Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Snapshot

Despite feeling the tendrils of a sore throat creeping up on me last week, I attended a German Carnival party, followed by a live band at Bed Supper Club on Thursday and a Fashion show at Nest on Friday. Although I paid for it dearly the rest of the weekend, and am still feeling as though my throat is on fire today, I was able to grab a few shots of the weekend.

{Karen and I at the Carnival party- we are some sort of glittery fairy!}

{Quick costume change and off to Bed, but obviously we kept the masks for good measure}

{Friday night at Nest for the Into the WilderNest Fashion Show}

** Thanks to John Beara, Tommy Nori, and Aj Sikand for the pictures**

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Uptown Twirl

Hey everyone-

The lovely Cara from Uptown Twirl is hosting a giveaway, and it is so fabulous I am doing a post on it. To win the Reiss bag, visit her site at


Went to the opening of a club called Insomnia in Bangkok this weekend. It got mixed reviews but I loved it! Probably helped that my friend got me VIP entry, so drinks were free for the first few hours. Although I didn't bring my camera, I was able to snag two of the pictures from the facebook album (linked below).

{Me on left: dress Calvin Klein, bracelet from India, bag featured below from Thailand; Carissa in middle: dress Zara, earrings H&M}
{SUPER obsessed with my new bag}

Insomnia Pictures courtesy of Paul Sanderson albums on

Monday, November 8, 2010

California Gurls

Hello everyone! So sorry for the ridiculously long hiatus, but the GRE demanded my attention. I did really well, so now I am on to grad school applications! Hopefully in the next few months I will be accepted to a journalism program. Hope you haven't forgotten me, but you know us California gurls - we're unforgettable!

Halloween was my first night out after my months of hermitude, so my friends and I went out full force. Honestly, I felt like a celebrity, with people taking our pictures all night! I guess as a Katy Perry California Gurl, I couldn't have expected any less!

 {Isn't my heart purse amazing?!}

PS - I'm the one in blue xx

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ms. Coco Chanel

"Success is often achieved by those who do not know failure is inevitable."

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

"A girl should be two things: classy, and fabulous."

~ Coco Chanel

Just seeking a little advice from the wonderful Coco Chanel as I wrap up my studying. I've tried to take her words to heart, prancing around my room in sequin skirts and neon heels while I desperately try to memorize stacks of flashcards. At least I feel fabulous, even if I am studying and no one can see me. After Tuesday, you will have your blogger back!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Study Music

Hey everyone- apologies for being MIA, but it is only two weeks till the GRE, so on top of work and studying, I have no free time! Here is a little musical inspiration to keep you going. Angus and Julia Stone are a phenomenal Aussie brother and sister duo. Their first album is to die for and they just came out with their next!

Also, check out the tie-dye fringe ponchos- I want one so bad.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lovely Lady

Other than my highly eventful shopping excursion this past weekend, I spent the rest of my free time studying, save a few hours Saturday night. Armed with broccoli soup and gummy bears, my friend Karen, the model/dancer I photographed, came over to test me on vocabulary flash cards while we edited her pictures from the weekend before. That lasted for about 40 minutes, till we whipped out the jewelry supplies and started crafting while watching "How I Met your Mother".

Since I have been too lost in a sea of words I have never heard before and math equations I haven't looked at for years to take pictures of myself, I am going to share the pictures of Karen for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Today was the Clutter Sale for Charity at the Four Seasons in Bangkok, where the wealthy, stylish, and generous of heart sell their beautiful designer (and not-so designer) cast-offs for ridiculously affordable prices. Lets just say I scored big... as in Calvin Klein, Prada, Chloe, DKNY, Burberry, and even a little Zara "big". My friends snatched up some Alexander McQueen, BCBG, Topshop, Marc Jacobs, and Louboutins (for 3,500 baht... the sticker for the original price was still on the box- 31,000 baht... I considered them first but just couldn't smash my fat feet into them with any sort of elegance).

My outfit ended up being perfect, as I was able to try everything on over my dress!

One of the vendors is in charge of merchandise at a hotel, and she liked my necklaces. When I told her I made them, she gave me her contact details and we are going to discuss the potential of me selling with her! As if all the designer goods weren't enough to put me on a natural high.

