Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sporty Spice in Koi Suwannagate/Phillip Lim

For my cousin's 30th birthday celebrations at a beautiful vineyard, I decided to dress down my 3.1 Phillip Lim (& Koi Suwannagate) rosette tank dress for comfort. Sorry the pics are so weird & grainy, was playing around with Picasa...

3.1 Phillip Lim (& Koi Suwannagate) rosette tank dress
Velvet (brand, not fabric) black leggings
Claude Maus navy silk chiffon hoodie
Dries Van Noten buckle sandals

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Playing around with Picasa again

It was an absolutely beautiful & fun afternoon with amazing food and scenery...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Recent Buys: I'm SO excited!

That I just can't hide it!


Dries Van Noten beaded & sequinned sandals (my dream shoes!) & Stella McCartney wooden wedges (except mine are patent)

Monday, April 20, 2009

And the bride wore white...

Last Saturday I got to revisit the magical place I was married in, as my cousin had her wedding in the exact same beautiful spot.

My cousin was the most beautiful bride ever, in a stunning drapey grecian goddess gown by Australian designer Collette Dinnigan. My pictures don't do justice to the incredibly stunning crystal detailing on her ivory silk satin one-shoulder drape gown...

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Collette Dinnigan SS08

My gorgeous mom, visiting from Brazil, wearing a silk Perri Cutten coat dress over my Empire Rose silk dress, and Fendi Forever Mini Boston bag (a gift from my mother-in-law). Also, not pictured, she wore the shoes I wore as a bridesmaid to my sister's wedding (one size too big for her, remedied with 'Party Feet'). I wore my YSL wedding shoes...

Willow draped silk dress
Yves Saint Laurent Dada semi-wedges in Platino
Dries Van Noten clutch
Tom Binns Faux Real cuff
Swarovski 'tennis bracelet' (30th b'day present from my sister)
Sportsgirl acrylic ring (bought this years ago for $1.50!)

YSL Dada semi-wedges - my wedding shoes
Bridesmaid shoes

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dries Van Noten and Harem pants

Quick outfit pic before I head out for dinner (Thai, my favourite):

Dries Van Noten silk top SS'06
Sass & Bide Harem pants
Dries Van Noten cognac & black leather sandals FW'08


How I'd love to have the matching skirt and obi...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2009

DVN FW2009 collection

I know this was shown quite some time ago, but I need time to 'digest' all the incredible collections shown at the various 'Fashion Week'.  

Dries Van Noten's latest collection required extra time for me to 'digest', as I wasn't sure about my thoughts on it at first...There were a few pieces that seemed unflattering even on the model...what chance would us mere mortals have, I wondered?  However, there was SO much to love about this collection:

* Beautiful & rich warm palette (from soft nude to rich jewel tones)
*Fabrics that scream luxury in a subtle way (oxymoron?)
* Klimt'esque prints (Klimt being one of my favourite artists)
* Quite a bit of soft pinks teamed with greys
*Exquisite details, such as the feather-like detail on the camel/nude coats/jackets, and amazing sequined skirts and blazers
* Knit neckpieces, that make me wish even harder that I could knit
*Simple & beautifully/expertly cut dresses & 'robes'
* Texture (of all sorts! leather, languid silks, soft wools...)

Here are some of my favourite pieces: