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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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.

Black and White

Tartan Prints

Gold & Black Patent 

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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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!


Cate Blanchett, Oscars

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!


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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Elie Saab Spring 2014 Haute Couture : Dreamy

Elie Saab is one designer that made me look forward to see his collection for every runway. What I really like about him is his detailing and technical work. You can see my post on my top 10 favourite designer. 

Silver Favourites, 1903, oil on wood

This collection is brilliantly executed. He seemed to be inspired by the nineteenth-century Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema painted scenes from the Roman Empire. His subjects always seemed to be reclining amid marble statuary, and there was a good chance that the Mediterranean Sea was shimmering in the background. His artwork has a sense of dreamy and romantic element to it. This is reflected on Elie Saab’s Haute Couture Collection.

Elie lifted the pastel colour elements from Alma-Tadema painting; blush pink, hydrangea blue, and lilac. He used the simple cuts of a classical dress of empire waist and the gently draped volumes. It was feminine and light. It had this red carpet touch. He also extracted the Roman Clothing Silhouette like Stola and Polla; playing with the factor of pleating. His signature embroideries and appliqués were a handful of gossamer-light pleated goddess gowns.

I love how he make sheer seem so elegant. The runway brought us into the world of Roman Empire in Spring. Every girl would want to have a Elie Saab’s dress. It is great to see him moving from his monochromatic comfort zone by boasting fluid skirt with an ombre of violet, citrine, vivid blue, and coral, like an Alma-Tadema sky.

He ended his collection with a Haute Couture Bride Gown. Spectacular

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SS Collection 2013/2014 Céline : Vibrant, Graffiti, Céline

Céline, to me, is known to playing with simple cuts with crazy simple oversize scandals and amazing clutch. I love the simplicity that I can see in Céline. As I was looking into the Spring Summer Collection, Céline came up with something different from what I expected. Phoebe Philo is playing with graffiti, block of colors; vibrant bright & simple. Her inspiration were from medium of Brassaï’s photographs. The feeling she portray through this collection were strong and bold. I love the way she played with the calligraphy brush strokes and infused it into the fabric. It doesn’t look like it is all over the place, it feels quite settled. Furthermore, the strokes were in somewhat organic form which it is simple. The colors she used gave a feel of the 80s which feel of something primary, urgent and graphic.

As usual, Phoebe loves to experiment with the cuts of fabric. Her clothes had this three-dimension touch. Woven jacquards and knits dominated over prints and were beautifully done.

As usual, how can I not love the bags? Firsty, I really love the organic shaped bags! Simple and vibrant. With the mixture of fabric ( inner and outer ) and the touch of that gold coated handle, it looks outstanding. She was also playing with laser cuts; adding crafts technique to the bags which is somewhat refreshing.

Her shoes are too die for! I love the simple design of the ankle heel shoes with a twist in terms of the heel tip and the platform. I want that pair of heels! Simple and comfortable; it speaks Céline. 

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Alberta Ferretti S2014RTW : Joyful Clothes

I started noticing Alberta Ferretti since last year when a tumblr I followed reblogged one of her runway. She known to be the queen of dreams as most of her garments are dreamy, fantasy and romantic.  And this time, she sidelined her signature dreaminess to something more dynamic. ” Positive energy, the joy of living, “  that is what she emphasized about her concept behind this collection. The models walked in pure white, pared down with ribbons and mulit-colored embroidery. She was inspired by the land of sun, sea and color in South Africa. And every piece of garment walk down that runway looked flawless. It was like seeing angels walking down the runway in the white silhouette with a touch of vibrant colors of life.


There were a variety of collars and sleeves being used, mainly scoop, jewel and deep V necklines. Those garment had a sense of innocence beauty in them. In addition, she was playing the linear line works in silk and with that glossy smooth surface, the colors were hyped up to another level; the way she used the silk, adding with a variety of color, even black seems surprisingly colorful. It is not just the garment you have to look out for, it is the ballet shoes, embroidered with floral prints. I could not keep my eyes of that shoes as they were gorgeous! With the silk material used as ribbons, together with the vibrant joyful color, it was feminine and simple.




The craftsmanship was excellent as every piece of garment were impeccable. There were tiered skirts, the shirtwaister, the little cropped lines. I really like it when she introduced laces and sheer for the black garments and dresses she designed. The overlap of layers were nicely done. Her dresses were elegant and the way the dress moves were like river flowing; smooth and peaceful. The limelight of the show was that elegant bright orange dress that flow down the runway. It was spectacular. It just make you go blind as soon as the model appeared on the catwalk. Bravo!

It will be every girl’s dream to have a piece of that beautiful dress from this collection! This line will make every girl feel like a queen!  

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Elie Saab S2014RTW : Back to the Garden for Spring

This collection is one beautiful Spring Collection. It was inspired by the garden with those details he put onto the garment and the graphic prints he had. Most of the garments were lace on the garden and the lace were telling the story. He started off with a brilliant rosy pink tone and ended off with black tone. There were many color tones represent the garden; camellia white, vivid green, bright bougainvillea.

