Gareth Pugh Leather Scarf

This outfit was my favorite outfit of the month; November. I actually wore it so many times in the last four weeks. Two weeks ago, I finally managed to take pictures of it, but I didn’t have a chance to share it before we went on our trip to California. I will see you in Dallas tomorrow. Here is the outfit:

Balenciaga jacket was over 2 years ago, from consignment store INA in NYC.

This is my coolest scarf in my closet; Gareth Pugh leather scarf which I purchased sometime long ago. I’ve gotten tons of compliments whenever I wear it. I styled it with Proenza top, Madewell jeans, Alaia heeled-hiking boots.

Christopher Ross rabbit buckle belt.

IDEA TIP for DIY this scarf: you could find a nice piece of leather, faux leather, or suede, or fabric which is medium weight and still gives a good permanent raw edge. It is about 3 yards 12 inches long and about 13 inches wide (or whatever size you like). Then, use a chalk to draw and cut out the pattern as it shows in the pictures above. The last thing you need is your time and be patient…At least, you don’t have to sew ;)
Thank you everyone for visiting and comments!! Have a lovely weekend!! Hugs…Hanh :)

Artistic Mind

My little girl loves art; drawing, painting, designing clothing for her doll or for herself. She can do things like that all day without complaining.
This is her sketch for her dress when she was 4 years old. Her first time to design clothes. She actually picked out her own color and fabric. Grandma was the one to sew the dress for her.

She was in her dress for her 6 year old birthday.
She takes advantage of wherever she can draw or paint, whether at a swimming pool or at the airport while we’re waiting for our flight, or in the air plane…

This is her self portrait when she was 6 years old.

She just turned 7 last month and this is her recent design for her doll’s clothes. She wanted exactly the color and the sketch as shown on the right.

This is her dog that she wished for when she was 4 years old.

This is her drawing for Halloween this year.

This is my favorite one. She recently drew it for Thanksgiving.

My big girl doesn’t like art that much. But whenever she does arts or crafts, she includes details and does a great job. This is her Turkey. She has a scientific mind.

Thank you everyone for visiting!!! Have a wonderful day!!! and…
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Polka Dots + Leopard Prints for Day and Night

The mixed prints formula: polka dots + leopard = my favorite mixed prints of this season. It looks effortless but over the top. Yes, it instantly updates your look.
When it comes to wearing leopard prints, you should be careful because it could make you look like you got lost on the way to the zoo. A little touch of leopard in your outfit is perfectly young, in style, and chic. It’s just my sense of style.
For daytime: Dolce & Gabbana polka dots top, Haider Ackermann jacket, Elizabeth & james biker pants, Marni leopard bag, Jeffrey Campbell lita boots.

For nighttime: Dolce & Gabbana top and skirt, Guiseppe Zanotti leopard wedges.
Janis Savitt necklace.
One of my favorite Balenciaga jackets was over 2 years ago which I purchased at INA consignment store in NYC.
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Le Blob Jewelry

Hi everyone,
I hope you’re doing well. It’s just a quick post to share with you a jewelry designer; Fernando Akasaka. He is from Sao Paolo, Brazil and his roots is Japanese. He began his career a furniture designer. Later on, he created his jewelry line; Le Blob, in October 2009. His jewelry’s work has developed an exclusive range of handmade jewels made of solid .950 sterling silver or .750 gold(18k). I’ve found his jewelry is very striking, strong, and bold. His inspiration comes from nature: from sea anemones to snake, from coral to talons to bones. Click on his website to see his collection, and here are some:
Cuffs

Rings

NecklacesHis furniture line; F.AKASAKA which it is modern, contemporary. It has featured in many magazine as Vogue, Casa Luxo, Casa Vogue..ect…I describe his furniture is sculptural, functional art, handcrafted quality of the finished product. He said “My client is eclectic, and always looking for something new, original and unique.” I told him that I would love to have his furniture piece in my house someday. Please, check out his furniture website to see his incredible work.

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Kangaroo Sweater

Yes, I gave a nickname to this Tao by CdG sweater, the Kangaroo, because of its front pouch. I’ve found this sweater to be so much fun and I also love its prints and color. It was also another piece that I found at Barneys in Dallas from the 20% off promotion with 10% going to charity. The toy was a gift for my kids from me. I love her face and her shearling jacket with bear hood.. Rag & Bone sheer top underneath, J Dauphin leather patches pants, Yigal scarf.My favorite Givenchy boots, Yigal bag.Kimme Winter necklace. Thank you everyone for visiting and comments!! Wish you all a fabulous day! Hugs…Hanh :)

Buckles

I took an opportunity to get 20% off promotion with 10% going to charity, which happened in Dallas last week. I bought couple of pieces from Barneys in Dallas and this is one of the pieces; Dries Van Noten buckles vest. I love how you can play with these buckles to give many different looks. It’s fun!

