Geronimo!

This is currently my FAVOURITE song to dance to at home!
Listen to it while you read this post!

Today is the first day in WEEKS i’m able to just have a day to relax and do nothing!
I was just going through my Instagram and was like WOW. I did so much in the past two weeks!!

Went to Seoul for the Omega event, came back to KL for a few days, worked like crazy, attended 4 events, flew off to Sydney, worked like crazy on the plane and in the airport, went to the launch of Fashion Bloggers, flew back to KL, worked like CRAZY before the Love Bonito launch in Publika, which KinkyBlueFairy did the PR for, and i emceed as well.

I remember i was so excited and positive on the morning of the Love Bonito event! I woke up and meditated for awhile to be calm and focused, and then i played Geronimo and danced in my living room cos i was just so HAPPY and excited for the day!

Friday i tried to take it easy cos i was pretty much just EXHAUSTED. Went to the H&M x Alexander Wang media preview, and had a meeting with Danny (one of my best friends, and now, my architect) to discuss the renovations for my new home… i’ve been so busy that i haven’t put aside time to really think about what final ID i want. All i know is that i’m not gonna conform to using the space how society dictates the rooms be used for… I decided that i’ll use the main master bedroom (which is very large) as my creative space and play area. So i’m gonna have my walk in wardrobe on the surrounding walls, big mirrors so i can dance and hoop in there, and keep my paints and art stuff so i can play in there. It just makes more SENSE to utilize the room in that manner and sleep in one of the smaller bedrooms instead, cos i want to use one room just to REST (feng shui thing, practice certain habits in designated areas in the house so the energy in that space is consistent).

Don’t have much time… in less than two weeks i’m being flown to Paris for a Uniqlo media trip. I wanted to drop by London to visit my grannie just before cos she’s been having some health problems this year, so Uniqlo has been so nice to book me a flight to London first, then i’ll make my own way to Paris, then they fly me back to KL. The next day after i land, i’m being flown to Tokyo and Osaka for another job… it’s gonna be crayyyyy. I’ll be in 5 cities across two weeks! Then AFTER that… i most probably will be sailing from Singapore to Langkawi on The Ship, a 4N/5D party cruise organised by Livescape. I’m sending SweetEe to Seoul for a Kiehl’s event, cos i can’t split myself in two, and i’d LOVE to return to Seoul but… yeah i can’t do everything and be everywhere. (When will teleportation be a reality for human beings? Right now they’re working on teleporting energy and information, but come on guys… hurry up! XD)

Also… I know work is gonna be insane in Nov and Dec as it’s the busiest time for bloggers. I can’t wait to hit the beach in January.

OH! KinkyBlueFairy will be opening a store again at Seek & Keep in BSC at the end of this month! The theme for this edition of Seek & Keep is “party and celebration” and KBF is expanding to selling party and festival accessories and deco!! It’s so me anyway… i keep on buying decorations to do up villas in Bali, i might as well buy in bulk and sell it on my online store and on ground too :D And party stuff here is soooo limited! Every time i want to get decorations for birthdays or baby showers, i end up going to the SAME party shops and paying a bit too much for streamers and things that don’t look THAT special to begin with. Wait till you see the stuff we’re gonna stock!! I’m so excited! So much COLOUR and SPARKLY things and OHHHHH

I’m so excited about life!!! I’ve just been giving myself up to whatever comes my way and do whatever work slaps me in the face, and it’s slowly working out really well… I wish i had a bigger team.

OH YES. I’m still looking for interns and meeting all potentials this week! So if you are interested in interning with KinkyBlueFairy, hit me up at joyce@kinkybluefairy.com

 

Triumph Forever Young Launch

* Photos by Jane Lee *

Having barely recovered from the madness of the previous weekend (re: Seek & Keep), i hauled my tired butt over to Black Box @ Publika on a wet Monday afternoon for the launch of Triumph‘s new Forever Young collection. Despite the miserable weather, the turnout was great.

I used to always buy all sorts of different lingerie brands depending on its style and design alone; but as i got older, i learnt that the quality of the underwear and the way it’s cut is imperative for some REAL support. There’s no point wearing a nice bra if it doesn’t achieve its main function!

Triumph has always been synonymous with quality, and is a brand we’ve all known about since we were kids at a time we didn’t even need to wear bras. I must admit that for a few years, the brand didn’t have much allure for me cos it seemed dated. However, i have returned to wearing Triumph a lot more in the past two years… they’ve turned a notch up in their designs, and the knowledge that so much research goes into the construction and design of their bras give me assurance that they are the best out there.

