Beauty in Black is an exhibition of 18 black dresses from the 1950s to 2000s. Held at the National Museum, this exhibition showcases dresses by renowned designers such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Karl Lagerfeld and Azzedine Alaïa. The colour black is the highlight of this exhibition, as these 18 dresses take us on a journey through time to experience the colour black’s meteoric rise to iconic status.

My favourite dress in this collection is the guitar dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe (bottom left in collage). The ingenuity of the design lies in the creative sequin guitar motif behind, which ties in seamlessly with the halter neck design of the dress, giving the otherwise simple black dress a whimsical twist.

Now that Spring is here, together with rising temperatures on our sunny island, black may not be an ideal choice for the outdoors. Don’t get me wrong. I do like the elegance of black and how a well-cut little black dress instantly adds glamour, but sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to play around with colours. 😉

Here’s my second take on colour blocking:


Zara Striped Top

H&M Tiered Skirt (from Hong Kong)

Yellow Patent Ribbon Bag (from Argyle Centre in Hong Kong)

Chocolate Schubar candy coloured sandals

My inspirations:

Zara’s latest lookbook