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03 November, 2014

Sweater, just in time!

At last, fall is here. A sweater is a must!!  
I love chunky sweater, and "chunky" means soft and enormous big not the kind of knits with stiff texture of them.  Ummm.. no, if you don't feel good with your hands' touch, don't bother, you definitely appreciate merino wool or cashmere longer in your life. 


  Area sweater by Barbara Bologna, Hat Attack wool hat, Marni leather shorts, Hermes horn necklace, bracelet, fringe/cowhair boots, Hermes Picotin bucket bag 



Wrap yourself in a cozy sweater. 
xoxo Rachel 

30 October, 2014

Complex : Cyborg, sci-fi film.

A short film I was in as Kusanagi, a human evolution form in the future. 



Cast
Matthew Saint Thompson ........................ Captain Powers
Rachel Cheng .......................................... Kusanagi
Khary Moye .............................................. Westerly
Crew
Chad C. Bell ............................................ Director
Charize Apostol ....................................... Producer
William Mackie ........................................ Director of Photography
Tore Kelly ................................................ Screenwriter
Crystal Lyon ............................................ Art Director/Production Designer
Jason Mildwurm ...................................... Line Producer
Jennifer Bleasdale .................................. 1st Production Assistant
Sarah Richmond ..................................... Script Supervisor
Lucien Knight .......................................... 1st Assistant Camera
Miki Rodriguez ........................................ Set Decorator
Laura Grassi ........................................... Make-up
Adam Gonzalez ...................................... Set Photographer
Mandy Pui ............................................... VFX Supervisor & Craft Services

22 October, 2014

Embrace Autumn~

Deep green, orange and caramel are definitely my go-to fall colors instead of grey, black or dark brown. Not particularly like the idea of dressing up in denim, black or grey seem-to-be a cool girl look, I love to be colorful in my ensembles and that suits my charismatic personality better anyway. Don't you think so? 



Orange with zipper boat neck sweater, Marni leather shorts (bought in Orlando premium outlet), ACNE deep forest green cardigan, Karen Walker sunglasses, Proenza Schouler PS1 large satchel, Balenciaga studded sandals. 


What's your fall colors?
xoxo Rachel 


18 October, 2014

Peplum Skirt, a Classic Mini.

Felt, an interesting fabric that I came across. It doesn't absorb moist/rain that quickly and I have had couple felt hats and love it. It holds the shapes very well just like this felt/wool peplum skirt by Mcginn! 

Easy put-together look I have today. 
Red Valentino white cotton tee with asymmetrical lace hem, Mcginn circle skirt, sheer grey socks, Manolo suede heels, nubu leather clutch 

Green circle felt/wool skirt by Mcginn

Take it easy on the weekend. 
xoxo Rachel 

16 October, 2014

Take on of Street Fashion!

Street fashion, almost everyone can dress his/her own style and to be uniquely identified as street fashion!!  I probably are recuperating myself from the Orlando trip and I have no desire to put on high fashion heels or layer my big brand clothes. Therefore, street fashion totally suits my mood these days. 

Fall in California is perfect for layering clothes. When I was in Orlando, it is scorching hot and I was thinking about how lucky I am living in North Cal. that I will be able to do light layerings of my clothes and have fun with my outfits. But when I am now back here in San Francisco, surfing the Internet seeing all those models/celebrities/socialites in heavy winter coats almost suffocate me... lol... Speaking of warm weather, I really should start planning Sydney/Melbourne trip during Thanksgiving!!!! (............ ... oh... yeah... I should... )

Back to street fashion, I bought this black wrap scarf early Oct. and it is so creatively designed that I can wear it around my neck, wrap my bottom or maybe some other way that I have to fugue it out in the future. I am telling you, with the volatile weather in California, a scarf is a total save as* add-on accessory you should have a ton in your wardrobe. Wrap skirt seemly is another fashion come-back this year, but instead of buying new season ones, the white past-season Ann Demuleumeester I dug out from the bottom of my drawer is just perfect contrast here. With the killer accessories, Nubu clutch and Valentino studded boots, I am feeling so IN!  

