Tips on how to dress like Serena Van Der Woodsen

21 Jan

As promised, here is the post on tips on how to dress like Serena Van Der Woodsen. Serena’s sense of style on the show is said to be “inspired by Kate Moss.”  That means that she mixes lots of fashion-forward and vintage pieces together for a look that is “boho chic” with a rocker-chick edge.

Like her style icon Ms. Moss, Serena is not afraid to wear something crazy if she’s in love with it, can throw anything on and make it look effortlessly fabulous, and she will never leave the house without putting a unique spin on her outfit!

Serena’s style is also inspired by the Upper East Side, so there is always an element of classic chic that gets thrown into the mix.  Serena’s clothes may not always look it, but most are very expensive designer pieces, made from luxurious fabrics and costing hundreds of dollars.

Not too worry. It’s easy to mirror Serena’s style and look just as fabulous for much less money!  Once you have got the hang of the basics, it’s very simple to make that “I just threw this on” look yours.

If you want to dress like Serena, there are a few important things that you’ll want to make sure you have in your wardrobe.  These are the staples of Serena’s look.

Well-cut Jackets:

Serena is pretty much…always wearing a jacket. They are still definitely one of her signature looks, even though jackets are a must for Manhattan during winter.

Serena has quite a collection of every type of jacket: long, short, cropped, leather, wool and everything in between!  She wears them in every color, too: bright colors like red and gold, muted shades like gray, and earth tones like camel and brown.

If you want to wear a jacket like Serena does, the cut is everything. A jacket that fits you perfectly is a wardrobe goldmine – you can wear it with everything and you’ll always look well put-together.  One way to make sure your jackets fit just right is to bring them to a tailor – it doesn’t cost much money to have seams taken in or let out, and it will pay off hugely in the long run!

Skinny Jeans:

A Kate Moss staple, Serena wore skinny jeans in many episodes.  Although they are on their way out for Fall (wider legs and boot-cuts will be in again), skinny jeans are still Serena’s denim style of choice.  If you have great legs like Serena, show them off with a pair of skinnies before they go out of style!


Serena has a girly side to her, so we’ve seen her in many dresses throughout the series.  Even though dresses aren’t a “style” in themselves, Serena is always wearing dresses that have unexpected details to express her quirky style.

Take for example the gray t-shirt dress that she wore to Blair’s birthday party (pictured above on the right).  The top half resembles a plain men’s shirt, but when you look down at the hem, there are gold studs all around the bottom!  Paired with sparkly black & gold tights, the look was casual yet funky at the same time.

To get this look, try to find dresses that have something unexpected about them: studs, sequins, patterns, or a pretty design.  Serena usually wears mini dresses, so if you have the legs for it, wear one with some black or sparkly tights and fabulous shoes.

Serena’s look is all about the details.  While she may just throw on a T-shirt and skinny jeans, you can bet that she’ll make the look fashion-forward and unique by adding lots of fabulous accessories!  Some of her favorites are below:


If you’ve ever seen Gossip Girl, you know that Serena wears boots all the time!  She pairs them with skinny jeans & tees, dresses, and even her preppy school uniform.

Layered Necklaces:

Serena has lots of necklaces, and it seems like she is always wearing one or a few of them!  Her necklaces are usually long, hitting above her belly button, and she layers them for a bohemian look.


Serena doesn’t wear bangles all the time, but when she does, she uses them to add interest to her simpler outfits.

That’s pretty much it. I hope you guys like it and find this post and the previous post useful…(ehhhmmmm…to all the Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen fans).

Tune in for my next post…Chinese New Year is just around the corner…in like what 3 hours 30 minutes time! So excited to see FIREWORKS! Will post some photos soon!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Hong Bao Na Lai! kekeke


Tips on how to dress like Blair Waldorf

21 Jan

Hiya, its been ages since my last blog. Just return from a “fantabulous” trip to China. Bought heaps of stuff. It was an enjoyable trip!

Enough of that…

I am a big fan of Blair Waldorf’s fashion style. For those who do not know who is Blair Waldorf is one of the main character of the popular TV series: Gossip Girl. With a fashion designer for a mother, it’s no surprise that Blair has amazing fashion sense and a true signature style.

Blair’s fashion style is very classic, preppy, and polished. She always looks as if she stepped out from a department store window; her outfit is flawless, and she never has a hair out of place. Blair’s fashion sense is definitely the quintessential upper-east-side stereotype, and she’s not ashamed of it! Blair would never step outside with unwashed hair, wear an outfit that didn’t match, or buy anything “distressed” or “boho chic.”

