My Favorite Pre-Fall 2012 Looks

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by Vie on December 13, 2011

Pre-Fall runway shows are usually full of femininity, sophistication and beautiful things because they’re inspired by glamorous parties and delicate figures. For the 2012, I have managed to pick some of my favorite looks and I am very happy to share them with you. As said, you’ll be entertained with lots of fabulous pieces, from flattering chiffon to high-quality lace, fabulous cuts and fascinating colors. Here are some of my favorites that I certainly don’t mind wearing!

Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2012

Oscar de la Renta plays with lots of lace, tulle and glittery things. Known for his feminine glamor, you’ll be swept away by his dreamy collection. These two are my favorite looks from the runway, feel free to be overwhelmed by his other masterpiece! Find them here.

BCBG MAX AZRIA Pre Fall 2012

A little bit of Bohemian spirit with a touch of Slavic soul, that’s where BCBG MAX AZRIA got their inspiration for the Pre Fall 2012 collection. You’ll find lots of delicate and flowing fabric embracing the figure. From exotic prints to plain and simple panels, if you’re big on lace and chiffon, you’re gonna love their collection. Find more here!

J Mendel Pre Fall 2012

You might be familiar with J Mendel if you’re a big fan of cocktail parties because this designer surely knows how to dress you up elegantly. There might be no bling bling involved but asymmetrical and criss-cross style on each dress makes them look absolutely stunning. Find more of J Mendel’s magic here!

Rachel Roy Pre Fall 2012

For the young and the stylish ones, Rachel Roy gives you more drapery and art-deco sensation. Not only is she playing with girly and bold colors but also with flirty and dashing color wheels. Indulge yourself with more of her collection here.

Zac Posen Pre Fall 2012

Last but certainly not the least, Zac Posen takes my breath away. This handsome designer means business when it comes to making woman elegant and extraordinary. For the Pre Fall 2012 collection, you can expect a lot of elaborate embroidery with velvet backless and elegant sleeves. From neutral colors to bold and fancy, every woman’s fantasy is beautifully portrayed in his exceptional runway. See more here!

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All Those Glitters: Your Holiday Beauty Must Haves!

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by Vie on December 9, 2011

Holiday season is officially here, my lovelies and I couldn’t be happier. You can feel Christmas spirit everywhere you go, from the majestic Christmas trees, songs and decors to Christmas cookies and chocolates! However, if there’s one thing about Christmas that I can associate to is all those glitters. As you may know, I have a soft spot for glittery things. I can’t seem to get enough of them. They’re so pretty they just light up my day (and night). And today we’ll be talking about glitter make-up. Most of the beauty products I have contain glitter, from smokey eye set to pressed powder. So now I’m excited to share some of my favorite products that I think will come in handy for this holiday season, especially if you have lots of parties in mind!

Winter Glitter

1. Sephora by OPI Set of Four Glitter Polish. US$28.
2. Too Faced Starry Eyed Liquid Liner. US$17.50.
3. Bobbi Brown Ultimate Party Palette. US$65.
4. NARS Super Orgasm Blush. US$27.
5. Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure. US$17.
6. Beauty Rush Dazzleshine Lip Gloss. US$7.
7. Bodyshop Shimmer Cubes. US$22.
8. MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquer. US$16.

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Winter Trend Alert: Pretty Scarves

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by Vie on December 7, 2011

What will you consider as a loyal side-kick when facing winter chill? socks, mittens, earmuffs perhaps, but for me, I’d say scarves! Not only do they make good looking accessory but they also come in handy to warm your neck. I love scarves, unfortunately I live in the tropics so wearing a scarf would be quite ridiculous, unless I drive up to the mountainous area, then my scarf will be very useful. I’ve found so many gorgeous looking ones, the design varies from plain to daring patterns. And today, I’d like to share my finds with you lovely readers, I have also categorized them based on your personalities, hope you enjoy my scarf-venture! : )

For starter, we have Little Miss Girly. I’m dedicating this section to all my girly friends, who adore pink and cute stuff. Surely these good looking scarves will add more style to your winter sweater/coat. I’m loving all of them, hope you do, too!

