Styling my Smize

Not sure if a lot of people know this, but i’m half blind. Well that’s just my dramatic way of saying it, but really, if i wasn’t wearing my contact lenses or glasses, i wouldn’t even be able to recognise someone standing right in front of me.

My power is 525..!

So many people have asked why i haven’t got eye laser surgery yet,
and the truth is… i LIKE wearing coloured contact lenses :p

Dahlah i have a legit reason to,
and they make my eyes look so much bigger and nicer in pictures :D

I’ve tried lots of different brands, even random unknown ones bought off the streets of Bangkok and Hong Kong (but i was told they made me look like a baby alien and that convinced me to chuck them). I don’t want lenses that make me look SCARY, i want them to make me look NICER.

Bausch+Lomb, one of the trusted brands in the world (with 160 years of heritage) has released the first cosmetic lens in Malaysia, called LACELLE. The lenses have lace-like details that enhance one’s eyes, and i can attest to it cos i’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now and am still wearing them every day!

The eyes don’t lie…

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“Jubilee Violet: give your eyes a romantic tint. An enchanting blink that will mesmerize everyone.”

Don’t my eyes look mesmerizing?! I mean, i don’t want to blow my own horn or anything, but these lenses are SO MAJOR i can’t stop staring at my OWN eyes. The LACELLE lenses are monthly disposable contact lenses, which is what i always buy.

I had a go at wearing 5 different colours the brand picked out for me,
and challenged myself to dress in different OOTDs to try to suit each colour.

Here are some close-ups of the colours are tested (besides the pic above too).

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“Sparkling Brown: Give your eyes a playful sparkle. You will be the most attractive princess.”

Ok i’m not the one coming up with those taglines okay, but what i WILL say is that i loved these sparkling brown ones cos they were just like their namesake! It matched my hair wonderfully and i feel it’s a colour i’d buy often.

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“Modest Black: instantly enlarge and brighten your eyes. Sparkle with confidence.”

This was a really fierce kick-ass colour. I can imagine it going great with lots of black and monotone outfits.

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“Tender brown: softly enhance your eyes for that delicate warmth and allure.”

I figure if the Sparkling Brown is slightly too light for some people who want to be less obtrusive, then the Tender Brown is something more casual and toned down yet warm.

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“Frozen Grey: give your eyes a touch of glamour and cool elegance for a magnetic attraction.”

Ooh, one of my favourites. First of all, i love Frozen the movie heehee. And i LOVE having silver eyes. And i think these were the perfect shade of silverish grey without being too freaky! (There’s a very thin line for me before crossing into freakish territory.)

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I’d totally recommend this to anyone cos they’re comfortable. I get up early in the morning, and get home late most nights; and i managed to wear them with no discomfort. The lenses are of FDA-authenticated pigment standard.

The BIGGEST reason why i’d continue wearing them is cos the colours are GORGEOUS.

It can be hard to find coloured contact lenses that have that perfect shade to complement skin and hair tones, and these are so fun… it’s an extension of dressing up cos it changes your entire look!

I’m gonna PROVE it to you with all the looks i came up with haha!

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Wearing lenses in Jubilee Violet:

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Top: Azorias
Skirt: Seoul
Scarf: Bali
Sandals: Vincci
Necklace: Oxoloco
Eyeshadows: Urban Decay
Bracelets: thirtyfour, Korea, Bali, Sri Lanka

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Wearing lenses in Sparkling Brown:

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Top: Azorias
Pants: London
Purse: Aigner
Necklace: Oxoloco
Lipstick: Shu Uemura
Wooden flatforms: Charles & Keith

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Wearing lenses in Modest Black: 

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Dress: New York
Wooden shoes: Benson Chen
Bracelet: Philippe Audibert @ Aseana
Vintage earrings & leather skull clutch: KinkyBlueFairy
Lipstick: MAC

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Wearing lenses in Tender Brown:

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Top: Zara
Leggings: Topshop
Flip flops: Ipanema
Laptop bag cum clutch: Snupped
Sunnies: Rayban
Necklace: Bangkok
Lipstick: Topshop

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Wearing lenses in Frozen Grey:

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Silk shirt: Sacoor Brothers
Skirt: Dude & Duchess x Jonathan Liang
Flats: Tory Burch
Bag: Givenchy
Skull necklace: Thomas Sabo
Ankle tattoos: Lynda @ Pink Tattoos

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Yes Totes!

The ever-talented and driven Linda has officially launched her Yes Totes!

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Watch why and how she produces these designer tote bags in her vid >

[YESAH: The Making Of Yes Totes from YESAH on Vimeo.]

I already bought mine weeks ago when it debuted at the Blueprint Tent in SG ;)

You can get yours on Linda’s online shop: www.yesah.net

Went to get my hair done today, which made me feel a LOT better. Been battling these damn allergies (i kid, i love you! i have to say i love you to my allergies cos i believe i can heal it with love?) which have spread all over my body and i’ve been to the hospital twice this week already.

Needless to say the allergies have been making me feel really ugly, but thanks to The Met, i feel my self-esteem and mood lifting considerably.

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Cut by Alex, and colour by Teng @ The Met, Parkroyal.

I wouldn’t have minded going back to the hairstyle Alex just cut for me a month ago (especially since i got so many compliments from it), but he had other plans and i let him take full reign of my hair cos i trust him.

Watching him measure partitions, pin back hair, and cut in various motions cause me to conclude that he’s a true artist at work. I’ve had my hair cut by MANY hairstylists and to me, Alex is still the BEST at short hair. He manages to recreate something new and surprising every time, just when i think i’ve tried every short style there is possibly to try!

If you can see, there is a short fringe *underneath* the jagged fringe, so i can style it in lots of ways.
I told him i’m like a convertible Barbie. Well, punk Barbie maybe.

