September Favourites

September_favourites

Hello October! I can't believe its been exactly one month since I moved to London. Time does fly! If you guys remember, i've posted articles about my recent favourite, here. And today, I've decided to make it a regular series. So that not only I get to show the cool stuff I found over the month, and some of you can also share yours below the comment area? how's that? 

Okay, so here I am today..sharing my 'September Favourites', and I hope you will find it interesting! 

十月了,十二個月中最喜歡的就是這個月份。不管是在澳洲、台灣或是英國,十月的天氣都是剛剛好的,不熱偏涼,一件舒服的長袖上衣就可以出門,晚上假如稍微冷一點,再加上一件大圍巾即可。當然,另一個原因是十月,是我的生日月(笑)記得幾個月前,在部落格上分享了自己那陣子喜歡的物品,想了想,決定讓這個點子成為一個系列,以後定期都會有「每月精選 Monthly Favourites」,感覺滿有趣的。分享之餘,也能練習一下拍攝物品的技巧,一舉兩得。

1.Miu Miu The First Perfume 

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When it comes to perfumes, I've never been an adventurer (yeah..shame on me). Most of the time I'll just find one I really like and probably stick with it for the next one year or so. I've been a loyal customer of Jo Malone & Joie for ages. But while I was spending my time around walking (and shopping..I have to admit) in London, I keep on seeing these huge ads of the latest Miu Miu Perfume. I gave it a try..and I am so in love! It smells pretty special, kind of in between of a floral and nature scent. (I really recommend giving it a try if you happen to see it in a store, you have to smell it yourself!). Plus, the bottle is so cute, goes perfectly as a chic home decor! 

其實我平時並不是個天天習慣噴香水的人,對於香水的常識也都趨於保守,使用的品牌和味道都很固定。不過,前幾個禮拜,整個倫敦隨處可見 Miu Miu The First Perfume 的各式廣告,於是在逛百貨時便隨手拿起來試聞,而結果,真是讓人又驚又喜。對於 Miu Miu 一直有種「偏成熟」的印象,所以一開始也以為這瓶香水可能會很濃郁,但其實不然,介於水果和花香的中間,我覺得香氣和清新感的拿捏得很剛好,至少對我來說是。值得一提的是,瓶身承接了品牌本身經典的紋路,配上可愛的糖果綠,放在梳妝台上,真的是個很賞心悅目的居家裝飾呢!

2. Kusmi BB Detox Tea

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As you guys might know from my instagram (@mstiffany.yang), I'm quite a foodie! So I tend to drink detox tea pretty often, to flush out all that cake and ice cream. Though lets be honest, most detox tea doesn't taste that good..well, except for the ones from Kusmi Tea! This one actually taste amazing, its very fruity (I think it contains grapefruit & lemon). You don't even have to feel like your detoxing anymore, in fact, its just like an indulging evening tea session, yum! 

從小就愛喝茶,小時候看著父親和叔叔長輩總是用著深褐色的茶具,熟練的沖泡著我們所謂的「老人茶」。離開台灣後,不管是在澳洲或是英國,每當要購買生活雜貨,一定都會到販賣茶葉的櫥櫃或是店面晃晃,找尋著新歡以及舊愛。Kusmi Tea 是個頗有名氣的茶葉品牌,除了經典的伯爵或是早餐茶外,另外也有販售所謂的「排毒茶」。排毒,聽起來有點恐怖,感覺喝起來會非常苦澀,需要捏著鼻子喝下去一樣,不過在 Kusmi 店裡嘗試過後,才發現我錯得離譜。Kusmi Tea 的 BB Dextox 的主要原料是水果,在茶葉中加入了葡萄柚和檸檬,對於降血糖有非常大的功效,重點是,淡淡的水果香非常順口,其實並不會覺得自己在「排毒」,只是單純地品嘗一杯好茶罷了。

3. & Other Stories Black Marble Ring 

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When I moved to London, to visit & other stories store was one of my 'must dos'. I've been hoping to see their accessory collections for ages, and now I've finally got the chance. Ever since I got this black marble ring, I've been getting so many complements! Its a very simple ring, but the marble really gives it texture. And the colour combination goes with every outfit. I've been wearing it almost everyday, and I'm planning to keep doing so! 

一直以來,都有在注意 H&M 的旗下品牌 & Other Strories 的飾品系列,喜歡他們簡單純粹的風格。剛到沒多久的時候,就到 Regent Street 的店裡逛逛,在飾品前試戴了好幾個款式,最後決定入手這款仿大理石紋路的銀色戒指。基本的線條,利用中心的黑色大理石紋來製造層次感,簡約但不無聊,跟各種穿搭都部委和,真的好喜歡。如果想要找尋平價好看的飾品,推薦你去看看。 

4.Makers form East London

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The one thing I love about London is the endless great bookshops, and the unlimited art resources. 'Makers from East London' is the very first book I bought from London. It showcases so many interesting stories of creators from almost every field, and inspiring, of course. The book itself is pretty big, so basically I only read it before bed. One story a time, so indulging. 

倫敦,最令人著迷的就是逛不完的書店;大型的連鎖書店也好,可以挖寶的古董書也行,或是書架上一本本的初版印刷的珍貴書店,每次造訪,都有新的驚喜。這是我在倫敦買的第一本書,裏頭文字和圖片穿插,訴說著東倫敦的各類領域的藝術家創作作品的過程。因為書本太重,不適合攜帶,放在床頭櫃作為睡前的閱讀,嚼嚼文字、欣賞照片,也挺適合的。

5. A.P.C. Ankle Cow Boy boots 

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I've been a big fan of A.P.C for a long while. I love their simplicity, most of their runway outfits suits our everyday life perfectly well. And the quality very good, too. I love this pair of boots in particular, because unlike my other biker boots which are more edgy and boyish, this one is actually pretty subtle, and the cute fur in it brings a hint of feminine, don't you think. I reckon this pair is definitely going to be one of my favourite winter/fall boots for the season.

這雙靴子看起來或許很普通,但對我來說卻非常特別。以前,我是絕對不穿腳環高度的靴子的,一直覺得自己不高的身形,其實不適合。沒想到,這次在法國品牌 A.P.C. 的店裡嘗試後,才知道我們亞州人或許不高,但是並不代表我們比例就沒有外國人好,而且,只要選對牛仔褲來搭配,小個子也是能出頭天的(笑)。這款矮跟厚底的設計,除了能拉高比例,在舒適度上也比其他有跟鞋來的好穿好走。我想,穿衣服就跟生活上許多其他事情一樣,要多方嘗試,就能找到適合自己的。

I'm so happy right now, because this is the first post I shoot in my new apartment. You can't see much details yet, but its much brighter than my old apartment in Australia, so the editing part was much easier. If you're a blogger or a photographer, you'll get what I mean. Natural light is probably the most important thing! Anyways, I'm off for now, and I will be back soon with more updates from London :) 

在拍這組照片的時候其實內心很興奮,因為是在新家第一次拍的照片。客廳和房間都有大片的窗戶所以採光很足夠,在編輯方面省了不少力。不曉得在照片裡面看不看得出來,這次整體的風格是走白色和灰色,配上少許的金色來做裝飾,目前整體的感覺還滿滿意的(笑)再兩個星期,書櫃和書桌就都會到了,到時候再一併做佈置的心得分享吧!

IN THE POST:

Miu Miu Perfume bought via John Lewis

BB Detox Tea via Kusmi Tea

Black Marble Ring sold out, another colour here

Makers From East London via Foyles 

A.P.C Ankle Boots sold out, another colour here