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Isabel Marant, a casual Parisian chic!

Navy and white are such cheerful summer colors. As I develop my love affair with this Isabel Marant distressed boot, I am a little more into a relaxed gypsy look. Just like the other local Parisian designer,  Manoush, they both initiate a look that is equally beautiful, whimsical and yet giving a impressive image that won't bore you over time.   

Manoush floral parka. 


 Hermes Bleu de Galice 35 Kelly, J crew emerald bracelet, necklace, Isabel Marant boots 2013

Isabel Marant boots


Elfi Altendorfer beaded bracelet


Enjoy your weekend. 
xoxo Rachel 

All I Need is Sacai!!

The moment I saw this Sacai 2013 sweatshirt, I proclaimed "This is a no-brainer, just get it!" The front looks so simple yet the detail is whimsically highlighted at the back of it.  




Sacai dress version 2013 

Accessories: Marni last season necklace, Hermes bracelet, Kelly Bleu de Galice 35, Jimmy Choo 2013 heels 


Got a sweatshirt?
xoxo Rachel 

Spring is here!

My parent flew here from Taiwan to visit us and they acclaimed how perfect the weather is.  We are certainly spoiled by California's weather and for some reason I am proud of the hospitality of the weather that my parents seem to concern before their arrival. Obviously, when you get used to the tropical climate, any degree temperature drop will be a drastically change and need an adjustment. As far as my parents is concern, they will have no problem to tour around now.





Beaded bracelet by Elfi Altendorfer


They are stackable every way you want.  



Chanel 2013 green camellia flip flop sandal, Vanessa Bruno tote, Chocolate Rain hand-made doll ornament, Prada sunglasses

Enjoy a sunbath with SPA 85 
xoxo Rachel 

Necessary, Useful and Beautiful!

As far as I am concerned, anything if it is necessary, useful or beautiful is all very subjective to individuals.  I have the most impractical pieces in my wardrobe according to my hubby( but little does he know about fashion, right? ), but for me, they are my best "on set" looks. As you know, I go to all era of film auditions so my treasure-hunt pieces from vintage shops often turn out to be the best wardrobe for 60s', 70s' or 80s' films.  And sometimes, it is also easier to have a "look" ready for directors and producers to foresee you in a particular role. No, I am not talking about nurse, police... costume-y roles as I don't favor those parts. Ha~ Aside from acting, developing a profound style is a brain-storm process for me to learn and to evolve and to enrich myself in a life-time journey.   

Now, come down to my newest addition: a silk shirt by Alexis Mabille. For some reasons, I love white shirts and I have at least 15 pieces of different sty…

A Hip Restaurant Cafe in Paris!

I appreciate good art, fine craftsmanship and decadent design in pretty much about everything. It's like the object or the space will speak passion to you. How exciting!! 

I had several requests from friends of buying stuff from France and I got most of their loot in the southern France.  I am also happy that I scored Hermes' Kelly in Cannes for myself.  During our last couple days stay in Paris,  it happened to be Sunday then a national holiday (Easter) on Monday that most stores closed. I made a personal note that I will have to either prolong the stay or visit Paris before any natioal holiday in the future. However, we were lucky enough that couple stores that I really want to revisit are magically open. 


Here is a hip Cafe we had lunch at while waiting for my fave. store to reopen after their lunch break. It is called Le Preaumur and is very close to the place, Galerie Vivienne, where I bought lots of cute little souvenirs. I enjoyed their interior lighting fixtures, store s…

Fashion in Paris!!

I know I would freeze myself to death if I worn only Ederm lace dress out in Pairs. Therefore, just as much as I want to show off this past season Ederm runway piece, I realized I can always wear it back home in San Francisco. And you know what, it turns out it is a good call to layer my Chanel tweed dress over it. I love the look and it actually made the whole look so full of volume and depth. What do you think? ^O^ 


I am not sure if I was blinking my eyes when hubby took this picture or it is just I was too proud of my look of the day. ha~~ 




Here I was at Hermes boutique at 17 Rue de Sèvres. I enjoy the vibe here and I am so joyous that they let visitors take pictures inside the building. You now how it is everywhere in the shops that they even forbid taking pictures of those Macarons in the pastry shops.  I mean?? Why?? They are just Macarons... lol... 
Ederm lace dress, Chanel tweed dress, Les Fees De Bengale suede jacket, Wolford socks, Chanel boots, Hermes Kelly 35cm in Bleu de Gal…

From Nice to Monte Carlo to Cannes by Car.

(Couple wording revised)

Hubby and I always enjoy driving in between small cities or big cities or any town in Europe. We never get cold feet even people comment about how difficult or troublesome or scary to drive in Europe. As a matter of fact, my kind of driving is like people in Europe, fast, precise and always look "forward" to the destination - so I enjoy NO speed limit( Actually after I post this blog, the taxi driver in Paris told us that now they do have speed limit in Paris and there are a lot of hidden cameras. )  Ouch~~ 

The tip of driving in Europe is you always need two kinds of maps, one is printed map while your the other map, electronic one fails. If you plan to stay longer than a week and you would like to visit some other towns near by, it would come in handy to have an Internet service on your phone.  Thus, you can always upload a Google map, or whatever map to guide you through the cities.  There are local phone service and you can ask about their rate of …