The post before this must be one of my shortest most pathetic blogposts ever… long (or short) enough to be a Tweet, someone said. It’s been a marathon month… i’ve been sprinting from place to place till i sometimes have to REMIND myself that making my heart beat faster is not gonna make ME go any faster, and to stop and take a few deep breaths at times.
Below is stuff i did last Fri + Sat.
I obviously need much catching up on blogging cos it’s already Thursday.
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Hamleys opens in 1 Utama!
Hamleys, the oldest toy shop in the world, just opened in One Utama last week! I remember going to it when i was in London as a kid and thinking how MASSIVE it was. The toy shop was first founded in 1760 by William Hamley under the initial name of “Noah’s Ark”. Hamleys sounds much better – your legacy gets to live on!
The launch was last Friday and i managed to arrive just after the ribbon was cut. While walking to the store, Claudia texted me the location and then didn’t answer anymore when i asked where exactly in the store she was… i guessed as much she was being distracted and decided to explore it myself!
I didn’t take that many pictures cos i was too busy checking out every aisle and trying not to lose control like all the children around me. OK well if you follow me on instagram i prollie didn’t SOUND in control cos everything was written in CAPS!
God there were so many things i wanted… SO MANY!!! Now that i have an office space, i tell myself that i can keep some of my toys there so Clem doesn’t have to freak out at my ever-growing collection of toys at home… but STILL. I can’t let myself buy so many at the same time, just like how you won’t buy a child a whole bunch of toys at the same time… you gotta give bit by bit!
I really like this mushroom house, and i had a Hello Kitty toy that looked a lot like this in the same size when i was a kid. It was the only Hello Kitty toy i had, mind you. I’m not a big Hello Kitty fan :p
There were so many things to play with around Hamleys… but all these darn kids kept hogging it. I’d stand next to them for awhile (pretending to watch them play in interest, like the adult i am) but really, i was waiting for their parents to call them away so *i* could have my turn. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS?!
I didn’t get to play with the one above… but i did get to test out these cool hard sponge-ball guns. (i had to return to the area a second time to try my luck, just sayin’.) I wondered whether i could get it to shoot at Clem so i jokingly asked Claudia to stand at the aiming area so i could try it on her. To my surprise, she meekly walked over with her head down and protected herself with a Gruffalo luggage bag. It did sound a bit hard when it went THWACK against the bag… so decided i’d get it another time.
New My Little Ponies with sparkly RAINBOW POWER hair! I bought the white one but the sparkle comes out easily…
Ok i don’t know what is happening. How can a My Little PONY toy suddenly turn into avatars? Weirdddd. Not touching that.
After awhile i realised i was bumping shoulders for shelf-staring space with girls aged 5-8 years old. Considering i fit into 10-12 year old clothes sizes at H&M, i guess i’m not too far off.
So many bubble guns! I got a new one
An octopus waterproof bag that Claudia found! We both got one each. My bill ended up being almost RM400… Urm. Okay not gonna think what my CC bill is gonna look like this month what with so much shopping and Christmas and all.
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Happy Saturday at Treetophouse!
I picked Steph up at noon last Saturday and we went to Treetophouse kindergarten for a family & friends bazaar. There was a lot of stuff for sale – food, drinks, jewelry, home stuff, books, pets, etc. I got some children’s storybooks for myself to read. Aps came up and told her colleagues to egg me on cos i’m a shopaholic. Thanks Aps. I need no egging on.
Principal Aps! Teehee
Aps took us on a lil tour around the kindie. It’s a really nice place! I approve of the height their pictures are hung on the wall, especially for little people! I’d do the same when i have kids
AHHH I love kindergartens!
Such happy places!
Full of colour and art and hope!
The cock-eyed santa on the right made me laugh ho ho ho.
Kids’ things are so cute to look at!
I bought two terrapins at the bazaar cos i remembered that Rudy and i are celebrating our 6th Friend-niversary this week. (I found the blogpost on our 1st Friend-niversary *here*! )
Clem was like, “Who gives pets to people… they’re so hard to keep!”
