Pictures from Romyda KL's (pronounced Ro-Mee-Da) showcase at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week in Pavilion on Wednesday evening.
Zuckerberg's "50 Shades of Grey" wardrobe, Steve Jobs’ iconic black turtleneck, Albert Einstein’s grey suit.
If you had to guess what the “uniform” for success looked like, what would it be?
So a monochromatic wardrobe is synonymous with the style of success. But why?
Which of these apply to you?
- Your closet is full of clothes but you still end up wearing the same pieces of clothing over and over again
- You want to look good without really having to think about it
- You wouldn’t mind having an easier and more efficient “getting ready in the morning” routine
- You have “bigger” things in life to worry about than having to stress about leaving home looking perfectly put together
Introducing the capsule wardrobe, a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces (Wikipedia). Basically, it's a smart library of functional clothes that you love.
While having a fuss-free monochromatic wardrobe is apparently a habit successful people have, it doesn't just revolve around white shirts, grey suits or wearing the same thing every day.
In fact, a trendy monochromatic dressing can be timeless if you choose the colours or shades that look good on you. Consider this your signature style.
If you had to pick a base colour for your capsule wardrobe, what would it be?
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In case you’re thinking of getting a hair makeover or giving yourself (or your significant other/loved ones) a little treat this month, the team at Number76 have been so kind to extend this to our Online Family. Just flash this image when you visit them for the first time at any of their outlets listed*. Feel free to share the love.
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The French say faites simple. Keep it simple. No need to over-accessorise, overthink or overdo. When all you have on is a plain white dress, the temptation to "dress it up" is unavoidable. Like a blank canvas that's waiting to be painted on, outfits like these are great for every woman's wardrobe because they are not only timeless and versatile but they also give us room to personalise and make it truly exclusive to our individual style. Glam it up, dress it down, layer it on for cooler nights - the options are endless.
Nevertheless, while expressing our personality and making a statement with every new accessory piled on, it also helps to remember that sometimes, less is best. Balance the boldness of a solid coloured fitted dress with the innocence of minimalism to let your personality shine. Accessorise with the best curve on your body - your smile.
Have a beautiful day ahead gorgeous girls! Mwah!
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This week, I decided it was time for a change, so...
Strangely, I felt like a sense of "relief" after the cut. Don't ask me why. Lol. Change is good. Haha. Are you thinking of getting a fringe too? :-D
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So you’re going to attend a fashion event and you’re wondering…
What to wear, what colour, how to dress according to your body proportion, suggestions for beer-bellied men, compensating short legs (for both men and women), etc.
For answers to those questions and advice for aspiring fashion designers, check out this video as we get up close and personal with one of Malaysia’s most successful yet humble designers – Wan Ruzaini of RizmanRuzaini Couture.
Fashion Industry: A multibillion-dollar global enterprise devoted to the business of making and selling clothes. [http://global.britannica.com/]
Some say fashion is fickle, while others like New York writer Christina Grasso, believe that “there's no escaping it unless you take a cue from Adam and Eve and forgo clothing forever.”
In conjunction with this week’s Fashion Festival Bali 2014, here are the answers to some of your fashion-related questions:
Fashion - So what’s all the fuss about?
Like it or not, fashion is a business and for countries like the UK, the fashion industry worth £26 billion to its economy. According to the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Fashion Week generates an estimated $532 million in direct visitor spending annually, which translates to $865 million in total economic impact.
How does Fashion Week and fashion-related events play a role in this significant industry?
While fashion events in a particular destination city help drive sales for the local businesses, they also play a significant role in elevating retailers and brands in the eye of the consumers. “When we started doing runway shows, it raised our company’s profile dramatically,” said designer Nanette Lepore. “After the first few seasons on the runway, sales jumped 20% a year.”
Who attends fashion shows?
The most important people at fashion shows are the Editors of influential magazines/media, the Designers and the buyers/retailers. Fashion shows are generally not open to the public, and fashion week is not a public event.
“At the shows, retailers see the designers’ creative vision. They get ideas on how the collection should hang in the store, how it should be merchandised, what the window displays might be and if it should be featured in a catalog or an ad.” -Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion
Do designers pay for their own fashion show?
In most cases, yes.
How much do models get paid per show?
According to Cosmopolitan.com’s Style Editor Charles Manning, “Anywhere from $0 to $20,000 or more; it just depends on the model and the show. Supermodels like Karlie Kloss and Gisele Bündchen can make thousands of dollars walking in shows for brands like Chanel or Dior, and there are rumors about models making much much more, especially when walking in the show is part of a larger contract with that brand or if they are on exclusive (only walking for one designer that season)."
"Less established models, on the other hand, often make next to nothing. Usually these models are working on smaller shows, for designers who do not have the budgets to pay them in cash and must instead pay them in trade.”
Who decides on a trend?
“Designers make the clothes – sometimes with the help of professional trend forecasters, sometimes not. Then editors identify the trends based on how many designers are doing whatever it is (pajama shirts, oversized pink cots, leather pants, etc.). The general rule is that you need a minimum of 3 designers to establish a trend, but bigger designers like Dior or Prada can often launch trends all on their own because they are so influential that anything they do will be instantly knocked off and copied by other designers, thereby becoming a trend.”
“That said, a trend is only successful if it sells and new trends often grow out of the successes and failures of old trends, so, in a way, it is the consumers themselves who decide what the trends will be just by shopping.” [Charles Manning]
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Hello beautiful people! If you're considering coloured contacts for the first time, choosing the right colour and brand can be rather confusing. Following some of your previous questions on WHAT COLOUR, WHICH BRAND, WHERE TO BUY, ETC. ETC .ETC I thought I’d do this video to show you the ones I use, to facilitate your comparison and research before you go shopping! Hehe. Of course, colour contact lenses are great when you want to play around with different makeup/looks, but for the purpose of this video, I'm keeping my makeup to a bare basic. We'll have some fun with different looks and tutorials later, but in the meantime, for the sake of a non-biased comparison, here you go!
I used to go to different opticians to buy the different brands I wanted (I still haven't found a physical store that carries all these brands and colours), but now I just buy them online. Senang. I discovered a site that carries them all, at cheaper prices and free shipping at that. Hehe (trust a kiasu Malaysian like me to look for the best deals)~ Anyhoo, here's the list of brands and colours I mentioned about in the video (in order). For your convenience, you can just click on the price to go directly to the product description page on the online store I buy them from. Hope that helps. Happy browsing!
1. ColourVUE Big Eyes: Sweet Honey (Quarterly) RM65
2. Freshlook Colourblends: Pure Hazel (Monthly) RM49
3. Geo Super Size: Nudy Brown (Monthly) RM35
4. Freshlook Illuminate: Rich Brown (Daily) RM33
5. ColourVUE Big Eyes: Evening Grey (Quarterly) RM65
6. Freshlook Colourblends: Grey (Monthly) RM49
7. Phantasee Big Eyes 15mm: Lovely Gray (Quarterly) RM35
8. FreshKon Alluring Eyes: Magnetic Grey (Monthly) RM52
As per your request ladies! So sorry but I'm no pro when it comes to video editing, so I hope this is okay. This was all shot on my iPhone with one hand holding the phone and the other, painting my face. Lol
You probably figured it out already, but for beginners, the key to this "barely-there" makeup style is to avoid soaking your entire face in foundation. Use your pressed/loose powder sparingly and go easy on the eye-colour. If you have any feedback, please feel free to share. This is technically my first makeup/style video tutorial, so I thank you for being so patient with me. Luv ya!
Is there any particular hair style you want to see or learn? Comment below, or tweet me at @hannah_tan with this hashtag: