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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Devil Wears Bata

While watching The Break Up and The Devil Wears Prada, besides subconsciously absorbing the plot, I can’t help but consciously absorb all the clothes, bags, shoes, make-up, dressing and hairstyles. Feast for the eyes, starvation for the heart, and abstinence in the mind.

The Break Up is so realistic.

"It’s not about the lemons!" ... on being unable to grasp the true problem

"Really? Is that how you see it?"... on different perspective

"Why can’t you do this little thing?" ... on simple expectations

WOW! All husbands and boyfriends should watch the show man!

Her tan, her clothes, her hairstyle, she looks darn good with both untidy curls and sleek straight hair. She looked almost flawless in every scene.

Double WOW!

The opening scene showed her in the stadium watching a baseball match. She was dressed in the most casual outfit but she looked damn good! Love her tan!

-Brown Calvin Klein button tee with vintage belt.

No wonder la… casual also CK leh! And accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Accessories really spruce up an outfit.

Even her “home clothes” of a simple grey tee paired with jeans looked fab.

I think simplicity doesn’t come cheap for Jenn Ann.

I love all her working attire.

-White grayish buttoned down Calvin Klein shirt (with white bag that looks like can be purchased cheaply in TPY)
-Simple-looking watch from CARTIER!

-Sleek black dress (by I hope This Fashion)

Another black working dress of hers in the show was chio! But I can’t find the picture anywhere online. =(

My favourite casual outfit on her.

- Very fitting and slim-cut white buttoned shirt by Calvin Klein
- Slim-looking jeans by Second Skin
- Black leather handbag by Bottega Veneta

YUMMY! I really wonder about what size she is. So many clothes look so fitting on her and she’s like skinny lor!

As for her dresses…

Evening dress which made her look slightly pregnant here.

-By prada

There, the gorgeous prada dress!

I love this dress of hers the most!

-White sundress by Calvin Klein made to measure for Jenn

And of course, I would always love her straight hair.

I love Jennifer Aniston. She is the epitome of comedy and class combined.

The best person to watch
with is with a boyfriend with totally no clue of the fashion world and who can’t tell the difference between a Prada and a Bata.

But was I glad that I watched it with him. Initially, I felt as if I was forcing my suggestion on him, saying, “The next show I wanna watch is The Devil Wears Prada” for like 834278943 times while he just answered, “Ok lor” for the same number of times. I think he found certain parts really amusing for he was the only one laughing in the cinema (Oh I think he’s gonna kill me for typing this) and we both unanimously agreed that the NICEESSST set of clothes Anne wore in the show was this….

I really love that scene where they featured her daily change of clothes each time she disappeared behind the bus, into the subway, behind and across pillars… And when they showed her dressed in the white coat above, I went screaming, “I love that coat and hat!!!” loud enough for him to hear. And he agreed the outfit was indeed nice.

Our favourite outfit ensemble:
-Ivory angora coat by Yigal Azrouel (Poor, poor rabbit!)
-Gold python hobo bag by Calvin Klein (I like hobo bags but they are so ex!)
-Pretty pretty hat and gloves by Chanel.(Been looking for that kind of hat in sg for a loooong time.)

This coat is great too! I don’t like the polka dot muffler though.

It looks more flattering when she is all flustered up.

- Wool coat by Calvin Klein

Nice bag which doesn’t look quite flattering draping over her lean shoulders.

You can practically “wear” the bag two ways. Sleek!

-Distressed studded handbag by La Rue

I also liked the outfit that she wore the very first time Nigel dolled her up.

-Chanel all e way!

How come she can be so lucky as to wear all these clothes for free just because she works at Runway huh? If I can wear all these clothes for free just for a day, I don’t mind working as a lowly-paid assistant too… Haha… Falling into the devil’s arm of fashion.

Love the brown boots and head scarf here.
A confused mix of gypsy look (headgear), hooker look (check out the fishnet stocking!) yet going for the classy look (all others)?

