Sunday, 27 January 2013

Night on the town!

Saturday night + Australia Day + The City + Dinner in Hardware Lane + Drinks at Madame Brussels = Nuff said

What I wore:

Black Blazer: $24.95 (Valleygirl)
White & Silver Shimmery Striped Top: $19.95 (Glassons)
Cobalt Blue Skirt: *$10 (Ynot Chadstone)
Bag: *$34.95 (Forever New)
Bracelet: *$7 (Forever New)
Earrings: *$8 (ASOS)
Turquoise Heels: $120 (Hype)

Outfit Total:  $224.85
* = sale prices

We ate at Pop Restaurant and Bar in Hardware Lane. Shared a plate of Tapas and delicious Chicken Paella! 

Later we shared a pitcher of refreshing Amaretto Sour (between the 3 of us) at Madame Brussels

I'm not usually one to take photos in the "ladies room", but here I saw something I just HAD to share - an important message...

Monday, 21 January 2013

What I would wear to the Golden Globes

So, you've been bombarded with images of the Golden Globes' Red Carpet from every source possible. Best dressed, worst dressed, hot or not, fab or fugly. But this is different - this is the Golden Globe Red Carpet round up with a twist. It's from MY point-of-view. No, really, literally MY point-of-view as in what I would wear if I went to the Globes. ;)
Come on! Admit it. Everyone at some point has fantasized about living the life of a celebrity - especially wearing pretty (expensive) dresses and jewellery, getting made up and walking the red carpet to an exclusive event while paparazzi are yelling out your name and fighting each other to get the best shot of your outfit whilst you reveal the names of the lovely designers who were so kind as to dress you in the gorgeous outfit that you are wearing! 
So, here I am, sharing my fantasy with all of you. 
If I were walking the Golden Globe 2013 Red Carpet, I would...

Well, first of all, I would have to find a dress to suit my pear-shaped figure. So, may be something cinched in at the waist with a fuller skirt at the bottom to hide the bits I want to hide. Like this:
Jennifer Lawrence in a Dior dress
Or a dress that's a little baggy on top, again with a cinched waist and then a little fitted but flowy on the bottom, like this gorgeous number that Lea Michelle was wearing:
Lia Michele wearing Elie Saab
But I like colour. I wouldn't wear a white dress or even a black dress because they usually just get lost in the crowd. Unless you are Eva Longoria and wearing a backless, frontless, bottomless gown that still manages to look classy:
Eva Longoria in a custom Emilio Pucci
But still, I would want colour. And hot as Claire Danes looks in this Red Versace, especially just a month after giving birth! Red on the red carpet is too cliché:
Claire Danes in Atelier Versace
Even if I did decide to wear red, it would be in a wintery shade, since it's a winter event. Like what Jennifer Garner was wearing:
Jennifer Garner dressed in Vivienne Westwood
Not that in my quest for colour, I would want to go the Alyssa Milano route! No way! People would have to get their sunglasses out while talking to me, because that colour from head-to-toe would hurt your eyes.
Alyssa Milano in a Ports 1961 gown
And as much as I love nude, embellished gowns, like this one Isla Fisher was wearing:
Isla Fisher in Reem Acra
I couldn't wear that dress, as it wouldn't suit my figure. And great as embellished gowns look on the Red Carpet - you want to save your more stunning outfits for later in the Awards season. The Globes are just the beginning. You want to start on a great note but save your really killer dress for the Oscars - because that's just a whole, different ball(gown) game!

Also, I would stay away from large prints and motifs (I'm not even going to bother posting Lucy Liu's disastrous dress' photos) as they don't flatter a fuller figure. Even Tina Fey looks awkward - and she never looks awkward!
Tina Fey in L'Wren Scott
Something sleek and glamorous like what Michele Dockery wore would be perfect! To me, she was one of the best dressed of the night!
Michele Dockery wearing Alexandre Vauthier
 The detailing on the top and the slender fit of the garment helps accentuate the top half while flattering the lower half. I could wear something like that in a darker, wintery colour to better suit my figure. May be a maroon colour like Taylor Swift's dress:
Taylor Swift in Donna Karan
Or a dark navy like this (although you can hardly see the colour in this dress):
Julianna Margulies' Emilio Pucci dress
Perfect! Michele Dockery's dress in the colour of Julianna Margulies' dress. With the top lace portion in a silver/grey colour like what Kristen Bell had on her dress:
Kristen Bell wearing a Jenny Packham dress
I would keep my makeup simple and natural but with the eyes accentuated like Michele Dockery's:
But since my hair is (much much) longer, I would wear it up like Emma Roberts, with a head-band may be:
I wouldn't need much jewellery as the dress is so gorgeous! But I would probably wear a nice pair of earrings since my hair is up. Probably diamond and emerald ones like Lea Michele's: 
Lea Michel wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewellery
And a delicate Bracelet like Anne Hathaway's:
Anna Hathaway's Chanel Joaillerie bracelet
Add a pair of Loboutin heels to that and I'm all set to dazzle the Red Carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel! (If only!)

Wow! That was fun! Who else wants to try this on for size?
I would love to know what YOU would want to wear to the Golden Globes. Share your Red-Carpet-Fantasy in the Comments below or leave a link to your blog if you've written a detailed post like this one, too. Or let me know what you think of my take on the Red Carpet hits and misses.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Endings & Beginnings


I'm back with my first post for 2013! My 2 weeks long hiatus turned into 4 weeks long...woops! Anyway, here I am now. Hope you've had a fun-filled holiday season! Mine was fun but so tiring, I feel like I need another holiday to recover from it!

Holidays are a chance to catch up on lost TV-time. As you all know by now (you better) that I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan. And as any fan would be, I was excited to see the Finale but sad at the same time that one of my favourite shows was coming to an end! While the Finale was a bit predictable (partly because some idiot posted on Facebook who GG was and somehow it showed up on my News Feed before I watched the show), the fashion as always was MIND BLOWING!

Spoiler Alert

Like Blair's gorgeous Elie Saab wedding dress in a Pale Blue (who would have thought!) was so...Blair! Elegant and appropriate but with a twist. Complete with a tiara-like head-band.

And Serena's Georges Chakra wedding gown, made me go waaah at first, but then it made sense, it was perfect for the "Golden Girl". And needless to say, Blake Lively owned it! (I am so biased towards her, aren't I? ;))

But just like when one year ends, a new one begins - now that Gossip Girl is over, fashion-fanatics like me will (hopefully) have a new show to drool over in The Carrie Diaries! Can't wait! Hope it lives up to the sky-high expectations being the prequel to an epic show and all. No pressure.

It's funny how the beginning of a new year makes us all so philosophical; looking back and analysing the year gone by and expectations of what lies ahead. 2012 was one hell of a roller-coaster for me. Some wonderful things happened in my professional and personal life, which I'm very thankful for. And hard as the journey was, it's the good-stuff that stands out when I think about the past year which is what one strives to achieve every year, I suppose. And of course, starting my Blog which has been such an enjoyable experience! Hope I can continue on this journey for a long, long time to come with your support...

I leave you now with these inspirational words from Maya Angelou to start your year with:
"My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style."