The Cashmere Sophistication

1 Dress + 1 Pair of flats + 1 Belt + 1 Bag + 1 Pair of Earrings + 1 Cuff = Style

Dress: Mottled Cashmere & Silk-Blend Dress from Fendi £866.61

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Details: Light gray mottled cashmere and silk-blend sleeveless maxi tank dress with exposed seam sides. Fendi dress has a scoop neck, a racer back and simply slips on. 70% cashmere, 30% silk. Dry clean.

Shoes: Patent Leather Flat Sandals from Bottega Veneta £351.07

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Details: Deep purple and red patent leather flat sandals. Bottega Veneta sandals have an open toe, cutout detailing, buckle-fastening ankle straps and a leather sole. Designer colour: Gladiol/Fever.

Belt: Patent Leather Belt from Oscar De La Renta £412.50

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Details: Black patent leather belt with double strap fastening. Oscar de la Renta belt has a crinkled effect, blackened silver-tone hardware, perforated straps and loops to fasten.

Bag: Jewellery Chandelier Leather Pouch Bag from Donna Karan £1,549.57 (EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM)

The Gunmetal-tone Chain Handle

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Details: Black leather drawstring pouch bag with metal chain and crystal embellishment. Donna Karan bag has a metal mesh trim with transparent crystal studs, silver-tone and bronze-tone metal chain fringing, chains of varying sizes, mutlicoloured Swarovski crystal-studded fringing, a peaked base, chain-trimmed paneling, a long leather shoulder strap, a gunmetal-tone chain handle to hold that can be concealed in the bag and is lined in black twill.

Earrings: Dauphine Glass Pearl Earrings from Lee Angel £78.92

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Mannequin wearing the earrings

Details: Silver-tone metal drop earrings for pierced ears. Lee Angel earrings have glass pearls, crystal-embellished drops, grosgrain ribbon bows and a surgical steel hook to fasten to ear.

Cuff: Hammered Metal Cuff from Antik Batik £68.89

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Details: Gold-tone metal cuff with a hammered effect. Antik Batik cuff has a tapered lip, a burnished effect and a fixed opening to slip on.

Style Note:

Okay, I have a confession to make. I seriously love this dress, very very very much! The moment I saw it and I screamed: “I got to have this in my blog!” and here it is. This Fendi’s light gray mottled cashmere is a casual yet elegant dress allows you to style any ways you like. What I am trying to create here is the look of a sweet casual chick. Couple it with the Oscar de la Renta’s double buckle leather belt that flaunts your silhouette and the pale gray on the dress is just simply perfect for Donna Karan’s black pouch bag that is indeed a bomb that will explode the envious desire of the people around you at the party, definitely! The accessories that I have picked for this look are the wild and rough hammered gold-toned cuff from Antik Batik and sweet and ladylike Lee Angel’s silver-toned drop earrings, pulling off a soft yet tough chic look. Well, if you are not the slim type, don’t you have to worry that as big girls are going to look equally amazing in the dress too, or even dangerous with the seductive curves, just like Beth Ditto!

Source: www.net-a-porter.com

The Cashmere Sophistication

1 Dress + 1 Pair of flats + 1 Belt + 1 Bag + 1 Pair of Earrings + 1 Cuff = Style

Dress: Mottled Cashmere & Silk-Blend Dress from Fendi £866.61

Mottled Cashmere & Silk-Blend Dress

Details: Light gray mottled cashmere and silk-blend sleeveless maxi tank dress with exposed seam sides. Fendi dress has a scoop neck, a racer back and simply slips on. 70% cashmere, 30% silk. Dry clean.


Shoes: Patent Leather Flat Sandals from Bottega Veneta £351.07

Patent Leather Flat Sandals from Bottega Veneta

Details: Deep purple and red patent leather flat sandals. Bottega Veneta sandals have an open toe, cutout detailing, buckle-fastening ankle straps and a leather sole. Designer color: Gladiol/Fever.


