I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

Four London bloggers were invited by ForeverBetter (Sponsored by Miele) as VIP guests to the LondonFashionWeekend opening evening on Wednesday. The four were: Alizé (Blog de Tendances) and Katie from The Fashion Society, Kit of Style Slicker and The Fashion Assistant, and myself from hereabouts.

Break Ice We first met in Café Chino for a crash course on how to act like VIP (step one: have servants carry ends of hair) before heading off for the venue. No. We chatted over coffee about ourselves and blogging just to get to know eachother better – happens that Alize and Katie are from my university, and I’ve been following Kit’s streetstyle blog for months. Meh, tiny world.

Swift Never have I seen so many jealous faces when we were admitted without having to queue, both into tent and catwalk. (Smug face x 4)

Catwalk Divided into four different spring style ‘scenes’: American Idol, Domestic Goddess, African Queen and Etheral Nude. You might be able to notice gorgeous Zanita in the pictures, what a pleasant surprise to see her on the catwalk!










Rose Then we headed off to the event hosted by Miele, where we tossed in a real rose each into a Miele washing machine to see what tough water does to roses OoooOoo. After 30 minutes of we come back to find the roses as firm and alive as before we put them in. The honeycomb drum ever so gently washes so that delicate garments like silk or cashmere don’t come out like ragamuffin-wear. Miele washing machines last as long as 20 years which is how long I’ve been living (give or take 2 or 3 years…). So if I bought one now I’d have to endure its company until I had 3 kids and drove a family van.




Mista Garvida We also had a chance to oogle at two beautiful futuristic dress designs by Jasper Garvida (winner of last year’s Project Catwalk) and later actually talk to him about them. The white sequin-bead dress apparantly took 80 hours to complete, which he claims isn’t that long. Man, 80 hours is 4 days without sleep. Whadduyou mean it’s not long.




The Gang Katie, Alizé and Kit.




Best bit? Free food, obviously.


This and free Bailey’s with chocolate ice cream.

Thank you once again to ForeverBetter and Cherry & Steph for guiding us and organising the meet!


Jacket Vintage Christian Dior Dress Zara Tights H&M Boots Emma Cook Bag Pollini
Photo courtesy of Style Slicker

(Those tights aren’t done yet, DIY tutorial soon)



Blazer Christian Dior Vintage Dress Zara Boots Emma Cook Bag Pollini Tights DIYing H&M

Before I say anything, about the last post – lemme make it clear. I don’t study Jewellery at CSM, I study Graphic Design. I just happened to be on the Jewellery floor to oogle at studios that us graphic designers don’t deserve or something.

I’ve just been to the LondonFashionWeekend opening evening, I’ll do a proper post tomorrow as now I need to attend to some schoolwork that I cannot seem to get rid of however many times I yell expelliarmus!. Shall seek Hermione’s wisdom tomorrow.

Some teasers:




So now I’ll go and eat the contents of the goodiebag for dinner. Rice Snack, Rubicon Lychee juice, Cadbury Brunchbreaks, Lavazza coffee and bikini.

Rodarte S/S 2009 through Style.com

What you’ll need:
Cutting board, ruler, white gel pen (or any fabric marker), scalpel or fabric scissors, pattern, victim leggings, and about five bucketload and a half of patience.

I was going to explain how to do the maths of the grid, till I realised I don’t know past addition and subtraction.

Print out the pattern on heavy paper.

Cut out only the grey area and discard cutouts.

Using the template, turn the leggings inside-ou and mark pattern where you wish to cut.

Using scalpel or scissors, cut out the pattern. Scissors are about 304 times easier and faster to operate. Oh, NEVER stretch and cut. Always cut at the natural tension.
Repeat for both legs (Actually, I tried it on when I was done with one leg and that was pretty dang cool too. If your bucket of patience decides to evaporate or boil out, then you could stop there and rock the demi look)

Fabric tips: I chose a elastic/semi-shiny leggings… Well, If you want to add another 5 hours sealing off the edges with a candle, don’t get them. Rodarte obviously had theirs laser-cut, so there’s no beating that. Also avoid cotton leggings as well – mucho fray and no easy way of seal. The best would be semi-thick material (faux leather or semi-shiny pvc) which doesn’t have too much elasticity.

Too much elasticity may end up in making the diamonds look like round holes which is just a glorified fishnet. Mine’s semi like that, you probably can see…

Goood duck!