Maximizing Wardrobe Creativity

coverthe-dangling-sleevesI used to fancy a lot those polished “one-piece dresses” because they never require much of my styling effort. (I mean the 1 hour mix-and-match…) However, upon reaching the age where I must start learning how to financially support myself has made me realize that the one-piece dress is not worth my investment as much as the basic, separate pieces would do. Since then, I learned to embrace and enjoy the mix-and-match styling process much more than I would have realized the creative pleasure in it. I started to buy a lot more separate pieces of clothing instead of wasting my budget on some predictable one-piece dresses, cuz I might wear them once or twice and that’s it.. (fashion boredom is just a natural thing for girls and we simply can’t change it.)
So here’s a quick solution — buy more separate pieces and always do the mix-and-match. Always.

A little note on “detailing”: The”detailing” is key to adding extra sparkle to our outfit. If you have been following my blog, you may have noticed that I am very fond of some simple designs yet adorned with the twisted, catchy or standout details. So here’s an outfit sharing some of my recent favorite detailing– dangling sleeves & silver hardware.

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DANCE IN RUFFLES

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Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles. I see you everywhere this season! Although we’re always told not to have something over-done (like failingly wearing too much makeup or overly accessorizing yourself), I was thinking maybe just for once I could wear ruffles from Head-To-Toe.
Everytime I wear this long ruffle skirt, I couldn’t help remembering some of my old times on the dance floor where my feet were vividly striking the steps of a dramatic Paso Doble. Inside me there lives a dancer who always enjoys expressing herself freely and artistically without having to conform to what the world expects from her. How amazing it is when clothes can actually epitomize and express some of our inner parts?

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Dear,
Christine
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Somewhere inside my styling mind along the transformation path from a girl to an independent woman lies a forcing signal that I should get rid of all the girly minidresses.
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Hope that everyone who’s reading this blog right now had spent a great time in Valentines! For me this valentines feels really different yet special because I am no longer in a relationship, so I have decided to share a little of my inside world about being an independent individual after ending my 6-year relationship.

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NYFW Day 1 & 2

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Whenever it comes to the beginning of September you start to see slender girls with perfect body and heights walking down high streets and occupying the balcony seats of some famous restaurants, then all we know that, Fashion Week is here.
This year I am lucky enough to work as a PR at the fashion week, and I can never deny that the whole event is simply amazing!
Due to the issue of working attire requirement me and my colleagues all need to dress in black, so I was actually thinking about how to make some fun and get rid of the impression of boredom that professional black attire usually gives people.
Well the whole key is easy – make it CHIC and SOPHISTICATED, and CLEAN – the usual and daily mortal that is always implemented in my daily style and clothing, effortless enough! right? :p
每逢到了九月就會開始在街上看到一堆一堆特別有氣質的模特充斥在大街上和露天咖啡店的全位上,那你就會知道時裝週又來了
這一年很幸運可以找到在時裝週工作的實習,而我真的只可以用amazing來形容時裝週令我見識到的很多人和事,也了解了很多內裡運作的程序
由於工作規定了我們要穿全黑的服裝,其他人都直接穿黑色西裝了, 但我自己既然有那麼多衣服都是黑的,心想就穿特別一點,不要穿黑西裝西裙那麼沉悶吧
如果上班時要穿特別一點但又有服務限制,那其實只需要簡單的記住兩點就ok: “簡約”和”俐落”, 保持些微專業的感覺就對了
飾物也只能戴簡約風格的

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With one of my inspirational figures – Margaret Zhang

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Christine

One-Day in London by Mush


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While I was bending backward trying very hard just to take a selfie with the Big Ben on the bridge, a photographer came forward and asked, ” Do you want me to take a picture for you?” His friendliness and courtesy as a local British quickly led me move away from the awkward state that I usually fall into with strangers, and my one-day tour visiting all the attractions surrounding London Zone 1 had by this way begun 🙂
All items in my closet lately has almost become black and white, it may be a little dull for usual days but I think it’s unexpectedly perfect for travel, especially in such a beautiful city London, it’s because you will never want to overshine the gorgeous backdrops in a picture. So when I knew that I was going to do sightseeing all day I chose to wear this outfit, simple but very chic.
Lastly, special thanks to my tourist guide and photographer again, Thank you Mush! I will see you next time !
當我在橋上60度向後拗腰嘗試要和大笨鐘來一張合照時,一位拿著一台相機的當地攝影師上前笑著問:你需要幫忙嗎?如果平日我是很容易對陌生人顯得非常冷淡的,但他就好像一位導遊一樣,非常友善的給我介紹了大笨鐘,還圍繞著倫敦的Zone One一帶遂一遂一給我介紹每個名勝,最後他也陷入攝影師的習慣指揮著我要站到那一點那一個角度去幫我拍了很多照片 🙂 今天就在這裡跟大家分享一下其中一些照片
我自己最近的衣服差不多全部都變成了黑和白,這對於日常生活穿著可能會有些沉悶,但我就覺得去旅行穿簡樸一點就剛剛好了,因為你不會希望自己的衣服過於鮮艷,在拍照的時候就可以更突出背後那些華麗的建築背景,特別在像英國這樣的城市裡,所以這天選擇了乾淨黑白的配搭

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London China Town
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Found something signature in London – The Red Telephone Booth
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My Favorite Place – The Covent Garden

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Say Hi to Mr. Big Ben
It looked a little grumpy on that day, so did I :p

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bumped into a street with color buildings

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just right in front of Beckingham Palace
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Still got lots of picture in London to share, so….see you soon!

