Monday, November 17, 2008

Manhattan Vintage Show

I've been trying to wrap up my Fall '09 collection over the past few weeks. I'm almost done, but I'm not fully satisfied with all the prints and bodies I have so far. This past Saturday, I stopped by the Manhattan Vintage Show to check out some of my favorite vendors and to also find some new inspiration to help me finish up my Fall '09 collection.

My outfit for the day...
When I'm feeling lazy, I tend to rock the all black look.
*I found this cool vintage belt at the Manhattan Vintage Show that morning! LOVE IT!
By adding a cool vintage belt, it totally spiced up my outfit!
Rows of vintage vendors at the show.  Lots of cool stuff, but some was way overpriced!
Business Tip of the Week:  Always check out the flea markets, thrift stores, and vintage shows for inspiration. I'm always scoping out these places because you never know what cool pieces you may find! I've been inspired by items from cool prints on a rug, hand towels, vintage scarves, to cool artwork! 

Awww, me and my obsession with vintage shoes!
Ooooh, LOVE this belt! Super cool design for $25! That's a steal!
Wow, check out these super narrow shoes! 
I always LOVE looking at vintage jewelry. So much character to each piece! Vintage is classic =)!
I was on the hunt for new reading glasses. Wow, so many great options!
Last stop, Vintage Chanel Booth. Drool....Drool...Drool....  
I couldn't resist! I ended up walking out with 2 bags. YIKES! A girl's gotta spoil herself sometimes, right?
After a long productive day, I needed a girls' night out!Here I am rockin one of my favorite Fall '08 prints with my new vintage belt that I found at the Manhattan Vintage Show. Time to go relax and live a little! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My home away from home...

I saw this on The Cool Hunter  this morning, the island of NURAI-big WOW! I would love to run off to this island and have it be my home away from home!

Located northeast of Abu Dbai city, Nurai is a 130,000 square meter island that's being tranformed into a luxurious resort with private residence, one luxury boutique hotel, 31 beachfront estates and 36 water villas. If you want to live here, be prepared to fork out a lot of paper!

Check out Nurai's exclusive private residential estate...

Due to open in 2010, these private residence start around $25mil a pop. Uh, I better stop daydreaming and should get back to work. A girl gotta start saving! I have $24,999,999 to go! LOL

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday Rolex!

Some early morning drool...

In celebration of Rolex's 100th birthday, the Swiss watch company rolls out an update to its flagship timepiece, calling it the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II.

It could be yours for $20,000 (and up), the updated Oyster Perpetual Day-Date watch includes a bigger 41mm dial (up from 38mm on the original Day-Date), and comes in your choice of 18k gold or platinum case with a sold 18k gold or platinum Super-President bracelet to match. There will be 5 versions to choose from. For those of you who are ballers, it also comes in a white gold version with 8 diamonds and 2 baguettes set into the dial. Sweeeet! 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekly Obsession: JAE BASILIO

This week I'm OBSESSING over my JAE BASILIO sweaters. My girlfriend, Janet, sent me a box full of luscious cashmere sweaters and cool, funky pieces for me to ROCK. I tend to get lazy during the winter, so I'm always rocking black leggings (my staple item during the winter) with a cute top. Thank you for the gifts, mama! I LOVE THEM!  

Yes, I'm all about rockin Jae Basilio this week!
Check out my outfits for the week....

I'm OBSESSED with Jae Basilio's Randi Cashmere Cardigan!!! I have it in every color!!! It's an easy layering piece. It's great for when you need that quick cute piece to throw over when you're running out the door. I've practically been living in it.  
Thanks so much Janet, for the beautiful Jae Basilio pieces! You rock, mama! LOVE YOU! You know YUMI KIM supports JB for life!

Autumn in New York

One of the things I LOVE about living in New York is that there are always cool art shows and exhibits to check out. This past week, the Chanel Mobile Art show was showcasing in Central Park. I was really mad at myself for not checking it out the last time I was in Hong Kong. So when I found out its next stop was NYC, I didn't want to miss it again. I made it a point to clear my schedule Friday morning to check it out. Here's how my morning went...

Woke up early Friday, and was having one of those LAZY days. Here I am rockin my winter lazy look-all about the leggings! Ran out of the house with a t-shirt, leggings, my favorite Jae Basilio sweater, and my comfortable Uggs. I'm all about comfort today....
Arrived to Central Park by 8AM....oh my, I can't believe I got up this early! Yes, history in the making for
I arrived at 8AM and there was already a LONG line =(. OH NO!!! They said the wait would be at least 3hrs. I've been dying to see the show, but a 3hr wait? Oh my goodness!!! 
I was so annoyed! 3hrs is way too long, so I left =(. Well, at least I saw the Chanel Mobile Art Show structure...sighhhhh. Click here to read about it.
Since I was already at the park, I might as well take it all in and enjoy the beautiful surrounding. Being around nature always makes me feel at peace.  Sometimes I forget that I'm in a big city when I'm hanging out in Central Park. I pulled out my camera and started snapping away.
Here I am playing with my favorite toy....

Central Park is so gorgeous during the fall! Check out the pretty colors and how beautiful the park looks....
Awww, so romantic! I had such a great time hanging in the park and photographing the beautiful scenery.  I have to say, nothing beats autumn in NYC. Oh so beautiful!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thakoon For Target

Designer Thakoon Panichgul, created this cute collection for my favorite store in the whole wide world- TAR-JAAY (Target). I've always been a big fan of Thakoon's designs (I HEART the shoes you did with Manolo!). This limited edition collection for Target is slated to debut in December. Don't miss out on's super cute!


Check it out! LOVE IT! You know me, all about PRINTS =)!
Mark your calendar ladies, because I'm sure these pieces are gonna fly out the door fast!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

History in the Making...

Over 78 million people tuned in on Nov. 4th to watch the US' Presidential Election. Like millions of people around the world, my friends and I gathered together and sat close to our TV screen anxiously awaiting the results of this monumental election.

I showed up representing TEAM OBAMA! Goooo BLUE!

On my way to the party I saw this cool poster. That's why I LOVE Obama- He's our HOMIE!
It was a party in NYC.  Everyone was either at a friend's apt or at a bar on election night.
Moosh and I picked up OBAMA Cupcakes for the party! They're so cute!
Oh my, we have an OBAMA look-alike at our election party! LOL 
Everyone's glued to the TV! All our fingers and toes are crossed hoping to hear the good news!
When they announced that Obama won it was crazy in NYC. Everyone was screaming, cars honking and there was this bolt of energy that zapped the city! Such an experience to remember! I can't believe one day I will be telling my children about this historical night! 
Time to enjoy the cupcakes! Go Team OBAMA!!!!!! Yaaaay! 
We're all sooooo excited!!! All smiles on our faces =)!
Hugh spent the past weekend volunteering for the Obama Campaign! Big thanks to everyone who's been a supporter of the O TEAM! You guys rock!
I have to say, I thought McCain gave a great concession speech. He wasn't a sore loser!
I was in tears watching Obama's victory speech. Obama symbolizes CHANGE, HOPE, and INSPIRES all of us that anything is really possible. I can now tell my children that they too can one day be President.
On my way home I saw this...
Obama, thank you for showing us that there are no limitations and that America is still the land of opportunities. Big Congrats!