I’m groot!

The other weekend I went down the the seaport district of NYC, it is a cool place to shoot because of the proximity to water and the cobble stone streets, they also don’t allow cars to drive on a lot of the roads so you can get some cool middle of the street pictures! I went to see a movie at this theater called iPic, I had never heard of it before that day but it has got to be one of the coolest/upscale theaters in the city. You get a little private area for you and your date and you can order from the restaurant with a waiter. (hint get the truffle fries and the pretzels!). The movie we saw was Guardians of the Galaxy, I don’t normally like space movies but this one was pretty funny and I LOVE baby groot! He has some sweet dance moves and I find myself replying to people saying “I am groot” (ok the people are really only Bobby and he is starting to get pretty annoyed with it but I think it is funny, shhhh 😉 )

As you all know, black is my favorite color and wearing all black is an everyday thing for me. I mean New Yorkers have this thing for all black, it isn’t uncommon to see someone in the middle of summer wearing all black, maybe that’s why I felt so at home when I first moved here! (If you think I am bad, you should see Bobby’s closet). So you can imagine when I got my first Marias bag I had a big “what do I wear with this” moment.

If you wear all black your outfits always match and I now found myself trying to plan a cool outfit with colors I don’t normally use. I wanted to keep the colors muted and not wear a loud pair of pants or shirt/jacket so I could let my bag do the talking but I also needed my outfit to match my Marias bag. I found my inspiration at Gucci! (I know, who can’t find inspiration at Gucci, right??). They totally brought back the whole patches/embroidery trend recently and I wanted to recreate it.

I got these jeans from Abercrombie (yes, I still shop there sometimes and yes, you can still find some cool – cheap- high quality – stuff!), and the embroidery adds a bunch of colors to the outfit that brings it together with my bag yet still keeps the classic jeans look. I paired it with a plain white tank, a nude colored leather motto jacket, and a pair of heals that borrowed the nude from the jacket and a splash of color to match the bag/patches. As you guys know I have quite a bit of bags in my closet but none of them offer a connection with the women who weave the textiles that go into making the bags. The weaving is like a morse code that tells the story behind the individual weaver. The bags are all one of a kind so no one will be able to jack your style!

As a disclaimer I work for Marias but I wouldn’t work for a product I didn’t believe in, so go check out the website and let me know what you think!

Yigal Azrouel Leather Jacket

Asos Top

Abercrombie Embroidery Jeans

Marias Mini Domina Bag

Christian Louboutin So Kate Blooming Cork Pumps

Ray Bans

BK The Photographer

” The biggest thing holding people back is the limiting beliefs and stories they tell themselves about their circumstance, their abilities, and the world around them. So change your thinking, and it will change your life.”

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Oh Christmas Tree

This year’s Christmas will be different. I’m staying in New York for Christmas and New Years. It was my first time getting a real Christmas tree in my apartment, and my place smells so nice 🙂 It’s kind of a big deal to get a real tree, because it’s not common to have a Christmas tree in Hong Kong. I think getting a pine tree will definitely be one of my traditions for Christmas from now on. Last couple years, I was too busy traveling back and forth Hong Kong, and didn’t realize the meaning behind Christmas. It is a season to give, and to appreciate friends & family who have been supportive. It’s also time to be thankful to people who are there for you throughout the years, and hope they will still be around for the upcoming New Year.

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I’m selling some of my leather garments and tops on ebay:  http://www.ebay.com/usr/ennneto I’m trying to clean out my wardrobe so I can get more stuff 🙂 please let me know if you’re interested in any of the items and I can offer a cheaper price for you. Most of the jackets are brand new without tags, or just worn once for my blog.

Yigal Azrouel Cut 25 Shearling Leather Jacket
Agnes B. Top
Abercrombie & Fitch Jeggings

Brian Lichtenberg Ballin Beanie
Phillip Lim Medium Croc Pashli
Isabel Marant Sneakers

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn life around.”

Leo Buscaglia

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Fall Giving

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great gobblie gobble day. Thanksgiving is a day to appreciate and be grateful for what you have, but I think people should always carry that mentality everyday.

This Yigal Arzouel is detachable, and have multiple ways to wear it. The sleeves can come off, and becomes a shearling long or short vest. The bottom part of the jacket is also detachable, making it a long or short jacket. I will be selling my leather jackets on Ebay, please stay tuned!


Yigal Azrouel Detachable Shearling Leather Jacket
Asos Open Back Top
Yigal Azrouel White Leather Pants

Max Mara Scarf
Celine Tote
Zara Leopard Print Booties
Ray Ban Aviators

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it”
Ralph Marston

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Be Thankful

I think that thanksgiving is much better than Christmas, because it’s the time when you buy Xmas presents for the ones you care and love.  I might have went a little bit cray cray on getting shoes,but girls can never have too many pairs of shoes. If you want to buy super discounted designer items, go check out Amuze.com. They don’t have up to date products, but they do carry some classic styles from time to time. I would also recommend going to ssense.com for a larger collection of designer items.

So this year instead of flying to LA and spend thanksgiving with my relatives, I decided to stay in New York and be with my dear friends.  I’m very thankful for my friends who are often here for me when I needed help or company.  I would like to take this opportunity to be thankful for the bad things that happened in my life, because they open my eyes to the good things that I wasn’t paying attention to, and it often teaches me a life lesson. Most of us live our lives not realizing how fortunate we are, and we would want more because we aren’t satisfied.  However we should learn to appreciate and be grateful for what we already have. 🙂

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Uniqlo Faux Fur Coat
Helmut Lang Sweater
Yigal Azrouel Leather Pants

Givenchy Scarf
Valentino Bag
Celine Shoes
Bvlgari Rings

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyways.  If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.  If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.  The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.  Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.” -Mother Teresa

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