May 27, 2014

vie privée.


Less than a month ago, fashion designer Victoria Beckham came to Singapore to present her Spring/Summer 2014 accessories line and while on her #vbtour, her flawless wardrobe reminded me once again what a style icon she is. And how better to capture her iconic status than in an editorial, featured in the December 2013 edition of Vogue Paris and showcasing a beautiful array of pieces from Celine, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, & Christian Dior. Vie Privée or Private Life, captures the glitzy jet-setting life of Posh Spice : leaving luxurious hotels and boutiques enveloped by the flashes of paparazzi cameras and cruising around the glamorous streets of Paris. Caroline Brasch Nielsen epitomises Victoria here, from her signature rounded black sunglasses and a Hermes Birkin in the crook of her arm; to her to-die-for wardrobe of impeccably tailored pants, crisp white blouses and elegant dresses. With her dazzling wardrobe and even glittery life, we can't help but wish we had her allure, confidence and poise.

Caroline Brasch Nielsen by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris December 2013
Caroline Brasch Nielsen by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris December 2013
Caroline Brasch Nielsen by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris December 2013

May 22, 2014

met gala 2014 : inside the party of the year

Parties — Met Gala Cocktails
The Met Gala has always been a celebration of the talented and famous, being one of the only major events in the world that brings everyone who’s anyone together on one fabulous red carpet. From A-listers of Tinseltown to top supermodels and fashion editors to Billboard chart toppers, the Met Gala has earned its reputation for the Party of the Year with it’s dazzling guest list. With a dress code that changes yearly with the theme, the Gala’s red carpet has also been crowned the Oscars of fashion by Vogue for it’s myriad of stunning evening gowns. This year, the Met Gala celebrates couturier Charles James in “Charles James : Beyond Fashion” and attendees were encouraged to don their most extravagant, most statement making ball gowns à la the 20th century couturier. 

Vogue Daily — Liu Wen
While we can only weep that we’re not at the Met Gala, these pictures from Vogue would have to be the closest we can get to attending it. Shot by style shutterbug Phil Oh, these pictures deftly captures a glittering black tie gala on the move : from attendees maneuvering their way around glossy limousines outside hotels to gentlemen helping the ladies get pass paparazzi in their traffic-stopping gowns to an insider peek of what it’s like to actually be in the Met Gala. Expect everything from the most candid moments to an impromptu Chanel fashion shoot {cue Stella Tennant} to pre-red carpet and red carpet action, as well as the occasional but completely forgivable FOMO jealous streak.
Vogue Daily — Karolina Kurkova
Vogue Daily — Arizona Muse
Vogue Daily — Riccardo Tisci and Naomi Campbell
Vogue Daily — Fei Fei Sun
Vogue Daily — Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
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May 16, 2014

links à la mode #163.

What a way to end the week : my recent post on Vogue's Met Gala takeover of New York City has been chosen for Links à la Mode! The collective this week's all about going back to the '90s where classic pieces were de rigeur {two posts on the iconic Audrey and Katherine Hepburn} as well as how much money it takes to be an A-list style blogger. Click on to find out more...
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Investment Chic

Maybe it's the return of 90's minimalism, but these days it seems like the word on the street is all about getting back to the basics. Investing in the classics, returning to classically understated style and timeless beauty. Of course we all have to update this notion of "classic" to fit into our world today, which is why identifying what that means is a never-ending conversation. This week's links will give you some inspiration to that "classic" look that's just right for you.
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May 09, 2014

princesses in new york city.


Modern day princesses wandering through the swanky boulevards of New York donning only the finest couture, is this really Enchanted come true? More like a fashion fantasy come true. In anticipation for fashion’s most extravagant and glamorous night out that is the Met Ball, models Tilda Lindstam, Xiao Wen Ju, Alana Zimmer, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Grace Mahary took to the streets of Manhattan in a beautiful array of Charles James-esque evening gowns, inspired by the theme of this year’s gala which celebrated the 20th century couturier. Ever ready to capture the candid moments of this impromptu fashion shoot was Cass Bird, snapping away as the models single-handedly stopped traffic in NYC in nothing less than the most breathtaking frocks from Dior, Monique Lhuillier, Giles and Prabal Gurung. 

And no wonder, the models were quickly trailed by a frenzy of New Yorkers-turned-paparazzi, Instagramming every picture of the models they could get their hands on. I mean, how often do you get to see gorgeous models wearing couture on the street? It’s as if a scene out of a fairytale has fallen right in the middle of the Big Apple. I loved how Cass Bird caught the models’ unguarded moments where they were just being themselves and having fun unlike how normal editorials are done, and it’s easy to see why this has become one of my favourite editorials from Vogue. The Met Ball might have ended, but the billowing ball skirts and the tulips of Central Park has got me dreaming about being a princess, wandering about New York City and getting lost in the spirit of spring and the glamour of fashion. 

Vogue Daily — Met Gala Gowns Instagram

May 02, 2014

tribal goddess : abbey lee kershaw

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Oh babe Abbey, is there anything she can't do? From being one of fashion's most recognisable faces with her baby face and gap tooth, to making her acting debut in Mad Max, she has also become the model du jour of Vogue Australia's April edition : featured in two impeccable editorials and fronting the beautifully styled {even that's an understatement} cover. I was beyond relieved and excited to see Abbey featured, it's been ages since her last editorial and I'm sure a lot of us have missed her! In the main editorial "Who's That Girl?", Abbey transforms into a tribal goddess : donning flowy, ethereal gowns that billow in the Australian wind accented by exquisite tribal jewelry, running down and posing by a white sandy beach fringed by clear turquoise water. I love how Giles Bensimon has perfectly captured her exotic beauty in the soft afternoon sunlight, and of course how Vogue Australia's editor Christina Centenera has wonderfully put together bohemia-meets-minimalism pieces from the likes of Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Chanel and Proenza Schouler, perfectly channeling the joie de vivre spirit of summer. With a stunner like Abbey taking us into an all-blanc summer daydream, it's easy to see why this editorial makes for some breathtaking summer inspiration…

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