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Century 21

September 20th, 2009

UPDATED: Thanks Rebecca for pointing this, LOL :-) Someone at FashionWeekDaily overheard us with the Elijah story!!!


I heard people talked about Century 21 in NY all the time!   I had to make a trip this time to see what it is all about.  This place is huge and packed with people from all over the world.  They have racks of clothes from previous season  that you have to go through but it’s nicely organized by vendors.  If you’re in a budget (like I am :-) )  and want to wear designers, this is the place for you!!!  You can find anything from Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann, Gareth Pugh, Givenchy, Valentino and many more.  This is the place where I found my gray MMM one-shoulder top for such a bargain price.  If you’re visiting NY,  you must make a stop here.  It’ll worth your time.

One of the many highlights on my NY trip is that I got to see Carine Roitfeld.  It was a dream comes true for me to be able to see her  and have my picture taken with my muse.  Beside that,  I have a really funny story to share :-).  After the Rodarte show, Hanh and I went back stage to say hi to the Rodarte sisters and we saw Elijah Wood.  I said that he is from Harry Potter and Hanh agrees as well!  Both of us came up to him later and I told Elijah Wood that I’m his biggest fan and I love Harry Potter!!!.  Elijah Wood just smile and said thank you without correcting me.  HOW NICE OF HIM!!  As the day go on,  I told Loc that I just saw Elijah Wood from Harry Potter and Loc said that he is  from Lord Of The Ring not Harry Potter. OH EMM GEEEE !!! How can I mixed Daniel Radcliffe with Elijah Wood????   They look so much alike though!!  It was awkward indeed kakaka. Hanh and I saw him again with his girlfriend, Pamela Racine, at the Rodarte after party that night and of course, we turned into a  different direction and pretended we didn’t see him 😉 .   It was totally celebrities crashed down. I’m pretty bad with celebrities and model names.  I need to get my list together :-)

Have wonderful day weekend everyone!! xoxoxo Nini

PS: Nini’s Style is reaching 5000 comments!!!! I just want to say a BIGGGGG “THANK YOU” to everyone for your support and sweet comments.  I will have a surprise gift for that 5000th comments :-)  It’s definitely going to happen in this post :-) Good luck everyone!!!





Wearing:  Comme DES Garcons short bought in NY. MMM top, Givenchy booties, Super sunnies and vintage clutch.

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  1. Alex
    September 20th, 2009 at 16:44 | #1

    STUNNING NINI!!!. It’s amazing that you are able to mix your Givenchy booties with so many different looks and yet look so fresh!!! And congrats on getting your 5000 comments! You deserves it!!!


  2. September 20th, 2009 at 17:08 | #2

    This look is just breath-taking…. I can’t think any other words to describe how I feel when i 1st scroll down the page. You rock it Nini!


  3. September 20th, 2009 at 17:09 | #3

    Century 21 sounds amazing. I need to make a trip To NYC. You always look stunning, Nini.

  4. September 20th, 2009 at 17:13 | #4

    You look stunning in this MMM piece, Nini! LOL on that Elijah Wood mixup, that’s so nice of him to not correct you. =)

    Congrats on your milestone of 5K comments!!

  5. September 20th, 2009 at 17:15 | #5

    That top is truly amazing. I love the colour and the cut… perfect!

  6. jem
    September 20th, 2009 at 17:18 | #6

    ohh… bummer that you said that to him… but i bet he gets that all the time! I’m going to deffently have to check out century 21 next time i am in ny, it sounds like the perfect place for a bargan hunter like me! like the outfit your wearing btw. :)

  7. September 20th, 2009 at 17:35 | #7

    im sure he’s heard that mix up before though.
    im really wanting to check out this c21 place!!! hehehe i like that last picture of that woman checking you out. LOL!!

  8. Natasha
    September 20th, 2009 at 17:43 | #8

    LOL on the mix up. They do look alike! Love this look on you!! Like the previous comment said, love that pic that the lady is checking you out !!

  9. September 20th, 2009 at 17:45 | #9

    You look sooooo gorgeous here! I love the shorts! And I definitely would do the same thing, I have so much trouble keeping celebrity names straight!


  10. September 20th, 2009 at 17:45 | #10

    You look sooooo gorgeous here! I love the shorts! And I definitely would do the same thing, I have so much trouble keeping celebrity names straight!

  11. September 20th, 2009 at 17:46 | #11

    The woman in the last photo giving you that head turning glance is funny – wonder how many people have noticed her? :) The shorts/bloomers is not a look many people could pull off well but looks good on you and I really like the one-shoulder top.