 Our lovely Central World opened this week as well, the mall ravaged by fire during the protests. Obviously parts are still out of commission, but I was very happy to see it teaming with people. We ate lunch there after our massive shopping spree at a delicious Japanese restaurant.

Sorry the pictures are a little grainy- 
my camera was dead so we used my friend's point and shoot.

{Outfit: Dress Glassons, a New Zealand brand; cuff from India; necklaces Stephanie Soderborg Designs; shoes Thai market; bag Primark; blazer from the sale that day!}

Friday, October 1, 2010

Birds of a Feather

My most current obsession: feathers. Although I'm not sure I would necessarily pair all these items together, I would be somewhat tempted. I just can not get enough of them. I own about 10 pairs of feather earrings as is. When I truly think about it, I'm pretty sure this obsession isn't really a new development; I've loved the ideas of feathers ever since I read the book Dangerous Angels with one of the main characters braiding feathers into her hair. I love the nature-loving, free-spirited, hippy vibe feathers entail, and they add that extra bit of excitement to an outfit!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


As you may have noticed, I've been slightly MIA recently. Although my blog is one of my favorite pastimes, for the past few weeks, and for the next month, I need to focus on one main goal- the GRE. For those of you unfamiliar with the American educational system, this is the standardized test for graduate schools. Ironically, although I haven't taken a math class for about five years, and I am a professional writer/editor/bookworm (well, the bookworm part might not be so professional), I am a gun at the math section and absolutely atrocious at vocab.

Apparently there are 3,500 words I should know as well as I know how to spell my own name (mom, if you are reading this do NOT laugh; for everyone else, I misspelled my name once, when I was young and have never lived it down... it was definitely a blonde moment) so I've been living in a sea of flash cards, as evidenced by the pictures. I also have the luxury of living above my uncle's unbelievably delicious, totally sinful restaurant, Home Run Bar & Grill, where all too often I get fed tasty treats like this cheese cake. 

Although I had just come from a pretty intense workout at the gym, clearly I had no issues wolfing down the entire piece. I'm chalking it up to brain food!

So, anyone have some good vocabulary words for me to learn?

Also, as promised on my Facebook fan page, I am going to do a giveaway of one of the gorgeous bracelets I bought in India (I got 4, really unnecessary) so make sure you follow!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Stroll

I spent Saturday morning at the park near my house with one of my closest friends in Bangkok playing around with photo shoot ideas. My friend is a professional dancer/ sometimes model/ fashionista, so we gathered up some 70s inspired wear and had fun with it. Although I spent most the day behind the camera, we got a few shots of my outfit before we had lunch and headed home.

{Zara top; Ray-ban Sunglasses; 
multicolored necklace, silver cuff and shoes from India; rings from Cambodia; shorts vintage; shell tooth necklace Stephanie Soderborg Designs}

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hauz Khas and Curry

I've spent the last two days in Dehli shopping like crazy, visiting some of the major sites, and stuffing myself with the most delicious Indian food I've ever tasted (which probably has something to do with the fact that this is my first time to India). My lovely friend turned out to be a fantastic photog, so we had lots of fun scampering around the Hauz Khas ruins. We had lots of energy because we bagged last night on our big night out and opted instead to stay home, drink a bottle of wine, and have some much needed girl talk. 

By the way, can you spot my "nose piercing"? It's a bindi, I bought tons because I don't quite have the nose for a piercing but I love playing around with it! 

Following our photo shoot, we wound our way through the village to a popular (yet remarkably hidden) restaurant called Gunpowder where we had sweet and sour pumpkin curry, curd, and something resembling chutney/apple sauce with flakey Indian bread (I am horrible with names).

All this is due to my gorgeous and wonderful friend, Meg. Isn't she lovely?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

In the Name of Love

So I went to the Taj Mahal yesterday, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I just loved hearing the story of the King building this in the name of love. I'm sure I got ripped off a few times, as I'm not familiar with the currency yet, but I had an excellent guide, bought a really cool traveling backgammon set (I'm obsessed with the game) and took pictures with about 1000 Indian people! One person would ask for me to be in their picture, and then a line would form. I think a lot of people would be bothered by this, but I'm used to it as I am the rare breed of blonde in Asia, so I just smiled away.

PS- Sorry I look less than spectacular, I had had three hours sleep, a 4:45am wake up call, and a 4 hour car ride.