Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Who Define The Word "Cool"? x Margo



As days go by, every single hour single minute is well-spent by your desire, but have you ever realized that you are living in an era of technology consumption? Like an Instagram issue that I discussed in this post, or even a normal scene by surrounding people who seem to spend their time in moving their thumbs up&down on the screens. Yes, I am one of those people who couldn't live without such gadget because I addicted to social media

We all have different reasons why we have to use these social media networks, some want to get in touch with friends/families/coworkers and etc while some take advantage of them as inspirational sources. Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and other social medias are necessary if you live in the industry of entertaining such as art and fashion because it can be a place which you can showcase your masterpiece, however, I read a survey of an attitude of some people towards such social medias, and the result was a bit surprising yet agreeable as they commented "It is a place where we all show off to one another" 

It sounds harsh but if you think of it as a case study, I think it can be true though. It can be said that fashion bloggers like us need social medias, and social medias need us because they are the fast track to spread the words. However, it doesn't mean that you have to have loads of followers to make you look cool. 

Personally, I have observed wide variety photos yet look alike at some points in many users'. And why is that happening? Because we all want to be cool, to be accepted by others. Everyone wants to be accepted, I do too but is it really that important to be like somebody else to make yourself look cool? I have been in this industry for almost 3 years, and I have learnt from many people I have met including those bloggers who bought Instagram's followers and those wannabe types. The thing is, do you wanna be like someone else or rather be "you" the one who defines your own coolness? If you want to change or modify yourself to look like others, then what's the point of being you? Some might question "But how we are gonna reach the brands if we don't have many followers?" My simple answer is "Would you prefer brands who only care your followers or your work?" I myself don't have 10k followers, and never think of wasting my money to buy them because I just want to be liked and appreciated of who I really am not the numbers shown. I have been rejected by some brands because I don't have certain followers they expect, but there are brands who also really look at my portfolio, and that's why they say yes to the collaborations.




Most brands I have collaborated with are very friendly and don't take the opportunities for granted. And one of the brands I really admire is "Margo" the jumper I am wearing right now also provided by them. The head designer of Margo added me on Facebook, and we have been talking since then. She has never asked me for numbers of followers or traffic, but only said "I love your style"

So, what I can learn from all of my experiences is that you can get many inspirations from others as you like, but eventually there is only you in this world. Yes just you.

Top-Margo
Bag-H&M


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Combination of Outfit with SALE Temptation x Front Row Shop



Previously, I was wearing "detachable dress" provided from Front Row Shop, an online shopping which I trust in its high-quality fabric and trendy selections. However, this time can be a bit different because of what I am wearing right now. As you may know that I'm not a fan of buying high-end brands or anything costly yet poor quality, I think it is a great opportunity for me to introduce you guys about the "combination of outfit" including both brand's items and vintage one. 

Online Shopping Store. I featured Front Row Shop product on my blog a month ago. So, this is the second time to collaborate with my favourite online shopping store. I don't really purchase any white clothes due to how they can easily stained, as well as, I rarely put any white pieces on. Despite an unfamiliar feelings toward this Bralet Top, I still love the silhouette of deep v neck line, and cropped cut pattern. I love wearing crop top, therefore this item is totally welcomed to my streetstyle wardrobes

Vintage Shop. If you still recognize the vibrant pants which I paired with Paul's Boutique's Jessy Bag a while ago, yeah this pinky pants are the one I got from a vintage shop under the price of only  £2! Actually, I got this pants so randomly because it happened like a flash of illumination. While I was wandering around Siam Square, a popular street market place located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, I noticed a vintage shop which were hanging wide variety of pants in different colours such as black, white, navy, lilac, pink, pastel green and etc. Well, I didn't even hesitate to stop at that shop, especially what tempted me the most was the big board written with the words "SALE" I know this is such a crazy logic of women with this temptation word lol I literally thought that at least I had to buy something! How can you just walk away without any arousing moments when everything in the shop's only  £2 Are you crazy!!!? 

Brand Name Shoes. From the bottom of my sincere heart, I gotta admit that I got this Jeffrey Campbell's heels when they were on sale...lol However, it wasn't that pleasant though because this JC shoes bit my toes so hard that I don't really feel comfortable to put it on my feet for long. It is ok for the photo shoot but I would rather keep them in a box. I have a few pairs purchased from this brand but personally I do not quite fascinated because they are quite heavy and uncomfy. Some of you possibly love them or even list as wish lists of the month, but for me it is going to be occasional events only. 

Street Market. I am obsessed with leopard and zebra prints, and this clutch is one of the favourable items in my shelves. I got this clutch while I was walking at the street market in Singapore a few years ago. This is why I LOVE backpacking!!!!






Pants- Vintage Shop
Heels- Jeffrey Campbell

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

You&Yourself X Little By Little


Have you ever compared yourself to others? Have you ever looked or stalked on people' Instagram and scrolled down to see their photos with roughly questions like "Oh dear she looks so beautiful" "Wow look at his outfit!" "Why she has so many followers!?" "How to get an attention from brands like he/she does?" I assume that these random questions are quite normal to us in this modernized society. AND IT IS OK to have such topics in your head because we are living in the era of social media strategies. 

