So um, who isn't in love with Givenchy's Fall Couture 2010? I'd definitely try and break into the design house, smash a couple of windows and steal a whole rack of dresses if I could. What a cunning plan!
No but really, these creations are sublime. In other words, to DIE FOR! Can R. Tisci do no wrong? The combination of lace, feathers, leather and just the right amount of bling really amounts to a unique Couture show unlike most.
Oh my goodness, I seriously drool everytime my eyes land on that picture. Too beautiful for words. Then again, if I were to wear something like that, (of course the dress being sublime on its own) wouldn't I look kind of... disproportionate? No more just like, "whaaat are you wearing?" Looks great on models, not sure on me. Then again, who knows? I'll just have to see it on the red carpet one day maybe. Still, I'd kill to own one of those. Really, Tisci be warned, I'll hunt you down!
In the fashion world, I'm probably light-years late but every season seems to move so fast that sometimes, I can't keep up! Specially when life sort of gets in the way and I can't spend all day in front of my beloved computer aimlessly surfing the countless troves that is the world wide web.
I've been meaning to take a gooood look (and by good look, I mean flipping through the images of each collection one by one) at the Couture season's offerings and I'm just in loooove with Dior's. Galliano never fails to deliver, he's really just a genius at his craft.
I'm a person who loves flowers and sometimes I get bored and just look up the names of different flowers on the internet (yes, because I'm OCD like that) so it was sort of natural that I would love this collection. Flowers totally make you happy and make a room just look that much nicer, don't you think? Dahlias, hydrangeas, magnolias - oh so nice! Wouldn't it be an absolute dream to wear one of these dresses?
Too many nice things to choose from, I'm just going to flood you with pictures of his Dior's Fall Couture collection now :)
First of all, I apologise for the lack of posts recently! I just came back from Jakarta and didn't bring my computer (gasp!) so I couldn't upload any of photos.
Now, let me ask you a question. Do you have those days where you want to feel a little bit more colourful but then just end up in monochrome? I have those days, A LOT. It's not like I'm complaining because I'm a person who adores 'non-colour' (that being white, black and shades of beige), plus it's all the rage, non?
I think white shirts are my safety. As I look into my wardrobe, there's a whole ROW just dedicated to white shirts (also because I'm slightly OCD, my wardrobe is arranged by colour... (I'm not the only one am I?))
Another question just because I'm curious. Do you guys have go-to outfits? When you have one of those days where you kinda feel 'blah' but want to sort of look good at the same time? (Oookay, so who doesn't want to look good but you get what I mean!) I think black and white is definitely my go-to colour palette.
I'm also learning how to be a little bit more concise when I select what goes into my bag. I was am one of those people who carry their whole world in their bag so carrying this little clutch was definitely... different to say the least. I usually only carry clutches on nights out but thought that I'd try it out just to see if I can survive on the basics.
So I'm going to SingFest tomorrow and I'm super excited! Really need to update the blog with a new outfit post but I'm in the process of picking and editing some pictures to put up.
In the meantime, let me share with you my excitement to go and see Kanye West tomorrow! And Lupe Fiasco and Kool & The Gang (yeah, cos I'm old school like that...)
Oh and not to mention that I love festival gear, it's taken the summer by storm! Kate Moss and her denim shorts, boots and boho chic top. Ahhh I'll make sure to document everything well tomorrow.
I leave you with a question: have you been to any music festivals this summer? And what did you wear?
Recently, I've been going through style.com while being the bum I usually am during the summer. I've also been nerdily observing the Singapore sky these past week and when you usually cannot see the stars when you look directly above you, it's quite the 'occasion'! Sort of strange how weather works since it's been storming a lot due to the typhoons in the area.
Anyway, I'm so boring and nerdy because I'm talking about the weather. Yes, that's what I do in my spare time... So I leave you with a few images that have inspired me to hunt for a couple of pieces that have awesome constellations and satellite images on them (probably not from Christoper Kane [although I'm actually very tempted to get something from his Cruise 2011]...)
