Thursday, 31 October 2013

ROCK CHIC



Friday is just around the corner, which means it's time to dress down and get ready to party! I've worn these leopard pants in a previous post, where I paired them with a white shirt for a smart office look. This time, I chose to wear them with a ruched black top that has an asymmetric neckline to add more edge to the outfit.  For accessories, I opted for my beloved stingray Chanel Boy bag and these Giuseppe Zanotti booties. I've had these booties for years, and I used to wear them all the time. However, I've neglected them for the past 2 years, but it's time for them to shine again as I think they go so well with this rock chick-ish ensemble. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

Top: Carven
Pants: The Kooples
Bag: Chanel
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Location: Rochester Mall, Singapore

Monday, 28 October 2013

RUFFLES



A ruffle top is an easy way to inject femininity into an outfit. If you don't like an overly girly look, opt for more basic colors like white, black and blue, just like I did with this piece. The thick shoulder straps keep the top from looking too sexy for work, and you can always throw over a jacket or cardigan if you need to look more formal. I love how it adds some drama to the ensemble without looking over the top. Perfect for those days where you have a special dinner to attend after work!

Top: Diane von Furstenberg
Skirt: CK
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Rochester Mall, Singapore


Thursday, 24 October 2013

PAINT THE TOWN RED



I love bold colors, and I wear bold colors to the office pretty often. To offset the strong color, I'll opt for simple designs and clean cuts. I like the loose fit of this dress, which makes it look more relaxed rather than over the top, which can often happen with bold hues. The subtle pleats at the front and folds at the back of the dress gives it a slightly origami feel. Definitely a conversation starter!

Dress: CK
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Empress Place, Singapore


Monday, 21 October 2013

GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE



Yellow is such a happy color to wear. Just because it's a vibrant color, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's more difficult to wear. Previously, I went a bit more adventurous by pairing it with cyan pants to create an unexpected fresh look. For the more conservative, yellow also looks great with neutrals like grey and white. Since the color is the focus of the outfit, and the top already has some folds to add dimension, I opted for a grey jersey knit skirt with subtle ruching and draping to keep the look clean yet interesting. Complete the outfit with grey ponyhair pumps and a white python bag with grey details, and you get a look that's fresh and sophisticated at the same time. Sunshine for the week ahead!

Top: CK
Skirt: T by Alexander Wang
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Alaïa
Location: Rochester Mall, Singapore




Thursday, 17 October 2013

PIXATED



A simple form fitting dress is really a working girl's best friend. Not only is it so easy to wear -  there's no need to wreck your brains over how to match top to bottom, but it's appropriate for all sorts of occasion, whether it's a regular work day, or a day where you have to meet clients or a dinner date. A perfect fit is the key. I had mine altered so that it hugs me nicely without being overly stifling. It doesn't cost much a bring the sides in slightly but that little piece of work makes all the difference. Hang in there for the weekend!

Dress: BCBG
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Starbucks, Rochester Park, Singapore

Monday, 14 October 2013

THE SCARF TOP



I always love a good blue. When I first saw this top, I fell in love with it. Not only because the color is so beautiful, it's so effortlessly classy as well. There's basically a scarf attached to the collar, and it's totally up to you how you want to wear it. No matter how you choose to wrap it around your neck, the look is still fluid and chic. For this look, I decided to keep the rest of my outfit in warm neutral colors, jazzing it up alittle with the studded heels. This is one look I believe will still look good a few years down the road, and hence the very pieces I'm happy to invest in. Have a great week ahead!

Top: CK
Skirt: ALC
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore



Thursday, 10 October 2013

90'S REDUX



Helmut Lang came into the limelight in the late 1980's, with his signature minimalist and deconstructed designs. Since we are in the middle of a 90's redux, it can't be more timely to pay tribute to this great designer. No doubt Helmut Lang is no longer at the helm of his own label, I feel that this top does a pretty good job at capturing the Helmut Lang spirit with its asymmetric design and cosmic print. Since Friday is around the corner, why not ditch the serious workwear and indulge in some creative dressing?

Top: Helmut Lang
Pants: CK
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Elizabeth And James
Location: Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore




Monday, 7 October 2013

THAT ICONIC GREY SHIFT



One of the most celebrated dresses worn in (relatively) recent times is the grey Narcisco Rodriguez shift dress worn by Kate Moss in Cannes 1997. It was the epitome of minimalism, yet it successfully differentiates Kate Moss from the pack by her choice of an unexpected simple piece. 16 years on, I'm wearing my own grey shift in a shorter length to keep the look fresh. The sweater material lends texture and shape to the dress, and is more forgiving for less than perfect bodies. I kept the color palette muted by opting for accessories in neutral colours. To keep the outfit from looking dull, I took cues from Kate Moss and finished off the look with a slick of orange-red lipstick. 

Dress: CK
Clutch: YSL
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore