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30 April, 2011

Glamorous!

Yesterday, I had the most easy-paced girls' night out at Columbus st. in the SF city. We just drove up to the city to have a drink and to feel the vibes. Oh, boy, Cathy, you know the gas is $90 alone when I filled it up for my car @@;  {But I know the gathering with gals just to chit chat is priceless!!!}




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With tartan cape jacket
{I thought it might be windy and overcast in the city yesterday but surprisingly, it was not!!}


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With Limedrop cloud cardigan


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1. Top: 
Vince sequins 11'
Limedrop cloud cardigan 


2. Bottom:
Rock and Republic low rise flare jeans 11'


3. Accessory:
Baby blue/silver hoop with beads earrings
Owl ring
Proenza Schouler PS1 yellow clutch
Vintage inspired crazy dog necklace {$38...what a steal for Marni look-alike!}



4. Shoes:
Miu Miu contrast stitch blue calfskin wedge 11'


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{Perhaps a necklace could jazz up the glamor look more.}

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{There you go}..... I found this necklace at "Bettina" boutique and it perfectly complete my whole evening look. The owner even took the picture of me wearing it. ^^


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What a night!! 


Weekend is the time for family or family + friends!! {=^.^=}
xoxo Rachel 

28 April, 2011

Go Vintage, Go Green, Restore Ecology!!

Don't have to be so serious, I know an on-going project of reintroducing 31 gray wolves into Yellowstone National Park since 1995 is a remarkable success!  We are all part of the ecosystem and the least we can help to balance it is to respect the nature, be close to the nature and reserve it!!

I always like the idea of "Going Green", although I am not a keen follower but I do what I possibly best can.  For example, buy organic produce, buy reclaimed accessories, and wear organic clothes....etc. 

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Left above, Linda Loudermilk poncho
Right above, Sheer top in 70s' look
Right below, Chanel maxi dress 2011


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How pretty is the cape!!

(pic. resource, Nylon)


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Make up tips: You don't need highlight inner corner of eyes to widen them. You can simply achieve a better result by applying a strip of gold eye-liner under your lower eye. 
(Laura Mecier gold eyeliner)


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My ODJ

1. Top:
Neil Barrett sheer voluminous top 

2. Bottom: 
Organic Suzukita Kayuki silk harem pants

3. Accessory:
Urban outfitter embellished bangle
Proenza Schouler PS1 clutch
Karen Walker Daddy tortoise sunglasses

4. Shoes:
Alaia lace-up golden sandal




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Wear sheer, monotone is the first attempt!!

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Suzukita Kayuki silk organic pants looks like leather pants...which feels thicker than normal silk. 


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A fellow reader asked my opinion about couple bags and here I am trying to enable her.... ^O^
(Chanel 11' blue degraded mini flap w/ matte gold HW. Each one is unique for its color fading mechanism.) 


Tomorrow is our girls night out...... 
Hope you have a fun day too!!
xoxo Rachel

27 April, 2011

Still Challenging.... Sheer Trend!!

I know most of you probably won't appreciate this sheer trendy look, but personally, I love it.  For me, it is an avenue of being sexy without exposing too much of flesh....sheer sexy rocks!! }=^.^={

I had a really fun day shopping with Cathy as well as discovered an effective way of cooking for my family. Let's get started with my outfit du Jour...Sheer look!

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1. Top:
  gray bustier
 bobkova. sheer asymmetrical tank 
Vince asymmetrical leather jacket

2. Bottom:
Vintage BCBG crochet wrap (altered as tube skirt/dress)
KristenseN Du Nord sheer legging (w/ beaded embroidery)

3. Accessory:
Turquoise bangle
Urban outfitter gold cuff with stone/turquoise embellishment
Proenza Schouler PS1 yellow clutch
Barton Perreira cat eye sunglasses
Gold necklace 

4. Shoes:
Miu Miu studded pump 2010
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While we were at Diesel, Cathy fell in love with the neon Orange pump (down left) and found a good deal for $85 around on Amazon.com instead.

One of the male SAs in Diesel loved my Miu Miu studded pumps so much that he had to shared his recent project with me. He bought a pair of black platform for $10 at great-mall and painted it red. He said that he is so inspired by one of the looks at Diesel store. How interesting!! Now all he needs to do is to patiently align those red sequins w/ tacky glue onto the entire heels. ....{I was very excited with him as he shared his baby with me in the store. ^^}

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My current fave. perfume, Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb!!
Very sexy scent...if you are trying to seduce .... :P 
Since I carpooled with Cathy, I dragged her over to see Ilona's spring program performance in the afternoon. ^O^
{I think Ilona would feel so special as Cathy came along and I share the ride to save the earth by reducing carbon monoxide.}

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I bought this Garlic oil for marinating lamb chop/shank, but I find it very handy when I run out of garlic or being lazy not wanting to do all the peeling/chopping.


