At Chanel's robo-chic SS17 collection, I loved the juxtaposition of a pink slip worn with a cozy knit cardi thrown over, baseball cap worn sideways to hide unruly morning hair. The idea of a girl who doesn't have much time to get ready in the morning totally appeals to me, more so as I'm not quite a morning person, and also in her confidence that says 'I woke up like this; now, let's roll.' The show's soundtrack was a remix of Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love' - the feeling is mutual.
I can count the number of items I have in pink with one hand, ok, maybe two but no more. I’ve never been attracted to pink; it’s too girly a colour for my liking. But if you present me with a Ray-Ban with cool pink mirrors, I’ll switch alliance just for you. I like this quirky hexagonal shape that seems to hold the flat crystal lenses rather beautifully. Bring on the sunshine, I say.
Growing up, I had always been a huge fan of the colour pink—up until I was in my pre-teens, that is. It wasn’t until recently when I started noticing the comeback of the ultra-girlie hue and started believing that it is a) cool again and b) possible to rock it without looking like a fairytale-obsessed woman-child. Upon seeing these Acne Studios sneakers, I didn’t need anymore convincing. From the bubblegum-pink leather to a detachable emoji-inspired enamel plaque, I’m ready to give the white sneakers a break and go for their quirkier, older sister instead.
It isn't easy to find a bejeweled watch that is both classy and understated (read: no ostentatious, sizable diamonds here), but Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas in rose gold and pink sapphire checks all the right boxes. Created in 1935 for the Duke of Windsor, the Cadenas appears as a sleek bracelet but reveals a miniature dial on the side that the wearer could see—made for women back in the early 20th century as it was considered inelegant for them to wear a watch in public. My favourite way of pulling off pink in timepieces? Via that sleek rose gold snake chain bracelet and pink princess-cut sapphires, of course.
There was a time - 20 years ago - when I adored pink as much as Barbie did. Now, you won't see a shred of Barbie pink in my wardrobe (or will you?). Instead, I've grown a soft spot for pink accessories to go with my array of black, white and any other neutral toned outfits; and Gucci's signature 'Dionysus' shoulder bag is just perfect with its soft suede material and the iconic tiger head spur clasp. And since it comes in a petite size, I'll be able to carry only my essentials instead of lugging around everything I think I need - a common bad habit of a hoarder.
I’ve never been particularly fond of pink save for beautifully rare steaks and shades with an orangey tint as in salmon. When it comes to blushers however, nothing compares to a beautiful pink shade that mimics a love struck flush. The ‘Cheek to Chic’ blushers from Charlotte Tilbury are said to mimic just that. As if ‘Cheek to Chic’ was not cutesy enough, the two-step application process is given a two-part name – swish and pop. Pop the darker shade onto the apples of the cheeks and swish the lighter colour across the cheekbones to blend. Making it extra wish list-worthy is the fact that it’s not readily available to grab off the shelves here in Malaysia. On top of that, its unique selling point lies in the interesting design; bearing a somewhat cheeky resemblance to the theme of the month, Breast Cancer Awareness. Okay perhaps it’s a little farfetched but this ticks so many boxes, why nip nitpick?