Belt: Patent Leather Belt from Oscar De La Renta £412.50

Patent Leather Belt from Oscar De La Renta

Details: Black patent leather belt with double strap fastening. Oscar de la Renta belt has a crinkled effect, blackened silver-tone hardware, perforated straps and loops to fasten.


Bag: Jewellery Chandelier Leather Pouch Bag from Donna Karan £1,549.57

Jewellery Chandelier Leather Pouch Bag from Donna Karan

Details: Black leather drawstring pouch bag with metal chain and crystal embellishment. Donna Karan bag has a metal mesh trim with transparent crystal studs, silver-tone and bronze-tone metal chain fringing, chains of varying sizes, multicolored Swarovski crystal-studded fringing, a peaked base, chain-trimmed paneling, a long leather shoulder strap, a gunmetal-tone chain handle to hold that can be concealed in the bag and is lined in black twill.


Earrings: Dauphine Glass Pearl Earrings from Lee Angel £78.92

Dauphine Glass Pearl Earrings from Lee Angel

Details: Silver-tone metal drop earrings for pierced ears. Lee Angel  earrings have glass pearls, crystal-embellished drops, grosgrain ribbon bows and a surgical steel hook to fasten to ear.
Cuff: Hammered Metal Cuff from Antik Batik £68.39

Hammered Metal Cuff from Antik Batik

Details: Gold-tone metal cuff with a hammered effect. Antik Batik cuff has a tapered lip, a burnished effect and a fixed opening to slip on.
Editor’s notes

Fendi’s light gray mottled cashmere and silk-blend maxi tank dress is a cool urban essential. Wear this love-worn style with a biker jacket and a slouchy bag to up your street-chic credentials. Shown here with Thomas Wylde sandals, Bottega Veneta belt and a Donna Karan bag.

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With a flash of red, Bottega Veneta’s multi-strap deep purple patent leather sandals are the perfect way to inject color into your off-duty wardrobe. Wear them to anchor a tank and voluminous pants. Shown here with a Bottega Veneta bag, pants, bracelet and bracelet and a DKNY shirt.

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Cinch your new-season silhouette with Oscar de la Renta’s lustrous black patent leather belt with double-buckle fastening. Layer this super-slick extra over a vibrant shift to punctuate your look with a bold jet accent. Shown here with a Bottega Veneta clutch and Oscar de la Renta shoes and dress.

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EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Amp up your rock-chic kudos with Donna Karan’s black leather chain-embellished pouch bag, created in collaboration with New York jewelry designer Juniper Rose. Wear this Swarovski-studded style across the body or carry it by the concealed chain-link handle to toughen up an evening look. Shown here with Miu Miu shoes and an Alexander Wang dress.

Editor’s notes

Perfect Grecian-inspired glamour with Antik Batik’s bold gold-tone metal cuff. With a burnished finish and hammered effect, this luxe piece will add a subtle metallic accent to a printed kaftan. Shown here with Jimmy Choo shoes, Tara Matthews bikini and dress and Tom Ford sunglasses.

Editor’s notes

Lee Angel’s silver-tone drop earrings for pierced ears with glass pearl and crystal embellishments are a ladylike choice for an evening affair. Wear these elegant extras to add a dazzling touch to an LBD.

Christmas Street Party

1 Top + 1 Pair of Jeans + 1 Pair of Heels + 1 Bag + 1 Cuff = Style

Top: Midnight Cloud-Print Tee-Shirt from Christopher Kane £200.86

Details: Multicolored jersey T-shirt with a cloud print. Christopher Kane T-shirt has a round neck, short sleeves and simply slips on. 95% viscose, 5% Lycra. Dry clean.

Jeans: Slim-fit Bleached Jeans from D&G Dolce & Gabbana £212.35

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Details: Bleached blue cotton-blend denim slim-fit jeans with five pockets. D&G Dolce & Gabbana jeans have dark blue patches, brown leather designer-stamped patch at back, silver-tone hardware, belt-loops at waist and a concealed zip and button fastening at front. 98% cotton, 2% elastane. Machine wash cold.