I’ve already been swearing on their Shape Sensation series to friends, and was looking forward to seeing what this new Forever Young collection had in store.

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Oversized artificial roses decorated the entrance of the event. They looked so pretty AND real, i was tempted to run off with a few cos they made me feel even more like a fairy!

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As a fun interactive activity, Triumph held a contest where guests could upload pix on Instagram with the hashtag #TriumphForeverYoungMY and stand a chance to win a prize at the end of the event. As part of my entry, my immediate instinct was to grab one of the roses and pose with it as it matches my tattoo! Okay fine… i just really wanted to hold the rose. -_-

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Loved how they had healthy mocktails that were filled with antioxidants and Vitamin A all in accordance with the health of one’s boobies!

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Daphne Iking looking as glamourous as ever effortlessly emceed the event.

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There was a panel of discussion about breast health with Daphne, Carey, Maria Tunku Sabri, Dr Harjit Kaur, and Kate Ang, VP of brand from Triumph.

They discussed the facts on how breasts change with age, no thanks to decreased levels of collagen, tissue and fat. These cause it to lose its fullness, not to mention other external factors that surprised me!

There are 4 main factors that make boobs sag:
- hormonal changes
- UV rays (no more sunbathing, girls…)
- genome structure
- gravity

I thought this bit of the event was highly insightful and informative, to the point where there was even a bra demonstration!

 

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Thank you ELLE Malaysia!

Thanks to Shah at ELLE for bringing a whole crew to my home one day to shoot me in my wardrobe. I guess you guys have to come over again when i move house XD

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This is in the October issue of ELLE. Yeah i know i’m a bit late with picking up the mag, i totally forgot i was in it till someone told me.

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I am now in Sydney for the launch of Fashion Bloggers, a new Australian TV docu-show featuring 5 of Australia’s most prominent fashion bloggers: Sara Donaldson of Harper & Harley; Kate Waterhouse of KateWaterhouse.com; Amanda Shadforth of Oracle Fox; Margaret Zhang of  Shine By Three; and Zanita Whittington of Zanita. The first episode debuts for Malaysian viewers on Astro this Wednesday at 10pm Malaysian time on Channel E! (Ch712).

Initially i thought of sending someone else to come in my place cos it seemed a *bit* mad that i’d attempt to coordinate the guest list for the Love Bonito launch this Thurs while here, and fly to Sydney the Monday-Wednesday before. I asked Sarah, but she wasn’t free after just coming back from Bali. And i asked Claudia, but it’s her first week as editor of Cleo so she’s out. Then i thought, “Maybe… the Universe is saying *i* should be the one going.”

So here i am.

A bit dead. I landed at 10:30am this morning after transiting in Singapore. Checked in Fraser Suites Sydney at noon and dived straight into work. Napped at 4pm (cos i only managed 4 hours sleep on the plane). Woke up, worked another hour, dinner with my cousin Smalls, then worked till now… it’s almost 1am.

I should get some rest!

But first a bit of storytelling. Somewhere in the middle of my flight, i restlessly thought to myself, “Man. I wish i was in business class so i could sleep properly. One day… i will only fly business class…” And within the next ten minutes, this air steward came by where i was sitting (we were jesting earlier) and passed just me a Kate Spade night bag from the business class section. How odd! And how very nice of him! Bless him! I couldn’t even find him when i stepped off the flight to say thank you.

I’m taking it as a sign that the Universe is saying, “Be patient.” XD

 

My week in Seoul

I had such an awesome trip in Seoul that i really want to blog about it…. even tho i didn’t bother taking my camera out with me all the time and just wanted the convenience of snapping it with my phone :p #SorryNotSorry I didn’t even edit these myself… i’ve been so busy and whining to Sweet Ee that i don’t have time to blog about the fun stuff i do, that she said she’ll help me photoshop and resize them :D SPANKS!!!

The group of Malaysian media consisted of 4 other ladies from newspapers and mags, with all of us accompanied by Cath from Omega Malaysia. When we walked through the arrival gate in Seoul, i spotted a TEAM of people dressed in suits holding up giant Omega placards. “I guess that’s us…” i slowly said to one of the girls walking next to me. Usually there is a person or two who greets a media group at the airport, but this time there was almost one for each person. This Korean dude in a suit politely insisted on pushing my Rimowa bag along, as we were escorted to a sleek black car. That was just the beginning of the flawlessness in which Omega designs and executes their events.

