Thursday, April 17, 2014

Celeb Style: Kate Bosworth's Coachella Lookbook

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As If Looking Immaculately Chic wasn't enough, Hollywood style icon Kate Bosworth took down last weekend's Coachella style scene with her seemingly effortlessly put-together look which was in fact well thought off and put together. Less isn't always more for Kate Bosworth as she dethroned all the rest of the hippie bikini, fringe, bralette and skimpy shorts wearing Coachella goers.

We have decoded Kate Bosworth's Coachella 2014 lookbook into 4 simple tricks.

1) Skinny top knot bun hairdo
Coachella is an event to let your hair down to but Kate prefers to be different and smart in the hot desert weather by tying up her thin and shiny locks into a top knot bun.

2) Classic black aviators
Hippie round sixties inspired sunglasses were everywhere to be seen in shiny reflective colours for the lenses. Kate prefers to keep it cool and classy in black aviators that one can never go wrong in.

3) Peek-a-Boo dress with belly-button revealing keyhole
Instead of prancing around in bikinis, crop-tops, skimpy shorts or that tired old maxi dress like everyone else did at Coachella, Kate prefers to wear a light floral print cotton dress with a strategic cut-out at the belly-button, just enough to show her toned abs and petite frame.

4) Black patent platform sandals
The key to any music festival is comfort so high heel shoes are out. Kate chooses a pair of simple black patent leather platform sandals with a cute tie knot ribbon detail at the back which gives her a bit of extra height without compromising comfort and heel support unlike flimsy flip-flop or open-toe flat sandals.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pull & Bear Lookbook Inspiration: It's A Sweatshirt X Boxer Shorts Kinda Weekend

It's that time of the week again except the fact that this mid-week's shorter with an extra vacation day - Good Friday coming along and Easter Sunday to look forward to. (We're not religious, it's just the chocolate eggs we're into!)

Unseasonably hot weather in Singapore and around Asia this summer spells for lazy dressing or laid-back relaxed chic. Here are the top 5 staples for this Spring Summer 2014 if you live in the tropics or are experiencing plenty of sunshine~ Our Summer 2014 lookbook is inspired by Pull and Bear's March 2014 collection featuring the gorgeous upcoming Finnish supermodel Mathilda Tolvanen.

Summer Dressing Tip No. 1: The Staple Sweat-shirt
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Mint-green and pastel, this sweet sweatshirt will not only serve to turn up the heat by giving you a warm complexion but shield you from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Fashion tip: If you love wearing micro-mini ripped denim shorts, sweatshirts are a girl's best friend to balance this sexy look.


Summer Dressing Tip No. 2: The Knit top
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Similar to it's cousin the sweatshirt in volume but available in sleeveless styles is the knit tank top. 

Fashion tip: Go for a sleeveless knit top with roomy arm holes like a muscle Tee or wife-beater and spice it up with a neon or floral print bikini for that extra sexy edge.


Summer Dressing Tip No. 3: Do the Dolce & Gabbana Pyjamas Look
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Try out strappy jumpsuits or a two-piece top and loose pants in this tropical prints such as palm prints and pineapples for that laid-back holidaying on an island or resort look.


Summer Dressing Tip No. 4: The Kimono jacket
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Oriental hues are back on trend with the Kimono jacket as a perfect summer staple since grunge style button-less open-front cardigans and jackets gained in popularity.


Summer Dressing Tip No. 5: The Unisex Romper Look
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Go all cool and androgynous with a sleeveless shirt and roomy men's bermudas and keep it feminine in lightweight cotton or silk.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Miu Miu MATELASSÉ Biker Bag in Every Color a Chameleon Could Pull Off



Our Weekend Inspiration leads us to multi-colour bagporn featuring the Miu Miu Matelasse Biker Bag in purple, blue, orange, pink, green.. just watch the color change before your eyes!

Perhaps Miuccia Prada should consider these colours for the upcoming Spring Summer 2015 runway shows in Milan in September this year.

Music: School Night by New Zealand musician Thomston

Friday, April 11, 2014

MBFW Australia Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 2015 - Day 5

Today's Runway Review Covers the Last Day of the Mercedes-Benz sponsored fashion week in Sydney. (All image credits go to Popsugar.com)

1) Alice McCall 2014/ 2015

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Yesterday was the last day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia fashion shows and here are the best of the last shows.

Alice McCall's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway show was filled with plenty of pretty, girly dresses with a sexy edge.

See-through mesh tops, dresses, flirty and fun folded origami pleated bubble skirts, crochet rompers and floor-length see through lace gowns in piercing white dominated the first half of the runway show.


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The second half of the runway show was full of lolita cuteness, sweet yet provocative at the same time with really short metallic skorts, bright yellow silk rompers with polka-dot frill trimmings and see-through dresses with embroided daisies.


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Graphic art prints all-over rompers and dresses in the Alice McCall Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway collection made sure the designer ended Australia Fashion Week with a big memorable bang.


2) Emma Mulholland 2014/ 2015
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Designer Emma Mulholland was known for her psychedelic surf and punky graphic prints for her previous Fall Winter 2013 collection. 

Her Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway collection was more comic-book character based with geek-chic models parading down the runway in pastel ice-cream colours.

That's surely one way to be deliciously different from the rest of the otherwise "normal" or "toned-down" fashion designers.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring Summer 2014 2015 - Day 4

Don't miss our runway reviews on the best of the Mercedes Benz sponsored Australia Fashion Week happening in Sydney this week. (All image credits go to Popsugar.com)

1) Haryono Setiadi Spring Summer 2014/ 2015

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Indonesian designer Haryono Setiadi chose the sun, the ocean and the sea in his Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway collection in the form of prints and vibrant tie-dye colours inspired by his Indonesian heritage of beautiful batik.


