What I wore to London Fashion Week

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This was my very first time attending London Fashion Week and I had the most amazing time. So amazing to see everyone dress their absolute best and wackiest outfit!

For me, I wore a matching coat and skirt from zara that reminded me of the print from a mood board I made this year. Soft pastel and mauvey colors etched with floral prints.

Makeup

Foundation: Lancome Photogenic Lumessence

Contour: Mac Pro Longwear Paint pot in Groundwork

Lips: Mac Lipstick in Craving

outfit

jacket: zara

skirt: zara

crop top: miss selfridges

shoes: superga

hat: urban outfitters

Face Shaving, Your New Favorite Beauty Routine

Hello to all you hairy faced ladies. Peach fuzz got you down? I know how it feels. For most of my life, I’ve been aware and slightly embarrassed of my hairy face. Let’s just say, when I tell my friends that I’m considering laser hair removal, no one is opposed to the idea. It’s gross, I know, but hey, we all got problems.

Recently, I watched a YouTube video by MissJessicaHarlow on “The Best Old Hollywood Beauty Secrets & Confessions.” Here, she revealed her secret for a beautifully smooth canvassed face. As a dark haired beauty, shaving her face is a must do weekly ritual.

After watching the video and reading multiple blogs, I was convinced. I headed out to a local Sasa store and bought one of these facial razors/eyebrow shapers for only $19 HKD (Approx. $2.45 US).

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Picked up a random brand of facial razors

shaving off the hairs on my cheeks

don’t forget that upper lip and chin area!

The results?…

WOW, I never knew I would have so much fun shaving. There’s just something so satisfying about removing all those pesky hairs off the face. The finish is just so clean and smooth.

So what I did was carefully graze the razor over any areas that needs hair removed. And boy did I go to town with the razor. Basically shaved my entire face, focusing on the cheeks, upper lips, and chin. You can also use this razor to clean up your side burns as well as your brows! Overall, the entire experience was so easy, quick…and painless!

As a reminder ladies, you are no less of a woman for shaving your face. I still feel like one. For you skeptics out there, it is currently day 3 since the shave. The hairs have not grown back yet, and there are no signs of it growing back any thicker. Instead, my face is smooth and very happy. I will definitely be adding this to my weekly beauty routine!

So the question is, will you be shaving your face in the near future? Why don’t you give it a try! You won’t regret it. :]

Pick up these facial razors at your local Asian Market or here on amazon!

cat shorts

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photos by: Shirley Wu

I love vintage inspired pieces and I get so excited when I find them! Busting out my Jeffrey Campbell Cap Toe Pumps to wear with these amazinggggg high waisted cat print shorts. Fashion always comes full circle and these 40s inspired shorts are the way to do it!

Wearing: 

top: American Apparel

shorts: re:named Cat Print High Rise Shorts

shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Toma’ Cap Toe Pump

sunglasses: kate spade new york ‘amaras’ 55mm sunglasses

CMH Fashion Week Launch Party

Had so much fun attending the 2014 CMH Fashion week launch party at Hollywood Casino. This year, I tagged along with the fabulous CAFBBA team for a night of fashion, food and glamour. Attendees got a glimpse of the CMH Fashion Week lineup while models displayed pieces from featured designers such as Lubna Najjar of Lubna Designs Inc. Let me just say, Lubna is just as lovely as her work! While admiring the fashion, I had the opportunity to meet people in the Columbus fashion scene such as Jennifer Wilson from Hola!Columbus,CMHFW Style Director Kholá’s Kloset, and caught up with favorite classy lady, MrsLadyLike. Overall, it was a successful event that has certainly gotten everyone excited for CMH Fashion Week!

CMH Fashion Week Officially starts October 12th-18th
more info: https://www.facebook.com/CMHFashionWeek
http://www.cmhfashionweek.com/

 

 

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wearing:

(pssst…my dress is on sale for $30 bucks! Get it while you can!)


ASTR Sheer Lace Maxi Dress

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high style ethical brand: Popinjay

Popinjay creates luxurious handmade bags while following an ethical business style. It is often said that “poverty has a woman’s face.” Especially in countries where gender discrimination towards education and other social opportunities has left many women vulnerable. That is why I highly believe in supporting organizations that educate and create opportunities for women to enter and engage in society as empowered people. There are many social businesses and organizations out there that create fair economic opportunities for women to become self independent. Popinjay is one of those businesses that employs skilled artisan women in Pakistan as a means to sustain the livelihood of women in Pakistan while creating luxurious bags for fashion forward women.

Each bag is handmade by artisan women in Pakistan. Every morning, these women meet in a local community center in Hafizabad, Pakistan to embroider beautiful silk and resham motifs that are seen on the bags. By equipping the women with usable skills and paying them with a rate up to three times the market, these artisan women are able to build new lives and create a better future for generations to come! Please take a look at the work and support this wonderful company!

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photos courtesy of Popinjay

Support artisan women while enjoying 40% off for the next 48 hours with the code ‘samplesale’ on http://popinjay.co

goodbye substance

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photography by: david wai

I recently purchased this floral dress from one of my favorite Short North boutiques, Substance. Unfortunately, Substance is saying farewell to Columbus and is closing shop near the end of June due to the owner’s relocation to South Carolina.

The store has been a long standing figure in the Short North fashion scene. I always loved visiting Substance for its collection of fair trade clothing, indie contemporary labels, and features of local Columbus designers and artists.

Hurry in before they’re gone. Their entire store is marked down at a steep discount, so be sure to pop in their store at 783 N. High St. to say goodbye! You can also shop their website shopsubstance where everything is currently 40% off.