Wednesday, May 25, 2011

take a zoom in: closer look at my LV pumps & others

few years back from pret-a-porter in Korea
i saw Basso & Brooke designers after the show so I asked for photos

COAT Christian Lacroix
BAG Louis Vuitton
MINK neck collar my grandma bought for me since I was 3 and still wearing :)
HAT my mom's

some of you wanted to take a look at my Louis Vuitton pumps
back in the post when I had to carry few shoes on my trip to the meetings?
so here it is :)
the fringe detail of PONCHO is from maxstudio

i painted my toenails in purple (and rhinestones in a diagonal line)
and teal green


back to sharing one of the hottest Korean brands henooc

i love the navy blazer so much
perfect to wear with wide long or flare pants
love the drape of the dress also

note the photographer, model, stylelist for above

images credit to henooc

go visit for more collection photos from past & present


antique gold half crown-closed

encrusted gold head piece
this would be the absolute favorite piece i would pick personally
these designs from Young & Ng makes me want to watch all kinds of movies where gladiators come out, with beautiful goddess-like women on the sides to support them

too dreamy in a mind?

glass blue cuff

gunmetal layered cuff

all photos credit to

Friday, May 6, 2011

child modelling

some photos taken back in 90s when i was doing some modelling & acting for fun

too red-pinkish lipstick for a 5 years old? lol

w/ my brother

matching pink always

trying hard to look real serious

looking back at my photo albums, I scanned some of my favorites

lookbook from cavortress
[all images credit to]

i think the hair makes this even more perfectly matched with the stripes, red accented belt, nude platform heels that makes your legs look a mile long

what a fun color combination
reminds me of Louis Vuitton jumpsuits

check out the site to see more swimsuits


i want this tutu skirt/dress
will look perfect with ballerina flats or sequined pumps


such lovely and cute finds from punkypins

chunky cherries necklace
i love everything fruit printed this season
(from cherries, watermelons to apples just like miu miu)

dark green geeky clear lens oversize glasses
fun way to cover up your makeup-less face in the morning

fame glitter name necklace

pink and black hearts ink necklace

pink check wayfarer sunglasses
this sunglasses makes me want to go on a picnic for some reason :)

pink heart sunglasses
how come i don't have a heart sunglasses yet?
so cute

btw if you are hypeed members, then you already know that one of the contributions call lately is the topic of "heart sunglasses"

textile print love necklace

heart sunglasses
love this color too

all photos credit to punkypins @


hair wax

ocean mist
i love all mists
from face mist, body mist to hair mist
i love the fresh feel that makes you feel moisturized 24/7

SPF mousse

all photos credit to

it's important to get hair products with SPF these days
your hair gets messy tangled up all the time
and breaks with no firm hold at all
I use SPF conditioners everyday so my hair is full of vitamins it needs
this is a great product if you like to get the style and healthy look all the way!


Monday, May 2, 2011

interview with Anna-Karin Karlsson

If you remember from this recent post
you saw beautiful collection photos of AKK
here are three more I saved until I was ready to show you
mini interview w/ Anna-Karin Karlsson :)
her sunglasses are as you can tell very unique & uncommon
if you like to look different from all-dressed-the-same crowds,
these are one of the great options you can take
enjoy reading!

alice goes to cannes black leo

1. My readers already know that I have a huge affection for sunglasses.
Your sunglasses are so stunning and I love how each and every look portrays different style.
Where do you mostly get inspirations from in terms of design?
Do you sometimes get inspired by the songs you listen to?

Firstly, Thank You! I get inspirations from creating stories and events in my head. I visualize all frames before I draw them.

As I write music, I do get inspired by music my own and others. Words as well as notes.

2. I see lots of leopard in your collection. Is that one of your favorite pattern and color to use? Any other favorite colors/patterns?

During all my years as an eyewear stylist/buyer I never found great leopard pattern eyewear and I always said to day...and voila.

I use a unique patented HD plastic that I have searched for after seeing it on a photograph a few years ago. I searched high and low and now I have created my dream, I am well stubborn :-).

I like alot of colours and patterns but will only know if it's right for me when I have it in my hand. I tend to stay away from brown since it's too easy. I have no one to answer too as most brands do and will only create what I think is brilliant.

coco goes to cannes

3. What are three essential items every girl should have in her closet?

I'm an accessory kind of girl so I would say decent sunglasses, shoes and bag but recon a pair of knickers and a dress could be handy too. Lol.

4. Do you have any countries/cities you would like to visit?

I used to fly every week for a year, that did put me off flying for a while but now I would love to travel through most of the world.

Hong Kong and NewYork will be next I recon.

when trouble came to town

5. Do you work on collaboration with other models, celebrities and or brands? Do you have any muses you would like to work with in a nearby project?

I have been asked to work with some major brands/fashion houses but we'll see what happens.
I'm very sure what I want to create and wouldn't do it for anything else but to create magic. What is great for my CV isn't always great for my mind.
Skye Edwards and Grace Jones wears my creations and soon some other celebrities but lets wait until we see them in the press before I speak.

6. How does your day start typically? I start with strong cup of coffee and to check my scheduler to see on and offline duties for instance.

I get up early to get my 5 year old son ready and then do the school run. When the weather allows I try to take an hour long walk to prepare for the day and get me focused. I think the best while walking. English Breakfast tea is my thing after spending most of my adult life in London. AM is usally spent writing and replying emails.

7. What do you think about fashion blogs gaining more attention each and every day? Some say they are part of the fashion industry,
while some argue back that they are just part of new online/social groups.

I've been very stuck in my life and have not paid a lot of attention to blogs until starting my business last year.

What I do enjoy is the openess and welcoming I've received from the bloggers and the fashion industry. I'm opened for change and if someone is happy doing what they want it's great.

special thanks and
all photos credit to Anna-Karin Karlsson

visit  to view more photos
& the optical wardrobe currently sells the full collection online



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