Shoes: Patent Multi-Strap Pumps from Emilio Pucci £789.13

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Details: Black patent leather multi-strap pumps with a silver-tone heel that measures approximately 110mm / 4.5 inches. Emilio Pucci pumps have a pointed toe, silver-tone buckle detail at front and buckles to fasten at back, a perforated detail at toe and a leather sole.

Bag: Oversized Leather Shoulder Bag from Jil Sander £1,315.22

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Details: Black leather shoulder bag with two snap-fastening patch pockets. Jil Sander bag has two top handles, folds out to reveal a lengthways zip fastening with a designer-embossed silver-tone zip pull, has a designer-embossed tag, two internal pouch pockets, an internal zipped pocket and is fully lined.

Cuff: Deco Enamel-Covered Cuff from Juicy Couture £147.31

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Details: Gold-tone matte cuff with black enamel finish. Juicy Couture cuff has a Deco-inspired center detail with clear diamanté and faceted black stone, a diamanté push-clasp to fasten and has a designer stamp at one side.

Style Note:

As the title may have implied, this look is perfect for those who want to hit the Christmas party with a high street style. The multi0coloured cloud-print jersey tee from Christopher Kane is a must-have for this season and match it with D&G Dolce & Gabbana bleached blue cotton-blend denim skinny jeans, the casual chic sense is optimised. One of the most eye catching items from the whole look will definitely be the heels, these not just heels but the sharp and fierce black patent leather multi-strap pumps from Emilio Pucci, and tell you what, this pair of heels is a killer! Coming to the accessories such as the oversized shoulder bag that you can carry to work or to the party to show off the whole clean and sleek look of it and the unusually simple bangle is a plus point to enhance the elegance of the high street chicness.

Source: www.net-a-porter.com

A Stylised Christmas

OH MY GOD! Christmas is just around the corner and it is actually less than a week for everyone to get ready for those crazy parties and dinners with friends and families! Well, it’s okay, as long as you are staying with me, I will put together a couple of great looks for you to show off your style for your Christmas eve dinners, after party, Christmas looks and every for New Year. So you guys better be staying tuned to me, as there are more fantastic styles for this great festive seasons, just for you, my dearest readers!

Wish everyone of you out there an early Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dress To Kill Your Colleagues

1 Dress + 1 Cardigan + 1 Leggings + 1 Pair of boots + 1 Bag = Style

Dress: Silk Painted Check Dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs £539.48

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Details: Red and black silk paint-check dress with sash. Marc by Marc Jacobs dress has a belt with gold-tone buckle-fastening, a round neck with ruched gathering at sash side, pin-tuck detailing at waist, belt hooks, concealed zip-fastening at side and is fully lined. 100% silk; lining:100% polyester. Dry clean. Designer color: Intense red.

Cardigan: Cashmere & Silk-Blend Cardigan from Miu Miu £292.70

Details: Black cashmere and silk-blend cardigan with pearlized buttons to fasten at the front. Miu Miu cardigan has a V-neck with piped trim, full sleeves and a ribbed hem. 70% cashmere, 30% silk. Dry clean.

Leggings: Digital Ottoman Ribbed Leggings from Alexander Wang £459.14

Details: Black stretch technical jersey ribbed leggings with tonal panels. Alexander Wang leggings have a slim tonal waistband and simply pull on. 75% rayon, 25% spandex. Dry clean.

Boots: Suede Buckled Ankle Boots from Balmain £813.04

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Details: Red suede ankle boots with a heel that measures approximately 120 mm / 4.5 inches. Balmain boots have cross-over multistraps with silver-tone buckle details, an almond toe, a zip at the back to fasten and simply pull on.

Bag: Hedda Large Tote from Chloé £1,114.34

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Details: Black stamped leather oversized tote bag with gold-tone hardware. Chloé bag has a front pocket with a fold-over flap and turnlock fastening, zip embellishment on sides, a top zip fastening, two top handles, an internal zipped pocket and is fully lined.

