Back in January, I visited MOCA for the first time to attend a panel, “Female, Fashionable, New York“, to hear perspectives of three Asian American women in the Fashion industry. This is when I found out that MOCA would have two upcoming fashion exhibitions:
I had the special opportunity to interview Tao Okamoto the other day for a freelance assignment. At first, when the person called me to do this the name didn’t register, but when I started to prepare for the interview I realized “DUH, TAO OKAMOTO!”
She’s the established Japanese model who you’ve probably seen gracing countless runways, covers of Vogue, editorials and ad campaigns. Many of you might know of the “bowl” hair cut she sported towards the beginning of her career.
This word means different things to different people. It might be just a name to you. It might conjure up images of that bear from that movie I never saw.
For me, it means
I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural TEDxTimesSquare (post on that coming soon) and needless to say, I was SUPER excited. The only problem was, I didn’t know what to wear! After considering different outfits, I decided to go with a T(ee) for TEDx to achieve the perfect balance of dressy casual, “business” fashionable.
With the weather finally waking and warming up, I’m so excited to be able to wear flats again and put away those boots after all those months! Time for cute fun footwear!
If there’s one thing I need and recommend for Spring, it’s D’orsay flats. In the fall I was obsessed with my foot cleavage booties, so it only makes sense I have a Spring version!
Designer Jenni Kayne is the one who started this footwear trend ( you can see her extensive collection of D’orsay flats here) but I’m still a student and refuse to spend $400+ on shoes unless it’s my own money so here are some D’orsay alternatives I found that have both the option of price and color/design.
I say, you say, we all say D’orsay!
Click the images below for more details and inspiration. I especially love the ones with texture!
After dinner one night over a year ago (sometime in January), my friend and I walked until we found ourselves in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we saw an elegantly dressed crowd exiting the museum. At the time, I had no idea anything happened afterhours at the Met (I guess I imagined something like those “Night at the museum” movies) so I said to my friend, “I want to attend a reception at the Met…!”
Lo and behold, just two days later I got invited to exactly that. Thanks to my active involvement in various non-profit organizations at the time, I was invited to attend my very first Lunar New Year reception at the Met. I even had a +1, so I invited a friend who had technically never been to the Met (only passed by it). We had been meaning to explore the museum together but never could find the time so I decided there would be no better way than to explore during what was sure to be a magical night at the Met-kill two birds with one stone, of course. It also gave me the perfect excuse to get all dressed up and fancy if only for a night.
Fast forward to the present and I have been fortunate enough to attend 5 receptions at the museum. The Met will always hold a special place in my heart because of all the wonderful memories it has given me, especially on my 5th and most recent trip…
One lovely Sunday morning (February 10) amidst Fashion Week events and after the blizzard Nemo hit, I had the privilege of attending a private fashion brunch at Bloomingdale’s to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
(See more photos after the jump!)
On the first day of Fashion week- February 7, I found myself having to dress in an outfit that would go seamlessly from interning during the day to a Lunar New Year Celebration at night. With such a hectic/busy schedule, I was sure to keep this in mind:
My first fashion week outfit:
Last week was the first week/beginning of what I would consider to be…. my dream internship.
I’ve only been in the office for 5 days in total so far, but it feels like I’ve been there for a month; I’ve done and learned so much already.
After a full day of interning and attending a night class to finish off the day, I come home completely exhausted yet satisfied because I am so excited by the new things I’m learning and seeing each day.