Friday, July 23, 2010

blogger/muse: Jemina Jakins

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
                                    -Gore Vidal

Have you ever admired a blogger's style while thinking: I could never pull that off, or dress like that? Well, I challenged myself to style a dress in the ways of two of my favorite bloggers AND in my original style. I used items I already had in my closet, and normally wear, but chose to add the elements in such a way to pay an homage to my amigas of style. Are you ready? 

The most recent of my blogger muses is the incredible Jemina Jakin of Singapore, Indonesia. I've mentioned her before, and for good reason. She is not only one of the warmest, friendliest souls you could virtually meet, she has the bitchin-est, maddest style anywhere. And she can dress up or down, high-fashion, or recessionista chic like nobody's business. Prettiest woman on the planet, too.
It is not surprising that she's been receiving accolades from all over the bloggosphere. She's been featured on Weardrobe, Hypeed and has received a handful of blogger awards. What is surprising is that she is just starting out. Her FIRST blog post is dated in the beginning of June of this year!

This is my homage to the style gem that is Jemina: 

Mixed prints, platforms and lots of accessories make for a fun ensemble. The animal print shoes and scarf seem like something Jemina would wear. I also wore a pair of larger than normal sunglasses with shiny gold corners as a reference to Jemina's lux, chic style. 

Now Wearing:
  • Polka dot head scarf, thrifted
  • Brown/Gold sunglasses, F-21
  • Various necklaces
  • Button-embellished striped linen dress, the Citizen's own
  • Vintage silk leopard print scarf, Cuffs
  • Plastic "tortoise-shell" cuff, F-21
  • Leopard print platform wedges, thrifted (Thrift Town)
(Jemina's photos courtesy of Jemina)

17 comments: said...

Nice stripes dress, and especially these tribal inspired necklaces!

jemina said...

OH BELLA, thank you, thank you so much!!! there's not enough words to express how grateful and flattered I am, thank you so so much my dear, I appreciate this so so much!!! sending you LOVE HUGS and KISSES, ALWAYS, XOXO, Jemina mwahhh...............

Ashley Dy said...

yay!!! i love jemina! <3

luciana said...

Love. she looks great!

Tanvi said...

They are such a sweet ode :) You both look rocking!

Tanvi said...

They are such a sweet ode :) You both look rocking!

Amy Acorn said...

aww thank you very much for your comment means a lot; and you nailed the reason to why i love blogging so much, you get to meet amazing people!

love the quote and i think you both pay tribute to it very well!


Love Jemina and love your homage! I'm so feeling the leopard right now!

♥ V

the Citizen Rosebud said...

G&G, I'm with you. As we head towards fall, I'm craving an explosion of animal prints. And lace. And more lace. LOL>

Isquisofrenia said...

yes yes she has this unique amazing style and you pull this extremely good
serioulsy your style the more i see the more im diggin =)
you look so fabulous with that dress
i want something like that i think its very playfull!
have a fun weekend!

Marta said...

i adora jemina's style too!!!

Anonymous said...

Great post.. love it! <3

Casee Marie said...

This is such a fun idea! I've never seen Jemina's blog but I'm definitely going to follow her now. Lovely style! And I love your version of it. (:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

She has such great style, you will love her blog, Casee Marie.

@chaos: thank you dearie. xo.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Love you both!!! Great shots and styling here! i love J's totally kick ass attitude to dressing!

Thanks for sharing this homage!

rachel said...

gorgeous style!! <3 <3

the Citizen Rosebud said...

hello and thank you, you two!