Party Looks 2012 - featuring Foster Bay

Thursday, December 13, 2012 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

Hi everyone.

I know it's been such a long time since my last post. Unfortunately my dear old 92 yr old grandma had passed on recently and having been very close to her, it certainly took me a while to grieve her loss.

Nonetheless the festive period is just around the corner and Foster Bay has launched their very own exclusive manufactured labelled items to help you find that right outfit for the craziest parties you will be attending. Here are a few looks I have put together with Foster Bay's items for your mix and match ideas.




PARTY LOOK 1

Foster Bay's Noelle Sequin Peplum Top in Champagne ( get it here)
Anna Beck Sulawesi Gold Chandelier Earrings ( similar here)
Missco Gold Glomesh Bag ( similar here)
My1stwish Gold Party Diamante Heels ( similar here)



Party Look 2

Foster Bay's Laila Razor Back Lace Dress ( similar here)
Kenneth Jay Lane's gunmetal Swarovski Crystal Bangle ( similar here)
GUESS Hondola 2 Black Heels ( similar here)
1950s Vintage Walborg Clutch ( similar here
Party Look 3
Vintage Red Cocktail Ring ( similar here)
Mary Frances ARIA Clutch ( similar here)
Rebekah's  Ruby Red Chandelier Earrings ( similar here)
Foster Bay's Sherisse Lace Dress in Black ( get it here)
BCBG Oxblood Dante Pump ( similar here )


Party Look 4
Foster Bay Anthea Maxi Dress ( get it here)
American Glamour Badgley Mischka Black Chandelier Earrings ( similar here)
Velvet & Diamante Belt ( similar here)
Foster Bay Sequin Black Clutch ( get it here)
Jimmy Choo Lance Mirrored Sandals ( similar here)

 Am off to my well deserved long break to London and Florida tomorrow. Can't wait to post pics from my round the world trip over the Christmas and New Year period! Watch this space then!

Love,

Simone



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Most popular Dress Style : Optical Illusion Dress ( tips for Plus Size)

Sunday, November 04, 2012 Simone - Your Style Architect 6 Comments

Hi everyone.

I am sure for those of you who are of a larger dress size like me, e.g UK 12 / US 8 and above, you would sometimes fret about styles of dresses to wear. Well I certainly do and am slowly beginning to realise which styles suit me better than others.

Besides the recent Skater or Fit & Flare style which I love so much, here's another style to add to your list of " must try" dress styles - the OPTICAL ILLUSION DRESS. Widely popular during SS 2012,  this trend is certainly being carried forward in a variety of ways into A/W 2012 and also into SS 2013.



Jacket : Foster Bay ( similar here)
Dress : My own closet - old ( similar here & here)
Bangle : Forever 21
Watch : BCBG Plisse
Necklace : thanks Rebecca
Shoes : New Look
I paired my dress with my very own Foster Bay Waterfall Drape Jacket to further accentuate the color block contrast for that further illusion enhancement of a slimmer hourglass figure. Also as dinner was in a pretty cold air-conditioned restaurant hence the need for a jacket. This look could easily take you to the office and you can swop the flats for heels, wear your hair down, take off the jacket and match the outfit with a clutch for after work drinks and dinner. A great outfit for 2 occasions.

Here are some further tips and styles of the optical illusion dress which you may wish to explore with.

1) For Plus Size Ladies ( UK 14 & above)

Remember to watch out for the fabric of the outfit. Go for fabrics that are slightly heavier so that it skims the silhouette and creates the hourglass effect as its meant to be instead of hugging you at the wrong places e.g hips, bulging tummy etc...

The Ponte Roma fabric dress ends knee length for that pencil skirt slimming effect & the
V-neck helps to create the illusion of a longer neckline and drawing the eyes vertically for
that illusion of a slim, tall silhouette.
Dress : Simply Be ( similar here)


Dress : Bespoke Monochrome Silhouette Dress
( similar here )  
2) For UK 6 - 12 Ladies

As you can see from the celebrities listed below, there are so many styles and designs you can play with for the optical illusion dress. So have fun!



Kim Kardashian & Victoria Beckham rocking the same Optical Illusion Dress
 
Kate Winslet in her infamous Optical Illusion Dress
 
Closet Charisma's Optical Illusion Dress ( get it here)


3) Maxi Optical Illusion Dress
For those of you who may not be comfortable or feel shy wearing short skirts to pull off this look, here's a maxi version of the Optical Illusion Dress for you to explore the look with.

Love Illusion Maxi Dress ( get it here)
Brooklyn Decker & Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney's Maxi Optical Illusion Dress
( similar here )

Brancusi Maxi Dress ( similar here)
So enjoy, have fun and go explore the Optical Illusion Dress style!!

Love,
Simone

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How to Style Your Basic T-Shirt.

Friday, October 26, 2012 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

It's the weekend again everyone! I was waiting anxiously to get some downtime to blog again but it was a crazy mad week. With Connor being taken ill with a high fever and my busy work schedule catching up tending to Connor for a couple of days, hence been so swarmed and before you know it - there you go.... the weekend comes around again and another week has passed!

Can't believe we are already hitting the end of October for 2012! My god, where did time fly to? This past week, we have been really excited reviewing samples of our Foster Bay manufactured label items for our Xmas and New Year collection which had just arrived. We had also just completed our "Autumn Rhapsody II" collection's photoshoot launching soon on 1 November 2012 with a new  and lovely face - Sarah H. as our model this time around. Seeing ourselves evolving slowly to the next level in such a short spate of time has been such a ride. A few tweaks still required with suppliers and honestly we can't wait for it to be launched.

