Winter is Coming

As the weather changes, so does my hemline. I gravitate towards leggings and pants during the colder months for warmth, mostly because I have 0 body fat (except around my stomach, but that's a story for another day). So while the weather is still somewhat tolerable with the occasional spot of sunshine, make the most of it with these transitional statement pieces, pulled from Stylewe.

1. Wide Leg Pants

$56 here
A pop of deep red works so well against the gloomier, grey backdrop of rain clouds. It also gives off a sporty vibe that you can play up with sneakers, and colour-blocking these are so easy.

$65 here
These effortlessly-chic pants make it easy for you to look smart and well-put together. Literally anything will match these pants, and it will take no time in the morning to get dressed. See a trend here? I tend to go for easy and comfy.

2. Leggings

$48 here
Leggings that look like high-waisted skinnies? Sign me up. Colour is important too. Soft baby pink is making a comeback. My new room is literally decorated floor-to-ceiling in baby pink. (Photos will be coming soon, I promise.)

3. Oversized Cardigans

$58 here
Like I said, baby pink is making a comeback. I don't like normal-sized cardigans. Why even wear a cardigan if it's not oversized, is my question. It's cozier and cuter.

$72 here
Anything with patches sewn on is gonna be big this season. As we revere our childhood and view it as the main source for all our fortunes and misfortunes as adults, we revere the clothing that reminds us of that time too. Case in point, +IAMKARENO's #BBHOODZ. Patches and pastel colours on oversized silhouettes is the lovechild of our nostalgia.

Check out more from Stylewe on Instagram and their blog, as well as their deals on bags for Thanksgiving Day on the website.

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to receive the latest updates on my acting and music career. I'm currently curating an all-female artist showcase for October 13th, along with releasing my new single "Ocean Girl", so you don't wanna miss out. <3


LA Trip Explanation + Photoshoot at The Candy Aisle

Photography by Ashley Sandhu (Facebook/Instagram)
As you may know from following my Instagram, I traveled to Los Angeles for one week with two of my friends a couple months ago. This post is not about that trip. Even though I had planned on reminiscing the many stories from L.A. with you, dear readers, I can only say this: life is about the Now, and I have to start living In This Moment.

There are a lot more things I need to write down, more important things -- lines for song lyrics, stream of consciousness during moments of self-realization, ideas for short films, instant contributions via social media that dismantle the heteronormative white supremacist patriarchy, and so on. Now I have to start writing for the girls who live in the Now: girls of colour, girls working in the creative industry, Asian aspiring actresses, girls who grew up living more than one culture, girls who feel confined in their identities, femme-identifying individuals... the confused young girl I used to be, who I am still struggling with today.

I have to start writing things that produce change in the way girls are viewed in society and media, especially girls of colour, specifically Asian girls. I shall refer you to this collective to get started (SAD ASIAN GIRLS CLUB).

I have to continue to learn and execute my crafts, whether it be producing/composing music, writing prose/poetry/lyrics, acting (it's not just acting, it's learning to accept myself), and I have to continue to be open to the New (new people, new friends, new directions) even though I have been hurt in the past. And I have to continue to grow.
If you hold the same beliefs as I do, and want to create something with me, please shoot me an email at "sunny.mimi.chen@hotmail.com". Once I finish my rough draft for the short film I want to direct, I will definitely be contacting people who are (or should be) interested.


Snack Sluts

A couple video updates for y'all:

1. My live audition for Vancouver's Next Vocal Superstar 2016, performing "Out Tonight" from RENT the musical... #VNVS2016

2. Snack Sluts! My friends and I are making Youtube videos weekly, and you can subscribe to us, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and "like" our Facebook page!


C'est La Vie Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook

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Photos by Dave Winfield and Sunny Chen
Photo editing by Sunny Chen
Styling by Sunny Chen and Faustine Faure

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I'm sad that Zhamak is moving to Toronto in a couple weeks, but I know her spirit will go on in young Vancouver, from past club photos to girls and boys she's shot over the years. I will be living vicariously through her Instagram once she's in MTL.
My first EP has been released, and even received some radio play over at Crimes & Treasons (CiTR 101.9FM) this Tuesday. You can stream and download SAD CHINA for free!

I can't thank you all enough for supporting me throughout the years! Hope to collaborate with some of you again. Email me, Facebook me, tweet at me, whatever, whenever!
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