4/10/2014

Winterfell





On me: jacket via Forever21, pants via Urban outfitters, clutch via Hong Kong & Shoes via Zara
Photos: Perspective by Pierce

One of my mix everything you like together outfits. Because who doesn't love harem pants with designs of seashells?
I know the shoes weren't created for winter, but I couldn't resist adding socks.
Adding socks have been my solution when wearing certain heels in winter, all you have to do is add socks, and voila!
Instant winter shoes.... not really, but I try.
Even though it was a surreal shoot, it was lovely working with Pierce so do check out his work!
Oh and hello game of thrones title reference

Till next time lovelies!


Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

3/24/2014

Cold




On me: sweater via Kenzo (similar) , white shirt via vintage shop, skort via Zara (buy me), heels via Jeffrey Campbell (buy me), rings via Ardene
Photos: Perspective by Pierce

If you haven't noticed, the name of this look goes with my current state in these photos.... cold.
A couple of weeks ago, I shot with the talented Pierce around Vancouver.
It had been a while since I worked with a photographer and ended up fore-going the makeup in anticipation of shooting.
(partially due to my sleep coma whenever I wakeup)
The shoot was to be postponed due to the Olympics airing, but the idea of doing a shoot in the snow seemed like a fun experience... till I actually did it.
Let's just agree that snow isn't your friend, no matter how attractive it may appear in frozen.
Regardless of my hair dying mid way through the shoot, Pierce and I had a great time shooting.
From discussing our favourite type of beverages to travels and music, I definitely will be working with Pierce in the future!
Till next time lovelies!


Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

3/13/2014

Scorched Earth





On me: tank via Aritzia, skirt via Garage, jacket & backpack via Hong Kong, Nike Free Runs via Nike
Photo: Sayaka Hiesh 
Here is part one in the mini series Sayaka shot of me!
Although this was taken within a two hour time frame, we managed to capture several looks.
Due to a limited time frame, we chose locations near my neighbourhood, and let me tell you, I was left perplexed.
The amount of times we nearly got run over was ridiculous, but hilarious at the time.
(Thank you again Sayaka)
For the first look, I wanted to feature more versatile outfits, and one of my resolutions this year was to integrate shoes that were not heels.
These shoes pair well with my style, and give a different persona to many of my outfits.


Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

2/25/2014

Everything's Embarrassing








On me: skirt via Target, sweater, cape & shoes via Hong Kong
Photos/edit: Leon Hsu

Have you ever went outside thinking it was sunny and warm, but it turned out to be cold?
That's Canada right now.
I don't know how many time's I've been tricked into getting out of bed, only to return because the floor was cold.
No matter how many times this week I've waken after a good nights sleep or nap, I still manage to forget that the floor is cold. 
I simply don't understand... Even with indoor heating, I still die when my feet touch the floor. 
(A feeling similar to when playing flappy bird, excluding the satisfaction when achieving a score higher than one)

The photos taken were by Leon, who magically had a photo class during my spare. Since the shoot was last minute, we went to the back of our school (not ghetto at all), and started shooting. 
Other than the sudden snow storm in Canada, I am buried deep in blankets and a english essay.


Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

2/16/2014

Black Lover















On me: top via Brandy Melville, pleather jacket, faux fur jacket, jeans via American Apparel & Lita's via Jeffrey Campbell  
Photos: Jodie Ng 

Last Sunday morning I decided to do a shoot with my friend Jodie.
The shoot was pretty last minute, considering that Jodie arrived few minutes prior to me stumbling out of bed.
Which explains my less than enthusiastic demeanour in ninety eight percent of these photos.

Usually my outfit posts have a larger variety of color, but recently I've lost my colourful spirit (dressing wise) and started to delve into a darker side.
I guess wearing a continuous stream of dresses and skirts had worn me out, so now i'm living in pants for the next season.
Out of sheer randomness my friend Mildred I and co-ordinated matching v-day outfits with this look. (view here)

Pants talk aside, I'm obsessed with dark lipstick.
I know spring is here and I should be slapping some coral or pink tone onto my lips, but I can't be bothered with following trends for the time being.

Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

2/06/2014

Subtle Things






On me: jackets via Topshop. blouse via Momma Chan. jeans via Sirens, heels via Ardene, clutch via Hong Kong & rings via Forever 21

Hello. it's been a while hasn't it?
Sorry for being m.i.a, but with a upcoming midterm and dead-line you could say that I've spent all my extra time procrastinating and sleeping at non early hours.
(And yes my eye bags grew by a couple of cm)
I'll also admit I was dubious about shooting on my balcony, due to my past experiences manually focusing on myself.
However I did manage to stick through my frustrations and capture something in focus (for once)
Chinese New Year passed recently, and I hope you guys had a great time stuffing yourself with dim-sum or goofing around with relatives in traditional Chinese apparel like I did. (see here)
I realized this would be my first actual outfit post I've shot in 2014, and I guess this could define my current style? 
You know when you wear something too often and wish to change? 
Well i'm having a moment like that now.
I've been obsessed with jeans again (crazy how I've managed to not wear them this entire winter) and decided to add some edge back into my outfits. 
So do expect some new looks this upcoming month!

Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

Ps:  I know majority of you follow me through my blog, but if you'd like to get Instagram updates on my procrastination you can follow me here.

1/15/2014

Reckless














On me: hat via Tai-Wan, jacket via Sirens, pinafore via Forever 21, shirt via Urban Outfitters, shoes via Hong Kong, tights via Daiso, rings via Hong Kong and bag via Louis Vuitton 
Photos: Vera Wilde 

It's finally grad season, and Artona photos are in session. 
Let me tell you, I cannot smile.
The closest one I came to was in changing seasons, where I ended up giving the tiniest hint of a smile.
(possibly due to my vanity) 
Still exploring what my style is, I was a bit stuck for this outfit. 
Part of me wanted to let my thug side take over and simply be "edgy" as people put it. 
While another part of me wanted to incorporate some girly pieces to add a bit of contrast. 
Miraculously I for-goed the litas and settled on creepers. 
How did I reach such a conclusion you may ask?
By doing the most logical thing ever and letting my cat decide hat or no hat was a good option, and whether or not if creepers or lita's paired better.  
That's all.


Komorebi(n.): Sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees
Xo Charmyn

Ps: I quite like this song