Monday, September 30, 2013

LIBERTY LONDON x VANS COLLECTION -I-

Liberty x Vans Collection

Vans‘ latest collaboration, the California-based company teamed up with London’s Liberty to showcase six Liberty Art Fabrics across two Vans silhouettes. Working with the Vans Era and Authentic, Liberty has pulled from its vast archives to give these classic silhouettes a new, one-of-a-kind look. Two paisley options, one each for the Authentic and Era, start off the collection. Inspired by an original Liberty scarf, the paisleys were cut straight from the stock fabric and applied to the shoe meaning that no two shoes are exactly the same. Moving away from paisley, a classic floral pattern from Liberty was combined with the iconic checkerboard pattern from Vans to create a new and totally unique print for both silhouettes. Finally, an abstract, printed mountain landscape was created for the Era and a rich collage of pink leaves, floral patterns and bird for the Authentic.

Now available at CROSSOVER

Thursday, September 26, 2013

NEW BALANCE WR996 -I-

Was slimmed down for women perfect gem of heritage models debut in 1988 the "996". "WR996" was the theme of the UK use to lock accent animal pattern zebra and giraffe, new colour appearance in the fall and winter seasons.
New Balance
 WR996UZ in Zebra pattern print

New Balance 
WR996UG in Giraffe pattern print



Now available at CROSSOVER 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Urban Chest Giveaway -I-

A big thank you to Urban Chest for offering up an amazing giveaway today for this lovely cake stand! 

Cupcake stand

There are a few things I l love about Urban Chest, one being that they are great with customer service and quality! Secondly that they have buying guides. If you need a little help figuring out what to fill an empty space with or how to use your favorite purchases to enhance your room, take a quick peek at some of the things they offer!

Not a cupcake person? That's okay - we've found multiple ways for you to find the perfect use for it via pinterest:

Two-Tier Tray with Squirrel Stem  Wood, cupcake or cheese stand.

Use it for food at a party! Serve up some amazing snacks or appetizers for your friends to enjoy!

http://ohsoprettynprim.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/make-statement-with-chic-jewellery.html

Use it as a jewelry stand! Lay out your most worn items for quick and easy access but also to show it off!

dreamy <3

Use it in your home decor for a lovely centerpiece! 

How are you going to use this cupcake stand if you win it?


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PUMA by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AW13 -I-

Puma by Alexander McQueen
Street Climb III Mid in Moonless Night
PUMA by Alexander McQueen has given the Street Climb Mid III silhouette a clean new look this season with this moonless night colorway. The high-top features a clean black leather base with smooth and full-grain leathers paired for textural contrast. Purple suede appears as accents around the ankle and is complemented by the smooth leather ankle strap. The slick upper rests atop a white sole unit with textured sidewalls.

Puma by Alexander McQueen 
Rabble Lo in White & Olive Night
Rabble Lo Trainer feature sleek and stylish detail with leather and canvas upper build, engraved eyelets, raised back and sole and essential McQueen Stamp.

Puma by Alexander McQueen
Street Climb III Lo in Winter White & Plum Perfect
Plum leather 'Street Climb' sneaker from Puma Alexander Mcqueen featuring a round toe, a contrasting white lace-up front fastening, grained leather paneling at the toe and to the sides and a white rubber sole. Available in winter white & plum perfect.

Puma by Alexander McQueen
Joust III Lo in Black
For AW13, the Joust III Lo has been updated with fabric and panelling details on the upper to give a striking aesthetic. Inspired by the seasonal theme of arctic exploration, a bound mid and premium materials are used to provide ultimate comfort and durability.


Exclusively available at CROSSOVER Sunway only.

Cameron Diaz's AMAZINGLY GLAMOROUS Manhattan Apartment by Kelly Wearstler -I-

Your style or not, it's hard not to appreciate the sumptuous, textural and lustrous quality of Diaz's stunning Manhattan abode. The materials used are EXQUISITE.  I would love to just walk around and touch everything..