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The silk sash like tube-top on a sleeveless dress looked inspired by traditional Indonesian costume called the kebaya. Haryono Setiadi beautifully melds the new and the old into a modern creation this young designer can proudly put his name on them.


2) Jason Brunsdon Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Australian designer Jason Brunsdon choice colour palette for his Spring Summer 2014/2015 runway show was gold, bronze and rich metallic hues of emerald and burnt sand.

His bohemian chic collection consisted of roomy yet well-balanced dresses, skirts, tops and jackets perfect for free-spirited hippies with a penchant for all things shiny and metallic.


3) Dion Lee Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Our favourite pieces at Dion Lee's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway show would be the crinkled classic bomber jacket in crisp white worn with a beautifully textured criss-cross plaited skirt. 

The strappy criss-cross buckle flat sandals added down-town chic look to this non-traditional combo.


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The sporty-luxe casual-wear trend is here to stay as Dion Lee tries mixing different lengths and textures in an outfit - a cropped casual turtle-neck sweater top with a sporty long parka and skinny track pants.


4) Suboo Spring Summer 2014/ 2015

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Suboo's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway collection highlight was the floral printed bomber jacket with mesh overlay which created a cool moire effect in photos and on screen.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MBFW Australia Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 2015 - Day 3

Don't miss our daily runway reviews on the best of the Mercedes Benz sponsored Australia Fashion Week happening in Sydney this week. (All image credits go to Popsugar.com)

1) Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/ 2015

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We adore the lattice quilting details on Ginger & Smart's white bomber jacket and stunning white leather mesh high heel booties.


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Boxy, futuristic acrylic sunglasses are the way to go for summer so bring out those brillo-s and soak in the sunshine!


2) Michael Lo Sordo Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Michael Lo Sordo scores one with this white leather bustier top and a silk handkerchief for a tie on this menswear inspired over-sized suit for his Spring Summer 2014/2015 runway collection.


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Michael Lo Sordo's update on the classic trench coat for summer comes in a silky sheer fabric that glides beautifully with each stride and can be taken from day to night as casual-wear or smart-casual dressing.


3) Talulah Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Aussie label who's no newcomer - Talulah introduces a bohemian chic vibe to the Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway collection with plenty of layered fringes on a tropical floral print dress and necklace.


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This beautiful tropical forest print plunging silk romper by Talulah is cleverly held together with contrasting horizontal strings over the neckline saving you the trouble of fastening a too low-cut outfit with safety pins or trying to secure your top with Hollywood tape.


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"Hot short" by Talulah with fish scale prints for that tropical X aquatic look.


4) We Are Handsome Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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The highlight of We are Handsome's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 fashion presentation besides the bright yellow snake (not pictured here) would be the tongue-in-cheek watermelon print board shorts.


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Nice melons.


5) Cameo Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Neon bustier top at Cameo Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway show.


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Fashion tip: Pair an over-sized bomber jacket, in this case a beautiful white mesh sleeve, embroided shoulder panels and sheer muslin fabric one over a bustier top if you don't want to bare too much skin in a crop top.


6) Toni Maticevski Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Toni Maticevski's orange crop sweater and pants combo tickled us pink as it got us thinking about jail time and "Orange is The New Black" American TV drama series.


7) Christopher Esber Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Shorts, shorts, shorts! Shorts get us all crazy and it's not the standard, boring denim short we're talking about but Christopher Esber's sexy rolled-up hem shorts for that extra length shortening and micro short effect. 

Christopher Esber's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 shorts come in a lovely blazer and pants tailor suit material and look too so you can look chic yet casual at the same time.


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Monday, April 7, 2014

MBFW Australia Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 2015 - Day 2

Catch our daily run-down on the best of the Mercedes Benz sponsored Australia Fashion Week runway shows happening in Sydney this week.

1) Alex Perry Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Alex Perry's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway show was full of sexy bralettes or cropped bikini-like tops. Looks like the cropped top trend is here to stay with celebrity fans such as Kim Kardashian.

Fashion tip: For bigger girls, try crop tops with high waisted skirts.


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Sexy, flirty, girly are the three key words to describe Alex Perry's white sequinned girly spaghetti strapped mini dress which looked inspired by a ballerina's outfit with a sexy plunging neckline and an extremely flared and wavy super flirty hem.


2) Kahlo Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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It's all shine and metallics at Kahlo's Spring Summer 2014/ 2015 runway show with models strutting down in comfy Doc Martens, plenty of leather and pants, jackets cut in a roomy menswear style.

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Rising temperatures: Dare to bare at Kahlo.


3) Strateas Carlucci Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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The highlight of the Strateas Carlucci runway show for us would be the sexy slouchy menswear layering of a long-short shirt paired over cropped, tailored bermuda-style pants with the ultimate finishing touch - a luxuriously rich chocolate brown leather jacket in manly coarse-grained cowhide leather or what some might call "elephant skin" texture leather for that extra touch of ruggedness.


4) Bec and Bridge Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Our favourite piece from the Bec And Bridge runway show would be this sexy and elegant wrapped top with a matching ruched skirt gathered at the center which looks extremely flattering on almost any woman's figure.


5) Ellery Spring Summer 2014/ 2015
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Ellery's models walked down the runway with a Kill Bill badass ninja assassin attitude and in this case an origami style top and see-through organza pants perfect for red carpet appearances.