Finally got my hands on Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. I never really veer from neutrals in the first place so I’ve been eyeing this for months now as it remained sold out online. There’s something satisfying about having all the eyeshadows I need in one place, especially when it’s an artfully laid out range of velvety, highly pigmented shades applicable to everyday life. It’s a little bulky for travel but at the same time eliminates random singles and is easy to find in a pile of clothes and shoe bags so maybe not so bad. My current favorites are the extremely matte ‘Buck’ smudged carefully around the eye and ‘Virgin’ in the inner corners but the options are pretty much endless.
(Zara top, secondhand shorts)
Started to screw around these sunglasses (things lying around on random shelves can be so interesting discovered mid-space out) while I was getting my makeup done at the Elle Girl Japan office…apparently I looked a little too gleeful about them because they told me to just take them. Oops..err thank you Elle Girl! Anyway, made for some fun shots from our 25th floor perch at the Cerulean Tower in Shibuya.
Still have so many photos left over from Tokyo! I was a little apprehensive about going back after being there for the earthquake in March but feel so much better that I did. It was great to see my agents over there and share stories with everyone I had seen the morning before it happened as well as just get back to work with the magazines and brands that have done so much to support my blog. The ‘ganbatte’ spirit is palpable in Tokyo and everyone is doing their part to save electricity…one quite visible issue is the mistrust of the government’s and TEPCO’s statements and a subsequent substantial lack of complete understanding of the situation. But of course the people starting their lives over from scratch have it the hardest. It’s so important to continue to support Japan through this, whether it be by donating or even visiting to help show that it is safe, and as beautiful as ever.
I love pairing navy and black but it’s almost impossible to find pieces that do it for you. Not something that I would have even ever thought to complain about but the rarity of it all did make initially finding out this dress exists slightly more exciting. The open back and leather detailing would probably have been enough to sell me alone. Paris has me wanting to dress like an actual girl for some reason (well, off and on), it’s quite cheesy and fun.
(ba&sh suede dress, Balenciaga boots)
I love the straight cut and loose fit of this dress..the suede is so soft and thin that it’s actually wearable for day. I dressed it down with my Balenciaga flat boots and a pink bracelet I got in Harajuku last week. The second shot is right in front of our hotel, Thoumieux..the perfect location with the ba&sh store next to it and the requisite evilly good Viennoisirie bakery right across the street. We stayed in Le Marais last time so it’s fun to traipse about on the opposite side of town for this stay.