a leatherista x bk

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you all had a nice little vacay 🙂 Bobby and I decided to stay in New York for the holiday because we will be heading to Los Angeles next month. Also – it has been rainy/cloudy here all weekend and I wanted to be able to lay on my couch in my PJ’s and munch on some snacks and watch TV   all weekend (shh don’t tell my trainer!).

By the way, how awkward is it to pose for photos in busy locations?! I still get shy because people always stop and wonder what you are doing or look and stare. I usually love to stay in the city on holidays and take my vacations on  non-holiday weekends.  It’s because the city gets super quiet, and we were able to walk through the streets to take cool photos for the blog without having people stop for us. Well, it’s usually not a big problem for me because I am just posing but Bobby is always dodging cars and waiting for people to get out of the frame so it was definitely easier for him to get the shots this time. So if you travel on off days or stay in big cities on three day weekends make sure you make the most of it and get some good pictures!

I wasn’t planning on doing a blog post, but found this really cool door in the Meatpacking District after having brunch at Catch. A little history for you who don’t live in New York- In the mid-18th century, the Meatpacking District was a residential and industrial area that produced heavy iron work. Fast forward to the early-19th century, the district was filled with slaughter houses, and this is where the name “Meatpacking District’ came from. When you walk around the area, there are still a lot of heavy iron work, which combined with large entrance ways that were created to help transport the meat, creates a very cool rustic atmosphere. Also – the Meatpacking District is well known for their cobblestone streets but I didn’t get a chance to take photos on them this time (but don’t worry I have some cobblestone shots coming up for you very soon!), I was too focused on this cool looking entrance way.

Whenever Bobby and I go out, we often get compliments (sometimes I can’t tell if they think it is silly or cool but I’ll take it as a compliment anyway!) on how we are matching. I decided to add a couple photos of him to my blog, and share with you guys how I help pick his outfits too 😉 He takes so long to get ready, and changes multiple times before he can pick the outfit – It’s like a mini fashion show for me. I swear he takes longer to get ready than me and his outfits are a lot more simple! I know he is reading this though so I will stop there before I lose my photographer.

On Me:

Porsche Design Aviators

Zara Cropped Knit Sweater

BDG Boyfriend Denim Shorts

Gucci Belt ( It says love is blind in french at the back 🙂 )

Chloe Susanna Black & Silver Boots

Proenza Schouler Olive Clutch

On BK:

All Saints Sweater

Custom made leather pants

Tods Suede Black Driver

Black Clubmaster Ray-Ban

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if you do.”

a.lo x

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Denim On Denim

I’m not too sure when denim on denim is back in trend, but last time I’ve checked it was back when Britney Spears was still popping. I decided to try on my denims and realized that it doesn’t look that bad! (Maybe because I’m used to seeing all the bloggers wearing denim and denim already) However, I think the secret to pulling off the look is to wear different shades of denim- lighter shades draw attentions while darker shades create a slimming effect. Moreover, if you have similar shades, you can play with the different washes, fabrics, and prints on the denim. If you want a more chic look, you can wear a pair of boyfriend jeans or skinny jeans with a denim shirt or jacket (white tee inside) and pair the outfit with a pointy or open toes heels.

Zara Denim Shirt
Brandy & Melville High Waist Shorts

Chloe Susanna Boots
Chloe Medium Marcie Python Handbag
Celine Sunglasses
Vita Fede Bracelet
Brandy Melville Stacked Rings
Kenzo Gold Tiger Ring

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself

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Sleek-ish

Even though it’s already April, it’s still around the 50s degree- which means I can still wear fur and leather and people won’t stop and stare. Most of the time when I go out at night, I tend to dress up slightly more.  During warmer weathers I would wear a dress, but this season I’m into crop tops with pants/ skirts. Maybe Miley inspired me? Haha.

One more week till spring break, and I’ll be getting my nice tan from Cali! Woohoo! can’t wait! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend 🙂

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Zara Crop Top
Zara Pants
Vince Jacket

Vita Fede Bracelets
Charlotte Olympia Suede Dolly Pumps

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…” by Gilda Radner

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Not Spring Yet

Is anyone sick of this warm and cold weather in NYC? Ahhh! Thanks to global warming.Well, I can’t wait till the warm sunlight and spring breeze (no pollen please). Almost every spring break, Camille would come visit me from Paris, and we would go to Cali. However, she has to intern for her senior year. So this year, I’m planning to go to Coachella weekend 2! super excited! I need to soak in some nice California sunshine.

On another note, I would like to take a moment to pray for the 239 casualties of MH370,their family and loved ones. This incident is very unfortunate, and make us all appreciate how lucky we are to get to open our eyes every morning and breathe.  Just to be awake and be surround by your love ones.  We often take things for granted, and wasting our time.  This is a good time to change our outlook and start looking ahead to a new way of doing things, a new vision for life.

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Zara Shirt with Studs
Surface to air sweater
BDG Jeans
J Brand Kay Fur Zip Leather Jacket

Surface to Air Boots
Philip Lim Mini Pashli
Retro Super Future Sunglasses

“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!” by  Christian D. Larson

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Snow Leopard

Hello Hello! Since the last time I updated, I have been back to Hong Kong twice. Super busy traveling back and forth for my family 🙂 I’m glad that the snow storms are officially over, and spring is slowly coming. My favorite weathers are fall and spring- summer and winter are too extreme for me.  I don’t like being in the cold weather much ( first snow is pretty, but those icy wind afterwards… no thanks). Most of the time I look like a big fat bear when I’m outdoors, because I wearing a lot of thick layers on top of a thin layer- it gets really warm indoors.

  Sorry for the belated update, I’ll be in New York for a while so I will be updating more! 🙂

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Zara Leopard Faux Fur
J Brand Dark Blue Shearling Suede Jacket
Zara Top
J Brand Leopard Print Leather Pants

YSL clutch
Vita Fede Bracelets
Cartier Bracelets
Trinity Ring
Bvlgari Bracelet
Jimmy Choo Rainboots

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.” by H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Sensation

 

 

This all white outfit is inspired by the concert,Sensation-Oceans of White. The concert is happening this Saturday, and I’m super pumped up! I’m hosting a little gathering before the concert, let me know if you want to join.
I love Kimberly Ovitz’s sweaters.  The fabric is super soft and it often has a little twist on their simple design. And these Zara shorts could never go wrong with anything. They are very simple, but super sleek.

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Kimberly Ovitz Sweater
Zara Shorts

Urban Outfitters Necklace
Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch
Yvse Saint Laurent Ring
Cartier Trinity Rings
Cartier Love Ring
Yves Saint Laurent Pumps

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.

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