November 29, 2006

Black Rabbit by Carina Cid

Black Rabbit by Carina Cid, an independent young designer line for women who possess character and charm. Designing progressive pieces in sophisticated colors, Carina, brings a whimsical breath of fantasy to the sinister smarter woman of the new age.

Black Rabbit is based out of New York City and all items in the collection are handmade here in NY-USA. She is born in Nice, France to French / American parents and has lived most of her life in California or New York.

Carina Cid works from her studio in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her frisky Black Rabbit, "Ghost".

Victor/Victoria: Black Rabbit's sensual silk charmeuse Blouse has a self-tying extra long scarf collar and peek-a-boo open back.

Black Rabbit Wrap a Round Jumpsuit: An easy step into this jumpsuit and a quick wrap to cinch the waist and you are ready to go. Shown in Art Nouveau brushed printed cotton twill. Also available in Solid Black, Red, and Metallic Pink Denim.

Black Rabbit's Lace up Bustier/Corset: A fully lined top with metal spiral Boning. The open work satin side lacing allows you to be covered and supported but still create a little mischief!

(Source: Stars and Infinite Darkness)

November 26, 2006

The Zouave

You ask: What is Zouave? This odd, new rebel pants is terrorising the runways in New York and Paris. And, we're definitely gonna see more variation of this unique silhouette - historically worn by and named for the Algerians of the French army. This Ali-Baba like pants is definitely not for everyone. However, there is something voluminous chic about it - didn't we want something 'fashion forward'? Here you go:

Spring 2007 Ready-To-Wear by Marc Jacobs - My fave Zouave look, so far.

Spring 2007 by Three As Four - absolutely chic.

Spring 2007 by Tom Scott - I heart this look. It's so lazy.

Spring 2007 by Tom Scott - a cheeky alternative.

November 19, 2006

Fashion Face-Off from People

The pop star covers up in her Juicy Couture tweed coat heading out in New York City, while the actress gets ruffled in her beige version at a Big Apple screening.

My Pick: Christina! You can imagine someone like Naomi to carry off a tweed coat but Christina rock this one out. She's looking better every day.

The singer rocked out in her plaid Vivienne Westwood gown at the 2004 Billboard Awards, while the newlywed actress – with husband Thomas Jane – celebrated at a Scottish fashion event in hers last month in L.A.

My Pick: Alright, this one is a shoo-in for Gwen. Patricia looks simply "off" and her boobs look like they're about to explode. And, the hair... ugh.

The British fashionista takes her mod Jovovich-Hawk mini out shopping in London, while the actress – and designer of the dress – hits a morning talk show in New York City wearing hers over jeans.

My Pick: Milla wins hands down! The fem-bot, Victoria can take the back seat. Then again, this look is can look nice both ways but Victoria Beckham is not cool in my book.

It's the hot look for new moms! Holmes went shopping in Beverly Hills in her belted YSL tunic and jeans, while Weisz paired hers with a gray flannel skirt for a screening at the Toronto Film Festival.

My Pick: This is a toughie. But I like Rachel Weisz's look better than Katie's. Classier and more refine.

The Bobby star dazzled in her flowered Pucci minidress for a night out in London, while the British actress took the spotlight at the line's show. And Hilton took to the red carpet in the popular dress in L.A in September.

My Pick: Ooh, I heart this dress! My vote goes to Sienna - love those stockings!

The actress went for silver in her metallic J. Mendel stunner at the Costume Institute Gala in New York, while Ivanka trump tied hers on for an event at the Natural History Museum in New York City.

My Pick:It's a hot dress and I think Rosario looks better as her skin tone reflects beautifully with this dress!

Always the fashionista, Lohan pairs her Pucci dress with cropped leggings at a fashion event in N.Y.C., while the So You Think You Can Dance host shows off the same frock during New York Fashion Week.

My Pick:More Pucci dresses! I'm so into leggings now. So Lindsay Lohan wins this round.

Rossum is all innocence in her Anna Sui frock and headband at a party in L.A., while Richardson paired it with matte black tights for a more sophisticated take in New York City.

My Pick:Emmy Rossum looks like a doll. And, the headband suits the whole cutesy look. However. I'm not wow-ed by Natasha's stocking choice for this dress. Makes her look like a chambermaid.

Text & Images: People

November 10, 2006

Milinery by Rosy Naylor

Hatforms come in unique felt in colors by Rosy Naylor. The Milinery collection is fresh from the crafty minds of Rosy who also create Foxy, the sophisticated line of hats. With cute names like "the curlie", "the doodle", "the crunchy" and "the choppy", I'm hooked with the idea of wearing felt on my head.

November 8, 2006

SFW 06: Runway Highlights

It's a splash of rainbow colours and glamour at this year's Singapore Fashion Week. Let's take a look at the fashionable highlights of Singapore Fashion Week 2006:

I love the construction of this yellow dress and how the collar coils into a huge rosette at the bottom. That's innovation, baby.

We can't get enough of bubble dresses! This sea-blue bubble dress comes with a twist. It doesn't end at the bubble - ah, corny I know.

Doesn't it look like a dessert decor on her head? Well, I'm not a big fan of it but I think it's still quite amusing. The attention is drawn towards her head, not the dress unfortunately.

This dress feels very "summer" to me. But, it's all-year round summer for Singaporeans no? It looks flowy and comfortable. Not ground-breaking but nice.

I love this dress! Prolly my fave among the lot. The color combination is gorgeous and fits perfectly on the model.

The top is hot, the styling is strange. Haha, its like phantom of the "runway", if you ask me.

Sweet dress, not crazy about it though.

November 3, 2006

Singapore Fashion Week 06

It's Singapore Fashion Week again! Let's paint the town red with hot runway shows or perhaps a "sale"? This annual trade show will showcase a series of comprehensive fashion-related trade exhibitions and trade shows featuring the latest designers' collections, brands/ labels and swimwear apparel from the region.

So ladies, mark your calendars for these hot shows:

Asian Young Fashion Designers Contest
4 November 2006, 7pm
Raffles City Shopping Centre

FRESH! - The Graduate Showcase
5 November 2006, 7pm
Raffles City Shopping Centre

Traits Tres Mode
25 October to 20 November 2006
To be confirmed
SG Private Banking Gallery - Alliance

And there's The Fashion Attraction tomorrow (4 Nov) at the Atrium Ballrom, Raffles the Plaza, organized by Conversation Pieces and Save on up to 70% off 3,000 plus designer jeans - labels such as Rock and Republic, Blue Cult, True Religion and other funky dresses, accessories from Conversation Pieces!

For Standard Chartered credit card members, you get an additional 5% off! So, shop till you drop tomorrow. See you there.