Best Dressed: 2014 Grammy Awards

It’s a golden carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards. I love the red carpet at the Grammys – it’s usually more fun, out-of-the-world. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case this year. It’s all about the slinky, classy and glamour because Lady Gaga didn’t get any nominations for Art Pop. Whyyyy!!! Let’s just say, this year’s red carpet is lovely but a complete snooze fest. Kudos to Katy Perry for staying true to her “You’re gonna hear me ROARRR!” red carpet moment. Otherwise, all eyes will be on Beyonce. Just because. See more red carpet photos on my Facebook Page and mean while, scroll down for my favourite looks of the night:

2014 Grammy Awards: Katy Perry in Valentino

Red carpet is all about making a statement. Katy Perry hit all the right notes with this white Valentino gown with music notes. It’s definitely a head turner!

2014 Grammy Awards: Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen also known as Mrs. John Legend strikes gold in this amazing Johanna Johnson gown. WOAH.

2014 Grammy Awards: Madonna

What? That baby David is all grown up! Mummy Madonna is all suit up in Ralph Lauren to match her mini-me.

2014 Grammy Awards: Beyonce in Michael Costello

When Queen Bey (Beyonce) walks in, time stops. She definitely claims her throne in this customized white Michael Costello couture gown.

2014 Grammy Awards: Pink

Pink is sizzling hot in this red sculptural gown by Johanna Johnson. Simply WOW.

2014 Grammy Awards: Taylor Swift in Gucci

Taylor Swift never failed to impress us. This time, she shines in this “bullet-proof” Gucci gown.

2014 Grammy Awards: Sara Bareilles

I really love this feather gown worn by Sara Bareilles with red accent pumps and clutch. LOVE!

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Rita Ora kills it in this short shimmering Lanvin number. Such sweet elegance, don’t you think?

2014 Grammy Awards: Ciara

This is how you rock your baby bump. Ciara knows how to show off her best assets in this Emilio Pucci gown.

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Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture: Raf Simon’s Delightful Debut

The House of Dior has been saved. All eyes are on the newly appointed Raf Simon, the House’s fifth designer since Christian Dior himself. Eight powerhouse designers – Alber Elbaz, Pierre Cardin, Stefano Tonchi, Franca Sozzani, Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace, Azzedine Alaia and Diane von Furstenberg showed their support at Simon’s highly anticipated show. The guests were greeted with 30,000 flowers but it was the spectacular haute couture collection that stole the show by the end of the day. The avant-garde designer proved that he can do more by transforming the House of Dior. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a new era of haute couture. His modern interpretation of Christian Dior‘s 1947 New Look with delicate embroidery, voluminous skirts, modernised peplums paired with black cigarette pants. The avant-garde designer reconstructed Christian Dior‘s classic Bar jacket into a new silhouette that could possibly change history. I was in awed, literally. Who’s with me? See my Facebook Page for the full collection.

The ladies in black.

I die for peplums and cigarette pants with a little bit of romance.

Powder pink. Bright yellow.

Intricate embroidery with a modern twist.

The old/new silhouette.

Tie-dye madness.

Can you get fuller than this?

The unconventional seems conventional with Raf Simons.

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TIMESTRINGS: Valentino One-Of-A-Kind Shoe Project 2012

Superb craftsmanship cannot be achieved without the luxury of time. In this Valentino‘s one-of-a-kind shoe project titled “TIMESTRINGS”, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli explore time as an expression of harmony, a celebration of the savoir-faire for which Valentino is famous. There are only 10 pairs of unique shoes created for this project, each identified by a string of numbers handwritten inside that replaces the name and describes the overall production time. Imagine your feet adorned with lace, flowers, jewels, bows and leather from TIMESTRINGS… conceived in just a matter of time. See below for the 10 beautiful pairs of shoes that will make you go wild:

Of studs and little bows. So Valentino!

Explore your inner pinup girl with a twist of ferocity!

Sparkly wedges, totally made for me :)

Senorita, I’m lovin’ the pink pumps with red flowers at the heels! Let’s seduce with lace, as well.

What a pretty casual sandal that reminds me of Hawaii.

You look like you’re walking on air.

images: Valentino

Singapore’s First Haute Couture Week at the First Women’s Fashion Week 2011 (26 – 30 October 2011)

HAUTE COUTURE WEEK in Singapore – is it necessary? At first thought, this doesn’t make any sense. That’s why it took me awhile to compose this blog entry about the inaugural Women’s Fashion Week 2011 to be held at the Expo and Exhibition Centre, Marina Bay Sands. As you know, Singapore ranked 8th in the Top 10 Fashion Capital of the world. As the first Haute Couture Week outside of Paris, the world will be watching Singapore’s every move. This will be the time for Singapore to prove its credibility and position as an international fashion “hub” and not become the biggest joke in fashion history. Let’s be optimistic, shall we?

Haute Couturiers Gustavo Lins and Stéphane Rolland will both be presenting their Haute Couture collection in Singapore this coming October. I’m excited about seeing Stéphane Rolland‘s impeccable design on the runway. At age 30, Stéphane Rolland was the youngest French Couturier in Paris and the House of Stéphane Rolland will continue to reflect a “modern and original interpretation of Couture”. On the other hand, Gustavo Lins expresses “the spirit of architecture through clothing” and he is known to hide his name under an “architect’s triangle of smooth leather stitched at the back of the neck”.

A sneak peek at  Stéphane Rolland’s Haute Couture collection. LOVE!

It’s the exquisite, delicate details that count.

A sneak peek at Gustavo Lins‘ Haute Couture collection.

Once again, Haute Couture is not for everyone but the rich and famous in this part of the world. For me, I am just glad to be part of the action.

AFF 2011: Francis Cheong Couture feat. Christy Chung

I didn’t attend the Francis Cheong Couture show at Audi Fashion Festival 2011 as I was too tired, and ready for bed. Hong Kong superstar and ambassadress of Marie France Bodyline, Christy Chung walked in the finale of the show is not only the highlight of the show. Local celebrities such as Irene Ang, Nadya Hutagalung and Pamelyn Chee also strutted down the runway in couture. I never thought I would say this but I’m actually diggin’ some couture pieces from this collection. Here are some of my favourites:

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