Friday, June 21, 2013

See Through It - Trendy Transparent Bags 2013

Dare to show the world what's in your bag?  In summer 2013, clear bags have made its way to the runway.  A bevy of designers such as Marc Jacob, Chanel, Prada, Gucci and Burberry have showcased these bags as key trends this summer.  Some can be worn formally like the Burberry and Gucci clear clutch, while others have eye-catching colours appropriate for summer.

I am definitely in for these clear bags, they seem like an odd trend but I find them rather cute.  They are something you have to watch out for and I'm sure they will be more visible in the streets.  


Marc Jacobs



Friday, June 14, 2013

Trend Report Spring/Summer 2013

Ladies, it's time to get toned up and start your abdominal workout!  Midriffs are coming in full force for spring/summer 2013.  The exposed midriff are best with high waisted shorts, A-line skirts or even trousers.  A cover up in sheer fabric or a structured jacket make the look more modest.

Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti

Sachin and Babi




Things are blooming on the runway this spring/summer 2013, designers are inspired by florals as they take on centre stage.  Florals are not only appropriate for this season, but designers are presenting them in various categories: dresses, trousers, skirts etc.  



Naeem Khan

Paul & Joe

Pierre Balmain

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Overalls

Overalls are definitely making a come back this spring/summer 2013.  This season, they appear on different styles: pants, shorts and even on dresses.  I'm glad I have kept these cute overall shorts from Talula since who knows how long? (I believe it's been 8-9 years now).  

I purchased these Talula Overall Shorts from Aritzia.  If you happen to be in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton or Calgary in Canada, don't hesitate to drop by Aritzia or check out their online shopping website (click here). 

Aritzia is a women's clothing store that carries local and international lines such as TalulaWilfredTNA, J Brand, Citizen of Humanity etc.  The store features modern, on-trend and high quality clothing.     

These overalls display some interesting and fun touch; just checkout the little heart details. :)

If you are looking for a pair of Parisian shoes, then look no further.  These Jonak Paris Shoes are simply stunning and are oh-so-comfortable.  

I purchased them when I went on a trip to Paris last year.  You can buy them at Galeries La Fayette in Paris, France.

Shop the trend at Free People: Please browse through the box for a collection of overalls....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Longchamp Paris - Le Pliage Tote Bag

Are you looking for a travel bag that carries a ton of your travel essentials?  Then look no further!  This large Le Pliage tote bag is the perfect travel piece.  It is made out of ultra-light nylon fabric (so easy to clean) and stunningly trimmed in Russian leather.  Le Pliage comes in a variety of colours and sizes such as pink, dark red, blue, yellow, beige, etc.

I first discovered these casual beauties on a trip to Asia about two years ago.  They were literally all over the streets, malls and beaches in the Philippines.  I have to say, I was very impressed on how these bags were constructed; I especially LOVE the fact that they are not only extremely light-weight but I could stuff anything in them!  My trip to Europe was made easy as well because I was able to fit my sweater in it (I hate to carry outerwear when the weather gets warmer).

I bought my mom a beige coloured Le Pliage tote bag from Paris and since it was purchased there, I got a really good deal for it.  However, the pink colour piece was purchased in Asia so I paid a lot more to it.

Personally, I am in for these bags as travel companions.... Check them out, you won't be disappointed!

When you are done using them, you can conveniently fold them up and stash them in your luggage. :)

Which one is your favourite colour?! :) 

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Skull pattern is becoming more evident as a fashion key trend in 2013.  They appear on tops, skirts, trousers, scarfs and in bracelets.  They can be worn in a more feminine and modern way; and some in a more goth-like style.

For this look, I wanted to highlight the skull prints on this High Low Skull Pattern Skirt from H & M by pairing it with a simple, light coloured  Knitted Sweater from Aeropostale.  I finished the look with a pair of Nine West ankle boots.

Hair and Make up:  Yves Encarnacion 

Photographer:  Michael Abella 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Trend Alert - Peplum

Peplums seem to pop in and out of fashion every few decades.  The trend was big in the 80's and re-surfaced back in the Spring/Summer 2012.  This season, the trend has been visible in Vancouver (it would be great if we catch up on the trends. LOL); it appears on everything: dresses, skirts, blazers, trousers and tops.  They come in an assortment of sizes and styles; feminine touch to it such as ruffled and frilly makes it a romantic, feminine look, while the others are more sculpted and architectural.

This key trend is definitely a piece you got to have in your closet; whether it may be a dramatic peplum that makes a huge statement or a subtle casual style.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Trendy Box Bag

The runway had absolutely take notice Celine's classic box bag and luggage tote in the fall 2011 and still continues to take centre stage this Spring 2013 season.  The box bag had taken this season's bag-loving world by storm.  These chic beauties come in an assortment of styles and sizes, vivid colours and interesting details.

Square shape spring bags that feature high shine metal trims; leopard prints and yellow folder over flap are some interesting pieces.  These chic beauties are definitely popular amongst famous celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Emma Stone and Kate Bosworth.  And I am sure they will be more visible out in the streets.

My very own Lauren Merkin Box Bag

I love the gold detail of this bag.  It's definitely a piece that can be used casually or formally.

The Fluoro Cambridge Satchel 

This bag is a great accessory for this season.  The neon colours are bright and happy which is very suited for  Spring. These beauties come in different colours and sizes.

I love this classic bag.  It will never go out of style!