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Sorry for the lack of posting! I have been busy with school work; though half of the time I am not listening in class ( long story ) Anyways, if you didn’t follow my instagram, I knitted a scarf with knit and purl stitches and end the ends with fringes. It took me about a month plus as I didn’t commit to it everyday and as I started out, it was tough for me. I was having a hard time to get the tension right. 

The scarf isn’t perfect but I am happy with the result! I am starting on another knitting project! Hope I can get it right! I promise I will try to post regularly! 

 

Dsquared² Spring 2015 Menswear : Pop the colour baby.

Firstly, I apologize for the lack of posts as I am currently studying fashion design in Ta.ftc, located in Singapore. It is the cheapest and shortest course I could get in and I am squeezing in tons of knowledge into my mini brain. It is really tough but it is all worth the while. Cut to the chase and talk about the Spring 2015 Menswear collection. I have been looking at quite a few collection and I particularly like Dsquared² due to the vibrant funky colour tone they put up and also, the sleek and casual style.

Dean and Dan Caten named this collection Stud2io. It was their interpretation  of Andy Warhol’s factory. The colour tone resembles the pop art of Warhol’s painting. Warhol was the king of pop. He lit up an image with vibrant colours. I love the concept of it. It is Spring for godsake, lit up your Spring with colours.

I am in love with their camou coats. I love coats. I love seeing men in coats. The Catens went wild and went all out with a pink speedo coming from the runway. They have dedicated their love towards the beauty of a male body. Kudos to their beautiful runway show.


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Trace back down the memory lane

I am sorry for the lacking of blogging. I have been pretty busy with my part-time retail job. Recently, I went to Hong Kong. It was great but it is definitely an expensive country.

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There is a particular place that I love in Hong Kong is Yu Chau Street, The Fabric World. It was my first time going to another country, entering their fabric world. Yu Chau Street was a paradise for me. You can find different fabrics there. There are studs, genuine leather shops, beads, ribbon etc. Most shop provides fabric cards for you order but the minimum quantity is 5 yards which is quite massive. The order takes about 2 working days as it is transported from China. If you want to have reasonable price fabric, you can head down to those shops and slowly find the right one for you! I didn’t have alot of time to shop there as I was with my friends and they are hardly any fans of fabric. But I was glad to be able to purchase about 5 types of fabric. One day, I will return to Hong Kong  but only for the fabrics.

And if you are big fan of sneakers or skaters shoes, you can head down to their sneaker streets. All the shoe shops sell roughly the same designs and the prices are about the same. But compared to Singapore’s pricing, the shoes there are definitely cheaper. I got my converse for 44 SGD which was a good buy. In all, Hong Kong treated me well.

HOWEVER, time to get back into reality.

Well, I am pretty much jobless right now, waiting for my diploma certificate while I work part-time in retail sales. I am lost and confused which I don’t know if it is okay. I am bombarded with so many questions about my future. But the future that I truly wanted is to do fashion design.

Why I love designing? I love to go through research, to brainstorm on fashion stuff in terms of the cuts, details etc. The part when you can do design for people and when people appreciate your design, it is a great feeling. You spend hours and days doing one design but it is the thought process, the concept behind every design makes it one of a kind. As a designer, you design for the people but yet, there is a part of you in the work. It is an identity of your work which people can identify you.

After 3 years of experiencing design, I love the whole journey. When I first started in the Experience and Product Design in Singapore Polytechnic, I dislike it. It was a torturous journey. I always had my downs. It was bad but it keeps me thinking; trying to solve problems for people. It just make me feel good and make me stay up at night to work hard to complete the task. It just keep me going.

On Monday, I will be heading into my dream, turning my dream into reality. I can’t wait to start this journey. Anyone that is reading this will accompany me to work towards my dream.

Till then.

