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30 December, 2010

Ahead of The Game!!!

This is ME dressed as Samurai look at Feb. 2010 ...here is the link to original post!! (For this old post: Please let me warn you that you can skip a whole lot of self-meditating talk at upper half post and scroll down to the bottom pictures!! lol.)

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Here I cinch Marc Jacob dress w/ thick white leather belt as it would stay the way as is. 

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So, what exactly are we look at here?

The belt!! 
The Martial or Samurai look whatever it is will be the hottest way to "accessorize" in 2011. 

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2011 s/s Sonia Rykiel runway!!

I thought fabric belt cinched looks are familiar and it is not just Sonia Rykiel, there are also Haider Ackermann, Dries Van Noten..... they all up to the feminine w/ a twist of this tough-it-out belted look in 2011. 

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I need a hair cut...yes, I know, "again"?!! 
I am not so sure what's the hottest trend for hair-do but I hardly stand my hair "style-less" for a week. ^O^ At least, I probably would want to grow my hair whilst keep the bob shape at back.  
( Barton perreira cat eye sunglasses n' Oscar de la Renta sapphire 2011 earrings.)


There are couple days left before new year, and new quarter of school begins. I am sure everyone hopes for the best in 2011 and so do we. 

Me and couple family friends went to Jelly Belly factory today. Kids are the most excited ones as they sampled a lot of jelly beans w/ lots of flavors. However, I'd give you an advice: "Tour the factory when it is in production"!!!!

Why?

I assume it is still holiday so unluckily, we can't see those cute tiny jelly beans being produced, polished, nor packaged on the assembly belts...... what a bummer, right?!!! We can only imagine it from viewing videos and watch those resting robots in the factory whilst listening to tour guide's explanation.*sigh*~~~

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Lollipop~~ Jelly pop~~ Babes~~ :P


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Do we look like Jelly Belly nurses or Marine chicks...? haha...


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American Apparel 3d mesh jumper, Marni 10'A patched pants, Rochas pony hair leopard mid-calf boots, A. Wang Rocco duffel bag in gray.

Enjoy the last couple days of holidays!
xoxo Rachel

29 December, 2010

Stepping into 2011!!

I probably can start to lay out my new year's resolution!! ^O^

Each Christmas, no matter what, I'd like to buy a Christmas cake to celebrate w/ family or friends. It doesn't matter if the cake is Bûche de Noël or simply has "Merry Christmas" frosting to represent Christmas. 

This year, I bought a Princess cake which is a true Scandinavian cake w/ custard, raspberry filling. I never had Princess cake before and trust me, it is delicious!!!

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Princess Cake (You can change the top Almond flavored skin to be PINK....a great birthday cake for little girls!!)

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My dearest friend, Isabel, came visit her family here in bay area. Whilst shopping, she bought this "I-so-wanted-but-couldn't-find-it-anymore" 2010 engraved ornament for me!!!
 Ah, I am so touched that she even remembers it!!! ^O^

What else I have been busying for these holidays except for resting and partying at friend's place?!! 

Hand-made gift bag decorating!! I guess I was really bored at home and I found some scribble, scrabble to jazz up an otherwise too plain gift bag. ^O^ 

You must know OWL is my favorite animals of all kinds and I stick w/ it....my friends well know about it and thus OWL becomes a starting point whenever they need to find a "personalized gift" for me. lol

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There, a sweet owl night light gifted from Ann.

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Sonia Rykiel knitting doll. 
 Such a signature rainbow pattern from Sonia Rykiel!

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Chanel Shanghai collection 10' jacket

I have noticed that I barely wear my London Fog rain boots this year...even it pours these days!! I know, I kind of getting bored w/ the seem-to-be cool and functional rain boots look now. The rain boots look has been overwhelming since last year and wherever we were in Italy, everyone wears plastic rain-boots too!! 

Alternatives? Patent leather!! I dug out my old Christian Dior quilted ankle booties these days whilst there is rain.  I had DH compliments on them and he couldn't even remember that those are OLD 08' pair!!! You know, while I am up to wear the hottest trend to go out each time, DH appreciates most when the times I do wear the most comfortable and easy going look of outfit. ^O^ 

What can I say!!! Most men don't really appreciate HIGH FASHION as much as we women do!!

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Max Co. halter denim dress, Falke socks, Dior booties and Chanel Jacket. 

When I am lazy, I put on one-piece dress for a easy but still pull-together look!

I have so many plans for next year 2011 and I am sure you are too!!
Write them down and have a good rest of your holidays!!
xoxo Rachel

26 December, 2010

Not Valentino 3D Roses!!

We family had a quiet Christmas Eve this year.  Instead of partying, I cooked simple dishes for my family and kids watched "Polar Express" at home. 