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I instagrammed the sky pic: “I was so glad that @omega booked us flights on @MalaysiaAirlines. Previously I would fly all the other airlines to try them out… Qatar, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Sg airlines, etc. But at a time when MAS is tryna get over a double tragedy (as is the rest of our nation), now is the time to support our airlines. I actually had this morbid thought on the plane – that if I happened to die on a flight, I would readily accept my dramatic fate and decided it might as well be one from my own country.”

Emo or what? Haha.
I’ve become emo in a good way when i have these few quiet moments at home alone. I listen to spotify and think about all the enriching experiences and wonderful people i’ve been coming across. It’s like all the right things happen and the right people come into your path, exactly when you need them. Life is amazing. (Look, i’m emoing again.)

We stayed at The Shilla, a stunning establishment whose buffet spread is comparable to that of the Kempinski.

The pic of me on the right is of me pointing up at this captivatingly sparkly installation in their lobby. Seriously i never got tired of staring at that thing. Every night when i came home, i would take a few seconds to stand RIGHT underneath it and stare up with my mouth open. There was one occasion i was talking to someone in the lobby before we were leaving for the night event, and i lost concentration on what they were saying cos i spotted the sparkly stuff again and went, “Ooh…” Crazy how sparkly stuff makes me trip out like that.

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I really wanted to do a catwalk up and down the corridor but i never got to it.

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Where i holed myself up for a few days to work. I didn’t sightsee much this trip cos i was SO busy with work, and i’d already done a big exploration in June (sorry, i never did get to blog about that :p). This room was a pleasure to work in.

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I used the desk to lay out all my accessories and handbag contents on. It was so much more comfortable working from the sofa!

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My schedule and welcome notes were printed on pristine white paper, held together in an equally pristine white box which i’d open by tugging on a tiny ribbon. I’ve kept that box to keep a necklace or something in, it’s perfect!

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Bathroom on left. On right is Cath when she took us for lunch in one of the hotel’s restaurants. I could see the relief on everyone’s faces cos we were all knackered from the night flight and didn’t want to venture far.

I didn’t want to have champagne during lunch cos i’ve been drinking too much. But when Cath and Kate got one and Cath kept on nudging me to get one too, i caved in. It was a good choice. I must say the champagne went really well with the sashimi. And the lunch in general XD

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All in a day’s work

OK i must admit work has been quite crazy…
Today we pulled a 14-hour day and wrapped up around 11:30pm
and i stopped only cos it was a rare occasion we were working off-site for 6 hours and the restaurant was kicking us out.

Yesterday during lunch at Fat Spoon, Chelle pulled a chair over while Sweet and i were having a meeting.
When she saw that we were talking work, she wanted to go away but i insisted she stay cos we were almost done.

Sweet: So which one do you want?
Me: Why are there two horse designs?
Sweet: The white one is a unicorn
Me: It’s a unicorn?? I thought it was a white horse!
Sweet: Nooo it’s a unicorn
Me: Well fuck that, just get the unicorn then! Unicorn!!!

Chelle was containing her laughter, “Oh my god… is this what you talk about for work..?!”

I must say,
i never thought i’d be saying words like ‘unicorn’ and ‘rainbow’,
examining various colours of streamers and garlands,
pondering between two designs of felt rainbows,
cracking my head over the stupendous combination of diffraction lenses,
calculating how many cloud garlands or objects were too much,
and wondering whether a pink, yellow or lime green fake design tree is best,
… all for work.

By the way we are looking for interns.
We want people who are committed, creative, responsible, nice, and well, just send us an email and we’ll decide :)
> joyce@kinkybluefairy.com

 

Launch of Vara & Varina MTO by Ferragamo

* Photographs by Jane Lee *

Went to the Ferragamo event at KLCC last night. You can now customize your own Vara or Varina shoes by choosing the material and hardware, personalizing your initials on it, and selecting colours for the main body, bow and heel individually. Have fun playing with it *here*! You can only make the purchase at the physical store tho!

After that i dropped by the Halston Heritage event at Pavilioin, had Korean dinner with a bunch (as if i didn’t have enough Korean food in Seoul right), laughed a lot, had some red wine at La Bodega, then came home to do emails till 3am. So i should sleep NOW.

Would like to expand more on the post but i gotta put myself first… before Ferragamo. That’s right, it’s always you first.  Never forget that! You gotta service yourself before you can service others. Okay i should really go. BYE.

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