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POP by Jaya One
I was interviewed by the vid team from POP @ Jaya One for opening a pop up store for KinkyBlueFairy!
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Deep aka The Thirsty Blogger recently launched Huggaz, a brand that provides neoprene insulators to keep your beers and wines cold in our tropical weather!
They’re great for outdoor parties, picnics, festivals, etc; and you can order personalized ones for your company parties!
I just ordered a batch of Huggaz especially for KinkyBlueFairy and i can’t wait for you all to see them!
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I’ve recently been sponsored lots of new workout wear by Neubodi Active, who tied up with Bodytone (where i do my Powerplate classes). Thanks for having me!
With April, Pam, Sarah, and Deb
Semangat, did all these exercises in front of the media.
I get to stand in the front cos i’m so much shorter than all these models!!
What i like about my Neubodi Active sports bra is that it clasps at the back so i don’t have to squeeze myself into it, plus it’s got amazing support. Let’s just say there’s no jiggling during jumping jacks.
There’s a Neubodi boutique in Bangsar Village 2
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The Music Run
Probably the funnest run yet, the Music Run covers 5km across 5 different music zones come end of this month!
Date: 23rd March 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 0730 – 1300 hours
Venue: Selangor Turf Club – Sungai Besi, Balakong, Selangor, Malaysia
Entry: MYR 70
I emceed for Vidal Sassoon‘s #GetSassooned launch early this year, which was held to celebrate the iconic genius that is Vidal Sassoon. Sassoon revolutionized hair in the 60s by cementing modern angular cuts and glamourous bobs that were easy to care for.
To save women time away from the salon, he formed the Vidal Sassoon hair care line, which has gone through a revamp with new products and science for beautiful hair.
Wow my legs so long on stage! Layan la.
The event’s highlight was supermodel Amber Chia going thru her #GetSassooned step. She was having her long hair cut for the first time in her life to a short bob by owner of A Cut Above salons, Datin Winnie Loo. FYI, Winnie was trained in the Vidal Sassoon Academy and also met Vidal himself!
I remember staring at Amber’s long locks lying on the ground and saying to the audience, “I’m pretty sure it’d be a great idea if we kept Amber’s hair and sold it on eBay!”
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Oh my WORD there are SO many pictures that Jane took for KBF at the ELLE launch!!!
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The dress code was “fabulous” and i honestly didn’t know what to wear.
At 7:30pm i was rolling around on my sofa naked lamenting to Clem, “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”
Clem: You cannot say that.
I decided that i’d just wear what i felt comfortable and FABULOUS in, which ended up being what Yishyene describes as my ‘crazy woman dress’, and a matching headband from Sereni & Shentel.
It was a LOT of colour on me, and i asked Clem: “Is it too much?”
Clem: Baby, you are too much. You have a tattoo of a My Little Pony on you.
Me: -_- Bye.
With Andrea, the editor of ELLE
Getting a hug from one of my favourite people, Sa. She sings. Check out www.melissaindot.com
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You know what’s s a drog?
A drunk blog!
I meant to stay home on Friday night and be good and blog about my week before, which in 2 days’ time will be two weeks prior. I don’t even know why i’m trying so hard. I just want to be out having fun and drinking with Clem, but no, i had to say that i wanted to come home after our date (first one in WEEKS/MONTHS) so i could… BLOG.
How loser-ish does that sound!?
So… i’m just throwing a bunch of pictures up here right now (while’s taking a crap and then going out again, but i’m gonna go too instead of staying in and being boring) SO THIS WILL BE QUICK
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On Tuesday the 3rd:
I went to have lunch with Neeraj, my ex-boss. Was supposed to be a real kinda lunch where i didn’t wanna talk about work but somehow that leaked in. It’s cool, it was nice to see him again after so long. I missed that mole on his forehead haha.
After lunch, i went to Jaya One to check on the KBF pop up store @ Jaya One. Was a bit concerned about the cement dust in there cos everything is so new but Lorraine and Fahmid (who work for Jaya One) and so freaking nice i can’t get mad at them.
