Friday, November 30, 2012

You Can Stand Under My Umbrella

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Edgy Mesh Dress - Dressabelle | Suede boots - Topshop | Fringe sling - Mango | Sun hat - Daiso

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How ironic is it that I was wearing a sun hat on a rainy afternoon? I swear Daiso has some of the best accessories at awesome prices, some people call Daiso 'the second scariest place in Singapore after Watsons'. This hat is a prime example - good quality, good price, lesser maintenance than suede! Doesn't my dress remind you of a modern Tinkerbell-turned-bad? I like that it makes me look like I am wearing a tube dress over a tee without the discomfort. It has a classic silhouette with bustier details and I really think the lines made my waist appear smaller! I thought a bright red lipstick brought out the red even more in my all black ensemble. 

As a fashion blogger, one of my most feared condition when I shoot is...rain. When it rains, that's it. My hair flattens, leather shoes ruined. But I guess my perception of wet weather changed when my photographer taught me to appreciate water because the transparency gives photographs an unique quality that sun beans never could. Well, the photos turned out beautiful don't you think? Almost immediately, I felt like myself again - dancing, jumping, swirling in the rain with a coincidentally matching umbrella which belongs to the office. You can stand under my umbrella, ella ella eh eh eh *chants*

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Photos by JJ

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some People Are Strange

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KATE cosmetics sent me some of their key makeup products from the A/W 12 collection to play around in a shoot. A makeup haul is like a dream come true for me! Among the many items, the Powderless Liquid Foundation being my favourite, has a unique technology that sets the foundation to a velvety (almost powder) finish within 30 seconds. It blended like a dream and did not budge throughout the 6 hour long shoot. The Eyebrow Colour is a tinted brow gel that fills and neaten your eyebrows and I absolutely adore the subtle golden tint. It is a fantastic product for those who already has relatively full brows but want more focus to them. It also works if you want to lighten your brows. Lastly, the Slim Create Powder comes in a highlighting and a contouring shade in one compact. The flat but wide brush makes contouring so easy and precise! I like that the highlighter is neither frosty nor glitter; just the right amount of sheer brightening effect. This is the product that I always carry with me to touch up with during photo shoots because who doesn't love chiseled cheekbones?

Fun fact according to Lenne the photographer:
The Kitsune dress by Lion Earl is the dress that Andrej Pejic brought home as a souvenir during Digital Fashion Week!


Photographer: LENNE CHAI
Stylist: VENETIA SNG
Makeup: ULI CHAN
Hair: MARK CHENG
Model: BARBORA UHROVA (Looque)

Special Thanks to Kate Cosmetics and Lion Earl

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Oxblood

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Draped Leatherette Cardigan - Dressabelle | Chiffon blouse - Newlook | Pants - Zara | Suede wedges - Brash

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Sephora lipstick in Bewtich Me

Having seen all the dark, vampy lips on the Givency FW 12/13 runway recently, it only gave me more reasons to further cultivate my obsession with dark lipsticks. What I have on is actually a dark purple with a creamy consistency, I cannot wait to try other shades like dark cherry and grey-brown. My makeup was inspired by the Skyfall movie - I absolutely love how stunning Sévérine looked at the Casino in her lace dress. Of course, it is more realistic to keep the eye makeup minimum during the day. If you need help creating a look like this, I recommend watching this video tutorial!

Oxblood is undeniably the colour to wear for the year-end holidays because it looks so gorgeous on everybody! I paired a sheer blouse with a leather cardigan/jacket. I honestly think this jacket is perfect -  with the majority being made faux leather and the rest jersey cotton, it's easy to wear in humid weather. It also has draping details on the front and a cropped back. Probably one of the best mixed-fabric leather jackets I have seen in a long time.

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Photos by JJ

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sunny Afternoon









Can someone explain to me what is that universal appeal to photographing pastries and looking at pastries? Like most people on Instagram, I admit I am addicted too. Yeah, one of those 'annoying foodies' who are too enthusiastic to share what they are having for brunch. I thought I was the weirdo who always take at least twenty pictures of my food before digging in, end up my best friend Mandy started doing the same haha! What an awesome feeling to have a girlfriend who acts is just as ridiculous as me; we were having fun in our own little world, ignoring everyone else in the cafe.

My favourite cafe is Tiong Bahru Bakery, located at the old Tiong Bahru Estate. I have blogged about it before, talked about it so much because it is one of my favourite places to chill out. An afternoon out with Mandy eventually led to meaningless photo taking with random trees and garbage bins. Enjoy :)
















Outfit of the day:
Dream catcher earrings - Beadstreet
Blouse - Sugarlips
Leather shorts - Shanghai
Fringe sling - Mango
Pascal boots - Dr. Martens



Photos by Mandy and me.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Soiree Spike

Image courtesy of ashburyskies.com

Jeffrey Campbell Soiree is probably one of their best selling shoes ever after the Lita and it is easy to see why. A lot of you have been asking me about where I bought my Soiree Silver (read my review here) and they're actually from Ashybury Skies. I had a good experience with them and international shipping is free when you enter a discount code, which can be found on site under 'Shipping'. Soiree is back, in spikes this time! WOW. I would get those if I haven't gotten a pair. So yeah, just wanted to share with my readers! Go get them quickly because Soirees tend to run out pretty fast...

Link: http://www.ashburyskies.com/jeffrey-campbell-soiree-spike-black/

Friday, November 16, 2012

Crisp Denim


Dixie Pleated Denim Dress, blouse - both from Dressabelle | Suede wedges - Brash



Socks - Daiso






Ring - Beadstreet

Photos by JJ

When I first looked at the photos, man...what have I done? I swear I had zero intentions of looking like I am wearing the uniform of um, a girl's school. Did I just made things worse by reminding you?  Putting those thoughts aside, how do you like my outfit today? *weak smile* 

Instinctively, I always like to pair denim with white. Trends come and go but I am sure everyone has a white tee and blue jeans as basics. When these two colours come together, everything looks fresh, resembling clouds against the ocean. I was inspired by nautical themed homes with white walls and blue accents, spaces seems brighter and more airy. I think the same colour theory applies for outfits too. For finishing touch, I could not resist adding a pair of cute socks from Daiso! 
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