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Poh Kong Princess

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Thanks to the latest release of Disney’s Cinderella (the movie), princess-inspired/related fashion items are currently everywhere i look. I can’t help listening to old Disney songs in the car and shower now, just to further EMBRACE the good ol’ Disney vibes around me!

Poh Kong (whom i did a shoot for last month) has an official Disney Princess jewellery collection too, and are giving away 3x RM500 Cash Vouchers via an Instagram contest!

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How to participate:
1) Dress like a princess
2) Take a photo and upload to Instagram
3) Share the message along the lines of “I’m dressing like a Princess to win vouchers for Disney jewellery!”
4) Hashtag #PohKongPrincessOOTD #PohKong and tag @PohKongMY

I love wearing my tulle skirts on special days, and if there’s an additional reason to wear them and take some OOTDs… well, why not!?

To inspire you, here are some really awesome Disney Princess ensembles we came up with in the office!

First inspiration is of course, the princess of the moment – Cinderella!

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Clockwise from left:
Perfume: Disney Collection;
Dress: Marchesa;
18k White Gold Pendant with Diamond: Poh Kong Disney Princess Collection – Magic Carriage;
Make-up Palette: Urban Decay;
Clutch: Oroton – Opera Crystal Cinderella Clutch;
Shoes: Christian Louboutin;
Headband: Bottega Veneta

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One of my personal favourite princesses, is Ariel!

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Clockwise from left:
Skirt: Fashion Valet;
Top: Amazon;
18K White Gold Necklace with Diamond: Poh Kong Disney Princess Collection – Crown of Heart;
Shoes: Oscar de La Renta;
Headband: Dolce & Gabbana;
Body Shimmer: Urban Decay;
Clutch: Charlotte Olympia

Crown of Hearts series from Disney Princess collection are made of 18k white gold with diamond. It comprises of pendant, ring, earrings and bracelet.

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Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty:

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Clockwise from left:
Necklace: Disney Enchanted Heart Shape Pendant from Poh Kong;
Champagne: Moët Rosé;
Dress: Monique Lhuillier;
Bracelet: Poh Kong Disney Princess Collection – Crown of Hearts;
Make-up Palette: Urban Decay;
Perfume: Miss Dior Chérie;
Clutch: Kotur;
Shoes: Casadei;
Ring: Disney Enchanted Heart Shape Ring from Poh Kong.

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Snow White:

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Clockwise from left:

Skirt: Love, Bonito;
Earrings: Poh Kong Disney Princess Collection – Gleaming Apple;
Necklace: Poh Kong Disney Princess Collection – Gleaming Apple;
Shoes: Fashion Valet;
Top: Love, Bonito;
Apple Clutch: Judith Leiber;
Headband: Sereni & Shentel

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Princess Jasmine!

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Clockwise from left:
Necklace: Poh Kong Disney Princess Collection – Jasmine Pendant;
Dress: Lanvin;
False Eyelashes: Shu Eumura;
Earrings: Disney Enchanted Earrings from Poh Kong;
Hair Accessories: Jennifer Behr;
Ring: Disney Enchanted Ring from Poh Kong;
Lipstick: NARS – Vesuvio;
Clutch: Lee Savage;
Shoes: Melissa x Cinderella

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Belle from Beauty & The Beast… another of my faves…

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Clockwise from left

Perfume: Estee Lauder;
Necklace: Disney Enchanted Rose Pendant from Poh Kong;
Dress: Kate Ermilio;
Eye Shadow Palette: Shu Eumura;
Lip Gloss: Urban Decay;
Earrings: Disney Enchanted Heart Shape Earrings from Poh Kong;
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

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See, there are so many ways to dress up like a Disney princess in an updated manner!
Contest ends 30th April 2015, so you have lots of time to dress in different princessy ways!
*Contest T&C here*

If you purchase any Poh Kong piece from Rakuten.com.my, they’re currently having an e-shop promotion where you get 15X redemption points. Check it out *here* 

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Official Poh Kong website: www.pohkong.com.my
To view the Poh Kong Disney Princess collection, click *here*




Louis XIII de Remy Martin “Quest For A Legend”

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I had the privilege of tasting some LOUIS XIII cognac at a recent press luncheon at Lafite.

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The astonishing fact that makes LOUIS XIII stand out from others in the world, is how it’s aged for over 100 years.

Can you imagine?
How someone in France thought, “Hmm, what if we aged cognac for 100 years?”
And done that they did.

Created in 1874 by 4 generations of Master Cellars, LOUIS XIII is the finest cognac crafted by the House of Rémy Martin. Made from the exceptional blend of 1,200 carefully selected eaux-de-vie; it is then aged for 100 years in Tiercon casks made of oak from the Limousin Forest.

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House of Remy Martin or also known as Domaine du Grollet (Grollet Field).

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Grapes from the prestigious Grand Champagne region.

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From left to right: the first cellar master was André Renaud; second cellar master André Giraud; and the third cellar master Georges Clot.

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Pierrette Trichet on left, was the first woman to hold the top post at one of the four major Cognac houses, Remy Martin.
Loiseau on the right, will become Rémy Martin’s fifth cellar master in the last 100 years, following André Renaud, André Giraud, Georges Clot and Pierrette Trichet.

