DESIRE: THE NEW BIKER JACKET

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LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITIES. IT'S A GREEN BIKER.

Anyone who knows ME knows you can't keep ME from a good biker jacket for long. And this, this is such a good one, from H&M's mens Spring 2013 collection, I kinda need this in my life. And here's why.

So let's examine the possibilities here. I wear the jacket, sweat like mad come march but look like a slightly (a lot) bigger Danny Zuko with a printed shirt and cuffed baggy trousers. So basically, grease meets homeless person but hey that's always my look so don't knock it. Also, don't think I need to examine the other option. The option making is this: TO RUN FOR AIR-CONDITIONING... But also look at your phone and clutch your bag while running. You know, just in case Tommy Ton is nearby... he looks asian, you never know.

DIY: THE PLEATED LEATHER AND THE COILED ROPE.

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SO MAYBE THEY LOOK LIKE COCOONS.

DISCOVERY: INKING IT.

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WE LIKE IT INKY.

TRENDING: ALL THAT GLITTERS

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OOH, SPARKLY. 

TRENDING: MARGIELA X H&M HAS LEAKED.

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A FIRST LOOK AT MARGIELA X H&M.

DO/DIY X F3 SINGAPORE

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YEA, I DO COLLABORATIONS.

SHOP: SPIKED CUFF

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WHO NEEDS SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES WHEN YOU HAVE THESE.

OUTFIT: RED ON RED ON RED... ON WHITE

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I look like a baby tomato, but not so baby.

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: VIKA GAZINSKAYA SWEATER

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Street style star Miroslava Duma in the Vika Gazinskaya sweater. 
Totes adorbs! This sweater is the perfect mix of faahh-shuuhnn and a little sense of humour. Spotted on the backs of uber street style stars like Miroslava Duma and Vika Gazinskya herself, it's sure to up your style quotient. Click through to learn how to cop the look!

SHOP THIS: WOVEN NEON WRAP BRACELET

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You asked for it, you got it. DO/DIY is now SHOP-ABLE! In addition to the weekly tutorials that will also be made available for sale, I will be unveiling a new piece to the DO/DIY "collection" every week. 

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: GIVENCHY STUDDED HEADBAND

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TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: MARC JACOBS ZIPPER EARRINGS

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So... Marc Jacobs thinks he can get away with charging something like a hundred dollars for a pair of zipper earrings huh. Well... he shouldn't. This week I show you a mind-numbingly easy tutorial for how to recreate those earrings for less... way less.

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: MIU MIU INSPIRED GLITTER BROGUES

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Sorry to keep you waiting you P.L.Ts, this week's tutorial is worth it's weight (wait) in glitter. A good friend of mine, Joanna, or Jo for short came to me with a fashion 911. She'd ruined her lovely brogues and wanted to do something with them cos' they were too good toss. So here's the solution: glitter. But isn't that the solution to everything else though?

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: DRIES VAN NOTEN INSPIRED TOTE

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 When I think of Dries Van Noten the first thing that always pops in is that iconic large check that he does so well exhibit A, above. And also, if you remember a few seasons back he was in to the whole batik, ikat thing and in the spirit of that movement I've taken the liberty of combining those ideas in this DIY. For this tote, I employed a japanese tie dye technique known as shibori, which is fancy-pants for well... fancy-pants tie dye.

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: CELINE SPRING 2012 CUFF

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Celine Cuff from Spring 2012
Hello there my pluckie duckies! Another week, another tutorial. On this lovely thursday, turn your attention to this Celine Spring 2012 cuff. A beauty isn't she? Spotted her at the ngee ann city store here in singapore for something like $800, ie: not as friendly to the wallet as it is to the eye. Here's a quick, simple tutorial to get the same look for much less moolah.

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: SS/12 RAF SIMONS INSPIRED OXFORDS

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 It's so last season... Ok I don't really care and neither should you. Gorgeous Raf Simons shoes will always be gorgeous Raf Simons shoes. But at over a thousand dollars I'd probably need to wait a few more season, when they've been re, re-marked down before I even consider calling them my own. BUT WAIT. What is that you say? DIY to the rescue? Indeed, indeed.

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: NOIR INSPIRED SPIKED NEON CUFF

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photo from nitrolicious.com

One for the girls (and perhaps the very adventurous gent) this time around, we've got Noir's gorgeous neon accessories that so beautifully combine the punch of neon with the poise of well placed faux crystals. (Note, I said well placed. No disastrous tai-tai bauble explosions here). Read on to find out how you can get that same look. 

TUTORIAL THURSDAYS: ALEXANDER WANG ZIPPER SUNGLASSES

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You know that saying "Everyone needs a little Alexander Wang in their lives"? Never heard of it? Well you ought to, it's new, I made it up. Speaking of, I've eyed these utterly lust-worthy Alexander Wang sunnies for THE longest time. With the zipper detail it's just the right amount of edgy for me. And OMG are they cool.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT: ZAC POSEN FALL & PRE-FALL 2012 AT AFF

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Who isn't a Zac fan? I mean come on! Even if you aren't a "fashion person" you should still look at his gowns and at least go: "OOH PRETTY!" Well maybe that's an understatement too though. Having sat in at the castings, fitings, cast-fittings for the show and being able to look and touch the pieces up close was such a dream! Every pleat, fold, tuck is done with such precision and intent. Ok but enough of the technical talk, these clothes actually look good on women and by women I don't just mean the 1% of the gender that look like giraffes... in heels... in gowns... in makeup. I'm talking about real women here!  The way every piece is built - You don't need a body, go to Zac, he'll give you one.

Did I also mention, Zac Posen's team gave most of the bigger gowns names? I LOVED that! Here's how it goes:- If it's been worn by a celebrity, the dress takes the wearer's name like the teal Number Kelly Osbourne was in is known plainly as Kelly Osbourne. And the rest are descriptive, like the one above is called 'big red'. How totally adorable is that!

