Fashions Fade. Style Is Eternal

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As Fall kicks into full swing and our favorite digital sources are filled with unparalleled riffs on new seasonal trends, we can’t help but notice a spawning list of interesting items that the fashion flock saunters to. Seasonally trendy or perennially chic, the list entails nothing short of highly coveted items that each exude a unique flair.

Case in point — wool velour overcoat for luxurious comfort; cashmere palazzo pants for cascading lengths and effortless edge; and guipure lace number for ultra-feminine poise.

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As besotted as I may be gushing over new trends for their high time novelty (pictorials my Instagram feed never fails to deliver of style mavens along SoHo’s charming sett-paved streets or the luxurious avenue de Champs Élysées), they somehow never ladder up to cult following status in my style scrapbook. Yes, as avant-garde and chic seasonal trends may be, I often find myself retreating back to classic staples for their gratifying sense of purpose and practice. Versatile for seasons to come. Pair-able with wardrobe staples. One that we can keep in heavy rotation without wallowing in unrestrained luxury (or tapering bank accounts for that matter).

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Amongst a vast array of trendy styles that steer towards “smoldering on sparing terms”, there are certain pieces that granted any sartorially astute person can foster and flaunter without worrying of becoming a one hit wonder. My favorite item for Fall? A light-colored coat with minimally fuzzy finish, fitting as paired with a lightweight sweater or a textured top. If posh shearling or alpaca wool blank coat doesn’t tickle your fancy, then opt for a stylish beige or camel coat that will have you stepping out looking nothing short of flawless.

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In my outfit today I kept the cool shivers under tab with this Camel Pea Coat from Lookbook Store that’s quickly become one of my favorites. The defining moments that make this jacket special are these crop sleeves (shirts with embellished arm details rejoice!) and boxy fit (ideal for strutting that layered effect). Given fashion is at its best when form and function bond themselves in matrimony, I wore it over this mesh petal engrained 3D Rose Top – White from the Lookbook Store and absolutely loved how effortlessly chic and comfy it is. Not to mention the style is slightly cropped so ideal for pairing with high-waisted jeans or midi skirts!

My favorite part of this ensemble? Kicking it up a feline notch with a red leopard print skirt and flirty open toe booties!

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So take to heart Yves Saint Laurent’s eponymous line that ‘fashions fade, style is eternal.’ Play up new trends. Work in staples. Make it gratifyingly your own! That’s the beauty of being a fashion tastemaker for party of one 🙂

Xo~ Lena

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In collaboration with Lookbook Store; thoughts and opinions are my own.

Top: Lookbook// Skirt: Vince Camuto// Jacket: Lookbook// Shoes: Via Spiga// Clutch: Louis Vuitton// Ring: Lincoln Park Fair ’13// Bangles: Forever 21

Photos: Jason J Photography

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If New York Fashion Week brought us s a myriad of avant-garde designs like cut-out fringe pullovers and jacquard sheaths, and London Fashion Week bequeathed us a selection of grunge 90’s spirit and neutral palettes, what trendsetting coils and fans would Milan Fashion Week bring to the voguish playground?

Nothing less than phenomenal I suppose. With bouts of whimsical prints for sure.

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Italian couture has long been known for its devout dedication to the sobriety, simplicity and quality of fabric. Known for its substantial role in the prêt-à-porter category of fashion, Italian designers are keen on delivering ready-to-wear outfits that are fashion-forward and chic with a speck of playfulness.

 

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After an 800 mile crossover from London to the Lombard City, Milan Fashion Week offers us a high octane array of street styles that are as spiffy and dynamic as the runway shows themselves. Ladies in Italian sprezzatura with whimsical styles like primary-colored brights, sheer paneled skirts, and pastel + print combos strutted down the cobblestoned streets, turning the concrete payment into veritable catwalks for the current trend-setters.

In my outfit today I wanted to emulate a Milanese street style look that’s not only vibrant and fun but also takes canny heed on fabric and cut.  One that’s rendered off the Piazza Duomo-runway shows and easily put together with wardrobe staples. To keep the cool weather under tab, I paired a neon green cashmere sweater with a flared knee-length skirt to play up a dainty ensemble. Easy on the eyes. Office nod of approval.

