Friday, March 29, 2013

CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Nominees 2013

As a Jewelry Design student,
I wanted to post about CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Nominees this year :)


Irene Neuwirth  /  Jennifer Meyer  /   Pamela Love

CFDA is non-profit trade association of prominent fashion & accessory designers,
they host the annual CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center in New york city which is often called "the Oscars of fashion"

There are three nominees for CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory this year.

Irene Neuwirth is from Southern California,
she uses intense colors and raw, un-manufactured gem cuts.
Her fundamental insperation is the ocean.


Irene Neuwirth's Jewelry collections are available in Barneys and Celebrities love to wear her jewelry.


The second nominee is Jennifer Meyer whose father is the CEO of the Universal Studios and husband is Tobey Maquire from the first Spiderman trilogy.
Her grandmother taught her creating enamel jewelry when she was little,
she worked for several fashion houses like Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren in the PR department later
and that inspired her to be in jewelry making business.

She creates elegant, yet substantial pieces for women to wear everyday.
Her jewelry collections are just easy to wear and layer.
Ultimately, she designs for everyday women, explains, “Ask any woman where they received or bought a certain piece of jewelry and they will tell you a story,”
Rihanna, Mila Kunis, Hayden Panettiere and Kate bosworth spotted with her jewelry collections!


Last but least, Pamela Love
I love her works so much, it's almost like art.
I have posted about her while ago, you can check out here.
The pictures below are her most recent pieces and her signature bird skull ring :)



I think she's been nominated for 2~3years now, 
my fingers crossed for Pamela Love! :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

oversized coat + camo jacket

Winter seemed like it was ended and came back :(
What a bummer.
Come Spring Come!!!
I can't wait to get to southern part of Korea this weekend.
Man I am talking about weekend and it's only Monday..Gah
I've been super busy taking a Jewelry Design course and a Jewelry Making Course.
Taking courses after work is definately tiring
but it will pay off in the future, right?
I will try to put up some pictures of my work here soon.
Till then, PEACE : D

Beanie // SSUR
Sunnies // Asos
Coat // 8 seconds
Camo Jacket // Topshop
Random White Shirt
Leggings // H&M
Sneakers // New Balance
Bag // Mulberry

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spiring WIshlist

1.Snapback from Kenzo x New Era  // 2.Sunrise Blossom Athletic Jacket from Joyrich //
3.Snakeskin Printe Shorts from Bershka Sportswear // 4. Sweatshirts from Zara //
5.Gothic Buildings Skirt from Romwe //6.Miami Vice Shopper Bag from Freitag

Almost spring time!
I am gonna make my closet all colorful & patterned! :)
You guys excited for spring like me?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Benefit Special !

Hi, everyone!
I got quite a few benefit products from my friends for my birthday.
I couldn't wait to post about them, took these pictures 
but I wanted to give myself a good while try these products to post on here.
So I got a full size of Watt's Up, Laugh with Me Lee Lee Perfume and samples of B.Right Radiant Skin Care 3 piece Intro Kit and Bella Bamba Blush.

I've been using Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and gentle 
as a highlighter for almost my entire cosmetic life.
Well, I tried out High Beam before, but I didn't really like the pale glow on my face.
I was looking for a decent highlighter to try out for long long time.
And I saw Watt's up on a lot of beauty channels on Youtube and wanted to give it a try!
I thought it would be much easier to use
simply because you don't need a brush to apply it, it's just a stick to rub on your face
and it's got an applicator at the other end.
But somehow I found it quite hard to use
I think simply because I am just really used to powder type highlighters 
 and probably because it's got another little cap inside the cap where the highlighter is in,
I have to remove the cap of  the other side to use the smudge tip.
I felt that it's pretty annoying I have to go through so many caps to use this one product!
But I started using it by how ohhaiclaire(check out her channel, she's awesome!) uses it  
which is putting it on my fingers first and dabbing it on the face.
I fell in love with it :)
I personally think it's much better than putting it straight onto my face from the stick
and using applicator to blend it out.
It's warm peachy gold color and gets your face really soft and natural glow.

I have been carrying Laugh with Me Lee Lee in my purse ever since I got it.
It's pretty petite so I will probably be really sad when it run out sooner than other perfumes,
but a good thing about small size of it is easy to just throw it in my purse :)
I also love the cute packaging!
Spraying some Laugh with Me Lee Lee in the morning on my way to work brightens up my day.
It's got lily, jasmine as top note and woody and amber as base,
the scent is feminine and classy but not overpowering.

Aw I love Benefit's boxed blushes, my favorite one is Dandelion.
I've been dying to try some other blushes as well,
Bella Bamba was one of them :)
so I was really happy when I got this little sample of it!
Bella Bambe Boxed Powder is a gorgeous peachy-medium pink with pale gold shimmer-sheen.
it is quite pigmented like everybody say.
 I actually like its intensity.
I can tone down everything else and use this as a point make-up
or I can blend it out to wear it as everyday make-up.

When I went on a Taiwan trip, I brought this B.Right Radiant Skincare Kit with me.
I have to say the scent is amazingly refreshing.
Moisture Prep Toning Lotion made my skin really hydrated.
What I like about It's Potent Eye Cream is the light weight.
I don't really have dark circle issue and it's particulary for that
so it can't be my favorite eye cream, Kiehl's Avocado Eyecream is still my favorite :)
And Total Moisture Facial Cream was really really nice for night time use,
but I wouldn't recommend to use it daytime, it was pretty heavy, it made my skin little oily as well.
Maybe because I was in warm/humid country.
I still use the rest of it at night, my skin is so smooth and moisturized the next morning!

Wow, such a long post!
Hope you all doing well :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Outfits & Beauty Bits in Taiwan

Before taiwan trip, I wasn't sure what clothes I wanted to bring.
I saw the weather forecast, the temperature was like between 17 to 22 degree celsious.
They said it could be really warm when the sun is out, but it could be pretty chilly when it rains.
So I decided to bring quite a few clothes from sleeveless to thin & light down jacket,
that way I could layer when it's cool at night.
I tried to take good pictures of my outfits each day,
but I got food poisoned last night so I don't have pictures of my night out outfit 
and the third day we had to rush eat lunch and go to airport, didn't really have time to do so either.

Here are pictures of my outfits that I wore in taiwan  and some beauty bits I brought and bought in duty free.

day 1)

dress / forever 21
denim jacket / h&m dragon tattoo collection
cardigan / h&m
bag / mulberry
boots / dr.martens

day 2) 

leopard sleeveless / zara
denim jacket / h&m dragon tattoo collection
hood zip-up / h&m mens
pleather leggings

bag / mulberry
rain boots / hunter

shoes that I brought / 
skin care for the trip / 
victoria's secret make-up kit / 
yves saint laurent rouge pur couture glossy stain 15 
& body shop perfume oil white musk 
& shu uemura glow on soft mauve 225



Wednesday, March 6, 2013


So I visited Taiwan a couple of weeks ago.
Taiwan is awesome!
First of all, people there were so nice and friendly :)
Oh my god and the food is so so goooood.
As soon as I came back to Korea, the first thing I did was looking for flight tickets to Taiwan.
The trip was just that great.
Guess what.
I am going back there in Sep with my mum and sister! :)

Here are the pictures that I took in Taiwan.
I meant to post them earlier but then my computer was down.
Oh well hope you all doing great!