Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lace and Leather

Makeup: Loreal intense liquid liner, Revlon matte lipstick in Wine Not

I have an unhealthy obsession with lace and leather. In terms of fashion, I do believe that opposites attract. While lace is feminine and intricate, leather is its perfect partner to toughen things up. This Regale Lace dress from Dressabelle has lace all over! I am very inspired by fashion throughout the Victorian Era, no amount of dresses will ever be enough to justify my love for lace.




Okay so let's just say I'm a rebel for footwear. I've always loved wearing dresses/ skirts with sneakers, and there is nothing wrong with it. I hate it when people come up to me and say I should have paired my dress with flats/ sandals/ heels instead. IDGAF.



Oh hello creepers!

Finally, some awesome creepers added to my wardrobe! These are Underground inspired ones I ordered from TaoBao.

Dress - Dressabelle, leather jacket - Cotton On, creepers - Underground inspired, shades - FEP



This studded leather jacket deserves all my love. It's indeed incredible for its price (SGD$30) and style. Besides, it can be worn two ways. When zipped up, all eyes go to its cute studded collar. A structured, classic silhouette is emphasized.





Leather jacket that fits me perfectly...heaven sent.



Behind-the-scenes:




My wonderful, beautiful photographer Mandy

This look might not be for everyone, but it's worth a try! 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wardrobe tour - The Man Repeller



Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller showcasing her wardrobe.

If you haven't checked her out, you should, NOW. She's probably the funniest fashion blogger ever! Take a few minutes to read her blog and you'll know what I'm talking about. This girl is super quirky and has a great sense of fashion. She typically takes 'man repelling' pieces such as harem pants and turn them into unexpected outfits. Her definition of man repellant is an apparel that is trendy among females but unattractive to men. See the blog for awesome arm party inspirations too!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Subtle stripes

Sweater - City Plaza, denim shorts - tagged Abercrombie & Fitch (but I got it from warehouse sale)

Wool + stripes = score! 


Bag - Shanghai, suede wedge booties - second hand from flea market, socks - Daiso



This average looking sweater does not attract compliments. In fact, I thought it was quite ugly at the first sight. My mom questioned if the sweater even belonged to me. I don't know; maybe it's the wool that resembles an old potato sack, perhaps the shapeless fit that is too boyish. But for strange reasons this sweater is so appealing to me as a whole, I love how it gives me the freedom to move about comfortably. I paired the socks to the stripes across my sweater to bring the whole look together.

The Descendants is a really good movie by the way! Watched it today with Nigel. If you're considering then you certainly should! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This Lunar New Year

Blouse - New Look, leather skirt - Forever 21, belt - Uniqlo, platforms - JC Clinic inspired


Clutch - Topshop

This lunar new year was a plain one for me. Unlike the majority of Singaporeans, I only have one family of relatives to visit. The rest are located in Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a kid of a migrant family, CNY always make me feel pretty lonely to be honest. The first day of CNY (chu yi), I lazed my day away with three awful movies and pineapple tarts.

I really envy people with big families. I mean, I don't even know my cousins! During occasions like Hari Raya, Malay families go around visiting in matching costumes. What a heartwarming sight? Why would anyone complain about visiting? Occasionally I would see tweets about how my friends are 'suffering' from questions posed by nosey relatives. Some complain about how bored they are sitting around old folks. Hey, I'm should be the one feeling bored, not you!

Maybe the grass will always be greener on the other side. Count your blessings.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Brocade Dress

Gifted accessories


Collar details - peter pan collar with lace overlay





Dress - dressabelle, mary-janes - Doc Martens, socks - Daiso



Today I'm wearing the brocade dress from Dressabelle. If you are obsessed with lace and Peter Pan collars as much as I do, then this dress will not fail you. Do you think the heart pendant necklace just made my outfit look more whimsical?

I was inspired by Cosette Munch:

Source: Lookbook

'Brocade' means rich fabric; indeed, the material of this dress feels like my curtain! And the floral patterns reminds me of the Victorian art. (Cath Kidston, anyone?)

