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Twiggy is seen here in a rare unpublished photo by TIME magazine on her first visit to America.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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Resort 2015 Review - Best & Worst Part II

Our second part special of Resort 2015 Womenswear collection review. Some items are classic beauties that would still remain relevant for Fall Winter 2014, Spring Summer 2015 and beyond.

1) 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2015
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Snakeskin print boots need not be reserved for Fall Winter as 3.1 Phillip Lim fashions the boot into a versatile everyday lace-up, peep-toe sandal boots. 


2) Alexander Wang Resort 2015
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Alexander Wang presents an updated version of street style grunge glamour with ethereal shirts, cardigans and skirts in abstract graphic art prints for Resort 2015.


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Lovely blue suede tall lace-up combat style boots, less Lara Croft-like and more punk-ass spunk.


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This unfortunate oversized leather shirt and baggy pants combo with massive utility pockets just reminds us of a car mechanic in his one-piece work jumpsuit who still can't get rid of his rock band dream from the eighties. Pass me the spanner!


3) Alexis Mabille Resort 2015
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Yumi Lambert presents the Alexis Mabille Resort collection with formal wear inspired casual wear - bi-colour blazers, cropped trousers and work blouses.


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Work wear gets "hacked" by Alexis Mabille and it doesn't look too shabby at all. A colorblock mandarin collar blouse fitted with lace and matched with a floral skirt. 


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Who knew formal wear could be made so sexy? An intriguing midi-mini hem line on a yellow pleated silk skirt with lace insert paired with a cropped mandarin collar blouse.


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An oversized blouse is transformed into a chic evening jacket. Soft fabrics in billowy shapes are the ultimate girly essentials which evoke a sense of romanticism. We absolutely love large silk bows. 



4) Antonio Berardi Resort 2015
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It's all in the luxurious details for Antonio Berardi's Resort 2015 presentation. Heavy silk and satin skirts, sequins and a little sexy lace-up detail on an aquamarine blue canvas. 

We absolutely love the bright yellow patent tortoiseshell criss-cross strappy heels!


5) BCBG Max Azria Resort 2015
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BCBG Max Azria knows how to do a poncho without overdoing it and making it more Pocahontas than pretty.

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This handwoven denim blue suede blouse just takes our breath away. See the chain-like pleat details on the arms and neckline below.

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6) Carven Resort 2015
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Wanna look like a large orange photo booth? Try it for Halloween in this boxy jacket from Carven.


7) Chalayan Resort 2015
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An escapee from the mental asylum or a giant clam shell washed up on the beach? We can't decide which for this particular accordion pleat curtain dress from Chalayan's Resort 2015 collection.


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This outfit strangely looks like the back of a samurai warrior or bushido. Perhaps Hussein Chalayan has mistaken this for the wrong collection - it should be classified under menswear.


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The blouse prints, its unflattering cut and shapeless black over the knee skirt looks like what a feeble, old Chinese granny would wear as she holds on to the rails on her walker for support.


8) Chanel Resort 2015
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Tweed-tarded. That's what we call anyone who wears tweed in a mishmash of zig zag and houndstooth print in patches.


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Perhaps grand uncle Karl Lagerfeld has watched too much Sailormoon (Japanese Anime) and had to put crescent shape accessories on his runway models.


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The giant pearl clutch and pearl choker just looks cheap and unimaginative.


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Chanel's 2015 Resort collection seems to take inspiration from Indian Kurta dressing and wedding accessories. 

Style tip: Large tacky floral print pyjama suits are not cool.


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Garish, gaudy and gag-inducing are the only three words to describe this ensemble from the garbage dump.


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Not feeling the giant beehive inspired do that only seems to make young girls look balder than they really are. Chanel's floral print white maxi skirt looks like a perfect tablecloth or summer picnic mat.


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All-over flower appliqu├ęs on the jacket look more cheap than classy. The giant harem pants looks like an unknown, bloated sea creature - perhaps a head of an alien jellyfish.


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Crystal Renn was well-known as a plus-sized model but this bad Chanel outfit has only made her look like she's well back into the shape of her former days. The only give-away is her sunken in hollow cheekbones.


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Bad hair to match an equally bad looking outfit.


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This Chanel runway model actually agrees with us and helps us hold up our famous "FAIL" sign - the mark of high fashion disasters


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9) Chloe Resort 2015
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It's a wrap with our review as Chloe blows us away in this remarkably chic blue wrap dress.

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Chloe mixes chunky knitwear and winter jackets with bermudas and lightweight cotton dresses to achieve that fine balance for transitioning from resort to fall winter style.

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Interesting mix of textures - colorblock leather top with a nude beige knit maxi-midi peekaboo skirt.


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Simple yet sassy - bold yellow and golden brown stripes on white.

Style tip: It all lies in the contrast of the perfect colours.


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We love the rugged luxury look on the detailed frayed embellishments on Chloe's black V-neck blouse. We absolutely love the colourful gemstone studded pants on the side - reminding us of the smooth pebbles on a quiet beach. (Notice the gemstone colours - ocean blue, sand, gold, and brown)


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An ingenious creation from Chloe - the Kimono style dress with contrasting prints in colours that meld the outfit together.


10) Christian Siriano Resort 2015
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Terrible prints on a matching blouse and pair of trousers. We have no time to spare for backwards fashion trends.


11) Christopher Kane Resort 2015
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Granny prints and neckline. They should have found a model of a suitable age to wear it.

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We abhor the turn-up jeans trend. This nineties style wide leg fold-up jeans, resembling a fireman's hose from Christopher Kane is particularly bad.


12) 10 Crosby Derek Lam Resort 2015
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Constrict and construct: Tie us up with strings and ribbons. 

We love love love this floral print sweatshirt and jogger pants ensemble from 10 Crosby Derek Lam's Resort 2015 is highly accentuated with a string just below the bust and a pair of self-tie sandals made of blue silk ribbons.



Coming Soon: Resort 2015 Review - Best & Worst Part III

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