Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Music Video Fashion: Korea

Recently got back into K-Pop and I noticed that a lot of the female artists are either trying to out-Gaga or out-sexy each other. These ladies are not only great dancers but are also style icons.

Boa in Hurricane Venus MV

Son Dambi, the Queen

You can't not Look, Look, Look at Chae Yeon
The ladies of 2NE1 make some bold and rock inspired outfit choices in their latest videos
The SNSD/Girl's Generation rock the military trend in their Japanese debut

The 2NE1 girls always get the hottest outfits for their MVs! I may not understand a word they are saying without subtitles but that doesn't stop me from dancing and singing to their songs and admiring their clothes :)
Who's your favorite K-pop group? I Love BIG BANG!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Raid My Closet Saturdays

Last chance to show off the legs! Summer just decided to linger a bit longer here this week so I went straight for the skirts and shorts...
Kate Hill Petites jacket, H&M tanktop & purse, belt from mom, Old Navy skirt, Nine West sandals, vintage heart necklace
Top from Macys, H&M shorts, Flip Flops from Victoria's Secret.com, vintage necklace

Quick blog today cause I'm in a rush. Wow 63 followers!!! Thank you all so much for your support ;)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Asian Celeb Inspiration: Rainie Yang

Congratulations to Rainie Yang on her TV Golden Bell nomination! (Taiwan's version of the Emmys) YAY! I love how over the years, Rainie's style has changed from Princess of Cute to Queen of Fab. She's grown up a lot in her acting and fashion sense. Hi My Sweetheart was one of my favorite Taiwanese dramas this year so I really hope she wins!!!
Here are some of my favorite Rainie looks from the past year:
Rainie [wearing a Chanel dress] at the 2010 Venice Film Festival with Elanne Kwong
Can't wait to see her in her newest drama 'Sunshine Angel' with Wu Chun!
in an Anna Molinari poppy flower dress
Uh-oh guys, Rainie's a fan of the harem pants -.-

Are you a Rainie fan? What's your favorite drama that she's been in? (Why Why Love is mine ;P)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Raid My Closet Saturdays

Tornadoes in NY? Todo, it's beginning to look like Kansas here.... Thank God my neighborhood was relatively untouched but unfortunately for many people I know, they had to deal with power outages and damaged cars. If you're from NY let me know how the storm affected you, I've been so intrigued by every one's pictures and stories this week! I've never been through a tornado before! The streets looked like a scene from the movie Twister!
The picture on the left is just an example of what many neighborhoods in NY looked like after the tornado.
and now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Jaclyn Smith trench coat; Kate Hill cardigan, blouse from Kohls; Context trousers; Anne Klein ankle booties; black headscarf worn as a tie; earrings from the Young Designers Market in NY; H&M silver headband

Cardigan from Macys; Kimchi Blue tunic; Pants from Strawberry; Nine West sandals; plaid Coach purse

Olsenboye boyfriend blazer, Ralph Lauren polo and pleated skort [official US Open uniform]; Guess sunglasses; Steve Madden tuxedo black oxford shoes

Autumn came early (and is leaving early as it will feel like Summer again next week!) so it was time to break out the cardigans and blazers! For my first and last look I was flipping through some Japanese magazines and was inspired to do a schoolgirl look :P Success? haha

Friday, September 17, 2010

Designer Spotlight: 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2011 Collection

3.1 Phillip Lim is one word ... AMAZING! How can you not love his S/S 2011 collection? Simple and feminine; sheers weren't just plain sheer (some had stripes, polka dots and embellishments, others peaked out under layers) and a variety of colors perfect for Spring! The shoes, the bags, luxurious looking fabrics, oh how I wished I was sitting front row at this show!

I wish a Phillip Lim insider can give a me price tag on some of these pieces, because I need to know how much I need to save to get some of these!

Wondering if I can make sky blue work for me...

This trench coat is sheer genius!

The pattern just draws you in, simple yet complex!

Doesn't this remind you of a doctor's bag? (from the time when doctors made house calls)

The shoes in this collection just have to be highlighted, I've never felt a greater urge to go shoe shopping! lol

If I sound nauseatingly exicted over clothes, it's because I am! When I reached the end of the slideshow for Lim's collection, I cried "It's over? Nooooo!" LOL Nudes mixed with classic blacks; pant suits that are tailored perfectly to accentuate a woman's body, Lim is definitely a favorite of mine! I was so upset that I couldn't go into his store during Fashion's Night Out in NY because his block party was blocking his front door! >.<>
I rate this collection 5/5 runways! Perfection!

I finally found another collection this season worth loving! Who's with me?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Derek Lam S/S 2011 Collection

Chinese-American designer Derek Lam is known as a minimalist when it comes to his designs, but personally I find him absolutely wearable; meaning I would walk onto the runway, grab it right off the model and wear it! Again we see more of the wide legged trousers and whites that we've seen all week except with cleaner lines.

You can never go wrong with a strong print for the summer

Looks like the 60s are back!

I like fitted clothing so those are the ones I decided to feature. Very casual and perfect for work, I really hope Derek considers doing a collaboration line with Ann Taylor; now that would be a match made in fashion heaven!

I rate this collection 3/5 runways!

Do you prefer simple and wearable or unique and Gaga-like? Let me know in the comments below!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Thakoon S/S 2011 Collection

Thai designer Thakoon revealed a collection mixed with all the trends we've seen so far this fashion week; sheers, nude tones, whites, mixed with pops of color and prints. Heads up, it's gonna get nippy in here...

loving the poofy shorts!
Reminds me of a very ethereal nightgown
Officially adding metallic jacket to my list of must haves!
I rarely see snake prints around since everyone is so into leopards, so this was quite refreshing to see!

I kind of wished he had done something this cool in his collection for Target. But alas, the price of non-collab designer goods will always be unreachable for me >.<
Photo Credits go to Zimbio, check out the rest of Thakoon's collection here.

I rate this collection 4.5/5! I almost liked everything I saw!

What are your thoughts on the SHEER trend for next year? Would you wear just a bra under it or do need a tank top?