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Mar 4, 2012

HOW TO TRANSFORM A BASIC SHIRT INTO A TUBE TOP?

Last week, I finished shooting and editing my second fashion video tutorial Crystal's Closet. This is collaboration project between me and Zane Lee, my cinematographer. We are trying to make one new video a week if possible. Though it was our first project together but we managed to work pretty well together. Zane is such an amazing and talented man. I love his skills, knowledge and passion. 

The weather that day wasn't so helpful as it started raining heavily when we were about to shoot. I was so  hopeless and depressed looking at the pouring rain. Hence, the first half of the shot we did at my...balcony :D. Second half of it, we were quickly doing some walking outdoor shoots when the rain has just stopped about 10 minutes and started raining again 

Thankfully, everything was completed after 3 hours. It took me another 2 days to edit, do voice-over and everything. 

The reason why I came out with this tutorial is because I often listen to many girls saying that they used to wear basic shirt to work but not anymore since there are so many styles, trends and creative pieces from Taiwan, Korea, Hongkong nowadays with ribbon, lace, flowery hems etc...They look so girly, cute and sweet. As such, poor basic white shirt is officially abandoned

Some say "White shirt looks so boring", while others say "It makes me look like a waitress in a restaurant". I say "That's not true! Style is not what you wear, it's how you wear it". I proved them wrong by making many different interesting looks from a very normal basic shirt I bought from G2000 a while ago. Here are some samples of how you can style it. 






Some photos from the shoot:

1. Office Look. 

Paring a white shirt with black pencil skirt, a pair of pumps and some red accessories (watch, ring, belt) to add more colors to the outfit


And here is how it looks. Who dare to say I look like a waitress?




2. Casual Look

This is perfect look for Saturday, Sunday brunch with some friends. You can even wear this casual business look for a meeting, it still looks formal and yet not so uptight. 


Paring blazer with jeans is one of my favorite things to do. 


For this look, you can wear wedges but i think high heels or pumps will give you extra credits for being stylish, sexy and professional.


You can choose to wear red accessories but I decided to go for gold instead because I don't want to be so overly accessorized.

3. Sexy Look.

You gotta be surprised if I say you can definitely be sexy with a basic white shirt. It's the matter of how you wear it


When we talk about SEXINESS, we talk about 5" high heels...


and red lipstick.

and a tube top. Amazingly enough, the tube top you are seeing above is from a basic white shirt that people say it's meant for boring people or waitress only. :D

 The bottom line is: Don't restrict yourself to any idea, concept. The amazing things always come from the most ordinary stuffs.

I hope this tutorial gives you some ideas and inspiration to work on your closet. Remember, BACK TO BASIC.

Good luck & see you soon.

Love,
Crystal

P/s: If you wish to watch more tutorials, please do give me some ideas and suggestions of what you want to see.

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