Friday, September 17, 2010

Les Soldes: Incu (Sydney)

I saw this on facebook just now and it looks quite promising. Lots of great brands that produce innovative/ interesting designs. I hope the selections are good!
Cred: facebook

Thursday, September 16, 2010

the whole world is a stage

Clockwise from top lef: Philosophy; Jason Wu; Rodarte

Looking at a designer's labor of love walking on elaborate and unique runways really does add a whole new dimension to the experience. (Not that there's anything wrong with a classic runway, which I assume are created such that it's only about the designs. So that nothing detracts and distracts from fashion itself.)

Of the ones I've taken note of... Rodarte gets about 100 bonus points for creativity in putting those lights in the crates (is that what you would call it?) and constructing something that won't look out of place at an art installation. But then again, every Rodarte piece is a work of art so maybe that's the whole point! I approve of Jason Wu's catwalk just as much- it's a walkable shiny disco ball and its dark tones does wonders! (The Philosophy runway was just a bit crazy...)
Cred: TFS,

Sunday, September 12, 2010


There are simply some fabrics in the world where photos just won't do. BCBG used such light soft silks for SS11 that the dresses literally floated down the runway and all I could do was admire the movement. This is really minimalism speaking for itself. In my mind, I see a girl being late to a function... so she throws on one of these dresses, ties her hair up, and runs out the door looking effortless.

Friday, September 10, 2010

muted tones, urban dwellers and caged pirate lovers

Vena Cava is telling me to go on holiday like you would not believe; Nicholas K- a TFSer described this collection as "Alexander Wang meets Vanessa Bruno meets Rag & Bone" and I totally agree as I see all the elements there (I suppose it's ok, if not very original, since I love all of the three mentioned designers!). Sachin + Babi is subtlety with edge... a caged siren; Jen Kao- A pirate lover, a desert romance.
Cred: TFS,

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

September 9: Fashion's Night Out, Sydneysiders!

Put on your most comfortable pair of walking shoes (remember they should be easy to slip on and off) and get shopping tomorrow! Starting at 5.30pm in Martin Place and ending stylishly with an official Vogue party at The Ivy. Buy a FNO tee by Gap, from the pop-up in Martin Place for $25, to support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. More info on the official Fashion's Night Out website.

Excitement: the shows are about to hit the road

The Spring Summer 2011 RTW shows are about to commence and I have four words: Let the pandemonium begin. I might have mentioned it a long time ago, but one of the greatest fashion charms about living in Australia is that technically... we can test the water by picking apart SS runway/beauty inspiration and having a go a good six months before our Northern Hemisphere counterparts! I've taken note of all my pre-show favorites and big name must sees, and am now excitedly wondering what is going to be added to my ever growing summer fashion priority list.
September 9-16: New York Fashion Week
September 17-22: London Fashion Week
September 22-28: Milan Fashion Week
September 29- October 7: Paris Fashion Week
Cred: google, newyork.mbfashionweek,, modeaparis

Sunday, September 05, 2010

knotted and tied

The video makes me want to go on a Mediterranean holiday, ride vespas and explore quaint towns wearing a Hermès scarf halter top (like they taught you how to tie in the video), white capris and a big floppy hat!

SS10: classic urban gypset prairie wanderer

All fashion designers come up with a campaign direction for every collection they do, and I feel a bit like that as I come up with my own direction for the hot spring/ summer season ahead! I blame it on 'Almost Famous' being on TV last week, and my love for fashiontoast blogger Rumi Neely, but I'm definitely feeling relaxed 70s festival goer/ hippie/ bohème, loose pirate shirts; crochet; fringing and tassles; denim; leather; headbands et al, and will mix that in with my regular classic/urban summer wardrobe. I need to work on a FW counterpart to this though, since I'm going traveling up to the Northern Hemisphere winter (gypset style?)!
Cred: asos, fashiongonerogue, fashiontoast, jaimemoncarre, stylebykling, zara

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

j'aime mon carré

Up, down, around... whichever way you like. A belt, a headscarf, a sarong, a top, a skirt or just as a scarf... whichever way takes your fancy. Now that I've found this splendid style project by Hermès, who knows... maybe my own beautiful Hermès scarf (my first!) from Paris will say hello to the world some time soon. I also acknowledge that it is a slippery slope here on in. J'aime mon carré is a true style inspiration- there are seven girls from around the world. Get a peek into their playtime with Hermès scarves.
Cred: jaimemoncarre