Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hello, Hapa










I get really excited when I'm in Japanese magazines, because as a mere Hapa, I have Asian envy. ViVi did a little feature on DIY fashion and it looks like I'm in good company - hi, Tavi! I bought this dress at H&M before I even moved to New York (I was just visiting). The sleeves hit right at the waist line and were oddly puffy at the bottom, making me look like Humpty Dumpty. I shortened the sleeves and also the hemline, adding a black trim to both. As for the shoes, I just put on some cute little vintage shoe clips that my mom gave to me. Voila, a [slightly] new outfit!


Outfit Details:
dress: H&M, modified by me
bow sash: available at Postlapsaria.com
Cambridge Zip Top Tote: courtesy of Coach
shoes: Target
shoe clips: from my mommy

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

79 comments:

  1. Keiko, I LOVE this dress; well done! Let me know when you no longer want it in your closet. <3

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  2. I love your hair and dress! The changes you made to it are amazing.

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  3. love the outfit! nice blog

    please come by and follow back ;D


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  4. Beautiful dress love the colour xoxox

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  5. Well the dress turned out beautifully! I love the colour on you, so so pretty! Congrats on the feature too!

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  6. I'm half Filipino and I know exactly how you feel...but when I see hapas like you I like to think that maybe there's such a thing as hapa envy :)

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  7. Congrats! I heart ViVi, so I'll be looking forward to seeing the actual story when I pick up my copy. I also heart the dress: the colour is gorgeous. So feminine and sweet...loves!

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  8. Love the dress and the big bow! That is a great color on you!

    Small Time Style

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  9. congrats! and wow super impressed by the modifications. love the green dress and shoes. oh and your hair looks great! overall, everything is stunning!!

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  10. As the Japanese say "Kawaii desu"!!!

    I've only recently started following you and I love your outfits - gorgeous!

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  11. So beautiful! I think I remember seeing that dress once in H&M and walking away from it because of the sleeves. Definitely looks better the way you have it- especially with the trim!

    -Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

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  12. What a darling dress and shoes! I love the changes you made to the dress :) Congratulations on the magazine mention!

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  13. such a pretty dress, i love how you've altered it :)

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  14. How awesome! I love Asian fashion magazines; they're the greatest. And you fit in so well! I love your outfit, too. It's so Chanel-Parisian. :)

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  15. any clue what's in the little word bubble coming out of your mouth?

    I think green really must be your color!

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  16. congrats, you look darling! :D

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  17. wow congrats on being in a Japanese magazine, especially Vivi!! it really is a bomb dress!

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  18. Super cute and congratulations on the feature! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com/)

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  19. That's rad!

    I was once in a spanish magazine when I was into paintball.

    BTW i love the color of this dress! It's so pretty!

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  20. what a beautiful dress. It is so pretty. This is my favourite in a long time on you. .

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  21. This dress looks awesome! Good job

    Xoxo
    Chandler

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  22. Oooh love this vintage inspired dress and the bow sash you made. Well done on your japanese magazine feature :)

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  23. Adorable! I thought that dress might have been vintage, reworked! Really really cute and I love the giant sash bow!

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  24. You are seriously a doll! I love the green of that dress and all the motifications you made to it, especially the black trim. Looks gorgeous and made for you!

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  25. i loved your whole outfit! your dress and those shoes are amazing :) you rocks!! :)

    have a nice day and don't forget to visit my blog :)
    kisses,
    Pawi.

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  26. I think that dress looks great. I can't believe it was originally from H&M.

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  27. Asian envy?! We full Asians are so jealous of Hapas for their stunningly good looks! And you are the most beautiful of them all :)

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  28. This dress is adorable! I can't imagine it any other way!

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  29. that dress is so FABULOUS... i couldn't love it more. and your hair is looking so long and gorgeous!

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  30. i love ur dress!! :D the boww is too cutee!!

    xoxo

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  31. OH my gosh i can't believe your in Vivi! I actually glance at their amazing fashions from time to time, that's super amazing! Great images too, I love that dress- and the shoes! take care!
    x

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  32. Absolutely stunning Keiko! Great to see you last night.

