but. i cant believe that my mom;s booked my whole fam on a trip to japan during the christmas hols! wow. i'm still kinda reeling in shock now!!
this is shinsaibashi in osaka.. and they not only haf high end stuff. they haf great thrift shops too!!! i dont care wht my mom is gna say but i'm so gna thrift( heh eu know wht i mean=p) once i'm there:D
anyhow. honestly. if all's well, i'm so so gna do a big post whn i'm back=p ahahah. now i'm daydreaming already.
anyhow. so i'll take the opp to do a post on my my model of the week.
since this post is abt Japan and all ( in a way), i've decided to name Ai Tominaga as the model of the week.
i got to know ai when she was in singapore for the fashion week this year.
and what struck me most was her look! look at those gorgeous cheekbones!!! not every asian look that way!! i'm just so jealous!!! haha
and i was totally floored whn i heard tt she's already a mom.. wow.
she's definitely a yummy mummy!!
and a side of her which will win u ovr?
she sure can eat:D
hope you guys love Ai too!
-(ai's official website)
ps/ just wna thank you all!!! glad that y'all loved amy's interview!!!
Daughter of Angela Missoni and official muse of Italian Fashion House known for their graphic prints and knits.
No need for any introduction but anyhow, she's heiress to the Hilton Hotel and real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton
Daughter to Charles Davy, millionaire safari operator in Zimbabwe; Chelsy's is also the future Princess of Wales after beau HRH Prince Harry proposed.
Three very different people, three equally charmed lives-
Sometimes, dont you just wished that you too have the chance to know what is it like to be a princess and gett to dress up to the nines in the likes of chanel and chloe instead of the look-a-likes from h&m and topshop no matter how fab they are?
Or do you swing to the other end of the scale; and think of these girls as spoilt brats who know nothing and is just a compulsive shopper who spends money on togs equivalent to the wages of a worker in a third world country?
well, i have secured an interview with our very own amy of fashionfleur.blogspot.com and she too, is borned into a charmed life.
spoilt brat or not, read on, and see for yourself...
Tell us about yourself
I’m Amy and I'm a Korean high school junior in California. I love going to concerts, parties, fashion shows. I play the violin and I finally won first place in a competition that took place this summer! I'm a very big fan of music and I listen to everything from the Strokes (my favorite!) to Uffie to Hot Chip to Daft Punk. I've been singing all my life and had voice lessons since I was little [not anymore though!] but now I just sing in the shower and at karaoke.
What are your guilty pleasures and one luxury you cannot live without?
One of my greatest guilty pleasures is food. My mother is a chef so when it comes to dining, we've never been thrifty. One of the best places I've been to is Chez Panisse in Berkeley which had been named one of the best restaurants in the world. With the money spent on dinner, I could have easily bought several pairs of Manolos. Also, I cannot go anywhere without my Blackberry and my feather blankets.
What is your 1st big fashion purchase?
That would have to be a Marc Jacobs bag I bought from the Marc Jacobs boutique in Las Vegas. It was my first full-price designer bag and it set me back $1,025. But seeing as I take it everywhere, it was very well worth the splurge!
note: Amy prefer to thrift too! She used to hop Salvation Armies and Goodwills around the state during summer vacations and still do sometimes.
Do many of your friends enjoy the same luxuries as you do?
Not to show off or anything, but I actually live in a rather well-off neighborhood where people have money to burn on designer items.
So my friends all enjoy luxuries be it designer clothes, exotic travels, etc. Although I have to admit, it gets rather intimidating sometimes, but I try to not let it get to me.
(no kidding!! look at the view of the pacific ocean right out frm her window!! who gets this everyday?!)
Do you worry that people judge you and say, “Oh she only looks fab because she can afford it”?
I actually never have to worry about people thinking something like that about me because I mix designer with anything from vintage to just drab things from my childhood. I'll be wearing a pair of Paul & Joe jeans with faded Converses, a Fendi blouse, and my elementary school sweatshirt. To me, head-to-toe designer is stale and far from stylish. What makes an outfit look fresh and new is mixing, and matching.
vintage vest she bought from Buffalo Exchange in Orange County
Skirt she got tailored for in England as a lil girl
(she can still wear them!!!)
So what is people’s biggest misconception about you?
People's biggest misconception would have to be that since I care a lot about fashion, and spend a considerable amount on clothes, I have nothing in my head. Fortunately this is far from the truth [my dad went to Stanford and someday I hope to make it there, too!]
As a celebrated fashion blogger,
Describe your style
My style is so eclectic I can't describe it with simply one word. Sometimes I'll be doing a Kidrobot graphic hoodies with limited edition sneakers from Kendo in Melrose, and other times I'll get lady-like and pair a Chloe blouse with a chiffon Trina Turk skirt and heels. And of course there is everything in between casual and elegance.
Who your style icon?
