Thursday, June 30, 2011

Punks Unite!

Many people who didn't know me in high school, really wouldn't suspect that I LOVE the punk scene, because I'm really girly and feminine at times.  But I really do!  I used to listen to The Clash, The Exploited, I even managed to get a CD from the British punk band 999 when I went to London during high school.  Yes, in high school, I was a rocker chick who hung out with all the punks, skaters, and hippies.  So when I noticed that the punk look was back on the runway, I was excited because it sort of feels nostalgic of my high school days. 

To me, the punk "look" was always about showing roughness through unstructured, dark, dirty looking, skin tight clothes.  Combat boots are ALWAYS a must for a punk look, in MY eyes.  Oh, and of course a ton of pyramid studs, anywhere you can put them.  I'm sure real punks, like many people I used to know, are probably snarling at me, but whatever, why should any of them care!  haha.  Truthufully, I always thought that if you were a punk, that meant that you hate conformity, so I always use to make of some so called "punks" who had cell phones and where constantly on myspace or facebook, because technically, they were conforming to society if you think about it haha. 

My favorite looks from Balenciaga Spring 2011 RTW
I LOVE the fact that they kept it really authentic to the punk look by having boots with big buckles tie in to all the outfits.  There's also a lot of dark colors and leather, which I like a lot, but it's lacking studs.  Another great thing, some outfits were totally unstructured and messy. 

My favorite looks from Balmain Spring 2011 RTW
This collection I think was my favorite!  It was slightly more feminine because of the heels, which normally I would attest to, but in this case, it works so well.  The studded jacket was my favorite piece in the entire collection, and when I saw this jacket at a store called Tribecca in Singapore, I totally wanted to dish out the thousands it cost, but sadly I did not.  They did a great job on rouging up the clothes as well.

My favorite looks from Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 RTW
This collection had so much depth and more color than what I'm used to seeing punks wear, but it totally reinvents the look of punk.  Of course, the iconic boots are a must.  How awesome is that Joan Jett hair and makeup?!  Really ties in the punk look nicely than any other show with this theme.
All photos courtesy of

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tangerine and Turquoise

I wrote in previous entries how much I love the color block trend, and what my favorite color combo's are, but I can't think of any other color combo that screams summer and carribean more than tangerine and turquoise.  Very appropriate too since I'm going to one of the small islands in Puerto Rico next week with my bf.  I noticed only two bloggers really bringing out the full blown tangerine color, and I posted them here.  I also posted some really great outfit ideas from some of my favorite retailors online. 


The Style Blog by Gigi


J.Crew Rumi Dress

Monday, June 27, 2011

For A Gloomy Summer

I know this is long overdue, but better late than never.  Friday was gloomy and cold in NYC, and quite frankly, I was feeling under the weather myself.  This outfit is great for a chilly summer day, because the trench doesn't have sleeves and the blouse is thin.  This is also my work wear.  In Wall St., they can tell who's obviously not from there if the person isn't wearing a suit, so this is my attempt on business professional haha.

Sleeveless Trench - Store in Singapore
Striped Button Up - Forever 21
Jeans - Bullhead
Slingback Pumps - Nine West

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Menswear Inspiration

I work down in the financial district now by Wall St., so everyday, I have to get a little creative with my outfits to be appropriate for work, yet not boring and mundane.  Yesterday, my inspiration was menswear and I pulled some of my favorite photos here. 

Inspirations from runway, blogger, and even celebs (which I don't normally follow)
Paul Smith 2
Paul Smith Spring 2011 RTW

3.1 Phillip Lim 1
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2011 RTW

Stella McCartney 1
Stella McCartney Spring 2011 RTW

Blogger Iris Gravemaker from fashion zen
Celeb Shot

My outfit on Tuesday.
Keeper 6

Keeper 8

Keeper 10

Keeper 5

Blazer - Urban Outfitters
Satchel - Urban Outfitters
Olive Chinos - Roxy
Shirt - H&M
Flats - Ellen Tracy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strawberry Fields

I posted a while back about prints this season.  The mix of stripes, florals and abstract designs all mixing nicely together if done right.  My outfit yesterday plays up on that trend.  I got these strawberry shorts in a random store in Malaysia for 25 ringgit, which isn't even US$10.  So, I bought the strawberry shorts and a floral pair of shorts.  I love this look because it's cheery and bright, very me, very summer! 

This season, in my opinion, Peter Som and D&G were the best at florals and prints.  It was truly wearable and practical for summer.  Here are my favorites at the Peter Som and D&G Spring 2011 RTW Shows.

My version.

Striped Shirt - H&M
Shorts - Uknown
Chain Purse - Nordstrom
Shoes - Seychelles

Monday, June 20, 2011

Central Park

Over the weekend, I went to the Met Museum and saw the Alexander McQueen exhibit, Savage Beauty with my boyfriend.  It was fantastic!  They did an amazing job with choosing the outfits and the look of the decor.  Even the music enhanced the exerience.  With every step I took, I was enthralled with the shock factor of his collections.  There was so much attention to detail on every outfit and every accessory.  I was fascinated, I was creeped out, and I was confused.  If anyone is in NYC from now until August, GO!

Just before the weekend, I was so desperate to finally wear my leather shorts.  I got some of my inspiration from bloggers like Hanneli Mustaparta and the inspirations she draws from. 

This was my outfit on Saturday just before the museum exhibit.

Chambray Shirt - J.Crew
Leather Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Chain Purse - Matt & Nat
Braid in my Hair - Courtesy of my Cousin
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