15.02.2012
Black and white (and cream) are our personal staples. If you were to take a peek inside our closets, you'd notice that these colours would stand out more than any other. We can't help it really - as professionals working and living in the big city, these monochromes have always been part of our ensemble, both for work and play. 

Why the fascination with this colour combination, you ask? Simple. The limited palette of black and white are the most versatile colours in that they can easily go from fancy to laid back. With monochromes, there will still be a sense of minimalism but when infused with detailing such as prints, embellishments/ embroidery, stark black or white pieces will be elevated into a thing of drama, boldness and playfulness  (or "un-basic" basics, as we like to call it).

For those who think that black and white are reserved for the conservative or stylishly challenged set, consider this - Coco Chanel once said "Women think of all colours except the absence of colour. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony."

So c'mon now, we beckon you to get out of the grey area with our selection of monochrome pieces and live a little!

MaxMara Black Top [AC 247]
The key to standout style is all in the details. Wear this ladylike piece with a flared skirt or team it with shorts for a super contemporary take. Self-tie bows along front. 100% linen. Made in Italy. Size US6/UK8 and priced at RM70.

MNG Skirt [AC248] SOLD
Work a cool voluminous silhouette in this black fluid skirt falling elegantly below the knee. Wear it with a white blouse for day, and add statement jewelry and heels for after-hour drinks. Mid-rise style with draped sides, two side slits and wide belt loops. Hidden side zip fastening. 53% polyester, 44% wool  and 3% elastane. Size US6/UK10/EU38.
 

Zara Woman Embroided Top [AC249 ]
This  top feels fabulously bohemian and will infuse demure charm into your style repertoire. Button fastenings along front, black embroidery and cropped sleeves. Simply slips on. Size S and priced at RM20.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Printed Top [AC250]
Yes...we know, this top isn't exactly black and white but the coming together of monochrome and neutral beige makes it a fabulous "un-basic" basic number. This cute printed top with slit sleeves has so many styling options: pair it with a slim pencil skirt, crisp capri pants or your favourite pair of jeans for an easy anytime look. Deep V-neckline with empire waist silhouette. Slit sleeves with contrast trim. Size XS and priced at RM80.


Envee Maxi Dress [AC251]
Showcase your girlish graces in this printed dress. Perfect for warm days in the city or by by the pool! V-neck on the front and back, short draped sleeves with drawstring waist. Size S and priced at RM40.

Vintage Jet Beaded Necklace [AC44x]
3 words - Simple. Elegant. Charming. 'Nuff said. 
Single strand necklace made of black and white jet beads. Vintage piece. Length is approximately 14.5 inches. Priced at RM20.

Free delivery to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia for purchases of RM50 and above.

For further information or to purchase, please contact:
taitaitwins[at]gmail.com


xoxo





Love is indeed a many splendoured thing which we believe should be celebrated every day with our nearest and dearest, rather than just on specific times of the year. Then again, this Hallmark holiday is as apt a time as any to share with you some of our favourite YouTube posts on the subject matter. We’re pretty sure the three video uploads we've selected will move and tug at the heartstrings of even the most jaded amongst us. 

Our message is that we hope that wherever you may find yourselves, you will always be surrounded by the ones you love, and be grateful to have someone you can actually reach out to during the best and worst of times.

The first clip is actually a Tiffany & Co. ad showing how children
perceive true love. Aaah, innocence!


 This clip was made by Sydney-sider Kristian Anderson for his wife
Rachel as a birthday present and as a thank you for all her support
after he was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in 2009.
Sadly, he passed away last January.


This final YouTube clip is a locally-made production and
we love it not only because it's cute but it also proves that
romance and chivalry still lives on. There's hope for mankind yet!
We wish Tim & Audrey a lifetime of happiness together!