Gucci Moment

Gucci is having its moment right now.

Uhm, I mean I was too?

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Putting all the pun aside, Gucci’s makeover was pretty refreshing and has set the trend. It has modernised the brand in a good way. The Gucci brand was now known for its visually attractive patches aka the coral snakes which was like the brand’s forefront.

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I especially love this piece from their collection. This boat shoes is very minimal but still having that signature Gucci snake embossing at the front which really sealed the deal for me. Also, the subtle red detail at the back made this more Gucci than being like a Sperry. Have been eyeing this shoe for a while now. Hopefully I can let myself buy this bad boy!

 

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Relaxed is the new fit

The perfect combo in styling and in everyday life, I thought was fit and comfort. If an outfit doesn’t fit very well then it probably won’t be comfortable if that makes sense. But an outfit that is comfortable and stylish at the same time is definitely a killer. Who wouldn’t want to be almost wearing nothing? (like not what your green mind thinks) *winkwink.

One of the current trend rn is the relaxed fit. Although, I can still see body fitting silhouettes. The relaxed fit is making a come back in a subtle way. I kind of gravitate towards the more fitted most of the time. However, there are clothes that just sits in your body very well and won’t leave you like a hanger. I’m loving this fit right now.

The first outfit is my favourite. This thrifted Armani Exchange top is one of those diamond in the rough finds I managed to score on my last thrift trip. The material is cotton, so soft and lays very well on the body. I love the drapey look it gives. You could actually turn it into those trendy off the shoulder tops for womens, of course. Also, been wearing these Navy blue shorts non-stop from Forever 21 that isn’t too tight fitting. The length of it makes me look slightly taller. Accessorised it with my Triwa dive watch, that I also really adore! I thought it made this look expensive than looking like I just got out from bed.

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This second look is pretty straightforward. I bought an extremely soft knitted jumper at the thrift. I was so lucky to find this for 5 bucks! It was from a premium UK knitwear brand that retails for at least 150 pounds. I just tucked it in and put on my Yeezy’s. I tried to look like Rihanna or other celebs who just stepped out of the bed and just put on random clothes they could find on the floor with a bit of hangover and looked extremely FASHION. It’s not like I wanted to look like them. But I love that feeling of putting an outfit without too much effort and that turns out so well. FullSizeRender 4FullSizeRender 3

Streetwear Looks

As I have always said, those outfits I choose in a whim are simply better than most outfits that I spend most time doing. I went recently to a few thrift stores and gathered interesting pieces that suited my current appetite for street style.

With this first look, I played with the fit and colour. Times are changing. We are seeing more colours again. Red is one of my colour to bet on next to orange. Keeping it with the trend, the relaxed look also got me hooked up. I adore the juxtaposition of the street and preppy with this. Because let’s be real, who doesn’t want to be feeling comfy and cool in an outfit.  Both pieces were thrifted. Thinking of cropping the NYC t-shirt?

There isn’t more to say.

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This second look is probably my go-to outfit when I want to be lazy but still wanted to look I took some time with my outfit. Tucking in the shirt made this look more put together.  Adding an accessory like the belt and a watch can even elevate the look further. That is completely up to your mood or style. Jeans and shirt are from the thrift.

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IMG_0922IMG_0923Finished the look with my ever loyal, penny loafers from ZARA. I may need to find another one like this as this is my ride or die shoes. Gearing towards dying. Lol. It’s so versatile that you can pack this on your suitcase and you won’t need to worry if it will go with any of your outfit because it not like a teen trying to fit in because it will definitely fit in! LOL. Just a quick storytime, every time I wear this shirt around, I seem to get a lot of attention. Not knowing before, Thirty Seconds to Mars, now I know! One mate even approached me, and willing to get the shirt right off my back! Crazy. Lol

Neutrals #OOTD

It was about time to post something on my blog. Just in time for Halloween. I know cobwebs and spiders have invaded my blog! Lol. It was a long time coming. Starting again was pretty hard to be truly honest. Nevertheless, I am back!

