Diorama. New Dior woman redefined.

I love the Diorama collection of the Spring-Summer 2015 show.
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I was never a fan of Dior. I love the elegance and the choice of colours but I think their products are too feminine for me.

This collection, unlike any other bag collections, adopted an zoomed-in version of the signature cannage pattern. And I absolutely adore it! I like the simplicity. I like the modernised, architectural design. And the metal buckles add an urban, futuristic vibe to the designs. It just works for me.

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My spring wardrobe’s new-in and more

I’m always so addicted to online shopping.

I mean, one-click shopping, quick payment through and zooooop! Got it like in 1-2 weeks maximum (unless you shop on Ebay which takes ages to ship overseas omg). Plus the sometimes-free return service, so why not?

So. Let’s share a little about my life. I’ve finally handed in my dissertation (the seems-like-neverending mess) in late March. I have been rushing for it ’cause I need to pack my stuff and dye my hair right before the morning that I traveled to London (Yeah. Bad decision making & procrastination are my two biggest enemies in my life. In case you don’t know me too well) . I planned to have another little trip to London since ages ago and I know my dissertation is due during the same period as I travel, but YES  I love to leave everything till the last minute and then get myself into #panic mode#. Anyway, I’ll share more in my next post about my journey to London, which is packed with food, shopping and tons of food. So get yourself prepared for some mouthwatering food porn 🙂

This time I’m gonna share about my spring online haul. Weeks ago, I was thinking of what to wear for travelling to London (Yes, instead of spending time typing my assignment). I read a lot of fashion blogs, online shop blogs/catalogs for SS14. And then I totally fell in love with grids. I’m not talking about the green-red scottish kinda tartan grids. You know when talking about style I’m the minimalistic type of person. I’m talking about simple horizontal and vertical lines. I’m talking about simple black and white. I’m talking about these…

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Simple as that. You can see them everywhere on street style blogs or on some famous fashion bloggers like Song of Style, Amlul by Gala GonzalezAtlantic Pacific, Fashion Filth by Alexia, etc.

You can see the pattern on dresses, coats, blazers, shoes, tops, shorts, suits, etc. Have a little variation by adjusting the thickness of the lines, but still stay simplistic. Simply matching the two darker and lighter version of the pattern together, i.e. white one for the top and black one for the pants, you’ll get a minimalist but eye-catching style.

I’m so addicted to this pattern so I said to myself, “You know what? I definately have to get this. I HAVE TO.” And then I went on spending hours doing online-window-shopping (I’m so addicted to online-shopping you should really see my super-damn-long wishlist on pinterst and I have wishlists for every single online store I found). I ended up getting three pieces (Whooho! Well done self-control! Well actually NO .. ’cause I got like million other stuff that is not in this pattern :/ )

  1. PUFII  |  3/4-Sleeve Check Top – £14.31 (similar herehere, here & here)
  2. WE LOVE MEOW  |  Black Checker Sweatshirt (similar here)
  3. SHEINSIDE  |  Black White Plaid Slim Pleated Knit Skirt – £12.49

Also got these nice, simple items.

  1. SHEINSIDE  |  Black Contrast Sheer Mesh Yoke Embroidered Dress – £11.20
  2. WE LOVE MEOW  |  Baroque Print Sweatshirt (similar here & here; similar pattern in different colours here)
  3. SHEINSIDE  |  Black Beige Vertical Stripe Stand Collar Blouse – £11.94 (similar hereherehere, here, here & here)

I was also looking for books for my summer reading. And I’m recently into psycho/thriller kind of material. I’m gonna pack them in my luggage while I travel!

  1. The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan  –  Truly bizzare stories written by a Psychiatris. You’ll prolly get especially attracted to one of the chapters in this book.. “The Shrinking Penis” (What?!)
  2. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin  –  An adventure of Mara Dyer, who seemingly suffered from amnesia after an accident.

Oh and finally one last thing I got recently. A really interesting one. A metal Nano 3D puzzle! It’s manufactured by a Japanese toy company TENYO

I got the Black Pearl  from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.  There are also a World Heritage series (Tower of Pisa,  London Tower Bridge,  Arc de Triomphe, etc), Star War series, Transport series and War Crafts series. You can get them either on Ebay  or on Amazon.

When it comes in the packages it’s actually a few metal sheets with different parts of the model. All you have to do is to get those parts of the sheets and gently combine the parts according to the instructions using a crimp. I can assure you, IT’S NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS. Different from usual paper kind of puzzles, this is made of very thin metal sheets with super delicate details. So, it breaks easy. It takes much more patient and time. I broke a little part of my ship ’cause I fold it too many times on a dotted line 😥 But it’s so satisfying to see this on my desk cause it looks like a tiny model from some museums!

 

Till next time! Have a great day guys!

