Bloglovin, H&M Announced The 5 Finalists for 2016 Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year Award!

27 Jul

Wow, what a long blog title!

This June, I have decided to up my game a little bit and came up with a series of photoshoots to participate in H&M’s Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year competition.

I put on my thinking cap and tried to style my outfits a little bit differently from my usual ways. I took out all my H&M fashion apparels and worked out the most interesting combinations. I spent time discussing with the make up artist and photographer about the concept and persona I want to express through my pictures.

And here is one of my entries (another one is The Futuristic Siren) for the competition.

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Very mysterious. In a faraway land where there is little or no rain, grows a magically beautiful flower. Sands and scorching sun could not hide her whimsical sense. She is fearless about future and her optimistic outlook of life is ready to make a difference in the world.

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I mixed and matched a Ushanka-hat with a oversized-printed-blazer (from H&M) and a layered-tutu-tea-dress with boots and lots of accessories.

This combination turned out to be really whimsical and fun!

(I even pinned a peacock brooch with fancy stones in my hat if you notice.)

Well, then I was so anticipated for the results after I submitted my entry. I mean, entering competition really makes you nervous in a way or another right? Especially when it is such a prestigious competition open for all fashion blogger over the world. OMG~

And the wait is finally over, H&M and Bloglovin announced the 5 nominees for 2016 Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year Award. You can read about it HERE. And guess what,

I was not in the list.

I didn’t get picked for the award.

Ya I know it kinda sucks when you didn’t get the things you want so badly. But it’s okay for I know I have put in my best and worked hard to make it happen.

In the list or not, I have made my own literary breakthrough today.

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I hope you enjoy the pictures because we have so much fun experimenting with this style. Thank you for always believing in me and giving me encouragements.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

My Perfect Day

23 Jul

Having children had transformed my life at a cellular level.

“If you were wise enough to know that this life would consist mostly of letting go of things you wanted, then why not get good at the letting go, rather than the trying to have? These exotic revelations bubbled up involuntarily and I began to understand that the sleeplessness and vigilance and constant feedings were a form of brainwashing, a process by which my old self was being molded, slowly but with a steady force, into a new shape: a mother. It hurt. I tried to be conscious while it happened, like watching my own surgery. I hoped to retain a tiny corner of the old me, just enough to warn other women with. But I knew this was unlikely; when the process was complete I wouldn’t have anything left to complain with, it wouldn’t hurt anymore, I wouldn’t remember.”
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The biggest part of motherhood transformation for me, is about discovery (or re-discovery). The world has been made entirely new by the presence of my children in it. I had forgotten how wonderful and magical fireworks are. I am as surprised as them every time we go exploring through the little garden and find bright green caterpillars resting on the leaves. It’s beyond imagination that we should be so lucky to blow bubbles in the yard and spot airplanes flying through the sky. And sometimes, when we are very lucky, a red dragonfly would land beside us. The world is insanely, incomprehensively amazing when you are being directed by a three-year-old and one-year-old.

Everything about the world is just so beautiful.

And a perfect day for me, is able to spend time with them, tell them stories and laugh over tiny silly things: such as when someone sneeze and we will all giggle and say bless you!

(I know, it all sound a bit boring and cliché, but being a mother makes you look at life rather differently.)

I no longer stick to my own agenda and the urge of chasing productivity has lost almost entirely. I am humbled. I just want to express a relatively small portion of me to the world, to love people well, to spend time with those that are important in my life. So motherhood constricted me, but it also makes me focus. Never in my life I am so clear about what really matters and what doesn’t.

Some days, I feel stronger and wiser than I have ever been.

Some days, I feel so stretched out and weak.

Some days, it is just perfect.

Like this particular day we spent cuddling in the hotel room and celebrated Annabelle’s 1st birthday.

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Sometimes I would think about how I used to be before the children come, especially at night when everyone is asleep. And I realized that I don’t really remember my old self. Motherhood is the beginning of permanent transformation. I did it three years ago and it is the most amazing blessing I’ve ever known.

Thank you so much for reading.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

P.S.: I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

 

Futuristic Siren [Blue Sequin Dress X Round Sunglasses]

18 Jul

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The moment when I saw this dress, it really resembles the blue green fish scales that we sometimes see on a blue fish in the sea. The magical combination changes colours under different lightings, reflecting hues of blue and green, which I find very intriguing. “It would make a great party dress”, that is what I thought when I decided to make it mine.

Few days later, when I try it on again in my own closet, I started to feel very different about this dress. It has a deep U back and very flattering three quarter sleeves. It reminds me of a mermaid, or a siren depicted in the ancient mythology. And this has become the inspiration for this particular photoshoot.

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In our ever-changing world, women have evolved to become multi-faceted. They have turned into new complex creatures who are generally doing the best they can, with what they have. They are capable of jumping from one role to another in split second.

As depicted in the ancient mythology, the sirens are beautiful and dangerous. The futuristic sirens’ constantly changing appearances are results from adaptation to the fast-paced world and over-stimulation.

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The round sunglasses here serve as an emotional barrier to filter out inappropriate or unnecessary feelings that might ruin the decoy. A siren has no time to waste.

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This was a passion project of mine. I worked with AN Art Home Studio to have this concept photographed, and I am in awe when I see all the pictures. It was such a breathtaking moment for me, it is like my own fantasy comes true.

Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy crafting it.

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If you like the dress, it is from H&M.

I genuinely feel happy. Because I am still (able to) dreaming at this age. They said men without dreams are like birds without wings. I hope I am able to hold on to my dream as long as I could. Wishing you a nice week ahead.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.
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