I went to a rather ‘dangerous’ sale this last weekend. Club 21 was organising a huge designer label sale where a lot of my favorite brands were represented. I could not resist and decided to have a look. No surprise that I came away with quite a few goodies….

Pink Calvin Klein dress

One of them was this old pink Calvin Klein dress. Although it is my intention to buy brighter colours from now on, since those now look better on me, I could not resist this dress which incorporates some of my favorite design elements such as asymmetry, dropped waist and knee-high length height. At a staggering $40, how could I resist?

coloured necklace

Lydia Bremer jewelleryTo compensate for the lack of colour, I opted for coloured accesories close to my face. Perfect for that is this colour tube necklace from Lydia Bremer from the One Makes Two collection. I have 4 tubes in different colours and you can combine them into a short necklace, a longer one (with a knot) as I have done here or a bracelet. Right up my alley of course, as you all know how much I love versatile design! This playful necklace made the dress more fun, modern and playful and provided the much needed colour.

red bag

Other colour accents were my red shoes, red handbag, watch with yellow band and red cardigan.

For those of you in colder climates, I would wear this dress in winter over red skinny pants, combined with jacket or cardigan, worn with little booties.

The latest macro trends

The occasion for wearing the dress was a presentation by a French delegation visiting Singapore on a/o the latest Macro trends in Design & Fashion.


The highlighted trends included:

  1. Storytelling: back in history to create new stories, make people dream through escape to a fantasized past wonderful present.
  2. Sense: reflextion on our life, sensibility for the future, expansion of a reasoned philosphy.
  3. Fun: the new way of living, multiplying experiences and adventures bring lightness in the world.
  4. New Cool: cool is the new chic. Popular activities become the most classy ones.
  5. Connectivity: sharing, mixing and travelling… Connectivity is always pushed to another higher degree.

side aspect Calvin Klein dress

It was great fun to listen to and be inspired by the French delegation. My only regret is that I was not able to take photos since most of the men and women there looked very stylish indeed!

Are you persuaded sometimes to buy garments in colours that are not the best for you? How do you compensate for that?

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