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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Potter Mania

Hey dolls! Apologies for the blogging hiatus, I've been overwhelmed with coursework and whatnot lately. However, last week of classes has finally finished, leaving me with 5 months of vacation, and a whole lotta time on my hands! I leave London next week and start my summer firstly en route to Germany and secondly to the island of Hawaii, so expect more posts in the coming weeks!

Since I will still be in London for a couple more days, I thought that I'd recommend one of my favourite tourist attractions! One of the main stereotypes I had associated with the UK before actually coming up here was that it was the land of tea and Harry Potter. Being an enormous Potter fan (having read all the books and watched all the movies countless times) one of the first things that I saw, way before Buckingham palace, London Eye, was the Warner brothers studio tour that had recently opened. 

I spent over three hours being enticed by all the familiar sights seen in the movies around me and relived my childhood/teenagedom by entering Hagrid's hut, lurking around Snape's potion class and snapping a million shots by Diagon alley. If your still in London or will be in London for the summer or if ever in the future, I highly recommend you visiting the tour and seeing the magic from the movies being translated into reality! 

Tickets can be booked online, click here to do so.

Hogwarts forever <3

P.S. Any Potter fans out there that recognize these photos? Also, stop by the souvenir shop on your way out, temptation to spend will be all around you!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Coachella 2013

I've noticed that every passing year, the style at Coachella or festival style in general becomes increasingly emphasised upon. This year the trend report consisted of florals, pastels, neon, crop-tops and denim that made up the stylish fashion wardrobe of Coachella, matching the sun-drenched Californian weather. Going through all the photos is really tempting me to order pre-sale tickets for next year. 2014 Coachella, anyone?

Style snapshots are taken from Vogue, The Blonde Salad & Who What Wear.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Invisible Man

Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Picciolo (Valentino) 

Jean Paul Gaultier

Alber Elbaz (Lanvin)

Yours truly (pathetically) trying to blend into one of Liu Bolin's exhibits

Angela Missoni (Missoni)

As I have lived in Shanghai for 15 years of my life, it's basically become home to me.
 During my time in Shangers I have witnessed the city grow and change a lot, and over the years it has increasingly developed into a more international, open and modern city. This is no exception to the creative individuals, as there has been a tangible flare of talent in the field of art.

Liu Bolin, or in his native language, 刘勃麟, is one of my favourite Chinese artists that has continuously gained recognition all over the world. He is acclaimed for painting himself and blending into background as a means of political expression, hence the nickname 'the invisible man'. His idea was fuelled by the destruction of the artist village in Beijing, and in response he painted himself into the village ruins background as a form of silent protest; some of his work is so well camouflaged that it is a bit tricky in locating him-effectively proving his artistic message.

His 'Hiding in the city' series is focused on himself blending into typically Communist slogans, pointing out that Chinese citizens are over exposed to these slogans as educational tools, and in the process cease to pay attention to the effects on the public. He has also gone abroad and created a second part to the series in New York and Italy. In the summer of 2012, I was fortunate enough to visit his exhibition in Shanghai and fell in love with all his work. I admire his endurance and the lengthy process of painting himself in order to prove a point and move people with his art.

Liu Xiaobo's hard work has paid off as his talent led to a collaboration with Bazaar magazine and as the message is all about losing himself into the background to prove a point, he has inspired huge designers i.e. Missoni, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier to lose themselves in their own work. Photos were all photographed by him, for the full article, click here

If you have a bit of time on your hands he's definitely worth a Google/Yahoo/Search engine of your choice! ;)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

What's your sign?

Gemini Pandora clutch

Aquarius flats

Pisces Pandora clutch
Leo flats

When initially coming to London, it hit me that I am going to be spending the next few years living in one of the fashion capitals of the world, so in the mean time I have decided to explore and invest more in British designers. Charlotte Olympia was one of the few Brits that I had known of before arrival, so I was ecstatic to be arriving in the city (Hello Bicester Village!).

Upon discovering that her latest collection launch was zodiac themed, I was filled with pleasure as I not only adore her line, but I also do pay attention to what 'the cosmos says about my month (Aquarius, baby!)'. Her birthday shoe collection features 12 hand-painted enamel zodiac signs suede flats with gold trimmings. Bag lovers, fear not! They are also available as clutches that contain the 12 enamel zodiac signs embellished in crystals. 

The Zodiac shoes reflect your stylistic personality and make a great present for a loved one or if your just looking to treat yourself! Available for preorder now at the Charlotte Olympia homepage or Net-a-porter.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Although Spring is abnormally taking a while to warm up here in London, Summer is right around the corner so I thought it would only be appropriate to share with you all Zimmerman's (gorgeous) latest swimwear collection. The Aussie label's 13/14 lookbook features detailed florals and ruffles that are on point with S/S 2013 swimwear.


Hi there!

My name is Angelica (Ange for short) and I'm a student currently residing in one of the cosmopolitan capitals of the world, London. I'm proud to say that I'm a halfie, being half Norwegian and half Filipino and have lived in Shanghai, China almost my whole life - you can imagine why I'm a lover of all things international. I have always wanted to set up a blog, but have always managed to hold back. Alas, with a push from friends, I have encouraged myself to finally start. This website will post blogs about my inspirations and whimsical encounters and contain entries about my love for travel, fashion and culture.

Happy reading!