Monday, December 11, 2017

Frozen fractals all around...

So....winter has truly arrived here. One good thing about the cold weather  and snow is that the leather jackets come out:) I know most peeps bust them out in fall, but I tend to wear them more when it's really cold outside.

old Silence & Noise jacket and Evil Twin jeans from Urban Outfitters, ribbed turtleneck top from Winners, Vans sneakers
 The funny thing is that in winter, I never stop wearing my tattered jeans...heh!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The shortall

This latest thing I sewed is not really appropriate for winter. I really wanted to make the overall version but I just wanted to use some leftover fabric I had, and I only had enough for this. Still...I really love how this turned out, and now, I can't wait for the warmer weather even more (even though winter is just really starting...sigh....).

Shortall I made using the pattern McCalls 7547
 My neighbours must have thought I was crazy when I was taking these pics, considering the weather. Hah!

 In progress:

Friday, December 1, 2017

Product Rave: new Holy Grail

Guys, I've raved about RCMA foundation for forever. Since going to makeup school, this foundation has always been the one I always turn to, not just when I was working as a makeup artist but also for personal use. It's a full-coverage foundation (my preference), but you can easily thin it down. It will always be my #1.

Alas, I can only get it in one store in Toronto (Hiscott's, which unfortunately is not downtown anymore so kinda hard for me to go to) or online, which can be a pain.

I've been trying to find something similar to it that I can easily get. I do love MAC foundations, but unfortunately, the service I've gotten from them have been lacklustre.  I've tried a few other foundations, but they either broke me out or I didn't like the texture, or they're just too darn expensive (I'm looking at you, Tom Ford!).

At last, however, I think I found the ONE.

My new holy grail foundation: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
It has the coverage I want, does not break me out, and still relatively affordable. Not cheap, but at least not over $100....

MUFE, please don't stop making this or re-formulate it. It's perfect the way it is.

Y375 is almost a perfect match to RCMA's Shinto 2 shade.

What is your Holy Grail product?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The sands of time

My youngest turned eight over the weekend...holy crap! As a parent, nothing really shows the passage of time more than seeing your kids grow in a blink of an eye. It's quite a scary and exhilarating ride....

She also had a recital for the end of the fall season in her ballet class.

As a reference, this was my first post that included her...yup....

Friday, November 24, 2017

Some Friday Inspiration

Some of the images inspiring me lately:)

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 The fashion world mourned the recent death of the awesome designer Azzedine Alaia. He was one of the designers I've really admired, and a true visionary like Rei Kawakubo and Vivienne Westwood.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


I love this tunic/kimono wrap I made awhile back (see post here) but I have to admit pieces like this are a bit hard to wear IMO. I find I make these items that I really adore but are kinda hard to wear, especially with the harsh weather we get here.

Do you find yourself buying/making items that are impractical but you still get them/make them anyway just coz you like them?

tunic I sewed using the Trina pattern from Victory Patterns, Uniqlo jeans, Doc Martens

Friday, November 17, 2017

"You're such a weeaboo!"

I have to admit...I am really immature, which is probably why my kids talk to me like we're the same age. The title above pretty much sums up what they say  every time I practice my Japanese and wear my Spirited Away items like the one below:D

Noun. weeaboo (plural weeaboos) (slang, derogatory) A non-Japanese person (especially one of Caucasian ancestry) who is obsessed with Japanese culture and behaves in a stereotypically Japanese manner.

But hey...I'm not Caucasian so that's ok, right ...But no...seriously....I really am more of Japanophile than anything.:P 

Have a great weekend, my peeps.
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