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Trench Lapis
Monday 13 December 2010, 12:29 am
Filed under: - Sarah, Exhibit WC:, Inspirables | Tags: ,

One of my recent fav reads is Net-a-Porter’s iPad magazine app filled with the week’s latest lusts and musts for the upper crusts of society. One feature from several weeks ago illustrated ways to update winter looks to carry you into 2011.

Suggestion #6 was an modern play on layering and contrast, revealing a bit of sleeve while keep the cold at bay. And I sorely wanted to try this rolled up layered sleeve look, especially because Singapore weather does not favor the trench.

Japan, with Mount Fuji in the backdrop for “mood” hahas, presented an opportune time to give this a go. With a cream trench, stripped (a la kueh lapis) knit sweater dress, jeans, polka dot scarf, wool hat and sunglasses, doubt I created sufficient “contrast” but it kept me amply warm. So points there!



Who’s next-next?
Wednesday 1 December 2010, 3:51 pm
Filed under: - Jo, Inspirables, Off the Racks | Tags: , , , ,

Parco’s first installment of next-Next fashion designers have reached their one-year’s lease in the departmental store. Now, a new creative collective joins them for the second year, and leading the pack for 2011 is AKA Wayward by Mun Foong – the 31-year-old designer won the show last Friday at Millenia Walk.

She likes taking things apart, and sheepishly piecing them back together, and that pretty much explains the colour-and-print-blocked suits and shirts she rolled out on the runway.

The rip-and-repair process may sound like a tad bit like looking into the mind of a three-year-old, but the effect, surprisingly, works out swell. But! it sorta reminds me of Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2010 (cats, doves, naked ladies…), albeit with farm feathered friends.

I could see myself wearing these menswear pieces, and mixing the prints up in a single garment makes us feel bolder to do likewise with our other clothes. Sooo, thumbs up on both counts!

Do you feel slightly emboldened too?

You can start shopping for these and other upcoming local fashion designer wares at Level 2 of Parco Marina Bay in Millenia Walk, Singapore.

Picture credits to here.



Watch your back
Sunday 14 November 2010, 12:49 am
Filed under: - Jo, Art, Design & Photography, Desirables, Inspirables, People-watching | Tags: , , , ,

Take a bicycle, plant a fashionable person on it and you have about 5000 coos from all over the world, simultaneously.

You wanna see everything, the clothes, the accessories, the person, the bike, the gear (basket? SO CUTE!), but Downtown from Behind shoots everyone in landscape and from the back, all around NYC. (Apparently only every street below 14th, but I have no bearings of New
York at all so I can’t say much about that.)

The subject is doesn’t dominate the picture, sized kinda sneakily, shot a tad bit voyeuristic, and you cannot help but feel that little bit more enticed with every scroll and every picture.

Plus, it’s cool that there’s a tiny tidbit of info with every person shot. Cos we all wanna know everything about the next person we don’t know now (they come from alllll walks of life, not just too-hip-it-hurts vintage store owners and the whole shebang), don’t we?

But really, I personally find this whole stylish pedaling thing romantic because… I cannot ride a bike. Boo!

Picture credits to here.



Cottonfields Crush
Monday 18 October 2010, 11:55 pm
Filed under: - Sarah, Inspirables | Tags: , , , ,

Random blog surfing is a dangerously addictive thing, especially as project deadlines loom and examinations are a stone’s throw away. But good things are so worth sharing and Daily Dream Daily Doodle has the most beautiful jewelery drawing inspiration from cottonfields.

These earrings are a beautiful juxtaposition of metalware and cottonball-softness. I haven’t quite figured out what material the ‘cotton’ is made from but that’s irrelavant when I think about how beautiful they are.

Just staring at them makes me smile (:

The designer, Derya, has an etsy site which states that she’s currently on an Istanbul hiatus (aka holiday). But I hope she’ll be back soon with more beautiful designs to share.

In the meantime, oogling will have to do.



This season… Purr
Sunday 17 October 2010, 12:35 am
Filed under: - Sarah, Inspirables, People-watching | Tags: , , , ,

Instead of paying attention in class like I should have :D, I was trawling through Bloglovin’ to bring you these very beautiful people snapped from across the blogsphere.

by The Satorialist

Leopard print hasn’t (yet) been a hurdle I’ve been able to embrace into my closet. I always think it requires a minimum level of confidence, style, edge and boldness that I don’t quite possess yet.

by The Vogue Diaries

by Facehunter

by Stockholm Street Style

But it’s beautiful, innit? ❤



Aimee Mullins – You inspire me
Thursday 16 September 2010, 3:57 pm
Filed under: - Sarah, Inspirables | Tags: ,

My sister shared with me a video link of a VERY INSPIRING WOMAN – Aimee Mullins.

According to wiki, she first made a name for herself as a Paralympian in the 100metre and long-jump events. And after and internship at The Pentagon, went onto motivational speaking (which is how my sister found out about her…)

To challenging conventional notions of paraplegics (further!), modeling for Alexander McQueen in 1999!

After watching the video, it made me want to be like her. And to try and accomplish half the things she has. Her attitude is just so admirable.

So as September comes to a close… I hope that you watch this video and it resonates with you as much as it has with me. In all honesty, September has been such a trying month with the passing of a relative and family friend (albeit distant, but friend nonetheless), my looming graduation and unwanted buzz about career planz-shmanz. As well as some other stuff that ought not to bother me, but does.

Cheers to role models like Aimee Mullins to teach us to be bigger people.

-Sarah



Ethereal Eyes
Monday 6 September 2010, 11:05 am
Filed under: - Sarah, Art, Design & Photography, Inspirables | Tags: , ,

I think she is gorgeous.

I needn’t say more.

Picture credits: here