Guest stylist for NewTide magazine

Thanks to Voon Wei for sending over the feature from last month’s issue of NewTide where i played Guest Stylist for a day! I took the earliest slot on shoot day (cos i had something else later on and had to rush off) and it was a sunny fun vibe where everything was done pretty swiftly!

I’ll just pretend i know what the interview says…

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The team got together racks and racks of AW14 pieces from various brands, including shoes, bags and accessories; and Voon Wei and myself were to separately style different looks based around a few key pieces. You can see which ones i did, my pic is placed below them.

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Modeled by Ju Wei, whom i met for the first time that day and discovered is a professional instagrammer. She was so tall and skinny… everything looked good on her!

I recall going for all the sparkly, feathery, glittery, sequinned pieces and layering them atop each other.
Why NOT!?!?!

Ok gt run, crazy week, i wish there were 40 hours in a day!!

xxx

Dhanya’s Birthday at Fairy’s Den

We celebrated Dhanya’s birthday last month by having a small group of us girls over at mine. I remember i was having a realllllyyyy busy period with work so i didn’t have time to do anything. All i did was offer up my place cos she wanted a get-together that was childlike and colourful… and mine seemed most appropriate cos my toys are lying all around!

They were supposed to come over at 7pm and i got home in the nick of time to open the door. I didn’t get or prepare anything… literally. I did nothing for this beautiful birthday set up. Dhanya and her sis Deepak strode down my corridor with their arms laden with all sorts of pink flowers and bags of what i presumed to be food.
I was quite shocked when i spotted them.
Wow what was all this?! Decorations? Set up?
I thought everyone was just gonna bring some food and have a sesh!

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The girls helped clear my messy dining table and spread out salads and pastas, curry puffs, cupcakes shaped into a heart, sushi, home made dip, and fruit.

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I think this is a great improvement from our days of getting a hotel room and pigging out on pizzas, pastas, chicken wings, cupcakes, and whatnot before passing out together on the bed. At least now we’ve got more fresh and live foods… and healthier stuff :p

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Dhanya requested that we all wear white with tinges of pink. I was so bad i forgot all about the theme but luckily i was at home so i could just duck into my bedroom to change.

Doesn’t Dhanya looks absolutely beautiful?!? I love that dress on her, i wish i could see it on her every day.

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Next to DB are all these rolled up messages she’d printed and cards she’d drawn for us. She’d prepared them all so delicately with pale pink ribbon enclosing the letters and everything! Talk about giving others stuff for YOUR birthday! <3
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111

Play this vid while you read the post cos the song is exactly how i’m feeling right now. (Don’t bother about watching the video, i didn’t even like the movie.)

Today is a special day for me.
For some reason, the numbers 11/111/1111 have been surrounding me since June last year.
I thought i was going crazy for a while, what with all these new thoughts in my head.
On the way i live my life, the way i am, the person i want to be.

But like a girlfriend and i said last night:
People think we are crazy now,
but actually, we were crazy before to think life had to be within certain confinements.

I’ve been learning how to break free even more from convention, and confinement of my own thoughts.
I’m learning how to TRULY enjoy my own company.
It’s not that i’ve never… i’ve always liked my solitude.
But i’m just RELISHING in it these days.

After constantly being surrounded by people i love since Christmas, i finally got some alone time last Friday night. I stayed in, kept off the alcohol and smokes, and played with my hula hoop for hours. It was so great i ended up sleeping at 5:30am.

-_-

When time switched past midnight on January 11th, i realised the significance of the date. I told Aps, who was next me then, and i was so happy that my special day began with me spending time with her. God i love that girl so much. We haven’t spent one-on-one time with each other for months. She followed me to the garden area, where we could play with the hula hoops together and just hang out under the night sky with our music playing.

In the middle of our catching up, i jolted upright and said, “Do you remember the last time we were here? Right here in this spot together?”
She nodded.

The last and only time we’d been in that very spot, was almost 7 months ago. We had an emergency meet up cos we were both going through the end and the beginning of our break ups. I was crying, she was crying, we were a mess.

And now… i’m so proud to see the changes we went through, and the better we came out for it.

I’ve learnt how to be so much happier. How to make myself happy. How to put myself first. Not to listen to what other people think. To live life the way i want and feel no guilt. God i am so happy. There are days when sadness leaks in for no apparent reason, and i figure that must just be the polarity of my emotions having to take place, so i allow the sadness to be in me, to feel it then let it go. I try my best not to stifle my anger/frustration/sadness by letting it flow through me. It always goes away after a few days, then the rest of the time i’m really happy.

I’m so glad Aps came over. We got to really catch up about the adventures we’ve been having,
the new things we’ve been learning,
amazing things happening,
people we’ve been meeting,
funny incidences taking place,
and work we’d been doing.

I love talking about work with people. I used to not be that kinda person, but now i love talking and sharing about what we’ve all been learning from our work.

