Sometimes it is good to support indie startups through innovative campaigns. AEON Attire is one of them. I was approached by this Canadian lifestyle brand a few months ago to help raise funds for their brilliant ideas through Indiegogo and realised them. Fast forwards a few months, they managed to raised a substantial amount of capital to realised this AEON sunnies program, aimed to provide the market cheap but great quality sunglasses. Out of the 12 unique designs, I decided to choose the Neko, which is a pair of retro looking shades. Every time I put it on, I like to imagine that I am sitting on some cafe at the Distillery District, sipping my chai while enjoying the outdoor breeze. Oh how much I miss that part of the world where outdoor sitting is a norm.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Linen oversized shirt from dad's closet│ Nasty Gal shorts │ Giuseppe Zanotti heels │ Ralph Lauren bag
I have been busy with my day job lately and also, playing dress up in reality. It has been fun. What's not to love right, when you are learning and pursuing a career in an industry that isn't in line with your degree. Hallelujah! Of course it is not all fun, fun, fun. There are still deadlines, revenue concerns...the usual stuff.
Before I do some serious restocking of Diptyque or Voluspa candles, this handmade candle that I purchased from a boutique hotel in Ipoh shall suffice. With a sandalwood lemongrass scent, this is what I call aromatherapy at its best. I feel like having a Thai massage now.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Food; things that merely remind me of Toronto. Don't even get me started on how much I miss it there, food wise especially. I understand the whole reverse culture shock matter, and it takes time to readapt. Hence to ease myself from Hogtown's food culture withdrawal, I came up with a compilation of the food culture here at home sweet home. I am pretty satisfied to be honest despite of what others might think. You can't exactly compare every possible flavours and authenticity out there. Live the moment, enjoy the food, and be happy.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
La Notte t-shirt ⏐ wholesale lace skirt ⏐ Saint Laurent bag ⏐ Stuart Weitzman heels
I am channeling carte blanche lately, staying true to the campaign I came up for work. There is something about an all white outfit that makes it better than an all black one. The whole get up gives out the aura of a very clean and polished look. Now I finally understand the mother's white attire philosophy. But of course, I still love black. Stark contrast between the two but I absolutely love it!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Topshop camisole ⏐ wholesale lace skirt ⏐ Chloe bag ⏐ Nose sandals
I have been wanting to find the perfect lace skirt, but to my disappointment, none fits right. Zara ones are gorgeous of course, but they always hang at my bum because sadly I have a flat ass. Frustrated, I flipped open my laptop, googled 'pencil lace skirt' and decided to make this $7.00 purchase from a random website. I gave it some thought for five minutes before submitting the order and said to myself if it fits, great; if it doesn't, at least I won't be losing too much. One week later, I got my parcel. It was my best and one of the cheapest purchase ever. Talk about cheap solutions!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Wilfred romper ⏐ Forever 21 hat ⏐ Matiko platforms ⏐ Saint Laurent bag
Gallomania is a term used to describe an obsession of all things French. There was one part of my life where I absolutely adore the French. French music, French culture, French fashion, French food, French chateaus... to a point where I enrolled myself to Alliance Franais to learn the French language. However, no regrets without a doubt.
Of course as I grew older, this ridiculous obsession faded. However, there are still those days where I wished I was a Parisian, dressing up in an all black attire getting a quick fix of espresso before I proceed to my luncheon meeting at Rue Saint Honoré. In reality, me sipping espresso at one of the random cafes in Penang is more likely the case. Well, you can't run away from your reality.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Topshop skirt ⏐ Missha crop top ⏐ Jeffrey Campbell heels ⏐ Alexander McQueen heelsFor a friend's wedding, I decided to put on this ensemble. It was basically two pretty simple separates but what 'made' the outfit was definitely the clutch. The flower prints on silk, until this day I still could not hold my admiration over it. It is so beautifully crafted, as how McQueen does it. Genius.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Masterminds, past and present in this purely and happily irrational industry of fashion.
"I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style." - Yves Saint Laurent
"I like the idea of paradox, between the authentic fabrics and sophisticated shapes between masculine and feminine." - Hedi Slimane