  12. Sophia
    September 20th, 2009 at 18:01 | #12

    Oh that is TOO FUNNY, Chi.
    I probably would have run the other way too! :X

  13. Sophia
    September 20th, 2009 at 18:02 | #13

    Oh by the way, thanks for the heads-up. I was thinking about going to NY and I will definitely put it in my itinerary to check out Century 21 =)

  14. September 20th, 2009 at 18:03 | #14

    I also love the woman turning her head to check you out in the last photo! You always look like you’ve just stepped out of an editorial in a magazine! Your style is so solid! It’s really inspiring. The story is so funny. I wouldn’t be surprised if he got that all the time.

  15. September 20th, 2009 at 18:12 | #15

    Oh my! STUNNING outfit, Nini!!! Your ‘Elijah Wood’ story is so funny! :) And I’ve been to Century 21 before, must visit it again 😉

  16. September 20th, 2009 at 18:26 | #16

    You look gorgeous on the streets of New York!

  17. Kathryn
    September 20th, 2009 at 18:31 | #17

    I’m liking the bloomers, but I don’t think it’s a look I’ll ever be able to pull off.

  18. September 20th, 2009 at 18:32 | #18

    Wooow that’s the craziest top! I love the casual grey marle colour contrasted with the dramatic one sleeve! MMM at his best. Congrats on reaching such a grand milestone, Nini, keep up the fantastic work!

  19. michelle
    September 20th, 2009 at 18:37 | #19

    LOL i love the story. at least you didn’t say “hi daniel radcliffe, i love your movies” that would be extra awkward :T

  20. September 20th, 2009 at 18:46 | #20

    Hi Nini, I am heading up to NYC in OCT. Can’t wait to check it out. =) That is really neat that you got a pic with your muse. You should frame it!

  21. Pouv
    September 20th, 2009 at 18:49 | #21

    Hi Nini,

    I love this look of yours. Simplicity at it’s finest. I love that you keep it simple and the only accessory is your clutch. Very clean!

  22. Shiki
    September 20th, 2009 at 19:22 | #22

    You’re definitely eye catch person, see the last picture! Everyone one want to look your stunning style.

  23. September 20th, 2009 at 20:01 | #23

    Haha, that’s a funny story about Elijah Wood. It sounds like it’s something he’ll be saying on a talk show hehe.

    Century 21 is one of my favourite stops in NY too!! & I love your outfit :)

    Take care!

  24. September 20th, 2009 at 20:21 | #24

    super model! :)
    xo chauss

  25. Doug
    September 20th, 2009 at 20:35 | #25

    ahh, i’m so jealous! i would’ve loved to go to the rodarte show!!

    and i definitely need to check out century 21 next time i’m in new york!

  26. September 20th, 2009 at 20:43 | #26

    OMG I love that Elijah was such a sweetheart! I’m so envious that you got to see the rodarte show in person. I died when I saw the amazing false tribal tattoos (having thought they were only meant for surfer boys named Chett hehe) so ah-mazing! Also thanks for the recommendation on the YSL tribs, I loved them!

    + Your outfit is dead on brilliant!

    :'( aw I’m no longer a daily read? Well I have been so out of it all year to properly blog/comment anymore. I’ve kinda drop the ball big time on my blog. I’ll take it as a reminder to get my life on track again. I couldn’t even attend fashion week this year argh.

    KISS, China L.

  27. September 20th, 2009 at 20:49 | #27


  28. Bridgett
    September 20th, 2009 at 21:02 | #28

    LOL with the Elijah story. I am sure it’s normal for him. LOVE THIS OUTFIT!!!!

  29. September 20th, 2009 at 21:08 | #29

    Cracking up at the last picture.

  30. Lori
    September 20th, 2009 at 21:15 | #30

    You look amazing Nini. I love this outfit. It’s very chic! I wonder what’s the gift will be :) I hope I’ll win.

  31. September 20th, 2009 at 21:15 | #31

    Hi there Nini! That woman (last pic) is sure checking you out…and/or admiring your legs! What do you think? haha! You make wearing shorts look fabulous!

    Was also at Century 21…wish I stayed a lil longer than an hour! Next time.

    Congratulations on the phenomenal # of comments! YAY!

  32. September 20th, 2009 at 21:22 | #32

    super gorgeous!!!

  33. September 20th, 2009 at 21:39 | #33

    hi nini!
    omg, that was really a funny story you’ve shared to us.
    don’t worry it doesn’t only happen to you, it also happens to us.
    besides, elijah wood will not ever ever forget you.lol!
    now, you’ve two NY unforgettable experience you had.
    1. dream came true- meeting Carine.
    2. About Elijah Wood.
    LOL, who knows the movie industry will make a new Harry Potter
    and Elijah Wood would be the lead star :-)
    huh! i’m not good in remembering names too.
    i guess, i’m the worst one.