I also love layering my tanks and the key is they need to be in different volume or length to create an easy breezy effect. Now writing this blog I just realized that I am into burgundy color this season. The Valentino boots and the wool hat bought at Orlando premium outlet, it is the punch of color in my both ensembles.  Again, "chic", doesn't have to be in tailored clothes, but definitely need to look put-together at the end, right? 


Knit tank, Ann Denuleumeester wrap skirt, Valentino boots, Nubu leather clutch, Karen Walker sunnies, Bobkova black knitting scarf 

Big knit scarf always has its cozy, and relaxed look. 

 A perfect breeze with an asymmetrical skirt here. 

Layered tanks and a wool hat definitely keep me warm when suddenly the temperature drops. 

Michael Angel printed tank, organic silk tank, J Brand super skinny jeans, the Kooples combat boots, Wool hat, Hermes Picotin in Berinia, Oliver People sunglasses
The Kooples combat boots has the tough look, love~~

Scarf, combat boots, wrap skirt, are you ready for fall?
xoxo Rachel 





13 October, 2014

The Perfect Fall Outfits You Got to Try.

What's the perfect pr-fall color for you? For me, it is caramel. It is subtle, neutral and work with everything. Literally, see how it is not so overwhelming even paired with animal feather and prints. Magical, isn't it!!!?



No. 21 ostrich leather tee, D&G animal print pencil skirt, Marni necklace, Saint Laurent heels, Karen Walker pink square sunglasses 


( pic. Internet )

Mayela wears Michael Kors past season ostrich dress, and I had my no. 21 ostrich tee on. 
What a lovely coincidence!!!!

Try caramel color. 
xoxo Rachel 







Sheered midi skirt, a perfect transitional look.

I just finished a filming in Orlando, Florida last week and now I am back in North Cal. Needless to say that I love the cooler weather in SF and I don't think even with several chilly days we might have once a while here, there is really nothing to complain about living in California. 

After the shooting wrapped last Friday in Orlando, I went to its premium outlet and picked several pieces from Marni.  Who knows those pieces on me are not current after I throw them on randomly altogether? Sheered midi skirt layered with legging, boxer, even my leather shorts here are perfect for the weather right now.  Well, when is the last time you check out premium outlet??? Maybe it is time!! 


The Floral tank tunic top, leather shorts, the sheer pencil midi skirt, the sparkling flatworms are all from Marni's past season.


Wear your same name brand pieces head to toe. 
xoxo Rachel 

29 September, 2014

Feather, do you think it is too delicate?

I love feather trims on any garments and when I spot something interesting with bird's feather, I dig. T-shirt are plain and occasionally, I might be in the mood dressing as a minimalist so I'd dig into the deserted corner of my wardrobe looking for one. But this Ostrich Tee is not the case. The ostrich feather is so soft and it makes me feel so luxury yet effortless sexy at the same time. The light and fluffy ostrich feather also remind me of cotton candy. Oh, except I am an adult and I am not a fan of sticky cotton candy but I am sure that I am equally excited of wearing ostrich tee as little girl is enjoying her cotton candy in hand. Ha~ 

No.21 ostrich tee, Linda Loudermilk organic bamboo dress, Nubu leather clutch, Hermes leather bracelet, Strategia boots, multi-colored ribbon necklace, Karen Walker pink squared sunglasses 

 Almost fool me there with that "Y" character.... YSL?? 
Nay, Nubu it is!!! 

 There are equally intricate details in the front of No.21 ostrich tee as in Linda Loudermilk dress in the back. The pic. didn't have good lighting to show here. 

 Play with the right portion and details, T-Shirt can be both casual and sexy looking without showing a whole lot skin. 

Wear your t-shirt with subtle details. 
xoxo Rachel 

I Can't Have Enough Stripes.


Are you ready for the upcoming fall yet? Do you like the crisp air or chunky sweater or both? For me, fall is the perfect season to do layerings in San Francisco, and now I can say after living here for almost 15 years, I am finally a California girl. 

Here I am at suburban los altos hills, although we don't need a chunky sweater just yet, but light layering for the temperature drop from day to night is still a must. So long sleeves shirt is not only perfect for California sun during the day, but also a barrier for chilly wind in the evening. How I love about the deep cut V shape shirt is that it has the slouchy drop and extra casual chic compares to everyday button down. Don't you think so?? 


