An outfit I wore to brunch in the east village this weekend - though these pictures were taken in Chinatown. It's so weird, but I'm not a huge fan of Chinatown - perhaps it's because it is EXACTLY like China. And although China has its perks, the nauseating smell of Chinese supermarkets is enough to turn me away. The food in Chinatown, on the other hand, is absolutely phenomenal.

( H&M Blazer, leg warmers & blouse, F21 leggings and tee, Marc Jacobs Necklace, and Zara Shoes)

The glowing cloudy sunshine made for great photos. I absolutely loved it. And thank god it was a beautiful 48 degrees in New York today. Perfect.

Love these Zara shoes that I scored in Hong Kong last February. Sadly I lost some of the studs, but I still love them. They're super comfy and have done me well.

Thanks to the talented Winnie Jeng for the photos!

Happy Valentine's day everyone! I made chocolate-covered strawberries & coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for my friends and spent the day running all over New York delivering them! Doing nice things for other people just feels so good. But I also treated myself to this yummy 16 handles yogurt.

I took this picture from my IPHONE!! The picture quality is absolutely amazing on the 4 and I'm always impressed by the camera. Sighs. I love my phone.
(16 Handles is THE best frozen yogurt in this city. HANDS DOWN.)

Currently Spinning: Foster the People - Houdini

Favs of NYFW.

So New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and here's a quick post of my favorite outfits from my favorite shows, even though I was too lazy to trek to Lincoln Center to go see the shows themselves. Hahah. Hey, tt's cold outside!! Although now seeing the looks, I wish I had gone to some of them... sadness. Well I hope those people who got in due to my absence are happy.

So here's my favorites of FW 2011:

1. ADAM - I absolutely love the volume and how Adam plays with materials in this look. The chunky knitted cardigan perfectly contrasts with the feminine lace top and the wear-to-work tailored trousers. Can't wait to do my own take on this look! A+.

2. Alexander Wang - Ofcourse, it's not New York fashion week without Alex. And this look is absolutely stunning. Everything from the slit sleeves and the de-constructed skirt is absolutely perfect. And don't even get me started on his shoes!! Now, I just need all this in my closet. Thanks Alex.

3. Edun - I dont even have words for this look. Its heaven. Want. Now.

4. Jason Wu - Thank god MObama put Jason Wu on the map. I don't think any designer has shown as much old Hollywood glam and feminine sophistication as Mr. Wu. And boy does he do it well. I would give an arm to wear this number.

5. Prabal Grung - Newcomer Prabal put out a FABULOUS collection. Picking one look was so ridiculously hard, but I had to go with this beautiful gradient feather number. When I go Oscars, I want this one Prabal!

6. United Bamboo - This look is proof that less is more. The draping is perfection and longer hemline really makes me love this dress. I'd wear this all day, everyday. Please United Bamboo!!

7. Vena Cava - Newbies Vena Cava have become serious players on the NYFW scene. And they always put out a strong collection. I love the texture play in this look. I'd totally rock this if I had those abs. Hahaha.

Currently Spinning: I Follow Rivers - Lykke Li

Settled In. In NYC.

So I FINALLY got everything sorted out.

I'm comfortably settled in a surprisingly roomy apartment on the upper upper east side which I found on Craigslist. Yep. I found my apartment and my roomies on Craigslist. I got extremely lucky though, I absolutely love my roommates, and my room turned out being WAY roomier than I anticipated. Or maybe it's only roomy because I only have an air mattress in there...

Still not employed yet. But I'm definitely trying very VERY hard to find one. Looking for a full-time job has turned into a full-time job. It's scary and exciting at the same time. I guess it really is one of the only times in your life that you face this kind of uncertainty. So... I should enjoy it..? Ah, I still don't like this feeling.

Anyway, I thought that I get back into the groove of blogging now that Fashion Week is starting here in the city. I must say - *starstruck* moment - I was at Whole Foods the other day and Karlie Kloss was definitely shopping for marinara sauce right next to me. Of course I was too geeked to say anything to her. (I'm pathetic). But it was quite exciting.

