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The Truth About Gossip

I make an effort to be a positive person. I am drawn to people and information so I can learn. I am also no stranger to people talking about me. Gossip, however, is something I cannot get used to. I am a subject of gossip right now, by someone I thought was a good friend. I pondered why this person wants to distress me, break confidence in our friendship, and allow others to disconnect with me. The truth is, gossip is painful. Spreading private information or negative judgments is a hurtful act.

Make Your Move

Fall is here! Much has already started happening this season: galas, weddings, parties, and pre-holiday planning to name […]

Bringing Lief to Life

Some know exactly what they want to be at an early age. Others find their way much later. […]

Treasured Tea Time

It’s hard to believe four years ago I had given birth to my second child at age 38. […]

Girls Love To Play Dress Up

why do we love to play dress up? Who do we dress up for? These have been questions that have been on my mind lately. While I would like to think that I ALWAYS dress up for myself, I also realize there are tweaks to my looks depending on who I’d be seeing, or where I’m going. Does anyone else feel this way?

The Dazzling Designs of Putumayo

I hope these blog entries on Monday mornings help kick start your week. One of the reasons we started JFashionista was I wanted something fun and motivational to do and look forward to on a Monday morning. I always get motivated when writing these articles and I hope you feel the same way reading them. Your mindset will determine how you view your day, and in most cases, your point of view will determine the outcome.

The Art of Fashion

I often get asked if Japanese Lolita fashion is ‘wearable’. Other times I get told it makes us look too much like dolls, or princesses. To answer such a question, one must understand the connection between reality and imagination. In my head, when it comes to fashion, imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. You see, we are dolls, we are princesses. This is as real as the pink frosting on the cupcake I had this morning for breakfast. Or did I?

Sunshine and Shades

I spent one morning with my friend Christina Zhou at River Oaks District. She is the founder and CEO of JECK US Investments, Inc., a commercial property investment, development company, and the founder and president of Paramount First Investment LLC., a hospitality properties and management company. She is also a devoted wife, mother, friend and humble community supporter. One of the most awesome things about Christina: she is always positive. She is a ray of sunshine in clear skies or cloudy weather. Her positive nature is contagious, and she makes everyone around her happy. We all need a friend like Christina.

Inspire in Red

Once upon a time, I met a wonderful, young woman from Mexico. A cat-loving, graphic designer by trade, with dreams of working in fashion. She came from Tijuana to our annual Japanese culture convention in Houston to meet her favorite brands and designers and experience our fashion show. That was two years ago. Today, she is in the middle of our fashion projects, married, and lives in Houston. These are her inspiring words. Read on!

What Suits You?

It’s been awhile since I’ve gone out in a pant suit and I’m reminded of how cool it feels to be in one. On this particularly hot summer day in Houston, I went around to meetings in Putumayo’s pinstripe vest ensemble. I combined their latest coordinate with an older black sleeveless blouse by Trina Turk and LAMB strap heels. Believe me, I love an entirely new outfit as much as you, but sometimes a girl needs to pair things up with what’s in her closet!