Monday, February 11, 2013

Red Carpet: The Grammys 2013

I rarely do red carpet posts as I am not actively posting when things happen. However, thank God for long weekends and lazy days, I actually have time to check out the Grammys 2013 red carpet.

Grammys red carpet is known for its quirky and daring fashion. In my opinion, it showcases the fun side of fashion. As the event isn't very black tie, guests are much free to wear what they want, Except for a little memo which mentioned that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered". That being said, let's check out the photos. I tried to categorize them in color, "tried" I say.

 A very safe color but with the right style and silhouette, 
it can take you to the best dressed list in no time.
Jennifer Lopez, wore a black Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2013 dress with an exposed leg. It's basically a one-shouldered, one-legged dress with a slit/slot to show off your right leg. She added some shine with multiple rings, stacked bangles, a metal-accented heels and a matching Jimmy Choo ‘Charlize’ clutch. Hot!

Alicia Keys also wore black. She dons a Azzedine Alaia with a croc-embossed top and a fish-tail skirt with an interesting silhouette. I think this is one of her best red carpet looks.

After her fantastic Super Bowl perfomance, Beyoncé went low-key in a black-and-white jumpsuit by Osman. She also wore matching B&W bangles on both wrists, Jimmy Choo ‘Kalpa’ sandals and carried Swarovski’s ‘Gemma’ clutch. 
I'm a little on the fence about this look. What do you think?

B's long time friend went all out, super sexy in a Georges Chakra gown from the Spring 2013 Couture collection. Kelly Rowland looks amazing in the black cut-out, sheer panelled dress. She pairs it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels in emerald. Who say's black is boring?

Another Kelly stepped out in black, Kelly Osbourne wore another cut out dress this time by Paula Ka. H Stern jewels completes her look.

A stunning Christine Teigen wore a two-piece black lace Joy Ciocci dress. 
If you are wondering who she might be, three words, Mrs. John Legend. Well plus another three words, soon to be.

Janelle Monae steps out in an embellished black pant suit. 
She pairs it  with black heels, clutch and hat. Black...

Man of the Moment, Justin Timberlake looked very dapper in a Tom Ford Suit & Tie
Pun intended!

2013's color of the year, I am loving green with the red carpet. 
It is quite festive and equally refreshing.
Leading the green team is Katy Perry in a heavily embellished key-hole accented mint green dress from Gucci's Resort 2013 collection. She looks fresh and a uhm, chesty, and her natural looking make-up doesn't do much to distract the audience to look up on her face. Anyway...

Solange Knowles looks fierce in a green gown by Ralph & Russo Couture,  Lorraine Schwartz jewels and neon LouboutinsThe shoes add some major quirk with its color and spikes. Good call!

Florence Welch rocks a custom Givenchy and matching clutch. Not my favorite look on one of my favorite musical artist. It looks a bit dated though the oversized studs are quite interesting. A similar gown is from Givenchy's fall 2009 couture show done in black at that time. Go Google.

Red is hard to pull off on a red carpet as it might match the carpet a little too much. 
Let's see how the stars made it work.
Crowd-favourite Adele, wore a custom Valentino, which looks like a shorter version of a Spring 2013 Couture dress. Not a very safe style but I am loving it. The print and the length helps make her stand out from the red carpet. Props to her and to winning Best Solo Performance for Set Fire to the Rain (Live) as well.

Singer Skylar Gray's red dress from Giorgio Armani looks amazing on her. Though the side boob might be not sit well with Grammy's fashion memo.

Rihanna dons a sexy, flowy custom Azzedine Alaia for the red carpet.
She looks stunning and very sophisticated, I must say. 

And here are a few more red carpet looks which I couldn't categorize per color. Sorry.
Taylor Swift looks cute in a flowy white J Mendel dress with metallic accents.

Maybe I should file this under "Cute". Alexa Chung looks adorable in a RED Valentino dress. She paired the daisy printed dress with gray sparkly pump.

