WEEKLY GEMS: LITTLE DETAILS

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From fashion to food to decor to culture, basically nothing in particular but everything, I like some finest to it. Everything down to the details. What can I say? I am a person who appreciates and pays great attention to the most minute details, work non-excluded by the way. Pros and cons. 
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DAILY ESSENTIALS: AESOP

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Recently, I did a major skincare overhaul as I am still trying to figure out the exact skin condition I have. Now that I am back in a humid climate permanently, my skin went into a complete shock. I broke out and my supposedly controlled eczema went haywire. Basically, my skin were not at its best for the time being. Countless samples and trial kits later, I finally found the skincare range that suits me for now. I don't believe in splurging on cleansers and toners, but I do on treatment based products such as serums and oils. For now, I am currently using Aesop's Fabulous Face Oil and Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum. Both consist of Ylang Ylang which scent I absolutely love. Other than that, I am also using the skincare's Primrose Facial Mask. Quoted by my friends, my complexion is less dull but seemingly more dewy now. AESOP, organic and loving it!
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THE RECOVERY DRESS

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cameo The Label dress  ⏐  Chanel bag  ⏐  Zara heels  ⏐  ChloĆ© bracelet
"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail." - Giorgio Armani


I found this little black dress from Cameo The Label at Fashion Bunker. It is cut well and made well. I must say, the Australians are really stepping up their game and getting their household names known throughout the world. Pair it with a classic bag and a pair of minimalistic heels, I am all ready for a dinner in town. 
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WEEKLY GEMS: MARBLE / BLANC / ABSTRACT

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sometimes when I am feeling down or need a quick pick me up, I enjoy looking at tastefully curated thing to enlighten my somber mood. Or even better, take pictures of pretty things. Do I feel better after? Yes. But of course it is just a short term resolution. Why? Looking at dopamine induced materials can only get you so far. The underlying cause for feeling somber can only be fixed from within. #philosophicalthoughts
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COSTUMES AT WORK

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My colleague's DIY diablo for Halloween. How cool is that? Maleficent inspired. 
They say all you need is imagination and inspiration to create or recreate. Very true. 
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BESPOKE TWEED

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BDG tweed blazer  ⏐  Wilfred Free tank  ⏐  Wilfred shorts  ⏐  Elizabeth & James heels  ⏐  Coach bag  ⏐ Daniel Wellington watch  ⏐  Ela Stone accessories 
I am starting to put in an effort to wear more heels to work, although it is often a torture given the fact that most of my heels are 5 inches stilettos. Also, I have a tendency to only procure the most uncomfortable version of a pair of heels; pumps with a narrow heel and pointy-toe without any elevated platform. A whole day in those heels, you will be praying for a pair of flats by sun down. Maybe I should invest in a pair of platforms or wedges instead. 

I used to have this rule of mine whereby I forbid myself to wear heels back to back. I had change my mindset since then. Victoria Beckham made a statement that she can't concentrate in flats. An interesting metaphor since flats win in terms of comfort. Nevertheless, I like how heels contribute to a boost in confidence. Not sure if it applies to the rest of the female population but it does to me. Don't get me wrong,  I still adore my flats and loafers. 
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PHUKET; EAT, DRINK, SLEEP, REPEAT.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

During one of the long weekends in October, my girlfriends and I decided to make a pretty impulse trip up to Phuket for some R&R. What supposedly was to practice a three day lifestyle of soaking under the sun was replaced by aromatic massages, manicures-pedicures and walking under the rain in our raincoats. It was a different experience; not chilling by a beach at a beach resort. Thank the lord the Thais are famous for their massages and they were pretty reasonable. I guess instead of getting our tan on, this is more of a self-pampering trip, but way cheaper than the norm. Other activities were mainly indulging in local street food and chilling around a private mansion on a hilltop. 

Things to eat:
Mee Ton Poe Restaurant - serving Hokkien noodles.
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