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{EDITORIAL}: BLACK NIGHT


If you have been following my blog long enough, you'll know I mostly post about my daily outfit. Comparing my very first outfit post  from 2012 until now, I see myself improve tremendously, and I couldn't be happier to see how much I've grown in this fashion blogging industry. It has been a long, tough, yet fulfilling journey so far. 

After 123 Crystal's Closet daily outfit posts, I suddenly had the urge to do some things differently, some things new to challenge creativity and to get out of my comfort zone. That's when this editorial post came about. I wanted to do some editorial photo shoots awhile ago, but I couldn't find the right "partner" to work with until I met Doug Tindall, an amazingly talented photographer with so much enthusiasm and dedication. We exchanged few ideas, discussed about varieties of photos and went immediately for the shoot right after we found the perfect concept as if we were afraid that we could lose the inspiration at any moment. Working with people who have the same level of passion and commitment is always so fun and satisfying. 

It's really hard to keep this secret away from everyone as I wanted to show you these beautiful photos I received from Doug one day after our photo shoot, but I couldn't due to my other blogging assignments. Finally, I can proudly present to you my very first editorial photo shoot: BLACK NIGHT. 

I don't know if these photos are anywhere near the industry standards, compared to the photos that you often see in fashion magazines, but I'm very happy to call them my own fashion editorial pieces. Doug and I would be very grateful and happy to hear your constructive comments, suggestions so that we could improve ourselves. Just like the Crystal's Closet blog entries, I'm sure my editorial posts will get better and better. It's just the matter of time. 










Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we created them. 


::Outfit::
Dress: Milanoo
Shoes: Newlook
Necklace & watch: Swarovski

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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: CLASSIC BEAUTE


I find it weird every time I want to buy something specifically, whether it's a dress, a pair of shoes, sunglasses or handbag, I can spend the whole day shopping, dig in every corner of the mall, yet still go home with empty hands and disappointment. When I don't feel like buying anything, I always chance upon a treasured item that leaves me no choice but to bring it home. Buying this cut-out circle dress within 5 minutes while I was window-shopping is an example. 

The wasp waist with full circle bottom reminds me of 1950s fashion in which women always looked undeniably sophisticated and feminine. I have to admit I'm a true slave of this style, and I have yet to see when will I stop loving it. As if the classic silhouette dress in beige color wasn't attractive enough for me to buy, the shop owner turned the dress around to show me the cut-out back with a big bow on it. I was sold, completely. 

Not every day I can find a dress that has the consummate combination of modern and classic, with the most simple details, in the most basic color, yet still looks breathtaking like that. I thought, what would be better to pair this iconic dress with my favorite Dior sunglasses, a pair of black gloves, black heels and statement necklace to bring me back to 1950s. I wish I could go back in time to witness how fashion designer Christian Dior first dominated fashion scenes in those years.  



























Thank you so much for reading!
Photo by: Leo. C Photography 

::Outfit::
Topshop dress- Also love this one and this one
Aldo shoes and bag- Also love this one
Lovisa necklace- Also love this one
Oasap hat
Dior sunglasses- Also love this one
Milanoo gloves

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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: LADY BOSS


If there is any wardrobe staple that instantly makes me feel confident the moment I put it on, it has to be this blazer. I own many different blazers in different styles, colors and shapes, but none is as unique as this blazer that you are seeing here. 

Reminiscent of Balmain blazer, the structured shoulders design immediately caught my attention when I first saw it online. At the same time, I also adore the peplum silhouette that gives a perfect curve to a wearer. Having a feminine touch in this masculine structure, this blazer gives me the feeling of a strong woman who is ready to conquer the world. She is powerful, important and determined. She is a lady boss. She works hard; she plays even harder. With the blazer on, she looks professional at work. With the blazer off, she seems to be ready for a party anytime. 

It amazes me how many personalities we can have from just one outfit. I must thank to Leo.C Photography for helping me to capture these beautiful images and for bringing this woman in my own imagination come to life. 

I'm trying to be like her. 









Photography by: Leo.C Photography

::Outfit::
Oasap Blazer
ASOS cropped top
ZARA skirt- Also love this one
ASOS metal waist belt
ALDO Shoes (old)- Also love this one
Love Moschino bag (old)
Oasap hat
Lovisa necklace. 
Swarovski watch


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BOYFRIEND vs. BART SIMPSON


On the 3rd day of Lunar New Year in Vietnam, the weather was incredibly beautiful with golden sunshine, crisp air and gorgeous flowers everywhere. Nature seemed to be too generous and kind to the Northern part of Vietnam this year. Or, I would like to believe that I brought the Singapore sunshine back with me to chase the usual grey sky and the freezing 10°C (50°F) temperature away. Believe it or not, the day I left Vietnam, the temperature suddenly went down to 8°C, and it hasn't gone up since then. :(

As much as I wanted to stay at home during New Year, I couldn't help but think about the outdoor photo-shoot opportunity with the cutest baby on earth (my nephew), in such a perfect weather. Good thing, Miu loves dressing up and taking photos as much as his aunty does, thus, having a photo shoot with him was extremely fun and easy. We managed to take a couple of photos together until he was so attracted to the car rides, he didn't want to take photos with me anymore, lolz. 
My little gangster- a potential lady-killer in the future, I hope you will not break many girls' heart with your handsomeness and stylishness. 