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The making of a LOUIS XIII decanter.

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An older design for LOUIS XIII decanter.

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LOUIS XIII shipping document to Penang in 1881.

The “Quest for a Legend” is a worldwide search for the rarest LOUIS XIII decanter on earth. The Quest will scour the globe in pursuit of this hidden treasure and the search for the rarest decanter in Singapore, Malaysia, India and the Philippines.

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My Apparel Zoo: The Mod Collection 2015

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I first got a preview of Ellie Norman‘s latest Pre-Fall collection for her label My Apparel Zoo a few weeks ago. We had a Japanese lunch in Publika before visiting her showroom where i saw the new lookbook on her iPad. She told me how she doodles her designs out before bringing them to life with the help of her seamstresses, and i couldn’t help ordering a skirt on the spot. (Go me and my self control.)

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That’s the skirt i bought – nice right nice right!?
It even has pockets #WIN

All the boxes on the bottom show off available colours in said design, which are to be pre-ordered and takes 2-3 weeks.

I feel her pieces can be carried off by most women, as they feature silhouettes that accentuate and flatter feminine curves. Asymmetrical lines, folds of pleats, sharp collars, floppy bows, tapered pants, and cuts nipped in at the waist – all the pieces can easily be wardrobe staples for many-a year.

My Apparel Zoo will be at BSC’s Seek & Keep this Friday-Sunday if you want to meet Ellie, get a close-up look at The Mod Collection, and perhaps score yourself a sale item from past collections. More info after the page break!

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Joe Chia Chapter 6: Raised By Wolves

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In 2010 Joe Chia graduated from Raffles Design Institute, and with the vision of seeing his designs being worn by people on the streets, his eponymous label – JOE CHIA RTW was launched in 2012.

Following the inception of the brand were collaborations with renowned international labels (like Chivas, Honda, Sony, Shu Eumura; UT Japan (UNIQLO), G-shock, Reebok) and numerous accolades collected like Best Menswear Designer (Newman magazine), Top 40 under 40 (Prestige magazine), and one of Asia’s most influential designers at the 2013 Mercedes Benz STYLO Asia Fashion Week.

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JOE CHIA embodies classic, timeless and experimental pieces to be worn for years. Therefore, instead of following trends and the seasons, collections are launched in a sequence of chapters whereby each piece in every chapter narrates its own individual story.

CHAPTER06 FW15 – “RAISED BY WOLVES” is the evolutionary process of the human anatomy. It is the concept of resilience and adaptation, the mutation of particles to habituate to the requisites of its host.

CHAPTER06 embodies figure-moulded structures, highly accented in leather with distinctive finishings and washed out in a monochromatic palette.

The label’s clothing language is the celebration of the designer’s innate Malaysian heritage. It continues increasing its distinctive attention for details and functional qualities, whilst maintaining a strong connection to urban roots. Joe describes it as “The Silent Drama.”

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Airbnb: A Night At Sepang

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One factor that dissuades me from physically attending F1 is the lack of comfort one might forego by being in the middle of all the action. Now, Airbnb has come up with a super cool concept for you to stay at the racetrack… while literally having all the comforts of your own home.

Behold the luscious Airbnb space that’s set up for next week’s F1 race at Sepang International Circuit from 27-29 March!

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Two lucky winners (plus up to three friends each) will experience the once-in-a-lifetime stay with a spectacular view overlooking the track’s steepest bend, thanks to the wild peeps at Airbnb.

When else can you tell someone that your bedroom view is a race track where the world’s most prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix drivers whizz by?

The Sepang International Circuit is the latest addition to Airbnb’s ‘A Night At’ campaign, designed to unlock places around the world where it’s never before been possible to spend the night. Previous ‘A Night At’ experiences include a KLM plane in Amsterdam, Galaries Lafayette in Paris, an IKEA store in Australia and a ski lift in Courchevel in the French Alps.

Hosted by former pit reporter and TV personality, Sanjeev Palar, the special overnight experience is full of enticing highlights. Once the races have ended and lights are off, Sanjeev will be guiding guests on an intimate midnight tour of the circuit where he will share his stories and snippets of the track as he knows it.

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After the tour, guests will then be guided back to the listing where they are able to enjoy all the comforts of home before awaking to the sound of revving engines and a traditional Malaysian breakfast served by Sanjeev. And it’s only the beginning of a fun-filled day.

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After breakfast, winners will be lead by Sepang officials on an exclusive “Pit Walk” where fans will be able to experience behind-the-scene action at the teams’ pit. Winners will also get the chance to have fun with all activities and entertainment surrounding the race such as the Carnival, drifting and karting at the XTrack, an after-race concert by Kpop sensation Girls’ Generation and last but definitely not least, Main Grandstand tickets to watch all three sessions of the race (practice, qualifying and race day)!

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To win this golden opportunity of a lifetime, visit the Sepang listing on Airbnb *here* before midnight on 22nd March, click ‘Contact host’ at the bottom and in 100 words or less, tell them why you’d like to spend a night in the Sepang International Circuit during F1 race weekend!

For further information and details, check out Airbnb’s listing of the location.

 

* Written by Nad Dardin *