And also very appealing to a Singapore girl living in a hot house environment.
I am loving Vera Wang's resort for collection, which was inspired by ballerinas. And instead of giving us tights and tutus galore, Ms Wang, happily enough, gives us a lovely collection with pieces that recall the lightness and grace of ballerinas, rather some kind of bizarre 80s' dancer send-up.
I was so inspired that I had to go out and buy myself a pair of black fitted capris from Topshop that kind of recall the feel of leggings without actually being leggings that gives one those bizarre carrot-shaped legs. Those are too much of a cliche from the 80s' to be chic for me. And so uncomfortable. I like the fact that the looks were all shown with flats, which is my shoe of choice.
The best thing is the colours - I am loving the dirty greys and inky blues and the dusty creams, and generally the whole feel is pretty but not stifling. A total tour de force.
And did you see the necklace? I want.
Elsewhere, Zac Posen also did some nice things.
I've never been a Zac Posen fan, but these are great dresses and incredibly wearable. I got myself something similar to the one on the right for my birthday, at Zara - a steal for $59.90. Mine is a graphic print in dirty grey, inky blue and dusty cream, and so it kind of encapsulates my favourite elements of resort with long-awaited desire for a graphic-print dress.
I've been shopping waaaay too much lately, with the sales and all. I know most people think what's left at the sales are like, the dregs of the collection, but actually if you look hard, there are loads of gems to be discovered. I got two pairs of shoes at Zara for $100, which is about the price you usually pay for one pair. It pays to have feet on the larger end sometimes, you get the stuff no one can wear.
I also got those Topshop capris on sale, and in the same sale, I found a gorgeous linen jacket with poet sleeves that reminds me of this Lanvin (from resort 2005) -
But mine is nowhere as dramatic, and way less expensive at $53. Pretty good buy for a jacket, and I love the couture vibe. My sisters think it's hideous, but to hell with it.
Dammit, I need to stop! Going to Bangkok tomorrow after all, I should save my pennies for some great shopping there. Actually I don't really buy all that much - I tend to blow my money on food instead, but still, you never know what you'll find. Oooh but tonight, I get to wear my new Zara dress. Woo hoo!