After a whole week resting from a fever, I finally got out and had some fun at Farage Christmas party at The Beresford Hotel in Surry Hills. It was such an honor to celebrate the holiday with such an amazing brand and best of all the team behind it. They are all so different with their own personality and style, yet work so well together. I think that is fashion at its best, being unique and accepting diversity. I haven’t had this fun on a Friday night for a very long time. The food was fanstatic (you have to try the handmade linguine with crab meet), and the crowd was fabulous. We were the stars on the the dance floor, and my Nicholas Kirwood didn’t fail to make itself notice. Richelle and I were the last two standing. She is one of the nicest person you would meet, such a gentle soul with a good heart. She’s a living proof that you don’t have to be mean to be fabulous and work in fashion.
I got to go out to Farage stores to help Richelle install the new decals for the Christmas windows yesterday. I love going into shopping centers at Christmas. The decorations and the music always put in a festive mood. They remind me of when I first came to Australia, my mother and I used to go shopping in Christmas Eve.
Richelle and I started at Bondi Junction and finished at The Strand. I never really pay much attention to this center, mainly because it is quite small and they only have a few menswear in there. Since, there are Westfield, Mid City, Pitt Street mall and QVB near by, it is usually overshadowed and hidden in this little corner.I actually have never been there at Christmas and I think I will start visiting it more often. The interior is very old fashion which is so different from the modern centers around it. It makes you feel like you have traveled back in time. Richelle and I were glad we finished at the Strand so we could enjoyed all the Christmas spirit with the light, the trees and the music.
P.S: I ended my day with some window shopping and I saw these in the Adidas window, they’re my new crush !!!
I learned how to photograph ties for online store today and I’d like to show you my favorite ones.I’ve never been very attentive when it come to suits or suit accessories until I started interning at Farage. I realize the importance of attention to details. When you wear a suit with a fabulous matching ties, cufflinks and pocket squares; you just feel confidence and strong. I have got to start paying more attention to those tiny details the next time I wear a suit.
At the end of the day, while organizing the back room full of paperworks, I heard screaming coming from the showroom. They were screaming of joy because new samples were ready and the girls were trying them on. They were amazingly sleek, clean and modern. The last jacket is my favorite
After working it at the photo shoot for Farage, I had to rush home and get ready for my friend’s wedding. I finally had a chance to take my new Nicolas Kirkwood out for a spin. I also found this amazing white shirt from Saxony that has contrast mesh front detail. I wanted to dress in black and white to make my new shoes pop. Anyway, the wedding was fabulous, the bride was beautiful, the food was great and it was very nice to catch up with all my friends since we have all been so busy lately. Congratulation to my friend Nhat, she looked amazing and I am so happy she has found her love.
What a weekend !!! I got home on Sunday and fall asleep for 14 hours straight. That’s how big it was, and it didn’t include drinking (ok I had two glasses of champagne) or club hopping. It started with waking up at 6.30 in the Saturday morning, get ready and rush off to Farage’s head office and get ready for their look book photo shoot. This is the first photo shoot I have ever been on so you can imagine how excited I was. Racks of clothing, shoes, a suit case of make-up, the beautiful people and lots of food; it was all so surreal. As much as fashion is about individual style, it is also about team work when it come to project such as campaigns, shows and editorials. There were many people there with different roles and opinions, but they only had one objective and that was to have great photos. My jobs ranged from picking up coffees and food to make sure everyone is well fed, to taping up the bottom of new shoes so they won’t get worn away, to picking up garments from stores. It was an incredible experience to witness the professionalism of everyone on the shoot, from the models to the stylist, make-up artist, art director, photographer, creative director, designer and Joe Farage. I was there for more than 11 hours but was still ready for more. Check out more pictures and videos on my instagram.
On this rainy day, all I wanted to do is curl up on my couch with some chocolate and a glass of milk while watching my favorite fashion shows from few years back. We currently live in an era where fashion is somewhat over-exposed, you can’t flick through a newspaper without seeing some sort of street style column. I am one in a millions out there who blog about fashion. As a result, I think clothe and fashion shows have become a little bit more commercial.
One of the designers who makes fashion interesting is Nicolas Ghesquière. Watching his past shows for Balenciaga, I still feel the excitement and appreciation when outfits after outfit hits the runway. His clothe from 1998 can still be fashionable today which I think is the testament to his talent of looking forward and tap into the future. My favorite collection from Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga has to be the Spring/Summer 2006 show. If you are lucky enough to own any pieces from that collection 7 years ago, they can still be worn today and you’d still look very modern. Somehow he managed to combine the history of Balenciaga and the modernity of the time to create a collection with sharp tailoring, unique silhouette and incredible craftsmanship. My last post (November 21, 2013) was about the white-on-white trend from today’s runway. If you need more inspiration from the past, have a look at this collection. Be inspired !
White is always synonymous with Spring, but this season the simple color dominated catwalks all over the world. For the women Spring/Summer 2014 collection, designers played with shapes and fabric to add a twist and drama to minimalism. Head-to-toe white became just as chic as head-to-toe black, and it is so easy when you are not in the mood to coordinate colors but still want to stand out.
In order to avoid looking plain and washed out, look for white clothe with interesting details e.g. embroidery, sheer detail, fringes, patterns. Also, mixing up material such as lace and jeans in white could refresh the look. Alternatively, you can have fun with different shapes and structures to create a theatrical effect.
Electric Run has just had its first event in Sydney and I was very happy to take part in it. If you had a look at my post ‘On The Run’ (October 19, 2013), I had some inspirations for my outfit for the run. I bought a really cool leopard print top from Adidas by Jeremy Scott collection. I decided to go for some print clashing with a monochrome short from Vision Street Wear. When I met up with my friends, they all wore normal running clothe and I was worried that I had overdressed for this event. So, it was a relief to see people were going all out for the run. There were 80′s inspired outfits with neon colors and leg warmers, onesies, Borat swimsuits, colorful wigs and tutus. It was like Halloween again. We had so much fun that even the heavy rain didn’t stop us from reaching the finishing line where the party was. It did, however, stop me from taking pictures of cool people. Note to self: red color hairspray is not a good idea if you know that there will be rain.
Nicholas Kirkwood just launched a his debut collection of fabulously luxurious men shoes. I am so excited to get my hands (or should I say feet) on them. I chose the statement making piece from the collection, a pair of metallic oxfords. As mentioned in my last post ‘Heavy Metal’, starting out with accessories is a good choice to experiment with the metallic trend. I have never seen such great quality and craftsmanship. If you ever get stuck deciding what to wear with a closet full of clothe, dress in black and put this on, then you’d be street-style-ready.
I have been obsessed with metallic lately. Whatever color it is, silver or gold, it never fails to make a statement. You can guarantee you will be noticed wearing a silver jacket. I have always thought it is so risky wearing metallic, overdo it and you’ll end up looking cheap. That is why I haven’t got anything metallic in my wardrobe. Well not for long, stay tune to find out what I will adding to my wardrobe. In a mean time, let me show you some inspirations from the S/S 14 men shows.
I think the key to tackle this trend is to keep it simple at first. Start by trying some metallic accessories such as shoes or bags. If you want to go all out with jacket of pants, make sure they are good quality or invest in a premium piece so you don’t end up looking too flashy. I think it is all about the fabric, a expensive but high quality fabric would make you look a thousands time better than something with really cheap material. Overall, this trend definitely call for an investment piece. Otherwise, as I said, just update your wardrobe with some metallic accessories to stay on trend and still be able to afford lunch.