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03 September, 2010

Runway to Real-Way-- From Reed Krakoff Look to my Vintage Remix!!

Yesterday when I waited my kids' piano lessons at Los Gatoes, I dropped by Benefit beauty stores to check out this Magic Ink Jet Black Liquid Eyeliner!! 

I read Anh's blog about how amazingly easy when applying this liquid eyeliner. I am like her-- While she loves her MAC eyeliner for years, I used to be happy w/ Chanel's automatic liquid eyeliner in black as well.  The applicator on Chanel won't clog and you just have to twist the tube to let more black ink flowing out more if you needed. However, I found that sometimes there is almost a drop-full of black liquid coming out from the TIP when I twisted it too many times??? (or should I be more patient and twist it ONCE instead.....I don't know). But hey, who has the whole morning to do make-ups right?!! 
couple days ago w/o eyeliner

w/ Chanel's automatic eyeliner.....flaky after a day

Today w/ Benefit eyeliner......let's see this evening ^^

You know, I have to take my words back saying that Ilona is doing great at school ...but the truth is that she cried pretty hard and loud these past couple days, except the first day!! Well, I guess she suddenly realized that the school is for REAL and she needs to be apart from ME!! :( So today I stayed in the classroom w/ her for 10 mins even though she is still crying for the fear of me leaving next moment which I did, but at least I want her know that I am a very determined mom so she can learn quickly adept herself in every situation when she grows up. 


I am totally in love w/ this fall look!!
Pic. resource: Reed Krakoff A/W 2010
I had this faux leather wrap skirt for thousand years (again, it seems I can open a vintage shop. :P) which I bought at Italy. 
I use a safety pin to secure that orange wrap skirt and make a peek-a-poo layer there!

I had two skirts on today. You know, I have done two pants so why not two skirts, right?!! lol Besides, I always want to try something fun and challenge. 


My ODJ. 
 1. Top:
Humanoid orange 3/4 sleeves tee
Dye-fur jean jacket

2. Bottom:
Benetton orange wool/cotton wrap skirt
Faux-leather brown wrap skirt

3. Accessory:
Diesel suspender
Ann Taylor bib necklace w/ crystals
4. Shoes:
Michael Kors brown oxford w/ eyelets lace-up boots


Want some accessory?
How about buying local hand-knit scarves! ^O^
They look awesome w/ everything.

Look at those colors, the dots, the stripes and checkers.... they are an instant style upgrade accessories! 

Have a good one. 
xoxo Rachel


Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Liquid eyeliners look so good, but somehow I've never mastered the art of applying it myself... But oh well, I don't use eyeliner often so I guess I'm okay with my Dior eye pencil for now.

And I love this wrap skirt on you! Interestign idea wearign two wrap skirts at the same time too, not everyone can pull the look off, but it looks good on you! Well done :)

janettaylor said...

Love that wrap skirt, darling!

litlstrawberry said...

really? Julia, you never tried liquid eyeliner? Man, you really should.... you know, well, your eyes are pretty and pretty big already so I am sure that liquid eyeliner will only make your eyes even POP and sexy and mysterious...heh.. you should give it a try!!! ^^

oH, right, the skrit, I can't believe that I had that skirt since college and now it really is a time to BRING it ON. haha..

Have a good weekend!!

litlstrawberry said...

Hey, Janet, thanks.
One of the piece that I kept forever until the faux leather PEELING OFF any time. haha..

susanh98 said...

So is the new liner better than Chanel? Very cool how you have such a similar skirt in your closet that looks right off the runway. That makes it harder to part with things right? You never know when it will come back in style ;)

Bon Chic Bon Genre said...

Hi R, love your layered long skirt with an orange peek-a-boo layer inside. I think only very slim people like you can pull off such a look...:D

Anyway, it's such a cooincidence that you talk about Reed Krakoff here. Coz when I was having my hair permed last Thursday, I read about Reed Krakoff and I was really drawn to his collection. I esp. love the leather long fact most of the coats are unbelievably beautiful! :P I like how he uses the neutral colors such as brown, black, gray, olive/green, and blue together with so much ease. He's going to have an online store next week...yay! :P

Enjoy your weekend!


P.S. My taipei trip is this coming Friday. Hope my flu will go away or else I can't eat anything in Taipei! Grrrr! Miss the street food there! LOL!

Anh said...

Thanks for the mention!! So sweet! How did the liner work for you? Hope you like it as much as I do!

litlstrawberry said...

Thanks, Anh, I love it for its rich and consistent black liquid look. I think I might just toss away my Chanel ones. :P But once a while I'd like to use pencil eyeliner for a softer look.... those eyeliner makes the whole looks so "precise" and pencil eyeliner soften the look a bit for a casual look!!

Nana said...

Hi there! just came across your blog. I love your fur jeans jacket! So chic! I truly love the way you put your outfit together. I wish I have such sense of style ...

litlstrawberry said...

Thanks, Nana. ^^ You are so kind!!


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