mon cheri

January 22, 2017 |Comments

My favourite thing about lace is the inherent lightness of the fabric, and the idea that they can be humidity-proof – worn entirely on its own during fancy summer picnic days, and cleverly layered under velvet coats and substantial knee-high boots come winter. In Singapore, however, where the warmth can be an obstacle in trying to look glamorous, a pair of giant earrings and an extravagant headpiece should do the trick. And in times of desperation, I always turn to one of my favourite labels, For Love & Lemons, for the prettiest, sheerest dresses that can perk up any dull day.

Alternatively for a casual chic look, try a bowtie wrap choker and swap out the crown for a straw hat (I adore this Darling hat by Eugenia Kim) and you’re good to go! 

new year, new wardrobe

January 17, 2017 |Comments

There’s nothing like a shiny New Year to ring in the perfect opportunity for overhauling our wardrobes and refreshing our personal styles. If you’ve been hoarding ill-fitting jeans and jumpers, or any fleeting, trendy item that you’ve never actually worn, get rid of them and make way for a fresh new start. So many of us are guilty of buying more than we can actually wear, but the trick is to revaluate your shopping choices and stick to pieces that could be part of your closet for many, many years.
This time I’ve teamed up with Marks & Spencer to pick out a few favourite pieces from their large variety of collections. The brand is well known for their high-end quality at affordable prices, so you know your outfits don’t necessarily have to break the bank.

We know a great, functional wardrobe is always built on a foundation of basics, and it goes without saying that these basics differ from person to person. For one, I consider my basics to be anything in white or beige, or a classic piece of outerwear. Take skinny jeans as another example, they are some of my favourite basics because whether dressed up or dressed down, they can do it all. Pair white skinnies with a luxurious blouse in the same colour and embrace the one-note, monochromatic look, or elevate your street-style game and throw on a subtle jacket in colour teamed with muted accessories.

Now guys, never say never. I have sworn off any overly-ladylike dresses for the longest time, but my inner Blair Waldorf has fallen in love with the timeless cloche hat and this feminine dress was only fitting for the occasion. In fact, the fit-and-flare silhouette has been a classic since the 50’s and remains as one of the most flattering shapes of all time. And here we come full circle to my favourite rule for de-cluttering wardrobes: invest in ageless pieces that will last you through seasons. For your afternoon garden soirees, keep accessories to a minimum and swap out the heels for flats or wedges. Tune things up for the evening, however, with a dramatic red lip and some bold jewellery, and sling a trench over your shoulders for when the temperature drops.

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January 5, 2017 |Comments

極度乾燥 (しなさい)
In collaboration with Superdry
It’s easy to visit Japan and come back with a mind brimming of ideas. After all, their fascinating capital city is like no other, mixing traditional with the ultramodern, and packing itself with neon lights and a spectacular amount of electrifying energy. It should come as no surprise then that Superdry was born of an inspirational trip to Tokyo. With its roots based within Japanese imagery and vintage American sportswear, Superdry has become a British fashion success story whose DNA is synonymous with intricately detailed design, premium fabrics and British tailored cuts.

Wearing – Winter belle trench coat in stone and nautical striped knit jumper from Superdry 
You can never go wrong with a trench so naturally I brought mine along on my travels. I must say, Dubai’s weather is perfect in December – chilly enough for one layer of outerwear and warm enough for some cut-off shorts. Arguably the best way to team a striped sweater is with a trench for that street style factor. If you’re more of a pant person, feel free to swap out the shorts for wide legged trousers or some skin tight jeans. Whatever your favourite combo is, it’s good to know that Superdry does wardrobe classics well.

And what better way to see Dubai than with a sky-high helicopter ride? A lightweight quilted jacket is your best bud in this case, and if it’s a men’s piece you’re coveting (like mine here), just go a few sizes down and you’ll realise how versatile the styles play out. I mean, have you never lived in your brother’s clothes? Sharing is caring.
The point is, whether your escapade takes place in the sun-burnt sand dunes or the sweeping azure coastline, there is always a great travel story to tell, and perhaps sometimes they are best accompanied with some Superdry gear. Live a little and shop the looks at their brand new store in Perth:

636/640 Hay St
Perth WA 6000