|July 5, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Trends|
I assumed you’ve heard enough hormone ramblings and insecurities from the previous post. I’ll tell you right now that I have no intention of continuing the embarrassment, and rather show you how the philosophy can also apply in our lovely world of fashion.
House of Holland Resort 2014
Back in the day, we were told that pattern mixed with more pattern was a no no. A big, fat no no. Today, I would confidently say that mixing patterns would only make you look more confident, bold, over the line. Just please have a little conscience within yourself to know which patterns look good together and which do not, okay? (pleaaaaase)
Jonathan Saunders Resort 2014
Altuzarra Resort 2014
Diane von Furstenberg Fall / Winter 2013
Issey Miyake Spring 2014 Menswear
The evidences above show that indeed, the addition of oddities make it even. Which, in this case, is shown by mixing prints with more prints. If you know what you’re doing, if you know a little about fabrics and patterns, you’ll definitely know how to turn different prints into one synchronized harmony. Yes people, the days of only mixing plaid with khaki is far behind us. People know better now. People know better because they experiment. They try out different things to find one combination that works just right.
Just remember to keep experimenting. This applies to both personal style and life. *wink*
-The Dilly Chic-
|June 13, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Trends|
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it yet, but I sure found joy when I discovered about this website. Fancy independent designers’ stuff lying all over the place. It was truly a sight to see.
Without further blahblah, here are some finds that truly caught on to me:
I don’t know about you. But I was in heavens when I saw these designs. you can check out the rest of the awesome designs and designers at their website www.cityblis.com. They feature independent designers from all over the planet, I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss this, would you?
Which designs and designers do you love the most?
-The Dilly Chic-
|June 5, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Trends|
I KNOW, I KNOW…
I’m not naive or a newbie in terms of pricey stuff. I know handbags that cost $1.5million, made of diamonds and golds and platinums and tralala…
BUT THIS BAG. Well, it is a “pre-owned” bag. No wonder it’s pricey, right? OH WAIT! It’s a “pre-owned” Hermes bag. So can you quadruple the digits in your head?
This kind of stuff struck the overthinker inside me. Even if I’m a big, BIG time socialite, would I really spend my $32k for a handbag that was already touched and perhaps licked by someone else before? People in the so called fashion world twist the facts and call this luxury or vintage, but honestly??! It’s the price of a freaking car! Or a down payment of a nice countryside house!
This is really where the so called “high fashion” confuses me. People throwing priorities out of the window and losing logic and all (do I need to mention poverty issues here?).
Okay I’m out.
WAIT BEFORE I’M OUT, what do you have to say about this? If you have $1M in your account would you buy this piece of
-The Dilly Chic-
Side note: I found the bag through my friend who works for Reebonz Singapore. I have no issues against the site (in fact I love Reebonz!), but I do have quite of an issue with a car-priced handbag.
|April 21, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Trends|
Meet alex[a]lexa, an up and coming independent Indonesian brand that I discovered while browsing through the hundreds of booths during the Indonesia Fashion Week (I talked about it here and here in case you missed it). alex[a]lexa caught my eyes the moment I saw it. There was something different and extraordinarily catchy about the brand and the clothing they presented. So I chit-chat with the guy in the stand (which turned out to be the co-founder a.k.a the husband of the founder) and he told me how he and his wife were inspired by the photograph of clouds and skies that they took at one particular Indonesian harbor and printed it on clothes. BAM! I bought that piece right away.
That’s when I started to love the concepts presented by this brand. This brand is rather new, but it’s growing strong and steady. Maybe we could learn a thing or two from alex[a]lexa. So I asked few bits and bats about the brand to the lovely Monique Natalia Soeriaatmadja, the founder of alex[a]lexa.
1. When and how did alex[a]lexa started?
alex[a]lexa was founded around June of 2011. I remember exactly the day when I first bought fabric for my first collection in Bali 🙂 Starting a clothing brand is something that I have wanted to do for quite a long time, and I have started sketching designs for as long as I can remember. Perhaps even 10 years ago. But I finally managed to save up enough money and also the confidence to just start it in 2011. I started with a collection of versatile dresses which was called The signature Square Dress. Its a convertible dress, which can be worn 4 ways. At first I sold it at InStyle magazine’s event at FX. They sold pretty well, and it convinced me even more to create a real collection and then started designing alex[a]lexa’s first collection which was the Spring Summer 2011 collection, titled Track and Tux, which combined formal tuxedo dressing with sporty influences