If you haven’t noticed, December is coming. Both my birthday and Christmas within a week of each other! To give an idea of some things I’d like, I have curated a list~ Hop to it!
OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set // Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis A Levrs Glossy Stain, #9 // Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl, No Regrets // Nars Satin Lip Pencil, Luxembourg // MUFE Aqua Shadow Essentials, Pop of Color (navy, taupe, black) // LUSH, no shower jelly // H2O+~ Spa Sea Salt Purifying // J.Crew mirror metallic oxfords // J.Crew jewelry // ZARA silver braided chain necklace // ZARA triangular studded necklace // ZARA double-sided soft checked scarf, red/green // ZARA combined lace scarf, grey // Longchamp tote, black, navy, olive, burgundy // Fjallraven Kanken backpack, Ox Red // Lunasol Cheek Brush N (not pictured)
What are something you’re looking forward to receiving this year?
What better way to start a new week than to recap the Halloween weekend?
Of course, I’ll actually be jumping 3 years back to 2010… when I dressed up as Dara from 2NE1′s Fire music video.
This has to be one of my favorite KPOP concepts and the most difficult, time-consuming, and fun costumes I have ever completed.
Enjoy my amateur photography (and makeup) skills from then and the result of my 14hr feather-sewing-marathon!
HINT: This costume MAY OR MAY NOT be debuting in a movie project!
As promised, here is a compilation video of Matthew, Gilbert, and me driving. ENJOY!
If you missed my previous post, it has all the photos and a recap of our day with Porsche.
For Matthew’s Birthday, I will FINALLY post about our marvelous day at the Porsche World Roadshow.
I didn’t take too many photos because I WAS DRIVING A PORSCHE!
Thanks to Joe Rizza Porsche, we were able to snag a 7:30am session. Matt, Gilbert, and I had to wake up at 5:30am in order to go all the way to Arlington Heights! (Can you imagine what I’m like at 5:30am?)
The event was all about driving and that was what probably made it so fun. There was a presentation about the new line-up and the Porsche Sport Driving School. There was even a “door prize” of some Bose headphones!
We headed to the skid-pad for a demonstration shortly after. Here is the Instagram video I posted if you want to see the PSM (Porsche Stability Management aka traction control aka PLEASE SAVE ME!) in action: http://instagram.com/p/fIYqCiOXPy/
Then we headed off to the track!
A beautiful fleet of Porsches greeted us on the freshly painted (and slightly damp) course.
After a brief talk, we stuffed our heads into the helmets they provided for us and paired up.
The course was set up so that everyone was able to drive 2 laps in each car (Cayman, Carrera 4, Cayman S, Carrera 4S). An instructor car lead everyone and radios inside the cars crackled with the instructor’s detailed directions for the fastest way around.
Since I’ve never driven a Porsche, it was hard work trying to control all that car—it reacts to EVERYTHING. The Cayman (below) was my favorite to drive; the Carrera felt too different for me.
After all that excitement, we were also given a nice Porsche cap and a certificate for 10%off a Porsche Sport Driving School experience. When I am more experienced, I will DEFINITELY go!
Thanks for a great day, Porsche! (Forgive the helmet hair)
PS- I’ll post driving videos soon!
Hi, my name is Fanny. And I’m addicted to sunglasses. I’d like to let everyone know it is because my eyes are SENSITIVE, okay?
Moving on, I’d like to give my opinion on my first “grown-up” and “fancy” pair (aka- they cost $$$): The Rayban New Wayfarer.
For $100+ the case fails to hold up well. The cracks appeared within 1 month and the snap area gave away after 1 year.
The sunglasses themselves are too big for my face. The New Wayfarers are solidly-built and have a nice weight to them. Maybe that’s why they constantly slide down my face. The top slants away from my face, allowing sunlight to directly shine into my eyes.
Verdict: While I really like the look of these, I’m not sure if the downfalls are worth it. I would not recommend these unless you have a larger head and do not care about having a creaky and beat-up case.
So my never-ending quest for more sunglasses continues~
I’m happy for all the love in my previous post!
Our “props” were actually the anniversary gifts we exchanged. Because what kind of milestone date is it without PRESENTS?!
Matthew presented me with the impossible: the J.Crew Collection hat that was back-ordered and nowhere to be found!
And I surprised Matthew with a pair of Onitsuka Tigers that he’s been eying.
BONUS: Here we are modeling the GORGEOUS AMAZING AWESOME BEDAZZLED cap Matthew gave me.
I modeled it twice.
It’s crazy to think how much I have grow and matured in the last 6 years.
And even crazier to know that I have been so lucky to have spent them with such an amazing person.
Last week, Matthew and I celebrated our 6 years together.
Who else would put up with my childishly spoiled ways and love me all the same?
Thank you for all the good times and believing in me always.
I love you, Matthew ♥
I don’t often get to wear nail polish because my work doesn’t allow it. My special excuse: an anniversary date with Matthew ♥
I matched the colors to my dress: Butter London ‘Old Bill’ (a rose-gold copper) and ‘Big Smoke’ (a metallic navy).
I didn’t want just a solid nail, but the size of my nails limits the options. Okay, don’t laugh… it’s my first time trying this.
I’ve only mastered the not-painting-all-over-my-cuticles level of manicures…on my left hand. So my right hand is a sad mess again.
On a positive note, I really love these nail polishes! ‘Old Bill’ doesn’t really match my dress but it makes my fingers look really pretty. It brings out the red/pink in my skin-tone. And I always love a pretty metallic navy It’s really easy to work with the formula and they only needed two coats for opacity.
I’ll try again next time. Practice makes perfect, right?
I mentioned in an earlier post about my white shoe collection. It doesn’t hurt to also post a photo for visualization, right?
Forgive the sad patches on my BlackJack pair. I wore them to Niagra Falls and the pigment bled out from underneath the paint
…maybe Oxi-Clean will work? :O
TO BE CONTINUED…
Of the many driving events Matthew, Gilbert, and I have been privileged to attend, there will never be one as eventful.
First, here’s some free soda.
Now let us begin with a peaceful period of driving cars.
We went for the timed course next, where someone inadvertently demonstrated a “DO NOT”. As in DO NOT make a sharp turn because that is not the correct course.
The timed lap is recorded so you can see how you drive!
Gilbert went first. Everyone gets a practice lap and then a timed lap.
Matt took the next car around and went for his final lap as Jeremy rolled out for his first.
Jeremy is a bad driver.
Yes, that is a cone under his car. Yes, he has come to a complete stop. Yes, Matt was coming in FAST behind him.
Most people got a lap time under 35 seconds. Jeremy is a bad driver. This was his time.
This instructor watches cautiously as Jeremy goes for his lap again.
Oh! BTW here’s the LFA.
Here are Matt and Gilbert’s driving videos:
Jeremy says that his has yet to show up in his email.
“We are here, we are waiting.“
Hello! This is Fanny~ I am a student and aspiring photographer in Chicago.
Come along as I conquer the thrillingly unpredictable adventure that is life!