 

Loafers Craze

Recently, I am crazy about loafers. I do fancy loafers from start but recently, it is an addiction to loafers. Everywhere I shop, I look for loafers. I just want a pair of loafers. Okay, maybe not just one but two or three or even ten. How can anyone say no to loafers? It looks comfortable, fashionable and chic. It is a pair of shoe that can glam an day look. I am in love with Celine’s Loafers! It is to die for.

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I am a big fan of Celine’s Loafers as it has this masculine touch to it but yet, it is feminine and chic. The loafers can just fit my everyday wear. I can totally pair up with boyfriend’s jeans and white tee with Celine’s Loafers and I will look chic. The loafers are amazing. Everyone should have a pair of Celine’s loafers. People, it is a Need.

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Acne Studios x Liberty

Originally posted on ClosetCast:

today’s closetcast: print mania

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Who doesn’t love a good print? Liberty of London has collaborated with the likes of Target, J.Crew, and Nike resulting in unique twists on basic silhouettes. I love Liberty prints and this latest collaboration is no exception. Curated by Jonny Johansson, this latest collaboration features classic Liberty prints on Acne Studios pieces, like their classic motorcycle jacket. Not for the price sensitive, these will likely not be making their way into my closet, but I love admiring them from a distance.

What do you guys think?

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Chanel Fall 2014/15 : Grocery Shopping in Chanel’s Mall

The setting was about shopping Chanel’s Megastore. It felt like a candy land; a piece of conceptual artwork! I wish I could shop at Chanel’s Megastore with Rihanna and Cara and Joan! For this collection, it is all about the sneakers. I am in love with Chanel’s sneakers! How can anyone say no? Karl had to continue from the previous collection. Those sneakers are hard to forget. The trench coat were calling out Chanel. Karl was heading for a sporty look when Cara opened the show with raggy workout-wear. However, there was chicness to the outfits. There were variation of silhouette going on. It was somewhat comforting and yet, classy as there were oversized onesis and trench coat. The fabric which was commonly seen is metallic, velvet  and more metallic!

Even the shopping basket is so chic. It is like a fashion shopping megastore. I will totally dress up as Chanel and be in there! I totally love what Karl has done to Chanel’s bag. It did play a part in a megastore but yet, it look so elegant. Karl just make grocery shopping looks fashionable.

This is my favourite part of the show. The sneakers! If only I can have the knee cut sneakers! It is something I would wear on my causal basis.  Furthermore, I love how the sneaker played with materials of knitting and holograph. I just want to have one! Brilliant.

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OSCARS : THE YEAH’S AND THE BOO’S

Well, I am finally back at blogging again! Be sure to catch me here often with all these Fall Runways going on. Been catching up and looking at runways by the brilliant designers! Before we get into the Fall Runway, let’s go to the OSCARS Red Carpet! I mean how can you not be prepared for this! Though Jennifer Lawrence fell within minutes on the Red Carpet. Well, she is the only celebrity that fall and laughed it off anyways! Well, let’s get straight to the point and judge the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed in this year’s Oscars!

THE BEST DRESSED LIST

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Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani 

I am not a big fan of sparkles and sequins on Red Carpet but this dress just work. Brilliant design. The details were brilliantly done. It wasn’t heavy in details. It is constant with those sequins and beads which worked very well to make it as a Red Carpet Dress. With the light material, the dress was glowing and dreamy. Plus points will be her hair, her make up and her accessories. Everything just came into the place. I really love the classy hair updo with this dress. Gorgeous! 

Lupita Nyong in Prada

Congrats to her in winning her first Oscars! She has caught my attention for quite some time. I love the colours she always wear for Red Carpets or for some events. She looked stunning! This dress was simple. Pleating and the low-V just work for her. In addition, the pastel blue suits her. Elegant piece of work! 

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture 

J.L is the girl that falls during Oscars! I love this dress on her! It shows off her curves. Her body looked flattening here. With her backward necklace, the whole look works. This tomato red looks great on her. She looks fierce and strong! 

