Saturday, November 8, 2014

Getting There


 Scuba biker jacket, leather pleat skirt, mesh t-shirt all c/o Dressabelle
Sandal heels - New Look
Lips - Dior Addict Lipstick in Paris

I'm in the final week of my school semester. Ahh...how time flies. I know I always write about the weather and school, which sound like really boring topics to be writing about here but truth is my life pretty much revolves around them. When life is turning into a routine, I try to perk myself up by trying new things, like listening to new music, changing up my room a bit or try new styles. I am always armed in layers when in school because of the overly blasted air conditioner, so outerwear is an item which I'm always on the hunt for more. This scuba biker jacker is a great alternative to leather ones I own. Not only it's slightly more soft and breathable, powder pink is also a cute colour to do especially when I'm not even a pink person to begin with. It's pretty subtle and I find salmon/ pink tones work wonderfully with blue all the time, hence the blue pleats. Pretty pleased with this combination I'd say! Besides outfits, I've been listening to a lot of rap music lately. For some strange reason it really helps me focus when I'm working. Alright, enough for now. Catch up on Instagram, gotta work now! #werk

Friday, October 31, 2014

Attention



Safari shirt dress - c/o Dressabelle
Leather oxford boots - Shanghai
Belt - vintage
Lip colour - Topshop lip paint in Jealous

Happy Halloween! It's all pumpkins and trick or treatin I'm thinking of in my head right now, but ironically, I have neither carved a pumpkin in my life nor have I actually walked through my neighbourhood knocking for candy. Just reminds me how the media could really get into our heads. huh? What are you guys doing this Halloween? I've never been a huge dresser for the occasion (well I have dressed up as a pirate once), but my personal tends to be quite thematic in my own imagination. Let's say if I was wearing a floral jumpsuit, you can be sure I'd grab my beetle ring and stone necklaces to complete the "earthy" look. Similarly, since I have on a military inspired dress today, I decided to go with a fitting belt with oversized buckles and dangling chain. Belts on military uniforms have always appealed to me. Especially when utilitarian wear is huge this season, that makes the perfect excuse to wear retro belts, the bigger the buckle the merrier! Have a good weekend everyone, speak soon. <3

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Urban Warrior


Mesh panel dress - c/o Dressabelle
Slit dress - c/o Oak And Bones
Earrings - H&M
Leather 'trash' bag - m)Phosis
Stilettos - borrowed

Every once in awhile, we all need a little empowerment. Whether we choose to channel an attitude through a bright red lip, or decide to slip into our beaten up sneakers because heels are really not worth the effort, it is as if with a single element of dress we could form a barrier between ourselves and the world. I felt especially inspired by the AWANG X HM collection. Okay let's put aside all that media rave for a moment, and think about just how powerful a statement the collection is trying to make. If you have seen the collection already, it would occur to you that the entire line, staying true to the AWANG aesthetic, is inspired by modern hi-tech sportswear. What really impressed me was its consistent grey colour palette (with the exception of occasional pops of accent colours) which pretty much represents the every day commuter; an individual part of the homogenous smart phone generation, quietly blending in yet a fighter of a mad rat race. The image of the Urban Warrior is practical, smart and very much a uniform. That's the look I'm trying to recreate today in my own style. What I love most about this outfit is the poofed up sleeves that subtly create a power silhouette...just what I needed to survive a rough week. To streamline a top heavy proportion, I layered a slim fitting dress underneath with slit zipper details to match my sweater. And knowing me, I love unexpected details. Finished look with costume jewellery and stilettos, because why not?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Anything Goes


Vest - c/o Dressabelle
Blouse - Taiwan
Skirt - Shanghai
Socks - Qoo10
Sandal clogs - borrowed
Lips - NARS Audacious lipstick in Marisa

A few years ago when I began to really care about fashion, I would spend the night before meticulously planning my look, making sure the colours matched, that I didn't look funny, and considering I might impress the people I meet. Sometimes we care too much about flattery and preconceived ideas of whats right what's wrong. Those were the days (evident on my LB account) when my makeup was so on point, and I have to say – perhaps at times overdone. But gone are the days of precision. I feel like my style is transiting into something that's a lot more spontaneous and unexpected. I love capturing feelings, more so than I'm concerned about a certain 'look', I often throw in things together and if it looks okay, it works. Layering three long pieces at once and sandals with socks? Anything goes really! 

Photos by Rumin.

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