Friday, April 18, 2014

DIY FRIDAY #2: Easter Bowed Heels

I've been meaning to revamp these black wedges, which originally were for work but now that I don't wear heels to work I can add some spunk to them:)

1) choose a fabric, I recommend either lace or satin, keep in mind the outfits you will wear with them
2) I would normally just sew the rectangle on a machine, but since the sewing lab is closed for Good Friday I hand sewed the rectangle leaving a gap to turn out the rectangle, make a template so your bows are the same size
3) after sewing shut the rectangle, sew a strip in the centre completing the bow
4) I recommend glue gunning the bow to the shoe heel but I actually hand sewed it, this is very tricky as pleather/ suede/ whatever the shoe is made of is really stiff, if you decide to sew it, make sure you use a thimble! (sewing also allows you to easily remove the bow later on)

I added some flat pearls as an after thought. Happy Easter!!


Monday, April 14, 2014


Topshot sweater, handmade skirt, Primark wedges

 In Leeds.... we built a robot.
His name is Jimbot.
we shopped at Trinity Mall, the architecture is so crazy. You think you're inside and then you realize it's a open concept to the outside at different parts of the mall. 
 finally been to the Alchemist!! The drinks were incredible, here we had this fruit infuse alcoholic tea.
So good that we got another one. 
and then FINALLY had a chance to eat at Roast+Conch, restaurant that uses cocoa in all their meals. It was so delicious!!
saw some farm animals outside of Leeds

this goat cracks me up so much hahaha! have a good week! 

p.s.  this was like 90 percent of leeds, at least from what I saw haha!

Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY FRIDAY: Floral print shorts

1) paint floral print on one side of the denim shorts with acrylic paint
2) cut out four pockets (use same shape as the original pockets)
3) sew pockets right side together and attach to the bottom of original pocket 
4) add flat pearls to the coin pocket of your shorts using glue gun or fabric glue

VOILA! hope you like my Friday DIY! I will try to do a DIY every Friday:)

floral sneakers from H&M, tee from Berserk Men


p.s. A few posts ago I mentioned I had a really exciting interview, well now that I got the job I thought I'd share with you. I got a retail sales position at Chanel in Selfridges! It is so exciting and so tempting not to buy all the handbags on the floor... but so much more to learn and I'm really loving the team and atmosphere! Happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

OOTD on my pole

my handmade mermaid mini dress- made with stretch lace and a navy jersey underneath. 
Really love the feminine frill at the hem and sweet heart neckline is one of my favourite, the back is also low so my tattoo peaks out :) what do you think of this dress? 


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Don't want to grow up

Photo by Paul Martin

I cannot believe its already mid March! Another month and a half and I'll be done Uni and on the search for a full time job and dealing with "grown up problems". I remember freaking out about this almost two years ago when I thought I'll be done school forever after my Fashion Design and Techniques Program, funny how time flies and a how a few more years really allows you to grow. For now I just need to focus on getting through to May with all the final projects. 


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day in the UK

Hope you guys all had an amazing St. Patties day/ Weekend. I didn't realise that in Manchester, the celebration started since Thursday! All well, I have yesterday and tonight to make up for it:)
It started 3pm yesterday at an Irish Pub in Chorlton called Fiddler (to avoid the congestions in city centre) and had a pin of Carlsberg and Corona. The atmosphere was so strange but nice. there were families and kids in the pub and a lot of older Irish Mancunians all dressed up! and one of the parents brought their daughter to take a picture with my friend and I because we had green wings haha... We met some locals and moved on to a bar/ restaurant. 

It was really nice and ate some tempura vegetable skewers with cucumber and pomegranate salad. I wish I remembered what the place was called... ( I just google mapped the area and tried to use street view to find it... couldn't.)
Then we walked down the street to the "Chorlton Irish Club", that was kind of odd, the building looked like a school, maybe they hold official Irish Society meetings inside. There were rectangular tables side by side (kind of like a school cafeteria) and of course a bar. Friend and I didn't stay too long there and we decided to retreat to her home with a box of pizza in hand and watched The Intouchables, it was an amazing French film that is both touching and funny (we tried to look for an Irish film but there aren't many that seemed interesting... a lot about love for their lands and musicals..)

