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My bespoke Jeans and chinos ©blaastyle

  It’s tricky to find a pair of jeans that fit me off-the-shelf. Invariably I have to alter the length, or I don’t quite like the cut – ditto for chinos. A solution comes by the name of Selfnation, a Zurich and Berlin-based company which tailors jeans and chinos to your measurements. The founders want… Read More »

How To Become A Fashion Blogger ©Blaastyle

  I regularly receive messages asking how one can become a fashion blogger, and if there is a magic formula. I share some of my experiences here and hope they provide the answers you were looking for, and perhaps even motivate or inspire you. I started blogging at 13. I remember posting friends pictures or “cool stuff” on Skyrock (the cool platform then). Then I moved on to Blogspot, and narrowed my contents to focus on fashion. I shared what inspired me (images… Read More »

  I shot this OOTD look at an offbeat location. It is the rooftop of People’s Park Complex, an iconic 60’s-style building in the heart of Chinatown. To access the rooftop, you take the elevator at entrance of the shopping mall to the 6th floor and then climb the stairs. As backdrop, you have either… Read More »

  For many of us, September kicks off a new work or school year. So, how about a fresh start with a new feel-good outfit? One that is simple, casual and summerish (winter is still not quite here yet, and as for tropical Singapore…). Funny to think that jumpsuits were originally designed for sky jumps… Read More »

Hugo Is Bold

  We know Hugo Boss for its classical and elegant silhouettes that almost define the dress code for the modern working woman.  We appreciate the impeccable tailoring details, cut and structure of the pieces.  Now, be prepared for a refreshing makeover: this Fall-Winter 2017, HUGO introduces the confident and bold woman: one who wants to stay… Read More »

  The Freitag brothers are one of Switzerland’s most interesting startup and branding stories.  Their success started in 1993 when Markus and Daniel were graphic designers.  Looking for a practical, sturdy and good-looking bag, they were inspired by the multi-colored heavy trucks running by their apartment in downtown Zurich.  They recycled old tarpaulin truck covers… Read More »

  My mum often asks why I dress up “just to go downtown”,  especially in a pair of thick jeans in sweltering 30°C heat.  To me, my style of the day simply reflects the mood I am in, rather than its appropriateness.   I wonder how I would describe the mood that made me style my self-designed shirt… Read More »

Not Your Date Outfit

“Would it be OK if I wore that look on a date ?” I curiously asked my friend David.  He said “No” politely, explaining that my outfit was neither casual nor chic, neither stylish nor classic.  He was right – it wouldn’t make an impact.  For a change, this post is about what not to wear on a… Read More »

  I was very happy when I received my new La Redoute pencil skirt a few weeks ago. It wasn’t easy to find a good design that was also comfortable with a good fit of the right length.  I decided to wear it to the HEAD show in Geneva as guest of MAC cosmetics. I… Read More »

    ” The way we live now is edging towards a more sustainable pace in which we aime to buy less, but better. “ I can’t agree more with this statement from Navaz Batliwalla’s book “The New Garçonne, How to be a Gentlewoman.” (btw. I just started reading this truly inspiring book).  I am lucky… Read More »