Archive for the ‘Burberry’ Category

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Spring’s Beauty

February 26, 2008

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This picture from Burberry Prorsum sums up THIS season’s beauty model. It’s extremely rare that the faces of models this season is left almost unscathed by bronzer, isn’t it? Don’t you remember a couple of years ago when self-tanner and a deep bronze tan reigned supreme? I think it was featured so strongly in Versace and other major labels.

 

I think this look  in the picture is super easy to achieve. Super smooth and flawless skin is obviously the main focus, so EXFOLIATE AND MOISTURIZE! I like Dermalogica’s Gentle Cream Exfoliant. Moisturizer is vital. Try Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer (comes with SPF15, if you like). This leaves your skin surface moisturized and well primed. To give an extra radiance boost to your skin, don’t hesitate to use a primer. Try Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer SPF20. It leaves the skin with a great glow and just enough radiance to seem like you’re glowing from within. 

 

 

Now that you’ve gotten the base right, lightly highlight your face with the very fabulous and my number 1 must-have product YSL Touche Eclat in Number 2 Ivory. Apply it to the planes of the face – your cheekbones, down the nose, the inside of your eye and the brow bone. Now, what you’ve got to do is to contour your cheekbones very lightly – none of that whole harsh lines thing going on. Lightly brush a little of bronzer – I love M.A.C’s Bronzing Powder in Bronze – under your cheekbones to give it a little of definition. Don’t go overboard. Very-much-less is more.

 

 

As you can tell, the eyes were kept very natural – I reckon a touch of the YSL Touche Eclat can counter any darkness caused by late nights. As for the lips, a light pink gloss was used – those Stila lip glosses are superb at giving that shine!Tune in for more of my little tricks and tips! 

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Fall 2007 Fashion

August 28, 2007

There are 10 key pieces for each season, and this fall, it is no exception.

1. The cape: a new triangular silhouette updates the silhouette and don’t forget to balance this volumous top with skinny trousers and chunky heels. Look at this cape from Jil Sander. It’s refreshing and exudes a ‘darth vader’ kinda look.
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2. Super wide belts: double or triple buckled belts pull in the entire waist to give that gorgeous hourglass figure. It’s super flattering to the body, and you can wear it over a dress or a fantastic trench coat.
This belt is from Burberry Prorsum – love their collections this year.
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3. A belted tunic: I think these were seen at Marni or Miu Miu. Anyways, a belted tunic can be worn over a slim fitted pencil skirt with knitted stockings and the new Prada curved patent shoes will look fierce. Also, you can wear a tunic over a turtleneck will look great too.

4. Trousers are so in this season. High waisted, slouchy, widelegged trousers are great with a slim fitted men’s shirt and chunky heels or oxfords. Another alternative is a tailored pair, which will look great with a a feminine, dressy shirt and stilletos.

5. Hats, hats, hats! Remember my post on the Lanvin hat that I bought while I was in Melbourne? Yes, it’s official: hats are in this season! They were all over the runway, from Hermes to Marc Jacobs, everyone was hat-ted.

6. Textures. Quilting was featured in so many collections, from jackets to trench coats and even patent quilted gloves that go up to the elbow (as seen in Burberry Prorsum)

7. Patent everything. Enough said.

8. Evening tanks, dresses or knits look fabulous, especially with bronze or matte silver sequins. Tres chic!

9. Pencil skirts will be worn by everyone with opague tights and oxford heels (see YSL)

10. Turtlenecks are sexy, especially the thin cashmere ones. Make sure they’re of the best quality.

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Burberry – Beaton Patent Leather Bag

April 30, 2007

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I talked about Burberry’s Manor bag a little while back. I’ve been seeing this Beaton bag quite frequently when shopping, and thought that I should do a post on it. It’s got a ruched opening with silver hardware. There’s this belt like thing that straps over the top of the bag as seen. It’s got feet. Feet on bags are so important – they prevent that awful dirty look on the bottom of the bag which is very common. The inside of this bag is wonderful as well – black satin lining that is smooth to the touch. Christopher Bailey has done such a wonderful job of designing this lovely bag. It’s got quilting as well, but in a not-so-obvious fashion. I think they do have this in patent beige as well. £1095 from Burberry London.

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Burberry Manor

April 28, 2007

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In a nutshell, I like this Burberry Manor bag. Sure, it may be last and this season’s bag, but I still think it’s fabulous. The shape of the bag is a lovely long shape and is pretty deep, but not too deep that you can’t find your lurking cellphone at the pits of it. It comes in white and cream as seen above, black and patent black. The black is really gorgeous too. Anyway, the perfect outfit with this would be skinny jeans, heels, a laid back rock’n’roll T-shirt, waistcoat and long necklaces with aviators, of course. The leather on this bag may be pretty hard, but it’s what that maintains the shape. I love me some Christopher Bailey!! In fact, I think he totally revolutionised Burberry and made it into a more contemporary brand that fashionistas all love. Remember Sienna Miller in the gem-embellished top that she kept wearing? It’s by this Mr Bailey as well!

