Sunday, August 1, 2010

Throw on some shoes

Okay, hello, how are you? It's been ages since I posted something in here.

I just got myself a pair of these bone-coloured canvas Converse low-tops. I have been looking for this exact colour for ages, and today I found them at an outlet shop. Quite chuffed about it, actually♥

I can imagine myself wearing them to bits with everything and everywhere. I've entered that age where I buy things in neutral colours and consider them investment pieces because of the amount of times I get to wear them.

On another note, I just thought I'd post this picture of the wonderful Maggie Gyllenhaal in one of my favourite casual outfits of hers. I just find the teal-green knit throw looks so exquisite with her brown shoes and her checked shirt.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

That perfect dress

6 reasons why I love this dress and decided to buy it the moment I slipped into it:
  • It's actually machine-washable; really important factor in buying clothes.
  • Such a great fit and super-flattering (I'm all for wearing things that suit your figure, and that's not to be mistaken for telling people they look fat - they need to be considerate to themselves and others by wearing things that flatter their size)
  • It's from Target so it's only $70!
  • I can wear it to work, parties, go shopping, grocers, movies...
  • It goes with anything - except pants, of course.
  • It's modest - no splits up to there or no cuts down to there.

That's six reasons, isn't it? Right, just checking.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Alexa Chung, 2009

Elle Style Awards after-party, February 2009.

Brit Awards, February 2009.

Shockwaves NME Awards, February 2009.

"Bronson" screening, March 2009.

LV Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 show at Paris Fashion Week, March 2009.

Pearl Lowe's store opening, April 2009.

Mulberry book party, May 2009.

Filming "It's On With Alexa Chung", June 2009.

Chanel Beauty Ambassadors Dinner, July 2009.

Filming "It's On With Alexa Chung", August 2009.

"Inglourious Basterds" screening, August 2009.

"The September Issue" screening, August 2009.

"I Heart Ronson" line launch, August 2009.

"Miu Miu Celebrates Fashion's Night Out", September 2009.

Topshop Unique show at London Fashion Week, September 2009.

Armani Exchange & Elle "Tee" Party, November 2009.

Arriving at Heathrow airport, December 2009.

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Maroon-red jeans

Am currently on the lookout for the perfect pair of maroon-red jeans. A little like the above picture, although I went through a not-so-good revelation process where I learnt coloured skinny jeans don't do my figure any favour. So I'm just going to look for a straight-cut jeans, not skinny. But the picture above displayed the perfect shade of maroon-red, as a lot of people seem to have it confused with dark-purple or 'grape' colour. Not what I want.

I'm thinking - once I get my hands on a pair - to wear them with a good ol' chambray shirt tucked loosely into the waist and then finish the look off with my trusty tan loafers. If I'm feeling nuts - which is the natural chemical process of my brain 98% of the time - I'll wear these jeans with my black lace-up booties and my camel overcoat.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Return from the dead

Golly gosh, I have not updated this blog in a million years!

I shall return soon with posts on fashion that turn me on. I'm currently in the middle of researching pictures and more pictures. Please bear with me.

Monday, December 14, 2009


I bought myself a pair of Moschino Cheap & Chic ankle boots for $200. I got them during my trip back to Jakarta. It's funny; at first I regretted buying them because I thought they were still expensive. But then I realised they're cheap and so now I love them to bits.

I think for the time being, I'm gonna get discounted designers. Makes the whole experience a whole lot better. But then I'll probably change my mind when I have $10,000,000 or something.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Time machine, when will you exist?

And the journey to the 1960s continues...

What's inspiring right now: 1960s fashion, checks under trench coat, Leith Clark, little girls' dresses, shoes from my sister for my birthday.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The swinging sixties

The 1960s England at its perfectly mod peak.

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Friday, October 16, 2009


This is a bit tacky, but I was watching The Mummy Returns a few nights ago and I suddenly got the idea for my first womenswear collection. I was definitely thinking of the character Evie O'Connell and I kind of just started looking into the 1920s-1930s safari genre and how the women explorers dressed back then when they travelled to Africa and the South American jungles.

I gave the collection the title "The Lady's First Safari", just because it still has that feminine feel in the sheer blouses and the long skirt, but blended with the functional, almost-masculine vibe of the chino pants and riding boots. I guess there's nothing else to this collection other than it pays homage to the independent women of the olden days.

