284 - Bright Lights, Iron Sights


The story behind these shots: My family had originally planned to head down to town to see the Christmas lights, but in a change of plans (and my father forgetting to bring along my heels and camera), I ended up back home later that night taking the shots in my carpark. 

Reciting my usual line when I'm tired of posing for photos (and getting it right), "There's nothing Photoshop can't fix," I present to you badly photoshopped bright lights (read: bokeh textures) onto grainy night shots. Christmas is the best time of the year.

I wish I had a massive Christmas tree to pose with.

Taobao white blazer; Taobao printed shirt; Editor's shorts; Zara shoes; thescarletroom clutch; Editor's & Taiwan necklaces

283 - Hey Sister


This probably makes my fourth time wearing this pair of vintage Burberry culottes, for simple reason that I just find it immensely hard to pair. Still oscillating between labeling it a failure or a semi-success.

Although the fact that these pair of culottes (from the ages of my mother) are still of better quality than certain articles of clothing I'm buying nowadays does brings up the question of The Price Tag (capitalized for dramatic effect). Is it really worth it? The closet life (do you call it shelf life?) is evidently and undoubtedly much longer (perhaps not proportionately, I wouldn't have the time to tell), and if you indulge in classic pieces like these, they may just be worth it.

Then again, with the Burberry print on everything from ripoff bags to picnic mats and foldable umbrellas, I doubt many people really think I'm wearing the real deal. (That's an entirely different ballgame altogether: Does it matter?)

It's hard to un-see the CCTV camera in the corner.

Photos taken by Thalia
Editor's crop pullover; Burberry vintage culottes; Taiwan boots; Taiwan diamante necklace; Taiwan sling bag

282 - Happiest Place on Earth

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I will attempt to make up for my long absence with a more traditional, and less than conventional photo of my classmate in Bhutan's national dress, the kira, together with the wonju (the long sleeved white blouse inside) and the toego outside. This exact set-up is also what female students wear to school, with different patterns and colors accounting for different school uniforms. (I'm not sure how they survive through summer, really)

(Do you feel more culturally educated now?)

Hopefully I'll be able to get some proper outfit posts up soon, or at least a few designs (that sounds much more plausible), but I'm hoping my fashion for passion (a phrase so apt, yet leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth from how juvenile it is) will return when I go to Spain and Portugal later this month! Holla, Zara. 

(Also, I find it immensely funny that I'm tagging this post "street style")