Tag Archives: Street Style

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

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It’s all in the street style detail: A Bracelet fest

13 Dec

Since I ran into Swagger 360, I’ve been captivated by the detailed street photography I’ve seen on the blog.

Interestingly, it’s a blog focused on gentlemen’s fashion but that doesn’t in any way lessen the appeal for me; you simply have to love the detailed hand-knotted bow-tie shots and the generous tips on how to be and dress like a gentleman, lol. It’s quite exciting to see men show such creativity in the way they dress. It’s a blog definitely worth checking out.

Asides from the men, he does quite a few posts featuring detailed shots of women’s accessories and I love love love these close up shots of bracelet clad hands. Stacked bracelets are my favourite for signature accessories and these fashionistas wear them too well.  The stunning photography does justice to the exquisite taste of the ladies and the accessories.

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You should check out the blog at Swagger 360 for a hearty detail feast and of course tips on how to be a gentleman (:

After all of this, I couldn’t resist creating a bracelets wish list, and my definite go-to spot for drool worthy bracelets is Net-a-porter and Asos. So, if money were no object, I shall be getting myself one or two of each. They’re just so pretty when stacked and the edgier the more attractive.

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Burberry Prorsum Leather and brass studded bracelet £225

Stella McCartney_Chunky brass ID bracelet_£155

Stella McCartney Chunky brass ID bracelet £155

Marc by Marc Jacobs_Fluoro chain-link bracelet_£85

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fluoro chain-link bracelet £85

Aurelie Bidermann_Do Brazil 18-karat gold-plated bracelet_£240

Aurelie Bidermann Do Brazil 18-karat gold-plated bracelet £240

Oscar de la Renta_Silver-plated enamel and crystal cuff_£525

Oscar de la Renta Silver-plated enamel and crystal cuff £525

Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet_£150

Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet £150

Maison Martin Margiela_Silver-plated buckle bracelet_£275

Maison Martin Margiela Silver-plated buckle bracelet £275

Kara by Kara Ross_Braided snake-chain bracelet_£150

Kara by Kara Ross Braided snake-chain bracelet £150

J Dauphin Leather And Brass Fearless Bracelet_£175

J Dauphin Leather And Brass Fearless Bracelet £175

Gemma Lister Black Rope And Faux Pearl Cuff_£80

Gemma Lister Black Rope And Faux Pearl Cuff £80

Juicy Couture Wide Multi Chain And Feather Bracelet_£100

Juicy Couture Wide Multi Chain And Feather Bracelet £100

Sabrina Dehoff Cord And Gold Tube Bracelet_£118

Sabrina Dehoff Cord And Gold Tube Bracelet £118

Emmanuelle Alt: Parisian Chic Supremo and Global Style Icon

19 Oct

This week, I will be celebrating my favourite Parisian style queens. I’ll kick off with this lovely lady.

Emmanuelle Alt, world famous style icon, Parisian Chic personified, ultra polished and extremely chic. She works as Fashion Director of Vogue Paris alongside the legendary fashion icon Carine Roitfeld, she’s also stylist to designers like Isabel Marant.

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Emmanuelle literally owns the rock chic, edgy, balmain-esque  look. She obviously refreshes the style with various stunning pieces in the ensemble, but she looks super stylish and effortlessly chic ALL the time. She’s one of those people who possess innate ‘non-contrived’ style.

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I literally have never seen her in a dress, in bright colours or obviously feminine outfits; with Emmanuelle, it’s noir and edgy. Her make up is au natural, almost looks like she rolled out of bed looking fabulous. There’s a certain je na sais quoi about her that enhances the stylish aura.

And it is so beautiful that she’s also a doting mother, with a lovely daughter who is obviously a mini fashionista already. What with a mom like that.

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Viva Emmanuelle! She’s in my style icon hall of fame, right beside Carine,  Giovanna Battaglia and a host of others.

 

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Emmanuelle with Carine Roitfeld

 

I shall close with this beautiful quote from her:

‘Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a t-shirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it’s just right, when you don’t see the effort, it’s irresistible’

Totally agree with you Emmanuelle.

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Street Style Star: Who says a T-shirt can’t look ultra chic?

14 Oct

Street Style pics are raging like a wild fire. Bloggers dedicated to taking pictures and posting fashionable pedestrians are becoming a cult of sorts. Style is fast becoming a global phenomenon.

Fashion Month alone resulted in tons of street style pictures, I’ve been inundated! Then i came across this one. How do you dress up a basic, slouchy white t-shirt and look so chic. Well, here’s how, hot off the streets of Paris.

Loving the floppy hat, sunglasses and bracelet, everything comes  together to make her look so chic.

accessorizing the white tee_floppyhat

Pic via fashioninsing.com and glamcanyon