Wednesday, October 30, 2013

David Szeto's 'In the Mood for Love' dress - Full Moon celebration

One of my favourite designers, David Szeto, was inspired by one of my favourite movies (for its fashion): 'In the Mood for Love' for his A/W 2008 collection, sharing the same title as the movie.  Needless to say, it is one of my favourite collections of his, and it is from this collection that most of my David Szeto pieces comes from.  In the movie, Maggie Cheung dons more than 20 qipao or cheongsam dresses, figure hugging, and in a plethora of prints and fabrics, they (and Maggie) steal the show.  My favourite David Szeto dress appears to be inspired by one of these dresses, and is brilliantly, beautifully and expertly cut to make it so the wearer can almost fake a Maggie Cheung slender body.  David Szeto is a genius when it comes to draping and cutting the fabric to highlight and flatter the female form...I thought it was the perfect dress to wear to my nephew's 1 month old 'full moon' celebration over the weekend.

 I lightened the pic hoping to show the detailing of the dress, but unfortunately I could not do it justice
 Dress worn on the right

 David Szeto dress, Gucci by Tom Ford heels, Celine Trio and Jimmy Fairly sunglasses
Dress worn on the left under the coat

You can buy David Szeto online at Shopbop, Barneys and Far Fetch.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Aurelie Bidermann Love Ring

Remember my recent post about my ordering this ring? Well, ever since it arrived from Moda Operandi I can't help but stare at my finger from time to time...I love how delicate and dainty this ring is! I am now obsessed in finding similarly delicate and dainty rings of this quality (so fine and beautifully crafted). Any recommendations?

I don't know why Blogger keeps making this picture dark, it's actually bright white, but I've tried several times, and this is what ends up happening. Ah well!

Chanel reissue bag, YSL Arty ring (purchased from Net-a-Porter here - sadly sold out now, and wow! wonder who scored it at 50% off!!! I can't seem to find them anymore, perhaps the rumours they were being taken off the shelves were true, boo!) and Aurelie Bidermann Love ring (available here).

All pics via my iPhone / Instagram

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Michael Kors 'Watch Hunger Stop' programme and today's OOTD: Sass & Bide 'Jesus is 1 in my Life' tee and red Chloe Susanna's

Through Sincerely Jules' Instagram and blog, I found out about Michael Kors 'Watch Hunger Stop' programme.  Raising awareness of global hunger and gathering people together to wear this #WATCHHHUNGERSTOP t-shirt, Michael Kors has teamed up with the World Food Programme to help feed hungry people around the world. They’ve helped deliver over 1 million meals…

As a child growing up in Brazil, I was well aware of world hunger, and along with my parents and our church, would visit the 'Favelas' (slums) to distribute donated food to the hungry.  I am very grateful to have had that opportunity, and this cause is very close to my heart.

Today, October 16, is World Food Day… try to spread the word about stopping world hunger and poverty.  Make a difference in someones life, we can all come together and raise awareness around the world.

For those of you fortunate to be in NYC, you can get this free t-shirt to help support this global cause at the Michael Kors stores at Rockefeller Center or Soho today.  Instagram yourself in the t-shirt and hashtag it #WatchHungerStop to be featured on one of the multiple digital billboards in Times Square.

If, like me, you are not in NYC, we can contribute by donating to help stop poverty + hunger HERE.

Today's OOTD (before I found out about the 'Watch Hunger Stop' programme): Sass & Bide 'Jesus is 1 in my life' tee (no longer available), Ksubi jeans and Chloe red Susanna boots (available here and in black here and here)

Jules Sarinana pic via
All others via my iPhone/Instagram

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shopbop's Friends & Family Event - Discount code for 25% off!

 Ah! The email I have been looking forward to receiving! A 25% discount code off any order (not just sale items!) at Shopbop! Just go to Shopbop, and when checking out, enter code INTHEFAMILY25 for your 25% off!

I am struggling to whittle my wishlist down.  I have been after some leather pants (skinny ones to replace mine which are getting too big, and baggier pants for a different look). Clicking on each images should take you to their product page...

Now please excuse me as I go mull my wishlist over...

all pics via

Top row: T by Alexander Wang sweatpants (left, centre, right)
2nd row: Sincerely Jules 'Viva la Moda' tee and 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' sweatshirt (I have both and am considering back-ups - wish they had my size though!) and T by Alexander Wang striped shirt
3rd row: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli, Backpack (loooove) and 31 Hour bag
4th row: Alexander Wang Anouck boots, Alexander Wang Kori Oxford shoes, 3.1 Phillip Lim ankle booties
5th row: 3.1 Phillip Lim leather trackpants, Rag & Bone /JEAN leather pajama pants, Vince wrap seamed leather pants
Last row: J Brand super skinny leather jeans, Current/Elliott The Ankle skinny jeans (I have these, and they need replacing) and J Brand Anja cuffed leather pants.

Happy Shopping!

PS. Ah! I've tried and tried, but cannot seem to fix the pics! So sorry! It's driving me nuts! At times like these I miss the old Blogger (well, I always miss the old Blogger)

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Two blasts from the past - Tom Ford for Gucci and Phoebe Philo for Chloe

One of my recent purchases has become a wardrobe staple, and a hard-working 'workhorse' of late: my Scanlan & Theodore boyfriend black jeans/pants.  Cropped, tastefully drop-crotched, they seem to work with any pair of shoes, from sneakers to stilettos, and with any outfit, from tee to blazer, to silk blouse.  I recently wore it with two favourite pieces in my wardrobe, a black and white embroidered blazer by Phoebe Philo for Chloe, and my Tom Ford for Gucci black patent stiletto heels.  Both from 'the good old days', that to me are as fresh as they day I bought them:

 Outfit details: Chloe blazer, Gucci pumps, Celine Trio bag, Scanlan & Theodore pants (Giorgio Armani lipstick)
Isabel Marant Dicker boots - which I wore during the day (available here, here, here and here),
Gucci patent studded stilettos I changed into later (no longer available, but I found a similar pair here). Arum lillies from my garden...

Pics via my iPhone for Instagram 

PS. You can follow me on Instagram HERE - I am afraid I update there much more regularly and daily than I do here...

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

A spot of Saturday shopping: Aurelie Bidermann's Love ring

I am usually a 'statement ring' kind of girl, which has meant big and bold.  Recently I have been yearning for something understated and delicate, enter this Aurelie Bidermann Love ring.  After tossing back and forth on whether I should click 'pay now', I finally took the plunge today, can't wait for it to arrive from Moda Operandi!

Love Ring by Aurelie Bidermann available here.

Today's OOTD worn to take Lil' Brigs #1 and #2 to the Zoo:

Eairth Worker denim, Seed Heritage striped espadrilles, Willow Ltd Gauze Gather dress, Celine Paris Trio in navy, Tiffany & Co aviators and Swiss Legend watch

pic via my Instagram/iPhone

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


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Friday, October 11, 2013

Black and white: Seed Ava two-tone leather espadrilles

Apologies for going MIA! I had my sister and little nephew visiting for over a week, and even though I've been pretty active on Instagram (if you haven't already, you can join me here), my poor blog has been neglected.

I thought I'd share one of my recent purchases (that didn't break the bank, thankfully), these leather espadrilles from Seed Heritage.  These things have been selling like hotcakes, so I bought them in two sizes to make sure I got the right fit.  As it turns out, I'm keeping my true size even though I found the run a bit long, and will keep the smaller size for my mom, who is finally returning to Australia next week! So excited!

 Outfit details: Scanlan & Theodore boyfriend (drop crotch) pants (must post about this soon, these have been a workhorse since I bought them a few weeks ago), Celine Trio bag, Ray Ban folding wayfarers, Swiss Legend Karamica watch (i.e. the only watch I use, pretty much), SABA Kylie striped tee (available here).

 Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


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