Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A Victorian Charm

I can't help but notice the abundance of victorian and vintage styled clothing trending across the fashion industry. The popularity of all things ultra-feminine is increasing rapidly. Blending of these two styles has created a surge in delicate, ladylike ensembles which compliments beautifully when combined with a 21'st century edge. Once again I collaborated with my favourite fashion photographer & photoshop wiz Matryoshka, and luxury womenswear designer Melissa Bui for this shoot (need I say more…).

Melissa Bui's Auriga Top was a great way to subtly sport the feminine persona. I love the bow detailing with lace and pink embroidery because I find it very intricate and romantic. To contrast this gorgeous ladylike top I wore a fitted high slit sequins pencil skirt expressing the independent 21st century high street fashion glamour girl. The studded shoes lean more towards a gothic style than simply just being pretty or girly, but the beige colour of the shoes is the soft touch that brings together whole look.

I love this Kate Spade bag because it is so RETRO.... By now you might be saying that I’m clearly trying to adopt as many trends into this one look (.. hey why not?) The license plate on the bag is the looks talking point and the most unique item here; in fact it’s the perfect accessory to explore the vintage and Victorian focus of the shoot not to mention very appropriate for any new bride to be! Last but not least I accessorised with this traditional pearl Victorian charm choker, concluding my diverse and experimental outfit of the day.


MY OOTD:

Skirt: Nasty Gal (from a year ago)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ( from 2 years ago)
Necklace: Asos
Sunglasses: D-Mop 

Photographer: Matryoshka
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

High Necks & Spandex


This fall is all about turtlenecks! I know going sleeveless whilst rocking a super high neckline is a bit of an oxymoron yet it’s perfect for a smart-casual look. I wanted to try something new this season and I found it in the freshness and edginess of turtlenecks. They've been around for ages, but I always shied away from them ... however now I just want to - sorry NEED to stock my wardrobe with different variations!

Here I am wearing wine coloured turtle neck knitwear from Zara, which is a gorgeous colour to mimic the fall season. So I thought to spice this look up further by styling it with a black 90s lace biking shorts. The 90s has always been a long standing favourite era, I may be a little biased cause I am after all a 90s baby but it was still one of the coolest eras of fashion in my books! I mean which girl didn't LOVE watching “Clueless” growing up? The movie literally defined the generation of 90s girls and I’m bringing it back with my biking shorts, just like the ones in “Clueless” when you see the iconic spandex moment when the girls are at gym class!


MY OOTD:

Top: Zara
Spandex: Asos
Shoes: Asos
Bag: similar here Asos
Sunglasses: Quay Australia 
Eye Cuff Bangle: D-Mop

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Blue Instincts


This week I've had the pleasure of collaborating with luxury womenswear designer Melissa Bui and Hong Kong's infamous fashion photographer Matryoshka. A director at  the Academy of Design in Hong Kong, Matryoshka is a veteran in the circuit of Fashion Image Styling, Fashion Design & Portfolio, Fashion Merchandising & Photoshopping/Retouching.  For those of you interested in gaining first hand insights of knowledge and experience in the fashion world, I highly recommend signing up for a class at the Academy of Design.

Now on to the OOTD...

Out of all of the types of skirts out there, my absolute favourite has to be a skater skirt. Not only are they flattering for all body types but there easy to style.

This gorgeous blue skirt is by designer Melissa Bui. Her trademark specialty is in intricate embroidery design, which sets her collection apart from other designers. I've chosen to style this skirt on the dressier side, pairing it with a midnight blue velvet backless crop top, creating emphasis on the contrasting orange embroidery details of the skirt - creating a very regal look overall. To compliment the orange embroidery, I've matched it with my favourite orange Tassel heels.

You can easily go for a casual summer breezy look by matching this skater skirt with a white loose tank or tucking in a white chambray shirt. Being so versatile, its definitely a wardrobe investment!

The rose uncut diamond earrings I'm wearing are from L'Dezen and I especially love the shape of these earrings. The crystal shells bring the whole look together by showing off high street luxury in a cool and creative fashion. For any young trendsetter, a pair of L'Dezen earrings is an excellent addition to your accessories; the brand has a knack for being the final ingredient for any look.