Love 

Christine

 

A Subtle Statement + Big Giveaways!

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well well since i am updating the blog using the computer of my school now in London, I got no Chinese typing option..sorry about that 😦
After a crazy week in Korea with my bestie Cherry, it’s time to work hard again!
Over the past few months I have been trying to save some money just for taking a short fashion design course here at Central Saint Martins, London, and that is from where I am sitting down and using the computer to update my blog! :p
But today I am not sharing any recent pics of me in London but some pictures which were taken by my another bestie, Polly, while I was having my final week in NYC last month. She’s been very interested in photography, so we kinda like teaming up and made fun for our day by taking lots of  lots of pictures around NYC.
(Polly! I miss your uncle’s cooking! )
I will be updating more often once I get back to my home computer in Macao, and of course with Chinese version too!
Last but not least, I wish everyone has a great time in this very beginning of your summer holidays 🙂 Just like me, I am very much enjoying my stay in London 🙂 I find myself falling deep in love with London!! 
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Whenever I want to dress up to be feminine, the color of white will forever first pop up in my mind. Have you ever tried to dress up all in white? If not, please do! Dressing in all-white gives people an impression of purity, softness and extraordinary femininity. In fact I am finding my wardrobe being dominated by white-color clothes in recent months!
Also, being all in white is not the only choice. Try  adding a little statement to your outfit, like here I am putting on a very pale pink jacket, which I think it still works well in terms of color tone, and still giving a sense of feminine softness to the whole look at the same time. And what if you are the kind of person who says NO to pink?Nevermind,making a contrasting statement instead by adding black to your outfit and make a silent statement with attitude.dsc03782_副本
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Lady M time with Polly
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Accidentally interrupted into a photoshoot for a business magazine near City Hall
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See you next time 🙂

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Pay attention! Here comes your chance to win the outfit that I am

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All you need to do is to click like and share this blog entry on Facebook <—- Click here

and you will be enrolled in a lucky draw for the whole set of clothes (Top + Bottom in Pale Pink) from the left picture!

(In this post I am wearing the white set as you can see from the right-hand side)

Name of Winner will be announced three days later, which is 28 June 2014 on the Facebook Page of Mouinstyle   <—- Click here

So also make sure that you give a like to our Facebook Page to follow any updates and the lucky draw result ^^

開心大抽獎!大家只要睇完今次ge blog update, 係 MOUINSTYLE Facebook 呢到click “LIKE” and “SHARE” 就有機會抽到我係呢次post入面著ge一set暗花衫裙(粉色version上身+粉色version半身裙)6月28日會於 Mouinstyle Facebook page上公佈幸運兒^^

 good luck!

Love,
Christine
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It Girl vs. Street Style

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Have you ever wondered how powerful can a simple black skirt be? For this year, getting an A-Line skirt is a must! I am sure it is not the first time you see me wearing this black skirt as you can see from the above pic. You can wear this skirt with any top that you like, and for me, I used to like to wear a really short cropped top with this kind of long skirt, but for this time I would like to show you how to rock this A-Line skirt in street style, especially with a pair of sneakers ( personally I really preferred Nike over NB)  or flats and a high-collar top!

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大家有想像過一條A-Line的半身裙可以怎樣穿嗎?今年真的湧現了很多像傘一樣的蓬蓬半身裙..而之前我就很喜歡把它穿成it girl的風格,如上圖, (你可以叫這種風格為“名媛風”)但今次就和大家展現一下一條這麼女性的裙子,同樣也可以用來穿出街頭風的 ^^ 關鏈就在於一對平底波鞋/休閒鞋 (像Nike的也很不錯!) 和較高領的上衣!

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I stole my boyfriend’s outer coat that he bought from Taiwan and mix it with my outfit :p

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 Love,

Christine

 

Life Sharing Time …


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Hi everyone!  I would like to dedicate a post which is entirely about the anniversary dinner with my boyfriend last month in a beautiful French restaurant uptown. As what I have said in my very first post, I do want to constantly sharing my wonderful life here in NYC with all of you. The dinner was absolutely divine for me with lots of great dishes and love air, and to be honest it was the first official French dinning I have ever had, so everything’s just going beyond fantastic! 🙂
今次我想和大家分享一下上個月我跟我男友的週年晚餐,正如我之前說我希望和大家分享我在NY這邊的生活!
那天晚上我們去到了一間很美麗的法國餐廳,而這也是我第一次真真正正的吃一頓正宗的法國餐,試過之後我決定以後有能力的話一定會經常吃哈哈!
完全是我喜歡的菜餚!!那天晚上的我很幸福很高興,感恩 ^^

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I truly wish you all have a great weekend no matter you are going to be amused either by food, your friends or your love!

Best Wishes!

Christine