You guys know how much I love retro-inspired fashion, from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I feel that Pen, from Pearls and Sands, and I are on the same wavelength in terms of that sentiment. Pen is a student based in Singapore. Since she is always on campus, she has easy access to a lot of the fresh looks that the young people are wearing nowadays. I really like how she connects the looks she likes (on the runway, television, or whatever) to looks that she spots at school. She takes great photos and captures great looks, facial expressions, and styles. Also, I think that some of her looks are unbelievably cute. =)
She uses a variety of media too, including both photography and video blogs, in her posts, which I think is really cool and something I want to start doing one of these days. If you enjoy seeing what styles are out there, you'll like the fact that she posts outfits that both guys and girls wear in Singapore. Pen has a great eye for style, as a lot of the people she has photographed really inspire me with the looks they put together, and some of the homemade things they've crafted, like this skirt. I have to say that Pearls and Sands really has an effect on my notions of style. She points out things that I never really noticed before, and makes me realize that I do like them, like feathers.
We think alike when it comes to taking inspiration from older times, whether it be the 1950's a la Grease or Audrey Hepburn.
I love how Pearls and Sands includes pictures both of her, and of other people on the streets, in stores, and anywhere. She captures both guys, girls, with all types of styles, from funky, to retro, and beyond. I have to say that her style is very very cute as well. Pen continually comes out with great writing, candid street style photos, and wonderful outfits of her own. I think you guys would dig what does doing over at Pearls and Sands, so check her out! ... http://pearlsandsands.blogspot.com