Thursday, 28 April 2011

Another Sunny Day

It was another sunny day in Manchester.
Oh well, weather has been nice and delightful for a week now. 
I was wearing a yellow mid-length jacket with scallop edging at the bottom, 
which was a gift from Nadia Izruna, owner and designer of Nadinoo
I also wear a skirt from H&M, and tights are from Dorothy Perkins. 
Flat shoes are from Urban Outfitters.

I have always been fascinated by reflections, especially in a sunny day with blue blue sky. 

Sometimes walking in a different route than how you normally walk, 
you see a nicer view.
It is all fresh and exciting.

I love this photo. Love the shadow of the tree, love the girl reading on the grass. Everything seems so perfect in a sunny afternoon.

Finally have to mention how excited I am to receive the ticket to one of the LCF graduate fashion show. 
I have had a glance of my friend's collection. Believe me, the whole collection is amazing. It is very creative and I can't wait to see them in real life. Check the collection out on here, and vote for her for the competition if you like it too! I am so glad that Chichi has invited me to her show, I am sure it is gonna be spectaculars and inspirational for my final year. Good luck CHICHI LUO!  

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The moody girl has exposed to the sun!

I don't look happy here. I guess I really wasn't too happy haha.

This collage was made the day I went out with Sara. We had sushi, we had a little sunbathing in Spinningfiled, we did a little shopping. It was a super nice day!!!

Cath kidston had a 15% off the other day, and gosh I just went after work and grabbed something I have been wanting to own. I can't tell you how much I love this new mug!!! It is so big and I LOVE IT!!!
Wanna go back to grab some more for my new home! :P

This was taken a day when I went to Birmingham
 to visit my friend and I was so bored on the train. 

DADADA!!! I did a superb make-up!
 Hmm... wasn't that superb haha. 
But I adored, I still adore the little two dotty I did under my eyes.
What do you think what do you think?

I had a coral colour lipstick on.
 I want to have a mega bright orange and a bright pink one too.
I must say I am pretty addicted!

Lovely photo taken by my lovely boyfriend! 
(I know I mirror is so dirrrrty! :P)

Happy Easter!!!

:) Hello everyone! Hope you all have a delightful Easter holiday.  

I wish I had time to post my daily outfit everyday, 
but heaven knows how lazy a blogger I am. 
So I have gathered some pictures together and share them with you all at once! :D

Some of these pictures were taken in March, and some were April.

I don't tend to dress in black normally, 
but occasionally I do try being a bit low key, you think it works?

Black raffle lace top: no brand from a shop in Shenzhen
Black Cardigan: Uniqlo
Black shorts: Zara
Black tights: Comme ca ism
Black shoes: Urban Outfitters

Cream cardigan: Asos
Navy light weight knit jumper: H&M
Skirt: Taobao
Tights: Comme ca ism
Loafers: Asos

Snood: Warehouse
Trench coat: Zara
Tights: Comme ca ism
Bag: Vintage
Snood: Gift from Sara
Cardigan: Mango
Top: Zara
Skirt: Taobao
Tights: Dorothy Perkins

Head band: Accessorize
Top: H&M
Cardigan: A shop in Shenzhen
Shorts: Forever 21
Belt: Vintage
Lace tights: Topshop
Mint tights: New Look
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Head band: Accessorize
Snood: Gift from Sara
Cardigan: Asos
Navy light weight knit jumper: H&M
Bag: Zara
Tights: Comme ca ism
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Cardigan: Zara
T-shirt: A shop in Shenzhen
Belt: Vintage
Skirt: Topshop
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Vintage
Bag: A shop in Shenzhen

Coat: Topshop
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters
Lime vest: Topshop
Shorts: Forever 21
Tights: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Office
Bag: A shop in Shenzhen

Cadigan+ dress+shoes: A shop in Shenzhen
Vest: H&M
Bag: Vintage
Socks: Forever 21

HeyHOOOO!!! It feels like summer in Manchester now!!! 
And I am loving it loving it loving it!!!
I guess it is time to get rid of my belly :P

Anyway guys, have a lovely hol! x

Monday, 18 April 2011


It's been a long time since my last post. I just have to work from 9 till 5 Monday to Friday. Then I off work to home, eat, shower, browse the internet, watch some episodes, then it's bed time! WHAT A LIFE! I mean, I feel like a proper grown up now, having my daily routine. Most importantly, I totally enjoy having my weekends OFF! You know I didn't used to have weekends, I worked my ass off for my uni projects. But today I was sitting in the balcony with my lovely boyfriend when we were having lunch. It was just so amazing to be under the sun, and there was some nice breeze. I was not a 'sun' person at all, because I always wanted to have pale white skin. But i love the sun more and more everyday now. It is totally a different story in China though. Too boiling back home. Anyway, I just want to share some photos with you guys today. It is a photo shoot done by my friend Sara, and I am the model of the shoot!!! Some of the photos were shown in an online spanish magazine, even the cover of that issue. 

