poisepolish.: November 2013

November 27, 2013

Christian Louboutin one-of-a-kind $30,000 boots

It’s an incredibly rare opportunity in fashion to own something truly one-of-a-kind, especially from a world-famous brand like Christian Louboutin.

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That’s why the Christian Louboutin bespoke spiked boots are such a unique piece to have – they’ll be the only pair of their kind in the world. It may got me thinking that maybe once they are sold, he would create them in black and then in white, and the list goes on. But right now, they are made in sizzling red, since the boots are part of the (RED) Auction 2013, hosted by Sotheby’s, and apparently they think these would sell for $30,000.

The auction benefits the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. They will go up for auction on the evening of November 23 in New York City, will be made-to-measure for their eventual owner.

Meanwhile, I've gathered a list of the covetable spike styles you can buy online this Christmas:
1. Pigalle spikes 120mm nappa leather pumps from Net-a-porter.com
2. Daffodile spikes patent leather pumps from Saks
3. Rolling spikes velvet smoking slippers from Saks
4. Lady Peep spikes in leopard peep-toe pumps from LuisaViaRoma
5. Yolanda spikes peep-toe platform pumps from Neiman Marcus

Image courtesy of Christian Louboutin.

November 23, 2013

It's a Fendi monstrous world

I'm not the kind that collects and adds accessories and charms to my bags here and there. I don't really like the idea of wrapping bag handles and put hanging 'you-know-what'. I understand that it will add more personality to the bag and it prevents handles from darkening, but maybe I'm just too lazy and too concern of adding more weight to the already heavy bags I carry. Until I found these on everyone's handbag on street style websites and on some of my friends that are crazy bag 'decorators'.

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How cute are they? Each dyed mink fur charm has different colors and expressions, a name, brilliant! If you have no use for it, it’s a perfect gift for the holidays as well. See how others have played with them, styled them, carry them and perhaps caress them.

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However, they're not exactly very friendly for the wallet, for these fur balls, you have to pay USD580 each, available online at net-a-porter.com. They are also available in Singapore at Fendi boutiques, they retail for SGD950 each.

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Handbags version include the fur Baguette (USD3,915 from Matches Fashion), Peek-a-boo (USD5,700 from net-a-porter.com) and 2-jours (USD1,950 from Saks).

Images from various sources.

November 17, 2013

Garuda Goes To School: UK Petra

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Just received the photos from my road show with Garuda Indonesia, sharing tips on social media and blogging. This was the second day of the three-day event, which was held at Petra Christian University Surabaya.

There were about 150 students that showed up and supported the 30 minute seminar. I was so overwhelmed with their attentiveness and engagement.

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This event was supported by Precious Moment Decorations, which specializes in small events and private parties decor. The cupcakes were from Cecilia, my cousin who does customized cupcake, you can reach her via email britannia07@hotmail.com.

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The seminar consists of two parts, first was a presentation by Garuda Indonesia on their new route from Surabaya to Singapore, followed by an introduction to my blog and personality. Then I begin a short presentation about my background, how I started my blog and some of my achievements from 3 years of blogging in Singapore-Indonesia.

The next part is the interview, which was mainly about my ideas and vision on achieving your dream. I was sharing about how blogging has increased my confidence, helped me build up my contacts and networks and how it convinced me to launch my clothing line business online.

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I basically had fun during the whole roadshow, although it was my first time sharing my experiences in public, thanks to Garuda Indonesia and their PR team, I nailed it. I also want to thank everyone who showed up at the seminar, each and everyone of you.

Anyway, I'd also like to give a shout out to my amazing makeup artist who did my hair and makeup, Malva (call +6285730387777) for bookings.

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It was delightful to see students asking questions which were both technical and general, because I feel very blessed to be able to inspire them in any way. In the end, it helped me gain more confidence and it makes me more driven to develop my influence in the blogging scene as well as my clothing label.

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There was a photo session at the end of the seminar, and thank you for everyone who was there to wait in line and took photos with me. I don't know how to describe it but really, there was never a time that people really asked me for a photo unless it's a fashion event, and from the media side.

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I would like to thank Garuda Indonesia and Petra Christian University for the opportunity. Also many thanks to Moire Photography for all these photographs.

Image by Sandy at Moire Photography.

November 11, 2013

Current obsession: Street chic

First of all, that one word which is strongly against my personal style is: sporty. The fact that I don't do any kind of sport activity at all, can be a reason why I don't own any sports shoes, apparels and accessories. But it always intrigues me how some of my favorite 'effortless chic' looks can incorporate some major sportswear staples.

