My Post Vogue’s Fashion Night Out

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: September 9th, 2011

Last night I have experienced my first public fashion social gathering as an attendee at ‘Vogue’s Fashion Night Out‘, but wait, where was I at VFNO London last September 2010?  In fact, I was there and part of the participants, I was called to assist an established stylist (whom I had worked for for 5 years) to style models for an in-store catwalk show at a major retailer.  Three shows running in one evening was tough and not knowingly what was going on outside the store I was very displeased and felt left out.

Last night, I was meant to co-host VFNO in the major shopping areas of Covent Garden which I kindly declined their invitation, with my determination that I wanted to experience having a great time like others – drink champagne and bite on nibbles, watch bands playing, play dress up, meet blog friends and the like.  So, my plan was to do a relay style visits to each stores, spend a minimum (target) of 15 minutes and make haste to another.  Three hours and constantly on the move, weaving through crowds of fashionistas in busy side streets and my usual short cuts, I managed to achieve 4.  4 stores in three hours is beyond embarrassing in hope that I would achieve at least 16.  The queues were unexpected due to high volume of RSVPs and VIPs, oh well I would love Benetton to be part of VFNO next year, fingers crossed.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 

 
 

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 Food At Press Events

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: September 2nd, 2011

I have a habit of photographing food i.e snacks, canapés, savouries and other finger food at every press and launch events, this is very typical with fashion bloggers to post food photos on their blogs.  Reason being?  Well, I guess it is because food tend to look well presented, tasty and a work of art, and you’ll never see or eat them next again until 5 events ahead of the calendar.  Popular finger foods like macaroons, cupcakes, sushi, fruits, salad, mini pies are considered popular amongst press, journalists, editors, stylists, bloggers and the like.  The best food I had at a press event was a mini cone of (organic) fish and chips, that was 5 years ago before I had a blog, even though it was 5 years ago I can still taste the flavour.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Are you ready for London Fashion Week?

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: August 26th, 2011

I can’t believe Fashion Week (New York, London, Milan and Paris) commences next month!  I remember I suffered repeated episodes of terrible lethargy, poor appetite (not time to eat and snack whilst dashing off between venues), dehydration after a week of chaotic madness at LFW. This season I will be well equipped, a daily snack in my bag as advised by Benetton PR.  Now I have three weeks to plan my LFW wardrobe, the Japanese-clashing-floral from last season is done and dusted, but I haven’t given up yet.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 London in crisis

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: August 10th, 2011

In light of recent shocking events with rampant violence of the rioting happening in London over the past few days, London and other capitals in England under threat with senseless, bored, young offenders spreading fears and mass chaos, attacking our streets, communities, damaging residential and commercial properties by looting, robbing passersby and worst of all setting buildings on fire. This is hijacking and catalytic needless attack.

It is very sad to see my home city in such a state and hearing of those livelihoods gone up in flames and crumbled into ashes.  Please help us clean up those mess left by the criminals, greatly appreciated.

LONDON WON’T BE DEFEATED, BE SAFE.

All photos via www.guardian.co.uk

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Hyper Japan Event

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 28th, 2011

After last year’s successful run of Hyper Japan at Kensington Olympia venue in London, I was fortunate to attend the event as guest of Tabio (a Japanese socks and hosiery company).  Hyper Japan was all about cuisine, culture and cool: everything that’s creative, cute and crazy about contemporary Japan.

Face painting session.

Food stand selling handmade sushi.

Exhibitor dressed in Kimono.  A stand selling dedicated Mangas and idol magazines.

Exhibitor dressing a girl in kimono, quite a delicate and complicated, step by step process.

Tabio stand selling their best selling socks.

Origami making and traditional calligraphy session.

Cosplay performance award and audience.

Cute animal backpacks.

I find the experience astonishing and inspirational, particularly seeing young fans dressed up in Cosplay costumes in fitting tribute to their favourite and identified Manga/Anime characters, they looked adorable.  Japanese culture is officially cool and I cannot wait for the 2012 event.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Benetton style: a pop of yellow and pink

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 20th, 2011

Never in the world I would be brave enough to wear a super bright fluorescent yellow trousers in London town especially in this horrid weather, nonetheless the outfit managed to brighten the depressive day.  With the Benetton trousers I balanced the yellow with a loose fit white t-shirt, multicolour necklace, pink and grey stripey cardigan, pink checks and beige converse and bright pink Benetton scarf which has a cute lip print on it.

