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Currently Trending World Cup 2014 Fashion & Beauty

 

What’s awesome about World Cup isn’t just about the hot guys, skilled players & nice jerseys & kicks.

It’s also the patriotism & the camaraderie that the games bring out in people.
It’s being able to get together and root for the same team/people/person *ahem Germany & Klose winning his record breaking 16th World Cup goal, woohoo!*.

It’s being able to put aside our various differences and arguments aside for a while and be one the same side for a while. Or even to agree to disagree and be on different sides, sometimes it’s also fun that way, isn’t it?

Whether you happen to be rooting for the same team with your friends or not, there are some World Cup inspired Fashion and Beauty products that you all can still appreciate together! 😉

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Designed by the Olsen Twins, under the TEXTILE Elizabeth & James label, these World Cup inspired Tees are exclusively available on Shop Bop here. Singlets and shirts, US$88-92.

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For a more affordable alternative, we can always trust on Forever 21 to provide some very on point and comfy fashion choices. Titled Soccer Collection and now at a very generous 40% offer, items are running out quickly, prices US$6.80-14.80 including men’s items here.

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This is a pair of very quirky Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa shoe with a soccer ball as the ornament. Definitely shows you’re a very ball-sy kind of gal. Ha! 😉 For the full collection, here.061214-world-cup-fashion-1-567

I actually think this is really cute. TOMS designed a very pretty “all countries flags gathered together” print shoe. Also will be appropriate in another 2 years for Olympics. Heh. US$54 on Toms site here.Charlotte-Olympia-bags

Fancy carrying your patriotism on your clutch? Apparently Charlotte Olympia thinks so! This would be awesome for the respective countries’ independence day too. 🙂

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Kate Spade keeps it classy and simple with a soccer inspired wallet. Definitely for a soccer fan type of girl.

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MCM shows a little more child like influence in their soccer inspired bag with an obvious Brazilian coloured theme.

For the hardcore and wealthy soccer fans, getting a watch might be timely (pun intended) for the season.

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Meet this handsome lad, Bulgari Special edition World Cup OCTO Bi-Retro.tissot-quickster-football

And this striking good-looker, Tissot: Quickster Football watch.Sally-Hansen-Xtreme-Wear-Rio-in-Samba

Sally Hansen celebrates World Cup with a special 8 piece set, here we see Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Samba.OPI-Nail-Lacquer-in-I-Just-Cant-Cope-acabana

Of course we can’t miss out O.P.I with a Brazil collection and this is I Just Can’t Cope Acabana. How cute is it? Plus, really love this bright banana colour!

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Sephora joins in the fun with 10 shades of Samba Waterproof eyeliner set. Ready to get wet & wild! world-cup-style-gallery-1

Benefit has an online exclusive (which is now sold out, oops) Beauty Score! Set. Always love Benefit sets that are always so thoughtful and convenient! LOccitane-Brazil-Hugs-Kisses-Duo loccitane-au-bresil-final

L’Occitane has a special collection to commemorate World Cup Season.

L’OCCITANE AU BRÉSIL celebrates Brazilian biodiversity with a new collection of well-being & beauty products. Each line associates a unique ingredient sourced from one of Brazil’s biomes in a sustainable way with local producers. The design of the packaging was conceived through collaboration between Olivier Baussan and Brazilian artists. L’Occitane au Brésil is the result of a partnership that brings together local culture with L’OCCITANE’s knowledge of nature.

Do you know of any other cool World Cup Inspired Fashion or Beauty? Just tweet me or comment with the links/photos below~! 😉

Who are you rooting to win World Cup this year?

Thank you for reading and thanks to the various brands sites for the photos & info.

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Ena

Chanel Spring Summer 2012 Runway Fashion Runway in Singapore

This is an overdue post of the Chanel Spring Summer Runway show which Bini and I attended back in March. (:

Evidently inspired by the underwater world and creatures, Karl’s vision shone through as his pieces were reflective of sea animals and flora against a set of blown up and all-white seashells and corals.

