Ch-Ch-Changes

07 June 2012

So a few things have changed around here. Firstly, I now finally own my very own domain (yay!) which is less of a mouthful and much easier to remember than before. I must admit that for a crazy moment I was tempted to change the blog name completely, I mean let's face it, if you Google 'Diamond Canopy' you'll either find pictures of my face (I still find this weird) or links to canopies for your party/home. However I stuck to my guns, realised what a mistake it would have been and the name is definitely here to stay.

I wish I could say that the wonderfully clear photos are my own doing and that the next change is a camera upgrade but alas no, they are in fact down to the lovely Kristabel (thanks dude!) who made a flying visit up to Birmingham not too long ago. We had a lovely day lunching on sushi, sitting in the park and soaking up the lovely sunshine. On that note, I WISH it was still sunny and that our weather wasn't so temperamental and that it wasn't back to tights and boots weather! 
IMG_7913 T-Shirt - Topman, Skirt - HK market,  Belt - Accessorize, Bag - HK Laforet Mall, Shoes - Zara, Necklace - Monki, Sunglasses - c/o Polaroid

Birmingham is funny, there is one place we like to call 'Pigeon Park' which is essentially the grave yard at St Philip's Cathedral where everyone sits when the sun is out. If you ever pass by this area then you must pop into the Cathedral and see the beautiful stained glass designed by Pre-Raphaelite, Edward Burne-Jones. So on this particular day, after a very filling sushi lunch we took some time out here and enjoyed the sunshine.
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When it's sunny, it's always an excuse to whip out the sunnies and I am loving my new shades sent to me by Polaroid while I was away in HK. The plum coloured Dante frames with the slightly pointed shape are super comfortable and actually my favourite alternative at the moment to my classic Wayfarers. Coincidentally, Kristabel was also rocking some Polaroid sunnies too!
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Now back to what I was talking about at the beginning of this post! The second thing to have changed around here is my hairrr! Yes I've cut myself a side fringe (temporarily!) but those curls are not made by curling irons and are permanent for the next 6 months or so. I had something called a Japanese digital perm which scarily involved rollers which were hooked up to a machine which in turn, heated up the rollers digitally. Bit scary for someone like me who walked into the salon not really knowing much about perms at all and then suddenly being 'plugged in' with the stylist cooling me down with a hairdryer on a cool setting. Yes really! I was sitting in fear of my hair burning but thankfully I was just paranoid and the hair dresser knew exactly what he was doing (phew!). Still, the results were great and now I have loose wavy curls for a little while which are nothing short of a miracle as my coarse Asian hair does not usually like to hold any kind of curl!

48 comments:

  1. You look so good :) I love your outfit especially the cheeky T-Shirt. This digital perm sounds like it looked like something out of the matrix haha It looks really natural and pretty though :) Do they do them in the UK? I don't have enough hair but I'm wondering if you will miss them when they fade ! Molly xo

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  2. winnie, you look just amazing! i adore the first picture of you, plus you hair looks so darn lovely! the treatment sounds pretty interesting too.

    so glad you are back in town, i hope to see you soon. sorry for not keeping in that much contact!

    xxxxx

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  3. Your perm looks lovely!! tried perm once.. it was nice but I enjoyed cutting my hair shorter than now >_<

    I have been around that area in Brum in a long time...


    Also congrats on your domain!!

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  4. oops i don't mean enjoy lol, i mean ended up*

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  5. Why do I have this feeling of envy with your eyes glasses? LOL. They're just great! And nice post by the way.. :)
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  6. Love the new hairdo and congrats on the domain, Winnie! Everything's looking good around here. When I had long hair, I always had digital perm done. Now that it's short, it's impossibly straight!

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  7. Love the new hairdo and congrats on the domain, Winnie! Everything's looking good around here. When I had long hair, I always had digital perm done. Now that it's short, it's impossibly straight!

    (sorry I accidentally commented anonymously above. ooopsies)

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  8. Congrats on the domain m'dear! xo

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  9. Yay for the exciting new changes! I love your new hair style. The curls and side fringe suit you so well.
    And I love that skirt. It's so pretty.

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  10. I've never heard of a digital perm, sounds scary but your hair is looking very lovely! The tee shirt is cool too :p x x

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  11. Wow..perms still sound scary. But a digital perm..it looks great!

    Congrats on the new beginning for your blog too. Love your outfit!

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  12. Some very cool changes. In love with your Tee-shirt.

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  13. Awesome haircut! Sweet sunshades too.

    Looks like your summer is fantastic!

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  14. that perm sounds kinda scary, I'd of been sat there crying but 6 months! Will be interesting to see if it lasts that long, if it does omg amazing!
    xx

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  15. Pigeon Park! Haha! When you wrote that you spent the day in the park that instantly came to mind, then I scrolled down to discover it actually was pigeon park. The weather has been AWFUL, I swear it has not stopped raining since Sunday. Your hair is beautiful, although the digital perm does sound a bit scary!

