Here's What Happened During Lazada's First Ever STYLECON | Clozette
Fashion and beauty play a huge role in our own self-expression. A simple accessory can level up an outfit and a simple swipe of lipstick can immediately change one's mood. So to inspire young ladies to get even more creative with their love for fashion and beauty, Lazada recently brought together today’s brightest names in different fields of style for an informative and inspiring afternoon.

The event revolved around the changes and perceptions on style and beauty in the age of social media and digital shopping. One of the event's highlights was the discussion on the effect of social media on fashion trends and individual style. It led to the conclusion that whether you're already an established blogger, style icon, or a simple fashion enthusiast, the accessibility to social media provides an avenue to inspire everyone with your own unique style. 

Plus, the event also put the spotlight on why digital shopping is one of the best and most practical things that happened as an effect of the growing beauty and fashion communities in the internet.



“Online shopping is great because you don’t have to decide (and spend) on the spot if you want to purchase an item. In fact, you can make a wish list when shopping online. Add the items in your cart. Sleep on it. Come back the following day and assess if you still want to push through with the purchase.” - Sassa Jimenez, Haute Couture designer

The discussion was followed by a makeup tutorial courtesy of L'Oréal. Angela Yeo, celebrity make-up artist and owner of beautylista.com, showed the audience how to achieve an easy “office chic” look that's perfect for the modern day, on-the-go woman.

Our favourite takeaway from the event was from Bea Constantino, one of the most celebrated fashion stylists in the country.

“Find your passion, always update yourself, and build your brand.” - Bea Constantino

The first STYLECON was truly a fun and educational event for all of us who speaks and breathes fashion.
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Goth is one of the few fashion subcultures that are called 'alternative' for the very reason that they don't fit the trendy and preppy fashion category. But that was a thing of the past. With the fashion and beauty industry opening to diversity in the hopes of breaking stereotypes, what used to be a separate fashion entity now makes its way to Fall/Winter 2016 runways.

Modern Gothic or Gothic Glam is one of this season's hottest trends. From black rimmed eyes and dark lips to laces and chokers, this look is all about straying away from the cool girl look and going directly to full on badass. It can be intimidating at first but it's actually an easy look to pull off. 

So if you're in the mood to change up your look this season, here's all you need to know about this trend. 

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It's more than just a throwback



Like the other trends that had its resurgence, the modern version of "the goth" is much more wearable. Going for hardcore piercings and platform boots are now up to your discretion and even hair streaks can be taken out of the equation. Upgrade your goth look to a chicer, more glam version by adding some glitter to your smoky eye or by sporting a red lip along with that all black outfit.  
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Balance is key



Trying on an 'alternative' beauty and fashion trend can get you more excited than you think, which can lead to a tendency of going overboard. Just like any other beauty look, modern goth is all about keeping all the elements of your look in place. Keep in mind that the basic principles of bold eyes-nude lip or neutral eyes-bold lip also goes for this trend. So keep your MOTD clean and sleek without losing that mysterious gothic vibe. 


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It gives your other moody shades a time to shine



(photo from curlsandmints)


Black may be the foundation of the goth look but since we're going for its revamped version, why not try the other moody shades in your makeup palette? Burgundies, deep plums, and royal blues can work its wonders to make this modern gothic look work. Just stick to a dark, fall-inspired colour scheme and you're definitely good to go. 



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It's more practical than you expect



(photo from merphi)


If you're not a fan of mixing and matching your clothes or trying to blend that eyeshadow perfectly, this trend will make you jump in glee. The pale, almost-white complexion that the old goth trend started has taken a more 'naturally flushed' turn for 2016. A sweep of mascara, a little bit of blush, a bold lip -- that's your MOTD done! Who would have thought that this 'theatrical' trend will make its comeback to make our beauty routines easier than ever?  


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What do you think of the modern gothic trend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


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Editor’s Note: Our Contributor, Laveena Bhansali, recently acquired a few items from yoox.com. Since we know you guys and gals want to be in-the-know on the latest must-buy fashion pieces today, keep reading below as she shares the items from her luxury haul!


Whether it’s sunny or rainy, flat sandals will always be a must-have for everyone. Why? It’s one of the easiest shoes to style and is the most wearable all-year round.

Which is why when I was asked to choose my favourite items from yoox.com, I was immediately drawn towards these Miu Miu slide sandals with a suede fringe!


Miu Miu slide sandals | similar style

Style is all about being comfortable and chic, and these fringed sandals are exactly that. Of course, when it came to pairing these with my outfits, the possibilities were endless. But for my first outfit wearing it, I went for a classic denim-on-denim look to give it that casual yet elegant vibe.


Apart from the edgy sandals, I also picked out this sleek bracelet from Marc Jacobs.


Marc Jacobs bracelet | similar style

Anyone that knows me well or follows me on Instagram will know that I have a huge love for stacking bracelets and bangles, and creating various “arm swag” worthy looks. I personally love how arm candies can immediately amp up any look to make it more polished – the perfect finishing touch for my denim-on-denim ensemble!





I also noticed other statement items on yoox.com, which I am dying to get my hands on. However, I’m going to have to contain myself because if I don’t, my bank account will be empty (yikes)!

But for the rest of you who are wondering, these are the items that are on my wishlist:


Michael Kors laced shoes in Silver Leather


Gogo Philip's statement ring

Can you imagine how fun these will be to wear? I’m already coming up with outfits in my head!

Want to get these products for yourself too? Then you’ll be glad to know that yoox.com and Clozette have collaborated to give you a 15% OFF discount and FREE SHIPPING!

So for all you shopaholics out there, just quote “CLOZETTE15” when you’re at the checkout page to get an amazing discount on your total purchase, and the goodies will soon be on their way to your doorstep!
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