Well, that’s why i bought TERRAPINS duh…
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Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren
After the bazaar, i had to go Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply store for the Avicci pre-party and was also dressed up in a D&S outfit. I brought the terrapins with me cos i didn’t want to leave them in the car alone, poor things!
Rubin, Reezal, Claudia and i in Denim & Supply.
We had a little photo shoot session outside the store and it was kinda weird cos we had to pretend people weren’t staring… :p
With SweetEe, who works with me in KinkyBlueFairy
The two terrapins! Rudy christened them Rock and Roll.
He also said, “Next time i’m gonna get you a fucking monkey.”
After having a glass of rose at Chinoz, i met up with Clem at Energy Spa in GE Mall where we’d booked ourselves for a MUCH-NEEDED & deserved massage, before heading downstairs to Alexis for dinner.
Rudy & Clouds
The first picture is the moment when Rudy discovers there is someone crazier than him.
I went for the oysters and a carbonara
Clouds, me, Ara, Didi
A whole bunch of people i knew where there that night and the place was packed cos Melissa was performing. Read more about her new album MDot and her latest single You And Me *here*!
After that Clem and i went to El Cuarto (i think) before calling it a night.
And that. Was my pretty eventful past weekend.
Thursday was a crazy day for me.
SweetEe and i had to transport all the store racks, furniture and stock to The School @ Jaya One to set up our pop up store (for POP) which will be there till end of February. We were being really ambitious by trying to carry everything ourselves… but we did it! Was all gross and sweaty after that ugh. Paid off our heavy lifting activities by having a nice Japanese lunch at Hanazen before i dashed off to KL for fittings and events, while she set up the furniture.
I managed to reach KLCC at 2:15pm, and my make up appointment at Shu Uemura was at 2:30… so i took the chance to sprint to Kinokuniya to buy some new reading material (didn’t get any of the books i wanted, but i did get a few others) before having my face put on professionally
Thanks to CK at Shu Uemura KLCC for making me look all preetayh for the day!
Make up done at 3:25pm.
Had just enough time to reach my Ralph Lauren fitting at the Denim & Supply store at 3:30pm.
Tried out some clothes, fitting done, walked to my car, drove to Pavilion.
While in car, Amanda from RL told me that in my rush, i left my necklace in their dressing room -_-
4:10pm – arrived at Superdry store. Picked out clothes and did fitting for that night’s launch.
Also picked out other things i wanted so i could socialise proper later.
4:45pm – changed into my Nine West outfit while i was in the Superdry store (i think the staff must be wondering why they saw me wear three outfits in 30 minutes). Changed my shoes into Nine West shoes on a bench just before reaching the store…
5pm – Punctual for Nine West event! Discovered shoes were too loose -_- Changed into a smaller pair which was a biT too small… so suffered for 90 minutes in them.
Nine West just refurbished their Pavilion outlet!
I’ve got my mind setttt onnnn youuuuu *stares at blue pair*
With Zoe from Tongue in Chic
My top and pants are from Nine West.
Next to me is Andrea, who’s busy preparing for the debut issue of ELLE Malaysia in March 2014!
My Nine West shoes
Vee and Jacky
My Arien sista Dee
After a few glasses of bubbly, the fashion show and lots of chattering away; i headed to Superdry (which is on the 4th Floor in Pavilion, further down from Topman)
This is my Superdry outfit! I really wanted to wear the pink sweater cos it’s so soft, and a sparkly sequin skirt that’s not too short so i figure i’m gonna be wearing it in daytime just cos’.
with Xu and Alvin
Kevin, Alex & i
Atilia and i chose the same top! Small people usually get it right.
Superdry was super crowded…! I didn’t even see other friends whom i knew were there.
I got a lot of winter wear for myself… including this white winter jacket for RM600 (i had 20% off) and i figured it’s about time i get myself ONE PROPER WARM jacket so i don’t DIE in minus temp.
I AM SO PREPARED FOR FRANCE! BRING IT -2°!
No i kid… it’d be swell if your temp could be around 18° but that’s wishful thinking.
Who knows, with global warming and all… :p
I had the most gorgeous weekend at Urbanscapes hanging out with different friends, lazing on the grass, getting lost finding our way to stages, losing friends on the way, and getting over the stupid rashes some of us got from the grass or caterpillars or whatever it is that caused it.
As i was popping Zyrtec and applying calamine lotion all over my post-festival itchiness, i wondered “Was it all worth it?” Well yes. Yes it was. Having rashes is not cool, but knowing half your friends at Urbanscapes have it too make it more bearable somehow. Like, we’re all in this together! :p
I didn’t have any shows i REALLY wanted to catch except for Tegan & Sara, and i LIKE not having a plan at festivals… just go with the flow, see who you meet, where you end up hanging out, and just do whatever you feel like doing! Trust me… there’s always a lot to do. Four of us (Claudia, Clem, Danny and i) managed to stick with each other for Day 1, and there was always someone who 1) needs to go to the toilet, 2) is hungry, 3) wants to get more beer, 4) find a friend’s store, 5) stopping to talk. So there’s lots to do :p
Day 1: Saturday!
Claudia and i went to stand RIGHT where the bubbles were being blown so they’d all fly toward us.
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NARS may just be the most exciting make up brand to launch in Malaysia this year… i currently use their tinter moisturiser and heard all their eye make up colours are to die for.
Claudia and i
Patricia being all serious while working
Clouds, Arafah, & Arafan
Carey (who just represented Malaysia at the recent Miss Universe 2013), me, Thanu
Clouds, Sunitha with her sparrow face, me and my bananas
Claudia snatched up someone’s Hermes (after asking permission of course) to give it some love.
We shamelessly took our champagne into Topshop after that cos Clouds was drawn to a necklace there, and managed to get to Joleyn’s 30th birthday dinner by 8:30pm! I left my car at my parents’ so i wouldn’t have to drive home. Don’t know if that was a smart idea cos i ended up drinking more than usual -_-
Happy birthday Joleyn!!!
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I’ve managed to catch two TerryandTheCuz shows before, which Clem and i thoroughly enjoyed, so i’m looking forward to their upcoming project called FLATLAND.
TerryandTheCuz have designed, directed, written and created work for theatre, dance, puppetry and art installations across Malaysia, Australia, India, China, Indonesia, East Timor and the Czech Republic.
Their show ‘Klue,Doh!’ won Best Set Design and was nominated for Best Group Performance at the 9th BOH Cameronian Awards for the Arts 2-12); and ‘The Bee Project’ will be going on international tour soon.
Their productions are always very entertaining and different from any other shows i’ve caught in KL (not counting musicals), and they try to attract newer audiences to the arts.
FLATLAND is based on Edward Abbott’s novella about a completely flat world of two dimensions where all the inhabitants are geometric shapes themselves. You can read a summary of the story behind Flatland *here*. It’s really quite fascinating.
TerryandTheCuz’s adaptation of FLATLAND is created by translating the story into a contemporary Malaysian context, and then responding to that text from a choreographic, design and musical perspective.
Collaborating with renowned artists from Malaysia and Australia, the FLATLAND creative team includes choreographer Suhaili Micheline, writer Thomas Henning, dramaturges Anne James and Ash Dyer, composer Avinash Pradhan, audio-visual and sound designer Rob Stewart, and costumer designer Mel Page.
FLATLAND will premier as an interactive performance art installation at Urbanscapes this weekend and i hear they’re constructing a massive pentagon, so look out for it when you’re there!
Ticketing details for FLATLAND:
The Actors Studio (KuAsh) TTDI
48 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Preview 5 Dec @ 8:30PM
6-8 Dec @ 8:30PM
10-14 Dec @ 8:30PM
8 & 15 Dec @ 3:00PM
Tickets are RM53 for adult / RM38 Concession
Walk-in: TAS (KuAsh), KLPAC, PenangPAC
Tel: 03 40479000
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KinkyBlueFairy Looking For A New Intern!
OK! So the last time i put up a notice for interns was in January 2013.
Out of all the applicants, i had three interns, one of which has become full-time staff
I’m currently looking for a new intern to start from Nov/Dec 2013.
I want someone with these qualities:
- can take great photographs
- write in English well
- is a people person, outgoing, loves fashion, food + life, and has a sense of humour
If you’re interested to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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I bought a new friend to sit in my car next to me! His name is Lawrence of Arabbitia!
We had a chat about safety so now he wears his seatbelt all the time.
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I went for the launch party of SUPERMODELME at Publika last week.
“Supermodelme Femme Fatale is a multi-platform series revolving around the lives of Asian models as they try to take on an international career in the cut-throat world of fashion. Supermodelme has proved ground-breaking in both Asian and international arenas with three seasons to its name and international accolades. It has won the Best Cross Platform Content at the 2012 Asian Television Awards and most recently earned a nomination for the 2013 International Digital Emmy Awards.
Supermodelme Femme Fatale is hosted by resident judge supermodel Lisa S, E! News Asia presenter Dominic Lau, and Singaporean-born Thailand-based model Ase Wang on the judging panel to guide and mentor the models, preparing them for international stardom.”
Supermodelme Femme Fatale will officially premiere on 18th November 2013, Monday at 8.00pm MY on Diva Universal (Astro Channel 702)
I can’t believe it’s November already… i feel like October JUST STARTED.
As i was paying Sweet her salary, we both agreed that it felt like she had been working for me for two weeks and not a whole month!
I’ve been doing a lot of shopping!
Kinda like to reward myself for going at it the past month.
Check out this crazy unicorn mask i bought! It’s so cool and its hair is so soft!
Yishyene said, “Imagine if you walk into the post office wearing that.”
And i said i should bring it to France (we’ll be spending NYE together!) and take stupid pictures in the forest with it.
I told Clem that because she’s coming to join us in Bordeaux, he won’t have to worry about me (being lonely, cos not many ppl speak English there and my French is not conversational material -_-). He said, “Because she’s coming, now i’m gonna be more worried about you.
COME ON. How can you not laugh at this…!?
While Clem was sleeping in last weekend, i snuck on the mask and cuddled up to him in bed, poking the unicorn’s nose into his face to wake him up. Darn those holes tho, i couldn’t see his reaction plus i was laughing so much.
I also bought a skateboard! A Penny board to be exact!
I was inspired after watching The Eye Has To Travel – a documentary about Diana Vreeland, the first ever fashion editor in the WORLD. She INVENTED the editorial photoshoot and lifestyle. Amazing show, watch it!
Anyway in the show, she talks about surfing and skateboarding, and how people are essentially active creatures and how we have to USE our body. And i thought, “Hmm. I never even TRIED surfing and skateboarding…” I used to rollerblade so i need something new to excite me. So i thought a Penny board would do it cos it’s so colourful and cute and small.
I recalled that Su Keats (Lynda‘s husband) owns a skate shop . So i msged her to ask whether he sells Penny boards, and he does! In all the different colours too! I took a while choosing one… they were all so juicy! I emailed her immediately with my order and pick up arrangement (If you’re interested, i bought it from www.wl33.com.)
I did all this while the Diana Vreeland doc was paused btw -_-
I seem to act on impulse nowadays. Sometimes i get so carried away doing one thing after another that i forget what i was doing in the first place.
Anyway! I bought the skate board thinking i could use it as a prop for the eBay Trunk Show i styled and emceed last Thursday! (< yeah, that’s my “excuse” for buying it)
I didn’t think they were gonna put my name on the stage! So cool! Haha (jakun la skit)
Stole this pic from Ami cos i forgot my camera BATTERY -_-
Will wait for all the pix from the official photog.
I really don’t know how i would have managed to pick up all the props and deco without Sweet’s help… She has been awesome!
We were having a small crisis cos someone said they’d get the sparkle and confetti (red, and colourful), so i thought cool, don’t have to worry about that. In the end i only got glitter… and it’s my fault cos i expect people to know the difference between sparkle and glitter. >.< Lesson: Just get all the fun stuff myself… cos i know exactly what i’m looking for.
