Neoprene: When fashion hijacked chemistry

Neoprene was not something many a fashion follower would have expected to become a runway and retail hit, but for some reason it did. The material, known previously for its many industrial applications, was one of the focal elements in the long-drawn-out sport luxe trend, with designers ranging from Peter Pilotto to House of Nomad introducing … Continue Reading

Style resolution with ALDO and Matawari Homme

We all love fashion for one reason: reinvention. So why do we end up wearing the same tired look over and over again? A signature is one thing, getting lazy by putting on an everyday uniform is another. It’s time for a change. Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to explore new styles in 2016!

3 things you didn’t know about the Christmas jumper

It’s Christmas time again, and while that means something unique for everyone, for us retail therapy patients, it only means one thing: shopping, lots and lots of shopping! The most important item on that must-buy list, at least for many of us, is the Christmas jumper. Despite its bad reputation as Aunt Thelma’s yearly handmade present, the festive knit … Continue Reading

Animal icons in fashion and the case of Kenzo’s tiger

Some of the most recognizable brands in the world are headlined by an animal of some kind. I’m not talking about just fashion, but other industries as well. There’s Lamborghini’s raging bull, Mozilla’s cutesy red panda, and who could forget Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s mad lion? Companies all over the world have used animals as brand symbols in order to build … Continue Reading

Biker versus moto: Which is which?

There are two types of the riding jacket that has permeated the world of fashion. The much-revered biker jacket, which first landed on the backs of stylish lads and lasses about nine decades ago when Irving Schott designed the Perfecto, named after his favorite cigar, in 1928, is the more established motoring-inspired garb of the two.

Hong Kong: A street photographer’s wet dream

Traveling without a photographer in tow to help you document your style can be a problem for a fashion blogger, but this was the situation I faced when I landed in Hong Kong last week. For this trip, I had originally planned on mounting my camera on a tripod and then snapping photos remotely through … Continue Reading

Huawei Mate S smartphone review

In today’s iPhone dominated world, it’s amazing how the rest of the Android gang are always trying to do something new in order to break the market’s status quo. And I love the fact that it’s happening. It keeps all of them on their toes and the consumer comes out the winner in the end. Huawei … Continue Reading

Zip it: History of the modern zipper

Since I’m wearing a fairly simple sweater with just that one diagonal zip detail that makes it worthy of an outfit post, I figured, hey, why don’t I do some light reading about the history of the zipper? It’s always there, we see it everyday, but we pay no mind to it except maybe when it gives us … Continue Reading

Turtleneck comeback

Turtlenecks, also known as roll-necks or polo necks, are staging a comeback this Winter! The trend has made its way onto the racks of ZARA and ASOS, among many other fast fashion brands, and that’s how you know it’s officially risen from the underworld of fashion.