Tuesday, September 9, 2014

“Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts” - Love, Rosie.

Love, Rosie or When Rainbow Ends or whatever it is called, the novel is still by far one of my favorite since a teen. Call it a cliché love story with a predictable ending, but I love it. Watching the movie with a very familiar backdrop of Toronto's cityscape as well as my alma mater makes it even more reminiscent of some sort. 
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monki skirt │Vince dress │ Jeffrey Campbell booties │ Topshop canvas bag
How do you define workwear? Button down shirts and pencil skirts are basically the norm. Don't get me wrong, there is something about a power suit on a woman that looks pretty damn chic. In my job scope, I am pretty lucky in the sense that there are no restrictions to what defines as workwear for me. I dress accordingly to my mood. Therefore, it varies. From pencil skirts and pointed pumps to a simple t-shirt and silk sweatpants. Loving my job in this aspect? Yes. An insight of my job as of late; it is practically a love-hate relationship.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Alexander Wang for H&M collection. Yes or no?
Throughout the years, the collaborations between renowned designers and H&M have created a certain kind of buzz all over the world. Isabel Marant, Margiela, Jimmy Choo, Versace among many others. The question however, are all these worth the lineup and hassle? Considering the price and quality of the collections, I might as well spend that kind of money in the designers' diffusion lines. Hello T by Alexander Wang! At the end of the day, I would always ask myself the same question weeks before collections are debuted to the mass market. Am I going to line up in the wee hours of the morning? This has been a repeatable occurrence for the past few years ever since H&M decided to do designer collaborations. Somehow, I always end up at a H&M store in the morning when collections are debuted. Not insane enough to line up at 4am but crazy enough to be there at 9am. So what's my verdict for this Alexander Wang for H&M collaboration weeks before its debut? I guess have a very strong feeling I will end up at the doorsteps of a H&M flagship on November 6, solely because the collection focus mainly on my favourite silhouettes.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Cheap Monday dress │ Louis Vuitton bag │ Loeffler Randall sandals
When I am back in Penang, I try my best to lead the laid back lifestyle that I never seemed to get and enjoy this island I called my hometown. It is a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the capital. Though it is swarmed with tourists these days, and the jams are getting pretty out of hand; it is still different because for one, there's the beach! Of course I would not want to get myself into the mucky waters but to be able to look out at the sea is pretty amazing. Cheap thrills. The last time I was back, I took sometime to visit the Spice Garden with the beau. Though humidity was a major issue, I enjoyed the change of scenery. 
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Kinfolk Issue 10  │  Hydrangeas  │  Mast Brothers Papua New Guinea  │  vintage Lancel scarf  │  Mast Brothers vintage paper wraps
These are the things I sourced when I am not in the country. Unique vintage pieces and locally made products that are made with love. And Kinfolk, as overrated as it may sound these days, it's a 'dictionary' packed with pages of inspiration. Also, no one does minimal in a magazine as well as them.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Finders Keepers dress  │  Balenciaga bracelet │ Narciso Rodriguez clutch
Let's talk fashion shall we? I was never the person that follow trends blindly because I truly believe on the notion that trends fade and style stays. I would try to forbid myself from buying garments that are solely for trend purposes. As boring as it may be, I like to stick to timeless pieces like a white viscose tee or a silk little black dress. This are the pieces that I am certain I will still wear 5 years down the line. This Finders Keepers dress I got from Fashion Bunker is a gem. Classy and well made, it is how I like it. Unfortunately, the dress run slightly large but the material and cutting of this dress was perfection, enough for me to mask this little matter and to not return it. Dear oh dear, my 'real' splurge binge at this amazing Aussie website has just begun. 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Wilfred Free dress │ Matiko flatform  │  Forever 21 hat │ Narciso Rodriguez clutch
Home is where my heart lies. It is where I am able to lead a certain laid back lifestyle that I longed for and very much used to during my undergrad and intern days. Now that work takes up a majority of my time, I longed for the days where I was able to wake up at noon and spend my days in bed perusing fashion websites. All of these are hard to come by nowadays. Signs of growing up. Eat, sleep, work, repeat! 
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