We Want More: Prints

We know we have already posted much about Prints and Patterns (Link here: https://afterthebloom.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/paradise-in-print/).

And let’s face it–they aren’t the NEWEST trend. But how could we stop loving those bodacious designs? B couldn’t even leave these statement-making material at home during her trip to Taiwan. See B’s personal take on wild leopard prints in funky turquoise.

Honestly, who cares if prints are no longer à la mode? We feed on them as staples.

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For a work girl vibe, an expertly done pattern-on-pattern or a feminine touch…

See the London Fashion Week Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Shows (Louise Gray show at this instant and Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label show on Feb 17)

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 from http://www.style.com/fashionshows/F2013RTW/LONDON

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Paradise in Print

It’s Chinese New Year!–and also time to ignite style envy in gatherings without frightening grandma or looking like a red packet. An alternative to good old red, gold and purple is PRINTS. The array of patterns lightens up the room and more importantly your mood. To maximise the effect, go for bold bright colors!

Remember, girls. Daddy said that we don’t need mini skirts and deep V tops to turn heads.

True. All you need is Prints.

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On A:

Leopard print dress from Victoria Secret Online Shop
White cardigan from vintage shop in LA
Silk scarf (The one I turned into a hairband) from thrift shop in NYC
Embellished scarf from Indian flea market
Leather boots from ECCO
Skull bracelets from ALDO

On B:

Leather jacket from H&M
Pattern knit top borrowed from Dad (Yeah, can you believe her?!)
Grey leggings with leather patch from Yahoo bid
Ass-kicking studded  creepers from a boutique in Causeway Bay
 

Special thanks to Rachel who kindly shot my boho-inspired look while B was on her trip to Taiwan and B’s Dad who captured B’s gorgeous look.

 

Tribute to Trio: Black White Blue

Think tender waves, white convertible and dark gin bottles in the sand. You get summer.

Think clear sky, soft snow and inky branches. You get winter.

Forgive us for stealing the Estonian flag for our post; black, white and blue are just colors we can’t take our hands off. These simple colors are so classy that they can fit into almost anything and escalate the style by levels.

CÉLINE puts these hues together and gives us the new simple classic. Hats off to Phoebe Philo.

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On both:

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On A:

Fur-trimmed denim jacket borrowed from mom

White T-shirt from Uniqlo

Black pants from Rag & Bones

Red heels from H&M

On B:

Grey T-shirt with special sleeve cut from Liger

Blue jeans from Levis

Blue sock from H&M

MBT sandals from Liger (Link here to see snakeskin version on Hilary Tsui: http://www.hilarytsui.com/post/20955911706/mbt-x-liger)

Looks on paper: Denim on Denim

In case you are wondering… Get the two looks in Start with the Basics: Denim on Denim (https://afterthebloom.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/start-with-the…denim-on-denim/) here:
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Marni blue heels
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MIA high heels
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Start with the Basics: Denim on Denim

For our first post, we’re gonna start with the basics element of all styles–Denim (we simply can’t live without it, right?)

Both of us chose the Double D style, screaming there ain’t no such thing as too much Denim!

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On A:

Coat from Zara

Denim shirt from Forever 21

Denim shorts from Hollister

Vintage Boots from Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market in NYC

Teardrop Collar with Swarovski Stones from Asos (Link here: http://www.asos.com//Asos/Limited-Edition-Teardrop-Collar-With-Swarovski-Stones/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2291055)

On B:

Red beanie from H&M
Studded denim shirt from Ebay
Leggings & Animal denim jacket both from a boutique in Harajuku
Burgundy boots from H&M
 
Get similar items here: https://afterthebloom.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/split-into-two/