We saw some Herve Ledger, some Alexander Wang, lots of YSL bags swinging about, dangerous heels and very big hair on a whole lot of different people, but here’s what we earthlings wore
Sarah kept it simple with my newly acquired LBD from Zara, a studded belt and Guess heels.
Jo haphazardly put together a sheer cotton batwing top from H&M, zip-front bodysuit from Urban Outfitters, black pants from Cotton on, snakeskin stamped wedges from Charles & Keith and really bad hair. Uh, not quite sure what to say
And spotted! on Lionel of Bobo Baroque, this skeleton cuff that will would have given an arm and leg for, but nope, it didn’t happen.
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: Bags, Jewellry, MBS, Shoes, store opening, YSL
The French fashion house, Yves Saint Laurent, has, to me, always been synonymous with an understated simplicity and insurmountable elegance. Credited for the introduction of a women’s tuxedo suit, Le Smoking, which is probably the sexiest name you could have for a suit. (; Yves Saint Laurent started his career working at the House of Dior, before starting his own fashion house.
Despite the passing of the designer in 2008, YSL still remains a powerhouse in the industry, backed by parent company, The Gucci Group.
Last Friday night was no exception to YSL’s promise of everything luxe, sophisticated and stylish as Jo and I rubbed shoulders with fashion’s elite at YSL’s Marina Bay Sands boutique opening. The party was in full swing when we arrived with guests merrily mingling and dipping into their deep pockets to add YSL A/W2010 to their wardrobes.
We were drinking champagne and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres amongst signature pieces like the ponyhair fringe pumps and arty rings, which Jo was very tempted to acquire. And, which I also assume should be sold out by now because they retail for only $280. The rings, I mean.
I could only oogle from afar as I observed guests trying (and buying) shoes, bags and accessories all around me while I, happily, clutched my new iPad (: but more on that later.
For now, I can only lust about my future YSL bag.
Hanging out with Jo and Bagaholicboy too much is not good for the bank account balance…
“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”
- Yves Saint-Laurent
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah | Tags: Date, Outing, Shopping, Tai Tais
Jo laments fairly often that she’d love to be a tai-tai and live the lifestyle. Brunching at swanky places, paying way too much for orange+champagne concoctions, having to worry about nothing more than manicured perfection, facials and shopping one’s heart’s content.
Last week, we got such an opportunity to live out the fantasy (somewhat), in part, due to our blur-ness and also because we wanted to. hehehs.
Guilty as charged. But happy! And with no regrets.
Filed under: - Sarah, Off the Racks | Tags: Eye wear, Hand-crafted, Sunglasses
Handcrafted designer eye-wear took centre stage at Front Row at Raffles Hotel with a showcase of the very exclusive and limited quantities of Frency & Mercury glasses by Japan-based designer – Eque M.
Bold, functional and handcrafted.
Yes, I feel that it is important to repeat that fact because it simply boggles my mind how such frames could possibly be made by hand(!)
Frency & Mercury glasses are designed with the very thoughtful consideration of catering to the Asian nose bridge (or lack thereof).
Pictured above and below are some of Jo’s and my favourite picks, which retail for between $400 to $600 approximately, depending on style and design.
Available (in very limited quantities) at Front Row, Raffles Hotel Level 2.
Filed under: - Sarah, Exhibit WC: | Tags: Cats, Cheetah, Leopard Print, Puma
My facebook wall can attest to my recent feline obsession and it’s even transcended to my wardrobe choices of late!
Here, I have on a vintage cheetah jacket, Puma dress, black leggings and sequinned leopard-print flats from Forever 21.
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Desirables, Exhibit WC:, Off the Racks | Tags: Clogs, Fashion, Marni, Paragon, Shopping
Marni had its new store’s official opening in Paragon last Friday. (Particularly auspicious if you ask the bloggers.. what with five events between 5.30pm and 10pm that night!)
We tagged along with Bagaholicboy to go have a look-see and discovered some awfully desirable metal and leather confections, and here are the case studies:
1. Clogs. The fashion’s footwear au courant, but in a plum patent, built on a solid wooden wedge, reinforced with metal strips, and a slingback to go around your ankle.
I swear this exists for the sole purpose of carving an insurmountable desire and void in my heart and imaginary shoe wall.
2. Aviators. Smooth and suave in a dark tint, but handsomely dorky with leather trim across the bridge and around the O.O circular lenses.
Both of which I thought were prefect add-ons to Sarah’s boyish monochrome get-up gearing up towards the Halloween weekend.
She had on a basic Zara shirt, black suspenders, New Look flats, vintage Picard document bag and Tina Borg pants
that have unique pleating details at the knees. But sadly they are rather lost is the black.
Last week, Burberry held an intimate gathering for a select few. Jo and I were fortunate enough to be invited.
We aren’t allowed the divulge the details as of yet.
Thank you Burberry,
for showing that beautiful things can come in small packages.
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: Bags, Bamboo, Gucci, Showcase
Displayed beautifully on pristine shelves of the newly opened Gucci boutique at Marina Bay Sands, it seems almost surreal to fathom that the iconic Bamboo Bag was birthed from a deftly combination of Florentine innovation and war-times shortages of World War II some 63 years ago.
The New Bamboo retains much of it’s heritage, requiring some 140-something (I think) individual pieces and 14 hours to be lovingly stitched together. This excludes time taken to cut each leather piece and time taken to mold and heat the bamboo to its distinctive flame-charred colouration.
Intricate details such as inter-woven leather knots (above) and bamboo embellished leather tassels can be found on the bags and can also be found as subtle but makes-all-the-difference design elements on other items in Gucci’s product range.
Paying homage to 63 years of history, the Bamboo Retrospective Exhibition, Very Important Bags (VIBs) from the Gucci archives have been flown in specially for this exhibition.
We got a chance to meet Jeanette Aw at the exhibition. Thank you Bagaholicboy for the photo (:
The Bamboo Retrospective Exhibition will be at
Marina Bay Sands – 30 October to 4 November 2010
Paragon – 12 November to 21 November 2010
Filed under: - Jo, - Sarah, Exhibit WC: | Tags: Outfit Photos, wottoncool
I solemnly swear that Ion was a lot more brightly lit than these photos let up. But because my hands aren’t tripods, the brighter photos came out blur. Sorry!
Okay Jo spent about five hours in front of her closet, and all she came up with was the six-hands tee by Nikicio, cropped sequin shrug from Dorothy Perkins, fringed leggings from COS, matching gold cuffs from Forever21, the awsum possum PS1 and some black pumps from Charles & Keith.
Seriously, five hours.
It was a all-black ensemble for Sarah. With a lace halter from Hansel, G2000 dress pants, wedge Aldos, plum cardigan, faux ostrich bag, wood watch and leather cuff.
Filed under: - Sarah | Tags: Breast Cancer Awareness month, October, Pink Ribbon
As October comes to a close, I thought it’d be fitting to share that in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’ve been carrying around this bag, courtesy of Tangs.
I’d like to say to all Wottoncool readers:
Boys, please support/encourage your partners
and don’t think you are exempt, 1% of breast cancer occurs in males.