Okay, so for those of you who don't know, I have an unconditional love for rucksacks and I have been wanting to add more to my little collection of bags. Currently, I am obsessed with the 3.1 Phillip Lim leather rucksack which can be seen above so if anyone has $735 spare and are feeling extremely generous, you know where to send it! I also can't get enough of Opening Ceremony x Chloe Sevigny's collection and I would honestly buy every pair of shoes in the collection. There are just too many sexy things that I want.
1. Alexander Wang cropped mock neck sweater
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim black leather shorts
3. Opening Ceremony x Chloe Sevigny "Mary Jo" bootie
4. 3.1 Phillip Lim black leather rucksack
5. Maison Michel hairband
6. Low Luv by Erin Wasson rings
7. Vivienne Westwood "Himalayan Yan" mask ring
8. Calender flat stack ring
9. Illesteva/Leonard 2 sunglasses
This is for those of you who missed Thierry Mugler's fashion show yesterday featuring Lady Gaga. Overall, I was impressed with the collection: elongated silhouettes, sheer panels and sky-scaper heels to the extent where one model nearly falls.Thierry Mugler sure knows how to make monotone colours look good and he has truly outdone himself yet again.
Also, on the note of this fashion show, Gaga definitely deserves a standing ovation after that confident strut down the runway in those 10 inch, perhaps even bigger heels - even Naomi Campbell couldn't walk the walk back in the 90s!
Completely aware of the lack of blog posts recently but since this term has started, my work load has gotten ridiculous. Whilst I was in London, I went on a shopping spree and I managed to pick up a Cheap Monday cropped sweater for a bargain of £10. Honestly, I used to always think, "Why does everyone travel for hours to go shopping in London? Are they mad?"; clearly I hadn't experienced London at all and their amazing stores. Although this top was a little on the plain side, I decided to give it an extra "edge" by adding safety pins onto the right shoulder. I like how oversized it is and it's definitely comfortable to wear; it's such a simple idea that can make any old/boring top look interesting!
Netted top - H&M, Denim leggings with suede patches - The Scarlet Room, Necklaces - Fashionology.nl
In a weird way, I like blurry images. I like how they add another dimension to the photo itself, zooming out on all the little details so you have to use your imagination to figure out what you're looking at. Anyway, I got bored today and decided to style myself like "Chicmuse" - tight, on top of the head buns, red lipstick and thick, winged eye-liner.
This was the resulting outcome.
Returning home from London is always depressing. Before the past couple of days, I hadn't been to London properly for a long time and I can truly say that I have had an amazing time with my sister.
Thursday evening was spent dining in Soho at El Cantara where I was pulled up for a bit of belly dancing in front of the whole restaurant - fun but definitely embarrassing! After tucking in to some tapas, we headed towards Leicester Square where we explored the streets of London during the night time. I just couldn't get enough of the hustle and bustle of the city and it's a shame that we couldn't have stayed out later into the night. Nonetheless, my mojito back at the hotel bar was pretty damn good!
Friday morning was stressful as we were rushing around the underground in overcrowded tubes to get to London College of Fashion. Our afternoon was then spent in Harrods drooling over the luxury brands and playing with little french bulldogs, shopping at Oxford Circus and then visiting the London Bridge experience. We ended the night back in Soho, where I spotted a Kokon To Zai store and bought myself a wonderful eccentric dress and then had the nicest Thai food ever at @Siam.
People always say how horrible the people are in London, but that stereotype is so wrong (with the exception of some in the tubes). I met soo many nice and friendly people down there and it's just a shame that I couldn't get to know them better. Honestly, I wished I lived in London..
After being sidetracked by playing on the Xbox Kinect, I have finally managed to finish packing for London. The reason why I am going there is because I have another university interview on friday which thankfully, is my last one! To tell you the truth, I am actually quite nervous/scared for this one as I don't feel prepared at all, not to mention the fact that the interview process is ruthless and cruel.
Anyway, wish me luck because i'll need it!
Viewing her collections, there is a clear link that the late Alexander McQueen has influenced Herpen in her cutting edge creations which can be seen throughout her work. Iris van Herpen is about innovation and her latest collection, "Escapism Couture" shows what 'Couture' should really be about: dreams/visions. Not only is this her second three dimensional printed collection after "Crystallization", but her digital fantasies have been made into reality, constantly challenging the boundaries between art and fashion. Iris van Herpen's work mingles nature's beauty of wild bird shapes and clouds alongside ominous, dark, heavy looking armour which surprisingly works well together. The majority of her creations scream spiral formations, interlocking weaves and metallic colours although, Herpen proves that she is still capable of designing more wearable garments for her viewers by sticking to a minimalistic look.
"For me, fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related to me and to my body. I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting.
In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it is timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing can create a very exciting and imperative form of self-expression. 'Form follows function' is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.”
Happy Chinese New Year/Kung Hei Fat Choi!
It's a tradition for my family to have a huge feast on Chinese New Year. We normally celebrate with extravagant food such as lobster and sea bass where on the weekend, we enjoy a hot pot filled with scallops, steak, king prawns.. you name it. This year, I asked my father what our "feast" was going to consist of and he said he was going to spoil us with lobster so when numerous people asked me about my plans for the new year, I repeated the information I had previously heard. Unfortunately, my joker of a father lied and now it's going to be pretty embarrassing to tell people! Nonetheless, I still had a wonderful meal with my family where I had pork/bamboo soup, king prawns, chicken, sea bass and pak choi!
To top it off, I received a couple of "lucky red bags" which I'm extremely pleased about!
My Matiko shoes have been sitting in my bedroom for just over a week now where they have travelled all the way from America!! I was so excited to finally have them after a couple of weeks of waiting that I just had to tear open the box, especially to see what shoes I had as I was unable to choose due to limited stock/sizes. At first glance, I was quite disappointed with these shoes, partly because I was hoping for the studded loafers or a pair of wedges that I had been previously looking at, not to mention that they weren't really my "style". But slowly and surely, they have started to grow on me and I can totally reassure you that they look soooo much better when they are actually on. Besides, I can't complain. I won them. :)
Anyway, I would like to thank Solestruck and Matiko for the great opportunity and I would definitely recommend you to visit their websites!
Thank you once again!
One of my all time favourite bloggers is Tommy Ton, founder of the Jak&Jil blog. Instead of focusing on the whole body where the clothes can actually get lost in translation amongst the models, I love how he focuses on the actual clothes, detailing and the accessories. His latest blog post, where he has collaborated with Justin Wu on the video "Boys of Milan" was a post that I just had to share seeming as attractive men and fashion is possibly the best combination ever, don't you think?!
P.s. hopefully I will have photos up of the Matiko shoes I received soon..
Finding my interview outfit was probably one of the most stressful things I have done for a while now which is not exam related. There were so many questions to ask in so little time: Should I go smart or casual? Should I wear loud colours/patterns to stand out? Heels or flats?
I hate it when you purchase something online and you wait patiently for the postman to arrive every morning and when he does - along with the package, the excitement is so unbearable you have to rip the package open and try it on. It's so disappointing when the clothes tell a different story to what you have seen in photos and it's even worse when it happens to you twice in the same day. It's kind of annoying how models can make every piece of clothing look so good. Anyway, I managed to throw this outfit together last minute; smart yet......chic?
Nude sheer shirt - Topshop
Hareem trousers - Topshop
Wedges - Kimchi Blue @ Urban Outfitters
Leopard print belt - Urban Outfitters
Snake skin bag - Mum's
Rings - H&M, Urban Outfitters, Topshop