The Lady's First Safari

On another note, I was really impressed with the November issue of the Australian Vogue that I've decided I'm going to subscribe to it next year. Just had my birthday two weeks ago and now I'm already thinking about Christmas present for myself. Yes, go on, you can call me a self-indulgent dork.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My own


I finally bought myself a pair of black shoe booties. I wasn't sure if I would need them, but I decided on a whim two weeks ago that they would go with the rest of my wardrobe, so I got them.

Not the best picture, but whatever.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I'm probably considered a ho since I don't respond to your comments, but I actually really appreciate them. Your comments are all so lovely. So thanks guys, hope this blog can continue to be entertaining to you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Military or marching band?

Okay, hmm, you know what, I'm super-excited about this cardigan that I just bought today, but now I'm confused as to how to describe it exactly. I thought I could call it 'military-inspired cardigan', but I think the politically-correct term would have to be 'marching band-inspired cardigan'. What do you think?

Anyway, I love the fact that it's navy-blue and has got cream piping. It's classic colour combo, thank you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It is on!

As some of you may know, I'm obsessed with Alexa's sartorial choices (and the girl too, of course), and her wardrobe on her show It's On With Alexa Chung has so far been pretty good. Not all of them blow me away, but then again, the girl carries herself in such a way that you just can't help but love her. And her fierce Chanel pumps.

Yep, that collage I made shows just how obsessed I am, but whatever, I've been having no life whatsoever...

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bag me a dress

I bought this bag from Topshop online two nights ago. Impulse buying at its worst or best I'm still not sure, but I do like the bag very much. And it's 100% leather so it's another plus point. It's also my first online purchase so I hope I'm doing the right thing.

Also, today I bought an LBD to wear to my friend's wedding. I'm actually quite happy with it because not only it fits me well but it's also versatile enough to wear during the day as well as during the night. I can actually see myself wear the dress with the satchel bag above. I'm excited♥

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Spread the A.P.C. love

I probably would consider A.P.C. as the French answer to Topshop, and as any respectful fashionistas would not argue against France's chic tag, I am stoked to know A.P.C. is opening its first Australian store in Melbourne. And to make it even better, it's supposed to open this month!

The location is still under wraps; but I promise you, once it opens, I'm probably there on the first day or at least, on the second. This is - to me - almost as fantastic as a trip to France itself. This is probably the most over-the-top statement I'll ever make in my whole life, but it is just so, so, so exciting to add another European flavour to this wonderful city that is Melbourne (I really am smiling when I'm writing this).

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Latest expedition

I went on a shopping trip last Thursday. It was supposed to be just for finding a present for a friend from work, but Brunswick Street turned out to be even more evil than I've always known it to be.

I bought an antique ring, brown loafers (which I've been living in since) and a $20 skirt. I also bought a Marc by Marc Jacobs T-shirt on sale at DJ in the city, so that sort of completed the look. But basically it was an evil shopping trip. It really was.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Star style: Jamie Hince

It's the men's turn now.

Jamie Hince from The Kills is probably one of the most stylish rockstars I've seen. His stage persona is written all over the skinny jeans, boots and leather jackets. Yeah, yeah, we've all seen them before. But somehow he adds that extra panache with that tasteful drape of the patterned scarf, colourful vests peeking underneath, the jewellery and the gold-button detailing.

I saw The Kills play live at the V Festival almost three months ago and instead of looking around for Kate Moss (which would have been unfruitful since she didn't come along for that tour after all), I was mesmerised by his stage presence - and sartorial choice, of course.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Label crush

I'm loving this A/W 09 collection by LA-based Wren. Whimsical, quirky but still absolutely wearable.

There seems to be a pattern going on here: fashion journalists/editorial stylists end up becoming established fashion designers and coming up with some of the most fantastic designs you've seen this decade. This label was founded in 2007 by Melissa Coker, who used to do editorials for Vogue and W.

Editorials might not be able to convince you to wear them, but doesn't this collection just make you wanna go out and buy a pair of pink tights?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

These boots are made for...working?

Ever since I've been stimulated $900 by K Rudd, I've been shopping for my sartorial needs. And these black boots were essentially some of my best buys. They're reworked vintage, so they're not as cheap as seconds but not as expensive as brand-new, either.

Either way, I love the way they are; classic round toes with no zips! Funnily enough though, I've been wearing them to nowhere else but work. But it's cold outside so it's justified.

I'd like to show you my growing jacket/coat collection next, but since one of them is being dry-cleaned as we speak, I'll have to postpone the entry till another day. But I'm really excited about them as I've been delaying buying coats for almost 3 years now. Go figure, hey?

Anyway, in the meantime, please admire my beautiful black leather boots again. Thank you and good night.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

See by Chloé

Loving these pieces by See by Chloé

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