Posts Tagged ‘fashion’
In case you haven’t realized from our Instagram stream, we’re super loving our new Reversible Rebecca! Versatile, stylish, and surprisingly easy to match outfits with, this handy dandy clutch says it all. This limited edition reversible clutch gives you two looks within seconds, between day to night, or business to fun. Roomy and soft, and comes with a reversible zipper with dual lock function, this clutch easily fits and iPad or an e-book reader.
We’ve been using our Reversible Rebecca’s for most of our daily outings and meetings, but we’ve yet to try a dressier style to match its vibrant print and muted twin. Here’s how we’d attempt the look:
1. Whitesoot dandelion laser cut flare dress 2. Nanano chiffon shrug 3. The Jewel Bar bangles 4. Sidewalk pink ballerina flats 5. Reversible Rebecca in Aztec pink
How would you style your Reversible Rebecca?
pictures via Lookbook
Contradictions: they’re here, there, and everywhere. They seem to surround us like mosquitoes the morning after a rainy day. But unlike in previous years, they – contradictions, not mosquitoes – are a welcoming change to the evolution of society.. at least in the fashion industry. Nowadays, relationships that would seem outlandish before, are much aware of their fresh insight in making a statement, as opposed to those who follow the norm. I especially adore the mix of male and female clothing layered against one another to form complete indifference that questions the choice: should they go together, or shouldn’t they? I love the contrast of leather and lace, of whites and brights, of chiffon in shreds and studs. I love that shorts now go with jackets, and safari vest with classic handbags. I love the raw foreplay that goes along with experimenting with various cuts, styles, shapes, and colors, despite having a clear and concise direction of how one should dress. It’s like a train wreck that never happened, but was well prepared to happen while avoiding from happening. It’s like saying I’m soft and demure, but am actually loud and compulsive. It’s like love progressing in the most organic of motions.
Here’s our take on a contradiction:
1. Leather skirt from 6th Sense 2. Color paneled wedges from Beautiful Disaster 3. Velvet demure blouse from Fabspy 4. Black Simba blazer from Cotton On
Black and white is fast becoming the most romantic coupling since, well, the last time they were. For the past few days, I’ve been noticing a cat shoe DIY floating around Pinterest, but now that I’m finally ready to embrace the cat-lovin’, it’s gone. Just like all sordid love affairs that were meant to be just never being, I was torn and shattered. Okay fine, it barely affected me. However, I really did want to make myself my very own Tom-like cat flats to skulk around in and loiter within the dim of everyone else’s shadows.
So I did it anyway, despite being a dog lover.
I started by digging out an old pair of black slip-ons I had lying around. I remember purchasing them on impulse, mainly due to the fact that they were only RM20 (think school shoes, but with a filtered edge). But I never got around to wearing them because it always came down to a fight between them, and a pair of black Comme des Garcons sneakers I’ve loved since I first laid eyes on them. The latter always won, if not out of loyalty, then out of fame.
Ignore the layer of dust on them… Will get them cleaned by rolling some cello tape around them after I turn them into shoes I’d love to prance around town in!
I started by taping a line of cello tape across each shoe. These would keep me from jumping over the line and making wrongs from rights. Yes, I’m feeling rather melancholic today as I write this simple post.
Once I was done painting white acrylic to the bottom part of the taped section, I pulled the tapes away and touched up any sections that may have seeped through the tapes with a thin brush.
All that was left to do was add the ears, eyes, and nose of each cat. And there you have it, cat shoes for the obvious dog lover! Why? – Just because sometimes, opposites attract in the most powerful of ways that nobody would, or should, try to comprehend. And though this tainted love affair will undoubtedly falter from the pressure of making sense out of fragmented pieces that don’t belong with one another, it will be a love affair worth wearing out…
Happy DIY Wednesday, peeps! A friendly reminder to stay away from the emo tunes!
If you haven’t already ransacked the racks of H&M for the Conscious Collection 2013, then we’re sorry to tell you that most of the best pieces are sold out. In fact, when we were there a few weeks back donating some clothes to their bins, a woman pushed Ellie flat on the ground for a pair of printed pants from the collection that Ellie was about to put back on the rack anyway! We’re all about being trend conscious, but that was a rather rude awakening to the cruelty of the fashion industry, both inside and out.