This style has a sense of casualness, urban and hip-hop.  Ideally I would define this look as Swagger with a touch of cuteness, but what’s missing?  The look can never go without key Swagger accessories like; dice key chains, retro Casio watch, huge headphones and baseball cap.  Never mind the cluttered accessories, simpleness is the key.

Thanks to Jen of The Style Crusader for the outfit photos.

Added note: A few days after the shots posted both Benetton and Style Slicker blogs, the shot is featured on New York mag‘s this week street style.

 

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Floaty graduation

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 13th, 2011

Yesterday I attended my younger brother’s graduation ceremony at Royal Holloway University in Surrey (not the Holloway Prison in London as most people assume so), I wore a pretty print georgette dress bought from Benetton the other day.  Paired with black suede heels and a velvety-fur trimmed clutch, the style looks basic and yet chic.

I love the Victorian-gothic architecture of the university building, it has a touch of Harry Potter-esque.  I hear Basic Instinct 2 was filmed there and other mentions in the best selling book The Da Vinci Code.

Some interesting colour palette on ceremony robes.

The after-ceremony is all about having fun and celebration with close friends and family.  Hat throwing is a favourite tradition with students, the end of c’est la vie hardship, now they are leading a new life as a graduate in a quest to find a dream career.

Are you graduating or attending a graduation ceremony this Summer?  If so, what will you be wearing?

The print georgette dress (style 4M5ASV1V4) retails for £49.90 and is available in selected United Color of Benetton stores.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 The hippy meets great gatsby

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 8th, 2011

Having already seen a couple of blog posts of the spring summer capsule collection on Spain and Italy‘s blogs, pondering when my turn will come. Luckily, a couple days ago my giant camera and I have managed to catch a sneak preview at Benetton’s flagship store on Oxford Street. The collection are already in selected United Colors of Benetton stores around the world.

The hippy meets Great Gatsby‘ is the theme for the final season of summer. Introducing relaxed styles of key pieces; oversized blouses, mini dresses, print tees, georgette dresses and skirts, impressive and surprisingly-feels-real (mock) leather trousers, feminine frills and oblique cutting for elegant occasional pieces.  The colours are dusty, warm, pale hues and subtle.  Various shades of blues and pinks hint at the autumn palette.

Pretty little collection. I can spot an ideal dress to wear to my brother’s university graduation ceremony next week.

Of course, press event at Benetton always provide little hospitality treats for journalists and bloggers for their busy schedules.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Benetton look

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: July 1st, 2011

I have a confession. I must have worn the exact style, the crochet knitted top and belt both from Benetton and grey marble effect jersey dress (minus the leopard print socks and shoes) for the past weeks, for the purpose of getting the look photographed for this blog post and failed miserably. Yesterday I succeeded, I literally begged my street style photographer friend who was feeling unwell on the day we met for (supposedly) dinner this evening, has taken some basic snap shots before she headed home. Impressionate.

Personally, I would ditch the flat shoes and settle with a pair of nude Mary Jane shoes. What do you think?

Thanks StyleEast for the outfit photos.

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Love Socks

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: June 29th, 2011

I first discovered Tabio a quirky Japanese socks and hosiery speciality store on King’s Road nearly 8 years ago, I remember the store covered in abundance of colour, varied sock styles and materials, patterns et al.

As a poor fashion student back then I couldn’t helped but purchase a few of their signature wrap over sockettes and quirky socks, I still have them. They were utterly super expensive (3 times the price of my student daily travel fare) since then onwards I became their regular customer til this day.

Tabio is known for their delicate engineering in design and techniques, it is why they produce the finest quality socks in the world. They are made in Japan unlike other Japanese socks manufacturers have moved productions overseas. No wonder Tabio socks are favoured by celebrities; Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Smith (Dr Who), Tinie Tempah, Eliza Doolittle and many more.

The styles are endless.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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