*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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Good Vibes Festival!
My calendar was marked since ages ago.
I had SO much fun dressed up with a giant sunflower on my head last year, and the vibe was super chill and relaxing with people going there to enjoy the music + sunshine + dance + friends.
Line up next Saturday includes Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, Banks, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Froya, Paperplane Pursuit, Bittersweet, Lapsap, and many more. Check out full artist line up *here*
For more info, check out goodvibesfestival.com.
Ticketing info *here*
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I think it’s quite exciting that KL is playing host to events like MURFEST! I’m so excited cos some of the most extraordinary people i met at Awesomeness Fest will be there, which is how i found out about it on FB cos i was
stalking checking out their pages to see what they were up to :p
Jocelyn Gordon will be coming, and it’s thanks to her that i feel i harnessed even more power in meditation when she facilitated sessions at Afest this year! She’s the creator of Bhakti Boogie® Yoga (dance yoga) and HoopYogini™ (combining hula hoop with yoga) and i definitely want to see her again! Check out other line ups for dance *here*.
Rodolfo Young will be there too, and i met him at last year’s Afest as “the guy who went on silent meditation for a year”. I’ll never forget how looking into his eyes was like falling into the Universe. He’s part of the Healers & Speakers line up.
“For the first time ever being held in this country, with over 40 different classes to choose from every day and with over 60 global facilitators in their own field, MURFEST aims at bringing a world class Festival right here in Asia.
Held for 3 days in Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside and Marina Putrajaya , MURFEST is not only a workshop series for Yoga, Music & Dance enthusiast, but also has a huge Wellness and Healing Vendor Village with over 100 vendors that will showcase health and wellbeing products, organic and vegetarian food and a beautiful 2-night mini concert series showcasing world music called Urbanite.
MURFEST 2014 is aimed at awakening the spirit within each of us as we explore yoga, music, dance, healing therapies and other health and wellness options available in todays trendsetting era where people are more and more conscious on living a well-balanced life. While embodying the heart of wellness, the event strives to provide a space for self-discovery, self-mastery and knowledge through wellness practices.”
Read more about it and buy your tickets!!
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From the fashion district of Sao Paulo, Brazil comes Liquido, inspired by the swimming and fitness culture in Brazil. What started as one store, has now multiplied to approximately 80 stores around the globe.
Making a statement with Liquido fitness wear is a norm with its range of colourful, printed capris and leggings. Liquido leggings sets itself apart as it is lightweight, highly stretchable (made from Lycra fabric) durable and even protects you from the sun at SPF50!
Ranked Top 5 By ESPN, Liquido Fitness Wear has been reviewed as being “A Brazillian Company known for its funky patterns Each print is limited. Their leggings and capris are durable, comfortable, supportive and stylish.”
The leggings can be used for a variety of sports such as dance, Pilates, rock climbing, kickboxing, cardio training and even weight lifting. It can also be used for swimming, as it is lightweight, stretchable and most of all, sun proof!
The prints and patterns used by Liquido are unique and produced in limited quantities. Once sold out, the prints will not be repeated again. The range of Liquido Beach & Fitness wear can be purchased online at: www.liquido.com.my from RM175-RM260.
Liquido also has a showroom within the Yogaonethatiwant Studios, located at Damansara Perdana should customers want to try on the items for sizing before purchasing. Wholesale discount are also available for interested resellers.
There’s a contest on Instagram, where the winner will stand a chance to win:
- USD 500
- 2 pairs of Liquido leggings
- 1 photoshoot from Brian Crawford (outdoors – active)
Contest ends 20th September!
For more info on the contest, visit www.liquido.com.my/instagram-contest.html
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By Invite Only™ Trunk Sale & Workshop Special
After a successful run in Singapore, By Invite Only™ is excited to announce that they are taking their 5th Anniversary Celebration trunk sale to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Trunk Sale will feature new designs, some that are not available online, and the rest of the signature Nature//Nurture collection. The full range of jewellery can be experienced at Bazarro in Bangsar on August 30th from 1 pm to 6 pm. Each piece looks contemporary yet organic, and is painstakingly handmade by the designer and her team of crafters. Customers will also enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on the day.
In addition to the trunk sale, an intimate workshop will be held on August 29th and 30th. Participants will learn the fundamental skills of jewellery-making from the brand owner and jewellery designer herself, Trixie Khong, to create their own handcrafted statement jewellery to take home. The 1.5 hour workshop costs RM168 and includes primary jewellery care tips and care set
For more information about the trunk sale, workshop and interviews,
do contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 84 888 907.
I had a gorgeous dinner at Cantaloupe on Wednesday night when renowned German jewellery brand Thomas Sabo hosted an exclusive event for a group of KL’s media and personalities.
Thanks to Fiona and the rest of the Thomas Sabo team for inviting me to wear their jewellery that night, i’m honoured!
I wore the recognisable oversized Koi pendant adorned with zirconia stones along with synthetic pave ruby. It was accompanied on either side by Thomas Sabo Karma Beads. The more i look at the Karma Beads, the more i want more of them :p
You can select from 72 beads (SS14 collection) or 36 newly-added beads (AW14 collection) to mix and match on necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Jane and i.
My earrings, necklaces and bracelet are from Thomas Sabo;
dress from Eclipse; shoes from Melissa x Karl Lagerfeld.
Spot Chermaine and Ameliath
Jane, Mei Sze and i
Yuri and Xandria. They were kissing in front of my cam and i was like, “Jeez guys, stop it!”
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Apologies for lack of blogposts… i’ve been busy in Phuket updating the Awesomeness Fest facbook page for the past few days; in between crazy inspiring talks, meditation sessions, workouts, and A LOT of partying XD
You can see what we’ve been up to here: www.facebook.com/AwesomenessFest