Style Note:

My first ever workwear styling is born. In this style formula, I am trying to create a look of successful career woman with the much uncommon mix and match of cardigans and leggings, and this time around I am matching the look with a tote since it is for working purpose.  For those of you who is in my Facebook, you guys will definitely know that this Fendi tote is one of my top favourites! Enjoy!

Source: www.net-a-porter.com

Style Formula – Dress To Kill Your Colleagues

1 Dress + 1 Cardigan + 1 Leggings + 1 Pair of boots + 1 Bag = Style

Dress: Silk Painted Check Dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs £539.48

Details: Red and black silk paint-check dress with sash. Marc by Marc Jacobs dress has a belt with gold-tone buckle-fastening, a round neck with ruched gathering at sash side, pin-tuck detailing at waist, belt hooks, concealed zip-fastening at side and is fully lined. 100% silk; lining:100% polyester. Dry clean. Designer color: Intense red.


Cardigan: Cashmere & Silk-Blend Cardigan from Miu Miu £292.70

Details: Black cashmere and silk-blend cardigan with pearlized buttons to fasten at the front. Miu Miu cardigan has a V-neck with piped trim, full sleeves and a ribbed hem. 70% cashmere, 30% silk. Dry clean.


Leggings: Digital Ottoman Ribbed Leggings from Alexander Wang £459.14

Details: Black stretch technical jersey ribbed leggings with tonal panels. Alexander Wang leggings have a slim tonal waistband and simply pull on. 75% rayon, 25% spandex. Dry clean.


Boots: Suede Buckled Ankle Boots from Balmain £813.04

Details: Red suede ankle boots with a heel that measures approximately 120 mm / 4.5 inches. Balmain boots have cross-over multistraps with silver-tone buckle details, an almond toe, a zip at the back to fasten and simply pull on.


Bag: Hedda Large Tote from Chloé £1,114.34

Details: Black stamped leather oversized tote bag with gold-tone hardware. Chloé bag has a front pocket with a fold-over flap and turnlock fastening, zip embellishment on sides, a top zip fastening, two top handles, an internal zipped pocket and is fully lined.

Style Note:

My first ever workwear styling is born. In this style formula, I am trying to create a look of successful career woman with the much uncommon mix and match of cardigans and leggings, and this time around I am matching the look with a tote since it is for working purpose.  For those of you who is in my Facebook, you guys will definitely know that this Fendi tote is one of my top favourites! Enjoy!

The Perpetual Leisure of Complex Geometries

Was browsing through Jak & Jil Blog and discovered this Canadian label complexgeometries. So then I decided to contact them as I really love the collections and wish to present them in the blog, which is here! And here they are, I present you, the Spring Summer 2010 from complexgeometries.

The Spring Summer 2010 collection from complexgeometries is inspired by the idea of “perpetual leisure”. Without attempting to find a definitive answer, the question is posed “could there be a future where leisure is eternal?” Notably, the shapes are loose and easy, evoking images of the leisure cultures of history. Beach pajamas, retirement communities and clinical attire all inspire the simple, versatile shapes that make up the collection. Additionally, certain styles were conceived as though they were to be made entirely automatically, in a future where all people are perpetually at leisure and machines do all the work. The fabrics are comfortable – cotton t-shirts, linen jeans and silk jumpsuits. Interestingly, there are also metallic finishes contrast casual unisex shapes and sheer fabrics play with light and encourage layering.

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This collection also provides an introduction to the “/” series of collaborations:

  • complexgeometries/harakiri, a jewelry line comprised mostly of sterling silver, alone or mixed with elements of leather, quartz and onyx. Made in collaboration with the artisan jewelery line Harakiri, the movement and simplicity of the pieces reflect the essence of the complexgeometries collection.
  • complexgeometries/Osei-Duro, a multi-functional style designed collaboratively with Osei-Duro. This duo of designers works with women’s work co-ops in Ghana, aiming create a self sufficient and sustainable future for the women involved by helping to develop their skills and businesses. Made from traditional local textiles, the resulting ‘UltraJacket’, is a versatile article that can be worn as a jacket, dress or even shorts.