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I guess here's my shopping list:

1. LPD New York dream team t-shirt which will be available from early December 2013 at Actually, 313@Somerset #04-06, S$109. Or online at Net-a-porter.com for US$85.

2. T by Alexander Wang white blazer, US$395 from TheOutnet.com.

3. Nike logo t-shirt, US$35 from ASOS.

4. J Brand super skinny jeans, US$237 from Revolve Clothing.

5. Jill Sander roll clutch in Burgundy, US$660 from Stylebop.

6. Peter Pilotto embellished skirt, $569 from TheOutnet.com.

7. Nike Sweet Classic Hi sneakers, US$51 from Nike.

Images from various sources.

November 09, 2013

Roger Vivier Spring 2014

Because dreams are where all desires begin, Creative Director Bruno Frisoni has created a collection that is rich in ornaments and materials. Exceptional and luxurious craftsmanship is deployed to develop the flower theme.

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This collection presents all the faces of a sexy, very Parisian woman, where opposites attract: straight line or curve, dynamic or sensual, graphic or floral. "Nothing unrealistic, just a few hints of amazing luxury," confides Mr Frisoni.

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An exclusive print inspired by Klimt's landscapes is used on sophisticated pochettes and sandals for day wear. I love how the colors are amazingly vibrant in the luxurious satin material.

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Virgule (pictured below) is still the collection's indispensable piece. With its accentuated yet gentle curve, the Virgule heel has made its mark as the distinctive sign of the label. Sandals are making a big appearance with the Virgule heel with cross-over straps, geometric T-bar and sensual asymmetry.

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At last, all the Vivier codes come together in the Miss Viv' bag. Mr Frisoni reinvents this great classic with adding the historic buckle. Structured and feminine with its timeless design. the bag is enlivened with the season's materials and colors.

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Most importantly, have you heard the big news? The brand will be making its South East Asian debut in Singapore this November, with its first Roger Vivier boutique located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, in the heart of Orchard Road.

Anyway, it's going to be my first time trying on and probably making some damage at the store, I'm guessing there's no better way to spend all of my Christmas shopping budget after all.

Images courtesy of Roger Vivier.

November 04, 2013

Meet Sereni & Shentel at Quintessential Singapore

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Come and meet Sereni & Shentel at "Haute Headbands at Q by Sereni and Shentel" happening at Quintessential Singapore on Friday 8th and Sat 9th November from 11am to 8pm. You can enjoy an exclusive preview of over 200 headbands across all their collections and colours.

If you love fun, feminine, flirty, head turning hair accessories, from hand stitched bejeweled pieces to pearl encrusted bridal tiaras to demure Lolita-esque bows, Sereni & Shentel is the ultimate answer to everything you ever wanted.

At the event the glamorous duo of Sereni and Shentel (www.sereniandshentel.com) will take orders in person for items that are in their catalogue and customized Blairinspirations headbands. Even better, all customisation orders made at Quintessential will not bear ship costs.

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With prices ranging from SGD39 to SGD 79 and everything in between as well as some exclusive designs that will cost $100 and upwards, you can get their product in-store at:

9 Scotts Road, #02-01 Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210
Tel: +65 6738 4811

Quintessential, a multi-brand handbag and jewellery store stocking new-to-market brands that are not only always on-trend but also offer something decidedly different and unique to suit the different moods, personalities and needs of a modern go-getting woman.

P.S. as a special treat for my readers and instagram followers, Quintessential have prepared a surprise blinged out gift. You just need to identify yourself to them.

November 02, 2013

Best celebrity Halloween costumes 2013

It's this time of the year again when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it. Remember Mean Girls?

On every year of Halloween, we can always count on Hollywood's celebrities and the fashion people to come up with a series of original ideas. Here's my pick of the best: First prize goes to Ellen de Generes and Miley Cyrus. I really can't decide between these two. So hilarious and unexpected!

1. Ellen as Nicki

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2. Miley as Lil Kim

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 3. Paris as Miley

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4. Alessandra Ambrosio as the Queen of Hearts

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5. Iggy Azalea as her favorite Disney villain Cruella de Vil

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6. Neil Patrick Harris and family as scary monsters

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Images from various sources.

November 01, 2013

Happy halloween from all of us at Poise24

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Here's a mini Halloween-themed collection (see new arrivals) which was launched this week online. It was all dark and mystic yet still feminine and elegant.

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We wanted a mysterious, historical feel to it so we did the OHP light reflections and played around with the styling and accessories. It was so fun working with the team during the shoot.

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Items featured: Grayson dress, Luna dress, Aquamarine dress, Digi floral crop top and Leather circle skirt.

Thanks to VDS Photography, LiLo Makeup Artist, Christian Belvin (styling) and Rania Ps.
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