Les Prairies De Paris striped deep V slouchy shirt, Love Couture bra top, Italy thrift-store find leather mini, Karen Walker tortoise sunglasses, Valentino studded booties ( the only current season piece on me), nubu leather clutch, BCBG necklace.

The leather mini skirt is a bottom down and such a classic piece I scored at Italy. 

Don't need big name brands in my ensemble, those pieces give me enough attitude to make me feel stylish and personal. 

Love the autumn's coming. 
xoxo Rachle 







26 September, 2014

Classic Act!

Yes, pin-striped pattern is so handsome yet so classic even worn on woman. I scored this Dion Lee II wide leg trousers for this season and I can't tell you how much I love its casualness and put-together look even when I just throw a tank top on.  As far as the flower and tartan, checker prints are concerned, I definitely love them but a break from colors is good for me. If you are not good at clashing patterns or prints, less is more. Besides, sometimes a subtle detail goes a long way, right? 

Clever colors and patterns clashing! (pic. from Internet) 

 Nubu leather clutch, Hermes sandal, Hermes CDC bracelet

 Bailey44 bustier leather/cotton top, Dion Lee II trousers, Manolo suede pump 
(Me and my gf, Catherine) 


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain (pic. from Internet) 

Hot off the runway inspiration.  
xoxo Rachel 

10 September, 2014

Dainty Men's Suit!!


Men's fashion, hum... I normally write abut women's fashion since I am a woman and it is only easily applicable to me to write about what I love in women's fashion industry. However, I do appreciate a man who takes care of not only his career, his car ( how cliche! ha~ ) but also his style and looking impossibly dapper. Speaking of looking dapper, suits comes into my mind first and most suits may be increasing in popularity as more men embrace fashion and expand their wardrobes into more daring styles.  They add lovely pocket square, wear the cutest bow tie, sharp textile, and those layered texture..wooh.....how handsome!!!  Now, don't you just feel like checking out those men clothes!!!!  

Before autumn's arrival, I find BONOBOS men's collection are all so charming and I can't help but also venture to their women's collection. For men's trousers, I am impressed that they even have a rainbow color spectrum of casual pants to choose from. Oh, wait, got cared away, here are a collection from BONOBOS fall Men's Suits collection.  Their new collection of wool suits, tweed blazers and tuxedos go hand-in-hand with the coming crisp fall weather and autumn leaves which even me would adore.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with BONOBOS. 


Gray honey comb tuxedo jacket... isn't the texture charming??


Flannel Suit

“Fit is the most important detail for a suit. Marry that with classic color options and quality fabric, and you have a great looking, versatile suit for every occasion,” says Dwight Fenton, Bonobos VP of Design.


Here are some tips from Fenton’s simple suit tips to find the right fit:

• Fit starts with the shoulders: The jacket should grab your shoulders snuggly but not be overly tight. If the shoulders fit, pretty much anything else can be adjusted.

• Length matters: To determine the appropriate length, you should be able to cup the bottom of the suit with your arms by your side.

• Show some shirt: A flexible but general rule of thumb is to have a quarter-inch of your shirt cuff showing. If you’re wearing a heavier cuff, like a French cuff, you may want to show a little more.

Love yourself, and look dapper, gentlemen. 
xoxo Rachel 

27 August, 2014

Commercial: Visa Checkout!!

Visa "Checkout": The easier way to pay online!! 

I am checking out~
Thanks for the awesome Production/video. 






xoxo Rachel 

09 August, 2014

Tank Top, Summer Love!

I prefer tank tops over any tee in summer.
It's just me. 
My kind of summer love! 
Especially, with fruit prints. 

J crew tank top, Hermes sandals, 0039 yellow linen trousers

Waiting for food here..... num num... 

Cathy and me! 

Carven banana tank top, Madewell boyfriend jeans, Hermes sandals, Chanel medium classic 

Fruits are good for you anyway. 
xoxo Rachel 

Shirt Dress, the best one!

Stripes, they never go out of style. Literally, I love stripes and I would look into every piece of stripe shirt or trousers I come across just to see if there is any intricate detail somewhere that worth me the splurge. Then, I was lucky, I found this Christian Dior number. There are cutoffs around the shoulder, the back waist, and a pretty knot in front. It is slightly bigger for me but since it is meant to be a loose fit, I didn't bother much about it. 

