BRB

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Am currently struggling with my school work. will be back ASAP say in a few weeks time. In the mean time check out these other local blogs!


SKATER GIRL

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The Skateboards in question. Gorgeous!
image: stopitrightnow.blogspot.com
This sort of makes me want to take up skating, but then the image of me struggling to balance and then falling on my bum is too much gross-ness even for myself, so maybe these skateboards would be better suited behind a nice shadow box, for me at least.

The be-trousered female in the photo above whose blood, sweat and tears is responsible for the boards in question is Jayne, yes like Wayne with a J, stopitrightnow.blogspot.com. Ok for this much amazingness, the more-different-than-i-could-care-for name is overlook-able. I mean just look at those boards!

By applying the instantly identifiable Celine Spring 2011 print that Phoebe Philo used on blouses and trousers to such a mainstay of street culture is surely a stroke of genius on her part, creating a harmonious tension between the street and the catwalk, leaving many a wagging tongue in her wake.

 
The Celine collection in the flesh; Spring 2011.
image: thefujifiles.com

PILE IT ON!

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Talk about weather-appropriate layering!
Image: wearefreshfish.com
How entirely out of context it is for me to be talking about layering in this weather! But maybe as the tail end of the year approaches the slightly (very slightly) lower temperatures may give some legitimacy to this post, so here goes.

STREET STRUT

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Try running neon wool yarn through the vertical threads of a chunky knit sweater. 
Nothing that a paint brush, masking tape and some fabric paint can't do.
Masking tape and some acrylic paint. 
Detatch a collar of an old white shirt and embellish with anything from beads to studs for the same effect!

Either dip-dye a white denim jacket or bleach a blue one.

PHOTOS: STREESTFSN

OOH, SWISH!

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OK this bitch Catherine Baba is wearing at least 4 tassels, BEAT THAT.
image: jakandjil
I've always been fascinated with tassels! No, not just the ones you attach to pasties, jewelry too. There's something effortlessly glamorous about strips of leather or chains swinging in your wake as you strut away. Or maybe it's a tassel on the wrist that flicks so carelessly in the air as a panicked Rachel Zoe gestures that there aren't enough dress options, ever. Either way, it's a great accessory to add a little movement, a little subversion and a little ooh la la to your persona. Go on, try it.


Swing-a-ling!
image:jakandjil
If unlike Rachel, you don't want to shell out cash to have this little fling with movement, make your own! Honestly...wtf's tutorial is great and really easy to follow, use it as a point of inspiration.

Oh and just a word of caution be a little less vigorous with your gestures/strides/hip movements, tassels tend to get caught in the most unusual places... like a friend's bra strap; been there, done that.

BRAID AND BUTTER

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I first spotted this little budding gem of a jewellry designer on The Style Bubble. Using velvet ribbon and what's known as a "square braid" Emma Calvert has created a line of wonderfully eclectic yet subtle accessories (subtle only by my standards, I know). But why shell out the hard-whored money when you can make your own and quite easily too... cue dramatic music. Learn how to the do the square braid here and a few yards of velvet ribbon later, you have a stunningly different take on a braided necklace for cheap!

 



PS: In singapore you can get velvet ribbon fron the wholesale centre at Jln Sultan and you will want to buy quite a bit as you typically end up with a necklace that's a quarter the length of the ribbon you started out with.

EVENTS: TOP OF THE SHOP

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Wonky-eyed model.
So last night right after the Marc by Marc party was the Topshop Fall 2011 show. Well at least from what the invite said... I wouldn't know because this is the only half-decent shot I could get, elbowing for room at the really crowded venue, not Topshop's fault though, we came rather late.

Poor models looked like they were about the collapse mid-walk... I'm thinking it wasn't the best idea to show winter clothes outdoors in 32 degree Singapore weather. Anyways the clothes, from what I saw, looked like the usual topshop mix of quirky-sometimes-glamarous-but-always-wearable pieces with that 70s influence we've seen all season. Best thing? Mere mortals like us don't have to sell a parent to afford the looks, so shop away!

IT'S RAINING MARC, HALLELUJAH!

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What a great way to spend a friday, no? Grooving to 70s hits while watching/laughing at models as they try their best to not look awkward (but failing) as they shimmy in the Marc By Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 collection. For the ladies, longer skirts, higher necklines and lots of mary-jane shoes ala Farrah Fawcett in her heyday and you get the idea. For the guys, think Roy Halston in Italy; Turtle necks with great tweed jackets. Retro fun minus the drugs! Ok maybe not, I did pass my friend some aspirin outside the party, she was having a headache but still, how badass right.

 Anyways, the 70s are a super sexy era we should all be a little more fond of! I mean it's modesty with sensuality and when we have crap like Snooki and The Jersey Shore polluting the world, that era is a counterpoint that is more than welcome!

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