Monthly Archives: September 2010

Pre-Fall Outfit (4): LBD à la Alaïa

I’ll probably never buy any Alaïa dress at retail price, even when they are on sale, I’ll think twice before splurging. But luckily, we have the most wonderful copycat in the city: COS (Copy Of Style. No, just kidding, it is actually called Collection Of Style, haha). I tried on this Alaïa inspired LBD a while ago and felt in love with it. However, I didn’t take it home because I prefer loose fit clothing to tight, body-con ones.

We passed by COS the other day and I mentioned the LBD to my hubby, he suggested that we go in together so he can help me make the decision. It sounds pretty nice, why not? So after trying it on in front of him, I have to have it because, according to him, it looks fabulous on me (he certainly hasn’t noticed that I was holding my breath all the time, lol).

In the end I did buy the dress coz it requires a flawless body, a good motivation for me to keep going to the gym. :-D

LBD: COS, necklace: Miu Miu, boots: See by Chloé.

Pre-Fall Outfit (3):Office Neutrals

An easy work outfit. Everything is fairly simple, but each item has its own little twist. I especially like the gray cardigan, the pocket detail gives a classic look a downtown spin. ;-)

Cardigan & skirt: COS, stripe top: H&M, necklace: DIY, shoes: Kenzo.

Carré Story – Paddock

I came across a set of photos of Monsieur Hervé Pierre’s (the creative director of Carolina Herrera) apartment in NYC and was very delighted to see that he framed one of my favorite Carrés for decoration: Paddock. So I think my own Paddock deserves a post today. ;-)

Picture Credit: The Selby

Paddock is a very old design from J-C Clerc and has been reissued multiple times a few years back. What attract me most about Clerc’s design is the way he paints people, how he uses simple brush strokes to convey each charming character is just magical.

I adore every single detail of his painting. It really makes a Carré special, special enough to hang on the wall as a piece of artwork.

Monsieur Pierre’s Paddock is in tender smoking blue, I opted for the electric blue colorway not only because it is more skin flattering, but also because the bright blue really lights up an outfit. :-)

Lanvin for H&M

It’s official! Lanvin will be the next high-fashion house to collaborate with H&M. The launch of both womenswear and menswear will be available on November 20th in 200 H&M stores worldwide. Images from the collection will be available on November 2.

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According to Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M, “It is very much a Lanvin collection, using their cut and tailoring, with lots of focus on form and details for both women and men. The launch in November is go ing to be full of wonderful surprises.” Sounds pretty nice ha?

I am looking forward to seeing some signature dresses and bold accessories from Alber Elbaz. ;-)

Pre-Fall Outfit (2): Lounge Lover

Cozy sweaters and cardigans are for me the perfect pieces to transition from summer to fall, I wore this outfit for running errands in the city last Saturday and couldn’t feel more relax and comfortable.

BTW, I stopped by COS while waiting for a friend, their F/W collection already hit the store. You gotta check it out because there are so many nice pieces. ;-P

Sweater dress: Lounge Lover, necklace: Marni, scarf: Hermès, arm warmers: Falke, booties: Celine.