DKNY: gold leaf, black leather.

DKNY Jeans gold leaf t-shirt, H&M leather-panel skirt, Marc Jacobs bag, Alexander McQueen peep-toe booties, Urban Outfitters body chain necklace

Mum and I were invited to shop the DKNY collection in a preview where I picked up this t-shirt and wore it to the show last year, with C. Before coming to London, about 70% of my tops were t-shirts to suit the Singaporean climate; a great deal of them came from DKNY. Besides the general logo t-shirts (I don't really remember having any but I probably did have a few as a DKNY kid), there are rare t-shirt gems if you hunt. This gold-leaf embellished tee is perfect, slouchy and soft - it would be perfect with any manner of maxi skirt (I'm thinking double-slit yum).

Picked up these McQueen darlings in a Selfridges sale. I really couldn't resist the intricate gold angel wing embroidery, especially since these came from his last Angels and Demons collection; a little bit of McQueen to keep...

Sometimes I think I wear too much black leather. If I were in London in this outfit (and if the weather permitted somehow), I might have tossed on my black leather jacket for convenience. But black leather is decadent and delicious and so at odds with the bespectacled nerd I was as a kid that it's likely to remain a big part of my closet life.

The collection was a hodge-podge of sorts, but I loved the massive green slouchy knit cardigan (it's in my closet now), and the ombre coat (didn't get it - I have too many coats!) and the way every look was tossed together. As a teenager, DKNY was my first proper look at fashion, and I had my first proper drink at an evening DKNY show - Chivas on the rocks. The DKNY store staff saw me grow up, and I picked up so many styling tips from eight years of biannual shows and styling workshops. The "city" theme that runs through all the DKNY collections has stayed through most of my closet (save for a boho phase or two, but you could argue that New York has its fair share of hippies and hipsters) and the simplicity of the brand's looks has inspired me to keep my looks more minimalist, and sometimes more sportswear.

I don't think I would dress the same today if it weren't for DKNY - thank you from deep within

Think this little girl might end up a DKNY girl through and through years from now...?

P.S. Saw a crazy booth along Orchard Road spouting off these smiley bubble cut-outs... made my day even better!

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