Meanwhile since I have been running around so much for the new collection as well as for arranging stuff in view of my impending long break to UK and USA in Dec'12 - Jan'13 so I have been just throwing on jeans/shorts with basic tee almost all week long.  Although many bloggers out there have covered this post on " How To Style Your Basic Tee" but I thought I would like to give my take on it as well.

 
V Neck T-Shirt : My own, Old ( similar here)
Tweed Jacket : Amber Avenue ( similar here)
Paisley Print Skirt : H&M
Necklace : My own, old.
Shoes : Zalora
 
Here are a few LOOKS you can achieve with just your basic tee.
LOOK NO. 1
 


LOOK NO. 2
 
LOOK NO. 3
 Do share with me your further thoughts and ideas on how to trend the basic tee.

Have a great weekend ahead!

Love,
Simone

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Metallics

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Simone - Your Style Architect 2 Comments

Off to lunch with the girls and decided to put together this OOTD, the highlight being my metallic jeans.

Have always wanted to trend this style but nervous, as it can look quite " Tin Man" from Wizard of Oz if styled wrongly or a little over the top to feel comfortable in it. This trend seems to always be the next season's big trend. It was showcased in Givenchy, Ferragamo and Herve Leger SS 2012 collections where gold, silver and bronze was used in their designs and fabrics.

Now for Fall 2012, it again seems to be hot in trend but this time perhaps taking a slight twist where liquid metallics is the favourite look to style in. Fluid, molten-like it is most recently seen in tights/ leggings where it literally looks like a wet suit on. Strong also in shoes, bags and accessories, the metallic trend is still deem as SS 2013 look to have.

 
Could have just jumped straight into the pool with that outfit cos it was such a warm humid day!
It's been really hot and humid these couple of days in Singapore and I just needed something cool and comfy to wear. Hence decided to pair the metallic jeans with a cool cotton top which has metallic studs on it to trend the look.
 
 
 
 
Top : Cotton On
Jeans : Cotton On
Shoes : GUESS ( old)
Clutch : Femmex
Necklace : c/o Rebecca ( thanks !)
 Here are a few LOOKS I have put together for you to trend the metallic look given we are heading into the festive period - so you have full permission to go all out and wear those metallics without anyone saying a word!
 
LOOK NO. 1
 





LOOK No. 2
LOOK No. 3




LOOK No. 4

Metallic items you may wish to have in your wardrobe.
Love,
Simone
Get this look for $734+ on Lookastic: Tan Leopard Suede Clutch, Gold Leather Pumps, White Peasant Blouse, and Gold Necklace

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Carpenter And Cook - Vintage Home Store & Artisan Bakery

Sunday, October 14, 2012 Simone - Your Style Architect 0 Comments

Call me country bumpkin but whilst I am sure many of you would have already tried out, tasted and enjoyed the ambience of Carpenter and Cook - a vintage home store and artisan bakery located at Bukit Timah in Singapore, this was certainly my first visit to this unique cafe. Introduced to it by Cheryl who took me there, of course I had to do a fashion post whilst out in this unique store( please see my outfit of the day below).

 Opened in mid 2012 by 3 good friends ( Pheobe, Shenn & Eunice) who wanted to make the collection of vintage stuff and furniture something bigger  than just personal collectables. Hence the concept of Carpenter and Cook was born, where they could fill a whole shop with vintage stuff and yet feed people with delicious cakes and bakes.
 

In all honesty, it is not the first of such concept cafes here in Singapore, however what had me thrilled with this particular place was that even the sitting arrangement was so relax. Although there were individual 2 or 3 seater tables, however groups of people were expected to share the larger tables. My friend Cheryl and I had to share a table with a group of girls who are from Lasalle College of Arts, majoring in Fashion Business and we ended up chatting away and enjoying each others' company. It is certainly one of those quaint places in the midst of a residential estate that makes it so unique and attractive. Less commercial in feel perhaps and more homely and friendly in terms of service and presentation.
Our new friends from Lasalle College of Arts.


Cheryl and I enjoying our Brioche and Quiche...yum yum!!
What caught my eye and attention to this unique Patisserie is that every plate, cup and saucer is different and all handpicked by the 3 beautiful owners. Waiting numbers are kids tool box kit of screwdriver, hammers or kitchen utensils etc.. tied to a vintage tin cup with a number on it.
Calling cards are done uniquely like vintage price tags.
 
For those of you who are truly into vintage furniture and collectables, you will be thrilled to note that every item you see in this cafe is available for sale. Here are a few glimpses. They also provide services such as for parties, styling services, vintage props and decor for weddings, parties and even photoshoots.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 Food selection is a little limited as it's not a restaurant per se, however key favourites such as the Fruit Tarts, Brioche, Quiche was certainly tasty.  

 
 
 
 
Unique tables out of old sewing machines
 
 
Check out the cute school desks outside the Cafe.
Lace Jacket : H&M
Fringe Skirt : ZASS
Ring : Quiet Riot
Necklace : Amber Avenue
Shoes : Old, own

 
I for one certainly enjoyed my afternoon tea at Carpenter and Cook and will certainly be back for more. Hope to see you there soon!
 

Carpenter and Cook
Operating hours are:
Tuesdays - Fridays: 12pm - 10pm
Saturdays: 10am - 10pm
Sundays: 10am - 7pm
Closed on Mondays
( Contact details please refer to pic on Calling Card above) 
 
Love,
Simone

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