Saturday, November 29, 2014

C&C: Camel & Cobalt

For someone who like me who lives in a tropical country, it’s a big wonder how I developed this much love for capes! I’ve long noticed this wonderful invention when I blogged about it 2 years ago here in my other lifestyle blog and the pursuit hasn’t stopped since then. I really do think that this is one of the fashion industry’s excellent layering piece. It’s like a poncho, scarf and a draped jacket all rolled into one. Also, it is such a statement that can serve as a focus single item in your look that whatever is underneath becomes entirely negligible. Although I think when done in a really striking color combo (read: camel and cobalt below) can also make a big impact. Check also Atlantic-Pacific’s lead in an almost similar combo here.

It may have helped Superman fly in the air but let’s face it - wearing it does also have its inconveniences. Think: how to carry your shoulder bag, how to raise your arms and in this country, how to escape funny comments from bullies at work. Lol! I know that comfort must always precede fashion but sometimes you just gotta feel like a super girl with a super chic accessory! ;-)

Cape: Mango
Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Marks & Spencer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Japanese School Uniform

Japanese school uniforms are interesting because they are quite different from the standard school uniform of Western schools. It has been an iconic look of students in Japan because of the mangas and has even become uhmmm a fetish item for adult entertainment (what?!?!). I really didn't get that latter part but one look at it and I could say that it could pass for a corporate look - I mean the top part of course.

Today's #ootd feature is inspired by these so-called seifuku. It doesn't even have that sailor collar that reminds me of Sailor Moon but I learned that the students vary the layering styles according to seasons - hence here it is a blazer with a color that harmonizes with the skirt (it's actually a bright orange). The necktie is also another variation since most pictures would feature a bow. I just realized that I have experimented with different accessories before - suspenders, belts and hats but never a necktie. Why? Because I don't know how to do it. Lol! So what's the solution? Find a ready-made one in the kiddie section of the department store. Hahaha. I remember my brother having this when he was younger. =))) Of course, if the need arises like getting married in the future, I'd have to learn how to do the proper one for the husband. Right??? Riiiiiggghhhtttt! =))))

 Blazer: Mango
Buttondown: Mango
Skirt: Topshop
Shoes: Marks and Spencer
Bag: Charles 'n Keith
Sunnies: Flea market in Osaka

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Midi Madness

If you ask me, I don’t have any problems going back to the time when women wear skirts as full as this – the MIDI.  I was checking a brief history of women’s fashion prior to working on this post and I learned that this particular type of clothing was designed after the World War II, by Christian Dior nonetheless! It was referred to as the “New Look” silhouette, characterized by a small, nipped-in waist and full skirt falling below mid-calf length. I was actually tempted to wear my gloves (for shooting purposes only) but ran out of time to do so. That look would require an updo.

The skirt’s splat pattern is something familiar to you maybe. It was popularized by some style bloggers and fashion editors (Tibi) but I got mine from my trip to Bugis in Singapore two months ago. It was one of my happy finds. J

Dress: People Are People
Skirt: Bugis (Singapore)
Shoes: CMG
Bag: Marks and Spencer
Sunnies: Flea market in Osaka

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Blue & Pink Sneakers!

Dear Isabel Marant,

I may never afford this coolest invention of yours when it comes to footwear but thank you for brilliantly coming up with the wedge sneakers.


Lol. Those high-top beauties. I never imagined myself integrating rubbers into my casual looks but if a popular French fashion house introduces it and celebrities follow suit then you might as well jump into the bandwagon. Thanks to many online shops, I found a colorful pair that is actually too colorful for my liking, lol. But I didn't wanna buy a pair that looks like anything from the original designs lest mine may look a cheap replica. Moreover, this pair I have is actually not wedge at all which is all the more great for dancing in the gym. ;) I've had this pair since 2012 which was debuted in this post and have worn it in countless ways but only noticed now that there's never a #threewaythursday post about it in my other blog, lol. So here's one of the look I pulled off using the sneakers. :)

Cap: Cotton On
Watch: Swatch
Dress: H&M
Buttondown: My brother's
Shoes: Online shop