However, H&M Conscious Collection is all about the organic fabrics and the refreshing prints. Partnered with casual silhouettes with a play of volumes and cuts, it’s no wonder people were clamoring for a chance to partake in making a conscious change. With that said, check out how we’d pair one of our favorite dresses from the collection:
1. Blue dress from H&M 2. Gin & Jacqie Birdie Casual bag 3. Maya & Ruhi gold plated silver bangle 4. Belt from H&M 5. Vincci sandals
Let’s call this boho luxe look “What we would’ve worn to Coachella.”
While we’ve been lacking form-based ingenuity in fashion nowadays due to the ongoing trend of minimalism, Japan-based company Monomatopee has created origami-inspired scarves that are able to transform into inflatable geometric forms. The scarves originally come packed flat and can be inflated by simply blowing air into them, and is made of a paper-like fabric that can be shaped into various interesting forms based on the fall of their textile triangles. Pretty, intriguing, and functional, we love!
It’s arrived! The quintessential name for that ideal macaroon meets a fashion brand to combine forces and collaborate in a simple collection of sweet and casual things. While the line is completely basic and easily wearable, it screams of innocent fun and cuteness. Here are some of our favorite ladies and girls products from the collaboration:
Imagine dressing getting matching mother-daughter pieces for that picture-perfect family day out. Prices are affordable and reasonable (from RM39 onwards), so do check out the collection at your nearest Uniqlo outlet today!
Placemats are really handy things to have lying around for DIY and craft projects, but it’s always hard for me to find placemats suitable to my taste: dark and grey. Hence, when I came across this grey placemat that resembled tweed from afar in the pasar malam (night market) for only RM3 per piece, I knew I had to purchase it for a DIY Wednesday post.
All you’ll need is a really cheap placemat, a sewing machine and basic sewing skills, and just whatever sewing materials you have lying around at home. I didn’t really plan this project… I just knew I wanted to make a clutch or envelope of some sort, and the rest just came along the way.
I started off by folding my mat to form my clutch, leaving a third of it for the fold over closure. You don’t really need to measure the fold, just go according to your own preference or judgement. Some of you might opt to do without the fold over flap, especially if you’re intending on using this as a slide-on cover for iPads or notebooks. The closure I’m going to show below works for either.
The next step would be to fold the corners of the clutch in. Again, no measurements are required. Just fold inwards accordingly, and pin in place. Once the first side is done, you can roughly estimate the other side. Do the same for both sides.
If you have any trims lying around, you can sandwich it between what are now your side seams. I opted for this faux zipper trim I purchased in Hong Kong, but you can also use ribbons, lace pieces, or just leave it plain.
Once you’ve trimmed all around your bag, you’re going to have to decide on your opening. The easiest and neatest opening would be a pop button or a basic button, both of which you can get done at your local haberdashery. However, because I wanted a unique closure, and because my clutch looks very clean cut, I decided to use some soft black elastic I had to create a ribbon opening. First, I pinned the bottom bit onto the clutch, and then I marked a slit to pull the ribbon through on the fold over. With a blade, I created a slit. You can do the same with a buttonhole, but due to the width of my elastic, the slit was ideal.
After that, all that’s left is to fill up your clutch with essentials.
And just like that, you’ve got your own unique and stylish clutch made out of a RM3 placemat! Seriously, this is such a quick and affordable project that you’ll find yourself obsessively making tons as gifts to friends, or even one for each day of the week! Let us know if you try this project out with your own placemat. Until then, happy DIY Wednesday!
I’m really into the contrast between soft and hard, or high society against street wear. Which explains why I chose to pair my favorite purple peplum Jovian Femme dress with our quirky and eco-friendly Putu Tote (BURUNG design). That, along with a bold leather cuff from 31 Ten and Melissa Incense II heels completely transforms an evening cocktail dress into street style with a twist.
If you’re looking for that something special that represents local arts and culture to give as a gift, we’re fans of these Ruzz Gahara batik clutches. They exude tradition within the minimalism of modern lines. To purchase or check out other batik items by Ruzz Gahara, visit FashionValet and pick up one of our bags from there while you’re at it