Friday, December 23, 2011

This HAT

US Vogue January 2012
Styled by Grace Coddington, need I say more?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pomplamoose and Motilo!

Check out this amazing video made by Pomplamoose and Motilo! It's to promote Motilo's new and improved website, whose aim is to have cute and stylish clothing available all in one place, so you don't have to miss out on the rest of what life has to offer. Very cute concept and very cute video!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Randomly Me

I tried to jump.

And an extra shot of my midnight snack!

Chipotle hummus is my new obsession.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Windows

Passing by Bergdorf's window display. Gorgeous.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Homemade Breakfast

Homemade oats, homemade jam, and homemade smoothie! The breakfast of champions.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The new kid on the block.

Howdy. How is everyone doing?

I've been super busy with work and running around trying to hang out with friends and generally trying to make everyone happy. Am I burnt out? No. But I think my flame is flickering. Hospitality is a tough tough job.

So of course I needed to buy a present for myself. Okay, well, no, I actually just needed to use the apple gift card my friend gave me (but no one forced me, if ya catch my drift).

Welcome my new little wonder, the ipod nano!

I originally thought of getting something bigger, but I run and workout a lot and this has the nike+ fitness app already installed so I thought, why not? Plus, it's so damn cute. I love it.

Speaking of new things, a few other items I've indulged in in the past month or so . . .

I bought these on Black Friday but of course, cosmetics don't go on sale so I paid full price. These are my staples though and I was running out so I figured why not. Let me just say that these are some of the best cosmetics I've ever bought and definitely worth the extra $10 or so. Lasts pretty much all day and even survives tears and sweat! Amazing.

I bought these two to add to some homemade sugar scrubs I've been working on, but I seriously just apply them straight to my skin and hair sometimes. The coconut oil especially leaves you smelling tropical and moisturized. The lavender oil is also AMAZING for massaging tired skin after a soak in the bath. Both from Trader Joes!

Last but not least, a wallet from Forever21! Quite the cutie and about $10 so it was definitely an impulse buy. It fits all my cards and money though in separate compartments and I love the size so I say it was worth it. Plus the vivid red and hearts make me happy just looking at it!

Have you bought anything lately that you just have to tell everyone else about?

I will try my hardest to update more often. See you soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Harper's Bazaar, Spain, Model: Aymeline Valade

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lindsey Wixson W Korea November Issue

Hey guys, how is everyone? New York is brittle outside these days and my face is frozen like an ice cube! That being said, I am nice and toasty right now and ready to post some editorials!

I don't know what it is about Lindsey Wixson. I was not the biggest fan of hers. But I am slightly obsessed with the recent editorial with W Korea. The cover is flawless.


I also have some other fashion related news that gets me in a frenzy. We all know I love the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. And with the actual show being 1 week away, many have reported which model is walking and which isn't. I was a bit saddened by the news that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will not be walking this year, HOWEVER, guess who is walking this year?

Karlie Kloss. My absolute FAVORITE.

I wish her all the best. As for my readership, please keep warm and talk to you all soon!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Kasia Struss, Vogue Russia October 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Obsessed with Eyebrows

Bambi Northwood-Blyth on the cover of Metal, Fall 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

At the new job . . .

Hey guys! It's Aya here, just updating you guys on my life.

I've been fairly better at updating lately than before, but just wanted to let you guys know I have a new job. What is it you ask? My little secret. But I will be hanging around Brooklyn more often now.

As always, obsessing over music. Freelance Whales on repeat.

If you don't know them, check them out.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Make-overs in blue!

Hey guys, how is everyone doing?

I recently endured a long day of rain, brunching, and a trip to my workplace (kinda weird to go when it's your day off, no?), until I finally arrived at Sephora, my make-up place of choice (although after I bought that MAC eyeliner, it's been kinda a scandalous situation). I was with some old high school friends, so I decided what would be more fun than to do a little make-over on my friend Ka Yee!

Sorry it looks a bit washed out, the lighting was a bit bright.
I loved the really bright turquoise blue scarf she had on, so I decided to go that route and put it on her eyes. A little cat liner, bit of blush for contouring, and a natural pink lip and we are good to go! The hair I just pushed to one side. I like that edge.

Anyway, more pictures to come of how I've been as of late. Tata darlings!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New shoes

Olive lace up boots from Spring

Monday, September 26, 2011

Food is a friend o' mine . . .

Seafood Curry at Menkui Tei (63 Cooper Sq)

Chili with a side of Nachos and Red Onion at Olive Tree (117 MacDougal St)

Ham, Cucumber, and Cheese Croissant Sandwich, Curried Tuna Salad, and Hibiscus Iced Tea and Pomegranate Lemonade at Made Fresh Daily (226 Front St between Beekman St & Peck Slip)

Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Peas at Marseille (630 9th Ave between 44th St & 45th St)

An extensive post will come soon enough! For now, enjoy the pictures, and stop by those places if you're in the area!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My 5k and Recent Buy

Hey guys! It's another bright day in NY. The weather earlier this week was wet and dreary, but summer decided to show it's face yet again.

I recently hung out with my friend Melissa.

