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BonBon!
Beijing, China - Austin, TX
Pacific-hopping, adventure-seeking, comfort-loving global style obsessor.
Interests: thrifting, peonies, asia, star wars, brunch, down comforters, black cats, ginger, grapefruit, rodarte, glass bottles, fresh figs, vintage leather, juergen teller, silk scarves, heels.
Recent Activity
Living out of a suitcase for the better part of 2010 taught me an important lesson - I have too many clothes. It is so easy to spend each season chasing the latest trends. If you are on a budget like I am, it is tempting to succumb to instant... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at BonBon!
CURRENTLY... Reading: 13 Bankers, by Simon Johnson and James Kwak Craving: Caramel Apple Cider Overwearing: Charles David black peeptoe pumps Loving: Oversized cashmere sweaters Planning: Post-graduation champagne celebration! Tired of: Working 8am-10pm Lusting for: YSL Iconic Arty cocktail rings Trying to: Land a dream first job working for the Texas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at BonBon!
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I've been staying very busy these past couple of days modeling at various Fashion Week events. Last night, I posed in a window on 2nd Street advertising Stacy Kenyon's Bandita Couture custom swimwear. I'm in LOVE with her styles - definitely going to order one to have for next summer!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at BonBon!
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I had a great time at jewelry designer Dean Frederick's "The Heist" party last night, featuring eats from Mulberry and Franks, Tito's vodka, a diamond giveaway, and live music by local greats The Soldier Thread and Quiet Company. I'm already so tired of little sundresses and tanks, so I instead... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at BonBon!
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On Sunday, I had the pleasure of walking in the Keep Austin Beautiful show at the Austin Museum of Art, featuring pieces created with environmental sustainability in mind. My outfit - which also happened to be my favorite of the show - was the stunning "Systems Supernova" dress by designer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at BonBon!
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With my last final turned in, graduation ceremonies completed, and Chinese-only language pledge lifted, it's almost time for me to head back to Austin. I have one more weekend here in Hangzhou with these beautiful ladies (I'm the black and white stripe-happy one in the center) before I hop on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at BonBon!
I am a master list maker. Writing things down is such a stress reliever, and a great way to stimulate creativity. Try it sometime (if you don't already)! I always have a Moleskine notebook on me just for jotting down thoughts, ideas, and most importantly, lists. Here's a little insiders... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at BonBon!
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I'm enjoying a lazy Saturday in my room, just catching up on celebrity gossip, drinking milk tea and flipping through the load of books I scored yesterday at the massive Hangzhou Foreign Language Bookstore. (Can I catch a break for reading Twilight if I'm reading it in Chinese translation? I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at BonBon!
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Austin's second-ever Fashion Week is set for August 14-21, and I couldn't be more excited! Between planning my outfit for the kickoff party (Saturday, Aug. 14 at GSD&M's Idea City) and collaborating on some soon-to-be-announced mid-week events, I've kept myself busy to make the time pass quickly. The official Participant... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at BonBon!
Drapey silk tanks Oversized comfy slub tees Menswear relaxed fit button-up shirt Cream-colored brocade shorts Gray tapered sweatpants (for lounging, or dressing up with heels) Anthropologie flouncy, chunky knit cardigan Gold boyfriend watch Classic leather blazer Vintage fur stole Huge tribal print wrap/poncho Signet ring Heavy vintage necklace tangle Caramel-colored... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at BonBon!
I could blame my lull in posting on my extremely rigorous class schedule - and be telling the complete truth - but honestly I'd find time anyway. I love you guys too much. The real reason for my absence is that my computer died. This is the second laptop to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at BonBon!
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Last week I had the amazing opportunity to spend four days in Tokyo with my good friend Ying. Our three goals for the trip: Shop in Harajuku, go to a kitty cafe, and sip a latte on a skyscraper observation deck at sunset. We accomplished of all these, and then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at BonBon!
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Art does not exist to be understood. - Joseph Beuys An artist cannot complete his or her creation by him/herself. - Marcel Duchamp Fear is the very reason for artistic creation and art is a means to obtain the freedom. - Bya Kabakov (Exhibit at Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at BonBon!
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Heartfelt apologies for my extended absence. My list of excuses (to be elaborated on in future posts, never fear!) is below. 1. Emceeing my school's end-of-semester assembly - Pros: I got to wear this fabulously over-the-top blue dress. When else in my life will I have an excuse to wear... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at BonBon!
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May 24, 2010
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Some of my favorite wardrobe pieces are unlikely thrift store finds. Take this maxi dress for example. Originally from Forever 21, snagged by me from Buffalo Exchange, its credentials are inauspicious to say the least. But the full flowy cut, long versatile ties and whimsical pattern unfailingly make me feel... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at BonBon!
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Flipping through my latest issue of Vogue China, I stumbled upon this picture and promptly fell in love. But nowhere can I find mention of who designed the dress - just photography and styling credits! I think I may have to take it in to one of the local tailors... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at BonBon!
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I did a lookbook shoot a little while back for local Austin bridal designer Thao Nguyen, and was blown away by her soft, feminine style and the quality of her work. Thao works on a individual basis, commissioning one-of-a-kind gowns for her clients. I loved wearing her creations for a... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at BonBon!
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1. Fruit Slices Memo, Urban Outfitters, $6 | 2. Ginger Lily Tea Sets, Pier 1 Imports, $20 and $25 | 3. Assorted Cobalt Glass Bottles, Pier 1 Imports, $6 | 4. Assorted Peony Stems, Pier 1 Imports, $5 | 5. Vintage Faucet Soap Dish, Urban Outfitters, $14 | 6. Provence... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at BonBon!
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For some reason, I never thought I could pull off wearing yellow. I've gotten over that misconception, and lately, I'm obsessed with it - buttercream, golden wheat, lemondrop, sunshine, and almost every shade in between. This impossibly lightweight linen halter dress I picked up in a Mexico border town boutique... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at BonBon!
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All my friends and family have heard me complain ad nauseum about my regret at missing the Austin City Limits music festival in 2005 - I still maintain that 2005 was the best line-up ever. But the just released 2010 Line-up is a close second! I have from now until... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at BonBon!
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Up until about 6 months ago, I was a one handbag at a time kind of girl. Regardless of season or outfit, I'd just sling my black leather satchel over my shoulder and head out the door without a second thought. But - as my girlfriends will no doubt be... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at BonBon!
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Lips: Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry. Tights: American Apparel. Jacket: Bebe. Sunglasses: Photographer's own. Because when I need to feel like a bad ass, I wear red lipstick. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at BonBon!
| Picnic parties | Winter capes | White dinnerware mixed with delicate patterned china | Antique glass bottles | Black cats | Men's vintage watches | Flowers in my hair | Ethnic string accessories | Brunch | Cooking with rose essence | Beijing "jian bing" spicy breakfast crepes | La... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at BonBon!
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That's me, paused in a random village reloading film. I just got a couple of rolls of 120 film developed that I shot with a $30 "toy" Holga camera. I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at BonBon!