* Photographs by Jane Lee *
Went to the Ferragamo event at KLCC last night. You can now customize your own Vara or Varina shoes by choosing the material and hardware, personalizing your initials on it, and selecting colours for the main body, bow and heel individually. Have fun playing with it *here*! You can only make the purchase at the physical store tho!
After that i dropped by the Halston Heritage event at Pavilioin, had Korean dinner with a bunch (as if i didn’t have enough Korean food in Seoul right), laughed a lot, had some red wine at La Bodega, then came home to do emails till 3am. So i should sleep NOW.
Would like to expand more on the post but i gotta put myself first… before Ferragamo. That’s right, it’s always you first. Never forget that! You gotta service yourself before you can service others. Okay i should really go. BYE.
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I have spent the past week in Seoul and it’s been one of the best weeks of my life! Well… i have had lots of “best days” and “best weeks” of my life, but it seems like the MORE i acknowledge what an amazing time i’m having, the BETTER it gets. Appreciation never gets old.
OMEGA invited me to Seoul along with various other guests from all over the globe to celebrate the OMEGA De Ville Butterfly, an enchanting new addition to OMEGA’s Prestige collection.
The De Ville Prestige “Butterfly” stands out in 18K white, red or yellow gold and comes in two sizes: 36.8 mm and 32.7 mm. The timepieces are presented on a white satin-brushed leather strap with a mother-of-pearl effect; with the smaller sizes also available with a matching metallic bracelet. See more pix *here*
I will never say no to diamonds and gold. I couldn’t take my eyes off the exquisite detailing from the first day i started wearing it.
The event for the timepiece was just as breathtaking.
It took place at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), which was designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid; and was graced by Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman along with some high-profile Korean personalities like actress Yun-jim Kim, actor Kwon Sang-woo, and TOP from Big Bang.
Sleek black cars meticulously chauffeured us from The Shilla (where we were staying) to the entrance of the event.
I’ve been to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza before but wasn’t expecting a make-shift entrance just for that night… oh little did i know the extent to which OMEGA designs their events…
Mei Sze, Catherine from OMEGA Malaysia, and i.
Couldn’t help taking a picture in the twisting pristine white tunnel.
When we exited the tunnel, the most spectacular sight greeted us… a seemingly never-ending field of lit up roses.
Everyone was ooh-ing and aah-ing at how gorgeous it all looked, like a scene from a fairytale!
There were 21,000 white flowers, each individually mounted and illuminated from within by a tiny light; creating what might possibly be the most MAGICAL SIGHT i had ever seen! I just wanted to run into the field and crawl into the entire thing but i held myself back.
Mei Sze and i. I thought we looked rather fantabulous if i do say so myself.
My couture dress is made by my friend and award-winning Malaysian fashion designer Justin Yap, from Rent A Dress (whom i emceed the launch for).
Pic with Matteo from OMEGA Italy, he helped Mei Sze and i take our pic.
So much beauty, i just cannot…
Almost about to crawl in. I didn’t, alright.
As we made our way down a long pathway (it was seriously a field of those lit flowers), we heard music coming from…
… white grand pianos on white platforms set amongst more lit white flowers.
I was practically in disbelief.
With the Italians – Matteo, Massimo, Marco and Sylvia.
With Japanese blogger Crazy Miki!
With Brazilian blogger Camila
44,000 gold and white paper butterflies adorned the walls from outside the event till across the ceilings above us in patterns of graceful swirls.
The evening’s master of ceremonies Mark Juh, Nicole Kidman, and OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart.
OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart welcomed invited guests and introduced Nicole Kidman, who has been an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2005. The actress was warmly greeted by the audience when she took to the stage to chat about her relationship with OMEGA, her reaction to the De Ville Butterfly and her visit to Seoul.
After dinner had been served, Swiss singer/songwriter Bastian Baker performed about 5 songs for us. I’d met him the night before while having drinks at the hotel lounge so was already expecting to watch him perform. He dedicated the final song of the evening, “I’d Sing For You”, to Nicole. Nice try Bastian
Bastian is one of OMEGA’s newest brand ambassadors. I went to discuss our after-party plans with him after he sang, and i met Nicole but i didn’t want to be inappropriate and take pictures with her. I heard some of the PR/security were nervously watching, and waiting to pounce if i so much as did something wrong and freaky haha.
Me with the media from Malaysia – Yen, Swan, and Yin Fong.
