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Saturday, June 9, 2007

SS07 Trend: Graphic T-Shirt Dresses

Long graphic t-shirt dresses is a combination of the dress trend and the re-newed graphic t-shirt trend. I love this trend -it's casual, summer-y and comfortable. It is literally the most effortless outfit one could walk out of the house in, I mean, it requires even less effort than a T-shirt and jeans combo.

I love love the simplicity (but not boring) of the t-shirt dress at Marc Jacobs. Wearing it with those sandals give the outfit a touch of elegance.

3.1 Phillip Lim's rosette dress is one hot item this summer. It sold out really quickly back a few months ago, but who can blame the customers? The dress is like a fusion of many huge SS07 trends, including the LWD and the 3-D rosettes.

I don't know if this dress by Marni counts as a T-shirt dress or just a shift dress, but it's still very 'this season' looking.

House of Holland is supposedly all the rage these days, but I absolutely dislike these super eye-catching slogan shirts (and possibly because I'm not a fan of Aggy, who is always seen related to this brand.)

The only unfortunate (or fortunate?) thing about this trend is that it's so hard to actually find them in stores, esp in high street stores.
I like the sketching of a girl on this Stella McCartney t-shirt dress, but I don't like the slanted shoulder design.

I'm not sure if this is a t-shirt dress, but I do like all the not-obvious details. The tailoring looks amazing, although the price certainly reflects the quality. (By Helmet Lang)

I've been staring at these dresses by See by Chloe on NAP for quite awhile, but never had the courage to splurge on it because I've never seen it in real life and have no idea if it would fit on me. I love the giraffe pattern one (left). But can you really wear them without wearing micro-shorts or a slip underneath?

Oh ya, just to avoid confusion, wearing a huge, oversized T-shirt is not a t-shirt dress. A t-shirt dress, as you can see from the examples above, are cut like normal t-shirts on top, and are extended to be a dress. So the shoulder area should actually fit you.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

SS07 Trend: Micro-Shorts

Micro-shorts are one of the big trends this summer. At first I was completely against the idea of micro-shorts -they can easily make one look slutty and overexposed.
Another reason why I didn't like micro-shorts was because I don't like high-waisted shorts, which are oh-so-in this season. They remind me of outdated, old-fashioned shorts or bikini bottoms. Plus they're very unflattering.
But then I thought it would be cool to wear micro-shorts underneath all the long, tunic tops I had. You know the tops that kind of cover your butt but not really if you move? I didn't want to wear leggings underneath because that's a way too 80's-bicycle-shorts thing to do. So instead of skinny jeans, I thought shorts would be a fun, refreshing alternative for summer, provided they're low/mid-waisted. Last summer I tried this look (long top over tiny shorts like Nicole Richie here) with a skirt because I wasn't bothered to find shorts. But with shorts everywhere now, it's definitely time to get a pair!
Lindsay Lohan is so rocking the shorts here.
And Hilary Duff looks so pretty and summery here with that girly top and micro black shorts. I love how her outfit is looks so casual but still pretty and put-together. (Plus, notice the matching baby blue camisole underneath and the Miu Miu Mary Janes.)
So onto my search for the perfect micro-shorts. I origianlly only wanted a black pair, but the Kate Moss denim shorts had a really great wash and design so I couldn't resist trying them on.
But after I finally got those four buttons buttoned (they look cool but oh-so-annoying to put on,) I realised how seriously short they were. I mean, I would like to move around in them and I just didn't feel comfortable. Not to mention we must remember that Kate Moss looks cool in them for obvious reasons.
Then I tried on these Top Shop shorts, but the back pockets were just really ugly.
I love this pair by the Top Shop Kate Moss line -love the row of buttons along the sides (which you can't really see in the photo). Unfortunately, the Oxford Circus shop ran out of Size 8's and the sizes run big for this design. I'm obviously fated not to own them.
Ugh, maybe I'll just settle for that boring pair I saw at Mango today. Afterall, the shorts are just going to be worn under my long tops and are hardly going to be visible -they don't have to be that perfect. Anyone tried out micro-shorts yet? How are you wearing them?

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

"My friends think I'm ugly, I've got a masculine face." Here's my attempt at Mr. Tom Waits, I tried a different approach with him. I need to work on my crosshatching, I think I got his likeness though.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

CFDA 2007

I was going to blog about fashion at the MTV Movies Award, but since I fancied none of the outfits there and the CFDA happened, obviously the CFDA was way more fashion-worthy to blog about. It's a bit iffy that both Oscar de la Renta and Preonza Schouler tied for the Designer of the Year Award, but oh well.
First off, two of this year's hostesses were Mary Kate and Ashley. The two brilliant businesswomen are wearing clothes by their own brands -Ash was wearing a long black jacket by The Row and MK was in a cream dress by Elizabeth and James (their new brand which I'm really looking foward to.) I'm not too sure about Ash's outfit, but I really MK's dress and her accessorising (many many braclets, rings and an oversized Miu Miu clutch).
Anna Wintour and Bee Schaffer both in black and white -both very pretty and classic.
Uma Thurman in Zac Posen. It's a nice dress, but not really my style. Diane von Furstenburg in her own very summery dress -it's so fabulous how her dresses are so colourful yet still so age-suitable.
Claire Danes in Peter Som -seriously pretty and really suits her.
Alicia Keyes in a boring dress and Chloe Sevigny in a Holly Dunlap dress. I don't like both of these dresses -one is boring and one is unflattering.
Eve Mendes in a hot pink Calvin Klein dress -modern, sleek and eye-catching. Kate Bosworth looking pretty (as usual) in Proenza Schouler. I thought the dress looked too mature and conservative for her at first, but then I thought it's lady-like with some pretty details -a very thin line indeed!
Lily Cole in a Valentino dress, which looked less lady-like and prim than the typical Valentino dress. It's very clubbing and party-ish (although is is really suitable for this event?) Hilary Rhoda in Marchesa -it's a really gorgeous and flowy dress, but nothing unexpected by Marchesa.
Michael Kors and his girls, Debra Messing and Heidi Klum. Heidi looks over-tanned and the dresses are just not particularly exciting.
Ralph Lauren with Oprah. The dress just looks like the ones Oprah always wears.
Zac Posen with Karen Elson (-she's pregnant and still looks amazing in one of those tight, long dresses!) Phillip Lim with Irina in his design. Irina's dress (and her look in general) is definitely one of my favourite from this event. It's so elegant, pretty and girly. I love the clothes by 3.1 Phillip Lim. He totally deserves the Swarovski Award for Womenswear imo.

Monday, June 4, 2007

100% pure love

yeah yeah

With rainy season on its way this song is sure to be part of the summer sound track!

She can really sing it!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Summer Beauty


This month's KERA is all about creating new looks by mixing things up! The picture above is a shot from a funky, punky Super Lovers spread.
The beauty feature has a summery focus - how to keep your skin "white" this summer.


"Tropical" makeup is making an impact. According to KERA the key is "flashy" but "cute". Fresh and fruity. We think it looks more like something from a touring big top but who are we to argue with the KERA sense of summer style?

KERA photo shoots are always fab but this one is such a sweet treat. Part of an underwear as outerwear spread, this is strong and gorgeous in so many ways.

But our fav pic in the whole mag is this super cool street shot in Harajuku of Shotaro and Ikumi from Chapter, looking far more street and serious than our Design Festa snapshot of them.
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