Thursday, 14 July 2016

Leather & Lace









I can never say no to pretty lace dresses especially when they come in the most perfect off white shade.

Moto jackets in my opinion are the best outerwear no matter the season, 
but of course if you're planning to bring it for winter, do remember to size up to fit your thermals and sweater underneath.
If not, getting one that fits you well make s a whole lot of difference :)

I threw on my favourite moto jacket to add a little bit of edge to a this feminine piece and added some pops of red with my bag and hat. 
Perfect outfit for a movie date. 

Lace Dress| H&M (Past Season)
Moto Jacket| Miss Selfridge
Black Boots & Wine Red Fedora| Stradivarius
Crossbody Bag| Salvatore Ferragamo

Have a lovely Thursday!~

Monday, 25 April 2016

IRRESISTIBLE ME - RUBY Auto-Rotating Curler Review

I'm back from my little hiatus with something a little different from my usual fashion and travel posts on the blog.

Today I'm going to share a review on the Irresistible Me Ruby Auto-Rotating Curler.
Hair can either make or break an outfit don't you think?
Who doesn't like good hair days? I know I definitely do and with the right tools, 
it just makes things so much easier.

Let's take a look! :) 
This is the Irresistible Me Ruby Auto-Rotating Curler,
I received it just a over a week after it was being sent out.
It was delivered via DHL which provided extra security cos parcel tracking was included.
I was so excited to finally unwrap the parcel!

First impression always counts and this baby definitely made a good one.
The curler came in a sleek black box with a magnetic closure and it was securely packaged cos there wasn't any damage considering it survived the entire trip halfway across the world.

  Irresistible Me is a company based in New York, USA which sells mainly things related to hair. From 100% real hair extensions, wigs, accessories to hair tools.  
You name it, they've got it.
The curler comes with a clamp which holds your hair securely while curling.
The curler is long which is good for those with long hair, but light weight at the same time which is a huge plus point cos you wouldn't want achy arms after curling you hair right?

Specifications of the curler:
  • Automatic Curling Iron with Auto Recovery Function 
  • Comes with 2 curl directions clearly indicated
  • Ceramic Barrel fused with Tourmaline and Diamond coating 
  • Fast heating technology (<1 Min), with 4 temperature settings to choose from           
  • Auto shut off safety feature 
  • Universal voltage
  • 2.5m and 360 degrees rotating power cord
  • 26mm barrel   

I especially liked the auto rotating function cos unlike conventional curlers, I don't have to twist the curler around and deal with a tangled cord. The fast heat up function is also a huge plus point, it takes <1 minute to heat up! 
So it basically speeds up the entire curling process. 
The tourmaline gemstone being a natural source of negative ions, help eliminate frizz and lock in moisture thus creating smooth shiny curls every single time. The diamond coating also enhances heat transfer and durability.
It also has an auto shut off feature which provides extra safety while using the product.

Time for some pictures! 
This is me with my straight hair before using the Ruby curler


In the process of curling my hair by sections.
This is advisable as you won't achieve the desired curls if you curl your hair in a big bunch.

Still in the midst of curling my hair but you can start to see the curls forming 

Tadah, all done!
I added a flower crown to complement the curls

Right side curls

Left side curls




Figuring out how to use the curler wasn't difficult but if you need further assistance, you can also refer to the instruction manual inside the box.
The curl directions are clearly stated 'R' & 'L'.
The red button is the reset button which you press to allow the curler to return to its original position to help you achieve even curls every time.
There is a LED temperature indicator which shows which temperature setting you're at and you can increase and decrease the temperature depending on your preference.
The power off button is also located next to the temperature adjustment buttons.  

The Irresistible Me Auto Rotating Ruby Curler is retailing for $119 on their website.
I know that it's not the cheapest curler out there given the wide variety that's easily available for us but it's definitely worth the money for the quality and how it takes care of my hair in spite of the heat treatment.

I really loved using the curler and will definitely recommend this to all fellow hair fanatics out there cos it helped achieve my desired look sans the hassle and cumbersome electrical cords!  
P.S: Don't worry about the plug, simply use an international adapter and you're all set to have a curling good time ;)

Check out IrresistibleMe here!

Have a fabulous week ahead,
Till next time! 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

La Vie en Rose









La vie en Rose,
a classic by french songstress Edith Piaf is no stranger to us.
Most of us would've heard her version or another at least once in our lives.
It's definitely a song that's in repeat mode on my playlist!

Inspired by the pretty hues of one of Pantone's colour of the year; Rose Quartz, 
I immediately fell in love with this drop waist number from online retailer HerVelvetVase.
The perfect dress for Sunday brunch out and about Tiong Bahru estate avec mon mari.
I decided to add a touch of french flair to my outfit with a cute polkadot scarf tied around my neck ala Grace Kelly. 
Since the weather has been a killer these days, a messy bun is almost a no brainer choice for hairstyle and it goes great with almost any look!


Dress: HerVelvetVase
Bag: Mango
Shoes: H&M (Past Season)
Scarf: H&M (Past Season)
Sunnies: Sabre

Till next time!~

Monday, 22 February 2016

Into The Green

Traveling to a country during winter makes me appreciate daylight whenever I return.
It's true that with the short daylight, people tend to appreciate the warmth from the sun more. 
I find myself reaching to absorb whatever warmth the sun provided on my recent trip to Japan. 
It can get pretty depressing when you see the sun setting at 4 plus 5 in the afternoon but it's always good to get away from the heat and humidity every once in awhile!

