THE BLACK SKINNY SCARF

Monday, February 1, 2016

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Banana Republic pants   ⏐   Eight Slate top  ⏐   Zara skinny scarf   ⏐    Zara mules

The skinny scarf trend. Tried it, tested it. Do I like it? 

It's very subjective in a way. Like most things, it doesn't really become a trend until one of your own in the office starts wearing it. But like one of the Refinery 29 editor said, it gave of this "Oh me? Was buried in my gin martini, sorry - vous voulez quoi?" that the rest of our looks could not. 

I resisted this trend long enough until I decided to give a go at it, and somehow it lacks the sort 'effortless' sense that it was highly regarded for. Maybe next time?
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PRE TRIAL

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


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Cmeo Collective top

New year, new me. Stil working on the resolutions though. My current to-dos are update my outdated CV, take better care of my self internally and externally, try to embrace my zen side, take into consideration the true meaning of essentialism, get a place and many more buried deep down in my subconscious mind waiting for it to be revealed and realized. I would it's a pretty adventurous lot that I have yet to work on. Perhaps 90% still in the pre-trial range...

...that, and I need a new camera since it's ancient in tech times. 

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PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: ROSE QUARTZ

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Babaton dress   ⏐   Rachel Mooney necklace  ⏐   Balenciaga bag   ⏐   Zara heels

Since young, I was always the 'blue' kid, not the 'pink' kid. I tried liking it, but the liking never did come around. Until now, the amount of pink stuff I own is questionable and can be counted within my five fingers. Getting a pink monogrammed bag was the biggest faux pas I did in my life.

However, Pantone's color of the year 2016 is a color in the pink spectrum called rose quartz. Taking a glance at it,  I told myself this I can handle. It's a dusty pink with a shade of grey to it. Not the bright pinks that society associates with little girls. This particular dress from Babaton is in the most dull and unassuming pink, and I love it!
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DIORESSENCE

Thursday, January 14, 2016


DIORESSENCE, the reinvented Christian Dior stilettos. 

Since this platform of mine is named Stilettos and Red Tints, I think it is befitting that the reinvented Dioressence is worth a mention. The stiletto exudes a sense of class in a pair of heels like no other and the beauty lies in subtlety on its details. The video shows making of the heel behind the scenes at the atelier. The flattering décoletté, the pointed extremity to elongate the late and the heel of the stilettos cement its status as the newest quintessential pair in every woman's closet, whether it is a need, a wish or a want. 

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GREY MARLE

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Valley Girl vest   ⏐   Wilfred camisole  ⏐  Banana Republic pants  ⏐   Mode Collective mules  ⏐   vintage Coach bag

Grey vests, grey tees, grey skirts, grey dressess... I am currently in an all things grey frenzy and I am loving it. I was always alright with this cold tone but it took me up to 20 years to fully embrace it. I am starting to treat the colour grey as the new white, fast replacing my white tees with grey ones. 

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FANCY LUNCH CLUB

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Topshop camisole  ⏐  Zara pants  ⏐  Yves Saint Laurent bag  ⏐  Vanessa Mooney necklace

Fancy lunch does not happen that often during a work day but a special day-event makes the exception. This was my Christmas lunch with a few gorgeous ladies that I met from work. It was only just last month, but reality speaking it is already deemed as 'last year'. 

The pair palazzo pants that I am donning is a piece in my closet that is in and out of the washer on constant repetition due to it's comfort and that heighten level of style that I need in any comfort wear. I finally got around to altering the pants to the length that I am happy with. The first alteration ended up a disaster as the seamstress changed the hem completely, instead of shortened it to the specifications. Another thing on severe repetition is the suede choker necklace that is seen in every fashion sites these days. It provides one the certain edgy vibe needed to elevate any outfit. 
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A BRAND NEW YEAR

Friday, January 1, 2016

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I am wishful the new year will be great. Superstitiously, the year is foreseen to be a great one for the zodiac. So let's hope I did not jinx anything yet. 'Change' is going to be my new favorite word.

