Keeping Vintage Alive !

 














Mask : Al.Ma.Lu ( reversible)
Jeans : Mango
Sneakers : Chanel
Clutch  & Earrings : A Vintage Tale


Hi everyone,

Thanks for being so patient in waiting for this post.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for always being there for me. Always supporting me with your follows, comments and just listening to me vent and express my views every now and then and appreciating the effort I put into each post and picture,  and what I intend to put out there to inspire.

Of late, I have been facing an emotional battle with social media and what I had intended for my Instagram profile when I first started. However having been working non-stop since Singapore went into her Circuit Breaker period ( now being 7 months), I have seen so many good and also bad sides of people and in many ways have had me feeling so disappointed in the humankind. To see and hear about the evils happening around the world, like the terrorist acts in France and all the wrong doings big or small and crimes committed against innocent people during this period, gets me thinking that I too cannot just sit here and do my thing when I hear of all the hurt and pain others are facing in another part of the world. A

So, I have decided to take it slow with social media for a while. To regroup my thoughts and feelings and not let it take over my life but compliment the direction I want to take with it. So for today's post - something a little different again - channeling vintage.

There is always something about Vintage that makes me happy. To bring me back to old times when people were perhaps happier, simpler and appreciative of others' efforts. And so this lovely shirt that I had gotten from my favourite local vintage store A Vintage Tale resonates so strongly with the 60s for me - girl power and freedom. Paired it with another striking pattern of a floral clutch and a statement leather vintage belt and grounded the look with retro earrings and a simple pair of grey Chanel sneakers.

Feeling the whole 60s Flower Power vibe, done my hair differently this time and bringing us back down to reality - finished off the look with a matching coloured mask from Al.Ma.Lu as I am sure this is the new normal for us to be wearing masks out for most countries well into next year.

I hope you like this fun and fresh look and do let me know if this is a style I should continue to trend moving forward. Stay safe everyone!


Love,

Simone xoxo

Feeling Like A Maharani !

 






Hi everyone,

As the Indian Festival of Lights is fast approaching, otherwise known as Diwali/ Deepavali, here in Singapore, many of my Indian friends are already busy preparing for this big occasion. Thank god that the pandemic is pretty much in control in Singapore and we can still meet in groups of no more than 5 persons. Therefore many are planning little get together luncheons, family gatherings adhering to the strict rules and definitely mask wearing but at least the festive mood will not be dampened by this horrible pandemic that has taken over the world literally!

So on this note, I decided for the first time to deck myself out in full traditional Indian garb as I have always loved colours and Indian style clothing has always been so vibrant and intricate with their embroideries and beading that it was definitely a look I had to style at least once in my lifetime on my blog.

Feeling every bit like a Maharani on the marble steps of the Taj Mahal, I donned on this Lehenga outfit above with a matching stole and I was literally blown away at how elegant I felt and moved and look in this gorgeous and stunning design by Ritu Pande. You can see more of her designs here on her website Ritu Pande Official and do note that she does ship internationally too. However if you are based in Singapore, she is showcasing now at The AC Raffles for the month of October 2020 and you can always get your items altered within a few days or customised orders may take 2 - 3 weeks.

I love how even the back of the blouse has such amazing detailing like the pretty bow which just adds that level of sweetness to this look.









Now, whilst many of us who are non-Indians do love and appreciate the finery of Indian traditional wear, however to invest in one for just one occasion may seem a little too much and often we do get invited to events which we would love to dress up for the occasion. So here I decided to showcase how you can stretch that dollar of yours in this investment piece and mix and match the Lehenga skirt with western style tops for a different look or perhaps for a different occasion - like year end festivities / Christmas party or new year get together. 

This time, I paired it with a fuchsia silk blouse and all the stunning jewellery you see showcased today on this blog post is by House of Rajput. Again, if you are based in Singapore, they are also hosting a pop up at The AC Raffles for the month of October 2020 for you to check out their gorgeous pieces for your year end outfit pairings or as Christmas presents. Seeing we cannot travel as easily to meet friends and family for the holidays, then why not pick out something pretty and unique from Singapore with love to send them - all over the world.





Finally, who says one can't wear a traditional Indian Lehenga as a casual maxi skirt? Well, here's another look to inspire you just pairing this amazing Lehenga with this cowl neck spaghetti strap top ( available at The AC Raffles) and pairing with a statement tribal style necklace from House of Rajput, I most certainly would wear this out to a casual brunch or lunch with friends. You can even style it down further with sandals instead of heels. Look at the pretty tassel as well on the skirt - for sure this outfit would be a show stopper and you will be stopped to be asked about this amazing skirt whenever and wherever you style it.

If you would like to see this skirt in its full action - check out my IGTV which I had posted on this look and on this pop up event. So enjoy and hope you will check out these amazing designs online or in store now.


Jewellery : House Of Rajput

Thanks for visiting this page and watching the video. Hope you enjoyed it.

Love,
Simone xoxo

Me Oh Mykonos!