Bloggers! Mei Sze, me and Miki
I had no shame after a few drinks and easily ran into the field to play!
Again, i wish i could have just sat down in there and stayed there FOREVER.
Of course, Nicole kills it with her pictures. She’s so effortlessly beautiful!
Thank you OMEGA for such an amazing night… this was by far one of the most well thought out and set up events i’ve been to. It’s such an honour for me to have been there as well and i loved every second of it!
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Months ago, i got an email from April from Singaporean brand Love Bonito wondering if KinkyBlueFairy was up to pitch for a PR campaign, as they were expanding to Malaysia.
At first i wasn’t sure if i wanted to take on the job, cos i don’t even have enough manpower and i don’t even like writing press releases anymore (everything else i still like haha), and i told myself i’m not gonna do something i don’t enjoy when i have so many other things on my plate. After pondering on how to solve it, i decided that WHY NOT i outsource the work for what i don’t have time nor want to do – and that’s how i ended up working with Rengee I’ve known her since her PR days for Heineken, then she went to AirAsia, and just left to do her own thing, and i love her, so it was perfect.
Last week was our first little soft launch for Love Bonito, who just opened a pop up store on the Ground Floor of Publika, inside the middle of the mall (next to Shoes x3).
It was a small event for around 30 selected media, bloggers and personalities; so the Love Bonito team could meet some KL-ites, before the main launch party happening in mid-October!
Don’t be deceived by how small the store looks from the outside, walk further in to discover a cosy chic boutique!
Me flanked by Love Bonito founders Rachel and Viola.
With some of the girls who came early – Atilia, Elaine, Vanessa, and Rozie
(Forgive my shoes for not looking like they match… my heels broke in the car park JUST before the event! This was a spare pair in my car :p)
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*Text by Joe Kwan & pics by SweetEe*
I hope you’ve noticed Bulgari’s latest ad campaigns, with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s face plastered on every medium imaginable, from magazine ads to multi-storey billboards. This iconic Italian brand has famously cinched screen legends such as Sofia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, whom we all know as the pinnacle of classic glamour.
SweetEe and I were fortunate enough to experience the Bulgari Glamour Gallery event at Pavilion, in conjunction with Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, to celebrate the new Lucea watch by Bulgari.
The Lucea watches were designed as a throwback to the Sun, man’s first time-telling tool. Presented with a rounded case, it is anchored by the iconic Serpentine bracelet in steel or pink gold, or a combination of both. The dials that complement this watch come in silver, guilloché black or mother-of-pearl.
For a full fairytale princess experience, there is a version of the 33mm Lucea in 18-karat pink gold adorned with a diamond bezel, diamond-set bracelet, and diamond hour markers. Oh my!
There are two floors in Bulgari Pavilion. The top floor offers various accessories such as sunglasses, scarves, bags, etc, whereas the bottom floor serves jewellery, the soul of Bulgari. Different ranges of jewelry in various colours, cuts, and sizes prove you’ll never fail to find one you love.
These were spotted in the private room of Bulgari, which I’m guessing is either for VIP, or is more refined and expensive than the other collection. I gotta admit, the ring looks fine, and captivating. I love the colour of the blue gemstone, it feels so pure.
Everyone dressed to the nines matching the dress code – Modern Italian.
Model Shir Chong with her manager. She’s wearing necklaces from the Diva collection.
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For this entire week, there’s a massive set up for the Live In Levi’s® Premiere at the Main Concourse in KLCC!
Celebrating over 140 years of sharing denim with the world, Levi’s® has created a showcase to share with everyone how the denim label has marked history and shaped style and culture in Malaysia!
I’m so chuffed to announce that i’m one of the personalities Levi’s® has picked to be a part of this campaign.
Check out my profile they’ve set up on their website *here*! YAYNESS
There’s even a little KinkyBlueFairy corner they set up there *beams*
You won’t miss a huge customization area where you can get any Levi’s® apparel you purchase there done up for free. Get embroidery designs done, or iron-on patches exclusively created by two prominent artists in KL.
The above are designed by quirky tattoo artist Lynda Chean (who inked my Peter Rabbit on me!)
Above is illustrator / motion graphic designer / artist Art:tech with his iron-on designs.
The place was packed and people had their shopping mode ON!
Levi’s® also collaborated with renowned fashion designer Hatta Dolmat to create three specially-customised ladies’ Trucker Jackets. They’re all being featured at the showcase, and proceeds of their sales will go towards the National Autism Society of Malaysia.
