Raw Beauty at Valentino

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The beauty look at Valentino Spring Couture ’15 is the perfect balance between rawness and a delicate sense of pretty, the Valentino trademark. Lashes were long and curled, but not heavy with mascara. Cheeks were beautifully flushed pink but lips were  on the opposite end of the spectrum, bare and dry, with perhaps a little clear Vaseline, as though the girls had a whole night of kissing in a field of flowers.

Raw Beauty at Valentino

Chill

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TOAST Spring’15

Have you ever had a little time off work during the working day itself and decide to come home for a little bit? I’m doing that right now and it feels a little weird. I appreciate it, obviously, I mean, we all could you a little breather now and then…but I also feel a little anxious and awkward being home. I almost wish I could access my work email for a little bit just so I can reply everyone’s loan requests!

Something tells me I’m going to regret saying that eventually. So I’ll stop. Couture week has ended which means there’s plenty of reviews to be read. I’ve taken my makeup off, a tall glass of Vitamin C water and oolong tea brewing on the side. Even if I’m jittery about not replying emails, my skin deserves a break from long days of makeup.

xoxo

Chill

Challenges

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Challenges and changes in life is inevitable. Challenges and changes in fashion? Sometimes intimidating, but mostly necessary.

I may have mentioned in passing that I recently started a new job. To be honest, I feel like this is more than a job. It’s like a start of my entire career. I’ve spent most of my working life (okay, a few months in between education…adding up to a year or so) on the retail floor and though I do quite well, I’ve never truly enjoyed it. I only kept going back to it because it was like the arms of a former lover : safe, familiar and comfortable, even if it didn’t ignite any spark within me. Now I’ve plunged myself into unfamiliar waters, working in the PR department of a fashion house. My only experience is a short internship and a PR module in university which is really nothing compared to what I’m learning right now on a daily basis.

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It short, every day is a challenge. Sometimes I feel awkward, a lot of the times I mess up. It’s out of my comfort zone and I realize all my life, I’ve always done things I know I’m good at. This isn’t one of those things, but what makes it worth it is how much I enjoy being in the fashion industry, and how much I genuinely care about this brand I work for.

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Now I’m wondering, since my work is bringing me out of comfort zone, perhaps I should dip my sartorial choices into unfamiliar territories as well. I’ve always been the girl in ballet flats because it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn, the French and it allowed me to dance in the streets. Its always so important to dance. But now I’m wearing heels to work everyday, it takes getting used to but I’ve grown to adore the feeling of superior strength it gives me. So what’s next? Higher heels? New silhouettes? Perhaps…*gasp* trousers??

We’ll see!

Challenges

Peeking into Couture



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It’s the middle of the week and we can all use something so beautiful it takes our breath away. Watch this video capturing a behind the scene peek inside the Christian Dior Couture workings. The intricacy, details and sublime workmanship of these talented individuals bring Raf Simon’s visions to life. Couture goes even beyond fashion, it is an art form that is going stronger than ever, despite certain parties debating the relevance of couture shows.

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Simons (and also Lagerfeld, who’s also fresh of the Spring ’15 CTR show for Chanel) have the ability to respect the heritage of the Dior house whilst staying true to the modern minimalist that he is, whilst Lagerfeld proves time and time again he is able to bring the wildest fantasies and dreams to life, even in a world currently filled with things that are less than pleasant. These are the masters, these are the saints that keep Couture relevant and as in the video, it is never a one man show. A couture show is a dream made real by dozens if not thousands of passionate, creative and talented individuals who devote their life to this world of wearable art.

See the full collection here.

Peeking into Couture

Let’s Talk About Stella

A lot has been going on lately that I barely have any time to breathe o the weekdays and the weekends are spent with a lot of desserts and sleep (kids, don’t ever try that at home. Your complexion will not be happy.). There has been a lot of new things happening and new changes have taken place which I will talk about soon. But speaking of changes, have you seen the Stella McCartney Pre Fall ’15 collection? I have always admired Stella’s ability to design things that are exquisite and different from any other designers. But I’ve never really talked about her clothing here on the blog because I didn’t feel like her clothes were something I’d be able to pull off. But the latest collection changed my mind. I am now obsessed with Stella. I went back to look at her previous collections and I make hitting myself with a table lamp ala Dobby the House Elf for not giving Stella all the love, attention, admiration , and coveting she truly deserves. There was beautiful weeping willows illustrations done in collaboration with artist Will Sweeney that felt a little psychedelic, there was stunning statement pieces like the jumper with little pom poms on them.

Editors and cool girls every where have been flocking to Stella McCartney for years and years. When I have enough dough, I will too..

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See the full collection here.

Let’s Talk About Stella

Sonia Rykiel PF15

Isn’t it just fantastic what Julie de Libran is doing at Sonia Rykiel? Her Parisian roots melds beautifully with the French label’s insouciant yet slightly eccentric charm. This season also showed some gorgeous accesories to accompany the looks. Shame that you don’t hear a lot of conversation surrounding the bags. I love how they aren’t oversized or conspicuous, it’s the ultimate French art of subtlety that’s key here. A little tassel there, a bit of gold details there to tie in everything together flawlessly.

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Sonia Rykiel PF15