Filed under: - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: H&M, Japan, Lanvin, Shopping
The fashion community waited with baited breathe when news first broke about the H&M and Lanvin collaboration. And there was near pandemonium when the collection was first available for purchase online, overloading the server bandwidth and all the technical schzam that I shan’t frazzle my fringe in.
On my recent trip to Tokyo, I was shocked but sadistically overjoyed to see a contented shopper leaving the Ginza district outlet with her very own ‘H&M ❤ Lanvin’ bag tucked under her slender arm. Closer investigations into the store confirmed my hunch as I found signature pieces lined obediently in rows, awaiting my thorough inspection.
Usual suspects were present – overpriced accessories and shoes that would eat your heart for dessert. But, rather unexpectedly, high rollers such as the signature red tulle tutu dress and yellow ruffle toga dress were also rounded up in this raid.
Conversations in the interrogation room did not reveal much and without a confession, I found it hard to post bail for this baby. But if you are convinced of her innocence, by all means, Japan still has sizes!
Filed under: - Jo, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: Fashion, H&M, Ikea, Stockholm fashion, Style, Swedish fashion, Timepieces, Triwa, Watches
Everyone I know who’s ever been to Sweden, loves Sweden. Who doesn’t love their Ikea, Daim, H&M, dark denim or their handsome, tall and blonde nation? Sadly it took me about two months after my trip to realise that there is more to this section of Scandinavia than just collapsible furniture, toffee chocolate and countless denim die-hards. But! In my defense, I steered away from expensive items and was only there for two days.
So this is the first of a (yet-to-be-determined-number) part series.
Here is Triwa, a three-year-old company that churns out serious time pieces that look more like fun accessories. Their Autumn/Winter 2010 harks Back in the U.S.S.R. (reference to a song by The Beatles about a flight from Miami to the U.S.S.R.) to with chunky but lightweight military-styled watches.
Fortunately we’re all over and done and over with the khaki and and olive hues that has been plastered over all things said to pay tribute to the armed forces. And since the collection sorta has a aviation edge to it, it’s covered in funky cool blue hues that you can’t quite put a name to. Slate blue? Greyish turquoise? Violent (yes violeNt) purple?
Best thing is, they don’t cost a bomb. These new colours just disembarked in Singapore last week and are going for S$230-285 at these local boutiques.
Who is eyeing what? And…. have you got any other secret Swedish favourites? Spill! I’d love to know more.
(But meatballs not counted.)
Picture credits to here.
Filed under: - Jo, Off the Racks, OMGWTFBBQ | Tags: Alexa Chung, Fashion, H&M, Madewell, online shopping, Shopping
And neither will we.
The heavens have heard our prayers. Now let us take a moment of silence to take this all in…
We can shop H&M UK Online from 16 September 2010! All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter, and if you’re based in Singapore, use a Vpost or Comgateway to forward your shopping parcel back home.
Omg omg omg omg!
And then, we also have Alexa Chung for Madewell, finally online. Luscious blouses, cute jackets and skinny jeans, you can finally steal her easy vintage style here, though not without forking out at least US$78 for a pair of denim shorts.
Filed under: - Jo, DIY, Exhibit WC:, Off the Racks | Tags: Fashion, H&M, Hong Kong, Plus size, Style, Topshop
I’m under the impression that large, bulbous things will mask even larger bulbous things (ie me and my newly enlarged self from non-stop gorging. I think I waste a lot of calories on bad food..).
But I think wrong.
Nonetheless, I love this black cardigan I got from H&M with sleeves that look like it’s breeding tumour cells.
Oops, sorry for the un-rotated pics.
When I got it, I was thinking maybe the volume on the sleeves will give an illusion that the bulk is you know… just the sleeves! Lol.
I’m still not sure about that but I lurve how it feels and how cute it looks. I feel like I can house mini hamsters (yes I know they’re already mini) hording food in their cheeks. Aw cute!
Black knit cardigan (with details I find difficult to describe), H&M. Long tank, Topshop. Pannelled jersey skinny pants, H&M. Tie-dye canvas bag, H&M. Yellow cutout shoes, Hong Kong Industrial Centre. Felt and metal findings neck piece, Hong Kong Industrial Centre.
Here’s my nyooly dyed hair, courtesy of my boyfriend! He was totally taken by the Kao Liese bubble/foam hair dye, cos dyes usually come in a thick, repulsive creamy consistency, which isn’t half as fun as this bubbly stuff.
I likey how it turned out. Think I’ll try something redder in a few weeks!
Also, look at the knee patch of the pants! I lurve. It’s got this quilting feel going on, even at the waistband, but I pull my top over to conceal my tum tum. Lol.
Do you feel disturbed when I say things like that?
