Tagged: Dress

Blushing Lace

This past weekend, I was thrilled to prance around a suburb in the outskirts of Chicago in one of my favourite all lace dress.  I see lace as the quintessential touch of femininity that adds to any wardrobe. Lace is something that will enjoy longevity in the market simply because it can be very versatile. Walk into any retail, and I promise that you will find something that has some lace on it. This is old news. What is up and coming is blush.

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Powerhouse fashion forecasters like Trend Council and Fashion Snoops are already on it, naming variations of blush to be something to look out for on the runways this fall.

http://trendcouncil.wordpress.com/

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http://www.fashionsnoops.com/

Why not indulge in these lovely tones today?  The beginning of summer is the perfect time to add vibrant colours to your pastel pieces! Here’s how I wore it down below.

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IMG_5168My colour palette was very neutral for the day to keep the look clean, but I would love to see how you would wear your blush!

Thanks for reading!

Much love,

Vi

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A Diamond in the Rough

Hello!

It has been a very, very long time since I’ve posted…I went on a hiatus before even making much progress, haha. Let’s hope that I have more discipline this time ;p! Anyway, I have decided that rather than posting pictures of myself and my own outfits (because my dear photographer/camera is very far from me at the moment 😦 ), I would post inspirations instead.

 I think that getting excited, looking forward to something always makes life a bit brighter. Especially at this time of the year, when the sun sets early, and that gloomy cloud is getting a bit too comfortable here, we have to try extra hard to look for that silver lining. My primary passion at the moment is expressing myself and my style through fashion. I had a lot of fun putting this look together!
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I have always thought of Fashion as art. What you do with art – that is style. People sometimes have difficulty defining what refinement is.To me, refinement is not found in the brilliance of jewels, nor is it found in the volume of one’s wardrobe. Refinement is found in being able to truly express yourself, raw and whole. It doesn’t matter what your style is, if you can own it with confidence, I can respect that as refinement at its finest.
All my love,
Vi

Throwback Thursday : Wrapped in Illusion

I’ve been feeling particularly reminiscent as of late, so I thought a throwback Thursday post would be the  most appropriate outlet.

In a recent interview, I was asked what my biggest challenge back in my styling days was. It wasn’t hard to tell the interviewers that it was making an impromptu dress on set… In my previous blog, I titled the post “Recipe for a dress”. 2 hours, 1 pair of chopsticks, 1 meter of fabric and 456323  (not literally) safety pins later, I completed the dress. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to prepare for it but I couldn’t really.

The shoot was actually for a photographer who wanted pay homage to a W magazine editorial featuring Anne Hathaway. I was given very specific idea as to what the photographer had wanted to see on the model. She wanted to see this dress.

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She had given me one image to work from, and admittedly, it was a bit difficult to derive something from a dress that looks like a white bed sheet tied miraculously into a standing, graceful bow. I knew that this wasn’t going to be a dress that I could find in a store or pull from a rack – this was going to be my time to shine! As my knowledge of sewing is non-existent (save for sewing like a pro in straight lines), I thought that I was going to take a stab at draping and safety pinning the dress – which I did end up doing.

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This piece of fabric was what I had chosen in the end…My apologies for the wrinkles , but this was taken after the shoot, after I had painstakingly retrieved all the safety pins from it. I knew the shoot was going to be monochrome, and so grey was the colour to go ; the more important factor was the sheen of the fabric and how well it reflected light. I spent a good hour in the fabric store comparing and touching fabric rolls before I found this.

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Here we are, the work in progress, before I had finished tweaking the bow. I’ll have you know that the two chopsticks behind the bow were still dignified and not broken into several pieces to make this bow so perky. I’m not ashamed to say that my dear model Hailey went through quite a bit of hurting for this dress (much love to this beautiful girl).

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Make-up Artist : Joyce Yeh

The finished result…It took two hours of sweat, blood and self pricking, but I was able to wrap our model in the illusion that is this “dress”. Homage paid and creativity birthed, this shot was a witness to one of the greatest challenges that I’ve faced on set.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this throwback…It certainly made me miss my photo shooting days!

Much love,

Vi