Winter Scarves: Little Miss Girly

1. Juicy Couture Scarf With Bow Pocket. US$98.
2. Epice Floral Shawl. US$285.
3. Salvatore Ferragamo Floral Print Chiffon Scarf. US$143.50.
4. Y-3 Ruffled Wool Scarf. US$68.
5. Christian Dior Printed Twill Scarf. US$99.
6. Mulberry Printed Stripe Scarf. US$200.

Next, we have the Little Miss Fancy. Those who don’t mind spending more for quality and performance would definitely enjoy these findings. Bold in prints and soft in touch, it is okay to indulge ourselves once in a while! : )

Winter Scarves: Little Miss Fancy

1. Gucci Paisley Print Scarf. US$745.
2. Emilio Pucci Printed Silk Scarf. US$100.80.
3. Matthew Williamson Peacock Print Scarf. US$210.
4. Lea Clement Fur Scarf. US$509.
5. Salvatore Ferragamo Zebra Print Scarf. US$129.50.
6. Valentino Cashmere Lace Scarf. US$1,395.

Finally, we got the Little Miss Casual. To be honest with you, this is more of my style, casual, fun and still stylish! Since there are less prints involved, we can match them with pretty much anything. Hope you like!

Winter Scarves: Casual

1. Missoni Chunky Knit Scarf. US$425.
2. Juicy Couture Scarf With Tassels. US$88.
3. Twenty8Twelve Patch Pocket Scarf. US$40.50.
4. Rag & Bone Oakley Cotton Scarf. US$155.
5. Sonia Rykiel Crystal Embellished Scarf. US$88.50.
6. The North Circular Sea Cable Knit Scarf. US$147.50.

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8 Things to Do to Beat the Winter Blues

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by Vie on December 5, 2011

Having lived in the tropics all her life, my friend is having a hard time moving to the cold. She recently migrated to Europe to be with her boyfriend and she told me that she is quite depressed by the weather. I think she’s having a winter blues. It might take her a while to adjust but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the process. This gives me a writing idea! I’m sure she’s not the only one who’s having this problem, which is why I hope this particular post can also be useful to others. Here’s what I would do if I’ve ever moved to a cold country.

1. Exercise

Winter Blues: Exercise

Exercise gives you more energy, thanks to the endorphin released. I find myself feeling good and refreshed throughout the day when I exercise in the morning. You don’t have to go to the gym if you don’t feel like it, here are some types of exercise I do at home: core exercise, kettle bell swing, yoga, weight-lifting, squating, jumping jacks! Don’t forget to do proper stretching, too : )

2. Good Reads and Good Watch

Winter Blues: Good Reads and Movies

Occupy yourself with good books or good movies. Whenever I feel like to cave myself in, I always get myself comfortable with a nice cup of hot chocolate/tea and read my books or watch movies. For the winter blues, you might want to read something light – like chick flicks, and watch something funny. Romantic comedies always work for me.

3. Tune into Great Music

Winter Blues: Music

Music always gives me good mood. Whenever I feel slow in the morning, I always turn on my music loud and it makes me hum and wants to dance. Therefore I’m wide awake and ready to welcome the new day.

4. Hot Bubble Bath

Winter Blues: Hot Bubble Bath

There’s nothing more relaxing and comforting than a nice long bubble bath. Lit some scented-candles around the tub and soak yourself in. Take your time and enjoy the warmth. At time like this, a little bit of self-pampering is always recommendable.

5. Hanging Out With Girlfriends

Winter Blues: Girlfriends

Call up your friends and have them over, or the other way around. When you feel sad and depressed, that’s when you need your girlfriends the most. You can do a lot of indoor activities together, such as watching movies, playing games, baking, gossiping or even a little beauty session!

