SHE COULD HAVE ANY BRANDS SHE WANT IN THE WORLD …


and she chose Topshop.

Mildly pregnant Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge and her choice of maternity dress. Bought at London’s very own Topshop, she picked up a concession brand named Lovestruck. 

The Deirdre dress (which I think it’s very HER) cost 37 pounds, and I believe it’ll be grab by many expectant ladies. 

SCARLET ALERT

 

Just an idea of what to wear for the Lunar New Year.

 

Even though I’m not celebrating (surprise, surprise)… I’m gonna wear something red or maybe scarlet (more bright reddish orange) tomorrow, just because that particular color supposed to symbolize prosperity, fortune and luck.

Some people (read: me) love the color but terrified of pulling it off. No worries, if you’re not ready for a daring red outfit, pick a pop of red, like shoes, clutch or ring which will brighten up your look instantly.

 

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN

Time to rock those pretty warmies.

It’s officially rainy season in my hometown, Jakarta, Indonesia. And for us who live almost 365 days of summer, it’s time to pull out those warmies from the bottom of our clothes rack. Especially for those who work indoor, somehow the AC seems to be colder than ever. 

But don’t just stick to plain old blazers *yawn. Be more creative to bring more cheerful feeling instead of being cloudy just like the weather outside. These are my top 5 warmies from the high streets brands:

1. Zara leather coat 

2. Gap prints sweater

3. H&M knit cardigan 

4. Topshop prints biker jacket

5. Mango lace jacket

5 ADORABLE BOX CLUTCHES

One of the must have clutch inside our closet. 

As a hardworking woman, we need a tough accessory that will stand by us through time. And box clutch is the perfect bring along. It has a hard case, so your cell phone will be save just in case you dropped it. And the bonus point for box clutch: they look ultra chic and precious. Here are 5 of my favorites, none from high end brands (can you believe they look so gorgeous without the hefty price tag?). 

BEWITCHED COLORS

When the nude colors went gothic. These are the new collection from Topshop Make Up which reportedly will be launch in mid October 2012. The new timeless capsule collection, named “Dark Side of Nude”. 

Expect to see nude color for lip shade in contrast with deep claret. High shine, metallics in chic black packaging? I am sold. 

TOO MANY COLLABS ….

So little time to choose. My goodness. From the dead to the still alive and very much kicking, from pop art to a cartoony character.

Out in November 2012, Karl Lagerfeld’s upcoming collaboration with Shu Uemura, which conceived after Karl got inspired from a stack of colorful eyeshadows. I love the mascot that he created, named Mon Shu Girl. So Kawaii.

25 years after Andy Warhol’s death, will also mark the launch of Nars Andy Warhol Collection. There’ll be 29 pieces in the whole collection (out in October and November) that capture the spirit of Andy and his many muses. 

Former Vogue Paris Editor (my idol), Carine Roitfeld partnered with MAC. Expect to look exactly like her make up style, which constantly filled with smouldering smoky eyes and  kohl being smudged around from the 21 pieces collection, out in September 2012.

Known for her upbeat London Fashion Week shows, filled with her rainbow hued designs, Scottish designer, Louise Gray created her new makeup collection collaborating with Topshop. Young and fun like her designs, this is the first time Topshop Makeup have done a designer collaborative range since it was launched 12 years ago. It has been launched on August 23, 2012.

DON’T WORRY BE MARY

One of the designers that put on digital print for most of her collection is Mary Katrantzou. Catapulted into the fashion world so quickly, her first collection was shown at London Fashion Week A/W 2008. And three years later, she already did her collaboration with the high street brand, Topshop. Earlier this year, she collaborated with Longchamp as well. These are my favorites from her Fall 2012 collections.