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WANNA BE ON TOP?

Who doesn't? LOL

Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1
Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1

I was fortunate enough to score an early preview of the finals of the very first season of Asia's Next Top Model where they unveiled the winner - the creme de la creme of Asia's modelling world.

Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1
Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1

Well do you want to know who won?

ME! Hahaha

Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1
Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1

Just teasing guys. I can't break the news as of yet, otherwise this police car will whisk me away! You all will just have to catch it on Star World - it's showing right this moment! Who do you think won fasioneistas?

Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1
Asia's Next Top Model Finale - Season 1
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H&M GOES LUXURY AND OTHER STORIES

H&M one of fashion world's biggest magnates is going luxury fasioneistas with a new brand called & Other Stories. For the past few weeks, & Other Stories has been whetting the appetites of fasioneistas all over the globe with teaser videos that share inspirations for the collection they're launching. Check out this hauntingly gorgeous Ocean Print & Other Stories video.

I'm pretty sure after seeing this, you've been titillated to the nth degree! I for sure was! Can't wait to find out more about this brand and just dive into it. Exciting times fasioneistas!

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CREDITS: Video from & Other Stories

THINGS to KNOW ABOUT THE MARGIELA with H&M COLLABORATION

It's right around the corner. The pieces are out. The prices are up. What else is there to know about the Margiela with H&M collaboration? Well, there are a few interesting tidbits that I thought you guys should know:

1) Wondering why the prices for these pieces are not as economical as they should be? Well it's because everything in the collaboration that is made of leather is actually made of real, genuine honest to goodness leather [including the coveted shoes!]. None of the PVC or faux leather business here.

2) All apparel purchased from the collection will come with gorgeous white-washed hangers and white cotton dust bags. Honestly, this is a PLUS considering the prices that's available for these pieces. Talk about fast luxury!

3) There are a few "surprise" items apart from those that we've all seen online. One interesting piece for the ladies would be these gorgeous pumps with a removable heel[worth SGD 199 a pair]. The heels are drilled through and laced with a ribbon, which you can detach and use as a necklace. Genius eh?

Margiela for H&M Fave Men's Pieces
Margiela for H&M Fave Men's Pieces

Now let's talk about pricing. I have the updated pricing in SGD for my favourite pieces in the collection. One thing I want to highlight are some of the must have pieces from the men's collection - such as the hand painted loafers will costSGD299 a pop, the hand painted ankle boots will set you back SGD 399 a pair and for one of the most coveted pieces in the collab, the trompe l’oeil high-top sneakers is only setting you back for SGD199. Remember folks, these are Margiela designs in REAL LEATHER so these prices are actually AMAZING!

Margiela for H&M Fave Ladies Pieces
Margiela for H&M Fave Ladies Pieces

For the ladies, check out the SGD prices above. Seeing these prices are making me want to queue up first thing on the 14th! Some of the pieces are priced quite well I must say, considering the quality and the amount of goodies that you'll get along with it. For more information on the pricing of the full collection, just visit H&M's website and you'll get the full list with product descriptions. See you all in the lines!

CREDITS: Photos and Video from H&M

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MARGIELA for H&M FAVORITE PIECES
Margiela for H&M Fave Ladies Pieces
Margiela for H&M Fave Ladies Pieces

It's literally less than 20 days before the launch of the Margiela for H&M collection and the hype for it is higher than ever. The launch party in NYC for fashion's elite has been lauded with much success - so much so that pieces bought from there are now out and about in eBay. Anyhow, as we fashion plebeians await for the collection's availability in stores on the 15h of November we can only tide ourselves with the pieces we're longing to have. Well, my list is as long as it can get.

I tend to favour the ladies' collection [no surprise there] with pieces that I feel are unisex in any case. I'm in love with the coats and jacket selection and I'm hoping [against hope] that they would be suitable enough for "cold office" weather here in Singapore. The white sneakers are not bad either and I have a feeling that these would be one of the first pieces in the collection that would bid adieu. 3 of my absolute favorites would have to be the - oversized jeans which brings me back to my flare loving days in secondary school, the trousers with mini which are just so high fashion and finally the oversized pea coat.

Margiela for H&M Fave Men's Pieces
Margiela for H&M Fave Men's Pieces

Well suffice to say, the men's line is as appealing to the high fashion junkie as the ladies' line is. I have quite a few pieces I have my beady eyes on but the highlights for me would have to be the jacket made of belts and the shoes - those gorgeous shoes. A couple of other noteworthy pieces would be the fusion jackets and coats. These look fairly pretty on photo but I'm keen to see them first hand before I pass final judgment.

That's about it. Are you guys as excited as I am?? Can't wait for these pieces to be available in stores!

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SNEAK a PEAK at the MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA for H&M COLLECTION
Margiela for H&M Sneak Peak 1
Margiela for H&M Sneak Peak 1
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Margiela for H&M Sneak Peak 2
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Margiela for H&M Sneak Peak 4
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Margiela for H&M Sneak Peak 5

The much-awaited collaboration from the Margiela for H&M collection has recently released sneak peaks of the advertising campaign. The campaign was shot by artist and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, and it features a sneak peak of what is to come. You'll find a selection of uber chic pieces, showcasing what seems to be a focus on silhouette and cut - much like what we see from the French fashion house's high-end collection. Aside from this, tidbits of what to expect from the campaign has been released where we can expect to find a series of short films and still photographs, of course all shot in Paris. From what I'm seeing thus far I am BEYOND EXCITED! As expected from a fall-winter collection, we're seeing a ton of high-fashion coats for both men and women. I seriously have my eye on the off-white number that was paired with snake skin skinny pant. The pieces for men are not bad either. Though from a distance the brown trench looks like any other, after close inspection you'll find distinct design elements that make it oh so Margiela. Oh and did you see the shoes on the dude? OMG! Obviously I'll be one of the few anticipating the release on the 15th of November. I hope H&M Singapore sees this and gives me an early pass!

CREDITS: Photos from H&M

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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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KICKING OFF FALL-WINTER in BLACK & WHITE

NYFW has officially started last week and since I'm unfortunately missing out on all the festivities [grumbles], I had to settle on wearing my pre-planned fashion week outfits at work. Anyway, VIP meetings are work events still worth dressing up for, right? Right? [oh for crying out loud please say yes! *sob sob*] Anyway, enough with the heavy. The past week I think I've officially hung my colorful bright, patterned clothes and opted for more somber hues, albeit still exuding a sense of power and confidence. And I ended the week wearing this black & white ensemble, which I absolutely adored!

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Post my long day in the office, I popped by Givenchy to check out the latest kilts from the FW collection and OMG [*sighs*] I fell in love! Instant de-stressing!!

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Gorgeous isn't it?!! I instantly felt de-stressed LOL!

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RAINY DAY NEWS REPORTER
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It's been raining quite heavily here in Singapore the past few days and I thought it would be the best time to wear one of the pieces I was able to scrunch up from the Marni at H&M collection. And the end look I must say I loved!

I was teased though that I looked like a field news reporter - as the yellow vest with a hood is somewhat a staple uniform for them during the rainy season back in the Philippines. Nonetheless, I'd say I'm a reporter with flair and panache!

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