Antonio Berrardi Fall 2009 RTW Collection (Image Source: Style.com)
It has been a while since i last visited Vogue.co.uk & Style.com for fashion industry updates. Most of my favourite designer picks for this FW 2009 season are based on what i knew and seen during my days back in 2000 to 2005. The long-separation was due to the extensive focus on my career & studies. Now i’m back. :D To name a few of my favourites, Alexander Dell’Acqua, Alberta Ferretti, Andrew GN, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Chacarel, Chanel, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Jill Stuart, Jill Sander, Givenchy, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Paul Smith, Rebecca Taylor, Stella McCartney, Valentino, YSL. i admit that i was a bit puzzled & lost to see that there are tremendeously huge list of new & upcoming brands & designers in just a few years time.
Love the sequins construction in monochromes, furs, broad-shoulders-crop-jackets. In a glance, it somehow looked like the Balmain’s but not as edgy, instead i feel its a little bolder. Could have probably due to the wearer’s (models) size. They are not too overly emaciated. The equation for this is ‘confidence’ + ‘courage’ = ‘elegance’. : )
Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2009 RTW Collection (Image Source: Style.com)
Coats, Checks, Knits, all set & ready to go! Perfect multicolor collection to cheer your day. Today’s fall as intepreted by Diane Von Furstenberg.
Andrew GN Fall 2009 RTW Collection (Image Source: Style.com)
Need-less for a speech. Simply stunning. Love those supersized bangle earings.
Straight Pants: Donna Karan New York Shirred Stretch Cotton Tank Top & Stretch Pants, Hogan Bag, Hermès Watch, Calvin Klein Sandals.Belted Dress: Prada Stretch Dress, Leather Bag & Shoe. Ruffles: Armani Collezioni Top & Skirt. Helmut Lang Wallet with Wrist Strap, Michael Kors Sandals.Trench Coat: D&G Cotton Trench Coat, Coach Watch, Fendi Bag, Celine Slides. Eyelet Top: Tom Ford for Gucci Cotton Shirt & Skirt, Tod’s Bag, Michael Kors Sandals. Slim Cut Suit: Calvin Klein Stretch Cotton Jacket & Pants, Christian Dior Sunglasses, Tod’s Bag, Rafe New York Sandals. Lace Pants: Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Shirt, Cotton Blend Pants & Silk Belt, Echo Scarf, Christian Dior Sunglasses, Sonia Rykiel Bag, Victoria’s Secret Lace Bra, Coach Sandals. Gathered Top: Ralph Lauren Black Label Silk Georgette Top & Silk Pants, Rafe New York Belt, DKNY Bag, Sigerson Morrison Sandals.
(Scans from Vogue Australia 2002, Fashion Editor: Paul Cavaco, Photographer: Thomas Schenk, Model: Bridget Hall)
Have you ever wondered that the weather is getting very humid and hotter these days? Its happening here and i can barely stand the high humidity despite being a bright & sunny lover. We are stepping into a high global warning alert level and all of a sudden this issue has been taken into very serious concern by every party. Which is also why i suspected the drastic change in weather. The sun is burning hot, especially! Well, speaking of ‘hot’, ‘humid’, ‘heat’, it kind of reminds me of ‘hell’ :D coincidently it all starts with the letter ‘h’. Its so happen that my latest post was of my green scarf obsession from the Confessions of A Shopaholic movie. It also serve as a friendly reminder to everyone that its time for us to go green & be green! Magnificient! In order for a fresher & calmer look despite the dreadful weather, i highly reckon to go for white or bright outfit instead of dark colors.
Above are some of my favourite white collection scans from my Vogue Australia magazine back in 2002. If i am not wrong, its a gift from BlackCoffeeCrumbs for my birthday during that year.. She clearly knew that i am a Vogue Maniac.. Thanks! i am in serious need for a memory improvement / overhaul. i am so forgetful these days. But for one thing that i am 101% sure apart from still having my basic memory is that, i have never forget to shop & spend! Ha Ha! i need a supporter, anyone’s with me?
Herve Leger New York Fashion Week (Image Source: Fashionismo)
i can conclude that this collection has definitely got some similarities with Balmain’s. Pointed sholders, Minis with Crisscross effect. Except that they don’t have those skeletoribones + diamente platform heels to go with. Nice ones though..
Etro Spring 2008 Collection (Image Source: Style.com)
Vincci Accessories – Hoop Sequins Earing
Sorry for the long-lost post. Was mood-less + demotivated due excessive workload at workplace lately.. thus leading to a compulsive eating disorder : ( Just when i needed a cut down on my daily food intake, all kinds of food came to me instantly & unexpectedly, not to mention periodically too! Oh ya, the above are my latest inpiration. Thought i need some colors in my life to cheer me up & to distract me away from the food temptations. It hit me, when i first glance at the Etro Spring 2008 RTW Collection that i have had a pair of Hoop Sequins Earing from Vincci Accessories.
my Mum, back in the early 80’s when she was in her 20’s. We all lived a simple & happy life. These photos are the priceless and bring back those good old memories. Now things has changed, life has become more complicated than we could possibly imagine! Nevertheless, our mum will always remain a mum to us all. Happy Mother’s Day, Mummy & to all mothers out there!
Just watched the movie, Confessions of A Shopaholic last few days.. Can’t seem to get rid of the green scarf image out of my head ever since. i am now in a serious hunt for a similar green scarf. There is something magical about the scarf that made me completely crazy for it. i just love how the fabric flows and its softness / silky-ness. The green scarf does play a major role in the movie, it somehow saves the character of Rebecca Bloomwood besides merely being a complete knockout shopaholic and a liar. Before this, i have never thought that green would look great in normal / daily outfit. Well, i was wrong and have learnt something new. Comment on the movie: A must-watch for those shopaholic out there!