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    xo

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  33. Ahhh congrats on ViVi, I pick up my copy at Family Mart every month & I can't wait to see my fav. blogger in there :)

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  34. Gorgeous dress, love the restyling you did!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  35. You have great talent! You look great too :D

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  36. Mere hapa? What you talking about gorgeous? As a plain old Asian in Hawaii, I am always suffering from hapa envy! Cute dress, love that shade of green.

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  37. H&M Really!!! You really have managed to personalize it to look like it is another one of your gorgeous creations. :)

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  38. You always look so fabulous. I love the modifications you did to that dress. It's perfect!!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  39. you have the cutest dresses and the most amazing of diys! :D

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  40. I adore that dress... the bow on the front is so perfectly ladylike!




    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  41. I just bought that dress at a Buffalo Exchange! I am in love with it, puffy sleeves and all :) It is such a treat to see you in it! Love the bow sash too.

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  42. Love the modifications, you look gorgeous as always!

    Love Alexandra

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  43. Ah, Keiko! You look so fabulous in rich, bright colors! This green looks amazing on you.

    I like the shoe clips. I don't have any, but it's a fun idea to jazz up some shoes!

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  44. love the dress, the bow is fantastic! also, the little clips are so cute ^^

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  45. Wow, a Vivi feature!! That's so exciting! I love that magazine:)

    xx

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  46. Congrats on the Vivi feature! That's so cool. I really like what you did to the dress, wish I knew how to moidfy some of my own dresses.

    xx

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  47. that is one gorgeous dress!
    love your hair and congratulations on the feature!


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  48. came across your blog and just couldn't but leave a comment on your dress - it's GORGEOUS!!

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  49. this outfit is way too perfect! i'm a hapa too. and i also have asian envy. i'm hawaiian/chinese and half caucasian and i'm obsessed with japan.

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  50. wow you're going global! congratulations! i love the green dress! so pretty! nobody wears green as well as u! gorgeous!


    xx,
    JL
    http://joannaladrido.blogspot.com

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  51. Oh wow congrats :] ♥

    I love that dress! It's a really pretty colour ♥
    & The shoes are really cute :]

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  52. Gorgeous green, love how you've made it look amazing!

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  53. I love your dress it's so so so pretty you look gorgoeus I love the modifications you did to it too =)

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  54. CONGRATS on the mag feature! I'm a total Japanese mag-addict...you're such fantastic inspiration!

    chloe **http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  55. How awesome! You look gorgeous, as always :)

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  56. hi you look very cute and your blog is amazing:) thank you!

    /swedish girl

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  57. I saw this in Vivi too...and I always get excited whenever I see bloggers I recognise. Well done!! I really love what you did with the dress too, I'd never have thought it was originally H&M!

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  58. Very cute colors! Love the bow for the belt^^

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  59. love your bow dress!!you look so pretty!!and the shoes are to die for!!kisses

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  60. that dress is the best. i am seriously drooling over it.

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  61. Cute dress. The bow looks so perfect in the front.

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  62. lovely dress, my favorite color! you are simply stunning.

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  63. honestly, I am obessesed with that dress. Just posted about it tonight. Oh how I wish I had an H&M nearbye. You look darling as usual.
    xo

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  64. i love the combination of green and black! love your outfit, great choice!
    *thumbs up*

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  65. I love your hair in these pics. Great job with the dress, and congratulations on the feature. =)

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  66. Love that dress! The green and black are perfect together!

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  67. Pretty green dress i like it !
    Xx

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  68. you are like a fashion genius! love this outfit

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  69. I ADORE anything with a nice big bow on it, so this dress is AMAZING in my eyes. :D

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  70. I've been reading your blog for a LONG time, but have never commented. I live in Japan this year, and saw this feature while flipping through a magazine at the hairdresser. I got so excited and almost started explaining to the hairdressser that "I know this girl!", but then realised... I don't! Feels like it though - thanks for the lovely reads :)

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  72. You are amazing! ViVi mag is so hot in Asian man! You are hot too, Chic! <3 I am so impress bout you! Great!
    You are amazing, Just The Way You Are

    By,
    LynnGoh XX

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  73. Just found your blog the other day, and love love your style! I wish I could pull of 1/2 of what you can do!

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