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Before sweater top, Topshop ring, YNQ skirt, Skunkfunk tights, We Who See boots.

THINGS I LIKE TO COLLECT:

Whenever I travel, I like to find unique fashion pieces that make a statement. I got this gray sweater top from a recent trip to China, at a boutique in Hangzhou called Before. It drapes beautifully when you wear it, but what initially caught my eye was its unusual shape (see below).

Tights: Vivid colors, interesting textures, bold prints; the crazier, the better! Here are my new favorite tights from Skunkfunk. You’ll definitely see me wearing more funky legwear this winter.

The Before sweater top with its unique shape.

Photos: Beegi

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A year ago, I started shonshon8 to express my love for fashion, share design that excites me and use the blog as an experimental creative platform. At first, it was a challenging project—though I can be outspoken and passionate, I am also an introverted, shy and private person by nature. The thought of putting my photos online was actually terrifying! However, through blogging, I’ve learned to be more open about who I am, not to mention, having complete, artistic freedom is the ultimate dream!

In celebration of my 1 year blog anniversary, here are my top 8 fashion posts.

1. My first post ever!
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/fabulous-faux-leather

2. Impromptu photo shoot using my IKEA wardrobe as a backdrop.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/shonshon8s-picks-necklace-shirts

3. I really LOVE this vintage leopard print hood.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/my-sunday-part-1-snow-vintage-leopard-print

4. Chinese New Year’s post featuring Miss X, a dynamic jewelry and cosmetics line.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/v-day

5. Guess what?? I can be a bit of a tomboy.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/i-love-androgyny

6. Spring makes me daydream…
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/spring-in-my-step

7. This outfit makes me feel invincible.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/guns-n-roses

8. I don’t miss out on opportunities to sit in a Lamborghini. Would you?
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/08/22/pimp-my-ride

Fashion post photos: Beegi

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Here are also 4 of my favorite random posts:

Adventures in Lake Tahoe.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/travel-and-beyond-adventures-in-lake-tahoe-part-4

A tribute to my amazing mom—the original style icon—on Mother’s Day.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/my-stylish-sassy-mom

Behind-the-scenes footage of a zombie photo shoot I art directed for New York Press.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/nypress-cover-shoot-the-undead-of-summer

A fun day of music at Govenor’s Island. Pictured here: Yo-landi Vi$$er from Die Antwoord.
https://shonshon8.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/show-stealers

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A year later, blogging continues to be a big passion of mine. That said, I don’t always have as much time as I’d like to post new content! Sometimes I post more, other times my work (I’m an art director and stylist) keeps me up until 4 in the morning, so I have to put it on the backburner. But I appreciate you readers checking back and I’m always active on facebook and twitter. Let’s just say I’m currently finetuning my life so I can focus on what I REALLY want to do; eventually there will be more time for blogging.

P.S. For my blog’s birthday, it would be a fantastic gift if you could let friends know about shonshon8.wordpress.com. Feel free to use any of those share buttons below. 😉

Fellow bloggers, please leave your blog link in the comments section; if I haven’t already seen your blog, I’d love to check it out. Let’s start a dialogue. Thanks!

 

Urban Ouffitters hat and bowtie, H&M cardigan and blouse, Necessary Objects handbag, Janette pencil skirt, socks from street vendor, JUMP shoes. Glasses, teeth and wig from a $19.99 nerd kit.

Yes, nerds do party. Photo by Jen Ferland.

Hanging out with my vampy friend Jen.

Yep, it’s what you think it is. Me posing with Beegi in his costume.

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For Halloween, it’s all or nothing for me; I either go crazy with my costume or I don’t dress up at all. I don’t do half-assed. This year, I decided to go as an eccentric, nerdy librarian.

After going to the costume shop and getting annoyed that most of the women’s selections were slutty, I decided to go the unsexy route. Don’t get me wrong… I think sexy is great, but I don’t like retail dictating that I only have these skimpy, cheesy, uninspiring choices.

Anyway, I prefer putting together my own costume over buying something pre-packaged; it’s more fun and creative that way. Sans wig, glasses, bad teeth and garish green eye shadow, this could be an interesting outfit, don’t you think??

Unless noted, photos: Beegi

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