Hoping it'll be a good night out with my girls tonight, I heard they do Patties day good in Manchester, lets see!


Monday, March 10, 2014

pink lips and butterfly top

if a picture can say a thousand words, what can a video do?
Hope you like this :)


p.s. the interview went really well and I'm so excited!! Gotta be hush hush for now but will let you know when I get more details!

p.p.s. I'm still selling hand made knickers only until May so make sure you check it out here!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big Issue Conference 2014 MMU!

I say Umm way too much. Sorry!
What an amazing conference! The topic was "The Big Issue" and every speaker got to choose their own topics. 

 Tom Burke, assistant manager of Chanel at the flagship store in London!, talked about how to continue to engage and inspire international markets in the luxury sector. 
 Todd Lynn, rock and roll designer from TORONTO!, was interviewed by Hilary Alexander and talked about selling a new brand without losing identity, 
Robert Ott, Ryerson chair, another one of our own, talked about the issue of exploitation in unpaid internship. 
Lynn Boorady from New York talked about the human dimension and how why fit is so hard to achieve.
Mark Eley talked about a more serious top of Optihope and the growing wealth gap and wealth inequality. 
Karen Webster, fashion designer for over ten years in London, Melbourne and Sydney and now one of Australia's best-known fashion figures talked about sustainability and the problem of fast fashion (really enjoyed this!).
 Caryn Franklin, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D magazine who talked about diversity in the fashion industry.  

Day ended off with a black tie event at Radisson Hotel sipping bubblies and great networking!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014


What do you think of this DIY! 


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paris, tu me manque

Can't believe I'm in Paris again so soon! 
It's been a year and three months

This time is for the purpose of Premiere Vision! 
or that's the excuse I tell myself anyways haha. 
there were HUNREDS of vendors for fabric. and the fabrics were so beautiful and high tech. 
There were also stalls for manufacturing and fur and leather, trend forecasting, Pantone colours for 2015... So much to take in. Was a great experience and an eye opener. 
Oh and a lot of business men in suits. hmm.

Last time I was in Paris, it was for 10 days? Something like that and we did everything but visit the Galeries Lafayette. Oh. was I blown away! 
We spent over 4 hours walking the whole place and came out with these beautiful Red Valentinos flats! got blisters from them the next day... gotta break into it...

top floor of lafayette. bingo. lingerie!

I really wouldn't mind living in Paris for a few months. I think if I really wanted to, there's nothing stopping me once I graduate in May! The thought is scary and exhilarating.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentines Day Knicker Giveaway!

photography by Jo Sif Rigby
modelled by Shauna Wilson

One lucky reader will receive a pair of handmade knickers from Em.Me.Ma, all you have to do is follow on google friend, and comment which is your favourite pair from !

extra entries for liking my facebook page
following me on twitter
and on instagram !
Remember to comment what your account names are.

Open world wide, contest ends February 14th! Have a great valentines day!!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Chinese New Years!

Please ignore my messy room! So last weekend was Chinese New Years :) 
My girls and I went to Sankey's CNY party and had a blast!!
Sporting my new dbleudazzled thigh highs! and I had absolutely nothing red to wear so I just wore my open back pink blouse... kind of red right?
and with my school project. I started testing out laser cutting. 
This calico was cut out with laser after digitizing the pattern piece onto Gerber and bringing it into coreldraw. Can't wait to get my lace cut out back!
Also, my new years resolution this year to follow through with pole dancing. I went to two classes back in Toronto at Flirty fitness but it was just too far and expensive. However, in Manchester, where everything seems to be double the price, pole class is dirt cheap! I've been religiously going three times a week and am so in love with it...
I love the fun, encouraging atmosphere of PoleFire and the structured, technical classes of Poletastic.


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