Art has no boundary, neither does fashion.

Dress by Free People.

You can always wear a slip under. 🙂



Featuring Model: Sanetra Stewart

Photographer: Nikki Qiao(Me)

Assistant: Marco Gutierrez

Camera: Nikon D90

Light: Alien Bee 800

Location: Austin

Outfit: Free People

MUA: Nikki Qiao

Stay tuned for more from this shoot…

DIY (2) Long skirt short and asymmetrical

(This photo is from Free People Catalog)

I got this skirt from Free people on sale for $29.99 instead of the original price $79.99.

It’s sheer, flowy, and pretty; however, it is too LONG for a petite girl like me(I’m only 5’1).

So I decided to alter it to make it fit.

I lifted the front of the skirt, and pinned it as you can see. By lifting the skirt,

it give the skirt an asymmetrical look. Since the skirt is sheer, the lifted skirt

part was doubled (laying on top of each other), so it made the front of the skirt less sheer,

so front the front, they can no longer see the shorts you are wearing under. It also shows

some of your legs, and the skirt still flows nicely from the back.

After that, I sew the shirt by my singer sewing machine, and removed the pins.

Please see the final result below. So for $29.99, you get a unique look skirt, that you

can pair with a cropped top, or a oversized cropped tee.

The top I am wearing.

Photos are all taken by me except for the first one from free people catalog.

Please stay tuned for more DIYs.

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French Vibe Encounter

We had a lunch meeting today at Blue Dahlia Bistro. It’s a French breakfast& brunch organic cafe located on East side of I35 Austin.

It’s a little elegant restaurant decorated with paintings, and candles. The main dinning room has wooden tables and chairs, there is also a bar to sit at for a few glasses of wine on the right when you walk in. There is definitely lively French vibe to this warm little place. It’s friendly and fresh. There are front patio and back patio, surrounded by greens and wood. Although it’s hot in Austin, Texas, but the fans and the greens on the back patio made us cool and comfortable.

The food is very tasty, high quality and organic. The service was great. Our waitress is not only gorgeous but also very attentive.

We enjoyed our food and finished all we ordered. The smoked salmon sandwich was fresh and yummy!

They also have happy hours. I would totally go back, try other plates and recommend it.

Visit their website/See their menu/Yelp Them/Join them on Facebook

Call them:   (512) 5429542

Find them: 1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702


Mon-Thu 8 am – 10 pm

Fri 8 am – 11 pm

Sat 9 am – 11 pm

Sun 9 am – 10 pm

Good for Groups: Yes

Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Parking: Street
Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes
Delivery: No
Take-out: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Wi-Fi: Free

Wheel chair: Accessible

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Everything has A first!

Hi everyone, I finally decided to have a blog. I have a portfolio under Vogue Italia online.

I’m going to share my photography work and my life style with you guys.

This blog is about my photography, other photographers’ work, interviews of interesting people, where I shop for clothes, food and restaurant I like. Anyway, you are going to see a lot of me !

Stay tuned.

Nikki Qiao-xoxo

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