Going cool (color) today with a pair of electric blue platform heels; styling it as a casual look.
Wearing bright colors in small dosages can lift up a neutral outfit (as per photos – black/white/denim neutrals) without being over-the-top. For my casual look, I’m wearing it with a longer vest, denim shorts and silver accessories.
I bought this chunky necklace 2 days ago at a store in Bugis Village Singapore (interested parties – feel free to email me and I’ll give directions) and decided that it was perfect for this outfit.
The necklace made an immediate difference to the upper half of the outfit; I continued the chunky theme with the bracelet.
A complete change from the freezing temperature in Tokyo, all-year summer Singapore is hot and humid at 29°C/84°F! I continued using the black bag as a basic and played around with prints; using key pieces in the current trend such as the Wow skirt and the Wonder wedge.
The wow skirt is a short A-line printed skirt; worn with a dipped hem sleeveless black tank. The A line skirt works perfect for my inverted-triangle body shape (wider shoulders than hips), so it balances out the body.
The wonder wedge is a purple/orange zig-zag printed wedge that compliments the skirt. Also, a less daring way to wear print on print.
I just spent the last few days in Tokyo – it was my birthday present from The Man. Thank you! Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities in the world in many aspects and I love visiting Tokyo for their food – the quality of food never fails to impress. Tokyo has the highest number of Michelin awarded restaurants in the world.
It was in the middle of their winter; it was snowing on the second day I got here! Quite exciting really – it’s been a long time since I’ve been out in the snow. Temperature was around 3°C/35°F!
On this trip, I packed in my black Chanel Classic Jumbo (my current travel must-have), flat boots, and black coat; as basics for the cold weather. As a strong believer that dressing for winter doesn’t mean limiting your options to black, brown, or grey; I recommend styling the neutral basics with colours.
The easiest way to add the pop of colour into your winter outfit is through the scarf when wearing it with a neutral colour coat. In my outfit, I wore a purple scarf which highlighted the pink on the face. I styled my outfit with royal blue jeans to continue the pop of colour when I’m indoors without my coat and scarf.
Thanks for reading – saying “Bye!” to Tokyo today and the next stop is Singapore! Temperature is expected to be around 30°C/90°F! I’ll be catching up again in Singapore.
So, sexy man Ryan Gosling didn’t turn up for the Golden Globe – so much for the anticipation; better luck next time.
Sure enough, my red carpet favorites Charlize T and Angelina J didn’t disappoint. Charlize T looked amazingly sexy in the pink plunging Dior Couture dress and Angelina J neatly elegant and poised in Versace.
What really caught my interest in this year’s awards were the dresses that spoke volume – literally. I’m loving the WOW fishtail dresses Elle M and Sofia V wore. Elle M’s Zac Posen piece exudes true red carpet elegance while Sofia V’s Vera Wang mermaid gown truly shows off her sexy body.
I have to say that the top misfits in this year’s show were the tie-dye disaster donned by Michelle SG and Kelly O’s fish-tail gone wrong gown (Really? Miss Fashion Police? Seriously?!)
I’m definitely excited about the Oscars coming up next month; hopefully there’re more red carpet highlights than lowlights.
What I anticipate the most about the Golden Globe or Oscars are what the golden stars are wearing each year.
In my opinion, long bare-back dresses are timeless, glamorous, and gives everyone a sexy-but-not-too-revealing sense of elegance. Seen in last year’s Golden Globe were Eva L’s black dress with arched eyelet detail by Zac Posen, Anne H’s daring low back sequined Armani Privé gown, and Emma S’ sleek peek-a-poo Calvin Klein dress.
This year I’ll be keeping a lookout for red carpet favorite Charlize Theron, presenter Angelina Jolie, and hot man of the moment Ryan Gosling. I’ll be back real soon with either favorites/hits/misses/trends for the 2012 installation.
I enjoy popping a colour into my outfits even during winter; and this outfit uses the orange skirt as the statement piece.
I pulled the pieces together, noting the details including the patterned leopard print bag, shiny sequins on the skirt, chain texture of the jacket, and even the two-toned suede and leather wedge booties.
There is no better way to start my fashionably late entry into the world of blogging by sharing with everyone the style icon I have respected for a long time – Daphne Guinness.
Daphne Guinness carries a discriminatingly strong personal style and wears haute couture effortlessly. I admire her strong advocate to dress to her creative sense of style. She claimed to never been paid to wear anything from a designer, but happy to wear clothes designed by her friends; which conveniently includes luxury designer Karl Lagerfeld as well as dominatrix-inspired designers such as late Alexander McQueen and Azzedine Alaia.
To honor the Guinness brewery heiress’ closet of avant-garde couture, FIT held an exhibition in New York showcasing her closet that consisted of a wide range of remarkable designers that ended last week. It is like every fashionista’s dream-come-true to rake her closet as she unveiled over 100 pieces of true Daphne Guinness style to the public.
While I have a more subdued personal style compared to the dark glamour-style icon, I admire Daphne Guinness’ fearless presentation of herself; and I agree with her quote on identifying in fashion without being a fashion person. I am innately shy, as Daphne Guinness claims herself to be as well, so this is an inspiration for me to evolve and explore beyond my existing style.
Thanks for reading.
Photo credits: W Magazine, New York Observer, Harper’s Bazaar, Getty Images