New TV Show Fashion Bloggers Debuts!

I was flown to Sydney for a few days to attend the launch event of Fashion Bloggers, a new TV show by The Style Network in Australia. It debuted on October 15th and follows the lives of 5 of Australia’s top fashion bloggers!

In Malaysia, Fashion Bloggers airs at 10pm every Wednesday night on Channel E! (Ch712 on Astro).

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We stayed at Fraser Suites on Kent Street. It was a very comfortable room in which i spent most of my hours in working! The only time i went out in Sydney was to see my cousin for dinner, interview the bloggers, and attend the launch event at night.

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It was my first time meeting Adrian of SuperAdrianMe.com and he ended up being my partner in party time.
Read his post on Fashion Bloggers *here*

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My lunch, it was a mere few hours after our breakfast and i was the only one who unabashedly finished the whole meal… i was literally starving by then and will admit not that i am one of those annoyingly skinny people who eat a lot.

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My clutch is from KLUTCHED, it’s stocked in Shoes Shoes Shoes and M Store in KL, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and Mandarin Gallery in Singapore.

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With Melanie from Lipstiq, Karman from StyleXStyle, and me!

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I’m wearing earrings and dress from Shoes Shoes Shoes.
The dress actually comes with separate zippered pieces for the top, and a flared bottom, but i decided against it for the look that night.

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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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Moschino @ Pavilion

*written by SweetEe and pics by Jane Lee*

I have fond memories of Moschino, as it was the first designer item I bought for myself. A rebel in that era, Moschino attracted attention for its designs which were lively, fun, colourful, witty and provocative. It challenged the fashion establishment i.e. a mockery of the classic Chanel Jacket. ‘Stop The Fashion System’ was definitely one of the brand’s more memorable campaigns.

Its ingenious founder, Franco Moschino, began his fashion journey by being a fashion illustrator for Gianni Versace. Many years later, Moschino the label was born. Today, Moschino’s creative director is Jeremy Scott. The LA-based designer was once an intern for the brand and is known for his wild imagination and daring adventure with fashion.

Moschino is now in Pavilion with a bigger, bolder, and crazier stand alone store that is easy to spot. The store is bright with plenty of mirrors (great for selfies) and mannequins in giant bird cages!

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We attended their event that was to introduce us to their legendary biker bag and the FW 2014 collection. A portion of the famous collection “Fast Fashion – Next Day After the Runway” was also available in the store. Yes peeps, the quirky Ronald McDonald series, and SpongeBob pieces inspired by the catch phrases ‘fast food’ and ‘fast fashion’ are there!

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Pumps at RM 3100.

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The Spongebob collection! Jane and I tried on the cuff which is heavier than it looks.

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Colours, patterns, more colours! I felt like a kid in a candy store,
with expensive sweets all around me and I just wanted to have em’ all.

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The Maison Versace Exhibition @ Pavilion KL

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!

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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!

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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!

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me, Alia B, Mama G

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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.

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With make up artist Emmy AgungAishah, and Sazzy

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CH Carolina Herrera Fall Winter 2014 @ KLCC

* Text by Joe Kwan and pics by SweetEe *

Last Wednesday, SweetEe and myself got dressed to the nines and headed on to KLCC for the CH Carolina Herrera Fall Winter 2014 Collection presentation. I’m familiar enough with the brand, from endless issues of Vogue over the years, but had yet to actually see any of their products in the flesh so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

It was an incredibly intimate affair, with a steady stream of guests coming and going, which was a pleasant surprise because that meant we were able to peruse unperturbed. The boutique felt dauntingly grown up and exuded luxe, something I can’t say I’m awfully familiar with. Slightly thrown off by this decidedly rich environment, we navigated ourselves to the back portion where the clothes were on display.

We were thrilled after we learnt more about the iconic designer. Born in Venezuelan, Carolina Herrera was introduced to the high fashion world by her socialite grandmother, attending shows by Balenciaga and buying outfits at Lanvin and Dior. She once said: “My eye was accustomed to see pretty things”.

Carolina Herrera started her own brand after she was encouraged by her friend Diana Vreeland (a notable editor of BAZAAR and Vogue) to design her own clothing line. In 2008, the brand launched RTW brand CH Carolina Herrera, which is what we see today at the CH Carolina Herrera flagship store in KLCC.

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The clothes… Oh the clothes! Where do I begin?

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Bloggers Cherriemun and Kittieyiyi, hard at work, posing in some of the styles.

We were informed that for this season, CH Carolina Herrera is featuring new silhouettes with the emphasis on versatility with easy to wear separates that are perfect for layering. Rich fabrics range from opulent brocade to delicate silk, and prints go from moody florals to striking monochrome. They’ve certainly covered their bases from day to evening and everything in between with this collection.

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The iconic red that is quintessential Carolina Herrera, and a cooler serene colour palette. From everyday pieces, to fun cocktail dresses, and full on gowns; there is a texture and colour for every style.

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We were also informed that the boutique is designed with a walk-in closet in mind, meant to give off a surge of intimate luxe.
… We should all be so lucky to have a closet that resembles this!

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shu uemura brave beauty

* Photographs by Jane Lee *

Shu Uemura has been championing the concept of utilising cosmetics as a tool for personal expression since the 60s. This year, a new annual project called the vision of beauty collection debuts to express the brand’s new vision and endless pioneering spirit into the future!

Embracing the fact that beauty today is influenced by fashion, art, technology, science and design; a vision of beauty collection is conceived under two formats: a covetable all-encompassing range of beauty products, and a special collectible piece of art developed by shu uemura’s international artistic director, Uchiide.

I went for the launch of the collection at Mid Valley last week >

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With Zoe from Tongue in Chic

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Albi, Justin and moi

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Me and Ringo.
We were taking selfies before most bloggers today hit puberty, and before there was even such a word.

Shu Uemura make up artists were putting on new eyelash designs and giving beauty tips to everyone!

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Zoe smile la XD

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Xandria testing out the new green palette from the latest collection

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The chinky eyes in me always show (or rather, not,) when i smile

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With Christyn from L’Oreal. She’s my honey bunny!

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