It’s been a long time

Hi guys!!

Its been a really long time since we posted up anything, not really sure if we should continue to be honest since we’re really lazy people! But I thought i’d just drop in to say hello and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 

Anyways, James and I have been really busy being lazy and having too much fun.

 

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Ashley 

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yes world

I wrote a few articles for YES World.

That’s why I tell myself I can slack here 🙂

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in need

sorry for my absence. i’ve been busy doing nothing

anyway, i’ve been spending my time online shopping specifically for Aussie labels. I find their designs quite unique yet fashion forward and feminine. There’s something about the way Australians dress that makes me   so envious. GARGH i miss Melbourne!!!

Anyway, here’s some stuff that I fell in love with. I’m on the lookout for a maxi dress.

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Zimmerman SS2012

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Lover SS2012

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Round sunnies FTW!! ❤

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Lana Del Rey on rainy days

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1st attempt on summer fashion

Remember my previous blog entry I wrote about trying to make more of an effort to dress up and follow current trends? Well here is my 1st attempt!

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I’m trying the print + bright colours.. although it really isn’t so bright but it is definitely way brighter than my usual blacks!

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My floral blouse is from Thimble. It’s really quite simple but so comfortable! Thimble is actually located in Bangsar Telawi 3, it is pretty much opposite from my own boutique but that does not make us arch enemies! We are actually friends who really support each others business because we both sell completely different items and cater to different age groups! Furthermore, they are really creative and design everything themselves, unlike me who source everything from everywhere!

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My jeans are bought in Tokyo from a chain store called Anap. It was only 1000 Yen! What a bargain. Its a baby blue colour with splashes of colourful paint on it. It is also really ripped from wearing them too often as they are so comfy and I also have a thing for clothing with cuts and holes! (you’ll see soon enough)

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I made an effort to put make up! YAY *pats self on the back*. You can’t really see it in pictures but I actually have quite a bit of make up on. It looks quite light in the photo but I felt really over done, mostly due to the fact that in daytime I usually wear only eye liner and mascara or nothing at all. I made an exception and went all out with power and blush this time! Haha

(The real reason I dressed up and made up is because I was filming something that day… at least I tried to keep the theme summer-ish!)

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Summer

While the rest of the world get excited for summer fashion, I stand and stare at my closet thinking what shall I wear today? (with as little enthusiasm as finding dog poo in your room). If you know me personally, you will know that my daily staples are shorts a t shirt and havaianas. I used to look forward to dressing up for different seasons back in my Melbourne days but I guess the motivation is just not there anymore. The reason why i’ve lost my enthusiasm for dressing up in general is because I have been back in KL for the past 3 years and the heat is just so normal it does not excite me or motivate me to dress up for 4 short months of sun sea and surf. Another reason being that Malaysians in general don’t really make an effort to dress up (unlike our Singaporean neighbours) and when we do, we get starred at by all these perverts like they’ve never seen girls before. On top of that, it is not exactly the safest place to dress like a skank or wear short skirts/shorts/tops/low tops especially with all these rape/abduction cases in car parks… and I am pretty sure it is illegal?

Nevertheless I have decided that i’ve been waaaayyy too slack in the dress up department. I only make an effort if i’m going for an event or weddings and the clubs (although many have seen me in converse, shorts and a tank sans make up. While the rest of the girls all look like barbie dolls HAH). I should make more of an effort especially since I work and own a boutique (yes I wear shorts and slippers to work and look like I should just stay at home and not be seen, don’t judge me!)

So here are some looks I like and would like to channel.

Firstly, I think I need to wear bolder colours and more prints! If you take a look in my closet, its pretty sad 😦

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& bold prints

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I guess I gotta try bold prints + bold colours too!

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I’ve always been a fan of the hippie-ish look, I will wear flowers in my hair… or maybe just a head band and look like a red indian. I love her heard gear, I wish it was mine. I’m 100% sure if I stepped out looking like this in Malaysia, they will think something is definitely wrong with me. How pretty does she look!

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And of course for my lazier days…

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I won’t rule out clothing for lazy people. It’s simple, effortless and still stylish. (We’ll assume she’s wearing flat shoes!)

