Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram

October 5, 2015
World Trade Center at Night

There was alot going on in September yet somehow the month didn't seem to zoom by as quickly as August. The weather actually still felt somewhat summer up until the last week and now my outerwear is out. Here are a few highlights recently as seen through my lens and posted on Instagram. As usual, I'm not going to overload you with a million pics here so to see more, click over to my Instagram feed and you can also follow if you'd like. 

New York is known as the city that never sleeps and it is sometimes even more vibrant and full of energy after dark. I love how the new World Trade Center just lights up our downtown skyline. I caught this spectacular view at the Blue Les Copains show at the Top of the Standard. And check out this gorgeous technicolor sunset too!

Malan Breton SS2016
I attended a few NYFW shows and one of them was for Taiwanese designer Malan Breton's SS2016 collection. The menswear portion featured traditionally inspired Hakka blue shirts and the giant red umbrellas really brought a sense of drama to the presentation.
New Balance Sneakers
My recently acquired New Balance 620 sneakers have been getting alot of wear lately.
The first day of fall in New York City was beautiful, sunny and warm but not hot. I wish it could be like this all the time.
Some signs of fall. It can be so pretty when the leaves are turning in the city.
Upper East Side
Beautiful Beaux Arts architectural details spotted outside the Duke Semans Mansion on the Upper East Side.
Sams Spring Rolls
Tasty pork and leek spring roll salad from Sam's Spring Rolls on the Lower East Side. There are so many great dining options in that neighborhood that we want to explore.
Snowskin mooncakes for the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival. I've never been a big fan of mooncakes. The snowskin ones are prettier than the regular ones but they don't taste any better in my opinion, just sweeter which is definitely not my cup of tea.
 Smorgasburg, Tuna poke
We finally made it Smorgasburg in Brooklyn and East Coast Poke was one of our favorites along with these fries and and this taco.
Son & Park
New to my beauty stash is AB cult favorite Son & Park Beauty Water which can be used as a cleansing water or toner and their Beauty Gel with encapsulated oxygen that I've been using as a primer. Beauty Water is available for $25 at Memebox and Beauty Gel is $30 through Sokoglam. Let me know if you'd like to see a full review on these.
46 comments on "Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram"
  1. Nice post =D NY looks so nice, especially in the fall :)

  2. OMGGG mooncakes!!!! I've got to get my hands on some of them!!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

  3. Those Snowskin mooncakes look so pretty.

  4. I had the same feeling about Sept and honestly a bit sad is over. Your IG snaps always made me hungry Rowena, wish I was in NYC to try all the odd and yummy treats u share. Love ur NB sneaker, super stylish! And Im very curious about the Beauty Water, is a kind of product Id enjoy a lot. Many kisses and happy Mon! xo

  5. Thanks for the NYC update! I hope that this year you will have a milder winter than the last. Enjoy the last warm days.

  6. So much awesome with your Instagram pics as always, Rowena:) And that's such a lovely shot of the first day of fall. agree with you. Wish it's always that nice, eh? As much as I love sweater weather, I'm a summer girl.

  7. Beautiful snaps and I am now very curious about the beauty products. x

  8. loved seeing your life lately through your beautiful images.

  9. Cool pics, I love your New Balance!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  10. Your IG feed is a huge pleasure to see, Rowena and you have one of th best photography. I would love to see a review on both Beauty Water and Gel.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. Those mooncakes look almost too pretty to eat, I'm certain I've never had one, since you mention the sweetness! :) The first image is my favourite, really lovely night view!
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  12. I just love those statues on the Upper East Side. And I can't even begin to tell you how much I just love the fraying on those jeans. Great images Rowena. And thanks for the Beauty Water intro ;).

    Kia / KTS

  13. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

  14. The night-time shot from your Instagram is breathtakingly beautiful and I love the look of the Snowskin Mooncakes, what a pity they weren't to your taste - I'll have to try Mooncakes one day! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  15. Amazing pics <3

    The Cutielicious

  16. You're so good at instagram photos :) Looking forward to seeing what you upload over the next month :)

    Corinne x

  17. You know I always love your photography...that night photo of NYC is simply superb and I absolutely loved that sunset photo...I do imagine NY as a city that never sleeps and I always enjoy your photographs of it.

    This fashion show also seems interesting....especially those blue shirts that were inspired by traditional garments. I always love to see folkore as a source of fashion inspiration.