Cardigan- Sexy Dynamite London, Tank- F21, Shorts- thrift, Leggings- H&M, Boots- Ebay, Glasses- Peach Frog, Bag- Friend's gift, Headphones- Sony

Shoe shot!

After lolly gagging in Bryant Park, we headed to Lily O' Brien's and got hot drinks!

My salted Lily! It was a good pick me up. Pretty sweet, so I would just go with a small. I love the combination of chocolate and salt.

Then on Sunday (Labor Day Weekend!) my friend Kievan and I went to Governor's Island for the Run to Remember (9/11) 5k race!

Waiting in line (another shoe shot).

Waiting in line and camphoring. Fun-zo!

I had a lot of fun. I did the same race last year and though I went over my time from last year, it didn't matter because I still had a blast running. I also mildly got obsessed with coconut water after that and I've been drinking one everyday since!

Finally, I snagged this cute cardigan at Forever 21. I'm not the biggest Forever 21 fan because their quality is so-so, but they have cute things from time to time that I just can't stop myself from buying. This cardigan is a good example.

Anyway, I'm off to sleep a bit more, drink kombucha, and eat lunch (maybe not in that order). Tata and see you guys soon!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Doing the art thing...

Cell post #2!

Recently doing art again. Love color eyeshadow!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

First time updating on the phone!

Technology seems to have come pretty far in terms of phones. How else would I be blogging now?

I recently went to a friend's party in Staten Island. It was my first time on Staten! Similar to some parts of Queens I've been to...

I need to get used to phone posting more but this is a start, right? See you guys around!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recently decided to try this new thing called updating.

Remember in my last post I was wearing some new shoes?

These are my new shoes. Oxfords, to be exact. I adore them.

Mango, on sale, for $58!

And then I decided one pair wasn't enough so in the next 3 weeks or so, I managed to snag a new pair of sandals. I seem to like tan.

Aldo, on sale, for $57!

I like shoes.

But I can't say no to food either! Sorry wallet.

I went to Alice's Tea Cup Chapter II with a family friend from Japan. I've gone many times before but I can't seem to resist their pumpkin scones every time I go. I highly recommend getting those if you decide to visit!

The family friend also went to Prince Edward Island in Canada before she came and got us these chocolates. I love Anne of Green Gables (I own the box set and vhs tapes!)

My favorite eating out experience as of late was when my friend Kievan and I were wandering around South Street Seaport, and discovered a place called Made Fresh Daily!

Seriously adorable, casual, and slightly Amish, this place has good food for good prices. They seem to change the menu daily because what we ordered (above) doesn't seem to be on the menu page. Regardless, we're planning to go back again (Kievan will be very upset though if no tuna melt is around).

The sky the day we went to South St.

I seem to eat out a lot with Kievan (and it's great because apart from olives and probably garbage, we pretty much eat anything) so we also recently went to a restaurant called Spice.

The place is actually a chain and has many locations. I went to one in Chelsea. It was nice and casual as well. I had green curry for the first time. It was sweet and hot and after the first few bites, I got really into it. I had a lot left over for my lunch break later that day too (dinner break rather).

Finally, while I'm on the topic of recent happenings, I also cut and colored my hair!

Less volume, darker color. My roots were growing back so I thought might as well go dark brown. The cut is very flattering. I just can't wait till Fall, when I don't have to worry about the heat messing with my hair so much!

That's it for now. See you all in a bit. Toodles noodles!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


New dress. New Shoes.

Dress - Zara, Shoes - mango, pants - uniqlo, socks - forever21

Thursday, June 23, 2011

To do list reminder:

1. Make time to prepare food and eat out (slightly) less.
2. Enroll in a gym.
3. Train for a race again, pick up rock climbing again, yoga . . . again.
4. Save up for a camera!
5. More concerts to keep myself sane.
6. Keep on lovin' life.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yesterday was Thursday Thursday

Today it is Friday Friday (if you don't get the reference, then you're missing out on a generational sensation! Youtube Rebecca Black "Friday")

Yesterday I had a day off, so I decided to hit up some sales in Soho with my friend Lesley.

Before I left, I ate lunch. Sadly it was 2 pieces of chocolate and a Power Crunch Bar.

Delicious and fairly filling, but not a meal. I do recommend these for in between snacks (maybe at work?) because it has 1/3 day's worth of protein, which actually keeps you fuller longer.

After Lesley and I met up, we went to Mango first because everything is 50% off and who can resist that?

I scored the cutest culottes ever, and everyone who knows me knows I love polka dots!

We also went to Uniqlo, where I snuck a picture of their new Barbie display. Everything is so wonderfully hot pink!

At that point though, I was hungry, so after a few more shops, we headed to Quantum Leap for some tasty veggie dishes!

I ordered the Dos Enchiladas (top) and Lesley got the Portobello Burger with garlic fries. It took me forever to choose something to eat, but I was highly drawn to the words "large" and "cheese" in the description for the enchis. Did not disappoint--I think I'm still in a food coma. And I have to say that things doused in cheese never really lose it's finesse.

I have a morning shift tomorrow at work so I should skidattle, but I'm actually having a life this weekend so look forward to updates later!