Thursday, December 15, 2011

Primark Lookbook A/W 2011

An essential update from my favorite retailer PRIMARK!! I miss London!

Affordable and sassy fashion straight from your must-go shop on Oxford Street.. here it comes...
Loving the color clash with the vintage undertone.

A high waisted knee length fitted skirt in the most vibrant color is the MUST have this winter.
Style it with other vibrant colors, don't be afraid of the clash, there are no rules this time!



Lumpy grandmother style sweaters are so comfy you just want to wrap yourself up in it everyday.. whether it be short like this one to style easily with any bottoms, or a long oversized style to cover all for those insecure days.


This isn't my cup of tea personally.. but I can imagine this little smart peacoat will be the perfect number for someone in a more formal office environment...



I LoVE this dress! Very Alexa Chung-esque, and the color combo is gorgeous, plus how cute is that little box bag?


Maxi Dresses are my top choice this season, maybe because I have put on a little weight:-P it hides everything but looks so chic and moves elegantly. Though I am not keen on this one here really... shiny satins are never my best friend!


Grandmother knits at its best!



The wine vs camel vs navy is fab, just the perfect mix of everything in this look!


Love me a fur collar this season! I bought one online last year and can't get enough of it, I can just throw it on top of any outfit (it's detachable). This one here in my favourite Wine is so cool.



101 Dalmatians updated? :-)


Lastly, never forget... ROCK 'n' ROLL!!!!!! Kill it with the red pumps.

love, Connie @ Nutcase Fashion http://nutcasefashion.etsy.com

Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Jewelry Trends- installment 1

As often as I can, I will share with you the things that catch my eyes and my inspirations behind my creations for my handmade jewelry line- Nutcase. Most importantly, I just want to share the beautiful beautiful works of almost art with these. Jewelry are so underestimated sometimes. They shouldn’t be called accessories anymore, for they are the main course served here obviously!



I love wearing agate and stones jewelry as it gives me such a sense of cool hip precious. I love the irregular patterns and colors in an agate and love to see it mixed with other materials for such an interesting clash. Conventionally people liked to wear jewelry with one precious agate or stone as centerpiece, but now, there are just no rules. Pile it on! More is more.

This is one of the most refreshing trend I observed recently. I call it bar and dangle as a vague concept name that these styles all has an interesting form with a horizontal ‘bar’-like component, adorned with a hanging centre piece or dangling with adornments of sorts.

SHOP NUTCASE FALL 2012 COLLECTION HERE!!!:



Can this trend ever get tiring? I guess not! We all carry on to be obsessed with all things bold, geometric and larger than life! It just instantly gives your look a character and says something about you to the world. This neon green cluster of craziness necklace is just unstoppable! Though I wonder how heavy it is on the wearer- comfort is something I am also concerned with when designing my jewelry. It is always always important to make me customers comfortable when wearing my jewelry, any sharp edges that hurt? Any materials irritating to the skin? Any shape and form that will keep messing up when you move around and gives you inconvenience? Is it SO heavy that it makes you exhausted and hurts your neck by wearing it? I always try to consider these points when designing. As much as I am a huge fan of drama and boldness, and agree on the saying ‘style costs comfort’, there should always be a balance and reasonable compromise. 
I like how simple this trend is. That’s all.
 
Neon continues to be a favorite among fashion lovers, most recognizably the works by Tom Binns. Personally I feel this theme is a little been-there, done-that, but would like to explore it further to see how it can be applied In more innovative methods: materials/ combinations/ colors etc. I like how Tom Binns had painted the neon yellow necklace in such an irregular way, almost like it is accidentally dripping paint. Particularly I LOVE the neon pink nylon woven rope used here on this necklace as replacement to a neck chain, in contrast with the expensive looking jewels, it looks FAB!

 
Fringes, feathers, dangling chains. It’s everywhere! They are easy to wear and relatively a blend-in style for those who are less experimental. I love the fringe anklet here! What a great accessory that anyone can easily make themselves too! (wink wink DIY idea alert)

 
Spikes is not a new theme yet it is explored further here to make it a refined, glamourous, elegant item, instead of the hardcore punk vibe often associated with it. This set of yellow stone spikes necklace and earring is just exquisite. So simple but so unique, the earring looks like one of those earhole enlargement ear bars the Camden Town punks would wear.


love, Connie @ Nutcase Fashion http://nutcasefashion.etsy.com

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alexander Straulino Photography

Love the use of color and graphic composition.

www.studiostraulino.com


love, Connie @ Nutcase Fashion http://nutcasefashion.etsy.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

CHRISTMAS ORDERS!!!::::::::this is very important my customers!!

For those of you who still can't make up your mind˜˜DO IT NOW :-D as the Xmas Post cut off day starts tomorrow literally for Australia and following closely in a few days for the U.S. and E.U.! After that... it would be a longgg wait. Don't miss out.


Please visit this page to see what the 'Cut off' date for Christmas mails are:
http://www.hongkongpost.com/eng/publications/news/2011/20111124a/index.htm

What the date means is that, any post sent AFTER that date, you may not receive it before, on or a week after Christmas. Please ensure that if you order from me AFTER the listed date, you do not need the item urgently and that you understand you will probably receive it some time in January! If you are not OK with it, do not place your order. If you do order it, I will continue to send it with the assumption of you knowing that it will arrive later than the usual 7-14 days period and that delay may occur indefinitely.







love, Connie @ Nutcase Fashion http://nutcasefashion.etsy.com