NEED A SATURDAY FASHION TIPS?

Let me present two collections with the most wanted day in mind.

You’re not alone if you wish every day is Saturday. The joy of no alarm clock, no morning rush, suddenly all things wonderful. And yet those relaxing feeling should be interpreted in the correct fashionable way…means no sloppy attires on the weekend please.

Thankfully, Marni (collaborated with a Dutch artist, Rop van Mierlo) created their new capsule collection for Spring 2013 called “Saturday Morning” and Kate Spade, launched her hip little sister named “Saturday”. Just perfect for a lovely Saturday.

Bright, colorful, fun clothes and accessories, with more affordable price than their original line are another reason why we should love Saturday even more. 

COLLABORATION NATION

Because 1+1 = 2?

Tight budget? This is the fashionable way out without THE price.

NEW LIPSTICKS TO TRY : CRAYONS!

I’m in love with jumbo lip pencils. Pronto.

It seems like almost every beauty brands have one, from Revlon to Nars. Even Kate Spade came up with one. They called it Colorful Lipstick Crayons. Yes, this is a grown up version of crayons to put on your lips. Inspiring and creative collaboration between Kate Spade and Poppy King (the lipstick queen), I just love the playful packaging and the trio chubby lip pencils inside, named: Pop, Fizz and Cheers!.

As any chubby pencils, they’re unbelievably easy to apply, with the help of very creamy and moisturizing texture. I was using lip balm underneath in the above pictures, but I did skip lip gloss as they already give enough shine. Richly pigmented (just like they wrote in the box), we are encourage to mix the three colors as we wish. I believe the Fizz color is the shade that can tone down two other shades and add shimmers to the almost matte colors.

Anyway, I tried three individual crayons (it’s twist up, so no need for sharpener) by its’ own. Start with lined the lips, then fill them up with one swipe (cause I don’t like thick colors on mine). Their long lasting power is great and like crayons for kids, they’re fun to play with. Try if you don’t trust me. 

POP – shocking pink

FIZZ – shimmer peach

CHEERS! – coral red

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WEAR OVERALLS NOW?

Why not? The old school style is making a big come back this spring.

From Jason Wu to Philip Lim, grown up overalls are in. Come in materials like linen and leather, it’ll be a refreshing urbane look for this Spring. But how we (as adults) can pull off this look?

Here’s some tips:

       Slim cuts are the best option. You don’t want to look sloppy wearing a big and oversize overall.

       Instead of just denim, opt for materials like linen or leather. For more casual days, you can pick darker denim.

       Play with texture and materials for layering. Instead of plain old T-shirt, look for blouses with more grown-up materials, like lace or chiffon.

       To complete the whole look, add sharp looking accessories like clutch, shoes and earrings.

       A smart looking and simply cut blazer will be a perfect companion if you want to rock this look for your office attire. 

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

It’s a perfect time to renew everything.

Including my makeup bag. I’ve been having the green makeup bag from Muji like forever, if it can talk, it’ll say ‘enough’. So, for 2013, I’ll go for metallic makeup bag from MAC (from Magic, Mirth & Mischief Collection).

Used to carry a lot inside my makeup bag, it was bulging and not to mention, heavy. So I cut down a few pieces and replaced them with double duty beauty products.

What’s inside my makeup bag for the upcoming year?

–       Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat : I carry concealer every day, to retouch under eyes makeup and side noses. It won’t crack over foundation & powder.

–       Kate Spade ‘Pop’ Lipstick Crayon : Always carry two lipsticks, one for night and one for day. I use this convenient lipstick crayon for night look (sometimes for day too, depends on the mood).

–       Soap & Glory ‘Naked Beige’ Lipstick : Now, this is my serious day lipstick when I want to be under the fabulous radar. LOL.

–       The Body Shop Lily Cole ‘Pink’ Lip & Cheek Dome : Double duty, and I don’t have to carry my blush brush anymore. Just dab and pat. Love it.

–       RMK Pressed Powder : It’s actually a setting powder to provide flawless finish, but I found it great to keep the skin matte without looking dull.

–       Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Fragrance : Perfect size for traveling in a chic minimalist 30 ml bottle. So me.

–       L’Occitane Smooth Hands : Because I wash my hands a lot and dry hands are big NO NO.

GLOW WITH THE FLOW


Some people freaked out about the triple numbers 12.12.12 yesterday. But for Kate Spade’s fashionista fans, it was a perfect time to shop for their latest collection. 

Including me. I was invited to the newly renovated store at Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta. As I remembered, the store remains in the same corner in the luxury mall. Previously, the interior was minimalist, but now, they changed to another concept that they called “New York Girls Apartment”. And what a dreamy ‘apartment’ it will be for many fashionistas. 

Range of colorful bags are neatly place on the white racks and tables full of gifts idea. Very feminine, very playful, yet very Kate Spade. Shots of colors like pink, orange, yellow and green are seen everywhere inside the spacious store, which create a fun delightful atmosphere to shop. 

Currently, Kate Spade Indonesia is having their end of year sale up to 50% off. Don’t miss this chance, as yesterday most of the VIP guests were shopping their hearts out. I also spotted Garance Dore Massie bag on the sale table (it’s at the right corner of the shop if you walk in, by the way). What else did I spot and personally love from the newly renovated store of Kate Spade? Click here.

PRETTY COLLABORATION

Just in time to celebrate holiday, Kate Spade collaborated with Poppy King, the lipstick queen, to create three gorgeous lip crayons.

Crayola inspired, these party-perfect hues comes in a set of very pretty box. Available in three colors, burgundy, red and peach, Kate Spade Colorful Lipstick Crayons will surely light up my Christmas this year.

P.S: I just got the confirmation from Kate Spade Indonesia’s PR that this item will be available in early December 2012, right here in Jakarta. Yeay!

FOR SNEAKERS SEEKERS

In case you’ve been living inside a cave, sneakers are back…big time!

From the wedges sneakers to the good old slim soles ones, like Keds. Next February 2013, Keds will be teaming up with Kate Spade.

True to her signature style and clicked with the fun and preppy concept from Keds, Kate created 8 styles that will include striped, polkadots and gingham sneakers. This upcoming collection will be sold at Nordstrom stores and online, also at Kate Spade stores. 

KISS THE RAIN

How to still look pretty and fashionable during this upcoming rainy season.

– Stay away from the boring black for a stylish dry feet in the wettest weather. Opt for black with chain like the rain boots from Love Moschino. 

– Pick the fall IT color such as oxblood from Prada or dark green from Kors by Michael Kors.

– Pretty in lace (print) will be sweet than wet. I love Valentino rain boots.

– Cutey dotty with touch of bow from Kate Spade will add an instant chic to your whole rain attire. 

Don’t you just love it when it’s raining?

ART AT YOUR HANDS

Gorgeous clutches and handbag from different type of materials. It will add the fun in your everyday style and made you stand out from the usual boring crowd *yawn.

A sculptural feel of pleats material in Tangerine color by none other than Issey Miyake.
Acrylic clutch with Union Jack from Jimmy Choo.
Wood clutch from Lanvin.
A dictionary look alike for the geek in you from Kate Spade.