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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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Funny Hat Friday: Lily Fresh flower crown

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: Fresh Lily Flowercrown

My mother bought some lilies to beautify the house while our relatives were visiting. Lilies are always best when bought as closed buds that promise to unfurl into delicate ruffle petals that eventually produce beautiful, full blooms. Once our relatives had left, what choice had I but to make a fresh flower crown?

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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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Balloons and chalk party decorations

DIY IDEAS/PICTORIAL: Balloons away, it’s a birthday party!

Is there anything more whimsical and childlike than balloons and chalk? (ok, maybe sparklers or bubble blowers! And old school video games/boardgames!)

I didn’t want to spend too much on decor for my birthday (the funny hat themed one), opting instead to have some DIY fun: (more…)