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To add a classic court with a literal twist, I paired my outfit with strappy duo-colored kitten heels. Steering clear from the Mary Poppins look, I completed the outfit with this showgoer mohair poncho that adds a smidgen of edge to an otherwise uber feminine ensemble. Accessories are simple gold-toned necklaces. Want to add a pop of color without going down that off-kilter road? Then pair two necklaces together (same hue, different embellishments) to jazz up your outfit du jour!

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A bit ladylike, a flash of neon brights. Give it to the bella donna di milano to foray you into that cool, nonchalant vibe with the right dose of girly hype 🙂

Xo~ Lena

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Top: J Crew// Skirt: Express// Poncho: Club Monaco// Heels: 14th Union// Bag: Louis Vuitton// Necklace: Forever 21

Photos: Jason J

Plant. Grow. Prosper.

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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What is perspective? Is it an idea…an illusion…a philosophy product of our inherent nature or adopted via multiple facets of our day to day lives? Sometimes I wonder why it’s so easy for us to wallow in an idea so grandiose or so miniscule that we eventually lose track of time and forget the noise around us, only to bask in proliferating its existence. I can without a doubt say that I resonate with the notion of nurturing an idea the size of a mustard seed to see its evolvement in full bloom. As a child I’ve always enjoyed reading high-content articles distributed via print media, from the wall street savvy Economist giving props to a bullish market to perusing spellbinding editorial shoots of powerhouse models in Vogue.

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Fast-forward a decade or two later, I realize that my interest still holds true, that I enjoy opening up a magazine (yes I’m a traditional breed; iPad just won’t cut it for me) and flipping through the pages to decipher the inspiring, thought-provoking, thriving, and entertaining (Hollywood in all its glitz and glamour) thoughts and perspective relayed by the writer. It’s the voice, the murmur, the whisper that captivates me, inevitably adding itself on to my own perception of the topic at hand. What effect does the stagnation of the Euro currency have on export-driven China? How has the monetary policy been aiding the US economy post Janet Yellen? Are those tribal harem prints worn by Jessica Alba really suitable for all body types (which in my opinion is flattering IF and ONLY IF worn with heels)–these are some thoughts that rummage through my mind when I delve into the ink and paper in front of me. The thought then came into full bloom — what if I were to gather ideas and point-of-views construed from various media outlets and relay my stance on them in hopes of impacting my readers in a positive way?

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Thus was the goal in mind when I created Feline Creatures, which was to relay my take on fashion trends, beauty upkeeps, and health provisions with the genuine intention of contributing positively to my readers’ wellbeing. From a little seed lingering in the back of my head to the day I planted and nourished its growth, this desire to ultimately see it blossom into full bloom has never slipped my mind. In my outfit today, I wanted to carry forth the idea of a journey — from the day a mustard seed was planted to the moments taken to nurture its growth and proliferation.

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From the whittling leaves of Fall to a fresh new breath of Spring, it is never too late to pursue an interest or goal that would ultimately make your life more wholesome and fulfilled. Very much like my attire, the monotonous colors of black, beige and navy are reminiscent of our daily lives that we strive to make ends meet. With an avant-garde idea to pursue (similar to putting on a fresh new pair of fuchsia pumps), it would motivate us to walk down paths that we’ve only envisioned but never had the time, energy, or courage to tread through before.

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So take a shovel and lay down that seed. Water its growth and satiate it with fertilizers. When the moment comes that the bud blossoms into a full-fledged flower, look into the product of your persistence and hard work and tell yourself…this is the beginning of the land where your flowers bloom. Take the moment to smell the roses, then set your feet firmly on the ground and move forward. My friend, your journey has just begun! 🙂

Xoxo~ Lena 

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Top: Forever 21// Knit Sweater: Zara// Jeans: J Brand// Shoes: Ivanka Trump// Bag: Louis Vuitton

 

Five Feet High and Rising

“The remarkable thing is that it’s the crowded life that’s most easily remembered. A life full of turns, achievements, disappointments, surprises, and crises is a life full of landmarks. The empty life has even its few details blurred, and cannot be remembered with certainty.” – Eric Hoffer

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As summer gradually comes to a sedate halt, I can only reminisce on my most memorable outings in Chicago and the insights attained at their presence. Ones marked by a deep relish for Georgian Revival buildings and ecological habitats in Lincoln Park, as well as futuristic exhibits and Beaux-Arts monuments at the Museum of Science and Industry. Though gone are the sweltering days lounging at the pool, there’s still traces of summer’s cordiality tucked away in vast open spaces by the waters, where Lake Michigan casts a glimpse of crisp coolness upon the lands. Refreshing. Purifying. Livening. A trip to the lakefront was very gratifying this weekend as I not only took in a few gulps of fresh air but also came across a remarkable landmark  – the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.

