2012 V-Day Gift Guide: La Perla Spring Summer 2012

There is nothing sexier than La Perla to celebrate the perfect Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a lil’ sexy surprise for your girlfriend, La Perla offers glamorous and luxurious lingerie that will make both your imaginations go wild! There is something for everyone from La Perla Spring Summer 2012 collection. This collection is inspired by the 60s – think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast in Tiffany’s. This season, lingerie explores bright pastels such as mimosa yellow, sky blue and pink peach. The idea of flowers such as rose and daisy motifs rule this collection juxtaposing clean, sophisticated style of Jackie O. So let the role-playing and hot, romantic night begin :)

#1: The Sexy Secretary: A little workplace romance is harmless (if both parties are single!). Every man loves the Sexy Secretary, don’t you? Pair this sexy lace chemise with a pencil skirt, and you’re good to seduce the “Boss”.

#2: The Sex Bomb: You’re confident. You know what you want. You’re in charged. My ultimate favorite! This fushcia bra and panties lace set is gonna bring the house down!

BUY NOW: Brazilian-cut lace and stretch-chiffon briefs & Lace and tulle underwired bra

#3: The Bondage Fantasy: Let’s put classy into Bondage, shall we? This mesh,black body suit with back panels is going to blow his mind!

#4: The MILF Love: Ok, I don’t really like using the acronym “MILF” but I can’t help it. With that Stepford Wife‘s hairdo, you’re gonna be purring for love in this nude and sky blue bra and bottom set. Be the dream housewife.

#5: The Virgin: Imagine being 16-years old and full of raging hormones! Head to the backseat of the car and play with the mindset of a young, virgin one.

#6: The Super Sweet 16: I absolute DIE for this pink peach lace bra! If your man loves a girl-next-door, this is the one will drive him nuts!

#7: The Sunshine Tease: You’re an outgoing, extroverted girl which boys love! Have some fun in the sheets with this mimosa yellow set :)

#8: The Blushing Bride: If you’re just getting married or already married, it’s time to replay the first night of the rest of your life. This all-white set is bound to set you both on fire.

#9: The Shy Lady: If you’re shy and anxious because it’s your first-time, wear this sheer, polkadot chemise and let him peel the layers off, one after another.

images: La Perla

Halloween Costumes for the Fashionista

If you’ve been following my Twitter (@xwen) or Facebook Page, you’ll know that I’ll be going as young Coco Chanel for this year’s Halloween. I’ve been shopping around for costume ideas and I thought it would be ideal to compile some of my favourites. I believe you’ll be seeing alot of Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett and Lady Gaga wannabes this year. Vampires should be pretty popular too – thanks or no thanks to Twilight. There will always be superheroes – Jan beat me to my ultimate Halloween costume, Wonder Woman! But she’ll be the pirated version because her costume is not accurate! Sorry, comic geek speaking here. I strongly believe that you’ve to do it right when it comes to superheroes. If you’re a fashionista, who should you be dressing up as? Here are my picks:

Anna Wintour

Fashion Thakoon Fall 2009

She’s one of the most powerful person in fashion. You’ll fill her shoes for one night – and yes, experience a power trip if you like. Anna Wintour is a very timely choice for a costume. All you need is to get a blonde bob wig, big dark sunglasses, fur coat or tweed jacket and heels or boots. Then, fold your arms and not smile for the rest of the evening. Sounds good to me!

Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s


A popular yet classic choice. I believe every girl wants to be Holly Golightly. Plus, it’s one of the easiest costumes for every fashionista or Audrey Hepburn fan. All you need is a LBD (who doesn’t have one?), long strands of pearls, black Wayfarers, elbow-length gloves, diamond tiara and bee-hive hair! Holly Golightly never goes out of style.

Cher Horowitz in Clueless


Hands up! Who doesn’t love Clueless? (No? AS IF!) I was absolutely crazy about this film when I was a teenager. I wanted to be Cher Horowitz. She’s like Blair Waldorf in the 90s. Her look is PREPPY CHIC – think “mid-90’s fashion: plaid skirts, embellished jackets and cardigans, high-heeled Mary Janes, knee-highs/thigh-highs, and demure headbands“. You’ll have a ball dressing like Cher!

Lady Gaga in Bubble Dress


You’ll get loads of ideas if you plan to dress up as Lady Gaga. However, I think the bubble dress is my favourite of the lot. If I knew how to sew plastic bubbles, I would totally go for it! Here’s a tutorial on how to dress like Lady Gaga… with a little hint on DIY-ing your own bubble dress. Remember to wear a skin colour leotard inside!

Madonna in the 80s

Madonna is a style chameleon. If I have a choice, I would dress up as Madonna during her ‘Lucky Stars’ days. There is a major 80s revival happening right now – it would be too hard to find 80s-inspired clothing and accessories. Make sure you get the hair and lipstick right. Happy Halloween and good luck with your costumes!

Red Carpet: The Oscars 2009

Yippee! I’m still beaming with excitement from this year’s Oscars! The fabulous gowns, fresh winners and gosh, Hugh Jackman *swoons* Slumdog Millionaire deserves every award the film received – because I honestly think it’s the best film this year. Some people call it’s a crowd-pleaser, and some think it’s overrated. I think the film rocks – and yes, Danny Boyle finally got the recognition he deserved. Let’s focus our attention to the Oscars red carpet trend and best dressed: We see alot of beautiful fishtails (yes, we’re talking volumes!), belts (that’s new!) and of course seeing red, red, red! I’m very pleased with most of the red carpet moments – I think this has to be one of the best Oscars to date:

My pick for Best Dressed for the night. Kate Winslet stunned the world with this dramatic one-shouldered, silky, and multi-textured Yves Saint Laurent gown and shoes. A clear winner, don’t you think?

Penelope Cruz became the first Spanish Oscar winner. Congrats! She turned heads with this 60-year old voluminous ivory sweetheart vintage Balmain dress with lace detailing.

She may not be an Oscar winner, but Marisa Tomei hit the high notes with this silver-hued mermaid gown with an insane train by Versace.

In my humble opinion, Anne Hathaway is the modern Audrey Hepburn. Her modern-classic beauty sparkled in this sparkling, slender Armani Privé gown. It’s so beautiful, I can’t breathe.

Natalie Portman sweetened up this Grecian-inspired, orchid pink Rodarte gown.

Evan Rachel Wood made her way into the Best Dressed list in this soft champagne Elie Saab gown.

Angelina Jolie is one classy mama in this black Elie Saab gown with striking emerald earrings.

I’m in love with this girl. Freida Pinto rocked her Oscars debut in this sapphire, one-sleeve gown by John Galliano with Indian-inspired detailing. Love, love it.

Sarah Jessica Parker is not leaving her Carrie Bradshaw “tulle” behind! She wore this “barely mint” gown by Christian Dior Couture – such a ethereal, whimsical pick!

As one of the beauties in red, Amy Adams stood out in this strapless red Carolina Herrera gown and a colorful jeweled bib necklace by Fred Leighton.

Jennifer Aniston looked gorgeous in this shiny Valentino gown. Pretty!

Finally, congratulation to all the winners of this year’s Oscars!