Jan 20, 2010

massive outfit post!

loving each day as if its our last/dancing all night and having a blast/cos baby/i want you right here next to me
posing with a busker on a KL street. we were a multinational bunch!

anyways. since my camera got stolen, i've had lots of difficulty doing proper outfit posts, especially since i dont want to revert to using my macbook's built-in camera.
SO. here i present the past month in photos culled from facebook. (HOW AMATEUR!!!!)
warehouse dress/stuart weitzman magenta quasar honorroll heels/marc jacobs satchel/tiffany jewelry.

image credit to my dearest friend jinesh who's been Very Into his new camera.
the light that afternoon was absolutely gorgeous as well; we were outside the museum and it was the prettiest setting i had been in in a while.
the bag comes in dusty pink, slate, and black, but my mum decided on the grey one. so here i am, just borrowing it. the grey makes it super versatile and i really like the pyramidal stone detailing. definitely more bad-ass than the pink one!
michael kors dress, red lips. no jewelry!
*hopefully* my future collaborators when they come here for summer from the UK (cambridge and bristol respectively...). here we were at a friend's house, and i really love the ethereal tint to the photo.
we used a film camera, so that must be why it has this hue to it.

it was an austin-powers-themed birthday party and they brought a kohl liner, and everyone had to draw on themselves. most people drew moles, referencing the "moley" character from the movie.
i of course, missed out the part of the invite detailing the theme, and therefore came dressed... in decidedly NON-60s wear. so a hitler mustache had to do the trick.
alldressedup top/warehouse wool pencil skirt/tiffany jewelry.

amazingly enough, the mustache paid off, because here i am, Most Sporting Girl, along with my friend moses, the Best Dressed Boy! he took honors for obvious reasons-- homemade frill sleeves, skunk pillow-round-neck, fedora and tux. twas a night of good fun!
marc by MJ dress/aldo pointy flats/own glasses/mop from school.
this was a time of HUGE laughs. i knocked my can of tea over, and had to clean up the mess... so i trotted off to the loo to ask the cleaners for a mop i could borrow. using it effectively was another story altogether.
but that was a fun day too.
dorothy perkins top/tiffany jewelry/fuschia lips.

so that's all i've got, at least in terms of photos that properly capture me and what i'm wearing. i've been pretty busy with law school and figuring out what it is i'm gonna do next (in Life, that is...).
i miss writing back to everyone and i promise i will do so by the end of this month so keep writing to me and thanks for continuing to visit Life in Technicolor.

cheers! xxxxxxxxxx

Jan 10, 2010

on outlandish blondes

so lady gaga does it again, this time choosing to be a somewhat Jesus-incarnate. while i respect and admire her madonna-esque chameleon qualities, i've never been a fan of all that outlandishness, simply because i remember her before she got big. she made a nondescript appearance on the Hills (YES i watched that show), and it just seems like shock value now.

clearly, i'm just one person.
veik, from beijing, has taken his adoration to a whole new level by DIY-ing lady gaga dolls!
he's done an absolute TOP JOB of getting her looks down pat, and you can see the looks below...i've put some corresponding real-life photos of her more memorable looks.
for more,
you can take a look at veik's photostream that he constantly updates.
dolls: jesus/THAT kermit coat
lady gaga
her latest incarnation.
lady gaga
the coat.
lady gaga
at the MTV VMAs, where she also gave that heartstopping, OTT and very bloody performance. more like performance art.
and of course, her bow hair/the SS10 mcqueens that could snap ankles like twigs.
joonbug featured an interview with veik, and i picked my favorite question out of the 10 or so:

How long does it take to create each doll?

It depends. Some looks are very easy to make. What is hard for me is finding the materials to make her outfit, makeup, or wigs in doll-size. I try my best to make my dolls look as close as possible to the real person. But I make my dolls at home and am not a professional doll designer or OOAK [one of a kind] doll maker, so materials are very limited. But that's exactly what I advocate, DIY. You can see that I use a pen cap, paper, and black nail polish to make her glasses. I want to tell other doll players that they can create their own Lady Gaga doll with very basic materials you have at home. Especially for kids; I know how I played with dolls when I was a child. I couldn't always ask my parents for money to buy all I wanted to. So, I made things myself. Nowadays, since there are so many people that find me online and not just kids, I'm improving my skill. I hope to do Lady Gaga dolls better than ever, so I'm learning from talented people and improving myself. Although now it will probably take longer than ever to create a doll.

OH, i hear you say-- enough about gaga already!
i couldnt agree more!
so i leave you with this amazing/gross picture of the stylist everyone loves to hate: rachel zoe.
what really baffles me is how her almost-hot, floppy hair, laidback beachbum of a husband, rodger, continues to tolerate her! i remember one ep of the rachel zoe show where he was trying to get it on with her and she totally blew him off. NO, not that way.
as in, "no honey i'm so tired and stressed. another time."
and rodger was sad! poor man!!!
between her raisinface (as coined by perezhilton), bony limbs, visible ribcage, concave chest, self-obsession (watch youtube clips of the show if you dont believe me!), straggly hair and lack of libido-- that's what a diet of coffee does to you!-- i'm amazed rodger continues to be loving and do the sweetest things like tell her shes gorgeous and make her brekkie she barely eats.
even if i had 10 other lives, i'm pretty sure i'd never have been a blonde.
i hope everyone had a great festive season adn a good start to the new year. the second half of junior year starts tomorrow, and already i've been emailed 10o pages to read by this weekend. that's just for one module. so i'm off to do that now.
cheers xx!