Friday, 19 June 2009

i luv isla

"all i know is that i've ruled out wearing fairy wings.  when i was nine i wanted to get married in fairy wings, and now i realise that's not cool anymore."
- isla fisher

how hot did isla (pronounced eye-lah) look on the red carpet of brüno's london premiere?  her body-con grey hervé léger mini paired with pringle strappy sandals and chunky mawi jewellery were perfection.  hair and makeup were also to be highly commended - whilst the lips were classic and defined, the hair was modern and easy/relaxed.  i certainly hope i look as good as that a year and a half after i give birth.  all photographs care of shopping the trend.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

work with me now

"you'll take what I give you and you'll like it. we're doing this dolce for you. and shoes. jimmy choo's. manolo blahnik. nancy gonzalez. love that. okay, narciso rodriguez. this we LOVE. uh, it might fit. it might."
- nigel to andy in the devil wears prada

brace yourselves, ladies. it's jimmy choo's turn to crossover with h&m. do your christmas shopping early this 14 november (don't worry - it's a saturday) and get in line not only for some sexy strappy sandals but also a collection of women's rtw to match and even men's footwear, handbags and assorted accessories. nice!! i wonder what the fit will be like? i've tried zara and they make a surprisingly sturdy and well-finished shoe. can't wait for a fit and feel. all photographs care of h&m.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

what's your passion for fashion?

"i wouldn't know how to find eBay on my computer if my life depended on it."
- marc jacobs

unfortunately, photographs were not allowed inside the premises of lv's a passion for creation (although i was not banned from walking throughout with my camera around my neck sans lens cap).  fret not though, as my favourite piece was the building wrap for which viewing required the relinquishment of no pennies.  it was different to chanel's portable gallery by zaha hadid in that there was nothing interactive.  the 3/f had several "emerging hong kong artists" on display - a set of windows with various aluminium frames was very subtle and induced a giggle.  hkd30 at the hong kong museum of art.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

earily fabulous

"the right to be heard does not include the right to be taken seriously."
- hubert h humphrey

chandeliers have been so IT this spring and continue to be for fw09.  i bought a pair today because i was cornered into putting down a deposit at one particular bridal boutique (ms mandongas has her customers pay before they sample) and didn't enjoy their "service" so wanted to just spend the money (it's redeemable) and get out of there.  how is a bride to choose when limited to a three-gown try-on??!!  at least i got a nice accessory at the end of the ordeal.  just please tell me you can't pick which is the wedding pair.... 

Monday, 15 June 2009

more karl-isms than you can chew

"fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair."
- karl lagerfeld

i recently hunted this down and watched it after being exposed to all the buzz around audrey tatou and coco before chanel.  it is a day (365 x 3 it actually ended up taking) in the life of karl - up close and very personal.  the designer divulges details of his relationship with his mother, his creative process and why there really is no need for forgiveness.  at one point, the audience is even taken skincare shopping!!  he speaks about celebrities and their relationship with fashion and also the intricacy of balancing dreams with business in our times.  as a film, it is funny and engaging because the footage feels real and unscripted - he is forthcoming with every prompt of the interviewer.  i could watch it 10 times!!  irresistible!!  available from hmv for hkd199.
all runway photographs care of