Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Elastic-band Wedges

I was on half-day leave this afternoon to run an errand with Mum. After completing our task, we went to Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City to grab a couple of books. On the way there, we side-tracked into Pedder Red at Ngee Ann City and I bought this pair of elastic-band wedges which is so so comfortable to wear! I love the woody wedge and the criss-cross of the bands. This will be great for a casual day out with jeans or capris.

I run every Wednesdays with colleagues from Shenton Way to Marina South. Since today is an exception, I dutifully jogged around the neighbourhood in the evening. :D

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pink Leather Jacket

After a movie at Vivocity yesterday, we passed by the already closed-for-the-day Armani Exchange boutique when this pink leather jacket in the window beckoned at me. While it was lust at first sight for Ms Hyde, Dr Jekyll is asking herself where she can wear a leather and very pink jacket to, in warm and humid Singapore.

Leather Cuffs

Ever since I saw this Erickson Beamon patent leather cuff with black embellishment, I have been conveting it religiously. I'm not into the gaunt rock chick look but this patent leather accessory is so cool. I love the shape, the glossiness of the patent (my obsession with patent leather is working up again) and the contrast of the stones with the gold trimmings.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Gold Hello Kitty Poker Cards

The ultimate sign that Hello Kitty is getting into your head if you had rushed out to buy this (don't get me wrong, I like the cat with no mouth too, just not to this extent). Each Hello Kitty poker card is made from 0.73gms of 99.99% gold.

In his own words, here's "One Man's Life with Cute Overload".

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lace Up Oxfords

When I saw this pair of oxfords in the Bally's display window at Ngee Ann City last Saturday, I almost skipped into the boutique with delight. By some sheer imagination, parallax error and bad eyesight, I thought that the shoes displayed on a lower shelf in the window was a pair of low to mid- heeled oxfords (I have been looking for a mid-heeled pair for the past 2 months). I was sorely disappointed to realise in the boutique that it was actually a pretty high-heeled pair.

So stylish in cream and black color combination and in a patent and suede contrast, I was almost tempted to get them. However, I decided eventually to continue the search for a pair in a more moderate height. Even in the name of beauty, there is a limit as to how much "torture" my feet can take.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alexander McQueen Gothic Clutch

Black patent leather mini hard box clutch from Alexandra McQueen with a gorgous Swarovski bejeweled skull clasp. Darkly romantic clutch to add a gothic style to your look. From net-a-porter. Love this.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cassette Tapes Born Again as Ipod Nano Holders

Recycled audio cassette tapes as ipod nano holders, designed by contexture, a Canada-based design firm. 45ipodcases. Cool. I love the irony. Music through the ages.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My Outfit Today

Wearing my 2 new gold and turquoise belts together with olive green ribbed pedal-pushers, black top with puffy sleeves (which a laundry shop wanted to charge me for dry-cleaning as a dress when it is too short for me as a dress!) and a pair of polka-dotted high-heeled sandals. Glam it up with my favourite SOOT bracelet.

Belt Up!

Without realising it, I bought 3 belts over the past 10 days, of which 1 is a brown elasticated Topshop look-alike from Chinatown. I did not realise that they were so similar until I visited Topshop Isetan the very same day. See the Topshop version below:Belts are so perfect for updating a wardrobe and creating a more fitted waistline. The other 2 belts are a gold PVC one with a square buckle and a turquoise one with a round buckle from Hitachi Towers. I could use them separately or belt them up together for a multi-color, multi-band look.

Some designer ones that I found online: I especially the gorgeous Missoni brown leather lattice belt with brass studs. It's so architecturally beautiful and simply stylish! I like this Fendi chunky ribbed belt with a large green stone too. It makes a simple black dress stand out in an elegant way:

From net-a-porter.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dr Seuss Tees

Dr Seuss' Cat in the Hat tees for nostalgic fun. The Cat in the Hat was so popular after its publication that the Cat became the logo for all subsequent Dr Seuss publication. I have a strong suspicion that my love of striped clothings came partly from the Cat's red and white striped Hat. Revolveclothing.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gloved Up

Each pair of gloves at GlovedUp is handmade by Agent Anonym using a wide range of materials. The ultimate fashion statement in the form of fingerless gloves. It's not about keeping warm and is completely for beauty and fashion's sake, just the way I like it! Stylish and sometimes outrageous, with the right dose of fashion creativity.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

We Love Colors

I was delighted to find We Love Colors selling all kinds of colored tights and gloves. Each striped ones comes in 30+ different colors! This very strawberry-shortcake pair is so cute!

Also my craze now to get a pair of black and white striped arm warmers and maybe wear one with a black dress:

This will look cool as well if worn on one side:

I'm going to get some of these from We Love Colors for my own use; if any one is interested, just email me with your particulars at quickly! Or just drop me a comment with your email address.

Ringers Tights and Knee-Highs

Maybe it started from my fascination with Strawberry Shortcake, maybe it is my inner witch screaming out to be heard, but I just love ringers, be it in the form of tights, footless leggings or knee-high hosiery. Sockshop.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Blythe Handmade Shoes

These handmade sailor Blythe shoes are so cute that I wish they were available in human size. Looks great with a white dress! I love dressing up my Blythe doll (the rest of them are still in boxes) with boots and dresses. From Wing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Kate Moss for Topshop Green Dress

While surfing the web for green dresses, I found this Kate Moss for Topshop version at Barneys. While I like pleats generally, the combination of asymmetrical neckline and busy pleats all over almost put me off green dresses for good.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Elusive Green Dress

I have always been searching for the ideal green dress that will be great for business. Thought these 2 Raoul pieces were quite stylish and just right for work. Emerald green may age some people slightly but looks great on fair skin. I fell in love with the color after trying on a BCBG gown in this shade 2 or 3 years ago (pity the cutting did not suit me).

After viewing the ARTSingapore exhibition at Suntec yesterday, we went to Raoul to check out the dresses. Did not find the green ones yesterday but bought a red dress with a slight bubble hemline instead. Also loved the black velvet skirt on display in the window but which will only arrive in the boutique in the middle of Oct 2007. Raoul.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

My New Craze: Socks

I have been wearing my red Tod's with different hosiery: lacy socks, striped socks, tights. I think this pair of van Gogh ones will be pretty fun to wear with them as well. Available at GreatSockz. I will be scouting around for more socks this weekend. :D

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Velvet Jacket

I was so sick over the weekend that nothing was done. Also missed my Dad's birthday dinner on Saturday :(

So upset that I tore my favourite Zara velvet jacket; it tore at the centre seam at the back and velvet is sort of hard to sew back together again. This favourite black jacket came with short, slightly puffed sleeves with a single button in front. I removed the button and used a cute lipstick pin which I got for $1 at a charity sale as the fastener instead. I like to dress up a pair of white pants with this black velvet jacket. I have also layered it with a very worn-out (by now grungy) black long sleeve FCUK tee for a contrast in textures. Found a picture of an urbanoutfitters version above to illustrate but think the Zara one still looked better!