Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Let's talk eyetalk

It all started when our friend showed us this link. It blew our minds! We thought it was insane how a little eye glue and some make up (okay, a lot of make up) could make a person look so different. While Kate was on Vacation visiting her family in Hong Kong, she was able to snag up a bottle of this stuff. Time to experiment!

We are aware of the surgery that exists for this very thing but we arent here to make any commentary on that.. or to encourage/discourage anyone having this done. Really, the glue is just for fun for us. Katie didnt want to feel left out, so she tried out the glue too. We thought about doing a serious product test and comparison but.. naaah, we didnt want to take it too seriously.

Thanks to the magic of youtube, we watched the tutorial and were ready to go!

Kate finds her sweet spot.

Katie works on packing on the glue.

Using the stick to create the crease.

Using stick to shape already existing crease.

Finished eye (on Kate's left) vs. Regular eye

Finished eye (on Katie's right) vs. Regular eye

Final thoughts?

Kate says: the glue works like magic to make my eyes look bigger, but at the end I do not recognize myself after the applications.  The glue was quite uncomfortable as if something is pulling up my eyelids and not letting me blink!  I think it is a FUN product and does magic for those who has minimal eye creases... but at the end I prefer what my parents gave me

Katie says: It was hard to look at things normally. I had to tilt my head downwards when looking at things so that my eyes could sit comfortably. The glue basically swallowed my eyelid and blinking felt terrible. It's a neat way to reshape your crease and eye shape.. but I found out what I already knew: eyelid glue does not work on my non-asian eye. Jealous!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The most beautiful Bride-to-be

I still recalled my first meeting with Cheryl 15 years ago in the hallway of our middle school.  Recognized by our nationality, which the school principle thought, “they OUGHT to be friends!”

There are endless amount of words to describe my dearest friend, Cheryl, but beautiful, charming, kindhearted, loyal & adoring are the first that come to my mind.

When Cheryl got engaged to her wonderful fiancé, Richard last year, the bridal party couldn’t think of a better idea than a Tiffany’s Blue Bridal shower to suits her enchanting personality. 

Naturally, I have created a Tiffany’s Blue dessert table, adorned with Vanilla butter cream cupcake, Chocolate Ganache Macaron, Sugar Cookies, and Cheryl’s favorite – Lemon Squares.

Congratulations Cheryl & Richard! I love you both very much! I can’t wait to attend your wedding!

Kate for F3

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Candyland

O my - I cannot believe it is July already.  So have you figure what is your summer jam yet?

I hate to admit it, but secretly I cannot get Katy Perry's California Gurls out of my head.  The song is just so campy, which makes it awesome! 

The first time I watch the video for the song, I am just mesmerized with the whole candy-land set up.  Who wouldn't want to live in a land of Cupcakes, Lollipops & Cotton Candy?  To make it even better, Snoop Dogg worn a cupcake suit!!! OMG!

With Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg as my inspirations,  here are some Candyland sugar cookies.  

P.S. does anyone else find the whole whipped cream thing a bit... disturbing? 

Kate for F3

Thursday, July 8, 2010

OMG Moment for Fall 2010

It has been torching 40c degree out here in Toronto, but I can't help but start to think about my fall Wardrobe.

I was browsing thru over the weekend, I got to say my favorite collection for Fall 2010 is Miu Miu.    You must think that my opinion is little biased as I am a big fan of the brand.  But seriously, look at the collection!

Embroidered Lace, Skinny Bow ties and Anemone Appliqué create a delicate & soft contrast to sturdy heavy felt wool fabrication.  The silhouettes are easy to wear and will look great on most body shapes.  The skinny trousers will make your leg look like they will never end.

An unexpected colour palette of Black with tangerine, gold, purple & lavender is so different rest of Fall 2010 collection.  I seriously need to add some Shocking tangerine for my fall wardrobe!

Seriously Miss Prada, you are killing me softly with your clothes.

Check out for runway video!  

P.S. the sound track of runway is AMAZING - seriously - Culture club? Boy George? AMAZING!

All photos via

Kate for F3

Monday, July 5, 2010

All About AOP

Using all over print, or as we in the "industry" like to call AOP (hint of sarcasm there), is an easy way to play up an outfit and give it character. These days it's hard not to notice the surge of fun, quirky motifs that seem to be filling stores (and our closets). It seems all we want to do is cover our bodies in them! An all over body all over print, mayhaps? Yeah no...sorry, getting carried away here.

