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Stylecab Styles: The Punk Trend with Net-A-Porter & Tina Leung

November 20, 2013
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When the runways at Fall/Winter 2013 fashion weeks around the world were overflowing with punk-inpsired wear, we were immediately inspired here at Stylecab to do a shoot with Tina Leung, blogger at Tina Loves and one of Stylecab's VIP stylists. With her head of half-shaven hair, her fierce attitude and her impeccable eye for style, we knew that she would be the perfect muse to carry off the trend and present it in a way that was utterly cool, but still wearable.  So we teamed up with the lovely Net-A-Porter team here in Hong Kong, who have just launched their premium same-day delivery service, to bring a Stylecab-styled editorial to our readers!  We were also lucky enough to get the talented Carmen Chan at Lightseed on board to shoot for us.  Everything was coming together and the Stylecab team was excited to get shooting!  When shoot day came, it poured rain.  And we mean buckets and buckets of non-stop rain.  We were starting to doubt if we would even be able to shoot at all.  Finally, we had an epiphany.  This wet and gloomy weather was actually the perfect backdrop in which to shoot this grungy punk trend.  We would have to make it work!  And so we did and we are thrilled with the results.  Working with Tina was such a pleasure; her love of fashion was contagious and, of course, she photographs beautifully.  We decided to shoot two looks on Tina, both inspired by the punk trend, the biggest trend of the season: one took a softer approach, while the other was sexy and edgy.  As we've said before in a previous post, the punk trend this season is really all about plaid, leather, studs and sheer black materials--we managed to work all of these elements into the two looks below.  Quite a feat, indeed!  


Tina Leung wears an Alice + Olivia dressPaige plaid jeans, Valentino beltValentino cuffRoberto Cavalli earrings and Giuseppe Zanotti boots.

For this first look, we took a softer, more subtle approach to the punk trend.  By layering a sheer black lace dress over plaid jeans, we created a look that is punk-inspired without being too over-the-top.  We finished things off with silver accessories, such as a studded belt and cuff, boots with a silver zipper detail and statement-making silver earrings.  If this layered look is too much for you, then skip the jeans for an even softer look.  Or if you love the jeans then pair them with an old tee and a leather motorcycle jacket, instead.


Tina Leung wears an Alice + Olivia dressPaige plaid jeans, Valentino belt and Valentino cuff.

Another way to work the punk trend into your look in a more subtle way is to choose punk-inspired accessories, such as these silver studded accent pieces from Valentino.


Tina Leung wears an Alice + Olivia dressPaige plaid jeans and Giuseppe Zanotti boots.

Combat boots are a hugely important part of the punk trend, but if you prefer something more feminine, then try an edgy ankle boot instead; this pair from Giuseppe Zanotti, with the thick silver zipper detail and the pointy toe, are punk and pretty.


Tina Leung wears an Alice + Olivia dress and Roberto Cavalli earrings.

When it comes to the punk trend, don't be afraid to make a statement!  It's all about going big.  Which is why we love these statement-making earrings.  Their gunmetal finish also gives them a tough, punk edge.


Tina Leung wears a Versus leather dressGiuseppe Zanotti clutch (similar here)Giuseppe Zanotti cuff (similar here), her own shoes and ring.

This second look is definitely both edgier and sexier.  The tight, studded leather minidress is great piece to wear in the evenings to a cocktail party.  The gold studded embellishments also give this piece a luxe touch, so complement it with other gold accessories.  Pointy-toe single-sole pumps finish off the look to give your legs extra length, which we all want when we're wearing a mini!  


Tina Leung wears a Versus leather dressGiuseppe Zanotti clutch (similar here)Giuseppe Zanotti cuff (similar here), her own ring.

Add a bright red lipstick, as Tina has done here, for a bit of extra punch!  Red is an important colour in the punk trend.


Tina Leung wears a Versus leather dressGiuseppe Zanotti clutch (similar here) and Giuseppe Zanotti cuff (similar here)

As there is already so much embellishment at the neckline on this dress, keep things simple up top and relegate all accessories to your hands and arms.  Don't forget to continue the punk inspiration in your accessories: look for studs, black and leather pieces to keep to the theme.

Special thanks to Tina Leung, Net-A-Porter and Carmen Chan at Lightseed Studio

See more from Tina Leung at Tina Loves here.  Shop Net-A-Porter and their same-day delivery service in Hong Kong here.  Head to Lightseed Studio to see more of Carmen Chan's work here.

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