Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's Not Easy Being Green~

So much for all the "you can create your own luck/destiny", I kind of caved & went to see a Chinese fortune teller to improve my luck. Amongst many other juicy things that he told me (you will have to ask me personally!), he said that I needed more of a WOOD element to balance out my weak FIRE element & that meant wearing more GREEN colored clothing.

I must have given him a look of disdain. I'm currently in my Black, Black, "All Black Everything" clothing phase & have pretty much given up anything colored.
The first thing I thought about when the word green clothing came to mind was pretty much something to this effect:



Yes the infamous Versace JLO dress that dropped jaws but not in a good way. Or some horribly long goddess gown. Or something like this:



Sighs, no wonder I was averse to this color! But as I went along & started digging stuff out of my closet, I realised that I did have a number of green colored clothing & that sometimes it's really okay to be wearing something other than black. I do think that I have felt more lively & free after adding more color into my wardrobe~

Now.. if only my closet included some lust-worthy Lanvin dresses like these for New Year's Eve!!



sources: basicallyblack.com, thefablife.com, fashion.about.com, www.coolspotters.com, cutedresses.blogspot.com

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happily Sidetracked!

Oops! I was really searching for something else on the Internet, when I came upon
the brand Aqua Couture at the ASOS website.
WOO! All the structured shoulders, unique shapes & strong & sexy looks.. I couldn't help but drool over them. I would wear each one for each day of the work week!



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just Cause I Need a Little Boost!




I've always been taught to create my own luck, but these tips could always come in handy on days like this:

How to Make Your Own Luck

1. Maximize Chance Opportunities
Lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing, and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this in various ways, which include building and maintaining a strong network, adopting a relaxed attitude to life, and being open to new experiences.

2. Listen to Your Lucky Hunches
Lucky people make effective decisions by listening to their intuition and gut feelings. They also take steps to actively boost their intuitive abilities -- for example, by meditating and clearing their mind of other thoughts.

3. Expect Good Fortune
Lucky people are certain that the future will be bright. Over time, that expectation becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because it helps lucky people persist in the face of failure and positively shapes their interactions with other people.

4. Turn Bad Luck Into Good
Lucky people employ various psychological techniques to cope with, and even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, they don't dwell on the ill fortune, and they take control of the situation.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sundays at Haji Lane



Lazy, rainy Sundays...
My friend was in town that day & we headed to Arab St/Haji Lane to walk around.
It's one of the areas in Singapore that has some sense of character, color, & individuality that I like.

Past all the nasi padang stalls, shisha cafes & quaint little shops, there were other
vibrant colors & textures that I wanted to capture.

Most of the shops were closed, but we chanced upon an ad hoc flea market that was being held on the street. Selling everything from handmade fabric animals to vintage clothes, it was nice to see a youthful, bustling environment.
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I will definitely have to go back again & also try the Middle Eastern restaurants nearby. Falafels- yum!!




Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Brights

Woowoot!! It's just about summer, the sun is finally out, no more of the June Gloom... & here are just come pics that show just that! I love how the colors are so contrasting but are still in the same kind of tone that they work so well together.



from designscene - Sevva Hotel in HK


from refinery29 - Miles Aldridge


from refinery29



from ffffound!

Geometry

This was one of my preferred areas in Math class, because it involved shapes. Lately, everywhere I look now has magnificent geometric shapes/angular color blocking graphics going on. With the use of contrasting bright popping colors, I can't help but fall in love.. oohhhh~


from refinery29


from coolhunter


from Stylesight


from fffound!


from coolhunters