Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Reawakening of Spring

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
William Shakespeare

I was a little girl
Alone in my little world
Who dreamed of a little home for me
I played pretend between the trees
And fed my houseguests bark and leaves
And laughed in my pretty bed of green

I had a dream
That I could fly
From the highest swing
I had a dream

Long walks in the dark
Through woods grown behind the park
I asked God who I'm supposed to be
The stars smiled down at me
God answered in silent reverie
I said a prayer and fell asleep

I had a dream
That I could fly
From the highest tree
I had a dream

Now I'm old and feeling gray
I don't know what's left to say
About this life I'm willing to leave
I lived it full, I lived it well
As many tales I live to tell
I'm ready now, I'm ready now
I'm ready now
To fly from the highest wing
I had a dream

-May we all find our dreams, reach the highest and among the brightest stars, never let go of that beautiful feeling of love, and to always feel grateful that we are able to live our lives in the most endearing and precious way.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

From Paris to Shanghai

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing - Helen Keller

Bonjour all!
As spring is finally here, I can feel myself brimming to the full in delight of all things promising. The blossoming of buds from the trees, that gentle warm wind that embraces you, and the feeling that everything and everyone becomes so alive in the city, where sudden bursts of inspiration are around every corner!

I find that I go through certain inspirational phases (or as I like to call it "worlds") within my life. For example, I went through the Keatsian, the Austenian, to the Antoinette phase where aspects as music, books and lifestyle, have channeled some sort of origin owing to its terms.
Right now I feel like I'm entering in what I like to call the Nightingale world.

Lately i've been going back to my roots and falling in love with the Asian lifestyle, the culture, the history and of course, fashion. Of course, the Parisian way of things I shall always hold dear to me, but Chanel could not have said it better when they introduced the pre-fall collection 2010 as "Paris-Shanghai".
Here is a glimpse of my boudoir, where my closet situates and displays a sample of clothing I wear, as well as my accessories.

Of course, ever since I was a child (and for many of the other girls in fact), who did not watch the show and owned a plush toy of the beloved Hello Kitty and her friends. Even now on a rare occasion, I still sneak in an episode or two when in the morning when I eat my cereal for the sake of it. I can't help it, it's too adorable.
There are many Chinese actresses and models I admire and one of them came upon me recently when I happened to watch Hannibal Rising. I loved Gong Li ( an actress that's like the Meryl Streep in China) as Lady Murasaki. Her acting (as with all her other films) was perfectly carried. She has this way of speaking through her facial expressions that's really haunting and flawless.
I also happen to like the model Angelababy. She's quite an It- girl at the moment (or so I think at the moment), and I happen to like her appearance and style.

Lots of designers in Asia have turned out amazing styles which I absolutely love and adore and from which I get most of my inspiration from my wardrobe. is one of my ultimate go-to for all things fashion related and to search for great finds.

Also of note, I am just loving ribbons and bows right now. And garden-inspired dresses. Florals. Satin, silk, and lace. How wonderful to live in such grace!
Books that will soon be in my handbags and totes to be a travel companion:
This is written by Lady Murasaki, who is a 11th century Japanese novelist, in which this book is seen as one of the masterpieces of Japanese literature.

I have seen the movie (which is fantastic) but never really had a moment to read the book before. So I will try to squeeze in some minutes during the hectic time (which due to academic expectations, will keep my hands full until April) and enjoy reading it.
And that's all for now, ciao!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

An Wonderland Evening To Remember

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew All

Bonjour all!

I've been incredibly busy these past few days, but not busy enough that I may update (as promised) about the fun night of the Alice in Wonderland Fundraiser and Cocktail Night!

Now, all proceeds went to Canada's Children's Literacy Fund, which was all the more spectacular. With great thanks to my good friend Tia, who graciously allowed me to take a few shots, as well as herself, we are able to share with you some great moments (and cute treats too!)
It took place in the amazing setting of Hart House's Music Hall, where upon arriving, everything was wonderfully themed, not to mention the music and the Classic Disney's Alice In Wonderland projecting from a screen above the fireplace!
Moi :)

The Queens of Hearts (my good friend is on the right...AND better yet, she won SECOND place for her costume which was handmade (not store bought) which brought even yummier bonus points!!
Throughout the evening, I thought the best parts were meeting new people and spending an amazing time your own friends. I know Tas and Tia and I had huge laughs!
When she won SECOND...haha. Actually I ended up getting something fun out of it too: Two film passes as I solved an Alice Trivia Question right!

The cake! I loved how they added all the themes and inserted it into this lovely monument of deliciousness.
The pastries were very lovely indeed!

I know I could not help myself to these ones. Unfortunately, I did not shrink, nor did I stretch at all!

My friend the Mad Hatter (and also in real life )
Some guests that attended this evening:

My two chums who make up the Three Musketeers, Tia and Tas.
I must point out that funny enough, the Alice doll Tia is holding..almost showed up everywhere in some pictures...guess it was the life of the party, haha.

Definitely events like these are really wonderful..I know there will be more to come!
And that's all for now! Ciao!



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