Of all the models I look up to, Tao really caught my attention for her chic, effortless, yet unadorned style, which was especially pronounced in her performance on The Wolverine (2013).
Indeed, she was as sensational on the silver screen as she has ever been throughout her modeling career. Just months after the blockbuster hit the big screen, she gave the world yet another pleasant surprise with the Lim x Target campaign.
Less is more
Like what she embodies, women’s pieces from the Target collection by 3.1 Phillip Lim certainly broke the barriers between what’s only catwalk-wearable and what’s practical on the streets. Any woman could afford any one of these everyday essentials, and should she wish to spruce up her look, a few fancy accessories would do more than enough. Don’t you see why Tao’s the perfect representation for the collection?
This year the odds has been much in her favor, and she’s glowing as ever:
If you’ve seen her on the movie or on runways, you’ll know what I mean. She’s as simple and graceful as a dove in flight.
Catch her on The Wolverine (2013) again on DVD, blu-ray, and 3D – it was just out earlier this week.
via Models.com (1) (2) / NYMag / MsGlitzy.com / Zimbio / Sparkle Style / Because I Am Fabulous (1) (2) / StyleBistro / W Magazine / moejackson / MaxMara (1) (2)
Happy first week of December!
Sorry I haven’t been updating much this week … I got the dreaded white screen of death after installing a plugin. Only found the solution yesterday, much thanks to the people who helped
Plans changed and I ended up watching Frozen instead of Catching Fire last weekend. It was AWESOME and I absolutely love Olaf!! I also love both Anna and Elsa, the leading ladies of the movie, and I just have to give two thumbs up for how these characters are so relatable to young women today compared to other Disney princesses.
Anyway, what are you up to this weekend? It’ll be another packed one for me: a wedding, a birthday, and a party. While you’re giddying up for your plans, here are some fun links from around the web …
♥ The Batman vs. Superman movie has brought in Wonder Woman. [Variety]
♥ “I made a choice. This is my path.” See the first full-length trailer of the amazing Spidey 2. [YouTube]
♥ Shadow sculptures: Amazingly creative ways to recycle waste materials. [MARVELOUS]
♥ As if I haven’t had enough of the MBTI test … characters from the Marvel Universe categorized into all 16 personality types. [Elephant Robot]
♥ Cheeky neon bikini actually worth splurging. [Agent Provocateur]
♥ ‘Radiant Orchid’ [PANTONE 18-3224] is the color of 2014. [Mediabistro]
♥ 21 uber cool and chic gadgets I’m drooling. [Refinery29]
♥ Thought the QS movement is limited to watches? Microsoft designed a BRA that aims to measure women’s mood swings. [TIME]
♥ “Fat for an Asian”: I feel her. [xoJane]
♥ 14 signs you’re emotionally intelligent. [HuffPost]
♥ 6 toxic relationship habits most people think are normal. [Thought Catalog]
♥ 5 keys to great nonverbal communication. [Entrepreneur]
Reaching for your second cup of joe already? Hold that thought. Sipping tea offers you much more mojo than the jitters.
You may or may not already know this, but after mineral water, tea is the most popular drink in the world. Why? Perhaps it’s because they carry just the right amount of caffeine to wake you up. Perhaps it’s the calming and soothing effects of camellia sinensis. Perhaps you feel just as hydrated as downing a glass of water just by sipping a warm, teacup-sized pu-erh.
Nevertheless, evidence suggests that all kinds of tea leaves, when brewed right, provide a wide range of health benefits for your system.
Whether you’re trying to banish the bad breath, ease digestion, or simply breathe deeper, the world gives you a diverse array of nirvana that are all equally potent to wake your senses as much as they help you live longer.
Here’s an informative breakdown:
My go-to potions are a cup of jasmine green tea and a simple earl grey. But when I really need an energy boost, I’d head straight to the sweet and sour hibiscus tea, or better known here in Indonesia as the rosella tea.
For the same effect with less sugar, swap your morning OJ with the crimson stuff – one cup of rosella tea is naturally loaded with vitamin C as much as your pulpy juice.
Happy thanksgivings everyone How are you celebrating the holidays?
I’m catching the new Hunger Games movie this weekend. I heard it’s much better than the first one.
May not be an official holiday where I’m at on the globe, but I think gratitude is one of those things that we should incorporate daily into our lives.
You and I are more than fortunate to be able to read and write and have an internet connection. So get your morning java and check out some of my favorite links from around the web … Enjoy!
♥ Because Internet. [The Atlantic]
♥ Even if you’ve never played Pokémon when you were little, you’ll have a good laugh at this. [quickmeme]
♥ “It’s not about selling, it’s about giving control to the people.” The future of branding. [Fast Company]
♥ Things to know before you start a billion-dollar company. [Elite Daily]
♥ Make your transition to adulthood a success by doing these 10 things. [RELEVANT]
♥ Possibly the only thing you need to increase your productivity. [BURKE DECOR]
♥ I’m somewhere in between The Running-Is-My-Therapy and The Loner. Which of these 12 types of runners are you? [POPSUGAR Fitness]
♥ Even after getting this dress, I’m still eyeing for this super cute one in blue. [Berrybenka]
♥ 4 things to do when you feel de-motivated. [Move Nourish Believe]
♥ Proof that man and dog are the best of friends. [Momma's Gone City]
♥ 10 quotes on gratitude by literary greats. [The Christian Science Monitor]
I must admit: I shop like a man these days, shopping only up to about 3 times max per year. I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but perhaps it’s because now I know how it feels to spend the money I earn. I just don’t spend much on impulse buys nowadays, and when it comes to beauty, most of the time I’d rather spend my time and money getting two-hour massages or sign up for multiple yoga sessions.
But all that changes didn’t stop me from window shopping online.
Like I said before, I tend to buy the same easy, casual, and breathable pieces so I can wear them over and over again with zero to minimal accessories (I’m that lazy). Unless I’m extremely bored and in serious need of a new life to my look, I’d still head to the salon first before buying that bizarre floral pants or cutout body-tight dress for a change.
Recently, I’ve went on a little spree on local e-fashion giant Zalora, and got this cute mint dress that fitted nicely on my pear frame. As you can see, I’m not good at hiding the fact that I barely pose for photos or take selfies anymore, but I know this dress is easily one that I’d wear a lot.
Comfy and chic is a rare combination in the market. Plus, I can imagine upping the look instantly by simply adding a messy bun, a moto jacket, and a pair of little booties.
♥ keyhole drop waist dress by Something Borrowed
♥ small Thelma hobo in black by Jimmy Choo
♥ nude pointy toe flats by Charles & Keith
Not bad for showing off that leggy figure of yours, eh?