Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A new Target

The new Target Go International range by Behnaz Sarafpour is now available online, and I have to admit I’m slightly disappointed. There are lots of nice basic pieces in black and white, but nothing really stood out for me, unlike the previous Paul & Joe range which had a few must-have pieces. Aside from the three looks above which appeal to me, everything else is a bit of a blah. That’s probably a good thing for my pocket. :)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

ShooStories: The return!

Can you believe the last time I did ShooStories was in December? I am appalled at my laziness. But anyhow, here's hoping this entry will continue my documentation of my shoo collection. In case you're new to this series, you can start reading about it here.


The Shoo: Discoball
Circa: June 2006
Where: Nue, Paragon

The Story: I can never get enough of shiny ballet flats, so when I came across this pair of silver sparklies on sale at local label Nue during the Great Singapore Sale, I snapped them up. I wore them a few times over the last few months, but nowhere as often as when I brought them with me on my trip to San Jose/San Francisco. One problem I always have while packing for trips is deciding on footwear. This last trip was no exception. First, since it was fall, I’d need closed-toe shoos. I would have liked to wear my Havaianas, but I suspected my toes would freeze. Then, the shoos had to be comfortable enough to walk around in without giving me blisters. And finally (and very importantly), they had to be versatile enough to match everything in my suitcase. These silver shoos didn’t let me down. They were relatively comfortable (they survived a few shopping trips around Union Square and a half hour walk along Fisherman’s Wharf, no blisters!), and accompanied me while I explored Sausalito and wined around Napa and Sonoma Valley. And of course, they kept me happy during the long work sessions during the week. Now that I’m home, they have been kept in their shoo box for a long deserved rest.


Walking the boardwalk in Sausalito

-- View the full ShooStories photoset on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Back in the heat

One day you're walking along the Embarcadero in San Francisco on a gorgeous fall day, and the next, you're back in the office catching up on work.

More updates coming soon!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

This October, I am into...

I love fall!
Originally uploaded by JellyGirl.
...fall fashion (it's all about layering!), platform-style shoes, my mother's blue trench coat, work trip in San Jose and weekends in San Francisco, stocking up on US brands not found back home (hello Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Banana Republic, A&F, Bath & Bodyworks etc), Korean dramas on Youtube, being more experimental with my wardrobe, Post Cranberry Almond Crunch cereal, trying not to faint from credit card bills once I return to Singapore.

How about you?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Fashion Snap

While reading this interesting article on street photography in Ping Mag, I came across a link to Fashion Snap, a smaller but similar site to Tokyo Street Style, which features photos of normal people on the street.

Actually the word 'normal' shouldn't really be applied to Japanese style. Part of why I loved visiting Japan was seeing people's fashion style. It was always so varied, and even though we were in summer, people didn't fall back on the safe T-shirt and jeans combo, but would layer a few light pieces to come up with interesting looks. It was also very refreshing to go to the different areas, like Ginza, Omotesando, Shibuya, Daikanyama and Harajuku to see the differences in fashion style. Ginza had lots of immaculately-coiffed women with perfect perms dressed in big brand names, while Harajuku was colourful and experimental, and Daikanyama had a laidback, hippie but stylish look. Just looking at these pictures makes me want to go back to my wardrobe and experiment with different looks.