Here are some of Blair’s signature looks, pieces you can almost always catch Ms. Waldorf wearing around the streets of Manhattan:-

Dresses & Skirts:

When I was looking for photos of Blair Waldorf, I realized that I couldn’t find a single photo of her wearing pants! Blair is all about skirts and dresses, worn with tights in the winter and bare legs in the warmer months. She’s not into denim at all, so if you want to dress like Blair, forget about jeans.

Tailored, classic pieces:

Since she attends an upscale private school, many of Blair’s outfits are school-uniform appropriate, which means she wears lots of collared shirts, simple skirts, and ties. With a structured button-up blouse and navy blue skirt, you could channel a little bit of prep school chic yourself. For extra Blair appeal, add a brightly colored headband and tights.

Pops of Colour:
No matter how subdued Blair’s outfit may be, she always incorporates a pop of color in some way. Whether it’s a bright red trench coat over a navy dress, a technicolor bag, or orange leggings under her school uniform, Blair keeps her look fresh with brights.  Her favorite colors are red (her signature colour), orange, and yellow.

Girly Details:

Blair is a total girly-girl at heart, and because of this, she loves to incorporate feminine touches like lace, bows, and ruffles, into her outfits. This is also her go-to look for formal events and parties.


Blair’s signature hair accessories are her hundreds of different headbands!  From tartan to satin, Blair wears her headbands in every style you can imagine. She usually wears them with her hair down, but occasionally pulls a headband over a sleek bun or ponytail.


In the winter months, Blair’s wardrobe revolves around tons of different pairs of tights. This season, she rocked every shade of tights imaginable, from bright red, to white, gray, and the ever popular black opaque tights. Tights are on the way out because warmer weather is fast approaching, but of course you can still wear them on cold days or if the mood strikes this summer.

After watching the fashionable ladies in Gossip Girl, I started buying bright coloured clothing & tights (red, blue, beautiful patterns) instead of buying dull coloured clothes or the same boring black tights…

My next post will be on Serena Van Der Woodsen’s (Blair’s best friend) fashion style. Her style is the complete opposite of her best friend.

Tune in for my next post…안녕히 가세요 (Korean for saying Goodbye)

My Beloved Roses

20 Nov

Today is 20th November 2011, my beautiful roses has finally bloomed~

The first rose in my garden is “Queen Elizabeth”.

The second rose that is in my garden is “Mammy Blue”.

The third rose and my favourite of all my roses is “Deep Secret”.

The forth rose, “With Love” and the fifth rose, “Loving Memory”…hasn’t bloom yet but they are getting there…           

The last rose in my garden is “Friesia”.

Went to the Sunday Market today with my mum & dad and bought some more roses for my garden. Their names are Ice Cream (White), Gold Medal (Yellow with tints of orange), Dancing Pink (Bright Pink), Blackberry Nip (Purple), Dusky Dancer (Red) and Doby Ghaut (Yellow).

Blazer + Boots + Accessories + Dress

10 Nov

Doing some shopping really got rid of some of the stress from the horrid assignments…kekekeke…shopping is my stress reliever (for real!) The satisfaction you felt after buying things that you like…clothes…jewellery…shoes…

I bought a royal blue knitted blazer from Dotti for $29.99 and I absolutely adore it. When I saw it I just couldn’t take my eyes of it. This gorgeous blazer is really nice to wear on a cooling spring day (when you do not want to wear a thick coat  or a puffer jacket).

Also from Dotti I bought a pair of lovely angel wrap boots for $29.99 as well. The original price was $89.99 and so I basically I saved $60. IT IS SO BLOODY WORTH IT plus it is very comfortable to wear.

From Equip, I bought a cool looking headband for $5.99 and to me it is simple and can be worn when you are going to  parties, dinners & it is easy to match with casual clothing.

This is how it would look like when it is worn.

Also from Equip, I bought an Ivory Diamante Chiffon Flowers Headband for only $5 and it was originally $13.99. Worth it ae!

This is how it looks like when it is worn (Forgive me for my long-ish fringe)

Right now in Equip there is a “buy 1, get 1 free” offer and so I bought a couple of pretty necklaces and only paying for the price of one. I think it is really good offer because one of the necklace is $16.99 – the one with the heart + butterfly + pearl + tassle and the other one is $14.99 – diamond encrusted Eiffel Tower (which I got for free), whereas if I was to pay full price…it would have cost me about $22…see how much i saved from that “buy 1, get 1 free” offer!


Free (Originally $14.99)

Apart from that I also bought a lacy-looking white dress that comes with a belt as well for $35.99 from Valleygirl. I have been looking…searching high and low… for that sort of dress…and I finally found one!

Ps:- I did not buy all this in one day lol that would be insane hahaha

Selina from S.H.E tied the knot with her fiancee

2 Nov

After going through a terrible ordeal, Selina from Taiwanese Girl Group, S.H.E married the man who had stayed by her side during an arduous year-long rehabilitation process following a serious accident while filming a TV show in Shanghai last year.

