I've always been pretty neutral on the subject of the royals- sure, I'd date Prince Harry in a heartbeat, and swooned over Kate Middleton's wedding dress, but I've never understood the fanaticism surrounding the fam. When I picked up Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan's "The Royal We", I wasn't really sure how I'd respond to what many reviews deemed "Kate Middleton fan-fiction", but I was pleasantly surprised! "The Royal We" was charming, fast-paced, and delightfully fun, making for a perfect summer read!
May 15, 2015
Kicking off my Friday afternoon with some tunes obviously led to the creation of a brand new Weekend Update playlist! I'm loving Ben Khan, Seoul and Vanic's recent singles, but I've gotta admit, my music listening sessions this week have mostly been dominated by Years & Years's new track "Shine". We're one song closer to the release of their debut album "Communion", and I couldn't be more excited!
May 13, 2015
I was digging around the Style.com archives tonight and was once again swept away by Alexander McQueen's fall/winter 2008 show, one of my favourites of all-time. The collection, inspired by British Colonialism in India, always gives me goosebumps because it is so beautifully imaginative. I miss seeing strong narratives in the industry these days- you could always count on Lee McQueen to bring a story to life and remind us of the magical side of fashion. From the Nirvana soundtrack to the flouncy dresses, Victorian corsets to the ethereal set, this is Magical McQueen at his best.
May 8, 2015
This week marks one year of blogging for me, and I am super excited/feeling like a proud mom! It seems like yesterday that Vogue Anatomy was born out of a combination of boredom, Facebook deactivation, and a desire to share my love of fashion, music, film and so much more with the world! Major thanks 'n love to anyone who has ever e-mailed or Tweeted at me, and read, commented on, or shared my blog posts!!! You guys inspire me to keep writing, photographing and dreaming, and for that I couldn't be more grateful!
May 5, 2015
Now that we've admired the fashion of Met Balls past, let's turn our attention to the best-dressed stars at the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, "China: Through the Looking Glass"! This year's red carpet was a sea of East-meets-West, and there were plenty of gorgeous looks to drool over. As someone of Chinese ancestry, I was ridiculously excited by how my favourite designers and celebrities interpreted the theme. It was a great moment for the Asian fashion community, and I am very proud to say that fabulous fashion is engrained in my DNA.
May 4, 2015
Happy Met Gala Monday! The annual ball co-hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute and Vogue is kind of like Christmas morning for fashion obsessives like myself. It's one of the few red carpet events at which creativity trumps trends and "fashion rules", resulting in plenty of crazy, zany, and totally inspiring sartorial moments. In the spirit of the 2015 Met Gala, "China: Through the Looking Glass", I thought I'd share some of my favourite looks from past years.