As usual, the runway set and collection is a miniature version of what’s shown in Paris. Catch a glimpse of Karl’s vision of underwater inspired Chanel with Florence Welch arising like Botticelli’s Venus on the half shell singing “What the Water Gave Me.”

Coming back to Singapore, the show was held at Dempsey, a revamped old warehouse of sorts converted to Chanel’s runway for the night. Lounge area where tasty hors d’oeuvre are served.

And the show begins! I only posted the ones I like and weren’t too blurry. 

The clothes reflected the colours and textures of fishes, corals and even seaweed. I thought this collection was a lot better than the one we saw last FW 2011.
And for the door gifts… Chanel gave a set of their Spring Summer nail polish aptly named April, May & June! (;
Here’s to a great summer for all you lovely folks!
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Chanel Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Runway in Singapore

Hello~!

Not too long ago, Bini invited me to attend another fashion event, Chanel Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Runway in Singapore. It was held at Red Dot Museum.

Individual portraits of Bini and I after the show on the ‘runway’.

Doors open for the event at 7.30pm but the event didn’t start until 8.15pm. So there was a holding area with hors d’oeuvres and champagnes served for guest. Then Chanel also entertained guests with two musicians, one playing a modern looking violin and another playing a saxophone, with music blasting. It was pretty interesting as they were trying to interact with the audience (while some scoot away cause they were pretty intimidating). Sorry, no photos of them to show you!

According to FashionOdor.com,

“The world is a dark place,” is what the brilliant Karl Lagerfeld said about the inspiration of Chanel Fall/Winter 2011RTW show. Placed in the midst of the fog-shrouded forest, with black sand, volcanic rocks and images of burned trees, the show had a sense of apocalyptic grandeur accentuated by Michel Gaubert’s orchestral interpretation of the Cure’s classic “A Forest”. Colored in black and ashy tones, the collection blended perfectly with the show’s gloomy setting. The collection abounded with brilliant pieces such as wool jackets,pleated tanks,loose pants and tweed jumpsuits whose men size proportions and the unfinished , distressed hems added a final touch to Karl’s dark vision for this season. What we liked the most about it, is the sense of ease and non-challance, complemented by the ‘gothic meets grunge’ feeling.

Take a look at the video of the Chanel Fall Winter 2011 and listen to the music. The experience I had in Singapore was a pared down, miniature version of the actual set that you’ll see in the video. But the clothes and the music are the same.

Some of the images Bini and I captured during the show.

Personally the collection wasn’t too my liking because in my opinion, cuffed trousers with boots, it was simply too bo-ho for Chanel.

But here are a few designs that I think are lovely. Images are taken from FashionOdor.

I like the heeled boots and the delicate and elegant decorations such as buttons, brooch on the jackets and dress. They represent and showcase the heritage and sophistication of Chanel. 🙂

Chanel also gave away goodie bags for guests. The big black paperbag contained the smaller white bag with cosmetics, the Fall Winter look-book and brochure for their J-12 Chromatic watch.

The look book stars female model Freja Beha Erichsen and male model Baptiste Giabiconi.

Some of the images within the look-book! 🙂

A photo of the J 12 Chromatic within the brochure:And Chanel’s gift for guests, a nail polish in Graphite colour and eyeshadow pot in Ombre. 🙂Another sweet gift from Chanel. They printed the photo that was taken upon entrance and passed it to us in a card-like hard paper frame. 🙂All in all the Chanel Fall Winter 2011 runway experience was a very enjoyable one for me. Even though the guests who were invited were mostly late 20s onwards and quite a few foreigners (so we didn’t quite feel comfortable interacting with them), I think viewing the collection in person was really a treat. Many thanks again to Bini who invited me along as her plus one! 🙂

Coming up next, my experience at Robinson X Singtel Mio TV Prime Time Fall Fashion show at Avalon.

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