Custom Ruffled Green Top for an Editorial Shoot

Here is another piece I created a while ago for an editorial shoot. I love the silk organza’s color, and I wanted to create something nice with it . . . Something non-floral in every single way. I don’t hate flowers, but I don’t particularly love them either. And, yet, most of the headpieces and…

Angelica Brigade x Miu Vermillion Update

Though I’ve closed my Etsy shop and have been preoccupied with my other endeavors, I never stop creating handmade pieces. These past few months, I’ve been expanding my skill sets, creating numerous hand-stitched dresses, and different kinds of nail ornaments. Below are some of pieces I created a while ago, made specifically for my fine…

Passion / Mastery / Thinking Things Over

“If your heart is not in it, get out of it or change it” -Sue Bryce If one’s heart is not in it, It’s impossible to give one’s all for it . . . To spend many hours doing it . . . “Masters are incredibly passionate and emotional people who just love to do…

The Importance of Being Distinct

To be outstanding, one needs to be different And to be different, one needs to embrace his/her uniqueness Unfortunately, Some people might consider certain distinct qualities as weirdness And so, in order to avoid rejections and humiliation, One might decide to keep one’s distinct qualities hidden And thus, stay in obscurity . . . The…

Improvisation

Some people might think that I am wearing 2 pieces of bracelets . . . But . . . These two parts of the bracelet are actually connected. The chunky strap of beads (the one with the toggle clap) functions as the bangle’s wrist harness. Its main function is to prevent the bangle from falling…

This Week’s Finds: OPI Nail Polish and Japanese Snacks

I LOVE this OPI Liquid Sand nail polish in Stay the Night. I’ve been so into textile-inspired nail lacquers, and this one is one of my favorite nail polishes of all time. Some people worry that this kind of nail polish doesn’t last very long. But you know what . . . it’s not true!!!…

Previews + Updates

I finally got a chance to photograph all the pieces I recently made. I’m gonna have to select & then edit the pictures (to make sure the colors seen in the pics are as similar to the real items as possible). Here are some more previews of the things I plan to list on my…

This Week’s Finds

I love Zoya PixieDust nail polish in Dahlia; but, I decided to get these nail colors instead: Zoya PixieDust in Nyx A wonderful & unique light-colored nail lacquer that’ll be perfect for Spring. Zoya ChitChat in Gaia Bright, clean white with delicate golden shimmer – another great nail color to wear this Spring. Zoya Paris…

Busy Day Outfit

Not so trendy, I know . . . but I want to be able to move freely, do whatever I need to do, or even sit on the floor if I need to. All of them are knitwear & very stretchy. (All of them are machine-washable as well) In days like this, I want to…

Today: Mini Dress & Calf Length Cardigan

I dress for myself. I don’t follow trend & wear whatever I like whenever I feel like it. There are two things I will never sacrifice though: Comfort and practicality. I’m not only talking about physical comfort but psychological comfort as well. I won’t wear anything that doesn’t feel like “me” . I also avoid…

My December 10 – 16, 2012 – { in a nutshell }

What I’m very much into these days 1. Making handmade cabochons & tiny sculptures I went nuts and made approximately 225 of these in various color combinations They are extremely lightweight and made out of the most unusual materials I will write more about this next week 2. Little dresses with large, bold, and unusual…

My Nail Color of the Week

Ever since I started my handmade business last year, decorating my nails with crystals & tiny pearls is no longer an option Working with metals, dyes, & fixatives tend to ruin sculptural nail arts, and I don’t have enough time to fix my nails everytime a crystal pops out / a mini pearl got stained…