Discover These Fashion Magazines From Taiwan

Vogue Taiwan Vogue is known as the 'Fashion Bible' in the fashion industry.  Since the first VOGUE was published in the United States in 1892, it has a long history and is widely read internationally. Featuring the latest news on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, celebrity, entertainment, culture and style. Marie Claire Taiwan Marie Claire Taiwan features … Continue reading Discover These Fashion Magazines From Taiwan

The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

In any city, driving safely and responsibly should always, always be an obvious requirement. I wanted to focus this article specifically on Taipei, because recently a very close person near and dear to my heart was nearly killed by a driver in Taipei after being hit. It is a huge, often overlooked and ignored aspect of … Continue reading The Driving Standards In Taiwan Need To Improve

Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

If you're an Asian who was born and raised in a Western country, the question on whether you feel more this or that can be a difficult one. As someone who grew up in New Zealand, it's my natural response to say that I'm from New Zealand. I've never lived in Taiwan long term and … Continue reading Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

MEIER.Q Summer/Spring Collection 2017

MEIER.Q  is about ever going growth and change, and always looking at things differently. They are concerned about the element of detail and surprise they can bring to each person who wears their clothing. Pursuing beauty through simple design, comfort and trend. To create a simple lifestyle is their philosophy. "關於成長與蛻變, 看待事物的面貌也調整了一些比起從前, 更在乎接觸時的感動與細節 追求美感的執著依舊, 找尋簡單中隱藏的設計巧思, 舒適中堅持的時尚品味, 這些, 變得更耐人尋味. 延長衣著的賞味期成為思考的核心, 打造簡單永恆感, … Continue reading MEIER.Q Summer/Spring Collection 2017

Taiwanese Label Pazzo ‘Disney Villains’ Collection

"充滿夢想的我們推出了自有品牌PAZZO. 決定從最近的地方出發,創造台灣在地的好感國民衣著. PAZZO 將回歸衣著最簡單純粹的質地,講求最基本的質感,由挑選好布料開始! 希望與大家共享對衣著的用心堅持與自在有感生活. " From Taiwan to the world " 是PAZZO 誕生的最初精神! 想把幸福感的新生活哲學傳遞給全世界知道." View the amazing collection here. This is one of their older collections, but I just adore it. I don't know about you, but when I was younger, the Disney villain that frightened me the most was the Wicked queen in Snow White and … Continue reading Taiwanese Label Pazzo ‘Disney Villains’ Collection

Taiwanese Beauty And Fashion Youtubers

For those who are curious or would like to discover some Taiwanese beauty and fashion youtubers, I've researched and compiled a list of several bloggers from Taiwan. Many of them share their views on beauty and skincare products, review the latest products, give snippets of their daily lives, shoot fashion look books, travel videos, styling, … Continue reading Taiwanese Beauty And Fashion Youtubers

Taipei Minimal Cafe 極簡咖啡 & Taiwan Diary

My first time going to a cat cafe meant a lot of cat patting, staring at cats, drinking tea, taking pictures and talking. We arrived there at 2:00pm and stayed until 5:00pm. During that time, most of the cats were fast asleep and minding their own business. There is free wifi at the cat cafe, … Continue reading Taipei Minimal Cafe 極簡咖啡 & Taiwan Diary

50 Things You’ll Experience Or Notice In Taipei

I was born and raised in New Zealand, however if you were to ask me my family background, I would say Taiwan. Since I was very little, I visited Taiwan each year and have just been in Taipei for over a week now. I notice the same things or some new things each time. Whether … Continue reading 50 Things You’ll Experience Or Notice In Taipei

5 Skincare Beauty Secrets From Taiwan

Many people will relate to the need to protect the skin from the sun, rather than exposing it in the sun during long periods. It's a general beauty standard in Taiwan to keep the skin clear and bright. I do think a good balance of Vitamin D is important too. However, taking good care of the skin … Continue reading 5 Skincare Beauty Secrets From Taiwan

Growing Up As An Asian In A Western Country

I was born and raised in New Zealand all my life, before I moved to Australia just under two years ago. I grew up being taught Mandarin and went to a Chinese school every Saturday. Unfortunately I was pretty lazy during those classes, as English was always a language I felt a huge interest with … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In A Western Country

Naruko Apple Seed Tranexamic Acid Spot Line Refining BB Cream (Fair Skin Tone) Review

Firstly, I am quite a sunscreen addict and am hesitant to use BB cream more than 3 times a week. It's a personal fear of mine to break out as my skin is alas on the oily side. However, I was given the Naruko BB Cream from a family member, and have used it for just … Continue reading Naruko Apple Seed Tranexamic Acid Spot Line Refining BB Cream (Fair Skin Tone) Review

Love List: 5 Things I love About Taiwan

Of course, after travelling to Taiwan and flying back to Sydney, I miss many things. The main memories I get from Asia, are my family. New Zealand and Taiwan are two places that hold a dear place in my heart, because the people I love are there. Not to mention Sydney now, where ever my … Continue reading Love List: 5 Things I love About Taiwan

The most frequent asian questions I get asked

It is undeniable that if you are Asian or from Taiwan, you may or may not have been asked one, two or more of the questions listed below. Especially if you live in a multicultural society, most of the time people are simply curious or genuinely interested in knowing where you are from. The reason … Continue reading The most frequent asian questions I get asked

Taiwan Diary 2016: Houtong Cat Village 猴硐貓村

What a lovely place. A one hour train ride from Taipei City and you arrive at Houtong Cat Village. The perfect place for cat lovers. It is also a wonderful place to relax and take a deep breath. The beautiful mountains made me reminisce of New Zealand, and the scenery is quite breath taking. It … Continue reading Taiwan Diary 2016: Houtong Cat Village 猴硐貓村

December 2015: Taiwan Diary

Christmas time is a special time of the year, where one can spend time with family and friends. With the new year just around the corner, it seems the best time to reflect back on 2015 and create new goals for 2016. It has been an exciting, emotional and wonderful year. It would only feel right to … Continue reading December 2015: Taiwan Diary

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

There is something about Christmas that makes my heart feel warm and toasty. It is one of my favourite times of the year, where we can cherish time with our loved ones. As someone who rarely sees their family, it is a special time to spend time together. It's that time of the year where … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Instagram Diary

How can you ever imagine Sydney being stormy, with its beautiful blue sunshine weather. Oh, but you can. Especially when you wear your trench coat for the first time in Australia and simply cannot stop craving hot chocolate. Unfortunately, due to my snacking needs, I have succumbed to cereal eating once again. When you love … Continue reading Instagram Diary

Living in Sydney

deer from pretty little studio When I moved to Sydney I felt so blessed being able to wake up to the sunshine and fall asleep to the beautiful skies. First thing you have to know before moving to Sydney, is that it's one of the most expensive cities to live in the world. I remember … Continue reading Living in Sydney

Happy List

Photos by Christine Lee in Taipei, Taiwan I am reminiscing moments from Taiwan and New Zealand. The sweetest moments to me usually consist of nature, people, quiet spaces, good food and laughter. It's surreal to think I have been living in Australia for over a month now, and I can say that it is somewhere … Continue reading Happy List

Little White Dress

Spending more than a month in Taiwan has put my mind in more perspective about many things. When we travel to another country, we experience the culture, environment, people and language. As an Asian person who feels incredibly Western in an Asian society, it was extremely difficult for me to adjust myself to the culture. … Continue reading Little White Dress