15 September 2010



Nina’s One Hundred – S

74. Safari Jacket

Check! I think I have versions (I don’t have to take it literally, right?) of this – one khaki, one army green.

75. Sandals
Check! Gold, bronze, black.

76. Sarong
Check! Got very cheap wraps from Palawan and Boracay.

77. Signet Ring

78. Silk Scarf

79. Slippers
Check! I love my super comfortable gray ballet flats-inspired pair from Debenhams.

Photo from my other blog, Out On a Date.

80. Spanx
I want one!

Fashion 101: Seven years ago Sara Blakely was selling copiers and fax machines door-to-door. Today, she is every woman’s favorite inventor. Her idea for Spanx was born out of a bit of frustration and a bit of innovation. One night, on an impulse, she cut the feet out of her pantyhose to wear under white pants. She discovered that she looked slimmer, everything was smoothed out, there was no panty line. So she cleared her bank accounts of USD5,000 and set out to change the world. Mission accomplished.

81. Statement Necklace
Check! My favorite among my cheap finds: a golden piece from H&M. [Photo: to follow] I’m currently eyeing a bib necklace from the local store Details.

Nina: The statement necklace is the fashion equivalent of a supporting actress that steals the show.

Statement Necklaces from the 2008 Oscars red carpet:

Jennifer Garner
Photo: bellasugar.com

Nicole Kidman
Photo: kenembijoux.com

Cate Blanchett
Photo: justjared.buzznet.com

82. Stilettos
They’re no longer my foot wear of choice since I turned 30 but I still have a few pairs.

Nina: Invest, invest, invest. The names you hear time and again – Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin – you hear for a reason. They know what they are doing. They know how to create a classic, timeless show and make four-inch heels that are actually comfortable to walk in. Geniuses, all of them. But genius does not come cheap. I know some people think it is ridiculous to spend so much money on a pair of shoes. I’ll tell you why it is not:

• Quality. Expensive shoes will last longer and wear better.
• They will not leave you hobbling down the street.
• You will feel incredible every time you slip them on.

83. Striped Sailor Shirt
Check! So French!
Now, if only we could finally save up for a trip to France…

Fashion 101: The proper name for the striped sailor shirt is the Breton, since it originated in Brittany, France. In Brittany, seamen have been wearing these striped shirts since the 1820s. The original was made of very fine knit cotton and protected seamen from the wind and the elements. The French Navy then made it part of the national uniform in 1858. It is thought that the prominent blue and white stripes served to more easily locate a man who had fallen into the sea. Let’s face it, the shirt was meant to stand out even then.

84. Suit
None yet

85. Sunhat


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