Chinese New Year is in a few day's time! What are you guys up to? My relatives are based in China so I have little families to visit. Anyway, the same dress comes in a black too! Dressabelle still have them in stock so you girls can still get it in time for CNY.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Clinic


Velvet dress - vintage FCUK, platforms - Jeffrey Campbell Clinic inspired, collar necklace - City Plaza

An all black assemble with silver as embellishment. This dress I'm wearing belonged to two other ladies before me - my mom and a family friend. It has been passed around but the velvet quality remains. It's a little plain on the neckline so I couldn't resist adding on a metal collar necklace. As for shoes.... Sorry Mr Campbell, I love your shoes but cannot afford them so here's an inspired version.

Lips - Wine Not by Revlon

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The little white dress

This week, I picked out Dressabelle's Lattice Cut-out dress in sand. The first thing that caught my attention was its unique cut-out design that reminded me of Nacho chips! 

"A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel, intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD."

 (Source)

Okay, I'm not talking about a LBD right here. Let's rebel a little and welcome a little WHITE dress, instead, into our wardrobes. 

White often appears more casual as compared to a LBD thus making it daytime appropriate. Besides, white reflects light to our skin and make us look more radiant. 

This Lattice cut-out dress has a well structured flare and clinch at all the right places. 


It's gorgeous on its own...

Concealed side zipper to ensure better fit

Let me show you some of the outfits I easily achieved with this little white dress! There are tons of options, so just work with what you have. :)


Look 1 - Office appropriate

Don't be a culprit to a sea of black office wear! It doesn't hurt to wear something different and brighten the office environment.

All I did here was to layer a cream button-up blouse underneath to show less skin. The collars of the shirt gives this dress an entirely different silhouette, but still in harmony because the dress and the shirt belongs to the same colour family.


Blouse - Oh So Fickle


Look 2 - Attending an event

Wearing a skirt over a dress is one of my favourite ways to layer. Besides, the cut-out details are too gorgeous to not wear as a top. Same goes to girls who own shift/ floral/ lace dresses - you can do the same too!

I wore a basic maxi skirt on top of my dress to elongate my legs. This method works like magic on petite girls. Then, for accessories I added earrings, feather hairband, a clutch and some metallic bangles. Basically, wear whatever that attracts attention and gives you that 'bling'! It's all about the details.



Colourful, fancy accessories work well on a muted outfit.

Feather hairband - Helen, earrings & bangles - gifted, clutch - Charles&Keith


Look 3 - Safari/ Military

This look is for the "girly goes tough". I personally adore the military trend and other masculine pieces. For some reason, olive/ army green compliments my skin tone very well. Green doesn't appear very much appealing to me but it works!

For this look, balancing masculine and feminine pieces is important. Since this dress is very girly, I pieced it with an oversized army green shirt. An utility jacket or leather vest works as well. Then, I added a belt to redefine my waist line (very important!). Pulled my hair up to reduce fuss and paired leather and wood accessories.


Shirt - Cotton On, leather belt - Uniqlo

"Don't WASTE your WAIST!"

So that's it from me! To learn about more ways to wear your little white dress, watch the video below! I highly highly recommend it. It's very inspiring. Chriselle the fashion guru shows you how to wear your LWD in 7 different ways - that's a week's worth!



Have fun!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Leatherette

Anyone else here who loves reptile skin (faux of course)?

Don't really know when and how my obsession with anything leather started out. From wallets to shoes and clothes...I love the muted shine of leather, especially textured ones (ostrich, reptile, python).

Valentino T-bar lizard pumps (source)
Studded reptile pumps - Charles&Keith

Scored this expensive looking pair of pumps at less than $30 from my favourite local shoe store. How could I let this go? It looks almost similar to Valentino's. Can't believe pointy pumps could go so well with metal studs. It has a metallic thin heel. The patches of 'rust' are part of the design in case you're wondering.


Blouse - Oh So Fickle, leather circle skirt - Forever 21, belt - Uniqlo


And let me tell you about this bag I've been carrying with me WAYYY too much. I call it the crocodile bag! It's a messenger bag that's about the area of an iPad. Again, I think it looks really expensive, bought it from Perllini at $45. I used to be really skeptical about Perllini for it's auntie image... Trust me, it's time to change your mind because their newer lines of bags are pretty well designed! It's a local brand and their quality has yet to disappoint me. Go see their range of bags if you're free this weekend! You'll be surprised.

Bag - Perllini


Necklace - Diva


Ending this entry with a picture of Wavven! No idea what he was wearing. Looks pleasing to me.

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