Styling with a Rag & Bone sheer black top underneath a Jcrew shirt. Necklace from boutique Grange Hall. Chanel cross body mini purse. Giuseppe buckles sandals. Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you a wonderful day a head! Hugs…Hanh :)

Diversity

I love this Kimme Winters necklace which I found it at boutique Fortyfiveten. The blue beads, the cross, and the Buddha pendant-these elements make this necklace is interesting. Yes, I thought about giving it a nickname: Diversity, Undecided, Indecision or “Living Buddha, Living Christ” by Thich Nhat Hanh. What would you name it?
I paired it with a vintage ram necklace. Jcrew shirt, Isabel Marant fall 2010 pants.

Here, my first Kimme Winters Buddha necklace was years ago. I noticed that Kimme’s necklaces incorporate unusual artifacts and mixes them with a variety of pendants such as: Buddha, cross, charm of Mary, medallions, heart charm..ect…and beads which make her necklaces are different. Miu Miu shoes.Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you a wonderful day ahead! Hugs…Hanh :)

Hanna Bernhard in Dubai

Just a quick post to congratulate Natalie and her husband, Fernand, on a successful Hanna Bernhard Jewelry catwalk show which collaborated with Essa designer on his new collection in Dubai last month. Here are photos in Dubai:

This Chimpanzee Monkey necklace is one of the amazing work of Fernand and Natalie, the great team behind the sculptural jewelry line Hanna Bernhard.
Here is the website that you can find Hanna Bernhard Jewelry; click here and ebay store.
Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wishing you all a fabulous day! Hug…Hanh ;)

Le Meurice

Here and there, I’ve rec’d emails from my readers asking where we normally stay in Paris. I decided to do a post sharing with you the great hotel Le Meurice. Yes, we love the hotel.

Le Meurice is located in the heart of Paris; on Rue de Rivoli, opposite the Tuilleries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre museum. Right behind the hotel is the Rue Saint-Honore’ where you can find high-end designer boutiques, nice cafes and restaurants. Yes, we love the location. It has a long, rich historical background. And if you want an experience of the truly French art of living, this hotel reflects that. The lobby is small but elegant. There is living art at the entrance: It’s a sheet of frozen ice that allows everyone to draw on it. We love the idea and of course our kids enjoy drawing on it every time we come in or out.

Le Dali, the lobby restaurant, is named after the artist Salvador Dali who was a frequent guest. The decorative finishing of Le Dali is glamorous with whimsical furniture. The ceiling is a canvas painting by famous designer Philippe Starck’s daughter, Ara Starck. Talk about the whimsical furniture, this chair is a perfect example. It’s also my little girl’s favorite chair, she loves its high-heeled three legs.
I am wearing an Ann D top, and enjoyed sitting at our favorite table at the bar; the first table on the left. There is a jazz pianist accompanied by a bass player every night. Fun!
The hallway to the hotel’s shop. I wore Zero-Maria Cornejo silk jacket and pants, Christopher Kane for Topshop bodysuit, belt ??One of the bedrooms.It always has fresh flowers, fruits, and sweet pastries in your room. You will find no complaints about service here.There is a second restaurant which is formal, Le Meurice, three Michelin stars. If you book your room overlooking the Tulleries Garden, you will get a panoramic view from which you can see the Eiffel tower.and the view of the Louvre museum.And you can see the whole rue de Rivoli.Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you a wonderful day!! Hugs…Hanh :)

The Woods Jewelry

The Woods jewelry was founded by sisters Shawn Hecox and Samantha Hitchcock. It is based out of Aspen. Their jewelry line can be found in designer boutiques throughout the country. For the DFW metroplex area, there is only boutique 4510 that carries this line.Yes, every time when I visit boutique 4510, I always take a look at this jewelry line. I have an obsession with the way they mix rare material in their jewelry; rose-cut diamonds with organic and natural elements, one of a kind handmade pieces, vintage-inspired pieces, fossilized ivory, ebony wood, and tea-dyed bone. To me, each piece has its own story, its own meaning. I don’t know if this is just my imagination or at my choice of pieces. I will make sure to raise this question to the Woods sisters when they come to the boutique 4510 for their trunk show on December 1st.

Multi charm bracelet with cross.
Fossilized ivory bead bracelet. Horn pendant necklace.The crescent moon necklace.Ebony bead necklace with Buddha and snake pendant. The Buddha is old stone that Shawn found in Burma.This is how the Buddha pendant looks when the snake is behind.Multi charm bracelet.This lotus was a gift from Shawn to me. Thank you Shawn!The moon and star from multi charm bracelet above.Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wishing a wonderful day to you all! Hugs…Hanh :)
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