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Friday, October 26, 2007

Leave Absence

Sorry about that my girls (or guys), due to the coming of my Finals, I have to ask for a leave of absence.

Will miss you all terribly.

Be back on 9th of November.

Or maybe sooner! (; Until then, strut in style.

Love,
Jian
The Couture Doll

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Monday, October 22, 2007

UPDATE: Kate Moss TopShop


PS: Remember that Kate Moss's sequined dress that she rocked at Fashion Rocks? Well, now you can own that gorgeous dress (at a fraction of the price - I hope) because TopShop is being generous. Selected stores carry this dress only - sorry, Malaysians. Better luck next time!

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

We puked our breakfast

Why? This is why. We went into No Good for Me and we found this.

This horrible, horrigible pictures of Pete and Irina. We are no fans of Pete. He's a big big pile of mess. Irina has stamps pasted on her eyes. Poor girl.

And thank goodness gracious Moss ditched him. She deserves better.

Seriously *shake head* not good for us. Not good for you too.


Want more? Have them at your own breakfast risk.
Enjoy.


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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fashion Revolutionary


If you are a designer label sucker cum computer geek, you should have seen it. That Giorgio Armani's interview with Candy Pratt Price of Style.com in Second Life that aired this 28 September 2007. If you are not and have not, click here.

How many of you people actually play Second Life? Personally, we have tried our hands on that but soon grew too tired of pole dancing trying to earn a few Lindens (that's their currency). Also, too many perverts. Other than that, its quite nice. Met a few friends there which we are extremely grateful to.

Fashion is turning more and more Internet-dependent, which is technically a good thing for us here in Malaysia - for we lack the fashion coverage!

We heard from Susie Bubble of Style Bubble screaming about her new craze - StyleShake where you can design your own dress virtually and have it delivered at your doorstep in a matter of days! That, my friend, must be one of our favourite business ideas ever. Period.

Also, anyone heard about the Internet Fashion Week that is coming in 2008? Oh, yay!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Kate Moss for Prince's Trust

Last night, Kate Moss dazzled in her shimmering silk flapper dress she designed with TopShop at the Fashion Rocks. Today, Moss is reportedly going to auction off that dress on eBay for the benefits of the Prince's Trust (a charity). That dress is worth £40,000 and is embroidered with 60,000 crystal beads.

Kate said, “When I was invited to create a dress to wear at Swarovski Fashion Rocks this 1920s flapper style immediately came to mind. The period has been a major inspiration for my autumn/winter designs for TopShop and just felt perfect… I’m honoured to have the opportunity to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust as it’s a great cause. Plus, I get to wear my own amazing couture dress, even if it’s just for the night.”

Are you bidding your kid's college funds for this sexy number?
UPDATE: Start BIDDING now!


[Source: Daily Telegraph]

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Shoes and Hosieries

No doubt the hosieries are here to stay, regardless of where you are from - East or West. Couture In the City did some fantastic work on what to wear your hosieries with; may it be edgy, trendy or classy. (We personally love the Hillary look. Little Duff's grown up so much!)

We were so intrigued to try the looks that Couture In the City advised that we dug through our closet to find ours. And there we go (over to ShopBop.com), hunting for various nice looking shoes to match them.

Okay, for this post, we want you to have a really good imagination! Think plain, black (to make matters simple) stockings in those babies:

First stop, BOOTIES! We have a pair, very much similar to that Frye one! White's our favourite!

Frye
$248.00

Dolce Vita
$155.00


Scorah Pattullo
$515.00


Then, you have your pumps. We prefer pumps that have straps over them to overshadow the monotony of the hosiery. Lovely, aren't they? (;

Dolce Vita
$138.00

Leopoldo Giordano
$515.00


And what about wedges? Can we see them coming? Hosieries plus wedges? ... We don't think so. Anyhows, those are our favourites from Shopbop.com!

Jean Paul Cazabat
$495.00

Dolce Vita
$95.00

Oh, and F*ing has some really pretty patterned stockings you should all check out! Unfortunately for us, the site is in Japanese. So just browse through the pretty pictures!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Teestastic

Pink Rock Candy is doing it. So is Glam and Tonic. Everyone's talking about their favourite tees and where to get them. So we thought we'd follow the norm and hunted (nose first!) into all the potential tees shop that might make us fall head over heels.