Another cutie, Carly Rae Jepsen works a shiny Roberto Cavalli gown in gray.
They say she looks edgy and sexy but she's still call her a cutie.

Rounding up the cute category is model Karlie Kloss. She dons a bright blue Michael Kors cut out dress. Her flirty hair added some sass and spice to her look.

Ending this post with Estelle who helped design the midriff baring dress. Although not a lot of people were a fan of the dress, I thought it looked perfect on her. The quirky print matched with the conservative silhouette is a nice combination. Thoughts?

See yah later!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Young Gentleman Story

I wish I knew how to dress properly when I was a kid. I was more interested in playing than making sure I look good. But that was then, now, I am more aware of what I look and how I present myself to the world. Though I must say, those little mistakes in the past makes life a bit interesting. 

Anyway, I saw this post online last week and thought my four or five readers will enjoy it. :)

Photographed by Matthew Lyn, it features a young boy named Isaac dressed up in selected pieces from Burberry, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Lord & Taylor, Topman and J.Crew among others.

A top hat, Burberry trench, suspenders and loafers. This kid cleans up well.

As some of you might now, I am very impartial to gray hence this is my favourite photo.
Loving the felt hat and polka-dotted navy pocket square.

Annie Hall-esque in a vest, tie and bowed loafer.

Now, where can I find yellow trousers.

Looking a bit prissy yet oh so proper.

A little too formal perhaps.


And now, I am off to find some dandy threads for myself.

See yah later!

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Beat: Suit & Tie

Don't you just love it when fashion and music go together and make some awesome beats and sights? I love fashion just as much as I love music. And I am so happy Justin Timberlake has finally released some music after a very long music hiatus. What a great comeback. He teams up with Jay-Z for this song and he just released the official lyric video. I was hoping for the official music video but this will do for now.

The video was shot in black and white featuring JT in a Tom Ford suit. It was directed by Laban Pheidias and I'm liking it so far. Can't wait for the release of the official music video plus the release of his new album The 20/20 Experience.

Here's the video. Enjoy!

You're welcome!

See yah later!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Camouflage II

Well, what do you know? After the Fashion Essential post a couple of days ago, I found about Valentino's camouflage collection for Spring/Summer 2013. 

They have everything that I want, er, I want everything in that collection. See for yourself!

Probably my favorite of the bunch. Because I can wear it in the tropics.
This jersey t-shirt features a contrasting band at the bottom and is priced at € 340,00.

Model also wears the camo sneaker. Details below.
The shoe combines suede and technical fabric and has some red rubber studs at the heel.

The collection also has jackets and other stuff but I will leave it for you to discover.
Except for this lovely tote bag in fabric/napa leather.

Take your pick and pick one for me, too! Teehee!

See yah later!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fashion Essentials: Camouflage

Totally late post, but I'm seeing a whole lot of camouflage everywhere and frankly, I'm starting to like it. I own only one camo shirt from bathing ape, and its not even green but purple. But I digress, I feel the need to go on the camo wagon. Come along!

1st stop is Topman. I visited their store the other day and found a boxy jacket in camo. Very interesting shape to say the least but being skinny me, everything looks boxy. Next!

Online at, I did find a lot more camo than I bargained for.
Case in point, this lovely pair of slip-on loafers calling my name. 
Its the perfect mix of formal and quirk. Priced at SGD 169.

Me and my obession with gray couldn't pass out on this gray camo sweater
On sale at SGD43.

There were also some pants but I'm not yet comfortable trying on printed pants. Maybe next time.

Over at, found this pair of Hi-top sneakers with camo soles. Looks a bit bulky though.

This one seems promising, from Uniqlo's US online store. 
Paired with a plain colored tee, I might actually dig this.

Another interesting camo bottom, this time from cotton on
Though I'm not too sure about the rolled up chambray/denim part.

