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MADONNA, RED and THEN SOME

Capping off my Givenchy lust for SS2013 pieces would be another feature on the Abstract Madonna Print. We had an event a few weeks back at work and for the first day, I wanted to make a splash. And a splash I did make - one in a blinding bright red pantsuit ensemble.

Of course that wasn't enough. Being an attention whore myself when it comes to all things fashion, I had to put an exclamation point to this statement by wearing the Givenchy Abstract Madonna Tie in black. To say the least, the look was an instant hit - looks all over. Well, what can I say? I just love the fashion attention ;)

Suit from Zara, Tailored Pants and Black Shirt from Calvin Klein, Tie from Givenchy
Suit from Zara, Tailored Pants and Black Shirt from Calvin Klein, Tie from Givenchy
Givenchy Black Cotton Madonna Face Tie
Givenchy Black Cotton Madonna Face Tie
Givenchy Black Cotton Madonna Face Tie
Givenchy Black Cotton Madonna Face Tie

Retailing for around USD 190 from Ssense, I honestly think this is a fashion steal. What more, it makes for a perfect statement tie, which every dashing fashion conscious gent should have in their wardrobe anyhow.

Givenchy Black Cotton Madonna Print Tie
Givenchy Black Cotton Madonna Print Tie
ABSTRACT

Givenchy has established countless series of prints that have become a cult in the fashion world - from sharks, to bulldogs, and religious icons. This spring-summer expect nothing but just that - lust worthy and iconic prints that are just to die for.

Abstract
Abstract
Givenchy Madonna Abstract Oversized Shirt
Givenchy Madonna Abstract Oversized Shirt

One of my faves from the season would be the Abstract Madonna Print from the men's runway presentation. It's just a brilliant statement piece and can actually be considered art IMHO. Whoever else can say that they're actually wearing a piece of iconic art eh?

Givenchy Madonna Abstract Oversized Shirt
Givenchy Madonna Abstract Oversized Shirt

Retailing for around EURO 465 from Luisaviaroma, I highly recommend getting yourself a piece of this before it all vanishes. It's such an iconic statement piece that it would be criminal to have one in your wardrobe.

THE NOMAD
The Nomad
The Nomad

Since I already started on the Givenchy posts yesterday, I thought why not do a series of posts on the fierce fashion pieces that's available from the house from their Cruise 2013 and Spring-Summer 2013 collections. First up -

While I was doing one of my window shopping rounds, spotted this gorgeous neoprene long vest with a hood from Givenchy. Though it's a piece that's relatively warm for Singapore weather, I thought it could definitely add instant street cred to any casual outfit - definitely did that for what I was wearing that day. It's honestly a perfect winter to spring piece in places where the weather permits - dare I say perfect for New York. To top the look off, I paired it with this printed satin and leather sneakers that are to die for. It had the right amount of attitude to make this look rock!

The Nomad
The Nomad
Printed Satin and Leather Sneakers
Printed Satin and Leather Sneakers
eoprene Long Hooded Vest from Givenchy, Printed Satin and Leather Sneakers from Givenchy
eoprene Long Hooded Vest from Givenchy, Printed Satin and Leather Sneakers from Givenchy

The vest retails for about SGD 2600 here in Singapore while the sneakers would retail for around USD 600 on Net-a-Porter[CLICK HERE to PURCHASE].

LONG LIVE SPORT!

These videos are just too adorable not to feature. Check out the latest campaign of Hermés featuring some of their beloved fashion pieces. J'adore!! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpuIEH8sh48&feature=player_profilepage]

CREDITS: Video from Hermes

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a.Fasione’s Shopping Round Up # 24: CELINE DOUBLE FLAP CLUTCH

Taking a break from catching the #NYFW shows, I just wanted to share a recent find during one of my shopping trips. Céline has recently launched a new clutch bag - perfect for evenings out or even for work if I can say so myself - called the Double Flap Clutch.

