Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lazy workday

Style muse: Julia Sarr-Jamois

I first saw the lovely miss Julia in one of Hanneli's posts. She was so simple looking with her cool fro and floral dress.

Here's the photo

And since then, I've been seeing her quite a lot in street style portals and so on. I found out that she's the fashion editor of Wonderland and it occurred to me that I already came across her once in a story by Refinery29 wherein top fashion editors were illustrated by Joana Avillez to showcase their differing styles.

I don't usually go for over the top styles, I mean I appreciate and respect it a lot such as the way I look up to the late Isabella Blow, Vivienne Westwood, and Anna Sui, but my style preference as of late has leaned more on the minimalist-with-a-slight-dash-of-whimsy side.

But what I love about her is that she never piles one trend over another. I mean I believe that she's not one to follow mainstream trends or at least she manages to translate it into her own style. You could compare her style sensibilities to those of fashion bloggers but what sets her apart is her well - aura.

Sometimes, she's so simple with just a top and a nice pair of loose jeans. But the next time you see her, she's wearing this awesome printed top over a cute printed mini over tights. She's crazy but in a refined and tasteful way. I guess that's the je ne sais quo in her cause she's actually half french. I don't know, I love her.

I am kind of obsessed. I love the pieces she owns because they are all so quirky. Imagine if you get the chance to raid her closet - apart from having a seemingly infinite array of awesome pieces to come up with whimsical and surrealist ensembles, you can opt to go simple yet come off amazingly kooky with the all the one-of-a-kind and unique stuff she has. This girl has got to be one of the coolest and stylish ones I have come across with so far.

Oh and one more bit of information, she's awfully young too like around 25 I suppose and she also models! She stands at 5'10 and blaaargh. I just love her. She's awesome.

Monday, July 15, 2013

passing judgment

So, just like the fucked up being that I am, I began my day by taking out my frustrations on another being. The debate that had transpired between us got me into thinking about whether judgement is right or wrong. Considering the fact that I don't believe in absolute truths, I suppose it could be right as much as it can be wrong.

I have always pride myself in being able to reserve my judgement for those who go against my principles such as the privileged few who have no care in the world but themselves. This is such because I believe that my ideals about morality are pretty much the basic laws of the universe while having sort of a Machiavellian opinion on issues that face humanity.

And so, I really believe that in some way, judgement is necessary. I just can't seem to just go on and not say anything about issues that plague society. More so in airing out my disgust or contempt for anyone who is behaving in such a way that tolerates or praises all that is bad about the world. But of course, I know that in doing so, I am being judgmental. However, these people really are kind of predictable. If I somewhat interpret and analyze them and come to the conclusion that person A knows no shit about a lot of things, most of the time, that really is the case.

Of course, I don't base judgment purely on the surface, I get it from communicating with him or her. Most of the time, during one of our many moments, it is exactly person A who reveals to me how little he or she knows while pretending to know more than he or she really does.

Oh well, I guess it is just me being a big bitch. I should not be minding other people's lives really, but I can't help but be weary about having friends who fake intellect, those who are arrogant but knows no shit really. I mean, it's totally alright if you are not well versed in music or literature but you certainly need not pretend that you know everything.

In the end, I guess my opinion about judgment is that it can be necessary but it can be dangerous, indeed. Of course, judgment caused me a lot of hurt especially growing up. I had my fair share of judgment but now, I have come to have this reverse judgment towards hypocrites, posers, and those who basically made me feel small because I was different than the rest. I have come to be judgmental of people who follow the herd, of people who think are doing something different but they're not. This could very well be an effect of all those years of being judged, of being a part of the minority, of being so weird no one can understand you.

Nowadays, it's not about being weird or different. Because anyone can be different, it's all fashion. Nowadays, it's all about being different inside, being weird, revolutionary, and radical inside - revolution is a state of mind.

Field day

Field day

Work day Monday outfit theme.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Street style licks

Photo credits:, Tommy Ton

As you can see, outfits that caught my attention were boy-meets-girl looks, fresh classic looks with interesting pops of details, minimalist takes on cool and tasteful trends like the 90's comeback. I love 'em!

