Bittersweet Symphony

Updated on Jun 22, 2010
brown birkin Hermes bag - brown Michael Kors shoes - white dress
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I had a shoot for Metro Society last weekend and this was what I wore. Basically the feature was for people who are into collecting designer pieces and we were told to bring our designer stuff. I decided to wear this- a simple tulle and lace blazer combo which is so my style glammed up with extraordinary and severe items from my collection, which includes a tan Hermes Birkin, Michael Kors shoes and a vintage Chanel belt. I was quite wary for the said feature shoot given that I am NEVER one to wear signature head to toe. I don’t believe one needs to spend so much to be stylish as Edna Chase puts it, “Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” And I lived with this mantra in the shoot by pairing a simple dress and blazer with my purse being the focal point.

I subscribe to the Nina Garcia school of thought and fashion philosophy. In her book, The Little Black Book of Style" she points out that one needs not to be dressed in signature head to toe…mixing and matching is key. I believe in this since I realize that the true style icons and fashionistas for me are those who combine an expensive accessory from Chanel with a $ 2.99 purchase from Target or H&M and make it look high fashion and classy. In this day and age we live in, it doesn’t matter how much you are wearing but how you are wearing it. And suffice to say, CONFIDENCE to strut your stuff is all the matters. Such style philosophy was what I decided I wanted to embody for my fashion feature thus the combination of luxe designer items with more retail and RTW ones.

I look a tid bit different due to the HEAVY makeup and the SEVERELY curled hair. I find it quite weird that makeup artists tend to make my features stronger than they really are when they apply makeup on me and I end up looking not Asian at all. I love looking Asian, actually and I am sooooo into the whole Korean and Japanese style of applying makeup. I love bringing out my Chinese features rather than masking them but I guess for the camera and studio’s harsh lights, heavier was better so as not to look to washed out.

Lemme know what you guys think! This comes out on mid-July 2010 already! I hope I look great and still like my old normal self in the mag. Haha! xx