Last but not least my favourite part of this look is my "Milk Carton" bag, I have been dying to share this unique handbag with all my fellow fashionista's!! I mean can you blame me, it's so Chanel-like!

MY OOTD:

Skirt: Melissa Bui
Top: Miss Selfridge (a year ago)
Earrings: L'Dezen
Bag: Bershka (few months ago) 
Shoes: River Island ( a year ago)
Sunglasses: Topshop
Eye Cuff: D-Mop 

Photographer: Matryoshka
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Dreaming of NYFW


It's been Fashion Week across the globe in New York, London, Milan & Paris and like you I can't help but feel "fomo" that I can't attend even one event! Every year I've planned to attend fashion week even planning down to what I would wear, when I was styling this look I thought of New York Fashion Week. 

There is a distinctive difference in the style of a New Yorker from a Londoner. NYC fashionistas love their blacks and super sleek looks, so here I kept it clean and chic wearing a crop top, with black leather tights. Layering this with a faux fur gilet  which is perfect for the NYC climate. There is something about fur that provides a subtle edge of class and luxury. Its just so rich in texture that I feel the term "high fashion" when I wear it. 

This look was finished with a classic Givenchy bag I bought for my Mum over a year ago! I love the cheetah print on the bag and I believe we will be seeing them a lot this fall. 

My favorite accessories for the summer gone and still for the coming fall are these luxury tattoos from Seekers of Sun. I highly recommend this as a must buy for any fashionistas, its not only stunning but offers so much flexibility on how to accessorise it. For my look I've used tattoos for as a choker! It's a fun filled and creative piece of art which I've deemed fit to turn into jewellery to compliment my look.

MY OOTD:

Crop Top: Topshop
Pants: Asos
Fur Gilet: Topshop
Shoes: River Island 
Sunglasses: Mong Kok Ladies Market
Bag: Givenchy
Watch: Schandra
Choker Tattoo: Seekers of Sun
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Crystal Lips & Pearl Teeth


For this look, I've collaborated with an upcoming jewellery brand that goes by the name Rara de Barr!!! Their gorgeous crystal lips and pearl teeth necklace is definitely a lovely statement necklace, and I am very thankful for this beautiful gift.

I paired this necklace with a ravishing white crop top and bell bottom powder pink pants. Bell bottoms are hot this season and I can't wait to stock my closet with more of them. They make your legs look longer which is always a good thing for anyone whose on the petite side, I would recommend you all to invest in a pair. 

I also chose to accessorize with a Tikka I bought a year ago from River Island, I love to fuse combinations of western outfits with an ethnic flavour. Tikkas and bindhis are trending majorly this year, I think this chindhi or tikka is a great way to change up my style and its always good to keep your looks unexpected and fresh, that way you can keep re-creating yourself and fashion.

MY OOTD: 

Necklace:
Rara de Barr
Top: Missguided
Pants: Missguided
Shoes: La Moda UK
Bag: Mong Kok Lanes
Sunglasses: Le Specs
Tikka: River Island (1 year ago)

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Monday, 15 September 2014

A Fairytale Engagement

Its been a while since my last post and apologies to all my fellow fashionistas for being so disconnected from you. The truth is I was caught up with the family in the planning of my engagement, it actually turned into a much more prolonged affair with my fiance and his family flying down all the way from the Middle East.

Nevertheless to make up for it I'm thrilled to share with you a very special post, my Engagement OOTD. I designed this outfit myself and after many painstaking weeks of co-coordinating with the tailors sitting in another country, it finally captured the look I was going for...(well mostly). The theme of this outfit is inspired by Sabyasaachi's earthy tones, I styled myself as an Indian princess styled during the Victorian period, I wanted to capture in this outfit the fairy-tale affair of everything that looked and felt around me in that moment.

I accessorized with a tiara to add a subtle regal element to the outfit. I was initially skeptical as tiaras don't always resonate a majestic look, but hey I wanted to feel like a princess for the day! :)

MY OOTD:

Indian Outfit: That Girl Posh
Tiara: Asos
Shoes: New Look
Fiance: Middle East... lol.. Raj Kewalram
Photographer: Rafael Wong
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