We, of course, will obviously think first of all of CustomizedGirl, where you can totally personalized; squeezing out every bit and drip of your creativity to get what you want unto your shirts, lingerie, hoodie .. anything! Best of all, the shirts made by you could be distributed as gifts. We love the idea of giving someone something that is not "buy-able and unique", don't you?

Customized Girl

Besides, type in "CJ05" and get 10% off your CUSTOM SHIRTS!

Another teetastic spot we found was Species by the Thousands! Unlike CustomizedGirl, Species by the Thousand create their tees with slightly dark humour and silhouettes! Their designs are in basic white and black - so the M.O.D!

We also love how they have came up with so many items besides tees - hand painted shoes and baseball wall plaques (other gift options!) Check out their products below:




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Bright-ney Spears

Image: PerezHilton.com

Oh, how everyone love a little goss about Britney going all Looney Tunes. Especially when she's seen with a neon pink wig which is so the cheap looking. We have decided to pay a little tribute to the cuckoo that we decided to hunt down everything bright pink for her wig! Of course, since this is a fashion blog, we'll do it with a bit more taste than Brit. Here goes!

Maybe these pictures are a little old (2007 runway) but they matches Brit's wig so well! *grins

Christian Dior


Preen


Maison Martin Margiela

Stella McCartney

Armani Prive

Burberry Prorsum


Images: Style.com

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Monday, October 15, 2007

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus


We've just got news from Fashionista.com that Lily Cole is taking her debut in the land of films! This is interesting. Although we're not huge fans of Lily C (she's the same age as us but there she is earning millions, walking down the runway while we are here typing an entry about her earning through our Adsense - Boohoo! Yes, we're jealous bitches. Besides, we love Aggyness better), we must applaud her achievements.

Oh, and the title of this post is the title of the movie. Somewhere in the lines of clowns and strange creatures... we think.

We doubt seeing it going big. Hmph.



PS: Tell us, where can we find that huge hair pin. It's adorable!

Image of Lily C and Behanti Prinsloo: Style.com

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Marc Jacobs v Junko Shimada

When we first stumbled upon Marc Jacobs overly gorgeous heels that we thought will one day rule over the world and make ordinary pumps extinct, we fell straight in love. We worshiped Marc for his brilliance and creativity.

But what if MJ's a rip off? What if somewhere out there, in the Land of the Rising Sun (ahemJapanahem) someone were the original creators of such fantastic products but have failed to get the attention they needed until some big shot like Marc took their idea and blasted it out loud and lapped up all the praises he didn't deserve?

Well, that someone was Junko Shimada.

These are their lovelies..





And these are Marc's "rip-off".


Who pulls it off better?
We think Junko.

Images: Shoeblog.com

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Monday, October 8, 2007

On Hiatus

A thousand apologies, my dears but I have to leave for a few days due to work overload.
I'll be back by Thursday, I promise!
Until then, strut in style, babes.
Lotsa love,
The Couture Doll

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Its a Love Affair

Sorry about missing a post on the 6th. Had our second anniversary with the boyfriend, so its excusable right. Talking about anniversary, the first thing that probably creep into your brains would be candlelit dinner down in the coziest restaurant tucked somewhere away from town. Well, we'll just keep how we celebrated it a secret, its not THAT interesting anyways. Instead, we'll take a look at a trend on party dresses, seductive, sweet and sexy enough to make the boyfriends go weak in their knees.

