Show Your Bones

Updated on Aug 30, 2010
This is an entry to Make Life Juicy sponsored by Juicy Couture.
black DIY top - black mary janes Charles & Keith shoes - black no brand hat
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Outfit Breakdown

It’s been awhile since I’ve worn this many handmade items in the same outfit!

The top was a DIY inspired by Rodarte S/S 09! Rodarte is one of my favourite NYFW shows, and I wanted to do a tribute of sorts.

I’ve seen plenty of people DIY the leggings from that season, so I decided to try something different. I thought it could be done with a simple-ish method, but I ended up just sewing the entire thing from scratch. Apparently, I fail at draping. ):

The collar was a mirror-collar-DIY I did last week, here’s the tutorial if you’re interested! :D

Skirt is a paperpatterns skirt I designed for Huishan a long time ago, thank you so much for lending it to me! :’D

How I make life Juicy

To be honest, I hesitated a lot before taking part in this competition. And when I decided to DIY the outfit as much as possible, I began to second-guess myself.

Do I attend parties? Not necessarily stylish parties, but I definitely have an amazing time.
Do I march to the beat of my own drum? Without a doubt.
Do I surround myself with positive people? I even made a guide to being happy here.

I think that I’m leading a pretty juicy life, and I enjoy every second of it. What I was worried about wasn’t losing; but winning.

I’ve been dreaming of visiting New York since I was 14. Even then, I would visit Parson’s website and read up on the entry requirement, plan an entire portfolio in my head, and look forward to the day I could realize this dream. Till this day, I religiously follow updates on New York Fashion Week, desperately trying to imagine what it would be like to experience it for myself.

While my passion for fashion never faded, the notion that I could achieve this dream of mine did. As I grew older, I started to become more “practical”. Studying in New York is too expensive. Too dangerous. Too impossible.

After my O Levels, my mother asked me if I wanted to study Fashion at a local arts school. I decided not to, because I was afraid that I would be bad at it and waste both my parents’ money and my time. So I went on to study Mass Communications. So I told myself that studying fashion could always wait.

It’s been three years since then, and I really am reaching the end of my studies. When I was looking through universities last month, I didn’t even consider pursuing an education in Fashion because the thought that “studying fashion is too time consuming and expensive” is so deeply ingrained in my mind.

Then a few weeks ago, I saw the advertisement for this contest and remembered what felt like a silly childhood dream. For the first time in years, I visited Parson’s website again.

I guess I was so scared that I could never achieve my dream, that part of me wanted to keep it tucked away in a corner of my head.

It may seem strange to some people, but I feel like taking part in this competition is like taking a step towards my dream.

Thank you Juicy Couture, for giving me hope, and the courage to believe in “impossibilities”.

Wow I think this is easily the lengthiest post I’ve ever done for Chictopia. This outfit means a lot to me, and I really hope that you’ll like it! ♥

COMMENTS (80)

