KARL’S KULT collection 2012

While not much has been said or reported on Karl Lagerfeld’s newest and more affordable line, to be launched in February 2012, this mere 30-seconds film which features thumping beats and the beautiful China model Sui He alongside Polish supermodel Anja Rubik, is sure to set the mood for the upcoming sleek, easy-to-wear minimalist collection from the fashion maestro himself.

This collection, unlike his other collections, will be launched exclusively online on 25 January 2012 at Net-A-Porter.com

Visit http://www.net-a-porter.com/karl for more sensational news and sign up HERE to be notified of the launch on both sites.

A New York Minute

A NEW YORK MINUTE, 11-pages long fashion spread, styled by Barry Marryshow, is one that is effortlessly elegant with a hinge of sophistication against backdrops of uncanny raw locations.

The artistically-driven spread in Mojeh, a Dubai publication, featuring models Rachel Alexander and Judith Bedard, showcases fall haute couture; Chanel, Armani, Versace, Elie Saab and many more in a very striking and vibrant vibe.

All images are taken from Mojeh

Beijing: More than just the Great Wall

Will be visiting the exciting capital of China from today onwards.

And I really love this website: STYLITES, a Beijing version of the famed The Sartorialist and Yvan Rodic’s FaceHunter, of stylish peeps from the beautiful and inspiring land & streets of Beijing .

Inspired from the land with the most pagoda roofs, Nels Frye; the founder of Stylites as well as the Managing Director of Senli and Frye (a menswear and tailoring boutique in Beijing) snaps and puts together collage of stylish and somewhat-quirky dressing of Beijing-ers. Amongst those who are featured include designers, artists, models, and even, ordinary peeps (even the most uncanny uncle) who are dressed up for the day from special events to outdoor festivals, or as the genre is called, along the streets.

Walking down Changan Avenue one night in 2007, I saw an unusual hobo whose face and manner somehow reminded me of Christ.  He had a mustache, a staff, Adidas-like trainers, and a checked wool coat.  I took a snap of this odd fellow and put it on Stylites, then my blog for random, often morbid, reflections.

– Nels Frye on how his blog came along

Even Chinese Supermodel Du Juan was spotted here in a metallic sheen top in Stylites!

An interesting color-block experiment

What an awesome website that shows you that Beijing isn’t just a country with many beautiful traditional knacks and sceneries, it is also one with many stylish individuals with sartorial taste & threads.

See you in one week’s time and time to put on my sartorial blazers for the chilly weather ahead.

Ciao & Zai Jian (goodbye in Chinese).

All photos in this post are taken from Stylites Beijing : http://www.stylites.net/

Gareth Pugh for MAC : Limited Edition Collection

When news of this collaboration came out sometime early this year, I’ve been really excited and enthusiastic about this limited edition collection.

We all know that fashion designer Gareth Pugh’s designs have always been inclined to the Avant Garde movement; pushing boundaries with surprising elements and fabrications from latex to leather.

But when it comes to makeup, Gareth likes to play it beautiful and wearable.

The futuristic and primal element is present nonetheless, yet the colours present are sophisticated with a range of light to dark in beautifully crafted colours. Clearly opposite from his trademark style, and this is what he has to say:

“When creating my makeup collection with MAC, I wanted it to be unexpected – creating something truly beautiful, very sophisticated, and incredibly chic but of course – with an underlying edge of darkness and attitude,” explains Pugh on his colour creation.

The entire product range features cream shadows, lipsticks, powder blushes, nail lacquers and more. The range is delivered in geometric shape packaging.

And some picks from the collection:

This plum coloured lipglass in Outrage (Sheer berry with blue pearl, retailing at S$44) is simply a great colour to embrace the upcoming winter season. The seamlessly concocted metallic glitters in the lipglass, when paired with a long dark coloured wool coat, a bowler’s hat and tights, is a glamorous affair to embrace the chills of winter. And in little Singapore’s context, is a perfect pout for a glam night out.

This powder blush in Strada (retailing at S$54) is a mid-tone nude contouring powder. A great item for highlighting the best feature of your face and will complement all skin tone.

And my favorite item from the entire collection! These nail colors are unlike any other as it’s a mixture of various contrasting tones within one bottle. The result will pretty much be like a surrealist painting, a blending of tones and undertones, creating unexpected and different nail art each time you apply it.

From left to right:

* Nail Lacquer in Ascension (S$43) – Grey with blue violet reflective pearl (frost), inspired by oil slick floating on water.

* Nail Lacquer in Hyper (S$43) – deep blue with violet pearl (frost) gives a dramatic beetle shell tint when layered over black nail lacquer.

* Nail Lacquer in Inert (S$43) – Creamy mid-tone greyed nude (créme).


M.A.C Gareth Pugh Limited Edition Collection will be available from November 23, 2011 in USA, and in December internationally
including Singapore (it will retail exclusively at Tangs Orchard) (Tel: 6235-7718) 
 
For more information, visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/
 

MANGO x RMK Makeover Party

Experience a full blast activity where beauty and fashion coincide in a beauteous nature with MANGO x RMK makeover event happening from 12 till 16 October 2011.

Simply make a purchase within this time frame at Mango Shaw to enjoy a complimentary photoshoot at the photobooth in the store (happening from 14 till 16 October)

And to enjoy a complimentary makeover with RMK multi- award winning products from their newest collection, simply make a min. purchase of $100 at Mango Shaw from 14 till 16 October.

Available exclusively at

Mango Shaw Centre
#01-02A, 1 Scotts Road
Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 67331111

Women’s Fashion Week Haute Couture

See you tomorrow at the Women’s Fashion Week (WFW) Haute Couture Preview

Mango Sweet Autumn Prices

Enjoy fabulous discounts on your favorite knit pieces in Mango Autumn 2011 collection from now till 2 October 2011. (Only on selected items)

Available exclusively at all Mango (Isetan Singapore) stores : Mango Isetan Scotts L2 | Mango Shaw Boutique L1 | Mango Isetan Tampines L2 | Mango Isetan Orchard L1 | Mango Isetan Katong L1 | Mango Isetan Serangoon Central L2