I was surprised to read that Diaz is a professed design freak and will even be taking on the role of artistic director for fashion accessories for Pour La Victoire.  She owned the 2,400 sq. ft. prewar apartment for several years before deciding on a designer, and had been gathering inspiration and tearing out magazine pictures for years.

Diaz and Wearstler decided on hues of burnished metals and lustrous minerals: malachite, onyx, rose gold, silver, and copper to use throughout the home.

I love that the space is glamorous but not so cluttered with baubles that there is no restfulness to it.

The brass backsplash is amazing.  Weastler's mastery of jewel tones never ceases to amaze me.

The master bedroom. "Drawers are lined in raw black silk, the back sides of doors are clad in hammered metal, and the interiors of closets are covered in custom wallpaper or in vivid paint." Can you imagine?!?!


The master bath.  Definitely fit for a screen goddess.

I prefer the guest bedroom to the master.  It's lighter but still elegant.  The four poster bed is custom made, the light fixture 1960's Austrian.


What do you think?

Read more and see more at Elle Decor

PUMA by MIHARAYASUHIRO AW13 -I-

Puma by MIHARAYASUHIRO
The often inventive Mihara Yasuhiro continues his eponymous PUMA line with yet another iteration to the MY-70 silhouette. Just like his "Tattoo" creation that was previewed earlier this month with bold tribal print, the pair above also features an asymmetrically dipped two-tone design, however this time mixing the colors of gold and silver as if to claim the positions of both first and second. The sharp contrast of matte and gloss on its molded upper is featured on a model that is just as comfortable as it is irreverent. 
MY-70 in Grey/Black
MY-70 in Silver/Gold

Puma by MIHARAYASUHIRO
 These new Puma by Mihara MY-71s take a classic running silhouette and treat it to a two-tone herringbone construction that is sure to draw double-takes everywhere you go.  Even with this dark navy blue edition, they’re not as overtly eye-catching as the almost 3-D blue/red makeup, but when you’re near someone whose seemingly subtle kicks keep popping in the periphery, you’re bound to take notice. 
MY-71 in Beige 

Puma by MIHARAYASUHIRO
MY-69 Tattoo
The latest Tattoo Collection he creates shoes that are visually interesting and at times even jarring and this time he pushes the boundaries of the MY-69 and MY-70 by giving one a graphic upper and the other a slick capped toe similar to his other Puma MY-70 drop. Overall the collection is truly something to behold and available now at Crossover Sunway. 



Exclusively available at CROSSOVER Sunway only.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vanity Eye Candy! -I-

Every Monday could use some eye candy to start us off, right?! Lately I've been scoping out ideas for bathroom vanities.  Ours is soooorrrryyyy. It's chipping and cheap looking and I hate. Vanities are one of those things that should look great, because they are such a focal point of a bathroom, but also be functional because most of us need all the storage we can get in our bathrooms.


HELLO beautiful backsplash!

2 above via BHG

Finding the perfect vanity for your space is more than just picking out the style. Measure out how much space you have and find something that looks amazing but also fits in well with the rest of the room.  Consider what you will need to store in the vanity, and what you will be using it for.  Modern Bathroom is a great resource for finding a vanity that suits your needs.

via houzz.com
Love the dark walls contrasting with the white and seriously considering this for our master or guest bath.

A little character in your choice is good! Even though most vanities come in white, brown, or black, mixing it up with a nice color can make any bathroom have a little more personality. A toned down color like the one below really makes this bathroom clean and crisp but also adds a little something extra to the space.

This gorgeous weathered piece adds character and beauty.
via BHG

via houzz.com

Carrying a material throughout, like on the vanity top and floor as seen below, always adds a luxe and elegant look in my opinion.

via Elle Decor

via House Beautiful
LOVE that mirror!


this post is in partnership with modernbathroom.com

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bodega x NEW BALANCE 577 "HYPRCAT" -I-

 Bodega x New Balance 577 “HYPRCAT”
Acclaimed Boston retailer Bodega presents a detailed look at its forthcoming New Balance 577 “HYPRCAT.” Pairing a predominately grey upper of premium suede and nubuck with a combination of pink, blue and purple accents throughout, the “HYPRCAT” edition of the 577 sees special tongue graphic detailing, corresponding custom graphic insoles, rope laces and contrasting gold New Balance branding on the upper. Further accelerating the look is a Donegal fleck fleece midsection that ties in the colorful accents found throughout the rest of the design.




