July 31, 2011

PONCHO IT OUT

JUST A DAY AT THE BEACH
Wearing Forever21 poncho and sandals,  Paige Premium Denim white shorts and H&M bikini bandeau top.
It's nice to get away from everything and go to a scenic place once in a while where you can wind-down, relax and literally do nothing, but still do something. Thus, I spent last Thursday late afternoon at Half Moon Bay with my friend Mandy. Despite the massive amount of horse crap that was all over the sand and the clouds hovering over the beautiful sun that was shining down all the way up into Half Moon Bay, it was still a good beach day. 
photo's taken by mandywong

July 27, 2011

THE ART OF KIMONO

GET BILLOWY IN A KIMONO INSPIRED JACKET
One thing about fashion is that it's constantly changing and being approached and influenced by different cultures of the world. This summer in particular, Japanese style kimono shirts and jackets hit it big, being seen all over runways, stores and on everyday people like you and me. The sheer fabric, fun print and light weight feel of the kimono jacket makes it an easy cover-up piece thats perfect for summer, fun, and comfortable. So this year, say goodbye to cardigans and hello to kimono jackets!
Solemio kimono jacket, H&M suede shorts, vintage heels, F21 jewelry
Japanese Inspired Dressing on the Runway
Spring/Summer ready-to-wear 2011
1. Kenzo, 2. Haider Ackerman, 2. Carolina Herrera, 3. Louis Vuitton

Celebrities in Kimono Jackets
1. Nicky Hilton, 2. Nicole Richie, 3. Ashley Tisdale, 4. Shanae Grimes 
Some great Kimono Inspired Pieces: 
1. Winter Kate by Nicole Richie flying fox jacket
photo's taken by jinkim

July 21, 2011

SHOW OFF YOUR BARE SIDE

IN A BARELY THERE TANK
My loose tank top is one article of clothing in my closet that I come back to time and time again. The simplicity, comfort and versatility of the loose tank makes it an effortless piece to wear that goes with pretty much anything. This summer, tanks are dipping lower in style and not just from the front, but from the sides. With the heat rolling in, I was thrilled to find a loose cropped tank top that's "barely there" to help keep me cool, no matter the temp.
MinkPink Tank, Mink Pink Shorts, Victorias Secret Bra, vintage Gucci handbag, Sam Edelman clogs, vintage Bronzini frames.

photos taken by mandywong

July 18, 2011

BIBHU MOHAPATRA FALL 2011

COLLECTION OF COMPLIMENTARY EXTREMES
Classic elegance with a bit of an edge. Love the mix of fabrics and patterns, creates a shockingly bold statement.
His use of fur in jackets is just so impeccably clean and pronounced. I want that first jacket so bad. Ready-to-wear (RTW), couture and fur all in one creates for one kick ass piece, that's worth every dime spent. 
Love the use of asymmetry in the first dress and the placement of feathers on the second. I'd wear that dress in a heartbeat.
Thick straps mixed with edgy accessories (the 1 black glove, and chunkly necklace) creates a confident persona while accentuating the shoulders in a graceful but daunting way. 
First known for his amazing talent in evening wear, Bibhu Mohapatra once again seizes to amaze with his stunningly glamorous evening wear pieces.





photo's courtesy of mbfashionweek
see the rest of Bibhu's Fall 2011 collection here






July 12, 2011

LAYERS OF LACE

SHORT SHORTS
Lace is one fabric in fashion that is always in, and constantly getting renovated creatively. Thus, the minute I saw lace shorts appearing on the runways and stores, I knew I had to get a pair. The layers of lace which are carefully crafted over the shorts of the same hue, makes this look just as interesting as it is subtle. For an elegant and feminine take on shorts, thats just as wearable during the day as it is at night, dress up your bottoms in some lace short shorts! 
Lace shorts from Sway, Lush blouse, vintage Gucci handbag, Aldo earrings, mix of bracelets from F21 & Nordstrom
Celebrities in Lace Shorts
Progression of lace shorts from casual wear to formal wear.
1. Vanessa Hudgens, 2. Kristin Cavallari, 3. Emma Watson, 4. Blake Lively
Great Places to Shop Lace Shorts!
3. Ella Moss Lace Shorts
5. Karma Loop: NYC Boutique Lace Shorts
photos taken by mandywong

July 7, 2011

HOT BOYS IN HOT CLOTHES

BEHOLD THE BOLDNESS OF MENS FASHION
Orange, white & black have never looked so good together, & who said Men can't wear white pants? Talk about confidence. 
Tatted up arms in a polished, clean outfit makes for one hell of a badass/good guy appeal 
Tucked in Tie? Makes you wanna tug on something don't it?
How to wear a henley shirt, professionally, effortlessly and fashionably. Kudos to you. 
I want that shirt. 
How to look casual & like you don't give a fu*k, while still maintaining that super cool and trendy look
No matter the fashion, a man's best accessory is always his best girl beside him. (not applicable to woman though ;)
all photo's courtesy of streetfsn and thesartorialist