Wednesday, 24 April 2013

[Outfit] Soup of the Day: Nicole in the Wonderland x random daily life.

My friend reminded me that I seldom update about my Soup of the Day outfit album lately, and yes, I feel bad about not being persistent but I am just too busy preparing for my coming grad collection and for the flower crowns I've promised to make for 2 of my beloved friends' wedding. 

Anyway, here is the little sum-up for the past few days of what I am up to. So there is the outfit I wore days ago. Casual simple black pullover with the vintage dreamy colour midi, the pattern feels like the free-movement of watercolour. We went for dinner after class and I saw this dreamy set-up by Daydream Nation, I felt like I walked into the wonderland! Love the mood and especially the pastel small houses done by Stickyline

Drawings by my man - [ here ] is his wonderland where he collects inspirations and shares his drawings and paintings. 

Did I mention that I am in love with red lips lately? It goes well with casual outfit, especially black. It could add cool feminine touch easily to the simple basic outfit, or it could emphasize the drama for the dramatically exaggerate outfit. 

And then, I bought the same pair of unicorn tights yesterday from RI by Carrie, exactly the same as the one I got long time ago. I met the designer and she is so kind. Love her new designs as well. Anyway, yea, call me freak. I would double everything I love in my closet if I could, just to avoid that I couldn't get them anymore if mine is broken, stolen, get caught in fire, or bitten by mouse, or it runaway from me the freak, perhaps? Whatever. I just love to stock up, that's my biggest problem too. Well, I have already stock up for those pair of shoes I am wearing. *wink* 

And then, I also just finished one of the crowns I've promised to make, I hope the bride-to-be would feel happy about it. 

Last but not least, since it's about dreamy wonderland for this post, I would love to end it with Anne Siems' artworks, it's so beautifully inspiring! 

Soup of the Day: Nicole in the Wonderland

Black pullover: Boyfriend's closet, literally - Primark | Skirt : Vintage | Shoes: Monki 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Puffy sleeves sewing at 4 in the morning causing my red eyes!

I have been working on sleeves these days, experimenting different kind of puffy sleeves and oversize-dropped-shoulder cutting. Hence, I got my tiring-looking red eyes with the dark circles by burning the midnight oil on sewing. 

Elle Fanning on Chanel.

Uhm, shall I do it really large or go home? Maybe no. 

Though my theme is about fairy tale, however, I didn't really want it to look like Disney princess walking on runway. Anyway, I hope I could make it look cooler. 

Well, I wish I could put the same passion and effort on my revision for coming law exam. 

"Good night" at 4.47am. 

[Pics: Pattern and Ella Fanning randomly found online | Les Miserable | Enchanted]

Monday, 8 April 2013

Benjamin Button's aging backwards effect causing my new obsession with dolls.

Fooling around with friend's babies' dolls!
Honestly, I was quite anti-dolls when I was young. First, I thought that the baby dolls look quite scary that I had those feeling that they would wake up at night and would go out to kill people (the Chucky movies, if you still remember that), Secondly, I did feel that, to some extent, it's so girly girl and so uncool to play Barbie dolls (though I had 2 Barbie Dolls when I was young, still I would go like "yucks" when people talked about Barbie.) God knows why. 

However, I guess it's the effect of the Curious Case of Benjamin Button? I mean the aging backward thingy, that I somehow started to feel that Barbies are cute, and I even brought one back home, at this age!! Hmm. And I do think the baby dolls are quite lovable too, it's still looking creepy but in a good way. Well. 

I know my Barbie is in bad dress. I will give her a makeover as soon as I settle my coming collection. Still struggling on what kind of sleeves to use, and also stuck in the pattern-cutting. I hate doing the maths, the inches to cut and add. It would be easier to kill myself. 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

[Outfit] Soup of the Day: Casual Day

Last time I learnt to sew my very first midi skirt, but not wearable as I was using really rough fabrics to sew as a draft and homework. Now, I finally made a wearable skirt and get to wear it out! It feels so good to wear the self-made skirt walking on streets. It is one of a kind on the street! Though it looks rough and casual, and it's just a simple round-table skirt. I guess at least I am making my another dream comes true? I always dream to make myself skirts and dresses! This is part of my reason to study fashion design. 

Soup of the Day: Casual Day

Black top: Uniqlo | Skirt: Self-made | Bag: ZARA