Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hurrah For Winter.


You have no idea how happy I am that it's getting colder. Bring on the snow-that-we-don't-have-but-I-wish-we-did.

In other news, the Sartorialist and Garance Dore are both in Australia. However, I doubt I would actually get the chance to see them since I'm either in school, at home studying or at work. Boo.

Finally, I've decided not the get the boots. I dont know, it just wouldn't sit right with me to spend that much money on a pair of shoes, even if they are perfect. Hopefully, since thigh-highs are 'in' this season, I'll find a better (read: cheaper) version somewhere. Bah, I wish I was eligible for RuddBucks.



Plaid shirt, black shorts, black tights, boots, black jacket, black scarf. All thrifted.

Monday, April 27, 2009

All American Girl.


As I was undressing yesterday, I realized that by pure chance, I was dressed head to toe in American brands. Huh. In other news, Jason Mraz concert was rad. The only thing that spoilt it (slightly) was him not playing any of his old songs, and the annoying teenybopper who keep trying to stand behind his girlfriend who was half standing in front of me. Grrr.

Also, I found the most gorgeous slightly-above-the-knee-but-not-quite-thigh-high-non-lace-ups-that-fitted-me-perfectly-around-the-calf-area-which-hardly-ever-happens-leather-boots. And you might be asking why didn't I get them. Well, for one thing, they cost $600, and the other, they cost SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS!

But I still really want them. So here's the big question. Would it be fiscally irresponsible of me to get $600 boots given the current economic situation? Although I have been buying things here and there, I haven't paid full price for anything (aside from food and rent) in a long while now. My mom reckons it's too expensive, since they aren't even branded, and not worth the price, but I think they are truly beautiful, although I'm not too sure what I'll wear them with. And the leather is soft and nice, which I would be very worried about creasing and scratching, although it would be almost inevitable.

So dear readers, what should I do?

If I do get them, they'll be the fifth (?) most expensive thing that I own, and definitely THE most expensive shoes I would have ever gotten (EVER), which is why my mom thinks that for $600, I should try getting a pair of Loubs or Blaniks instead.



By Corpus dress [from Urban Outfitters], Gap stripy scarf, AA leggings, Nine West booties.


PS> Please ignore the weird positioning of my left hand. I think (hope) I was in the process of moving it.

PPS> BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS!

Typo error; my bad

Unfortunately, as much as I wish I were, I am not in Thailand at the moment. Updating late at night tends to leave me a little bleary-eyed and careless. Sorry for the confusion!

The wardrobe limitations at work tends to leave me wanting for the bits and bobbins that I so love that have to wait for the weekend to see light of day. Shorter hemlines and shoes in particular are two things I have to give up from Monday to Friday. That's why during the weekends, I usually go, "Sod it all," and revel in the other 75% of my closet. This weekend in particular, I've been feeling particularly nostalgic for the '90s. Oh, how I miss the times when Ethan Embry was my dream boat and Empire Records absolutely ruled my world.
The latter still stands but current-day Ethan Embry is slowly destroying whatever infatuation I used to have. Dude's been looking pretty rough.

Saturday

90's weekend: Saturday
Dress: Thrifted, Tights: Online, Shoes: Docs from eBay, Necklace: Haji Lane, Singapore

I wore this to an event that I covered (hence the wrist tag) and I was the only nit not wearing sky high towering heels. While the fashionistas may have trumped me in style factor, I probably owned the comfort sector. I know these bad boys came in handy at the pushy 'media pit'. I may or may not have stomped on errant feet of people who were all up in my face with their big ass DSLRs with the speedlite flash and extra battery packs. Sometimes I just cannot play nice.

Sunday

'90s weekend: Sunday
90's weekend: Sunday
Dress: Thrifted, Shoes: Docs from eBay, Sunnies: Raybans, Necklace: DIY

Today was a lazy day where my sister, my mum and I hung out at the mall. The both of them were absolutely horrified that I would pay good money (however little) for a dress that had been cut and not hemmed. At the mall they then insisted on taking me to shops and trying on stuff in hopes that I would find something new to buy. Need I mention that they're not big on the idea of recycling clothes from strangers?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Part of the adventure in Thailand

Tuesday - 21 April
Top: Miss Selfridge, Tank inside: Miss Selfridge, Jeans: Topshop, Shoes: Far East Plaza, Singapore


It's been a while since I wore anything that wasn't thrifted, a hand-me-down or ancient. Feels pretty darn good. (:

Although I have a casual dresscode at work, jeans seem to be the pants de rigeur for everyone. While I'm not wild over pants (it's just too darn hot. A/C, be damned!), I guess I understand the appeal of it - those pockets ensures that my pens and whiteboard markers have a place to be held, the coverage protects the legs from being scratched by errant chairs and the length prevents the over-enthusiastic from peeking up your skirt. True fact.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LIttle Miss Strange.


This is me, in a poor attempt to mimic Emily The Strange, or a evil little girl in the corner who might very well stab you if you come too close. Clearly, Hollywood is not in my future. Now, on to the clothes

Despite my adoration for this dress, I must admit, I hardly ever wear it. But it's only due to some strange reason where I'm never able to do up the zips and buttons by myself. I dont know why, because I have no such problems with any of my other dresses/clothes. This one also tends to ride up while I'm walking, which probably means that I should invest in a slip or something.




