Thursday, 24 February 2011

Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? by Paloma Faith


The Prophet took my hand on all souls day
He preached the value of deception
Changing shadows by a shapeshifter's rules
Tales are never just for fools
The court of conscience came before me
Presenting me with a heavenly angel
You took my hand and asked me, truths aside
To his questions I replied

Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
Just close your eyes and make believe
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
I am happy to deceive you

He stood as tall as redwood trees
Drank tea from a seamstress' thimble
I Didn't want to speak the honest truth
So I spit out lies that aimed to soothe

Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
Just close your eyes and make believe
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
I am happy to deceive you

Secrets, lies, and falling veils
I can be who you want me to be
Sacred lies, and telling tales
I can be who you want me to be
But do you want me?

Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
Just close your eyes and make believe
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?
I am happy to deceive you

Sacred lies, and telling tales
I can be who you want me to be
Sacred lies, and telling tales
I can be who you want me to be
But do you want me?
But do you want me?

The first time I heard this song, I thought it was beautiful. No pun intended. 

And don't you just lurve her red hair! I would get kill and get my hands bloody for it. Again, no pun intended.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fwd: Clock

From: Maciej Markowski 
Date: 22 February 2011 16:13
Subject: Clock
To: Wynnii Lu 

You should get one, like that. ;)


 ~Well, you can't say he doesn't know me.~

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Like That's Gonna Happen

"No, you have to wear sensible shoes to work!" I keep telling myself.

Yeah, like that's gonna happen...

Monday, 14 February 2011

Here!

Ah, so that's where my hot Valentine date is! Online!

Appreciate, Not Understand Women

Food for thought for this Valentine's Day. 

You don't have to understand women to appreciate them. Just like how you don't understand the programming language behind facebook to appreciate it wriggling into your life.
- Wynnii, 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Is It Always Good to Be On The Lookout for Something Better?

Recently, it has come to my knowledge that a few of my friends who are in long-term relationships are actually still dating others behind the backs of their "significant other".

These are friends whom I've known for a number of years and I have always thought they were in blissful relationships and sometimes, I wonder if I would have the same as them. Yes, I am envious, sometimes, of them having someone to listen to them grip about work, or to bring them soup when them are down with a cold, or to have someone drag them to watch an art films. Okay, I admit - I'm the one doing the "dragging people to watch art films" but you get my point.

And given that we are at the "you-should-be-married" age, a couple of them have taken steps to build a future with their "significant other", such as looking for a place they would call home together, sourcing for venues to hold the big event and wedding photographers to document the special memories, and some are even naming their kids already! So to say I was very shocked at this revelation is definitely an understatement.

I was being told that "It is only right for one to be on the lookout for something better". I was stumped.

This begs the question, "How do you know when enough is enough?"

Fashionista 50: The Most Influential People in New York Fashion

Came across this piece on fashionista.com. Oh, fashion, how I miss you so...

And I honestly think it's such a pity Marc Jacobs is gay. He looks so yummy, even in a skirt! *slurps*



How do you measure influence?

Is it through website hits? Or sales? Through ad dollars? Or the number of mass retailers who’ve knocked off your work?

The answer is all of the above and none of the above. Influence is an intangible thing that just happens when you know your craft and you work hard at it.

To determine who belongs in the Fashionista 50–our list of the most influential people working in New York fashion–we used our own knowledge of the industry, combined with advice from industry sources. We also considered each candidate’s consumer reach–through sales, media, etc.

To be considered, candidates had to live and work in New York for most of the year.

What’s Fashionista’s definition of influential? It describes people who are shaping the direction of the New York fashion industry, both aesthetically and in terms of how the business works.

You’ll find the entire Fashionista 50 list below. Click on the person’s name to read a full bio. And if you really want to click through the whole slideshow, you can do so here.

Designers
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Proenza Schouler
Ralph Lauren
Marc Jacobs
Oscar de la Renta
Jenna Lyons, J.Crew
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno

CEOs/Investors
Andrew Rosen, Theory
Mickey Drexler, J.Crew
James Gardner, Createthe Group
Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs
Gary Wassner, Hilldun Factoring
 
Editors
Anna Wintour, Vogue
Sally Singer, T

Stylists
Grace Coddington, Vogue
Karl Templer
Alex White, W
Camilla Nickerson
Lori Goldstein
Kate Young
Sally Lyndley
Joe Zee

Buyers and Retail Fashion Directors
Steven Alan, Steven Alan
Amanda Brooks, Barneys New York
Jen Mankins, Bird
Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai, Odin
Julie Gilhart
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Opening Ceremony

Photographers
Craig McDean
Scott Schuman
Terry Richardson
Bill Cunningham

Personalities/Muses
Chloe Sevigny
Alexa Chung
Andre Leon Talley
Nina Garcia

Writers
Cathy Horyn, New York Times
Bridget Foley, WWD
Cintra Wilson, New York Times
Lynn Yaeger

Behind the Scenes
Gayle Dizon
Natalie Joos
Gucci Westman Neville
Steven Kolb, CFDA

Marketing and Branding
Carol Han and Alexandra Weiss, CA Creative
Andy Spade, Partners and Spade
Ed Filipowski and Julie Mannion, KCD
Sylvie Picquet Damesme and Pierre Rougier, PR Consulting
Hamilton South, HL Group
Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway
Lauren Santo Domingo, Modus Operandi



Monday, 7 February 2011

To My One & Only Stalker Dear

Happy birthday to my one and only Stalker dear! You stay happy, beautiful, healthy and a Stalker dear forever and ever!

Here's me sending my penguin troupe to make sure you have a very happy birthday! 

*Wii shouts 'Cute and cuddly for Joey, boys! Cute and cuddly!'*

xoxoxoxo
Stalkee dear

Random Post, Random Places

I went on a crazy posting spree. Random posts in random places in months after July. I suggest you start here.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

You Should Always Ask

Last night while washing my hands at the basins of the unisex toilet at certain club called Filter,

Guy: Sorry about not letting you into the guy's toilet first.
Wii: Oh, no worries. I couldn't use a urinal anyway.
Guy: I'm Peter. What's your name?

Usually, my instant curt reply would be "Who wants to know?" followed by a is-that-the-best-line-you-can-come-up-with look but I was feeling charitable.

Wii: I'm Wynnii.
Peter: What do you work as, Wynnii?
Wii: Peter, let me teach you a thing or two about picking up girls. Never ask what they do for a living. First you ask for a name, then you ask who they came here with.
Peter: But I don't want to know who they are here with.

At this couldn't-have-asked-for-a-more-perfect moment, Boyfriend walked in.

Wii: Peter, meet my boyfriend, Maciek. Maciek, this is Peter.

Boyfriend looked confused but him, being ever the gentlemen, proceeded to extend a handshake to Peter and introduced himself.

Wii: So Peter, it was nice meeting you.
Peter: You too.
Wii (whispering to Peter): And this is exactly why you always ask who the girl came to the club with. 

Friday, 4 February 2011

Woo-oh!

Your friends and family may get on your nerves today as they become overly assertive. You may not realize it, but you are playing an important role in other people’s dramas now.

Unfortunately the more you resist, the more aggressive they become. However, you don’t want to give in to unreasonable demands.

Announcing your intention to remain non-committal until after the weekend could be enough to remove the immediate pressure and give you time to decide your next move.