Chinese Fashion: My Post-Guangzhou Look

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

See Caption Above

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!

  • http://www.plurk.com/autumnsong/invite Daal

    You still look pretty and fabulous Ms. Domz!!

    By the way, it looks like you lost weight. Your cheekbones are a little bit more pronounced. :)

    I hope that your stye get better. :D

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    REALLY? I FEEL LIKE I AM PERMANENTLY BLOATED AND KEEP EATING CHEESE. NO LIE. :>

  • Anonymous

    omg this was last Sat, right? My friend: Diba idol mo si Domz Tiu? nakita namin sya kanina bago tayo sumakay sa car. Me: EFFFFFFF YOOUUUUUUU! hahah!

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha, were you in Eastwood as well? :) I went to watch “Just Go With It”!

  • Anonymous

    Yes! just before the Swift concert. I live in Eastwood and i’ve been wanting to catch you or Tricia for a picture while you’re lookbook-ing haha!

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha, you do? I live near so I’m frequently around the area.

  • http://woodycakes.livejournal.com/619863.html Patty

    UGH STYES. i’m sorry you had to have it while on vacation :( i hope you had fun though! and i love the lace top ;)

  • http://www.plurk.com/autumnsong/invite Daal

    Totally not pulling your leg here. The first thing that came into my mind when I saw your pics was, “Dominique’s cheekbones look more defined.” Then I looked more closely at the pics and thought, “Dominique looks slimmer.” :D

  • Anonymous

    yep.. u’ve kinda slimmed down…. mebbe stress?

  • alix Reyes

    You look like you’ve been losing so much weight again :-<

  • Winnie C.

    Dominique, I can’t wait to read your article on China and it’s fashion. I feel like lately a lot of your posts have revolved on Japanese fashion, so this is a nice refresher. I’m a huge fan of yours, so it’s interesting to see how your fashion tastes have evolve over the years. I was wondering do you still follow Korean fashion or listen to kpop anymore, I wasn’t sure since you don’t mention it often as Japanese fashion. :)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha! I still had lots of fun! :)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Really, I feel like I’ve been gaining tons.

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Hi! Well, I’m still not done with it. Haha. I think the past few posts were reflective of the mindset I had on Japanese fashion–I’ve been doing a lot of research and honestly, most of my resource for Asian fashion comes from Japanese magazines and style books.

    On the other hand, I do love Chinese and Korean fashion. While I was in China, I made sure to observe and buy fashion-related resources to better explain things. As for Korea, I think my sources and experiences are a little bit back-dated so I’ll have to research and visit to get a grasp of it. I’m looking forward to exploring more on Southeast Asian fashion like Thailand, Malaysia, etc.

    Anyway, I was never really into K-Pop or K-movies but I’ve always been into Asian horror (Asian, like I’ve seen Hindu, Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese horror in addition to the usual J-Horror, K-Horror, Mainland Horror, and HK Horror)–I think that’s what started my fascination with everything Asian. I also prefer going to Asian countries more than anything else because it’s so rich in culture. I’ve had my fair share of Korean movies and Japanese movies, I like the Asian style in general, but for music, I tend to stick to ones that I can understand. Haha. More often than not, I cannot understand Asian songs.

  • http://daphnebenosa.com Daphne

    I love your blazer! Fabulous as always, Domz. :) You look like you lost weight a bit though.

  • Thewardrober

    Hello !

    I featured one of your look on my blog, check it out :)
    http://the-wardrober.blogspot.com/2011/03/lets-become-chic-hippie_06.html

    Love ♥
    The Wardrober

  • http://twitter.com/OhNoItsJec Jessica Tang

    You look a bit like Nancy Castiglione

  • http://searchforfashion.tumblr.com/ Search for Fashion

    Nice skirt. It’s not weird at all! :D

    - Search for Fashion
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