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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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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

spot craig

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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Cleo Bachelors 2012!

Hi all!

If you have not gotten yourself a copy of Cleo April issue, DO IT NOW!

I’ve been waiting for this issue to come out forever as both Craig and James got in!! I was away in HK earlier this week and only managed to get my copy today!! unfortunately for me.. everyone looks like shit. No wonder i’m still single. Even though I love my friends to bits, they look like absolute trash in the shoot, especially James.. he didn’t photograph well (i don’t think anyone did) :(. Craig didn’t look half as bad. Having said that, they are probably the least ugly amongst everyone else. There is also one other potential Lawrence Wong.. but thats about it.

Sigh, CLEO didn’t do a good job this year, they got sloppy and picked any tom dick and harry on the streets. I’m pretty sure there were hotter ones in the previous years, the winners were always decent (think Henry Golding). Now we know there really is a shortage of quality men in KL.

I thought of putting 5 best and worst.. but I can only think of 3 top ones (2 which are at the top for obvious reasons) and 47 horribles. HAHA

Nevertheless please vote for my BFF and contributor to this blog JAMES as well as CRAIG.

Top 3

Lawrence Wong

The one with the most potential!

Craig Morraies

He doesn’t look too shabby here. I’ve known him since we were in primary school together!! 🙂

James Thoo

Unfortunately James did not photograph well here :(. He wouldn’t have made the top 3 if he wasn’t my best friend hahah. Love u either way.. FYI he looks a lot better in person, not so old like in the pic and a lot like Colin Ferrell.

Now to the UGS list.

 teen wolf

lets take a closer look.

I could see him play characters from the 1920’s. Gentleman with a walking stick and tux on a daily basis.

He’s a lil bit too feminine for my liking

He looks like a punk with ugly facial hair. I hate guys who cant pull of the scruffy look.

He looks like he’s 10. 0_0.. and has a little bit of that smirky Edison Chen look. I hate u Edison.

So VOTE FOR JAMES OR CRAIG!

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