And I end up buying more clothes to fill my already filled wardrobe. Its getting so full, I should seriously gather another pile to make space. Hee hee!
So yea F21 is where I love getting alot of my basic tees. Comfort is key! About to pay I chanced upon a tie-dye feel navy blue and white maxi dress for $29. Cheap and pretty I bagged it. Plus the surprise ocbc credit card 10% off! Kaching!
Topshop was having a sale so with time to kill I curiously went through the racks. Found a chiffon blouse with a open slit back which I couldn’t resist. I have a soft spot for tops with back attention. Then came the leatherish bomber jacket with a hood! Great cut and even greater fit, I couldn’t give up the last piece… and in my size!
Thank goodness for member cards, F3 membership cut another 10% off from the already reduced price. Score!
Forever 21 Buys
May 23, 2011
by Nicole Kow
The stars were out in full force at the Francis Cheong’s show. With the likes of Dick Lee, Andrea De Cruz, Pierre Png and Paul Foster present sitting front row awaiting the closing act for Day 5 at AFF 2011.
As the oriental red lights illuminated the beginning of the runway, the theatrics set the mood for what was to come. And theatrics was what we got!
Francis Cheong’s Couture A/W 2011 collection was a dynamic fusion of traditional oriental meets modern day style. The marrying of the styles resulted in silhouette flattering gowns in an array of kaleidoscopic colours.
Dramatic, bold and stunning, each piece perfectly embodied the woman of today while still maintaining that feminine mystery.
Traditional cheongsam elements like high necklines and embroidered brocade evoked a mysterious cabaret charm of a time long gone.
Tasseled accessories remain a distinctive feature on many pieces; a tasseled belt especially hung beautifully atop a bold mandarin orange and royal purple colour-blocked gown.
(Left) Irene Ang (Right) Christy Chung
Midway into the show, the crowds wooed a familiar face on the runway – partnering sponsor Marie France Bodyline celebrity spokesperson Irene Ang. Decked out in a body fitting number it was a pleasant surprise to see the designs worn by a more relatable body size while still looking fabulous.
Just when you thought it was the end of the show, gown after gown continued to excite the audience whether worn by the towering models or down to earth body types.
Whimsical chiffon, metallic accents, intricate embroidery, strapless, toga, capped sleeves or off-the-shoulder, each piece left us begging for more.
All images by Wesley Kow
Then came the unavoidable stunner – a full length black and gold embroidered number with a gorgeous plunging neckline and statement capped sleeves. Extraordinary!
The finale dress – another captivating stunner in titanium yellow looked like it was made for ancient Chinese royalty.
With elaborate structured shoulders beaded to perfection and long-tailed feathers at each end, the gown looked like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
And like a night at the theatre, the encore was nothing short of spectacular. The muse herself, Christy Chung, who inspired this collection of jaw-dropping dresses, took her proud walk down the runway.
Dressed in a sexy mini dress, the monochromatic sequined piece just accentuated the fantastic figure of the mother of two. The long train that followed created a dramatic and vibrant show that fit the personality of Christy Chung.
A show of glitz and glamour, Christy Chung excitedly grabed designer Francis Cheong at the end of the runway commending him on a job well done as they posed for the cameras.
And a splendid job he had done!
For more coverage on the Audi Fashion Festival 2011 go to www.herworld.com