22 June 2012

Current Obsession: Crochet

I'm currently experiencing pangs of regret for not learning how to knit when I had the chance. Oh the days of my youth. Fortunately for me, and the rest of us crochet junkies, there are those who paid attention to knitting 101 and became the experts who can bring us stunning looks on the runway a la Isabel Marant's Spring 2012 Collection (this is my favourite look from the collection shown above). 

I especially love this trend because as much as it can be a mainstay in winter, it can also be warm-weather friendly for fashionistas like myself who live closer to the equator.

The Crochet Trend as featured by WhoWhatWear this month
The new crochet has evolved past our grandmother and great-grandmother's skillset (unless you're exceptionally lucky) and come in a wide range of colours and looks for all shapes and sizes and even all dress codes (see Zoe Saldana's elegant look above). I've been doing some digging and compiled a few affordable looks (under US$60) for you to get in on the trend this season with dresses, tops, shoes and swimwear!









8 June 2012

Beyoncé in Paris: All Yellow Everything

Ok so not yellow everything but Beyoncé stepped out with Jay-Z in Paris yesterday (leading up to the European leg of his 'Watch the Throne' tour with Kanye West) wearing this yellow monochrome Surface to Air short suit and looking absolutely radiant. Yellow is enjoying its moment in the spotlight recently from suits to dresses to nail polish. 

She complimented the look with a pair of Spring 2012 Prada Jewel-Toe Flame Sandals and an Alexander McQueen animal print Demanta clutch.

Short suits are a must-have this season and every season actually for those of us who, like myself, live in warm weather climates but would still like the aesthetic of a suit. Admittedly, keeping up with the trends is a daunting task but I believe the short suit can withstand the test of time. You can toss the jacket during the day then throw it on in the evening when it gets a little cooler. It's perfection.



4 June 2012

Rihanna Covers Esquire UK July 2012

In other Rihanna news, the pop sensation strips all the way down (yes, again girl) for the July issue of Esquire UK which hits stands today. She was shot by Matt Irwin in what Esquire is calling her "sexiest ever shoot".

Don't know if it's sexier than GQ's January 2010 Issue or Esquire's own shoot last year when they dubbed her "the sexiest woman alive" but that's a matter of personal opinion. It begs the question though, are sexy and nude synonymous terms now?

Watch the behind the scenes video of the shoot here:

And a quick look at the spread (some of which she shared on twitter):

Will you be rushing to get your copy today or have you seen enough of Rihanna in various states of undress?



Rihanna x Jeremy Scott: Rawr

Rihanna was snapped yesterday wearing these Jeremy Scott x Adidas Leopard Tail high-tops and although I could easily disregard the rest of the outfit (I could do without the pink Joyrich Cash Flow snapback), I must say I really adore these shoes. These are also the shoes she sported at Coachella this year.

I have admittedly scorned curiously studied more than a few of Jeremy Scott's Adidas creations (teddy bears and all sorts of other "sartorial" details which don't need to adorn my feet) but these - I love. I was on the fence about the little tail sticking out at the back but I had to remind myself that this is Jeremy we're talking about after all.

In anything else I would find the addition of a tail repulsive but, as I am a lover of (almost) all things leopard, I find this detail more charming than obnoxious.

Rihanna ready for Coachella..ella...ella.

Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Leopard Tail Sneakers:

What do you think, yea or nay on the high-tops?