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Some pictures of outfits i never got to posting… >

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top; f21
pants; h&m
silver shoes that i can’t seem to stop wearing with everything; naked kimchi

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I love The Croods!

After being holed up at home for days on end from being sick, cabin fever does nothing but make one more enthusiastic to dress up to go out!

Wore this to cover an event in KLCC.

white asymmetrical shirt; naked kimchi
grey leggings; zara
gold-tipped mesh flats; house of eight
leather turquoise clutch; thirtyfour
necklace; thomas sabo 

I love this shirt dress from Naked Kimchi - it’s really light, airy and comfy! Naked Kimchi is a Korean shopping website which has sent me some clothes and shoes i picked, and so far the items are so satisfying in person. Their things are not that expensive, and the quality is really good!

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Been wearing a scarf to cover the massive bandage on my ear.

Dinner out at Publika with Clem and the Sotongs.

scarf on head; vintage from london i think
jersey top; i have completely forgotten…
white necklace; corgi
sparrow pants; kitschen
white loafers; naked kimchi
clutch; from brisbane

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Lunch and movie at Gardens.

white shirt; h&m
mustard pants; zara
scarf; jim thompson
fuchsia clutch; thirtyfour 
spike bracelet; philippe audibert @ aseana 

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Lunch meeting.

studded top; house of eight
pants; zara
sandals; eclipse
sunnies; karen walker

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Sacoor Brothers > some style shots, and shirts for Chinese New Year!!

Sacoor Brothers opened their first boutique in Malaysia a couple of months ago, adding but one more to their repertoire of over 60 boutiques across the globe (Portugal, Spain, UK, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait). Focused on exquisite European style and collections that epitomize the elegance of refinement, Sacoor Brothers also offers the comfort of personalized fit.

Their made-to-measure service (that comes complimentary) with any piece you purchase in the store is why i think it’s such a great deal – cos it’s gonna fit you perfectly and that aspect is SO important for shirts! Woe is an ill-fitted shirt on a (wo)man.

I got this refined shirt that comes with the most fabulous detachable bow, so i can create different looks sans bow.

I wore it to the Ritz-Carlton for dinner.

Paired the shirt with patterned silk harem pants, mesh + cork high heels, and clutch made for me by Chelle <3

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When Sacoor Brothers threw their launch party in December, I wore a white silk blouse with black piping and black pants from their collection. Recently, i’ve been styling the shirt in other ways – which means with shorts, so i get a more casual yet dressy look out of it.

Here i wore a mesh pullover over the Sacoor Brothers silk shirt, with black shorts, studded flats, and a leather fuchsia clutch.

The ribbons are detachable too!

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For another night out, i wore a vintage scarf over the shirt tucked into pleather shorts, and wrapped it together with a gold metal belt. Finished the look with a cork + leather clutch, and studded velvet flats.

If you noticed, i removed the ribbons from the sleeves this time. Felt that i already had a lot going on my front.

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Yesterday, Clem and i dropped by their store to get him a shirt. I convinced him it’d be a great idea, cos he sometimes complains about shirts not fitting him and knowing they make-to-measure relieves us of that problem.

Double cuff? Or regular cuff? Slim fit, or regular fit?

I never knew men had so many shirt + pocket + cuff choices..!

In case you’re wondering WHO wears Sacoor Brothers, the brand has an impressive portfolio of having celebrities like William Baldwin, Chris O’Donnell, Rob Lowe, and actors from Grey’s Anatomy donning their collections!

The tinkling of the pianist in store was somewhat calming while Clem went about choosing his shirt. I was offered a coffee by the staff too (they treat you well in there!) but i declined – coffee makes me go cray cray.

Claudia from Sacoor Brothers was going to help Clem see if he needed any adjustments but surprisingly, the shirt fit him perfectly! I’m thinking it’s because the brand is from Europe and *he’s* from Europe so…. :D

That was quick and painless! PHEW.

The shirt that Clem picked  ^.^

If you’re looking for somewhere to get shirts for Chinese New Year, you are in time to get them altered before then. Plus there was a sale going on in store when we went yesterday so you might still be able to catch it if you go to Pavilion this weekend!

Related posts:
* Sacoor Brothers opens in Pavilion *
* Sacoor Brothers launch event * 

 

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Bunch of fashion outfit pix! I usually take a couple of minutes to decide what to wear for the day. The outfit below was decided upon and thrown on in approximately 15 SECONDS FLAT cos we were late for Cammy’s birthday dinner. Not bad considering i managed to accessorize too!

patterned top & orange shorts; azorias
earrings; shoes shoes shoes

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One Sunday afternoon
top; thrifted in Bangkok market
tropical shorts; zara
velvet flats; bangkok
sunnies; karen walker
lippie; shu uemura x karl lagerfeld in mon shu red

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aztec print top I’ve had for ages; f21
headband; from online store By Jap run by my former writer Jessica Ling :)

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printed pants; beautiful disaster
studded leather bag; topshop
peek of white lace top; vintage. i’ll never sell it cos i wear it so much!

 

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It’s the thread in your seams that’s tied to your dreams

I think i’ve watched the #GoForth ad at least five times. Read my Go Forth blogpost *HERE*

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I was invited to the H&M SS13 preview last week. My favourite piece is the tasseled scarf above – RM149. I’m wearing it over a Gallo by Thian black dress. (Sadly, GBT are no longer around…)

Grape earring also from H&M SS13. The collection will only be released for sale end of January so i’ll do another post on it then!

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denim shirt; levi’s
sheer beaded top; topshop
rope & metal necklace; vinette (jk) bought at urbanscapes
bag; bimba & lola

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