Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hollie-May Saker's Old Modelling Job

British model Hollie-May Saker, 19, who was famed for punching a topless feminist protestor from FEMEN during the Nina Ricci runway show. FEMEN is a Ukrainian feminist movement group. Hollie-May now covers many fashion magazines and is looked up as a model style darling amongst teenagers.

Before gracing the covers of top fashion magazines, Hollie used to model for ASOS like fellow British supermodel Cara Delevingne.


Cara rose to stardom due to her quirky personality - something most top models seem to lack.

Here is our best wardrobe pick from Hollie-May's ASOS modelling period.

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Hollie-May Saker rocking an Eleven Paris coat over shirt layerings, faux leather leggings, oxford shoes and a beanie.


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Grunge-rock cool. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Celeb Style: Fergie's Military Chic Look

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The Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie sure loves her fashion as she saunters out of the airport in something more than a white tee and black pants.

Fergie worked military chic from head to toe with a girly twist - sparkly sweatshirt coupled with ripped and distressed denim cargo shorts with a cool peekaboo sequin layer underneath.


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Military chic style with combat inspired leather boots and an equally sexy, messy, tousled beach bum hairdo; who would have guessed Fergie's a mom?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Twiggy Sixties Round Sunglasses by Miu Miu


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One of our all-time favourite sunglasses from Miu Miu is inspired by none other than the sixties British style icon Twiggy who was famous for her short hair and doe-shaped eyes framed with an excessive amount of mascara on both upper and lower eyelashes.

Twiggy is seen here in a rare unpublished photo by TIME magazine on her first visit to America.


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Close up of the Miu Miu round sunglasses in yellow. We tried the glitter versions and found them much darker in colour than the non-glitter ones so we opted for the tonal yellow tinted sunglasses for that funky retro feel.




Wearing the Miu Miu 60s inspired gradient yellow round sunglasses on a road trip. Look out for the upcoming fashion editorial we worked on during the road trip!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dolce and Gabbana Fall Winter 2014 Crystal Hood

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Dolce and Gabbana's Fall Winter 2014 runway show's stand-out pieces had to be the crystal and metal embellished knight chain mail hood that evoked a tough, medieval feeling yet remaining feminine with swarovski crystal pieces and gunmetal sequins for that hardy steel effect.


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British Liverpool-bred scouser model Hollie May Saker famous for retaliating against FEMEN protestors on the Nina Ricci runway, wears an elaborate gold tapestry chain mail hood studded with colourful crystals.


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Ondria Hardin spots a black beaded chain mail hood with fish-scale like patterns with a rather boring coat.


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A model wears a chunky bejewelled chain mail head piece with lovely calf-hair, studded over the knee boots complete with reinforced knee paddings - a spectacular piece for matching with fall winter coats. The luxurious Italian Renaissance style brocade dress unfortunately cut in a conservative squarish design however, is not so flattering.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

DKNY Fall Winter 2014 Runway Show in Singapore


New York Fashion Week has just begun and we are seeing designer brands in Asia following suit with a line-up up runway shows.

We were at the DKNY Fall Winter 2014 runway show in Singapore today. The global #WeAreNYC campaign kick-started with a cocktail event, runway show and special photo shoot session with a professional photographer who than printed out real old-school photographs as a souvenir to take home along with a DKNY goodie bag.

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Some of the models at the DKNY after-party.


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We made sure that we were wearing something from DKNY to the event.


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Post runway show in: cap (Acne Studios), belt (Alexander McQueen), dress (DKNY), mini rockstud bag (Valentino), ankle wedge boots (Calvin Klein)


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Against the backdrop of DKNY's Fall Winter 2014 campaign #WeAreNYC featuring Rita Ora and Soo Joo Park. 

We have two DKNY posters to giveaway to two readers who e-mail us jun@fashionbyunlikelyyou.com with the #WeAreNYC. Readers from all over the world are welcome to participate!


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Having fun with the cool black balloons.


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Can you spot my two loveliest companions that I carry around with me on most days.


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Sally the duck from LINE. She is NOT a chicken!


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The gorgeous red leopard print sweater dress from DKNY Fall 2013 runway collection. It was quite challenging to wear it as a Spring Summer outfit in Singapore.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Resort 2015 Review - Best & Worst Part III

Our Final Review of Resort 2015 Collections as Spring Summer 2015 runway reviews are about to begin. We bypassed all the boring collections and bring you only the noteworthy ones worth your time. Be it good or bad we have the lowdown for you.