Ever since I saw how Taylor Tomasi Hill rock so many ways of striped shirt, I am serious in love. Thanks to this Christian Dior shoulder-cutoff shirt, I can tighten it around my waist as a perfect pencil skirt. 



 Christian Dior shirt dress, Hermes Ostrich belt



Malia  Mills swim bra, Ralph Lauren brown cami., Christian Dior shirt dress (wore as pencil skirt), Hermes pale peach sandals, Hermes croc. belt, Oliver People aviator sunglasses, thrift shop find chain necklace,  J Crew clutch


Be Creative, be yourself. 

xoxo Rachel 



Feminine Midi Full Skirt!

I love midi skirt and especially the trendy high waisted midi skirt. I have more choices of pairing it with millions of tops without the hassle of doing the proportion play. Yeah, that's right. With midi skirt, whether would it be a full skirt or pencil skirt, it flatters almost all sorts of body types.  So try a high-chinched skirt for an extra feminine look and it works all the way to this fall. 




A.W.A.K.E rooster cropped top, Nicolas high waisted full skirt, Chanel sandal, Judith Leiber multiple  colored crystals clutch, Prada sunglasses, Van Cleef & Arpels butterfly n' clover earrings. 


Nicolas off shoulder wool sweater, Nicolas midi skirt, Chanel sandals, Hermes blue de Galice Kelly  

Be a woman, rock as one. 

xoxo Rachel 

13 June, 2014

TATCHA Water Collection Review: Deep Hydration Firming Serum & Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask!

I am an avid beauty product follower but I don't just use any product out on the shelf.  I look for the most effective and non-chemical ingredients in the label.  Since I have been using Tatcha's skin line for a while and I am still very happy with my skin condition, I can't wait to share TATCHA's 2 new Water Collection skin products with you. 


The TATCHA Water Collection 


  •  Deep Hydration Firming Serum 
Deep Hydration Firming Serum

What does it contain: 

Okinawa Red Algae and Hyaluronic Acid 

What does it do: 

Hydrating, nourishing and giving your skin a naturally luminous glow 

Why it's different:

23-karat gold that provides skin a nature glow without the need of slathering any simmer gel/powder 

Things I Loved

It smoothes onto your skin like a dream and slowly dries out as your skin absorbed it. It doesn't leave your skin with stickiness, very easy to spread on and because it spreads easily, you don't need excessive amount of it. 

It is suitable for all skin types. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. (Tatcha.com)

Final Thoughts

Since it is a serum, you would expect it to absorb quicker. You use it right after your toner for an effective absorption on your clean face. I have been using it diligently for 2 weeks and I always apply it with upward strokes. As far as the price is concerned, it is not cheap but serum is always more concentrated than cream so I would say it lasts longer with just couple of drops per use. Besides, I love the sensation of my skin's softness and tightness after every use. It totally worths the spoil. Compared to some other firming product, Tatcha's hydration serum doesn't leave a dry nor stickiness feel on my skin.  I really feel the replenish from the hyaluronic acid and it always leaves my skin a dewy glow every morning. 



  • Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask


Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask

What does it contain: 

Okinawa Red Algae, Hyaluronic Acid and Peony Extract

What does it do: 

Purifying and nourishing skin and awaken your eyes 

Why it's different:

It contains coconut-derived biocellulose mask which is known for speeding up the healing for burn victims, forms an occlusive layer on the skin. This enables the powerful actives to help promote the appearance of hydrated, revitalized-looking eyes. (Tatch.com)

Things I Loved

I love the convenience of an eye mask and I enjoy the product and see the result right away.  
It is suitable for all skin types. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested.(Tatch.com)

Final Thoughts

I would say if you are a night owl, buying a pack of 10 is well worth every penny you spend. Occasionally, when I have too much alcohol the night before or a very early call time of shooting, I always use eye mask to soothe myself. The refreshing result of TATCHA eye mask is utterly worth the note. I notice the fine lines under my eyes are smoother. Now that I don't have deep wrinkles around my eyes, I certainly want to keep my fine line as invisible as possible. 

Thanks TATCHA again for all these incredible samples. 

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer

Pamper your skin like no other.
xoxo Rachel 



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