Kooky sweetheart

Out in the woods

Out in the woods

Chloé button down top / Opening Ceremony mini skirt / Opening Ceremony leather shoes / Maison Martin Margiela / Star necklace / Christmas earrings / Gold jewelry, $4.48 / Succulent in Candle Jar

Earning a living

Earning a living

This outfit was inspired by my work attire. I was wearing pants and a paisley top in a similar hue. I wore mary janes though instead of brogues to contrast my masculine-looking button down shirt.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In a world of her own

It has been a while since I watched a recent film that captivated my interest in terms of cinematography, costume, and plot. By recent I mean, one released in the present time. And in my case, in the scope of the past couple of years or months.

Specifically, it was Korean Director Park Chang-Wook's Stoker which starred the lovely Mia Wasikowska, overrated Nicole Kidman, and the disturbingly handsome Matthew Goode.

People may know of Park from his twisted Oldboy tale, of which the story interests me deeply as I am fond of films that disturb my mind. It's kind of a love-hate relationship, this thing I have for odd, creepy, and immoral realities, say, incest between beautiful siblings, sexually repressive but later on consummate May-December affairs, then some.

In particular, I loved the fact that it was directed by a Korean director, whom I am sure, enjoys these kinds of realities as well. And then, what made me love the movie more was that it starred Wasikowska. But what sealed my love for this film was its highly-stylized quality. I love how the clothes were treated with much importance as that of any other important aspects of film making. I loved how the clothes meant something and actually contributed to the whole story telling of the film.

The story wasn't that complex. It was vague and mysterious and could really make you guess hard about where the story is heading towards. But very simple too and decadent. I was turned on, admittedly. The story strikes the perfect balance between terror, thriller, and sensuality - just the way I like it. The film had a lot of elements that are reminiscent of the 1997 film, Lolita, but very more Gothic and lighthearted.

Ultimately, Stoker appealed to my style sensibilities. As of late, I have found myself exploring the pleasures of the 50s and 60s preppy/lady-like/boy meets girl fashion. I have always liked the idea of it but never saw it as a look that I'd go for. Most probably because I relate more to the rugged, bohemian spirit that is innately me. But I've dropped all cares earlier in my young adult life and succumbed to it. Which is why I am so very happy with Stoker and see it as a great fashion inspiration.

age of innocence

age of innocence


Inside India

Eve for eves

Eve for eves

So.. I'm meeting up with the girls later to meet this guy. He's a longtime friend of one of my girls and he's supposed to be this young shaman/psychic. According to him, this coven is meant to be and that we've gathered for a purpose.

Last week's less than ideal gathering left me feeling unsure of this path. But upon hearing that this guy can read auras, help one regress, and so on makes me really really curious. Oh well, might as well ride with this. I am curious and interested, though not as much as I thought I would be but I'm here. I'll be there later.

Oh... this collage is sort of true to today's outfit though my hoodie is polka-dotted, and i smoke menthols and I don't care much about cigarette holders and expensive lighters. My bag's not a cat either, but I won't mind if it transforms into one.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dreaming of elsewhere

Dreaming of elsewhere

Shirt top / Humör, army green pants / ASOS, oxford shoes / Merona, black crossbody handbag / Lanvin,  collar necklace / Links of London  / Yellow gold ring / 14k ring / Temps des Rêves square scarf

Coven gathering

Coven gathering

Jelly shoes by American Apparel, Vegan leather bag by Nastygal, High-waist jean shorts by Monki

City girl

 Source: Rookie, Clothing by Daphne Mohajer-Va-Pesaran for Deface

I would love to live in a city like Japan, Shanghai, or Bangkok.. somewhere really rich in its own culture. Living in an over-saturated and neocolonialist third world is pretty bleak.. It gets really dull and to see what my exotic country has to offer, I need to go past the city and out into the great outdoors. Where cities are still way underdeveloped, its nature hardly untouched.

 Anyway, I love these outfits. I love the girl, I love hair.. and the pair of eyes sneakers, a really cool touch.