Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lanvin Toute L'anne!



photocred: luisaviaroma

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Über-chic "just because" gifts*

*Teddy bear shaped marshmallows dressed in chocolate by Sonia Rykiel make an adorable gift to the sweet tooth in your life - the bow tie is killing me! <3 

*5 Euro Coin designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the 125th anniversary of Chanel, which will definitely be sentenced to the piggy bank for life. 

*The cutest t-shirts poke sarcastic fun at the current financial crisis:

Karl, Marc, and John adoooooore the crisis. (it sold out)

The crisis and I are pals on facebook

happy giving! 


via colette.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"In the heat of the jungle, in the heat of the night, sat an African princess in the pale moonlight."

Spring 2009 trend: Tribal accessories. 

From Dior's shoes adorned with fertility goddesses as heels, to LV's Frafra warrior mask shoes, 'tis the season to go tribal! 

Dare to wear? 


photocred:, coutureture, posttitle: Chris Isaac's "In the Heat of the Jungle".

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Quite a photo shoot, hmm?

In a country where 465 million citizens live off 1.25$ a day, here goes a debate as to whether or not Vogue India was being sensitive enough about living conditions of millions of Indians. The 16-page photo shoot above triggered the debate between Vogue India's editor and the Indian citizens. Vogue India defends its work by saying it reflects "the power of fashion", and that "fashion is no longer a rich man's privilege. Anyone can carry it and make it look beautiful." Arguments against the photo shoot include descriptions of it -in local newspapers-as being distasteful, tacky, and vulgar. 

Featuring a toothless old man carrying a Burberry umbrella, a child from a poor family wearing a Fendi bib, do you think Vogue India took it too far? Or does their photo shoot really send a strong positive message across? I seriously doubt the latter. Tres intriguing nonetheless. 

photocred: nytimes, highheelconfidential

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

January 5th.. when we get to watch the next episode of Gossip Girl! I literally can't wait! UGH! Do not watch this promo until you watched ep. 13. 

I heart Chuck Bass. 

xoxo, N.

"Santa Claus is coming to town, and to have her list ready will be as easy as a song"

I see. I love. I want. ;p

Lanvin dolls, signed with love, inspired by the SS09 collections. Fabulousss collector's item! Waitlist on Brownsfashion xx


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Who should dress the First Lady?

Designers presented Michelle Obama sketches of the gown she will eventually be wearing for the Inauguration ball. What's your favorite pick?

Elie Tahari

Peter Som


Oscar De la Renta

Marc Jacobs

Monique L'huillier



Carolina Herrera



Betsey Johnson



photocred: wwd

Sunday, November 30, 2008

a showpiece ..

...for the jetsetter ;p 

"An exclusive piece by Samsonite Black Label: this re-edition of 1920's trunks dressed up for winter in Crystallized Swarovski Elements. Only 30 pieces sold in Europe!"

This sparkly show-stopper will set you back a hefty €19,000. Available at Colette!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Is the fashion magazine industry being swallowed by digital media? With plentiful fashion blogs out there, who keep fashion fanatic readers updated on a daily basis (or hourly lol), are magazines losing their touch? By the time a magazine hits the shelves, is the content already old news? Well, not really news in the case of Vogue and co., but readers who buy magazines do so in anticipation of getting a glimpse of whats new for the month and season. However, with the ever so booming world of fashion blogs, will magazines be a thing of the past?

Personally, I noticed that in the last couple of months, I looked less forward to magazines than I used to. Once upon a time, I used to pass by to get magazines every Monday and Thursday, religiously!

The recession is not helping either. How many of you noticed the the December issue of Vogue does not live up to its regular standards? Many magazines were forced to cut down atleast 10% of their pages to keep up with current economic woos. So sad!

to magazines staying around forever! 




Monday, November 10, 2008

Hippie glam.

"When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more"

Just when you thought you're all set for fall, from cashmere cardigans to the perfect coat to fabulous scarves, comes along a special something that will knock your socks off ;p but you better put them back on while trying Louboutin's Forever Tina fringe boots, "the" statement piece of the season! Im telling you, it's the one. It made my heart flip and set the butterflies in my tummy free. They are love molded into the form of boots that sway ever so chicly with every step you take. Lol I know eshda3wa thats way too much drrrramaaa but you know what I mean ;p you have to check them out! An instant boost to any bland outfit - not that you wear that anyway ;)

shorter version of a fringe boot x

knock them dead ;p


photocred: J&J, mytheresa
lyrics via sing365

Sunday, November 9, 2008

the cutest gesture..

comes in a hamper! ;p exclusive to Selfridges, Anya Hindmarch designed hampers for the festive season. The ultimate girl hamper includes Essie nail polishes, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Pretty Women DVDs, an ipod, a Diptyque candle, cashmere socks, the cutest tin of biscuits in the shape of Anya handbags, and many more delights.

You can totally make your own hamper! the cutest way to send a gift x 



Make a statement...

...with your winter coat! 

A fabulous coat is a great investment, tres versatile and can easily be dressed up or down. Finding the perfect coat may take time and hunting efforts but is totally worth it ;p Keep in mind the many shapes to consider for fall whilst shopping, and choose what suits your outfits and outings best. Keep an eye for cocoon, defined, seamed, and loose cut coats. 

Cocoon coats are perfect for layering. Wear over a fitted outfit to balance it out. Opt for skinnies and a well fitted top. 

Defined coats are belted, defining the waist. A trench coat falls under the defined category. It is usually considered as rain gear because of its nylon material. 

Seamed coats, also known as pea coats, are buttoned and seamed above the waist. The shape of this coat falls under the statement category and is considered practical for every day use at the same time. 

Loose, undefined coats are the perfect cover up for a fitted dress paired with opaque tights.

Other fabulous details on coats are bell sleeves, tiered voluminous layers, skinny sleeves, A-line shapes.

take your pick ;p 


cred: fashionera, harpers, burberry