Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fashion Girls for Japan Sample Sale

Today I stopped by the Fashion Girls for Japan sample sale at The Bowery Hotel. 60+ designers donated pieces for Japan Society's Earthquake fund to aid in the reconstruction for the parts of Japan destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami last March.

 There was a pretty good crowd when it started at noon. A large section for womenswear, with accessories and some shoes and a small section for menswear. As with all sample sales there's no fitting room so be sure to wear a tanktop and leggings if you're too shy to strip down in front of everyone. Every designer donated about 20+ pieces each, so the selection was pretty good.  The prices however were still in the $150-$400 for some of my favorite Asian designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Thakoon. Honestly, I've seen lower prices at their regular sample sales but since this was for charity I can understand only getting a 50% discount. And since my tax return wasn't that much, I only made one small purchase... 

I picked up this pleated crochet skirt by Sea. Orig Price $125, Sample Sale Price $63
I've been looking for a white skirt for a while now and this one was really cute and flattering, I can't wait to wear it! First time I've ever bought anything from this company but I am officially obsessed after checking out their website.

Tomorrow's (Apr.1) the last day so be sure to check it out if you're in NY and show your support! 

Be sure to follow me on twitter @fashionableazns if you would like a heads up on upcoming sample sales in NY!

Happy Shopping! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tokyo Runway Spring/Summer 2012

Hey everybody and by everybody I mean all two of you who still read my blog (Hi Mom! Hi me!). I need to stop being so m.i.a... Anyways, the first ever Tokyo Runway happened this past Tuesday and I wanted to cover some of favorite looks and spring trends.  Similar to the Tokyo Girls Collection that I summarized two weeks ago, Tokyo Runway is a collaboration fashion show between different brands sold in Japan.  The sold out fashion show and concert had over 15,000 people in attendance and took over three stages featuring a total of 40 different fashion collections.  It is like fashion week on steroids!

Spring Jackets

No matter what your style is, Tokyo Runway is bound to have a coat for you.  For the classic girl, you have the simple white jacket with scalloped edges from JugeETTA.  For the downtown hipster girl, a long denim jacket over stripped shorts from Lily Brown can be just the look for you. For the uptown city girl, a classic camel coat or Peter Pan collar can give you the sweet yet sophisticated look of the upper east side. And for the edgy girls who aren't afraid to be too bold, a Roberto Cavalli floral pantsuit may be just what you need to win major spring street style recognition.

Cutouts can give any outfit that subtle sexiness and badass tan lines that every girl loves.
Spring Lace
Lace in the spring/summer can be boho, romantic and sexy. A little goes a long way and it is see through so don't forget to wear a pretty bra underneath, ladies!
Asymmetrical Skirts=Mullet Skirts
Symmetrical skirts are so yesterday, just like straight bangs and terry cloth tracksuits. Asymmetrical is where it's at this season and for the petite girls like myself who have a hard time pulling off a full maxi skirt a Mullet Skirt = mini in the front, maxi in the back is our solution.
Peplums littered the fall runways but why do we have to wait till fall to wear them if they're already available now! This ladylike look can be dressed up for a party or toned down for work, just by changing the right accessories such as belts and shoes.

Spring Hats
The Brits aren't the only hat aficionados, the Japanese also love their hats and in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Which hat style will you be rocking this spring? I love myself a good panama hat for the beach ;)

Click here to see the rest of the runway shown on Three stages!

See you in the next post!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fashionable Asians in Marni at H&M

Hey everyone, hope you're all having a good week so far! There's nothing I love more than a designer collab with an affordable brand, cause you know us Asians like ourselves a bargain ;P So to get you gals excited about the debut of the Marni at H&M collab on March 8, here are some cool Asian celebs wearing pieces from the collection!

I think Annie Yi pulled off this outfit a lot better than the model in the ads, maybe its the pop of color from the Chloe bag or maybe its the fact that she isn't slouching!
Chinese model Liu Wen stars in the ad campaign for Marni for H&M.  I really want that sequined collar, though I could probably just buy the materials at my local Micheals and make it myself for less!
Go Joon Hee wears the "eyeballs" printed dress (am I the only who thinks they look like eyeballs?) accessorized with the Marni white flower necklace worn as a choker.
Girl's Generation's (yea the ones who bring the boys out!)Tiffany was seen wearing one of the polka dotted dresses on MBC Music Core last week
Soo Young paired her head to toe Marni for H&M look with the platformed wooden slingbacks

Park Si Yeon sports the colorblock dress and also accessorized with the white flower necklace and colorblock tote
Freida Pinto belted her colorblock Marni dress and paired it with knee high socks and strappy sandals

What are you looking forward to getting from the collection?  I will be at work not lining up at the store because H&M is being a total douchebag by not debuting this on a weekend :( That is all.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tokyo Girls Collection Spring/Summer 2012

If you've been following my blog since the beginning you know that I always blog about the Tokyo Girls Collection every season and if you didn't know well, now you know! TGC is the biggest collab of Asian fashion in one place featuring clothes from Liz Lisa, Cecil McBee, Beams, etc. This season all the collections followed the theme of "Sherbet Garden," so one can expect lots of pastels, florals and rainbows and sprinkles, ok maybe not the latter but something close to that!

Bold Prints
 Bold patterns and prints make for a very eyecatching runway show, my favorite is the black and white dress with the leopard print that fades into a herringbone pattern.

Floral Prints
 Florals are a must have for every girly girl's spring wardrobe and this season's TGC offered a variety of flowers to choose from.

Minty Greens
 It's not a garden without some greenery, this soft pastel color will be a huge trend color this spring and can be paired with just about every color of the rainbow. Try colorblocking mint green with a bolder color for a sharp look, such as...

Bright Red
 Bright reds are a must for red hot summers. Wear it alone or wear it with other colors for a fresher look.

Statement Skirts
Unlike the photo on the far right (above) keep the top fitted and muted to really pull off a big and poofy statement skirt. With this outfit keep everything minimal and just let the skirt do all the talking!

Click here to see the rest of the show!

Which spring/summer trend are you looking forward to the most?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Announcing the Jason Wu for Target Giveaway Winner!

Hey guys, I know I've been a little m.i.a from the blog, work has just been kicking my butt lately (drove 6 hrs for a presentation the other day -_-) 
Anyways, I wanted to announce the winner of my Jason Wu for Target Giveaway

There were 46 qualifying entries and the winner is.......
Lucky #13! Congratulations Evelina!!!

I'm gonna be mailing this shirt to you when you reply to my email (so check your email!), I hope you like it and show us what you will be wearing it with!!!

Thank you all for entering, I hope to do more giveaways in the future so stay tuned!
Have a great weekend!