Finally, a decent jacket in camo, from zara. On sale at 50% off, too.

Even better, is this blazer also from zara. Also on sale at 50% off.

Seriously thinking about getting this knit sweater.
The star studs is quite a nice touch.

Since I'm still on the fence aboutcommitting to a full on camo print thing. 
How about accessories?
This leather belt introduces some camo without the jarring military/soldier references.

So which one should I get?

See yah later!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Editorial: Vogue's Storm Troupers

I have always admired Annie Leibovitz's photographs which are always lovely and poetic. She has an amazing eye for capturing the perfect moment and with the help of post production, it's even better.

This coming February 2013, Vogue US has teamed up with Annie for Storm Troupers. A fashion editorial featuring top models of today. Done with the assistance of fashion editor Tonne Goodman. The photos combine high fashion with the heroes of Hurricane Sandy which has affected New York City and its people. Here are the photos.

Lovely ladies standing on a boat. 
From left, Kasia Struss is wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection
Chanel Iman dons a Vera Wang Bride and 
Karlie Kloss is wearing Donna Karan New York.
Note: These models were photographed safely at the North Cove marina in Battery Park City, 
under direct Coast Guard supervision.

Arizona Muse rocks them Rag & Bonewhile Liu Wen looks comfy in Alexander Wang.
On the other side, Joan Smalls poses Proenza Schouler with the National Guard’s 69th Infantry division which was very helpful in delivering food and water to victims of Hurricane Sandy and keeping a hospital running. 

Standing Tall
Karlie Kloss looks even taller in Oscar de la Renta.
She is photographed with people from the Con Ed’s East River Generating Station. 
The station was flooded on the first day Sandy hits NYC. 
Employees were evacuated on rafts that floated on top of parked cars and came back to work the next day. 
Now that's dedication. 

My fave photo of the bunch. 
Liu Wen looks amazing in Michael Kors while Karlie Kloss looks achingly cute in Marc Jacobs.
They are photographed with the the neonatal intensive-care unit at Bellevue and tons of babies. 
(too much cuteness!)

Looking every bit a Michael Kors ad.
The Air NYPD walks the runway (helipad?!?) 
with Kasia Struss in a wonderful Carolina Herrera and Karlie Kloss in Rodarte

Come walk with me, er with Chanel Iman in Narciso Rodriguez and Karlie Kloss in Diane von Furstenberg. Walking with them is FDNY. Walk on!

Thank you Vogue, Anna Wintour and Annie Leibovitz! God bless New York City!

See yah later!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Woman: Beyoncé

Did someone say "Hot Momma"? Beyoncé looks amazing on the cover of GQ's February issue.

The cover
T-shirt by Nike. Panties by Agent Provocateur. Earrings and bracelet by Lorraine Schwartz. 
Body chain by Manon. Necklace, her own.

Photographed by the one and only Terry Richardson, she dons half a shirt, zippered panties and questionable jewelry. I mean is that a body chain? She still looks hot though for someone who had given birth one year ago, her body is smashing. Included in the magazine is an interview by Amy Wallace (GQ correspondent). Although I don't think anyone is actually reading this part. Let's head on to the photos.
T-shirt by Topshop. Bra and panties by Agent Provocateur.

same clothes, cute little different pose

Rocking the mic in white and red.
Shirt by Gucci. Panties by Agent Provocateur. Socks by American Apparel. Glasses by Moscot. Top bracelet by Louis Vuitton. Bottom bracelets and center ring (on hand in air) by Eddie Borgo. Wide band ring by Jennifer Fisher.

Sexy in black and animal prints
Top by Azzedine Alaïa. Panties by Dolce & Gabbana. Earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. Chain and rings by Manon, Bracelets by Tom Ford. Heels by Versace

Oh! and she's been crowned #1 Hottest Woman of the 21st Century. No doubt about it. Thanks GQ!

See yah later!

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