Friday, October 29, 2010

VINTAGE HALLOWEEN

Came across LA Vintage's blog for some great vintage Halloween ideas.






How cute are the costumes? Halloween is such a great holiday for being creative & dressing up. And you don't even have to spend a ton of money to come up with a creative costume - just borrow some items from your friends, shop vintage or even sew your own! Ever since I spent $60 USD on a very lame pirate outfit that I only ever wore once, I've tried to sew my own costumes.
Anyway, think I'll take a break this year & hopefully be spending my Halloween watching some B-grade grindhouse horror flick if I can find any!?

Happy Halloween! xoxo

Monday, October 25, 2010

HOW TO WEAR: BOOTIES - LACE-UP & WEDGE

Been searching all over some kick-ass booties (black of course!) to buy, and I found sooo many! I realised that not everyone goes for this sort of thing because some of the designs can be so outrageous! But I managed to narrow it down to peep-toe lace-up ones & wedge booties that are not overly trendy. Although, I've seen a gazillion knock-offs of last season's Alexander Wang Frejha booties & I've included one of them. So, to wedge or not to wedge? And more importantly, what to wear with them?

Wedge Booties

From left to right:
Giuseppe Zanotti wedge booties, Bebe Dolly wedge booties, Joe's Jeans wedge booties

A staple in Rumi Neely's closet, take a style tip from her & wear these with practically anything flowy - flowy long sleeve dresses from Topshop or maxi skirts from Urban Outfitters.







Lace-up Peeptoe Booties


From left to right: Nine West Buren booties, Sam Edelman Belmont booties, Trouve Jenna booties

Since these are regular heels, they pretty much go with anything. Best advice: pick a lengthening silhouette like a tapered pant from Topshop to make you taller & to show off the incredible details on the shoes!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

AND NOW I'M READY TO START












from minkpink, wildfox & thecobrasnake

TAKE A DIP

It's a raining today but I'm wishing that it's sunny with clear skies & I'm hanging out at one of these places:

Sky Bar, LA


XS, Vegas


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


Annenberg Community Beach House, LA


Tanjong Beach Club, Singapore

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SWEATER AFFAIR



Quite quite obsessed with this slouchy/oversized sweater + bottom look. I know that chunky knits are in this season, but it's super hot in the tropics as usual & we are having a major heatwave!! However, all these great knit options from Urban Outfitters and even Dries van Noten look like something more suitable for Singapore.

pics via Urban Outfitters & style.com

Friday, October 15, 2010

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS

Street style photographers capture the scene in the front, but for serious fashionistas and voyeurs like myself, the style stalking continues inside the tent! Welcome!














snaps from thecobrasnake & jakandjil

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MURUA

I really like this brand from Japan & the styling that they do. Usually Asian brands are a little more feminine, but they are starting to show their edgy side too. Edgy + glamorous, if that's possible.
Sometimes I feel that brands from the US or UK are too edgy & too raw, like some girls are trying too hard to be the next Erin Wasson or Rumi Neely. I mean edgy doesn't always have to be super shredded jeans, some sort of drapey knit top (preferably cropped, ripped or has very huge armholes) or black strappy 4 inch platform booties loaded with zippers, fringe or studs. I mean it looks very cool & kudos to those who can pull it off, but I prefer something a little more relaxed & polished. How about a more modern take on "edgy"? (How about coming up with a new word for "edgy"...)






pics from murua.co.jp