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STYLE JOURNAL

VforVisala featuring MONKI FW13


HOW TRENDY AND CHIC CAN YOU GO WITH MONKI ? VISALA, founder and face behind fashion blog www.V-for-Visala.com captures MONKI’s newest collection with her personal style, in conjuncts with a few of her favourite FW13 runway trend.

Photographer Herman Li - www.Hitori-Production.com Stylist Visala Wong - www.V-for-Visala.com Shooting - Hong Kong


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Op Art

Fashion always bring new interpretations by looking at the past. With the bold and illusional op art booming in the mid-60s, monochrome geometric patterns are once again back in trend. The modern “print-on-print� styling method is a playful and chic-looking way to carry these bold checkers, layering with a subtle sweater, this look can be worn both during school days, over a casual meeting and even as a daily wear.


MONKI Marcella Blouse MONKI Clare Knitted Top MONKI Pamela Skirt Neon socks (stylist own) Wing necklace (stylist own) MONKI Pixie Boot


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Cocoon

One of my personal highlighted winter outer-silhouettes are the Cocoon jackets. Slightly bulky and loose sleeves, find your most favourable colour and you will look trendy and chic even with the most basic and simple apparels worn underneath.


MONKI beanie (DIY) MONKI Katy Tee, HK Edition MONKI Love Trousers MONKI Francesca jacket MONKI Pixie Boot


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Pattern Crash

Wearing prints can be tricky yet fun. With the first look going towards the “safe” side of playing prints by layering a subtle sweater on top to cover the majority of it, this one plays with the contrast and connection between two different prints / patterns. As your level of accepting “print-on-print” extends, try finding two separate prints and connect the look through the little similar details within. Sometimes, an interesting aesthetic appeal will then be form, just like how these black and white does.


MONKI Rita Sweater MONKI Pamela Skirt MARC by MARC JACOBS Necklace Neon socks (stylist own) MONKI Plxie Boot


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Suit Printing

The contemporary way of wearing suit in matching prints on both blazers and bottoms has been heating up the streets especially during winter. Seeing that a lot from Topshop and asos, how about giving a little twist to the style concept? Transforming from suit set to bodysuit, the wrapped around illusional print brings out the curves and figure, to prevent having the outfit looks like something for Halloween or costumewear, layering the prints with a chunky coat will hold the look together. And besides, I quite enjoy the mysterious feeling of having the prints being exposed and hidden in the same time.

MONKI Nell Top MONKI Addison Legging MONKI Francesca jacket H&M Hat FOREVER21 Peal necklace FOREVER NEW Chain necklace JEFFREY CAMPBELL Lita Fur


What’s New? Happy to know that the always cute and sweet MONKI has opened another boutique in Hong Kong, it’s located in one of its most famous and crowded shopping district — Tsim Sha Tsui. The store went for a colourful and contemporary style with a playful twist of Monki’s 3.0 design concept, also known as “The Sea of Scallops”, illusional bounded with mirrors everywhere, reaching from the walls and up to the ceilings, there are also shimmery lily lamps and carousels make shopping at Monki an experience. With Monki media friends including artists and fashion bloggers joining the opening party, super cool DJ and model Eve Special in her cute Monki outfit was there too, mixing great music near the windows, she together with the colourful Monki creatures smiling from oversized bubbles at the store front surely has drawn loads of attention and curiosity to the pedestrians and TST shoppers. Shop Monki : 29 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


About Visala WWW.V-FOR-VISALA.COM is a fashion blog which starts as an interest and as a personal style portfolio that Visala wants to show the world, with which she wish to connecting herself with the fashion world she’s been fascinated by since childhood. Armed with a unique and rare name, she named the blog after herself, using the letter ‘V’ for ‘Visala’. It was started in Sydney and at the end of 2012 when Visala returned to Hong Kong, that she took the brave decision in taking her blog to the next level. Revamping and rebooting her blog, voila! V-for-Visala.com was born. For less than a year the blog has reaches a monthly average of 33,000 visits and 220,000 pageviews. From daily outfit snaps, styling tips, latest highfashion collection previews, exploring talented emerging designers, fashion parties, interviews, to beauty reviews and travel diaries… The Fashion and Style blog VforVisala, is a platform for her to express her passion and drug-like bond with fashion. visala@v-for-visala.com @vforvisala #vforvisala


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