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Lastly, beach wear!! (provided I get to go to the beach soon.. I was just at Sentosa Beach 2 weeks ago but I was there for the Megazip Adventures and I did wear a bikini top under my T.. you’ll be glad to know it’s yellow & floral)

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Loving these Zimmerman 2012 collection. BEAUT!

So I think what I need to do now is toss away all the blacks and step out of my comfort zone. I WILL IGNORE ALL THE CRIES FROM MY BORING OLD CLOTHES!

I’ll update you lot of my efforts and you can judge me then.

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omg i’m in love

Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham

I have always been a fan of Jenny Packham, her designs are so feminine and vintage looking without being OTT. I love this dress that Kate wears, the colour is so rich and the lace OMG! Its so simple yet classic.

I have been looking at her bridal collection for ages and have save some ideas for the future haha. I don’t really like the whole typical big white gown, i’m pretty simple so a long flowy dress will make me happy.

It has the signature Jenny Packham sleeves, beadwork and simplicity! So beautiful!

 

I love how she uses a lot of soft fabrics in her work. (This is from her ready to wear spring/summer 2012 collection)

I have to say though, her SS 2012 bridal collection kicked her SS 2011 in the ass so hard.

Anyway, Summer is here and we see loads of bold prints! The boho look is back! whoop whoop (time to wear my hippie head band again). Will blog about this another time!

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happy birthday james!

Happy birthday James!!!

We had a pretty fun party around town. Here’s a little bit from the night.. I will do a proper update when I have proper pictures ( I know im bad with the updates 😦 my bad sorry!)

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CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE

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Its official… Return of the boy band!

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I LOOOOVEEE THE WANTED (hehe I really do)

OK more when I have better pictures from that epic night!

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Mike Tyson is a Really Nice Guy!

Most boxing historians hold Mike Tyson just outside of the top ten heavyweight boxers of all time, which is probably about right. He couldn’t fight going backwards, if he couldn’t dissuade a man with his power he had a problem, and he showed a proclivity for buckling mentally when the man in front of him refused to be bullied, like Buster Douglas and Evander Holyfield did.

However, in his short lived prime he was a monster of epic proportions. He massacred people. Scientists watched his fights with incredible dedication, studying his flaunting of basic theories of inertia. CSI agents stood on standby at the venues. In his early twenties he hit so hard that getting into the same elevator as him violated eight out of ten life insurance policies in the federal United States. Every one of his fights came with a free lifetime speech impediment. Let’s re-live his 5 greatest acts of savagery.

#5 – HENRY TILLMAN (LAS VEGAS, NV — 1990)

I’m not sure which warlocks it took to convince poor Henry Tillman that an intelligent life and career decision for him would be to fight Mike Tyson in his first comeback fight after his shock loss to Buster Douglas, but black magic aside, this fight happened.

Tillman realized pretty early on that he was there to be cannon fodder. Probably five minutes after he signed the contract and the occult voodoo wore off. In the ring announcements he paced around nervously and for the first two and a half minutes of the first round he danced from post to post trying to avoid as much of the dynamite in Tyson’s gloves as possible. But he could only survive for so long.

Tyson started to time Tillman’s movement, and began to corral him with left hooks that halted his lateral movement. And then just when Tillman thought he might see the end of the round and possibly, his family again, God shook his head and said “enough of that shit”, planting Tillman’s feet just long enough for Mike Tyson to unleash an overhand right hand to Henry’s temple that landed so hard he forgot most of his childhood.

It is important to note that in the video Tillman can clearly be seen to be both conscious and sober after being knocked down by that landmine. But he would not be getting up. Not after having his brain dislodged by a gloved punch from a man to whom gravity and basic physics clearly did not apply. He took the count out and substantial internal bleeding and packed together the remnants of his skull, to go on and continue the rest of his life in relative peace.

#4 – LARRY HOLMES (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — 1988)

Larry Holmes was a badass. Because he has a lisp and the face of a young African baby pondering complex trigonometry, people tend to overlook this fact. He broke his hand against Roy Williams and still fought to a unanimous decision win. He took the unholy mother of all punches from Earnie Shavers and not only got up where most were knocked out, but got up to win. After deciding he didn’t like reigning Heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick one night, he ran up onto the hood of a car and jumped off and drop-kicked Berbick in the face.

