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Acid washed skirt: an ukay find September 10, 2009

Previously I did mention about acid washed denim fashion. Most specially the pair of jeans which look fiercer in rips and scratches. Aside from the good ‘ol acid washed jeans, vests, skirts and jumpers do exist too. In our recent ukay hunting with my sister, it surprised me a lot and yesΒ  I proved it myself that ukays have a lot of trendy apparels in store that only takes keen eyes to do the job.

And that day, what I got is a Morgan acid washed skirt. It still has tags in it and even the retail price. Ukays as these are phased out stocks from boutiques or stores according to them (ukay wholesalers, or can I call them experts? I need your opinion too). I was able to get this trendy fashion piece n times cheaper than brand new clones. Anyway, I’m not really a big fan of miniskirts, but here she is..

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morgan2In case no one would grab her, she’s mine :D. That is one of the advantages of owning a store. You can keep whatever you want up to your limits. πŸ˜€

 

You gotta wear that perfume!

Filed under: fashion look book — leah @ 1:59 am
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Who would ever think that perfume bottles look good on fabrics?

Recently, I found these unique frocks designed with perfume bottle prints. They are in bold, vibrant colors and loud patterns. The forms were taken from the perfume bottles inspired from a woman’s body shape. It may take a whole lot of courage to wear such statement dresses, but I love it though. The patterns give an illusion of slimmer, elongated, shaped body aside from the vibrant colors that exudes glowing aura.

These designs came to life by Mary Katrantzou.

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Another bag treasure September 4, 2009

Filed under: Confessions of an Ukay Enthusiast — leah @ 8:24 am
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Yesterday afternoon was a bizarre ukay hunting day. It was never an intention to stop by at Agdao ukay-ukay station, but when I saw a lot of people swarming around a freshly opened ukay bundle, I easily changed my mind. Few scans from the racks of blouses and dresses and I felt unlucky because nothing caught my interest aside from their pricey deals. On the middle part of the ukay station, there I got frenzy with the bags hung all over the store. There are lots of vintage-looking bags in unique forms, color and sizes. But with just few seconds, I noticed myself eyeing on a white, quilted chain bag in the upper portion of the store. That moment was delightful and I never waited for another minute to ask the keeper how much it was and suddenly handed me the bag. The leather feel in it was beauatiful with a very clean lining (I’m not sure what its made of, but it wasn’t out of cloth). The price tag is very cheap for such classic bag so I got no reason to let it go. The bag’s label is Guy Laroche. I don’t want to assume authenticity but it looks so real and nice. Promise! I took her pictures already but I’ll be uploading them maybe some time this weekend. For now, just drool over with these Guy Laroche classics.

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courtesy of http://www.fountoukis.gr

 

Jeans Acidosis: the style of the 80’s September 3, 2009

From articles to photos online, celebrities wearing acid washed jeans and denim apparels are flooding. Acid washed has become the casual look of the moment. The ripped, faded skinnies are the stars favorite. From Miss Sixty to Balmain, ripped skinny styles rocked the fashion runways recently. The more ripped your skinnies are, the better. Famous stars were also spotted sporting distressed denims like Rihanna, Ashley Olsen, Nicky Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan.

This 80’s fashion has a dramatic comeback. Wearing them with studded high- heeled gladiators plus a fitted military inspired jacket definitely gives a statement. You can also wear them with your favorite casual tees, flat strappy sandals and pumps. For figure-conscious ladies who always care about their thighs and legs, this pair might not be perfect for you because the faded spots will highlight them even more. Opt for more subtle ripped skinnies with a stone washed style instead . If you are into a more dramatic and trendier look then the uber distressed one is the best for you.

Good news to those who are in a tight budget and hesitant to spend a lot for an acid washed, distressed leg pair, you can get yours via DIY (do it yourself, seriously). Start digging your closet now and do a little experiment to your old denim pairs. Splash a little amount of bleach/chlorine in them just enough to achieve the desired effect, grab a cheese grater and the rest will be history.

Love or hate it, this trendy fashion piece is a total head-turner. Bleached jackets, vests and shorts are also in, so why not try one now!

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Well, I guess I’m gonna make my DIY distressed denim this weekend. πŸ˜€ It’ll be a blast I bet!