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Chinese Fashion: My Post-Guangzhou Look

written by Dominique Tiu 02/22/2011
Domz Tiu Konichiwear After Guangzhou
Domz Tiu Konichiwear After Guangzhou

This was me, after Guangzhou.

Beige Blazer: Guangzhou Market | Cropped Lace Top with Butterfly Imprints: Forever 21 | Multi-layered Gold Necklace: Forever 21 | White Tube Bandeau: Urban Replay | Weird but Awesome Black Skirt ala Balenciaga: Oxygen | Olive Green Bag: H&M | Patent Coffee Oxfords: So Fab! Philippines

For those of you who aren’t subscribed to my twitter, I announced last week that I was leaving for China–Guangzhou to be exact. I was itching to post on my usual Friday schedule but the trip kept me busy. Not to mention, China blocked me off Facebook and Twitter. Thank you Lord for international roaming.

I would tell you all about the funny incidents I got into while going to China but since I don’t have photos to accompany my story, I’ll save that for next post! Here’s a sneak-peek though:

Guangzhou

Beijing Road, Guangzhou

Anyway! The great thing about Guangzhou was all the inexpensive shopping. I learned a lot there–telling high-grade quality silk from low-grade silk; telling high class leather from PU leather, so on and forth.

In fact, going to China made me want to take a 360 degree turn in my career.

But because I’m known for being impulsive (I’ve recently become an Account Manager so whaddup, fickle brain?), I decided to quell my thoughts and focus on the “now.” I will leave my fashion-related ministrations in the blog and being a brand consultant–best of both worlds, right?

So anyway, before going to China, I got a stye. :|

Konichiwear post after Guangzhou

My attempt at covering my stye.

Brown Classic-cut Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

I blame the make up cleanser for my sudden stye–I think I should skip anything oil based. Sorry, Shu Uemeura! Thankfully, it wasn’t really that obvious but I don’t know, I could tell so I was a little bit anxious about it.

After popping antibiotics and putting on steroids, it went away in two days.

It was either that or the 7 degree weather. I don’t know. But let me tell you, I thought I was going to Guangzhou in 17 degree weather so I didn’t really pack like I was going to freeze to death but surprise, surprise.

I had to buy coats to keep myself warm. I brought skirts and dresses! So silly of me. So for the next four days, I was relegated to wearing thick coats and tights and boots and no possible way to express myself (or fear death by hypothermia).

Anyway, when I came back after a grueling immigration-customs process, I somehow felt pain in the inner corner of the eye. I think something bit me while I was flipping through the pages of Harpers Bazaar China.

When I got back safely to my flat, I realized, I got another stye on a wholly different area.

Hence, my strange looking post-Guangzhou photos:

Konichiwear After Guangzhou fashion 2

Removing my sunglasses and presenting the "stye."

On hindsight, I do look super creepy. I hope my foundation matched my neck! I think not-so-matching-face-makeup is a fashion faux pas!

Konichiwear after guangzhou fashion 3

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This was me trying to keep my other eye open to make it look bigger. In the process, I think it seems more obvious. Guh. Fail.

Anyway! Hope you all had a great week!

Just so you know! So Fab’s new collection is out and that’s where I got my ultra-comfy oxford shoes!

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