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Quite an architectural and pneumatic feat, the 18th century Rococo-style fountain is an allegorical representation of Lake Michigan. The green ivory sea horses nestled in the fountain are akin to the four bordering states that graze Lake Michigan: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Synonymous to the Latona fountain at Versailles, the Buckingham fountain has a tiered design that houses a major water display as the center jet shoots water into the air every 20 minutes. Not 5 feet. Not 50 feet. But 150 feet into the air! Now isn’t that a sight for sore eyes? What I love about this landmark is not only its hydraulic capability but also its close proximity to the concrete jungle behind. Briton-inspired Essex Inn with its bold block letters. Red CNA Center that begets lighted window message in the dusking sky. Nothing short of amazing that’s for sure.

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To play up this chill, laissez-faire vibe at the park, I paired a few fall essentials together to brace the cool weather. Tri-colored sweater with black peep-through details. Grey leather skinnies with a hint of shimmer. And a pair of black suede boots to give an elevated stance. Though each piece was monotonous in color (white, black, grey…need I say more), the seamless woven pattern, the black contour on the back, the glistening sheen of the jeans, and the tiered leather strappings on the boots all gave the outfit a standout flair.

Thus the key to dressing neutral colors without looking like a boring mannequin? Pay attention to granular details and accent your outfit with bold accessories. There you go – a chic Fall-proof ensemble! 🙂

 Xoxo~ Lena 

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Top: Una Mae’s // Pants: Elie Tahari // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Shoes: Vince Camuto // Shades: Prada // Accessories: H&M

Credits: Jason J Photography http://jasonjphotography.zenfolio.com

 

Mickey Blue Eyes (Hyde Park)

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.” – Audrey Hepburn

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A German theoretical physicist once said that “imagination is more important than knowledge”. Knowledge, in all its theoretical facts and tactile findings, is limited to what we know and understand. Imagination, on the other hand, embraces the entire world and its cosmic novelties and pursues after what will be to know and understand. As a logic-centric person working in Finance, having to meander through facts and figures on a daily basis, there’s very little room for imagination. Mind you, few are the nuances in creating pivot tables and executing formulas. So other than fine-tuning my creative senses with Feline Creatures as a writing outlet (journalism school was a route once untaken), I gravitate towards museum exhibits and art galleries for aesthetically-stimulating finds that evoke and funnel my imagination.

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Living in Chicago, where there’s a myriad of historical and cultural attractions every week, is a blessing given my post-TGIF itineraries are never bland nor idle. I had a fun and insightful experience this week at the Museum of Science and Technology located in the Hyde Park district. Boasting as the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, which features over 2,000 state-of-the-art exhibits displayed in 75 major halls, the museum was like a mass educational playground. Want to know what’s at the bottom of a mine shaft? Visit the full-size replica coal mine exhibit. A marine aficionado? Take a look at the German submarine (U-505) seized during World War II. Want to know how commodities are shipped from the Midwest through the Plains States and Rockies to its final destination in the Pacific Northwest? Watch the miniature trains pedal on a 3,500-square-foot model railroad from Seattle to Chicago. Or be cosmically inquisitive like me and pace through the Apollo 8 spacecraft exhibit, only to be in awe of the apparatus that carried the first humans to orbit the Moon (it still amazes me how one can defy gravity and float in space. I guess on Earth we call that skydiving on a trampoline).

