Tag Archives: Spring Summer 2011

How Individual is your Style? Random Musings

11 Aug

I get bored easily if you ask me, and sometimes my wardrobe is the recipient of a wave of boredom. I just get tired of looking a certain way or dressing a certain way, so i want to change things up. No better panacea for boredom for me, lol.

The wardrobe and fashion choice is definitely a way to find expression, especially now with fashion evolving ever so quickly.

Now, there’s been a buzz about colour clashing in recent times, especially with the colour fest from the Spring/Summer Season. The real question to ask is, how many people can really pull this off and look good doing it? But hey, i digress from my main point.

Editorial in September issue of UK Vogue

We say style is about individuality but who really expresses their individuality through the way they dress? As in reeeally? I was  just saying my wardrobe gets hit when I’m bored but on the daily, I think I sometimes suppress my fashion sense in the name of reason. Sometimes, I feel like getting really editorial, read: picture above, lol, but then I just stop short cos I’m like, people’ll think I’m crazy. But should I really care? Shouldn’t I just look the way I want to look? So long as it’s not wrong? or a clear faux pas? or uncouth? Even though, dare I say the jury is out on what’s a faux pas these days. The rules change every day and what was a faux pas last month is haute couture today.

That’s why individuality has got to be king.

Well then, I really like to look at street style pictures, it can be so much fun. So i took to some of my fav street style sites – Elle, The Sartorialist and Guerreisms.com and came up with some interesting style from across the world and i mean that literally, Tokyo, Paris, Vancouver, New York, LA, Singapore, all represented.

Now, it’s no strange news that people world over are NOT afraid to express themselves through their style. It’s really beautiful, really. The crux is that they carry it so well and end up looking ‘uniquely fashionable’ if you ask me. See if you agree with me.

Don’t forget though, the argument here is for Individuality in your style! Trend slaves are bad, we get to throw rocks at ’em, lol

So, what’s the verdict? You have to admit, they pulled off  their individual style so well. Even when it was quirky or unusual, they had the complementary carriage.

So there, the vote goes to the fearless fashion savvy lady who will not be intimidated by the opinions of humanity.


Photo credits: Elle, The Sartorialist, Guerreisms

Paint it Red: Editorial Lurv

30 Mar

Every once in a smoky blue moon, you come across an editorial that stops you in your tracks and has you gaping, totally mesmerized. Sometimes it’s the flawless styling, sometimes it’s the way the beautiful clothes have been interpreted in stunning photography, sometimes it’s just the sheer life, you know, the joie de vivre oozing out of the model, set and pictures.

Well, this is one of those moments, and what has me so wowed this time is the zest, the va va voom and energy of the editorial; plus the focus on vibrant hues of red and pink, major colours for the Spring season.

And of course I spot the resplendent red asymmetrical Lanvin dress, that dress dazzles in every shoot the way it dazzled on the runway. Then the pink fluoro Jil Sander skirt. Too much to love about this editorial.

Don’t be startled by the close up of the model – Carola Remer’s toothy smile, it’s just joy; joy for great fashion, lol.

This splendid work was styled by fashion editor Marie Chaix for the spring summer issue of Self Service.









Pictures via fashiongonerogue

Attention Wedge-a-holics: Julian Louie for ALDO

16 Mar

For all wedge lovers, tis the season to be merry. It’s a wedge fest this season, dozens of styles to choose from. We could go bonkers trying to choose. All thanks to the 70s come back, totally loving this Spring.

There’s been a major buzz around the Julian Louie for ALDO collection and it was officially launched yesterday. You bet it’s coming soon to an ALDO near you and online. The collection features tribal inspired wedges in Cotton ikat and Patchwork suede.

Not for the lily livered fashionista tho, these pieces must appeal to the tribal princess in you. Lol

Keep an eye out for when it starts selling on the ALDO site



Pictures via stylepantry.com

Kurt Geiger Spring 2011 Collection: Delicious foot candy

26 Jan

Kurt Geiger leads the high street shoe retailer pack for some of the prettiest shoe collections packed in one store. It’s an endless sea of stunning shoe art.

For Spring, they’ve had no issues translating the key trends into drool worthy foot wear. Lots of electric colour, 70s style clogs and platforms, some stunning prints, leopard, polka dots.

Kurt Geiger is a MUST visit in the following months.


