Yes, this is a LONG OVER DUE post! It's been months - heck it's been almost a year since I last wrote. And honestly I don't have ante excuse other than the fact that 1) I've been really busy with work and 2) I've been really contemplating on what next to do with aFasione. I've come to a conclusion and I need to do a revamp - inject new life into the blog. Things have change a lot over the past few months and the way I see things, fashion and life have changed as well. And I think a new platform to showcase this perspective is much needed. If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll actually see that I was in London recently and I think one of the biggest things that dawned on me while there is I just need to #lovelife! How apt it is for Celine to come up with the most fabulous shoes to put things into perspective - but yeah I really need to just crack on and love the life I have right now. It's all I've got so what the heck eh? Well more on this new philosophy when I stage aFasione's revamp. Should be out and about quite soon!
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 ;)
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!!
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.
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.
CREDITS: Photo from Saint Laurent Paris
A month or 2 ago, Hermés had an exhibit showcasing a collection of their infamous scarves and boy did I want me some of them! Gorgeous silk, unique and striking patterns - sheer art in motion. Makes you want to have one of your own. My favorite has got to be that floral print with the blue and white border - just gorgeous! What's yours?
I was so happy to have been given the chance to view the Gucci Flora Exhibit at Marina Bay Sands a few weeks back. It was a fashion spectacle - to see the history and how the now iconic flora print was born - is truly amazing. Sheer love! I was even bold enough to wear floral pants [from Mulberry's Spring-Summer 2013 collection] and as such, I think it's high time for me to grab a pair of these iconic prints from Gucci. For now, will store it's history in my memories.
In case you've noticed, it's been weeks...literally weeks that I've blogged. OMG. Things are just that hectic! Anyhoo, given the major backlog - pardon the photo bombing posts but I thought you guys would be interested to see some of the things I've been up to in the past few weeks [months even!].
First up - The Art of the Brick. This has got to be one of the most interesting exhibits I’ve seen in ages. Brilliant, creative and showcases extreme talent. Who would’ve thought you could do these with Lego bricks eh?
"Cause we ain't even on earth tonight! We're on a planet where the dudes got money and they ain't afraid to spend it!" I am so in love with this song that I've got it on constant loop the whole day and I think this will be a song I'll have on loop for weeks to come. Definitely the perfect song I needed considering the long day I've had - upbeat and totally danceable! I think Jessica Sanchez's latest single featuring Ne Yo is a dance/pop anthem genius. I can totally hear this playing loud in clubs and just mindlessly dancing to it!
Oh and did you fasioneistas notice that all silver metallic ensemble? It's sick! Adored it - specially the shoes. Departing a bit from my usual fashion features, I honestly think that overall for a first single - it's not bad at all. I'd have to say it's very catching and showcases her vocal chops in a way that's totally now. Though the song is amazing, the video I think could've been done better. Just one tip for our aspiring diva - own it! You're a diva then flaunt it. Loved the parts of the video where she showcased a ton of attitude - just wished it was more consistent throughout. In any case brava girl! Looking forward to more amazing songs ;)
CREDITS: Video from Jessica Sanchez Vevo
Congratulations Jessica! The very first Asia's Next Top Model. Totally deserved it! One of the more well-rounded models this season!