September 23, 2011

[WeHeart: Elle Fanning]

"...What can I say? I’m a total fashion nerd." - Elle Fanning

Here's our blooming fashion darling to watch! 
She's Dakota Fanning's lil sister, she's the star of Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and the new movie Twixt, she's Spielberg's super 8 heroine, she's the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Campaign, she's Rodarte's muse, she's featured in Vanity Fair at 12, she's exceptional.  She's Elle Fanning
Who's not enchanted by this little miss Fanning?
And yes she's 13.*gosh, i'm old*
When most 13 year-olds are probably in braces, doing homework, listening to Bi*ber and playing with their Barbies (oopsie..*blush*), this 13 year-old missy here is rocking the red carpet- in with the trendiest looks from Marc Jacobs to Valentino *COUTURE ALERT!!*
 Marc Jacobs - Marchesa - Valentino Couture - Rodarte - Valentino Couture
(P.S.: in love with her look in Rodarte's edgy cut ♥, esp the Nicholas Kirkwood heels)
Elle's style is a total spot on, she knows how to work high-fashion looks like her much older fashionista fellows but still keeps a healthy dose of her age-appropriateness.
Another stunning look in Valentino Couture (Fall 2010) on the Met Gala 2011

Not only the red carpets, Fanning Jr. also has expanded her fashion expertise to New York & Paris Fashion Week , where she was spotted sizzling the front row on Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ohne Titel, Chanel, and Rodarte with big sis, Dakota.
 What's with the atsuzoko heels!? kinda a minus point to the overall look little Miss Elle.

Reminds me of young Olsen twins back then :p

Dakota's confession on Elle’s fashion obsession, saying “I am in the normal range when it comes to clothes. Elle is not normal.” goes align with Elle's confession, saying "I live for fashion. I know all the collections by heart. I know all the models’ names. I live for When I see someone wearing something I’m like, “Spring/summer 2007?” I recognize it straight away." Aww, isnt she such a sweetheart?
Looks like Elle's passion in fashion cant be taken lightly, she does not only heart it...she lives it.  Watch out Hollywood fashionistas, Elle Fanning is comin right up.

This girl not only has the passion, but she also has the face, the figure, and the talent. She's like gracing all the popular fashion mags with her 5' 7" ballerina posture frame, she literally looks amazing in all those designers' candies.
 source: kittylikeslots
*check out Elle featured in Vogue with Dakota, and Love 6 with Hailee Steinlefeld & Chloe Moretz*

I, personally, heart Elle even more for we coincidentally share the same fashion inspi'- Alexa Chung
Elle spills the bean of how she and Chung sport the same tomboyish femininity style.
Hmm, I think we can see the resemblance, dear.
 This will probably be the casual interpretation of looks above. elle-er/chung-er?

Anyway, heart heart heart Elle and her vintage all edgy and dorky style

Check out Elle in Rodarte's "The Curve of Forgotten Things"

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September 22, 2011

[Emmy Awards 2011: The Red, The Blue, and The Black]

I just watched Emmy last night...
*do pardon me for being outdated, just succeeded downloading Emmy's last night due to my slow internet connection #self-pitymode:ON *

But I'd seen the red carpet moment way before I watched the show..means I'm not that outdated then #self-amusemode:ON
(FYI, red carpet is my most favorite part from all awards, it's just so much fun looking all those celebrities playing dress-up.  Thanks E! for always havin these red carpets moments aired)

So, there was something that I noticed. The colors red, blue, and black seemed to dominate the red carpet, aye!?  Was it like some kind of theme or what.  One thing I surely know is that some nailed it and some just spoiled it.

Here are my most fave looks of the night (hint: something blue and something black)
 Some may play it safe, but not for Claire Danes.  She looks amazingly daring in sparkling blue Oscar De La Renta.  Love the bold smokey make-up and the drama it brings.
Evan Rachel Wood surely knows how to rock a classic black beauty look.  My most favorite Elie Saab on this award ♥

I also enjoy having these 3 different reds heat up the red carpet.
The Classic - The Sweet - The Sexy

Kate Winslet nails the effortless glam just right on her winning night in Elie Saab simply classic gown. While this "Glee" star-Lea Michelle, has different interpretation of effortless look in her Marchesa with lovely detailed sleeves and wow draped-swooping backAnd last but not least, the Salvatore Brothers' dear-Nina Dobrev that looks all seductive and drop dead gorgeous in Donna Karan.

Here some others that nailed their looks :)
  Cobie Smulders (in Alberta ferretti)-Jayma Mays (in Zuhair Murad)-Emily Blunt (in Elie Saab)-Sofia Vergara (in Vera wang)

And some that not...

Gwyneth Paltrow (in Pucci)-Dianna Agron (in Roksanda Ilincic)-Minka Kelly (in Dior)-Heidi Klum (in Christian Siriano)

Which looks do you like best?
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September 20, 2011

[Shanghai 上海: In With The Old and The New]

"When the old meets new..."

Well well well..another out and about in Shanghai
Put on my cozy floral shirt-dress, slipped into my dearest clogs, got a lil' Jackie O with my round sunglasses, and topped it all with a bowler hat...I was ready to roam the still-hot-like-wow Shanghai.  Shanghai just hadnt embraced the mood for fall yet I guess.

