January 20, 2015

happy new year | hello 2015

Happy New Year!!! This is an extremely late post to welcome the New Year, but I just wanted to say I can't believe how fast 2014 went past! It has been such an amazing year both for the blog and the fashion world, many milestones were passed and I was so so satisfied with how things were going last year. I'm pleased to say I'm extremely psyched for this year, with many big things coming my way as well as many exciting developments in the fashion world. {Galliano for Margiela anyone?} However, I'm incredibly sad to say that this year as I have a major exam at the end of the year, I won't have as much time as I want to spend posting and curating this blog. I know for the past few months I haven't been posting as much as I should, and I'm apologising from the bottom of my heart that I would be posting even less for the rest of this year to concentrate on my studies. Of course I would try to find time to update y'all on the fashion world as frequently as I can, but there would definitely be much less activity from me hope you would understand. On a brighter note, my recent Valentino Sala Bianca post has been selected for IFB's Links a la Mode, read on to find out more....


In With The New

How's your first week of 2015 going? The first week back to work, still bulging from the holidays? Hitting the January Sales like there's no tomorrow? Cleaning out your closet? Planning your life for the next year? Even though it's just another day like any other, the turn of a new year brings up so many things for everyone. What are you discarding? What do you want to bring in?

Links à la Mode: January 8th

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December 29, 2014

valentino sala bianca 945


In an unusual arrangement outside of Haute Couture Week, Valentino showed a breathtaking all-white collection in glistening New York, celebrating the opening of a new Fifth Avenue flagship in the Former Whitney Museum at 945 Madison Avenue. Fashion VIPs came from far and wide to witness this Sala Bianca Haute Couture spectacle, amidst invitations to Dior's Pre-Fall showcase in Tokyo. A celebration of Valentino in the '60s when fully blanc looks were shown in Sala Bianca Florence, the collection was filled with ethereal lace and dreamy capes that absolutely took my breath away. Look after look of light-as-air gowns of organza and chiffon were peppered with the occasional gold-toned jacket,but the exclusive use of virginal white made the showroom look like a stunning winter tale. My favourite part of the show was undoubtedly the exquisitely tailored capes which billowed out of the dainty gowns, and the pristine lace layered over the impeccable gowns made the models look like glorious ice princesses. An impeccable Italian couture house right in the middle of dazzling New York City, what could be more perfect than that?

December 16, 2014

midnatts mingel.

Scandinavian style has always stood out for its clean, fresh and sometimes minimalistic approach to fashion. And what better way to dress for laid back winter family gatherings than in crisp, sharply tailored pieces that would still be fresh and ready for Spring? Elle Sweden celebrates classic Scandinavian dressing in this fresh editorial for its December 2014 edition, featuring European clotheshorses from Amanda Norgaard to Lone Praesto. Dive into this H&M-esque lookbook, and get your wardrobe updated and ready for the season now.

Midnatts-Mingel: Amanda Norgaard, Lone Praesto, Moa Aberg And Abigail Fox By Jimmy Backius For Elle Sweden December 2014
Elle Sweden December 2014 Midnatts-Mingel Amanda Norgaard, Lone Praesto, Moa Aberg And Abigail Fox, Jimmy Backius  6
Elle Sweden December 2014 Midnatts-Mingel Amanda Norgaard, Lone Praesto, Moa Aberg And Abigail Fox, Jimmy Backius  5

November 19, 2014

boulevard chanel.

{Major apologies for not posting for more than a month! I've been bogged down by school and yes, finally now I have a lot more free time on my hands to blog more regularly, here's a post I've been working on for some time now, enjoy!}

Karl Lagerfeld. The iconoclast that has created fashion's most dazzling show sets for Chanel all under the glass dome of the Grand Palais : from a larger-than-life glistening black globe dotted with tiny Chanel flags and a futuristic solar-paneled runway complete with windmills, to a golden carousel overflowing with whimsy pearls and bows, a visit to the glorious Versailles Chateau, and  a giant supermarket that made buying household necessities chic again, he never fails to inject a sense of modern extravagance and inventiveness to every show he puts out. For Spring 2015 however, the attention wasn't on so much the set, but the banging finale that ended the show on such a high note. Capturing fantasies was always what Karl does best, but this time he instead captured the cultural zeitgeist of freedom, and turned it into a powerful finale set in none other than Chanel's very own piece of Parisian cityscape, a gold-stone and glass filled Boulevard Chanel.

Coco Chanel has always believed that clothes should be real, and function should be just as important as form, like how the chain on the 2.55 handbag was to keep hands free, and how it was originally lined with burgundy so it would be easier to find things. So down the runway came wearable pieces in the form of wide trousers, pinstriped blouses, cardigans and tunics, worn by a bevy of Chanel favourites such as Ming Xi, Cara Delevingne, Binx Walton and Soo Joo Park who walked in unconventional twos and threes. Psychedelic splatters of paint shaded everything from accessories to shoes, yet there was also a sense of sober tailoring to it, with clear white seams and trimmings outlining the silhouettes.

October 16, 2014

on the rocks : anja konstantinova

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I've been juggling exams and a hectic school life and couldn't find time for the blog. But now with exams well behind me, I've been busy doing up posts on the Spring 2015 season {which I hope to post real soon!}, because it was such a spectacular season and I just had to feature the collections here. While doing some web-scouting on my own, I chanced upon this absolutely gorgeous editorial on This Is Glamorous, featuring Australian beauty Anja Konstantinova frolicking by the warm white beach. Cosy knits, windswept hair and sunkissed skin, paired with impossibly beautiful bright pink and white pieces, On The Rocks is the perfect summer inspiration to keep those dreaded rainy days away.