29.10.12

ANDY & EDIE


(Pixie Market leopard coat, ark&co dress, Vince Camuto quilted pumps)
photos by Jesse Sullivan

The Sandy storm is approaching New York by the minute now. I actually enjoy staying in and give my camera a break for once! I wish everyone will have a blast this Halloween. 

I had so much fun dressing up as Edie Sedgwick. I love her glamorous and nonchalant style, minus the drugs. I wish everyday could be Halloween. With my man candy Andy Warhol by my side the whole night, it almost feels like I traveled back in times. 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ANDY AND EDIE WITH LOVE!

xo

22.10.12

FREJA


Those profile, jawlines, tattoos. Isn't she perfect?! 

CHIC CADET


I stumbled across these photos while tumblr surfing. Military equals chic, period. Anything that brings instant sexiness and power without turning one into a tramp get a DM approval immediately. I am a firm believer in power dressing without all the bodycon and hip-hugging dresses. A little skin goes a long way.

16.10.12

LEATHER OVERALLS


Ever since I saw this leather overalls at 3.1 Phillip Lim resort 2013 I've been quite obsessed with it. My wish came true when this leather overall-esque dress came into the office last week. New York weather has been a bit ferocious this past week but it didn't stop me from walking around with just opaque tights protecting my legs from the chill. This hooded parka with fuzzy sleeves are by far my favorite this fall.

I'm currently listening to Lykke Li's Let It Fall. I remember she sounds just like her records when I saw her in concert later last year. Maybe I should start collecting concert tees and build my soon-to-be vintage archives come twenty years, no?




(Pixie Market leather overalls, F21 tights, Beau Coops boots, The Bridge bag, Urban Outfitter sunglasses)
photos by Dk

12.10.12

SUNNY DAY OUT IN SOHO

(Quiksilver vest, Low Classic skirt, Pixie Market top, ADR for H&M sunglasses, Matiko wedges, The Bridge bag, Vivi beanie)
photo by my bestie Jesse

My obsession for anything kitty only gets more serious during winter time. Yesterday was so beautiful. Sunny and dry. It was perfect beanie weather! Time to let my inner cat out!

I'm on set for a photo shoot at work all day today. We're shooting a lot of outerwear and I've been trying really hard to resist because I literally want to walk away with the whole rack. I'm on a fashion detox. Last time I lasted a day. There's Manhattan Vintage Show in Chelsea this weekend, thus my detox is suffocating softly. I'll be filming my first video this Saturday too. I'm a bit nervous but super thrilled. 

I wish everyone a lovely weekend! 
<3


10.10.12

PAISLEY CASE




(Quiksilver Shearling Coat, PM Paisley Dress, Jeffrey Campbell Loza)

Surfing brands like Quiksilver always manage to bring fashion and practicality together. This shearling vest was initially a coat with zippered sleeves. The weather got warmer towards mid-day so I decided to give my arms a break. I've been really into 3/4 sleeves lately. When I saw this paisley bodycon dress I could hear my closet whispering "Get it!" in my head. It's wearable day and night. Plus the monochrome paisley lace is way too pretty to disdain.

MIU MIU GLASSES



I had my first pair of glasses before nerd was even considered in fashion. These bottomless retro frames by Miu Miu makes me want to be a nerd again. Only ten thousand times more chic and glamorous! 

photos via style.com

7.10.12

SHEER STRIPES


(wearing Pixie Market top, Bronte dress, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Anna Dello Russo for H&M Cat Eye Sunglasses, gifted Vivi Clutch)
photos by Derek Nguyen

I'm a cat eye kind of girl. These sunglasses are funky and chic at the same time. Snake is my latest animal obsession. The clutch I got was a gift from Vivi magazine. It doubles as an iPad holder too. The weather is dropping and the leaves are starting to fall. Every day is going to be a knit/coat day soon. It was my last chance to wear a chiffon slit maxi skirt so I couldn't let it slip away.

DRESSMONSTA on INSTAGLAM #2




photos via @dressmonsta (Follow me on Instagram)

FROM THE TOP: 
1. PM Sunglasses, F21 pearl necklace, Lumiere sweater
2. This is my new favorite sunglasses!
3. Fun time on set with my girl JP 
4. Morocco ring
5. Gifted clutch from Vivi Magazine
6. The most inspiring quotes from the most inspiring woman that had ever lived. Check it out!
7. Dressmonsta lesson: How to be a (sheer) lady! #comingsoon!


