Wednesday, March 30, 2011

today's inspiration: spring songs

back when i was about 7

i loved wearing sparkly glittery long dresses since i was kids

can't believe how i was so excited to get the half-hand size of ipod nano when it first came out
now all devices related to communication and music get replaced so easily
within quarters and 6 months it's quite sad and great to see the growing advance at the same time..

pastel colors back on my hands

i need more songs on my playlist
recommend me some great songs at the moment
or at a related theme to "spring" for me on my comments
or send me email pinklemonincrystal [at] yahoo . com

here are obsessions at the moment

frozen rock necklace $180
will look beautiful with crocheted, chiffon, lacey items

indigo mist dress $400

on-a-wing heels $480
such a perfect spring shoes
make you want to jump in a dancing & singing mood

sandspun maxi dress $400
for the beach

shimmering latice skimmers $240

starburst pleated shift dress $200

torsade peep-toes $180

all available at

instead of focusing for the wedding gowns
i looked for everyday appropriate
more spring-related lovely pieces from bHLDN
and i'm sure you'll get why i did and what i mean from these picks!

collier yes no

gold cherry
i have crystalized cherry earrings from other brand already
so thought this necklace would perfect with or without the match

L.A. necklace

all available at

I totally forgot to share this code
remember my post with feature?
if you love vintage and liked the products from VPV
you can get special savings with this code: 24HourSAVINGS
that means you have $10 to spend on single or multiple items when you purchase
enjoy :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

interview with Lumete

I always invest on great quality products
in shoes, sunglasses, bags and outerwears (jackets, coats, etc.)
because that quality can't be replaced exactly in that
depth of time and effort put in like making an indiviaul art piece
especially if it's a handmade product

I interviewed Clara Herrera, creative director, designer & founder of Lumete (the other founder is her friend Barbara Warren)

hope you'll enjoy this interview and beautiful collections from
I've picked personal 7 favorite looks!
and I want nothing more than for you to learn from this post
that eye protection is the first key to consider when you purchase sunglasses

and then after choosing the right brand and store,
pick your design in terms of color, shape and sizes etc.

attic safari-golden sunset

1. How was the trade show at the SXSW festival? I've never been to Austin. Seems like such a great event I've missed!

Style X was awesome, and we had a blast in sunny Austin. We feel that Style X is the first showcase to truly merge music, indie culture and style in a single event, and we are extremely honored to have been a part of it. We connected with other amazing emerging brands, heard great music and met wonderful people from all over the world.

Style X is revolutionary in that it looks at how music and independent artistic expression is shaping Style, and it takes Style directly to the people. We also strongly respond to the core philosophy of the event. Founder Joah Spearman decided to call the event Style X, rather than Fashion X because there is an important differentiation to be made: while “Fashion” deals in trends and tortured schedules, “Style” is about expressing and differentiating oneself, creating a lasting individuality rather than simply following trends. In terms of our brand we strongly believe in this concept. We see sunglasses as a vital item in a women’s wardrobe and an important way to express her individuality. We create pieces that are unique and bold yet sophisticated and timeless.

Style X is a great way for everyone to have the chance to see the work created by exciting new brands as well as shop on the spot for the pieces they like.

attic safari-turquoise coast

2. What does your typical day look like?

As a small, emerging company, every day is different. We are handling everything ourselves… from design and development, to sales, graphic design, logistics, PR, accounting, or planning for shows such as Style X. So we’re always working, which can be difficult, but always interesting and very rewarding.

dramolete-silver mosaic

3. Do you do collaborations with others? Do you have any muses or people/brands you want to collaborate with some day?

Being one of the few independent eyewear brands on the market we feel much affinity and respect for other indie brands out there. We are shying away from actual product design collaborations as we are focused on establishing the Lumete brand and vision; however, we have been very open to other creative relationships, such as photoshoot or runway styling. For example, we recently provided sunglasses to summerwear line Cavortress, another emerging brand that showed at Style X. We have also connected with many creative people such as musicians and bloggers, as we love to create relationships with like-minded women who share our aesthetic sensibility. 

dramolete-teal shadow

4. Any countries/cities you want to visit?

All of them! Barbara and I love to travel and have been to many places, but there are still too many places left to name.

Barbara is lucky enough to have visited Seoul and loved it, but I have not yet been to Korea. I hope to visit one day soon! As far as Lumete, we are really hoping to expand internationally – we have shipped orders to countries all over the world, but we are still working on finding more boutiques to work with us.

oummaa-cosmos black

5. Any song of inspiration at the moment?

At this very moment we’re in a really mellow mood musically. We’re currently enamored with a couple of bands that played at SXSW. We’ve been listening to Rain Phoenix’s Band Papercranes and their new album “Let’s Make Babies In the Woods”. Another band we became obsessed with is Eisley, they are an amazing band from Tyler Texas and we can’t get enough of their lovely tunes. Their new album “The Valley” is beautiful!

ulula-blond havana

6. I personally can't live without sunglasses and that's why I've wanted to do an interview with you. For me I love the fact that the sunglasses give you an edgier look.
What do you think is the best feature about the sunglasses? Any recommendation for us to find that perfect pair?