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As a fan of the iconic Mickey Mouse donned in white gloves and red shorts, I couldn’t pass up the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives”. The exhibition brought to life Disney’s imagination and artistry with nearly 300 artifacts including clips of Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey animated works (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit anyone?), and props and costumes in feature films like Pirates of the Caribbean. We watched the visionary concepts blossom from sketches to inked paintings to black and white films to its first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was tried and tested on Disney’s revolutionary multi-plane film camera. My trip came to a creative halt when my drawing skills were put to the test at the Disney Academy, suitable for kids and kiddish adults like me who learned how to draw Disney characters with a trained illustrator (white-gloved esprit de corps aside, I conjured up a decent sketch of Donald Duck!)

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Life is short and sweet, so why not put on those Mickey ears, unwind the clock for two decades, and have some fun relishing in those beloved Disney memories? 🙂

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Xoxo~ Lena

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Shirt: H&M// Pants: Hudson// Glasses: Prada// Bag: Louis Vuitton// Sweater: Zara

Credits: Jason J Photography http://jasonjphotography.zenfolio.com

Mix. Match. Repeat.

Flashing back to the fashion trends of 2014 can be like running the gamut from A to Z. Though various interjected scenes have taken us from pretty pastels to avant-garde neoprene and right back to distressed denims of the ’90s, there are certain trailblazing designs that despite taking the fashion world by storm never forge ahead to the next season. Fashion trend this summer, fashion faux paus this fall (cutout leggings you’re on my radar). Yet with all the “one hit wonder” styles that fashion enthusiasts are so gung-ho about these days, is there any hope of breaking out of a wardrobe rut without jumping on the seasonal trend bandwagon?

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The answer is YES, and look no further it may already be sitting in your closet! To transform a monotonous outfit from oomph to ooh-la-la, try mixing prints of different designs and palettes!  Though risky it may be to start, it’s an instant style remake that (once mastered) would add a chic and sophisticated edge to your ensemble. Scared to take the infinite leap? Well follow these 3 simple guidelines to mixing patterns and you’ll be on your way to becoming a “mix ‘n match” design buff in no time!

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1. Same color. Different patternsmake sure one color repeats itself from top to bottom. Take floral crop top with striped midi skirt for instance. Say the dominant design on your top is red roses, then choose maroon stripes for your bottom. The deep red will complement each other rather than clash like the clan of titans.

2. Big pattern. Small patternthere should always be a standout piece. Take the above outfit. Your top is lavished with big petals, then your skirt should resonate with thin, small stripes. You don’t want your outfit to scream BUSY from head-to-toe, so choose your battles and pick one pattern to fight for.

3. Black and White – a foolproof way to mix prints without playing the wild card? Mix two different black and white prints. Black and white polka dots bode well with with black and white stripes or gingham. Given the dual color scheme exudes a neutral flair, it can be a great backdrop for other loud patterns, or yet simply its own kind.

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In my outfit today I gave it a taste of my own medicate by integrating all 3 guidelines and pairing a black and white baroque print top with a striped skirt. The color base was black, so I made sure it was omnipresent from top to bottom. I also gave the tri-colored skirt the limelight by ensuring the ornate patterns of my top was minimal and subdued. Lastly the black and white color combo was the focal point of my outfit (with a smidge of navy to keep it à la mode).

Ready to master the art of mixing prints and take your outfit on a bold, adventurous ride? Open the doors of your closet and start digging! Mix ‘n match ‘n have fun pairing!

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Xoxo~ Lena

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Top: Forever 21// Skirt: Zara// Boots: Vince Camuto// Bag: Louis Vuitton// Glasses: Prada// Accessory: Urban Outfitters

Credits: Jason J Photography http://jasonjphotography.zenfolio.com

Pretty Little Laces

From one season to another, the cusp of summer to the dawn of fall, fashion trends quickly come into the scene as they quickly go. From sleeveless, sport-inspired dresses with closet high-necks in 2013 to peekaboo cutouts with strategic slits in 2014, styles introduced by designers and their runway muses are irrefutably avant-garde and trailblazing enough to compel fashion protégés to follow suit. Though a novel trend can be hot-off-the-press fun for inquisitive minds to try, to experiment, and to remodel, it lacks the “fashion staple” element that makes it classic, timeless, and infinitely pairable with other items in your wardrobe. What’s a positive bearing of a timeless piece you may ask? Granted it’s been tried and tested over past seasons and yet still defies being donned a “one hit wonder”, it’s bound to be fashion faux paus-proof!