1) Donna Karan Resort 2015
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Good idea, bad execution: This skirt and blazer combo from Donna Karan looks more moth ridden than magical eveningwear.


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Donna Karan attempts to do sexy peek-a-boo with a see through long dress with random patches of ratty looking sequins plastered all over - pretty unsightly we must say.



2) Douglas Hannant Resort 2015
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If looking like a blue green sea slug is your thing, try this two piece clown suit from Douglas Hannant.

3) Dsquared2 Resort 2015
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Dsquared2 designer duo Dean and Dan Caten prefer remembering the sixties with bad hair and equally bad polka dot prints and flare bottom pants.


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Ooh la la, we can't wait to get our hands on lustrous shiny metallics in the form of a chic tailored suit.

4) Ellery Resort 2015
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Want to like the pumping coach after the strike of midnight? Cinderella would be damned her entire life if she lived in this pumpkin inspired hot air balloon inflatable disaster of a dress.


5) Erdem Resort 2015
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Where’s my neck? Unflattering blouses with high necklines could accentuate fat face syndrome. Erdem tries to go Chinois in pretty plum blossom prints and silk brocade but fails to entice in bulky, unflattering silhouettes.


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Did someone see the tablecloth? It's almost dinner time in the little prairie home.


6) Erin Fetherston Resort 2015

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The matriach. She's not one bit fun-loving at all. We can only imagine which self-loving woman would let herself down in this dull dress..


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Grand dame, pretty lame without a proper stylist.

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This black bejeweled dress from Erin Fetherston is perfect for properly pregger people attending a funeral.


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Holding a book doesn't make you look smart. Besides, a lady who cares about birds would probably look less terse.


7) Fausto Puglisi Resort 2015
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Fausto Puglisi is back for Resort 2015 after giving us fun tropical palm prints on sexy silk dresses. The resort look is more gladiator meets hard rock in pretty colorblock pastels, and studded gladiator sandals. 


We love the bustier dress with Fausto's signature cone shaped flare skirt in sexy leather nipped and the waist.

8) Fendi Resort 2015
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Model Binx Walton stars in a movie Two gangsters and a funeral for this tacky yet sombre Resort 2015 collection for Fendi. Binx is seen here in an awful fur and mesh cape cheapened by their gaudy brand name printed all over. 

Fashion lesson learnt: Fendi is no Versace.


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Horrible peter pan collars should only be seen on dresses for five year olds and not fifteen or fifty-somethings.


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Two gangsters and a funeral. No prizes for guessing who's which. The black funeral dress with floral prints are reminiscence of Prada's Spring Summer 2013 collection. Talk about copycat ahoy, Fendi designer Karl Lagerfeld truly lacks creativity or any ounce of originality.



9) Francesco Scognamiglio Resort 2015
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Into the Blue: A MariaCarla Boscono lookalike dons on a beautiful aqua two-piece pants and blouse by Francesco Scognamiglio. The stark contrast between the piercing sea blue and the model's pale skin is remarkable.



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Tropical floral prints against a vibrant blue colour.


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Sexy and sleek knotted front dress perfect for less endowed ladies.


10) Gucci Resort 2015
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Python skin jacket with utility pockets, need we say more?


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Unfortunately, the rest of the collection from Gucci's Resort 2015 presentation was stuffy, boring and old lady-like. It was as if there was a competition to see which outfit could hide away most parts of the body.


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Ave to androgyny! Rock and roll in this Gucci resort outfit with the most buttery soft pair of black leather pants with silver stud button detailing surrounding the pockets and crotch area.


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We love the faded botanical prints on this antique cream coloured bermudas paired with a sparkly embellished sweater.



11) Honor Resort 2015
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Look like a little old lady in this 1950s skirt and blouse combo. The redhead model strangely resembles Jane Aldridge from Sea of Shoes who loves to play dress up with her mom's clothes.


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Bad pyjamas.


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Ghost from the past?


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Granny.


12) JC de Castelbajac Resort 2015
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We love the colour Jean Charles de Castekbajac had chosen for his resort 2015 collection - khaki green. 


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JC de Castelbajac is know for his peculiar prints - in this case, rattan basket-weave and birds.


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Could these be lovely parakeets with a yellow blush?


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The parakeets come alive on a white sweater top. The basketweave prints look fairly interesting and three dimensional (3D) on those trousers.