Although at some point I have been stuck with black ensemble, I am originally an earth tone kind of guy. Particularly, drawn towards brown tones(like always). Almost all my bags  are brown. My style inspiration comes from different social media influencers like David Guison, Drew Scott.

I love juxtaposing dapper/formal with street/casual. Tucking in your shirt creates a sort of more put together look. Also, adding a belt can break up your look from looking too street style.

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The raw edge jean trend has been everywhere. I took inspiration from Steph and Mel of The Fashion Citizen(Youtube). Just simply hack off the bottom of your jeans and let it fray or do interesting distressing on it. Currently, starting to create my own take on the raw edge distressing. Also, these Puma laces are quite long so You could tie it around your ankle for some extra street style punch.

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In my experience, when I don’t try too hard on my looks it gets even better than I imagine. I love how this look turned out. I hope you did too!

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It’s easy to get lost from your center when you have a lot in your table. You get your hands full and sometimes it’s hard to free them when your hands are still busy. I have learned that even if you get too stressed and problematic with work and life in general, we need that sudden halt to take a  break and just breathe. Sometimes, we see the answers when we stay away from our work.

Spend a holiday somewhere you have never been to. Try something different like a restaurant you have been lusting in Yelp. It doesn’t always have to be something big. Take a few minute walk to the park and put on a good music. I feel good when I do that.

Excuse the not-fashion-related post but I thought it’s relevant to tackle this. Stylists and creative people undergo the same stress as all people do. In order for the creative juices to flow freely, destressing is essential. I think I have done that with my recent holiday. Thank God I made that decision. Also, thanks to my sister for making me take the leave for her wedding or else I’ll still be miserable. Kidding. I’m planning my next holiday.

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This was taken at St. Kilda in Melbourne. I’m wearing all sorts of denim. Like always. From the top: wearing Levis thrifted denim jacket( which I’m obsessed with), ASOS extreme super skinny jeans, Uniqlo sweater, Nike Kaishi. Photography by Roi Mendoza.

See you on my next post.

#OOTW Insta LOOKBOOK

I have compiled my recent #OOTW looks from my Instagram. Sometimes, I have no choice but to take a mirror selfie to capture my outfits(no photographer available). Sometimes, when I have a lot of time to kill( like when I’m few minutes to bed) I play dress up and do some styling. These looks are transition outfits from summer to fall.

LOOK 1

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Maroon Turtleneck from ASOS, ASOS Bomber jacket from the thrift, Forever21 navy shorts, Zara Navy loafers, Leather fanny pack from the thrift

I believe my favourite look from this bunch is this ensemble. The pairing of the maroon turtleneck with the bomber jacket made this look sophisticated. Also, trying to incorporate my newly acquired accessory, leather fanny pack from the thrift which is a diamond in the rough! Instantly fell in love with this bag. Sealed the look with my Navy loafers for a more expensive look. Not quite sure if the fanny pack is a good mix here but I thought it’s something different.

LOOK 2

In this look I went a cross over between casual and preppy. Utilised a belt as an accessory to break in the “too casual” look of this ensemble which worked out well.

Navy t-shirt from Uniqlo(extremely soft supima cotton), Old Navy striped long sleeve shirt from the thrift, Cheap Monday cropped jeans from the thrift, Zara navy blue loafers

LOOK 3

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Recently, I attended a runway show for The Dress Collective which showcased various designers in Melbourne. One of which is my friend which showed a really sophisticated collection(will post this separately). Anyhow, I dressed up too casual for the event. I was surprised when everyone were in dresses and suits! And dear me is wearing a pair of shorts and sneakers. But I was just being stubborn. I still went for this look even if  I know it’s a formal gathering. Definitely, stood out. LOL. Paired my ASOS turtleneck with a striped shirt. I love the layering I made here. It’s not too warm but could also do for the Melbourne weather which I am glad I wore a turtleneck as the temperature dropped! Welcome to Melbourne. I debuted my Yeezy boost 350 Moonrock in the show.

