and nobody cries/ there's only butterflies

top matthew williamson.denim shorts zara. rings assorted. watch vintage. charmbracelet from a balinese designer. other bracelets david yurman and assorted.

The weather this weekend in New York is brutal but I digress. I wore this out during my last Sunday brunch in Singapore. The top is from about five years ago I think and it was one of my first purchases from net-a-porter. I remember loving almost everything in this Matthew Williamson collection. The kimono sleeves and the embellishment could pass it off as a particularly glitzy beach cover-up people wear in St. Tropez. But there is no beach near me now. Just negative ten degree weather. Geez.-Hairin


rain, rain, ... come again?

It was pouring in New York two days back, and coincidentally, I found some great photos in the rain.
Thought it would be good to share. I think this was during New York Fashion Week, probably in 2009.
Fashion can be fun in the rain, it's just a little more troublesome. -fui


wine me and dine me, bring those platinum rings; those are a few of our favourite things.

Thought it would be kinda cool to share my ring collection. These are merely the tip of an iceberg, but they're my favourites. I'm never without a ring (unless I'm drawing or doing some form of 'hard labour'), but nowadays I'm into wearing four or five at a time. Yeah, I have an obsession.

The One that Started it All: designed by my mom and originally set with diamonds and amethyst. I requested she swap the amethyst for onyx and give it to me. And she did.

My newest acquisition from my London trip:

Alexander McQueen, King of Skulls. (he single-handedly revived the skull trend)

xox0, Yy.


i would if i were you

while walking in the west village today, i chanced upon this precious jewelry store called Christopher 19. the store is well-decorated and, inviting. i must add that the music's great too, which makes the whole shopping experience wonderful.
pencey white lace shirt pencey white lace shirt issey miyake pleats please beigh bag
christopher 19 gold buckle bangle 3
pencey white lace shirt issey miyake pleats please beigh bag
christopher19 gold buckle bangle
shirt pencey. cardigan dior homme. bag pleats please. bangle christopher19's own line.

the jewelry are handpicked specially by the owners, and they are all either statement pieces, or unique ones with character. whatever you are looking for, i'm pretty sure you'll find something you like there. i especially love the miriam haskell ones they carry. also, make sure to check out their own line (the bangle is from their own line). prices are reasonable, ranging from $45 for the bangle or the ring [pic below], to $600 for a mariam haskell necklace. -fui

christopher19 gold buckle bangle 3
christopher19 gold buckle bangle 2
christopher 19 ring
christopher 19 ring 2

19 Christopher Street.
New York, NY 10014
(btwn Greenwich Ave and Waverly Place)
(212) 627-9159


black helmut lang dress black delman boots
black helmut lang dress black delman boots 2
black helmut lang dress black delman boots 3
i'm wearing dress helmut lang. boots delman. 3 layers of uniqlo heattech tights.
heattech has saved my life several times -fui

calls from last night

Kari's amazingblue Marni pumps
Trish rocks awesome jacket from far east.
Shan has tee from u.o.. and shoes from slow and steady wins the race.




i can write you a symphony

top t by alex wang. jeans jcrew. sandals birkenstocks. belt massimo dutti. sunglasses bottega veneta. bag hermes jypsiere. watch follie follie.

One of the leftovers from winter break. A tee shirt and boyfriend-esque jeans became a default hot weather look when it became too uncomfortable to wear tight jeans.


prettily balleristic

Mark Fast Spring 2010 collection

Surprising and clever peek-a-boo cuts, fluid shapes, futuristic silhouettes, and taking a pass on dressing lady gaga. what's not to love?

so contagious

exclusive Colette x Burberry
via highsnobette


Victoria Beckham carrying the Louis Vuitton Sunrise denim messenger bag in orange, with Foxy Bag Charm also in orange.
From the LV Spring/Summer 2010 line.


Fishy burps

tank land's end. long sleeve sweater issey miyake. short sleeve sweater h&m. jeans jbrand. boots frye engineer. bag hermes jypsiere. knitted gloves from flea market.

Pardon the quality of the pictures and the crappy NY apartment lighting. It's the first day of spring semester of my junior year and I'm so nervous about school starting again, I can't even begin to fathom why. It's always a funny feeling being in NY for the first week after spending some time back home. I feel like I've been jerked out of some carefree alternate reality to find myself in an entirely new world with completely different people and social conventions. Not to mention trying to get used to the different time zone. Anyway, my first class, Development Economics begins in about an hour and I guess it's nice to have a later start to the day after my 9am classes throughout the past year and a half. After that I have French and then I'm done for the day. -Hairin