Angeline Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture 

Brad Pitt looked hot as always! But the focus here is Jolie. She looked absolutely stunning. I am glad she drop the black look and go for other shades of colour. From what I can remember from Jolie is she always love to wear black.Well, I admit that black is a hard colour to say no to. But this Elie Saab’s dress looks classy on her! Beautiful! 

Amy Adams in Gucci

The silhouette of this dress fits Amy Adams perfectly! I love the blue tone on her. Though, I wish she could wore a light jewelry on her neck to complete the look. Probably a necklace that suits the earrings as well. I guess it will turn up a notch!

Anne Hathaway in Gucci

Well, the fashion police said Anne was wearing an amour in front of her and named it the worst dress but to me, it was one of the best dressed. Yes, I do agree there is alot going on but the dress’s silhouette was simple and she toned down in her accessories. It was all about the dress! I adore this dress on her! She pulls it off!

Emma Watson in Vera Wang

I love her look! The dress’s metallic material and playing with shades of black looks chic and sexy! This Wang dress suits her very well! I love the cut of the dress at the end. Well-executed!

 

Olivia Wilde in Valentino

Among all the pregnant ladies, Olivia Wilde dressed the best that day! It was simple, neat and clean. I love the turtle neck and the colour of black and white going on. The dress looks good on her with the bump there! Mother-to-be looking good!

THE WORST DRESSED LIST

Idina Menzel in Vera Wang

I love Vera Wang but this dress didn’t felt right for a Red Carpet. The drapes were overwhelming plus the dress colour was not an appealing colour. In addition, the material of the dress looks stiff and heavy. That’s why the look didn’t come off very well. Maybe if the lower part of the body did not have the drapes and goes for a simple flow from the upper body to the lower body, I guess it will look better. The upper part of the dress looks amazing by itself!

Elsa Pataky 

I don’t know who is the designer behind her dress but I don’t love the silhouette going on. I think she is a gorgeous woman but this dress plus her bump does not look good at all. Her bump is huge and this dress is just enhancing the bump on her. It did not look pleasant. The low cut and the waist line do not complement each other. I feel that if the waist line marking is not there and it just flow, it will look better as her dress has a lot of details going on.

Sally Hawkins in Valentino

It is the hair. If the hair was done up and style nicely, I think this look might work. Right now, this whole look have too many things going on. The dress is gorgeous! I love Valentino’s dresses but her heavy huge curls just make her appearance looked like there is so many things going on. She got to do it up! Maybe it will make a difference!

Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel 

I think this is the worst dressed? Well, there was so many things going on : the back of the dress, the show off my leg look, the front of the dress, the red stones on the front of the dress, the pleating. There is way too many things. She is a gorgeous woman but this dress is not the Red Carpet dress. Honestly, I can’t look at it for long. It is just all over the place. It is just too much!

Penelope Cruz In Giambattista Valli

Firstly, I love the colour and I love Giambattista Valli’s clothes!  However, it is just there is so much cloth going on and it just reminded me of a Sari. Drapes and Drapes and more Drapes. And she is holding extra cloth around her arm. If those excess cloth can be removed, maybe it will look better!

Well, I come to the end of the Red Carpet Discussion! Well, leave a comment if you like! Thanks for reading!

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DSquared2 ~ Autumn/Winter 2014/15, Ready-to-Wear

Originally posted on Fashion & Style Guru:

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IF, three cities in, anyone is suffering from fashion fatigue, then Dean and Dan Caten have got it covered. This morning they set up a “hospital” for those feeling victimised of the fashion variety as their autumn/winter 2014 charade kicked into action and Sixties glamour – albeit purposefully dishevelled at times – took to the catwalk. Ankles on super high sandals came suitably shackled (for restraint purposes, obviously), and every outfit had an air of Norma Desmond about it, this Hollywood star now hiding behind her bejewelled sunglasses and satin column gowns in the confines of the DSquared2 institution.

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