About complexgeometries

While the look of complexgeometries is distinctive, every aesthetic choice is just as much a conceptual one. Often using standard streetwear as a starting point, the designs examine clothing as a consumer product and as a method of communication, implicating the garments themselves in the everyday lives that inspire them. By gently reshaping standard items of the contemporary wardrobe and questioning the social roles and emotional comfort provided by clothes, complexgeometries has developed a dedicated following around the globe.

The Man Behind complexgeometries

Designer Clayton Evans grew up in a small town in northern Canada. It was during his studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design that he realized his true creative passion was clothing rather than traditional fine arts. Completely self-taught in fashion design but using the technical skills and critical thought processes he learned at school, Evans began creating complexgeometries in 2006.

complexgeometries is sold in select stores around the globe such as Barneys New York, Browns London and Reborn Montreal. For more information kindly contact info@complexgeometries.com or visit www.complexgeometries.com

Credits for the photos:

Photography & Production: Tommy Ton @ Jak & Jil Blog
Models: Dustin Z @ Giovanni Models and Alex Marshall @ Sutherland Models
Hair and Makeup: Designer’s friend
Styling: complexgeometries

P/S: Special thanks to Adam DeKeyser for liaising with me in order to make this post on complexgeometries possible and accessible to all my dearest readers.

The Rock & Roll Chic

1 Dress + 1 Jacket + 1 Pair of Heels + 1 Bag + 1 Cuff + 1 Headpiece = Style

Dress: Embellished Denim Dress from Anna Sui £602.61


Details: Blue denim sleeveless dress with black mesh and burnished bead-embellished trim. Anna Sui dress has transparent and blue gem embellishment and beaded tassels from scoop neck and an exposed zip fastening at the back with a black velvet trim and ring pull. 100% cotton. Dry clean. Designer color: Navy.

Jacket: Leather Motorcycle Jacket from Balmain £7,300.17

Details: Black leather motorcycle jacket with padded peaked shoulders. Balmain jacket has silver-tone hardwear throughout, chain detail at shoulder, an asymmetric zip to fasten at front, zip-fastening pockets at front, push-stud-fastening epaulets, strap and buckle embellishment at sides, a peaked lapel with stud detailing, zips at cropped sleeves and is fully lined. 100% leather. Specialist leather clean.

Shoes: Décolleté 100 Jazz Pumps from Christian Louboutin £330

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Details: Black jazz leather pumps with a heel that measures approximately 100mm / 4 inches. Christian Louboutin pumps have an almond toe and signature red soles.

Bag: Avelene Small Leather Clutch from Burberry Prorsum £176.96


Details: Chocolate leather small clutch with gold-tone zip at top. Burberry Prorsum clutch has a gold-tone chain wristlet at side with frayed signature check fabric detail and has a signature check lining.

Cuff: Leather Cuff from Oscar De La Renta £215.69


Details: Black leather cuff with black coated metal centerpiece. Oscar de la Renta cuff is malleable and can be adjusted to fit all sizes and has an opening to slip onto the wrist.

Hair Accessories: Feather Headpiece from Lanvin £470.61

Mannequin wearing the feather headpiece

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Details: Black and brown feather fascinator. Lanvin fascinator has a comb at back to secure and a silver-tone designer-embossed plaque at back.