Carvela Gallant Leopard £130


Carvela Azalia Orange £130


Carvela Gallant Nude £130


Carvela Gin Pink £120


Carvela Girl Orange £110


Kurt Geiger Garson Turquoise-Gold


Kurt Geiger Cairo Green £195


Kurt Geiger Brooke Navy-Polka £195


Kurt Geiger Erika Turquoise £160


Kurt Geiger Higgins Tan-Turquoise £395


Kurt Geiger Hoc Camel-Turquoise £280


Kurt Geiger Gen Purple £180


Carvela Annie Rust £140


Kurt Geiger Galenka Purple-Green £180


Carvela Abba Brown £95


Carvela Alan Tan £120


Kurt Geiger Athens Green


Carvela Lotus Pink £110


Carvela Gallant Sandal


Carvela Krazy Red £75

Pictures via Instyle.co.uk

Louboutin Spring Summer Tour

23 Jan

The fusion between art and fashion is beautiful. It’s like a collision of two creative forces and quite exciting to see. One designer who constantly makes this happen is Christian Louboutin, all you need do is check out his fantasy themed site and you’ll see what I mean.

For the coming season he collaborated with photographer Khuong Nguyen to make a stunning Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook tagged Louboutin Spring Summer Tour. The concept gives life to the shoes and makes them take on a whole new persona, more or less like ‘the Louboutins day out.’

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Pictures via Trendland

The Best of Spring 2011 Bags: My Top 40

14 Oct

The attention grabbing clothes did a good job of trying to outshine the accessories but they were right there, holding their own and spicing things up.

After looking at the gorgeous bags that made the Spring 2011 runways, I chose my top 40 beauties. You’ll probably decipher that I love totes, the bigger the better, structure is right up my alley too. It wasn’t all totes though, there was an abundance of clutch bags a la Burberry, across the body bags and compact structured pieces. The abundantly fringed Roberto Cavalli bags stood out against the pack and appealed to the boho side of me.

For Spring 2011 bag trends, there’s a lot of structured large totes, the bags look large enough to fit all summer essentials and more, beach house perhaps? lol. The bright color trends showed up in bags too, there’s patterns, florals and embellishment, reflecting the key Spring trends.


Bottega Veneta Bag_Spring 2011

Bottega Veneta



Dolce & Gabbana Bag_Spring 2011

Dolce & Gabbana



Marni Bags_Spring 2011




Prada_Spring 2011




Gucci Bag_Spring 2011




Salvatore Ferragamo bags_Spring 2011

Salvatore Ferragamo



Versus Bag_Spring 2011




Roberto Cavalli Bag_Spring 2011

Roberto Cavalli



Nina Ricci Bag_Spring 2011

Nina Ricci



Gucci Bag_Spring 2011




Bottega Veneta Bag_Spring 2011

Bottega Veneta



Valentino bag_Spring 2011




Gucci Bag_Spring 2011





Jil Sander Bag_Spring 2011

Jil Sander



Nina Ricci Bag_Spring 2011

Nina Ricci



Rochas Bag_Spring 2011




Jason Wu Bag_Spring 2011

Jason Wu



Burberry Bag_Spring 2011




Giorgio Armani Bag_Spring 2011

Giorgio Armani



Fendi Bag_Spring 2011




Oscar de la renta bag_Spring 2011

Oscar de la Renta



Loius Vuitton Bag_Spring 2011

Loius Vuitton



Versus Bag_Spring 2011




Marc Jacobs Bag_Spring 2011

Marc Jacobs



Versace Bag_Spring 2011




Celine Bag_Spring 2011




Dolce & Gabbana Bag_Spring 2011

Dolce & Gabbana



Lanvin Bag_Spring 2011




Christian Dior Bag_Spring 2011

Christian Dior



Christian Dior Bag_Spring 2011

Christian Dior



Hermes Bag_Spring 2011




Fendi Bag_Spring 2011




Jean Paul Gaultier Bag_Spring 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier



Fendi Bag_Spring 2011




Chanel Bag_Spring 2011




Loius Vuitton Bag_Spring 2011

Loius Vuitton



Chloe Bag_Spring 2011




Proenza Schouler Bag_Spring 2011

Proenza Schouler



Michael Kors Bag_Spring 2011

Michael Kors



Burberry Bag_Spring 2011



Coming up next is my ‘Top 40 Spring 2011 shoes!’ Be right back.

Images via Style.com

Style Item: Ruthie Davis ‘Robot’ Sandal

12 Oct

Not only have I got love for the charming designer, but i adore this avant-garde label. Ruthie Davis is the go to label for fierce glam, edgy, sophisticated and subtly futuristic shoes. After turning out those spiked and studded shoes in previous collections, Spring 2011 is minimalist featuring wood, lucite and the signature heels. Gorgeous! I could use a pair of both.

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But as with everything too beautiful to be true, these gorgeous foot delicacies shall retail for $965 at Neiman Marcus