Saturday, September 24, 2011
Shake it Out
Sheer robe: Thrifted.
Dress: Random cheap store.
Necklace: Wanderlust + Co
Tan bracelet: Wanderlust + Co
Alligator bracelet: Lovisa
Shoes: ASOS Havoc
All images shot by: Vinh Pham / Ve Noir Studios.
When I found this robe I had to stand for a while and unscramble my head. When I was younger and went to weddings (my dad's side of the family is Vietnamese), some of my relatives would be wearing a traditional Vietnamese dress thing called an ao dai (Wiki article). I always thought it was the ugliest thing and I remember thinking, NUP, NEVER GOING TO WEAR THAT. And then I found this. I'm not sure whose idea it was to combine sheer and watercolour florals with a traditional Vietnamese costume shape, but I offer the remains of my abandoned Large popcorn chicken to them.
I am so excited for Florence + the Machine's upcoming album "Ceremonials" and Childish Gambino's upcoming debut album "Camp". I've been playing both on repeat and I think it surprises some people when they see me open my mouth and a torrent of rap lyrics come out. I fit the stereotype of somebody who listens to indie/"hip" music like Florence but as soon as I start getting down and ghetto, everyone is all, like, "What just happened".
Florence + The Machine - Shake it Out
Bonfire by Childish Gambino
One of my closest friends, Shirley (director of Thomas & Lola, I've mentioned her countless times before) graduated yesterday from high school. One year ago, I was in her position. It astonishes me daily how quickly time is running away from me - I've barely finished waking up and then all of a sudden I'm about to go to sleep. I just wanted to congratulate everyone graduating from high school, and also wish everyone luck for the upcoming major exams - have a fantastic time moving into the library and entering into relationships with your textbooks.