But what's the point to compare yourself to others instead of focusing on what you do? I was in the state of assessing myself to others and almost fed up with the idea of "Am I good enough?" And that's so wrong even just to think about it. 

I have an opportunity to be invited to many fashion events and exclusive parties and I can tell that there are really a broad range of people in this planet. From super package from head to toe to a very normal one. I take those chances as a prime time to learn about human-being. What really matter is "You" because you are the only who create yourself. If you waste your time thinking about your outfit or looking at your reflection at the mirror over and over, it will not drive you anywhere. Like it said "Instead of wasting your time worrying about what others are going to judge you, why don't you spend the time in considering how to improve yourself and make it better

Hence, no matter where I go, street fashion always comes first. I don't really concern much about expensive items or well-known brands. For example, what I'm wearing today is the outfit provided by the money in my purse lol I bought most of the pieces from vintage shops located at Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand except a holographic bag sent from Little By Little. You can also see my lovely jacket sent from LBL at this post too. 











Top-vintage shop at Siam Square
Pants-Vintage shop at Siam Square
Holographic bag-Little By Little


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blogging Motivation x Retrogue/Pauls's Boutique


In this summer, tropical palm trees, pineapples, such these summery prints seem to be really on trend among us due to the popularity of Instagram pictures I have come across these days. From online shopping websites to famous retail stores in several malls, they mostly provide the tropical vibe selections to fulfill their favourite shoppers in the season like this. To be honest, I had obsessed with those delightful prints for a while until I realized that at the end of the day, my Instagram photo's just going to look like theirs. Actually, the purpose of The Equinox Fashion is not only for (re)introduce or collaborate with street fashion brands/designers or online shopping destinations but small and local boutiques are what this blog specially aims to present as well because their clothes are even matching with my street style signature. Like I mentioned in this post that I'm not intending to be here in order to show how many brands I have worked with or famous people I have hung out with, but only my passion to street fashion. 

I love wandering around town, taking photos and appreciating the "now" moment. Therefore, my character is quite easy-going. However, I can be a really picky yet independent working woman. Truth is, I had explored in the fashion industry for a while til I knew what my blog's finally going to turn out. I'm only 5'2'' (are you surprised!?) with little physical attractiveness and don't have such confident to pull off a pink lipstick like everybody else. That is why I choose to bring out my inner self and fuse with The Equinox Fashion in order to be my "signature" instead. 

Talking about the brands' collaborations, I honestly grateful to have an opportunity to work with them. Believe it or not, I have attached their name cards or even tiny postcards written by designers/boutique owners in my personal working scrapbook (Yes, I use scrapbook as a schedule and marketing planning lol) And from my experience, I would rather suggest you guys that "please choose to work with brands only if they are good to go with your style" Because personally I feel more confident with the outfit styling, as well as, the quality of the content. I know that there are wide variety of online sources to contact or work with brands, however, there's no need to rush. Acceptance and rejection are normal since there's gonna be brands who appreciate and love your style while some might say no because you don't have a certain amount of followers they have expected. Don't discourage yourself by comparing your followers to others' and don't give up! I have a strong belief "If you keep doing it no matter how long it takes, there's gotta be the way to make it happen" Have you ever heard of Laws of Attraction? or the quote said "When one door closes, another seems to open"? This is pretty much work for me. 

Just ignore those negative believers, and focus on your heart. A girl who resigned from secure full-time job and started everything from the beginning like me can do it, so why can't you? 

**Thank you for this outfit provided in the collaboration of pom pom playsuit sent from Retrogue and Jessy Bag from Paul's Boutique.












Pom pom playsuit- Retrogue
Jessy Bag- Paul's Boutique
Hat- H&M
Creepers- Demonia

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Sweetness x Taberou Clothing


It is very rare to see me wearing such sweet skirt and pink crop top like this, however, I just want to give it a shot and bring the other side which called "Feminine" out of me.

It looks so odd but yes I am wearing skirt! And obviously it's not my usual signature black one (aren't you surprised!?) In the previous post, I mentioned that I felt uncomfortable when wearing something too womanly because somehow it triggers my insecure inside. Anyway, I just feel like giving it a try so that I can see myself in such "girly" look. Truthfully, I do admire bloggers and people whose outfits represent their soft and charming characters because personally I can't pull off a maxi skirt or crocheted tank-top without any single black piece in the same look. 

This summer sweetness look's provided by Taberou Clothing, the brand which I have collaborated with several times. I always mix&match their uber cool high-quality leggings with over-sized tank/tee and favourite masculine boots. Surprisingly, something needs to be changed and that's the reason why I eventually pair the printed skirt with pinkish crop top that I designed for myself. Moreover, it's a proper time to put my wedges on since the last time I wore high-heel almost two years ago. It's good to put them back but I don't know how some women can wear those heels all day without experiencing a pain in their feet. I guess, I need to find a way to getting used to it (one day). 

Apart from a day dreamy look with holographic skirt I paired with Catseye London midyear 2014 collection a few weeks ago, I pretty adore this look though it looks a bit different for me as I looked at the reflection of myself in the mirror this morning. The giant cupcake crop top gives me a cheerful and lively feeling of the sunny weather yet the skirt is a great catalyst for my inner sweetness (which gladly I still have it lol) 







Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell

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