My 2012: Looking back, moving forward
The start of a new year is always a great time to look back and reflect on the many wonderful people, places, opportunities and experiences the last year brought me. I feel grateful for the opportunities I was given to work with new designers, brands, and photographers, and to travel to so many new and exciting places. The biggest change for me in 2012 was my decision to leave Beijing and move to London. Saying goodbye to good friends, and settling in to a new country and life is challenging – but I knew that I was ready for a new chapter. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring!
Finally, I want to say a huge thank you for all your continuing support and lovely comments, you make blogging all worth it!
Summer photoshoot fun!
Darling readers, please forgive me!
I have been terrible with posting recently as things have been so hectic since arriving in London. Living out of a suitcase, moving around the city while I try to find an apartment, and dashing off to interviews – I’ve hardly had anytime to take photos, let alone blog or even read my favourite blogs! Being in London is amazing though – this city has a real buzz about it, and I love how cosmopolitan it is! You can meet people from all over the world here, and there is always so much going on. Oh, and did I mention I ran into one of my favourite bloggers in Mango on Tuesday?! When I’m a bit more settled I promise to start sharing more of it all with you!
In the meantime, I wanted to show you the results of a ‘summer’ themed photoshoot we did during my last week in Beijing. It was another fun collaboration with Adriana Lica, and one of my lovely friends and a super talented makeup artist, Grace Ma. Grace is part of the MeiLi Style team (check out my post on MeiLi here, if you haven’t already!) and is such a sweetheart! Which shot do you like best?
Introducing: Currie Lee of D-SATA
Happy Easter Monday everyone!
Today I’m excited to introduce you to an amazing Beijing-based designer and friend of mine, Currie Lee. A South-Korean Canadian, Currie is a New York licensed attorney-at-law ~ turned ~ bag designer. Take one look at her designs and you’ll realize just how talented this ex-lawyer is! Plus she is one of the sweetest people you could meet. Giving up a steady, relatively high-earning job to follow her passion for fashion and design, Currie is a great example of what can be achieved when you follow your heart and do what you love – after just a few short years, her label is already enjoying huge success in China!
We met in Beijing almost three years ago, when her label - D-SATA by CuR - was just starting to make a splash, and it’s been impressive to watch her business grow. I hope you will enjoy her story as much as I did :)