P.S Feel free to leave comments! =)

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Naomi Campbell Sanitation Style Round-up

March 31, 2007

Diva.. The ultimate diva.

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Fur coat by Pologergis, £4075.
Blouse by Vintage Etro, £250.
Jeans by J Brand, £125.
Boots by Marc by Marc Jacobs, £370.

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Fedora by Borsalino, £35.
Fur coat by Giuliana Teso, £1020.
Trousers by Ralph Lauren, £725.
Boots by Christian Louboutin for Alice Temperley, £585.

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Leather coat by Burberry, £3500.
Polo by Ralph Lauren, £525.
Chanel J12 Watch, £6450.
Boots by Bottega Veneta, £555.
Hat by Proenza Schouler.

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Cap by Chanel, £350.
Sunglasses by Salvatore Ferragamo, £135.
Coat by Ralph Lauren, £2645.
Christian Louboutin boots, £585.

Girl can work her wardrobe no matter where she is!

P.S Feel free to leave comments! =)

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Homme fashion – T-shirts and Shirts

March 20, 2007

Fashion in Singapore is usually confined into a tiny corner as there’s a distinct lack in the 4 seasons.

With the hot and humid climate, guys live in a uniform of a T-shirt, berms/surf-shorts and havainnas. Good look? It’s mediocre, but that’s ALL they wear. T-shirts are probably the most important in anyone’s wardrobes. T-shirts should be well-fitted (no rapper like ones), the colour should never be faded in any way. I like the ones from Armani Exchange that are made out of pima cotton and are so well cut and do not make you over heat. An alternative is ck Calvin Klein basic pima cotton tees. Finding the perfect T-shirt is a precious find, and buy as many as you can afford as stores have that horrid habit of discontinuing your perfect tee. And remember to get different shades- black, navy blue, slate grey and white – as these colours go with almost everything. A simple T-shirt, a great belt and a good pair of jeans with great shoes is a much cooler look. Printed T-shirts are alright – I’ve got some great ones from A|X and Country Road, but plain ones are more useful. However, they are so noticeable that you can’t really wear them often, and some times, they look a little too gimmicky when it’s too much.

T-shirts with slogans are not too bad, but make sure they’re sensible ones. The 70s was peppered with T-shirts with the Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood’s punk pieces. To be honest, I can’t really stand the ones that have got suggestive words printed on the front/back of the T-shirt. Junk Food (from Urban Outfitters) does some great ones as they’re basically names of bands and they’re really cool when paired with jeans and a baseball cap or hat. These sloganed rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts are cool and show that you’ve got a sense of humour, which is attractive. The ones made by House of Holland are really fun as well, coming up with stuff like “Get your freak on Giles Deacon”, “Do me daily Christopher Bailey” and “Cause me pain Hedi Slimane”. A look that I love doing in the summer or while in Singapore is a good-fitting T-shirt, straight cut jeans a pair of good shoes and sunglasses.

Shirts have long been a part of my wardrobe, regularly worn whenever I want to channel that smart-casual look. A shirt should be fitted well, non-baggy and should have those collar stands that make the collar pop. I always like a classic coloured shirt with a little design just to make it more interesting. Reiss does some fantastic ones that last forever, Country Road (an Australian brand) does shirts that look like they cost a bomb, Dolce & Gabbana does some great bib front ones, Dior Homme also does some fantastic detailed shirts as well. For the more peculiar and fun detailing, Vivienne Westwood is your best bet.

Waistcoats have been making a comeback. They instantly make an outfit much more interesting and are really cool when paired with V-neck T-shirts and jeans. I’ve got a few vintage ones that I sent to my tailor to take in at the back to make it much more fitted. A look that I like and have rocked is a rock ‘n’ roll T-shirt, a waistcoat, skinny jeans and leather sneakers (fedora is optional).

In the winter, I count on my trusty jumpers from A|X as they’re well-knitted, and fit like a glove. I hate feeling cold, and would do anything to feel warm while stylish. Country Road do some thin but warm wool jumpers that are comfortable and easily layered over or under. Teamed with jeans, boots and a scarf, it spells chic. Coats are obviously a huge part during winter. I like sticking to Burberry’s trenches, Reiss pea coats/half-trench and bomber jackets. They keep you warm while allowing you to be stylish.

(More on this series in the later days/weeks to come)