After the big boy had gone for his car rides, I started a quick photoshoot with the other 2 small "boys": my boyfriend jeans and Mr. Bart Simpson. Guess who was the photographer this time? It's my brother. 

Initially, I thought this "triangle relationship" between me, my boyfriend jeans and Mr. Bart Simpson would be awkward and uncomfortable as I could pay attention to only one of them. It turned out to be ok as the 2 "boys" worked very well together to give me an outfit that I expected: casual and chic. Though, it was the first time Mr. Bart Simpson appeared on my blog, but he seemed to make a perfect appearance, don't you think? 









Thank you so much for reading. 
::Outfit::
Bart Simpson sweater- Also love this one
ZARA boyfriend jeans- Also love this one
Romwe coat- Also love this one
Charles &Keith pumps- Also love this one
ALDO necklace- Also love this one
Michael Kors sunglasses- Also love this one
Charles &Keith cross-body bag- Also love this one
Pandora bracelet. 

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STYLE TIPS,

WHAT TO WEAR FOR VALENTINE'S DAY?

It's that time of the year again! The most romantic night of the year on the horizon is only 3 days away from now. Whether you are celebrating this special date night with your boyfriend, husband or your gal pals, Valentine's Day is a day for fun, flirty and feminine dressing to take place. I know finding the perfect dress to go out on Valentine's Day can be very stressful. That's why I have created 3 outfit inspirations just for you in case you are stuck in the drama "What to wear" forever. 

Last year, I created 4 different outfit ideas for your Valentine's Date. I hope they were useful. This year, these 3 stunning outfits will surely make you be the center of attraction at any party you go to. 

1. Fairy Tale Love
A sweetly printed dress in such a flattering shape like this Mary Katrantzou dress is so hard to ignore. Besides, I'm obsessed with the pink, lavender, and purple color on this dress, the colors of love, faith, romance, femininity and elegance. You want to wow your man when you walk out of the wardrobe? Wear this outfit. 
::Outfit::
Versace watch
Elizabeth Cole necklace
Armani Rough lipstick
River Island cuff bracelet- Sydney Evan ring

2. Seal It With A Kiss
Red is a quintessential color on Valentine's Day. As much as I love pink and lavender, I can't skip this hot color, especially when it comes with many kisses like the design of this Alice & Olivia dress. I assume she must be inspired by the Valentine's Day when she designed this dress. 
::Outfit::
Jimmy Choo pumps
YSL lipstick
Ann Taylor necklace
The Grand Social bracelet- Also love this one.
Marc Jacobs perfume

3. Love And Be Loved.
If bright and loud colors aren't your things, the LBD (Little Black Dress) perhaps, would do a great job to make you look stunning, yet still feel comfortable in your own skin on this day. I mean, who doesn't wear black dress? There are many types of LBD to choose from: bodycon, spandex, sequin and lace dress, but I personally think the tulle-organza-silk dress is the ultimate choice on Valentine's Day. You don't even need heels or any accessories, you will still look extremely sexy in it. 
::Outfit::
Moschino belt
Saint Laurent bracelet- 
Nyx lipstick

I have helped you to solve your problem of figuring out what to wear. If you are still wondering what to do, where to go on Valentine's Day (and if you are single), you are most welcome to join me at the number one singles party Valentine Vendetta at New Asia bar this coming Friday 14th Feb, 2014.





I'm giving away 10 tickets to my lovely blog readers to attend this party with me. All you need to do is to email me your name and contact, I'll select the first 10 people that email me.

What can you expect at the party?

You'll be attending the most hedonistic Valentine’s day party, Valentine Vendetta at New Asia, the Swissotel’s ultra-chic top-floor bar. You will be encouraged to ‘snog a stranger’ for big prizes including a diamond giveaway. With the great atmosphere, nice music, amazing people around (and of course having a party with yours truly), I bet you won't be disappointed. Hurry up! Register your name with me HERE. Giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. 

More information about the party, visit this website.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope to see you this Friday. 
Love,
Crystal

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