#OOTD- PYE X LARRY BELL…THE ART OF PAJAMAS

Art have always been a major source of inspiration in fashion. Personally I’ve always  believe fashion is art which is worn on the body and as fashionistas, our bodies is a blank canvas which we use to express ourselves to create an artwork thru clothes every single day.

Last month, I’ve had the privilege to attend the opening exhibition of Artist Larry Bell at Pacific Place in Hong Kong.  The exhibition “Pacific Red”features three large-scale reflective glass cubes in red, to turn air and light into an aesthetic object. Each object send a shimmering, immersive effect throughout space and are completed as artworks when an individual interacts with them, producing countless reflections.

To celebrate this exhibition , PYE created a limited edition pajama top which made with new technology fabric — Dynamic Yarn and changes colours as the light hits the garment to reflect on the way Bell’s exhibition uses light to reflect on his art work.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the past few seasons, pajamas and lounge wear have been an IT item on the runway for both mens and womenswear.  In a way, we are coming into a generation in fashion which the definition of garments are merging.  Pajamas are no longer just for sleeping and can be worn out on the streets with clever styling.

Since the PYE X LARRY BELL pajama top is made from the most gorgeous woven fabric, I’ve decided to treat it as a Knitwear cardigan.  Somehow it felt right to style it with a print shirt to create a mix of textures.  Wide leg cropped trousers kept the vibe of the outfit relaxed to compliment the idea of pajamas.  Miss matching socks with my initials by Lovie kept the outfit fun and embroidered Prada shoes finished off the outfit.

Decided to try some crazy posing and a slightly new backdrop to go with the “art” theme.

without further DOODAHs, Here are the photos.

OOTD:The ART OF PAJAMAS

SHIRT | PRADA
PANTS | MODEMENT
JACKET| PYE X LARRY BELL
SOCKS | LOVIE at Novelty Lane.
SHOES | PRADA

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Hope you enjoy this set of photos.

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Timtim Wong

Oscar 2016 Red Carpet- The Hits and Misses

It is the time of the year again- The Academy Awards aka the biggest prom night of Hollywood. Although the whole world is celebrating the fact that Leonardo Dicarpio finally won his first Oscars… I am celebrating the Oscars for the personal bests and worst looks on the red carpet.
This year, I have to admit I am disappointed at how safe the actresses played. Although there were few surprising trends- Green, Interesting  Textured Fabric and a surprising lack of red dresses.  For me across the board, many starlets made fashion choices which are safe although not offensive….
But thankfully there are superstars who earned Fashion Oscars from Me for their Fashion Statements while More thankfully, in a year lack of fashion mishaps, I can finally hand out a few Fashion Rasberry Awards to the risks that didn’t work out.
Although this is an extra long post but hope you will hang in till the end of this post of 19 looks that caught my attention at the Oscars this year.

BEST DRESSED

Cate Blanchett in Custom Armani Prive

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My first reaction is OMG (as usual with everything she wears), but after a while I began to question whether I liked this more than I should because it is super tough to wear- the mint green colour, the plunging neckline, the feathers and crystals,the stiff taffeta fabric…. This dress has the quintessential elements to become a drag queen costume yet Queen Cate, being the goddess of fashion risks somehow managed to pull it off. Really celebrate that because on anyone else, this would’ve immediately entered tacky field- think Heidi Klum in this dress.  For me not the #dressofthenight but definitely the #lookofthenight.
Brie Lawson in Custom Gucci

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At first glance my reaction is Prom Dress because you guys know I always prefer Fashion Statements than pretty but when I truely think about it, she KNOWS she will win so she us under the pressure of having a dress which looks timeless holding the statue for the Oscar Hall of Fame. It is a pretty dress and I really appreciate the fact that she chose royal blue- a color which rarely appears on an Oscars Winner. That enough forgives the fact that she chose an ultra safe dress.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

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Sorry Cate but for me #dressofthenight. As soon as I saw this dress on the runway, I was praying to see it on Queen Cate but thankfully the perfect women did it justice. Yes it is a sequin bath towel but it is an interesting and dramatic one.  I question the necklace because I am not crazy about necklaces with tube dresses but the hair and makeup is on point.  She looks like she is a nominated even though she is there as a guest to present an award.  Kudos to the effort.
Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren

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A fashion risk for her. Yes its strapless and black. Yes it is a body con dresss with a side train although in photographs it looks like a ballgown HOWEVER the shiny fabric and the dramatic side train is something new. Love the juxtaposition of the shine of the fabric against the slightly beachy hair. We don’t expect her to be a fashion icon but thanks for taking fashion challenges with baby steps.
Jennifer Garner in Versace

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Old Hollywood Glamour. Its a black dress yet it is dramatic as hell.  The silhouette, the one shoulder strap, the fitted skirt with the overlay….  This is a dress on paper could’ve been boring but it was executed perfectly.  Thank god Versace can still give us these ultra dramatic yet not tacky red carpet fashion moments. Love the fact that she kept the hair/makeup/jewellery simple otherwise this would’ve looked like a costume.  This is an Oscar Winner’s Dress…. and she is there as a presenter…. Welcome back to the RC Jennifer Garner.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

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I was super unsure about this at first because it seem slightly informal for the Oscars but when I saw her performance outfit and her Vanity Fair After Party Outfit, it made sense. She is conceptually trying to do white trousers in 3 different looks. Also she is trying to find a balance between Lady Gaga the Performer and Lady Gaga the Actress. If this is the new GaGA way to wear gown + pants on the Red Carpet by wearing everything white and minimal… I buy it…. because this is truely beautiful.

WORST DRESSED

Heidi Klum in Marchesa

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#NO …. Excuse my language but I have a hatred for diagonal cutouts across the breast area because 9/10 times it looks like they are wearing their vagina on their boobs. But dear Heidi a sheer sleeve does not make this dress demure. In fact it made me wish you cut off the sleeve so as tacky as the dress is we can at least say at least she got the proportions right and At least she is not wearing a naked dress….

Kerry Washington in Versace

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I appreciate her always trying to take a fashion risk on the red carpet and always never go the safe root and if this dress is worn to something more casual- maybe the Golden Globes she probably would’ve gotten away with it- but I really don’t get the black armor style bodice which does not fit at the bust.  I HATE the pocket like leather detail on the skirt and the slit just don’t do anything to the look.  Also where is the drama? This just look like an ill fitting fishtail dress rendered in Leather to attempt to look “edgy”.  Imagine this in red silk and beading then it would’ve been the biggest bore of a dress which we see at the Oscars every year.

Oliver Wilde in Valentino Haute Couture

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Kudos for doing something different. This was the most googled dress of the night, HOWEVER, I can not get behind that much skin on the red carpet.  Not only it had the plunging neckline, but the open back extended to the side boob. . She looks like a vulgar version of Princess Leia. The choker is pointless and cuts the neck off.  It almost made me wish she wore statement earrings and kept the look vulgar because at least the proportions would be right.

Mindy Kaling in Melissa Kennedy

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From the front I don’t mind it.  A classic body con dress with cap sleeves and a train.  The color is alright if not a bit safe HOWEVER, the back of the dress is enough for me to put her in the worst dressed list.  That looks like the way we tie sweatshirts on our waists during a hot day.  The fabric of the cape/train looks cheap and gets winkled every time she sits which is pointless since she would be sitting half the time.  Good attempt but #NO.
Jennifer Lawerence in Christian Dior Haute Couture

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What a bore.  I don’t mind the black lace but I always have a problem with lace bodices lined in nude colored fabrics because it looks like the wearer don’t have nipples.  Really don’t get black darts which goes up to her boobs.  Also really hate how old she looks.  This dress with sleeves without the darts with a sweetheart lining  in black is a Helen Mirren dress.  The hair looks like she did it in 5 minutes.

DISAPPOINTMENTS & OPEN FOR DISCUSSION

Alicia Vikanda in Louis Vuitton

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By far, the biggest disappointment of the night. It is a pretty dress and there is nothing wrong with the total look of the dress, but total let down compared to the other looks she did for this year’s awards season.  As the Fashionista of the year, I was expecting her to do something edgy, unique and dramatic, instead she went the Disney Princess root.  I get it is her first Oscars and she had a high chance of winning but I was expecting more.  Has she worn this to a movie premier for The Danish Girl, definitely would’ve been best dressed but for the final awards show of the season, this is just blah…. The hair took it to Prom territory.

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

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It is a very sexy look, the necklace looks beautiful but another let down of the night.  In her past Oscars appearances, she has a tendency to wear some of the most memorable Oscars looks of all time and this wasn’t one of them.  Its a red fishtail dress with a plunging neckline.  She looks good because of her statuesque figure but she looks good in anything.  Is it one of the better looks of the night? Yes. But is it as memorable as her dramatic bow in 2006 or The white structured gown with super short hair in 2013? Definitely not.

Rachel Adams in August Getty Atelier

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The colour looks beautiful and I get she is going for a slightly minimalist  but the fabric is unforgivable for sitting in a limo.  There was not one photo which didn’t show any winkles on it and this is before the show.  Imagine how the dress would’ve looked IF she won by the time she sat for an hour.  Also that train is WAY TOO LONG for her height.  Such a disappointment for an Oscar Nominee.  This dress without the train would’ve been a dress which the ladies who give the Oscars to the Presenters would wear.

Priyanka Choyard in Zuhair Murad

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The face looks beautiful. But yawn another naked dress.  Miss Priyanka : Beyonce and Kim Kardashian wants their Wedding After Party dress back.

Reese Witherspoon in Oscar De La Renta

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The color is gorgeous. The hair and makeup looks beautiful as usual.  But from the draped fabric on the bust with the exposed boning to that line to the super stiff fabric, it looks like an over designed bridesmaids dress. Taffeta winkles easily and that line that cuts right across the waist makes her look wide. Safe and Problemic yes, Offensive? no.
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klien Collection

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This is very sexy, slightly unique and a risk for her first Oscars. There is something almost Studio 54 about it. But I think the sheer skirt cheapen the whole look.  I like the idea of the mis matching earrings but its not for such a symmetrical dress.  Also this dress needed a statement cuff.

Julianne Moore in Chanel

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When Kendal Jenner walked this dress  in the Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show , I knew it would appear at the Academy Awards.  I have to admit I was surprised to see it on Julienne Moore.  The Bodice is stunning and I love the fact that it the statement earrings with it. The perfect hair and makeup looks BEAUTIFUL.  HOWEVER, I wish they didn’t modify it.  On the runway the triangle under the bust was alot bigger and extended into a train in front of the skirt which for me wasn’t THAT unconventional and gave the skirt a bit of interesting detail.  Without it, the skirt felt plain and this dress turned into a classic ballgown.  Also I am not sure whether she is the right person for this dress because it felt too edgy for her if not modified but too pretty for her now that it is modified.  On the other hand, maybe I am just nip picking because I was hoping another actress wore it to the Oscars.

Rooney Mara in Custom Givenchy Haute Couture

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Rooney Mara was my pick for Julienne’s dress.  This Givenchy is very her- Lace, slightly unconventional and dark romantic.  But I feel like I’ve seen this dress a million times on her before.  The buttons in the front is pretty and I am glad she didn’t wear cream.  But I need something new on her.  There are other ways to do dark romance – think Valentino but it can always be more than a lace dress with tulle.  That cutout is unforgiveable and the hair while very her is not right for the gown.  It is very Rooney, But I NEED MORE.

Thats it for now. Sorry about the extra long post. The Academy Awards Red Carpets is my second favourite time of the year- (My favorite will always be the Met Gala).

Who was your best and worst dressed at this year’s Oscars? Please let me know  in the comments section.

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BAFTAS 2016- 10 Red Carpet looks for Discussion

We are heading towards the end of the red carpet season and the fashion for BAFTAS (British Academy Awards) 2016 was a big surprise.
Usually it is a red carpet where during the season where stylist are trying to save the best dress for the Oscars so usually the Peoples Choice,SAG  and BAFTAS Award red carpets are left over dresses which didn’t made it to the Golden Globes Awards but not the star which will be seen at the Oscars. Which is why when I saw how much fashion statements and well dressed the starlets were (a bit disappointed too because no worse dress for me to joke about).
Textures and embellishments continues to become a trend while several starlets decide to go minimal and elegant. What truely stood out is more than ever, the starlets truely know the role they play interms of Red Carpet Style so I’ve decided to pick 10 looks which is worth nip pick discussion.
Without further doodahs, here are the looks.

Cate Blanchett in Custom Alexander McQueen

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The queen is back of the red carpet in McQueen. This is the typical Blanchett formular- Dramatic, Unique and not easy to wear. I was waiting for her to wear Alexander McQueen to the red carpet season this year so I find it beautiful as usual.  My only complaint being her major fan, since the bodice was paired with jeans at the fashion show , they paired a feather skirt which came from the same dress Cate have worn to the Met Gala a few years ago. Just wish the skirt is something different but I am just nip picking because I am her biggest fan. Perfect hair , makeup and jewellery.

Alicia Vikander in Custom Louis Vuitton

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Sorry Cate, this is my personal best dressed of the night because this is truely a case of the wearer pulling off a dress which is so wrong work in so many ways.  In concept, I hate the dress on its own because it look like a gown version of warrior princess armor decorated with tinsels.  However for some reason, her unique beauty made this unusual dress work like its a silk gown with crystal embellishments and to remind everyone this is her first awards season red carpet.  She have proven herself that she is the Lupita Ngong’o or this year’s red carpet.  Can’t wait to see what she wears to the Oscars (definitely Louis Vuitton because of her contract).

Kate Winslet in Antonio Berardi

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Yes, this is the same body-con column gown she have worn on the red carpet in the past 10 years but you can’t deny she looks beautiful.  The neckline and the arm detail is edgy for her and eventhough the clutch blended in to the red carpet in photos, the pop of red really sexed up the look. My only complaint is that I wished she wore a red shoe to turn it into a styling colour blocking.   She is super lucky that it was a windy day in London because 80% of the photos look like she had a wind machine around her.  Eventhough I always don’t like boring but you can’t deny the fact that she looks and feels beautiful and thats whats important.

 

Stacy Martin in Miu Miu

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Although this look did not get much coverage from the press, for me this Miu Miu dress was one of the best dresses of the night. From the richness of the red velvet, the crystal applique to the plunging neckline, this is sexy yet very regal and romantic.  The dark red does not clash with the red carpet and the makeup and hair is on point.  Miuccia Prada fails 80% of the time in terms of red carpet gowns but this is one of the most memorable since Lupita’s baby blue dress when she won her first Oscars.

Dakota Johnson in Christian Dior

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Dakota Johnson wants to put herself as Americas New Sweetheart – the next Jennifer Lawrence and this Dior dress is perfect for her ambition to take this role.  Its simple, pretty and appeal to the general American Public.  The simple hair and makeup is beautiful and I am glad she didn’t go overboard with the jewellery.  My wish is I hope she doesn’t wear Red, Black, White or Silver to the Oscars because its slowly feeling like she is trying to hard to dressing up as her 50 Shades of Grey character going to awards shows.Dree Hemingway in Erdem

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Speaking of Red, I love a printed dress so this look is another look that I love which I was so surprised didn’t get talked about as much as it should.  From the red lace which is difficult to pull off without looking trashy, to the red flower embroidery gives it a slight vintage feel and I really love the antique style silhouette.  This almost looks like an antique wedding gown dyed red.  The simple bun and the red lip made it modern.  Usually I hate red on red but this is done perfectly.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

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Flesh Coloured dresses seem to be Rooney’s go to colour for this year’s awards season- this is another predictable example- column dress in a lace like fabric, deconstructed frayed edges with super edgy hair.  Its very her and not a bad look, however I am PRAYING she doesn’t go for this colour again for the Oscars.  Almost enough for me to want her to wear black or white….

Laura Whitmore in Suzanne Neville

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Another under rated look on the red carpet.  Turquoise is not a colour we see often on a red carpet because it can go wrong so easily especially on a blond.  Laura’s beautiful tanned skin is perfect for the dress. Really love the silhouette, the bold shoulders , the perfect keyhole which shows the perfect amount of cleavage without looking slutty. The soft hair and the earth tone makeup is perfect for the look.  This is old hollywood glamour done in a new way. Definitely one of the biggest fashion risks of the night.

Saoirse Ronan in Custom Burberry

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The silhouette is very basic but it is brave for a relatively new starlet on the red carpet to try such a bold embroidery fabric especially one with such a sweet face which I think she is close to pulling it off.  The side panel helped giving the dress shape although would love to see more of it to get more of an hour glass.  The hair and makeup is soooo pretty- love the cat eye with the ponytail. The problem is the necklace it is jarring and unnecessary.  If she wore statement earrings with a cuff this would’ve been perfect. Great dress ruined by bad styling.

Julienne Moore in Giogio Armani

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This is the most elegant she has ever looked and better than the fussy Chanel looks she sometimes go for on the red carpet. The silhouette, the cut and train looks super chic.  I just wished she didn’t go for the ballerina bun because it seem abit age inappropriate.  Also this feels very under accessorised.  I get she tried to wear the black statement earrings to match the train and the shoes, I wish she went with statement diamonds and added a cuff  to glam it up and make it go with the red lip.  Improved yes. But please go to Tom Ford for the Oscars.

Thats it for now. Who was your best and worst dressed at this year’s BAFTAS awards? Please let me know  in the comments section.

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Fashionally Collection #5-HK Designs for Fashion Bros

Hong Kong Fashion Week FW16 have just finished and most of your readers in this blog and my followers know how much I love wearing Hong Kong Fashion Designers.  In the past few years, I had the privilege to become friends with many talents in HK which means many of your #ootd have been custom made for me by some of the most creative people I have so much respect for.
This year, Fashionally – an organization in HK which promotes Hong Kong Designers have decided to have 2 fashion shows- Fashionally Collection#5 for Menswear and Fashionally Collection #6 for Womenswear.  Although both fashion shows are fantastic but I am mesmerize by the menswear show because I often feel that menswear is often overlooked in the fashion industry compared to womenswear (same goes with models and blogging but thats a different story lol)  so it is a great surprise to see a fashion show created exclusively for fashion bros like me.
Fashionally Collection #5 Fashion Show featured 4 Hong Kong Fashion Brands –DEMO, KENAX LEUNG, KURT HO and MODEMENT. . Strong Tailoring was a key trend across the board and is seen in all of the collections as well as monotones although splashes of earth tones appeared in several looks on the runway.  Cropped trousers made a surprise come back and all the designers showed looks which feature separates with a lot of layering- a real reflection of the unpredictable Hong Kong weather we are going thru these days.
Without Further Doodahs, Here are the Collections.

DEMO

Inspired by Salvador Dali , DEMO gave a modern, unexpected twist to his signature Dandi Boys.  Really love the addition of colour and prints-a big surprise for a designer who loves his monotones.  Also love the diverse range of menswear classics from plaid to pinstripes, wools to tweeds , embroidered sweaters to tailored shorts,  yet all the boys look so cohesive.  The alluring thing about this collection is that it makes you want to be men of that era yet every piece in the collection can be easily incorporated into any man’s wardrobe.  The tweed jacket is one of my many favorites and will definitely be inside my closet next winter.

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KENAXLEUNG

For his latest collection, KENAXLEUNG showed a collection of street wear inspired by sculptor  Mel Kendrick. One of the more casual collections of the four designer , there is a huge sense of collage of patterns, textures, stripes and unexpected accessories which made the collection pop.  Even though my favourite pieces are the suit in patterned fabrics which are given a younger twist by adding deconstructed details and trims, the fringed knit sweaters for me are the stars of the show.  These clothes are street fashion on the runway- something which I am sure we will see on a lot of #ootd post by bloggers and fashionistas in the future.

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KURT HO

Kurt Ho, Our Dark Knight of HK Fashion presented another minimalist collection with a play of strong tailoring and irregular proportions. The way the clothes are presented- on barefoot models with no accessories gave the model a sense of organic with the fall length train pieces almost looking Kimono like.  Jumpsuits and Tunics are key items in the collection rendered in several fabrics.  Eventhough the clothes are androgynous, the stiffness of the cut and fabric kept it masculine and wearable to fashionistas with who crave for that aesthetic.

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MODEMENT

Inspired by Ocean life from its pure form to pollution, Modement another another collection which is wearable with a unique twist.  From the curves of the pattern blocking to the print in the lining of the the caramel wool coat to the slit on the wide leg trousers , these details are what made the clothes so seductive.  It is not easy to make FW Menswear feel sexy but many of these pieces are rich with yet a cheeky twist revealing a little bit of flesh. The head pieces gave the looks a sense of drama making the super wearable collection feel super memorable.  It is very likely you guys will see me in some of these pieces this winter because I loved every thing which came out of the runway.

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Timtim Wong

COACH BLEEKER SLIM CHRONO WATCH- Jewels that tells time.

In a generation that phone is often used to tell time, and watches are used to look at photos and look at whatsapp messages, I believe every man needs to wear a watch because it gives the impression that you are punctual even if you are late all the time lol.   Someone have once said to me the type of watch you wear gives people the impression of who you are- a sports watch gives the impression that you are athletic , a vintage watch gives the impression you see the beauty in the old times while a Rolex defines your wealth.  For me, I always love a classic timeless watch with a metal chain ( because every time I wear leather straps it breaks easily while plastic straps is not practical for summer because of sweat). Which is why I would like to introduce to you one of my favorite new watch by COACH.

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The Bleecker Slim Navy Chrono Bracelet Strap Watch features a 42mm Diameter Mineral Crystal face which is the perfect size for men who loves to wear jackets, its water resistant and features 3 stop watches options- 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 24 hours. The classic design is timeless and is perfect for any occasion. The Navy Blue colour is unique because usually we mostly see men watches in Black or Silver and keeps the watch modern and young.
While coming up with an idea of street snaps featuring this watch, At first I wanted to look classic and sophisticated to go with Coach’s brand image however, after looking at their flamboyant SS16 collection, I realise I can be myself and pair the outfit with something slightly more conceptual.
I always believe Watches or Time Pieces are jewellery with a function- jewellery that tells time. Which is why when I saw this suit custom made for me by from my dear fd 112mountainyam  with a Jewels Print from his FW15 collection, I’ve decided to try to pair the 2 together – the classic of the watch with the “bling” from the suit.  For me the final result shows that A good classic watch will always work with any outfit for any types of Fashionistas.
Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.

COACH BLEEKER WATCH- Jewels that tells time.

TOP| LA PERLA
SUIT AND TROUSERS | CUSTOM 112MOUNTAINYAM
SHOES | PRADA
BAG | 112 MOUNTAIN YAM
JEWELLERY | EMPHASIS JEWELLERY
WATCH | COACH
Photos by my style sister V-FOR-VISALA
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Hope you enjoy this set of photo.

Thanks so much Visala for this amazing set of photos and COACH for this beautiful watch ^^

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Timtim Wong

 

GOLDEN GLOBES 2016-The Glam, The Cutouts and the 50 shades of Flesh

The Golden Globes 2016 have arrived.
Every red carpet have their dress code. Unlike the Oscars which demands big dramatic evening gowns, The Golden Globes Awards is the red carpet which have a very open dress code with holly wood fashionistas wearing a wide range of styles from dramatic couture gowns to cute cocktail dresses. Its the red carpet which calls for fashion statements without the requirement to look formal.
This year the stars have really amped it up so there are no major fashion disasters on the red carpet, although if I have to nip pick, there is a few mishap on the styling department.  Side cutouts and plunging necklines were a major trend with many stars daring to bare some skin without wearing the naked dress (thank god).  However, nude tones was the colour of the night although there are a few starlets whom surprised us by wearing a bright colour for the first time in a while.
Since there are not really a worst dressed list this year, I’ve decided to narrow this review down to 15 looks which is worth featuring (although praying for major #wtf fashion moments in future RC this year so I can do the worst dressed list you all seem to love so much).
Without further Doodahs here is my red carpet review of the Golden Globes 2016.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture

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I am so happy I saw this eventhough I know I’ve said on instagram that I was hoping to see her in a designer besides Givenchy or Armani Prive. This is unique, this is a fashion statement and only Queen Cate can pull this off. She looks like a modern version of Greta Garbo. The hair and makeup is so on point with this soft elegant yet edgy creation. Can’t wait to see what she wears next during awards season.

Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace

Lady Gaga

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If Cate Blanchett is channeling Greta Garbo, then Lady GaGa is Channeling Marilyn Monroe. Really love the way her style is evolving going from OTT to glamorous movie star. This is classic hollywood glamour. The padded hip gave her the perfect hour glass figure while never realised that she has such beautiful shoulders to pull off this neckline. The slinky way the black velvet moved was so sexy.  Keep up the good work Mother Monster.

Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

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One of the biggest surprise of the night. Really love the fact that she didn’t wear another naked sparkly dress and let this beautiful shade of yellow give the diva drama. The colour of the dress looks so beautiful against her (fake) tan and the dark burgundy lip. Love the cape because its something new for her.  If I have to nip pick, I wish she ditched the necklace because the dress really don’t need it (this was for me one of the biggest fashion mishaps this year) but welcome back to the red carpet Jenny from the block

Jane Vonda in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane

Jane Fonda

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I know many people will disagree with me but I actually love this a lot more than I should.  Yes I get the toilet paper reference but she is 78 YEARS OLD women taking a fashion risk by not wearing the usual illusion sleeve sparkly gown and still managed to look elegant.  The classic hair and makeup and minimal accessories makes this chic.  On any other women , this would definitely be worst dressed but for me, she pulled it off.

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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I didn’t like this dress at first glance because it reminded me of a elongated french maid’s apron but lately she tends to go for looks which is slightly off beat, bohemian with a historical costume touch to it so this gets points for being different because its so refreshing to see a young starlet experimenting with fashion on a major red carpet.  For me she is definitely the one to watch because she has the potential to be her version of Lupita or Cate if she continues to keep this up.

Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana

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Another big surprise by another fashion queen by the name of (k)ate. Love the hotpink sparkles.  At a music awards red carpet, this would never have stood out but this is glamour.  She looks like Christmas Cracker Barbie in the most fabulous way.  Love the fact that she kept her hair up because this dress with big curly hair will be sooooo tacky.

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

GLAM Amy adams

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Effortless Glamour.  Really love the silhouette and the sequins gives it a touch of richness to what could’ve been a plain red dress.  Really happy she chose not to do her hair up instead keeping it simple and fresh otherwise the dress would make her look old and here she looks 10 years younger. Never crazy about her red carpet choices so for me this is the best she have ever looked in a very long time.

Katy Perry in Prada

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I get she is trying to go for 60s Glamour but like most Prada red carpet gowns, this dress is a bit meh.  Satin is one of the most unforgiving materials if you have to sit in a limo for a few hours and the winkles on the fabric is so obvious.  The neckline is a bit tacky for me .  Its not an offensive look but Katy Perry have turned herself into a fashion icon with her Fun, OTT numbers, this just looks like the dresses she wore in the beginning of her career.

Brie Lawson in Custom Calvin Klien

Brie Lawson

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I tried to like it. The colour looks beautiful on her body ,the hair and makeup is perfect for it but the fit and proportions are way off for me.  She has a beautiful toned body but it looks like the dress is being dragged down, hanging by threads with the metalic collar because halter necklines should sit right on top of the collar bones. Good dress and styling but she just have the wrong body type for it because this dress needs someone with less well endowed bosoms.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

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Although for the past few years she hasn’t had the best experience with Dior because she always look unfinish or awkward, this is such a pleasant surprise.  She looks clean, polished and modern.  The hair and makeup is perfect for this dress.  If I had to be picky, I wish she cuffs instead of the necklace.  It is a beautiful necklace, just feel it might have even more impact if she didn’t wear it but otherwise this could be one of the best dior she have ever worn.

