Friday, January 27, 2012

Look of the Week: Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

I thought I'd wear a red and gold themed outfit today in honour of the New Year. It isn't hard to find red in my wardrobe, but I even managed to find a red Chinese-inspired piece I've had for a very long time. The buttons along the left shoulder are just a taste of what a real Cheongsam dress would be like.

My favourite interpretation of the Cheongsam was designed by Alexander McQueen and worn by actress Anna Paquin a few years back. You can see it here. I would love to buy a real one eventually!

All the best luck in the year of the Water Dragon!

Dress-Seduction, Trenchcoat-Papaya, Scarf-gift from Turkey (gift from bf), Heels-Anne Michelle

Monday, January 23, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Prada Auto-Inspired Shoes 2012

My boyfriend forwarded me an article on Gizmodo presenting Prada's new 2012 Spring shoe collection, inspired by Classic American cars. The shoes have a fierce look to them, with old fashioned tail lights on the heels. For a moment, it almost looked to me like a lipstick was coming out the back of the heel, but I got what they were going for.

Now, some people probably think these are just a little 'out there', and I won't be buying a pair for myself, but I considered how I would style them if I did. For a hot, sleek look, I would wear them with a pair of black skinny trousers, a fitted blazer, and a slightly oversized t-shirt. A tight ponytail keeps the look refined, while red lipstick adds to the fierceness of the auto-inspired heels. Is it coincidence that I picked driving gloves for a post on auto-inspired shoes? It was completely subconscious...but fitting, no? Throw on some shades to seal the deal!

I actually really like this look, now. Maybe I wouldn't mind a pair of these Prada inventions after all. Hopefully my dad, being a car fanatic, would be more understanding of me splurging on these hot rod heels??

What do you think; just plain strange or a bold new shoe? Would you wear them? They'd be sure to make a statement either way!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Look of the Week: My Design DIY

Voila! I present to you: my first design. Now, I admit I really only designed the skirt, which appears here as a gown; but I designed the skirt with this style in mind. I actually debuted it at a Christmas Formal at school last year, and it got quite a few stares and comments. Probably because no one around here wears a gown. Ever. Well, maybe to the opera or something, but that's about it.

So the dress is made from a layer of silk and a layer of silk chiffon. It's done with a simple elastic waist, which is easily hidden by a thick belt. A corset or strapless top finishes off the style, so that it appears as if it's one seemless look.

The design was inspired by a dress by Jenny Packham back in 2010, seen here. It ended up looking very different than her design, but the idea of a light flowing chiffon skirt with a structured corset top is still evident.

If anyone hears of a soiree I can wear this beauty to, let me know! For now, it hangs in my closet looking very lonely..

Skirt-My own design, Corset-La Vie en Rose, Belt-Urban Behaviour, Heels-Fioni, Ring-H&M, Coat-Urban Behaviour
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