The Green Tea Enthusiast
Anonymous asked:
Hi Ida! Since you talk about thrift shops and vintage stores a lot, I was wondering what are your favorite shops and where are they located? :) Thanks!

Hi! I like going to the one along Kamuning Road and near the Kamuning market. :) I have yet to explore the wonderful thrift shops near Araneta Center and Gateway, haha!


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The Wish List: July Books
Jul
5

Window shopping in bookstores is my part-time job (well, kind of). As soon as I enter, the arts & crafts/hobbies section will immediately be occupied by an obstruction - mountains of books…. that I will never get to buy, sadly. Hoping I’d get a free soft copy of the book online, I would take photos of the covers and go over them as soon as I get home.

Out of ten books, I would only find two free PDFs. Devastating, right? I’d end up just blogging about these beautiful creations of amazing human beings.

For this post, I slightly categorized the numerous books I’d like to add to my slightly-expanding library (in no particular order in each category, though).

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(Top-Bottom, Left-Right)

  • 101 Things I Learned in Fashion School by Alfredo Cabrera with Matthew Frederick
  • Fundamental Fashion Illustration by Monsa
  • Fashion Accessories by Olivier Gerval
  • How To Set Up & Run A Fashion Label by Toby Meadows
  • Dear Fashion Diary: Discover Your Taste - Become Your Own Style Guru by Emmi Ojala and Laura De Jong
  • Bag: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory by Sue Huey and Susie Draffan
  • Fashion by DK
  • Miller’s Costume Jewellery by Judith Miller
  • The Handbag: To Have & To Hold by Carmel Allen
  • Push Jewelry by Marthe Le Van

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(Left-Right)

  • Alexander McQueen: The Life and The Legacy by Judith Watt
  • Vogue On: Alexander McQueen (Vogue on Designers) by Chloe Fox
  • Love Looks Not With The Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueen by Anne Deniau

Note: Alexander McQueen is my all-time favorite designer and I have fallen in love with his works and shows since 2012.

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(Top-Bottom, Left-Right)

  • Refashion Bags: Upcycle Anything Into High-style Handbags by Faith and Justina Blakeney
  • The DIY Pocket Bible: Every DIY Rule of Thumb at Your Fingertips by Stephen Giles
  • Recycled Chic by Amanda McKittrick
  • Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright
  • Thrift Style: Clever Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe by Janine Chisholm
  • Wirework: 25 Designs For Decorative and Practical Wirework Projects (New Crafts) by Mary Maguire
  • The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly

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  • Long-Legged Friends: Crochet Creatures to Create and Cuddle by Hisako and Shizue Okawa

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(Left-Right)

  • The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman
  • Journal It!: Perspectives in Creative Journaling by Jenny Doh

I recently noticed that all my hobbies cost a lot - even books for my hobbies cost too much. I really hope to own even soft copies for these soon.

So… do you have your own book wishlist too? Share it by commenting below! *winks*

x, Ida


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