 







Dress : Acquabonita ( get it here)

Necklace : Embrace Jewellery ( sold out) ( similar here)

Belt : A Vintage Tale (sold out) ( similar here & here)

Cuff : The Salvation Army ( similar here & here)

Bag : H&M ( similar here & here)

Sandals : Bayou Soles ( get it here)

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I have been working on a new direction with all my collaborations that have come into play in recent months over Instagram and so I did not have the time to get on my blog in the last week or so. But here I am again and I have not forgotten you guys who wait patiently each week to catch my posts over the weekends.

 

So here is this gorgeous dress aptly named "Mykonos"that is handprinted.  Having a soft spot for nice, soft and beathable materials, and having experienced a lack of nice natural fabrics where most handprinted ones are mainly batik style, Marie ( owner and designer) of Acquabonita started to painstakingly source and curate fabrics handprinted by local artisans and that is how Acquabonita was born.

 

I personally am drifting away from higher hemlines as I get older, however this dress is so stunning with its bright pink colour and the prints which truly does remind me of those pictures I see on Instagram all the time of people vacationing in Mykonos, Greece in similar resort wear styles. So I decided to pair it casual with gold sandals and clutch and let's always go full on with the pairings, so I added a  gorgeous gold plated necklace, vintage chain link belt and a statement cuff to sum it all up! Ultimate resort wear style!

 

Do check out Acquabonita's website for their full range of products including earrings, bags and necklaces. I often use my summer dresses as transitional season pieces throwing on a vest or an outerwear over my summer dresses and pair it with booties or even knee length boots to take you from Summer to Fall. So it's definitely still an option for those of you heading into Fall to still grab this cool and comfy dress.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post and do follow me on Instagram where you can watch me in action on my IGTV Videos and learn about this new direction I am taking.

 

Love,

Simone xoxo

 

Shop Simone Irani In Your Own Home

 












Top : Forever 21 
Pants : Simone Irani ( shop here)
Clutch & Earrings : A Vintage Tale ( similar here)
Necklace : Stones That Rock ( shop here)
Slides : Stradivarius ( shop here

Hi everyone,

I AM BACK!! Yes, if you have been following me on Instagram, you would see I have been swarmed with non-stop campaigns with the recent being a launch of a "shop in your own home" concept that has been rolled out by a local brand Simone Irani here in Singapore.

I do realise that many of you reading this would find it harder and harder to follow me seeing that I have been supporting more local brands in my styling and my posts however rest assured many of these brands do ship worldwide so you can still enjoy purchasing the items that you see on my posts. I have not forgotten you guys and will be back soon with new labels that you can work with and widely available in your own home countries.

In the meantime, let's talk Simone Irani. Whilst many of you are into transitional dressing now between seasons, I would also believe many of you in the Southern Hemisphere would be able to relate to this outfit. And even whilst you are heading into Autumn now, you can always do pairings with this stunning Sari Pants with an outerwear. Or a heavier top like a denim jacket and a high neck tee.

This pair of Stradivarius sandals reminds me so much of the Bottega Veneta pattern - just had to have it as its a classic piece. Styled this pants this time semi formal with a long crystal tassel necklace and vintage earrings and clutch to finish the look. You can easily take this look out for brunch, even a casual dinner out and of course swop the jewellery for something more casual, a large tote bag and sneakers and you are ready to go for daily errands.

So here is the video for the " Shop Simone Irani In Your Own Home" concept so that you can have a better understanding of how it works. Certainly a great idea for a girl's coffee or night out get together or even a fun idea for a Hen's Night. Not forgetting there is NO additional charges aside from paying ONLY for what you keep.

Enjoy the video.


Click on link here, if you are unable to watch the video.

Love,
Simone xoxo

Its A Garden City :: Orchid Danglers + Full Maxi Dress

 













Dress : Konacoco by Erika Pena ( available here & here)
Earrings : House Of Rajput ( available here)
Belt : vintage ( similar here & creative option here)
Shoes : ASOS ( sold out) ( similar here & here)

Hey everyone,

I must apologise for those of you who have been waiting for my post over a week. It has just been such a hectic week with giveaways and collaborations which I had rolled out with some brand partners over Instagram. I hope if you have been following me on IG that you have participated in these giveaways. 

Well, here in Singapore, we had just celebrated our nation's 55th birthday and if you do not know yet, our national flower is the Vanda Miss Joaqhim - a gorgeous orchid! So in line with this month's National Day celebrations, I bring to you today this stunning pair of Orchid Danglers from one of my favourite statement jewellery brands - the House Of Rajput. The vibrant colour mix of blue and orange is just gorgeous against the blush hues of this flowing, full skirted and all time favourite Erika Peña dress.
Funny enough I found this headscarf which belonged to my mother in law and she had it for years ( truly vintage) and it paired perfectly for this look to cinch in my waist with. And to finish the look, this pair of V front slingback heels from ASOS which unfortunately is already sold out but there are so variations of this style which I am sure you can mix and match with to style this look.

Leaving you for now - I hope you like this outfit and here's to a Happy National Day month to ALL my Singaporean friends and followers!

Don't forget to check out my IG profile and stories for all other offers for this month!

Love,
Simone xoxo