Say What?!

I was intrigued when I saw the word ‘COLLAGE’ on Acne SS13 Show. Just a plain tee with letters. I liked it. And somehow they are now everywhere, screaming at me! Well, they have always been around of course, it’s just that I now I notice them. I mean, it makes me want to make this post! Here we go, my new lust list:

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ACNE – pure luxury.

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Brian Lichtenberg – cheeky! But I want one of these.

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Rodarte – because, who doesn’t like a typo?

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Kenzo – Ok, this one’s got a tiger on it. But just like rest of the world, I too, am in love with Kenzo.

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Zoe Karssen – this explains everything

 

The holy book

I can’t remember the last time I got excited over a magazine. The last magazine I purchased was actually Vogue – and it was simply because I hadn’t read it for a while and Emma Stone was on the cover. It’s a bit…bland. Oh, I remember the days I subscribed to Bazaar and bought endless copies of Vogue. Then I started buying bi-annuals such as The Gentlewoman and Industrie (which I still always look for whenever I’m in Magma). Now we have another new comer, the brainchild of a not-so-new editor, THE CR FASHION BOOK.

It’s out this September. Now repeat after me, “I believe in Carine Roitfeld”

Summer!

It’s that time of the year again! Well, in London, we only get a few days of summer. So yes, it’s quite precious. I was going to post my summer wish list, and what better way to make a collage, than with Polyvore? Nothing! 🙂 (if there is, please do tell me)

I found the Uniqlo linen shirt I wanted, so I posted it. I’ve been looking for a black laced cropped top, and Polyvore suggested this Topshop Lace Crop. I’m pretty much flexible with the trousers, but who wouldn’t want these 3.1 Phillip Lim printed trousers? So there goes my dream summer outfit.

The 31 hour 3.1 Phillip Lim bag is another story. I’ve been lusting over this since beginning of this year, when it came in black/white and black/tan. It’s safe to say that, Phillip Lim has become one of my favorite brands now. The Isabel Marant necklace is also a darling I’ve been craving for. I found a similar necklace in a certain high street chain, but somehow I felt like I’d be cheating if I get it. The scarf is of course, optional. I think Ferragamo is very good at scarves, each of their print is like a story. When you wear them twisted on your neck, you get these beautiful glimpses of leopard and flowers. It’s almost like teasing, really.

So the only thing I actually own is the ever-so-useful-and-lovely, Clinique Chubby stick in Chunky Cherry. It’s sheer, moist, and I just love applying it. The sheer nail polish by American Apparel that I just found out about last week, is also intriguing. The blue mascara is inspired by a post from Into The Gloss (I’d probably look for a cheaper option in Boots).

 

They call it love

Dear Mr. Simons,

You’re the reason I keep following Jil Sander collection every season. ‘Simple’ is probably one of my favorite adjectives when it comes to dressing up. At Jil Sander, you managed to create some of the coolest, yet simple looks one could ever find. It broke my heart when I heard you leaving Jil Sander. Of course, Ms. Sander herself is a great designer. The brand, after all, is her lovechild. But I was too in love with YOUR designs, I did not know if I could ever say “Jil Sander is my favorite brand” again. Your move to Dior was rather shocking. Your name never really came up in all the speculations made of who is going to replace Galliano. Well, maybe it did, I just never came across it.

When I found out about the news, I was, of course, happy for you! Dior is huge! I respect Christian Dior for creating the “New Look”, but the whole monogrammed Lady Dior bag is just never my thing. I, too, was once mesmerized by John Galliano’s designs for the house. But all these Dior couture were very fantasy-like. I felt like they were made for the glossies and the museums. I thought it was a pretty smart move having you as the head creative director for Dior, as I feel the brand was quite tired. I told myself, “I’ll follow Raf Simons wherever he goes, even if it’s Dior…”. I trusted your aesthetics, I think you can take Dior to a new direction.

And along came the Christian Dior Fall 2012 couture. Your first debut at Dior! Yes, the show pretty much reminds me of your last collection at Jil Sander – the pink dress, the flowers, the make-up. But this is definitely my favorite Dior collection. It shows that couture doesn’t always have to be so extravagant. It can be so simple, but so beautifully crafted.

I am drowned in my couture dreams now, I feel that if I have the chance, I could wear all of those Christian Dior pieces you made. I just can’t wait to see your ready-to-wear collection in September now. I hope you’re loving your new job at Dior as much as I’m loving your first collection.

Love,

Me

Preen SS12

It’s that time of the year again: fashion weeks. First up, New York. I’ve always been interested in Preen’s designs, but this season might be my favorite. The pastels had me at hello, the combination of checks and floral prints made me jump. I also love the little frilly details on the cuffs. This is what being pretty should be all about!

I wonder if Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton were inspired by those colorful screen tests you get on late night TV. Because it’s the first thing that came in to my mind!

Melancholia

Last year, I waited patiently for Black Swan. This year, my number one on my must-watch list is Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. I haven’t watched any of his films, but this looks like a film I would enjoy. I was going to see Antichrist, but did not have the time (and to be honest, I was a bit scared to watch it). Haven’t seen Dunst in a while and I’ve loved her since Bring It On (I know, right?!). So I’m excited to see her here (she got Best Actress at Cannes for this role). Is this the year of Kirsten Dunst? I hope so! Oh, Gainsbourg and Skarsgaard are also the reason why I’m dying to see this movie.

Tom Ford makes beautiful things, again!

No man understands women like Tom Ford does. After the success with his Private Blend lipstick range (I’m guessing, with all the reviews), Tom Ford is finally launching his full cosmetics and skincare collection. Looking at the packaging, I think Tom Ford Beauty can definitely stand next to other high-end lines such as YSL and Chanel.

The ads are rather intriguing as well, featuring a Studio 54-look Lara Stone with yours truly, Mr. Ford himself.