Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TPE

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vintage thermal
vintage t-shirt
jeans-PlayMe sample
boots-Junya Watanabe
beanie-brother's (now mine)
bag-random hong kong
weed ring eyeball ring-Taiwan

A little late but HAPPY NEW YEAR!! weeee...shots in my favorite place in the world, TAIWAN!
I was in China for a two thumbs down Christmas (working), but hopped over to Taiwan to spend New year's EAT before jetting back to China for more work. Here's a quick break down of the past 3 weeks

CHINA
Christmas Day-Guangzhou China
back of a rickshaw 
front view
me bugging a shifty-eyed stray dog
freakishly strong old man...still puffin' on that cig
 fabric mart motorcycle gang

TAIWAN
 one of the reasons for going to Taiwan was to hang out with one of our favorite accounts NEU!
YiLing the boss lady
 Stan Lee the boss man 

I asked how their empire of over 10 stores began and YiLing proceeded to tell me the tale of her being a rebellious kid that racked up a hefty bill on her dad's credit card.  To pay it off she would go to the local wholesale mart and hand pick clothes and flip them for a profit on the streets (literally).  Shortly after, she began to fly to Los Angeles to hand pick brands to exclusively sell in Taiwan.   Her reputation for picking the best stuff soon caught on.  Meanwhile, Stan Lee (literally the king of streetwear in Taiwan) was one of the first people to own a skate shop in the country.  He noticed YiLing's talent for slanging women's clothes, so they teamed up and have been killing it together since 1998! If you get a chance, go visit one of their many stores across Taiwan or their online store HERE!
For new years, Yiling took us to Underworld, a cool little live house.    The local Taiwanese band Macbeth was surprisingly good!
 
the bathroom
the only picture we have from the night as we started celebrating too early....

FOOD! another main reason for going to Taiwan...to eat my fkn heart out...some of it looks pretty gross I know
 
bacon wrapped chives
bell fruit
 
what i miss the most about Taiwan is surprisingly these modest lunch boxes
intestine noodles yummm
 favorite treat...candied strawberry kebabs
 
fried chicken steaks
 
fun shaped hot cakes
 
pork sammies
sea snails
 
Eric couldn't hang with my eating habits so he came up with the most American meal possible: hot dog, cheetos, and a coke!
 
you snap me
snapping you
 
brother praying
 
offerings
nice to know people still hand paint lanterns
night markets 
take that FOREVER 21...neener neener neeener
and then ended the trip with balenciaga/margiela sale madness!
(got a pair of margiela trousers for under $100!)

♥  ♥  ♥ 

65 comments:

  1. wow this first outfit is so fantastic and grunge!!!

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  2. amzin post dear !great outfits!

    love ur boots and ur floral maxi dress!

    i wanna jump into ur pics!
    kiss

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  3. AWESOME...ALL THE FOOD LOOKS SO GOOD!!!

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  4. these are lovely pics i adore your top and that FOREVER26...funny/1
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  5. your outfit shots always look effortless... do good! but think i like all the random shots even more!!

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  6. i loved the entire post!!and omg u look so gorgeous!
    plus u got really lucky with those shoes!

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  7. what a brilliant blog you've got .
    and thanks so much for sharing all these great photos.
    love your first outfit so much.
    hope you're having a great week

    x

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  8. :D forever 26 .... coool
    Beautiful photos!

    Love your outfit that you wear!


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    XOXO

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  9. hahaha forever 26 + street food. mm. somehow, i never thought much about taiwanese food since i live in south east asia, but maybe i'll reconsider taking a trip there. awesome.

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  10. Look like you had fun! Pictures look awesome!

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  11. ah, amazing! I love the outfit in the first few shots. Looks soooo good!

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  12. Love your outfit!!

    Ahhh, miss China...miss travelling!

    I'm straightly going to their online storeeee!!

    Muaaaa

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  13. such a rad post! I love all the shots of food and your outfit is awesome

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  14. One of the best outfits I've seen in awhile. Comfortable, casual, warm but still really damn cool!

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  15. First outfit, really great.

    Lovely photos.

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  16. Your style is so unique and perfect. I'm really in love with it. These photos make me want to travel so bad. And although you said that some of the street food looks gross to me it all looks amazing haha.




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    xo

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  17. forever26? aha, I love your shoes.


