Friday, October 27, 2006

Web Window-shopping

I apologise for the missing updates, all of a sudden I am unexpectedly very busy. Among all the festivities of Hari Raya, there're school projects, talentime finals as well as an upcoming event x_x.

I have less than an hour of free time before I go to sleep because I'm waiting for people to get on msn so that I can send them important stuff.

Right, won't waste time, I NEED TO SHOP. I badly need to shop.

And now that I'm online I'll visit the first place that comes to mind: TopShop.

Ok, apparently their servers are too full.

Psh, fine. I shall visit Forever21 instead.

These are some stuff that I found worth waiting for the page to load for.

There's just something endearing about their hoodies.

I wish H&M would just open a shop here. Reading other people's blogs and their H&M treasure finds is tiring me :(.

FYI, H&M did consider opening a shop here in Singapore but eventually they didn't because they felt they wouldn't profit. Uh, Hellllooooo. Check Topshop, Warehouse, Mango, Zara, Forever 21 amongst many others?

Read an article in the papers recently, saying that Singaporean shoppers get bored easily and want new places to shop at, which is why we're visiting Vivocity only for the first GAP store. I totally agree.

How's about it, H&M?

I don't think I'll be posting anything soon. Will be back next week!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Nerdy glasses

Go Fug Yourself loves the sexy librabrian look on Kirsten Dunst and so do I.

Actually I love the glasses. Been meaning to get one of those but never got around to it.

I remember seeing models wearing Max Mara glasses some time back but I can't recall where it is exactly.

They were quite large, but the rims weren't thick. Though they were more square than rectangular, it didn't look weird at all. Darn if I could only be bothered to flip through every magazine I have looking for the picture.

Found these Max Mara pair online though.

Not that my parents would ever give me money to buy them. Actually I don't think they'd give me money to buy any sort of glasses for that matter.
I already have two and I wear contacts, heh.

But still, I'll trudge down to good ol' ulu neighbourhood eyewear shops and find a cheap pair for less than $50 :).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Floor-length dresses

I know the item du jour for SS07 is the knee length dress but I am currently in love with the floor sweeping dresses. The perfect one would be the floaty ones that looks delicate enough to trail behind you.

Emanuel Ungaro


Vera Wang


Zhandra Rhodes

Karl Lagerfeld did say to go either very short or very long and nothing in between. I think we've seen our fair share of short, let's see some glamourous long, yes?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Bib dresses

I don't know what exactly they're called but I shall call them bib dresses. Anyway I saw a lot of these bib-style dresses on the catwalk this season.

I love it. There's just something modestly alluring about baring the shoulders this way.

Vera Wang

Lela Rose


3.1 Phillip Lim

Chado Ralph Rucci

Monique Lhuillier

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Miu Miu SS07, Louis Vuitton SS07

Miu Miu

Satin reigned this catwalk and honestly I wasn't feeling it.

Perhaps because my obsession with satin has flown over.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton was simply adorable. It was fresh, it was romantic, and it was very adorable.

There was texture, there was shape, and there were elements of girlishness about it.

One teeny thing though... The bags. Market bags are now fashionable? Uh, cute idea, but I think not.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Paris SS07 - Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano

Back to the business of all things fashionable, I'll simply do a look book-esque commentary of what I like so far, yes?

Alexander McQueen

It was rigidly structured Edwardian-inspired at its romaticism best.

Karl Lagerfeld

I prefer his own label to the Chanel label.

This collection was chock full of what could be considered Lagerfeld's favourite colours, navy blue, black and white.

John Galliano

Again, I prefer John Galliano's own label to Christian Dior. I wondered where John Galliano would go to after his very memorable glam rock look past season.

I love the soft flowy fabrics mixed with the bright colours. Galliano obviously loves his thick strong brows though.

Of very pretty things.

I've kept my nails long! And I'm loving it. I feel more... groomed.

So recently I've been experimenting with nail art. Most of time the attempts end up as flops, but sometimes they work.

I searched for nail art websites to draw inspiration from and almost all of the good ones are Japanese! The Japanese are indeed crazy about nail artistry.

Anyway, here are good sites

My Nail House

Trinket Japan
- offers step-by-step instructions

Moga Brook
- very very pretty nail art by professionals.

On an almost totally different note, pretty cupcakes! I'm craving cupcakes at the moment :)

If you too love your gorgeous cupcakes and don't know where in Singapore you can get your hands on them, I sourced out a local cupcake extraodinaire CupCake Momma. Their cupcakes look so fake! In this case that's good :)

Cupcakes instead of a whole birthday cake is just so so cute! I would learn how to bake them but I know I'll suck.

Getting sick by too much sweetness yet? Too bad! I'm in cloying PRETTY MODE!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Comme des Garçons SS07 & Yohji Yamamoto SS07

Konnichiwa, Paris Fashion Week! No, I haven't gone ignorant and had french words mixed up, it's just that Japanese designers reign Paris Fashion Week.

I am loving Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons.

Comme des Garçons
The influence was obvious: Japanese. Rigid kimono tops, the rising sun symbol, and the geisha made-up faces.

I especially love the ballerina skirt pair-ups.

Yohji Yamamoto

The first label by far to make black and white not boring. The perfectly imperfect cut pieces were exciting.

It was also androgyny of a different kind; more gentleman that boyfriend.