    Nini- I love that bloomer shorts.
    it really looks so cute on you.

    I’ve been to NY many times but I have never gotten a chance to
    shop in century 21. I gotta shop there soon!

    Congrats to the 5000th comments.
    I’m excited on the surprise gift.
    Have a good night, Nini!

  34. September 20th, 2009 at 21:41 | #34

    u look tres chic in that outfit!

  35. September 20th, 2009 at 22:56 | #35

    You look amazing! You are so lucky to have gotten to go to Rodarte!

  36. September 20th, 2009 at 23:22 | #36

    those glasses are amazing! i love the outfit too

  37. September 21st, 2009 at 00:49 | #37

    wow! this look is so plain and simple but I love love it! this baloon shorts are adoreble and you coupled it perfectly… J’adooooore!

  38. September 21st, 2009 at 01:42 | #38

    Hey NINI!

    How are u girl?!
    As I can see you had an amazing time in NY… and this outfit is my favourite so far! You look absolutely stunning as always!

    I hope your week started well! Enjoy…


  39. September 21st, 2009 at 02:00 | #39

    Good Morning, Nini!

    These CDG baggy short pants look so adorable on you.
    Wish I could wear pieces like this,too 😉
    Had to smile about your funny “Elijah” story, Nini!!!

    Did you see these uber-cool Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte heels
    at Jak+Jil… not what you call a sophisticated wear-all-time but such a scene-stealer!!!! The “Mulleavy sisters” … a magical name in fashion!

    Enjoy your week, Nini!

  40. yy
    September 21st, 2009 at 02:59 | #40

    Hi Nini, you are too skinny!!! btw i love NYC too! amazing city!

  41. September 21st, 2009 at 03:36 | #41

    5000 comments! Wow! Your outfit is amazing :)

  42. September 21st, 2009 at 03:51 | #42

    hey Nini, i always read your blog everyday. you have a really awesome fashion sense. and i love how it’s great to see asian bloggers creating such a buzz on the net 😀

  43. ericka
    September 21st, 2009 at 05:08 | #43

    I loooove ur blog. So much inspiration, u go girl! 😉

  44. September 21st, 2009 at 05:40 | #44

    i would love to visit century21 when i go to ny! you look great babe! 😉 love the bubble shorts!

  45. September 21st, 2009 at 05:49 | #45

    You look stunning wearing tis outfit ! I’m speechless !

  46. September 21st, 2009 at 06:44 | #46

    Stunning Nini! LOve your Givenchy booties! And this outfit…OMG….love it!

  47. Kasia
    September 21st, 2009 at 06:44 | #47

    You look stunning – like always. In Century 21 my husband bought for me lovely miu miu pumps and neil barret dress in a ridiculous price, so I know what you mean; it’s funny how the lady on the last picture is looking at you 😉

  48. September 21st, 2009 at 08:01 | #48

    Nini, I love what you are wearing in this outfit. You look so chic and stunning. The second picture of you is really cool. Every though there’s a crowd of people behind you, you seem to be the only one in the picture. At least my eyes are focused on you and what you’re wearing :)

    Great story, Nini. You and Hanh are so funny.

    All the best,

  49. Iesha
    September 21st, 2009 at 08:50 | #49

    I love your style!!!!!!!!

  50. September 21st, 2009 at 09:13 | #50

    Adorable shorts! :-)


  51. September 21st, 2009 at 09:19 | #51

    Hi Nini– It was so nice meeting you briefly at the IFB event! Hope you had a blast in NY. I love those CdG shorts on you :)

  52. Dianne
    September 21st, 2009 at 09:39 | #52

    Long time reader, first time comment!

    Congrats on reaching the 5K comments milestone. I love this look on you! SO cHiC!!!!

  53. Tina
    September 21st, 2009 at 09:46 | #53

    WOWWW Nini. CONGRATS On the 5K comments.

    Love your MMM top. You really stands out from the crowd!!

  54. September 21st, 2009 at 10:41 | #54

    Love your top-looks just amazing on you:)

  55. September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 | #55

    Wooow just like a “Girly GLAMazon on NY streets” !!! AND the asymmetrical shape of your top combined with the way it emphasizes your curves’ delicacy Frankly compose such a Sensual cocktail, that your pretty polished toes tend to match on such a “Fetishistic” way . . .
    ps: Oooooh so Beyond this little “People-esque” misunderstanding, Actually Elijah W is such a lucky man to be greeted by an exquisite duet like yours !!!
    Hope you’re Well Dear.

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  56. Liz
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:13 | #56

    Love the color combo on this outfit. You always look so flawless. Are those sunglasses new? They look great on you. I think Kayne West has the same one in blue.