Exclusively available at CROSSOVER Sunway only

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NEW BALANCE Made In USA M990 | M1300BB | M998RO -I-

New Balance M990 - Burgundy 
The new Burgundy Made in USA edition of the 990 has now available at CROSSOVER. The pair has been done up in smooth suede, as the Burgundy upper is offset with grey leather branding alongside, then matching the heel padding accordingly. White laces accompany the NB drop-off.
New Balance M1300 - Charcoal/Red
One of our favourite amongst New Balance enthusiasts since its inception in 1985, the 1300 has remained one of the brand's strongest runners through the years, built with premium materials and equipped for rigorous performance. This edition features an all over tonal light grey suede and mesh upper, and ENCAP sole. 
New Balance M998 - Red/Black
The Made in USA New Balance 998 has come into focus in the last couple years surrounding some high profile, exceptionally produced collaborations. This general release from New Balance offers a tonal upper in red pigskin. Hits of black on the eyelet, branding, heel, and outsole balance the look, countering a white midsole and lining. 

Now available at CROSSOVER Sunway only

A Necessary Mattress Primer (with a little eye candy to make it more interesting) -I-

So obviously I'm a huge believer in the necessity of a beautiful bedroom, and I could loose hours pouring over inspiring bedroom photos.  Mattresses are something that maybe aren't the most enticing topic of study, but they are a vital one.

So I've done a little bit of research for you so you don't have to...

via Lonny Mag

Pillow top
Most people these days are in love with pillow top mattresses, and I am a recent convert myself.  Their initial comfort and relief of pressure points is above average. As comfortable as they are, there are some things you want to keep in mind. That extra pad of cushion can make you feel like you are floating on a cloud, but they "they are at least two times more likely than non-pillow top mattresses to have durability / longevity problems"- SD 

If you sleep hot you may want to consider forgoing a pillow top. Before making the investment of a mattress, you could always get a pillow top topper for your current mattress to see if it's the mattress type for you.

via aliciabdesigns

Memory Foam
 Memory foam mattresses are also a top seller these days. These are fantastic because they form to your body and most people will say that having one has enhanced their sleep. One con I found again is that they tend to retain heat, so they won't be the best option for hot sleepers, and another is the initial off-gassing and odor complaints seem to be higher than with other mattresses.

The pros are movement isolation (so your tossing partner won't disturb you as much), long life span, and superb pain relier. - via SD



Latex
Latex mattresses are something I've been hearing about for a few years now.  They have many advantages of memory foam mattresses, but not the cons that come with them. The can also be "all natural" which appeals to green consumers.  The cons are that they can be hard to find and therefore hard to test, as well as find reviews for.  Natural Latex mattress tend to be more expensive than other mattresses of the same size, but tend to have longer lifespans.

Innerspring
Innerspring mattresses are the most popular mattresses.  They are the most widely available which makes them easiest to try out because showrooms always carry them.  Due to the fact that they've been around so long also means you'll have many different variations to try, and many different price points to shop from.  Pros are ease of movement on the bed and that they're good for those who sleep hot.  Cons are that they tend to wear out after 5-7 years, and coils and padding wear down.  They also aren't the best for reducing motion transfer.
via BHG

Pocket Sprung
Pocket sprung mattresses may not be something you've heard of but one of it's great features is that the springs move independently to support your body.  The independently moving springs also helps with not transferring movement from your partner.  Not so great features are that it's a heavy mattress and not great for those with allergies do to all of the filling.

via countryliving

Hopefully this review can help you narrow down one or two types of mattress you'd like to shop for.
Whatever type of mattress you choose, be sure that you've done your research since mattresses aren't a cheap purchase and tend to stick around for a while.

this post is in partnership with zsleeps.co.uk