Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Cotton Eylelet Smocked Mini Dress

Seeing a mini dress as refreshingly adorable as this, I almost wish Summer would never end. This Ivory Cotton Eyelet Smocked Mini Dress has a peasant appeal to it with its squared neck, 3-button front, smocked waist, and eyelet trimed shoulder. It reminds me of a similar dress worn by Lindsay Lohan on the movie "Georgia Rule". I was lusting Lindsay's dress after watching her in that movie so I was glad I found this one. The hip is slightly shaped like a tulip, contrasting with the much smaller smocked waist. A light-color cardi would be excellent with this cotton dress if it gets chilly. What do you think?

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Annual Sale Celebration

It's that time of year again! All major department stores in Taiwan each held their biggest sales event during the period from early October to mid November each year - now popularly termed as "Annual Sale Celebration". The yearly event is a huge deal for both the businesses and consumers because department stores here almost never discount prices except for this event. Marketing and media efforts go all out during this time. Shoppers crowd in the stores for discounted Nine West, Guess, and more. Many consumers who stayed away from department stores most of the year, only make their kills during the "Annual Sale Celebration".

This year is no exception, and record sales is recorded for the department stores. I guess I must have helped also in that department with my newly purchased Brappers skinny denim and the Indigo Floral Applique Wedges... lol.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Black Scoopneck Pleated Hem Mini Dress

Another Fall mini dress that absolutely must be featured in our spotlight is this "Black Scoopneck Pleated Hem Mini Dress". This seemingly understated piece has an amazingly flattering fit. The deep scoopneck, slimming waistline, and the slightly flare pleated skirt hem all combine to accentuate the female curve. And little details like the gold buttons against the basic black add to its gorgeous level. It's simply one of the most sexy mini dresses I've seen.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Preppy Vest Plaid Sweater Dress

This preppy vest plaid sweater dress deserves all our spotlight today for its smart and sexy style! The navy and dark green plaid button-down paired with basic black vest is clssically preppy and ingenious because the vest is sewn onto the dress and not removable, making this a 2-in-1 sweater dress. It's tunic length, and I'm all for wearing this as a stand-alone mini sweater dress with minimum accessories - probably with the additions of only leggings and boots/heels.

Do you occassionally dress preppy? Tell us by leaving a comment.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Fall's Floral Mini Dress

In the spotlight today is this "Black Floral Print Mini Dress". This little black knit mini, with its slightly puffed shoulder and leafy prints would be an excellent choice for the Fall. Crew neck, 3/4 length sleeves. The super short hem screams knee-high boots! Or you can opt for the basic black tights and heels to up its gorgeous level!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Favorite Find: Rich Indigo Floral Applique Wedges

These wedges are to kill for! The indigo blue color is gorgeous against any skin tone, besides that it's a good transition color into Fall. The same-color chiffon floral applique with just a sprinkle of faux diamonds, breathes femininity and charm.

Label: Fioruuci

Play sexy by wearing these wedges with mini dresses/skirts. Or go trendy with a pair of favorite denim skinny!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fresh Fields Hotel Wedding Photo Shoot

Hubby's work (he's a professional photographer) brought us to the Fresh Fields Hotel this weekend. The greenly hotel is situated on a suburban hill just 15 min away. It's the city's only 5 star hotel to be located on a mountainous hill, so naturally it's known for the spactacular view it possesses. The scenery from up here is a mixture of the hill's green and a bird's eye view of part of the city and its main highways. THE perfect hotel to have an elegant beautiful wedding!

A view of the hotel's outdoor wedding venue:

Amanda and AJ, our bride and groom of the day:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Sheer Bowtie Blouse

A black chiffon bowtie blouse like this transmits both girlie charm and sexy femininity. Buttoned down style, with same-fabric sash at the neck that is self-tied into a sweet bow. I think wearing the blouse with the sash let down (as it is) is quite sexy, too! Pair this with your favroite flair denim jeans, and you're ready for a night on the town! Click on photo to see this blouse paried with a suspender mini short shorts.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Photo Shoot Location

Hubby and I took a break from the city and visited this European style castle estate about an-hour drive away. Nestled on the mountain hills, the castle structure even looks visible and grand from far away. The main castle is part of the 3-building private residence/estate open to the public. Though we didn't get a chance to get inside the buildings, we took plenty of photos of the towering castle, beautiful/tranquil garden, fountain, and alleyway. Hubby is a photographer and we're thinking this place might just be perfect for Ganguro Fashion Store's location shoot debut! What do you think of mini dresses next to this European surrounding?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Favorite Find: Shiseido Mini Lip Balm

Shishedo has come out with this cutest lip balm ever. The teeny size (measuring only 1.5" tall) would be just the perfect fit to your tiny bag and mini dress when you're out partying away. The cool graphic doll design won't make you shy on showing it to everyone besides keeping your lips moisturized. This line of Shiseido lip balm comes in several fruity flavors, shown here is the "Wine Grape".