23 October 2014

BLACK MOHAIR | OOTD


I've always been a fan of the faux mohair jumpers and cardigans.  They have that unusual look and texture that I like, plus they're very soft and comfortable to wear on a regular basis.  Last year, I bought a v-neck mohair jumper from Topshop, and to be honest with you, I worn it twice since I bought it.  The problem wasn't the fact that my mum mistaken it as a rug and thought I looked like a 'walking-grass' (because it was green/yellowish), but it turned out to be quite big for me.  I always feel like mohair jumpers are more difficult to wear on it's own (especially when they're v-neck) as the weight kind of drags it down and the only way I can describe the material is like a cheap-knitted winter scarf.  I constantly had to pull it up, so it put me off from wearing it.  Luckily, I've found a solution to that problem… Wear another top such as a shirt, blouse or even a turtle neck jumper underneath.  By doing it that way, you can dress it up by adding layers of necklaces or wear a scarf, then nobody will know that your jumper was too big for you!

I got this faux mohair cardigan from Primark, it is surprisingly warm and is stretchy enough incase I do want to wear a thick layer underneath.  Personally, I'd wear it as a jacket because it does look rather fancy as a cardigan.  But I wouldn't recommend wearing this as a coat when it's really cold, unless you know you won't be outside for too long.  It's just another great item to have this season if you're looking to spice up an outfit.  It may not be everyone's cup of tea but you really don't need to over-spend on something you're not sure about.  As long as the quality is good, you look and feel good in it, then your money is well-spent.  And it's black, you can't really go wrong with that!


IN THIS OUTFIT:

CARDIGAN - PRIMARK
JUMPSUIT - RIVER ISLAND
HANDBAG - GIVENCHY
SHOES - KURT GEIGER
HAT - LAFAYETTE COLLECTION


03 October 2014

DEAR FRANCES SS15


Minimalist.  Sophisticated.  Luxury.  Modern.
Those were the four words I'd use to describe this collection.


Ever since I returned home from fashion week, I've been dreaming constantly about Dear Frances spring/summer '15 collection, Girl Of My Dreams.  Each designs are combined with see-through glass and mesh fabric, so in my opinion they are super trendy.  I love these clog shoes, as they bring back so much memories of when I was younger.  When I was a little girl, I often witnessed my mother who worn simple designed shoes such as clogs, masculine-looking sandals and black leather trainers - very similar designs to Dear Frances latest collection as well!  I never understood why she said they were pretty and comfortable.  Until now that I'm a lot older, I realised that sometimes simple things can be the best things in life!  I absolutely adore the use of sharp cuts, bold designs and the simplest tones of colour such as black, white, pastel pink and gold.  They're stylish, modern, but most importantly they're super light-weight!  So, if you prefer to travel by foot, whether it's short or long-distance, or stays on your feet all day (I do most of them daily, sigh) then a pair of light-weight shoes is always handy to have.

It was very lovely to meet Jane Frances (designer), we chatted about the background of this brand, and she was a really friendly (and smiley) person as well, which is always a bonus!  I got so carried away with these gorgeous shoes, it was such a pleasure to have Jane introducing each designs to me in person.  And oh, thank you so much Jane for the lovely catalogue, I've been flicking through them every day!

30 September 2014

LFW STREET STYLE SS15 / PART I


This season at London Fashion Week has got to be one of my best seasons yet!  I've been extremely busy running round all over the city and was on my feet most of the time.  On day one, I carried an extra pair of heels in my handbag, and gosh, it was the worst decision ever!  I had so many things with me that day including my organiser, camera (which is massive), make-up bag and even a bottle of water.  The problem wasn't just the weight, but the fact that I didn't even change into my heels when I was out.  I ditched them for flats, which later turned out that my foot was bleeding from them anyway (all the running and rushing around etc.) - I just couldn't win!

Overall, I've met so many lovely people though including the gorgeous Charlotte Fisher, who is one of my all-time favourites - I call her 'the queen of pastel!' <3 It has been another inspirational season and I'm always very grateful for being able to experience that! 

Stay tuned for part two!


29 August 2014

CONTEMPORARY MEETS HISTORICAL | OOTD


 

I admit that I am a modern sort of person, and I love that!  I enjoy the 'slide to unlock' and being able to keep my friends and family updated about where I am and teasing them with food pics through one device.  Fashion, art and music are three of the most influential elements of my life.  I would always have my music on loud when I get ready, and usually wear what I feel depending on my mood that day.  Obviously, I don't need to dye my hair a crazy colour on 'I'm feeling rather colourful' sort of day - I'm not that extreme!  I do like to look presentable with a modern twist though.  So I don't really have a strict style to how I dress, I like to surprise people with my outfits.

I do find that trousers are super comfortable and practical.  I can do whatever without having to worry about my butt being shown in the heavy wind, so I've said many farewells to my short flowy pretty-looking skirts since the end of last summer.  Anyway, you wouldn't believe how long I've been searching for a nice leather trousers.  I was searching for way too long that I eventually given up.  But thanks to Paris, I've finally got one!  It's one of the most comfortable leather trousers I've ever tried on, the leather is super soft and the length fits me perfectly!  

Holla to all the petite ladies, I've found a leather trousers that has been made especially for us!  
We're not left out anymore!


IN THIS OUTFIT:

TOP - H&M
LEATHER JACKET - TOPSHOP
LEATHER TROUSERS - L'ART DU BASIC
SUNGLASSES - RAY-BAN
NECKLACES - TOPSHOP / PRIMARK
HANDBAG - FURLA
SHOES - TOPSHOP


Photography by Maya Maria


19 August 2014

PARISIAN STREETS | OOTD



It's a fact that the French are the king and queen of minimalism. 

From their hair all the way down to their toes, you'd often find that they are very well-groomed and look effortlessly polished.  They are often spotted with sharp tailored clothing with minimal wear of jewellery.  But don't expect to see lots of crazy pastel hair either, they're not so popular there.  I always feel that they don't follow the trends, but they set them.  I noticed that a lot of people (including fashion bloggers) are becoming more interested in the minimalist style recently.  I have days like that too, when I want to look laid back or too busy (or lazy) to decide which necklaces I should layer up that day.  But I do have a great love for prints and colours, so when I can't make a decision on which look to go for I just mix a hint of everything together!  


IN THIS OUTFIT:

SHIRT/BLOUSE - PRIMARK 
SUNGLASSES - VINTAGE 
TROUSERS - ZARA 
EARRINGS - DIOR
BAG - FURLA


Photos by the beautiful, Mandy