25.3.14

SALLY LAPOINTE F/W14: GRITTY POETRY

| Fashion Week |
Sally, Sally... Your collection is a riddle, and I like it very much. Not so much about hitting in like a gatecrasher halfway through your show after the wrath of the NYC traffic for spending an extra five minutes sampling Lombardi's. It was really good but yes, I'd much prefer to have a take-away cuppa just so I could re-see your collection again.
Alas.

STOLEN

| Outfit |












Other than the Little Black Dress (LBD), many often overlook its Fun-Fresh-Fierce (FFF) counterpart - a bright as poppy number, mostly led astray via tradition as a great auspicious look for each Lunar New Year. I was misinformed until I turned 21.

16.3.14

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: STREET STYLE

| Fashion Week |
On a humid night, I was deep in discussion with like-minded friends on the topic of Singaporeans being the most passive and unhappiest in the world, and true enough, a wilfully-gathered commentary was in today's news. It struck me that graciousness was 'lacking' (according to my own variables and research) in our society, and after returning from New York and Tokyo, the mood here was more sombre and serious. I felt uninspired, but I digress (you don't deserve my rants, really). Instead of pouring my disappointment to the nearest landfill, I switched it up:

It however brings me unrivalled joy as I recap the observations I made while style-stalking New York Fashion Week.

10.3.14

KOONHOR F/W14: BACKSTAGE

| Fashion Week |
Every backstage experience so far has been vastly different in fluctuating panic patterns. Each designer's standard vision that matured from their favourite daydream happens at the place, the backstage. Where a formula like the simplicity of paper doll instructions, were to fall into into one smooth set up. Or maybe not. Unless the compassionate Vogue supreme were to bestow a Fairy Godmother or Couture Gandalf extending complimentary five-minute all-in prep through the twerk of a wand. Oh, the gift of perfection, and the curse of Murphy's Law [dramatic lightning].

4.3.14

CARMEN MARC VALVO F/W14: STALLION HEARTED WARRIORS, CHARGE!

| Fashion Week |
Who would have thought these battle dresses easily upstaged Khaleesi's IT accessory, her dragon? You might also wonder about those shantung gowns and beaded breastplate that gave illusions that Game of Thrones should probably switch up their wardrobe department. All's fair in love and war. Daenerys Targaryen could highly likely hatch more dragons with her 'fringe-pushed-forward'. It could just be me, but I was already hypnotised by breakfast time, crusade ready.

3.3.14

LEE JEAN YOUN F/W14: MODERN REBEL BY DAY, ORIENTAL PUNK BY NIGHT

| Fashion Week |
How? Tell me how do you refrain from hopping up your front row seat when a designer nails your wildest organza fantasies? Shhh... Lee Jean Youn is a wool wizard. Let him wave his bondage-themed rope (sweater) and mesh bow tie you to a perfect woman.

SOHO FISHING

| Outfit |
A friend told me, "You have to take a photo here, right at the cobbled stone street. Many street style photographers do their thing here." Now since you've last heard, I tell you, "You've got to take a photo here, right at the cobbled stone street, then do the 'mermaid' for street style photographers to do their thing on you."