Fash-Obsession: Christian Louboutin x Angelina Jolie’s Malangeli

MEN, I may not know. But SHOES, shoes I know”
Carrie Bradshaw

Once in a blue moon, you fall under the spell of a beautiful pair of shoe. This time, I fell in love with the breathtaking creation of Christian Louboutin and Angelina JolieMalengeli. In conjunction with the release of Disney’s Maleficent, starring Angelina JolieLouboutin designed this limited edition shoe featuring a sculpted heel that curls away from the wedge like a tendril of smoke. Simply magical!

Available in black and red patent leather at HKD13,200. You can now preorder at four Christian Louboutin flagship stores worldwide – Hong Kong (10-12 Wyndham Street, Central; Tel: +852 2530 2198). All profits from the sale will go to SOS Children’s Village, the world’s largest organisation dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children, supported by Angelina Jolie since 2003.

Christian Louboutin x Angelina Jolie's Malangeli Christian Louboutin x Angelina Jolie's Malangeli

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Trendspotting: How To Rock Your Birkenstocks / Slide Sandals

A decade ago, I could not live without my comfortable cork-based, leather strapped sandal: The Birkenstock, specifically the Arizona. Sadly, the fashion police condemned the chunky sandal silhouette until Phoebe Philo rejuvenated the Birkenstock-inspired sandals at the Céline Spring/Summer 2013 collection in Paris. THANK YOU! From grandma to glam, the Birkenstock trend is still going strong. I’m currently wearing my Birkies and it is indeed a life-saver for all pregnant women (and those who loathed heels). If the Olsen twins are rockin’ it, so should you.

Trendspotting: How To Rock Your Birkenstocks / Slide Sandals

    1. Birkenstock Arizona two band sandals (US$120.00) available at Shopbop
    2. Ash Kab Slide Sandals (US$150.00) available at Shopbop
    3. Givenchy Barka leather sandals (£590.00) available at MyTheresa
    4. Rachel Zoe Fawn Two Band Flat Sandals ($255.00 US$127.50) available at Shopbop
    5. ASOS FILTHY RICH Leather Flatform Sliders(SGD$86.64) available at ASOS
    6. Topshop Fang Double Buckle Flatforms (£52.00) available at Topshop

So, this is how you ROCK your Birkenstocks or Slide Sandals this summer:

#1: PEDICURE. PEDICURE. PEDICURE. 
If you’re going to bare your feet this summer, make sure you’ve got your toes looking fresh and pretty.

Trendspotting: Top 10 Birkenstock-Inspired Sandals

#2: Keep your outfit casual chic and simple.
There is no need to go all print-on-print, just keep it plain and simple. A nice, crisp white shirt with patent leather pencil skirt. Or a top over a shirt and jeans. Birkenstocks is not high-fashion but it is the go-to street-style footwear. 

Trendspotting: How To Rock Your Birkenstocks / Slide Sandals

#3 Go Experimental: Socks + Birkenstocks?
You heard me. Yay or nay? Garance Dore first spotted this trend in 2012 and if you are stuck in the middle of winter like me, it’s a totally awesome idea. Or, just to jazz things up a little bit!

Socks Birkenstock

Gimme a moment, I’m going to shop for my Birkenstock Arizona right now on Shopbop!

 

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014

Get a fresh look from this season’s PUMA Select collection’s collaborations with notable artists from the fashion capitals of the world such as House of Hackney from London, Sophia Chang from New York, Brooklyn We Go Hard (BWGH) from Paris, Mihara Yasuhiro from Tokyo and McQ by Alexander McQueen. The artists bring authenticity of their respective cities’ culture, art, fashion and the street together with PUMA’s sports heritage for this series of collaborations. Do we love it? Oh yes, we do.

The Puma Select Collection A/W 2014 will be available in stores from August 2014.

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014: Sophia Chang

Puma x Sophia Chang (New York): I love this collection especially the white high-top sneakers with Sophia’s rad illustration.

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014

Puma x Mihara Yasuhiro (Tokyo): Mihara Yasuhiro brings the Tokyo street flavor to the house of Puma with his capsule collection.

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014

Puma x Mihara Yasuhiro (Tokyo): Did someone say leopard prints?

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014

Puma x House of Hackney (London): The British designer brings his signature style to the table and boy, we love it.

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014

Puma x Brooklyn We Go Hard (Paris): Get active with the BWGH sneaker designs because these babies are designed to move.

Puma Select Collection A/W 2014

Puma x McQ by Alexander McQueen: We can’t get enough of sneaker wedges and more from McQ by Alexander McQueen.

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Ferragamo Shoes at Harrods

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!” – Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn was right. There is nothing that a right pair of shoes can’t fix. One of the pioneers of fashion, Salvatore Ferragamo changed the world with his innovative creations such as the ‘Cage Heel’ and ‘Wedge Heel’. In 1978, his eldest daughter Fiamma Ferragamo created the all-time best seller, ‘Vara Pump’, the iconic stacked heel pump which is also worn by fashion maven Alexa Chung and the late Margaret Thatcher. Now, who doesn’t want to own a pair of “history”?

What’s better, you can now shop online at Harrods for your ideal pair of Ferragamo shoes. Here are my Salvatore Ferragamo at Harrods picks for all occasions:

For Work

Salvatorre Ferragamo at Harrods

You can never go wrong with the classic Vara pumps (£319.00) in patent leather for the office or even weekends. If you’re unable to walk in 6-inch heels, this kitten-heel height gives you the length you need without the pain. I love the versatility of the dusty blue colour for Spring. This is definitely a must-have.

Salvatorre Ferragamo at Harrods

If you’re looking for a pair of power heels, this Pam D’orsay pumps (£385.00) will give you that career boost you needed. Made from smooth, gleaming leather, you can easily transition your look from day to night in gold member.

For Weekends

Salvatorre Ferragamo at Harrods

This Perala sandals (£175.00) is the perfect lightweight pair for your weekend brunch with your girlfriends. I love the nude lace bow details with the silver inset block heel for a little height. Isn’t it sweet?

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Fash-Love: Edie Parker & Del Toro’s Emoji Collection

If words can’t express it, use Emoji. If bombarding your Whatsapp and Instagram with endless emojis is not enough, why not wear them? Moda Operandi collaborated with handbag brand Edie Parker and shoe label Del Toro to produce an adorable capsule collection of emoji clutches and loafers. You’re in luck, this collection hits the webstore tomorrow. The clutches are priced at US$1,595 and the loafers at US$340. If you ask me, I can’t decide which one to get. In fact, I need them all to express my inner “Hot Chick” and #BigKiss.
You can now preorder at ModaOperandi.com.

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Big Kiss Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Big Kiss Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Angel Devil Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Angel Devil Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Hot Chick Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Hot Chick Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Cat Face Loafers

For the entire collection, visit my Facebook Page.

images: Moda Operandi

Fash-News: DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance Sale (25 November 2013 – 31 January 2014)

It’s the sale shopping season! DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance Sale is now on from 25 November 2013 until 31 January 2014 at both DFS Scotts Walk and DFS Changi Airport Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 outlets. You can expect up to 30% off on selected items from participating brands such as Chloe, Burberry, TOD’S, Gucci, Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Givenchy and Coach. Here’s a tip: If you shop at the airport, you can also save on 7% GST! One of my favourite brands, Tory Burch is also offering discount at DFS Changi Airport, Terminal 1 located after immigration. Isn’t that sweet?

Here are my picks from the DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance Sale because it’s worth it:

DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance sale is on (25 November 2013 – 31 January 2014)

You’ll never get enough flip flops in Singapore! Tory Burch colourful flip flops are to-die-for. Yes, they are on sale.

DFS Galleria Singapore Clearance sale is on (25 November 2013 – 31 January 2014)

I personally dig Tory Burch double wrap logo stud bracelet. A must-have! Also available in pink (yes, it’s on sale!).

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Introducing Flips™ Bare Comforts

Back in 2011, I reviewed Singapore’s 100% eco-friendly flip flop label, Flips™. This time, I would like to introduce you to the latest range of slip-ons, Flips™ Bare Comforts. Inspired by the classic kungfu shoes, the Flips™ Bare Comforts is designed to be lightweight, flexible and ultra comfortable. These 100% ethically handmade shoes use the same natural ingredients as the brand promises. Comfort is key for this range of slip-ons as you can enjoy double the thickness of the insole to outsole and of course, extra cushioning for your feet. Priced at S$29.90 a pair, I think these slip-ons are such a steal. Lucky for my readers, you also get an exclusive S$5 off total order amount, valid till 28 Feb 2014 with this coupon code: FASHECCENTRIC.

Flips™ recently launched their online store (www.flips.com.sg) which offers free shipping on all orders above S$30 and 15% storewide discount for purchases above S$65. That’s a sweet deal! You can also get 2 FREE Siloso Beach Party tickets for any purchases worth S$70 & up by entering this code “2FreeSBP” or get one FREE SBP ticket for buying anything worth S$40 & up by entering this code “1FreeSBP” For more information, click here http://bit.ly/IDX9c5.