Style Note: I have to admit that this look did not come easy. I spent almost half a day to compile the entire look with extremely careful pick from head to toe. This look inspired from my boyfriend’s new fashion crush – the denim shirt. While I was browsing through http://www.net-a-porter.com, I saw the Anna Sui denim dress and I am so drawn to it that I was searching for other side accessories to match her. She is already a heavy dress with the exaggerated embellishments and that’s what make her a heavily beautifully dress. And quite frankly, those picked items are my favourites. For instance, the headpiece is indeed something new for me and it is amazingly exciting to wear one for any occasions, especially those that you can shine in the crowd with the rocker Balmain jacket. This jacket is also another heavy girl with absolute stylish masculinity and the black leather cuff comes in as a baby heavy metal to elaborate the rocker voguishness. Since the top has already been quite heavy, the bottom should be something relaxing and simple – a pair of highly sophisticated and elegant black jazz pump from Christian Louboutin is ideal! The posh small clutch bag from Burberry Prorsum is also a great accessory when you match it with complicated look.

Source: www.net-a-porter.com

Elegantly Chic

1 Dress + 1 Belt + 1 Pair of Heels + 1 Necklace + 1 Cuff + 1 Bag = Style

Dress: Jersey Empire-line Dress from Splendid £189


Details: Taupe jersey sleeveless dress with elastic empire line. Splendid dress has a V-neck, a ruched front and simply slips on. 50% cotton, 50% modal. Machine wash cold only.

Belt: Electric Leather Belt from Temperley London £264.01


Details: Black leather woven belt with pale gold-tone hardware. Temperley London belt has ridged stud detail, a circular buckle fastening at front and an internal designer stamp.

Shoes: Mairin Cross-over Sandals from Tory Burch £325.21

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Details: Black satin cross-over sandals with a heel that measures approximately 120mm / 4.5 inches with a 20mm / 1 inch receded platform. Tory Burch sandals have an open toe, cutout sides and a zip fastening at the back.

Necklace: Chain-Embellished Leather Necklace from Fendi £189.39

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Details: Light brown leather necklace with gold-tone chain embellishment. Fendi necklace has a press-stud and buckle fastening at side.

Cuff: Resin Studded Cuff from Alexander McQueen £168.35

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Details: Black resin cuff with textured pyramid stud detail. Alexander McQueen cuff has an opening at back of wrist and simply slips on.

Bag: Leather Clutch Bag from Miu Miu £459.13

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Details: Black leather clutch bag with gold-tone zip-fastening along the top. Miu Miu clutch has multiple compartments inside, a buckle-fastening side, a logo plaque at front and is fully lined.

Style Note: Attending balls need weapons like these. A taupe jersey dress with simple details is essential, it would be even better if it is matched with a stylish belt that exudes a certain sense of elegance. Coming down, you can have an open toe sandals with bold straps and slim heels. Accessories wise, an extraordinary looking necklace with chain and leather is a plus point, paired with a resin cuff and a simple black leather clutch.

Source: www.net-a-porter.com

Sweet But Not So Sweet

1 Top + 1 Jacket + 1 Pair of Pants + 1 Pair of Heels + 1 Bag = Style

Top: Jersey Printed Bow T-Shirt from Fendi £200.86Jersey Printed Bow T-Shirt from Fendi

Details: White jersey T-shirt with lace ruffle collar and black printed bow. Fendi T-shirt has short sleeves, round neck, ribbed trim on collar and simply pulls on. 100% modal; ruffle: 80% silk, 10% elastane, 10% nylon. Machine wash cold.

Jacket: Wool-blend Tuxedo Jacket from Stella McCartney £1,182.50

Wool-blend Tuxedo Jacket from Stella McCartneyDetails: Black wool-blend twill jacket with contrast textured layered tuxedo lapel. Stella McCartney jacket has a plunging V-neck, concealed hook fastenings at front, button-fastening cuffs with contrast stitch detail, split hem at the back, fold-over flap pockets at front and is lined in silk. 90% wool, 10% viscose; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean.

Pants: Zebra Rats Leggings from Sass & Bide £195.14

Zebra Rats Leggings from Sass & Bide

Details: Cream and bronze zebra-print polyester blend shirred leggings. Sass & bide leggings have a gold shimmer, elasticated waist, contrast stitching at the side and inner leg and simply pull on. 92% polyester, 8% elastane. Hand wash.

