LOTD: bamf casual cool

I fell in love with the beautiful gold starfish earrings first. And then I found the Balmain t-shirt so bad ass. So I put together a high end, luxurious big ass mother fucker look.

T-shirt: Balmain
Pants: Theory
Heels: Charlotte Olympia
Glasses: Cutler & Gross
Clutch: Alexander Mcqueen
Earrings: Vanessa Kandiyoti

All from net-a-porter.

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Rockstud on my wish list

While shopping recently, I spotted these Valentino Rockstud ankle wrap flats. A lady was trying them on and my mom pointed them out to me. They are the best rendition of the original Rockstud so far I think. A beauty.

 

It’s actually much much nicer in black patent leather…

Shoe porn of the day I guess!

 

 

 

Levi’s Go Forth Manifesto

I don’t know why I haven’t blogged about this sooner, but I guess I haven’t been blogging much at all. This Levi’s ad  (below) is hands down my favourite ad of the year.. It’s actually the latest installment in Levi’s ongoing Go Forth campaign which I find so rebellious and carefree. I love it.

To me, this isn’t just an ad. The main focus of the ad isn’t Levi’s jeans, it’s the huge white writings that span across two pages in magazines and half the pages. And the message resounds in your mind, you linger a while longer to appreciate the teenagers being young, wild and having fun. Suddenly you feel the fire inside you, but first, to a Levi’s store!

Sadly, a Levi’s store never excites me. Firstly, I’m not going anywhere near those ugly Curve ID jeans, *no offence* to anyone who bought them but what the hell did they do to the back pocket logo?? It’s fugly and the washes are all so bad and dated. I’m not sure about the fit because I never bothered to try them but my mom didn’t look that awesome in them…

The jeans they currently stock are all unworthy of such a rad campaign. I’m sorely disappointed that they’re not communicating internally because the product and the ads have such different objectives. While the ad is distinctly young and fun, the products are more suited for people like my mom *no offence* again.

Also, the stores, the people who work at the stores, and the people who are shopping at the stores contribute to the shopping/ buying levi’s experience and they all are less than exciting.

That said, amazing ad campaign. Very uplifting and inspiring.

Let’s GAP Together

Was in Hong Kong over the weekend and I bought a few of the local magazines. This ad campaign by Gap caught my eye and is worth sharing.

Each ad features an eastern personality with their western counterpart. Cuzzz Gap brings people together 🙂 Apparently the campaign aims to celebrate the freedom and liberation of China’s youth. Nice way to put it especially when you’re trying to tap into that market…

1) Entertainers: They need no introduction, Jolin Tsai & Usher.

Directors: Barry Levinson & Johnnie To

 

Photographers: Annie Leibovitz & Wing Shya

Environmentalists: Zhou Xun & Phillipe Costeau Jr

DJs: Diplo & Wordy

 

 

Bloggers: Wang Momo & Julia Frakes

Artists: Tristan Eaton & Ceilen Lau

Pretty cool people in this campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanie in a bottle, grant me these..

Trying to stay away from the usual dark washes I favour for a new look, but sticking to the same fits that are slim through the leg and wider at the hem which I find more flattering..

7 for all Mankind Roxanne in Gosling

7 for all Mankind Roxanne in Gosling

Hudson Collin in Redding

Hudson Collin in Stowell

Current/Elliott Stiletto in leopard