 

Love,

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Lacey Lace

I love lace. I love its sheerness. I love its subtle boldness. I love how it covers up yet shows a little. ASOS offers a variety of lacey items which are effortless to match. I like to keep it minimlist. Black & white as the colour base, with some nude-coloured/metallic accessories. This is a selection of my hand-picked items …

  1. JARLO  |  Kate maxi dress lace halter neck, £90
  2. ASOS  |  Hit It Off heel sandals£35
  3. GOGO PHILIP  |  Gold leaf bracelet , £10
  4. NEW LOOK  |  Lace twist lock clutch, £12.99
  1. NICHE  |  Allover lace shift dress , £85
  2. ASOS  |  Hell Raiser heeled sandals, £45
  3. NARS  |  Sheer lipstick in Flamenco, £18.5
  1. ASOS  |  Woven cami w/ lace neckline, £15
  2. ASOS  |  High waist denim mom shorts in Light wash£28
  3. ASOS  |  White wisdom leather high sandals, £60
  4. WAREHOUSE  |  Two bar necklace, £12
  1. GLAMOROUS  |  Swing cami top in Floral lace, £16
  2. ASOS  |  Culotte shorts w/ lace hem, £18
  3. ASOS  |  Amigo Leather ankle boots, £60
  4. ORELIA  |  Free spirit drop earrings, £12
  1. ASOS  |  Cropped cami top in lace, £12
  2. ASOS  | Half Penny heeled sandals, £45
  3. EMMA COOK  |  Velvet track pants, £138
  4. NARS  |  Satin lipstick, £18
  1. ASOS  |  Vest with lace insert, £20
  2. ASOS  |  Supposed heels, £17.5
  3. ASOS  |  Shorts with scallop hem, £20
  4. ASOS  |  Clutch bag w/ hinge frame and front zip, £15
  1. WAL G  |  Lace Insert Blouse, £18
  2. ASOS  |  Praise High heels, £45
  3. ASOS  |  Leather clutch bag w/ 3D effect, £35
  4. ASOS  |  Shorts w/ pleat detail, £25
  1. ASOS  |  Lace insert peplum cami top, £20
  2. ASOS  |  High waist shorts in abstract print, £30
  3. ASOS  |  Mini boxy bowlor bag, £13.5
  4. ASOS  |  Perrie Leather heeled monk shoes, £55
  1. PULL & BEAR  |  Lace insert cami dress, £22.99
  2. SAM EDELMAN  |  Ellie Laser cut Heels, £175
  1. ASOS  |  Top w/ drape neck and lace up sleeves, £36
  2. ASOS  |  Lace floral tights, £4.5
  3. ASOS  |  Tailored shorts w/ PU trim, £20
  4. ASOS  |  Midnight Leather monk shoes, £50
  5. JOHNNY LOVES ROSIE  | Baguette Surround Drop Earring, £20

Till next time! : )

Love,
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Wardrobe Spring Makeover

I was doing online window shopping and stumble upon Free People‘s website. Notice that they are doing sale now, even though their style is not really my thing, I still found some nice items perfect for a wardrobe’s spring makeover.

The dark series…

  1. Free People  |  We The Free Batik Festive Tee in charcoal, £39.95
  2. Free People  |  We The Free Swing Time Tee, £24.95
  3. Free People  |  Wallflower Peplum Top in black, £39.95

The pure series …

  1. Free People  |  We The Free Batik Festive Tee in ivory, £39.95
  2. Free People  |  Must Have Been Top,  £59.95
  3. Free People  |  Shell Bell Top in ivory, £39.95
  4. Free People  |  Wallflower Peplum Top in tea, £39.95

The boho style …

  1. Free People  |  Some Kind Of Magic Top in blush£59.95
  2. Levis  |   505 Bombshell Boyfriend Jeans, £129.95
  3. Jeffrey Campbell x Free People  |  Magic Heel, £79.95

The military party style …

  1. Free People  |  Keep Us Together Jacket, £39.95
  2. Free People  |  Mesh Crop Seamless Bra, £24.95
  3. Free People  |  About Girl Tutu Mini in white, £39.95

Till next time!

Love,
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Rupert Sanderson SS14

  1. Dalindawedge booties in platinum, £565
  2. Revel, platinum mirror and studs, £525
  3. Syra, cut out in apricot print, £495
  1. Grace, with natural mesh,  £525
  2. Elba, in indio blue python, £685
  3. Ophelia, open toe mary jane, £425
  1. Trinity, with black daisy mesh, £595
  2. Rosy, with navy linen and tassels, £495
  3. Delrose, in poppy red suede, £375

Till next time : )

Love,
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Sweatshirts

I’m really not a big fan of the current sporty trend in fashion. I’m never the trainers-and-beanie style. I personally hate running plus I don’t go to gym often. If I’m asked to pick any item I like that represents the sport trend, I would definitely say it’s sweatshirt.

One thing I like the most about sweatshirts is the simplicity. Usually words, slogan or logos printed right at the centre. Bold & simple. It represents the owner. Whenever I walk on streets and see people wearing sweatshirts, I believe the owners must have seen those sweatshirts while shopping, thinking “Ah-ha! that’s totally me!” and then ended up getting them back home.