Unfortunately that was then and this was now and Larry was old and Mike Tyson was in dreadnought mode. We’re talking full-on cheat-code version, where he was training from 4am in the morning and keeping his body in shape by dining on old World War 2 shrapnel and the refrigerated corpses of Norse Gods.

Poor old Larry had made a career out of keeping his opponents at the end of his long, all-time great caliber jab. Sadly Tyson, a naturally short heavy weight, trained to get inside jabs like R.Kelly trained to get inside high school proms, and in any case, was high on raw meat and bad intentions. While Larry circled and shot the jab at the places he and nine out of ten laws of physics dictated Mike Tyson should have been, Mike darted in and out and then in where he remained, to beat Holmes like an erection.

Holmes had always been susceptible to an over hand right and that was the punch that did the damage to him in the end. You didn’t stand in front of a prime Mike Tyson and expect to be able to tell that story with a mouth accommodating a full set of teeth. That was just not how things went. And that’s not how it went that night. Tyson uncorked a punch that hit him like a medieval hand grenade made out of VX poison gas and several conjoined erections and Larry never did figure out the answer to that trigonometry question. He just stayed as far away from the beautiful light until the ring officials and the members of his corner were able to coax the life back into his body.

#3 – MICHAEL JACK JOHNSON (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — 1985)

“Mike might have to run around the boardwalk to get his work out for the night”

Michael Jack Johnson got hit so hard so early into his fight with the prehistoric animal posing as Mike Tyson, that the ring timer reflected the time of knockout as sixteen BC. It was even earlier than that when it became apparent this was a homicide waiting to happen, as MJJ waded out into centre ring with his hands held up in the same position that Irish men in the prohibition era and sorority sisters in the modern era do when they fight. He also had his socks pulled up and a hair cut that offended both Simon Cowell and Carrot Top.

The fight was scheduled for six rounds but anybody who thought it was going to last that long had clearly not been informed that Mike Tyson wrote novels in less than six rounds. He punched people out in negative time. A shot to the liver put MJJ down and invalidated his donor card simultaneously.

Johnson took a count as he pondered what life would be like without a working digestive system and Tyson formulated a punch that would dislodge the part of the brain that reminded your legs to stand up. After the count finished Tyson walked over and hit him with the punch. MJJ rolled over on to his front and reconnected with his deceased grandmother.

#2 – MICHAEL SPINKS (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — 1988)

Hindsight is easy. Before Tyson retired Michael Spinks, this unification fight was considered a 50/50 proposition by many learned boxing analysts. Wally Matthews, a very astute fight reporter for New York Newsday picked Spinks to TKO Tyson. Former greats and champions like Tony Zale, Rocky Graziano and one Muhammad Ali all predicted a victory for the undefeated Michael Spinks. They all thought the clever Spinks would outsmart young Tyson.

The first problem with that theory though was that Spinks had the brains but he couldn’t hit Tyson with them. Spinks was also scared. He walked to the ring like a guilty child walking to his mum’s room after she yelled for him. Once there things only got worse, as he had to deal with what is still considered the most intimidating ring entry in boxing history. Tyson entered that night surrounded by his gargantuan entourage, to no music; just a series of animal sounds and clanging metal. Spinks, in the ring, reached inside his shorts to find no trace of his testicles.

Tyson was perhaps at his best that night. Lightning fast, he ripped straight into Spinks, who backed up and didn’t even bother trying to counter-punch, as had been his pre-fight strategy. In his prime, during the time it took your brain to decide to punch and then to transmit that message to the relevant muscles to make that action happen, Mike Tyson had already moved over to the side and cooked breakfast. And lest we forget that Spinks was paralyzed with fear. He would rather have been trapped in a room with a Predator at that point. Spinks tried to tie Tyson up every time he got near, but the kid was smart. And dirty. Tyson threw a short elbow inside that drew a warning from the referee but was enough to dissuade Spinks from tying up again.

The criticism of Mike Tyson that emerged later in his career was that he faded and gave up mentally when he could not bully or intimidate an opponent. Fortunately in this fight from the first bell, Spinks was so intimidated that in clinches he tried to reach inside a pocket to give Tyson his lunch money. A body shot shortly after put Spinks down and then a straight right hand put him on his ass thinking about retirement. He never fought again.

