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Showing posts from April, 2014

Thoughts: Sephora coming to Australia

This article has been released a while but it appears that Sephora is planning to open a store here in Sydney. This piece of news is something many girls are excited about, including myself. We all hope that it will bring some competition and drop the prices of makeup here but realistically speaking, I don't think that's going to happen.

On the bright side, my friends will finally know what Sephora is. I bought some of them makeup last time I was in the US and they had no idea what Sephora was. Urban Decay and Tarte will hopefully be available to Sydneysiders and perhaps the rest of Australia via post before you make your way around. I'm not sure if it'll sell NARS and Stila since Mecca's already a stockist here.

It was updated that it'll be in Sydney CBD Westfield (Pitt St Mall). Rent is very expensive in the Pitt St Mall, but if it's going to be as crazy as I think it'd be (along the lines of the Zara and Topshop openings), it's coming here to sta…

My Style: Signature Fragrance

This is a new segment. It serves as a log for my style and its evolution. This can be anything from clothes and accessories to makeup and perfume - things that contribute towards an outfit. 

Fragrances had made a mark on me since I was small. My mother has a small collection of perfumes which I wore occasionally as a child. My first perfume was Dior J'adore. I wore it only on special occasions but I wouldn't consider that my signature because I only wore it a couple of times a year.

A signature fragrance is one that you want people to associate with you and it hints something about your personality. It's not one that goes along with fashion but it reflects your style. If you wear it frequently enough, people will begin to associate that scent with you.

My signature fragrance was Annick Goutal's Petite Cherie EDT. I loved it for a while but I've felt a need for change. It's definitely a scent for a girl but not deep enough for woman. Another reason for the chang…

What I Bought: Statement Necklace

Statement necklaces were never really my thing but with an intent to change up my style, I thought I'd get one. I took advantage of the sales and bought mine from ASOS. I used a coupon code to obtain a further discount and paid about AUD$23 for this necklace. It's not cheap but I think it's moderately priced for a sale item.

You can find the necklace here.

I chose the necklace because it fit most of the criteria for my first statement necklace:

Design - not too big, chain not too long.Materials - no plastic. I wanted sturdier materials.Price - nothing more than AUD$30.
It is very dressy and I plan to use this whenever I want to glam up an outfit.

Trends: Checks

We're now in autumn in Australia. Check patterns are almost ubiquitous now. Thank tartan for being a recurring trend for quite some time. However, patterns like houndstooth, gingham and Prince of Wales check popped up on the runways as well as various types of tweed (houndstooth is the most popular). Now I love my checks but there's only so far I would go for them.

Autumn/Winter 2013/14Houndstooth The classic tweed was featured on various runways. In Christian Dior, it was mostly kept classic and minimal. Comme des Garcons featured the classic houndstooth on some unusually shaped garments. Rag & Bone opted for a grey and black houndstooth and used various textured fabric to create an asymmetrical garment. 

Tips: Wear houndstooth in moderation for a casual look but if you're daring enough, you could do a houndstooth suit.
Pattern-on-pattern / Pattern-mixing Pattern-in-pattern is exactly what it is. Tommy Hilfiger introduced a series of garments in which a houndstooth patt…

Event: Essie Pop-up @ Pitt St Mall, Sydney

Essie has been around for a few months if I could recall the first time I stumbled upon them being sold in Priceline. I loved Essie for their neutral range.

Just before Fashion Week, Essie has opened a pop-up in the Pitt St Mall, offering complimentary mini-mani (just girls putting the nail polish of your choice onto your nails), a take-home nail polish (that too is complimentary) and a $10 off voucher when you buy 2 Essie nail polishes at Priceline.

For the mini-mani, you get to choose anything from their collection sold in Priceline. I initially had my eye on Midnight Cami (what I wanted to buy). I eventually went with pastels - something I don't normally wear and picked Tart Deco for all my fingers except for my ring finger, which was reserved for Mint Candy Apple. It's a nice way to try some Essie nail polishes for free before buying them. I can tell you that I won't be buying Tart Deco. The first coat was way too streaky and any streaky nail polish frustrates me to no…