Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Hint Of Crimson



Miu Miu Metallic-Flecked Feather Coat
$3,940

Nicole Miller Leather & Sweater Knit Top
$330

M Missoni Pleated Woven Pants
$170

Zara Ankle Boot
$129

Zara Large Leather Clutch
$129

Michael Kors Bangles with Clip
$150

Amrita Singh Earrings
$80

Monday, November 07, 2011

Three Things That Make Me Happy



[Tommy Ton]

Men That Are Creative





The Ferry Building Farmers Market



Edison Lightbulbs


PS: I finally have a camera :)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Freddie





One of my favourite things in life is ugly dogs, and my absolute favourites are french bulldogs.
I think it requires great talent to be so hideous and yet so adorable.

Cela prend un grand talent de transformer la laideur en beauté...enfin.. 'beauté' est un bien grand mot.


{Photos: What Katie Ate}

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Mid-Summer Day's Dream







Kate Moss married Jamie Hince this weekend in what I think was the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. 
The english countryside...little girls in white dresses and delicate flowers...cream chiffon and intricate lace...absolute perfection.
I was very happy to see her wearing Galliano, people seem to forget about his talent and waste their time  sending him to court.
As for Jamie, he wore a powder blue-double breasted suit by Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent. So chic.
I am not usually one to fawn over wedding veils but this one was indescribably beautiful.

PS: I don't think I have ever seen two people this happy

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alexander Skarsgård by Peter Lindbergh




Alexander Skarsgård stars as the dapper hero of a film noir romance, caught between the love of two women, portrayed by Lara Stone and Frida Gustavsson.
The story, in this month's Vogue US, was shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by the keen eye of Grace Coddington.







Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rock&Roll Edge



I got a bit tired of seeing all these girls in flowery cotton dresses for summer while out getting coffee this morning...how uninventive.
I would much rather channel Balmain's rock and roll attitude for an edgier look through the coming months :)

Vince Drape Front Jacket
$709
Helmut Lang Twisted Back Jersey Tank
$96
Hudson Denim Shorts with Leather Waistband
$575
Alexander Wang Kirsten Tote Bag
$945
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spiked Ballerina Flats
$995
Alexander McQueen Swarovski Flower and Skull Cuff
$395
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
$110
O.P.I Nail Lacquer in Mod About You
$8.50

Contrast the rock and roll aspect with light nail polish and fresh, flowery perfumes like my favorite, Coco Mademoiselle <3

Friday, June 17, 2011

Grand Prix Monaco F1 1966



I am big fan of F1 and especially of the Monaco circuit,
and I find this to be just about the chicest thing I have ever seen.
Style, elegance and fast cars
Love Love Love

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tobey Maguire by David Sims





David Sims shot Tobey Maguire for the Prada fall 2011 campaign, in what can only be described as a surprising choice by Prada's marketing team (i've never really seen him linked to the fashion industry). 
Surprising, perhaps, but a great choice nonetheless.
I don't think I had heard anything about Tobey since his Spiderman days, but this is a great 'comeback' so to speak.
The shots are beautiful..the stylist obviously did an amazing job, but I think the actor's transformation from the shy, bespectacled Peter Parker to the elegant and flawless model seen here can, in larger part, be attributed to David Sims' immense talent.
I had never thought of Tobey Maguire as a very handsome man but these shots most definitely changed my mind.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lanvin Resort 2012




The quintessential Lanvin bow


Bows and Blush tones


1920s inspiration


Incredible handcrafting

The unveiling of Alber Elbaz's resort 2012 collection came as a breath of fresh air.
Most presentations for resort 2012 have been a bit..well..stiff. Very pretty and elegant but stiff.
Alber breathed life into his designs with giggling models running down flights of stairs and bouncing about the room.
The collection was very much Lanvin as always but with the added bonus of a considerable use of accessories.

To view the full collection click here


{Photos: style.com}

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bold and Bright



Vanessa Bruno Single Breasted Blazet
$549
Jil Sander Stretch Cotton Slim Leg Pant
$605
Vanessa Bruno Chiffon Blouse
$352
Zara Tricolor Elastic Sandal
$100
Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps
$649
Marc Jacobs Clutch
$1,395
Illamasqua Nail Polish
$25

Sometimes you shouldn't have to settle on one pair of shoes

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

CFDA Fashion Awards 2011

The most talented individuals in the fashion industry gathered this Monday to honour those whose genius went above and beyond this past year.

I was delighted that Phoebe Philo won the International award for Celine. I have admired her work for a very long time and, now that I think about it, I am almost sure her collections for Chloe are what instigated my interest in fashion.

and...

Prabal Gurung was the recipient of the Swarovski Award for womenswear...another well deserved honour in my opinion :)
(Other winners included Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang)




Jason Wu and Karlie Kloss in a dress by the designer
Loved the boldness yet simplicity of the dress


Whitney Port wearing Pamella Roland
Amazing draping and shoulder detail

I must admit the celebrity stylists were not on par with the night's nominees.
These were the only two pieces I really liked.




Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Current Craving...Blush Tones


Escape With Romantic Chandeliers, Nudes, and Powdery Pinks
<3


Maje Paillettes Sleeve Blush Jacket
$465
Jason Wu Black and Nude Tie Blouse
$985
Iro Marwen Leather Pants
$795
Marais USA Footwear Maryjane Bow Flat
$96
TopShop Leather Foldover Lock Satchel
$100
Alexander McQueen Twin Skull Ring
$195
Aurelie Bidermann Wheat Necklace
$450


Monday, June 06, 2011

Jason Wu Resort 2012

Oh Jason Wu!
You always have the uncanny ability to make a girl look casual yet dressed-up.
Which is why we all flock to your stores for those delicate blouses you have made a staple .
And your resort collection was no different.

Pretty blouses, tailored shorts, and floaty dresses...

Corals, yellows, beiges and caribbean blues...

What more could a girl ask for?

Here are a few of my favourites






[photos: style.com]

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prabal Gurung for J.Crew

I arrived  in London a few days ago and discovered on the flight over, while skimming through the glossy pages of one of the many fashion magazine I bought to distract myself, that Prabal Gurung has done a small collaboration with J.Crew.
I have been dying for his tuxedo pants with ribbon detail at the ankle for ages, ever since his spring 2010 collection actually. Sadly, the $1000+ price tag was slightly out of my budget to say the least.
Which is why I was ecstatic when I came upon a pair of these amazing pantaloons while browsing the collection!



Here is the Fit-to-be-tied pant
Great design for the modest price of $198!
Unfortunately they do not come in the gorgeous electric blue featured in Prabal's original design, but I will still make sure that trying on these trousers will be one of my top priorities when I get back to New York :)

To view the rest of the collection, visit J.Crew's website, it includes other amazing pieces featuring "exploding bows"!

Below is the original design I absolutely loooved



Update: They are already out of stock!!! :(

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Look of the Day


Alexander McQueen Iris Skull Snakeskin Box Clutch
$2,385
Givenchy Drop Waist Dress
$1,980
Balmain Bleached Webprint Jeans
$1,980
Alexander McQueen Studded Booties
$1,535

I just had to include one of those fab McQueen box clutches :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chanel Resort 2012

Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his resort collection for Chanel yesterday in the Cap d'Antibes.
Just in time for the Cannes Film Festival, the collection embodied the nonchalant chic so representative of summers on the Cote d'Azur.
Guests sipped champagne at parasoled tables while the models strolled along the runway in floaty frocks and slender suits.
Here are some of my favourites


Natasha Poly strutted down the runway in a one piece black bathing suit and short white ornate jacket, complemented by vintage inspired sunglasses and an adorable silver boater hat.
This is a look I will definitely be adopting on the beach this summer
I really loved how Karl re-imagined the boater hat for this collection.


I was taken aback yet very much enamoured with this jewelled turban on Baptiste.


This piece, I loved for its lightness and simplicity. The bead work is exquisite. Bianca Balti looked like a fairy.
And speaking of fairies, the presentation was succeeded with the premiere of Lagerfeld's new film "The Tale of a Fairy" featuring Freja Beha.
I am DYING to see the thirty minute flick, unfortunately I have not yet found it:(


[Photos: style.com, nymag]

Monday, May 09, 2011

Current Craving...McQueen Box Clutches



I actually almost died while looking through the McQueen accessories collection
All that detail and gorgeousness induced some dangerous heart palpitations


Sunday, May 08, 2011

Look of the Day




3.1 Phillip Lim Belted Satin Peplum Top
$550
Sass and Bide Draped Stretch Jersey Pants
$560
Acne Highway Plateau Multi Pocket Boot
$240
Alexander McQueen Gold Skull and Iris Cuff
$550
Kara by Kara Ross Jovita Stingray Clutch
$1,190
Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum
$77

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Photographs of Southern Africa

My philanthropic father went to Botswana and South Africa a couple years ago with Habitats for Humanity and I just stumbled upon these amazing photos he took on his trip.





This last picture is of the village chief where Habitats was building houses.
He is 80 years old and his name is Hungry Lion.
Such a stylish old man with his well worn bicycle and wide-brimmed panama.

P.S: Habitats for Humanity is an amazing organization, so if you ever have the chance sign up or donate to help build houses for families in need.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Monk-Straps

One of my very stylish guy friends in London got me obsessed with men's shoes.
We used to go to vintage shops and find the most amazing pieces.
So, ever since I moved to Manhattan, I am always on the lookout for interesting leather goodies on the street. Sadly, I am still camera-less so I haven't been able to capture any dapper new yorkers.
However I happened to stumble upon one of my latest fancies on Mr.Porter (another one of my obsessions):
Monk-Strap Shoes!

John Lobb
William Leather Monk-Strap Shoes

Love.Love.Love

[Source: Mr. Porter]