Friday, September 4, 2009

Studded Sandals

I (and just about every second person in the fashion blog world) have been lusting over the Balmain Studded Sandals for a while now. Also on my wish list were the Burberry Knight Crossover Sandals.


But today, I popped in to Novo shoes and found the Genevas. Probably a bit more Burberry than Balmain, but I really think they are worth the purchase. Only $69.95 too. A fair price to pay for a 'trend shoe' I think. Plus I do like that they aren't identical copies... clearly there is inspiration, but it's not a direct knock off.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture FW 09/10

Ah Zuhair Murad. He became established in 1995 and in my opinion he keeps growing every year and will easily one day be known as an icon. His latest collection is beautiful. Think snow princesses visiting desert princesses at an annual convention.

Now the next two are also stunning, yet I definitely have a Dolce & Gabbana FW 07 vibe from them.

The Dolce & Gabbana below

While yes, there are some vibes from others collections (Eli Saab, Gaultier, D&G) but honestly, for a designer who still isn't widely known yet, I'm still impressed. He takes the influences of designers he probably can't help to admire and still puts his own aesthetic spin on them. His fabrics are beautiful and silhouettes are utterly flattering.

I can't wait to see him evolve further and always look forward to a new collection.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hussein Chalayan Fall 2007

This image is called Heel and is by photographer Albert Watson, taken in 2000. I think I found it a few years ago and it's been saved on my hard drive ever since. I love the super shiny legging and high heel. Infact I just love the image.

Now I came across a 2007 collection by Hussein Chalayan. It incorporates the high shine and high heel beautifully into the collection. I wonder if there was any inspiration from the Albert Watson photo?

Love the structure on these dresses. I'd probably wear the last pic the most.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Harry Potter - Indulgent Dot Pointed Review

Well it's been over a week since my last blog. I blame uni, it's always time consuming in the first few weeks when everyone pretends they will get all the readings done and turn up to every single lecture and study group.

As a reward for being so dilligent I went and saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on Sunday. Spoilers ahead. Though I doubt any of you are like me and only saw it 2 days ago.

Picture from google. Don't sue me if it's yours.
So here are my non eloquent thoughts on the movie.
  • I cried for the lack of Lucius Malfoy (or should I say Luscious). Seriously, couldn't they at least weave him into a few scenes here and there?
  • Narcissa Malfoy could've been a bit more MILF-y... and more forceful.
  • Draco Malfoy's acting wasn't too bad at all. Quite emotional at times.
  • I realised just how short Harry Potter really is. Doesn't affect the movie really, but for the purposes of these bullet points, worth noting.
  • Hermione is growing on me - less annoying and I like her outfits. Preppy with appropriate dresses here and there.
  • I liked Luna's Slughorn Christmas Party ensemble. She pulled the silver leggings off quite well.
  • Bellatrix could not have been cast better.
  • Snape was the glue holding the movie together. Love him.
  • I found the movie to be fairly disjointed. Some parts were left out, others were over emphasised. Plus the horcrux bit wasn't really explained too well. It was like *poof* we're now in the middle of the black black ocean.
  • But overall since I am quite the Harry Potter fan, I still loved it and will no doubt buy it on dvd.
Anyway that's all from me. Hopefully I'll get some more fashion posts up here soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Coco Rocha

This clip is from last year, so I'm sure some blog some where has shown it, but I only saw this yesterday. I love Coco's runway walk and always thought it was better than her photos. This clip changed my view. Every. Single. Shot. Is.Stunning. She is a great great model, probably the best of this generation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Asos Order

My Asos order arrived this morning which is very exciting. I loved the shopping bag/post pack it arrived in and was really impressed that my jacket was on a heavy plastic hanger and was wrapped in dry cleaner-esque plastic. It was dispatched on the 15th of July and arrived exactly 1 week later. Only issue is I can't actually do the jacket up, but that's not a sizing fault since if the larger size was available I would've ordered. All in all, very impressed with the order, service and quality.

Picture of me with my glitter singlasses on. Mad in built webcam picture editing software skillz included. Manicure is courtesy of OPI Banana Bandanna.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

D&G Sunglasses

I think I need to make it my mission to purchase all 3 of these D&G sunglasses from the SS 09 collection. Love the shape, love the primary colours. Perfection.

Screencaps from the Dolce & Gabbana website.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Moschino Cheap & Chic RTW ss09

I've never paid much attention to M C&C before, but these fabrics really caught my eye. They reminded me of the childhood activity of 'marbling' whereby you would drip some food dyes into a tray of water and then put a piece of paper on top for a very pretty effect.

The colours and pattern works so well on the silks. I love the deconstructed feel too.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blogging from my new iPhone!

Originally I was obsessed with the nokia n97... Then the 3gs came out and I was sold. So here I am blogging from my shiny black 32gb.
ETA: Well that worked well haha. Should've added my favourite apps so far are the app and net-a-porter app.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Delicious Shoes with Divine Heels

With shoes like these, how could anyone be a bag person? Diego Dolcini Lace Up Jewelled Heel Sandals - These would glam up a potato sack
Charlotte Olympia Metallic Ribbed Dolly Pumps - Kind of fun in an 80s way

Alexander Wang Hanne Triple Buckle Boot - My favourite

Bally Peep Toe Leather Strap Pump - Beautiful ornate heel detail

I love fine details in accessories since my 'look' is fairly classic. These heels would definitely add the pizazz I'm after to my blazer/tee/jeans combo.

All shoes available from Luisaviaroma