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    Behind the scenes of Runway Repurposed fashion show

    Behind the scenes of Runway Repurposed fashion show The 8th annual Runway Re-purposed fashion show is a unique, eco-friendly fashion design competition. Each designer needs to use at least 70% of the recycled clothing and materials that were donated by the local residents and businesses. You can read more details from my previous post here. As I said, this show is near and dear to my heart because I was a small part of it when it just started. Below are a few photos from back in 2008 and 2009 when I entered the competition. Talk about a Throw Back! For the 2008 inaugural show I was into the military…

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    Runway re-purposed 2016 fashion show

    Runway re-purposed 2016 fashion show They say you can’t go home again. But I did. That is I returned to the town I called home when I first moved to America almost 9 years ago. Why? Well my step-son still lives there and it was his birthday Sunday and also to attend and cover a fashion show. But wait a minute you say, you remember that I lived in a very small town back then. It’s true, it was small but it also had a lot going on for it’s size! Known as the Runway Re-purposed Fashion Show it’s been held every February for 8 years now in Howell, Michigan.…

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    Featured on TV 20 Whats Up Detroit

    Featured on TV 20 Whats Up Detroit I had been on radio and TV a few times many years ago when I was in China. But it had nothing to do with my fashion sense. In fact, if you could see me from back then, I am very sure you wouldn’t believe it’s the same person. I mean when I look at some of those photos I can’t believe it’s the same person either! No, the reason I was on the air then was all because of my job at the time. I was an HR and training manager for a pretty big company and the local news wanted to…

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    Just Drew it girl collection NYFW16 at Style Fashion Week

    Just Drew it girl collection NYFW16 at Style Fashion Week This is the 3rd fashion designer I’d like to introduce to you from NYFW16. You can click here to read about Leanne Marshall’s effortlessly elegant offerings and here for street sleek from Control Sector. The 3rd brand is called Just Drew and it was named after Andrew Warren, who is the grandson of fashion tycoon David Warren. I was not born in America so I am not very familar with a lot of cultural or fashion history. But I read about how David Warren launched his very successful dress business in the 60’s when dresses were not even in fashion.…

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    Control Sector NYFW16 at Style Fashion Week

    Control Sector NYFW16 at Style Fashion Week I did some homework before I headed to NYFW. There are so many shows and very little time for me to see them all. My goal was to see as large a variety, range and style of shows as I could cram into one and a half days. The first one I went to was the Leanne Marshall fall/winter collection. You can read about her effortlessly elegant dresses here. After a quick trip back to our hotel and my own wardrobe change, we headed to the Gotham Hall and the Style Fashion Week shows. That’s where we caught the Control Sector show. The…

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    NYFW16 Leanne Marshall fall and winter collection fashion show

    NYFW16 Leanne Marshall fall and winter collection fashion show In April, 2007, I moved to America from China to marry my man. My new life started then. It began with learning English and the culture of my new home. The best way for me to do that was watching American TV shows. Quickly I discovered and was hooked on a little show called Project Runway. You may have heard of it. I always dreamed of being a fashion designer so I was so pumped up by that show. And that was where I first “met” Leanne Marshall who was the winner of Project Runway Season 5 in 2008. Since day…

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    Go red for women fashion show

    Go red for women fashion show While the Red Dress Collection fashion show was presenting in New York Fashion Week, in Michigan we had our own runway. The Go Red for Women fashion show at the beautiful Somerset Collection shop till you drop mall in Troy, MI was held last week and was hosted by the FOX 2 Detroit news host Monica. I was so touched by the people I saw, especially after learning their back stories. These women are not models. They are real people with a job, but they all were somehow connected to or affected by heart disease. If it wasn’t the person walking the runway it…

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    What to wear on Valentine’s Day‏ outfits recap

    What to wear on Valentine’s Day‏ outfits recap My husband and I almost never celebrate Valentine’s Day. Just simply because we feel every day is Valentine’s Day for us. We don’t need to limit it to one particular day in the middle of February. Years ago, my husband started saying that he is the luckiest man in the world because he has me as his wife. Nowadays, it has been me saying the same thing about him. My friends in China called us Beauty and the Beast when we first met. LOL, they didn’t know what a rare, decent and joyful person my man is. By the way, I call…

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    New York Fashion Week, I am coming!

    New York Fashion Week, I am coming! I know we’re not even halfway into February, but I already feel this year is heading in a very good direction. I am very grateful for everything that is happening in my life right now. in the first month of 2016, I was featured in Marie Claire magazine, and then was on the cover of Wake Up Detroit e-magazine. I was also interviewed by the crew of Detroit TV20’s “What’s Up Detroit” TV show. That was a blast sitting with their hosts and talking about my fashion blog. They were so fun and nice it felt just like I was chatting with my…

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    Happy Chinese New Year!

    Happy Chinese New Year! I’ve created a monster. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great monster but a monster still. Let me start at the beginning. I moved to America in April, 2007. Early the next year I was trying to figure out how to keep my tradition of celebrating Chinese New Year going in my new home country. My new family and I were still sort of getting to know each other but I had gotten pretty close to my step-daughter from the day I stepped off the plane. I had also gotten to know a lot of our neighbors. That’s one of the nice things about living in…

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    What to wear on Chinese New Year outfits recap

    What to wear on Chinese New Year outfits recap Last year I read that New York City already listed Chinese New Year as a public holiday. When will that happen throughout the whole country? Maybe never but I certainly hope so. Anyway, you can read all about Chinese new year and my outfit ideas here, here, and here. The bottom line is just make it simple, Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar so every year the date will be different. But it is always in either January or February. This year it is on February 8. The Chinese use 12 animals to represent the 12 zodiac signs.…

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