I would have to say my mom- She's always giving me feedback and advice and half of my stuff is from her closet! Her closet's a great source for both contemporary and vintage finds and she lets me borrow most of her things; well, except things that I could ruin easily! She gave me this vintage Fendi dress that's kind of long but I use it as a shirt by wearing it on top of jeans.
Who’s closet do you most wna raid?
Cory Kennedy! I know many people dislike her but there's something about her that makes people sit up and pay attention to. I love how she puts her looks together and looks great in everything!!
I also want to raid Uffie's closet. It's so colorful and crazy. I once saw her wear a evil french fry hoodie jacket thing by Jeremy Scott.
One fall trend you wouldn’t be caught wearing?
Not that I have anything against them, but I would not be wearing a coat. Just because it doesn't make sense to be wearing one in my town. Winter here is like.. a foggier version of summer.
Complete this sentence. Amy is a.....
if u;re drawn to amy's quirky cool persona and would wna ooze the same amount of amy-ness. u'll need:
1. stuff to wear on your head. esp lots of velvet hair clips and vintage headscarves.
amy found hers in a shop that refurbishes vintage clothes in Manhattan Beach and she wears hair clips almost all the time!!
2. smith's rosebud salve- it's one product amy cannot live without!
3. a good mix of casual and chic tops...
a rory beca metallic dress which oozes rocker chic
train tee frm a train exhibition!!
the august cobrasnake+rvca collaboration tshirt. which she loves!!!
4. many different kinds of shoes!!!
adidas comptown sneakers
totally cute MJs!!!!!!
last of all, to ooze amy-ness....
get a cat of your own called nathan!!!
haha! hope u guys enjoyed this post as much as i did!!!
**thanks a million, amy!!!
-(provided for by amy)
CLOTHES CAPTIONED & VINTAGE PATROL
so obviously, to celebrate, my girlfriends and i went a lil ovrboard in the dressing rooms(:
in hong kong retail chain; giordano
for the 1st time ever, i'm trying on white skinnies and they actually dont make me fat!!!! haha;
see that scarf? i got it frm river island quite some time ago and i'm still so in love with it(:
the only one who's bought smt she tried on, yina looked fab in the white off shoulder!! the studded belt is a lovely touch too!
and our favourite store of the day; ZARA.
i love this dress like anything!! if u, like me, have got a big butt/hip; it kinda shaves the pounds off!! plus, the design is fab!!!
this is esther in a sparkly top.. really love the collar. it's so pretty!
and the both of us sporting plaid-
esther's wearing a lovely blouse with a ruffled front under the plaid tunic. the color and design is just so sweet!!
and as for me, i'm not doing the plaid top any favor wif my jeans but i just love the square neck and the real showy plaid pattern!!!
haha, ok so, to end this off, this is a picture of a lovely pair of nude flats(though it looked kinda silvery white here) worn by another friend of mine.
it was super eye-catching plus, she paired them with black skinnies- it was totally gorgeous!!!! dont you think?!!
yupp; i've added this trailer in for good measure cos it seems like i would never ged tired of this!!! love the 60s, the songs, the dances and the clothes!!!!
there's nvr been a dull moment and if there was one thing to buy u over; zac efron!!!!!! omg!!! he's so so so much better/ hotter/ cuter in hairspray than in high school musical!!!!
lalala; i cant stop singing you cant stop the beat!!!!
ps/ watch out for my blog!!! loads of stuff to come!!!
for all those who arent that familiar with british celebs; this is rachel stevens of the band, s club 7!
i just love the color of the dress and her nude heels!! so pretty!!!
(though the cut of the dress is a lil weird; still. haha)
ps/ wanted to do a loong post tdy; but sigh, i cant!!! owell.
i mean; i may be wrong but; wht's so gorgeous abt them?!
imagine my horror whn i saw these!! they're frm marc by marc jacobs!! eww... i know i love marc and all but these are just... the color, the design... yelch.
and these frm fred flare.. i dont know.. there just a million and one things i can say abt them!!!( and they arent at all nice)
on zappos.com, they actually described these Stuart Weitzman as a "playful and girly jelly skimmer with gorgeous crystal accents with adorable bow detail."
i mean.. WHATTTT?!!!! tt's blatantly WRONG!!!!
so wht do u guys think of these flats?!!
utterly pretty or completely hideous?
ps/ still mugging for my papers!!!!
went for a lil night out with my girlfriends last friday at fish & co and i love love their looks!!
she had on such a sweet plaid vintage mickey shirt!
arghh! plaid= hot for fall!!!
love love the floral tunic and the sheer black footless tights she had on!! plus the big hoops on her ears; she kinda reminded me of the jazzy disco 80s:DD
the silk blue top is so cute!! you can totally wear them to school with jeans too!! dressy! but nice(:
i'm so much in love with the footless tights val had on that i HAD to go look for some of my own;
Best Tights Award goes to Moschino Cheap & Chic
(double click on picture to enlarge)
come to realise that other than Chloe; Moschino Cheap & Chic have got such a cute show too!!
