Nearly Nude

{image via ballerinaproject}


Is nude a good look for everyone?  I’m not entirely convinced that it makes an effective impact on all skin tones.  Just imagining the masses of Hong Kongers walking around in nude shades makes me want to cringe.  Well, I guess everyone will need to address this spring trend at their own discretion…to each his (her) own!

 


{BCBG Max Azria S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 


{Preen S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Max Mara S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 


{Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 


{Donna Karan S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Nina Ricci S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Alberta Ferretti S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Victoria Beckham S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Hermès S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

I went to H&M this afternoon and bought these cute ballet flats (99HKD…roughly $12).  They’re the perfect shade of ballerina pink and you’d never guess that they’re not made from real leather.  Come to think of it, I should get a back-up pair for when these eventually get scuffed and fall apart.

 

 

Alexa Chung’s interpretation of nude neutrals.  I think she’s the bee’s-knees!


 

If only Olivia Palermo were a nice person…I’d be her number one fan.  Like anything else she wears, she looks gorgeous in nude.

 

 

I don’t know much about Kate Bosworth except that once upon a time she dated Orlando Bloom, got scary thin and wears more nude than anyone else on this planet. Aside from all that, I just love how dainty and nymph-like she is!

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White Whimsy

{image by Mark Shaw via svenskamobler}

 

How could you ever avoid wearing white?  I’m one of those people who wears white all year long, disregarding the age-old fashion rule that dictates it should only be worn during the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  One of my favorite movies is ‘Chariots of Fire‘ and I love the scene at the end when they’re running along the beach in their summer whites.  Of course, I love my winter whites as well (they’re so ‘creamy-dreamy’) but there’s nothing like a wearing white on the hottest of days.  I think it has something to do with how clean and crisp white looks…especially white-on-white.

 

 

 

{Akris S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Calvin Klein S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Bottega Veneta S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Alexander Wang S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Derek Lam S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Thakoon S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Peter Pilotto S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Yigal Azrouël S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

I’m not really a fan of Olivia Palermo (remember how mean she was to Whitney Port?!) but she always looks so pretty.  I wonder what her secret is.

Ladylike Lace

{image by John French via v&aprints}


Does white lace ever go out of style?  I think lace sometimes feels too bridal or too much like lingerie to be worn casually.   Although, I do vaguely remember wearing a lot of lace when I was a kid (à la Madonna…lace tights, lace gloves, lace dresses, lace shoes).  I can picture myself dressing down the delicate, ladylike quality of white lace by pairing it with something much more sensible, like a good pair of skinny jeans. Looks like I’m in luck, as there seems to be a lot of lace floating around this spring.

 

 

{Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Brioni S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Ralph Lauren S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

{Julien Macdonald S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 


{Vivienne Tam S/S 2011 – image via style.com}

 

 

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I bought these Maloles ballet flats a while back but haven’t had a chance to wear they.  I’m partly waiting for warmer weather to break in these lace slippers but, really, I haven’t figured out what to wear them with.  It’s so difficult planning an outfit around shoes!

 

 

Alexa Chung is too cool for school.  I love how she brings an edgy contrast to all this dainty lace.

 

 

Olivia Palermo’s one of those girls you just love to hate, especially after her rather scheming and sly portrayal on The City …but, there’s no denying that the girl’s got great style.