poisepolish.: March 2016

March 25, 2016

Valentino: Rockstud Untitled

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Whilst other brands are focusing on product personalization with initial crafted on leather goods to shawls and trench coats, Valentino introduced a unisex collection which is pretty cool. I've always loved the idea of a masculine-feminine look.

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Each Untitled piece is identified with a progressive number, starting from 1 ending with 12, labeled on the canvas satchel that holds the garment, as if appearing anonymous. Once worn, on the contrary, it reveals the marks of a customization with a concise, personal and decisive touch: traces of a past experience and of an internal imperfection as signs of contemporary beauty.

Rockstud Untitled is a unisex capsule collection of classics distilled to their essence and reread through the Valentino savoir -faire. It is, however, an austere perspective craftsmanship.

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For Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli the binding component are the studs. The twelve essentials of a wardrobe, from the white shirt to the blue pea coat, from the beige trench to the jeans, from the grey T-shirt to the camel hair coat, from the crew neck sweater to the white sneakers. A part of each item has been detached and adjusted using golden studs instead of traditional stitching.

Images courtesy of Valentino Garavani.

March 09, 2016

Black on black

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It's been a long time since I did an outfit post, but here's a quick one taken by my photographer friend Stephanie while in Singapore. I wore this black on black look for a meeting at MBS then to another event at Scotts Square.

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So basically, I want to discuss about the long top look over flare bottoms that we keep seeing everywhere, especially on Gigi and Kendall. I wasn't quite sure if it would be flattering on petite sized girls (like me). So I had to give it a shot.

The usual look is the long knit cardi or a long coat, over flare jeans, but as we are living in a tropical country, that wouldn't be possible. So what I did was... I opt for an asymmetrical long top, which is little shorter at the front, so I can appear to have more length on my leg (okay this is a weird way to say it). What I'm saying is to try to not be too covered from the top to bottom. Plus you can achieve a taller look if you're wearing a see-through bottom.

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Anyway I hope this make sense. I'm not crazy about the long top trend, but I love experimenting!

Photo by Stephanie Sasmita.

March 08, 2016

The biggest question: Diorama vs Diorever

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I know not everyone loves the new Dior with Raf Simons. But I'm pretty much always on the #TEAMRAF side just because he makes everything so effortlessly modern and versatile yet luxurious at the same time. I've been eyeing the two new Dior IT bag: Diorama and Diorever for almost 3 days now. Ever since Kendall was seen carrying one in Paris.

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Deciding to buy which bag is always difficult for me. I don't know if I should settle on another Givenchy or Proenza or Saint Laurent that cost around $2500, or I should get a Dior or Chanel, which is a couple thousand dollars more. Or just wait until another year and buy a Kelly or Birkin from the mothership.

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Anyway, there's not that many celebrities that is seen with Diorever yet, but these are from the Dior lookbook. The shape is basically a structured, top handle bag with a detachable long strap. The shape almost resembles the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour but with a top flap like Hermès Birkin. I love it so much in metallics, but I also equally love it in black and dark green. And just like Birkin, there are two ways to wear it, with the flap closed or with the flap flipped on the back side of the bag.

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Moving on to its sister, Diorama, the IT bag last year seen on Rihanna, Marion Cortillard, Dakota Fanning and so many more! This bag features the same crest-shaped clasp as the Diorever, but in a shoulder sling rectangular shape. To me, this is almost a direct comparison to the Chanel Boy bag. But I love the Diorama cooler vibes. I love the fact that Diorama is introduced in so many variations of colors and leather and textures, so there are so much to choose from.

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The Dior Diorever Tote Bag comes in three sizes (source: Pursebop):
Dior Diorever Mini Tote Bag
Size: 8.3’ x 6.7’ x 6.7’ inches
Price: $3000 USD

Dior Diorever Medium Tote Bag
Size: 11.8’ x 9.1’ x 6.3’ inches
Price: $3400 USD or around 2800 euro

Dior Diorever Large Tote Bag
Size: 13.4’ x 10.2’ x 6.7’ inches
Price: $3900 USD or around 3000 euro

The Diorama comes in five sizes (source: Bragmybag):
Baby Diorama Bag
Size:13.5 x 8.5 cm
Price: €840 euro

Mini Diorama Bag
Size: 18 x 11.5 x 4 cm
Price: $2800 USD

Small Diorama Bag
Size: 21.5 x 13 x 8 cm
Price: €2800 euro (limited edition patterns), grained leather (lambskin or calfskin); $3100 USD (before tax), metallic; 10000 RM, single colors; £2000 GBP

Medium Diorama Flap Bag
Size: 25 x 15.5 x 8 cm
Price: $3400 USD, single colors; £2150 GBP

Large Diorama Bag
Size: 29 x 18 x 9 cm
Price: $6300 USD, €2800 euro

What do you think?
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