Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Nautical but Nice

I'm enjoying the break now :) Loads of pictures are coming soon soon soon.

Weird, but I kinda like the high exposure here from the camera

Cropped tee - Monki
Pants - H&M
Necklace - Gift from sister, Diva's if I'm not mistaken
Bag - Chanel
Shoes - Primark

Pictures were taken last May when weather was so nice I went out only wearing this. Trust me, last Spring was quite like a Winter in London. Hopefully next year the Spring would be nicer, since Winter came right on time this year.


P.S. I'll never get bored with navy. Maybe it's as classic as black.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Bath Spa

It's a name of a city, so I'm not going to talk about bathing or spa-ing here, although my friends and I did enjoy the spa in the city after a long fun day :D (FYI the city is famous for its spa).

Other than that we went to the Roman Baths, the hot bath for the king, and from the audio tour that my friend listened to, people from different regions also went there to do their "spa", a long time ago. Nowadays it's only for tourist attraction. We also went to Stonehenge, the ex Seven Wonders of the World. Smaller than I thought it would be, but still something memorable. Overall it was a wonderful, tiring day, and I had so much fun with my friends :)

Long sleeve t-shirt underneath - Forever 21
Jacket - Armani Exchange
Shawl - Cotton Ink
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

I forgot to take picture of the boots up-close, but yeah...these are the rain / rubber boots I was talking about. It's comfy, cute, and very, very useful in a UK weather. Rain boots are essential here. It was raining right when my friends and I arrived in Stonehenge, but ten minutes later the rain stopped (thank God!) so we could actually take pictures. I even got a nice shot on the world heritage :)

Okay, mind my recent Instagram addiction. I've just joined the club. So if you'd like to follow me, my username is adelineyang.

Ciao, fellas. Have a great winter holiday! See you on the next post!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Furne One's Amato Haute Couture

I honestly never heard of this designer Furne One who created the brand Amato Haute Couture before, until after I watched America's Next Top Model Cycle 19 finale and I was in awe of the designs for the last runway show. It was amazing beyond words. The beautiful ornaments stuck to the gowns with these lovely silhouettes. Oh my God. I want to wear all of em, if it's ever possible.

 Photo credit: Angelo Sgambeti / The CW

Furne One is a Philippine-born and a Dubai-based designer. His works had been worn by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Nicole Scherzinger, Heidi Klum, etc. And it's only fair to spread his name more on blogs and sites, because hey, when a world have such a wonderful designer like him, he shall not be hidden, but shared. I think he is one of my fave designers right now.

I usually dreaded over over-dramatic brocades and bling-bling, especially if they were made by some 'designers' in my hometown (I used the single quotation marks because they didn't designs, they copied, or at least, they tried to). But, if it was done right, like how Marchesa have done all those drop-dead gorgeous dresses and gowns, I would love em to death!

You know, because sometimes brocades and laces and blings all in one can look cheap, especially if they were not in their best qualities. However, Furne One created these couture-wears from not only those three materials and made them looked magnificent! He incorporated tulles, furs, fishnets, feathers, and many many more.

Here are the pictures from their 'It's Alive' collection. Pictures (above and below) were taken from their website.

I don't really like how the electric blue background overshadowing the pastel clothing, but I guess it was there to emphasise on the futuristic feeling of the clothing. Personally, I think it's about future women warriors. While the strong shoulders exposes strength, firmness, and armor, the pastel colour palette still displaying the touch of femininity of a woman. The metal material and lightsaber attached to the accessories adds an outer-spacey, Star Wars feeling. Overall, they just flow together resulting into this exuberant collection.

Now tell me if this designer isn't worth the spotlight.


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Holy Days

You know, now that I don't have classes and assignments (oops, I do now, kind of a homework for the winter break) I've been slacking off all day. Didn't go out before 12pm even though I know there are a lot to be explored here in London. Sleeping like a pig. Eating like a pig. I'm a pig. Figuratively, of course.

Good thing my trips are on soon. Everything was planned out, unlike last spring break when my friends and I were too lazy to book tickets and hotel rooms for getaways. Hahaha... But this time I will enjoy the sights of England (before New Year) and Northern Ireland (after New Year). So I'm hoping the journeys will be safe and fun and I will definitely bring back a lot of pictures.

For now, just a few pictures from last August :)

Tank top - Sister's, thrifted from Melbourne
Outerwear - Cotton Ink
Pants - Forever 21
Flats - Office
Bag - Prada
Necklace and bangle - H&M

I know that those colours combined together seemed a little bit off, but nowadays I really like this kind of awkwardness between clothing. Whether it was an awkward length, awkward colour, awkward model, all made a good sense to me.

Sometimes you don't have to play by the rules. But then again, fashion doesn't really have rules.


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Free as a Bird

Finally. After a week of sleepless nights (partly true, only I did sleep, but in the morning when the sun rises and less than 5 hours), glasses of capuccinos, pattern-making and pattern-cutting, sewing machines, drawings, combining, zombie-looking, I submitted my assignments. I know that a week seems to be so short doing all those stuff done, but it feels like the longest week for me. Short, but also long.

When I was sewing at uni, I came at 11 and went home at 8. Time flew just like that, doing my sewing, producing all these samples. But the most hated part was I wanted to sleep after those all-day at school thing, but I couldn't. There was always something that needed to be done and I ended up sleeping at 3, 4, 5, or 7 in the morning. So I couldn't be happier to inform that I'll be back to my normal sleeping time (12, 1, 2) and I could wake up sooo late in the afternoon.

And the second saddest thing was I wasn't satisfied with what I've came up with. So even if I'd get a-not-so-satisfying-grade for this task, I'm prepared. It was my fault anyway, doing everything last minute. "Do not do this again!" said myself to me. Which an order I'd probably constrain.

Polka dot sweater underneath, off white sweater, and flats - H&M
Skirt - Hand made
Blazer - Armani Exchange
Tights - Zara
Socks - Uniqlo
Sling bag - Primark

After the submission and assessment, I directly went home and changed and headed out again to my friend's graduation. I was so sleepy I even slept on the way up on the escalator! That was dangerous as hell. Then, when I arrived at home, I washed my face and dozed off to sleep from 4 pm in the evening until 12 at noon the next day. The best sleep ever!!!

Anyway, nautical look has never fade away on me. I was always fond of it. I actually wanted to wear my nautical bag but I was too lazy to take it out and I was in a rush for the graduation. So yeah, here is the look after a week of absence.


Monday, 26 November 2012

Heads Up

Hey guys, I just want to give you heads up for my soon-to-be absence. Well, it's kind of a week absence only because my deadline is coming soon and I need to really focus on my work cause I still got loads to do. And because I'm such a procrastinator, I decided to blog now instead doing some work. I just couldn't take this out of my mind. Maybe because it's the caffeine effect. Hmmm... yes, definitely. I always wanted to write after I drank coffee. And it's not even espresso.

Dress - Unbranded
Cardigan - Sister's, Forever 21
Necklace - Diva
Ring - From Shanghai

I actually have known this brand since around 6 years ago. I fell in love with the cute embroideries on the bag. At that time I didn't see this box design, more like in the form of a casual day-bag. And since this brand is originally from London, I decided to buy it, because I've wanted it for so long.

Although the embroideries changed overtime (this one is a Vintage Shop, right now they're selling the Shoe Shop and Library), the essence of Lulu Guinness is still there. The classic one is a Souvenir Shop. I love the cute house design. It looks like a make-up toolbox instead of a bag, but it's still oh-so-cute. Bottom line, I love the bags from Lulu Guinness. I want mooooaaaarrr... D;

Tata for now,