February 23 2017

When Plans Dramatically Change

So, last evening, I was all pumped up to go to Vegas to attend the MAGIC fashion trade show. Then, we had a last minute family emergency come up and I had to stick around. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed but I did some more research and found out that the LA Textile show is happening next week in downtown Los Angeles. It starts Monday! I’m going as press on behalf of My Modern Met.

Excited to share with you this good news! I’ll still be in tomorrow but I will be off this blog Monday through Wednesday.

The dream is still alive! Not only do I hope to bring to the readers of My Modern Met the latest trends in the fashion world, I hope I will be able to make the right connections to make that perfect one “thing.” (Yes, I’m still leaving you in suspense.) This photo represents the fact that sometimes, you really do have to bend over backwards.

Photo: Steven Pan

February 22 2017

My New Foray into Fashion

Lately, you’ve been seeing a lot of style posts from me. I can’t say I’ve always been into fashion. It was only, just recently, that I found the whole fashion industry interesting. I love spotting trends and I love the artistic element in it like the stunning sparkly dresses we saw at Chanel or the beautiful flower embroidery at Gucci.

A few months ago, I had this idea to start a clothing line based on one item of clothing. I started spotting it everywhere. I own 20 pairs of it yet I don’t love any of them. I researched it and found out that the market for it is booming. Now, I’ll leave you in suspense. What fun would that be if I told you the whole story?

Not sure what to do next, yesterday, during lunch, I asked my mother-in-law and father-in-law for their advice. They said to check out a trade show. I hurried back to my desk and looked up fashion trade shows. It just so happens that one of the top shows is going on right now in Las Vegas.

So where am I going to tonight? MAGIC in Vegas! Let’s pursue this dream. Let’s see where it goes. Will I meet the right people? Can a girl with an far-fetched dream turn it into a reality? Who knows! Wish me luck.

February 21 2017

Trend: The Prettiest Color Combination, Pink and Red

I’ve been reading about all the fashion trends we’re about to see in Spring and one thing that keeps coming up is the color pink. You know, that overly “pretty” color that’s all girlie. This time, however, it’s got an edge. It’s shockingly bright, ultra feminine (with ruffles) or it’s paired with an unexpected color like red. I love that color combination. It’s a bit “Valentine’s-y” but it comes off very fresh. Even with socks and shoes it’s cute. Here are some examples.

ATTICO Gabriela two-tone satin wrap dress

Image credit: Jane McLeish-Kelsey, “Isn’t She Lovely”

via Pinterest

via misszeit

via Pinterest

via BeModish

via Pinterest

February 17 2017

Fun Links of the Week

It’s been awhile since a Fun Links of the Week post. Sorry! Have had to take the last few Fridays off. I’ll try to be more regular with my posts. I’m actually thinking of turning this blog into more of a “trendspotting” one. I used to be into photography but after a year of pursuing it, I decided that I’m more interested in design, fashion and trends. More on that later.

A big storm is starting to come into southern California. Biggest one in years!

Here are your fun links of the week.

This clock trips me out.

That’s one pretty drink. (Shhh…it’s super secret.)

Isn’t this new chair pretty? Love the pink and gold version.

Which grown up girl doesn’t dream of wearing this?

I recently discovered Outdoor Voices. Excited because I’m big into leggings. Like this design.

Have you seen the new Time cover. Powerful animated version.

The small animal tattoo is cute and not too “in your face.”

This is a cute/cool nails trend.

I love the combination of pink and red. (Especially in shoes.)

Thinking about getting these for my nieces.

Love all things rainbow, especially this watercolor-esque pillow.

This glitter bomb case is mesmerizing to watch.

These five fashion brands are killing it.

I’m into the statement shirt.

Sequins is in and this one is a stunner.

The fishnet stocking is in. With white boots, it looks fresh.

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Scandinavian design.

Can’t wait for this movie’s sequel, even if it’ll only be 10 minutes long. (Can you believe it’s been 14 years?!)

Way to stay relevant, Nike.

Amazon is a beast.

Have you heard of the new catchy word “perennials“? I kind of like it.

I dig Spring 2017’s most important trend. Bring on the pink!

Monday, I’m off with the kids so see you back on Tuesday.

February 16 2017

Binge Watch Worthy Show: Fleabag

Though I like being on the cusp of new things, I’m all about a good recommendation. I admit, I binge watched Stranger Things and Westworld, I wasn’t the first to tell my friends all about them. Rather, I have my “tv-watching” friends give me their top recommendations. That’s how I got into Breaking Bad, Homeland and Mr. Robot.

A show that came up on my radar recently was Fleabag. Before it was an Amazon Prime Show, it debuted on BBC back in August of 2016. Even before that, it was a one-woman show. Interesting fact: The initial idea of the character of Fleabag came from a challenge by a friend, where the show’s main character, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was tasked with creating a sketch for a 10-minute section in a stand-up storytelling night. The stand up show was a hit and it even won an award. The show got turned into a series for BBC so our UK friends got to watch this hilarious and somewhat dark comedy before us here in the US! So what’s the story about? Fleabag follows the life adventures of a modern woman in London. Think lots of dating, sex, and complicated relationships. She talks into the camera, which is, I think the best part.

If you’re one that likes to fully read about a series before starting it, NY Magazine just wrote a full length story about the show. There’s a lot of spoilers in there, I’m warning you!

There are only six episodes that are about 30 minutes each so it’s not a huge investment on your time. I’m interested to hear what you think about the main character, she’s a complicated one, I’m not sure whether or not you’re suppose to love her or hate her. Maybe both. In either case, can’t wait for season 2!

Photo: Billy & Hells

Fleabag on Amazon Prime

February 14 2017

New Book: Strong is the New Pretty

It was about two years ago that I wrote about Kate T. Parker’s photo series Strong is the New Pretty where she showed pictures of her two daughters in empowering poses. The actual series started six years ago and it has taken her across the country to meet and photograph girls to show their unique strengths. The series has now turned into an actual, real life book which you can soon purchase. (See Amazon.)

Here’s the synopsis:

“Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.

“Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.

“A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.”

I love her arresting photos and this powerful message.






February 13 2017

Trend: Pretty Ruffles Clothing by Self-Portrait

Lately, I’ve been sort of a style kick. You’ll have to excuse me but most of my posts these days are dealing with clothes. One can find a lot of visual inspiration through fashion, trends come and go, it’s fun to see which ones stick. One of the trends I’ve been seeing lately (that I’m loving) is ruffles. Aimee Song of @songofstyle just sported a beautiful black and white ruffle top, but she didn’t state where it came from. After some digging, I think I figured it out – it’s from fashion brand Self-Portrait. Perhaps Song got a custom made top of the design seen above?

Whatever the case, here are some more clothes with ruffles from Self-Portrait.

Here’s how Neiman Marcus describes the brand: “The emerging London-based brand Self-Portrait has impressed style aficionados with its subtle, feminine, and contemporary designs that are luxurious yet accessible. Founded by Malaysian-born designer Han Chong, the brand produces beautiful designer dresses that are ideal for social events and parties.”





Self-Portrait at Neiman Marcus

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