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Obsession #2

Blazers and jackets...oh my...

Look, Ma! I'm a fashion blogger!

I didn't even know these were Jeffrey Campbell shoes until the sales assistant took the box out.

 Now, if I can just learn to drive with heels on, I'm all set.

My Little Paris

What an adorable little book from the creators of an adorable website...

My Little Paris is a site that gives Parisians information on what's happening around the city...everything from places to eat and shop, to hotel and bar recommendations. What's awesome about this site is that it gives you information on these little gems that you might not have heard of before, such as where to go to get your Louboutins fixed, or that a Dead Poet's Society still exists in the city.

The book is a compilation of these great info. It is written with a cute sense of humour (Hah! Sense of humour can be cute too, you know.) The illustrations by Kanako are fantastic. Just perusing this book, along with Ines De La Fressange's Parisian Chic, makes me want to go back there...le sigh...
I have the English version which just came out. I bought mine from, but I believe you can pre-order also on

How to be a popular fashion blogger

Follow these rules, and you will succeed...

1) Be 21 years old and 80 lbs.
2) Only shop for clothes from these stores:
     American Apparel, H&M, Zara, Forever 21, vintage stores that are really hard to get to
     ...ooops...Topshop (of course)
3) Have Jeffrey Campbell shoes, especially the Litas.
4) Wear clothes, bags and shoes from these designers once in awhile:
     Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler, Celine, sometimes Marc Jacobs
5) Have uber cool blogger friends, sisters, or other half.
6) Have a nice DSLR...not some Nikon point-and-click.
7) Don't ever smile showing your teeth in pictures...ever.... It must never look like you're actually posing. It always has to look like you were caught on your way to a rendezvous with your uber cool friends, or on your way to that vintage store that only you know of. Never look happy.


These shoe obsessions are killing me....ack!....but look how pretty they are...

Isabel Marant Dicker boots
Nicholas Kirkwood boots


The weather is finally co-operating, with bearable heat and humidity....hooraaah!

Because who doesn't want a sparkling vampire?

Hi! My name is Emmy, and I'm a Twilight Mom. Whether that's something to be embarrassed about or to be proud of, I don't really know. That's just who I am...unfortunately for my husband and kids...

(images from Twilight: Director's Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke; movie stills from The Official Illustrated Movie Companion Books for Twilight and New Moon by Mark Cotta Vaz)

Costume Designer:
Twilight: Wendy Chuck
New Moon and Eclipse: Tish Monaghan

PS Team Edward all the way!

Influence: Audrey Hepburn

There's really not much I can write about Ms. Hepburn that has not been said before. She was one in a million...a true icon. She inspired women not only during her time, but forever after. Her unique style is one that will always be emulated by people everywhere...chic, simple, timeless, elegant...

(all images from Audrey Style by Pamela Clarke Keogh)

True story:
When Audrey Style first came out, I bought it and fell in love with it so much that I wrote to the author to say so. She was gracious enough to send a short hand-written note back to say thank you. What a classy gal.

Did you forget your pants?

It was another scorcher of a day out there, made even better by having to be in a place with no a/c.

Days like this make me miss winter. Yes, I will probably complain about snow come December, but dang it! It was just too hot! (But, least I'm still smiling, eh?)

Can I live with you?

Most women who adore fashion love or would love to have (me!me!) Christian Louboutin's red-soled shoes. There's  just something about seeing a woman tottering in one of his heels and getting a peek of that red underneath.

There is, however, something that Mr.Louboutin has that I would love to have more than his shoes, and that is his house....or to be more precise, his chateau.

When I saw the spread that InStyle did on Louboutin's property in France, I just swooned. I don't know anything about interior design or architecture, but I just fell in love with it. I thought, "Dear God...please make me win the lotto so I can buy a house like that."

(all images taken from InStyle October 2008, photographed by Francois Halard)

I love how it looks lived-in....not something that resembles a hotel room.And don't you just love that crane?

I'm so jealous....truly....

PS I don't know if he still owns this property to this day. I hope so. If you know otherwise, ju…

It's like a sauna out there!

It was 37°C in the afternoon today, with a humidex of 42...that is all I'm gonna say...
old Fendi sunglasses and Giordano tank top, H&M skirt, Upla satchel

I love blue clovers!

I have always had a thing for satchels. Being a huge fan of Indiana Jones, I have always associated the bag with travel and adventure. Of course, the obsession was sealed when I saw Alexa Chung with her famous Mulberry bag. What can I say? I'm a sucker for celebrity endorsements.

I was on a quest for the perfect satchel that was just the right size and the right price point, and I think I have found it.
I discovered Upla reading Parisian Chic (which I wrote about on this blog). Being the nerd that I am, I went to the company website right away and fell in love with the fisherman's pouch (besace). The style was exactly what I was looking for, and they had different choices of material (cotton canvas, leather, etc.) and sizes. I wanted them all, but of course, I came back to reality and got just one. (Psssssst...this bag was on sale when I got it. )
This is the blue clover besace du pecheur. Isn't it just the cutest? So perfect for the summer. I love how there are so many pock…

Crowning glory

I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. It is sooooooo dry and frizzy that it takes some effort to make it look decent. Granted, it did not help that I used to bleach the crap out of it. (Yes. I was one of those Asians that went blonde....sigh....)

I trim it myself, and when I say trim, I mean I cut about an inch whenever I remember to do it. The split ends are horrendous that they probably want to literally split and get outta there.  I would love to have it cut and styled, but because of the texture and volume, it takes a minimum of an hour and a half in a salon, and I just don't have that time.

It is, however, thick, which I like. I used to hate having thick hair, until I've seen women with alopecia (not to mention those undergoing chemo). At the end of the day, if the worst of my hair problem is dealing with its dryness, I'm ok with it. And I don't mind putting it up....which is probably the best thing to do as my kids would just try to climb on it anyway. Th…

Influence: SJP

Sarah Jessica Parker is a style icon.

 taken from US Vogue May 2010 (photographed by Mario Testino)
We all know her and love her as Carrie, and why shouldn't we? She is Carrie. I couldn't really picture anyone else for that role. She gave Carrie a vulnerability and toughness at the same time that really captured the audiences around the world. Most women related to her character.
  taken from US Vogue May 2010 (photographed by Mario Testino)
from the book Sex and the City 2:The Stories, The Fashion, The Adventure from the book Sex and the City 2:The Stories, The Fashion, The Adventure
Other reasons why I love her and her style: - We're both Aries, and both moms to three kids. - We're almost the same height (although she's a few inches taller, and a few pounds lighter...ahem...) so I find her style very accessible. The way she dresses in her everyday life is something I can see myself wearing (albeit the cheaper version of it).

PS I really…