Apr 192014
 

Helenhou.com-Miranda Kerr, Givenchy denim Ruffled Skirt, A.L.C. Leopard Satchel, balmain thigh high boots, Oliver Peoples Aviator SunglassesPhotos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of splashnewsonline.com.

Blue and muted green-blue color are huge color trend this year. Here, Miranda Kerr combined two different shades of blue and spiced them up with wild leopard print. I love how the youthful innocent denim ruffle was juxtaposed against sexy thigh-highs and semi-sheer blouse.

In Chinese: 蓝色是2014的主打色,各种色调的蓝让这个普通得几乎被我们遗忘的颜色变得前所未有的丰富。今天所选的这个造型里,超模米兰达·可儿(Miranda Kerr)就把深浅两种不同的蓝色组合起来,用豹纹给整身造型增加亮点和趣味。这条靛蓝的荷叶边牛仔裙融合了本季的多个流行元素,是值得投资的大热单品。荷叶边和牛仔特有的年轻无邪和性感的大腿靴豹纹冲突也很吸引人。

Helenhou.com-Miranda Kerr, Givenchy denim Ruffled Skirt, A.L.C. Leopard Satchel, balmain thigh high boots, Oliver Peoples Aviator Sunglasses2

1. Two by Vince Camuto blouse
2. Dior cream
3. Givenchy skirt (also here; similar here & here)
4. Oliver Peoples sunglasses
5. Kristin Cavallari boot
6. A.L.C. satchel (similar here)

Key pieces:

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Nov 062013
 

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr,black coat, givenchy antigona, leather pants, distressed denim skirt, black booties,valentinoPhotos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of pacificcoastnewsonline.comjustjared.com.

I love analyzing model’s off-duty looks. Oftentimes, we see them on the most basic and simple wardrobe staples that get elevated by teaming with one or two key pieces: be it an IT bag, fabulous sunglasses, killer stilettos, scarlet lips, or just that confident attitude.

In Chinese: 我最喜欢超模的街拍造型,一个主要原因是她们常常能把我们衣橱也都有的最基本、最平常的单品穿出令人咂舌的效果,除了很棒的身材外,出色的配饰也是她们提升这些极简单品的关键,比如在她们身上常看到的最夯的设计师手包最酷的太阳镜或踝靴,别致的发型、妆容或者仅仅是她们自信从容的步伐和舍我其谁的态度。

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr,black coat, givenchy antigona, black pump, leather pants, black sweater,sunglasses

1. Burberry Brit coat (great style here & here)
2. Equipment cashmere sweater (similar here; on Miranda Kerr here)
3. Helmut Lang leather pants (vegan leather version here)
4. Bobbi Brown lip color in ‘Red Carpet’
5. Gianvito Rossi suede pump (great alternative here & here)
6. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ satchel (similar here)
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr, black coat,white tee, distressed denim skirt, black booties, sunglasses,valentino bag
1. Burberry Brit coat (great style here & here)
3. LnA vintage tee (great buy here & here)
6. Bobbi Brown lip color in ‘Red Carpet’
7. Diane von Furstenberg booties (also here; similar here)
May 222013
 

how to wear black and white, wardrobe staples, white button up shirt for every agePhotos: Milla Jovovich & Lily Donaldson; Courtesy of vogue.fr, vogue.co.uk.

I’m tired of the twice a year wardrobe purge and seasonal buying process, do you feel the same way? I really think that half wardrobe should be filled with high-quality (not equal high price) staples that have permanent residence. No better time than now to go back to basics, because this season, they are taking center stage!

Let’s get started with what I consider the No.1 wardrobe essential: a crisp white button down shirt. It’s versatile, timeless and ageless. When hunting for classic pieces like this, I always look for details that are subtle yet make a huge difference:

For casual occasions, I love it in soft, comfy material, with laid-back details, like this one by Splendid, adore the slightly dropped shoulder and front pocket; For office wear, I love it with structured silhouette and minimal details, like this one by J.Crew, adore the perfect cut and clean shape; For fancy and formal occasions, I love it with luxurious touches and unexpected design, like this one by Elizabeth and James, love the jeweled buttons and amazing waist design at the back!

As for styling, it’s all about balance: women in their 20s and early 30s can give their white shirt a playful, youthful vibe by pairing it with mini or skater skirt, ankle booties or sneakers; For women in their late 30s and above, I would suggest that focus on quality over quantity, invest in a few key items, like black pants, high-waist pencil skirt and great pumps, use accessories to keep your outfits current and updated.

how to wear black and white; wardrobe staples; Alternatives: Elizabeth and James Jeweled Button Cohen Shirt in White, Lafayette 148 New York 'Menswear' Trousers,  Brian Atwood Maniac Patent Platform Pumps,  Charlotte Olympia Pandora Classic Clutch in Clear,  Michael Kors 'Small Madison' Twin Row Crystal Watch,  David Yurman Sterling Silver Cable Stackable Ring,

Shirt: Elizabeth and James (love the jeweled buttons! great buy here)
Pants: Lafayette 148 New York (similar here)
Shoes: Brian Atwood ($50 here)
Clutch: Charlotte Olympia (great find at $48 here)
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: David Yurman (similar here)

wardrobe staples; Alternatives: Splendid Button Down Shirt,  J.Crew Denim mini,  Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties,  Gorjana Viceroy Earrings,

Shirt: Splendid (40% off! great buy here)
Skirt: J.Crew (similar here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (more size options here)
Earrings: Gorjana
Lip: M·A·C ‘Vegas Volt’