Rathika and Zoe from Tongue in Chic were also heading to the H&M launch after so they helped us pack and lug everything back to our cars! THANKS GUYS!!!
With Gene from eBay, it’s been fun!!!
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Right after we finished loading the car, discovering we had not lost Sweet’s wallet, and said thanks to the events and PR company for such a wonderful experience; Sweet, Zoe, Rathika and i walked thru the underground tunnel to Avenue K, where the H&M launch was.
I think it’s their flagship store and freaking huge, even *i* got lost inside… it’s 3 storeys like the Lot 10 one.
We were really early, or rather, right on time at 7pm (but that’s early for a night-long event) and the first thing Sweet and i did.. was to look for somewhere to SIT. We were so knackered from the eBay event, and going to H&M after was perfect cos we needed some fun while waiting out the traffic.
Found ourselves in the kids’ section and i took a tutu to pose with.
Patty & i
Super businesswoman Steph
Every time i take a pic with Thanu, all i see are her boobies next to mah face.
H&M was FUN. So many people were there. Champagne flowing. Food. Shopping.
I looked thru every single thing in the children’s section and discovered my size is… “10-12 years old.” XD They’ve got such happier nicer colourful stuff than the adults’ most of the time. And i think it’s cheaper too!
Look at all the winter wear i got for Christmas time!
I went a bit overboard and got all sorts of fox and cat beanies, and fluffy ear muffs; cos my ears get terribly cold that i sometimes walk around with my hands over them. Enough of that!
There were also My Little Pony hair clips!
I was really disappointed that these Disney underwear (of all the princesses, and aristocats) are only up to size 8-years-old. Especially since i couldn’t take them out of the packet to check the actual size, i thought it was pushing it.
Shopping on champagne is dangerous -_-
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I left when Waze said traffic was better, and drove straight to Bangsar where Melissa was launching her latest album @ Lara Gallery!
With Mawar & Melati
Iman & Ira.
Ira fell off the beanbag. And she was at H&M for longer than me #justsayin Teehee.
With Nina and
You can watch Melissa‘s latest single You And Me on YouTube. Video was shot by Red Bullets (aka Julian Oh, who did my arm tattoo)
And then my phone ran out of battery.
Aunty G and Uncle Mark flew in from London a few days ago and are here for a few weeks!
They came for Melissa’s launch too, and met lots of her family members!
At midnight, people were starting to leave and i thought, “oh my god. i’m so freaking TIRED!”
Aunty G said to go for a nightcap so i shook off my tiredness cos she’s barely in KL so i HAD to take her out somewhere. I suggested Rils cos they were having their launch that night and i was very sure they’d still be open… cos i always end up there at some stupid hour like 3AM for ‘one last drink’.
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Went to Rils (thanks to Paul and Fee for giving my uncle and aunt a lift, sometimes a 2-seater car is not the most convenient…) where there was still a full-fledged party going on. I haven’t witnessed some friends there so drunk before… you’re so lucky my phone had no battery haha!
Charged my phone at the bar.
Came back to life.
Aunt Gerry & Uncle Mark
I’m so happy for you Azura!!! My cheeks hurt from smiling so damn hard.
Uncle Mark and Laurie
We finally went home at 3am.
I can’t believe i did 4 events in one day… it’s been years since i attempted that!
But i must say… it was a truly awesome day! I met so many new people, DID SO MANY THINGS… I am a lucky girl
I decided to carry some of the event stuff from my car to the apartment so i wouldn’t have to make so many trips the next day. On the way to the lift, i saw my Penny board peeking out at me so i… carefully put down all the stuff on the floor, and attempted to skate with it for the first time.
Erhhhh it’s not easy! And also, it WAS 3+am so i thought i’d better stop cos i was just ASKING for it.
Do you remember that Liquido contest i held in July to give away bikinis and fitness wear?
All the winners were really happy with their prizes and even sent me pictures of them wearing it to see, so sweet!
Now, the swimwear and fitness line from Brazil is holding a contest to find a new brand ambassador!
For more details on the competition, click on the link *HERE*