Dec 302013
 

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfits, Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria, Lily Collins, Saint Laurent, Cartier, Mary KatrantzouPhotos: (clockwise from top left) Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria & Lily Collins; Courtesy of vogue.frfilmmagic.comdailymail.co.ukgettyimages.com.

Can’t believe we’re stepping into 2014! Thank you all SO much for your support and help in the past year, I especially appreciate all the warm greetings to my son, who means the whole world to me (can’t believe he is already 4 months)!

Speaking of New Year, my revolution in terms of fashion is pushing the envelope further and be more experimental. The arty prints, saturated colors, sultry see-through, subtle punk are all in my ‘try-more’ list. Incorporating more dresses into my practical-oriented mommy-wardrobe is also an exciting challenging. What’s your revolution?

In Chinese: 不敢相信记忆中遥远的2014就在眼前了。谢谢你们在过去一年的支持,尤其感谢那些在我生产期间写信鼓励和祝福我的朋友们,儿子的出生是我2013年最值得骄傲和最感恩的事。现在他就是我的整个世界了。

说到2014,你的新年愿望是什么?在时尚方面,我希望自己在搭配上能更有突破和创新,就像上面这几个造型中看到的艺术图案、大的花朵明艳的颜色性感的透视设计或一些庞克元素等我还想再多尝试。另外,虽然需要照顾宝宝,陪他玩,在日常活动中也要多找机会穿裙子,这个对实用为主导的妈妈们可能会是个挑战。你呢?

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Anja Rubik,Saint Laurent black dress black pump, polka dot tights

1. David Yurman Ring with Diamonds (similar on sale here)
2. Saint Laurent “Paris Thorn” Pumps (similar here)
3. AQ/AQ Belle Mini Dress (also here)
4. Dior Crayon Kohl Eyeliner

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Diane Kruger, Mary Katrantzou printed dress, Edie Parker clutch, Stuart Weitzman heel

1. Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch (similar here)
2. Stuart Weitzman Sandals (also here)
3. Tibi Rococo Check Statement Dress (also available here)
4. MAC Eye Kohl & MAC Pigment

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Eva Longoria,pink dress, SAINT LAURENT studded clutch, Cartier Bracelet

1. Cartier LOVE Bracelet (similar under $100 here here)
2. Christian Louboutin Decollette Red Sole Pump (similar here)
3. Topshop Crepe Seam Flippy Dress (more colors here)
4. Saint Laurent Studded ‘Diagonale’ Clutch (similar here & here)

The Art of Accessorising-Helenhou.com-Party outfit idea-Lily Collins, Valentino white dress, lace Jimmy Choo pumps

1. Dana Rebecca Designs Diamond Ring in 14K Yellow Gold (similar here)
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
3. Jimmy Choo Amika lace and mesh pumps (similar here & here)
4. Valentino lace dress (also here; similar here)

Sep 282013
 

how to style a leather dress, how to wear cut outs, how   to wear See-Through Clothing, black and white, Olivia Palermo, fashion week, street style, front row,  On Olivia Palermo: Tibi Nelio Mesh Sleeve Top, Tibi   Transit Yoked Skirt, Tortoise Wayfarer by Ray-Ban,   Delvaux Tempête MM bag, Christian Louboutin strappy   sandal, embellished belt;  	 On Olivia Palermo: Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s   Laser-Cut Shift Dress, Christian Dior Spring 2013 Mary   Jane Pumps,Westward Leaning Louisiana Purchase   sunglasses, and BCBG Max Azria Whip Stitch Belt; Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of oliviapalermo.comstartraksphoto.com.

Olivia Palermo has been wearing a lot of black and white pieces lately, my favorites are these two looks above. With intricate details, dynamic patterns and a pop of brights, she gave the simple black and white a reinterpretation, making this classic combo bold, delicate and fashion-forward.

For her first outfit (above left), black and white, stripessee-through trends blend together harmoniously thanks to the simple color palette and classic silhouette. As always, details and accessories make a big difference, as showed in her second outfit above: with the delicate laser cut out, well-thought printed clutch, sophisticated Mary Jane pump, and subtle yellow & purple color block, it’s hard to believe that her dress is only a $66 piece from kohl’s!

这一季的时装周期间常看到时尚偶像Olivia Palermo穿黑白色的单品。我最喜欢的是上面的这两个造型,精美繁复的镂空细节,动态变化的条纹图案以及恰到好处的亮色点缀重新演绎了原本是极简代名词的黑与白。

她的第一个look把今年大热的透视条纹及黑白等几个流行趋势融合地不着痕迹,技巧在于保持整体色调干净,而且每件单品的剪裁和线条也很简洁。第二个look里的这条镂空的皮裙我已经等了好久,是Catherine Malandrino为Kohl‘s设计的系列里我最喜欢的一件。简单的线条,硬朗皮革和蕾丝般精美的雕花所形成的冲突感已经让人很难相信它这么平价,只有$66!再配上优雅的玛丽珍包鞋和抢眼又有复古风情的黄色手包,瞬间就像漫步在巴黎街头的名媛。

how to style a leather dress, how to wear cut outs, how   to wear See-Through Clothing, black and white, Olivia Palermo, fashion week, street style, front row,  On Olivia Palermo: Tibi Nelio Mesh Sleeve Top, Tibi   Transit Yoked Skirt, Tortoise Wayfarer by Ray-Ban,   Delvaux Tempête MM bag, Christian Louboutin strappy   sandal, embellished belt;  	  1. Tibi Nelio Mesh Sleeve Top, 2. MANGOMetal appliqués skinny belt Belt, 3. Tibi Transit Yoked Skirt, 4. 'Vince Camuto 'Cabanna' Sandal, 5. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 'Bel-Argus', 6. Ray-Ban 'High Street' 54mm Sunglasses, 7. Delvaux Tempête MM bag,

