Monday, 18 August 2014

Flashforward

So a lot's happened in the past few months that I've been on hiatus from writing and updating The Asian Wallflower - I turned the big 1-8! Burned out the last few days of high school, graduated, met Jamie Chung, got into university, travelled here and there, partied with Corey from That's So Raven etc... Most of all I had some time to figure out what I wanted out of this blog and my future (or at least a few more steps ahead), but enough talking for now, as they say: one picture is worth more than a thousand words.

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ONRA
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Audrey Hepburn x Dora The Explorer
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Graduation/Prom Outfit
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Spinning with Jamie Chung
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film pics from senior year

film pics from senior year

film pics from senior year

film pics from senior year

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Japan's Tsukiji Fish Market
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New addition to the family
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Disclosure
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Scan 6

See you soon lovers

xoxo
Beatrice

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Yoncé

As most of you may know by now, Beyoncé just smacked the whole world right across the face and dropped a visual album with 14 songs and 17 ready-made music videos to accompany it... and I just couldn't stop myself from writing about it. Beyoncé is the quintessential woman; the epitome of female role models. Her name carries connotations of power, command, and dominance - even Obama claims she is the "perfect role model" for his daughters! The fact that her surprise album is able to dominate the charts, and forced iTunes to crash, without any promotions or prior notice WHATSOEVER, further proves that she really is Queen Bey. 

Basically.
Her self-titled album contains such a spectrum of themes - as a face of female empowerment, she celebrates the multifaceted nature of womanhood. One of my favorite videos so far is "Pretty Hurts", which I think sends such an important message to not only girls, but everyone, everywhere. The song and video incapsulates the frustration over the facade women are forced to upkeep from the expectations of society and the media; this twisted idea of "perfection" that girls struggle to achieve, and that the media praises with the line: "Perfection is the disease of the nation... It's your soul that needs surgery." It's a really moving music video, and the fact that this message is coming from the immaculate Beyoncé makes it even more exceptional.


With the remainder of the album, Beyoncé continues to play her fierce, flawless self, and features cameos by Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Chanel Iman - the top dogs in the model world (In my terribly biased opinion). Prepare your eyes and ears for death by Yoncé.


Have a wonderful weekend, and good luck to anybody sitting their finals! (Don't be distracted by Beyoncé!)

xoxo
Beatrice

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Bootleg

Mulder
Primus
The perfect ankle boot
Vino
Bengal
Petroleum 
Oh Heel No
Oil-slicked
UNIF
NEO
5'2 girls best friend
Beauties
Stomp the Yard
(images via Solestruck)

One of my favorite aspects of winter fashion is boots. Sure, you could wear them in the summer but  they just don't have the same double whammy of simultaneously keeping your feet warm. There's a vast variety of boots, especially with the recent trend of cut-out's á la Balenciaga's The Ceinture, as well as the classic Chelsea boots. Personally, I really like the appeal of chunky boots - they create the illusion that I'm the height of the average person. However, if you're on the pursuit for a traditional boot with a twist, check out TBA Shoes (yes, that's the brand name). TBA recently launched a line of boots in oil-slick, that emanates a fresh gleam for the quintessential urban chick. Above are some boots in no particular order, that caught my eye on Solestruck. Click on the captions to be directed to the website for more details, and let me know what you think!

Hope you're all keeping warm!

xoxo
Beatrice

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Tis' the season

If you're like me, most likely you're racking your brains out thinking of unique Christmas gifts for your friends and family. I'm an advocate for sentimental, meaningful gifts, which is always much more demanding to execute, so to fuel your imagination, here are some novel accessories that would add quirk to anyone's stocking.

Socks

Ice Cream Socks
Alien Socks


$h!T **** Socks

EMOJI SOCKS

HUF Socks (Mens)

HUF Socks multicolor (mens) 

Beanies

Fashion Killa
The Mob Boss
Straight Outta .com/pton

Band Tees

Biggie Smalls

Daft Punk

Drake
YEEZUS
The Strokes
The Black Keys
Tame Impala
The XX
The Arctic Monkeys (or well... Alex Turner)
Bastille
These are just some prompts based off what I would probably get my friends or appreciate receiving (the key is to get their favorite band on a tee). However, no gift is complete without a bona fide card! Show some love guys - DIY a Christmas card from collaging all your shared memories and write a saccharine, cringe-worthy message to wish them "Merry Christmas". If these gifts exceed your budget, don't even stress! The best gifts I've ever received came from the heart, like a mixtape, a hand-picked selection of movies and books, but most importantly a CARD!

Christmas is all about giving love, and receiving it in return.

Good luck Christmas shopping!

xoxo
Beatrice