Cai Mei Khoo, Editor-in-Chief: Chanel SS17 Look 76
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.
Gwen Ong, Deputy Editor: Ray-Ban Hexagonal Flat Lenses
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.
Jasmine Leong, Senior Fashion Writer: Acne Studios Adriana plaque-detailed leather sneakers
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.
Loh Wei Yeen, Fashion & Beauty Writer: Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Pavée Saphirs Roses Bracelet Or watch
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.
Rachel Au, Lifestyle Writer: Gucci Dionysus mini suede shoulder bag
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.
Alyssa Lee, Editorial Assistant: Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Cheek To Chic’ blusher
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?
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