Saturday, October 27, 2012

THE SEARCH FOR THE NEW CLASSIC (Spring-Summer 2013 Review)


        Classic. What do something need to have in order to be labeled as classic? There are 3 major rules; being elegant, simple and timeless. You need to feel the richness of what you're wearing. Elegance do not come only with the price but also comes with how tailored the garment is. The materials must be elegant itself. The strongest and the finest fabrics, leathers and cloths should be used to make a certain product. With all of these high-end elements, everything must end with a simple and toned-down outcome. It must not be too loud and exaggerated. As what Anna Wintour always says, "less is more". Lastly, it must be something that never fades. It is something permanent but never gets old. It lives forever. 

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Alexander Mcqueen's bee inspired dress

         This article is a review of animal prints and transparents of the past spring-summer 2013 collections. I picked those two because they both represent the characteristics of being classic. I also observed that most of the designers are getting into it. Animal prints are even already there decades before I was born and still lives its fame until today but on the other side, transparents are still making it's way up but able to manage to enter mainstream. Will the experience of animal prints through the years dust the competition or will the promising entry of the futuristic transparents take it all? 


      Burberry, are one of those brands who started innovating their clothes with transparents. It has also became their new signature, neon transparents. From trench coats to rain coats to umbrellas, from handbags to dresses, give it all! With the emerging technology today, Burberry is able to try all these things. Christopher Bailey, the head designer of Burberry, is the one to blame for all these genius ideas. Other fashion houses are now following his footsteps. This new idea, the use of transparent materials instead of fabric, is a huge step for fashion.

       Even though Burberry changed things up, the collection still showed elegance and even made a new classic for them. Soon, they would be able to call it a Burberry classic. 

Below are more pictures of spring-summer 2013 animal prints and transparents face-off.

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Erdem's combination of the reptile prints with the pale blue fabrics and laces are perfect!

Dior's see-through's are so chic! Simple but elegant.

These dresses are breathtaking! Monique Lhuillier's ocean inspired dress and Carlos Miele's  jungle inspired dress are striking!

Valentino's handbags. Which one do you prefer?

Nude shoes from Miu Miu, Valentino and Givenchy

Zebra inspired sling bags from Chloe and Stella McCartney

What do you think about this Anna Sui's sandal and Erdem's reptile-skin heels?

 I really love that Burberry handbag! That Stella McCartney purse look like gem! 

Here is Fendi's own version of transparents combined with geometric patterns.
Chanel's hats!! They may not be used as sun visor but they will certainly look good on you! 

What's more elegant? That Lanvin stone bracelet or that Erdem's gloves?

Don't you love Philip Treacy hats? If you're a fan, that feather hat is a must-buy!

         It is really hard to choose a NEW CLASSIC. Both still need time to fully establish themselves in the industry. They're all fine, fresh and fierce, so why bother picking one if you can sport both of them? Happy cold season guys! :)

Valentino = Transparent Animal

*pictures are from spring-summer 2013 collections*

photos by GoRunway
edited by littlechicboy

Monday, October 22, 2012


New York, Paris and Milan are just some of the places where clothing is one of the biggest industries. They don’t just have a big market for it, but they are also known to be the best. One of those countries that aim to be one is the Philippines. This country showed a promising future for itself and for fashion. Filipino designers showed their competent skills both in the Philippines and in the international market that gave the country’s its booming growth in clothing business.  

Just this May 2012, Philippine fashion was able to launch its holiday season and I was able to witness it! This coming October 23-29, a breeze of new air will come for Philippine Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2013. I’m one of the luckiest people who will be able to watch this much anticipated event at the SMX Convention Center.

I can’t wait. I and my friends are now in panic, we don’t know what to wear! Below is the complete schedule of the fashion week and my invites! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012



           PINK. PEACH. FLESH. NUDE. Those are the colors that inspired Valentino to make his spring-summer 2013 collection. He didn't go for oh-so-bright colors, but instead, he focused on accentuating the models’ skin color. I just love how the dresses looked like a second skin. It was like being elegantly nude. The details of the collection made it look like it was made for haute couture. And those handbags, they’re to die for!

Here are some of my favorites from the show:

    A complementing coat will definitely complete these outfits!

    Very springy! Love them!

    See-through transparent's. Look how they mix with your color, very chic. 

    Black + Flesh. 

                      Look at them. Want to grab them all! 

    Detail Goddesses! Though you're covered all out, it still feel so sensual for me. Work those curves!

Very cute doll! Valentino definitely got inspired from some European national costumes!

It is really a great show. What would his next collection's color palette be?

photos from GoRunway
edited by littlechicboy

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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              Marc Jacobs has done it once again! He just scored his triple win and he got his third one this last spring-summer 2013.  From his majestic carousel (last year’s spring-summer collection) and his vintage train show (this year’s fall-winter collection) to his MAJOR CHIC CHECKERED show. In comparison with his previous works, he went minimal this time, but still managed to express Louis Vuitton’s well known elegance. Though Vuitton has already made checkered creations before, Marc still made us feel the fresh breeze of Louis Vuitton’s signature. At a glance, you know with no doubt that it is indeed Louis Vuitton, but you also feel certain that it is something new and unique. They should prepare for great demand this time! Buyers will surely escalate like what the models did in the show. 

Below are some of the photos taken from the “best” show this spring-summer 2013.

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    These girls are definitely working out these mocha and nude checkered dress!

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    Look at those glasses, bag and shoes! They are definitely the best accessory to pair this dress. 

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    Yellow power! Check your wardrobe people, the color yellow is definitely in this season!

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    Have enough checkered clothes? Louis Vuitton offers more than that! Versatility. Yes, Marc has that.

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    These collection is definitely hard not to love. <3

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    More bags! I just love how the bags vary and stands out as a single piece. 

    Congratulations Marc! This collection is definitely the one to beat! You made us want to see the next or future collections! (I'm still jealous of you and your boyfriend, though. HIHIHI)
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photos from GoRunway
edited by littlechicboy