Classiques Entier

Print Mixology

I have been wearing a lot of solids and muted colors lately, and I’m kinda missing my bold prints and bright colors. For now, I’ll play with simple patterns: leopard and stripes with a dab of chevron mixed in.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Leopard print blouse thanks to Oasap | Bottom: Express (old; similar here) | Shoes: Classiques Entier pumps| Purse: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Sunglasses: Lumete Vedrina | Belt: BCBGeneration

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I remember seeing my closet a few years ago filled of stripes, dots, floral and animal prints but never thought to mixed them together. Nowadays mixing patterns and prints has no boundaries. There are all sorts of tips out there on how to mix prints…but I think the key in making prints flow together is the wearer’s attitude and confidence. I’ve seen  3-4-5-even 6 different prints, wildly worn together that made my head spun…somehow the person wearing it made it work. I think all 6 would make me look like I just escaped the madhouse, but I’d love to experiment more with exotic and ikat prints. Do you think attitude is everything when it comes to fashion?

Something in Between

[Photos by NR]

Top: BGBGeneration contrast hem top | Bottom: BCBGeneration Jasper denim faux leather pants | Clutch: Z Spoke Zac Posen studded clutch | David & Young Neo Noir fedora | Shoes: Classiques Entier Riley pumps | Bracelets:  Kate Spade colored stones | Glasses: Giorgio Armani

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Who needs thigh high boots when there’s pants like these?

I’ve always been a little intimated to wear leather (or leather-like) pants, so I’m taking baby steps with these BCBGeneration Jasper “denim meets leather” hybrid pants….and quickly I fell in love. It’s stretch skinnies with an unexpected edge that will instantly make you feel like you can kick anyone’s ass. Perhaps next time, I’ll go the full length!

I Heard You Were A Wild One

[Photos by NR]

Top: Chambray shirt (similar here) | Bottom: Zara leopard pants | Shoes: Classiques Entier Riley pumps | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Glasses: Dior cat eye

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Hey loves, I hope your weekend was a fabulous one. I have some exciting news that I want to share! On Thursday I found out I’m going to be one of the featured emerging designers for the Keary Street Workshop Runway 2012 Fashion show. Kearny Street Workshop is the nation’s oldest Asian American multidisciplinary arts organization who’s mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists in the SF Bay Area. What an honor to be a part of this!

I immediately started sketching and putting together patterns on Friday afternoon and didn’t stop sewing until Sunday at 4am-ish. I did took short breaks but I was still delirious after spending so much time with Singer and Brother…On Sunday we attended the model casting call and had the pleasure of meeting the ladies of KSW who were all so sweet and helpful. I’m so excited and nervous all at once and I can’t wait until the show starts in less than 4 weeks! It’ll just mean very little sleep between now and the end of September so if you see me on the blog with bags under my eyes and outfits that doesn’t quite make sense, you’ll know why. :)

Isn’t it funny how these bursts of energy emerged so unexpectedly when we are doing something we love?


Ok now on to some really exciting news that you’ve been waiting for! The WINNER of my Polka Dot skirt is Sandra! I will send you an email to get all of your information! Congrats!!!

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Keep it Between the Pleats (+ DIY Tutorial)

I have been looking for the perfect pleated leather skirt but my luck hasn’t been so great. A few months back I purchased one from H&M but just the thought of leather at the time made me sweat and when I said sweat, I’m talking the “Sweaty Axe Commercial” sweat… so I returned it. Since it’s getting a little chilly now, I wanted it again but it’s sold out everywhere (don’t you hate that?).

Then I came across the Alice + Olivia pleated leather skirt but too bad it was sold out as well… Plus I didn’t feel like forking out $396 for a skirt. So what’s a girl to do? Make it? Why the hell not.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21 crop tank, Dollman denim vest (similar here)| Bottom: DIY (faux) leather pleated skirt | Shoes: Classiques Entier cap toe pumps | Purse: Marc Jacobs  Crosby Sutton bag | Bracelet: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here and here) | Belt: studded leather belt (old, similar here and here)

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We had the pleasure of attending the GAP Fall 2012 “Icons Redefined” Collection x LookMazing event in the heart of SF on Wednesday night. It was such a blast getting styled by the Gap stylists, took photos in LookMazing’s photo booth and sipped on champagne. My girl Sab from Rouge Spark looked so freakin’ cute with a full outfit makeover and even Nate came back decked out in yellow rolled up pants and an orange shirt! I on the other hand was a party pooper and only changed my top. Booo to me! But I had an excuse…I couldn’t take off my newly DIY skirt! :)

Continue Reading below for DIY tutorial

Shades of Pastel

High-waisted distressed shorts has flooded fashion magazines, websites and streetstyle this summer. My poor little overstuffed denim drawers has also took a big hit. Distressed cut off denims are really easy to DIY, but these particular pastel tie dye babies were too good to pass up when I came across them in LA.

[Photos by NR] 

Top: Forever 21 white crop tank | Bottom: Vintage Levi’s distressed pastel tie dye shorts with diy studs (similar here, here and here) | Shoes: Classiques Entier riley pumps | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff swing black shoulder bag | Necklace: Initial pendant necklace (similar here) | Bracelets: Michael Kors Rhinestone Embellished Ridged, Carolee Lux (similar here), Ali Khan beaded cord.

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Whew! T.G.I.F! This week felt like the longest week ever. Today is Friday the 13th and as much as I’ve “tried” not to be superstitious, I’m always paranoid of the little things on this day like being attacked by a black cat (yes this had happened to me), randomly walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror or just anything and everything. I cannot afford 7 years of bad luck. Are you superstitious?

Happy Friday loves, despite my superstitious mumble jumble, I hope the eve of your weekend is off to a great start! xo

P.S. If you’re in the LA area, go check out Motel on Melrose Ave. There were so many vintage cut off denims available in every size you can imagine and I mean every size ranging from $40-$70 (sorry I can’t locate the address for the life of me right now).

Below are some shots via my Instagram.

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