Paco Perfection

 

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I chanced upon Paco Rabanne while browsing through Style.com and was completely enamoured of this unfamiliar brand, and their Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Paco Rabanne (the person) was born in Spain in 1934. His mother was a seamstress for Balenciaga and they fled to France during the Spanish Civil War. Originally trained in architecture, he started his label by venturing into perfumes, jewellery and then, fashion. In the 1960s, when he first presented his collection of 12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials. He used unconventional contemporary materials such as metal, plastic, rubber, and cardboard. His penchant for challenging convention continued with experimentations in materials like paper, knitted-fur, and fiberglass. These experimentations helped cement Paco Rabanne (the brand) as an embodiment of a rebellious and futuristic spirit.

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Paco Rabanne is now 80 years old and the brand is now led by Julien Dossena (who previously designed for Balenciaga), initially brought on as a consultant, he was offered the role of creative director after 8 months.

Julien has taken a very refreshing and sporty interpretation of the brand for his first collection. I especially like the second look in the first series (top) and everything in the second row of images.

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I found this layered sheer top in blue (my fav!) beckoning at me. It’s on SALE at LN-CC. Gah!

Ugh. I love and hate online shopping.

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Paco Rabanne’s signature of chain mail, was also quite successfully (first two looks above) executed, layered under sorta sporty-looking vests/vest-dress.

And the styling of the loose, wispy/messy hair and mix of sandals and cut-off cowboy boots just, for some reason, exude a very strong sportswear vibe, which I can’t get enough of.

A favourite look from this collection is this two-tone tennis dress below.

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Not that it really is a tennis dress, but it’s so beautiful and I can imagine myself playing a game of tennis in it.

That, or a killer editorial with this dress, a visor, chunky metallic cuffs, racquet against a clay court. Yummmmm! I also spy it at LN-CC.

*Tempting!

Images from Style.com.

 

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Haven’t got time to trawl through all of ASOS’ sale catalog? Here are my top five top picks.

1. Shirt with coloured placket from ASOS. S$46.24 – Something interesting and very halloween-esque. No? (:

2. Neon Crochet Shell Top from ASOS. S$49.54 – Perfect over a We Are Handsome bandeau top

3. Zip Back Top from Diesel. S$128.80 – Reminds me of a monotone Kadinsky

4. Galactic Collar Blouse from Sister Jane. S$77.06 – Quite smitten by outer space. Beam me up Scottie!

5. Jumper in Bright Leopard from ASOS. S$33.03 – KENZO Spring 2013 anyone?

 

The Wottoncool Decree

Hear ye hear ye,

Come one, Come all

2 Broke Girls (Jo & Linnette)

plus

Pinkie (Sarah) and the Brain

are clearing their closets

and YOU

could snag some gorgeous finds at this

EVERYTHING BELOW $10 SALE

– yes, you read that right –

EVERYTHING BELOW $10 SALE

Details

11am to 7pm, Saturday 25 Feb 2012

at

Floral Magic Flowers & Gifts

#B1-21 Parklane Shopping Mall

35 Selegie Road

Singapore 188307

Early birds snag the goodies!

Parco Sample Sale

If you haven’t made any special plans for this weekend. Make a beeline to the Parco NextNext Sample & Past Season Sale!

They aren’t kidding about the sale. I’ve already heard stories from Laila about items going for as little as $30!!! MAJOR STEAL.

Be sure to scour the sample rack for unique one-of-a-kind pieces. And look out for labels like OwnMuse and Shito shoes.

If not for the fact that I’ve just recently decided to save up for a trip to New York City, I’d be clearing the racks and stocking up on some more local love. Its the best way, in my opinion to build a unique wardrobe. PERIOD.

Cyber Black Friday

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Sunny Singapore, but we sure do give thanks to you guys who do. Awesome Black Friday sales wouldn’t happen if not for you. Thank God for the Internet.

Tobi.com is hosting special sale events over the weekend, including 50% off women’s Nudie Jeans, an up to 80% off select items blow-out sale and the exclusive pre-sale of Fashiontoast x Dannijo jewellry. You can also use the code “thanks30” to take a whooping 30% off all regular-priced items. Like I did for a pair of Naked & Famous Selvedge Jeans that I bought for my boyfriend.

Ssense.com is having a now-or-never sale on its site, with 30% off all across the board till Sunday with brands like Elizabeth and James, Margiela, and Rag & Bone all going at a cut. Simply enter “NOWORNEVER” at check-out.

Starting in-stores on Friday, but online come next Monday, OTTE is offering a 20% off site-wide. That means it is a great time to get these cute felted bowler hats by the Bollman Hat Company, exclusive to OTTE.

From the wonderful people at Refinery29 who pulled these deals for all their readers, valid on Thursday and Friday in the US:

Get 40% off all full-priced merchandise from New York label Geren Ford when you enter “R29” at check-out.

Also, 30% off all current fall merchandise from United Bamboo when you enter the code “R29” at check-out.

Take a quarter off the price tag of all the ready-to-wear items at All Saints as the UK label chips into the American holiday with a 25% discount store-wide.

All these, one-off weekend sales aside, The Outnet is always a place for great deals. Alexander Wang’s all-American sportswear fever spills over from Spring-Summer 2010 onto the sale racks of the Outnet, right here. Plus! Free shipping to anywhere in the world!

At home, Doorstep Luxury slashed prices on some of its super covetable accessories. The sale page boasts a crystal cuff by Vera Wang, ponyskin drawstring bag by Wendy Nichols, and a whole lot more. Free shipping worldwide!

For some true Singaporean-style shop-shuffling, scuttle down to Sitex 2010, happening from today till Sunday at the Singapore Expo. I hate the crowds, but I’m never disappointed with my techie buys.

Does this spell the start of Christmas shopping for you? Or are you already in full swing?

Lots of savings to be had!

Picture credits to here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Ring Ring Ring

Like a breath of fresh air after 250,000 years, by some divine intervention and by the alignment of celestial stars I had a free afternoon last Friday.

Might not seem like a big deal but when it feels like I haven’t had a free day since December,

it counts.

I met my sister and went to Vivocity to check out Aldo Accessories’ 2 for 1 sale.

We spent way too long in that tiny shop (which is quite hard to find btw!) And eventually walked out $130 poorer but with 2 bags, 2 necklaces, 1 headband, 2 earrings and 2 rings.

happy! (:

So, anyway… the 2 rings we walked away with were actually six in total (sold in bunches of three). And I thought they were so cute.

Yes. We. Can. (: