August 25, 2012

Voyager: Shanghai

This summer, I took my first trip to Asia - to Shanghai to be exact. Before arriving, I had an image of the city as very fast and chaotic, like New York or Tokyo perhaps. But in fact, it has a very relaxed feeling. The fashion there is quite loud at times, with some of the craziest shoes I have ever seen. My favorite area was the French Concession, where there are many cafes and boutiques and you can walk along the tree lined streets. One thing I was very worried about before coming was the cuisine. But there was quite a range of great restaurants and cafes from Italian to Japanese, and one I probably ate at 20 times was the Wagas cafe with a range of sandwiches, salads, and small entrees. On top of that, massages were $15! Way to de-stress! I also had the chance to hike the Yellow Mountains (which is where James Cameron got inspiration for Avatar)! It is truly breathtaking. 

Enjoy the photos!

August 24, 2012

It Girl: Alexa Chung

She became famous from her own MTV talk-show "It's On with Alexa Chung." But when the name Alexa Chung is said, her killer sense of style is what really comes to mind. Original and fresh, it is. Often sports Breton striped shirts, Chanel flats, cute jumpers, and not to forget the Mulberry bag named after her! The fashionista and socialite attends all the happening parties and events, like Louis Vuitton's Shanghai Express this past July. She was made muse for French contemporary brand Maje for this Fall's campaign, which can be seen in the magazines now, and now is said to launch her own clothing line very soon! I can only imagine how amazing the pieces will be. 

Maje Fall 2012 Ad campaign 

At the Louis Vuitton Shanghai Express event

Attending a Valentino S/S 2012 show in Paris
in Valentino dress and clutch, Charlotte Olympia "Kitty" flats

At Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs, California

Carrying the Mulberry "Alexa" bag

I do not own these photos.