Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hand-Drawn

It was a very late evening when I found one of James Gulliver Hancock's illustration sitting on Erin's desktop background. "Ooo! Who's the artist?" I asked, which then led us to 1 to 2 hours of online stalking. The Australian illustrator's obsession with drawing has brought him all around the world, working with companies including Coca-Cola, The New York Times, and Ford Motors. 

All illustrations are drawn by hand, but some are scanned into the computer to be rearranged or color corrected. Some of the work are purely originals, from the colors, to the lines and fonts. Man! I wish I had this talent!

See more of his work on his website!





Monday, October 27, 2014

Behind the Photos

I used to be uncomfortable with posting fashion photos because it felt strange seeing myself online. It's kind of like when you listen to a recording of your voice and it sounds so different from what you expected!  But thanks to your support, my photographers, makeup artists and the companies that have featured me, it has encouraged me to continue to be the mannequin that displays the clothes! 

On that note! I'd like to share this fun shoot we did awhile ago.. :)

romper - topshop (similar here, here, here)
fur vest - revolve clothing (similar here, here)
photographer: erich chen
stylist: ryan feng
hair & makeup: sarah park

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pimp Your Ikea

Have you heard of Superfront? This Swedish company manufactures beautifully crafted fronts, legs, handles, sides and tops that fit the common Ikea furniture. They offer you the opportunity to pimp out your Ikea cabinets, dressers and table tops and make it look stylish and fancy! 
Superfront prides themselves in using classic and high quality materials including brass, copper, leather and birch that is worth far more than its cost. They have carefully selected the color palette and created a large selection of sideboards that range from patterned to plain colors. 
Absolutely loving these gold and rose gold handles on white!
They are currently delivering all handles and legs only. You can select your region on the top left corner of their website to see what items are available to be shipped to your home!

photos from superfront | pinterest

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hipster Baby

Maddie has developed a new obsession with anything glasses so I gave her my lens-less frames to play with - not sure why she loves them so much since both Ed and I wear contacts so she doesn't see us in glasses very often. In any case, I think she definitely looks better than me in those tortoise shell frames! Unfortunately the red sunglasses were swiftly broken by Avery about an hour after I took these photos!

t-shirt - cotton on | purse - cotton on | leggings - gap
glasses - street vendor in Seoul | sunnies - H&M

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Angkor-what!!!


Had a phenomenal hen trip with my best friends last month and am still taking it all in (excluding my sisters this time… that will be another trip later).  Mind you this is my very first girls trip ever so was extra memorable.  We decided to go to Siem Reap, Cambodia.  It was the winning destination because it was on a few of our bucket lists, what we thought would be a great chill getaway from city life, and well, because I wasn’t exactly looking for a crazy bachelorette party that I’d want to forget… if you know what I mean.  We also stumbled upon a great flight and hotel package of course.

The trip started out with a bang as one of my friends flew from NYC to join us and surprised me in the corner of Pizza Express at the airport.   With her were personalized champagne flutes and some fun “Time to Chang” glasses which set the tone for the rest of the trip.  To sum it all up, we thoroughly enjoyed… each other’s company, the temples, the peace, the sunrise, the sun tans, the champagne, the naps, the poolside bar, the smiling Buddhas, the tour guide, the Tuk Tuks, the very insecure yoga teacher, the cheap and delicious food, the “how well do you know your fiance game” that got me drunk in minutes, the dancing, the cuddles, and the morning after breakfast, but above all – the loveeee. :D