Tuesday, February 28, 2012

blue sky and sunshine

As I told you guys from my latest post that Singapore had been raining quite a lot recently, but not today. It was all clear blue sky and sunshine! So I spend some time hanging out at this semi-rooftop garden in front of my new place. And considering how I've been obsessively wearing black for the past few weeks, I decided to wear something a little more cheerful to celebrate the nice weather.

hat - cotton on
shirt - thrift
shorts - custom
watch & socks- unbranded
shoes - river island

I'm not very good in knowing what season it is. Because if you've never lived in southeast asia, then you'll never know how unpredictable the weather could be. But since most parts of the world are preparing to embrace the spring season, I guess I'll do the same and so should you! Go out and don't be afraid to wear your bright colors :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Ever since I let my leather jacket go, I think I've been trying to replace it with other leather items. Probably that's why I bought these boots and oversized envelope bag. Although the reason I bought the boots was because it was on sale and it was the last pair on the shelves (yeayyyuhhh!!!). And with the frequent sudden drop of rain that had been occurring for the last 2 weeks in singapore, I could save my usual canvas tote bag and suede shoes from being damaged.

more fw 12

Aside from being a loyal fan to jeremy scott and givenchy for the past few years, there are other fashion houses that have got my attention as well. Prada and Jil Sander are in my list of ones-to-watch but I'll talk about them later. For now, I'll just be showing you guys my favorite shows for the fall 2012.

Thank god for Mary katrantzou! once again she gave us an unbelievable collection. I've been a fan since I stumble upon her first collection few years ago and I fell in love ever since. For this year, her prints seems to be a sophisticated twist upon our basic everyday stuff. She managed to transform the very humble items such as pencils, typewriters, watches, and even spoons, to be gorgeous prints. You'll be amazed at what you can find the in details on all the clothes. If you look closely, the 3rd look is actually the buttons of a typewriter but modified to look like old fashioned mobile phone keyboards.

KTZ, another fellow london-based designer like Mary that I've adored for quite a while ever since I saw their clothes being worn by several eccentric k-pop artists. What I like about them is that always able to present a very edgy collection to the serious fashion world. This time, they went towards a darker path then usual by opting to use ceremonials symbols as the main inspiration. Other than that, I also like the fact how the designer refer back to the english tradition with appearance of the kilt and the tartans. In addition, the application of wresting champion buckles and chains on the thick-soled shoes is superb!

I have to be honest, Proenza Schouler is not always on my list. But for this show, I had to relocate my jaw after being dropped to the ground for a few minutes while browsing through the runway photos. Yes, people have argued that the looks on the show had several similarities with Balenciaga. But still, it was a fantastic collection to see. This collection, the proenza boys looked far east to see for inspiration. Aside from the obvious japanese prints on some of the dresses and jackets, even just the quilting technique and the cut of some of the jackets reminded me of tatami and samurai's clothes.

There you go, those were some of my favorite collection for the fall 2012, what about yours?

image courtesy of style.com and vogue.it

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jeremy Scott fw 12

Jeremy scott's latest collection is a breath of new 'online' freshness. Its almost like a modern interpretation of the 90's hippies. The peace sign and the indian inspired makeup + accesories, was pumped up with some funky cutting edge touch. And combined with computer elements like the funky emoticons, 'eyed' cursors, rainbow keyboard prints, and 90's original bad boy, Bart Simpsons.

One thing to always acknowledge from each one of Jeremy Scott's collection is his references to his past collections. With this one, he revived the fur monsters, the hiking boots, the giant character as belt buckle, plastic coat, and my favourite, the kilt pants! 

Bravo Mr. Scott!

image courtesy of style.com
video courtesy of oyster magazine

Friday, February 10, 2012

lookin hella fresh

I've finally get my hands on the Watch The Throne album (and the fantastic music video of 'ni**as in paris' is finally out today), and I'm getting in touch with my personal fascination with the hip hop scene again. 

Especially since hip hop artists these days have been getting a bit more fashion forward in an interesting way. For example, Kanye West had been sporting a lot of Givenchy (not just the rottweiler print but also a leather kilt. way to go, yeezy!) and Lil Wayne running around in the latest Jeremy Scott sneakers.

I guess its time to rock my high tops again.

cap & necklace - DIY
polo - unbranded
jeans - custom
sneaker - nike dunk destroyer
watch - swatch x Jeremy Scott