Archive for the ‘Prada’ Category

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5 Great Coats/Jackets

November 28, 2007

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Credit: brownsfashion.com

1. The first coat is by Marni, is collarless and has got a fabulous little skinny belt that adds some sparkle to the coat. Doesn’t this look fabulous? I think this will work so well over your little sweater-jeans combo that you just know you want to wear. Alternatively, this looks so beautiful as a dress on its own too.

2. This second coat is also by Marni, and features a collarless round neck, shearling cuffs and a buckle belt that pulls it in. What a great coat to be running around town with! This would look so fabulous over those super skinny Acne jeans and your Stella McCartney cashmere sweater tunic and those Lanvin heels you’ve kept at the bottom of your wardrobe, no?

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3. This third navy coat is by one of my favourite designers – none other than Marc Jacobs (although we don’t know what was going through his mind when he came up with THOSE Louis Vuitton atrocities last year). This has got a large collar and lapels, and leads to a single button fastening. It’s called a Shadow Coat, and deserves its name as this is a fabulous 3-D coat. It’s a work of art! The sleeves are short and capped, making it so major over a simple dress of any bright neon colour that was featured heavily in Prada Spring/Summer 07 – you see, it’s good to mix and match along the seasons!

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4. Be the centre of attraction with this red Lanvin jacket and a belt and bell shaped sleeves. It’s so difficult to carry these sleeve-shape off. Here’s a tip. Those who are tall and of a slimmer build will have a much easier time carrying this off. The skinny black patent belt sits high on the waist and and bell sleeves reach the elbow. How do you wear this, otherwise, difficult to wear jacket? Simple, I say. Wear it with a simple T-shirt inside – by The Row, super skinny jeans by Ksubi and those Christian Louboutin black patent pumps to match the red soles to your new jacket.

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5. Less is more with Derek Lam’s Hounds tooth trim bolero. An easy way to keep a little warmer when wearing your super chic party Alaia dress with those fabulous black Jimmy Choos still tucked away in its purple box.

Stay tuned as I bring to you more ideas and ways to spice up your holiday wardrobe. Up next, probably a beauty count-down to Christmas!!

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A peek into my life

August 21, 2007

A little while back, a friend asked me to do this little questionaire. Just for my darling readers, I shall.

Describe your style. Sleek, modern and edgy.
Who rules in your closet? Calvin Klein – timeless pieces that one can wear all year round.
What’s in your bag? iPod, Prada coin case, Prada Lizard Skin wallet, Hermes Agenda, cellphone, dVb sunglasses.
Best bargain? Pair of Pierre Hardy calfskin leather boots.
Good-luck charms? Hermes leather/palladium ring – been wearing it everyday since I bought it.
Whose closet would you like to raid? Jude Law and David Beckham.
Signature scent Dior Higher Energy
What are you wearing now? Marc by Marc Jacobs cream T-shirt with ties, black denim skinny jeans by Miu Miu and Pierre Hardy boots.
First big fashion purchase? Violet Burberry trenchcoat
Signature accessory Hermes enamel/palladium clic clac bracelet, leather watch and Hermes ring, dVb sunglasses

Bag pick of the year Prada Jacquard Logo bag, Balenciaga Extra Courier, YSL Croc embossed Downtown/Tribute (for the ladies), Hermes lindy (ladies!), Valentino pleated leather bag in red (ladies!)

Product you can’t live without Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Oil-free Moisturizer, sunscreen.

Summer signature outfit? I love wearing those city shorts (shorts that are made of formal trousers material) with cuffs, black patent sandals and a simple, one-coloured T-shirt.

Fall/Winter signature outfit? Bomber jacket with straight cut jeans or a trench coat with skinny jeans.

Most coveted labels Lanvin, Hermes, Prada.

Basically, I don’t like to wear clothes that are too loud or are too in-your-face. The occasional loud tees are alright, but I only limit it to clubbing nights-out. Clothes that spell out the designer name is just too flashy – something that I dislike. Accessories pull any look together, but as a rule of thumb, keep it simple. Sunglasses also add to any outfit – aviators are always in style, oversized shades glam it up, and, retro visors bring back some fun from the 80s too. For shoes, I’ve got a nice collection of different colours and styles. Flip flops are casual, but looks great with jeans. I love boots worn with jeans or even formal trousers, and mocassins or boat shoes look fabulous with both jeans/trousers or shorts. It’s a pity that Singapore doesn’t have 4 seasons, and now that I’m stuck here for 2 years, all my jackets are going to be retired into the closet. Jackets are so great ‘cos you can wear a vintage T-shirt underneath, but still look sharp with the jacket over the tee.