Love the rosy pink tone and that white tone! Using solid color but playing with lace, embroiders speaks and represent Saab. He really put into thought of how to make sheer fabric look discreet. He put heavy embroideries on the top or overlap of 2 fabrics on the top and it looks amazing! Every piece on the runway feels so elegant and glam up. I would love to have one dress from this collection!

For this collection, Saab gave his dresses a graphic edge. Not only one, but two graphics patterns. I really love the silhouette of the dresses. I don’t usually see graphic prints on his collection but what he did for this collection is brilliant. He added 2 totally different prints. The vivid prints with white base has a clean and chic touch to it. Simple and elegant! The other approach was have heavy graphics with simple color tone that is similar to the other print. I love the way it gives a fantasy feel and it really got me curious if it is graphic prints or beads embellished onto the dresses. Beautiful work!

I must say his black dresses in his collection steals the show although it doesn’t say rose garden, the details and the lace. It is amazing. It has this playfulness side of it with the lace and sheer going on. It feels light and romantic! This is Saab.


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Louis Vuitton S2014RTW : Marc Jacob’s Last Show For LV

Spring 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collection is Marc Jacobs’ final fashion show for Louis Vuitton. The staging for the show was a recreation of his 16 years tenure at LV : the escalators, the elevators, the fountain and the carousel. It is a reminder of the designer’s excellent showmanship for LV. What a better way to use the shades of black to tell the story of his time in LV! Although it was in shades of black, it didn’t feel like a bitter farewell. It is very emotion but you can tell that Marc want this last showcase to be the best of all. This man did a great job! I was on the edge while see the collection cause it was unexpected by Marc. The beautiful headpiece of Ostrich plumes was designed by Stephen Jones. And they are gorgeous! The theme feels like a showgirl due to the headpiece and some garments that resembled showgirl clothes. 

Don’t you love those garments that are ornamented with combinations of beads, crystals and glossy feathers? I really love when he introduce in another materials onto denim jeans! The sheer layer top with so much details! I love the balance and contrast with the materials he match. Those jeans are the killers!

Who can say no to these biker jackets? The heavy embellished jackets are heaven! When I first saw the jackets, I was like my oh my, I want to have those. Those beautiful embroideries on the jackets, how can you ever say no? Really love the materials he used for this collection. There isn’t much color going on but it was balanced out with textures, surfaces and shades. Well Done to Marc!

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Alexander Mcqueen S2014RTW : Textile to a Whole New Level

What a brilliant show by Sarah Burton! This was one of the most diverse collection designed by her. Usually, her designs are romantic and very feminine. However, she brought this collection to whole new level. Burton said that she didn’t want to do ” big gowns ” but she wanted energy without froth. When I first had the glanced at the backstage of Mcqueen S2014RTW on my instagram, I was like WOW, that helmet! It feels like the models are dressed up to be fashionable warriors; armlets, golden helmets and harness.

I really love the checkers and the materials that Burton used. It feels like recycled plastic and it looked stunningly beautiful. Some of the garments has that ancient chinese inspiration with the high-necked collar with strips circulating around the neck and increasing its length. The hand cuffs feels like an armor on the model’s arm and it really look good with the flow from the start to the end. There is a lot of textile details going on for this collection and Burton did a great job in putting materials in good use like the zippers on the end of the jacket and outlines on the neck collar.

There were a lot of layering on the garments and it reminds me of paper folding. Probably due to the laser-cuts on the garment with folding going on. The patterns were amazing and with the laser cuts, it brought the garment to another level as it gives a very light and feminine touch to the garment.

I must say : Mcqueen’s shoes are too die for! Almost every collection, I always look out for their shoes. The shoes are always over the top, out of the ordinary and brilliantly well done! This time was about the heel leg, front platform and the skin of the shoe! The heel leg was amazing as it fits the theme very well. Amazing material used! It feels like acrylic with limestone on the platform and the design of it is smart! Love the skin for the shoe!

Checkers were introduced in the early stage, laser cuts are seen on clothes, checks configured in beads and lastly, feathers. It has a female tribalism touch to the garments. Really love the techniques she used and the craftsmanship in this collection! Brilliant Work!

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Valentino S2014RTW : Patterns Embroidery

When I saw Valentino Spring 2014 Ready-To-Wear, I want every piece of garment on the runway. Every piece on the runway is stunningly beautiful. The opening of the show was a micro minidress with beaded lace collar, which was accompanied by an over-sized fringe cape embroidered with turquoise, coral and red patterns. It feels like Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have their inspiration from Egypt or North Africa or Greece but wherever their inspiration are from, the design they showcased were beautiful.

Valentino’s collection is quite dark and dull but those embroidery embellished on those pieces bring the dull garments to life. The patterns are amazing on the dresses. Did you see the details they put on the dress? It is brilliant. The colors they used really comes well together. I want those scandals! I love the gold ornament on the scandals. There were a lot of dresses in these collection, with sheer and lace going on. It really elevates the dress into a haute couture show as they brought in embroideries element on the dress.



I love the long cape and fringes! Bohemian style was the first thing that came to my mind from this collection. I want those clutches! It has the gold ornaments and fringes which looks so good! Well done on the workmanship! The collection was well-balanced. Kudos to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli!

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