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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grand Opening

In the last post,  I mentioned the opening of my new Etsy store, XtiffanychenX, 

Here is a preview of the items currently available in the shop.  All pieces are made by me and everything is $24 or less!

Feminine Skirt with Ruched Design Detail $20.00

Pin-stripe Babydoll Dress $13.00

Pink Shift Dress $11.00

Teal Purse with Feather Applique $9.00

Elegant Black Skirt with Back Flare $24.00

Again, the link is:

Happy Shopping!

The Artist

I might be trying to pursue a career as a designer now, but it's fun at times to look back at the work that started this all.  I had more of a fine-arts based training when I submitted my portfolio for school applications as well as in my first year at college.  It's great to see how far everything has progressed.  Most of these are just shots taken from an old digital camera, so apologies for the poor quality!  I should properly scan them in and archive them soon enough. 

And...I've taken one step towards my goal of starting my own design career.  It's one small step, but it's surely just as exciting - I've just opened my Etsy store

Please stop by and take a look.  Happy shopping!

Egyptian-inspired print, hand-painted acrylic
Lattice structure pattern, hand-painted acrylic

Drawing based on a scene from one of Haruki Murakami's novels
Drawing based on a scene from one of Haruki Murakami's novels

Sandwich and Juice Still Life, Oil Painting

Bell Pepper Trio Still Life, Soft Pastels

Floral Study Still Life, Oil Pastels

Feet Drawing

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


As my days back home are slowing winding down,  I got the chance to visit a few other areas in the Los Angeles area.  Future visitors take note - this is a tour recommendation from a local, a hidden gem amidst the corporate feel of Downtown L.A. 

This location might seem familiar to you, as one of the popular spots featured in a number of films such as Blade Runner, and more recently, The Artist.

The Bradbury Building is a registered historic landmark and while a seemingly non-discreet brick building on the outside, the interior space is full of intricate details and flooded with natural light.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


An outfit of what I wore the other day...

Espirit Cropped Jacket, PG Beauty Purse, ModCloth Silk Top, H&M Trousers

And Valentino Sunglasses

Monday, May 28, 2012

In Bloom

Spent some time back home this past week, exploring some underrated touristy areas in town.  I had always lived near the Huntington Library and Gardens, but never actually ventured out to tour the estate.  Taking advantage of the sunny yet cool day, a friend and I set out to see the gardens this past weekend.  

I couldn't stop taking pictures, as I can start to see ideas for new designs stemming (ha!) from these botanical inspirations.