Sunday, January 4, 2009

NYE 2008-2009 Outfit: Ending 2008 in Style

We ended 2008 with love by celebrating Alex & Idy's wedding. Hong Kong weddings are normally unpredictable, as usually there's no dress code printed on the invitation. If the wedding happens on a weekday, people normally go to the reception straight after work, and you can expect to see officewear all over the party. Other than that, people could show up either in a party dress or jeans and sweatshirts. However, ending a year is not a casual affair for me. Thus, I opted for glamour.

It's all about satiny, shiny, sparkling, and shimmering of deep red, darkest black, silver and old gold.

I love the tiny lace trim detail on top, and two little velvet ribbons just below the chest. The floaty black tulle on satin red polka dots added the extra glamour.

The pin accented the whole look and stopped it from looking too matchy-matchy, and nothing screams out "winter glam" more than (faux) fur. I had my hair all big and curled, lined my eyes with deepest black, put on my fake lashes and red lips, sprayed a little Hugo Deep red, and I was ready to end 2008 and take on 2009 in style and fabulousnesses!!!

Dark grey sparkly headband from Fa Yuen St Market, HKD19.90
Dress from This Fashion Singapore, SGD19.90
Black sparkly cardigan from Causeway Bay Market, HKD49
Black faux fur stole from In Fashion, Mongkok, HKD69.90
Black tights from Ladies Market, Mongkok, HKD39, remixed
Silver shoes from Union, Mongkok, remixed
Black patent leather tote from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, a gift
Pin, HKD20, remixed

Check out the wedding reception at Mochachocolata-Rita's Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Ending 2008 with Love - A Classic Hong Kong Wedding.