Back to Basics :: Favorite tee & McQueen bracelet

by wendy

This entry is titled “Back to Basics” and it has dual meanings to me.  First, it’s dedicated to what I love to wear – basic tees and black pants.  And second, it’s a reminder for me to work hard, stay resilient, and always challenge myself artistically.

I just love a simple tee with either black skinny jeans or leather pants.  It’s so easy yet so chic!

To add extra flare to this outfit, I paired it with my one of my favorite booties.  The heel details on these booties are spectacular – lacquered paint drip designs!

I’ve been itching to design another clutch ever since I was up in San Francisco.  But with the move to Chicago then to LA, I haven’t had time or moments of inspiration to create another clutch design.  I still have left-over materials from the previous clutch, and played with it from time to time, but nothing really spoke to me.  And recently, I had to remind myself to go back to the basics – just keep on pushing and keep on challenging myself artistically.  And something happened three days ago… I went to my jewelry box and pulled out this McQueen leopard bracelet that my girlfriends gave me as a going away present.  I kept on looking at it and was overwhelmed with emotions.  I have great admiration for Alexander McQueen.  Most of his life, he battled with mental health issues and ended up taking his own life after his mother’s death.  He was a fearless, bold, and experimental designer.  His fashion shows were something beyond the imagination.   As I looked at the bracelet, it reminded me to be daring and always stay inspired.  And it was also the catalyst to a new concept design… I want to make an asymmetric fold-over leopard print clutch.

As always, thank you so much for reading!  I can not wait to update you on the status of the new clutch design!

:: Outfit ::

Top :: Splendid
Bottom :: Armani Exchange
Shoes :: Giuseppe Zanotti
Bag :: Homemade clutch
Accessories :: Vintage locket necklace & leaf ring
Alexander McQueen leopard wrap bracelet (Thanks to Tina, Josie, Lily, Meeke, Natalie & Linda!)