Definitely, sunglasses are that accessory that immediately adds the coolness factor to your look. However, the best and most important feature of sunglasses is the protection (from the damaging rays of the sun) they provide for your eyes and the delicate eye area. Isn’t it wonderful that an item which is so necessary and practical also becomes the ultimate fashion accessory? This is why we love making sunglasses. To us they are a magical object: the perfect fusion of science, art and functionality.

It is important to understand that sunglasses are indispensable for eye health and even to keep wrinkles at bay, which is why it is crucial to buy a hi-quality pair made of hi-grade materials with quality lenses. To learn about what makes a good pair of sunglasses watch our video, [ ] where my partner Barbara explains in detail the difference between hi and low quality frames and lenses and what to look for when shopping for sunglasses.

We hear from a lot of women that they’re afraid of investing in a quality pair of sunnies because they worry about losing or breaking them, which is why Lumete sunglasses come with a set of custom-designed accessories to help you care for and treasure your sunglasses. Our aim is to inspire women to invest in quality and take care of their sunglasses, so that instead of buying cheap pairs (that are usually uncomfortable and get easily damaged) and replacing them often, they invest in beautiful quality pairs, treasure them and start building their dream sunglasses collection so they’ll have great options for every occasion, mood and outfit.

wanderling-cosmos black

7. And lastly, what do you think about fashion blogs becoming a part of the fashion industry, or like some say creating a whole new fashion world?

With social media and fashion bloggers like you, the fashion world is becoming a much more open, democratic and interesting place, where people can discover new brands and experience many different points of view rather than following the dictates of just a handful of print publications which tend to focus primarily on giant established fashion house brands. We are seeing the immense influence that independent fashion blogs are having on the fashion industry and we are thrilled to have launched Lumete in a time where this new and exciting digital fashion world is emerging and taking the industry by storm.

Check out and like lumete eyewear on facebook for more updates and where you can find to shop on and offline.

(special thanks & images credit to Lumete and Clara Herrera)

Friday, March 25, 2011

i love my...

first look at my official profile @ one of the search engines called Daum in Korea
since there are few more Michelle's I find in artists
I've decided to put in my full name for more accurate search

i only visit stores/brands my family is loyal to
and one of them is Yves Saint Laurent

these candies taste sooo good
got this as a gift on a white day (a.k.a candy day or v-day ver.2 here)

today i've purchased new jelly flats in purple from Salvatore Ferragamo

aren't they so lovely?

every summer all the jelly flats and shoes are out of stock
so before that tragedy happens again
it's great to get them first hands in spring

i've just finished eating ferrero rocher with my brother
and every time i make the boxes turned into my accessories box
so i've put random rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces
(i still have tons of more accessories rolling around on the floor
so need to finish up more chocolates to get them in safe houses)

most of them are gifted from my dad bought them on business trips,
grandma's pearls & b-day gifts from friends etc.

and the other halves are random boughts from
handmade lines, accessorize, claire's etc.

cape trench

braided hair

Thursday, March 24, 2011

spring essentials

flower nails
(my cousin painted flowers on my nails for me)

bright sunnies, bagels w/ strawberry cheese + iced white chocolate mocha in grande

self-made blueberry banana smoothie every morning

big flower ring (from A.Land)
watch from D&G

pink cell (mine is galaxy s) or case that's in pink shade

cute charms for cell
i got it on random street in Korea this is supposedly one of the most fab stilettos
but it broke within few weeks because of hard pressure

waffles + iced americano + gelato ice cream for brunch or for light snacks

these are my favorite picks from Lyn Devon collections

i loveeee this color

must get cute rompers

beautiful striped see-throughs

check out more @

pinkmuse offers such lovely clothes & accessories for romantic looks
check them out

black heart cardigan muse $29.50 (29,500 won)

blue hood knit muse $28 (28,000 won)

blue safari muse $39 (39,000 won)

color ostrich bag muse $37 each (37,000 won)

dotting knit muse $27 (27,000 won)

green hood knit muse $28 (28,000 won)

shoulder knit muse $37 (37,000 won)

zipper flat muse $25 (25,000 won)

this is an online shop opened in Korea
(each product page shows the details of the measurement
and how the others wore so you can get better view and idea)

If you want international order, then you need to buy more than $50 worth of products
shipping charges will vary depend on the size and weight etc.
how you can order and to send shipping address and information

*just in case if you need a translator send me an email and I'll help you out with the process


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