Monday, 30 September 2013

ICY COOL FRESH



We haven't had rain in a number of days in Singapore, and coupled with the perpetual high humidity, the weather has become really hot. Although I can't change the weather, I can choose my colors to inject some coolness to my outfit. I've been looking for a crisp white blazer for months, and was lucky to find this in Munich, and on sale! Who cares that summer is over in Europe, I live on the equator and I'm going to wear this white blazer all year round. And these cyan pants, I become more and more in love with them each time I wear them. I hope you like this refreshing combination that I've put together. Stay fresh and cool for the week!

T-shirt: CK
Blazer: The Kooples
Pants: CK
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Upper Bukit Timah, Singapore

Thursday, 26 September 2013

COOKIES AND CREAM



I can probably single handedly count the number of work dresses I have that are flare. Flare dresses are typically more fun, flirty and casual, so I tend to wear them only on Fridays or weekends. This dress is a departure from my usual style, but I couldn't resist the fold details around the collar and arms, as well as the sheer white panels that makes it unique from the rest of the black and white dresses in the market. Being in classic black and white also helps to up the classy factor despite the flare cut. And for all you ladies who tend to be on the skinnier side and often have trouble finding clothes that fit you well, check out The Kooples! You'll be pleasantly surprised by how well their clothes hug the body even if there is hardly any stretch in the material. Good luck!

Dress: The Kooples
Bag: Bvlgari
Shoes: Valentino
Location: Duxton Hill, Singapore


Monday, 23 September 2013

STAINED GLASS DOME



Can you guess what the print on this top is? Does it look familiar, yet you can't say what exactly it is? It's the steel and stained glass dome of Galeries Lafayette! This top was created by Agnes B. to celebrate 100 years since the inauguration of the Paris store in October 1912. I chanced upon this top in Tokyo earlier this year and was instantly drawn to its beautiful prints and colors. The shape of the blouse reminds me of a butterfly, which makes it even more special. Drop me a comment if you like this top too!

Top: Agnes B.
Skirt: CK
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Rail Mall, Singapore

Thursday, 19 September 2013

LANTERN GLOW




There's something about Japanese designers. They're almost anti-trend, and because of that, their designs are timeless. Their creations may not always be the most wearable, or the most flattering, but if you are looking for inventive cuts and styles, you won't be disappointed by them. Every time I visit Japan, I will pop by Pleats Please by Issey Miyake. I've noticed that in Japan, the Pleats Please line is usually worn by the more mature ladies. It thus feels slightly awkward to enter a Pleats Please store, but I know that I can almost always find something I like there. Furthermore, Pleats Please is priced at a lower level than the main line, so it's also healthier for my wallet! It's ultimately up to an individual to bring out the beauty of a piece of clothing, don't you think so? I love the vibrant and fiery colors of this Pleats Please top, not to mention the unique cutting that adds an architectural feel to it. The high waisted pants are from Yohji Yamamoto, and in my opinion, quite simply a classic piece.

Last but not least, Happy Mid Autumn Festival!

Top: Pleats Please by Issey Miyake
Pants: Yohji Yamamoto
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Keong Saik Street, Singapore

Monday, 16 September 2013

SOFT ELEGANCE



Pale pink - a timeless color that exudes romance and elegance. Although it is a color that never goes out of style, it is once again brought into the limelight as various designers showcased pale pink in their Spring 2014 collection in NYFW. I bought this dress about 3 years ago from the Max & Co. store in Siena. Its timeless design has accompanied me through these years, and will continue to do so for the years to come. That is the beauty of buying a piece of well made garment in a classic, elegant style. Here, I wore them with my new shoes from Valentino, probably the most feminine and womanly shoes I've ever owned. Have a great week ahead!

Dress: Max & Co.
Necklace: Chanel
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Valentino
Location: Rail Mall, Singapore



Thursday, 12 September 2013

PLEATS AND BOXES




While it was still full blown summer along the Adriatic coast of Croatia, western Europe has already slowly moved into the Autumn season. Luckily (or unluckily) for us in Singapore, it is pretty much summer all year round. I've always liked pairing green and blue together, a refreshing and less predicable color combination for summertime. Other than the bold colors, the pleats on the top and boxy cut of the skirt add a nice texture and shape to the outfit. And how do you like my cat nails? Aren't they so cute!

Top: 3.1 Philip Lim
Skirt: Carven
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Miu Miu
Location: Chinatown, Singapore



Monday, 9 September 2013

ROCOCO



I've just came back from a trip in Europe, where I visited 9 different cities in Austria, Croatia, Germany and Slovenia. As with most European holidays, cathedrals and palaces were part of the itinerary. Of the cathedrals and palaces I saw this time, many were built and decorated in Rococo style. The Schönbrunn Palace, where the beautiful Sisi once lived, is one fine example of Rococo architecture. This jacket reminds me of the Rococo style, injected with a splash of tropical summer. My jackets have always ended above the hips, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I can actually carry off this one which is slightly oversized and longer in length. As they say, you'll never know if you never try! So why not try something new today and give yourself the chance to be pleasantly surprised!

Top: H&M
Jacket: Zara
Pants: CK
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore


Thursday, 5 September 2013

BACK TO BLACK



Sale time is the best time to pick up an amazing timeless black dress. I got this classic piece during the sale season in Hong Kong back in June, and it is one of my best purchases on that trip. This dress doesn't scream for attention, but it oozes class with it's subtle tailoring details. Not only can this be worn to work, it can also be easily dressed up for an after work dinner date with a pair of drop earrings and a slick of red lipstick. Simplicity at it's best!

Dress: Acne
Earrings: H.P.France
Bag: Bvlgari
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: China Square Central, Singapore



Monday, 2 September 2013

LIGHT AND SHADOWS



We found a mirror in a dark alley and decided to see what kind of pictures we can get out of it with our new flash. It turns out to be really fun and we ended up with lots of arty shots that we don't usually do.  I was wearing a black and white outfit, with the only color in my bag and soles of my shoes, and the lighting condition really brings out the drapes, the folds and the texture of the fabrics. The skirt may be a tad short for a normal work day, so I'll wear it on a friday when I'm feeling abit naughty. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them!

Top: Zara
Skirt: Three Floor
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore