#OOTD -The New Animal Print

Every summer, my fashion brothers and I often struggle to find something appropriate to wear to special occasion and semi – formal to wear because it needs to look Smart, Cool enough to not sweat yet try to make an editioral statement. (Style sisters often have a similar problem in Winter).

For me, My usual smart casual /semi formal party gear often include a dress code of a Crisp Shirt, Tailored Shorts or Cropped trousers, A waistcoat (to replace the blazer) a nice tie, a printed pair of socks finished off with a good pair of shoes.

Which is why during my recent trip to London, Liberty became one of the must go places on my list of where to shop. Many of my followers on Instagram will know that I’ve always had a love for prints. I love them because it is the quickest way to make a fashion statement on any occasion especially in summer. I’ve always loved the prints from Liberty London because they are unique , often have a slight hand drawn asethetic and often have a cute touch to it. Also they are often not available anywhere else in the world. Which is why instead of spending my shopping budget on Designer Clothes I can find in HK, I chose to spend it on Fabrics instead to have a unique London Fashion Experience.

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The First Print I chose to ask my tailor in Hong Kong to turn into clothes features different animals that you can find in the zoo rendered in cool colours such as purples , blues and greys.  The thing I love about this print is that up close you can find human accessories such as Giraffes wearing converse sneakers, birds wearing socks and Elephants carrying a briefcase.  With this beautiful print my tailors at Mijosu turned it into a pair of tailored shorts , a waistcoat and tie to create the perfect summer party outfit.  The total effect reminds me a little bit of one of my favourite childhood storybook characters Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus.
Without further Doodahs, Here is the photoshoot.

THE NEW ANIMAL PRINT

Shirt – Modement
Shorts | Waistcoat | Tie – Mijosu featuring Fabric by Liberty London
Socks | Topman
Shoes | Trickers
Wallet | Liberty London

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Thats it for now.

Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong

Golden Globes Awards 2015 Red Carpet PART 1- Best Dressed List

Awards season have begun in 2015.  Those who are into Film and TV may be guessing who will win what awards but to many fashionistas like myself the red carpet and who wears what couture is what is truly important.  Thats why this year I decided to select my favourite and worse looks to you all on this blog.

In previous years , Golden Globes is the beginning of the season and even though the dress code is formal but it is usually more fun and glamorous and actresses and actors usually take more fashion risk than the Oscars. This year the risk factor was big (even though there are some snooze buttons and WTFs but more abt that in my next post) so even with the absence of Fashion queens such as Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, in general the red carpet choices was very interesting. Without further doodahs, here are my Top 15 looks of the evening.

All Photos from http://www.style.com

15: Katie Holmes, in Custom Marchesa
Many people may find this dress look too simple but for me I love the dark purple against her Brunette Hair. Crazy about the way the slick ponytail works with the simple lines of the dress. The strong smoky eyes is a perfect finish to the look. Definitely a personal best for her.

15.Katie Holmes, in custom Marchesa

14. Michelle Monaghan, in Jason Wu
Really love this cause the silhouette reminds me of the slick simple shift gowns which Calvin Klien will design for the red carpet in the 90s.  The diagonal beading adds a glamorous touch to such a simple dress. The effortless hair with the strong eyeliner makes this look effortless yet sexy.

14. Michelle Monaghan, in Jason Wu

13 .Robin Wright, in Ralph Lauren, and Ben Foster 
This is such a modern take on power couple dressing even tough all black don’t often translate well on the red carpet, I really love the androgynous haircut on her with the simple long sleeve tee with the sheer skirt as contrast.  His rugged beard works well with the all black tux. Its very hip, offbeat and chic at the same time.

13 .Robin Wright, in Ralph Lauren, and Ben Foster

12 Taylor Schilling, in custom Ralph Lauren
Like previous years, Red is a very popular colour and was seen on several actresses this year. This is such a fresh take of the classic red dress.  Really love the halter top with the ball gown silhouette. The simplicity of the gown with her minimalist hair and makeup keeps it fresh. Its not easy for such an young, sweet actress to be able to wear red and still keeping it age appropriate, kudos on making it work.

12 Taylor Schilling, in custom Ralph Lauren

11. Julianne Moore, in Givenchy Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels
Bling was another popular trend this year. I really love the ombre effect going from silver to grey ending in black. The tank neckline keeps it modern (would hate it if its strapless).  Its glamorous, modern and chic.  This would’ve gotten higher on this list if she styled her hair differently. A chignon or bigger waves would’ve glam it up a bit.  

11. Julianne Moore, in Givenchy Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels

10, Naomi Watts in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and bag, and Liev Schreiber, in Prada
I always applaud actresses who choose to wear yellow on the red carpet because not many actresses dare to do it.  Its a colour which don’t need any sequins or dramatic silhouette in order to be dramatic. Love the simplicity of the dress with the red lip, the belt makes it very chic. Its elegant and a ray of sunshine on the red carpet.

10.Naomi Watts, in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and bag, and Liev Schreiber, in Prada

9. Catherine Zita Jones in Angel Sanchez
Against a sea of red ballgowns, this probably would’ve looked boring on any other actress, HOWEVER the best actress any women can have is confidence. This is her saying  even if theres a chance we will see variations of this dress tonight, I am Catherine Zita Jones, I look beautiful, PHOTOGRAPH ME NOW.  Very regal, very dramatic.

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8. Claire Danes, in Valentino
Slightly unconventional , slightly offbeat and always willing to surprise us on the Red Carpet, Claire Danes have once again proven her style versatility in this beautiful bohemian esque Dress by Valentino.  This may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I love it cause it feels so unexpected. Crazy about the statement earrings which compliments her eye makeup. Keeping the hair simple makes all eyes go to this beautiful beaded couture creation.

8. Claire Danes, in Valentino

7. Lupita Nyong’o, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels
Lupita have once again proven to us that she can pull off anything unconventional with this floral creation by Giambattista Valli. So beautiful against her skin tone and her ethnic beauty.  Crazy about the cascade of the print of the dress. Its very sweet and etherial with an edge.  The only reason this isn’t higher on the list is because I wish her hair is shorter like last year’s red carpet season cause personally feel it would look more clean and flattering than the afro.
7. Lupita Nyong'o, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels

6. Heidi Klum, in Atelier Versace
Heidi Klum in the house. This dress is sooooooo her in the sense that its dramatic silhouette, low-cut , a high slit, have bling on it, in a dramatic colour with a touch of drag. But unlike the usual Heidi looks, this has an elegant touch to it. The classic Hollywood hair and makeup really compliments this look.  It screams look at me , I am Heidi Klum ,I have a gorgeous body and still on top of my game…. Mission Accomplished…

6. Heidi Klum, in Atelier Versace

5. Lorde, in Narciso Rodriguez, with Neil Lane jewels
This may be a what was she thinking to the general public but I put this so high on the list for the risk factor. It takes a good set of balls for an actress to wear a tuxedo , a crop top paired with a diamond necklace on a red carpet which usually mean dresses and gowns and some how she pulls it off.  Its so sexy and chic. With this look, Lorde entered my list of the ones to look out for on red carpets in the future.

5. Lorde, in Narciso Rodriguez, with Neil Lane jewels

4. Felicity Jones in Dior
Elegant, Minimal and Classic this Dior Dress is sooooooo beautiful.  The colour which goes perfectly with her hair and squinting and  really stood out against a sea of bling bling and Red dresses. I love it cause it has a slight 50s touch to it with the silhouette and the high neckline. Its a dress that the colour and silhouette speaks for itself.  Like Lorde, definitely someone new to watch out for on the Red Carpet

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3. Jared Leto, in Lanvin
For some reason Actors in Hollywood seldom take any risk on the red carpet.  Its always the black or midnight blue tux with a white or black shirt.  Jared unlike 95% of actor is never afraid to stand out. Love the white tux with the black details. Crazy about the pop of red on the collar. Its fun, its smart yet formal enough for the occasion.  Big applause from the fashion bros…

3. Jared Leto, in Lanvin

 

2. Allison Williams, in Armani Privé
My first reaction to this is WOW….. This is a modern day Grace Kelly with a dark, glamorous twist. So good to see someone who can carry off Armani Prive to the style calibre as Cate Blanchett or Anne Hathaway.  The 40s glamour hair and makeup is perfect against this princess creation. Crazy about the tiers of sparkly ruffles on the classic princess silhouette.  Amongst a sea of red dresses this classic yet glamorous version is by far my favourite.

2. Allison Williams, in Armani Privé
Now with a big round of applause, The BTW-Workshop Blog pick for the winner of Best Dressed at Golden Globes 2015 is…….

2. Emma Stone in Lanvin
It was so difficult deciding between Allison Williams and this because they are both stunning in 2 different ways, but this won because of its originality  and courage.  Like Lorde, it takes a good set of balls to wear pants to one of the most formal red carpets of the year and Emma manages to do it in a way which feels as appropriate as an Evening gown.  The sequinned bustier is the perfect juxtaposition against the masculine tuxedo trousers. The sash adds femininity and drama to the look. Love the casual undone hair and fresh looking make up. The total look is a modern and fresh new take on Red Carpet dressing. Emma Stone, I’ve always loved your style but I never thought you would have some Tilda Swinton in you to pull of such unconventional and stunning look.

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Anyway… thats it for now, Whats your favourite red carpet moment at the Golden Globes this year? please feel free to share your opinion on the comment section.

Until Next Time,

XOXO TIMTIM WONG^^