares. This post features my friend Joyee, who put together, styled, and modeled the outfit. You guys can check out her style on her instagram (@joyeecheng).

Many of you might be wondering where Doris went, and I reassure you she's still alive. Haha. She's just busy with work! She will be posting soon! On a random note, I legit need to clean my I guess I'll end the post here. Enjoy the rest of your summer, everyone!

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well- Matthew 6:33

Model, and styling: Joyee
Photography, makeup: Carmen
Skirt: From Bankok
Top: Urban
Jacket: Hong Kong
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Monday, August 5, 2013

In curiousity, she stares

Happy Monday, everyone! So while I was in Asia, I promised myself not to lay my hands on anything black...and guess what? That did not happen. As I unpacked my lugguage and sorted through my pile of mess, I realized my collection of black clothing literally owned half of my entire suitcase. Nonetheless, black is still the safest color to wear, so nope. No regrets.
For this outfit, the focus of this look is mainly the accessories. Oh, and of course the casual, loose, and comfortable fit of the clothing. As a teenager, I've often despised and avoided wearing curve hugging, low cut, attention drawing attire. If that was the way to seek love, and the definition of how a woman should be treating her body- I just could not agree. 
 So growing up, that lead to my liking of the unisex style, especially that of Alexander Wang's designs. Therefore, I guess it's safe to say this outfit was heavily inpired by him and a bit of my personality. Ok, enough of my life story. So ya, mix in a bit of the punk/rock style with the studs, and buckles, and...voila! Out comes Carmen's choice of ensemble. Conservative, casual, comfortable, and chic. How else can I describe it?
Oh and by the way, one store I recommend going to in Hong Kong would be a store called Maple. They sell trendy clothing at a super affordable price with decent quality. You can literally purchase a pair of stylish pants (like the one I'm wearing) for $8.00 Cdn. They also have quite a few branches of stores, so you really can't miss it!
Another store I'd suggest in Asia would be b+ab. It's a fashion brand from Hong Kong (and my ultimate favourite store), so let's just say that I pretty much spent most of my spare time just browsin' through the boutiques while I was in Asia. It features Hong Kong's celebrity model Angelababy's choice of style and collection, so it's for sure worth checking out. Here's a short video of her modeling the 2013 collection. The brand is definitely not as cheap, but I'd say it's more afforable in Hong Kong than anywhere else. The only place online so far I found that carries their collection would be at ASOS. Otherwise, tough luck in trying to get the brand outside of Asia. I'll be featuring some clothing from b+ab, so be sure to keep an eye out! Oh how I wish they'd carry it in North America.
Ok, I'm done blabbering for now. Wow, I've never put up so many links in one post. Until next time!
PS: I promise there will be more colorful posts next time.
PPS: A reminder to not take life for granted! Always cherish and love what you are already blessed with, for it is a gift from above.  
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows- James 1:17

Model, styling, hair, makeup, edits: Carmen
Photography: Doris
Rubber boots, headband and vest: From boutiques in Hong Kong
Studded Doctor Handbag: Purchased in Hong Kong for $30 Cdn, but you can also find it here.
Black shirt: Korea
Lip color: From Korea at Etude House in #5 pink holic

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