- Top - Al and Alicia
- Bottom - Lowry's Farm
- Drapey Lace Cardigan - Cotton On
- Shoes - H&M
- Tote bag - DIY (see below)
- Necklace - DIY
Laced Up Transparent Vinyl Tote Bag
Recreate the look with Christine's vinyl tote bag tutorial:
How would you describe your style?
Casual chic. But depending on my mood, it can go towards a little bit more feminine and romantic (think lace, florals), and sometimes it can deviate towards modern and edgy (think unique silhouettes, unique color effects/prints). I am big on mixing basics with prints or textures.
What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
This floral culottes that I made a few years back. It almost looks like a skirt, is ultra comfy and pairs well with basics. Throw on some cardigan or sheer lace top, and I'll be on the go.
I also love this black cropped lace top from H&M. It has a bit of edginess to the femininity of the piece.
Who are your style icons?
I would say anyone can be my style icon as long as her/his style is my cup of tea. Haha. As I frequent Pinterest for inspiration, most of the time, it will be some random model or blogger who gets pinned into my boards because of their amazing style!
Do you have any favourite designers?
I do enjoy Alexander Mcqueen's and Yohji Yamamoto's collections. When it comes to high fashion, I have a thing for clothing with structure, unique construction and interesting silhouette.
I also have a soft spot for fabric designs by quite a few Scandinavian and Japanese designers.
Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?
For basics, I frequent Uniqlo and Lowry's Farm. As for other clothing, I don't really have a specific place to go to. I love to walk around and see if anything catches my eyes.
Do you make or customise your outfits?
Oh, yes! I do make my own clothing and accessories. Ironically, most of the clothing that I had made for myself seem to have a vintage-style to them. I do hope to make more modern and edgy pieces in future (perhaps taking up the challenge of drafting my pieces from scratch), as well as experiment more in textile dyeing and printing.
Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?
I love layering basic tank tops with something a bit more dramatic over it. Unique leggings/tights are always a good addition to dresses, shorts or skirts too. A piece of statement accessory can also instantly "oomph up" an otherwise bland outfit.
Embellishing is a good way to change up an outfit. For example, try replacing the blah-looking buttons on a shirt with a variety of different shaped ones.
If one is adept at sewing and is not afraid of cutting up existing clothing, reconstruction will definitely bring a new life to what could be a boring piece.
Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?
I read mostly DIY/sewing blogs, but recently, I got to know about Esther from Esther Fromthesticks on Kollabora. She is one talented young lady with a great sense of style! I have also been a loyal reader to blogs by Vivat Veritas and Very Purple Person.
Showstudio website is also a great place for me to catch up in the Fashion Designer world but usually, I get most of my fashion ideas from Pinterest and lifestyle magazines like Frankie and some Japanese magazines.
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