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24 Aug 2015

THOSE BABY BLUES (AND DUSTY GREYS)

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Club Monaco jumper dress, H&M shirt and Banana Republic calf hair slippers

I can't put my finger on what it is about the pairing of light grey with pale blue, but I love it. These shots almost look desaturated; a softer, calmer, cooler version of the original (they're not, by the way!). Back to school cool, this look had me harking back ten years ago (has it been that long?) to my time in Shanghai, wearing my school uniform of - oh, wait - grey and light blue. I literally just realised that as I typed it. I used to wrap my jumper around my waist exactly like this, nonchalantly, loosely, in the way that only an overly-confident, carefree teenager can make look natural. So I suppose this outfit is an ode to high school, and the fond memories I hold. I mean that in all seriousness; some of the best times of my life were spent growing up in Shanghai as  a TCK. What an amazing way to spend my teenage years - thanks mum and dad!

Wearing: Club Monaco jumper dress, similar here
H&M shirt
Banana Republic sandals


P.S. Please bear with me - I'm working on the text alignment issue (probably as you read this). It'll be fixed asap!

18 Aug 2015

FLAT LAYS + STOP MOTION

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | flat lay featuring Hermes, YSL, Bobbi Brown, Cavalli sunglasses, Banana Republic
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | flat lay featuring Happiness Boutique, Rituals candal


I've been enjoying shooting flat lays lately. I feel they add a fun sneak peek into one's life, whether it be what beauty products they're recommending, themed "what's in my bag" flat lays or "what my my desk looks like". Not to mention, a great way to keep my IG up to date when I've been dressed like a bum for the past few days and have no outfit photos to speak of. Ahem.

Another media form I've branched out into is stop motion animation. I've often seen these and thought, "What an awesome idea!" Short, sweet, and a little bit more interesting than a photo. My first attempt didn't exactly go off without a hitch, but nonetheless I'm pleased with the result and will definitely be adding more of these to my Instagram. What are your opinions on stop motion - yay or nay?

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Banana Republic calf hair slippers


14 Aug 2015

STATIC SKIRTS & TINY TOPS


Wearing: Zara crop top, similar here and here
c/o Oasis pencil skirt
Zara heels, similar here
Cavalli sunglasses, similar here
clutch designed by my mother's friend in Shanghai

This skirt, when seen from afar, reminds me of the static on a TV, or even of a starry night sky. Certainly not a London one, but the kind you see in the countryside when all is completely dark and clear. 

I wanted somewhere to shoot that projected a corporate kind of vibe (though a crop top is not the kind of office wear I'm condoning) to match this slightly more formal outfit. So where else than my beloved Canary Wharf, of course? Though it is impossible, during the week, to find a quiet spot devoid of suits and skirts rushing from one place to the next. I can't tell you how many cars politely left a gap between them and the next so that I could have this outfit shot without interruption during a red light. I couldn't help but appreciate such a simple but kind act from these strangers, some who grinned at me from behind their wheel, others who nodded when I mouthed my (apologetic) gratitude. Some were simply curious, too.

10 Aug 2015

REFLECTIONS

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | H&M ripped knee jeans, Happiness Boutique statement necklace and Diesel sunglasses
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | H&M ripped knee jeans, Happiness Boutique statement necklace and Diesel sunglasses

Wearing: H&M jeans, similar here and here
wedges from Shanghai, similar here
necklace c/o Happiness Boutique
Diesel sunglasses, similar here

A simple t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Feeling uninspired, a little too "I wore this exact combination three times this week already", I looked to accessories for the answer. Shoes, to add height and elongate my stride. My favourite reflective sunglasses for a pop of colour. Finally, a statement necklace - the missing element that tied it all together. And what a statement it makes. 

Perhaps a tad overdressed, in the end, to do the week's grocery shopping...but what the hell. Just wear what you want, when you want, I say!

5 Aug 2015

BLUSHING IN OASIS

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Oasis sleeveless jacket as dress, Topshop lace-up sandals
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Oasis sleeveless jacket
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Oasis sleeveless jacket as dress
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | wearing Oasis sleeveless jacket as dress, Chanel flower ring
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Topshop lace-up sandals


Chanel ring
Topshop lace up sandals, similar here and here

When Oasis asked me to look through some of their work wear pieces, this sleeveless jacket was the first to catch my eye. Being that I don't work a typical 9-5 office job and in fact do most of my work either from home or on shoots, I don't own the standard office pieces - black pencil skirts, classic blouses, etc. However, this doesn't mean I can't still take office appropriate clothing and make them my own. Call it creative workwear, for I would certainly wear this to work events/meetings as both a jacket or as I've done here, as a dress in itself. I love pieces that can be worn as different items altogether. I do recommend, however, slipping a pair of seamless mini shorts underneath should a gust of wind suddenly appear. Unless flashing is your thing (I'm not judging).