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Prada Vitello Daino Pushlock

May 21, 2007

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Credit: Neiman Marcus

Want a summer bag that will last for ages? Prada has done this gorgeous white pebble-finished calf leather with constrast topstitching. The stitching is fabulous and adds character to the bag. The signature lock closure is in silver, and makes the bag look even more summery. The gorgeous tassels and key pouch are removable, and it makes tha bag look even more interesting. As with past season’s collections from Prada, the front is pleated, and pulls the whole bag together.

P.S Feel free to leave comments! =)

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Designer-“inspired” or whatever you call that

April 23, 2007

I have had enough of fake stuff. Walk along the sunny streets of Singapore, and you immediately spot those wannabe teenagers toting another “designer inspired” bag. “Designer inspired” is exactly the same as FAKE, even if one buys it from some “retail shop” like Forever21. There’s no difference in it for goodness sake. How many fake balenciaga work/first bags have you seen? Marc Jacobs Stam? Prada Gauffre? Fendi B. Bag? Squillions of them! And the thing about these teenagers in Singapore is that they just don’t accept that the their so-called designer-inspired bags are no different from fake bags. I hate fake bags. HATE HATE HATE it. The ignorance of these young things are just appalling.

I visited this livejournal community site once, and these girls and very few guys were posting pictures of themselves. And below each photograph, they state what they wear and how much it costs. For example, [PICTURE] Top-topshop, Jeans-topshop, Shoes-Aldo, Bag-designer inspired, etc.. It’s not about snobbery, it’s about having some sense of morals. Isn’t it very embarrassing to be carrying a fake bag? I’ve never owned anything fake before, and I have no intention of owning anything fake. This is also one of the reasons I don’t buy anything online (except for my leather conditioner). How can one be so proud of oneself carrying a fake bag? I have no idea how a person can do that. Honestly, it’s disgusting how you pay so much for a premium brand, only to find some awful creature on the street carrying the “same brand” but is “designer inspired”.

I must say that it’s not about me looking down on other people using high-street brands, I’m just saying that when it comes to bags – which is almost always faked – you don’t go and write proudly about your fake bag and post it online. It’s embarrassing and puts you in a bad light.

Tell me below about what you think about this so-called “designer inspired” thing.

P.S Feel free to leave comments! =)

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Balenciaga – Extra Courier

April 20, 2007

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(I don’t know how to resize pics. I need help. Anyone who can help? Please do!!)

Isn’t this bag gorgeous? Full black leather and the leather’s distressed. Gorgeous, isn’t it? I never really bought into black bags ‘cos I like mixing up my outfit colours, but I’m loving this versatile Balenciaga. I’ve posted about this bag before if you click on the Balenciaga tag on the right. It’s a pretty huge bag, but I figure that it can store all of my essentials in it, namely my Prada pencil case, Prada coin/card pouch, LV Damier billfold, ipod, ipod headphones, Evian bottle of water, sunnies and my clear files of notes. I guess the oversized bag will work well for the years to come. Some how, I’m quite enticed by this bag. I saw it a couple of months ago, and I think I want it. NOW.

P.S Feel free to leave comments!

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Prada Nappa Gauffre Convertible satchel

March 30, 2007

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What a gorgeous bag. Prada’s been doing their whole Gauffre thing these few seasons, and everyone has started to pick on the trend. I love the rosey glow of this bag and the really gorgeous gold hardware you can wear with your lovely gold jewellery. The pinkish colour is great for summer and would do so well with the spring palette. Lindsay Lohan has been seen wearing this bag too! US$2360.

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Prada Nylon Pouches

March 23, 2007

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Anyone who konws me knows that I have a thing for Prada. I love Prada. I’ve got their vertical tote in the dark Jacquard Logo and absolutely adore it. Another thing that I really love about Prada is their nylon pouches. Easy to maintain, waterproof, sturdy, beautiful and takes loads of beating. They come in so many different colours- green, brown, baby blue, pink and have now released the candy colours as well. I’ve got 2 in 2 different sizes- in small one to use as a card/coin carrying pouch and a larger one to use as a pencil box. I know, it’s a bit much, but I’m in love with the gorgeous inverted triangle symbol of Prada. Both of them are in black nylon and match each other perfectly!! Get them at Prada boutiques!! £60-£80 from Selfridges/Harrods/Sloane Street