Thursday, October 21, 2010

Major Upcoming Fashion Events!

*By Dayana Sobri,
21st October 2010.

Omg it has been awhile since I last updated my blog last week! I have been scouring around town trying to get the latest scoop about local fashion events.....and there are a few major fashion events we should all be looking forward to happening in KL....such as the opening of the first Uniqlo in Malaysia, MiFA/M-IFW (Malaysia International Fashion Week), and also a fashion event by Bumiputera Designer Association (BDA) stay tuned for more updates on these events!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fashion Miscellaneous (October)

1.Best Dressed: Paris Fashion Week

It was tough to pick just five girls from Paris Fashion Week’s abundance of sartorial greatness, but the fashion experts did it again. They have a hard time ever excluding Alexa Chung, who looked adorable at Miu Miu. Lou Doillon is a Paris fashion icon in her own right and did not disappoint at Chanel. Rachel Bilson looked lovely at Dior. Anja Rubik rocked long, flowy ChloĆ© and Caroline Sieber got a head start on Spring’s white trend at Valentino.

2.Trendspotting: Monochromatic Suits

Monochromatic suits (pictured here from The Row, Stella McCartney, and Akris) were a runway trend we’ll all be happy to follow.

3.Fashion News Roundup: Steve Madden Now Controls Betsey Johnson, Rag & Bone Gets Control of Their Graffiti Problem and Pilati Not Done At YSL

Madden’s Control: Steve Madden has increased his stake in Betsey Johnson from a $48.8 million loan to ownership of the brand’s intellectual property. Through licensing deals with Betsey Johnson LLC, Madden will get royalties from Johnson’s firm and its other licensees. {WWD, subscription required}

Calling All Aspiring Muralists: Rag & Bone hopes to solve their newest store’s unwanted graffiti dilemma by taking matters into their own hands. Sick of phrases like “You Would” and “F*** Africa” being tagged on the large white space underneath “Rag & Bone Bids Farewell to Cafe Colonial…,” they will hold a competition where artists can submit their work for consideration. The art will be voted on by Rag & Bone’s Facebook fans and the winner will be provided with all necessary painting materials and a $1000 store credit. Check out their site for more info. {Rag & Bone}

Major Shuffling in Paris?
The rumor mill is running wild following speculation that Stefano Pilati is done at YSL. Apparently, that is untrue, at least for the next 3 years, which is the length of the contract he just signed. There are also rumors that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel after his 30th anniversary in 2012 and be replaced by Alber Elbaz, whose position at Lanvin will then be filled by Oliver Theyskens. Lagerfeld retiring?? What? {Hint}

Alexa Weighs In: Alexa Chung addresses eating disorder rumors and her difficulty coping with the canceling of her MTV show in the latest issue of Elle. She says, “I am naturally very thin. I get even thinner when I’m stressed. And you cannot imagine how stressed I was last year.” {People Style Watch}

What is couture? Fashion Photog Rankin and a slew of designers ranging from Giorgio Armani to Erdem have collaborated on a coffee table book. Called Couture In the 21st Century, the book contains history, interviews and beautiful Rankin-shot portraits and seeks to answer the important question of what exactly couture means today. {InStyle UK}

Thom Browne’s Girl: Thom Browne will show womenswear for the first time in New York in February. “I’m ready now, I know what to do. The show will be very much like my menswear ones — not traditional,” the designer says. We can’t wait. {Vogue UK}

Amy Winehouse X Fred Perry: Amy Winehouse’s collaboration with Fred Perry will launch…some time soon. It will be inspired by the ’40s and ’50s and when asked what took so long, she explained, “I went through a lot of trouble with my ex-husband, so I had such a long time to think about the collection.” {Catwalk Queen}

*Sourced and edited by Dayana Sobri.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Style Tips: The Dos And Donts Of Wearing Tights

*Sourced and edited by Dayana Sobri,
5th October 2010.

Cover up your legs in a proper yet fashionable way without looking like a retarded tramp....

DO consider the hue

1.DO consider the hue

With green tights, you could risk looking Peter Pan-ish. But Rachel Bilson’s extra-dark ones are fab.

DON’T revert back to childhood

2.DON’T revert back to childhood

Eighty-three percent of you say the white-ankle-socks-over-patterned-hosiery thing is a D.O.N.T.

DO dare to wear red

3.DO dare to wear red

A hounds-tooth coat with red peeking out underneath? It works.

DON’T mix and match

4.DON’T mix and match

Two-hue tights certainly make a statement—just a confusing one!

DO accessorize your look

5.DO accessorize your look

Those are some serious accessories, lady—and you’re definitely a Do!

DON’T be a hole-y roller

6.DON’T be a hole-y roller

Caution: Holes may cause hypothermia and a serious case of the Don’ts.

DO tone down the tights on a bright outfit

7.DO tone down the tights on a bright outfit

Neutral opaque gray is a good idea when the rest of your look pops like actress Madeline Zima’s.

DON’T forget to exercise restraint

8.DON’T forget to exercise restraint

When your hem is this mini, neutrals are the only answer.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shopaholic News: I Love Bazaar Bazaar!!!

*Sourced by Dayana Sobri,
3rd October 2010.

Gotta hit the stalls pronto for some cool bargains!

If you have missed the past bazaars,fret not dear shopaholics,for there are plenty more of em this upcoming month,and the bonus is,the I Love Bazaar isn't held for just 1 month,but for 3 consecutive months ahead!Expect to see a variety of clothes,accessories,bags,shoes,knick-knacks and other miscellaneous items being offered at a steal!And the good news is,they have fitting rooms available for shoppers to try on things!Participating vendors may change at times,so do check out I Love Bazaar's official page at for more updates. Happy shopping people!

Venue: 1st floor,Subang Parade,Petaling Jaya
(Opposite of Celebrity Fitness and Art 2 Deco Furniture Shop)
Time: 11am-9pm

Friday, October 1, 2010

Trends in Frenzy: Japanese Fashionistas Going Loco Over The Lil' Furry Friends

*Sourced by Dayana Sobri,
1st October 2010.

Ready,get set,FUURR!!!

Fur Boots in Tokyo

Ok,so this news will totally put PETA on a hot seat.Imagine almost every fashion-conscious people in Japan are now sporting the fur get-up,right from fur coat,leg warmers,to boots.It was reported that the trend started mushrooming in the window displays of a few shops in Tokyo by late summer this year.By the time fall had officially arrived, the trend had spread to just about every type of clothing store in Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Harajuku.

There are many different type of fur footwear on display at the shops around Tokyo,and the focus on the biggest trend item in this article is fur boots. However, even though they call it fur boots, it’s actually not just boots, but the look of fur boots that is the hottest right now. Confused? Don’t be! The trick is that many girls are wearing fur covers or furry leg warmers that make their non-fur boots – or even their sandals or random high heels – look like fur boots.

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*To know more and read about this trend,visit

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