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JOYEUX NOËL

Friday, December 25, 2015

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Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you lovely people. 2015 has been kind to me; hectic but exhilarating, and definitely aged a little. The upcoming year will be a year of many changes and I am still getting used to the idea of them. I am hopeful what the new year brings and I wish yours all the best too. Six days until the start of another calendar year...
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POLETTE!

Monday, December 21, 2015

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Beyond The Vines skirt  ⏐  Wilfred top  Zara heels  ⏐  vintage Salvatore Ferragamo bag  ⏐  Polette sunglasses

This is another version of how these mirrored Polette sunglasses elevate a very plain, fuss-free outfit. All you really need is a pair of mirrored sunglasses, and you are good to go. I never really bought into the mirrored trend until now. I finally understood the correlation between mirrored glasses and one's chic level. However, how long will this particular trend suffice? Perhaps not for long. Classics are still the best no?


GIVEAWAY REMINDER
The conditions are pretty simple really:
  • Comment with the link of your preferred frame/sunglasses and your email.
  • Like Polette's Facebook page and follow Polette's Instagram and Twitter pages: @poletteeyewear
  • Deadline: 3 January 2016

Once the giveaway comes to term, a winner will be chosen and contacted. He/she will be able to select one of  many frames and sunglasses in Polette's entire collection. Note: Frames can be adjusted to the specified eyesight. 
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POLETTE x GIVEAWAY

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Recently, I came across an online optical company with a vision to put an end to the monopole of optics and instead offer a massive selection of frames and lenses on a virtual platform. The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been keeping prices artificially high while profiting consumers who have a lack of options. Fortunate enough, I was introduced to one of the few alternatives in the optics industry that managed to keep quality high and price point low. POLETTE's founding concept and principles are very simple; new means of distribution, lowest prices in the market, a range of original frames and advanced technology frames. I believe this is the winning formula in the optics market as the ability to source a great pair of frames without leaving our wallets bare seems possible. Who doesn't love designer frames at $6.99? 

Thanks to the amazing people from Polette, I will be giving out a giveaway that you are able to choose of your liking from their e-store.

 http://www.polette.com/en/


The conditions are pretty simple really:
  • Comment with the link of your preferred frame/sunglasses and your email.
  • Like Polette's Facebook page and follow Polette's Instagram and Twitter pages: @poletteeyewear
  • Deadline: 3 January 2016


Once the giveaway comes to term, a winner will be chosen and contacted. He/she will be able to select one of  many frames and sunglasses in Polette's entire collection. Note: Frames can be adjusted to the specified eyesight. 
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THE CAMEL VEST

Friday, December 11, 2015

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Max Mara vest  ⏐   Banana Republic pants  ⏐   Zara heels

My closet full of clothes have been expanding in the vests subcategory. Perhaps it's my way of saying I am still able to dress in an outerwear but more of a humid friendly version. Trust me, wearing a blazer in a region where 60% humidity is the norm is not the most ideal especially during the monsoon season. I also think that vests take the quintessential office dressing into a different notch. Not up a notch, but different. 
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NARA KITCHEN & CO.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Nara Kitchen & Co.

At this hour, this is what I am craving right now. Not sweet potato fries, not a fat cheeseburger but this combination of all my favourite ingredients in one plate. Eggs, tomatoes, pesto, fresh fish of all sorts and bread. The winning combination for me!

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STYLE VINES

Sunday, December 6, 2015

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The Scarlet Room top  ⏐   The Fifth Label skirt  ⏐  vintage Aigner clutch  ⏐   Senso heels

"Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style. "  
- John Fairchild


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THANKFUL

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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" I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. 
It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence "  
- Henry David Thoreau

The past few days has been a period of self-reflectory for me. Not just career as such, but the way of life as a whole. It has been exactly what my soul needed, filled with good food and even better company. Remember, if you woke up in your own bed this morning, you are blessed. Happy Thanksgiving! 

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