Friday, October 14, 2011

I Miss(oni) You!

After gazzilions pictures taken at the exact same spot almost everyday (which is, in front of that ecru filing cabinet!), I try to look for other place to pose without attracting too much attention, and I end up taking snaps... in the office ladies room!Some time ago, I heard Missoni was creating a collection - limited edition collection, if I may say - for Target, a budget retail chain in the US. It supposed to be a one-time-only sale, which was sold out in a very short period of time (Do I read economic recession in the news?).

Still, I know that many celebrities cash in on their fame by selling affordable clothes, houseware, linen, perfume, basically everything "lifestyle" in coordination with major retail chains. Mary Kate and Ashley at Walmart. Kimora Lee Simmons at Macy's. Jackie Smith at K Mart.

Then came the major fashion designers, who are shrewd enough to realize that by creating a second or even third line available AND affordable to the masses, they could make some really serious money. The market is out there. And we, common people, who cannot afford original LV or Prada or Fendi or Lanvin with our modest income/salary, want to be fashionable, too! So there came Versus, Armani Exchange, Red Valentino, etc. Vera Wang even goes further, creating Simply Vera collections for Kohls. Talk about trickle down effect!

Anyway, back to Missoni. I remembered that I have a much cheaper "Missoni", this black and white Missoni inspired baggy tank that I never wore but for the beach or swimming pool, and decided to done it for work. Btw, it's an H&M, very apt since the famous budget retail chain just opened their store in the neighboring country Singapore. Black n white Missoni-inspired baggy tank: H&M (USA or Hongkong, forgot). Cinched with a red Mango belt. Black shirt: Accent old office uniform. Black slacks: LOFT (USA). Red espadrilles: from Little India, Singapore. Blazer: Brooks Brothers Woman (USA). Bag: Chanel (gift). Earrings: Diva. Bracelet: from Shanghai.

Ow, almost forgot! A colleague brought these really cute pens for us girls from Malaysia. He said I could pick one, either the sushi, or the croissant, or the hotdog, or the apple.So I picked the hotdog! See? It can be used as a fridge magnets too, which I'm so glad about, because I collect fridge magnets and I really love cute little things like these..... and here I use it as a pen! Thank you, Koko Bas! And if you're going to Boston, don't forget me, haha!

26 comments:

kileen said...

i really love the stripes on that top and the black and white is perfectly complemented with the red! and great pics in the ladies' room! :)

cute & little

Sophie A. said...

nice! i tend to stay away from black because of my complexion. on you, its lovely :) u always dress nice!

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

Kileen: Thank you, Kileen! I got a lot of belt-it, cinched-it inspirations from you!! <3

Sophie: Really? My anathema is wearing all baby blue color because it makes me look so pale, like a ghost, haha! And thank you for the compliment, I don't always dress nice you know, but I only post pictures of me dressing nicely on this lil blog, hehehe...

LeeAnne, Style N Season
http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

just tututiny said...

What a gorgeous outfit. I love the vibrant red shoes and belt really adds some spice to the outfit. Thanks for sharing! have a great weekend.

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dina vanessa mercado said...

i sooo love your black and white top and the shoes sooo beautiful! loved your blog... following you now... hope you could visit my blog too..


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Nice outfit!

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BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

Ooooooh that is a very Missoni-esque tank! Gah! They use oatterns so fearlessly wouldnt you agree? =) You look very lovely in these pictures and I really quite like the addition of your red belt to ground the entire look together =)

Eeli

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

omg! that pen is adorable. I have the cutest erasers from trips to asia haha they really know how to do stationary!

and i totally know what you mean about taking pictures, i feel really dumb bc i think people might see me taking pictures. hahaha so i dont really document that many of the outfits I wear because I have no where to take pictures :(

Meagan said...

I love that top! and the belt is adorable too. Thanks for linking up!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

Sophie A. said...

your comment is too funny! i'll definitely do the apples soon :)

Christina said...

I love all the red! :] Especially the shoes!

Following your blog! <3

-Christina

a rainy melody

Amanda Nguyen said...

omgosh...LOVE how you paired it with the red accents!! pretty!

<3Amanda
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Daria said...

Black&White&Red - classy!

xxx
Daria

Francesca R said...

I love that top! And you look fabulous! I also like the new location!!

Diana said...

Hi LeeAnne, thank you for commenting It's nice to meet people from neighboring countries btw I love your photos, you took a lot of effort haha! :)

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

love the hot dog pen! x

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Sophie A. said...

hey girl
ive posted you on my blog...check it out :D
http://sophiespost.blogspot.com/2011/10/mix-n-match.html
The only thing is im not sure how you make your pics bigger..mine are always small lol

Ninin of The Two Miss Fits said...

what a really pretty top! I love h&m! :)

..and I've been back reading your posts, didn't know you went out of the country! I am so jealous of your Egypt photos! Gaaah, it's one of the places in my bucket list :)

Ninin
www.thetwomissfits.com

Kristin said...

Love the red belt against that tank!

Hallie said...

Yeah!I would have picked the hot dog too!:) so cute!

Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

Love the top. The red, black and white color combination looks very sharp and sophisticated. The hot dog pen is pretty darn cute (and so is the sushi one).

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

Whoa! Never thought that this old tank that has been hidden somewhere deep in the dark corner of my closet would receive such positive feedbacks!

Thank you, Friends, for all your kind comments. I would definitely make sure to wear this piece more often then, hehehe

LeeAnne, Style N Season
http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love the top and the pop of color from the red is great!

Thessa said...

Missoni is pretty freaking awesome. And where did you get that fantastic belt? Wonderful outfit :).

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Cathy said...
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Garments Speech said...

Cute chevron top!
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