Shoes: Holly Strappy Leather Sandals from Givenchy £789.13

Holly Strappy Leather Sandals from Givenchy

Details: Black leather multi-strap sandals with a heel that measures approximately 110mm / 4.5 inches. Givenchy sandals have a high multi-strap ankle cuff, a rivet detail at side and a zip-fastening back with a leather zip pull.

Bag: Stud-embellished Intrecciato Clutch from Bottega Veneta £779.57

Stud-embellished Intrecciato Clutch from Bottega Veneta

Details: Black intrecciato leather clutch with silver-tone faceted metal studs on front. Bottega Veneta clutch has a concealed press-stud fastening, press-stud fastening sides, has a zip fastening central pocket with pouches either side and is lined in taupe suede.

Style Note:

You can always pair the  sweet looking tee shirt with the fierce zebra patterned long leggings, and you will look even more chic with the heeled strappy sandals. If you are attending events, cover up the top part with a masculine looking jacket and a leather clutch will just be perfect for the day or night look.

Source: http://www.net-a-porter.com

Zip up your boots

Coming across these few boots, I am so excited to introduce them to you guys out there who always fall into boots, and you know what, this would be the best time to show off the best boots that you got for this Autumn Winter, despite the fact that we actually have Summer the whole entire year here in Malaysia.

Suede Zipper Boots from Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain USD 1,975

Mr. Zanotti has created for Balmain a to-die-for rock and roll fantasy styled in soft suede and embellished with silver zippers from top to toe. The zippers have a bit of crisscross action going on at the foot and ankle, and all zippers actually do zip should you wish to do so. There have a 10″ shaft, so they are a mid-calf style. The shaft is 10″ and the suede covered stiletto heels are 5″ high. In black.

 

Suede Zipper Boots from Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain
You can match it with a cocktail dress in strong hues like black, white, red or anything sharp and outstanding. Apart from that, it would look nice with a pair of sharp coloured legging layered beneath a super short skirt. Since the details on the boots are already very complicated which are also the most beautiful thing about the boots, no complications should be added on top.
Suede Slouch Buckle Boots from Jeffrey Campbell USD 285

When the need is casual, soft and slouchy, here you go. These boots are styled in soft medium weight suede with four contrasting leather buckled straps along the front. They have a 14″ shaft, a 14 1/2″ calf, and a 1/2″ heel. In grey with weathered blue straps or caramel brown with dark brown straps.

 

Suede Slouch Buckle Boots from Jeffrey Campbell
From far, it might look a bit like bandage. That’s why I love it so much! It exudes a flair of casual elegance, so I would recommend you to wear it with something casual, and trust me, they are great for rainy days especially recently.
Leather Buckle Booties from Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain USD 1,195

Straight off the runway boots from the exquisite Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain collection. They are fall’s essential bootie style, downtowned up with leather straps with buckles running crisscrossed from foot to ankle. To complete the look, the straps have belt loops accented with silver studs. The leather is relatively stiff and luxe. They fasten at the back with a 4″ zipper. The shaft is 5″ and the stiletto heels are 4 1/2″ high. In black.
Leather Buckle Booties from Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain
After the previous boots with excessive zips, this one is overly buckled. Hell yeah, buckle all the way to party. This pair of boots is splendid for those of you who wants to get wild and show it all out!
Adriane Zipper Suede Booties from Pour La Victoire USD 325

Pour La Victoire locks into the downtown edge trend with suede booties ringed with silver zippers. The half unzipped embellishments are just for show, however, as they do not zipper open or shut. The booties have a pointed toe, a rear zipper, a 1″ covered platform and a 4 1/2″ covered heel. The shaft measures 4 1/2″ high. In black.
Adriance Zipper Suede Booties from Pour La Victoire
This pair of booties is perfect when you match it with a pair of skinny denim, or long black leggings.
Terry Buckle Zipper Boots from Chloé USD 1,195