I still remember the first time I fell in love with sweater was when I saw this sweatshirt that adopts a song title of the Korean singer, G Dragon.

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One of a kind. Short yet powerful sentence.

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Giuseppe Zanotti

Recently I discovered a brand – Giuseppe Zanotti. I love its neat, classy and sophisticated designs for shoes and clutches. The followings are definately on my dream list 🙂

FW 2013

FW 2013 – The shoe shapes are just perfectly pointy!SS 2014

  1. Black and white snadal w/ gold brooch, £ 640
  2. Enveloping gold metal leaf sandals, £ 1,220
  3. Black wedge sandals w/Gold chain, £ 675
  4. Suede clutch w/ stud detail
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  1. Mix & Match, £ 805, Emeralds and yellow definately go well together.
  2. Multicoloured High-top Stella trainers, £ 640 – Let’s play with colours in spring!
  3. Two tone Low-top Stella trainers w/ red suede & zebra-print pony-skin £ 540
  4. Simply rock, £ 1,040 – I especially love the two straps that tie at the back of the heels.
  1. Backpack in calfskin, £ 970
  2. Crocodile print clutch w/ jewel fang, £ 405

Till next time : )

Love,
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The best of Need Supply Co.’s back-in-stock collection

  1. SHAKUHACHI  |  Geo Print Tee Dress, £134.77
  2. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Cane Bracelet, £11.03
  3. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Camela Flats in White, £29.40
  1. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Cut Out Blouse in Black, £25.73
  2. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Breslin Skirt in Nude, £47.17
  3. ALPHA60  |  Valerie Chunky 90s inspired Leather Heel Sandals, £201.55
  1. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Delta Shirt, £42.27
  2. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Campbell Skirt, £60.03
  3. IN GOD WE TRUST  |  Cage Cuff, £61.26
  4. JEFFREY CAMPBELL  |  Borgia in Tan, £98.02
  1. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Ibiza Lace Bra, £17.15
  2. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Petal Top, £89
  3. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Outsider Pants in Beige, £41.66
  4. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Keira Bag, £60.03
  1. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Intrcate Lace Bra, £23.28
  2. J BRAND  |  Washed Beau, £218
  3. SUNDAY SOMEWHERE  |  Matahari in Transparent Tea, £147.20
  1. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Aspen Bra, £23.28
  2. BASE RANGE  |  Cut Out Short in Off White, £76.58
  3. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Check Oversize Jacket, £50.23
  4. NEED SUPPLY CO.  |  Ami Bootie in Nude, £41.66
  5. BAGGU  |  Draw String Purse in Black, £140

I’ve always loved Need Supply Co.’s minimal and boyish style, without any unnecessary detail. Their products are mostly in black, white & neutral and make styling effortless.

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Triangl

Discovered a brand Triangl selling pretty nice swimwear. I love the geometrical, kinda-sporty designs!

  1. Elly Featherstone (neoprene bikini in black mesh & mint bottom), 89 USD
  2. Finn Rockerbird (neoprene bikini in orange mesh & metallic bottom), 89 USD
  3. Indianna in Ice (neoprene bikini in optic white), 79 USD
  4. Indy in Malibu Blue (neoprene bikini in cobalt blue), 79 USD
  5. Penny Wanderlust  (neoprene bikini in white mesh & blue bottom), 79 USD

Their lingerie line is quite nice too!

  1. Lucie in Champagne Coral, 55 USD
  2. Isabel in Tangerine, 45 USD

I can’t wait for summer to come! Although the weather in uk currently sucks. It rains. And hails. Ugh.

PS. One of their models Lisa Hamilton owns a nice blog, See Want Shop. She blogs about style, beauty, health & inspiration. Check it out!

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Yiqing Yin

Yiqing Yin, immigrated from China to Paris at 4 years old, Her collections was first shown during the Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012 in Paris.

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Inspired by the nature, the moon, the sky, the water, the light, she sees the dynamic potentials of pleats and imagines all sorts of structures & shapes. She has an aim to create a garment that protects and reinforces, being at the same time a second skin. She constructs, with the pecfect balance between flowing and sculpting. She never make sketches. She creates with intuition and sensory.

Fall / Winter 2013 Collection

Spring / Summer 2014 Collection

SS 2014 Ready To Wear Collection  

Lastly, here is Yiqing Yin’s story from the ABSOLUT Transform Today ad campaign

” It’s important for my creativity to always be confronted, because that’s when transformation is possible. When you take that step to meet the unknown, to connect. You have to believe in yourself, and always challenge the conventions. Never get comfortable. That’s the real magic of transformation. “ – Yiqing Yin

PS. just gave my blog a makeover! What do you think about the new look? Btw check out my instagram which is flooded with food ’cause I’m a total foodie 🙂

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