Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Hats Over Heels

I saw Jessie J's 'Domino' video and really taken with her custom cap with gold studs by Liz Mendez Vintage. After that it jolted my memory of Rihanna's 'so hard' video with Jeremy Scott 's Mickey helmet. Then I was on the search for more crazy caps and beanies. There are two names that stood out, Bernstock Speirs and Deryck Todd, both kept the integrity of casual accessories while looking through with fresh pair of eyes. They exudes wearability but also humor and quirk. Not the Philip Tracy of hat makers but is definitely more versatile and affordable..not taking itself too seriously. I might have to get myself one of Bernstock's bunny ears...they have so many colours! Where's Wolly stripy beanie is also one of my favourite ♡♡♡

 Bernstock Speirs

Cap by Dominika Lipniewska

 Bernstock Speirs


 Jessie J in Liz Mendez Vintage

Jeremy Scott Mickey helmet


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Leather Overalls

 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2013

 90's Tastic style has come back in a big way is spring. Who says trousers have to start at the waist? Dungarees has been creeping back onto the runways all of last year and have come full circle. We all wore them when we were young. I remember personally me and my brother have matching girl and boy ones, mine was a short mini denim which I wore with my Mickey Mouse safari print tee...hit look at the time with frilly socks and ponytail. 

It is a tricky trend, where as a child this is adorable to wear but as an adult this is not always flattering..or age appropriate. The key is cut, fabrication, and styling. The essence of this 90's classic maybe back, but don't let it fool you. The new overalls come in a variety of materials and shapes. Philip Lim's leather overalls (ringing in at a cool $1,400), silky overalls at Ruffian, futuristic bent at Proenza Schouler and tailored to perfection at Jason Wu, to name a few.

The comfortable fit and casual feel has made them a favorite among models and style bloggers. Overalls have a ton of options for layering for different looks and occasion. Wool overalls with pumps and blazers are great for the office, Fitted leather or silk with clutch and heels are great night out look and casual cool with white tee and one strap un-hooked à la Salt N' Pepa. If you are feeling too boyish try adding feminine touch like cat eye sunglasses, bangles, statement necklaces or red lips.

Here my few lust-worthy examples....

 3-1-Phillip Lim


 Proenza Schouler



Here is all for today, embrace you inner child and have a nice weekend. Enjoy LFW!