Jaimie Alexander in Genny

CUTOUTJaimie Alexander

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I love the print and the colour of the dress.  The silhouette looks amazing on her body.  The only problem is the neckline looks too bare.  Unlike Jennifer Lawrence, I wish she wore a statement necklace to balance it up because this has the potential to be one of the best looks of the night.

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors Collection

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We know she has a good body and cropped dresses is very on trend but I really can’t get behind this nude coloured Michael Kors. This looks like she picked up pieces Kim Kardashian thru out of her closet, got it resized and added sequins to it. Its so tacky. Hope she does better in future red carpets.

Kirsten Durst in Valentino Haute Couture

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I tried to like this Valentino because there is something very rich and vampy about black velvet HOWEVER her boobs are too big for it making it look vulgar. It ended up looking like a window showcasing her breasts. If this ended up on someone more flat chested it has the potential to be a real red carpet moment.

Eva Green in Elie Saab Haute Couture

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Like all Elie Saab dresses, they are beautiful and super well fitted. I feel the dress clashes with the colours of her hair and makeup. Also her face is too edgy for such a demure basic dress to a point that she is wearing a brides maids dress she is forced to wear. I wish she embrace her edgy-ness because she can pull of something more dark and vampy.  Kirsten Durst’ s Valentino would’ve been perfect for her.

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

FleshRooney Mara

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Everyone was expecting her to wear black or white so in a way this is a surprise.  However this dress is too simular to the McQueen she wore to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 7th annual Governors Awards in November without the jacket. The colour is too close to her skin tone that it looks like her skin is peeling off the dress.   I get this is her signature look but I am still waiting for the day which she wears a bright colour like Red or Plum.  Beautiful Hair and Makeup Though….

Thats it for now. Who was your best and worst dressed at this year’s Golden Globes awards? Please let me know  in the comments section.

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

#OOTD- SANTA’S ELVES

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE^^

Christmas is slowly arrived and one of the biggest dilemmas fashionistas around the world has besides what to buy ourselves for Christmas presents this year is what to wear during the parties during the holidays.
For me personally there is always the question of whether to wear traditional Christmas Colours – Red, White, Green and Gold and how to wear it without looking cliche.
Those of you who have read my previous post would know that I have recently launched my fashion brand BTW3 and when designing collection, it was important to design 2 special edition items just for the holiday season because every year, my fashion bros would ask me to borrow Christmas Themed Clothing and accessories to their Christmas Parties so that’s why I’ve decided to do the Special Edition Knitwear styles which are timeless, classic and festive.
One of the Holiday Edition Items is a Red and Off-white Cardigan with a braided cable knit detail at the back finished with gold buttons. Even though I know many people often stir away from Red and White especially during Christmas because they are afraid to look like Santa but it is also one of the most versatile colours which will never go out of style during the holidays season.  Fashion Bros can dress it up with a Black Shirt, White or red tie and black skinny jeans, or keep it cool with a statement tee and jeans but with my annual Christmas blog post I would like to Play with it my way.
Many of my followers know I love to show a little skin so I’ve decided to wear the cardigan buttoned up with nothing underneath to make it feel a little sexy. Green Skinny Jeans (it looks black in the photo because of the dark , Purple Lighting ) and Black combat boots finish the look to create my version of Santa’s Elves.
Without further Doodahs here are the photos.

#OOTD: SANTA’S ELVES

TOP | BTW3
PANTS | JUST CAVALI
BOOTS| JUNYA WATANABE x TRICKERS
JEWELLERY | EMPHASIS JEWELLERY

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I know I haven’t be the best at updating my blog this year. Thanks so much for all your support for me and I promise you all that I will come up with more OOTD photo shoots and Blog post in 2016.
Happy Holidays and wishing you all a super fabulous and stylish 2016

Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong