Capsule Design Festival 2011

Well, what do you know? The 5th month of 2011 is here! Time sure flies :) It’s exciting that the first day of May 2011 is marked with Capsule Design Festival at Hayes Valley Park, from 11 am to 6 pm! 130 independent men’s, women’s, kids’ clothing,  and accessories designers are going to sell their goods, as well as paper makers, glass designers, and more in 4 city blocks. You should NOT miss this event. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1uUtp8_qHs] What a great way to spend time outdoor before closing off the day with the the closing of Bay Area Dance Week, eh?...

Socks/Tights for Spring 2011

If there’s one Spring 2011 trend that I absolutely love, it’s Sock  & Shoe Combos. Even when people was scolded for wearing socks or tights underneath their open-toe shoes, I love wearing socks. For me, it makes walking on those high heels much more bearable. Plus, tights and socks are super fun for cold-weather-oriented city like San Francisco. And so it was absolutely delightful for me when I went to ASOS and found so many cute socks and tights starting from $5! And they ship free in the US as well! I already have 5 favorites in here, and none of them is above $20, so that’s a good sign, right? Maybe not, but whatever. I want some socks! And tights! Especially since my Uniqlo black tights became ruined, I’m in serious need for tights. And socks. So I’ll go socks-and-tights shopping for next few days, as well as making donations to Red Cross. Nihon, akiramenai de kudasai ne! Anata-tachi wa, hontou ni tsuyoi kuni dakara. Gambatte! With love,...

Lanvin for H&M

So the much-anticipated Lanvin for H&M pieces have now become available today at select stores. I haven’t seen the collection closely and see if the price justifies the quality, but I can see why many people are excited about this. Even if the price seems higher than typical H&M pieces (Lanvin for H&M dresses starts from $149 and up), this collection has a lot to offer. The one-shoulder yellow dress ($199) is cool by default since I love yellow, but the black ruffle dress ($149), beige mini skirt with blooming detail ($59.95) and white T-shirt decorated with a drawing of a pair of sexy legs in fishnets, heels, and black ribbons ($49.95) are also my favorites. All in all, I’m very interested in seeing how fast this collection will run out. The collection may be very exciting, but the higher price points may be a turn-off for some H&M fans. On the other hand, fashionistas who adore Lanvin may be hyper-excited and flood the stores. Or e-Bay sellers who buy them and then sell them twice as much or more on e-Bay (remember Stella McCartney for H&M?) Yeah. On a rather separate note, I had a chance to see H&M Holiday 2010 Collection. Not bad, actually…considering I don’t usually like Holiday collection. I think the beaded blazer ($19.95), black catwoman-like pants ($19.95), and black long vest ($ 24.95) are amazing. So whether you dig Lanvin for H&M or not, there’s always plenty of reasons to go to H&M. Be careful on Black Friday :) Happy Saturday, Musank...

Percival Clo

Ah, the boyish adventures. The youthful vibrations. The bold, loudly refined Autum/Winter 2010 Collection of Percival. Love the website and the opening video (especially the music….it just makes you want to run slow-motion in a forest or a prairie somewhere…hmm, how about your very own backyard?), very intrigued about the clothing and styling, and can’t wait to see the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. And I believe us girls can wear them too. Let’s run,...

WSJ’s interview with Angela Ahrendts: Earning Her Stripes

Sometimes people do not understand or appreciate the importance of brilliant business in fashion industry. Just because you can make great clothes every season does not necessarily mean you’ll gain a ton of loyal following, especially when you’re a big fashion company like Burberry. When Sartorialist posts a link to WSJ’s interview with Angela Ahrendts, the Burberry CEO, I just had to read it. This is someone with grace, poise, and humility, leading a 2 billion company, constantly striving to bring wider appeal to customers, enforce brand loyalty, and keep the numbers up during the downturn. A truly inspiring articles for fashionistas and non-fashionistas alike, and I highly recommend it. Cheers,...
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