Thursday, September 29, 2011

Versace for H&M

On a related note, here are some sneak peaks from the Versace for H&M collection. I have my eye set on the black and the yellow dresses! I love the Greek inspired details, reminds me of the Chanel Byzantine Collection but in a more sleek & minimal kind of way. I was never into small metal studs, but I have changed my mind after seeing some images from the Versace SS2012 collections. 


from my dresser: Dior Addict 465 Singuliere

Versace 2012SS is right up my alley: seashells and starfish, flowy chiffon, and the hair! oh the hair look like crashing waves

i can't wait to try this hair!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Every fall I look for new knitwear. 

This is what come to my mind when i think of the perfect knit = feather soft, nude pink, complete with silk and fur.

This year, the trend I really want to try is the chunky professor knit (complete with elbow patch and color blend wool). p.s. saw them at H&M already, just in case u r interested. but of course out of my size.  Story of my life.

Anyways, here are some things to keep in mind: 

1) go thicker 

I try avoid the paradox of a flimsy knit. Look at how structured the sweater looks, sturdy and grey, goes well with all the leather on the bottom half and military boots. 

Aforementioned flimsy look. 
Don't get me wrong, I love this outfit, especially the colour palette here. Just not the thickness of this sweater. 

See? Thick.

2) go colour. 

How adorable is this look? The braided blonde hair, complementary green, lace. She looks like she should belong in the forest rather than NYFW. 

Don't you love when you see something on the fashion radar, and you already own it? 
Happy to report I am the proud owner of this pink sweater. Going to wear it with neutral dress pants just like this. 

3) go shorter.  

Since I'm short, I avoid anything that make me look shorter and frumpy. Easiest way to do that? choose shorter garments, and pair it with short skirts/shorts, then adding tights for winter. 

4) and for my tall girls, go longer. 

 I love how lady-like these two looks are. Floor length pleats, cozy knit, laid-back attitude.

One last picture, just because I love the combination of orange&grey so much these days. I'm even considering getting an orange/coral sweater just b/c I love the shade so much. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

flowy pleats

Something I've been meaning to try forever is the pleated maxi skirt. It's so hard to find one that's the perfect length and perfect colour though. But if done right, the look is so feminine and romantic. 

They are also great to highlight your tiny waist, and elongate the bottom half. 


These three are my favourite colour combinations. So soft, making the ending of summer a bit more tolerable. 

Interestingly, I haven't seen these skirts come in a variety of fabrics. This one is different, a little bit metallic, perfect for a leather jacket, and harsh-er weather. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

getting creative with TRENCHES

Biker-trench, or these mixed-fabric trenches have been around since Burberry introduced them over a year ago. I like that they introduce a bit of toughness to the otherwise lady trench. Make sure you scroll down until the end! 

First, here are some inspirations: 


I saw this tutorial on two-tone biker jackets, 

But if you can't shell out two grand for the real thing, or don't want to destroy your jackets, Forever21 and H&M has these sleeveless trenches, it'd be a great idea to wear them over a leather jackets. Both to save money and give yourself more flexibility during the course of the day. You can also wear them over T-shirts or shirts for a more casual look. I got this at F21 for about $35, I think with the varieties of looks you will get, this is well worth it. 


School's starting! You know what that means, fall's just around the corner.

I have been looking for the perfect trench-coat FOR EVER! Finally found it at Zara this year. Classic light beige,    waistline that falls at the right place, AND, just the right amount of A-line skirt-shape. I can't wait to wear it.

Have also seen some really nice black trench coats at Aritzia. The material is a bit more flashy, black with satin sheen. Sometimes I wish I was blonde so I could wear black more.

Here are some ideas for trench coats:

Beige and black is such a classic combination.

coco rocha
Go for stiffer material for a utilitarian/equastrian look.

Or opt for a feminine look in soft colour and ruffle detail. 

After black and beige, red is next on my list. 

Trench coats are perfect for a rainy day. 

Elena Perminova

I believe Gap had a similar collection,with Rodarte?

This is more like a elongated blazer, but again, beige & black.

The one I got is very similar to this shape, I will be trying it with heels for sure. 

Wearing trenches with knee high boots can alter your body ratio, making you look taller. YES!