Friday, March 6, 2015

New in: Celine Cabas Gusset


For months I waited patiently for my first (and only, to date) pre-order, a Celine Horizontal Cabas in black.  It has been on my wishlist for a long long time, and alongside it was the Celine Cabas Gusset (which was even harder to find, as it always sold out).  Of course, as fate would have it, the day I receive my Celine Cabas bag, I found a Celine Cabas Gusset! I impulsively bought it, and must admit my simple Cabas hasn't been out of its dustbag since (after half an hour use so far, so am considering selling it), as I always reach for the Gusset...

It's love.

 Celine Cabas Gusset bag, Larsson Jennings Chain Metal watch (available at Net-a-Porter), Birkenstock sandals (available at The Dreslyn, Barneys , Diani Boutique and Need Supply), Sarah and Sebastian Jewellery rings

all photos my own (please do not use without permission, thanks)

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Friday, February 27, 2015

My favourites from NYFW FW 2015: Adam Lippes, Isa Arfen, The Row, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung and Vera Wang


It has been forever since I trawled the internet to see what has been happening on the catwalk (other than a select few favourite designers), but I realized that as time-consuming as it was, I missed doing so.  It has been even longer since I've posted my 'curated picks' of my favourite pieces from favourite shows, so I thought, better late than ever (and for my own reference later on)...

Here were some favourites from NYFW FW'15:

Adam Lippes 

I have long been a fan of Adam Lippes' aesthetic.  But ever since he rebought his name rights and relaunched his label to a more minimal and elegant (and unfortunately more 'exclusive' - i.e. expensive - bracket), it has only gone from strength to strength.  This FW'15 collection is no exception, and one of my favourites of NYFW.  The silhouettes, the beautiful textures and luscious leather, and that glorious floral print that was found a couple of looks, were just gorgeous (for want of a better word): 


Isa Arfen

This designer has only been showing for 2 years, and I only discovered her last year, but quickly fell in love with her languid long lines, and beautiful outerwear and 'off-duty' workwear aesthetic:


Prabal Gurung

You all know about my love for coats...these are just stunning:


3.1 Phillip Lim

Although he has changed his aesthetic considerably since his 'Koi Suwannagate collaborative pieces' that I loved so much, I am continuously enamoured with his work:

 
 

The Row

A M A Z I N G


 
 



Vera Wang

No frilly lace, no tulle (not that there has been in previous collections), but Vera Wang's RTW is just gorgeous (sorry, there's that word again).



all images via style.com

Apologies for the image-laden post.

I know I have missed a few designers that I usually like to catch up on...But what was your favourite collection from NYFW?

Happy Fashion Friday!


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GM2NY - Get me to New York (pretty please with sugar on top?) - and how to tie a scarf


I have been meaning to post about GM2NY for months now, since mid last year even, since I got my first scarf from this Sydney-based label, but just as well, as I have since then been lucky enough to add their gorgeous shoes and wallets to my 'collection'.  Even though I wore my cashmere-blend scarf to death, with its gorgeous Mancoon print on it, I never felt my picture of it did it justice.  The large size is no longer available, but the square pocket is.  I thought I'd post a link to it to demonstrate how one would never realize or see the 'big picture' on these gorgeous scarves were they not stretched out.  When I first saw the beautiful prints I wondered how one could wear what could essentially be a beautiful wall hanging; but when worn, the beautiful shades and colours on the print produce a beautiful and abstract effect instead of a picture (as seen in my photo of the scarf below, and in the many pictures on the website). 

Created in 2012 by the lovely Rhamya Freitas, 'Get me to New York' combines fashion with travel and style.  With beautiful silk and cashmere scarves, gorgeous leather travel wallets (with the most beautiful silk lining - see this pic), stunning silk shoes and more (even cushions!), Rhamya presents a cohesive collection of liquid soft silks with vibrant prints of city skylines and travel inspired landscapes.  Each designs is born from a photo, so that each creation is a snapshot of a city travelled, which in turn becomes a wearable piece of art.  Having said that, I find her shoes deserved to be framed and hung on a wall, just look at them!

There are several items currently on sale in GM2NY's store, including the lovely Albion silk scarf I also have (the silk is uber soft).  I am in love with my burnt orange leather travel wallet, can't wait to take it abroad, although I am more than happy to 'travel' with it to a cafe or restaurant...

To encourage myself to wear my silk scarves more (GM2NY and not), I have included a brilliant video I found a while ago, made by Nordstrom, on how to tie 4 scarves 16 ways.  Having used sarongs extensively, many styles I had known of previously, but there are a few I have yet to try.  The video shows one of my favourite ways of using a scarf in an unexpected way (as a kimono jacket), I also used to love tying my scarves into dresses and tops.

Do you have a favourite way to wear your scarf?

GM2NY Albion silk scarf (currently half price!)
 I want to frame these silk shoes and hang it on the wall...
I wish I had captured the beautiful signature silk lining in this gorgeous travel wallet, the colour and leather is so beautiful too...
 Mancoon cashmere and modal scarf, so light yet warm and so so soft and cozy...

all pics my own.

Video on how tie scarves via Nordstrom.






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Friday, February 20, 2015

I like big bows and I cannot lie...


For someone who doesn't see herself as particularly 'girly', I never realized how much I loved bows until recently.  I thought it was more of my little sister's trademark, but remembered I have been buying bows for quite a few years now, even back to when Alice McCall did those rhinestoned silk bow belts, remember those?

I have also been slightly obsessed with bows on jewellery, such as the Balenciaga bow rings I bought in silver for myself and my sisters.

But above all, my little collection of bows on shoes has grown somewhat in the last year or so, starting with the Isabel Marant Poppy, then the Aminah Jillil bow flats (that I blogged about previously - I loved my red pair so much I bought the cobalt blue pair as well), and most recently the Isabel Marant Pealman (which are lower than the Poppy - bought on sale from Net-a-Porter).  I'm even considering this leopard calf hair version (on sale)  available at Forward (only thing is I can never envisage myself in leopard, but am beginning to think I am open to leopard shoes if they are the right ones).

For those who prefer their bows to be more subtle I recently came across this Lois black suede pair from Madewell (on sale), and have added it to my wishlist...just in case.

What about you, are you into bows?


 Isabel Marant suede Poppy (leopard version available at Forward)
Isabel Marant leather Pealman (bought from net-a-porter)
Aminah Abdul Jillil bow flats

 Naughty and nice:
Valentino Rockstud caged flats (patent version available from Forward)
Isabel Marant Pealman leather bow mid-heel pumps (available from net-a-porter)
all pics my own.

Happy Fashion Friday everyone!

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