Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Haha…This tittle is silly, but I love it! I also love the movie too! :) Have you seen this movie yet?
Anyway, months ago, I had a chance to meet Nathalie and her husband Fernard at their studio in Paris. They are a team who make Hanna Bernhard jewelry; a unique, hand made, exquisite jewelry. I always love thing that is dragon. Dragons symbolize power and happiness. Yes, I ordered a dragon necklace. This is their first time to make something like this and it was a great challenge for them, they said. No surprise! With their experience and talent, the dragon necklace is amazingly beautiful and its details are exquisite. It’s truly a statement and a mind blowing piece. I’m really happy with it.
Yesterday, Dallas weather was suddenly cooler. It was a perfect time for me to style it with a vintage fur that I recently found. To give an edginess to the outfit, I paired it with The Row leggings and my gloves that I bought them in Paris at a local store long ago.

Thank you QC for the photos and his wife Nancy for make-up. You’re both the best. QC, your photos are always beautiful!
Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo…Hanh :)
Check out QC website here!

Inspiration: Bold colors and Prints

I’m in love with Jonathan Saunders Fall 2011 collection. The bold colors and mix prints are just amazingly beautiful. The print work is very sublime. It reminds me of Dries Van Noten. I love the use of bright colors for a fall collection-it’s very bold and uplifting.

Thank you everyone for visiting!! Have a wonderful day!xoxo…Hanh :)

Sweet

  • This is my first time to make Tiramisu, one of my favorite desserts. I really love the texture and the sweetness of it. At the end of your dinner, Tiramisu and a glass of rum is just a perfect ending for your meal. Yum!!! Hope you can do it (it’s not hard) and enjoy!!!
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lb. mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs. rum (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 cups brewed espresso
  • 5 egg whites
  • 40 to 50 ladyfingers
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

Directions:

In a mixing bowl set over a pan of simmering water but not touching the water, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is pale yellow and thick ribbons fall from the whisk, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the mascarpone cheese and beat until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.

In a chilled large mixing bowl, whisk the cream until stiff peaks form. Add the vanilla and whisk until smooth.

In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. (When the whisk is lifted straight out of the bowl and inverted, the whites should hold their shape.)

With a rubber spatula, gently fold the mascarpone mixture into the cream until blended and smooth. Add about 1 cup egg whites and fold gently until blended. Add the remaining egg whites and fold gently until the mixture is smooth and blended.

One at a time, submerge the ladyfingers into the 2 to 3 cups espresso. Lay enough ladyfingers on the bottom of a 6-quart glass or ceramic baking or serving dish to form 2 layers. Spread the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers until evenly covered over the top. Dust the tiramisù with cocoa powder to create a rich, dark topping. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day before serving.

Yellow

I purchased this yellow nail polish from Urban Outfitters last year and this was my first time to wear it. I kinda wanted to have some fun and I surely had fun with this nail color. My kids said it’s weird and my husband thought I was jaundiced :)

I love that the sleeves are different. I have fun with this Marc Le Bihan dress. I can style it with a dress, leggings, Jeans or shorts…It is shorter in the back (doesn’t show here). It can be a light weight jacket. It is an all seasons piece. I always love clothing that mixes textures and materials.
Marc Le Bihan dress, Rick Owens black sheer dress underneath, Joomi Lim spikes necklace, MMM clutch, and Balenciaga sandals.
Thank you for your visiting and have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo…Hanh :)

Cut25

I love the shoulders. I can fold them in or out for different looks of the shoulders.
This jacket reminds me so much of Rick Owens style; from the way it fits, the cut, and the mixing of materials…I also love the soft taupe color. It’s perfect for changing to spring season.
Wearing: Cut25 jacket that I purchased from Intermix, Madewell t-shirt, Ground Zero zip trouser, The Woods necklace, Joomi Lim spikes necklace, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Johnny Farad clutch.
Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you all a wonderful day!! xoxo…Hanh :)

Maxi Looks

I’ve seen a lot of maxi looks on the New York’s streets during NYFW as well as from FW2011 runways. The looks are from casual to elegant to more fun and chic. I’m also in the moment for maxi look, can’t wait to share my maxi looks here. For now, I’d love to share some of my favorites from NYFW fall/winter 2011 runway.
Jemery Laing FW2011

Prabal Gurung FW2011.

Jason Wu FW2011.

Alexander Wang FW2011.

Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you all a wonderful day! xoxo…Hanh :)

The Outfit in NYC

I had an amazing time during my stay for NYFW. The day I wore this the weather was much warmer than the days before; Colonna mesh leather patched sweater, NhaKhanh thump hole mesh top, The Row leggings, Alaia hiking heeled boots, The woods beaded necklace, Joomi Lim blue spiked necklace, and Lanvin sunglasses.
Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you all a wonderful day!!xoxo…Hanh :)

Sweet Looks from Fall 2011RTW

I love these sweet looks from Organic by John Patrick.

I especially love these sweet looks from Richard Chai Love. Those flowers printed are just so lovely and sweet.

Thank you everyone for visiting!! Wish you all a wonderful day!!xoxo…Hanh :)

Christopher Ross Dragon Belt Buckle

I hope you all are doing well. For me, not so good :( I’m still recovering from the flu. This afternoon, I felt that I needed to get up and do something with my blog and I’m sorry about my lack of posts.
Here is my Christopher Ross Dragon belt buckle which I’ve been wanting for a long time. Over a month ago, I was finally lucky enough to find one on eBay, and it was a great deal. I was so happy.

I paired the belt with McQueen dress. I will share with you the whole outfit when I get well.

Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wish you all a wonderful day ahead!! xoxo…Hanh :)
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