Got this off geeksaresexy.net.
Gosh it’s beautiful!!!!
Gone are the days of cringing when I spot somebody on the street decked out in the same dress I am wearing. It is a bitch growing old, with expanding waistlines and knowing that youth isn’t your best beauty secret anymore, but there are certainly perks to it – affording well-tailored, one-of-a-kind clothing that looks chic, stylish, unique and simply me.
Joining the ranks of up and coming local designers (perhaps this may be well of a series of posts?) is Ong Shunmugam - heck even the name spells something different – contemporary womenswear label designed to cut to fit and accentuate your best womanly assets. I shall let the pictures speak for themselves, as I put forth a few of my personal favourites from the Orientalism 2011 collection:
- cut to the waist, with waist detail to accentuate narrow waist and curvy hips. Chic and oriental.
Lee Ping dress
- from workwear to cocktails, all I need is a blazer to go with this. And patent leather black heels. Mmm!
Poh Sim jumpsuit
- screams sexy, classy, contemporary. I loved how the silk blouse moves but the rest of the jumpsuit fits the body, unlike the flare jumpsuits we are so used to these days.
- my ultimate favourite, being a fan of black. Using a combination of Lycra and and lace, the flattering cut hugs your body and balances proportions, you look subtle-sexy (now that’s what we want to wear to work without looking too slutty).
And she does a lovely contemporary remake of the cheongsam. One piece but fashioned as a blouse and a pencil skirt. Oh till I can fit into a cheongsam….
The collection is available at http://shop.ongshunmugam.com, or via Facebook. What I love about tailored wear is the exclusive attention they give you, advice on what looks best on your body, what material fits and what I can’t wear – good ol’ honest advice that I appreciate. Simply write to them and pay a visit.
We all have an obsession with ‘cool’. Cool is both mysterious and dangerous at once, it’s effortless (or at least appears to be) and it intrigues the best of us. Most of all, it transcends time and boundaries – no matter where you are or how old you are, ‘cool’ is always something all of us want to be.
Which brings me to my point – pictures of cool! The interwebz is a wonderful thing, just clicking on a few links gives you these wonderful pictures of bygone years, icons of the 20th century, the epitome of cool.
These are some of my favourites:
Part deux coming soon – with incredibly cool women.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m no fan of Japanese nonsense, except for the food. Mirmirr has tried to get me into anime but failed, other friends have tried their darndest to get me to join their manga world, I’ve even been exposed to the Cosplay world once, but all to no avail.
I just didn’t (and still don’t) get the Japanese sense of humour / style of animation / genre of music / fashion sense etc. Especially the music. I absolutely cannot stand the shrieking that most Japanese female singers do.
But this, I like.
Tokyo Jihen, or Tokyo Incidents is a Japanese band that plays a delightful mix of rock and jazz, with unique chord progressions and arrangements that make you tap your toes and itch to dance. (And perhaps this is why I like their music – it’s not very…Japanese per se.)
Fronted by Shiina Ringo, Tokyo Jihen was formerly her backing band when she was a solo artiste. What a coup for us that she decided to join them as a member. She’s got a killer voice, Izawa Ichiyou the keyboardist plays wicked jazzy arrangements on the piano, Seiji Kameda the bassist plays a mean solo on the double bass (why am I using adjectives that don’t mean what they usually mean) and not forgetting Ukigomo the guitarist who adds rock & roll riffs into the music and Toshiki Hata the drummer who provides the beats and rhythms that make you tap your toes.
I may say a lot about the Japanese, but one thing they are is not boring. The band’s renowned for churning out albums that are fresh and never similar to previous ones – no mean feat considering creativity and originality are such rare species these days.
Check them out below:
Don’t believe me? Watch:
I bet robomon is all over this. haha!
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