KinkyBlueFairy turns 11 years old next month. 11 years! This has been the longest-standing THING that i’ve been able to hold on to for so long. I played so many roles in the past – photographer, marketing exec, fashion editor, digital strategist – most of them lasting 2-4 years. Blogging has been the only thing i’ve been able to consistently do and finally… i just realised that i AM a blogger. (I know… i took so long to admit to myself that i’m a BLOGGER cos some idiots out there give the term a bad name.)

So yeah, approaching my 11th year of blogging (i’m telling you, 1 has been my revolutionary number) i’m come to desire to change my format of blogging. Working on it. Things are moving faster at work cos Baby just joined us as manager. It’ll be so much better now i don’t have to manage the team and myself, she can help. Then i can focus back on my blogging and ALL THESE BACKLOGGED posts i need to get on pronto. It’s gonna be a great year.

So back to my special day! Aps hung out till about 3am, and i hung out by myself a bit more (can’t get enough of alone time now) till 5am and had to wake up at 11am (why do i do this to myself).

I went for a champagne brunch with Lexie at Shook, and felt a bit flu-ish when i woke up but it was too late to cancel. I really wanted to see her anyway, i had such a great week in the Philippines with her! We caught up, along with Sarah and Anu. I had 9 pieces of sashimi, soba, tako wasabi, the most tender beef brisket, lamb, carbonara pasta, fruits covered in strawberry chocolate from the choc fountain, 4 types of cake, jelly, and some caramel and apple mousse thing. I ate a lot. I ate so much i didn’t even have dinner and i don’t feel hungry (tho i might eat before i sleep :p).

The 11th also happens to be the first day i was single. I didn’t plan it… it just happened. Things were just moving toward that day for a while, and something in me changed on the 9th, which made me have to break up on the 10th of August. Now i have a lot more time to focus on myself, work, family and friendships.

Coincidentally, the new home i’m going to move into alone has the address of 111 (i don’t think it’s a coincidence, i think it’s meant to be. I felt RIGHT the moment i walked into that place.)

11:11pm just passed! And i spent it blogging! :D

The day is coming to an end soon. OK i’m gonna go spend the rest of it playing with my hoop or something. TA!

 

Love Bonito VIP Christmas Sale

Expect some late posts a-coming from stuff that happened in Dec!

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My Love Bonito sweater with blue and purple prints matched perfectly with my aubergine Longchamp pliage cuir i seem to be carrying around every day now.

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KinkyBlueFairy did the PR for the Love Bonito VIP Christmas Sale, where the fashion label closed off their Publika store all day and opened it in sessions for a handful of their esteemed customers to shop in pampered peace.

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Energy Spa provided three therapists to give soothing hand spas, and relaxing back and shoulder massages.

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There were scrumptious desserts by Souka

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Healthy lunch boxes from The Lunch Club Asia, with deco from Tish.my

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Goodie bags with make up and skincare from Shu Uemura, and vouchers from Energy Spa

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Happy New Year!!!

As you’re reading this, i’m either in Manila or Boracay having a much-needed break where hopefully i don’t have to check my laptop for almost a week (i don’t think it’ll happen).

Because i can’t think of what to put, here are two random pictures from a recent photoshoot Sweet Ee and i did for The Met Salon‘s SS15 lookbook!

Hair by Randall Wong and Chuen
Photographed by Alexio Yeoh
Make up by Taisu Yoko
Styling by Max Mak and Nathan

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Liquify can be your best friend.

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I must (and will!) say that we’re looking pretty rocking from when we first started working together in 2013.
Showing up to the office in our pajamas and our bed heads XD

Thanks for an awesome year babe, i must have seen you more than ANYONE ELSE LAST YEAR.
Here’s to a freaking fabulous year for KBF <3

 

Au revoir 2014

Wow i feel like i did a LOT this year.

So much happened,
i went to so many places,
learnt so many new life lessons,
met hundreds/thousands of people,
and felt myself really CHANGE this year…

Looking back at my Instagram is the only way i get to swiftly see all i did.
[It's almost 5am and i have to wake up at 8:30 to catch a flight!]

I spent New Year’s Day of 2014 in Bordeaux, and across the year visited:
Jakarta, Bangkok, Frankfurt, Paris, Bologna, Jeju, Sri Lanka, Phuket, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka;
and Seoul, Bali and London twice.
Locally i visited Penang, Kuching, Seremban, and Ipoh.

Weddings i attended:
Jason and Neena (i fell down),
Azwin and Azlina,
Aahana and Herukh,
Ben and Elizabeth,
Elaine and Nick,
Mary and Chek.

Serena gave birth to Chloe,
SueAnn to Baby Chongy,
Heleau to Lilou,
Steph to William,
Kay-Li to Rae-Lynn.

(There are probably more wedding and baby mentions i’m missing cos i can’t remember right now, don’t hate me!)

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