Tuesday, 21 June 2011

What's next for H&M?

Lanvin for H&M was a huge success! The collection was being embraced bt many celebrities in Hong Kong like Carina Lau, Sammi Cheng, Michele Reis, Gigi Leung, Pace Wu, Hilary Tsui, Sandra Ng, Wywan Wong and etc.

Well, after the launch of Lanvin for H&M, there were rumors saying that the next collaboration partner with H&M would be Tom Ford.

H&M announced that its autumn 2011 designer collaboration will be with one of the world’s most legendary fashion brands, Versace. Designed by its creative director Donatella Versace, the exclusive collection will look back to the vibrant heritage of the brand, full of leather, print, colour and exuberance in exclusive materials at fantastic H&M prices. 

Donatella Versace in Versace for H&M, Iconic Collection

The Iconic Collection is glamorous
The collection will include ranges for women, men and selected pieces for the home. It will be available from 17 November in around 300 stores worldwide, as well as on-line. In addition, Donatella Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection for H&M which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M on-line sales from January 19.

Behind the Scenes - Iconic Collection
The womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses that fit right in with the spirit of the season, featuring studded leather, silk and colorful prints, with accessories including high heels and costume jewellery. 

Colorful prints can be seen at Versace for H&M

The iconic collection is simply flamboyant

The men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewellery for men, too. 
Nice tuxedo! I want to grab it from H&M store in Singapore which will be opening very soon.

For the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M the collection will consist of some homeware pieces, including cushions and a bedspread.
Margareta van de Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M and Donatella Versace, Creative Director of Versace

You can check out the video clip and can get a glimpse of the collection. It looks stunning, glamorous and iconic! 

Pictures courtesy of H&M

Thursday, 16 June 2011


This October, H&M will take its support for UNICEF/All For Children initiative with a special collection of fashionable, covetable clothes for kids. I personally like the collection very much. It's very fashionable!

H&M's All for Children Collecition

H&M’s All for Children collection is full of playful and timeless pieces which parents as well as their kids will love. The collection has the subtly of detail and design attention you’d expect from a full fashion collection, and always made with the child in mind. 

Available in 160 stores worldwide and also on-line, 25% of all sales from the All for Children collection will go directly to support UNICEF’s projects to promote children’s rights to education and protection among vulnerable communities. This is a good initiative by H&M as they take an active role in CSR projects. Good job!

The All for Children collection is made to be versatile, so the pieces can be mixed and matched and worn throughout the season and beyond. Designs are updates of well-loved classics, giving them a contemporary twist. 

dress with flora prints

For girls there are dresses, skirts, shorts and gilets, with floral prints, bow-tie decorations and stripe trimmings, all in autumnal colours of nude, mole and coral. For boys, there are check shirts, sweat-pants and hoodies, cord blazers and the essential parka. 

Funds raised by the collection will support the All for Children initiative, which aims to create long-term change for generations of children in some of the poorest parts of the world, where many of H&M’s clothes are made. 

For more info, please log H&M.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


As you move forward on your journey from where you are to where you want to be, you are going to have to confront your fears. Fear is natural. Whenever you start a new project, take on a new venture, or put yourself out there, there is usually fear. Unfortunately, most people let fear stop them from taking the necessary steps to achieve their dreams.

What are fears? What do you fear most? Do we need to be afraid of them?

Do we fear being challenged? Do we fear being rejected? Do we fear taking up extra responsibilities?  Are we just afraid of failing in life?

Do fears stop us from getting what we want in life? Do fears prevent us from achieving our goals?

What is that we are fear of? Do we know? Or are we just different?

How do we overcome them? Do we have to learn? What is the trick?

Little things can make you feel fearful; bigger things can make you feel even more fearful

Fears are life’s challenges that make us know ourselves better, and that we can grow stronger and smarter. Embrace them, and do not let them hold you back 

Learn to face fears with acceptance and persistence, and the greatest way to overcome your fears, is more often than not, to follow your passion in life

Just follow your heart; follow your passion; follow your commitment, and you will be joyful to find the true potential you have in life

Feel the fear and do it anyway

"I have insecurities. Be whatever I’m insecure about,
I don’t dissect it, but I’ll go after it and say, “What am I afraid of?”
I bet the average successful person can tell you
they’ve afraid so much more than they’ve had success.
I’ve had far more failures than I’ve had successes.
With every commercial I’ve gotten, there were 200 I didn’t get.
You have to go after what you’re afraid of." - Kevin Sorbo
Actor who starred in the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


I think today’s blog post is gonna be interesting!

This has been the talk of the town for the past few days. Irony to my usual blog entry, I thought I’d write a post on my thoughts regarding the “Obedient Wives’ Club” AKA “Kelab Taat Suami”.

After reading the piece of news, it pretty sums up that domestic problems are caused by disobedient wives.

You may read the full article thru this link, Obedient Wives Club to offer sex lessons on how to pleasure husbands

It is absurd enough that wives are always seen as an object in bed, and it is more saddening that wives should fulfill their husbands’ needs like prostitutes. The point is: is it necessary to label the ladies as prostitutes? A wife must not be compared to a prostitute; this is such a huge insult to all women, or it simply sounds inappropriate to me, at least. 

In my opinion, many, if not most, failed marriages happen due to little respect and communication between the husband and wife. Like it or not, it still remains a fact that marriage is a union of two people willingly and actively participate in sharing weal and woe together.

Well, I suppose the whole question boils down to how to prevent men from calling the prostitutes.  

How about starting a club called “Obedient Husbands’ Club”? My instincts tell me that domestic problems would be reduced if men or women were more reasonable, and that would lead to a blissful marriage. Lessons like how to love your wife/ husband genuinely, and be faithful to your wife/ husband can also be taught. To top it off, probably, the club can inculcate the wife/ husband with a sense of responsibility. 

Hmm…ever wondered how the lessons will be conducted? Will it be visualized, or taught based on books and notes? Do they get practical lessons too? *laughs* Mind me for the questions.    

But then again, if people look at it objectively, surely it will benefit the sex life of a couple. Sometimes it is due to shyness and conservatism that lead to what it is. A healthy marriage is not just about the woman serving the man well, men should also help in making their wives happy. If men have desires, so do women. People can’t just always presume that it is always the woman’s fault.

Boys and girls, what do you think of this?