Reflecting || A Day at The Cloisters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fun fact: In less than two months I will be finishing up my degree in Fashion Merchandising with minors in Art History and Asian Studies. I recently took a trip uptown to The Cloisters art museum with my friend Arnold (also the photographer of this post), who despite having known for just five months, I feel like I have known for a lifetime. What I appreciate most is that he never fails to show genuine interest in my interests. We discussed everything from his dreams of marriage to my plans for the future, and today I thought I'd share some of the latter with you. 

Photo Credit: Arnold Lan

Jacket: Zara | Skirt: Me & City (similar)
Boots: Free People

I'm Christina. I love art, and I love the fashion/retail industries. I value experience, but also career development. The idea of merging business and creativity has been a driving force in my education and career thus far, and I only hope to expand on that idea moving forward. I have had amazing opportunities to work internally with companies and put my hands in the processes behind today's products, while maintaining this blog as an artistic outlet. That balance is the platform for my goals post-graduation.

In looking to the future, I am excited by the idea of influencing product and moving forward into the retail industry, while maintaining this blog as a reminder to create balance. Despite recent arguments that social sharing prevents genuine experience, it has had the opposite effect on me. Blogging pushes me to seek experience and in turn encourage others to do the same. Despite its establishment as a style blog, I would love Looks by Lau to be a hub for discovery. Much like today's post, I want to merge personal style with a focus on setting. My everyday life already revolves around the fashion/retail industries, so my hope is that this blog can become a space for something more. What fuels your interests and passions? Let me know in the comments below!


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62 comments

  1. gorgeous looks girl!! ou have greatlook sweetie! very cool!! tks for the visit, new post isu p!!
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  2. It's very good that you know what you want in life, you are smart girl :-) My passions that' history, painting and fashion and more ;-) Beautiful pictures my dear, I love your boots ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much!! It sounds like you have a well-rounded combination of passions. That's great to hear!

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  3. It's always nice to have a friend you can really discuss personal and meaningful things with. I wish I had as much direction as you when I was in college! I'm sure you're in a great position to take on the world from here. Anyways I'm loving this look like I love pretty much all of your looks!

    freshfizzle

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    1. Aw thank you, Tania! This is so sweet of you to say. :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing all this with us! It's so exciting that you're graduating with a degree that you're passionate about, and definitely agree that it's important to note when someone is genuinely interested in your interests as well. Also, that skirt and jacket are amazing :)

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA

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    1. I'm so excited!! I can't believe how soon graduation is coming up, haha. Thanks love!

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  5. I have the same thought regarding the issues of Social Media right now. We all have different effects by using it. I also shared with my readers my thoughts on my blog. You can check my recent post too. Love your look here, thumbs up to the photog. :)

    Love, Didi of Frances and Flair
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    1. I agree! Social media is absolutely what you make of it.

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  6. Such a cute combination. Love the leather jacket, it makes any outfit so cool. You look beautiful!

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a beautiful and meaningful post.. I love that you are having these thoughts -- and congrats on almost graduating!! That is a humungous achievement!! Just look at your blog to see all that you have done already. Very inspiring. I feel the same way, technically I did start my blog with a style focus as well but overtime I started noticing my true passion for women's empowerment and environmental rights which ironically both have close ties to the fashion industry.. Funny how that happens isn't it :)

    XOXO
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    1. Thanks so much Kelly!! I appreciate all the support. I love the idea of veering your blog towards women empowerment! There can never be enough!

      Best,
      Christina

      Looks by Lau

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  8. Great look! I love the print on that skirt.

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  9. I like this! Great post. :D

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  10. Love your post, great content!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!!

    Only 6 MORE MONDAYS till CHRISTMAS!!

    MyLyfeMyStory

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  11. Love your post, great content!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!!

    Only 6 MORE MONDAYS till CHRISTMAS!!

    MyLyfeMyStory

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  12. Such an amazing post! Love the photos!

    mystylishcorner.blogspot.ba

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  13. Really love your outfit ! xo
    Can we follow each other ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

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  14. love this look! Leather jacket is a keeper!

    Sabrina | www.gypsytan.co

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  15. Aw I love this outfit and how personal you got in this post! I wish I was passionate as you are!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. I can totally see your passion through your blog, Tina! Keep it up :)

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  16. What a fun little escape :) Really wonderful post :)

    xx, Ashleigh | www.fashioninflight.com

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  17. Love the fall inspiration! xo

    Love,
    Bri
    www.cityfashiongirl.com
    www.youtube.com/briannadeg

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  18. Gorgeous photos! Loving the nude boots. I wanted to visit the Cloisters when I lived in NYC, but never got around to it. Beautiful place.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. These are definitely my new favorite booties! If you ever find yourself in NYC again, I highly recommend making the trip.

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  19. Beautiful photos and great post. Thanks for opening up and sharing more than just your lovely style.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel :) Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  20. Gorgeous photos, I love the Cloisters! Such a nice little break from the city. I couldn't believe it at first when I first heard about it! I wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your studies love, I know you will do well :)

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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    1. I know right?! It's such a lovely space! Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, Erica!

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  21. beautiful meaningful words!! thanks for sharing these principles you have.. really inspiring! :D

    love this outfit, dear!! so flattering and chic!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  22. I loved reading this and seeing our pictures.

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  23. I love the skirt!! great photos! I am practically wearing the same outfit rn!

    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  24. Another gorgeous look. Great photo too.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  25. What a wonderful post, Christina, and advanced congrats on finishing your course -- it must be exciting!

    My blog started off as something style-centric as well, but my desire to do something much more meaningful has spurred and churned my passion for writing into the mix. I'm a huge lover of the fashion industry but I doubt I ever would become a professional in the world -- I'll settle for the tech and English world!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks so much, May! I always love reading your posts. Your writing style is impeccable!

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  26. You wrote this beautifully, I love your honesty!
    The outfit you wear is gorgeous, the leather jacket is incredible!
    WritingMonique

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  27. This is so wonderful. Happy Wednesday dear! :)

    xoxo;
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  28. You look amazing in this outfit. I love the jacket.
    Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks :) It's my favorite leather jacket!

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  29. Great styling and those boots are gorgeous.
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  30. Im so incredibly excited for you in your future. As a reader of you blog from quite some time now, Id really be interested in the expansion of your blog to cover different types of art. GOOD LUCK IN THE YEARS AHEAD

    BCfactor Blog

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