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With the likes of fashion staples we gravitate to all year-round, certain fabrics we use to thread and weave garments also transcend space and time. One material that many of my fashion staples use is lace, which is an embroidered cutout design known for its classic and exquisite look. To add a “blossoming” spin to my lacy couture apparel, I chose a crocheted dress in my photo shoot today to showcase another signature trend that never goes out of style — floral prints. Florals, much like lace and other classic designs, have a timeless element in its framework, as the petal-infused design was introduced as early as the beginning of Japanese kimonos in year 794 to the spawn of Genoese velvets in the 1400s.

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Though sheer petals and lime green hue may be reminiscent of a season before us, the lacy floral sheath can also be a transitional piece from summer to fall. Pairing it with a bold accented scarf in a muted shade of black and grey would prep your outfit ready for those breezy nights at the brink of fall. Don’t pack away your summer pieces just yet! Call it a warm cover-up or an embellished accessory, a light-weight scarf like this skull print one can be a great addition to a feminine pastel dress that you’re not quite ready to toss into the back of your trunk 🙂

Xoxo~ Lena

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Make Me Blush and Style Me Pink

Dusty Rose and Blush Pink are amongst some of the most coveted pastels this summer. Whether used  as canvas for floral prints or crafted as a neoprene skirt, the color is infinitely versatile in its function and pairs well with a myriad of designs! Some of my favorite summer-infused outfits using this color would be a black crop top with a pastel pink midi skirt, or a blushing leopard print shirt with a maxi skirt.

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Though I’m currently on the hunt for the former frock (lucid lace midi skirt to be exact – thoughts anyone?) I was able to pick up a boxy pink top with oval black prints from H&M that evokes a vanguard edge to the “oh-so-light-and-pretty” pink. This color pairing is a great alternative for those that prefer darker toned outfits (slimming effect holds true, or maybe just the thought of blushing pink reminds you of a flimsy prom dress in 1989). Also given the fairy dust pink has a run-of-the-mill flair, it would be a neutral piece that can even be paired with wild cards like jacquard weave textures or baroque prints! Given my outfit today steered towards monochromatic black and pink, I decided to lighten up the visuals with a neon yellow necklace and a pair of cat-eye glasses.

Fear that making a grandeur entrance with fuschia and bubblegum pink would a cause a “boom” rather than a “bang”? Then blushing pink is your perfect go-to option for that head-turning moment -add a tad of girly flair to a summery pastel hue 🙂

Xoxo~ Lena

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Top: H&M// Skirt: Ann Taylor// Shoes: Kenneth Cole// Bag: Louis Vuitton Artsy// Glasses: Miu Miu// Necklace: Forever 21

Credits: Jason J Photography http://jasonjphotography.zenfolio.com

Stripe Me To My Core

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From haute couture designs to MOD looks, what do fashion iconoclasts like Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have in common? Aside from representing British powerhouse brands like Burberry and TopShop  (and having an enviable collection of French and Italian leather luxuries), these NY Fashion Week front-row “IT girls” have a distinct trait that sets them apart from other waify frames on the catwalk — a unique personal style aspired and embodied by millions of fashion-focused women across the globe.

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Speaking of trendsetting styles of the Swinging City, British fashionistas have always been famed for their individual sense of style. Eclectic and effortless. Bohemian and chic. Mixed prints, vintage pieces, and checkered designs are a few archetypical British looks. As Emma Watson once said in an interview, British folks are governed by the weather in the country — skirts and shorts are worn with black opaque tights, and flip flops are replaced with plimsolls. In my outfit today I wanted to emulate one of the trending British styles of the season (one that’s rain and sun-proof for all weather types) — the sailor-inspired navy and white stripes minus the dixie-cup cap 🙂

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Marc Jacobs may have paraded models in 1960s-inspired looks with horizontal and zigzag patterns in red, black and white, but the sky’s the limit to how you can pair a striped T or dress without blind-sighting those around you. Want to rule out wardrobe doldrums with this Briton-approved style? Then mix stripes and hoops of various sizes and textures — small floral prints or polka dots with large stripes, or intercept thin lines with the same color along the side of your trousers. Add in a belt to accentuate your waist in a full-striped bodycon dress, and accessorize with minimal silver jewelries. In my outfit today I vested in the British laissez-faire look by pairing a striped animal face sweater with a pair of purple corduroys and pony-haired boots. The pants’ woven fabric was snug and velvety, ideal for a chill evening in the park, and the boots gave the outfit an urbane moto edge. Along the lines of personal style, my signature look was wholly embodied in this outfit – cool, androgynous, chic 🙂

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Give me an All Saints moto jacket and an 1198cc Ducati, I’m ready to cruise into the glistening sunset!

