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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Gucci Flora Knight Mens Bags Collection

Below: Gucci wants us boys to embrace nature and prints this Spring Summer 2015... their Flora Knight collection of mens bags are stunning and sexy, colourful against a black background. Definitely a pattern that guys will not feel shy to carry around. Love!
 Below: Comes in totes, backpacks and clutch bags... as well as a useful travel trolley. Now you can truly travel in style:-)
Gucci Flora Knight Mens Bags Collection

Florals and plants have been a constant source of inspiration for designers when designing for Spring Summer seasons. Botanical prints bring about a flamboyant sense of joy and freedom. Nature have a way to enthralled us with all their colours and beautiful organic forms.

Just as Valentino has gone full on for prints this SS2015, Gucci launches their Flora Knight collection that gets us back in touch with mother nature, albeit in a sexier and luxurious way. Whimsical, colour botanical and floral motifs set against a dark background add a sense of mystery, offsetting the colours to showcase the brilliance of the pattern. Perfect on mens accessories, the collection introduces the prints on coveted mens canvas and leather backpacks (€890), totes (€695), clutch bags (€260) and even travel trolleys (USD2950). Boys will not lose out to the ladies this season especially when it comes to stunning prints.

These patterned bags will make ideal travel companions when you basked under a warm summer sun in Tuscany or lounge beachside in Bali.

I want the backpack!

 Below: The backpack is my favourite!



Source: Gucci

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Zara Spring Summer 2015 Mens Collection: My Picks

Below: Time to update your wardrobe with on trend pieces for Spring Summer 2015... here's some Zara pieces to consider to get your tailored sportwears looks for the new season... I love this pair of joggers and silver metallic boat shoes. Read below to find out why:-)

Below: Skates are easy to wear and so comfy. These are my picks for the season from Zara... from croc embossed textures in navy to...

Below: ... tropical prints canvas versions...
 
Zara Spring Summer 2015 Mens Collections: My Picks

Mixing high fashion with fast fashion is a great way to update your wardrobe without hurting your wallets. Zara is my go to brand for their good balance of trend and basic pieces. For Spring Summer 2015, tailoring in athletic wear is a key theme that runs across many designers. But investing in a tonne of expensive high fashion pieces from this sports inspired season may not be feasible unless you have a matching gargantuan budget. So Zara’s on-trend options allows you to buy into the looks and still stay off the red on your bank accounts.

Here’s my picks for this new season... I have kept in mind the functionality and sportswear theme, so I don’t get something that will end up being a white elephant.

1) Drawstring Jogging Pants (SGD109): I love this pair of jogging pants. Joggers are featured on many designers’ collection and are a key style for the season. I like this Zara’s version because it mixes tailoring details with sporting aesthetics. So you continue wearing them even when the sports trend is over. The waist and pocket areas are designed very much like your regular tailored trousers but the elastic cuffs at the hems and drawstring waist brings about the sought-after athletic look. I love the slightly elastic jersey material which is very comfortable while the cut being more fitted than regular sweat pants  makes for a sharper silhouette. I  am very happy with my navy one. Comes in grey as well. Love this!

2) Silver Boat Shoes (SGD159): Boat shoes are indispensable when it comes to spring summer wear. They bring a sense of the yachting season where they go most perfect with shorts and ankle length trousers. So this is must-have, especially when updated with a silver metallic finish. Something different than solid colours, slightly glamourous and yet so versatile. I need these.

3) Trendy Slip-ons in Navy Croc Embossed texture (SGD109):
Céline and Kenzo x Vans can be blamed for my renewed interest in these ‘skates’ style footwear. They are so easy to slip on and out, and comfortable to wear all day long. Now with croc and smooth navy texture, they are even a better reason to acquire A touch of formal that you can wear day and night.

4) Printed Slip-ons (SGD79.90): When these skates come in tropical prints... it’s a no brainer. Take them on beach holidays and wear with brightly hued pants and shorts for maximum holiday chic. Because of the canvas construction, they are lighter and easy to pack away in your luggages.

5) Patchwork Jacket (SGD139):
An extra layer is always welcomed should you want some layering or keeping warmth in the evenings. This Zara jacket is sporty and features colour blocking patchwork design which inject colour and pattern for a whole lot of matching possibilities. Being sporty, you can easily replicate some of the season’s hottest runway looks.
 
Below: Love the interesting colourblock patchwork design on this sports jacket! 
 
Source: Zara

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Happy Year Of The Goat

Below: Gong Xi Fa Cai! May all my readers enjoy a prosperous Year of the Goat:-)


Wishing All My Readers A Happy, Healthy Lunar New Year!

In a few hours, we Chinese folks will welcome the year of the Goat... here's wishing all my readers a brilliant new year, filled with love, style and lots of luck! Thank you for everyone's kind support of my blog.

Best wishes, Kevin