Celine Double Flap Clutch in Burgundy Python Skin
Celine Double Flap Clutch in Burgundy Python Skin
Celine Double Flap Clutch in Pony Hair Orange
Celine Double Flap Clutch in Pony Hair Orange

Available in the Takashimaya Boutique here in Singapore, it's currently available in 2 variations - one in python skin leather in a deep and warm burgundy colour as you see above and the other in a bi-color/material combination dominated by lush pony hair on the front flap with a bright orange hue. I am personally in love with the latter option and for SGD 2100, it's a piece that'll definitely add a touch of glam and bam to your wardrobe. For those looking for a more classic and elegant variation then I'd suggest going for the one in python, which retails for SGD 2700.

Celine Double Flap Clutch
Celine Double Flap Clutch

Inside, there's so much room to put in essentials - whether you use the first flap pocket to store say an iPad Mini or even evening out necessities. Alternatively you still have the zipped area to put other items you'll need. There are also a sufficient number of card and money slots for you to play with on the other flap side as you can see below.

Celine Double Flap Clutch
Celine Double Flap Clutch

Gorgeous isn't it? I just love it and I'm thinking of getting one myself. So if you're lusting after these babies, better head on down to Takashimaya [look for Jasmine who'd be the perfect person to assist you] before they get all snatched up by fashion addicts such as myself.

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CELINE SPRING-SUMMER 2013 LUGGAGE COLORS
Celine SS2013 Luggage Colors
Celine SS2013 Luggage Colors

I've noticed that a lot of you have been clamoring for the latest Céline Luggage colors for SS2013. Most of the colors are now out in stores anyhow, but I thought it'd still be good to share what's [was] available. We all know how quick these babies fly off the shelves these days. It's like fasioneistas are prepping for the plague! This season, we'll see a good range of bright and dark hues for both the regular luggage tote and the phantom - orange, flesh, tan, butter, burgundy or rust, navy, slate blue and of course classic black. Just note that not all of these will be available to both designs. There's also a range of leather options to choose from - supple and natural. So sky's the limit!

Celine Luggage Tote
Celine Luggage Tote

Apart from that, there's a series of bi-colored options available and here are some of my absolute faves.

Celine Luggage Tote
Celine Luggage Tote
Celine Phantom in Slate Blue
Celine Phantom in Slate Blue
Celine Phantom in Flesh
Celine Phantom in Flesh
Celine Phantom in Pearl Grey
Celine Phantom in Pearl Grey
Celine Phantom in Butter
Celine Phantom in Butter
Celine Luggage Tote in Vanilla
Celine Luggage Tote in Vanilla
Celine Luggage Tote in Glacier
Celine Luggage Tote in Glacier

By the way, prices are increasing like cray cray for the Luggage so if you don't have one yet, better get one already before it reaches Chanel Flap pricing proportions! Happy shopping fasioneistas!

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GIVENCHY SPRING-SUMMER 2013 BAGS

Ah the allure of Spring-Summer beckons and it's almost time to update your wardrobes and bags with nothing but the latest & the greatest from the season. Well, look no further than Tisci's collection for SS2013 for mouth-watering pieces that are to die for!

There are a couple of eye-catching designs this season and first up would be one of the more sought after new celebrity staple - the Lucrezia. A lot would probably say this is reminiscent of Vuitton's Speedy but personally I think it has it's own unique flair and character to it, making it the perfect workbag. Retailing for SGD 3350 in Singapore [or for USD 3175 via Bergdorfs] for the medium size, it's available in 2 variations [blue and brown or bronze and black] as you see above both in sturdy calf [or was it buffalo?] leather.

Givenchy Lucrezia Bag
Givenchy Lucrezia Bag

Initially when you see the piece you may be put off by the scratchy nature of the leather, but honestly after some deep thinking it will definitely add character and personality to the bag as it ages. I also adore the 2 leather side straps that frames the bag and of course it has a utilitarian aspect to it in helping protect the integrity of the bag's structure. Alternatively, if you're looking for the perfect evening clutchfor the holiday season, there's the Obsedia Minauidere retailing for SGD 2650. It's the perfect stand out chic item - sure to draw the envy of ladies everywhere and grab the attention of gentlemen with its unique and edgy design.

Don't even think about it if you're still lusting after any one of these pieces after reading this post. It's so worth it. Don't hesitate, just jump and grab these pieces! After all, it's the holidays - perfect excuse to buy a gift for one's self [or for someone else for that matter ;)]. Merry Christmas fasioneistas!

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