The Modern Diamond

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great weekend.
As is obvious from my Instagram I have been going crazy for Phillip Lim. My obsession turned out to be so contagious it has spread to my partner, close friends and eventually to the clients. Oops!
Anyway so here is one of the latest finds I couldn’t resist.


The Modern Diamond

Close Up - Bust and Sleeve

Close Up – Bust and Sleeve

This cotton crew neck sweatshirt is light enough to wear in hot Singapore weather and well it has got style! I love the reverse seaming and the chiffon trim at bust and sleeve. It is super modern and is perfect for casual weekends, lunch with friends or if you are doing some shopping!

Jessica is wearing a full length dark grey dress with this sweatshirt. The bag is by Tango, one of the coolest Thai brands. It is embossed croc leather with a large rabbit fur front panel. Soft to the touch as they say! And the shoes have come all the way from NYC.

I hope this inspires you to create some awesome outfits for yourself and your loved ones. If you got some cool pictures to share send them to StyleWithKate! We love them!


Audi Fashion Festival

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Hi readers,

Last week was a truly eventful week thanks to the Audi Fashion Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the opening show by Prabal Gurung, the closing show with Oscar De La Renta as well as the Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation show.

And what a week it has been!

It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to attend the shows of the famous designers, however the show by the young upcoming designers inspired me most.

The diversity of the Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation show was truly amazing. It is rare that you get to see several different collections in a row one after another. It was also nice to watch some short introductions from the young designers and really understand the story behind the collections.

Without a doubt, all of the collections were inspirational and all of the young designers deserve a lot of credit for creating such wonderful looks.

Here are the best looks from each collection:

The first one up was Peggy Hartanto from Indonesia with her “Unseen” Collection.

This wonderful collection felt very light and feminine. It has followed the flower print trend that was popular with the designers like Alice + Olivia in this Summer 2014 season. It was a predominantly romantic collection with an edge achieved by pairing those delicate flowers with a long black skirt with a high slit or a pair of white pants from boyfriends wardrobe.





Teresa Lim from Singapore. Her collection was entitled “Lenina Gone Wild”.

A very fun, bold collection based on various prints of the designer-invented character she called Lenina. These fantastic illustrations, having moved from paper to material, create a very youthful and sporty look. Cheeky!



Wiruwan Nhuyung from Thailand presenting “En Garden”.

This beautiful collection by a young Thai designer boasts romanticism and femininity. At first glance, it seems to be flowers all round, but those pieces are made from some very abstract shapes. The reason why they resemble flowers is most likely due to the pastel colours used throughout. I really liked the metallic heels. It is a great choice for the outfits as they add that edginess to an otherwise very girly collection.



Sean Loh from Malaysia with “A Thousand Kisses Deep”.

The image that this collection has painted in my head is of a beautiful Japanese woman who has a dark intimate secret. She is drowning in the sea of emotions and cannot keep the secret any longer, yet something is stopping her from revealing it to the world…





Yahn Adams from Singapore with his collection “My Asylum”

There are definitely no secrets in this collection by a young Singaporean. The collection has a very distressed feel and if I had to describe it in three words, I would say “war and chemical weapons”. Starting from the rather unusual head accessory – the gas mask and concluding with blood stains all over the outfits and chains, this collection isn nothing but ordinary. The materials used to make these outfit are also far from the norm and include metal, plastic (or film material) and presumably air filters. Fun times!




Jatupong Metula from Thailand with ” The Whispering”

This collection is certainly not short on bling. Every outfit has a shiny feature, whether it is beads, crystals or studs. Most of the silhouettes are powerful and manly and the outfits remind me of what the Mongols would wear. Those padded shoulders have a definite mongolian/gorgian/armenian feel. It must be from somewhere in that region! Overall, loving the ethnic prints and crazy capes!






Sheila Agatha Wijaya from Indonesia. “Moonshine”

“Moonshine” is a very elegant collection. It boasts flowy and feminine silhouettes. It has a very calm style. It is not screaming anything and relies entirely on the woman’s personality. That is what is going to make those pieces truly shine – the woman within.



Last but not least Harvee Kok from Malaysia with “Bipolarity”

“Bipolarity” is another collection that kept all the outfits in greyscale. A lot of the pieces seemed “borrowed” from the men’s wardrobe and make the models appear very masculine. It is not the first time a designer has used that old trick, but I have to say that it does go in line with the current love for sporty masculine looks. And it has to be said – that is one gorgeous sweatshirt!










Love is in the Air

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Hi everyone,

Mondays Mondays Mondays… I know what you are thinking – boring difficult days.

Well not this one!

Jessica is getting ready for a date with the most important man in her life when all of a sudden she feels the urge to go daydreaming for a little while in this gorgeous sunset setting. She is enjoying the sea breeze with the flamingo birds. The wind is playing with her beautiful white dress as she strolls freely further and further from the day’s problems and worries.

She is delaying that romantic dinner that awaits her later tonight.

Every extra minute of anticipation is making this sunset more and more wonderful and dreamy.

And after all, who can blame her? Nobody can deny a girl her right to be late… and there is not a soul in the world that wouldn’t wait for her.

She dreams of kindness and beauty in people’s hearts. She dreams of love that never dies and gives eternal strength to those who have it.

As she walks on, she realizes that her fairy tale dreams will never be complete without the love of her life by her side.

At that moment, she sees his silhouette and runs through the last rays of sun to greet him.

Love is in the air…



Casual with a Twist

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Hi everyone,

Hope you have had a wonderful holiday yesterday and feel refreshed and rested.

It is the hot season here in Singapore and so I have decided to show you another outfit that will keep you cool in the sun.


This is a really easy outfit that will look great on anyone.

The statement here is definitely the jacket. It has a beautiful abstract print that is so loved by designers this season. It is great value for money (I got it in Mango for just $59) and it is very light. It is made out of cotton and will allow your body to breathe even in Singapore’s tropical heat.

Another great thing about this jacket is that it really isn’t asking for any accessories. All it needs is some basic clothes you already have in your wardrobe to go with it.

For our shoot, we have paired it up with a simple navy top by Giordano and a pair of denim shorts by Pull&Bear. As for shoes, I went for my old friend – Givenchy wedges.


Possible variations:

– I can totally see this jacket with a pair of cool sneakers and a white skirt. It will still keep you cool and add a little chic.

– Wedges or heels are recommended. If you want to go with flats, get a high waist skirt or shorts.


– and if you have to have an accessory for every outfit, why not try a necklace? This one by Salut De Miel (priced at $129 in Robinsons).

If you want to share your beautiful outfits with us or have any questions email me at!


Happy Friday!