Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spotlight on Brit: Topshop fall 09

Topshop has brought in fresh new ideas this fall, with clothing separated into 4 themes.

Manhattan Dolls

Think looks ideal for razzle-dazzle cocktail parties and discoes. Inspired by 80s power-dressing and cocktail party glamour, Manhattan Dolls emphasizes exaggerated shapes and show-stopping colours. Body con dresses are ignited by shoulder-padded glittery tuxedos, the dressy will love their sparkling minis and sequined separates.

The collection takes inspiration from 70s groupies and has a vintage glamour feel. Luxurious fabrics are given an antique finish; together with heavily sequinned and knitted embellishment. Sequined dresses, harem trousers and high waist knickers are made high street with oversized cardigans, Extravagant mink boleros and lush velvet jackets are made a staple for winter too.

Highland Fling

As the theme explains, the clothes boost a traditional Scottish vibe and English eccentric; classic tartans, antique fleurs and oversized checks. Luxurious knitwear has an heirloom quality, ready to be thrown on for any tea party in the jardin. There are also military-inspired coats with cute accents such as gold brass buttons. Tough leather boots top off the entire lookbook, together with bright knitted hats and scarves.

Horror Girl
Everything here comes ragged, ripped or highly distressed. The looks make the models appear as though they just emerged from a horror mansion infested with cobwebs in a haute manner. The recurring motif of bloody red font is printed on blazers and woolly jumpers. Interesting touches include cobweb-like lace and lattice panels. Victorian nightwear is reworked and appears in ivory colored blouses, bed jackets and corsets. There are delicate pieces alongside tough denim jackets, and jeans are slashed or bleached while leather is distressed. Studs and eyelets toughen the look further adorning jeans and fitted jackets, and knits appear moth-eaten.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Spotlight on spain III: Bershka

Bershka is knocking on the doorstep of sunny South East Asia, with its first store at no where else but sunny Singapore! I first heard about Bershka on, where nearly all the wonderful Spaniard's outfits had something Bershka in it. Not much info on Bershka's fall 09/10 collection is released on the web, and here are some sneak peeks of the catalog.

Everyone loves plaid. I don't think it is a trend, it is a style.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spotlight on spain II: MANGO

Mango chose a cast of curvy models this season, with Scarlett Johansson taking over Penelope Cruz as the brand's new face.

The ad campaign under the lenses of Mario Sorrenti.
Leigh Lezark
I must admit Daisy Lowe looks so different here under the strong spotlight. I love the styling of all these looks that are classic and edgy at the same time. This winter's collection shows that black remains as the new black, accessorized by studs, ruffles and glitter!

Love the vest and straight cut black pants.

Cute fliry tiered skirt.

Jump on the new shimmer trend with this red-carpet worthy bustier dress.

Channeling Martin Margiela/Christopher Kane, with a classic black coat and leopard-faced tunic.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Spotlight on spain: PULLANDBEAR

Take flight with Pull & Bear this season.

Inspired by aviation, together with the follies of youth, the fall collection is a harmonious balance between the classical country and the hip. The campaign reveals a story of a journey through aviation and a dream to take flighy in the rustic European countryside.

Studded tanks, slouchy plaid shirts, denim shirt and jackets may sound all too familiar to the high street fashionista, yet Pull & Bear's creation make shoppers more mad about plaid and gaga over studs. Do visit their stores to see it to believe it. ( ION orchard has a new branch that isn't too crowded even on Sat evenings)

Here are my top picks from this collection:

Plaid is huge this season, with designer and high street labels jumping on this trend.
Plaid shirt, S$59.90.

A wordy and totally worth-it tote bag priced at S$39.90

All over studs tank, S$39.90

This tee is plain cuteness. Rabbit tee, S$17.90

This will be my favourite denim jacket this season, lightly bleached to perfection.
Cropped denim jacket, S$74.90