Monday, March 23, 2009

WAYWT || 3.1 Philip Lim

There was this really gorgeous changing room at Tangs. Like a boudoir! The colours of my dress fit perfectly into the all red / brown / orange background.

I love how floatly and wispy this dress is... really fun to wear and it's also super comfortable. I took off the belt it came with because I wanted it to look for floaty and I really wanted the right silhouette. The only thing I'm missing? A motion shot of me twirling and the dress floating around me. :)

Paired this with Pretty Fit shoes.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

WAYWT || Leather Bag

As you can see, I removed my braces today! :)

Toothy grins all around.

Anyway, I'm loving my new leather bag that CJ got for me. A little bit of Hermes Kelly and also little bit of the new Fendi bags I saw of the SS09 runways. Loved loved loved it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

News || Natasha Poly on W Korea!

Sexy, natural and my favourite colour (yes I actually like brown / bronzy colours)
Natasha Poly has always been my favourite model since the time her shoe got caught on the runway in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005.

Seeing her go from brown hair to blonde, and now becoming one of Meisel's models, appearing on Vogue Paris and now Vogue US (maybe Vogue Italia soon?)... it almost brings a tear to my eyes. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

WAYWT || Rock candy

I'm still wearing my Zara jacket every time I have the chance to. It goes with most of the stuff I have in my closet, I love it!It's been keeping me warm the last couple of days with the rainy weather.

I'm stalking Topshop every chance I get in case the Rodarte style knit jumper turns up. It's almost obsessive how much I feel I need it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

FW09 || Roberto's New Aesthetic

pictures from tfs

My love for Roberto Cavalli is a roller coaster, and after 2009 S/S RTW, I've kind of written it off. Not the biggest fan of his aesthetic.

This season, however. Wow! I love love love what he has to offer. Sure, he's not the first to do rocker chic, but it's done very well, and I do love the studded skirts. The matted studs are gorgeous! And here's the best thing - it's not obvious like Balmain is. Don't get me wrong. I like Balmain in all it's studded jacket glory. But I think matted studs are so much more gorgeous.

And that dress on Tanya D. The fabric looks gorgeous! Hope to see more from Cavalli from the following seasons.

Monday, March 9, 2009

WAYWT || Confused

I will be the first to admit - this outfit is confused.
Remember, shoes make the outfit! :P

Saturday, March 7, 2009

WAYWT || Lacyback

I bought this dress from Cococlub at Holland Village over lunch... Couldn't take my eyes off it, and just look at the little surprise at the back of the dress! (Which also means it had to be handwashed :P)

I love my duffle bag. It's small, so I won't be tempted to carry all the unnecessary things that always weigh my other bags down.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Prada F/W09 || Distressed cat lady hair

Every season, I see the Prada collection and I think 'WTF Miuccia'. And every season I grow to love it when the ads come out and I see how pretty and wearable it is in real life. The crinkly dresses in the most gorgeous material in S/S09. Love love love!

This season, Miuccia does distressed cat lady in Viking era. Or something. Her inspiration is probably something incredibly poetic and I'm probably wayyyy off line.

Anyway, I don't think even Miuccia can explain her way out of this. WTF indeed.

picture from yahoonews

Saturday, February 28, 2009

WAYWT || Waste some time with you

I've been having fun with the black skirt mentioned in the previous post. It goes well with most of the clothes I own, and my favourite combination must be the skirt with my Burberry sweater. Black + tan = love. I don't have a picture though, but I will be wearing it so often, it will be more chances to take photos of it.

Went shopping, and there was this really interesting Tux dress. I love it.. I might have to own it, but I have no idea where to wear it to.

What I wore yesterday - Furrmuse cardi (bought from College), M)phosis black skirt, Tommy Hilfiger tank top, shoes from Taiwan (a present from a friend) and black duffle bag - I forgot where I got it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Maybe one day you will estimate me

This is very geeky but I WANT THIS TEE!

Via The Names Brand

Sunday, February 22, 2009

WAYWT || Saturday Afternoon at the Movies

Am I glad I wore my black tights. It was so hot in the morning, and it rained like crazy in the afternoon. I'm wearing my favourite old and battered brown jacket. Very lived in. White minidress and black tights with glittery shoes for the whole 'shoeless' look. :D

We went to watch The Wrestler and Mickey Rourke did an amazing job!

I bought a cute new black skirt at M)phosis and the possibilities are endless. What to pair it with? :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Topshop || Witchcraft

I feel cheated.

Remember my entry on this look in Topshop's new lookbook?

So after waiting and anticipating, this is what's actually being sold... Everything looks similar, EXCEPT for the Rodarte-style sweater. Which, in my opinion (humble, of course), is what brings the look together. The sweater is the talking point of the entire outfit. WHERE IS IT? The actual sweater being sold is more fitted to the skin, and not loose fit. It's solid coloured, not different coloured knits. And it is not nicely ripped at the right places.

