Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cher2: nail polish heaven

I've been away from here for the past little while, having traded Sydney for a fast paced Hong Konger's life (thank god for university breaks) and shopping to my heart's content. Back now and I must introduce everyone to one of my favorite shops- Cher2, a discount nail polish retailer (did a google search a while ago and couldn't believe the lack of results that came back). The range is amazing and bargain hunting (OPI for less than 10AUD!) could just be my middle name, so what not to love?

Look at the website for the store list- it might involve navigating dark old elevators but the result is well worth it.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

looking at life through magic glasses

the big guns

Tommy Ton of Jak & Jill and Phil Oh of Streetpeeper. These two are practically street style photographer royalty.

Friday, May 20, 2011

standout style

Valerie Soh, of, dressed so impeccably all through fashion week, was very friendly and as such a joy to photograph. I've been wondering who she was ever since RAFW- at that point in time I saw as a very stylish showgoer, with the right amount of bohemian fun and quirkiness thrown in (I mean, look at those stockings! They've got fringing running down the back!). So glad I now have a name to put to the face.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chanel 'The Tale of a Fairy'

Karl Lagerfeld makes the most amazing short films. Made for the 2011/2012 cruise collection, the style of this film- with the use of B&W- for some reason makes me think of those silent films from ages past. Such a glorious idealized fantasy life with a wardrobe of Chanel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

RAFW: Mok Theorem

First of five designers from the New Generation 1 show, the Mok sisters came out with pieces that were a fine balance between structure and flow, and each were so impeccably well styled. I'm in love with the drapey yellow number paired with that shiny futuristic belt.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

RAFW: Alistair Trung

Completely in awe of Alistair Trung. Everything was so thought out from start to finish, and there was such a concept to the whole collection. It was eeriely beautiful as I watched the flow and drape of the garments drift by.

sequins & skulls

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

RAFW: new street directions

I'm starting to explore the domain of street style photography and what better place to start than fashion week!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Alexander Wang Dakota Lace Up booties, which are so appealing because they are like a sexy heeled pair of workman boots.
Cred: tumblr

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sydney Zara opening pandemonium

 I'm pretty sure my heart broke as I walked into Zara today. It is FILLED with people and it's 4.40pm on opening day. Zara is no longer the domain of chic overseas travellers. Although, the concession is that everything here is the goods are a mix of the overseas FW collection just past and the new summer collection, so at least I can get the Winter pieces on sale and wear them here.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A Dance For One. A Lover's thing.

Those black lace shorts and the sheerness of everything appeals to the romantic in me. This here is a video from Australian brand Lover to showcase their new collection- they found Amber Scott, from the Australian Ballet, to dance for them. I swear, nothing quite shows off grace and beauty like the long lines from ballet.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Rumi, Colin & the Big Pony

I've been waiting for Rumi of fashiontoast to post this up ever since she first mentioned the video she and boyfriend Colin did for Red #2 from the Ralph Lauren big pony fragrance collection. Such a beautiful video, and I confess I've become quite curious about the photographer taking all those good shots of Rumi. (As an aside: completely jealous of his Leica camera!)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

a trip in time

This image of Sasha in the April catalog for Free People sends me straight back to an editorial she did for French Vogue back in 2008, with yet another adorable cub (posted in full here).
Cred: fashionising