Selina got married on her 30th birthday in a high-profile ceremony attended by many of Taiwan’s best-known celebrities that was the top story on many local television news stations.

The member of the Taiwanese girls group S.H.E. has undergone a rigorous rehabilitation regime since suffering third degree burns in the accident that took place on Oct. 22, 2010.

The singer needed to go through several rounds of skin grafts and procedures to her hands, legs and back.

Because of her physical condition, the complex traditional marriage ritual in the morning was scrapped.

The wedding ceremony opened at a downtown hotel at 7 p.m. Selina was accompanied by her father down the isle and handed over to Chang Cheng-chung (nicknamed A-chung by friends), a legal consultant.

The other members of S.H.E., Hebe and Ella, and Selina’s sister served as bridesmaids. Pinky, Selina’s pet dog, was also present for her master’s big day.

President Ma Ying-jeou was on hand to give the new couple his blessing, citing the S.H.E. songs “Love So Right,” and “Shero,” to wish the couple “happiness for a very long, long time.”

Ma said that he came to keep a promise he made to A-chung’s father, former Legislator Chang Shih-liang, 10 months ago, and he also wanted to express admiration for the “goodness, beauty and courage” of the bride.

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, Premier Wu Den-yih and Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou were also present.

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin said he and Chang Shih-liang are classmates and neighbors.

Hau said he was happy to learn that A-chung had a girlfriend, but he didn’t realize she was Selina until the group S.H.E. promoted the Taipei Floral Expo that closed in April this year.

The wedding reception was a star-studded night with many of the big names in Taiwan’s entertainment circle gathered to wish Selina well.

Dee Hsu, better known as “Little S,” who is pregnant with her third child, attended the gathering with her husband.

Host Kevin Tsai and hostess Chang Hsiao-yen, as well as singers Jolin, Patty Hou, and Wang Leehom, model Lin Chi-ling, entertainer Matilda Tao and her husband Li Li-ren were also on hand.

Selina and A-chung had been together since 2008, but their relationship was said to be on and off until a S.H.E. concert on May 29, 2010, when A-chung, standing in the audience, told Selina on stage, “I love you, wife,” announcing their relationship in public.

Since the accident, A-chung has been by Selina’s side to cheer her up. The strong support moved many of Selina’s fans and relatives, and prompted Selina’s father to say that “she had finally found a man that she could trust for the rest of her life.”

















Binggrae’s Banana Flavored Milk

21 Oct

I am soooo in love with Binggrae’s the Banana Flavored Milk! It is so delicious…yummy…heaven (for me kekeke)! I recently bought a few packets from Kosco. They come in packet rather then in the cute bottle that we see on the Korean shows in New Zealand because the packet version is specially designed for export to other countries.

The photo above is Korean version packaging of the milk. This is one of the ‘traditional’ Korean drink and its popularity has been going strong even after 35 years. A lot of Koreans have nostalgic childhood memory of this milk since most Koreans went to public bathhouse/sauna regularly and right after the nice hot bath I’m sure many people made it a ritual to drink this Banana Milk.
As you can see the packaging is itself is very interesting and easy to remember.

I visited the Binggrae’s site and they say that the original bottle design was inspired by the Korean traditional jar called Hanggari.

This is a cute ad by SNSD Unnies (Taeyeon, Sunny, Yuri, Seohyun and Sooyoung) kekeke:

Lee Minho did an ad too for Binggrae’s Banana Flavored Milk (2versions):

Version 1

Version 2

And by the way for those who have seen the banana milk from SHINee’s Hello Baby and have been wondering what brand it is well…you finally got your answer! kekeke

Yoogeun fromSHINee’s Hello Baby:

All I can say is…Binggrae’s Banana Flavored Milk is the best milk EVER! And I would definitely recommend people to try it! It is DELICIOUS!

Vision In White by Nora Roberts

20 Oct

I have  just finish reading Vision in White by Nora Roberts. It is the very first novel that I ever read that was written by her. I would normally read Nicholas Sparks’s novels for romantic and touching stories, and I’ve got to say… Nora Roberts’s stories are actually quite good and lovely to read. I would definitely recommend people to read her novels. It is just as romantic and nice as Nicholas Sparks’s novels.

Vision in White is Book One of the Bride Quartet series by Nora Roberts.

Sorry about the not so great photos guys kekeke I used my Ipod touch to take them. I borrowed the book from the library, by the way…kekeke

Anyways…good book to read. Definitely recommended to people who love romantic stories! Currently I am waiting for the other three books.



Right now I feel like going to Borders to look for all four of the books hahaha and buy them…it feels like they are worth keeping just like my Harry Potter collection, The Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. I also have the complete Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.