Anyway, here's something old...
My fam and I visited The Jade Buddha Temple 玉佛禅寺, heard that it is the most famous Buddhist Temple in Shanghai (for its two white jade Buddha statues from Burma).  No wonder they charged RMB 20 for the admission ticket :p
Besides the magnificent statues (I was not allowed to take photograph *boo-ya*), the temple was pretty much the same like other temples.  However, there was something that I found interesting.
 "The Incenses"
So these incenses are sold in the store inside the temple.  The types are based on what you're gonna pray or wish for, like on the pic above there are for health and longevity (健康长寿), luck and peace (吉祥平安), wish comes true (心想事成).
I found  this concept quite odd and creative somehow.  Actually if you give it a thought, any kind of incense is fine tho', the heart and faith that matter. However, way to go to the manufacturer, nice marketing strategy!
 My mom got me this one and I loved the color

This was for real... 

Floral Shirt Dress-H&M/Widdianne Woven Clogs-Tory Burch/Flower Ring-F21/Braided Belt-Topshop/Round Sunglasses-UrbanOutfitters/Tory Burch Louisa Mini Shoulder Bag

And something new...
My sis and I came across this cool concept store in Super Brand Mall (Pudong) called O2 Shop + Cafe.
As you can see, it's a clothing/book/art store/cafe.  Lovin the whole minimalist and highlighting on recycling concept (I prefer to call it "Muji-ish" concept :p). Wish I had time to sit there and just enjoy the cozy ambiance, but my schedule was tight.  Gotta try it next time! *Special thanks to the storekeeper for letting us took pictures *  

Ciao bella

September 16, 2011

[Channeling: Olivia Palermo at Rachel Roy's Spring 2012 Presentation]

1. TOPSHOP Grey Sheer Animal Print Shirt/2. ZARA TRF Snakeskin Belt/3. ST JOHN YELLOW LABEL Cargo Skirt/4. RAEN  BRESLIN Sunglasses/5. BURAK UYAN Cutout Sandals/6. LOW LUV X ERIN WASSON Vertical Bone Bangle/7. BALENCIAGA Giant Silver Envelope Clutch/8. ESSIE Red Nouveau
Spotted: Olivia Palermo at New York Fashion Week in Rachel Roy's Spring 2012 presentation, pulled of a thought-provoking ensemble. Lovin her style head-to-toe, especially the cat's eye sunglasses.
Seems we just cant get enough from this fashion darling

September 14, 2011

[Wish List: Céline Boston Tote]

How I wish to tote this breathtaking arm-candy ASAP 
Tho' I must admit, wasn't very fond of it at first, but the more I look at it, the more edgy and convenient it seems.
I love how the bag allows you to carry lotsa stuff but still helps you maintain the classy yet modern look.  The design is simple but with attention to the material details which gives a timeless touch.

This so-called Boston bag has roamed the street fashionably since it was 1st introduced in Céline S/S 2010 collection by Phoebe Philo.  It comes in 3 different sizes, from mini to oversize, and in plenty material and color combinations, which put you in a hysterical and full of dilemma mode while choosing.
Now this baby has become the current IT Bag, swing from models to Hollywood Starlets to fashionistas.  It's literally everywhere.
Nowhere near my arm or even my closet *pout*
It's so popular at a point it has sold out and I can no longer get the color combination I yearn for cos the waiting list is damn long.
The more I look at women carrying the Céline Boston Tote, the more I want to join their club. *sigh*

FYI, I heart the blue-brown combi (F/W 2011 Collection). Which one screams your name?
(check out Céline Resort 2012 preview tweeted by Joe Zee *ELLE's CD*...the neons are calling ladies)

September 12, 2011

[Shanghai 上海: Walk the Stroll]

I just got back from my trip to New York . . .the east version of it at least *wink*
"Yay!" to visiting Shanghai on Lebaran holiday this year.

It was a one breezy afternoon in Shanghai, my fam and I decided to have a little walk after havin' quite a feast for lunch. We leisurely strolled around the city while enjoying the city’s unique collection, Shanghai is just worth strolling for.
It was a very nice view from the overpass (under the flyover).  It was not an ordinary passover we've got here in Jakarta, it had these several branches which not only connect to the street across. 
*seems like a run-for-your-life-from-that-creepy-hand scene*
Most drivers (and riders) in Shanghai have driving mental worse than those metrominis' drivers, more like a Shanghai Drift. True strory.  However, cab/taxi is a more convenient transport in Shanghai rather than the MRT, which has complicated lines.

The Shanghainese Walk

Bat sleeves tee-(X).S.M.L/Mod Shorts-H&M/Bowler's Hat-H&M/Vintage Floral Oxford-UrbanOutfitters/RayBan Aviator II/Tory Burch Louisa Mini Shoulder Bag 

 Shanghai Concert Hall

Love how the historic architecture mingles with the modern one, gives a lil "dejavu of the NYC" (as quoted from my sis).

That day, our route started at FuMinLu 富民路 and ended at NanJingDongLu 南京东路站 (you might wanna check it on the map).  All I can say is we strolled until we got hungry again *LOL*

Until next post then, another updates from my Shanghai trip