Aug 23, 2010

The New Polka Dot

A wise woman once said, “Houndstooth is the new polka dot.”

I am all about polka dots, trust me. But when I am into a more classic and clean print, I go to the no fail print of Houndstooth, It is always fierce, fashion forward and fabulous! While polka dots have a quirky, whimsical feel… I consider houndstooth to have a more conservative and timeless take when it comes to prints and I am in love with the classic black and white combo that is very reminiscent of old school Christian Dior couture. This is why I knew that I just had to design a dress in the much loved print. Thus this mullet style body con dress which is topped with a sheer chiffon layer. This is one of my favorite new dresses for Glitterati since the plaid optical illusion print is contrasted by the sheer solid softness of the chiffon. More so, the chiffon overlay can be tied at the waist to a bow as an option when leg baring is more optimal.

What is Houndstooth?

Houndstooth is a fabric whose black and white pattern resembles a star, or the tip of a dog’s tooth; hence the name. The choice fabric of college prepsters and inhabitants of the English countryside, houndstooth is a favorite of conservatives and fashionistas alike. Having enjoyed brief popularity in the 1960’s, it was only a matter of time before houndstooth made a comeback! The fabric is usually made of wool, which makes it a great choice for outerwear such as coats and jackets. A popular variation of the houndstooth pattern is glen plaid. But don’t be alarmed! Rocking houndstooth this season will hardly put you in the same fashion category as Sherlock Holmes! The pattern has a fun, retro-chic appeal. This season, it is readily available in many forms, including accessories.

Suffice to say, I had a great time in the dress! The way the chiffon shimmied and swayed as I walked was exquisite and I felt totally at home with the idea that I was baring just enough skin since the chiffon has that peek-a-boo effect..providing just the right coverage and revealing in a more subtle manner. More so, the off-shoulder cut is very flattering especially when emphasizing one’s shoulders. I wore this to a very fun night to celebrate Patricia’s birthday at Amber where we had so much fun dancing to hip-hop!

Me with the boys and fellow blogger, Lissa

My brother and his girlfriend, Patricia, the birthday girl who also blogs and is quite known in Chictopia!

(Above): Me and my boyfriend, TJ. Finally, I am putting a face to the guy I usually talk about in blog posts after like a million posts! Haha!

(Below): Me and my brother's best friend, Ice.

and the Grand Prix caps I won for us....

The girls:
Upper photo: Me with Krystel.
And the rest of the gang: Patricia Mariano in a Glitterati lace tanktop, Patrish and the models: Kara G. and Samantha

BTW this dress will be part of our up and coming new line which we will be releasing at The Prive Fashion Series at Member’s Only this September 1,2010. I know I am revealing a peek at our up coming collection but I just cannot resist not wearing this dress! Hope to see bloggers from back here in Manila there!


  1. Stunning!
    Sheer black is also in fashion now so you're bang on trend!
    Nice shoes also!


  2. loooove the dress!!! and texted you about the event!:)

  3. this is absolutely gorgeous! i envy your talent for putting together such sophisticated outfits! those shoes are absolutely stunning!

  4. oohh i wish i can go to the glitterati event!! all the best to you and nina.. im sure it will be a blast and a success!! :D

    looking quite dramatic and fab in your hounds tooth dress!! :D

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  5. such a cute dress! looks like u guys had fun! :)


  6. i would never have thought about tying a chiffon around my waist. what a brilliant idea! it definitely gave a lot of oomph to your outfit! it's just the right amount of sexy.

    oh, & thank you for your invite to the event, Joanna! not sure if i can make it, but will try to share it on my blog soon. :)

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  7. hehe do you know that Polka in polish is a... polish girl? :D

  8. Heeey babe! I seriously love your blog!!! Loved ur dress this night, so sex and the city!!!

  9. i love the beautiful ethereal chiffon with your shoes (and the little chains)! you're so pretty JL. i really enjoy seeing you out and about in daily life too with a few familiar faces from chictopia!

  10. im loving the houndstoot dress :))
    i always love this pattern!


  11. I noticed your lovely nail color! What shade and brand is it, if you don't mind me asking? So gorgeous!


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