Yes, you can be your own designer without having to pay an arm and a leg. If you like a particular design, you could wear it!
That’s the own gist of DIY Fashion, which incidentally I have blogged about in 2010. I do realise that I have been revisiting old topics these days. A sign of fashion revival? Or an indication that this blog has covered many themes over the span of ahem… close to 6 years?
I digressed. With the advent in printing technology, you could now easily introduce your favourite picture or pattern and wear them with pride – as a watch, or on your nails!
Customise your own nail wrap!
We know that Taobao is the shopping hub for anything possible and in terms of cheongsams, the Chinese website is literally the heaven for both traditional and contemporary dresses!
In this post, I shall share with you some of my picks from Taobao stores, which now accept DBS credit cards for payment and delivers to Singapore. For 101 shopping tips at Taobao, please click here.
Please note that I have not bought from any of these stores and cannot vouch for credibility or quality of the dresses. You may wish to refer to the item rating or shop rating on Taobao for more information.
(from left) Black Mandarin Collar Dress with Exposed Zip (S$108), Long sleeve Silk Dress (S$151), Long sleeve Cheongsam Dress with Street Art Print (S$116)
Chinese New Year is merely a month’s away and I am sure many of you are scouting for your brand new outfit for the occasion.
I have consolidated some new cheongsam dress collections from various online stores as a reference.
Fashion. They do go through a revival, don’t they? I remember more than 20 years ago, during the era when Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt were an item, backpacks were the IN thing. (Oops, did I just revealed my age?)
Remember the vintage Moschino black backpack adorned with movable gold letter alphabets? And Alicia Silverstone and her tiny little bag in our favorite movie “Clueless”?
Fast forward Fall/Winter 2014, backpacks are back in the game once again.
Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (1995)
I wished the collection could be launched a bit earlier but I guess we can always start prepping for the next winter holiday.
House of Holland and Roxy has tied up again for a winter wear capsule collection. Check out how cute these items are!
Happy New Year!
Finally in the last instalment of my “Best of 2014″, I present some of my Fashion Faves for the year.
For this year’s party, you can consider ditching your usual chiffon/prom dresses or those sequin numbers. One dress-up idea I have for you to experiment is this year’s season trend: the Cut-Outs.
Indeed, the Cut-Out style has proliferated most of the trendy pieces this Summer and now they are “invading” the party frocks. If you would like to explore something chic and flirty this year, here are some dresses worth considering.
You have already made a bold statement with the cut-out patterns, so neutralise that with the evergreen Black hue for your dress (pun intended).
(from left) Lovers + Friends Cutting Corners Dress US$59.40, Herve Leger Nora Lattice Dress US$654, Bec & Bridge Layla Body Dress US$224