In other news, I crave the two jackets of the other looks, the one on sale looks decent too.

Edit// Seeing Style Bubble's entry on the press event last year on these looks make me sad. The Rodarte-style knit piece looks gorgeous. It should have gone to production.

COLLECTION || Alexander Wang F/W 09

Looks like Natasha opened!

Looking at the collection now. I think it looks better in the tiny polaroid forms.... Alexander Wang can do so much better.

Monday, February 9, 2009

WAYWT || Cotton On Dress

I recently bought a dress from Cotton On, this really great clothing line from Australia. I really like their laid back style, and even their dress up clothes are really pretty yet casual. And the best thing? The dress is only 35bucks.

I wore it out immediately on a shopping trip with CJ. We saw this chair at a furniture shop... It's called the egg chair. Mixture of futuristic shape with traditional materials and handiwork. Amazing.

The dress is really comfortable, and it's perfect for the hot weather, what with the flappy sleeves. A little country and a little hippie. I love it!

I pair it with, What's What byAerosoles boots, black duffel bag, grey cardigan, Ray Bans and this cute charm necklace from mykillerheels.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

INSPIRATION || Adventure move leading lady style

I've been toying with this idea for a while now, and have been gathering pictures. I like Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) best of all the adventure film leading ladies - Betty Ross (Liv Tyler), Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger), though I like the wardrobe of Diane Kruger in National Treasure better.

There are probably other famous adventure movie leading ladies, but (1) these are the ladies who came to mind first - I don't watch a lot of adventure films and (2) I prefer the ones who are also brainy - see Betty Ross. :) And no Bond girls for me... unless she's Michelle Yeoh.

Pictures from Google

And as you can see, my first time trying my hand at Polyvore!
It's so fun, but I can't decide which shoes - cool riding boots? kickass motorcycle boots? or cool and casual sneakers?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WAYWT || Calvin Klein Minimalist

I've always admired Francisco Costa's minimalist, yet edgy designs for Calvin Klein. His designs always have the clean lines I like, but with something to mix it up a little, so it would not be so boring. It's so easy to fall in love with his aesthetic. I'm trying to carry off this really interesting style - a CK dress, but without the belt. It looks nice with the belt but without it, you can really see the dress taking shape. :) It also has this shiny sheen to it, which I can't capture on camera, but it makes the dress really cool and futuristic!



Sunday, February 1, 2009

COLLECTION || Designer Collaboration 2009, Uniqlo

Steven Alan / Shipley & Halmos

From The Cut

"Uniqlo unveiled their guest designers for their spring 2009 Designer Invitation Project. And they're fabulous: Shipley & Halmos, Opening Ceremony, Steven Alan, and Gilded Age will do capsule collections for the label."

Wow. Times like this I wish we had a Uniqlo near us. I missed Alexander Wang (by 2 months!!) and now I will miss Shipley & Halmos :/. I love designer collaborations, but I never seem to be able to get my hands on anything. H&M, Uniqlo, Target... please expand your horizons. There are fashion conscious people in Asia too!

Picture from The Cut, courtesy of Uniqlo

WAYWT || Burberry sweater

Stepping out with CJ for some lunch... we are on our way to check out this giant mall near my place.


I bought this sweater when I was in Hong Kong, and I love it! It's the perfect summer weight sweater - it keeps me warm in my air conditioned office, but is light enough to wear when I walk out of office to the sweltering heat for lunch. I love the color too, it's beige-y but works well with my skin... I'm not a bright colours kind of girl unless it's on my nails! :)

I wear it with my favourite Old Navy top-dress. It can be worn as a top (just fold it up), or folded down to become a dress. And my very versatile Zara mini. I just got this necklace from Viv&Ingrid and it's the perfect colour. I finish it with my Crabtree and Evelyn clutch and glittery shoes.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

INSPIRATION || Leading lady style

Recently I've become quite obsessed with the style of leading ladies in adventure movies. It all started with a trip to the National Geographic store where CJ got me this gorgeous jacket. (Don't have a photo yet, and it's not on the site) It's dark blue, and it looks kind of rugged, yet well tailored and intellectual.

I suppose that's where it started... it looked intellectual. Just like what Betty Ross from 'The Hulk' (Liv Tyler's character) might wear to campus. Then I thought of Indiana Jones and now I'm building this inspiration board for intellectual leading lady style. :)

It's a work in progress, I've not done many inspiration boards, but I think this will be fun.

And I have to work on my leading lady style outfit!


Dress shirts are one of my favourite things to wear, and this particular one from H&M is my favourite! It's super comfy, and I can go casual / dress up with this easily. Plus, I like the length of the sleeves.

I paired this with an insane pair of heels. Believe me, it's so hard to walk in them even though they are relatively strappy. I think it's the tapering of the heels. I feel like I'm falling over sometimes! But they look good with the dress :)

Pairing it with this necklace, which I adore. I've been looking for a statement necklace for a while, and I found this at a little shop in Holland Village. I love it!