I love sunny evenings cos there's always something about it that's whimsical and enchanting.
There's also something beautiful about that golden glow that it baths everything in..
  





Adding some statement bling
Love the simple and elegant design of the earrings

I've decided to keep things simple for this outfit by keeping white as my base colour and playing with lots of rich jewel tones from the floral prints on my skirt and accessories.
  Statement accessories are also an interesting mix to a girly/feminine outfit. 

Skirt: TresLoveChic
Accessories: C/O O'oro Accessories

Till next time!
Have a lovely Monday~

Monday, 23 November 2015

Olivia Burton Watches X Kapok

   


Mention the name Olivia Burton and endless images of floral, feminine vintage inspired watches come to mind.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the launch of the Olivia Burton's 
'Enchanted Garden' collection at multi label concept store; 
Kapok.
Their flagship store is at National Design Centre (NDC).

Kapok is a multi label boutique from Hong Kong.
With 8 stores around the country, they aim to support up and coming designers and curate a variety of lesser known brands known for their creative and quirky designs.

I first chanced upon this vintage inspired watch brand through UK Magazine; Company and have fallen in love with their watches ever since.
Olivia Burton Watches  is a beautifully presented English designer watch label founded by Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings out of their sheer need for stylish timepieces,
the duo decided to come up with their own designs to fulfill that need.
One can expect their watches to be 'bursting with British style'  with all the whimsical and pretty pieces, evident in their collections.


The brand has 11 collections to date and Kapok stocks quite a variety across the collections.
With a substantial range to choose from, there's something for everyone!
Collections range from timeless classics to big dials, midi dials or even those of you who like a daintier style, there's also a mini dial collection.
For those who aren't really into florals, there are also the woodland and animal motif collection just for you. 

I love all things floral, whimsical and romantic so my favourites have got to be the ones pictured below
These are from the Winter Garden & English Rose collection


Some of the pieces from the other collections


The Kapok flagship store at National Design Centre really lives up to its name.
It combines the essence of modern and minimalist elements which is the perfect canvas for the specially curated products.
Guess what?
The store also houses a cafe that serves a wide variety of drinks and cakes.
Talk about retail and food therapy!




Look at how adorable these animal scarves are!!!
They're by London based independent designer Cleo Ferin Mercury.
I've got to try one of these on!
Here's Sandra from Pardon My French PR helping me out with one of the scarves.


How does it look?


Doing my best kitty cat impression to match the scarf LOL~


Close up of the cat scarf.
They're made of silk and you can really feel the quality.



For lovers of scented candles and scents,
there's a section just for you!








The theme was 'Enchanted Garden' and along with my partner in crime,
we were decked in floral dresses.

My outfit:
Dress| TOPSHOP
Shoes| Clarks X Orla Kiely
Bag| Accessorize

Mom's Outfit:
Dress| Dorothy Perkins
Bag| Prada

Thanks for this lovely pic of my mom and me team Kapok!

True??

Kapok also stocks the very cool and nonchalant looking CRASH luggage!
Alex loves this hahaha~



I like what the tag says


Other than accessories, watches and scents, Kapok also stocks apparel for fashionistas who need your mandatory dose of fashion!

French label Maison Kitsuné can also be found here


Quirky pins from local art & design driven label The Little Dröm Store.
I remember I loved spending time poring through their stuff whenever we went to Kki Sweets for cakes.
They stock many adorable and interesting knick knacks, often with local flavour.


Our evening at Kapok came to a pleasant finale with a tea presentation by Pin Tea, a local artisan tea company founded by a group of young Singaporeans who are both avid travellers and tea drinkers.
The brand aims to celebrate local culture through tea and each tea creation takes inspiration from iconic Singaporean neighbourhoods, each with a unique story of their own.
Like the 'Amoy Ahoy' that's reminiscent of the hazy opium dens in the era where Chinese coolies sailed to Singapore in search of a better future. 
Or the 'Tekka Minute', a fragrant Jasmine tea that's inspired by the floral garland merchants along Tekka Market.




 Picture credit: www.pintea.sg

  Picture credit: www.pintea.sg

 Picture credit: www.pintea.sg

The teas are sold at $18 for 12 individually packed teabags and $25 for 18 individually packed tea bags that can be bought at their website www.pintea.sg and select retailers such Kapok as well as Naiise shops around the island.


My mom being an avid drinker of tea bought the Tekka Minute to savour at home. 
See how happy she looks with her purchase lol~



Thank you so much for having us Sandra, Sharon from Pardon My French PR & Team Kapok,
We had a great time at the launch of Olivia Burton's Enchanted Garden Collection!

*Olivia Burton retails exclusively at Kapok at NDC (National Design Centre), 
priced between $165 for a Midi Dial design and $320 for the Chrono Detail styles.


If you're a fan of unique and fashion forward timepieces, why not head down to Kapok at NDC (National Design Centre) to check out this amazing collection?
There are also many other things to feast your eyes on :)

Kapok at National Design Centre 
111 Middle Road,
#01-05
Singapore 188969
Tel: +65 6339 7987