Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Icon of Class: Whitney Houston ... We Will Always Love You

She is the songstress whose voice echoes across many generations; a timeless star whose award-winning body of works will remain reverberating in our ear drums in the next hundred years and beyond. 

Like other superstars of her contemporary, the arrival of Whitney Houston into the global music scene thirty years ago has not only made her an instant household name across the globe, thanks to her chart-topping, radio-busting singles such as “Saving All My Love for You”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, and more. 

In fact, the former fashion model, throughout her lifetime, was also famous for her innate sense of style that oozes with glamour. From the sequin-drenched jacket in rainbow colours that she wore on stage during one of her many world tours to that black leather strapless dress and the futuristic acrylic collar in “It’s Not Right, But It’s OK” video, Whitney oftentimes defies the odds and always ready to wow the fashion critics with her take on style. In other words, she always take her chances. 

And yes, before Sarah Jessica Parker’s alter ego Carrie Bradshaw wore the dress with a huge flower neckpiece in Sex and the City 2 film, Whitney had rocked decades before Carrie and her girls were elevated to fashion icon status. 

Though her sudden demise three years ago shocked the world, the spirit of this New Jersey native remains alive. There is no place in this world where her songs can't be heard, either on the radios or individual stereos. Even her feature films — "Bodyguard" is to date, her most iconic and remembered film of all time — are still watched by her legion of loyal fans.  

In line with the third anniversary of her death, I have put together looks that are inspired by the looks of the beautiful late chanteuse throughout her career. To Whitney fans in Asia, do not forget to catch her biopic entitled "Whitney", starring America's Next Top Model alum Yaya DaCosta as the singing legend herself on Lifetime Channel, tonight at 9 p.m.

And to Whitney, wherever you are, we will always love you. Rest in Peace.


(L-R:)   Crystal-embellished halterneck gown, RM6,055.00 by Gucci;  Plexi python and PVC pumps, RM2,585.00 by Gianvito Rossi; Pyramid woven-leather clutch, RM4,540.00 by Givenchy 


(L-R:) Curtis leopard-print suede jacket, RM12,275.00 by Saint Laurent; Paris mid-rise skinny jeans, RM605.00 by MIH Jeans; Halterneck tuxedo top , RM6,115.00 by Balmain


(L-R:) Giant Town shoulder bag, RM4,770.00 by Balenciaga; Coral-branch necklace, RM1,995.00 by Oscar de la Renta; Haley sunglasses, RM425.00 by Diane von Furstenberg 


 (L-R:) Washed-satin ruched dress, RM5,045.00 by Lanvin; Otrot 120mm fringed sandals, RM3,255.00 by Christian Louboutin; High-rise straight-leg crepe trousers, RM2,525.00 by Lanvin 

*Product images courtesy of Matches Fashion; Whitney Houston images courtesy of various online sources. 

All items featured here are available now at matchesfashion.com and prices are approximate.

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