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!