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Feature Friday: Uniqlo and Ines de la Fresange Collaboration

Unlike H&M and Target collaborations, Uniqlo‘s are a little more low-key. That’s great because there wouldn’t be mad crowds and the unnecessary hype to go with it. From a business standpoint, one would rather generate the marketing frenzy for the collaboration. However, if the quality of the item ends up being mediocre or sub-par it’s equally bad business.

One of the latest collaborations by Uniqlo – with Ines de la Fresange – piqued my interest. The popular French/Parisian style favoring sartorial simplicity over the ostentatious is one that I adore. Ines de la Fresange, the author of Parisian Chic is often seen with her daughter in magazines or social media (e.g., Tumblr, Pinterest) as a style inspiration. Thus, I’m eager to check out the collection in person which will be available in select US stores come March 17 and UK stores on March 20.

Uniqlo and Ines de la Fressange collaboration

Ines has worked with Uniqlo to create 4 lines for the collection. The first, Petite Parisienne are garments in classic silhouettes with fun details while the second Bleu, Blanc Parisienne are basic garments in the popular red, white, and blue palette. Souffle Parisienne will be launched later in April and will consists of garments made from soft fabrics suitable for loungewear or working out. Last but not least, Note Parisienne completes the collection with garments in black. Little Black Dresses, anyone? 😉

Here are some of my favorite picks although some are already sold out online (in the UK)!

Uniqlo x Ines de la Fresange collaboration Cotton Lawn DressINDF Cotton Lawn Dress £39.90

Ines de la Fresange x Uniqlo Shirts Petite ParisienneIDLF Shirts ranging from £19.90 to £29.90

Ines de la Fresange Uniqlo Silk ScarfIDLF Silk Scarfs £9.90

Last but not least, I love the outfits that Ines paired for this video. Enjoy!

Happy Friday and have a good weekend!

Fauxionable Outfit – Almost Spring!

The weather has slowly been getting warmer and flowers are blooming, which means it’s almost Spring! I couldn’t resist wearing this tulip print dress that always reminds me of Spring, layered underneath a cashmere turtleneck. I wore this outfit a few weekends ago but the past few days I’ve only been wearing my trench coat and sans scarf. Spring weather is upon us!

Fauxionable Outfit - Almost Spring, Anthropologie Anna Sui Tulip Dress, Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 in Anniversary Gray, Catherine Malandrino cashmere sweater

Catherine Malandrino Zips Cashmere Sweater, Anna Sui for Anthropologie Tulip Dress

Hermes Micro Rivale, Cartier Trinity Ring, Chaumet Bee My Love rose gold band

Is it almost Spring weather yet where you are? 🙂

Feature Friday: Uniqlo and Laduree Collaboration

Among one of the things that I didn’t get to do while on vacation in Paris last Fall was going to Laduree to buy some macarons as treats. I tell myself that it’s just another reason to go back for a visit! (hint hint G! ;))

While doing my quick round of news and Twitter feed check this morning, I came across the Uniqlo and Laduree collaboration here. I am surprised to find this unexpected collaboration and wished I found out about it sooner!

There are 19 different tees for children and women that start range from $12.90 to 19.90. A portion of the sales will benefit IVY, a non-profit that helps children affected by the 2011 tsunami/earthquake. My favorite tees from the collection are as below:

Laduree Uniqlo CollaborationUniqlo and Laduree Collaboration Women’s T-shirts

I really wished I had found out about this collaboration sooner because I absolutely love the first shirt on the left. Alas, it’s sold out online and there isn’t a Uniqlo here in DC. 🙁 Well, perhaps I’ll console myself with some macarons this weekend, even if they aren’t from Laduree.

Happy Friday & have a great weekend! 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – Another Burgundy Sweater

I couldn’t quite resist this H&M turtleneck cable knit sweater although I had just not too recently bought the similar round-neck version. Of course the price made it easy to decide whether to buy or not. I found it at the clearance section for $10 and I happened to have a $5 gift card from a promotion that they had. $5 for a sweater? Sold. Might I add that it kept me warm and cozy? 😉

Fauxionable Outfit - Another Burgundy Sweater

  • Turtleneck: H&M F/W 2012 (similar)
  • Dress: Club Monaco S/S 2008
  • Tights: Falke (gift from a friend)
  • Boots: Ann Taylor Betty Riding Boots F/W 2011
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Gloves: TJ Maxx F/W 2011
  • Bag: Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Flat Case S/S 2008
  • Necklace: Gift from mum
  • Rings: Cartier Trinity Ring & H&M 2006
  • Bracelets: H&M 2010
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Fauxionable Outfit - Another Burgundy Sweater Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Flat case Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384 Cartier Trinity ring

Yes, I am mixing my metals in this outfit with one hand in each! I think it’s subtle and it worked. What do you think?

Fauxionable Outfit - Another Burgundy Sweater

I am also experimenting with animated gifs in an attempt to make outfit posts a little more fun and here’s my first creation!

Animated gif zipping Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Flat Case

What do you think? Yay or nay? If you enjoy it, perhaps you’ll see more animated gifs in future posts but if not, then likely not. Do let me know. 🙂 Hope you have a great week ahead!

Fauxionable Outfit – Gray & Purple Argyle

Just a simple outfit with my favorite print for Fall/Winter, the argyle. It’s one of my go-to outfits since I tend to either pair the vest with a shirt underneath or a turtleneck.

Fauxionable Outfit - Gray & Purple Argyle

  • Turtleneck: ZARA S/S 2012
  • Vest: Forever 21 (hand-me-down)
  • Pants: Sisley Factory Outlet 2005
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Bag: Marc Jacobs Little Stam in Milk Resort 2007 (similar)
  • Boots: Ann Taylor Betty Riding Boots F/W 2011
  • Bracelet: Marc Jacobs Special Item 2009 & H&M 2010
  • Ring: Target 2005
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000

Marc Jacobs Little Stam milk ivory resort 2007

Thanks for reading! 🙂