January 14, 2015

BLENDING WITH THAT SCENE

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Winter in Beijing gives me the blues like nothing else. My granny tendencies surge and all I wanna do is watch Chinese dramas all day long. These are some rare evening shots from NYE (a little belated I know) where we stayed up until really early, danced weirdly and drank a bit too much of the sparkly stuff :')

Anyway, this has been on repeat and repeat and repeat.

January 05, 2015

THE OVERALL EFFECT

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MOTEL white turtleneck, ZARA jumpsuit, DR MARTENS boots, NATURAL wind

Nothing like a gust of venomous wind to make me shriek like a cat at a rave. This city in winter is like a crispy Garten Salat sprinkled with icecubes and the AC turned up real high. Sadly my winter coat is not the least photogenic, so it shall be 5-minute shoots while freezing my christmas balls off for the rest of the cold season. I'm in the process of brainstorming my first video for this blog (in almost 6 years...YA I know) with shots filmed in some of my favorite places in Beijing. Then I go to Hong Kong for the first time! I'm quite excited, since almost everyone has told me that if I enjoyed NYC, I will love love LURVE Hong Kong.

Photos by Nick, with whom I spent today productively oogling at images of Peng YuYuan :')

December 31, 2014

LAST DAY

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COS top, MMM cullotes. Floral image via Tumblr

Beijing's a little ahead, so it's already December 31st. I can't believe this is the last of 2014. What are your plans? I'll be celebrating it with some of my favorite people in Beijing tonight. Right now, I'm working on compiling a recap post... the last time I made one was back in 2011. Kind of funny how my aspirations and dreams haven't changed since then. Am I still the same overly-ideallistic kid living in a world furnished by Tumblr? Whatever. Keep dreaming.

December 15, 2014

HAIR + ART

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Nick and I arrived a bit too late to AOTU Studio's Christmas party, so the space was almost devoid of both people and mulled wine *sad emoji*. But we decided to explore and ventured upstairs to where the hairy activities of the collaborative hair salon take place.

Hawt clean minimalism featuring just wood, glass and the lonely cactus here and there. The salon space was elegant, clean and consistent in styling. I loved it. Founder of the studio, Ray Wu, was also there and chatted to us about how the two-week space is not yet finished, and his potential plans for making practical use of the open rooftop space come spring. Rooftop haircut? I'm down for that.


AOTU STUDIO

Beixinqiao Toutiao 67 Beijing
 
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