Over The Rainbow
Immerse yourself in the colours of Spring

Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring is upon us! And it's time to immerse ourselves in the hottest colours from the freshest season of the year with the likes of Aquazzura, Anton Heunis, Paula Cademartori, Victoria Victoria Beckham, and Choices by DL.

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Sonia Rykiel
Spring/Summer 2016 Pre-collection

Thursday, February 25, 2016

From designing pre-collections under Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel creative director Julie de Libran has now produced her first Pre-Spring collection for the Parisian fashion house.
Julie de Libran went out with a bang with this one, taking the Queen of Knits back to the glory days of Manhattan’s Studio 54. Fittingly, the Sonia Rykiel Pre-Spring 2016 collection was presented at Ladurée Soho on West Broadway. From the daytime hustle and bustle to the party at the nightclub, her collection of American classics reigned decadently. It was 70s optimism set in the 90s and now it has surfaced in present time.
 For Sonia Rykiel, stripes are always right and have been signature staples in their repertoire for many years now. This Pre-Spring 2016, the Sonia Rykiel stripes will make you look twice!

 The graphic effect is a hot trend this Spring and de Libran has used this to her advantage. Kaleidoscopic parrot prints, rainbow stripes, and multi-coloured sequins are hot highlights here. The maximalism does not stop there. Spanish flounces and thick panels of colour give the collection an extra bounce, making the overall offering an absolute textural delight. The bags too, have their fair share of this treatment, laden with intricate leather weaves and zesty colours.
 A little bit of glamour and a little bit of boho-chic grunge, de Libran is slowly defining her version of the Sonia Rykiel woman of today. A master layering artist, she dresses the girl who is out to have a good time – a really good time. And with daywear proving to be her strongest suit, the light of day is where you will find her at her best.
When you wear a Sonia Rykiel, know that there is an inner Parisian woman inside of you. Deep down, this woman shows immense confidence, her unabashed display of fashion in full glory on the outside.

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Our Favourite Little Things
Go big on style with these mini stars

Monday, February 22, 2016

It's the little things that count! Here are some of our favourites from Victoria Beckham, Vita Fede, and Paula Cademartori! It's time to go big on style with these mini style stars.
Lightweight and handy for only your essentials, this season’s new crossbody bag from Victoria Beckham is made for the on-the-go woman in you.
http://www.laprendo.com/SG/ProductDetails.html?item=37081&utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Website&utm_content=37081&utm_campaign=22+Feb+2016 Meet your everyday bracelet from Vita Fede for work and the weekend, now with Swarovski crystal accents and minimalist lines.
For lovers of all things fashion-forward, go on a fun run and strike a conversation with this printed petite bag from Paula Cademartori.
Take a cue from Victoria Beckham’s evergreen classics. Put these cool shades on for an instant style update.

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Desires of the Heart
Pamper yourself with these fine jewels

Thursday, February 18, 2016

 It's the month of romance! So what do you desire in this season of love? A heart from Elena Votsi, perhaps? Or red bejewelled pieces from Maison Margiela, Delifina Delettrez, and Ole Lyngaard Copenhagen? Maybe some fine gold threads from Ginette NY for the minimalist in you?

Whatever you choose, just know that this is the month to take the backseat and self-indulge!

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Prabal Gurung
A modern luxury

Monday, February 15, 2016

Singapore has unearthed a raw fashion design talent and we at LaPrendo are pleased to welcome this designer to our repertoire. Unbeknownst to the mainstream audience but widely lauded by those in fashion, this designer is a man of many accolades – highly acclaimed ones, we may add. His name is Prabal Gurung and modern luxury is what he does best.

Born in Singapore, Prabal Gurung’s fashion journey would see him end up at New York where he would find the most success. New York Fashion Week is his domain but his commercial flair lies on the red carpet where he has dressed the Duchess of Cambridge, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway among many others.
One of his very first and most loyal customers was Michelle Obama, who wore a gorgeous red Prabal Gurung dress to a state dinner back in 2010. His penchant for churning out event-worthy cocktail dresses and red carpet gowns was unveiled to the world there and then. The rest as they say is history.
 The codes of Prabal Gurung have remained unchanged ever since. Having established himself as a go-to designer for modern dresses and form-fitting silhouettes, Prabal Gurung would throw on a delightful graphic twist to his creations that cemented the house’s signature look.

Theatrics in an elegant demeanour. Graphic modernity with sophistication. For Resort 2016, Prabal Gurung’s clever architectural approach is at its most refined and feminine state.
Flattering sheath dresses lead the way. The usual dramatics were toned down a notch. Prabal Gurung’s trademark visuals instead, came in the form of artsy prints and sheer panels against contrasting blocks of colour. Each seam line and panel immaculately cut, which felt complete and complementary to the beautiful shapes. The feminine female form was apparent in the silhouettes, as elegant as the softly sculpted lines of Prabal Gurung’s dresses.

It almost seems like the Prabal Gurung woman has matured – in a good way. She has discovered a distinctive work-to-event style and the stage is set for her to enter the high fashion frontier.

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Elena Votsi
A fairytale of love

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Elena Votsi is a Greek fine jeweller, a lover of life, and an Olympic Games medal designer, whose design is still being used to this day. Rich symbols of universal themes adorn her designs. Each precious stone and ornament represents a unique image that emanates from Greek culture. Admire her romanticised designs and indulge in her fairytale of Grecian love for the Elena Votsi story is filled with passion and desire.

Eros is the Greek god of love and also one of Elena Votsi’s most defining fine jewellery collections. When one receives a golden arrow from Eros, he or she will be overwhelmed with love – a kindled love that once ignited the hearts of the Greek gods and men. As a universal symbol of love, the Elena Votsi Eros ring is adorned with a heart, pierced by an 18k gold arrow filled with pink sapphires.

From Eros to your heart, a love abounds. Whose heart shall you kindle?

A love letter with a hidden message, the Eros Pendant necklace is a token of underlying meanings. Two gold plates hang from a ring with a yellow diamond on top. The hand-engraved envelope opens to reveal a concealed symbol – a horseshoe, an icon that is close to Elena Votsi’s heart.

The picturesque Greek island of Hydra – also a popular holiday destination of the wealthy – is where she lives. There, the only form of transport is by a donkey or a horse. Elena Votsi’s display of her Greek heritage is heartfelt. And just like her, you can deliver a message of profound love.

Taking the concept of a single earring and translating it into an asymmetrical pair of earrings, the Eros earrings are a dazzling mark of modern elegance. The sharply defined hearts are slightly folded lengthwise for a three-dimensional effect. With pink sapphires on one side and green tsavorites on the other, this pair of prized ear studs intrigues like no other.

Wear a single one or wear both at the same time. This romanticised classic – the Greek way – is bound to manifest love, passion, and desire no matter what outfits you pair them with.

Say “I love you” with this exquisite Elena Votsi pendant necklace. The folded hearts are now pavéd with white diamonds, a symbol of perfection and purity. The heart is strung through two holes on each half of the heart, bonding it together as one, never to be separated. The precise lines of the heart give rise to soft shadows behind a backdrop of shimmering gold; a light above the darkness.

The heart – the simple heart – is at once elevated to hold a love that Elena Votsi envisioned. And with a slight elongated profile, the heart – your love for another – is now set to last for eternity.

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The Colour of Happiness
5 ways to work red into your outfits

Friday, February 5, 2016

Red is the colour of the Chinese Lunar New Year and also the colour of happiness. And so, with the long CNY weekend upon us, here are 5 ways to work red into your outfits from the likes of Victoria Beckham, Theory, Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen, Paula Cademartori, Sonia Rykiel, Anton Heunis, and Thakoon!
A red packet symbolises good luck and like an accompaniment to all things of the Chinese Lunar New Year, to wear a red accessory is the least you can do to keep within the theme.

This calls for an exquisite red gemstone to accent your outfit. Aside from rubies and pink sapphires, we’re in love with red coral – the most sought-after shade of coral. It is a gem of passion, optimism, and inner peace. In other words, a good luck charm to wear now and forever!
Are you wary of going overboard with red this year? Fret not and wear pink! It is after all a shade of red. The sweeter side red, if you will.

Show off that pure feminine energy and wear head-to-toe pink. We’re looking at this silky combo of blush pink separates from Theory. Pajama-chic is definitely in trend this year and this outfit is the closest you will get to actually wearing your pajamas out. It’s time to take a much-needed break this holiday!
Red signifies joy, an immense happiness that brings about contentment. A red bag is a carrier of joy. A conversation-starter, this well-crafted Paula Cademartori tote bag is quite the companion to take with you on your house visits.

Strictly all-Italian made, this bag features ornate printed leather, a rarity in traditional handbags. With such exuberance, match it with a simple outfit and let the bag do all the talking. Your year, this year shall be as vibrant as this bag!
Red goes easily with black or white, or any other neutral colour for that matter. Throw on a moderate amount of red and wear it subtly. This multi-coloured floral printed Thakoon top is just what we need.

For an easy match, pick a colour from the print to pair it with. For a healthy dose of freshness, pick a flared midi skirt and yet another red bag. Cropped at the top and slightly flared at the bottom, this silhouette is not only chic but also oh-so flattering.
In love or in life, red unwittingly gives us the courage and strength to walk with faith. As you welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, walk on in a pair of red shoes like this Sonia Rykiel espadrille wedges. At just about the most comfortable height, your feet will be thanking you after a heavy day of walking.

Amp up the vim and vigour on top as well and pick out a strong bag together with a stylish top. Against a white base, you can’t go wrong!

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