Tag Archives: Kate Spade

Mash Up

20 Jan

Have you ever had one of those longggg days where you felt like you just took a ride on an emotional roller coaster? And I do not mean mood swings during that time of the month. I mean to feel love and betrayal, acceptance and dissent, warmth and distance, at peace and angered, inspired and indifferent — all that within 12 waking hours! I am in awe of our emotional capacity and how quickly we can switch from one to the other.

Each day holds a lesson or two for us, so we learn and move on.

Then I thought how can this flurry of emotions dictate our fashion? I am thinking along the lines of a fuss-free outfit that will see you through your battle(s), and mixing tough with sweet details! Here you go…


A Chinese New Year Inspi’ Board

15 Jan

Chinese New Year is approaching, and it’s been a few years since I’ve been in the centre of its buzz and mirth. That drought’s going to end this year. I will be thrown back into the drill of going a-visiting in the sweltering heat, playing the memory game with relatives, collecting red packets (it’s my last chance before I rise to the status of being the giver instead of beneficiary), snacking on chinese new year goodies, while looking presentable. And by presentable I mean effortlessly stylish and slim. Trust me, this season is the best time for a reality check. If you’ve yet to shed the year-end merrymaking bulge, Aunties – thanks to their keen eye for detail, will highlight that to you loud and clear; while pushing their new year cookies and dishes to you in all oblivion.

Taking all the above into consideration, this is a list of requirements I came up with for a festive get-up:

  • Lightweight and cooling
  • Bulge-proof
  • Comfortable and easy to move in
  • Paired with a roomy clutch to hold all that red packets 🙂

So here’s my very first inspiration board for the festive season, and I threw in a couture-inspired one just for fun! I love Kate Spade’s array of whimsical clutches, and their magazine clutch would make the perfect conversational piece when you bump into fourth-uncle’s cousin brother :p

This Is The Year To Idiom Bangle, Kate Spade | Tabitha Flats, Kate Spade | Poppy Silk Drop Waist Cocktail Dress, Monique Lhuillier Resort 2012 | Shimmer Nail Polish in Versailles, NARS | Make Headlines Travel Edition Magazine Clutch, Kate Spade | Dragon Earrings, Noir Jewelery via Shopbop | Red Lace Dress, Elie Saab Resort 2012 | Red Ruffled Dress, Marchesa | Suede Pumps, Giuseppe Zanotti | Black Lace Fan

Have a Joyous & Prosperous Lunar New Year, dear reader!