Fashionably Fashionable Fashion Journal

I am STILL on the plaid bandwagon

I am in SUCH a confused state about plaid. Is it in or is it out?

Plaid is just one of those trends that never go out.. or are never really in, either. It’s just always there..

I have taken a special liking to plaid trousers/shorts lately, the way Tommy Hilfiger’s styled it is very nice but I prefer a more casual take on the plaid trousers. Say, plaid trousers paired with a simple white t-shirt or suspender plaid shorts/skirt with a nice top.

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Remember this APC coat? Found Clemence Poesy wearing it a while ago and just recently in Style Arena. The colours are more flattering in the first pic so Clemence Poesy is actually wearing navy

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<Sources: Garance Dore, Style Arena>

GYABO! Noda Megumi “Nodame” style

It’s been so long since the last post I nearly forgot the login password!

WordPress says a secure password is where there is more than 8 characters in the password and they have to be a combination of symbols, letters and numbers. So I made this supernova password and I just remember my password by the way it is typed, if you asked me what my password was and there’s no QWERTY keyboard in front of me and it has been more than a month since I last logged in then zilch, no password

If you’re wondering how this relates to the title of the post well it does not ha ha ha! It is just some useless banter to excuse myself for deserting the blog for a while

Noda Megume or Nodame in short is a character in a Japanese classical music drama called Nodame Cantabile

The drama centres around the lives of a messy, unorganised girl with a natural talent for piano called Nodame and a neat perfectionist, who is also the number 1 student (and popular) at Momogaoka music academy called  Chiaki Shinichi (Chiaki-Senpai in short, Senpai is upper classman, Japanese use surnames/first names interchangeably)

Nodame and Chiaki-senpai are both in the piano performance division, Nodame plays the piano and dreams to be a piano teacher. Chiaki is a piano playing aspiring conductor, the two meet by chance when Chiaki-senpai gets wasted and passes out in front of his dorm room so Nodame lets him stay in her messy room overnight

Chiaki-senpai wakes up to Nodame playing a beautiful Beethoven amidst a mountain of rubbish. Chiaki-senpai freaks out, calls Nodame a garbage woman (LOL) and flees. He opens the front door and realises his room is right next door (even more LOL)

Chiaki and Nodame soon meet again when he was chosen to help Nodame with her piano (peer support program or something). Nodame falls in ‘love’ with Chiaki-senpai, he still calls her a garbage woman, but lets her hang around him anyway because they are next door neighbours. Little does he know through his uncaring behaviour that he is nurturing Nodame’s piano

Anyway I think Nodame’s clothes are incredibly cute

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<Image source: http://www.designchronicle.com/memento&gt;

VIP Girl loves A.P.C.

Discovered label A.P.C. a few days ago

Love the effortless style looks in their Winter 08/09 collection =P

http://www.apc.fr

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how to wear a skivvy/polo neck/turtle neck top

The turtle neck under dress and tights combo is a neverfail. Add a coat and scarf of your choice to finish off on a colder day.

Wear with an off shoulder dress to separate yourself from the crowd

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For a very polished look wear shoe boots or chunky sandals, it will elevate your confidence and enhance your silhouette straight away

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Be bold but beautiful

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Go classic

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For something more unique layer bottom half with dress under dress under dress. Layer top half with gloves and hair accessories

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Top off with quirky cape or luxurious fur

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<Image Sources Missoni, Nicole Miller, The Sartorialist, Fendi, French Kitty, Nodame Cantabile, Google, Style.com>

Attention: YES, SIR!

the hotness these Chanel pre fall 2009 outfits radiate alone is enough to keep me warm in cold Russia

Don’t miss THE best fashion attitude in the collection: pants tucked into boots

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<Image Sources Chanel, Style.com>

Chanel goes to Russia.

This 2009 pre-fall collection looks more like haute couture material to me. Im loving the tall, gold and red, elegant mystique about all of the looks below. Byzantine like headpieces are adorned by trademark Chanel chains

Chanel’s done some very sleek garments in the last few shows the elaborate pieces in this mystical theme is a surprise to me but dang for one more collection Chanel maintains my habit of calling it the “most stylish label on earth”

It is evident that Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most well read, knowledgeable and curious designers in the fashion world right now

VIPGirl trend forcast:

Capes

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Fur trims/transparency

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Little empress

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Hand warmers, fingerless gloves & shimmering tights

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Byzantine influence cascading scales

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Elegance

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<Images sources Chanel, Style.com>