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    Fashion Friday: Outfit Inspirations for K-Pop Concert Goers

    The answers to your ‘what to wear to T-ARA / Wonder Girls / Big Bang concert’ dilemmas. October is arriving in a blink and many Malaysians have all but one reason to be excited about it. ‘Tis the biggest month for local K-pop lovers because Big Bang, Wonder Girls and T-ARA are performing live in Malaysia! All those hours of tickets queueing and song memorising will finally be worth it. Our Korean idols are not only big on stage act, but also for their all out outfits ranging from studs, over-the-top leather jackets and whimsical dresses. A true concert goer would know that THE outfit is a big part of…

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    Venusbuzz Picks: Top 10 Items from H&M Malaysia

    The smartest fashionistas come prepared. Here’s your cheatsheet to H&M Malaysia, opening on September 22 @ Lot10. The city is high in anticipation, with H&M opening in a few days’ time. The Swedish brand is best known for its revolutionary move of bringing high fashion to high street – to us. With the collaboration history with Lanvin, Versace and Anna Dello Russo among others, it is not too much to regard H&M as a fashionista’s wet dreams come true. The last we heard, the sign is up at Lot10, Bukit Bintang – lending us a glimpse of the 36,000 feet square retail outlet. Expect a double eye candy treats since…

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    Fashion Friday: Dressing Up Tips for Raya

    How to not let your kebaya gets in the way of meeting the family members and feasting to the heart’s content. Just like any other festivity – it is about looking your best besides celebrating with the family after a month of controlling basic humanly desires. A classic conflict of interests always occur prior to a moment as important as this; between wanting to look great and staying comfortable during silaturahim with the nears and dears. Whilst you would not want a splash of rendang on your baju kurung, it is bound to happen at some point or another. To this, we suggest choosing cotton over satin during your nephews’ visit.…

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    Fashion Friday: Dressing Up a la Asian Female Icons

    Get a taste of Aung San Suu Kyi, Michelle Yeoh & Yuna to brave the dog eat dog world. Aung San Suu Kyi recently received her long overdue Nobel Peace Prize Award, 21 years later. Home arrest, unable to see love of her life Michael Aris until his death, and political mockeries were only a few of many things Suu Kyi had to sacrifice for Myanmar and its people. Two days ago, the iconic democratic leader finally received an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University – another long overdue affair since 1993. Her fight is not over, it is even greater than ever before – the fight of a real countrywoman.…

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    Fashion Friday: Woven Necklace

    The new headturner is made from the humble handicraft technique we mastered back in school! Women and braids are like inseparable magnets that bind them together. Back in the days, it was Heidi the mountain girl, and in modern fashion Alexander Wang started the side braid trend, followed with the more recent herringbone hairdo. Braid takes over designers’ brains now that the wonderful wickerwork appears on bib necklaces. Woven necklace as the elongation of tribal trend is the next ‘it’ accessories you should lay your hands on. Wait for the stores to get crazy about them, or DIY them stat: it’s your call. Much like the multi-coloured friendship bracelet, the…

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    Andrej Pejic – the Gender Bending Bride

    Here comes the bride, all dressed in Rosa Clara. The gender-bending model opened the show for the said designer at the Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 just a few days ago.  If you haven’t heard of the name Andrej Pejic before, you must have been hiding under a huge rock. Or was it boulder? The androgynous model was given the honours to grace the catwalk for Rosa Clara in an ethereal white gown as the opening number. He is not new to modelling women’s clothes, having donned feminine pieces from dresses to push-up bras and mini skirts before. “I’ve been dressing in skirts since I was little,” he said in an…

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    Street Snaps: Bandung

    Our style scouter braved through Trademark Market to explore the fashion playground in the Paris of Java. It was a complete celebration of individuality at Bandung’s biggest fashion market last weekend. In the midst of locally produced goods and countless local shoppers – we pulled out some of the styles present and captured a number of light tropical layering art as well as a great mixture of tribal-esque accessories. The two gel pretty well with the laced-up shoes trend, also popularly donned by KL hipsters. The laid-back style vibe is rhythmic with the city’s ‘take it easy’ culture. What is interesting to note, however, is that most stylistas pair hippie loose items…

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    Venus How To: Wear Leather Sans Looking Tacky

    From fetish to fashion – leather transforms into chic fashion pieces you should sneak into your wardrobe! As seen on: Michael Kors, DKNY, Calvin Klein (AW12) Mankind has arguably worn leather since the existence of clothes – 170,000 years ago (study of Lice, University of Florida). The modern day leather jacket (bomber jacket), however, was first popularised in the 1900s during the Russian Civil War. Bike gangs adopted the trend – with leather vests and jacket grew into Harley Davidson’s equal. Pop sensations, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are big fans of this fetish material since their heydays. Then and now: Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera in leather Thanks to…

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    Grow Old & Stay Stylish: Fashion Tips for Middle Aged Women

    Not the funky granny, or the in denial aunty, just a graceful woman who celebrates aging. As natural a process it is, no one actually wants to grow old. Being little girls, we wanted to grow up but as soon as we hit 25 – we wish we look forever that way. The fine lines turn into wrinkles, the then slim tummy is now saggy, the used to be toned legs are looking less appealing – holy gravitation! But ladies, it never means we have to stop trying to look our best – because it is one of the sources of daily happiness. With a few tweaks, a few adjustments,…

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    Fashion Friday: Mad (wo)Men

    The 60s style secrets of the ever-so-divine Betty, Peggy, Joan, and Megan. Mad Men is nothing short than revolutionary. The portrayal of the patriarchal era in the 60s is brilliantly wrapped with a glimpse into the glamorous advertising industry – making Account Executive a more lustful position than ever. As the icing on the cake, the wardrobe choices are very intricate that vintage fashion has risen to a whole new level. Runways are influenced by the retro drama and Janie Bryant, the series costume designer, received huge animo for her two Mad Men collections at Banana Republic. The Mad Men women’s styles evolve as do their characters and the time…