Flips Bare Comfort

Here are my Flips™ Bare Comforts picks:  Blue Stripes, Red Zebra and Warm Pastels

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Fash-Preview: Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014

The beautiful colours of Spring exploded in the Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014 trunk show last Friday. I was immediately drawn to the multi-coloured spikes of Sweety Charity – ooh, need to get my hands on that cutie! Lucky me, I was given a private tour of the new collection by Joanna and Michelle from Christian Louboutin Asia. Besides the bright candy colours, Christian Louboutin is bringing minimalism back with transparent panels, nautical stripes, glitter and yes, kitten heels. Fancy His & Hers Louboutins? You’ll get to match your man with the ladies version of his sneakers or espadrilles. After feasting my eyes on these gorgeous red soles, I was presented with Cronuts as a little token of appreciation from the Louboutin team. How cute is that?

Christian Louboutin S/S 2014 will be available early 2014 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014

Candy-Colours! Don’t you love the Sweety Charity in multi-colour spikes?

Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014

The new Paulina Strass in Satin Bouquet makes you wanna party all summer.

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Carina Lau at Roger Vivier’s Store Opening

All eyes were on HK actress/icon/Mrs Tony Leung, Carina Lau at Friday’s Roger Vivier 90-sqm store opening at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Designed by Herve Van der Straeten, this is the French label’s first store in Southeast Asia featuring their latest bags, shoes, wallets and other accessories. Other notable guests include French model/aristocrat/fashion designer Inès de La Fressange, Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, designer Herve Van der Straeten and celebrity blogger Ingrid from The Bag Hag Diaries.

Visit the new Roger Vivier store at #02-12 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Carina Lau at Roger Vivier Store Opening at Takashimaya

The 47-year old actress looked pretty in pink with her hot pink Prismick bag. Mrs Tony Leung does not age!

Carina Lau at Roger Vivier Store Opening at Takashimaya

From left: Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, Carina Lau, Inès de La Fressange and guest.

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UGG Australia Opens in Singapore

The iconic sheepskin boots comes to mind when you think of UGG Australia. The famed Australian label opened its first flagship store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre (B2-51) in October 2013, showcasing UGG’s complete range of footwear, handbags, and accessories for the first time in Singapore. I had the chance to preview its Fall/Winter 2013 collection at last night’s store opening party. It’s not all about the boots – I’m surprised that there are cute, comfortable flats from the Casual range. Lucky for me, UGG Australia sent me a pair of Alloway Studded in Sangria and you feel like you’re walking on carpet all day. Did my feet sweat? No. I would highly recommend trying the shoes at the store as sizes run slightly smaller than your regular shoe size. Don’t worry about the sheepskin sole, it will flatten down over time. Head down to the stores now and grab your boots or shoes for your winter holiday or freezing office!

UGG Australia Opens in Singapore

MsGlitzy and I wearing our ‘almost’ matchy-matchy Alloway Studded by UGG Australia.

UGG Australia Opens in Singapore

Get your cute Alloway Studded in four colours.

UGG Australia Opens in Singapore

Studs or lace-up? I’m ready for the cold weather. Bring it on!

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Fash-News: CommonThread x SHENTONISTA

NEWS FLASH! A new multi-label store, CommonThread will be opening at ION Orchard (B2-18) this weekend. CommonThread will be offering hand-picked collections of basic apparel, footwear and accessories that help tell your style story. I was invited by the good folks at UNIFORM and CommonThread for a “street style” photo shoot to celebrate the opening of the new store. I wore a tank top from Thread 365, watch from Komono, rings & bangles from Duepunti and umbrella from Totes. Thanks to the amazing team who made this photo shoot a breeze for a novice model like me. I’m glad the umbrella played a huge part in keeping me dry during the sudden downpour! I can’t wait to see these photos at the store! SUPER EXCITED. 

Read more about the photo shoot here on SHENTONISTA.

This umbrella from Totes brightens up your rainy days.

Simple yet versatile. Love this watch from Komono and rings & bangles from Duepunti.

Havaianas are essential for rainy days.

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Charles and Keith Fall 2013 Fashion Show

After the ‘insane’ store opening, all VIP and invited guests of Charles and Keith moved over to the Tent outside Ngee Ann City for another level of insanity. This time, we will be entertained with the Charles and Keith Fall 2013 fashion show. I barely made it through the entrance and the show started in two seconds. On the bright side, I had a great view of the fashion show from the photographer’s pit. Take a look at the video I took of the final walk.

Charles & Keith Fall 2013 Fashion Show

Charles & Keith Fall 2013 Fashion Show

Charles & Keith Fall 2013 Fashion Show

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