Monday, June 13, 2011

Model: Ming Xi

Hello there!

I thought I would make a post, seeing as it's a long weekend here in Australia and I probably won't be blogging for a while as things are going to get busier for me. Oh, and I've also started a beauty blog at: http://maquillagebythesea.blogspot.com/ 


Whether you want to read the beauty blog, it's really up to you. I thought it would be fun to write one, even though I'm still struggling to keep up with a fashion blog. 



I've been focusing on street fashion and alternative fashions so far, as well as mainstream trends, so I'll be writing about something different. I've been hiding under a rock and finally realised that there's a lot more Asian models now. I still think it consists predominantly of white females though. I was just searching on the net and I came across a model called Ming (Mengyao) Xi (also was known as Barbie Xi for a period of time) and I was stunned by her work. 


Givenchy Couture - Paris - S/S 10
Emilio de la Morena - London - F/W10.11




People call her "versatile" (which kind of makes me think like she's some kind of object) because she can pull off that sultry vampire look and she could look feminine and natural. I just can't help but to stare at her eyes. Ugh, I'm so envious! Why can't I have big eyes like hers? (Excuse my little girl crush here...) At least she doesn't have the double eyelid that most Asians sought after. Also, I've noticed that a lot of Asian models in high fashion tend to have monolids (the one's I've seen so far). It's funny how in the western world, monolids are admired and yet the east prefers double eyelids merely because we love big Caucasian eyes. 
EDIT: When I mean Asian, I'm talking about East Asians: Chinese, Japanese, Korean.


I also love that Emilio de la Morena dress she wore. It's so elegant and feminine. Anyway, I don't know whether I'd call her new to the scene as I'm a little late to report but she hasn't been on runways for a long time. She's certainly popular, popping up in a lot of fashion shows. 


Erdem - London - F/W 10.11

There's a certain elegance she has wearing that dress. Unfortunately, I could never wear a floor length gown (unless I want to look extremely short!).
Emilio Pucci - Milan - F/W 10.11
3.1 Phillip Lim - New York - F/W 11.12

Banana Republic - New York - F/W 11
Ha... I had to add something a bit more casual seeing as I kept looking into high fashion. I personally dislike what she's wearing for Phillip Lim (I don't know about the pink pants...) but that's just to show that she doesn't just do high fashion. She's appeared on Vogue China April 2011 but I don't believe it has much to do with fashion. It's more like beauty/makeup.





So to conclude this post, I shall bid you all adieu. 

[Pictures are not mines and were taken from various sources.]

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Formal: Update

Hello there!

I haven't been updating this blog lately as I've been quite busy with reality. 

My personal situation (if you're not interest, please ignore): My final examinations are drawing near, I'm in my assessment period before the finals. I also plan to take the UMAT (which would be an external examination) and not to mention that I thought it would be fun to add a chemistry competition into this mix. School is practically dominating every minute of my life at the moment. 

Back to what I plan to talk about: my formal dress.

I've decided to be lazy and instead of sewing the dress myself, I'll just decorate a pre-made dress. I've got most of my materials to make the dress except the dress itself. It will probably be difficult to stick to the design I had originally wanted.  However, I still have that Gibbous Fashions inspiration in mind. I can just imagine how fun it would be to rip those strips of cloth and the hours it would take to sew the strips onto the dress.  


At the moment, I have no pictures to post up either. I thought I would just do a short post to ensure that I'm not dead, neither is this blog.