The duffle has always been one of the most functional bags around, and certainly globetrotting requires you to look just as chic off the plane and onward to your new destination. Take Louis Vuitton and their keepall that has always been ahead of the curve – it lacks fussy embellishments, goes with just about everything and quite literally keeps all. For the ones who are too lazy to give it a few years to achieve the perfect patina, go in for the kill with a heritage version that is already a vintage masterpiece worthy of an air crew’s salute. And if we fast forward to this get up, I’ll have you know I’ve been living in this bomber jacket that goes with all kinds of denim from the long to the short, and to the flared and the frayed. Surely these 3×1 fringed bad boys will pair up just as well, won’t you agree?
As a new season bids a fresh start, so should our wardrobes. Surely by now we’ve all spotted hints of spring/ summer trends from different parts of the world, whether through the lens of your favourite street style photographer or from the many trend report snippets off a fashion bible’s social media, we know that the runways from New York to London and Milan to Paris brought something distinct to each and everyone of us.
Think mega-ruffles, swingy fringe and a blown out 90’s revival. No doubt the key highlights were major, but the few denominators that resonated with me most were lightweight denim fit for the warm weather, off-the-shoulder necklines that have been amped up to look sexier and slinky slips that were once confined to just bedrooms.
Certainly lightweight denim is nothing new to the fashion pack, and in truth my top isn’t even completely made out of the textured blues but it looks very much like the real deal, so let’s take it as that. The present day’s breed look is achieved with admirable ease – simply throw on a pastel bomber to the denim coordinate, clean up with a pair of braids and accessorize with some high shine sunnies and shoes. The It-bag to top it off? Everyone’s favourite quilted Chanel crossbody.
You know you’ll want to slip into a lingerie-inspired look for spring. Tried and true, they are heavy with languor and easily the sexiest piece out of the bedroom. But do as designers do and stick with suit material: you want glossy, slippery silk or fuss-free satin. Finally, nail the bed chic ready attire with sleek bracelets and rings, and we all know a vintage Chanel always puts the cherry on top – but remember to keep a look out for these things when buying vintage. Take it from me, this isn’t a trend you want to sleep on.
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Given my predilection for anything off-shoulder, I’m already in about it – and perhaps just slightly swayed by the fact that the runways were overwhelmed with impressive examples of the bare shoulder silhouette from the basics to the twisted, to the long and the short, to the cropped and the cutout. For one, this bow tie top is both sweet and sexy, so I’ve gone ahead and paired it with the on-trend flare and a dash of reflective jewellery. Shoulder-showing pieces are always fit for a summer soiree, and are perfect for that minimum effort, maximum impact look.
And once again we prove that the timeless Chanel goes with just about anything and everything. See more at Reebonz and make sure to follow both my Instagram takeovers on Reebonz Australia (11-13 April) and Reebonz Singapore (14-16 April)!
The fear of going grey is surely inevitable, and quite frankly no one ever wants to turn a year older. Still, when you learn to make do with the muted color, you’ll find that it’s anything but inherently dull. For one, my new ‘do resembling Marvel’s Storm has gotten me more stares than it should, and compliment or not, I’ll take any response as a good thing. So with that, we move on to my getup that embraces the many shades of grey. What I love is that the palette is so dynamic even with such a drab hue involved, perhaps it’s the mirrored sunglasses adding some polish, or the denim blues breaking up the outfit. Whatever it is, we know different layers of textures do the trick, just like a trench thrown over a heathered grey henley. Voilà!
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