Sunday, June 16, 2013

current objects of desire

I figured out how to make a semi-decent wishlist collage! I used Picasa and basically just clicked Create Collage, if anyone's interested. Anyway, these are my mostly unattainable objects of desire- the dress, the shoes, and the rosette are way out of my price range despite being gorgeous and perfect for my current aesthetic.

Lately I've been dressing more conservatively, which sounds kind of depressing but is actually...nice. It's like I'm settling down a bit and not trying to dress weirdly for the sake of it, I'm dressing how I want to feel. I think I've found the right balance between feeling like a Tavi imitator and feeling like I'm dressing for other people. So, instead of tank tops and jeans or three different dresses pinned together with tiny hat fascinators I'm wearing cat jumpers and shiny plastic skirts. Orange lipstick and blonde hair and wrestling t-shirts. Blue trousers, suspenders, and a Bruce Springsteen top. You get the idea. Not every day has to be a foray into experimental dressing and not every outfit has to invoke gasps and laughter and queries from street-style photographers. Clothing is clothing and yes, it's important, but it doesn't have to be so much work. That ends up taking the fun out of everything, because you feel obligated to look a certain way. Not everyone is Susie Bubble, you know? Give yourself a break.

Anyway, moving on from that insight into my psyche, tomorrow I will definitely/probably have an outfit post for you guys.

Thanks for reading,


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I've dyed my hair blonde and achieved a modicum of mental stability! Also I have Tourettes (not sure if I mentioned that in any previous posts).

Bad webcam picture, but you can find better ones on my instagram, @yonshimi, and also my tumblr, perky and depressing. There will be upcoming posts too, I promise- the end of IGCSEs means I have endless free time until school starts again in August! 


Oh god this is such a terrible blog I'm sorry

Saturday, March 30, 2013

spring wishlist


Fred Flare.


Spring is in the air. Actually in Beijing it isn't really, but whatever. Exams are coming up so I could use that as the scapegoat for the 2 month blogging hiatus but I can't really because I haven't been revising at all *slight moment of extreme panic*. 
ANYWAY. These are some things on the internet that I want but can't have right now because I spent all my money from chinese new year/in general on shopping online/in the UK/in general. 
I have expensive taste. Hence 'wishlist'. Emphasis on wish.

Links for the stuff:

Proper blogging soon, I swear, 


Sunday, January 20, 2013

like the air of december, i swear i remember it that way

I'm back (Back again. I am resolutely not writing the lyrics to that Eminem song.) with a second outfit post because I've been dressing way less boringly lately. I mean, I'm still not at the levels of weirdness I was before's a start. I've bought a shiny black calf-length skirt on ASOS, so that should help with that.

Jumper: stall in Shanghai - Skirt: Reiss - Hairbands: presents - Shoes: somewhere in Kaohsiung

The skirt I'm wearing in this photo is one of my favourites- I found it in this awesome shop in Sunderland for like, six pounds and it's gloriously textured and flappy. Same for the jumper- this whole outfit was basically put together because I really liked feeling all the flaps and soft, feathery things.

My shoes are super beaten up (I don't even wear them to school anymore because the sole's half come off and the inside is all warped now) but I still love them because they're my first ever pair of creepers.


Okay so.. life updates? I'm currently clawing my way through my IGCSE preparations and trying not to sob at the amount of work I have to do in Chemistry. My birthday's coming up too, on the 25th so.. expect pictures of Naomi and I eating Korean food and pies at our joint birthday thing (hers is on February 2nd). 



Saturday, January 12, 2013


Hi! It's been a while since I posted (life got in the way) but I have finally gotten round to it. 
This is just what I was wearing today- the skirt is the new pride and joy of my wardrobe because I got it super cheap at Selected and it's MARNI, YOU GUYS. They also had an Alexander McQueen dress for 500 kuai but since I'm broke I couldn't get it. Anyway, I'm in love with the print of the skirt (even my dad likes it) and it was only 300 something kuai so I'm still pretty happy about that shopping trip.

Shirt: H&M - Skirt: Marni - Collar: Taobao - Chain: Secondhand - Shoes: Rocket Dog 

This was a terrible post, I'm sorry! When I get back into the swing of things it will get better I PROMISE.  I have posts to write about fashion aspirations, ugly shoes, and a million other things so don't worry!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

au revoir 2012

This was what I wore for new year's eve, which was super low key for me. Family and a couple friends. Watched fireworks from my KL apartment. Boring outfit, but here you go anyway. It's hard to wear interesting things because Malaysia is extremely hot so most of the time I just wander around groggily in my pajamas.

Christmas presents. I don't know where the blue one's from and the others are from Diva.

Bracelets from my mother from Ale Hop.

I need to get a haircut.
Dress - Forever 21
Shoes - Vincci

Bonus photo of today's makeup with my new black lipstick and neon eyeshadow.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

christmas is in the air

Dita von Teese via tumblr.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011; all photos
OCC Lip Tar in Super NSFW.

Dress via Asos.

Pictures of a mixture of pure aesthetic joy and consumer greed that I'm compiling in a vain attempt to inspire a warm christmas spirit in my icy cold heart.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

online shopping is the pastime of gods

Some stuff I ordered from ASOS finally arrived today, and I love boxes/packages/deliveries, so here is an extremely detailed picture diary of the last hour. I was too lazy to do a full fledged outfit post, but I SWEAR ONE IS COMING SOON. The skirt looked weird by itself in the picture and I had to try it on anyway so here, have a totally accurate representation of how I would wear it out. *cough*
There were some more photos of me apart from the totally lame close up but blogger is being annoying and won't upload them, so you'll all have to live without seeing my beautiful face for one more day.

I heart boxes.
Anatomicals face wash and Barry M lipstick. 

The lipstick shade is called Champagne. I really don't know why I bought it, there's no way I can pull it off.

Studs detail on the skirt I bought.

Slightly awkward close up, but whatever.
Hearts and Bows skirt (link here)
Lipstick (link)
Anatomicals face wash (linky linky link)
Playful Promises bra (clickity, it's on sale)


Sunday, October 21, 2012

gold on the ceiling

This is just a super fast post about some stuff I recently ordered online on taobao (the chinese version of ebay). They should be arriving soon! Sadly I'm broke now. YOLO.

I'm getting the black crosses.


I never usually wear dangling earrings, so I don't even know why I got these.
DECAPITATED BARBIE NECKLACE. Which I got in blonde barbie. *evil smile*

The piece de resistance, clear creepers! The white ones were somewhat cooler but I can wear these to school.



PS: Here are the links to all of the above-mentioned stuff.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

we sure are cute for two ugly people

Greetings and salutations. As I now have a legitimate VPN, I really have no viable excuse not to be posting. This is NAOMI by the way, not the party pooper who wrote that lame hiatus below.
Anyway, these are some pictures that I took ages ago (like a month ago?) when the outfit I'm wearing was still...wearable for the weather. Now it's getting cold again
*retreats into dark cave to hibernate until April*.
None of the photos are very good/get the whole outfit into one shot because it was my first time using the tripod with the camera in the...yeah. I'm working on it.
Right now it's the mid autumn festival/october holidays so I should be posting more soon. Hopefully.
Me in my room.

I can never find a pair of matching socks.

Close up on hair and top detail.

I was trying to show the boots better. I'm standing on a stack of Nylons (the magazine, not tights or whatever).

Yay, accessories. I almost never accessorize.

Top - Zara
Skirt - random boutique store in Beijing
Headband thing that I'm currently forgetting the actual name for - Zara
Boots - (I bought them ages ago, don't have the link anymore, sorry)