Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cue X Dion Lee

This collection is planned to come out in March, April and May 2011. I am so glad that the price range for this collection is quite affordable (from $99 for a shirt to $550 for a trench coat) yet Dion Lee still maintains his aesthetic. I am excited. Are you?

Friday, February 18, 2011

A recent project....

I started making this dress a few days ago. I used the same pattern that I used to make the camouflage dress with a little alteration. Initially I hated it because of the error I made when I joined the yellow and black fabrics together. As you can see below, the two fabrics did not join neatly at the pointy end.

Fortunately a friend came and saved this dress from being scrapped. I learned that when wanting to join two fabrics together and there is a sharp angle like in this dress, it is better to try to start from that pointy end than to sew toward the middle. I love the finished product. Now I need to figure out who am I going to give this dress to.

This is the only brooch I have... but I was to wear this I would buy a bow tie shaped  brooch preferably in blue 

my friend volunteered to model my dress. thanks

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Givenchy Spring Couture 2011

I absolutely love the latest offering from Givenchy couture. The collection is inspired by the Japanese butoh dancers. It definitely has transformed what ordinarily scary and unusual to something beautiful. I salute Riccardo Tisci for this. 

As worn by Carine Roitfeld

worn by Florence Welch 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Favourites from Fall/ Winter 2011: New York

Carlos Miele

Carolina Herrera

Lela Rose



Victoria Beckham

Vivienne Tam

Cushnie et Ochs

Cynthia Rowley

Jill Stuart

Monique Lhuillier

Prabal Gurung

Monday, February 14, 2011

Recent purchase: a bracelet that resembles Pamela Love's Talon Cuff

Today on my way to a Newsagency, I saw this amazing bracelet at Lovisa that somewhat resembles the famous Pamela Love's Talon Cuff. It thought it looked really awesome so I bought it. It was only $20. Not much, especially if you compare it to the price tag of the real Pamela Love's Talon Cuff, which is $1000. The only problem I have with this is it is really painful to put on and take off. The sharp nails of this cuff do not only look sharp but they are actually really sharp. I guess that is the price of beauty.

As you can see, there are scratch marks all over my wrist...  

The real deal
the real deal looks so much fiercer... and so much sharper... but  the price reflects the level of quality