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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.

STAR STUDDED

Following on this series of Givenchy SS2013 posts is this gorgeous one of a kind bolero. It was just too beautiful to pass up and the stars around the neck just makes for a damn good statement. What better way than to make a punctuation that I'm a star no? Lol.

Star Studded
Star Studded
Star Studded
Star Studded
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].

FINALLY THE HOLIDAYS!
Givenchy
Givenchy

It's that time of the year once more! Christmas is out and about and finally on a much needed holiday break. You guys are probably wondering why the long silence, well things have been cray cray hectic and any time I got, I was just sleeping away. Well plus the fact that I've been out and about exploring the love circuit [that's a story better left untold...for now lol!].

Anyhow, now that I'm officially on a break you'll probably hear a wee bit more from me. Flying off for a week to the Philippines and post that will wreak New Year havoc here in Singapore. I honestly can't wait! Anyhow, shopping for Christmas presents have been manic thus far! If you guys are still rushing for Christmas presents, well you better head on down to Orchard Road at the crack of dawn otherwise be prepared to face off with the hordes of Christmas shoppers out and about. And as always dropping by Givenchy is part of my Orchard agenda - how can you not?! The pieces are fab! Check out this gorgeous Maison Givenchy Print Tee which I paired with low-cut black boots from Givenchy as well. The boots are even more spectacular upfront - it has this detailing that is to die for! Sorry guys, no better photo of the boots but trust me, they're to die for!

Maison Printed Tee from Givency, Denim Jeans from J Brand, Boots from Givenchy, H Bracelet from Hermes, Black Belt Bracelet from SLP
Maison Printed Tee from Givency, Denim Jeans from J Brand, Boots from Givenchy, H Bracelet from Hermes, Black Belt Bracelet from SLP
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a.Fasione’s Shopping Round Up # 23: GIVENCHY FW12 PONCHO and CAPE
Givenchy FW 12 Cape and Poncho
Givenchy FW 12 Cape and Poncho
Givenchy FW12 Cape and Poncho
Givenchy FW12 Cape and Poncho

Went into Givenchy the other day and I must say I just fell in love. With the FW12 collection in full bloom in shops, 2 of the pieces that I must say are to die for would be this black cape with leather detail and this knitted poncho with French lace and beads. They're just stunning pieces and as expected, stunning prices. I wasn't able to resist trying them on as they were just too gorgeous. The cape [retailing for about SGD 5000] can be worn just on the shoulder or you can unzip the armholes as I've done so. It has this asymmetrical leather detail on the chest area that adds a tinge of sophistication and uniqueness to the look. The poncho, on the other hand, is one of a kind. Retailing for around SGD 4700, it's a piece that can be carried over regardless of season. You can blame the intricate detailing of the handwoven French lace and beads that resembles a bustier for that hefty price tag.

Well a girl can dream eh? Well, if you're lucky enough to be able to shell out that much dough on these pieces, then I'd say run on down and grab them. They're classic stand out pieces that would work well with anything on your wardrobe. If not, then enjoy the photos as much as I did ;)

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LOTUS F1 HELMET for HEADS EVENT

F1 Season has passed in Singapore just a couple of weeks ago and I was able to attend one of the press events held at the Ritz Carlton for Lotus F1 and CLEAR. The 2 powerhouses sponsored this initiative to bring awareness on the need for safe driving – of course through one thing they have in common: protecting heads [one through sensible & safe driving and the other via the scalp against scalp problems]. The teams advocated helmet wearing and even had Lotus F1 drivers – Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean and Jerome D’Ambrosio – sign helmets for an auction that will profit the advocacy of road safety and helmet wearing. Truly, it was a note worthy cause deserving of the hype and publicity!

Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event

Anyways, the night was filled with a ton of activities for members of the press. Check out some of the snapshots above from the event itself. And of course, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have fun and dress up for the event myself no?

Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event

CLICK next for more photos from the event itself! Apologies for the quality of some of them as I had to take them from a distance, nonetheless still worth sharing.

Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
Lotus F1 Helmet for Heads Event
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a.Fasione's Shopping Round Up # 21: GIVENCHY FW12 PANDORA BAGS

Givenchy is certainly on the rise in the fashion world as we see fashion heavy weights such as Bryanboy & Pelayo profess their love for the label by strutting down in the label's wares every where they go. Well, lucky for us here in Singapore, the label is already well entrenched and I think it is one of the most prolific brands we have that brings haute couture right to your doorstep. For FW12, we see the brand reinventing its key bag designs and I believe you should have seen some of my past posts on the Antigona[CLICK HERE to FIND OUT MORE]. This time around, let's pay homage to my first love - the Pandora. For this season, we see the label adding a ton of texture to their key pieces and it's all in good measure. The result are exquisite, timeless pieces that would be welcome in any bag lover's collection!

Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag
Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag

This Pandora Bag in gorgeous red is made of ostrich skin with gun metal detailing. Retailing for SGD 7500, it is the only piece here in Singapore - making it one of a kind. Unique, eye catching and exquisite best describes this bag and for the price it commands, why wouldn't it no?

Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Pandora Bag with Mink Fur

Another bag that caught my eye would be this small Pandora Bag with mink fur in luscious chocolate brown. I loved how supple the leather of the bag is and so does the mink fur. You'd totally just want to hang onto it and hug it! The price tag isn't as bad as that of the latter as this piece will set you back for SGD 2600 only [and this is considering the fact that it has mink on it].

For more photos of the bags, click next!

Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag
Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
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