April 23, 2010
Dawn Poh

We’re back we’re back! Did you miss us? No? I will take that as a yes anyway.

As you can see, some of our posts have been eaten up by the Omnomnomasaurus during our server migration, but fear not! We’ll be embarking on a heroic crusade to rescue them soon. Anyway, here’s the much delayed post that was supposed to be up before our site went aw/ol on us. Don’t be too hard on it, though. I had a good talk with it and it managed to seem somehow remorseful.

Enough with the rigmarole, I can’t believe it is already the third -and final- challenge! Its truly a mixture of joy with a tinge of sadness. It may signify the end of sleepless nights editing the pictures and fretting over outfits, but also the thrill of hunting for an outfit and shooting with a tight deadline looming over our heads. I have not only encountered new friends, but also explored beyond the boundaries of my comfort zone when it comes to fashion. Thank you Tampines1!

  • Cardigan: BossiniStyle, $59
  • Top: Dorothy Perkins, $46
  • Skirt: Topshop, $76
  • Hair corsage: Topshop, $19
  • Necklace: Diva, $13
  • Diamante ring: 5.90, Chameleon
  • Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent

When I first saw this cardigan, I was at a loss of how to coordinate it. Even my mum said that it “wasn’t something you’d normally wear”. It’s true, I’ve get to grow out of black/studs/buckles/zipper obsession. The delicate crocheting details immediately reminds me of the whimsical romantic silhouettes I saw in Chanel’s famous s/s 10 show. Hence I chose to keep the colours within the same palette, and coordinated the outfit with the recurring theme of black bow against nude background in the top, skirt and shoes. The neckline is embellished with sequins and printed motifs, which I feel keep the top from being too plain and blending together with the cardigan. The soft floaty skirt complements the top perfectly, and the bow detailing immediatedly brings to mind the YSL cage heels in silver from their spring 2009 collection. The delicate silver keeps the cage detailing from being too distracting and overpowering, and the black velvet bow then ties the whole outfit together. (Pun unintended)

Somehow I had the misconception that the more you pay for the shoes (i.e. designer), the more comfortable they would be. Well, let me dispel this rumor once and for all. This pair of heels are as uncomfortable as a rectum examination. Not like I had one, but you probably didn’t want to know that anyway.

What do you think? Are designer shoes really more comfortable, or are you just paying for the brand and the design?

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9 Responses to “Outfit Post: Romanticide [Black Outfits]”

  1. neekoh says:

    This is awesome. Soft, pretty and just the right amount of edge.
    I was wondering if I could use some of your images to feature you on my blog. Feel free to email me with questions/comments.



  2. Diptea says:

    Very pretty. Love those YSL caged heels. And the neutral palette is delicious!


  3. Katie says:

    You’re back! I was wondering what was up, and then decided not to check out the site until now. It’s good to have you guys back!


  4. Evelina says:

    Heeey! I found you on Lookbook and saw your blog address. I’m from Sweden and my father’s working in Singapore, so I’m going there this summer. The problem is that I’m not familiar with the country and I don’t know anyone there. I don’t know, but it would be awesome to get to know someone. Hope i didn’t scare you!!



  5. Yuui says:

    Mostly, I think it is the brand. The shoe will look nice, and you know it will last long so long as you dun run a car over it, but that’s about it. Some of the designer products dun even look nice. But then again, design is all about perspective.


  6. Antoine says:

    Mmmh And I have to say that the “Fashionista who is -kindly on an acrobatic way- caressing her dizzy Heels” graceful/mischievous posture . . . will never cease to make her “Fetish effect” !!!
    ps: Your Allure ideally illustrates the “pastel exquisiteness” (so seductive) idea Dear.

    à Bientôt, Antoine


  7. vv says:

    love ur blog


  8. Daphne says:

    Lovely outfit, it’s a rather washed out look but I like it.


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