17.10.14

bliss in bali

Dress: Boutique in Bali | Hat: Urban Outfitters| Sunglasses: Raybans | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Greetings from Bali! I have just spent the most relaxing week soaking up Bali's sunshine and haze-free skies while eating deliciously raw food. Above is an outfit I wore while staying at a spa retreat in Ubud. Situated high above the trees, you are greeted with peaceful tranquility and scenic views, which are the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Singapore's constant buzz. It's so nice to be away from school work (even if it is only 5 days) and relax with no distractions. For my outfit, I kept it fairly simple as I didn't go out of the resort during my span of the trip. I threw on this gorgeous Kaftan which is perfect to wear over a bikini and also extremely comfy. I paired it with my most-used closet item which is this black fedora from Urban Outfitters. I literally used this hat every day of the summer and use it whenever I find the excuse to! To me, it gives off a very Annie Hall vibe, which is what I love the most about it!
What do you think of this outfit?
xoxo
Nicole

6.10.14

TGR picks from NYFW

This post is long overdue as NYFW was almost a month ago, but below are my favourite looks from fashion week. Whilst I was looking at the collections, I noticed that florals were a reoccurring trend in the collections, creating a very fresh and summer-y look to try and bring back traces of the summer. Some favourites of mine included Tanya Taylor and Rebecca Minkoff as their collections managed to portray the classic summer look. The looks at Michael Kors were classic and feminine with the dewy and fresh-faced models donning very fresh clothes. What I loved most about the Rebecca Minkoff collection was that the clothes were extremely wearable. The floppy hat was a must-have staple for me in the summer providing some extra flair to any outfit and most importantly sun protection so it was nice to see it incorporated into the models' outfits.
Edgy designs, clothing with an attitude and rocker models are what comes to mind when I think of DKNY, and it was no exception this time. Their collection was eclectic and the models donned neck chokers, giving off a very street vibe. DKNY definitely managed to capture city looks into this collection, excelling at what the brand does best. Swaying away from the rocker city girl look, comes the elegant and stylish city woman which is exactly what Alice and Olivia's collection captured. The designer took a modern spin on inspiration from the 70s and 50s for her collection. Some favourites of mine included high waisted pants and tea dresses, all in fresh cream hues. My motto when it comes to Alexander Wang is that he can do no wrong which is what he definitely did this time. Although I was a bit skeptical when I read that his motif was recreating famous sport shoes styles into clothing, he managed to skilfully pull of what could have been a disaster. The edgy mini skirts made the collection ultra cool his collection illustrated a fearless city girl.

What were your favourite looks from fashion week?
xoxo
Nicole

1.9.14

Pink Beauty

The past few months the fashion world has been filled with pink. The feminine hue has been injected into people lives in the form of long coats, fur throws and jewellery. For someone who isn't too into thinking pink, adding pink through your beauty routine is a marvel idea. Nail polishes and lip glosses are subtle but are perfectly everyday way to don this look. 

1. Chanel Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss, 57 Insolence: What a mouthful! This colour is a quintessential pink colour. I love wearing it as the focus of the makeup, or to complement a look. Also, as the name might suggest, it is long wear, which means ideal for school!

2. Victoria Secret Shiny Kiss, Candy Baby: I cannot begin to explain my love for these lip glosses. They're sticky, shiny, tasty, and pretty. Add the affordability and you've got yourself a winning product.

3. Korres Lip Butter, Jasmine: For those who want something sheer and hydrating, this lip butter is great. It adds a thin layer of neutral pinkness to the lips, and suits all skin tones.

4. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, Sweet Dreams: This colour is that one bright shade that works through every season. Its unexpected for the autumnal months and makes you reminisce about warmer days. 

5. MUA Nail Polishes: MUA nail polishes come in a variety of different hues, purple-y pinks to pale rose colours. They're compact, but with a big brush that lets you apply them evenly and thickly. The fact that they only cost a pound each is just the cherry on the top. 

6.  Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish, Pulsating: This nail polish is absolute perfection if you're a little lazy with your nails, like me. All you need is one coat, one application to get a strong, bold, and opaque colour. The metallic-y essence of the colour makes it a more fall/winter colour but the bright colour adds a pop to those grey, autumn days.
xoxo
Eli