What a perfect bow!
Designers always come out with millions of ribbons inspired bags; some of them look like a real ribbon or man bow, some looks like 3 year old kids toy and some pure elegant, like Yves St Laurent ribbon clutch.
Just like a perfect origami, the black and silver ribbon is carefully wrapped the goldtone hardware and the result is an expensive clutch. Well honey it is expensive, at USD1,530 at net-a-porter. Expensive? Not really; considering you are carrying a piece of wrapping art.
These are Kate Moss for latest Yves St Laurent Perfume. Clad in Stefano Pilati’s pre fall collection, Kate is holding a rose with Eiffel Tower in the back.
She is the reason why I love Calvin Klein. Remember underage looking girl with tiny boobs in a petite frame pose in male underwear or a superwaif girl with pierce nipple?
For straight man, if you have vivid image of that, don’t worry, you are not pedophile. You are just in touch with your inner fashion style. You just remember Kate Moss.
It is still a mystery why plain looking, freckles English girl can be fashion Godzilla. But I believe Kate should thanks Calvin Klein for the opportunity. She is a household name after posing for CK.
Kate Moss is so big back in 1990’s. I must say that she is bigger than Gisele in comparison (even Gisele looks bigger). Kate is relatively short for model but she never short of assignment. She control the trend, she is everywhere. Girl stop eating just to have Kate collarbone and suddenly flat chest became so irresistible!
No one can beat Kate persona. Current supermodels are so overrated. Do you ever hear a girl dying to become Gisele or Chanel Iman?
p/s: Saya dah tanya kepada beberapa makcik dan pakcik adakah Kate Moss ni cantik, jawapan mereka ialah “kurus kering macam ni jadi model? Tak cantiklah, macam orang hisap dadah!” Pandai jugak makcik dan pakcik ni.
I read a prediction from a fashion psychic that the era of big bag is going to over really soon. I don’t think it should over because if it is over, where we are going to put our cellphone, wallet and shopping stuffs at one go? It is so unfashionable to carry plastic bag so the only solution (for the time being) is large tote.
Some goes overboard until it makes me wondering what are they going to carry in that…4 year old boy? Or some totally obsessed with oversized tote and carry it while in evening dress to black tie event! Stop it or other might think that you are going to pack the leftover!
For those who are under big tote syndrome I understand it is not easy to ditch the bag. It must be done carefully. For start, I would like to suggest the big Y with wrist strap. The size is reasonable for your cash, credit cards, car key and cellphone. The shape and design can easily blend with your LBD and black heels. It is made from satin so it is so ‘evening friendly’.
Yves St Laurent large pouchette USD345 at saks.
Some say you can’t never wrong with white shirt. But my opinion is you can always be wrong when you’re in white shirt. The reason is the very correct white shirt can make you look exclusive, clean, stylish and edgy while a very wrong white shirt will make you look very boring and simple until you look invisible. I assume those who read my blog love fashion so there’s no way in million years we want to be boring, simple and invincible.
I love white shirt too. I have like 3 basic white shirt, including Topman (that I wore like for 200 times). The reason why I love white shirt is it can go along really well with my stripes, plain, dots or colourful tie. The tie will look really outstanding and nothing can beat the feeling of people asking me to get the tie; which actually that is a very old tie and I’ve wear it almost thousand times to a very same crowd. That is the power of white shirt.
White shirt really wary. Some is ridiculously cheap and some so pricey it makes me think; who on earth want to buy that plain white shirt? To glam the white shirt, you must know how to accessories or choose not too conventional and experience with pleats, origami, bow, ruffles, etc. Choose the correct categories of white shirt depends on which occasion you’re in. Buttoncuff white with burgundy pencil skirt and maybe killer heels or flat for effortless professional look. Origami or ruffles white shirt for formal function (remember to carry very outstanding tote or satchel that is not too big or too small and try to avoid clutch). Bow or statement shirt look outstanding outstation meeting. Show them who is in charge when you present your document fresh from jaw dropping briefcase.
Here is my pick of best white shirt (plus the bag of course).
Don’t forget to wear something underneath the shirt; maybe a white tank and not your honeymoon black lace bra.
2. OUTSTATION MEETING
D&G Ruffle front cotton shirt USD345 net-a-porter.com. First you show them who behind all the work, then you make them wonder, who is this girl if you
Soft briefcase Louis Vuitton at eluxury.com
3. CASUAL FRIDAY
Moschino cotton top at http://www.revolveclothing.com. Its is the day where you straight to nearest mall after working hour. Impressed your office collegue and stranger at mall when you
5. BUSINESS FUNCTION
BCBG Max Azria tuxedo cotton shirt USD69.00 @ bluefly.com. You are the one who wear the pants and the tuxedo shirt. Show everyone you are ‘the boss’ when you
FENDI Mini Mama Shoulder bag USD805.00 net-a-porter.com
6. Free and Easy Weekend
Cynthia Steffe embroided white shirt USD80.74 @bluefly.com. Compliment the embroided details when you
GUESS Arm Candy Shopper USD78 @ebags.com
Dear MONSIEUR YSL,
How are you? Hope you’re really having the peace that you are longing for.
Before I go further I would like to let you know that I am writing this letter tell you that you’ve done a “great job for the past few decades” and nobody can challenge that statement.
I read somewhere while you’re studying in Chambre Syndicale de La Couture you send sketch to French Vogue . The editor really love your sketch (it is not a surprised) and they publish it right away. You must be really excited! The light is shining to you.
How do feel when you’re working with Christian Dior at the tender age of 17 and lead the creative team of the House when you are 21? Talk about some riot when you include crocodile leather motorcycle jacket as part of the haute couture collection. Back then it is such a shock. But you have eyes for the future.
Pierre Berge and you start the label in 1962. That is when you can come with some unexpected masterpiece like the androgynous, perfectly cut women tuxedo ‘Le Smoking’. Borrowed clothes from men and make it looks sexy. I also love your safari suit and the bohemian theme collection. Who can actually make safari wear look sexy? Only you!
Your breakthrough unisex scent Eau Libre that was launch in 1975 proof that that is no such thing as gender differences. You never discriminate and people loves you for that. Black model really get their break when you grace them on the runway like the late Katoucha Niane to the fierce phone throwing Naomi Campbell (opsss!). She turn to you when French Vogue refuse to grace the cover because having black model on cover is a big No-No and never done before. The spell has been broken when you refuse to let your design to be featured in the cover of French Vogue if no black policy apply. It is history when the first black model on the cover of August 1988 French Vogue. Guess who signing for YSL fall/winter 2008 campaign now?
So many women should thank you like Catherine Deneuve, LouLou de La Falaise and Betty Catroux. I can say that you make them famous! When you love particular ladies, she is on the way to stardom. Because only you can make them famous.
Now your empire include everything from accessories to cosmetics. Your initial is everywhere. It is a symbol of luxury and classy.
On June 1 2008, you are 71 and it is time for you to say goodbye. You leave your glamorous mark everywhere. We love you for that!
p/s: I am sending this in Y mail patent bag straight to your boutique in
Paris. This bag is perfect for casual days. A practical bag for books to groceries. It is timeless and set to be one more classic IT YSL bag. It is also available in clutch.