1. Tibi mesh sleeve top (also here)
2. Mango metal skinny belt
3. Tibi transit yoked skirt
4. Vince Camuto ‘Cabanna’ sandal (investment-worthy pair here!)
5. Chanel nail colour in ‘Bel-Argus’
6. Ray-Ban sunglasses
7. Delvaux Tempête MM bag (last seen on her here; great alternative here)

how to style a leather dress, how to wear cut outs, how   to wear See-Through Clothing, black and white, Olivia Palermo, fashion week, street style, front row,  On Olivia Palermo: Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s   Laser-Cut Shift Dress, Christian Dior Spring 2013 Mary   Jane Pumps,Westward Leaning Louisiana Purchase   sunglasses, and BCBG Max Azria Whip Stitch Belt;  	  1. BCBG (US)Cutout-Detail Scalloped Waist Belt, 2. KohlsCatherine Malandrino for DesigNation Laser-Cut Shift Dress , 3. Manolo Blahnik Campari Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps , 4. Westward Leaning Louisiana Purchase Sunglasses, 5. Rebecca Minkoff Tribal Print Sammy Mini Box Bag ,

1. BCBG scalloped waist belt (similar here)
2. Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s shift dress 
3. Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane pumps (great style here & here)
4. Westward Leaning sunglasses
5. Rebecca Minkoff mini box bag (lusting over this one!)

Jun 262013
 

how to wear a floral skirt, how to wear see through clothes;Liu Wen, Miranda Kerr,party look, street style, On Liu Wen: Jason Wu black mesh stripe top, Jason Wu white flared skirt, Jason Wu lace peep toe booties. On Miranda Kerr: Alexander Wang Liya Leather Ankle Strap Pumps, Miu Miu Catwalk Sunglasses, Christian Dior floral printed skirt, Prada white leather bag, Bvlgari watch and ring.

Photos: Liu Wen & Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of vogue.com, justjared.com.

Flare or A-line skirt is a summer must-have. It’s easy breezy, girly and flirty, most of all, it flatters many body types. Today, I picked two totally different looks incorporated this classic shape, hope they can inspire you to style yours.

Usually in warm weather, we tend to choose light colors to pair with white skirt, or bright solid colors to complement a printed one. But this season, try to use a black top, it will highlight the skirt, give it a modern sophisticated vibe.

A white flare skirt is romantic and playful, Liu Wen toughened it up with a wide leather waist belt and lace up peep toe booties. A see-through mesh top adds sexiness. Her sleek hair and natural makeup really enhance the cool-girl effect. For a night out,  you can opt for a scarlet lip or a smoky eye (but never both).

how to wear a floral skirt, how to wear see through clothes;Liu Wen, Miranda Kerr,party look, street style, On Liu Wen: Jason Wu black mesh stripe top, Jason Wu white flared skirt, Jason Wu lace peep toe booties.   Alternatives: M.A.C "Creme D'nude" lipcolor,  Ariella Collection slim Stackable Rings,   Rag & Bone Niki Flare Skirt,  Pour La Victoire Sofie Caged lace up cut out Booties,  Glamorous Crop Top with Mesh Stripe,  Asos Fabric Peplum Skirt Waist Belt,  Mod Cloth Sash Samba Belt in Black

1. M.A.C “Creme D’nude” lip color
2. Ariella Collection stackable rings
3. Rag & Bone flare skirt (extra 25% off with code EXTRA25; similar here)
4. Pour La Victoire booties ( also adore this pair)
5. Glamorous mesh stripe top (great buy here)
6. Asos peplum belt (leather look here)
7. Mod Cloth belt (similar here)

Miranda Kerr always blends the urban chicness with femininity perfectly. This look is no exception. Black half sleeve top, ankle strap heels, structured tote and trendy sunnies made a girly floral printed skirt modern and chic.

Balance is always key. Like both of these ladies did, team an A-line, flare, full or skater skirt with fitted top and cinched waist.

how to wear a floral skirt, how to wear see through clothes;Liu Wen, Miranda Kerr,party look, street style, On Miranda Kerr: Alexander Wang Liya Leather Ankle Strap Pumps, Miu Miu Catwalk Sunglasses, Christian Dior floral printed skirt, Prada white leather bag, Bvlgari watch and ring.    Alternatives:  Splendid Deep V Half Sleeve Tee,  Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick,  Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Liberty floral-print cotton skirt,  D&G Cherry-print crinkled silk-chiffon skirt,  Nine West Callen nude ankle strap Pumps,  Tory Burch Robinson Middy white Satchel .

1. Miu Miu Catwalk sunglasses
2. Splendid tee
3. Stila ‘true red’ lipstick
4. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania skirt (similar here)
5. D&G silk-chiffon skirt (on sale)
6. Nine West pumps (on Miranda Kerr here; great buy here)
7. Tory Burch satchel (on Miranda Kerr here)