I'm in love with their bright and cheery tights! and i love the way they're paired with clothes which we can nvr do on our own!!
ps/ i didnt post the pictures of tights up here cos i know tt tights are lyk; everywhr!
(take inspiration frm moschino cheap and chic and chloe too!!)
omg! the more i flip to this pg of the september issue of teen vogue; the stronger my love for lace up booties will be!!
and these cute designs frm marc by marc jacobs dont help either...
marc by marc jacobs bow bootie in cognac
i love how it's so diff frm the other booties out there!! cutesy design!!
marc by marc jabobs lace up booties in navy-black
i love this design!! if i had the greens; i'll def buy this!!
owell; read the last sentence again. yer..
if i had the greens..
after trying my best to look for affordable booties.. i've come to realise that there just arent tt any high street shops out there wif super nice booties..
not even topshop!!
and problem no.2?
i dont really know how to rock those;
(i actually admitted tt.. so tt's sad..)
i'm so bummed..
so, if u guys haf any idea whr to ged value for money booties; pls pls! do tell me; and
dish the dirt on the know- hows of wearing these pretty booties!!
thanks a million!
He's left Singapore in 1995 to study fashion at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London.
He was the official womenswear stylist the the 2004 Bafta and since then; he has dressed the likes of Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Keira Knightley, Mariah Carey and even Lady Zara Phillips ( who's actually related to the Princes of Wales; Their Royal Highness Prince William and Harry!)
What's there NOT to be proud about such an awesome designer?!
(rhymes with "pen")
He's moved to London when he was 18 and had too; enrolled in Central Saint Martins. Then, he was relocated to Paris; where he pursued his career and made history by being the 1st Asian Designer ever to be hired by French coutoure house, Pierre Balmian in 1998.
Though he was sacked as his debut collection was met with much criticism, his solo collections had been extremely well received and Nicole Kidman and cosmetics heiress, Aerin lauder are actually some of his regulars!
A guy who's famously turned Paris Hilton away when she asked for some FREE Andrew Gn's Clothes?!!! I say two thumbs-up!!!
prior to the celebrations, went window shopping and i spotted these 2 fab clutches from Accessorize!
i just love love the studs on this one!!! it's so pretty with just jeans, tshirt and heels!
Need i say anymore?! the gems are so huge and eye catching! It'd be lovely on silvery white leather but i cant find it just now): it's such an evening bag but i would be so freakin tempted to bring it out in the day!!
Accessorize just has the best itty bitty stuff!
Thanks for passing!
(designer collections both from rto f/w2007)
ps/ i've been so horrible for neglecting my model of the week post but i'll make up with some other fab posts!! Hope y'all loved today's!
took a picture of pam on sunday and decided to put it here!
i loved everything abt it and esp the yellow top!!! it's a nice contrast against the black skinnies, belt, tube, dark wedge and bag!!!!!
wht do u think?!
v inspired when i saw d belt that i've decided to source for some which are fall-worthy enuf...
Best Belts Award- for fall definitely goes out to Balenciaga!! they were fab!!
arent they pretty?!! i love skinny belts too! but i'll be posting about them some other time!!
ps/gna be keeping a lookout for more great great styles frm the streets!!
Owell, I’m not American but I love to spell donut that way; as opposed to doughnut=p
anyhow, so u may be wondering what’s so special about these sweet confectionary that I gta post them, but the thing is, they so much coveted for, right here in Singapore!
I mean, to get 2dozens of these from Donut Factory, my friend had to queue for like, 3hours before he could get them!! ( it’s no joke).
i mean, WHO would wna wait in line THAT long; just so they can buy some junk food and then stuff themselves full with like, so much sugar and fats?!
but I guess, there’re certain things in life that, if u take in moderation, you could still fit into that favorite pair of skinnies:p and thus, I declare these highly sought after delicacy, most fit, for all you chic bloggerettes out there(:
go grab your donut today!!
( oh god, I sound like some stupid commercial)
Anyway, since we’re on the subject of those round shaped donuts and since THIS IS a fashion blog, decided to write about a round shaped something out from my closet..
This Word Bangle is not exactly earth- shatteringly- pretty, but I made it myself so I’m so darned proud of it(:
was inspired after looking thru old magazines when I spotted this style on the runway of Chanel Spring/Summer 07 Collection. decided to steal that style and I gta say, my plain ol’ bangle looks much better after the lil tweaks(:
it’s so easy to copy and if any of you wna glam up your old bangles too; here are the steps!
A White bangle
And Clear Nail Polish
1. Cut from the Rub-Ons, the words which u’ll like to see on your bangle
2. Position it on the bangle and run the wooden stick( provided in the transfer kit) over the back of the rub-on transfer till the words have been transferred completely. Continue until the whole circumference of the bangle is lined with words
3. Using light strokes, apply a thin layer of clear nail polish over the words to prevent them from coming off. Wait for the polish to dry
4. Voila! Show off your new bangle!
Haha, so hope you guys enjoyed this “yummy” post and have fun with the DIY bangle!