-Black coat by Rebecca Taylor
-Brown boots by Christian Louboutin
-Headscarf (by I really wanna know manz)

I happen to think this dress looks great too but fashion gurus thought otherwise. I love how the belt worn at the empire line emphasizes her ample bosom in a soft feminine way.

-Cotton voile jersey dress by Calvin Klein
-sunglasses by Chanel

I never liked Anne Hathaway since her Princess Diaries days. I find her eyes bulgingly big and her mouth and teeth looks like the laughing men at the Esplanade a few years back. But she looked quite good in this show.

The devil herself dresses well too. All her suits are classics. Who cares if fashion gurus criticized the show for Miranda Priestley’s outdated classics just to save up on budget? I mean, they are classics what! Classics don’t get out-dated. Sheesh! And I think Meryl Streep’s performance was stunning. The titular “devil” of the story, she does have the devil air wrapped thickly around her, engulfing her kind soul. Love her floppy, silver hair, her lined eyes and stern gaze!

Did you see the scene where she was crying at home sans make-up? Her eyes had almost no lashes, no unyielding gaze and no sparkle. The wonders of make up!

Flinging her bag and coat onto Andrea’s table everyday.

The devil again.

What’s up with the blue checkered suit Nigel is wearing?

Am I the only one who thinks Emily’s dressing here is like cool?

It’s like huge shoulder pads from the 80s I abhor. It’s like those knight’s armour you see from those Celts, Roman, French, Vikings… But I like.

There were of course clothes which were not too flattering; the whole movie isn't about delicious fashion garb. But the ultimate question after watching the show is………


I only saw one prada logo in the whole show and that was Miranda’s bag.

After the show, I also kept lamenting to kh how Singapore is so boring without the four seasons. If only we had the four seasons we could all dress up in fabulous Fall clothes. Winter clothes are cool too. I think kh must be secretly thanking his lucky stars that we don’t reside in such countries. “Spend money on clothes again?!” is his pet phrase.

I’m a devil, but I can only afford BATA for now…


  1. Got the Breakup DVD, not time to watch yet. Hopefully next week can catch some movies.

    Sad, Singapore no season. Saw some nice caps the other time at Australia. Sigh...even the climalite Adidas jacket I have is making me hot wearing it at night - trying to look cool.

    My wife always asked me "when we going winter country again ah..? when..? Then I can buy more winter clothing.."

    I also duno when, so just act blur. Haha..

  2. wow, ur the fashion sensitive! wat reviews and critic given to all the details in the movie/s. maybe u can cast for The Devil Wears Prada II or start a new cast for The Devil Wears

  3. bwilly,
    Yes I agree. The jacket dressing may look cool but you can only do that is shopping centres or cinemas. Any other place, you would look hot as in sweaty hot.

    Please snow for once in SG!

    Haha... I shall start a new cast for The Devil Wears BATA then. I'll rope in all my poor frenz.

  4. I dun mind paying abit more if the shoe can last.
    My bally eh hmm.. wear a few times start to crack, maybe I did not take care of it.
    The Clark I am wearing now is doing good, really comfort n I like the grip esp with rainy weather here in Singapore.

  5. Excellent fashion write up from you! Thumbs up! Your are talented indeed.

  6. bwilly,
    Seriously, I don't mind paying more for quality and indulgence.

    Heya shakara and indulgent princess,
    Thanx for your positive comments! =) Btw princess are you from LD?

  7. haa, rope in all ur poor frenz...tts a good one...and know why BATA will nv make it big? (duno say liao will kena coz BATA is Buy And Throw Away...!

  8. hi there! i watched the devil too :D it was great...but all i took fancy on was the pearl chanel necklace andy wore. its pretty :) btw im from LD..heh.

  9. justin,
    Wah!!! Is that supposed to be a well-known acronym or did you come up with that yourself?

    Hi welcome here! Initially I thought you were another maggie. Pearl chanel necklace? I didn't notice that. Which scene? =)

  10. haa...think its famous if not nobody will go into the shop and buy stuff liao...LoL


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