couleurderose
couleurderose on March 07
The dress is fabulous!
tingting1412
tingting1412 on February 16
fab!
NewmeNewstyle
NewmeNewstyle on January 09
amazing!
venma
venma on January 17
love it!
smallbonez
smallbonez on November 25
whoa. nice top.xo.
vanitychick
vanitychick on October 07
u look amazing! chic voted!
bellavanite
bellavanite on October 05
amazing to the extreme!!!!
laichee
laichee on October 03
wow. :)
maeleez
maeleez on September 20
awesome top!
lydeeloo
lydeeloo on September 09
what an awesome top! good job with the DIY girl, beautiful xoxo
alittleprincess
alittleprincess on September 07
omg! can't say anything except GORGEOUS!!
Compradora
Compradora on September 06
excited look
PepperoniAnyesse
PepperoniAnyesse on September 06
so chic
annemarieneligan
annemarieneligan on September 05
AMAZING LOOK!!!
rougeallure
rougeallure on September 04
i'm lost for words! perfect!
milalilu
milalilu on September 03
you r so creative! awesome doll-like look ny the way ;) I'm amazed at your DIY skills!
amoebaeinwedges
amoebaeinwedges on September 03
amazingly cute. love it fellow singaporean =D
Law
Law on September 02
just stunning I love this soooo much. One of the best outfits I have ever seen xxx
mavielle
mavielle on September 01
Amazing and inspirational
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on September 01
Amazing dress!!
thedramaholic
thedramaholic on September 01
wow. your blouse is amazing!
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on September 01
cool dress/outfit! chic voted.
butterfliesandkisses
butterfliesandkisses on September 01
love this
fashionsherayde
fashionsherayde on August 31
Wow this is fantastic! I'd love to know how to DIY this.
jenhz
jenhz on August 31
This is absolutely fabulous. The most beautiful skeleton in the world.
deekaywang
deekaywang on August 31
whoa so cuteeee
RubySlipper
RubySlipper on August 31
Wow! CRAZY skeleton detailing! I love it!
cherry8888
cherry8888 on August 31
Love this look!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on August 31
oh my gosh! you should sell diy tops like that! so cool! i'd buy one xx
ooblo
ooblo on August 31
adorable :)
iamappleorchard
iamappleorchard on August 31
you look incredible!
mahirahme
mahirahme on August 31
Love your dress!
lottie90
lottie90 on August 31
Amazing! Your diy top is brilliant :)
Kikki
Kikki on August 31
I'm so in love with this outfit, most of all with your DIY. You're such an ispiration, for real.
theonlyfashionprincess
theonlyfashionprincess on August 31
lovely!
repeatwithbrazen
repeatwithbrazen on August 31
don't know why but this reminds of gaga!!! you look amazing!
springfiry
springfiry on August 31
Wow , the outfit is very interesting!! And I really admire your dreams and goals. I do hope you go to art school sometime :)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on August 31
omg the diy is incredible!!!!!!!
Donata
Donata on August 31
great job with the DIY!!!! love it!
headbandit
headbandit on August 31
cool top!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on August 31
amazingly adorable!!!
ennowulandari
ennowulandari on August 31
nice outfit
ritamania
ritamania on August 31
gorgeous!
londondude
londondude on August 31
wonderful outfit, truly gorgeous! I like the DIY version top : ) chic
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on August 31
amazing outfit!
Bombonica
Bombonica on August 31
wow....what a dress
Haylilly
Haylilly on August 31
that is amazing, what a great DIY! I would love to see the back, i wonder if it looks the same? It just looks like it would be so versatile, you could layer it over so many things. It's really inspiring :)
dilemma
dilemma on August 31
Very unique and rare!!!!! C.H.I.C.
ShanieSoriano
ShanieSoriano on August 31
nice stunning OUTFiT!^^
LeonedeCruz
LeonedeCruz on August 31
so chic^^
coldlight
coldlight on August 31
wow! that top is truly amazing. you are very talented! loved reading your post too :)
vernenciso
vernenciso on August 30
love the top!!!!
Pirate_Do_Douce
Pirate_Do_Douce on August 30
OMG !!! Your dress is so gorgeous !
TaraAsturias
TaraAsturias on August 30
gorgeous dresS! VERY IMPRESSIVE!
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on August 30
OMG THIS IS SOO CUTEEE
rayzee
rayzee on August 30
Beautiful
iVdw
iVdw on August 30
amazing dress!
EccentricDiva
EccentricDiva on August 30
Awesome tribute, love this!
Kimberellie
Kimberellie on August 30
wow to the top. SO impressed. LOVE this all.
ClaraL
ClaraL on August 30
i seriously LOVE this! that collar is ace
benchesnchandeliers
benchesnchandeliers on August 30
that's an insane DIY top! awesome job.
modgeisha
modgeisha on August 30
unique take on black. creative!
LA_Chica
LA_Chica on August 30
Beautiful (:
libys11
libys11 on August 30
wow!!! this is just stunning!!! that top looks like a ribcage!! i love it!!
kiki_sandoval
kiki_sandoval on August 30
cute shows
tanyabell
tanyabell on August 30
awesome top!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on August 30
cute!
Squarectomy
Squarectomy on August 30
You are a star! Don'tever let anyone tell you otherwise. Love Grace.
keogan42
keogan42 on August 30
awesome top! great job on all of the DIY
cayeconcepcion
cayeconcepcion on August 30
AMAZING !!STUNNING!
KeeganMitchell
KeeganMitchell on August 30
love
LoveEatShop
LoveEatShop on August 30
Wow, not only do I think you are talented, your whole post was very inspirational and thank you for sharing your passion for fashion! I too have always been interested in fashion while I was a teenager but never pursued it and recently started using chictopia and blogger to tap into that creative side. Definitely come visit New York and don't worry! It is NOT dangerous :)
OlgaPoglubko
OlgaPoglubko on August 30
this is great! love your dress and the hat!
editorspicks
editorspicks on August 30
Congrats! You've been selected as today's Editor's Pick. Thanks for posting! xo
fascinationdrop
fascinationdrop on August 30
wow seriousl... LOVE the diy!! i love it!!
classietrashie
classietrashie on August 30
Too much talent for me to handle! Gorgeous!!
Vtown
Vtown on August 30
AWESOME
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on August 30
Oh my...this is AMAZING!!!
Ramona_C
Ramona_C on August 30
Wow stunning DiY! Well done babe! (; Adding as favorite!
Twig
Twig on August 30
love that dress! too cute :)
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