#1 – MARVIS FRAZIER (GLEN FALLS, NY — 1986)

Joe Frazier was one of the greatest Heavyweight champions boxing has ever seen. He was small for the division and still managed to cut a swath across the division during its absolutely stacked golden age. George Chuvalo, Buster Mathis, Oscar Benavena, Jerry Quarry and Bob Foster all fell by the wayside as Smokin’ Joe demolished all-comers. He holds the greatest win in the history of boxing to his legacy – a 15 round decision over the closest version to a prime Muhammad Ali the world ever saw.

Unfortunately for Marvis Frazier, no one seemed to tell him he was not Joe Frazier.

Tyson respect Marvis’ father Joe. But he also respected a right uppercut, which is what he used to eviscerate any desire to fight Marvis Frazier had that night. Frazier backed straight into the ropes, which against a prime Tyson was like noticing Jaws on the horizon and backing straight into the deep water covered in chum. Tyson saw him step back and licked his lips. Frazier waited for Tyson to come in and grabbed at where his elbows were supposed to be to lock him up. Except instead of finding his elbows he found the four horsemen of the apocalypse, three grizzly bears and a vial of small pox. A left hook sent Frazier backwards.

Tyson tasted blood right away, and went at Frazier like a kid whose mom had deleted his saved game. Frazier managed to step backwards and into the corner, where Tyson owns a holiday home specifically for under prepared boxers who expect to stand in a stationary position in front of him. Tyson threw a right to the body and then an uppercut that split both Frazier’s guard and his face. Tyson watched him crumble like a five dollar hooker and then returned the neutral corner where he nodded to his trainer and high fived Hitler.

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stupid things i say

One time, I genuinely ask a friend “is your sister a boy or a girl?”

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Cleo bachelor finals.

I know this post is a little delayed…

By now everyone already know that some dude called Aaron Chen is our new bachelor. I checked out his photo on the mag and his photo did not do him justice. I have to admit that most of the guys look waaaay better in person than they did in the photos (some did kinda look like they did in pics). FYI Teen wolf and Lawrence Wong dropped out 😦 boooo i was looking forward to seeing teen wolf in person!

So none of my boys won but it was still fun being there watching James try to dance (haha, it was pretty awkward), best part was Craig’s team dancing to LMFAO’s I’m sexy and I know it. Now I know, Craigy boy can dance! Also, he won mr personality! Very deserving I have to say 🙂

Will get a video of him dancing real soon, for now enjoy my crappy phone quality pics!

So this guy is Aaron Chen

James taking the stage!

Craigy!!

James had absolutely no idea what he was doing

Check out his expression haha

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HOooo YEAH

Well done CRAIG!

LASTLY…

For someone who is the Editor of CLEO, she should have dressed a little better. This is fashion fail to the max!

I get that you’re trying to stick to the theme of “league boys” or something like that but you could have done a better job at it! And BOOTS?? Seriously wearing boots in Malaysia is retarded. Its summer all year long, it’s definitely not a smart idea to have sweaty smelly feet. On top of that, her skirt is a little bit tooooo long for those boots. It makes her look short.. don’t get me started with that hair! OMG REDKEN your shampoo is good but I guess your team in Malaysia is super shit. You made her look like a grandma.. this kinda hair might have rocked the 1990’s but we’re already in 2012. Also, I may dress in shirt and shorts on a daily basis, but when I do dress up it will never be this bad. This really shows how shit Malaysian fashion is, we are sooo far behind. Kinda makes me sad that I’m in the fashion industry, look at how the editor of a leading Malaysian female fashion magazine dress.. sigh I shouldn’t complain so much as they do loan my products for photo shoots.

If I were her stylist for the night (considering she had to wear that ugly jersey top), I would first cut the sleeves to make it more of a singlet, then I would loosely tuck them in a pair of torn up denim shorts (think BRIGHT colours!) and end them in 4 inch pumps! She would wear luscious Kim K locks!

Seriously there are sooo many ways to look hot + sporty.

P.S – there was a category for most SCENT-sational bachelor which readers get to vote for. Seriously one of the dumbest categories ever! How on earth are we to know which bachelor does not stink?

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