Showing posts with label new york. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new york. Show all posts

New York: SS 2010/11

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A month after New York Fashion Week, now that the dust has settled, these are our clear favourites.



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We just can't help but feel that this collection showed us a subtle perfection: delicate, vibrant and sensitive. The crisp, simple yet relaxed silhouttes are a fine balance of post-Christopher Kane digital-print-astic floaty sheers; a wonderful play on filmy plastics, transparencies through skin or prints; and that splash of white or nude.




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Keeping with Phillip Lim's crisp, smooth aesthetics and refined detailing that we know and love: he's used texturized 'organic' fibres and knits, laser cut leather, layers of camel and sheer. It's the perfect down-time that we truly appreciate now, post- all the glitz and frills that have been flying around past few seasons.



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It's an evolution: lively and amorphous. They prowl down the runway, showing-off wild prints that move and shift between states of animal, ethnic, and twill. Simultaneously does the texture, weight of the fabrics evolve and blend. Becoming one single feminine and flirty silhouette. That, and the fearless use of colour, subtle use of skin and legs seems refreshingly Brazillian to us.

Source: style, vogue, elle, nymag

New York: AW 2010/11

Monday, February 22, 2010

Here are our favorites from the recent NY runways. These are definitely our pick of the bunch and we found these particularly inspiring.

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Dripping with embellishments. We love the way that Alexandre has played in ethnic/exotic references. It's Moorish yet refers to Russian babushkas and viking warriors.



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This collection has got me thinking about how amazing Joseph's technicolor dream coat would have been! I can't say I am one bit repelled by the clashing colors and prints. It's almost magnetic. No wonder Joseph's brothers wanted him dead.



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This collection seems to be built from heirloom pieces of Grandma's fabric box. Not only are they intricate and varying, they're also collected in a way that each piece has its own meaning. It's seeped with tradition and cultural references. Multiple scarfs in soft peach hues, tangerine, burgundy and white wrapped over and over the body and left to hang loosely. I spy saris, skirt over pants, Aztec wraps, mariachi detailing and kungfu shoes, bringing together different traditional silhouettes.



Source: style, dazed digital, nymag

NYC: en-core, en-core....

Friday, November 13, 2009

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Just walking around the streets of New York was so inspiring. I was getting quite trigger happy with my camera. These are the ones that survived the test. Found the image above from Nubbytwiglet. And I couldn't help but laugh (hard) at how true this is.


Just to help teleport you to New York, if you aren't there already.
Here's some Cat Power for your listening pleasure while you scroll over the snaps.




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NYC: Pavements at Bowery

Saturday, October 31, 2009


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jacket: Zara
top: H + M
jeans: Topshop
boots: H + M

necklace : vintage

It's painful to be jet-lagged whilst spending 3.5 hours at the hairdressers. The hair has reached a point where it is forever looking greasy, flat and streaky. It's time for a comb and for some magic touch from the pros!

Even though they have the best mags around and a complimentary Hershey's kiss for the sugar kick. Vogue Paris September and October, Pop mag and more... Why is it that all i wanna do is just 'rest' my eyes -just for a second...or longer?

The photos are by Celia from A fraction of fashion taken at Bowery. It was a sweet day out with the girls, Celia and Chantal post some topshop raiding, drinks from Nolita and mega munchies from a Cuban shack. Boy, do i miss those fire hydrants and yellow cabs! even the frequent sounding sirens.

NYC: reflective

Sunday, October 25, 2009


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As we speak, i am probably stuck in the airport or on board the plane bound for LAX/AKL.
I will surely miss this place - the friendships that we have made and all the fun that we had! This is topped off by the staff of Burberry Soho whom have given this trip the perfect ending any girl could wish for. I am very touched and grateful by their service and hospitality. totally surreal. *pinch me*
Now for the part i hate most - going through the photos i have taken and deciding what i like or not
and surely will share with y'all. Take care Chantal and Celia. xx


NYC: Williamsburg + butterscotch caramels

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Knit : topman
Shorts : thrift (levis)
Shoes : superga


On a recent rampage in topshop with Chantal, i picked out this knit - it was a toss between this and a pretty awesome pair of lace-up leggings. ......you know me, and my obsession with knits and oversize... so who shall win?
Williamsburg is definitely my favorite area in New York so far - beacon's closet, brick warehouses, vintage stores, laidback atmosphere and rooftop bars. what more can i ask for? Sorry mom, i may have just killed your superga sneakers!

NYC : yellow cabs, subways n' one-way roads

Saturday, October 17, 2009


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Jacket: Zara Top: thrift Shorts: thrift (levis) Bag: Witchery Shoes: Superga
I am alive. alive and kickin' here in the Big Apple- exploring and maneuvering my way around the villages/districts, watching the filming of a scene of a Mel Gibson's movie, going to MOMA, catching the sunset on Top of the Rocks and toughing it out in the New Yorkan rain.

I have truly underestimated the Fall that New York brings, dressing in layers ontop of layers, the urge to rush to the shops and get me some gloves and wollie hat, shop hoppin' to seek some warmth and shelter from the rain.


I had the pleasure of meeting up with the sweet, gorgeous and impossibly stylish girls,
Chantal of cocorosa and Celia from a fraction of fashion.
Being new in town, they kindly gave a grand intro NYC, New York style: some photo snapping in Meatpacking, refueling in Nolita, and of course shopping. . xx

(photos taken by
Chantal)


Freja and friends: Model innocence

Friday, February 27, 2009

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Freja, Tanya, Sigrid Agren, Tao Okamoto and fellow friends on their best model behaviour, fresh faced, sqeaky clean. This was way before they ran away from home, tried to break into the big city. Before the sex drugs and rock n roll, before the anrogyny, pre- drowning in the dirt of the real world. At Marc by Marc Jacob F/W 09.Whatever happened next.

Source : Style

you reap what you sow.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New York Fall 09'


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this is what you get from brewing in a cauldron:

1 cup of assorted studs and grommets
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3 yards of leather

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a pound of fur

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feathers of one raven

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yards and yards of yarn
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a sprinkle of sparkles and sheers
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a crushed disco ball left-over from the 90s
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a good litre of black ink
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plus a few drops of moody off-shades
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and last season's food for thought: Balmain, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Gareth Pugh and the street slashing and studding of A Wang and Fashion Bloggers Anonymous


Source: style, elle, nymag