On two giant screens looming above the space, rotate visuals showing off the #LIVEinLEVIS project photographer Vincent Paul Yong and i have been working on the past month. We tracked down 20 Malaysians who inspire us, spoke to them about how Levi’s® have been present in their lives, and shot them in their various work or living environments.
I must say that i was completely touched by so many of their stories, some of them even made me shed a tear or two! I will be sharing some of the full interviews i did, on my blog in the coming weeks
On the right is rapper Kayda Aziz, also one of Levi’s® personalities.
Her mum is none other than Sheila Majid, which would explain her stunning features.
Rock band Oh Chentaku. I wish i met them all properly! There was so much going on..!
My girls – Didi, me, Sarah, Sueann, Myra.
Veteran model and actress Bernie Chan emceed the event.
Check out her outfit. Her ensemble and all that of the models for the show were styled by Sheryl Oon!
Seriously, that girl has major skill.
Sheryl will be giving styling tips at the Live In Levi’s®Premiere at these times!
» 9-12 September > 6:00 – 8:00pm
» 13-14 September > 1:00 – 3:00pm; 4:00 – 6:00pm
The stage is impressive… i just discovered it was constructed by The Biji Biji Initiative, and is fully eco-sustainable and made from repurposed materials.
And then guess who performed live!? Sheila Majid!!!
Sheila told us that the skirt she was wearing was specially customized for her from a few pairs of Levi’s® jeans by Raja Malek AKA Chelek (standing next to her) years and years ago! Fascinating!
The legendary singer entertained us with Warna, Fly Me To The Moon, Lagenda,
Antara Anyer dan Jakarta, Aku Cinta Padamu, and ended with Sinaran!
Check out the crowd
All the Levi’s® Personalities on stage together, check out all the pictures and profiles under the Personalities tab *here*!
Make sure you check out everything at the concourse area cos it’s only up till this Sunday 14th September!
There’s also a MAJOR CONTEST Levi’s® is having where the Grand Prize is…
a trip to San Francisco for 2!
Read more details about the Grand Prize and all the experiences you could win *HERE*!
Even if you don’t get the Grand Prize, you can still aim for the Monthly or Weekly Prizes which include:
- a trip for 4 to Japan with RM10,000 spending allowance
- customized Levi’s® jeans from the Levi’s® Tailor Shop in San Fran
- 7x RM200 Levi’s® vouchers
- 3x Bonus Prizes EVERY week till 30th September 2014! i.e. Dr Dre headphones
All this is on at the Main Concourse area of Suria KLCC until 14th September 2014 so you better get yourself there ASAP.
Check out liveinlevis.levi.com.my for a LOT more info.
More pictures of people at the launch after the jump!
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I’ve been a bigger fan of Versace after listening to Donatella speak at Vogue Festival last year, so with all the event invites and work colliding, i decided that this was the only event i was gonna attend this week.
I just don’t have the time to keep on attending events..!
Well if you pay me i’ll make sure my ass is there XD
It takes a lot of effort and time to make up, dress up, and drive to KL okay :p
Thank god this time i had some help so i just had to sit there and let the experts do the work!
Thanks May at Shu Uemura for doing my superhot make up!
I was trying to memorize her strokes while she applied it so i can try emulating it at home.
My new haircut and colour is done by Alex at The Met @ Parkroyal.
Told him to do whatever he wanted.
Secretly i was hoping he might go crazy and make me blonde (i haven’t gone light for ages) but i trust that he’s in the know of whatever colour and cut is coming up right now. So many people have complimented me on this… even in the lift!
No touchy, Shah! I see youuuu
Shah is the new Fashion Editor at ELLE and he just came over to my house to shoot my wardrobe last week.
Make sure you pick up its October issue to have a peek into my closet!
We were all peering closely at the gowns,
commenting how the dresses have traveled the world
and admiring the stunning detailing.
The exhibition is held till this Sunday 7th September at the Centre Court of Pavilion. Catch it if you can as it’s the first time it’s held in Malaysia, and showcases a complete iconic range of Versace products!
me, Alia B, Mama G
with Paulius, Tania, Clouds; and Yun
Paulius taught me how they say cheers in Lithuania = “I sveikate” which sounds nothing like how it looks to our pronunciation of the alphabet. I write it down as “Eesrakata” for my own referral.
With make up artist Emmy Agung; Aishah, and Sazzy
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