 I splash some garlic oil along with extra virgin olive oil when cook both Spinach with beef stir fry and Shrimp with lettuces fried rice! {I forgot to take picture of frying udon noodles....as you know, I cook both rice and noodles to satisfy my kids' picky taste buds.^^}

Easy Cheesy dinner ready!!
xoxo Rachel

26 April, 2011

Hot Pink + Orange, Yes, On me!!

Today is a typical crazy Tue. for me. { inevitable duties whole afternoon, being a chauffeur, a cook, and also provide a shelter for friends to stop by} ....haha... Some of my friends live quite far from where we live so if they are around our neighborhood, they'd come over to my house on the day that there is nothing to shop for!! {Also extra Chit-chat and tea time for us. ^^}

Those pictures are taken outside the house of my son's English tutor's. Yeah, Nile is such a great photographer and since there is still time before I dropping him off for next Chinese class, I thought I could make good use of it.

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My Outfit Du Jour

Vince neon orange slouchy top, high-waist fuchsia skirt
Both Elfi Altendorfer Yellow spacer safety pin necklace, Swarovski clutter necklace
Turquoise bangle
Chanel 11' Rouge Fonce reissue 226
Stella Luna zebra print with bow flat (zebra print ankle accessory bought from Nordi.)

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Have fun with your brightest outfit and mix them up with some sexy patterns..... zebra, and leopard, for instance.

xoxo Rachel

24 April, 2011

Current Fave. eco-friendly Designer: Suzuki Takayuki

After Linda Loudermilk, I have found myself another amazing eco-conscious designer : Suzuki Takayuki- from costume designer to eco-fashion designer, his collection is always so airy and intricate in details.

I am not a fashion expert but when I buy fancy {or pricey, if you must add!} I'd always like to know more about the designers and to truly appreciate a good work out of their amazing hands!
Suzuki Takayuki 11 s/s collection

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What really catches my eyes from his collection is his mastermind of building multi-layered and tiered pieces in such skillful cuts!!  (I love the pants to the far right!)

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Silk harem pants

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MY Outfit du Jour

1. Top: 
Tsumori Chisato pink puffy sleeves blouse w/ ruffles
no brand baby blue linen blazer 

2. Bottom:

3. Accessory:
Karen Walker Daddy tortoise square sunglasses
J Crew silk, sequence satin belt

4. Shoes:
Stella Luna leopard print w/ bow flats (past season)

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There, hubby and kids are busy trying to fly the kite ~

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Easter Sunday, family Kite fun.  {where is the kite?! ^^}


Hope you had a restful and fun Easter weekend!
xoxo Rachel 

23 April, 2011

Current Trend: Mixed Media ! !

These past couple days, my mood is like riding on a roller coaster, up and down. I guess I really needed my acting class where I can let out all my emotions. {ex. shouting to my acting partner or give on-set camera an absentminded smile......} However, tomorrow is Easter Sunday and I gotta find a spot for kids to do egg hunt!! ^O^ 
 

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The yellowish vintage fabric is really intricate for its colors, prints and pleats, especially with all different textile mixed in one, such as sash, cotton and velvet. They are so nostalgically well put-together. 

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MY ODJ

1. American Apparel green haltered dress
2. Vintage fabric mixed media Floral prints pleated dress with sash straps and neon orange velvet trim
3. Accessory:
Turquoise bangle, 18K necklace, earrings (bought in Kauai)
Elfi Altendorfer designer jewelry Swarovski necklace
Chanel 11' Rouge Fonce Reissue 226 
4. Shoes:
Missoni espadrille lace up sandals

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I bought this Vintage fabricated dress last year and I love it even more now, part of the reasons is because it is cheap $50 and also because the money goes to breast cancer charity foundation! 

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I guess I did get tanned all over my body from our Hawaii trip after all. 

Happy Easter Sunday!
xoxo Rachel

22 April, 2011

Simple Life!

We are back from Hawaii vacation.... it's great to be back home. 
While my vacation instantly finished but my little ones as it is still their spring break except me/mom. My hands-full day,..... No complaints here! ^^

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Ilona did all that make-up herself while I am busy buying consealer to cover up my pimples on the face....{which is my biggest and complimentary souvenirs from Hawaii trip. grrr,....}


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More or less we all got a little tanned! 


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Having fun wearing two earrings in one side! { to do so just to keep the earrings holes from growing intact. :P}


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Outfit du Jour ON me:

Rock and Republic flared jeans, 
Karen Walker tortoise daddy sunglasses, 
DKNY scarf cardigan, 
Chanel black caviar mini flap,
Reclaimed mink earrings w/ silver chain and sapphire charm
BCBG generation pink/peach wedge (just too comfortable not to wear it)

Have a nice weekend!
xoxo Rachel

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