EVENTS: BACKSTAGE AT AFF, MUGLER FALL 2012

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So I've just woken up from a record snooze-athon after the INSANE week that was AFF, The Audi Fashion Festival. It was BRR-UUU-TAL. Seriously, I don't know how the people at Mercury do it. So this year, once again I got the amazing opportunity to serve as a chaperone (read:bitch) to the international designers who came down for this week long affair. First up, was Nicola Formichetti, Creative Director of MUGLER. I was assisting Dinie of OneSixtyNotepad for the day, apparently he needed reinforcements, well clearly since he was too busy being Nicola's BFF. Okay I'm starting to sound like Taylor from the Rachel Zoe Project, whoops!

So I stayed with the MUGLER team assisting them with whatever, including making a run to the wholesale centre (thank god it was right next to the office!) to get a hidden zipper. When I wasn't being the errand bitch, I died being a slightly oversized fly on a very fabulous wall, occasionally snapping a candid shot, while trying to avoid looking like a perv. Models slipped in and out of 8-inch high Louboutins, with an army of dressers working to get on ONE outfit. Some of these pieces had so many snaps and little zips in all sorts of places, you wouldn't even believe it. Kinda like surgery, but not really.

WHAT I WORE: MUGLER @ AFF 2012 DAY 1

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What I wore to the opening show of the Audi Fashion Festival 2012. Am WED-ing (Wearing Emerging Designers) today. The Jacket is Sifr from right here in Singapore. The cobalt blue pants are from soulland, a lovely label from New York that I scored for a song at the previous inhabit sale.

The shirt is linen from Uniqlo I added a pair of collar tips which I got at Furrmuse for 8 bucks! 


Really old Zara belt that is kinda my go-to instant tummy tuck. Party of 3 what-what! Aldo, a flea find and my Miansai hook from Maison Ikkoku. LOVE that place and the bracelet, duh. But more on that later. 

If you don't already know, I'll be at Audi Fashion Festival, or AFF for short, all week! Like the FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/doordiy AND follow my instagramm accont (@greggywoo) if you haven't for all the updates and photos as they happen, PLUS behind the scenes with all the biggest designers.

DISCOVERY: RIGHT ON POINT

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Sweden based photog Phillip Karlberg, 1200 wooden sticks, 6 days and 6 iconic sunglasses later comes this super innovative photo shoot for Plaza Magazine. One of the rare occasions where art and fashion collide. Brownie points for anyone who can name all the icons these were modelled after, so far I see Karl Lagerfeld, Jackie O and Johnny Depp, can't tell if the one with the bob is Anna Wintour or Lady Gaga. Either way enjoy these images, they are too much of a gem not to share!







Story via hypenotice.com

DIY THIS: BALENCIAGA TEE

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It's a little ridiculous don't you think? Asking $495 for a t-shirt? Well, Mr Porter.com But well then "it's Balenciaga!" you say  well yes, it most certainly is. Yeah I don't buy into that crap, it's a t-shirt, with panels. Get over it. OR... DIY IT! Yes! A plain old white tee, some masking tape and a dob of paint is all you really need to get the look! And now people can say you look five hundred bucks! A million takes a little more work sweetheart. Oh and if you do happen have an extra $495 hanging around you can get the original at mrporter.com







THE 'SEX' IN SEXY

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Tom Ford's Spring 2012 Campaign
Come on, is that not a fitting title for a post about Tom Ford? After all, we are talking about the man who made 'slutty' a legit look in the 90s with his work at Gucci and Saint Laurent. It is then apt that his latest womenswear outing has that same deliciously vampy quality about it. Skin tight dresses, mesh cutouts, bright furs and leather stiletto boots? Check, check, check and check. And yes, I know what you're thinking: It's an episode of Fashion Police and Joan Rivers is about to turn her paddle and shout 'STREET WALKER!' And under any other circumstance, that judgement would be accurate, but not here. Tom Ford has a way of working with these fabrics and silhouettes that read sexy not vulgar. Speaking of vulgarity, does anyone else think this collection is what Kanye intended his Fall 2012 show to look like? But of course he failed, quite obviously too. That man should not be in fashion. Moving on, the video below is of the Tom Ford's Fall 2012 collection. And yes, Gwyneth Paltrow's gorgeous white caped number is in there and so is Jennifer Lawrence's zippered LBD. Didn't think you could keep a celebrity from this collection for long now did ya?

          

TRENDING: TREND DIABETES

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Marie Claire China, February 2012
Pastels are in! Wait weren't they also 'in' last season... and the season before that and the one before that? Clearly I'm the only one who thinks this infatuation with powder/baby/candy floss-everything is getting really icky because just about every designer is STILL doing it. And no, the bugis street stalls pedaling their little pastel crop tops aren't helping. Oh god, those are the worse. I also blame them for single-handedly bringing that gross feeling you get after overdoing it at the dessert counter (I would know) into the fashion industry. If you must, this colour trend looks the best when applied to clean structural shapes that veer furthest from the fairy princess ideal. Think Phillip Lim and Acne, those I love.

Don't even touch that sheer baby blue chiffon maxi, not on my watch.


SNEAK PEEK: MARNI FOR H&M

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Psst, here's a little look at what's to come from the eagerly awaited Marni For H&M collection to be launched on the 8th of March, leaked in VOGUE Russia. And you definitely saw it here first. If you don't think you did, forgot the place the other place you saw this.

Right now, I'm loving all the geometric print everythings and the bold graphic lucite jewelry that is so very Marni. Now all we need are some photos from the mens line, am I right guys!

The rest of the leak, after the jump.


      All photos from fashionista.com

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