• blogging,  Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    Fashion House of F.A.B. 1st year anniversary gala Harlem Nights

    Fashion House of F.A.B. 1st year anniversary gala Harlem Nights Last Saturday night I was invited to be a guest speaker at the Fashion House of F.A.B. 1st year Anniversary Gala. The theme was Harlem Nights. Honestly I had no clue what that was all about. I was not born and raised in America so don’t have the same historical reference. But thanks to super powerful internet and Google, I got everything I needed and just shopped within the comfort of my own closet. Yellow Derby hat similar/Yellow vintage coat similar / Flapper dress similar / Pearl necklace similar / Aldo nude party heels similar /Red Louis Vuitton bag similar…

  • Fashion,  New Trends,  Over 40s fashion tips

    Not just a long vest, it is a trench vest!

    Not just a long vest, it is a trench vest! Similar WHBM Vest/ Similar French Connection Tee / Similar Joe’s jeans / Similar nude lace-up heels/ Similar Louis Vuitton bag What is your personal all time fave transition piece from winter to spring? Mine has to be the trench coat. If you have been reading my blog then you probably noticed that I have a lot of trench coats. From traditional tan or black to very colorful ones. But since last year, I started to find my heart is leaning towards the trench vest more and more. Similar WHBM Vest/ Similar French Connection Tee / Similar Joe’s jeans / Similar…

  • blogging,  Fashion,  Travel Tips

    NYFW 16 Getting to NYC, the hard way

    NYFW 16 Getting to NYC, the hard way So I’ve been posting about my coverage of the many fashion shows I got invited to in the recent New York Fashion Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed the coverage and photos. But what about the trip itself? I am SO glad you asked! This was both the trip of my dreams and the stuff of nightmares! I had a long 4 day weekend from my day job for the President’s Day holiday. But since I always like to have a day to recover before heading back to work and because this trip was completely on our dime we decided to go for…

  • Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    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…

  • Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    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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    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…

  • blogging,  Fashion

    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.…

  • Fashion,  Product Reviews

    Ever Pretty dress review fashion linkup

    Ever Pretty dress review fashion linkup Have you ever thought about being pretty forever? I never did when I was young. It is not because I was very mature at a young age. No, it was more because I was not pretty at all. And I mean there was no aspect that I could honestly think of as pretty, my hair, my skin, my nails, my wardrobe, none of it. But after I met my husband, he would tell me I am very beautiful every day. I didn’t believe him because A) his eyesight is pretty bad and B) the person I saw in the mirror every day didn’t please…

  • Fashion,  Michigan Fashion events/interviews

    Angelina Danielle interview

    Angelina Danielle interview When my blog entered into it’s second year, I started to realize that I have a stage to promote Michigan’s fashion and life style. And to you people on the coasts, yes, we do have lives here in the midwest. So to prove it I made my major goal this year to show off our local talent as much as I could. I first met Angelina Danielle way back in 2015. She was working in a fashion show in which she was one of the models. First impression? Beautiful and professional, and I didn’t know then and still can’t believe now that she is only 14 years…

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