Xoxo~ Lena

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Sweater: Zara//Pants: Loft//Shoes: Vince Camuto//Bag: Louis Vuitton//Glasses: Miu Miu

Jason J Photography http://www.jason-j-photography.com/

3 Ways to Revive Skin from Dull to Dazzling!

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“The revival mask for brighter complexion. The illuminating serum for polished skin. The invigorating elixir of eternal youth”. These are the billboard-laden catch phrases used by beauty connoisseurs to delve into women’s psyches and their infinite desires — to achieve, to obtain and to preserve youthful, radiant skin. Did you know that the US is the biggest cosmetic market in the world with an estimated total revenue of $55 billion in 2013? The fact that the cosmetic industry offers a vast array of skincare products that meet the aesthetic demands of woman is surely undeniable.

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Though we are constantly bombarded with commercials endorsing million-dollar celebrities like Sofia Vergara (“Das Bombshell!”) and Adriana Lima (“Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline”), we can’t help but realize that attaining beauty is a constant endeavor that doesn’t live up to its hype when the greenbacks run dry. So what if you lack a department of makeup artists, beauty consultants, and ripped personal trainers charging $250/hour to guide you in your pursuit of youthful skin? Or such brightening treatments like microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are time-consuming and within the realm of safety concerns? To me, attaining and preserving beauty is a lifestyle choice rather than living up to the latest fad. Which is why I prefer natural concoctions over cosmetic remedies – think green tea patches for puffy eyes and honey/sugar/olive oil scrubs for dry lips. So here to introduce to you are 3 masks that use natural ingredients to revive dull skin and keep parched and patchy complexion at bay. Trust me, your wallet will thank you for this and so will your impending vacation from all your greenback savings :

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1.)  LUSH BB SEAWEED MASK:

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Infused with lime tree flower petals, bladderwrack seaweed, and aloe vera, this luscious mask helps treat irritated skin by sloughing away dead skin cells and imparting a soft and supple texture. A remnant of honey and olive oil moisturizes the face, keeping intact the glycerin that seals the dewy effect. Take two quarter-size dollops of the paste and scatter it across you face. Let it linger for 15-20 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water. There you have it – miraculously brighter, firmer, healthier skin!

2.) ESSENCE MASK SHEETS:

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Korean girls are most adept in achieving that incandescently youthful skin, thanks to the vast array of face masks by brands like The Face Shop and Etude House. I like ones with hyaluronic acid because it contains hydrating ingredients that absorb and retain moisture in your skin (carrying up to 1000 times its weight in water), and collagen because it helps to revive elasticity and increment firmness due to its fibrous structure. Have the mask on for 20-25 minutes, and maybe indulge in your guilty pleasure while you do so (Youtube fashion gurus—my favorite is the effervescent Jenn Im from Clothes Encounters. Check her out here!) Once the clocks ticks to the last minute, remove the mask and use your index fingers to pat the remaining essence into the skin. Can’t guarantee that you’ll look like a glamorous Kpop star, but your skin will feel more hydrated and polished from all that pampering!

3.) DIY MASK

Last but not least, a home-made DIY treatment! This mash-up of ingredients found at your local grocery store would help bring back the supple dewiness of your skin, making it baby soft to the touch!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons of flour

Mix the ingredients together into a paste and apply evenly to the face with your fingers. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water. Lastly seal the deal with a glycerin-infused moisturizer. Ta-da! Date night-approved luscious skin!

Hope these 3 facials, from creamy pastes to mask sheets to DIY concoctions, add a bit of jazz to your regular skincare routine and pave way for brighter, firmer, and ever so coveted skin! Trust me, you’re born with it! 🙂

Xoxo~ Lena  

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Lush BB Seaweed Cream (here); Essence Masks (here)