Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Futuristic L'Incognito Sunglasses

I love the mono-lens on these sunglasses. GOSSHHH, don't laugh, I want to WEAR GOGGLES because of the monolens!!! I've been on the search for a reasonably priced substitute for the rectangular L'Incognito sunglasses by Maison Martin Margiela, and this is the closest I've found.
L'Incognito sunglasses by Maison Martin Margiela. Perfect name. Why I really wear sunglasses...makes you so very surreptitious and mysterious to onlookers, no?
AlphaBetaChic, Martin Margiela Sunglasses
As spotted on Jean-Paul (Stylist & Editor of Mykro Magazine) and Isolde Pringiers (Belgian interior designer).





plaid shirt: forever 21
sequin leggings: H&M
lace skirt: DIY
faux fur jacket: forever 21
sunglasses: bought in Los Angeles
spiked choker & rings: bought in Harajuku, Japan
bead necklace: bought in Hawaii
bejeweled sandals: Bebe

P.S. I wore this in Vegas, so it didn't feel totally out there!!!

Also check out the January Blogger of the Month interview I did with Tiff of I'm a Shoe Whore!!! Click, Click, Click

AlphaBetaChic Interview with Tiff

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Giving in to Balmain

Succumbing to the Balmain frenzy for shaped shoulders!!! Added huge DIY pillows of fabric into my shoulders. Plus bejeweled sandals a la Balmain.

AlphaBetaChic, Balmain, Shoulder Pads

And spiked chain choker I bought in Japan!

AlphaBetaChic, Balmain, Shoulder Pads

AlphaBetaChic, Balmain, Shoulder Pads

AlphaBetaChic, Balmain, Shoulder Pads

My most trends-ter outfit I think!
Also thank you so much for reading my blog and all your nice comments! Off to say hello to all your blogs now!

leopard top: Forever 21 (DIY shoulder pads)
sequin leggings: H&M
spiked necklace: bought in Harajuku
shoes: Bebe

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Rodarte x Target ... New Year's Outfit

Happy New Year!!! Very belated New Year's (Day) outfit post. At what point do you stop saying Happy New Year to people?

Idk if you can tell but I'm doing "2-0-1-0" in the first 4 pics. And I love this headband to death.

The 3 bows on the back of the dress got torn off by accident :( Overall the material is sticky, plastic-feeling, and inflexible, not to mention a very poor fit, but I'm a sucker for anything leopard and don't you just love mini dresses with long sleeves? It's all about legs not cleavage.

Huge oversized bow hair pieces are just killing me too. I wore this huge red hairbow around Christmas, but need more, seriously. Also, in my Spring 2010 trend report, I posted about huge hair bows at Milly, Erin Fetherston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Betsey Johnson.

leopard dress: Rodarte x Target
silver boots: Forever 21
bow headband: Forever 21
rings: random assortment

P.S. How do people do those really awesome hair toss pictures?!?!?

P.S.S. More obnoxious hair bows. Crave.

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The bows get bigger and bigger on Lady Gaga.

AlphaBetaChic, Oversized Bow, Headband
Katy Perry

AlphaBetaChic, Oversized Hair Bow

AlphaBetaChic, Oversized Hair Bow
Patricia Field

Nasir Mazhar Spring 2010, Photographed by Saga Sigurdardottir

AlphaBetaChic, Oversized Hair Bow

Johnny Loves Rosie

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OMGGG so delicious. Diane von Furstenberg's entire Resort 2010 collection features huge hair bows.


Also, and for those who asked, I used Photoshop to make the polaroids from this post and the last one!

Thank you so much for reading AlphaBetaChic!!! I love you guys, I'm visiting your blogs now!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

20s Flapper Meets French Military

Don't you just love polaroids? It gives each picture its own little frame and caption area! Just a little party dress from Forever 21, all the fringe makes it feel very 20s and flapper-ish. Worn here with the jacket dubbed "Napoleon" that I bought when I was traveling Japan.

Note to self, really liking this color combo of navy and gold.

napoleon jacket: sly, bought in Japan
fringe dress: forever 21
rings: random

On another note, sooooo Zac Posen for Target, huh? Color scheme hints at his Pre-Fall 2010 Collection. Out April 25th. Does anyone else feel like affordable designer collabs never really meet expectations? The material quality is poor, the fit is horrendous, and the designs are very mainstream, which makes sense as the target crowd isn't very discerning fashion-wise I suppose. Oh I just realized that was a pun. Anyways, I'll probably go on buying Target collaborations but it's just because I'm really easily distracted by clothes. Photos from and

The dress looks like it could work, hopefully the jacket doesn't feel like plastic!

Really cute, but would you buy such a fancy party dress made from cheap material?

Actually I really like the words written in lipstick on this loose tank.

Hoping this oversized bow (left) looks more exciting like this (right) from Zac Posen Resort 2010.

Random favs from Zac Posen Resort 2010 and Spring 2010 RTW.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

French Connection Tutu Skirt

This is probably one of my favorite outfits ever...ever. I'm wearing all my favorite things in one outfit! Anyways, I have really funny expressions today.


You know how I like working with color combinations? Black plus gold, beige, or nude go really well together. Speaking about nude colors, these Louboutin Décolleté pumps have been on my wishlist for the longest time, though I wish they were in the satin material!


And vests. Vests are my new favorite item to wear. This is another one of my very prized possessions. It has such a tribal feel to it especially with the beading at the edges.

Andddd this French Connection skirt is heaven. Its so pouffy, almost like a tutu! I love it, I wish I had more chances to wear it. I love, love, love pouffy, pouffy, pouffy skirts!


Fishnets are my favorite type of stockings, even though they don't lengthen your leg at all. Also, I always love wearing my boring black pumps so they don't draw attention away from my outfit!

leather jacket: bb dakota
embroidered vest:
sue wong vintage
skirt with crinoline:
french connection
: hue
black pumps: enzo angiolini
gold flower earrings/necklace: jLo