Filed under: - Jo, Exhibit WC:, Off the Racks, OMGWTFBBQ | Tags: Bryanboy, Clarks, Fashion, H&M, Hong Kong, Light Rail, Style, Wallabee
Reading Bryanboy (I’m one of those blog lurkers when I’m not doing the blogging..) introduced me to a plethora of super vivid vocabulary – ones that you have never been taught to spell but so often harbour the truer essence of its meaning.
Lemme tell you, you’re never really working, putting enough effort, until you WERQ, yo!
O btw, that’s so the total opposite of me right now.
On a totally unrelated note (unless.. you wish to find the connection), here’s a picture of me on the light rail in Hong Kong trying to pull off my nyoo Ray Bans and Clarks Wallabees.
Light pink grosgrain mesh top, H&M. Light grey self-tie long tank, Nicholas. Pannelled jersey skinny pants, H&M. Beige suede low cut Wallabees, Clarks.
The sunnies are shaped like wayfarers, just without the chunky plastic frame, and a bit ring of silver at the temple. I never know that silver thing was that prominent until I saw my pictures.
And next up, my wallabees in beige suede, cut lower than the normal one. I was kinda drawn to it cos it reminded me of my Sperry’s, and it was beige, and it wasn’t cut too high to make my calves look like chunkier lotus roots than they already are..
PLUS PLUS PLUS, the sole is a whole inch and a half thick so it gives me more height, tee hees! :O
happy surprised excited omgwtfbbq face
O btw my hair is longer now too. It is in the in-between, omg-I-want-to-cut-but-I-must-prevail! length.
Filed under: - Sarah, Desirables, Off the Racks | Tags: Butterflies, Colours, H&M, Hong Kong, Matthew Williamson, Peacocks
First, there was the collab with Comme des Garcons,
Now H&M collides with Matthew Williamson to give us slurp-worthy eye candy!
The collection was released yesterday, 23 April 2009. And the blow-by-blow account of sales at the Eaton Centre outlet by thestar.com is hilarious!
“4.30 am: … They are shopping for the daughter, her instructions: “Whatever you can get.”
9.25 am: Stephen Thompson, owner of a construction company, is shopping on his wife’s behalf. No one tells him he is too far back in the line. No one tells him it is hopeless.
10.00 am: People grab merchandise indiscriminately – by the armloads.
10.02 am: Two minutes after opening, the cash registers ring in the first item of the day. Seconds later the racks are bare.
10.03 am: Things get physical. The shouter pulls the pregnant woman’s hair before storming off. Pregnant woman shouts: “Oh no, you did not just pull my hair!” Hair puller responds: “Well, you scratched me first.” I edge toward the security guard.
10.09 am: A group of women are found huddled in the menswear department, bartering their pile of items.
10.30 am: Staff paste a sign on the store’s window announcing part two of the Matthew Williamson collection will hit stores May 14.”
For the full article, click here.
Peacocks and butterflies are the obvious sources of inspiration. The explosion of colour, peacock feather motifs and butterfly prints are obvious hints.
Silk, seems to be a fitting fabric of choice, enhancing the brilliantly psychedelic colour palette chosen by designer, Matthew Williamson.
My personal favs from this exclusive capsule collection include:
Silk Print Dress, HKD $2990. (S$580)
Cropped Sleeve Leather Jacket, HKD $1990. (S$380)
Silk mix electric blue suit. Blazer, HKD $990 (S$190). Pant, HKD $699 (S$135).
Although I am not sure what occasion, I’d wear it to.. I like it a lot!
Sequin Dress, HKD $1490 (S$290). Studded belt, HKD $ 399 (S$80).
I like this dress and belt combo best!! I’d wear it everyday. (or at least till it starts to smell 😀 hehes.)
(All Singapore Dollar conversions from the listed Hong Kong Dollar prices are based on estimates provided by this website.)
Since, I’m not in Hong Kong (or physically near any other H&M outlet) and that the collection is probably also sold out and culminated with the fact that I have a serious wallet deficit after my Aldo splurge, these items all fall very nicely into my imaginary closet.
Paid for with my imaginary money. *sigh*.
Click here to view the full collection.
Filed under: - Jo, Desirables, Off the Racks, OMGWTFBBQ | Tags: Crush, Fashion, H&M, New collection, Style
You can almost feel spring tease your senses in these..
No wait, TEASE WHAT SENSES?!?!?!
IT HAS TOTALLY OVERTAKEN MY SENSES I’M ON THE VERGE ON BOOKING A TICKET TO THE CLOSEST CITY WITH H&M IN SUMMER RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I HAVE DEVELOPED AN UN-NURSABLE CRUSH ON THIS COLLECTION. IT’S UNFAIR THAT IT’S GONNA BE AFFORDABLE AND I’M NOT THERE!!!!!!!!
Will my hair grow out by next year? Cos bouncy curls and big voluminous jackets look so good together.