Monthly Archives: October 2009

A is for Accessories

I was talking to a friend yesterday and we were discussing how to make the dreary and boring winter outfits more fun? In the end we both agreed that using the right accessories might be the best way (hey, if you’ve got a better idea, pls let us know ;-)).

Besides scarves, hats, gloves… I really want to play with arm warmers this winter. They will lend a casual and sporty attitude to a cold-weather wardrobe. Paired them with a dress this time, what do you think?

Have a nice weekend everyone~~ :-D

Style Inspiration: the French 5-Piece Wardrobe

I’ve read somewhere about the rules of the minimalist french Wardrobe. It is said that many French women only buy 5 good pieces a season. I truly love the idea because over the years, I’ve learned that it’s not how much you have to enjoy, but how much you enjoy what you have. ;-)

The core of this idea is rather simple:

Build up yourself a wardrobe with a handful classic key pieces. You then add every season 4-5 new items into your wardrobe to keep it up-to-date. Fit, fabric and quality is more important than quantity, and it is better to spend your clothes budget on something you’d love and cherish forever, awesome pieces which will amaze youself every time when you put them on. Last but not least, pick up the right accessories to keep your look fresh. The end result is a closet that is minimalist but high on style.

Based on these rules, I limited the items on my FW09 wishlist to the following 5. Hope I can stick to the plan and more important, find the real fabulous pieces~~

  1. gray dress with side pockets
  2. black wool shorts
  3. black wool coat
  4. red suede pumps/booties
  5. black over the knee suede boot

Have you already got everything on your list? :-)

Did I say…

…that I love the idea of statement jewelery? :-) Like scarves, they are that kind of accessories which will tie up every look with personality. I played with two old necklaces again and wrapped them with a new red suede rope. And viola, here comes my very own statement necklace, hehe~~

This one is something I found at H&M the other day. For less than 3 Euro, I am amazed how well it is made and how bold and beautiful it is. Can be used as a scarf ring too, just fabulous! ^_*

Artistic Colors

I love to wear colorful clothes in autumn/winter, especially when the gloomy weather affects my mood, making me feel tired and depressed. These fabulous artistic prints/colors always cheer me up and make my day! :-)

Goodbye Sandals

Would you wear socks with sandals in autumn/winter? It is nothing new in fashion, but I think it’s kinda weird. I’d rather let them have a long sleep till next summer, especially when it is so cold outside. ;-)

And the magic of black blazer continues, dressy…

or causal… ^_^

Hermès F/W 09 Campaign

I always enjoy seeing photos of Hermès campaign. Among all the stunning shots from Eric Valli for this Fall/Winter, these three are my favorites. Really love that scarf igloo, simply striking!

Picture Credit: Eric Valli for Hermès

The September Issue

Anyone who loves fashion would probably be interested in seeing this movie. The September Issue is actually a documentary detailing American Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s preparations for fall 2007 issue. It is a movie attempts to humanize Anna Wintour, who is rumored to be “The Devil Wears Prada”. But the real star of the movie is not Wintour. It’s the American Vogue’s legendary creative director, Grace Coddington. A former model-turned-stylist who joined Vogue at the same time with Wintour. Coddington’s story is far more interesting than the Wintour one, her genius and eye for creative art are as impressive as her down-to-earth personality.

All in all, the September Issue did give some insight into the fashion world, but everybody knows how superficial and unreal this world is. ;-) However, I still enjoyed watching this movie. All the eye candies, the fast-paced shots, the fresh soundtracks and the love-hate professional relationship of two women are juicy enough.

A little black suede Vest and her Friends (8)

It’s getting cold outside, so I matched the black suede vest today with cardi and boots. I am still amazed how versatile the vest is! Definitely one of my best buys. :)

Playing with Colors (2)

I never mixed red and green before, because if you don’t pick up the right things, this combination can be very trashy. ;) But I’ve always wanted to have a try, so today I played with these two colors with something from my wardrobe. I couldn’t create a full outfit since I’d rather complete the upper part with a pair of gray wool shorts and some kind of red suede platform pumps.

I am still searching for the right shorts and red suede pumps, if you happen to see something nice, please let me know.*_^ Wish you all a wonderful weekend!