Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jackets are the New Shawl ;p

There are days when I can control the urge to not make this blog an all-about-Carine blog. But she's so hot, sometimes I just can't help but give in.

Tell me, how come she makes wearing her jackets like they're shawls seem so right? Like somehow, it's really how jackets are supposed to be worn. Yes, with the sleeves dangling limp like that and all. ;)

BONUS PIC (nope, not an ad for stockings/hosiery): Carine Roitfeld's Perfectly-Toned, Perfectly-Shaped and Perfectly-Proportioned Gams

Other Additional Value: Her Gorgeous Smile with that Gorgeous Hair and so-Mod Brows. (Do I sound like a Biology class dork who's dissecting the parts of what should have just been called a really really really gorgeous and feisty Parisian with really really really superior style and taste and who also happens to be the editor-in-chief of the best fashion mag in the world who is also the mum of 2 really really lovely 20-something kids. And she's got a hubbie whom she's never had to divorce -- wow.

Alright, saying too much like usual. I just wanted to point out that I'm all for the bitches of this world. It makes me happy when women are so adept at being strong and beautiful. Who's afraid to be 50+ if 50 can look as great as her? Thank you, Carine.)

P.S. - I read that she does Pilates everyday to keep in shape. She actually starts her day with a session before she hits work in the morning. Her beauty secret? She said it's frequent facial massages.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

"T-Shirt Weather Here"

Have just gone home from a party and thought I'd just be browsing online until I saw these S/S '09 RTW from Canadian brand ComplexGeometries. Contrary to its name, the clothes look so clean and uncomplicated. I dig. It's like you can sleep in them and not have to change your outfit before you head out to party and not have to change again before you hit the sack after you went out to party. He he he.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Emmanuelle is the Alt

Do you find me too Vogue-obsessed? Aren't you as well? Or is that too general a view of the world? What about the hungry? What about the broken-hearted? C'mon, it's the alternative world of fashion!
It's nice to take a break. ;)

And, Emmanuelle Alt is the shit. This is her time, too, and I'm loving every minute of it.

BONUS PIC: E.A.'s Styling from a French Vogue '02 Editorial (It's like a hybrid of herself and her boss, The Madame Roitfeld. Ha.)

Image Sources: the fashion spot, the sartorialist

Vogue's Big Chiefs (Baby Pics)

Anna Wintour

Carine Roitfeld

Image Source: fashionista, times of glory

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Ode to Classic Pumps? (Personally, I Like 'Em Pointed)

Aside from chocolate and other things nice and sweet, thinking of shoes is a happy happy thought.

To cut the long story short, let’s just say that there are too many beautiful shoes out there with the “architectural” heels, the multiple straps, etc., and we want every lovely pair that makes our heart skip. Gosh, we really do. It can get dizzying too, all this wanting, all this yearning, when you know that you can’t have it all. (We. Just. Live. With. It. And hope that this insatiable desire goes away after a season… and another season…until the new obsession comes along. S.I.G.H.)

But really, no matter what happens, I could never outgrow my love for the pointed stiletto pumps. (In fact, looking at them now, feels like taking things easy from the bombardment of shoe design technology (and marketing? Or do we blame it on our culture and our ex-boyfriendz?)

1. Last photo ain't stilettos, just diggin' nice suede material.
2. Couldn’t post Louboutin. RedSoles.
3. Also, couldn’t post my own pumps. DeadGiveaway.I.AM.A.GHOST.BLOGGUH.

BONUS PICS: Glamour's Heel Race

Uhh...Would you, really? =D

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Leigh, Leigh, Leigh!

Was just kinda thinking that DJ/recently-turned-model Leigh Lezark is actually neat and that she'd look good in my blog. =D

BONUS PIC: The Leigh Bootie by Tory Burch (Yup, it's named after her, inspired by her shiny dark hair.)

Image Sources: toryburch, nylon, zimbio, nymag

Friday, November 21, 2008

The New Bond Girl, That Preen Dress, Black Lips

Why is it that when you're madly and deeply in love with someone, things remind you of that person a lot? Or in my case, this pic of the new bond gal Olga (let's not get into her surname, it's hard) reminds me of the Chanel Gun Heels.

Happy early thanks to Rahimah, the Singapore Chanel Store Supervisor, it should arrive around next week to early December. Just in time for my birthday ;)

On a somewhat different note, this past season's Preen dress was my thing before the Pistol heels. Mid-year, I went with my BFFs to all the stores in HK which carried Preen but the dress was nowhere to be found, I almost wept. Not being able to have this dress is a huge frustration. Thinking of it right now makes me sad still he he :) :(

On a kind of different note again, because of the soft goth trend this season, black lips (like the color I wanted for my killer heels) are so back. I remember what it was like to be grunge gurl. Before I went for the rave look in the late 90s (I've been doing a lot of 90s reminiscing, eh?), I was always in my standard jeans/long plaid skirt, combat boots/one star converse sneaks and tattered shirts. Add to that the black lips and black nails (that's why I can't seem to paint my nails black again these days). My mum wasn't a fan of this look though. She was always on the verge of throwing out my shirts. The logic behind that way of dressing was that, since everyone was trying to look really nice and zany, I wanted to look really ugly and dirty. Rest assured, I always smelled good. =D

Being sort of experienced when it comes to black lips, what you can do is to use black eyeliner over cream brown lipstick. The lipstick part is optional. Add some lip balm on top to minimize the cracked look.
And dang, it always looked cracked on me, now that I mentioned it. But I was low on funds at that time and couldn't afford a good black lip color so it was nice to be resourceful.

BONUS PIC: Leigh Lezark in my supposed Preen Dress. (How come she gets to wear the stuff I like including the gun heels, hmmm?)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

AltBands of Recurrent Hits

Nothing stays the same.

It seemed so much simpler during the 90s, when most things were just AltPop or AltRock or BritPop or TechnoPunk or PopPunk or IndustrialRock, etc. Whatever, it's just nice to remember.

BONUS PIC: Saffron of Republica

I had hair like hers about 9years ago (a bit shorter, though, with uneven bangs). I'd cut it on my own. Also, rave parties were a major kick ass at that time. LOL.

What was your thing back then? :)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vogue You, Vogue Me, Vogue Love

Found this 1977 Vogue Book months ago from a stall that sells 2nd hand paper and hardbacks.

Searched online earlier and this collectible is being sold by Mary Ward Books for $27.54 USD (exclusive of shipping). I did the peso to dollar math and I got it for just around $3 USD. Whoohoo! =D

Plus ---> the authors autograph:

This photo with the cracked egg pouring has got to be my fave. (Remember back then when our mums would do like egg hair treatments some weekends? Wasn't it a popular beauty ritual during the 80s? Is it making a comeback yet?)

This gorgeous vintage find has got so many super nice photos. One called ArtDecoBlog has it on post.

I also found a Gatochy on Flickr that's got its luscious pages scanned and I could have easily copied some images from there but didn't. (It's somewhat better to look at them pics via my phone camera. I like the absence of precision, how so wrongly natural lighting hits the pages when I take a shot.)

Karen Graham

Francoise Hardy

Penelope Tree

Bonus: A couple of pages from Brit Vogue's November '08 article on "The Beautifuls", (not the exact title but I'm not home and could not refer to the magazine).

My picks from that article:

Vanessa Paradis

Bianca Jagger

Jane Birkin