Christopher Kane Cruise 2011: style.com
First and Last Image: NASA
I find it so cool how he can literally transpose NASA's images on to the pieces and make it look so beautiful. I'd definitely like to look like a constellation ;)
Have you ever had one of those days where you felt like you were doing a million things at once? I have and this was definitely one of them…
I’m not complaining, it’s just there’s one thing after another (after another) and you wonder how it all sort of just piled up on top of one another. Oh, trust me; I’ve experienced this academically and socially, the former being slightly more torturous.
So there comes this dilemma, what exactly are you going to wear to all these events without looking tired and awkward going from one place to another? With the venues all over the place, it’s not like I could have a glamorous wardrobe change in a snap, crackle and pop of a finger. How I wish I were Anna Dello Russo in these situations!
With Singapore’s humid, stormy weather as of late; I ended up just wearing a really simple ensemble that I thought could just take me from the opening of the flower exhibition to a cocktail flight on the Singapore flyer to a nice dinner at Dempsey.
While I attempt to distract you with breathtaking pictures of the Singapore skyline as seen from the flyer... Jeans you say? I know, wearing jeans to nice places when you have the option of cute dresses and flirty skirts? But hey, it’s versatile and the ability you have to dress it up or down just sealed the deal.
The summer is finally here (actually, it has been for the past 2 months...) and here comes my re-first post. I say "re-first post" not because the blog is new, but because it's a fresh start to an attempt at keeping one.
You see, I don't know if it's just a problem with me or there is a worldwide epidemic but I'm a person who is just so good at procrastinating (I think it's a disease and not just a condition...) and is a commitment-phobe (again, can someone prescribe me something?!? I swear it's not just a state of mind) that I just found it hard to have to pose, take pictures, edit, upload, crop, bling (mmm okay, maybe not) and blog about it all. So I reached for the next best solution: desertion. Ooh what a dreaded word, no one wants to hear about being deserted. Or neglected. Deserted and neglected - what a combo!
So yeah, it's still a bit of a hassle but what thing is worth it without having the hassle? Even ice cream and shopping comes with calories and finances. Next time, I'll put my money where my mouth is when I decide to say "Oooh, blogging. It's eeeeeasyyy!" Now I'm sure I can hear a collective groan from all you bloggers out there at how time-consuming it can be.
Nonetheless it's the summer and what better way to pass the time than to share my 'oh-so-important' thoughts with the blogosphere? So, here's a series of shots I took after having dinner with a friend whom I haven't met in over a year! It's terrible of me but sometimes, don't you just find it so hard to keep in touch with people you promised to keep in touch with? Or is it just me?
We had a wonderful dinner to summarise the night and I don't know why it took us this long to see each other again. With all my friends scattered halfway across the world, you really just have to take advantage of the limited time you actually have and as for the outfit... just something easy and comfortable to wear for a day out.
Dress: Massimo Dutti
Bag: Alexander McQueen
Belt: Nina Ricci
Bangles: Marc Jacobs and Rachel Leigh
Now before you all judge, my style sort of just changes. I have a solid foundation but it's never overly complicated or even overly trendy, it's just about me as an individual. I'm no Jane Aldridge (who is absolutely beautiful and has an eclectic style that I can never in a million years pull off!) or Denni from CHICMUSE but it doesn't matter, fashion's just something to have fun with!
I think I'm finally ready to dive right in and get this all re-started. There is no excuse for me to actually, in the first place, abandon this blog but I guess life sort of just caught up with me. Now I've sort of found a nice equilibrium (more or less) and hopefully, all goes well!
I've also decided to take this blog in a rather new direction, already done and dusted but I wasn't quite happy with where it was headed and the content of all of it. I'll be deleting a lot of my older posts just because now when I look at it, it elicits more of a "WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?" more that anything else. It was difficult enough managing two different blogs (of which I don't even know why I decided to start a new one to begin with) but now the decision has been made that it really should be more of a lifestyle thing instead of keeping personal and 'fashionable' life separate - because really, my fashion revolves around my life.
So, to new beginnings or rather, second beginnings. No matter, what better way to start again during Couture season?
Update: Been deleting posts off my history, so excuse the bareness of the blog!