6. Redecorate

Winter Blues: Redecorate

I always find redecorating my living space a fun thing to do because I feel like I’m living in a new environment once it’s done. Of course this may take a lot of effort and energy but the outcome is usually worth it.

7. Learn New Recipes

Winter Blues: Cooking

Christmas is coming soon and it’s a perfect time to master your cooking skills. Find new recipes online and practice it at home, who knows you might be the next cooking mama.

8. Adopt a Pet

Winter Blues: Adopt a Pet

December is a good month to do good deeds, why not give our furry friends a warm home? Visit your closest shelter and bring them home. Whether you’re a cat or dog person, this is absolutely a noble thing to do. But if your apartment is too small or it’s impossible to adopt one, spending time at an animal shelter gives you new perspective. It always gives me warm and cozy feeling : )

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Dear Vie,

I’m a brunette with long wavy hair around my shoulder and I need you to help me find pretty hair accessories. I’m going to a snowflake party next weekend and I want to do my hair elegant but sweet, do you think you can help me with this? Thank you!!

-Ann

Hi Ann! Thank you for your email. I must say I hardly write about hair accessories, and your email is a nice reminder that I should look into this more in the future. So a Snowflake party hmmm? How exciting is that!  : ) In that case, I shall help you find a holiday-theme accessory. Here we go!

1. Headbands

I don’t know about you but I always think that headbands are the most convenient and fastest way to change your hair look. You don’t need to use a lot of effort, simply put them on and voila, you get instant style. With so many beautiful headbands out there, you have a lot of options to choose from, depends on the look you want to achieve. In this case, Ann, I specifically chose you feminine and sweet style to complement your Snowflake ball!

Hair Accesories Headbands

1. Charlotte Russe Jeweled Chiffon Headband. US$6.50.
2. Banana Republic Sparkling Leaf Headband. US$25.
3. Tarino Tarantino Grosgrain Feather Headband. US$162.50.
4. DCNL Jewels Headband With Bow. US$7.99.
5. Juicy Couture Faux Fur Cluster Headband. US$45.
6. Nina Bridal Danica Headband. US$150.
7. Colette Malouf Mesh Crystal Headband. US$140.
8. Anna & Ava Multi Mini Bow Headband. US$15.

2. Barrettes

Here’s another hair accessory that I like. For a long wavy hair like yours,  this would also do wonders. Whether you plan to tie your hair ponytail style or have a little twist or bun, barrette will totally make a good looking side dish. Here are some of my favorites that I hope you’ll like!

Hair Accessories Barettes

1. France Luxe Pearl Crystal Pair. US$24.
2. Kate Spade Pink Round Barrette. US$45.
3. 1928 Silver Butterfly Barrette. US$21.74.
4. Serenity Crystals Blue Dragonfly Barrette. US$11.95.
5. Willowbee Silver Purple Barrette. US$21.99.
6. PammyJ Hair Accessories Rhinestone Flower Set. US$17.99.
7. Forever21 Rhinestone Heart Barrette. US$3.80.
8. Karina Barrette Set. US$14.

3. Hair Combs

Practical and keep your hair organized, just like what’s it called, hair comb. This lovely hair accessory style has become favorite among brides but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them when you have other occasion! Wear your hair down or up, it doesn’t matter! So if you’re looking for something fast and practical, hair combs can be an excellent idea.

Hair Accessories Hair Combs

1. Nina Bridal Frances Hair Comb. US$175.
2. Weigela Silver Crystal Hair Comb. US$24.35.
3. Bling Jewelry Botticelli Side Comb. US$34.99.
4. AJ Fashion Jewellery Clover Crystal Comb. US$17.85.
5. AJ Fashion Jewellery Amethyst Crystal Comb. US$25.85.
6. DoubleAccent Crystal Cluster Comb Set. US$15.98.
7. DoubleAccent Pink Flowers Hair Comb. US$29.99.

 

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