HNY Brights

HNY Brights

>> My warped view of Chinese tradition has long instilled in me that any New Year (be it Chinese or not) or festive occasion requires lots and lots of colour.  It's the old wives tales passed down to me from grandmothers and mumbling mothers that has me thinking that only the brightest hues of orange, blue and purple can chase away evil spirits to make way for celebration and OF COURSE there are evil spirits present at every festive occasion.  At New Year's Eve, evil spirits equals the forcse that send drinks prices rocketing and induce huge wacks of money for shit parties.

So I'm out to do battle today with a possibility of changing into another outfit for the night, that tops the level of brightness of this ensemble here, because OBVIOUSLY evil spirits are going to be at their most potent at nightfall.  The combination of some Tory Burch resort pieces (which I wore for their blog back in September) together with the Opening Ceremony x Tron dress should be enough of a force to ward off any daytime New Year's Eve evilies.  I may only be going to Waitrose but you never know where they might be lurking.  They could jump right out at me from the cheese counter.  Look to the penultimate episode of Misfits to see how evil diary products can be…





(Tory Burch printed cardigan, Opening Ceremony x Tron neoprene dress, Tory Burch printed trousers, Suno x Loeffler Randall wedge sandals)

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  1. ellio100

    2010-12-31 at 2:40 PM

    what a nice backstory to that outfit! have a good new years’ eve.

  2. Mo Thompson

    2010-12-31 at 2:46 PM

    Fabulous outfit, deserves more than a trip to Waitrose!
    Happy new year

  3. Callahan

    2010-12-31 at 3:15 PM

    I love it that its your outfit to Waitrose!, just brilliant! Hope you have a lovely evening. x

  4. jacki

    2010-12-31 at 3:38 PM

    How mazing you have managed to combine all the colors and patterns, great!
    Happy New Year to you dear!

  5. Fashion Agony

    2010-12-31 at 3:44 PM

    Wow, you look great!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Dorothy

    2010-12-31 at 3:53 PM

    Love your fearlessness! This color mashup is just the sight for snowed-in eyes!

  7. renee

    2010-12-31 at 4:01 PM

    ok…those shots of colours are enough to jumpstart this freaking new year….
    maybe if i’m lucky enough….i might get those shoes as a gift…heehee high hopes!!!!!
    happy new year!!!!

  8. Anj

    2010-12-31 at 4:12 PM

    Evil spirits would be supah silly to try to eff with that ensemble. ZANG!

  9. Kris

    2010-12-31 at 4:18 PM

    Very good colours and everything down to the end of the skirt. The lower part makes it all look a bit like a X-mas tree. I’d say more neutral legs and feet would make it superb.

  10. Jessi Lou

    2010-12-31 at 4:28 PM

    Wow, I love the colors in your outfit! You look awesome.

  11. saigon

    2010-12-31 at 6:49 PM

    must certainly be having some guts for this outfit. would agree with the top part more.

  12. Shilpi

    2010-12-31 at 7:09 PM

    I love the structure of the top, and the print on the cardi
    great look

  13. Espen

    2010-12-31 at 8:16 PM

    wow, you’re like an explosion of happy hues! I love it! I especially love those wedges!

  14. The Visions of Memories Girl

    2010-12-31 at 9:31 PM

    Wow! Talk about eye-catching! I love it, expecially those shoes!

  15. Frozen Fashion

    2010-12-31 at 10:05 PM

    Incredible, spectacular, vibrant……. Evil spirits be banned!
    Happy New Years to you!
    Ciao Ciao Bella Donna

  16. Megu

    2011-01-01 at 12:46 AM

    Susie I’ve been reading since ’06!!! When are you gonna start your own line. This outfit is epic. AND you just inspired me to wear my red kimono instead of my LBD and boring old sparkles tonight!!!
    Happy New Year!!

  17. Megu

    2011-01-01 at 12:49 AM

    Notice how I forgot to put a “?”
    It’s a sign!!!! DO IT ^_^*

  18. Fal

    2011-01-01 at 9:17 AM

    the colours go very well together! love the opening ceremony x tron dress especially! (:

  19. ZetaClear

    2011-01-01 at 10:26 AM

    wow lovely, very colourful dress which is she weared in this pic.


    2011-01-01 at 10:57 AM

    Fantastic beyond words. that mixture of colours is a master piece of art, and a real inspiration.
    Happy New year.

  21. chocolat

    2011-01-01 at 11:55 AM

    2011-01-01 at 12:06 PM

    you style is so amazing!
    Happy New Year! 😀

  23. Crystal Lee

    2011-01-01 at 8:48 PM

    amazing outfit, sure to ward off bad spirits & bad luck! you’re the cutest and so imaginative!

  24. Brandon Acton-Bond

    2011-01-02 at 2:23 AM

    Happy New Year Susie! I have to admit I was a little hesitant on commenting on this post. Tory Burch is just a little bit, how do I put it. Evil? I dunno but then I loved the outfit so much and the prints and everything and I realized I can’t think of a designer (no matter how spoilt they are (or how little they actually design)) in such a light. The clothing has to speak for itself and you know what I love a good mixed-print. And whilst I find it difficult to applaud another well-off socialite for a product that a company named after her has come up with. I have to give her props. Thanks Susie for making me a little bit more optimistic and sorry Tory for being a bit of an asshole to you…

  25. susie_bubble

    2011-01-02 at 11:39 AM

    Brandon: I’m with you on that point. To be honest, I actually had no prior knowledge of Tory’s background as a designer etc…
    I guess for me, I just sort of worked with it with fresh eyes. I love these printed pieces whether they had a Tory Burch tag on them or not. It’s like I don’t particularly admire Roberto Cavalli and what the brand stands for but in the past, I’ve often seen clothes from there that hold their own.
    On an unrelated fashion onte their studio/offices are mighty impressive though. Orange walls, printed carpet and eclectic decor – exact opposite of a lot of the minimal/sparse spaces that New York has.

  26. lafashionelle

    2011-01-02 at 11:50 AM

    No comments. This pic means sense of personal style my friend! Happy new year!

  27. Plaque Attack

    2011-01-03 at 11:35 AM

    Different colors has added charm to this dress. I would love to put this on.

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