Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fresh Spreads: Revitalized Awakening

Source: The Fashion Spot

Don't these rejuvenate the senses and make you muse the break of dawn?

Numero 103 is shaping up to an incredibly inspiring issue, definitely one that will leave an impression for good. The magazine seems to reiterate the idea that simplicity is key, epitomizing Parisian chic. And producing such tranquil and serene editorials definitely does relief the tension felt in us urbanites.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

style scout: Asian red carpet

The recently concluded Hong Kong Film Awards proved that Asian celebs can look stunning on the red carpet as well. Each celeb begged to differ at this event of glitz and glamour.

Famed actress Monika Mok strutted down in a nude empire-waisted gown with cascading layers of chiffon.
Tang Wei's shanghainese classic style shines through in a flaming red toga dress.
Zhou Xuin was as sweet as ever, yet sophisticated in a simple monochromatic gown. Her classic updo and scarlet lips adds radiance to her smile.
Sandra Ng's structured gown was uniquely eye-catching. The prints reminded me of the lush art deco period, as well as pretty optical illusion.

Xiong Dailin paired her sweetheart neckline frock with a sparkling choker. I simply love the play of different textures of this black gown.

Barbie Hsu literally looks like a Barbie doll in this gorgeous pouffy gown. The red corsage serves as a great contrast against the metallic grey and black.
source: msn, china daily

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fresh Spreads: Oyster

I recently love to view Aussie fashion magazines such as RUSSH, especially in tfs threads. Online, I just discovered Oyster magazine. Their website, to my surprise was updated with editorials and fashion updates.
The latest Issue 80 features queen of reinvention Grace Jones, designer Rick Owens, Haute Couture darling Alexis Mabille, as well as the brit cover girl Alice Dellal.
Interesting reads online include write-ups on Afghan designer Tina Kalivas' "Zarafshan" collection for AW 09, and exclusives on cult musicians.
The editorials online are well, really mind-blowing.

To Zion
By far my favourite editorial. The contrasting darkness against skin like a snow queen, plus the luscious tulle.

Put your ray gun to my head
The desolate landscapes play backdrop to dramatic poses and clothes.

Dark Tide
The Aussie take on boho by the beach. This editorial whizzes us off to a land of strong tides and winds.

source: oyster mag

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Let the Ad out of the Bag -- Ray of McQueen

Firstly, we would like to apologize for the lack of updates! We're currently really busy with school as there's a never-ending stream of homework coming our way...

And so is the fashion world a rapid that sweeps every victim off their feet.

While most S/S 09 campaigns have been unveiled, McQueen keeps our breath held tensely with the revelation of its second campaign. I really prefer the first though, but seeing that the clothes in the S/S 09 season are of much stronger, striking character, this ad certainly looks promising. The model's pose is a dynamite, and its repetition electrifies the viewer, just like a laser beam does.

The fall/ winter collection features McQueen's signature mind-blowing proportions and shapes, but this time with less fanciful prints and body-hugging corsets. The fashion genius did not compromise despite the recession --headpieces and elaborate heels emerged on the runway, but this time, with heavy hints of modernity such as metals, bolts and studs. Overall an intoxicating show of gothic colours and lethal silhouettes balanced with graceful prints and tesseleations of soaring birds and whimsical circles.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Front Page: Louis Vuitton

It is no wonder Louis Vuitton remains the top favourite brand among Singaporean women. The luxury brand's collections and highly coveted monogram accessories regularly grace the covers of Singapore fashion magazines, honing the already-popular brand into one well loved by Singaporeans.

Harper's Bazaar Singapore Mar 08
Dress: Louis Vuitton

Style: Singapore Sept 08
Outfit & accessories: Louis Vuitton

Style: Singapore Jan 09
Jacket: Gucci
Leggings, shoes and clutch: Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton

Style: Singapore Apr 09
Outift & accessories: Louis Vuitton

source: thefashionspot, vogueite