Category Archives: Inspiration

Blogger Elsie from A Beautiful Mess just got Married!

I love love love her wedding! Below is her wedding film…It wasn’t a big wedding, but very warm and sweet. Just beautiful…Loving the creativity! I hope you enjoy watching the stunning moment of her life.

Visit Elsie’s site: http://www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com/

Elsie & Jeremy | May 15th 2011 from Goodwin Films on Vimeo.

Paper Art

It is amazing how creativity always evolve! It inspires the artist to make something extraordinary and brings it to reality.

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To Die For: Rebecca Minkoff Quilt MAB

I never get to know Rebecca Minkoff’s collection until people started to talk crazy about the bag lady. I didn’t really pay attention to her collection until I attended her seminar 2 months ago. It was a memorable experience, I finally met the famous designer of the Morning After Bag- I just got to know about MAB through the seminar. Yes, how outdated I was with the hottest trend in bag industry.

After attending the seminar, I went home and checked her website… every bag looks very functional and the details are great, however I must admit that I wasn’t in love with the MAB…I don’t know if its because of the pictures that gives me the impression of “plain. whats so special about MAB???” it looked too solid to me. I never understand how it makes people so in love with that bag…until I finally get to see MAB personally at Rebecca Minkoff’s sample sale today. Also, I have met the sister of original MAB, the Quilt MAB Mini…IT BLEW ME OFF!

The moment I saw and touched the bag… It brings back my old memories during college years, I had been searching for a mini luggage bag where I could stuff some clothes for the weekend getaway and still look chic and trendy. I used to carry at least 2 bags, one for my daily use and another small bag for my extra tank tops and leggings. I obviously had missed the existence of Morning After Bag by Rebecca Minkoff for years! I can’t believe the perfect bag is just in front of me, seriously to die for. It would be so dramatic  of me to say this, but ok… Rebecca, you really invented something that would flip the girls out and rock them with style! Way to go! Thank you for the great design and for being passionate about innovation. Looking forward to see your new outstanding collection. There…I finally said it! phew.. Rebecca, if you happen to read this, it will be my pleasure to see you smile.

Print Fashion

I am so into animal prints lately…i just cant resist this dress from Zara. The animal print is in blue and navy that gives a subtle and charming effect. Perfect for  Spring and an outdoor summer party!

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Long Beach, Long Island

So relaxing and peaceful…

Rainy Day: Burberry

Rainy day makes me feel gloomy, eventhough it slows me down from my daily routine, I realize that it’s good to cool myself. I know not all of us want to walk in the rain, but I do. lols… of course it’s not nice walking under the pouring rain, but the calm rain that would calm one’s mood by just watching it hits the ground could takes your mind off the things that you have been worrying or stressing about. Sometimes it is relaxing to watch the view. I would just listen to the beat of rain and feel the wind.

Fashion brand for the day:

Burberry! That’s the fashion brand that pops up on my head this morning. I think Burberry is a one of a kind fashion brand that really designs clothes and shoes that would meet your fashion need. From sunny to rainy day and from dressy to casual. Don’t you think so?

Detach Yourself- Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Today I want to share something from the book that I read recently…what the character said in the story caught my attention and  I would never forget this lesson…

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.

The Sixth Tuesday (chapter)

The small horrors of Morrie’s illness were growing, he was coughing more than usual, a dry , dusty cough that shook his chest and made his head jerk forward. After one violent surge, he stopped, closed his eyes and took a breath .. ” what I am doing now,” Morrie continued, his eyes still closed, ” is detaching myself from the experience.”

Detaching yourself?

“Yes, Detaching myself. And this is important – not just for someone like me, who is dying, but for someone like you, who is perfect healthy. Learn to detach.”

He opened his eyes, exhaled. ” you know what Buddhists say? Don;t cling to things, becasue everything is impermanent.”

But wait, I said. Aren’t you always talking about experiencing life? All the good emotion, all the bad ones”

“Yes”

Well how can you do that if you’re detached?

” Ah. You’re thinking, Mitch. But detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the epereince penetrate you. One the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That’s how you are able to leave it. “

I’m lost.

“Take any emotion –  love for a woman, or grief for a loved one or what I’m going through, fear and pain from deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions- if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.

“But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experienced them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then you can say, ” All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.”

Morrie stopped and looked me over, perhaps to make sure I was getting this right.

“I know you think this is just about dying,” he said, “but it’s like I keep telling you. When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”