Next day on Christmas, before we know it, kids already woke up and opened their Christmas gifts cheerfully. ^^ Well, I think my kids learned that anticipation brings them good joy!! I must say that I love Christmas spirit!! 


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Yum yum, Dim Sum !
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Aren't little girls looking adorable in holiday dresses!!

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That's DH who escorts Irene and her little son ~~ ^O^


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Me in last year Giorgio Armani LTD lip color.

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It rained dog and cat yesterday so we took kids to bowling instead of feeding reindeer in SF zoo. 

Basically, those bowling balls are way too heavy for kids at this young age and they had to toss the bowls on the floor and let it row very slowly toward those pins! Kids love the game and finally my son had the reality idea of what bowling game is..... on the opposite of those games on Wii!! ^O^

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I know, ....... the rain...
.....but I still decided to wear my Chanel 10A tweed tall boots w/ fur out yesterday!! 

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Ilona doesn't want to leave Pottery Barn Kids thus cried sadly here ~~

I bought couple more birthday gifts for my gal friends....(geez, sounds like I have been buying gifts non-stopping... lol)!! Then, I found this interesting American Apparel 3D roses cropped jumper.   

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MY ODJ.

1. Top:
American Apparel 3D mesh roses jumper in black
2. Bottom:
Valentino for GAP cargo pants
3. Shoes:
Anne Valeria Hash taupe oxford 
4. Accessory:
Chanel 08' metallic navy stripped reissue 227

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One last party to go before 2011!!
See you later~
xoxo Rachel

23 December, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Merry Christmas!!


xox Rachel

Holiday Inspired!!

What we have been inspired from holidays!!?

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Modern Shorts (Topshop.com)

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Drape, pleated skirt w/ stockings and the perfect boots! (Balenciaga)

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Score a pair of simple and classic wooden platform for any party. (on sale: Chanel)

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Last minute treats shopping. (Las Vegas dice and poker chocolate)

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Have a nice dinner w/ friends!

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A gift for yourself. (Chanel mini flap Cruise collection 11')

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Try a holiday make-up and whitening your teeth too!! ^O^

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Be creative of party dresses.... a look of 70s' golden pants on me!!

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Be w/ your family!! (Chanel 10' jacket from Shanhai collection)


Hope you are ready for your Christmas party whether you are staying home or partying out!!
xoxo Rachel

22 December, 2010

Highlight Of Las Vegas Trip!

12/18/2010
The day my whole family drop me off at the airport...off I go Vegas w/ my gal friends!!

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Yes, this is my outfit on the way to Vegas~~~ ^O^

The 1st evening dinner at Michelin restaurant: Guy Savoy in Caesar Palace Hotel. I love their hearty portion (if compared to most other French restaurant) and slightly heavier taste.

I need to make sure my girls are looking at their most gorgeous the night so I did their make-ups and made them change their clothes from their original planned outfit. haha... ^O^
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There, my pretty gal friends!! 
Our shoe show case: Miu Miu studded sandal heels, Christian Louboutin chain sandal, Bottega Veneta woven burgundy ballet flat and Jimmy choo!!


I have my Oscar de la Renta sapphire earrings and J Crew green glass cuff on w/ AQUA dress!!

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Lobster Salad!! 



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One of the signature dish: Emulsified milk w/ Cod! So tasty!!


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So tender duck w/ sweet potatoes!


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Mushroom soup (truffle + Parmesan cheese) w/o adding chicken soup whatsoever additional flavor.


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Pear sorbet and cut pear slices. 
IMO, Guy Savoy has the most delicious sorbet I have ever tasted!! ^^


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By the time I finished all the courses, I can only drooling over those treats, sweets as I am completely full already.


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Thanks Sally for taking so many pictures of me!

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First night at Vegas!
This is the crazy me.... dance on the table side!

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We went to XS club inside Encore the first night.  
Sally and I both are on scene at SPYONVEGAS.com! 
What a crazy night for us. ^^ 

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I love the way I wore my Michael Kors sweater...and I think people love the way I wore it too. All of them love the look and thought it is a big roll-neck scarf on me!! lol.

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You know how many times we did this poses over and over again...? Just because Sally wants to practice and look in her best shape on pictures.... poor Irene who took pictures for us over and over again...like 4 times!!

You know how it could be when girls are obsessed w/ looking into their best!  They never give up the opportunity to be perfect on camera. ^O^ 

Then, there is always the last minute change of mind among girls ....when the heels is not right!! Off we go shop for HEELS!! 
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Manolo Blahnik!


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Oscar de la Renta!


2nd day at Vegas!!

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Chanel 10' white w/ red/black trim collar jacket from Shanghai collection. 

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The 2nd night we decided to take it SLOW ~~ We went to "The BANK" Club at Bellagio!



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The day we are heading back to San Jose~~~

Play hard, work hard, doing house chores even harder~~~ ^^
xoxo Rachel

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