Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Uptown Downtown

A fantastic collection from Derek Lam, 10 Crosby is set to become a firm fashion favourite! Well tailored, simple and yet so chic, the separates would perform beautifully for a crazy day at work and transform easily for a nice dinner out or casual event when the sun sets. I think the styling here is wonderful, the teased strawberry curls, polaroid type settings and the model's perfectly mischevious smile definitely makes me crave every piece in this collection. Don't you?

10 Crosby Derek Lam from shopbop

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Quiet serenity and a peaceful space to think, how perfect are the shaded surroundings?

from the glow

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Any Given Sunday

Blue, in all its hues I think is the most universally appealing colour. Of course, the signature shade that many of us associate with immediately is Tiffany blue. I'm a great believer in luck. It has to be created and you have to contribute to its success but a little bit of sparkle won't hurt. I received a Tiffany's necklace with a horseshoe pendant for my birthday this year and though I usually reserve it for special occasions, I've been wearing it more often lately. Suffice to say, I need all the luck I can get at this moment. It's mildy terrifying but greatly exhilarating to know that the next ten days could signify a big change in the course of my life. Here's hoping it all goes well! -Bisous.

christian dior and salvatore ferragamo at

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Dramatic, delicate, girly, sophisticated, elegant, feminine, chic....are there enough words to describe the wondrous creations of Jason Wu? I'll let the snapshots from his world tell the story.

all by Jason Wu

Monday, November 14, 2011

Charming scenes

Painterly scenes that depict that irresistable and instantly recognisable french charm... I wish you a wonderful week wherever you are. Stop and listen to some music, or pause for a pleasant afternoon sip and read a few pages of a new or well-loved novel. Take in every minute of every day. This week's just going to fly by, for me at least!

by octoberninthstudios

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The eyes say it all...

The slight squint and slanted cat eyes make her so compelling. This wildchild unleashed editorial could not be a better fit. One moment a ferocious rebel and the next a vulnerable soul, her gaze telegraphs the maelstrom of emotions unerringly.

kelly mittendorf at fashiongonerogue

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I've been in a conflicted state of mind lately and scrolling through old records, these Artworks seem to sum up my chaotic, complicated feelings perfectly. The pictures were taken the last time I visited the Tate Modern, almost 2 years ago now. It reiterates the ability of art to reach through time and space and connect with individuals in a way that few things can. It's funny because the mood I was in on that sweltering summer's day is comically opposite to my current state of mind. It was one of the rare occasions where it was just me and mum, spending a slow day together, chattering and trying to avoid bumping into other sticky bodies in the overly crowded space.

We walked a little, sat often and wrote on postcards that the museum provided as part of a project incorporating public participation. It was a happy day but the main point I'm circling back to was that the same Artworks attracted me for very different reasons. The colours, the vivid yellow in particular spoke to my warm contented emotions and the coarse brushstrokes evoked a sense of being unrestained, impulsive and carefree. The child in me was fulfilled.

When I look at it today, I see the greys, the blacks, the whites filling the canvas, providing a starker contrast. The circles and long lines like shimmering emotions on the brink of something big, quivering molecules just before boiling point. It fits the tension in my mind, the messiness, undercurrents of pain, the suppressed darkness. Its a fog I hope to emerge from but tell me this: what do you do when the easy way out is not possible and the hard way is just too hard? Do you come to a complete stop in paralysed fear or can you find enough within to push on?

from my last visit to the Tate...