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  16. Yay, congrats for both changes! Your curls look great :)) I love what you're wearing too, the mullet skirt and the necklace specially! haha I love how guys lie around in a cemitery just cause it's sunny XD

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  17. Congrats on the domain, I finally got around to buying mine this week too :) I love the curls, the digital perm sounds great ( .. if a little scary at the first with the machine!)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  18. Aw Winnie, your new hairstyle really suits you! So cute! Your outfit too! Yes, it is a miracle as Asian hair does not seem to hold a curl for very long >< Where did you get this Japanese digital perm from? Congrats on owning your own domain name! Big things for you dude! :)

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  19. your curls are gorgeous! When someone says perm I immediately think Kylie circa 1986 (not her best look ever!) but your hair looks so nice!

    also congrats on getting your own domain - glad you stuck with Diamond Canopy too - it just suits you!

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  20. The Monalisa shirt is awesome!

    kisses my dear Winnie S2

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  21. Loving the hair!! Did you do it in HK before you came back? Have you started using your new camera yet??
    x

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  22. Your hair looks lovely! I was going to comment on it even before you mentioned about the Japanese digital perm. I've never heard of it but I quite like the sound of it! I've been curling my hair with curling tongs recently but it can be quite cumbersome.

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  23. You look great, I loved your outfit when I saw it on Kbel's blog! Your hair looks lovely too, you really suit curls!

    Maria xxx

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  24. Ah your outfit is absolutely lovely, and your hair looks amazing! I love the curls!:) XX

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  26. The sunglasses look good on you:)
    And your hair looks amazing. Congrats with curly hair^^ I also had digital perm, and like you said the process of getting the curls were kind of funny/scary xD how all the cables were connected to the machine thingy o.O

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  27. Gorgeous outfit, the t-shirt is amazing. Loving your new domain, makes finding you so much easier.

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  28. Yay you're a dot-com now! It's definitely worth doing, I bought mine because of a similar reason (remember the it). I get very freaked out when Googling myself, try not to do it too often. Hopefully will see you soon for some sort of Dim Sum, am craving it majorly! Your hair is amazing too, I always want to change mine somehow but never know what to do.

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  29. Your hair looks great although the perming sounds a bit scary. I love the skirt and t shirt!

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  30. Loving the new changes -- and your hair looks gorgeous!!

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  31. i really love that outfit! it is so cooool. ahhh, i wish i had some blogger friends to meet up with :)

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  32. japanese digital perms are awesome! :) yours looks really natural and fabulous!

    p.s. thanks for commenting on my blog! shamefully i don't run marathons but the husband does. i tag along and play cheerleader! :)

    xx

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  33. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't believe you cut bangs yourself. They turned out great :)

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  34. Hi Winnie! You look so good! That mona lisa tee and that bright skirt just go so well together!

    ALSO! I got a digital perm recently as well! I'm not sure how they're supposed to go... But mine aren't as... Curly as they were two or three weeks ago... Are you using any hair curl/perm products that helps you in this area??

    PS/ thanks for your comments on my blog! I love looking at how other people had done up their homes as well! Something so therapeutic about it! xxxx

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  35. Yay for curls.. I really would love this done. Congrats on getting your own domain, it's so wroth it :).

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  36. You are an absolute diamond, Winnie! Don't go changing! x

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  37. You look amazing, I really like your style!

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  38. YAYYY FOR YOUR OWN DOMAIN!!! LOLLL i just googled 'diamond canopy' and your face does pop up! haha too funny!!! but i'm actually happy that you didn't change it because you know, diamond canopy is YOUR thing!!!

    love your outfit! i LOVE the bag...but you got it in a HK mall...hopefully i'll go to HK next year! *crosses fingers*

    lovin the curls and fringe!! it's always good to try new looks ;)

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  39. Wow, i'm loving your new hair and fringe!!!:) I could tell your hair was some how different and then i read it, hehehe. Is that the kind of machine that has these rollers making you look like an octopus?!!?! i've always wanted to try that kinda perm. Gotta say, you rock the wavy hair look Winnie!!!

    I love your Polaroid shades too, can't get enough of the cat eye effect;)and adore the red skirt!!!

    Lastly, big congrats on having your own domain and its good you stuck to your guns with your original blog name:) You know, i'm still thinking of changing my blog name everyday but i have yet to come up with something interesting and unique...lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  40. Hi ! :)

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  41. Bahaha hurrah to the dot com (finally!). And nice skirt- where did ya get it from? ;)

    I like the digital perm although personally I hate having to blow dry it after every shower- so ma fan.

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  42. Oo lala so many awesome changes, Winnie! Your hair always looks beautiful, but the waves are a gorgeous change -- and the side swept fringe/bangs! Hope all the changes are helping you stave off any residual HK "home"sickness!
    xoxox,
    Lar

    p.s. Amen on the temperamental weather. It's been sunny (lovely!) in Edinburgh these past few days, but cold (less lovely). Where is summer? Heck, where is spring?!

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  43. You gurls are so cute! Glad you had such a good time and the weather was hot! xx

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  44. congrats for you own domain! I love you look! It's probably one of the coolest I've seen on your blog!

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