4.10.12

FURRY SLEEVES

WHEN THE LEAVES CHANGE COLORS...
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This weather is amazing. Jesse and I took a long walk in Central Park over the weekend. It's good to go above 14th street every now and then. I love being surrounded by nature, lots of trees and leaves, anything but buildings. Central Park is my go to spot when the leaves start changing colors.

I had on a paisley bodycon dress and was too lazy to take it off, so my quickest escape was to throw on a long navy coat with a touch of shearling. Despite all the joggers and tourists were giving us looks while we were posing and taking pictures, I was madly in love of the weather I couldn't care less of anything else. My trusty JC boots are finally broken in. Speaking of which I need to clean out my closet to make room for sweaters and outerwear. Isn't fall/winter the best time of the year! 


(wearing TBA coat, Pixie Market dress, Jeffrey Campbell boots)
photos by Jesse Sullivan

3.10.12

ABBEY'S POLAROIDS

"I LIKE MY HANDS. THEY DO MOST OF THE TALKING!"
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I don't think Abbey Lee needs any introduction. One can do no wrong with those Bambi blue eyes and gamine style. I adore her since she first won the Girlfriend's magazine Model competition years ago, and I love her even more after she bleached her hair platinum. I found these polaroids of Abbey while scavenging through my old hard drive. Isn't she something! 

From top:
1. Backstage at Anna Sui
2. Backstage at Alexander Wang
3. That collar!
4. Mona Lisa before Carven!

MONSTA RADAR: CHANEL YOUTHQUAKE


THE SKINNIER THE WOMAN, THE BIGGER THE PEARLS 
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I don't want to state the obvious, but I LOVE CHANEL S/S 13 COLLECTION SO SO MUCH! Uncle Karl is probably sick of me screaming out my love for him on top of the Alps by now. Those vinyl wide-brimmed hats, the lustrous clustered pearl jewelry, the return of Chanel classic two tone pumps, and oh so many pretty dresses. One could possibly faint and blow up seeing this collection live! 

LET'S BEGIN WITH TUBE DRESSES: I'LL TAKE ONE OF EACH IN SIZE 34 PLEASE! They're unbelievably versatile. Tube dress paired with chic sandals, even espadrilles and statement necklaces is a stellar combo perfect for spring! For a more polished look, simply throw on an oversized coat. No Chanel 2.55 necessary when there's hat this chic: ultra wide clear vinyl brims! No worries about the level of sun protection, there's sunscreen for that!

I see pink from pastel to bubblegum to fuchsia. It's almost like a living Barbie kingdom. This whole collection is so wearable and pretty beyond words! Long live King Karl!



1.10.12

CAMOUFLAGE

DRESSMONSTA DOES MILITARY
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I wonder since when did military becomes "in fashion?" 

Discipline must be the powerful force behind it. To be discipline is to have style. You wake up, get dressed, go through your day in a nip and tuck schedule. If that's not discipline I don't know what is. That's what I love about military style. So powerful and chic at the same time! 

Look at Hitler, that moustache is ridiculously wrong but it looks right (on him)! I couldn't find any photos of him without that moustache. It's his trademark. That is style! 

I stock up on military pieces every season for heaven's sakes on those days when I feel like I have nothing to wear, they'll be my heroes. Karl did a whole collection on camouflage! I figure it would be nice to start off October with a whole new set of prints for fall.


photos by Molly Sugar

I'm a huge military fashion advocate and I believe there is a camouflage outfit for every occasion:
Iosselliani Ring
Iosselliani Necklace

This would be my perfect everyday look. The jacket adds the necessary Dressmonsta stamina to the whole outfit! 
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Nine to five chic made easy! Uncle Karl would be proud!
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DRESSMONSTA on INSTAGLAM











(Top to bottom: Power couple spotted at Clic gallery, a dose of Chanel a day keeps the doctor away, Galliano flashback, knit heaven via Elle Girl Jp, my fall savior by Beau Coops, #labelwhore stamp of approval by Blood is the New Black, Two Door Cinema Club concert, my muse's documentary is Now Showing!)
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photos via @dressmonsta

I adore Instagram. It's such a drug! I'm the 247685098 user and I'm already addicted to it. 

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It's finally October. Time flies like rocket science. It's my third month blogging and I would like to thank all you guys who's been with me since the beginning of the journey and new friends I meet along the way. It's been an incredible adventure and it will only get better I promise! I'm happy to announce that there is a GIVEAWAY coming up. I want to make my first giveaway an AWESOME one for you my fabulous readers! 

Let me know your thoughts in the comment below by October 5th

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Big kisses to everyone!
Happy October <3