So, I didn’t make a big point in past 2 posts about my intention to do this 3-day mini series about how I tried to multi-funtionize the little black organza scarf ….. So, allow me to finish it off with today’s all black ensemble :-) (btw: tomorrow i will be doing the 2nd part of “Back the days”, so make sure you come back for some sparks, eye liner and retro hair do!!!)
Yesterday, CEES @ http://www.chictopia.com/CEES_ wrote in one of her comments to me about how her mother used to try to dress her the way that mother thought was good – it was a perfect prelude to the story behind this black scarf. You see, my mother is super stylish (haha, i don’t say this because she is my mummy – because she is always fashionable in her own sense of style :-) and i truly respect her for that) and she knows it!!! Therefore, she always took a great interest in giving me, or should i say imposing on me her stuffs, and took absolutely no “NO” for answer!!! Even though, China/America is 12 hours apart, she still managed to catch me in front the computer and web-camed me those “goodies” …. As you probably can guess, this scarf was one of the things that she thought would be so fabulous on me and could not wait to ship it all the way from China to the States …. I mean, the scarf probably costed over 200 yan, (Yes, she also has expensive taste;-), depending on the current exchange rate, the price tag can go up to about $70 – $80!!! …. Then, if you add up the shipment and insurance (she always does that), well, let us just say this became one of my most expensive scarf, haha!!!
Well, when i received this little baby in the mail…. seriously, i did not know what to say …. it is just simply so not me: I am no ruffle girl – especially not in all black, gothic-ish, poly-organza, with permanent crinkles all over …. and on top of that, it costed a fortune – i could have bought a pair of Victor & Rolf lace pump that i just saw days before from Century 21 (oh! if you ever come to New York, go there…. best discount store in the whole universe, and they are authentic :-) …. Still, knowing that my mother was eagerly waiting for me to wear it (remember?? she doesn’t take “no” for answer – besides, what could i do?? send it all the way back to china for return…..??? ) it was then when i decided to do this mini-series, in which i would experiment with the scarf and make it part of my wardrobe ….. Basically, it was my way to challenge things that i might not necessarily relate to initially – Yes, yes… i am emotional and i either like or don’t like something!!! But, end of day, after going through all the emotional high and low, i am truly a firm believer for “willpower”, meaning that one has ability to do all one can to change the current unsatisfied situation …. I might not be able ever stop my mother trying to spice up my wardrobe with her likes, but i can certainly try to keep an open-mind and add my personal flare to those items … And of course, such philosophy not only applies to my fashion but also to every part of my life ….
So to recap:
Day one: A Minimalist’s Oriental MashUp… Scarf was used as Obi-waistband for an oriental ethnic touch
Day Two: hands around me, i am feeling the love …. Scarf was used as turban for a 1920’s flapper style
Day Three: Looking Around, and what do you see?? Scarf was used as a ruffle top to add texture and volumes to the underneath halter top
Yesterday’s post was picked up by Chictopia for it’s Editor’s Pick …. So, thanks everyone at Chictopia for liking it :-) – i was so flattered and happy … But, of course, you guys are the ones really made the post standing out – without your participations, it would not have been anything more that a bunch of pictures and some random thoughts of me – so thank you my darling chictopians…..