Just want to share with you some of my favourites! I did the make-up myself. The first 2 photos were edited by myself and the rest were edited by Sara. Tell me what you think! 

Back then I still had my ''long'' hair :P 

Monday, 4 April 2011


This is one of my design project.
I have named it, "Attitude".

This project meant a lot to me.
The final outcome is not my favourite from all the things I have ever made.
But the idea behind it, and the process I had gone through,
yet, is the most attached one to myself.

(The story of it is quite long, so, no need to read it if you are not interested.)

This outfit was made during the christmas holiday 2010 in my 2nd year of University life.
Before started this project, I had 3 projects in 2 months, and I made 5 outfits.
I am not a professional sewer since I learnt sewing in my first year of University.
It was hard but fun at the same time when I first started, 
in my first year I didn't have so many chances to get onto the sewing machine.
I only made one lingerie and one outfit in the whole year plus some other styling and drawing stuff.
So, it was a big challenge in the beginning of my 2nd year.
I still remember I spent 50 hours making the first outfit, but I loved it.
The second one was alright, I had some troubles sewing a pair of pants.
The 3rd project was to make 3 outfits in knitwear.
It was a time I won't forget in my life.
I hated those 3 outfits so much and I had a very hard time when sewing them up.
I didn't enjoy the entire process.
I almost gave up.
I cried and cried, day and night.
I just didn't know what was wrong, it seemed like everything was wrong.
I couldn't sew things right, and my plans didn't go as I expected.
I then became homesick, very very much.
So, I just ended up with 3 very horrible outfits.
The point is, I really really really almost gave up.
When the tutors launched this project, which was the end of that project.
I was like, oh no, I am not ready yet. I don't want to do this, I can't do this.

I was still crying when it started.
There was one day, one of the tutors asked us to think about 5 questions, and to present the answers after lunch break.
The questions were something like:
which is the last book you read or your favourite book?
what do you love doing?
what makes you happy?
what makes you sad?

I can only remember these 4.
I started thinking about them, and guess what?
I started crying, I mean, my tears just fall down, like a open tap.
My favourite book?
Tuesday With Morrie
This book is about 14 lectures Morrie gave the author before he died.
They were about life.
There's a quote saying, if you learn how to die you learn how to live.
Because Morrie knew he was going to die,
he saw things so clear.
We know we are going to die but we don't realise it, do we?
We always think death is so far away.
But actually it is not. We never know what is going to happen to us the next minute.
What I like about this saying is that, 
I remind myself, I might die in any seconds, so I should treasure the time when I am alive.
And love the ones I want to love and be with the people I want to be the most.
Do the things I love and I want the most.
I am not lying, think about the earthquake in Japan, in China, 
things are happening, we never know if tomorrow I will still be here.

So I answered my first question and thought so far.
I missed my family,
I wanted to be with my them.
I didn't know why I should suffer here.
I started to think why I came to the UK, 
why I wanted to leave my country so bad few years ago.
And then I realised at that moment, 
I just forgave everything, and just wanted to be home again, with no regrets.

Then the 2nd question,
what do I love doing?
Traveling? What about travelling with family?
I had a trip with them in the summer and it was great.
It was more than great.

I started crying again, and you know,
everything just somehow linked together, all those questions.
I know I was emotional, but they were all the real, deep answers from my heart.

what makes me sad?
being far away from them?
not knowing anything and can't help with any problems back home?

I started crying again.
Yes, on my lunch break, my eyes were just non-stoped dropping tears.
I knew I couldn't do that presentation.
I talked to my tutor, and of course with my tear eyes.
She said, it was okay if I didn't want to do it.
But if I feel fine, and just get myself together and do it.

I was listening to other people's presentations,
they were saying something like, 
they love sleeping, bla bla bla,
I guess, it was just me who took the questions too serious?
and because I was too emotional at that time.

I was the 2nd last who did the presentation,
(yes, I did it.)

I answered them just like how I told you guys above.
I cried. Apparently.
But I was truthful, I finished the talk too.

Then somehow,
I felt happier.

It was more clear why I was here.
I can't be beaten.
Of course I want to be successful,
becoming a designer or someone big.
But for me,
not being afraid, and walk into the dark, and dance through the rain,
is successful for me.
I grow up through all these.

That's when the concept of this project came out.

I want to tell myself,
tell the world, that,
when your life is being miserable, tough
when reality is so cruel to you,
you need to give those powerful colours yourself,
bright up yourself,
be those bright colours,
to fight against the dark.
and be strong,
if you believe you can't be beaten,
you won't be beaten.

That's the attitude I am talking about.
and this is the meaning behind my outfit.

(I know it was a long and boring story,
but if you have read it, you would understand it more.
and you now know why this outfit is important to me.)