Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Tall is heading to Taiwan

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As some might know, I'm currently at university studying Mandarin Chinese. It's an interesting subject to say the least. I'm exposed to a completely different society than I'm used to, a different language and learning culture, history and politics on the way. The most exciting feature is my upcoming journey to Taiwan.

 For 9 months I'll be away studying at a Taiwanese university to not only learn the language but to completely immerse myself in the culture. It would be an understatement to say that I'm excited to travel to a region I've never been to before (which often raises questions as to how I even began learning the language) but understand that I will also be pushed mentally, and placed outside my comfort zone in order to adapt and make the most of my experience. The particular reason I'm mentioning this is mainly because, as you would imagine, many of my posts here would be dedicated to fashion, life and food in Taiwan. So, hopefully you're ready to join me because I'm probably going to need a lot of help! 

the tall. 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Stella Jean

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First off, I'd like to thank all of the Instagram gods for bringing the ever-entertaining Rihanna back into our lives. Those of you who have seen her Instagram pictures from her White House visit last may have noticed the show-stopping Stella Jean dress she was sporting. If not, here's a little taster!
Stella Jean's FW 2014/2015 collection showcased African Ankara prints and combined them with more heavyweight materials like wool, giving the line a luxurious yet exotic feel. This seamless blending of cultures and influences definitely deserves considerable recognition!

the short.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Faking It

Although septum rings made their rather large debut on catwalks in 2012, the rest of the world seems to be catching up as I've now noticed many people, celeb and other, rocking septums. I actually quite like the look and after staring too long at some people, have almost considered getting one...almost. Obviously for those of us not so adventurous to actually get pierced, fakes are available en masse on sites like etsy to allow us to imagine what life is like on the other side. While celebs look oh so naturally good in them, I think I'll stick to faking it.

the tall. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Going Grey for November

Last week's buys featuring a pair of shorts and trousers, both from Asos, and a dress and jumper, (which is fast becoming my new favourite as the temperature drops) both from Topshop. I guess you can say grey is my new favourite colour! 

the tall. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Eyes on Mary Seng

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Mary Seng, a lady who I have only recently become aware of (Lord knows how!), has gained this month's spot for blogger of the month.