Allegra Hicks has a few options for dresses but we didn't think they were very appropriate, only a handful. Of all, our favourite would be her black baby doll halter neck dress with cute leaf prints on the hemlines. We think its chic and yet, adorable~

We looked at Michael Kors' Spring 2008 Collection and we loved his pink dresses. Not many of them are in pink, mind you. But the collective few sends a sweet and naive vibe all down our spines. We have to stop and say "Awwwhh". One captured our heart:




The next is our favourite among the lot. Or maybe because its on one of our favourite models - Jessica Stam. Its a piece from Peter Som:



Not looking for that childlike image, rather you want something strong, something seducing? Something he'll rip off rather than seeing you in it? Oh, we hopped over to Ellie Saab. That little number will make him WILD:



Or maybe you're both going bowling after that (uhm.) and you need something casual. We found something for you (by Y-3):



For all you daredevils, maybe something out of the norm. Yes, yes, we rub our hands in glee for we found just the one for you. No fancy stuff. Simply yet not for the faint-hearted. We guarantee heads and heels will turn or your money back.


If all won't work for you, we suggest the next best thing is nothing at all.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Topshop Student Lock In



Just to let you know.
We're from Malaysia by the way, so this only applies to M'sians!

UPDATE: We managed to grab a satin beidge top that has sequins around the collar and that cute faded denims that matches oh-so-well with everything in our closet!

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Save the Last Valentino


We know it is kind of late, but it is official. Valentino, the elegant king of couture (Besides Uncle Karl, of course) who has robed celebrities, royalties and goddesses alike has decided that he wants to retire in 2008 and spend the rest of his life, well, spending.

The future of Valentino (the company) is yet to be known. Oh, well, we bet he'll come back, making more lovely garments to clothe us because he's going to miss us so so badly.

We shall all have a moment of silence.
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Start searching for coins between the seats or splurge your kids' college funds on Valentino or live in a life of misery forever.

Anyways, Valentino began his so-called "goodbye tour" over there in Paris. One thing that we could say about this collection is simply: milky. We don't know why. Perhaps its the colour palette he chooses. So so milky. Valentino kept it demure yet sexy. Contrary to Gaultier's work we reviewed yesterday, Valentino puts nothing that may overwhelm his clothings and drown the focus.

There is something about the models as well. They walked the runway as if they were going to cry. Well, not all of them. Some looked pleased that they can flaunt their size zero in Valentino's last pieces of art. Bitches.

Anyways, here are some of our favourites from the show. Enjoy!









For more, go to Style.com located in the Fash-Obsessed.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Zaraddict

UPDATE: Sorry, Candes, its Turkey! And maybe I shouldn't have set that tough question after all.

We need a coat. Period. So we decided to browse through Zara.com for some options and headed down to the nearby boutique for a hunt. Obviously, we are Zara diehard fans. Why? Because Zara gives us what we REALLY want - from looking professional to downright playful. Oh, yes. Oh, yes.

Here are a few we have came across and would love to hang in our closet:



Opinions, opinions, opinions. Leave them at the Comments page! :D Tell us about that a coat that you so what to have/already have.

Also, because of our undying love for Zara and our sudden urge of generosity, we have decided to give away this cutesy Zara sling bag for FREE! All you have to do is to guess where this Zara boutique (as shown in the picture below) is located. Answers at the Comment Page please. Do put in your name and e-mail along! (; Open to all! Closing date October 10, 2007.





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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jean Paul Gaultier 2008 Review


Okay, for today, we'll be going through Jean Paul Gaultier. Please turn to page 165 of your text.

When we first saw this collection on Style.com we thought to ourselves, "Hell, the models looked like walking corpses! Those that died in sea due to a terrible breakout of STD or aneroxia" But of course, we were wrong! For the theme of the show were something in line with pirates ala military style, imagine Jack Sparrow in pumps.



There were layers upon layers of fabric, all in absurd colours and prints. Firstly, they were in worn out camouflaged earth tones, then came the bolder colours and into more feminine hues such as purple and turquoise.


We personally love the idea of his black non-symmetrical tutu. The bustier, gloves and hat are the icing on the cake.

Honestly, we have to give it to Jean Paul for all providing with the accessories that we adore more than the clothes. The umbrella, the hats, the money bag hanging on the hips, the leather belts and boots, they really add on to the show don't they?



Jean Paul Gaultier saved the best for last (or at least we think its the best) The brides of Jack Sparrow strutted their way down the aisle in what it looks to us like thick hems of laces, holding a cig bud and some fresh white flowers.

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