20150507

By the Sea

The ocean and the sun are masters of their realm. One lives with force and the other by time. The sun is not eternal; death awaits her too. But she is bigger than you or me, and so it may seem that she will live forever.
I feel small when I imagine the lives of planets and stars, and people who appear to be planets themselves.
But there is light in all of us, regardless of the time of day. We can inhabit the skins of nocturnal creatures too.
We live among giants. We strive to become giants, immortal, invincible.
The city becomes our friend and our enemy. The city is a jungle, and the jungle is a home.
The jungle is a home.
Ask yourself tonight: what am I so scared of?

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20150417

Please sit with us, I'm only wearing this shirt Ironically

TOPS brandy melville / JACKET used house of vintage / SOCKS and SCRUNCHIE american apparel / TIGHTS topshop / SHOES thrifted / BACKPACK secondhand
Sometimes I can fully feel my presence in the moment; everything is clear and the air around me registers my physical body. Sometimes I don't have complete control over myself; my mind is elsewhere and my mouth runs on empty. My past begins leaking into my present.
Can you picture the ones who hurt you in this present moment? Do you see them as who they used to be, or who they are now? Are they still the same person; are you still the same person? How can you ever know?

Two exams to go before I'm finished with my undergrad! I'M SO OLD OMG GAHHHH IS THIS A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE *loud incoherent screeching noises*

Okay, anyway, I wish you the best of luck in whatever you're doing at the moment and if you know a magic spell to freeze/go back in time, let me know, because I'm turning 22 in six months and my life is gonna go downhill from there, from what I've heard. Stay awesome.
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20150318

CHILD

There's still a lot to learn and experience and understand. High school never bothered to teach me the more important concepts, only math and science and English.

But there's time to learn, and room to grow. And there are mentors all around you, if you look close enough.
We are more than vessels travelling in infinite space.

We are following our predetermined fate.

Do you believe that your life has already been decided for you?

Though not by a god, or any deity.

There is no God. There is no external deity, except for the Divine that you can achieve through creation and imagination.
But from the moment you were conceived, there was a reason for everything that has happened.

This reason came from the universe -- the collision of atoms that make up living cells -- and within you.

You are a child of the universe.

You are the universe.

And when you end your journey, you'll give back to it during your lifetime, as will I.

Photography by Noah Ferguson
Styling, Makeup, and Photo Editing by Sunny Chen

Special thanks to the spirits dwelling in Mountain View Cemetery for letting us shoot in their home.

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20150223

Chinatown Mall (SPRING 2015)

N8NE at Chinatown Mall
Chinatown is a celebrated cultural hub of hybridized activity, and home to many Vancouverites. The locals have come to associate this historic neighbourhood with cheap eats, unique finds, strolls around Sun Yat-Sen Garden, the sweetly pungent smell of herb medicine shops, funky clothing stores, and of course weekend nights at Fortune Sound Club (followed by a subsequent stop at McDonald's).

And now Chinatown Mall comes home to Fortune for their spring season. Happy New Year, bae!

If you haven't heard about this pop-up marketplace yet, you've probably been living without WiFi for a very long time, and I feel sad for you.


Chinatown Mall curates rare selections from local streetwear brands, designers, artists, as well as individual collections of novelty goods, vintage and new apparel... bringing them all to you for $2 entry. I'll spot you a toonie if you'll buy something of mine. I'm not joking. For individuals (like me) who only have a small amount of clothing to sell, you can apply for Twenty Racks, which is completely free.

Did I mention there's a fashion show by Vancity Tribe, a video installation by ROOM, and coffee, too? All that for a toonie.

F as in Frank at Chinatown Mall
Chinatown Mall has been around the block and back (literally), and I can't wait to check out what Coco, the creative director, has got in store for us this season. Why not support your local emerging brands and individuals?

Sell your own goods. Shop at Chinatown Mall (they have four seasonal sales per year)!

All photos above from Chinatown Mall's Tumblr.
The corporate wheel of mainstream retail and homogenized "fast fashion" can be popped today -- or, rather on March 15 from 12-8 PM at Fortune Sound.

We've come a long way from Abercrombie & Fitch. Unless that's "in" again. Seriously though, Tommy Hilfiger's made a comeback, and I don't know what's going on anymore.

P.S. Have you entered my giveaway to win a free knit cardigan?

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20150218

CREEP MAG

Creep Magazine published a feature on my closet last week. Check it out to see all my outfits and where I got them. Thanks Zarah (she was my photographer)!

Here are some photos from the University Fashion Club's executive team photoshoot from November:
SKULL LUANA TOP brandy melville / DENIM SKIRT and SHOES topshop / DENIM LEGGINGS tna / SOCKS h&m / HOODIE urban planet / JACKET thrifted
photos by Marissa Hooi, edited by me

Have you entered my giveaway yet for a free Oasap cardigan?

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