Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
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It's definitely been a while since our previous blogpost. These hols saw a whirlwind of activities for us - from our Overseas Community Involvement Project in Vietnam to intensive dance practices as we gear up for a dance competition in Barcelona next April. And before we knew it Christmas is arriving!
Malls have sprung up here in Singapore and crowds are high on the festive mood, hinting the end of recession and a hopeful year to come. To most of us, the Christmas season might well be a season of partying and pampering ourselves with the hottest holiday trends -- sequins and all things bling. To some of us, Christmas is a season of thanksgiving and spending time with our families. However to me, be it giving or receiving, the true meaning of Christmas is about celebrating the wonders of God's love, the birth of Jesus Christ and sharing this good news with others. So this post is not about fashion, because right now my mind is set on the beautiful lyrics of Christmas carols, and that joy that I feel beyond racks of holiday partywear and beyond presents beneath that christmas tree.
Have a blessed Christmas!
Friday, November 27, 2009
The cover may appear dark and somewhat unattractive to consumers, but nevertheless, it's still Karlie and her death stare.
Her editorial Trash Couture is far from trashy. Just take a look at the lighting and the gorgeous set, I think Vogue Korea is on its way to win international appeal. I will definitely want to grab a copy for it if I chance upon one!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This is my favourite dress. The simple deep V neck cut on top makes way for the ultra-embellished bottom. Who says minimalist can be boring.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The theme of the photo competition is ‘You, Your Shoes and 72’ and the entries have been really fresh and fashion-forward.
One of my favourite entry, a vivid sketch of a graffiti heel.
Do view more interesting entries at www.jimmychoo72.com, the entries are really diverse and unique. Collaboration of high fashion labels with welfare organizations has been fashionable of late, yet I really hope it will never go out of trend.
Monday, October 19, 2009
This October/November's cover features Kristen Stewart, of Twilight fame. I can't wait to catch the sequel New Moon on the big screen (even though I really think the movie adaptation can never compare with the original novel).
Photographed by Craig McDean, the editorial spells wow too!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Ethics and Morality in Fashion CityEdited by Ashe Mischief
This week’s Links á la Mode covers the gambit in regards to the ethical and moral questions surrounding fashion right now…. we have Confessions of a Fashion Editor’s take on fashion blogging & paid posts, and Oranges and Apples reports on a German magazine’s ban of professional models. threadbared talks about Lara Stone, French Vogue, and the controversial use of blackface in recent issue, while Hong Kong Fashion Geek revisits the argument about fashion, price discrimination, and designer knock-offs as Alexander McQueen sues Steve Madden.
As usual, there was a spectacular
Links à la Mode : October 15th
- Confessions of a Fashion Editor – Morality, the law, and fashion blogging
- Denimaniac: – Best Denim Shops Q&A with LA’s Mister Freedom
- dramatis personae – Costumes from Holidays Past…
- ferOHHHsh: – Champagne from a shoe?? J’Taime Le Rituel!
- From Betsy With Love – Bringing some Lynchian Style to the Web!
- Grit and Glamour – Manscaping 101: Guys should groom, not preen. A little chest hair never hurt (but a shaved chest does).
- Hong Kong Fashion Geek – What’s the harm in Steve Madden doing an Alexander McQueen knockoff? Is it really sue-worthy?
- idiosyncratic style: – Idiosyncratic Style: Dare to put your legs center stage this season.
- Independent Fashion Bloggers – Poll : How do you feel about Sponsored Posts?
- Large Black Diary: – Austie has a beautiful collection of hair accessories
- Oranges and Apples: – German magazines bans professional models – an in-depth disussion
- Prom Mafia – Betsey Johnson does DC.
- Rags to Reverie: – Five tips for shopping at an American Apparel Flea Market
- Retro Chick – Lusious Lingerie: Vintage Style from Fred & Ginger
- sweetarchivia: – Review of Man Shops Globe event held at the San Francisco Anthropologie store
- The Art of Accessories: – The Art of Accessories shows you how to accessorize your winter wardrobe with tights.
- THE COVETED – SPUN Around: Integrating organic basics in your wardrobe.
- The Curvy Fashionista – The Business of Plus Size Fashion: Blogger turned boutique owner Marie Denee discusses the growth of plus size fashion.
- The Working Wardrobe – Virtual Dress Code: How Professionalism is Working its Way into the Avatar Wardrobe
- the3st: – The First EVER Philadelphia Fashion Week is this week. Interview with the directors of the week:
- threadbared: – We react to the recent Lara Stone editorial in French Vogue in “Blackface, and the Violence of Revulsion.”
- mode.ulation: – Mode-ulation is back from hiatus..we bring you a quick glance through Paris fashion week with the cutest trend – the updated toga.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Viktor & Rolf is definitely one of my faves this season. Each and every looks spells artistry. Quoting one of the duo at Viktor & Rolf, "With the credit crunch and everybody cutting back, we decided to cut tulle ball gowns." What a great concept conceived with great execution.
Friday, October 9, 2009
At Elie Saab, the toga flesh-toned gowns were so flowy that they look like drapery on Greek sculptures in the Louvre.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
^ Backstage at Australian Fashion Week
She already modelled for several big names such as Erin Wasson X RVCA and Cynthia Steffe (below).
Friday, September 11, 2009
My favourite is definitely MIU MIU.As compared to the previous seasons, this fall 09 ad has definitely toned down in colour, but definitely not in terms of impact. To me, this is the quintessence of timelessness -- a quality which merchandisers should seek to exude in their ads in the gloomy times of recession.
I really love how simplicity is luxury in here.On the other hand, Prada, evidently aiming to simplify and employ the same tactic, pales in comparison for me. I really loved the collection and expected an austere, perhaps medieval and silently impactful ad campaign. However, I do not quite relate to the water and models' expressions. Stronger, more uniform expressions would have definitely helped.
Sadly, I prefer Prada's previous campaign where many outfits are displayed in a single ad. This season's would have been more impactful if the colours were tweaked in the direction of Miu Miu's monochromatic palette.
And Fendi's monochromatic palette of stonegreys spells sublime! Rich furs and lush bags toted by stunning Stam and cold stone walls, this Fendi campaign is, no doubt, leaving smoke in my eyes.
Marc Jacobs is intriguing and I'm really drawn into its ads and having the confidence that its campaigns would only get better in the seasons to come.
Gucci was also quite a letdown. The juxtaposition of models with awfully hip poses made it look tacky. It does no justice to the clothes. I wish more energy was put into the ad, with a portrayal of motions frozen in time instead of still cliched poses that kill the energy of the clothes. The fall 08 campaign of models prancing in the fields was much better.