Wednesday, January 7, 2009

새해 복 많이 받으세요

I'm back and Happy New Year all or as we koreans like to say, 새해 복 많이 받으세요!!! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. I went home to Toronto for like 5 days and then flew back to NYC on the 30th. My best friend Michelle and her great boyfriend Paul decided to come visit so I had lovely houseguests for the week. I loved it, my holiday was filled with massive amounts of indulgence, laughter, dancing and pure fun.

Here are my NY's Resolutions:
  1. Bring lunch 3x a week
  2. Start a beginner cooking class
  3. Start a pilates or yoga or gym class
  4. Pay off TONS of my debt
  5. Stop annoying my boyfriend
  6. Stop drinking so much Coca Cola
  7. Never buy retail price again
There's probably tons more that I need to do but I truly believe that the above are realistic and totally attainable goals.

On a side note, as my little Xmas present, my wonderful boyfriend bought me a 3 night, 4 day trip to Tulum, Mexico. We'll be heading of next Saturday, the 17th. Short but definitely sweet!!! My bf is the bestest and has literally saved my life in NYC, literally. When I return I'll be moving my little ass into his apartment in Nolita on the best street ever, Elizabeth St. I'll be living with a boy, OMG!!! I'm like all grown up, who would've thunk it?

Friday, December 5, 2008

They Get Better and Better

Jill Sander



Marc Jacobs

Why are shoes so amazing lately? FYI - I'm convinced I saw MJ walking down Fashion Ave. on my way to work today.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Want, I Need

Amazing, I want all of them, especially the YSL, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Moschino ones. Find out more information on who designed what, did you guess right? (Thanks Fashionista and Vogue UK for this piece of awesomeness.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Proud Adopted American

For the first time in a year since moving here, I can officially say that I am proud to be living in this country. Kind of makes you feel like the American Dream is actually attainable. I would like to congratulate the new President Elect, Barack Obama. Boy do you have one hell of a clean up.

Let's start with:

a - the economy
b - raise those taxes for those that make over $200,000 (and yes I know many that still voted Obama)
c - pull the fuck out of Iraq
d - make heathcare affordable (we did it in Canada)

It wasn't a race issue, it was the right man vs. wrong man issue. Eight years of Bush, with his Republican legacy was McCain's biggest downfall. If I believed in God, I would thank God and praise the Lord but I don't so I can just thank the people of the United States (for once) and Obama. Nevermind me, the rest of the world thanks you. You changed history, didn't think the U.S. was ready for an African-American President but I was fortunately proven wrong.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the Making

We are witnessing history in the making. Predicted to be the largest voter turnout ever, everyone in the world is ready for a change. With Bush leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouth, we are starving for something new.

The U.S. will either have:

a - The first African-American President in office or
b - The first woman Vice President

I would choose the former if I could. The U.S. needs more regulation, needs to move towards a more socialist view on life, the middle class needs a helping hand AND it desperately needs to pull out of Iraq, ASAP.

Here's some fun facts about what the Bush Administration has left us (I now include myself in the U.S. since I live here, sometimes unfortunately):

March 2003: Under the premise that Iraq has WMD's, America invades the country with a fierce "shock and awe" campaign, unloading tons of bombs upon the city in a late-night attack.

February 2004: Bush backs Constitutional amendment denying any state the right to recognize gay marriage.

September 2004: The federal deficit reaches a record high, approaching nearly $1 trillion. Former President Bill Clinton handed Bush more than $500 billion in surplus when he took office.

May 2007: Bush signs a directive that gives himself complete control of all three branches of government in cases where "extraordinary disaster" warrant it.

March 2008: It is revealed that Bush has used a third of his presidency - 879 days - for vacation. The death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq reaches 4,000; Iraqi civilian deaths are estimated at over half a million.

September 2008: Lehman Brothers goes bankrupt, sending the economy into the worst crisis since the Great Depression.

The U.S. cannot put another Republican into office. McCain's biggest downfall was running for Presidency right after Bush.

I can't vote but lets hope everyone does, and for the right candidate. Obama - The rest of the world is behind you if not your own country.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Totally not in the mood this year which is surprising since I am always in the mood. So not into it. I was going to reuse my best costume idea ever, GoGo Yubari but am too lazy to even do that. So my co-worker Justin has thought of the funniest idea ever, I am going to go as a nail technician.

Give me a smoke, a name tag, a certificate, nail polish, nail polish remover, fake Asian accent and I'm sooo there.

Music & Fashion

Most played during Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2009 shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York was SantoGold. Also big this time around were: MGMT (surprise, surprise considering they've been heard in almost every teen tv show and movie), Lykke Li and N.E.R.D.

Select show breakdowns below. (courtesy of Starworks)

God I love fashion and music, put them together and it's almost better than roasted chestnuts, ALMOST.

Alexander Wang (RTW)
Bring Em Out - T.I.
Connected - Stereo MC’s
Handful - Kelis
Hot Spot - Foxy Brown
LapDance - N.E.R.D.
Peter Piper - Run DMC
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes
Wonderback - Jay-Z
Work It - Missy Elliott
You’ll Find a Way (Switch and Graeme Sinden Remix) - Santogold

BCBG Max Azria (RTW)
L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold
My Superman - Santogold
Say Aha - Santogold
You’ll Find a Way (Switch and Graeme Sinden Remix) – Santogold

Chanel (RTW)
Our House - Madness

Abaete (RTW)
Nobody Lost Nobody Found - Cut Copy
Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip
Shut Up and Let Me Go - The Ting Tings

Charlotte Ronson (RTW)
Heartbreaker – Metrononmy
Paris Is Burning - Ladyhawke
Peg - Steely Dan (Cover version)
Stop Shop - Lily Allen
Two Doors Down - Mystery Jets

Christian Lacroix (RTW)
[Music: Michel Gaubert]
Carmencita - Devendra Banhart
Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini
L.E.S Artistes (Hévé remix) - Santogold
Minimal - Matias Aguayo

Christian Dior (RTW)
Electric Feel – MGMT
Everybody – Martin Solveig
Missing – Bruce Springsteen
She Wants To Move – N.E.R.D.

Chloe (RTW)
Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones
Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
My Jamaican Guy – Grace Jones

David David (RTW)

I’m A Lady - Santogold

Dior (RTW)
Electric Feel – MGMT
Everybody – Martin Solveig
She Wants To Move – N.E.R.D
You’re Missing – Bruce Springsteen

Dolce & Gabbana (RTW)
La Vie En Rose (Tom Moulton Mix) – Grace Jones
Love Lockdown (Chew Fu Small Room Remix) – Kanye West

Dries Van Noten (RTW)
Samples of music and voice from Serge Gainsbourg

Fendi (RTW)
Tainted Love – Soft Cell

Gucci (Men)
Little Bit of Feel Good – Jamie Lidell
Time To Pretend - MGMT
Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Akon ft. Michael Jackson

House Of Holland (RTW)
[Music: The Misshapes]
Dream Girls - Neon Neon
Dusk Til’ Dawn - Ladyhawke
Hardcore Girls - Count and Sinden feat. Rye Rye
Minuit Jacuzzi - TEPR
Popular - Veronicas
Theme Song from 90210
Volcano Girls - Veruca Salt
When I grow Up - Pussy Cat Dolls

Louis Vuitton (RTW)
Boulevard Du Crime – Edith Piaf
C’est Un Homme Terrible - Edith Piaf
Je Ne Regrette Rien – Edith Piaf
J’Entends La Sirène - Edith Piaf
La Vie En Rose (English Version) – Edith Piaf
Les Feuilles Mortes – Edith Piaf
L’Homme à la Moto – Edith Piaf
Padam Padam – Edith Piaf
Une Dame – Edith Piaf

Luca Luca (RTW)
Big Ideas - LCD Soundsystem
C’mon Baby – Tricky

Lacoste (M/W)
Chemtrails - Beck
Jericho Jerk - Pierre Henry & Michael Colombier
Le Sud - Nino Ferrer
Psyche Rock - Pierre Henry & Michael Colombier