On Katie
Swallow Print Dress: Zara, Belts: Vintage, Rain Boots: Vivienne Westwood, Umbrella: Zara, Bow Ring: Topshop, Scissors Necklace: Somewhere along Queen St E.

On Kate
Bunny Shirt: French Connection, Short: Uniqlo, Belt: Vintage Belt from Atlantic Home, Cat Maryjanes: Miu Miu, Ring: Forever 21

Katie & Kate for F3

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Did I buy Chloë Sevigny's shoes?

I am a BIG eBay fan - to buy & to sell.

I recently bought this pair of beauties off an ebay store which is run by Hilary Rosenman, a NYC jewlery designer.  She sells new & used items from her personal collection, Charlotte Ronsons & an annoymous celebrity.

So.. this pair of shoes belonged to an anonymous celebrity, who used to be a model & is now an actress.

I didn't come to think too much of it... until I rec'd the package with a note card from Miu Miu attentioned to "Chloe".

seriously... am I obsessive? or did these shoes actually belong to Chloë Sevigny? She modeled for Miu Miu Spring 1996 collection.... and she wears Sz 38, which is the size of shoes I purchased?

What do you guys think? Chloë? or am I crazy?

Kate for F3

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Better late than never...

F3! Sparklers Style!!
Me showing off my amazing sparkler writing skills.

Canada Day turned out to be quite productive... right after I got off my lazy arse. I got the cake done, did some minor gardening and even popped out some mini sandwiches. Seriously, if you knew me in real life you'd know that I NEVER make food for myself.. or others for that matter. I'm the sort of person who'd rather just buy every meal as it comes. So the fact that I managed to put together TWO edible items is sorta kinda amazing for me.

Check out these mini tuna melts! I find that things taste better when inside of a croissant... so that was my starting point. Add on a good chunk of avocado, a squirt of mustard, spoonful of tuna salad and cover with havarti cheese. Yummm!

Nosh nosh
Ready for the broiler.
More noshing
Ready for my mouth.

After eating some food, napping and realizing that it was already passed 3PM... I threw on some footwear and went outside to help my mom out with the front yard. My sister Kirstie and I did a ridiculous amount of weeding. I'm pretty sure I pulled a muscle in my shoulder from all the heavy pulling we did. Anyways, we did well! Being sore just proves that fact. And now that the weeds are out of the way, theres more room for things like this!

Rose in full bloom
Sadly, all I can think of is Beauty and the Beast when I look at this.

The day slowly came to an end and I was finally able to reveal my masterpiece. Tada!

Sparklers make everything awesome
Red Velvet Sparkler Attack!

I made a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. It was so good! I found the recipe off of Joy of Baking. The only thing that sketched me out was the insane amount of red food colouring required. I was only able to do 1 tablespoon as that completely exhausted my red food colour supply, but I think it was still enough to get a punch of red.

Red Velvety Goodness

And while I'm at it... Happy Early 4th of July!

Katie for F3

Thursday, July 1, 2010



So I'm spending the day in Guelph at my parents house and having a very relaxing time. So far all I've done is sleep and eat. The plan was to come home and help my mom out with some gardening but sometimes just the idea of having a day off is enough to get me in laze-oid mode. I'm hoping that by writing this now I'll be inspired to get back to business. Slowly but surely...

I was planning on posting photos of something I worked on for the celebrations but silly me forgot my camera upload cord. Oops. I still plan on posting those photos but it will have to be for another day. In the meantime, I was thinking I should at least pop out something in honour of the day! So I was going through my mind bank trying to find some stereotypical Canadian things to photo bomb the blog with (poutine, beavertail, Celine Dion...igloos?) when I had a glorious thought! It takes only 1 photo..and yet combines 3 things truly Canadian. I present you with Jeanne Beker wearing an amazing Smythe Blanket Coat designed for HBC. Yes yes...its a winter coat and winter should be the last thing on my mind right now BUT winter is pretty much linked to Canada sooo.. that makes a 4 in 1 bonus for me!!

Image taken from

Katie for F3