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    9 Sexy Crop Tops for Summer for every budget

    With the warmer weather comes itsy bitsy crop tops that are perfect as we head towards sultry summer nights. Although it’s not a style for everyone, we like how the new crop top silhouette falls somewhere in between a bikini top and a bralette. Think seriously sexy tie-front or twisted tops that show off your midriff, and paired with a matching bottom like a skirt or pants, or even more fitted and sophisticated styles for an elegant cocktail party or event. We find you the 9 sexiest crop tops for your budget, but first let’s take some inspiration from these ladies:

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    Coachella Fashion Style 2018: Who you should be style stalking

    It’s music festival season, and our favourite time of the year! Not only does it mean the start of some warmer weather, but music festivals just bring out our inner hippie, which we would love to be pretty much all of the time. Our inner hippie wants to be wearing long flowy dresses, crazy head gear and anything embellished with fringe, studs or embroidery. Best of all to be shoeless and fancy free, dancing and having a blast with your girlfriends for one of those feel-good events of the year. And hello.. Beyonce! Need we say more? One of our favourite things during music festival season of course, is to…

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    EMERGING FASHION LABEL: SELF-PORTRAIT

      From L to R: Illusion Flare Dress, Colour Bomb Dress, Panelled Pleated Midi Dress, Origami Wrap Skirt, Ruffled Up Panelled Dress Designed by Malaysian-born Han Chong, Self-Portrait is one of the new emerging labels from the UK to watch. Chong was originally part of the team from another emerging UK label Three Floor,  but has since started his own line, which dishes out really edgy patchwork pattern dresses. Okay, can I say how much I love it? The materials used are feminine with the use of lace & bright colours, but the strategically placed cutouts make the pieces one-of-a-kind. Perhaps you’ve already seen the Illusion Flare dress on none other…

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    WHAT TO WEAR NOW: SPRING 2014

    Pink is in again! We love the shades of pale pink, dusty pink and even Pepto Bismol pink, but you definitely can’t go wrong with this. It’s a great accent colour to finish off a black or white outfit, or as a solid coloured dress on its own. Look for minimalist designs with emphasis on structural details like darts or rounded shoulders, as silhouettes are more mannish instead of your typical frilly saccharine sweet style. Scared of all-over colour? Try it in small doses like a small clutch or on your nails. All items from ASOS.   Midriffs are also the new cleavage. I know you’re thinking that you can’t pull…

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    FASHION IN FILM: MOONRISE KINGDOM

    I got so excited when I saw a sneak peek on someone’s photoshoot on Instagram that totally was inspired by the whole Moonrise Kingdom/woodland/outdoorsy vibe. You know.. think feathers (those bird costumes), scout uniforms, plaid shirts, gingham picnic dresses etcetc. So innocent and childlike, just like the 2 young protagonists venturing away from home. It really reminds me of the stories I used to read about when I was a kid, about Swallows & Amazons, creating their amazing adventures in the outdoors. Been having a bit of wanderlust envy lately, and yet I want to go out there & explore these far flung places like Kosovo, Lake Como, Shangri-la, Burma, sand…

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    NIGHTWATCH

    Ahh.. my own special Art Day. I went to a talk not too long ago & the speaker was talking about how everyone creative should go off & experience their own Art Days by themselves. I thought that was a very important thing, to refresh & renew. So of course I popped by the Singapore Art Museum. Loved it! Some really dark, brooding works by Chinese artist Jia Aili and then off to some interesting pop art-type stuff at the Art Garden at 8Q & the Learning Gallery. Pretty cool Asian contemporary stuff! What I love about art is that you look at it, you may or may not get…

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    MUSE OF THE MONTH: JULIET SIMMS

    Yeah I know she didn’t win The Voice, but her style was just plain awesome!. From the super grungy 70s rock vibe to sophisticated padded & studded evening gowns to some really goth-looking Victoria’s Secret-esque wings, this girl embodied the whole modern rocker girl to the core! I loved how she really used her dresses/costumes? as part of the whole stage performance, like her wings & the cape that was part of her red dress. She really reminded me of Florence Welch at certain points; you can really tell she has great stage presence. Plus, her gritty voice was one of a kind. I’m so sad the show ended.. anyway,…

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    JUST DON’T GET IT

    Sometimes you think people get you, but they don’t. Sometimes you think you get people, but you don’t. Everyone has their own place & time where they belong & everything feels right. You love the people & the city, and they love you back. Sometimes not. So what happens if you don’t fit?…Do you make a statement & live it anyway? Pave the way for others to follow, step up & be the leader of the pack?                 Great stuff from BOTB/Hellz Bellz!

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    GANGSTA LANA

    Okay, so here’s more of Lana Del Rey, from her Vogue UK shoot. I’m still pretty hung up on her shoot. Her whole sweet/sexy/retro/badass look, coupled with the sweet pastels from Vuitton & all the Spring trends.It’s made me want to get a tattoo on my fingers of all things, Veronica Lake waves & some more cool rings. Craziness..!         Images Credit: Vogue UK