Tuesday, 23 February 2010

My Playlist of the Moment

hello kind endowments of the interwebs.... due to my utmost obsession with music, i am going to share with you my current ipod (actually, iphone for the matter) playlist:

  • baby baby baby-make the girl dance
  • a cause de garcons-yelle
  • you make my dreams-hall and oats
  • bulletproof-la roux
  • in for the kill-la roux
  • here comes your man-pixies
  • teen lovers-the virgins
  • ju veux te voir-yelle
  • dancing in the moonlight-toploader
  • kiss with a fist-florence + the machine
  • dance anthem of the 80's-regina spektor.
  • big girl (you are beautiful)-mika
  • the calculation-regina spektor.



Honestly, Just be Happy.

I come to discover that this photo always makes my day. Hope yours is just as brilliant!


The Diving Belle

Absolutely stunning, Keira Knightly from Joe Wright's Atonement. This movie never looses its absolute charm, and the fashions never seem to loose their luster. A captivating film, always one of my first favorites.


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Pretty Little Things Version 2.0!

hello kind and beautiful people, adrienne here, reporting over her humble abode via the interweb...

yes, you are still at Pretty Little Things, i renovated the blog, and renewed the look of it. Just a note to everyone in case you were wondering! oh yes, and if you aren't on a time crunch, please comment on the new look. love it? hate it?


X Anni di Kaos!

moschino... the start and end of my adoration towards the art of fashion (what it is, and sometimes what it really isn't). i received this book as a sort of makeshift peace offering from my uncle. it was abandoned, really, in his sagging bookshelf, and i had actually been reading it since... age 6? (there's lots of pretty colours in it...) i love moschino for their unique and textural ideas, breaking the coherent box of the industry, always booming with the most daring. sorry though, for those of you who would love (and chop your right arm off for) X ANNI DI KAOS! its over 10 years old... now considered with only 500 copies worldwide ;)

oh and a gentle reminder, the book's majority is in italian... barely any english. had to acquire my mother's assistance in translating it for me (she majored in linguistics!)

love this photo, as it contridicts the fashion industry. definitely need to get my hands on one of these! *laughs nervously*

these four long-sleeved twills are bordering genius. moschino does love to play with circles... not the smiley face, pizza, ball, and watermelon. what did i say, what did i say?

gorgeous portrait of an equally gorgeous italian-someone (i honestly don't remember her name...

"cloud with handle and padlock" from the pirate collection by moschino. acrylic canvas 70 x 100 cm.

moschino models in moschino bags. this should be revolutionary!

my personal favorite, a hall of mirrors filled with discarded mannequins. moschino does have a way with his mannequins...

if i could, i would send a copy of this book to everyone; it's truly revolutionary!

"Thank you and Goodnight!"


Saturday, 20 February 2010

TAG: It's All About Me

Honestly, I don't know why I'm doing this. Inspired by Zoella to do this!

Vital Statistics:

Me: Adrienne
Nicknames: Addy, Adrie, Shiha (don't ask:D), Ad
Birthday: 16th November
Place of Birth: Taipei, Taiwan
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Male or Female: Female
Occupation: Student
Residence: Taipei
Screen Name: addyshih88 (AIM)


Hair Colour: Brown
Hair Length: Medium Length
Eye colour: Brown
Best Feature: Eyes
Height: 5ft 3"
Braces?: Yes, in the 5th grade. Absolutely disturbing!
Glasses?: Yep
Piercing: None.
Tattoos: None.
Righty or Lefty: Righty

Your 'Firsts':

First best friend: Tons, can't even name them all.
First Award: Mayor/Superintendent's Art Award in the 4th grade. hmm...
First Sport You Joined: Soccer, and still playing like a beast.
First Real Vacation: Los Angeles
First Concert: Sarah Brightman? Don't even think about asking :\
First Love: If you know me personally, I'm pretty sure you know.


Movie: Atonement, The Lovely Bones
TV Show: Project Runway, Stylista
Colours: Grey, pink-tones, and cream-tones
Song: "Baby, Baby, Baby" -Make the Girl Dance, "Mr. Blue Sky"-ELO
Candy: Sour patch kids!
Restaurant: San Sue Ting, local Ramen store in Los Angeles, unfortunately closed :(
Store: H&M or boutiques.
School: Shhh
Book: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Lovely Bones
Magazine: Harpar's Bazaar, Vogue
Shoes: Flats.