Mega rocker chic from Chloé. These boots have three zippers (with two just for looks at either side) plus a functional zipper at the back so you don’t have to undo the straps to get them on and off. The four 1″ wide straps run up the boots and buckle at the sides. They have a 3 1/2″ chunky stacked wood heel — a bit chunkier than usual from Chloé — with a 9″ shaft and a slightly rounded toe. The leather is medium weight and rugged. In black.Terry Buckle Zipper Boots from Chloe
This rocker chic pair of boots from Chloé is a must-have if you are a die-hard fan of rocks! Go all black with it. The black leather jacket, black skinny jeans and the Terry buckle zipper boots, perfect for a rocker’s concert!
Suede Buckle Boots from Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain USD  1,595

Beyond fierce boots that capture all the trends in one beautiful Balmain package. They have fall’s essential foldover cut and must-have edginess — they buckle from top to bottom with wide suede straps and shiny silver buckles. The boots are a pull on style. The shaft is 10″ and the 5″ heels are suede covered. To die for. In black.
Suede Buckle Boots from Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain
If you think what you have seen before this are not fierce enough, take this!
Suede Short Buckle Boots from Loeffler Randall USD 750

Go way south of the over the knee trend with these short suede boots from Loeffler Randall. They are a classic style rocked up a bit with suede straps and silver buckles. They have a 9 1/2″ shaft and a 1″ covered wedge heel. In black.
Suede Short Buckle Boots from Loeffler Randall
For me, short boots are more suitable for small sized girls who has slim legs. No offense, but for ladies who has larger size, short boots are not so good to go with. Also, it will definitely boost up the elegance pairing it with long jeans.

Put the cotton on

It was actually my sister who is working for a local brand in Singapore that introduced Cotton On to me. Whenever she goes home to during Chinese New Year, she will show me the vintage Rubi shoes, oversized tops etc that she bought at Cotton On Singapore. She also told me that this is like her favourite brand that whenever she is going out, Cotton On is a must visit fashion outlet and the worst part is, everytime she goes in, she won’t come out empty handed. Yes, finally Cotton On is now available in Malaysia. For those who don’t know about Cotton On, it is an Australian fashion label which has been available in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US, and soon in Mainland China.

The Pavilion outlet was the first one that I bumped into with my sisters a couple of weeks ago when my family visited me in KL. I was thrilled to the max when I saw it. And my sister was like, “I thought you said that there is no Cotton On in Malaysia,” and I replied, “Yeah! Well, it’s been ages that I didn’t come to Pavilion. So whatever!” How embarrassing that was you know? Before Cotton On, there was actually another Spanish fashion brand, Springfield that occupied the spot. I don’t know what happened to that brand, but apprently the business was not that good, otherwise it would not have closed down and now new brand has taken up the space.

From their website, http://www.cottonon.com.au, it says that The Cotton On Group is a retail powerhouse for its winning combination of globally relevant fashion at affordable prices. It all began back in 1991 with one store in Geelong, Victoria. From modest beginnings, Cotton On has quickly evolved into a bona fide fashion destination boasting 600 stores and 4500 employees. The original Cotton On offer has expanded to successfully branch into intimates, sleepwear and activewear with Cotton On Body; children’s fashion with Cotton On Kids, footwear with Rubi shoes; and gifts and stationary with Typo.

For me, Cotton On offers a new variety of vintage fashion choices at a more affordable price. Compared to Topshop / Topman, Cotton On has more clothings with cheaper price while the style remains chic and stylish. It is truly a cheap and chic vintage fashion must have! For guys, they have t-shirts, shorts, tanks, shirts, cardigans, bottoms, accessories like shoes and caps. For women, they have lots of vintage tops and bottoms, not forgetting the Rubi shoes.

For more info, always log on to http://www.cottonon.com.au. Cotton On is now available at Pavilion (Near Foerver 21)  and One Utama (Next to G2000).