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FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: 2019, the Year of the Pig- Chinese New Year Fresh Orchid Headpiece

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: 2019, the Year of the Pig- Chinese New Year Fresh Orchid Headpiece

Happy New Year! Happy 2020!

In Chinese zodiac tradition, 2019 was the Year of the Pig, which was coincidentally MY zodiac year (which is supposed to be very auspicious for me- not that I’m superstitious like that, but it is fun to celebrate!) and I had also recently returned from my big “Chinese Diaspora” trip and self-discovery into my cultural identity and what it means to be a 藍 (i.e. my family name).

I thus had a lot of fun doing a specific Chinese New Year (CNY) headpiece in February 2019, which I share with you now as a farewell to the year that’s been.

2019 was also a huge year for me for many other reasons. And so I will supplement my usual photoshoot discussions with another letter to my late sister, reflecting on the year. Thank you for your patience everyone xx

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FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: Sakura Cherry Blossom Fresh Flowercrown

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: Cherry Blossom Fresh Flowercrown

Hello hello! If you’ve been following my Insta, you may recall a photo I shared of my street in the 2014.

Every spring, without fail, the little plum trees lining my avenue slowly erupt into a glorious bloom of pale pink blossoms. It is really a sight to behold, and its also fun to see their tiny petals gather along the roadside with each passing day as I walk to and from the bus stop. So last September (2016) I couldn’t resist but to make a cherry blossom flower crown.

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FUNNY HAT FRIDAY: 30 second NYE Fairylights Circlet and Henna

FUNNY HAT FRIDAY: 30-second NYE Fairylights Circlet and Henna

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fruitful 2016 and a festive end to the year! For me, 2016 had many challenges but also many wonderful joys and new memories 🙂 My New Year’s Eve was spent at my friend’s Bollywood-themed party: think copious amounts of curry, papadams, henna, saris and Bride and Prejudice #culturalappreciation
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COLLABORATION: DIY Red Riding Hood Cloak-wolf transformation with Chelsea Burford

COLLABORATION: DIY Red Riding Hood Cloak

This is the most-involved photoshoot I have done to date, and involved DIY fashion with make-up by the talented Chelsea Burford (check out her page!)

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LOST IN ASIA: Japanese pseudo-samurai kimono

LOST IN ASIA: A Japanese Psuedo-Samurai

Welcome to the second installment of Lost in Asia, which involves photoshoots featuring different styles of traditional Asian dress. Today, we styled a male Japanese kimono.

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Chinese New Year floral cheongsam

LOST IN ASIA PICTORIAL: Chinese New Year Cheongsam

I was in Kuala Lumpur during the first week of January; my second trip to Malaysia. Like last time, the shopping malls and streets are adorned with bright red and gold decorations in preparation for Chinese New Year which (depending on the lunar calendar) occurs sometime from mid-January to mid-February. And like last time, some of my friends and cousins were buying new cheongsams to wear for the auspicious day. This year, I decided to join in too.

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