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Don't Stand So Close To Me

September 22, 2017

So I was waiting in line at the bank the other week and the person behind me was so close that it felt like she was right up on my butt and I could feel her breathing on my back. Because I'm not really into strangers all up on me, this of course made me feel uncomfortable so I shifted forward as soon as the line moved and stuck my foot out a little behind me in an effort to create a little distance. This person persisted and was still right up against me and my leg. She actually acted offended when I deigned to secure my bag under my arm. Well I don't know you or your intentions so excuse me if I don't want to give you a chance to reach into my bag. This is not an isolated incident and it has happened in a number of instances/venues. It's also not necessarily culture or age based though Asians tend to be way less cognizant of personal space. I say this as an Asian person who shops regularly in Chinatown.

Skincare Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

September 20, 2017
Skincare Tips, Skincare Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

I don't think there is too much I'd change if I could turn back time (maybe buy stock in Apple and Amazon LOL) but sometimes I do wish I had became a little more skincare savvy at a younger age. When you're 20, not getting enough sleep or sleeping in your makeup are fairly easy to spring back from but these types of transgressions do have a way of catching up with one later in life. This got me to thinking about my current skincare habits and the things I wish I knew earlier.

Pamella Roland Spring 2018

September 18, 2017
Pamella Roland SS 2018, Pamella Roland, Pamella Roland Spring, Pamella Roland Spring Collection, Pamella Roland 2018

The Pamella Roland Spring 2018 collection was all about elegant glamour. Designer Pamella DeVos took inspiration from Monte Carlo, the luxurious city state known as much for it's beauty as well as it's wealth of iconic references such as the French Riviera, the Grand Prix and Princess Grace Kelly who was the embodiment of timeless sophistication. An array of charming cocktail dresses and gowns in a range of sumptuous fabrics walked down the runway. The color palette ranged from classic black and white to soft pastel hues of blush and lilac to rich jewel tones. The sleek silhouettes were adorned with striking embellishments like intricate metallic fringe, sequin firework motifs, floral embroideries and feathered plumes. The collection which is punctuated by vintage refinement speaks to a sense of opulence that is somehow streamlined without being over the top. Pamella Roland is a red carpet favorite among celebrities and it would be quite easy to visualize some of these designs gracing various red carpets in the future.

This show kicked off the inaugural day of New York Fashion at Pier 59 Studios. Some notable attendees I spotted in the crowd were Aly Raisman, Olivia Culpo and several judges from America's Top Model. I briefly considered photographing the presentation with my new camera but opted against it as soon as I took my seat. Also check out my feature on the Pamela Rolland Resort 2018 collection.

Eye Candy : Fall Makeup

September 15, 2017
 Lee El, Lee El Singles, Lee El Lancome
Lee El, Lee El Singles, Lee El Lancome

Today we have a beauty double feature with two lovely Korean actresses modeling a few of the hottest makeup looks for fall. Lee El goes from glamorous drama with lacquered red lips and cleanly defined eyes to romantic radiance with shades of pink highlighting her eyes, cheeks and lips as the face of Lancome in Singles

Kim So Yeon shows off the versatility of Guerlain's KissKiss Matte Lipsticks in a pictorial for High Cut magazine. While the emphasis is on the lips, I'm totally taken by their flawless glowing skin and subtly blushed cheeks in both editorials.

Current Mood

September 13, 2017

Listening...  to vintage Cantopop and rediscovering my love for the group Swing's music.

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