Lucy Hinckfuss (?) shift dress, black brandless cardi, black tights, Payless flats.


In other news, guess who is going to see Jason Mraz tonight! Woot!

In other other news, I think I've rewatched Pride&Prejudice too many times in a row now. Someone please send help. God, Mr Darcy is attractive.

OKTHXBAI

Thanks to a killer bout of tonsilitis, I was out of commision for a week. As someone who always lets her views be known, the imposed silence was pretty grueling. Rolling your eyes at people's sheer idiocy and incompetence does not quite convey the same level of gripping frustration a verbal smackdown would. How maddening!

I'm better now but I forgot to take pictures of today's outfit, so here a bunch from two weeks ago. They're not anything fancy but I must, must, must share this shirt.

Same same

but different
T-shirt: Souvenir shop in Phuket, Shirt: Thrifted, Jeans: Topshop, Shoes: Dunlops


This 'Same Same' shirt is one that I've been wanting for ages and I suspect, a major reason behind my decision to go to Thailand. The story goes that in Thailand, people apparently use 'same same' as a response to 'thank you'. And while that piece of trivia did not hold true in my experience, the locals did say 'same same' quite a bit, especially in retail. This shirt is one of those kitschy souvenir shirts - mocking the stereotype while putting a fun play to it - which I absolutely love. Chaz, the unbeliever, here are pics, so they do exist!

And here's another one, because I think I woke up that day thinking I was Justin Timberlake.

Sup
Vest: Thrifted, Shirt: Topman, Jeans: Topshop, Shoes: Chucks


I finally went to watch Confessions of a Shopaholic and all I want to do is to pick Isla Fischer up and put her into my pocket. She's so tiny and so so adorable!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Holiday Outfits.


Back from three days of travelling in the Peninsula with my mom, which was spent driving about, sightseeing, eating, and taking pictures. More fun would have been had if I had actually been sensible and checked the weather before packing. As it was chilly, and I did not pack a jacket, I had to steal my mom's cardigan, which I'm now considering keeping for myself. Mwahaha.


Thrifted denim playsuit, UNIQLO black top, stripy red and black knee highs, Doc Martens


Black polo, thrifted dotted shorts, Country Road stripe cardi [stolen off my mom], mustard tights, Doc Martens



Thrifted blue dress, secondhand patent belt, Country Road stripe cardi [my mom's], UO stripe tights, Doc Martens

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sometimes You Don't Have Anything to Say.





BCBG dress [secondhand], patterned tights, black patent Payless flats, Twelve by Twelve bracelet thing



Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

untitled part 2

Monday - 6th April
Dress worn as shirt: Thrifted (H&M), Skirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Far East Plaza, Singapore, Bag: Parcel

Monday, April 6, 2009

Stripes: Rebelling with a cause (?)

One of the very first rules the fashion police drill into you is that stripes are best left to prison inmates. If vertical, you end up running the risk of looking like the aforementioned or a 1940's carnival host. And horizontal? Not even if hell froze over, so they would scoff.

Stripe #1
Stripe #2
Top: Dorothy Perkins, Shorts: Just Jeans, Shoes: Far East Plaza, Singapore, Doraemon purse: gift from mother

Stripe #3
Dress: Thrifted, Tank top: Bonds, Belt: Mum's, Bag: Thrifted, Shoes: Wittner


I don't believe that I'm a rebel
but comfort dictates how I view the world and helps deem what rules are worthy to hold up. In this case, I think I'll give the whole stripes-scare business a pass. The fashion police I can handle. It's the karma police that's got me all serious-businessed up.

This post is brought to you by the hyper fuzzball that is Teddy, who by the way, ain't afraid of any kind of police.

"Get that camera out of my face or I'mma break yo' lens with my teeth."

Friday, April 3, 2009

Christian Lacroix exhibition in Singapore

It's Christian Lacroix. He of the magnicifent detailing and opulent designs, so intricately beautiful and inspiring.

Some of the dresses included in the exhibition.
Parisian flair
Spanish madness
The details in the fabric
Green tutu dress
that last one looks like the inspiration for Serena's green dress she modeled in that one episode


The National Museum of Singapore is hosting a small exhibition of some of Lacroix's costumes he designed for operas. Now, I don't particularly adore musicals, but when I do catch them on stage, the costumes and styling is one that I usually take note of. His designs for these operas are really quite breathtaking.

Eliogabalo
Eliogabalo

Phedre
Phedre
Phedre

I didn't catch the name
Didn't catch the name either
didn't quite catch the name of opera

Cosi fan tutte
Cosi fan tutte
Cosi fan tutte

Les Arts Florrisant
Les Arts Florrisant
Les Arts Florissant


An insight into the creative process behind the works.

Sketches
billiard player and can-can dancer

Sketches
maid and officer

More sketching
french waiter?

Sketches
american style rooster and japanese kimono outfit

Sketches of Cinderella's sisters - casual
Cinderella's sister - casual

Sketches for Cinderella's sisters at the ball
Cinderella's sister - at the ball

Sketches for Othello 1
sketches for Othello

Sketches for Othello 1
sketches for Othello

Sketches for Othello 3
sketches for Othello


If you are in Singapore anytime now till the 7th of June, stop on by the museum and see these pieces of work up close. Pictures are afterall, a mere trifling capture of the luxurious magnificence of Lacroix's creations. $8 for adults, students go in free (upon showing a valid student card).