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On lazy days, I go for a t-shirt-jeans-sneakers combo. It never fails. Comfort and minimalism merged into one outfit. I just inserted an extra pop of colour with my sneakers. The digi floral sneakers from Nike gave this look a little kick of excitement.

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ASOS Extreme super skinny jeans, Top from Uniqlo, Nike sneakers

New Look

Athleisure trend is in. Let those sneakers shine and tailored pants out of the closet.

As of late, I have been trying to achieve that athleisure  streetwear look that has been going around. I am enjoying  pairing formal pieces with sneakers. It kind of stirs the too serious look into a more cooler and wearable outfit which doesn’t have to be more of an office attire. An excuse to get those good pair of slacks from the closet.

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I mean c’mon I’m wearing denim again so exciting! Haha

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Trying to achieve the easiness and relaxed vibe. It was a comfortable outfit to be truly honest. Not constricting. Still with enough room to move.

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I rolled out the jacket’s sleeve to break the boxiness of the jacket quite a bit.

#OOTD: Uniqlo Navy sweater, Cotton On tobacco brown slacks, Vans slip ons, AND the star of this look is the Thrifted vintage Levis denim jacket with an extra interesting bleached out pocket detail that made me really get it even if I have to shell out $25 for it. Super expensive for a thrift store! But I just could not resist. And the jacket is not the usual button up, it’s like a bomber jacket which I still don’t have. An interesting addition to my growing collection.

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I just want to share what my current state of style is like. In the end, we still get the decision on what to wear whether we dress up for an audience or just plainly for ourselves. But, just be yourself. You’ll be fine.

Yes to Yeezy

I have a thing for earth tones specifically brown. It still has been my go-to color for my outfit choices and accessories amongst others. I’ve been comfortable wearing khakis and beige brownish over tones from top to bottom. Now, when Kanye West introduced his collection Yeezy Season 1 which was dominated by these colors, it really got me excited. It has that easiness and relaxed look which is on trend right now. He really knows what’s up.

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The androgynous look of his collection is quite spot on. It’s very versatile and could readily translate to menswear which is kind of genius so say the least. I am getting Japanese minimalist look with his collection which is my style grind right now. I am digging Japanese fashion. Damn right, I love just the look of not really getting too dressy and preppy but has that coolness and sophistication.

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Although our dear Tim Gunn might have threw some shade on Kanye and his recent dabble with fashion and also the Kardashians. I reserve him the right to his opinion. In the first place, he is a professor. He who knows fashion can have that critical opinion. In the words of Mr. Gunn, “When it comes to fashion I say to people all the time, if you want guidance for your fashion just consider this, if a Kardashian is wearing it — don’t.”

I just love Tim! He says it straight out.

But I thought that Kanye is just capitalising to what is now. Basics are a big trend so. That was easy, Yeezy? But, I am a basic human so this sells really well to me.

How to Get Away with Navy

Back from the Grave

After a quite long break in the blogosphere, I am sharing with you guys an outfit of the day post. I attended a party of a good friend and helped out a bit and there. I swear to you guys a leather jacket will be your best mate in very trying situations. You can literally wear it with just about anything. I have been trying to get different looks out of it. Turtlenecks are on trend at the moment so I tried this Nordstrom Striped shirt which was given to me by a friend, Clara. I didn’t know I can use it  or if I can pull it off. I say, it’s not too bad. Sealed the look with my Dr. Martens Canvas ankle booties and my ever dependable ASOS skinny jeans.

And this is how my weekend was like.

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  I’m not trying to look funny here. 

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This is the best shot out of the whole lot. Lol

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A quick selfie at the train station in Melbourne Central

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It’s a Christening party for Baby Destan! Such a cutie pie!

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With friends!

 

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Kristine and Darius and their bundle of joy, baby Destan!