Mar 132013
 

Elena Perminova, London Fashion Week 2013, street style, red pencil skirt, Burberry peplum military jacket, red pointy toe pumps, blue colorblock bag, Analeena bag, Wood sunglasses,Gianvito Rossi shoes,how to wear red pencil skirt,colorblock, helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style   guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of   the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Elena Perminova, London Fashion Week 2013, street style, red pencil skirt, Burberry peplum military jacket, red pointy toe pumps, blue colorblock bag, Analeena bag, Wood sunglasses,Gianvito Rossi shoes,how to wear red pencil skirt,colorblock, helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style   guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of   the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Photo: Elena Perminova; Courtesy of vogue.com, elleuk.com.

Peplum is the hottest word last season, and will still be around this year. That little extra fabric makes a huge difference: it perfectly reshapes our body by creating that attractive “S” silhouette while allowing us to eat one more piece of cake.

There are many ways to wear this style: with jeans (skinny, boyfriend or distressed), cropped pants or skater skirt. But the more feminine way? With pencil skirt. The body hugging pencil skirt highlights the exaggerated peplum, gives the whole look a sexy vibe.

Since both pieces (peplum top and pencil skirt) are so feminine, to balance it out, today’s look is a perfect example: the military style and neutral palette of her jacket grounded the bright skirt and pumps while the colorblock bag adding a sleek, modern touch.

Inspired by the overall shape and color palette of  Elena Perminova’s outfit, I found the pieces below that I adore this season, hope to give your some ideas on how to play with this silhouette and the seasonless, timeless color combo (blue and orange/red)!

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Jacket: Burberry (similar here)
Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg (also here, similar here)
Bag: Fendi (affordable colorblock version here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (similar here, the pair on Elena Perminova here)

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Jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here)
Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg (also here, similar here)
Bag: Reed Krakoff (great buy here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (on Olivia Palermo here)

Mar 062013
 

Model Bonnie Chen, street style, london fashion week, white coat, beanie, crossbody bag, leather pants, rider boots, motorcycle boots, white shirt,    helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, d	esigner cloth,designer handbag,

Photo: Model Bonnie Chen; Courtesy of Vogue.co.uk

Hi everyone! It’s been such a long time since my last post. I’m going through a big change now and would like to share with this good news with you all: I’m going to be a mom soon! During the past two months, I have been tormented by the discomfort of pregnancy. Now I finally stepped into the so-called golden stage, although morning sickness is still around. And I will surely include more maternity style tips in the future, for those of you who are also expecting a new family member!

I’m glad I come back just in time: it’s the middle of fashion month, countless of runway looks and street styles are dazzling. With spring coming soon, there’s just too many to share! Today, let’s start with one of my favorite Chinese model Bonnie Chen (last time featured her here).

Black and white is a huge trend for this spring and will continue go into fall/winter as we saw from the latest runway shows. In her outfit, we can see trendy elements (like the high contrast palette and statement cross-body bag); fashion-forward elements that will coming next season (like her beanie and exaggerated hairstyle); and classic elements that never go out of style (leather pants, biker boots and crisp white button-down). All of these blend harmoniously. Compared to those showgoers with bare legs and sky high heels walking on snow, her look is not only stylish, but warm, comfy and easy.

Model Bonnie Chen, street style, london fashion week, white coat, beanie, crossbody bag, leather pants, rider boots, motorcycle boots, white shirt,Reiss GATHERED BACK OFF WHITE coat,J-Brand super skinny leather pants,Aquatalia by Marvin K.leather biker boots,Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Hobo,ASOS Mixed Knit Boyfriend Beanie,    helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, d	esigner cloth,designer handbag,

Coat: Reiss (great buy on sale here)
Pants: J-Brand (also adore this pair)
Shoes: Aquatalia by Marvin K. (lust worthy pair here)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (also here & here)
Hat: Asos (or this one)

The beanies on Fall 2013 runways also remind me of this look of her (below). It was back in 2010, but Bonnie Chen’s red hat and her skilled layers keep this look stay in my notebook till now.

If you haven’t own a beanie yet, score one now, it will surely keep you in style!

Model Bonnie Chen, street style, london fashion week, white coat, beanie, crossbody bag, leather pants, rider boots, motorcycle boots, white shirt,    helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, d	esigner cloth,designer handbag,

Photo: Model Bonnie Chen (back in 2010)

Apr 022012
 

Azure blue is my all-time favorite color and I believe that I’m not alone: there are countless azure lovers. One of them impressed me most–do you remember Andy Sachs? The girl in the The Devil Wears Prada who wore a cerulean sweater? Her boss, the “devil” told us many things about this color, like:”that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs. ”

Well, I can guess how many dollars behind azure when I saw this bag on the street (picture from Glamour magazine):

Joanna Hillman in London Fashion Week

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