  57. September 21st, 2009 at 11:15 | #57
  58. September 21st, 2009 at 11:22 | #58

    Thanks Pika for the link. They’re fabulous but it’s kinda expensive for Urban Outfitter. We should keep it in mind and hopefully they still be around when sale comes :-)

  59. September 21st, 2009 at 11:25 | #59

    Hi Liz-
    Yes, those sunglasses are new. I’ll talk more about it on my up coming post.

  60. Rebecca
    September 21st, 2009 at 12:41 | #60

    Love what you are wearing! Funny but your Elijah Woods incident was capitured by Fashion Week Daily:
    September 16, 2009
    Heard – Fashion Week Daily – 10:47 am

    Overheard: Of Hobbits and Harry Potters
    Overheard at Rodarte: Two Japanese editors to Elijah Wood: “You’re our favorite actor. We saw every tingle Harry Potter movie. Can we take a picture?” Elijah, with a wink at Chic Report, responded, “You sure can!”

  61. Anette
    September 21st, 2009 at 13:43 | #61


  62. September 21st, 2009 at 13:52 | #62

    wow i ve just found ur blog, n ur style is definitely amazing


  63. September 21st, 2009 at 14:16 | #63

    LOVE the shorts. The whole outfit is amazing glad u had fun in NYC

  64. September 21st, 2009 at 15:24 | #64

    NINI!!!! 1st thanks so much for your really lovely comments : )
    My first moment to see your blog – I LOVE the Elijah Wood/Daniel Radcliffe Mix-up Story. Come to think of it, I’d have done the same thing: they really are quite interchangeable.

    & your outfit is absolutely gorgeous!! If you were @ London Fashion Week I’d be so chasing you up for photos! (still posting on it – and I know I owe you an email & a photo of that shirt… once I can find it : )

    xoxo jill @ http://streetstylelondon.blogspot.com/

  65. September 21st, 2009 at 17:13 | #65

    How could you mix them up, omg sin!

  66. Lianne
    September 21st, 2009 at 18:23 | #66

    Whooooo! congrats! :)
    loovely outfit by the way, im really jealous of your trip!!!

  67. September 21st, 2009 at 18:59 | #67

    i like your pants… very tudoresque!!!

  68. September 21st, 2009 at 19:19 | #68

    Hello sexy and skinny Nini, love your outfit posts as always! Esp the house of Givenchy, MMM and CDG belongs to both you and Hanh! AMAZINGGGG!!!

    xx Adeliet

  69. September 21st, 2009 at 19:42 | #69

    I need to check out this century 21 sometime! LOL, we all make mistakes like that sometimes haha >.< You look fantastic and congrats on the comments!

  70. September 21st, 2009 at 19:54 | #70

    aha, I would die in shame if it happened to me XD. You’re really turning heads in NY, I like your balloon short!

  71. September 21st, 2009 at 20:08 | #71

    I love those shoes!

  72. September 21st, 2009 at 20:54 | #72

    LOL you and Hanh are a riot! that was a funny story.. I’m glad Elijah Wood is a gracious sport with the situation..=) and about you 2 being editors, you really look like one because of your fierce style..=)

  73. VE
    September 22nd, 2009 at 00:40 | #73

    love your shorts and i love the look of that lady walking buy you with that smirk on her face as though he likes your outfit.

  74. September 22nd, 2009 at 00:48 | #74

    Hello Nini..
    hihi… clicked on the link:
    “Overheard: Of Hobbits and Harry Potters”
    I know these 2 sweet japanese editors ;)))))

    Have a beautiful day!!!

  75. September 22nd, 2009 at 05:16 | #75

    love the sideways glance from that woman in the pic – you look editorial worthy! much love for the blog.


  76. September 22nd, 2009 at 09:11 | #76

    dear lord i love your style, girl


  77. j
    September 22nd, 2009 at 13:42 | #77

    hahaha nini! i was watching conan o’brien (or was it jay leno?) one night, and elijah was the guest. he was saying that A LOT of people have come up to him thinking that he’s the harry potter actor. and apparently many people have also thought that daniel radcliffe was elijah wood!

  78. September 25th, 2009 at 12:46 | #78

    Century 21 is amazing, oh darling i love the shorts.I can see that you totally rocked NY with your fabulous self! Sweetie I’m wishing you a gorgel glam weekend ahead
    big kiss

  79. September 27th, 2009 at 09:59 | #79

    Major LOL @ you and Hanh being dubbed “Japanese editors” 😀

  80. September 27th, 2009 at 11:29 | #80

    Ah Nini, thats such a great story! Absolutely love this outfit, really cute but sexy x Pearl

  81. Trisha D.
    October 3rd, 2009 at 19:08 | #81

    Pretty chic!

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