    All the dishes you shared look yummy, but that pork especially so...lately, I've been craving salty dishes, I stopped craving sweets.

    I do love it when the leaves that photo you captured, showing just that!

  18. I love this series, your photos are always so much fun. And gosh this time of year it is hard to dress and I have to go coat shopping and I hate it. They NEVER fit me correctly, it is such an ordeal.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  19. mmmm...that poke looks so fresh and good! i have been eyeing those sneakers in black, but the white/gold looks really nice, too! so perfect with jeans and a tee.

  20. Rowena, Look at you with those sneakers and distressed jeans;) about chic!! If/when I'm in NY I plan to let you know so we might consult regarding where to dine and what to do. You have it down and always share the yummiest food photos. So glad you are starting to see some signs of fall. Our leaves here in WA are changing and it's so pretty. This is by far my most favorite time of the year. Happy Monday! ;) xxL

  21. Mmm I really hope to catch a meal with you one of these days in NYC! I've been meaning to get to Smorgasburg forever too! Ooh and how lovely are the Beaux Arts details?

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  22. Loving the photos. So colourful.

  23. loving the fall/autumn vibes!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  24. NYC Style And A Little Canoli blog just showcased the inside of that gorgeous mansion! It is truly spectacular Rowena! I wish we could just pause this time of year. It is perfect. Feels so good! I love your new sneakers. New Balance is a really good brand. You are so luck to go to fashion shows! So fabulous to see :D

  25. The first day of fall looked absolutely lovely in NYC! I love that weather too: sunny, but not too hot! Rowena, your New Balance's are so cool! I really like how you styled them with the ripped jeans. The rolls from the photo above made me hungry, they look so good! Have a nice day, dear friend!


  26. Hi Rowena, well NYC is really photogenic. It's the place to be for a photographer :) If I compare it to our city. Let's not go there haha. Wow the new WTC is truly stunning and I love your new NB sneakers. I'm glad you guys had the perfect weather. The mooncakes might taste bad but they look super cute. Happy Tuesday!

    xx /

  27. Ah that view - beautiful! Love every single image, sweetie. xoxo

  28. beautiful photos. I love Fall, from the different colors of the falling leaves to the comfortable weather. Everything just feel a little bit calmer.
    I know what you mean about the mooncakes. We received some recently, and they were oh so pretty but the taste of it was definitely not my cup of tea.

  29. lovely captures! and i thought the last few days of september went by in snail speed!

  30. Lovely Pictures Rowena; they are all so unique; that fashion show must have been very spectacular indeed with those bold red umbrellas.

  31. I've never even heard of snowskin mooncakes - sorry to hear they're not great because they sound magical!

  32. Looks like there are still so many things to discover in this amazing city. Loving your new Sneakers, Rowena. Tasteful and delicious impressions as always, my dear!


  33. always love seeing your shots. and those New Balance sneakers...I've been eyeing those for myself, too!

  34. I was in NYC for fashion week too! Such a cool experience! I just wish I had more time to explore Brooklyn next time :) *taking some notes now*

    Claire //

  35. Such beautiful photos! I love that the leaves are changing :)


  36. Great pictures hun. I am obsessed with your photography skills! Cute sneakers.

  37. How is it that I was not already following you on IG??
    (just fixed that)

  38. sorry for the misunderstanding about who was the protagonist of the story:)

  39. Hi Rowena,

    Lovely round up of some of your latest happenings and captures. The show is most definitely eye catching indeed. Love the vibrancy of it and the Chinese element. That first pic of the city skyline shot is beautiful!

    It looks like Autumn is looking pretty nice over in NYC. We are still experiencing some hazy weather here but it has improved quite a bit (thank goodness!) and hope that it will be totally cleared very soon.

    Well, I still prefer the traditional moon cakes over all the different flavors and skins. Just plain old fashion me, I guess *_^ That spring roll salad looks super yummy, it's making me hungry at this hour right before my bed time here!!

    Have a great weekend, my friend.


  40. Ugh, I'd love to revisit NYC someday and just walk the streets at night; that first photo is gorgeous. And whaaaaaat, what don't you like about mooncakes??? I love them so much that I once got confused between CNY and Autumn festival and was wondering why supermarkets weren't selling mooncakes in February. (#badAsian) I just like the lotus-y parts though, not big on the yolks themselves.


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