Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lane Crawford TrANSITIONs

Whether they’re trying to ride the Beijing Olympic wave to attract western consumers or for some other reasons, I am regardless impressed and adore the Transition SS08 campaign by Lane Crawford.

A handful (literally – 5 of them) of illustrious Chinese artistes were handpicked to consummate the variety of moods Lane Crawford represents in their collection of designers.
The fact that they chose ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan to be part of the team automatically won a vote from me.

Film producer, Fu Jia.

Model, Du Juan

Another vote from me for a tastefully (and sexy, and raw) done picture actor, Lie Ye. Liu Ye's pictures can probably pull off a new trend of desirable Chinese men.

But of course, we must have Maggie Cheung to complete the perfect ad campaign.

Delectable, simply enjoyable.

ps. I suspect there's a "touch your face" theme going on here. Only Du Juan didn't quite make it -- probably too stoned to find her face.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Friday, February 22, 2008

Glow when you're winning

8 words -- Marion Cotillard is the actress of the year.

I predicted in May 2007 that she will win the Oscars. She has nailed the Golden Globes now can someone please pass her the golden man already...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Razzle-dazzle, Fading-frazzle

Last Christmas we saw a sudden profileration of girls with a deck of glittery necklines appearing on their dresses and tops alike. Apparently, all that glitter went well with the party season.

And it should stay that way.

Like anything glittery; it distracted and swayed the buying power of many women. So much so that it became overrated.

No buy, or don’t wear because:

  • like any overrated pop culture, it’s not worth it
  • there’re probably another 2 girls who has a similar dress/top as you in the bar
  • too many stones comes off cheap plastics after looking at it for 5mins

    Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful item, but enough is enough.
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    Casual Chic

    Now this is what I call casual wear that is well tailored, fitting yet comfortable, and feminine.

    Tod’s ad campaign.

    A good example of the perfect jeans length and cut, and smarting it up with a well fitted leather jacket. This is good casual wear.

    Saturday, February 09, 2008

    Thursday, February 07, 2008

    Midnight anxiety -- What to wear?!

    Most of the time -- I would say 80% of the time -- I would be able to put together an outfit within 5-10mins. If I prepare overnight for something significant, I would normally take 10-20mins, trying on various combination just to get the exact style and emotions I want to communicate.

    But tonight, I'm practically anxious and I can't figure out what to wear to probably the turning point of my (non-existing) fashion career -- the fashion show tomorrow.

    I can decide if I want to make a statement or not. Evidently, I should, this is after all my first impression for the industry. BUT, I'm also going as a fashion editor/writer, along with my giant camera (besides being able to take some "real" pictures, I've also promised to return the favor by snapping pictures of people using sponsored wares). I cannot possibly look smashing while holding a giant camera...especially since I know I won't look like Steven Meisel or Ellen von Unwerth working the lenses.

    But most of all, this is one of thoes events where what you wear is truly important. It's the business. You cannot go to an IT fair and not know what SOA, MIIS, SQL, and which Oracle t-shirt is the coolest (geekiest).

    So anyway, let's hope and pray that I will put on something smart, versatile, and interesting.

    Wednesday, February 06, 2008

    Copenhagen Fashion Week AW08

    I will be attending my first ever fashion show at the Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 08'.

    Maybe it's a sign that my calling has finally come -- now I just need to pin point it, somewhere, somehow during the short and chaotic weekend of CFW. The event stretches from Feb 6-10, 2008.

    For that, I will reward you with one (if the collection is noteworthy, you will definitely hear more) if not more, exciting, on-the-scene account of the collection, the people, the atmosphere, but most of all -- some style picks for the second half of the year!

    Stay tune to this space...

    Power Dressing

    With the US presidential election running high this year and their first ever woman candidate driving a relatively strong lead, power dressing will be a focus this year.

    This means pencil skirts, belts, and clean lines will continue to triumph. The best accessory to finish the look -- patent heels, pointed-toe for the clean sophisticated finish; or open-toe for a playful tease.

    Power dressing doesn’t mean you need to have shoulder pads and look like a man. It means you can still be feminine, demure, sexy, yet still strong in your stand.

    Do not slouch or apologize for your great looks when you power dress. Walk straight and smile kindly to your admirers.

    Never apologize for your sensuality and power; acknowledge them as your talents and tools – and use them wisely for the greater good.