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SOUL SEARCHING

2 months have passed - literally 2 months - since I've written a blog post. You all must be wondering why the silence and well I've been contemplating about what next to do in my life. Some may call it "quarter life crisis"; I simply call it soul searching. I'm coming at a crossroads - and to a certain extent I guess I've been pondering about my next move. Singapore has been home for about 5 years now and I can't complain about my life here. Amazing isn't enough to capture the life I've led and am leading here. Singapore is a nice little bubble of a city to stay in and I've fallen into a comfortable routine of sorts - to the extent that I feel like I've found "home" - but deep down I've always known that I'm looking for something still. Suffice to say my travels the past few months - Hong Kong and New York of late - have shed some light on where I want to be next or even maybe what I want to do next. And it has been enlightening. So I guess I HAVE been soul searching. Changes to be made all around - even my blog is up for a face-lift in the next few weeks so do watch out for that - and I am ecstatic. Of course you'll have to watch out for my posts on my Hong Kong and New York trips - I've seen so much and had so much fun that it's sad I haven't written on the go. But experiencing the cities and spending time with the people I was with was more important, rather than focusing on what to write about. So, you guys'll have to make do with throwback posts ;)

NYC and Hong Kong
NYC and Hong Kong

Anyhow, change is coming - and I am beyond excited! Being impatient is a detriment at this point so I'll have to watch my impulsiveness but I know all these change(s) are for the best and I'll get there. For now - do watch this space!!

NYC
NYC

xoxo Aela

On Me: 1st Photo (left) - Bow and Arty Ring from Saint Laurent Paris, Shirt from Calvin Klein, Blazer from Zara, Bracelet from Hermes, Glasses from Prada. 1st Photo (right) - Hat from Emporio Armani, Glasses from Prada, Blazer from Karl Lagerfeld. 2nd Photo (left) - Blazer and Bracelet from Saint Laurent Paris, Shirt, Shorts and Ring from Calvin Klein, Ring from Bvlgari, Sandals from Chanel. 2nd Photo (right) - Bow, Bracelet, Belt and Shoes from Saint Laurent Paris, Shirt and Ring from Calvin Klein, Ring from Bvlgari, Blazer from Zara, Hat from Maison Michel Paris.

THE SAINT LAURENT BOY IS A GIRL

It's no secret that I've been lusting after and obsessing over the recently launched Saint Laurent Paris spring-summer collection. In the next few days you'll probably get bombarded with Saint Laurent related posts - after all I am obsessed so you'll have to bear with me lol. Nonetheless, I myself have been wondering what the fixation I have is all about. Is it the simple yet provocative aesthetic seen across pieces from the collection? Is it the glorious return of the pant suits with tight-fitting silhouettes? Is it the evocative and statement-making accessories and pieces? Well, Slimane best captures it in his recently released campaign [idea], if you will - THE SAINT LAURENT BOY IS A GIRL. It's as simple as that. Saint Laurent's collection brings to life the essence of my sense of fashion - the androgynous look, the blurring of gender lines, the transcendence of it all. Brilliant ain't it? Yes it may be a provocative statement to make but honestly it's a statement that needs to be made. Pure love! Enough said.

The Saint Laurent Boy is a Girl
The Saint Laurent Boy is a Girl

CREDITS: Photo from Saint Laurent Paris

Season's Round Up # 79: SAINT LAURENT FALL-WINTER 2013

I am in love with Saint Laurent's debut SS2013 collection under the guidance of Hedi Slimane. I may have had my hesitations at first but honestly the SS2013 pieces are on top of my shopping list right now. Which is why it comes as a surprise that for FW2013Hedi seems to have departed from the classic, elegant and edgy girl that came down the runways of spring.

This season, it seems he had a particular kind of girl in mind; and she's rocking just as much of the cool factor of rock gods and goddesses. She has the effortless feel of LA fashion and it seems as if you'll see these looks in Coachella as well. Seems like Hedi is trying to target the younger generation with this collection - likely targeting a new generation of Saint Laurent patrons. Personally, I'm not that much of a fan this season - well fine there are still pieces that I'm dying to have such as the tailored jackets or some of the biker jackets and shoes. But it's beginning to take on a whole new aesthetic and honestly I think it will push away a LOT of the traditional YSL lovers. I think what makes me uncomfortable is how much the collection is reminiscent of looks you'll see off Topshop. Ok ok, I'm not being snooty - I love the pieces from Topshop myself. It's just that I'm missing the Saint Laurent vibe [the unmistakeable elegance and class] in the pieces, which I think Hedi has brilliantly done in his spring-summer outing while staying true to his rebellious and edgy aesthetic. I'm hoping next SS2014 we see more of what he's done in SS2013 as I think he's hit the design sweet spot there that will keep current buyers happy and will bring new ones to the Saint Laurent fold.

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CREDITS: Video from Vogue

Season's Round Up # 46: SAINT LAURENT SPRING-SUMMER 2013

Slimane’s first showing for the now Saint Laurent Women’s RTW Collection evoked the designer’s signature rock edge aesthetic mingled with the label’s brand essence of a strong, empowered woman. The result was a strong collection that brought to life 70’s rock chicks, that I’d have to say would be well accepted in this day and age. It was actually quite refreshing to see a different vantage point to the era that’s been epitomized by flower power and bohemian credentials.

As with almost every other label for spring-summer, black was key in the collection though we saw bits of prints and sparkle here and there. What caught my attention though was, in spite of the seemingly tough collection that went down the runway emphasized by tuxedo jackets and skinny cut trousers, it imbibed a sense of feminism brought to life by the billowy chiffon blouses, flowing maxi dresses and sleeves. Accessorize it with gorgeous neck bows and you’ll have a paratrooper of femme fatales running down the runway. Beware boys! Oh! And who could forget the gorgeous cloaks, ponchos and capes that went down the runway?!! I immediately wanted to have one of my very own accessorized by none other than that gorgeous oversized brimmed hat, which each look had. Delish!

Suffice to say, I was enamored with the collection he made for Saint Laurent. Admittedly I was hesitant at first with all the changes he’s made prior to the show, but this collection really does highlight his brilliance and how he pushes the envelope with his excellent craftsmanship of his own design aesthetic mingled with the label’s very own persona. So kudos to Mr. Slimane! I personally can’t wait to see more.

CREDITS: Video from FataleFashionll

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