Friday, April 11, 2014

Brand Focus: Céline Fall 2014

The Céline Fall 2014 show was an example of androgynous fashion with a twist. It was all about the structure and menswear-inspired tailoring with a feminine touch. The coats really caught my eye. 

The first looks featured a set of calf length black coats with white buttons. The tailoring drew inspiration from silhouettes of the 1930s. Phoebe Philo knows how to define her style and pays attention to details. The looks on the catwalk were all put together. With a background in menswear designing, Phoebe defines the label's style with a touch of masculine elements in the collection. A fit and flare tailoring gives the coat a feminine feel. It combines both the fashion taste of power and sensuality.

The collection also featured all kinds of oversized coats with non-fitted waist and long sleeves. Phoebe has been experimenting with different kinds of fabrics. The coats were textured with checks patterns, fringes, and calf hair in leopards parttern. The design seems comes naturally. The models looked effortlessly chic in the ensembles. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spot On: Classic Leopard Coat

Two ways to wear a leopard coat. With a belt or without a belt.
Adding a belt over the top of your coat can add structure and define your waistline.

Forever 21 Coat (similar, also like this one), Zara Top, Topshop Pants, Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, J Crew Scarf, BCBG Belt

Photos by Winston

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Dream

I feel like spring is on its way. Spring is the time of rebirth and inspiration. Dream big and do all you can to make your dreams come true.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DIY: Vanilla and Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Do you have chapped lips? This Vanilla and Cinnamon Lip Scrub is the best remedy. I seem to have chapped lips all winter. Sometimes, my lips are so dry and hurt so bad. I use this lip scrub to get rid of dead skins on my lips. This lip scrub is very easy to make and you can find all of the ingredients in your kitchen. 

2 tsp honey
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinches of powdered cinnamon

Monday, March 10, 2014

Braised Beef with Red Wine and Gin

It is still cold outside with below negative temperature. It is hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. Sometimes, I just need some comfort food. Today I am going to share this recipe with you. This hearty braised beef stew has tons of flavours with a refreshing punch of gin. I learned that cooking with gin can add the sharpness and pine and citrus notes to balance the rich flavour of the beef stew.


2 lbs braising beef
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 chopped carrots
2 chopped sweet potatoes
3 bay leaves
1 anise
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup gin
2 cups water
1/8 cup cranberries

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brand Focus: Chloé Fall 2014

When I think of French minimalism, Chloé always appeals to me. I'm constantly inspired by the effortless attitude and the sophisticated designs from the French powerhouse. The brand defines what the so-called luxury prêt-à-porter is really like.

Here are some of my favourite looks from this collection.