Feeling: Tired, but oddly inspired
Single or Taken: Single...
Eating: Nothing, as of the moment.
Typing: This, obviously.
Online: Tons of school friends.
Listening To: "A Cause de Garcons"-Yelle. (amazing singer, she is).
Thinking About: Someone ;)
Wanting: A MAC MSF. My precious Stila powder broke into a million pieces...
Watching: Fireworks outside of my window
Wearing: Old Middle School sweatshirt, Bobby Jack Monkey PJ bottoms.


Want Children?: Of course.
Want to be Married: Yes please.
Careers in Mind: Fashion journalist or creative editor.
Where do you want to live?: Los Angeles, preferably Pasadena?

Have you ever:
Kissed a Stranger: ERM. NO.
Had Alcohol: Red Wine!
Smoked: Definitely not.
Ran Away From Home: Nope.
Broken a bone: Never!
Got an X-ray: Never!
Broken Someone's Heart: Yes
Broke Up With Someone: Yes
Cried When Someone Died: Yes
Cried At School: Yes... please don't ask!

Do You Believe In:
God: Yes! Christian and proud!
Miracles: Yes
Love At First sight: Yes, but it's not happening to me.
Ghosts: No
Aliens: No
Soul Mates: Yes
Heaven: Yes
Hell: Yes
Kissing on The First Date: Why not?
Yourself: Sometimes.


Thursday, 11 February 2010

R.I.P Alexander McQueen


Words can't even describe how I feel as of now. Heartbroken doesn't even cover it.

R.I.P, God bless!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Legit Talking.

hello interwebs... it has been a while since i legitimately wrote a post with a higher ratio of actual words, so here i am, sitting on a friday night, drinking twinning's lemon tea (a staple, you can shoot me if i'm wrong), and typing away on this rusty lenovo of mine.

the point of this post, in some general sorts, is me introducing myself, to you... blog readers. forgive me this post will be a very boundless one, so hitch up your girdles and hang in here with me.

my name is adrienne (no last name in the digital territory), and i was born in taipei, taiwan (no years, for the same reasons, per say). i lived a very comfortable lifestyle (the usual spoiled asian child) from the ages of negative to about 3 years old, which i then moved to los angeles, california.

from there on, i lived in arcadia, california for ten years of my life. arcadia was typical, suburban, with toyotas and nissans (and sometimes the occasional mercedes or beemer) lined up in front of post world war two homes with nicely mowed lawns and cheesy vintage mailboxes. however, at the age of 13, i moved to taipei, taiwan, a gyroscopic turn from a minute California suburb.

in taiwan, i ventured into different sports of fasion. my uncle (no names, saving the privacy of the non intended), ran and still runs the taiwan sector of prada (yes, THAT prada). i do have to say he cultivated my interest for fashion, bringing me to collection previews and parties of sorts, teaching me about all genres and appeals that fashion gives.

enough with my life, i should move on with my background in fashion. my mom was a fashion designer, born in taiwan as well, who moved to america to chace the golden american dream in 1979. she graduated from UCLA and continued to FIDM Los Angeles to complete her design career. to this day, she has lent me her textbooks ("the art of fashion draping" to be one of my highlighted favorites), and has taught and nurtured me on the art.

then comes in my background of writing. ive always had this inside craving and passion for literature. since a young age, perhaps 6 or 7, i have wanted to write for harper's bazaar magazine.

all in all, i do have to say that this is not a hobby that i succumb to when im bored or languidly tired. fashion is a career i am chasing, running on its coattails. i am sure that somewhere in the future, the fashion industry does have its spot for me.

well, that's my very belated introduction of my long, yet short life so far. i hope you have enjoyed (and i hope i havent bored you much!)


Sunday, 7 February 2010

The Hitchcock Hollywood Portfolio

Surprisingly enough, I haven't touched the February 2009 issue of Vanity Fair for, ironically, a year. The Hitchcock Hollywood Portfolio, shot by the under appreciated Annie Lebovitz, has always been a stand out to me, seeing as I am going through an odd cult film phase.

Charlize Theron in Dial M for Murder.

Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem in Rear Window.

Naomi Watts in Marnie.

Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Rebecca.

Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy (!!) in Strangers on a Train.

Renée Zellweger in Vertigo.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. in To Catch a Thief.

Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally and Julie Christie in Lifeboat.

Jodie Foster in The Birds.

Seth Rogen in North by Northwest.

Marion Cotillard in Psycho.

Sometimes you just need to revisit the classics.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Pure Wonder by Ellen von Unwerth

the Miss Dior Cherie ad is taken by director Sofia Coppola.

photos from the Miss Dior Cherie shoot are perhaps somewhat similar to the ones of Ellen von Unwerth's Pure Wonder shoot in 2007 Italian Vogue.

another revolutionary painting done by my favorite online painter: lisieuxSHan.