Oh, I definitely left my tripod in Michigan, so until I make some friends here in the city, the outfit updates will be sluggish. Sadness.

So anyway, here's a picture dump.

Currently Spinning: Away Frm U - Oberhofer

New Horizons

Hey guys. I'm FINALLY back FOR GOOD. In my 3 month haitus, I've graduated with degrees in Economics and Art History, I've taken the GMAT (for business school), and I'm going to be relocating to New York at the end of the month! I currently don't have a job lined up, but hopefully someone out there will find me useful (please hire me!!). It's a bit scary, but also extremely exciting.

I hope to sustain regular updates now, I'm so sorry that I left for so long. Although I'm sure no one missed me that much anyway. Haha. I'm hoping to not only do outfit posts but make The Voguette into a more well rounded fashion blog with editorials, more collages, and photos.

It's seriously cold in Michigan right now, thus it's necessary to layer up!

( Gap Denim Jacket, F21 Cardigan, Tank & Jeans, Sam Edelman Heels )

I'm pretty convinced that shoes don't get better than these.

Currently Spinning: Heaven's on Fire | The Radio Dept.

I'm alive!!

Hey guys, sorry for the INSANE delays in posting, updates are going to be very sluggish for the next two months as school has been driving me insane. I'm graduating a semester early, which means that I need to cram all my classes for my double major in one semester. I've been passing my time with studying and freaking out about unfinished work. Needless to say my days have been spent at the library laboring over economic philosophy or in the darkroom developing prints for class. I did allow myself to celebrate for a few hours on Halloween, and here's my DIY costume that I threw together the day of!

And here's some shots of my friends that I took for my film photography class:

Iam really REALLY going to try and post sometime in the next month, but if I don't it's probably because I've retreated to an unexplored corner of the library and cut myself off from the real world. :(

Editorial of the Week: Julia Jamil by Davy Linggar

Man. This is why I love international fashion magazines. Who knew Harpers Bazaar Indonesia is such a gem? While it's undeniable that Kate Moss & Testino are a super-duo, its quite refreshing to see some new faces and emerging talent.

Currently Spinning: Alexi Murdoch - All My Days

I don't sleep I don't sleep I don't sleep till it's light

(H&M tank, Target plaid shirt & jean blouse, F21 shorts & tights, Etam oxfords )

I've been living in some deviation of this outfit for the past week. The weather is rather odd here - hot one moment, cold the next, and my excessive layering makes it easy to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures.

Now that school has started, I can't be fussed to wear anything that's not comfortable or easy to move around in which throws all extravagant dresses and high maintenance ensembles out the window. Sometimes it feels good to return to basics. Especially when half most of my life is spent in the library toiling over homework. Blah.

On a more exciting note - I finally got into the film photography class I've been longing to take for years! It's one of the few art classes for non-art school students that Michigan offers, so, naturally, there's a ridiculous wait list every year. But I cannot be more thrilled about it! Film has always been a medium that I've longed to explore - but it's tricky and mistakes are rather costly (unlike digital). Hopefully I'll be able to put some of my work up here too!

Ahhh! Alright gotta run to classes! Till next time!

Currently Spinning: Wolf Parade - Shine A Light

So tell me, it's good to be back...

( Logo Instant Chic Cardigan, target blouse, H&M skirt, F21 tights, BCBG heels )

I finally got my hands on this awesome tiered taupe cardigan from the lovely Karen from Purple Lab. It's a piece from stylist Lori Goldstein's line for QVC called Logo Instant Chic - and I absolutely love it! You can't tell from the pictures but the back of the cardigan is actually a sheer chiffon and it's absolutely amazing. I wore this outfit for my second day of classes - it's ridiculous that college has only been in session for two days and I'm already swamped with work. I guess that's my own fault for being an Econ major though.... grrr.

Oh, and my friend gave me that awesome amethyst Chan Luu bracelet for my 21st, and it has been glued to my arm ever since. I absolutely adore it.

Thanks to Winnie for the photos! You can check out her site here!

Alright, homework calls - till next time!

Currently Spinning: Frankenstein - Tokyo Police Club