Comments (118)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 06
chic!
hopefulromantic
hopefulromantic on May 09
pretty:)
LeslieFongTF
LeslieFongTF on October 03
Hey Joanna - I work for Threadflip, a marketplace to buy and sell designer fashion online. We love this look, and want to know if you would be okay with allowing us to use it as an inspirational image on our site! You would be representing our "classic" style type in our Style Quiz for new users. If this is something you're interested in, please email me at leslie@threadflip.com!
ImogenKate
ImogenKate on January 13
Nice choice of accessorie colours.
ChristieREdwards7587
ChristieREdwards7587 on January 07
Okay, that bag is completely ridic! Love the outfit!
HowDoYouWearIt
HowDoYouWearIt on January 04
love ittttt
BrianaLove
BrianaLove on October 26
jacket is to die for.
candygirlcolette
candygirlcolette on September 01
amazing jacket!
Daenerys
Daenerys on December 30
Cool outfit! The blazer is great!
souuups
souuups on November 08
fab! love it!
Love007
Love007 on August 13
such a lovely outfit!
lokisale
lokisale on August 06
i like the blazer **
SwTcouture
SwTcouture on August 03
Chic
nazlay
nazlay on July 19
Wow so chic and classy
alika
alika on July 16
Love the entire performance, from hair to the shoes! Would to see the dress!
angelaaa
angelaaa on July 15
omg! I LOVE THE BAG!!! :))
caramia
caramia on July 07
Love this! Very chic, am so jealous of your purse. :) I agree with Nina Garcia's thinking, too.
Diamonddigger
Diamonddigger on June 28
omg, i love this look so much!! you are adorable! x
yulitka85
yulitka85 on June 27
Love the bag !
BeatMacalino6411
BeatMacalino6411 on June 27
I love your bag :|
RougeEtNoir
RougeEtNoir on June 26
very cute!
scqkindy
scqkindy on June 26
Your bag rocks!
hellofashion
hellofashion on June 25
Love the blazer and bag. :)
ClaraLambertucci
ClaraLambertucci on June 24
LOVE it, specially the Birkin ;)
missmaria
missmaria on June 24
your makeup looks great!
Kottonkandykloudz
Kottonkandykloudz on June 24
i want the whole outfit its just AMAZIN!
chloebej
chloebej on June 24
love the camel colors!
Ursulatreasures
Ursulatreasures on June 24
aww i want your jacket! simply stunning head turning outfit! so chic!
rhoucheille
rhoucheille on June 24
so fab! agree with the make up though. i prefer seeing you on lighter hues/tones.
Geek_A_Loid
Geek_A_Loid on June 23
blazer is soo detailed!
INDIRA_S
INDIRA_S on June 23
love the colors *
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
what a colour mix! amazing!
ricadeleon
ricadeleon on June 23
AMEN TO THAT! this look is gorgeous, jl! i love! the lace on the blazer and the tulle skirt. :)
alescna
alescna on June 23
you look great! super love the jacket!
vevevea
vevevea on June 23
awesome combo!
Laura86
Laura86 on June 23
this outfit is amazing! everything is perfect! hope you'll become one of the style icons of this month! you deserve it!
rachelletrinidad
rachelletrinidad on June 23
love this!! ;))
JovinaL
JovinaL on June 23
that is amazingly gorgeous! love ur bag
laikacheena
laikacheena on June 22
the color combination is perfect! :)
theclassicsilhouette
love this! you have so many great pieces!
aggiequinn
aggiequinn on June 22
you seriously have the coolest pieces. wish i had your closet!! congrats on style icon..you most certainly deserve it!!
sazzychiq
sazzychiq on June 22
you look gorge!! you definitely nailed this shoot!! wow!(:
lindaluismyname
lindaluismyname on June 22
wow!! You look gorgeous!! I'm so in love with your blazer!!!
crystaldots
crystaldots on June 22
Total doll!
Zigk
Zigk on June 22
I love everything about this look dear. You look stunning. :)
onirec
onirec on June 22
adorable classy look!!!!!! fantastic pieces!!!! love the hair!!!
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on June 22
i'm pretty sure i'm thoroughly in love with your jacket and dress combination. i don't think favourite can describe what i feel towards this. i love your blog entry too. edna chase couldn't have said it better!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on June 23
you are way too kind. i am very honored! thanks for the sweet comment. it made my day :)
amyrudakova
amyrudakova on June 22
yeah fashion need to be mix and match i reckon... ;) no need to 'burn' your $$$ too much anyway, u r gorgeous here!! the tan bag really captivating!!! and your shoes..enough said..u just adorable!
rimpledop
rimpledop on June 22
oh how i want to take photos of you!... you're so lovely! and your outfits are so awesome!
lifestyle
lifestyle on June 22
"In this day and age we live in, it doesn’t matter how much you are wearing but how you are wearing it." - JL
dorotron
dorotron on June 22
lovely outfit! you always look so good!
UnForGettable323
UnForGettable323 on June 22
love this :D & you're really pretty :)
Aimeehx3
Aimeehx3 on June 22
such a cute outfit!
jecamartinez
jecamartinez on June 22
love the skirt!
Vemo
Vemo on June 22
so chic! love it!
lovelythinker
lovelythinker on June 22
you look gorgeous in the close-up picture!
nay_myquel
nay_myquel on June 22
..cute..
AmandaLawrence
AmandaLawrence on June 22
Very nice combination
kimkimpop
kimkimpop on June 22
great bag and very nice blazer! :)) btw, I agree to your post, it's not always about signature and expensive pieces... and oh.. you still look gorgeous girl but somehow you look different this time :))
