Friday, March 20, 2009

MyStyleDiary & Lookbook.nu



by Anna Yu

3/16/2009 2:12:34 PM

Australian Stylediarist brigadeiro caught my eye with her enviable wardrobe consisting of designers from Chloe to Zac Posen. Since she's in Australia, that means we can definitely take her current outfits as our upcoming summer wardrobe inspirations. Best of all, she's broadened my view of fashion. Love 'em or hate 'em (I personally hate them), brigadeiro totally changed my mind and charmed me with her way to styling her harem pants with a chic tuxedo jacket. I also like the way she accents a statement piece whether it's a pair of fuschia pumps or an on-trend silver fringed dress without extra noise or clutter. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see how she takes the upcoming fall trends and makes them her own!

I was so flattered when the lovely people behind MyStyleDiary told me I was this month's featured 'Stylediarist', and even more flattered when I read what they wrote about me. Besides feeling unworthy, I now feel that I must step-up once the cooler weather starts! I know I will be getting my inspiration from all the amazing bloggers (especially from the cooler-climate Northern hemisphere), whom I have been taking cue on how to layer-up. MyStyleDiary is great because it is exactly as its name suggests, a style diary. I have on occasion, referred to what I had posted previously, when too tired to figure out what to wear, or to see if an outfit worked or not (several times I would take a picture, and go...oh no, no way!). Although it may not be as fancy in layout as other Style Diaries out there (Chictopia, Lookbook.nu), I liked the fact that I could just quickly take a picture in front of a mirror, and not have my face in the pictures...Also, Susie Bubble & Rumi used to post in MSD!

Speaking of Lookbook.nu, I have long admired the numerous beautiful photographs in this website, and was flattered when one of the founders emailed me to invite me to join them last year, a month or so after I started this blog (have no idea how she got my personal email address, this was before I set one up for this blog). I have felt unworthy of posting (still do), which is what I wrote back to her, due to the high quality of the photos in that website. Many of the members look like amateur or professional models, with most photos looking incredibly artistic, and some even editorial-worthy...Almost six months after joining, I have tentatively posted a few photos...not sure how long I'll last though...I do see I'm in excellent company though, as some of my favourite bloggers (including several on my blogroll) are also there.

Completely off-topic...I am attending my friends' wedding tomorrow, and am not sure what I'll be wearing to it. Last week, I had my mind set on wearing the Dries Van Noten dress to my brother-in-law's engagement party, but my fortuitous last-minute change of plans meant that I decided to wear it to this wedding instead (fortuitous because a very silly & painful 'dipping' accident on the rough-cement dancefloor would've absolutely ruined it). Except I just found out it is going to be 34 Celsius tomorrow (a bit too warm for this dress, I think), and it is an outdoor garden wedding (sequins are too much for a garden wedding, the reception is being held shortly after, with no time to change in between), so it may be back to the drawing board...Unless I can change in the car...

24 comments:

  1. congratulations. i admire your style so much. it's the type of elegance and fabulousness that i attempt to achieve in the summer.

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  2. Aw, thank you so much H! It is I who will be taking cue from your elegant looks ;)
    xx

    note-to-self: Find a nice large scarf to use as scarf-tops (my large scarves are too floral & brightly coloured...)

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  3. Wow! what a nice article about you !

    I'll say the same thing as "-h" I totally admire your style!


    :)

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  4. Congrats on the honor! You're right up there with the "big wigs" now. :)
    P.S. I have not seen the DC train station--will have to put that on my "bucket list."

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  5. Aw you shouldn't be initimidated, your photos are great!

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  6. congrats! you are too modest. have fun at the wedding!

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  7. congratulations !!!
    you really deserve it, i love your style !

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  8. unworthy? please...you only have treasures in your wardrobe lady.

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  10. Congrats! what a nice honor that is... and by the way hope you dont mind but i've tagged you

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  11. woohoo congratulations! that is amazing, and every word true as well. you are an inspiration, and you do have amazing taste and eye for detail and the ability to accessorise like a GOD.

    i have internet! life is good again! just posted, and am now going around to comment on all the blogs i have woefully left behind due to my internet rut.

    XXX

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  12. Congratulations, you do have some fabulous outfits!

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  13. Hi :)
    CONGRATS, that's really cool :)
    xoxo
    Su

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  14. how awesome is this?!?! that's amazing, darling! Congrats, you totally deserve to be featured :-)

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  15. Congrats...you truely deserve it.

    I love that dress on you!
    xoxo
    Stephanie
    www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

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  16. Congratulation on the feature! You have great style so it's very much deserved.

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  17. I just stumbled on your blog for the first time! I adore your style! xxoxoxo

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  18. thanks again for the link !!!
    i don't know which one to choose, but do i really have to choose ?
    :)

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  19. Congratulations dear! Well deserved - you totally belong up there with the style bigwigs. :)

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