Went back to office. Worked. Checked my make up and headed to Jalan Yap Kwan Seng for Vince & Marina’s wedding.
Already told V i wouldn’t really be there cos it’s the same night as Metric and i LOVE Metric, and he loves music and understands (i think) so he said it was okay. Well it must have been okay cos i didn’t have a seat or table haha so i felt no guilt as i left to go to KL Live for Metric…
I took an InstaVid *here*
Claudia took a pic while i was embracing the moment!
I promised Vince i’d return to the wedding, and around 11pm i snuck out of KL Live (while Metric was still on) and went back to the wedding where the party people were still drinking and drunking XD
After the wedding venue had to shut cos the staff wanted to go home, i went to Marini’s on 57 to join Clouds, Didi and some other peeps for a nightcap.
When we were in the bathroom (somewhere), i asked Clouds to pose…
I was like “what kinda pose is that!? Let me show you how it’s done!”
After all that, we went to Ampang with Rudy to grab supper and it was THE BEST ROTI PLANTA of my LIFE. Probably because i’d been craving it all week and haven’t had one for a year?!
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On Wed the 4th:
Chelsia passed me her new album when i met up with her for lunch at Ben’s! I’m so happy and proud of her! I love Chels cos she loves to eat and she’s such a HAPPY person i’d be stupid not to be friends with her. Go buy her album on itunes!
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In the afternoon, I shot as a co-host with Courtney for Fashion Asia TV. From what i understand (or remember wrongly), it’s a travel fashion documentary for an Australian TV channel and KL is their last stop. I took them to Thisappear (Joe Chia‘s new boutique in Telawi Bangsar) and Ril’s. Reason being is they asked me to take them to the coolest boutique and bar in town and… i figured that was IT.
OH WAIT I HAVE TO GO OUT NOW BYE!!!!
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The Fashion Asia TV team had great energy and despite my feeling prettyyy hungover from the night before, i had a LOT of fun! Check out the preview to their first episode *here*. The first episode airs on Wednesday the 18th on the Australia Network - www.australianetwork.com.
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On Thurs the 5th:
I went for TOD’s SS14 preview at Gardens. Full post with pix up soon.
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After rushing through office and blog stuff, i went to Wei Ling Contemporary in Gardens that evening for the “18@8 Mirror mirror on the wall” – an exhibition by 12 of the country’s leading contemporary artists. Each artist collaborated with Furla to create 12 exceptional bags which were all auctioned off for charity that night.
Wei Ling and i.
I’m wearing a dress from the Dude & the Duchess x Jonathan Liang collection.
Bag above by Wong Chee Meng
By Zulkifli Yusoff
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After Wei Ling gallery, i went to the NAKED Restaurant & Bar launch @ Plaza Damas.
With Lexie and Josh
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On Friday the 6th:
I had a shoot to do for Nine West, and went through a few locations in Bangsar like SEETHROUGH Concept Store, Bait restaurant & bar, and Thisappear again.
Thanks to Steve for being a big help that day!!
Cool shoes at SEETHROUGH that didn’t fit me *sob*! RM99.
In the evening, i headed to Zouk for the annual Pioneer Digital DJ Battle.
I was pretty fricking tired by then… the whole week was starting to take its toll on me and i just wanted my bed! I blame the music for getting my vibes back up, cos despite my telling myself that i would leave at 11pm after the event, i ended up having drinks outside in Terrace Bar (i guess this was my annual appearance at Zouk haha) and went to TAG till Clem reminded me TWICE that i had a shoot the next morning so i slipped out and home at 2am.
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On Saturday the 7th:
I had a photoshoot for NUYOU mag with Claudia, Sueann, and Didi! It’s the first time (i think!?) doing a shoot with girlfriends and there was so much LOVE <3
After the shoot and interview, i went home in the afternoon and WAS SO HAPPY TO NAP AND SLEEP AND OH MY BED HOW I’VE MISSED YOU!!!
That was a pretty intense week! But i’m so proud i did so much haha!
*pats self on back and buys self lots of presents*
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