Luella (RTW)

Shrinking Moon For You - Wooden Shjips

Maison Martin Margiela (RTW)
[Music: Reno Isaac]
American Flag – Cat Power
Diddle My Skittle – Peaches
Do Ya – Peaches
Everybody’s Weird – Deus
Free Bird – Cat Power
Fuck The Pain Away - Peaches
No Wow – The Kills
She Was A Visitor (1967) – Robert Ashley
Superstition – The Kills
The Man In The Square – Slagery Van Kampen

Marc by Marc Jacobs (M/W)
Paper Planes – M.I.A.
Shove It – Santogold

Matthew Williamson (RTW)

I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me - Annie
I’m A Lady - Santogold
Shadows - Midnight Juggernauts
Stuck on Repeat - Little Boots
Why Can’t I Touch It - The Buzzcocks

Missoni (RTW)
Devil’s Haircut – Beck

Miss Sixty (RTW)
Great DJ - The Ting Tings
Jager Yoga - CSS
You’ll Find a Way - Santogold

Nanette Lepore (RTW)
Dance Dance Dance - Lykke Li
Jump In - High Places
Wrap Your Legs (Around Your Head) - Allez Allez

Paul Smith (RTW)
[Music: Michel Gaubert / Noiseboys]
Billie Jean - Dolapdere Big Gang
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Dolapdere Big Gang
Dragon Balls - BettyBotox (a.k.a. JD Twitch from Optimo)
Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini
Lights Out (Diplo’s Panda Bear Mix) - Santogold
Mesopotamia - The B-52’s
Save Me - Aretha Franklin

Peter Som (RTW)
I Found You - Tilly and the Wall
Jager Yoga - CSS
L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold

3.1 Phillip Lim (RTW)

Electric Feel – MGMT

Prada (RTW)
Crawfish – Elvis

Preen (RTW)
Foxy Lady - Jimmy Hendrix

Proenza Schouler (RTW)
Blue Heat - Cabaret Voltaire
Let the Music Play - Shannon
Sensoria (12″ Vinyl Cut) - Cabaret Voltaire

Roberto Cavalli (Men)
Fancy Footwork – Chromeo

Roberto Cavalli (RTW)
Hey Boy Hey Girl – Chemical Brothers
Kids - MGMT

Rodarte (RTW)
Sweet Love For Planet Earth - Fuck Buttons

Stella McCartney (RTW)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

Stella McCartney for Adidas (RTW)
Beeper - The Count & Sinden

Temperley London (RTW)
[Music: Theo Green & Lars von Bennigsen]
Death From Above - CSS
Dionysus - Jocelyn Pook
Hold On - Hot chip
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Jet Set - Bumcello
Let The Sunshine in - Bumcello
Pa Baillar - Bajofondo Tango Club
Slaves Dream - Ofra Haza

Thom Browne (Men)
Thus Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss (2001- A Space Odyssey)

Thuy (RTW)
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Jager Yoga
Great DJ – The Ting Tings
House Of Jealous Lovers – The Rapture
I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance - Black Kids

Versace (Men)

Cheap And Cheerful - The Kills
Great DJ - The Ting Tings
Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
Sour Cherry - The Kills
That’s Not My Name - The Ting Tings

Versace (RTW)

Believe Achieve – CSS
Jager Yoga – CSS
We Started Nothing – The Ting Tings

YSL (Men)
O Superman – Laurie Anderson

Zac Posen (RTW)
Dance Dance Dance - Lykke Li
I’m Good I’m Gone - Lykke Li
Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini

Friday, October 3, 2008

Still <3 So Much

I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life.
Let's make some music, make some money, find some models for wives.
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.

This is our decision, to live fast and die young.
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun.
Yeah, it's overwhelming, but what else can we do.
Get jobs in offices, and wake up for the morning commute.

I've been promised that I'll get to go in April 2009. Mon dieu, I can't wait!!!

A Ho Hum Day at an Atelier

Love Nicholas Kirkwood, where have I been?