Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Ice Queen

哈尔滨 (Harbin), my beloved second home.

Its amazing shopping, food, (and friends and family!) and architecture (including many Russain influenced buildings - called the oriental St. Petersburg by some) it is most famous for it's AMAZING, and I mean AMAZING ice and snow sculptures (my favs are the ice, as shown above). These ice culptures are life ize and include replicas of famous world monuments  (e.g. Leaning Tower or Pisa, the Great Wall of China, and the Lincoln Memorial,) and ice buildings that you can walk around in and attempt to climb. Cartier and Tiffany stores also make their appearance at the annual ice festival park.

In the 1920s, 哈尔滨 was considered the fashion capital of China as new designs from Paris and Moscow reached here first before arriving in Shanghai.

I heart you Harbin.

Ex oh ex oh

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Follow your inner child to where the wild things are...


Ahhhhhh when childhood memories come alive, and are made better by combining with fashion! Thanks Spike Jonze and Opening Ceremony!

Note: these creations are faux fur, breathe PETA.

Monday, September 28, 2009


The devil wears Prada? Maybe, but probably more Chanel and definately fur. However, the devil definately is passive aggressive.

Sorry US fashion, the British rule you

I heart Grace Coddington.

She is amazing and so full of grace (excuse the pun), and vitality. Being a top model herself in the 60s, having gone from a convent to winning a Vogue model contest, and then being in a terrible car accident in her 20s she still continued to be ever so influential in the fashion world. Working beside Miss Wintour for so long at US Vogue, (also having worked prior at Brittish Vogue), I think it's both fabulous and hilarious that the US fashion scene is run by two aging Brittish women. What a great team - would love to see them face the Trump.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


a state of endurance under difficult circumstances.