Bor
Bor on June 22
Great outfit!
angiekje
angiekje on June 22
faved!! you always have the best looks :) but this one is the best I ever seen :) LOVE IT!!!
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on June 22
love the blazer and shoes, great bag as well!
Coconut
Coconut on June 22
the jacket is AWESOME !! you look so chic
libys11
libys11 on June 22
wow!!! this is just stunning! :D
velvetunderwear
velvetunderwear on June 22
What a purse...
saladtong
saladtong on June 22
Beautiful outfit!
Bernadeth
Bernadeth on June 22
so gorgeous!!!!!!that blazer is to die for!!!!added to faves!
bostonian1828
bostonian1828 on June 22
gorgeous! love the whole outfit!
AmandaFranco
AmandaFranco on June 22
so chic!
stylison
stylison on June 22
nice blazer
ukiuki88
ukiuki88 on June 22
love this! sophisticated, pulled together powerful look, but still soft and feminine at the same time. definitely a fave~
InTaJaK666
InTaJaK666 on June 22
hermes birkin............SWEET!!!!!!!!!
bellavita0406
bellavita0406 on June 22
love this
catsywinx7
catsywinx7 on June 22
You look so pretty! Very feminine and lovely. Enjoyed reading your commentary on Nina Garcia! I think you already look stunning naturally, but the makeup is good too! Yay for Chinese, I am Chinese too :)
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on June 22
wow, the different background makes you look different too somehow. but as usual, you look drop dead gorgeous! and oh my GOD a tan birkin bag is perfection!!
mitzicocoa
mitzicocoa on June 22
I love those heels and you look adorable in that fluffy skirt!
The_Artist_Eye
The_Artist_Eye on June 22
I definitely agree with you, mixing shows more creativity. Love your look here and I'm really digging your style overall the more I see!
christina_p
christina_p on June 22
you look amazing! right about the mixing, too!
permanentdiva
permanentdiva on June 22
Loving your blog - love the whole look x
amazingrace245
amazingrace245 on June 22
love it!
Annachiara
Annachiara on June 22
You're wooonderfull my love *_*
charchelle27
charchelle27 on June 22
you're so pretty! i love the outfit! by the way u look like kris bernal!
msgabrielle
msgabrielle on June 22
beautiful outfit
VintageMarie
VintageMarie on June 22
Love your blazer and I am so jealous of your Birkin Bag!
mj_san
mj_san on June 22
Nontheless, you still look pretty!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on June 22
A-MAZ-ING!!! you always look so good!
goldencor
goldencor on June 22
Gorgeous outfit! Love your blazer!
patriciadeleon
Love your jacket!! And I looove Bittersweet Symphony! The song is heavenly :)
IandW
IandW on June 22
great look - stunning blazer
trinnah
trinnah on June 22
Hermes!! Love it! Love the laced blazer and the shoes, too! :) Chic as always!
pinwheel
pinwheel on June 22
great outfit! :)
vernenciso
vernenciso on June 22
wow i love this look!! cute blazer!!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on June 22
WOW One of your best looks!! Every item is so chic...that makes the whole look SUPERCHIC :D
demonie26
demonie26 on June 22
love your dress and blazer..:D
CalifornianDreams
CalifornianDreams on June 22
you do look great girl!! love that pretty blazer and the birkin bag!!
gucci
gucci on June 22
amazing post! loved it. And absolutely agree with you. Have i mentioned that the outfit is amazing too? :) saving it to my fav
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on June 22
looove this!! you look so prettyy!!! love that blazerr <3
mieke
mieke on June 22
you look stunning! :D CHIC!!! :) i totally agree on what you said..:D
uniqueELLE
uniqueELLE on June 22
love it: )
ilovekrissy
ilovekrissy on June 22
I agree with what you said..love the whole outfit esp those birkin!!!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on June 22
babe i love the heavy eye make up!!!!! will definitely get a copy of the mag ;)
pinkadina27
pinkadina27 on June 22
love it!!!!
janinaco
janinaco on June 22
your bag, omg! and I'm totally loving that dress! very chic and feminine! :)
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on June 22
love the dramatic eye make up! and oh my, this is the first time im seeing your Birkin! love it!
FairyColors
FairyColors on June 22
ohh, gorgeous blazer and l loooove those shoes and purse so much too!!
mariachuvachu
mariachuvachu on June 22
i love the blazer!!! :)
districtofchic
districtofchic on June 22
Love that beautiful blazer!
thehotmess
thehotmess on June 22
Love this! Love the bag!
princesscelina
princesscelina on June 22
your outfit is TOTALLY AWESOME!
amandromeda
amandromeda on June 22
love this!!!! the bag, the shoes, the blazer, everything! you look amazing!
Fashion_Addict
Fashion_Addict on June 22
OMG! amazing outfit! love evrything!
maryiangge
maryiangge on June 22
love the outfit!!!!
iamdenie
iamdenie on June 22
love the blazer :)
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on June 22
great look!!! love that the bag and shoes matched and loving the hair and make up!
cecilangelineturla
cecilangelineturla on June 22
goodluck. we will be looking forward to it :) cheers btw! <3
nix
nix on June 22
omg your bag is to die for!!! :)
teenageloveaffair
teenageloveaffair on June 22
i love your blazer!
architect96
architect96 on June 22
gorgeous!!
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