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  18. bummer to hear your christmas wasn't pleasant. BUT omg how freakin awesome to eat your way through Taiwan! I wish i'd eatten more when I visited Vietnam - next time I'm going to!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  19. these are great! Love the outfit posts :) xo -nb

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  20. howwwww CUTE do you look in the first photo! super baby face.

    I do miss me some ghetto street lunch places from HK!

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  21. Aiiiieee! These photos make me miss Taiwan! Can't believe I went for the first time to the Motherland just last year. Must go back ASAP!

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  22. LOOOve your look.
    Please follow, I'm new at this.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  23. looks like you had a great trip! Love all your outfitss as usual, such perfect layering !


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    xxSea

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  24. I seriously love that rockstar look!!! Amazing layering and I love your boots!!!! Looks like you had awesome trip!

    One Love,
    http://bubbbbbbaf.blogspot.com

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  25. I totally love your outfit...great blog!

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  26. damn, girl, you look absolutely stunning!

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  27. okay but youre such a babe. you have the best style, seriously. love your blog. looks like you had fun !
    xx
    chloe

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  28. margiela trousers? jeal! thanks for the sweet comment, I have such a hard on for the UNIF stuff ... last night my husband's camera man and manager were over and I was wearing the Bambi shirt and they were like WHERE DID YOU GET THAT MAYHEM SHIRT? ;) looking awesome as always, C. xoxo

    HALCOHOLIC.com

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  29. I'll be in China in a few weeks, I'm so excited! Great pics and cool look! <3

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  30. I miss Taiwan so much!! Looking at your pictures makes me wanna jump on a plane right now to Taipei!!
    M.

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  31. Love the look!!!!! Very badass!





    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  32. i adore your shoes and your style!!!!
    you are beautiful!

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  33. You rock girl!
    I'm really shy about mix different clothes, but you are so good in that, and I admire you.
    And since now, I'm your follower :)

    xox

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  34. ohh girl, i absolutely love your style <3
    U ROCK. & U;RE AMAZING. aww
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  35. looks amazing! and love your first outfit
    x
    Somethings Gone Awry

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  36. Love all your photos. Amazing. Your first outfit is lovely xx

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  37. u look cool!!! i love the outfit!!!

    xxxxx

    http://anexceptiontomyrule.blogspot.com/

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  38. we only can say WOW. your blog is so amazing and you more! pictures, diy.. without words dear!!

    of course we follow you, and when you post we will right here<3


    xx

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  39. I can't get enough of your shoeeees!

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  40. oh my god your outfits is perfection. loveeee slash detail in clothes right now! !! and needs me a ring like that. must proper freak people out :) x x x
    http://kireimode.blogspot.com/

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  41. this looks amazing!
    I want to do it all

    xx Laksmono

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  42. Both of those rings are awesome.

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  43. Love the shooting you shooting me pics.

    Tell Eric I said hi.

    Love you guys.

    karen x

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  45. You are so pretty. I hope one day I will travel to China. China is so magical, isn't it ? I love your outift.
    I can't wait to your new post !

    xoxo,Kinga.

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  46. looks like SUCH a good time. the temple pics, the sample sale, the FOOD! the food's definitely the best part, i think.

    <3
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  47. LOVE LOVE LOVE the JW boots! :)
    http://cargocollective.com/kimadis

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  48. I love this post. You look so amazing in your outfit : )

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  49. I am in love with your whole grunge look!
    :D I wish i could pull that off without looking like a man!

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  50. Yumm! I also ate my heart out when I was in Taiwan. I see we ate some of the same things :)

    http://www.atasteofkoko.com/search/label/Taiwan

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  51. Yoda skirt.....so cool!
    I loved the food in Taiwan, chou duofu is amazing

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  52. I LOVE THE PICTURES!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Yes! I love the ring; I saw one similar on Alexa Chung a while back.

    I actually found your blog while drooling over Charles Anastase shoes, and I found your DIY post. Nice work, ladyyy. Really impressive :)

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  54. Haha Forever 26!
    The candied strawberry kebabs look so good!

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  55. Love your outfit, and the great pics of Tawian! The food looks so tasty.

    http://thesesketchbookpages.blogspot.com/

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  56. I love the idea of selling used shoes. I think that’s a good idea. Just make sure they are in good condition. ;)
    UGG Australia

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  57. wow looks like you had fun, Jealous! your bf's jackets and your jacket are way cute!

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  58. wondering if you can ask eric where he got his jacket from?? i want one!

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