Monday, March 31, 2014

BALIthai Restaurant

Thai food the way I remember it, ooh-so-delicious. Packed with flavour and fresh seafood/meat, I am soo glad my bro asked us to eat here for lunch. Elmi & I had the set menu for 2 and added on some seafood otak with coconut milk. Gonna come back again soon.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Pom Pom Yarns

Herrschners Pom-Pom Parade that I got from a DBNY mystery bag. I hear that pom-pom yarns are all the rage with knitters as it's a simple knit stitch throughout, 1 pom-pom per stitch, to create this unique look. No need to find a new pattern for this.

I have to say, 1 skein is enough for a normal scarf. To create that bulky infinity scarf that is soo popular today, I think I will need 2 skeins.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2014

Elie Saab presents a crowd-pleasing haute couture collection this season with floral appliques/lace/prints and plenty of sparkles to please any girl. The sweet pastel colours are dreamy and there are a few black ombre base dresses to create that fluttery visual. The way those sparkles rain down from the shoulders make the women look like ethereal fairies.

Thankfully, this continues in ready-to-wear. The dresses get more colourful, short and even sexy with the legs exposed under transparent fabric.

There are sexy lace suits and capelet jackets for the tai-tais.

Pret-a-porter also carries some smoking sexy dresses like these zebra-geometric b&w prints.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Judith Leiber Overture - Cassandra Clutch

Judith Leiber launched it's Overture line in 2012 to cater for a contemporary market. From edgy distressed metal to this cork fabric material, Judith Leiber has got the younger generations' attention.

I bought this Cassandra clutch because it's gold spun linen look is my perfect accessory for Resort 2014. It's double chain straps are long enough to sling on your shoulder, additional convenience.

It arrived along with this gorgeous Phillip Whitney frame from Neiman Marcus. Just waiting to be filled with holiday photos, poems, inspirational quotes. I have to say it's just the look of wood parquetry as the corded trim looks pixelated.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shiseido Rebonding

Shiseido hair colours are lovely as are the accompanying hair treatments. I was only to happy to try out Shiseido Rebonding and their new ads are soo gorgeous, just check out those curls.

So here I am sitting at the salon for 3 hours to get this done, most of the time fending off requests to buy packages from the salon. The girl next to me dozed off (great strategy btw).

Soft rebonding so my hair looks sleek but not un-naturally straight. That's the effect and it looks much better than natural hair. I hear this is what all the models and maids (including mine) are doing these days. I calculated the savings from hair products and treatments alone will be thousands of dollars each year. So no matter how much you are paying for your soft rebonding, it's worth it.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a fast food place that has never been on my blog before. Now that there is a branch near my workplace, I eat it quite often. The flavors are distinctly different from other fast food places so you get variety that still tastes good.

I really like that biscuit that is like a scone, fried chicken and scones are high tea food for the hungry.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Shamrock Potholders

St Patrick's Day was this week. Celebrating every occasion makes sense because the crafts and food are something to be happy about! I found these easy recipes for Shamrock Potholders on Lion Brand website. Is anyone making irish cream cupcakes?

I used this automatic cording maker from Spotlight. It took me one evening to learn how to cast on then cast off and troubleshoot. But the time saved is well worth the effort.

(1) You make 2 cordings of 24" and 44".
(2) Coil the longer cord into an S-shape.
(3) Coil the shorter cord into a circle with a little stem.
(4) Sew into place with excess yarn from both ends.
(5) Tie off to end. Thread remaining yarn into cordings.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gucci Spring/Summer 2014

Blake Lively & Anna Wintour @ Gucci front row this Spring/Summer.

I thought Gucci Womenswear this season had a very sophisticated delivery of loungewear. Everything's oversized to give off that chillax vibe and done in soft fluid materials like silk and chiffon with metallic prints. I like the straps and ties that swung low and done up in black. How brilliant is that sporty pantsuit onesie.

Maybe this season's signature bra was what made all the difference, it can be worn under anything and still look good. And those signature shoes definitely go with the bra.

Gucci Spring/Summer Menswear has some darker floral prints and a few windbreakers to choose from.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Yankee Candles Spring 2014 Collection

Free sampler votives from Yankee Candles featuring their latest scents for Spring 2014. Celebrating exotic island vacations ~ Spring Break! 

Citrus Tango : Lemon Pineapple, zesty tangy.
Exotic Bloom : Fresh cut blooms, no particular flower.
Luau Party : Orange Liquer/Daiquiris, sans alcohol.
Ocean Star : It does smell like the ocean, zesty lemonade & sunscreen.
Under the Palms : Minty Basil, smells like a vacation to Thailand!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Calvin Klein Lip Glosses

A long overdue post on a modern classic that is Calvin Klein Cosmetics. I have been using these CK lip glosses as my main staples last year and will continue to do so into 2014.

Delicious Pout Flavored Lip Glosses

Lightly Moisturizing, Faintly Shining, subtle flavor/scent.
Available in colours, tiny sparkles, metallic.
New sturdier packaging for CK's most popular range of lip glosses.
SGD$19.50 per tube.

Delicious Light Glistening Lip Glosses

Moisturizing, Glossy, subtle flavor/scent.
Available in true colours & tiny sparkles.
Classic clear acrylic packaging that loosens with use so once opened try to use it up quickly.
SGD$22 per tube.

Fully Delicious Sheer Plumping Lip Glosses

Moisturizing, Plumping, Radiant Shine, Sheer colour.
Available in glitter or not, sheer colour that can be worn over lipstick.
Classic clear acrylic packaging.
SGD$22 per tube.

CK Lip Glosses

Highly Pigmented & Highly Moisturizing.
Use in place of lipstick.
Silver barrel packaging.
SGD$26 per tube.
CK Ultimate Edge Lip Gloss Pots

Sheer Colour, Light Shine, subtle flavor/scent.
Available in all colours.
3.1gm in pots (usual lip glosses are 6.2gm).
SGD$19.50 per pot.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Old Town White Coffee

Old Town White Coffee is famous for its coffee and instant versions of that beverage. The crowds come here for the food really, because the menu covers straits cuisine to a T (Ipoh horfun, Nasi lemak etc).

I ordered Penang Assam Laksa and Elmi had steamed rice bowl that was like nasi lemak, only a chinese version.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Extended Lunch Hour - Youtube Videos

Sometimes it's music videos on Vevo, most times it's sleek yachting clips (BoatAsia & YachtSG next month) and makeup collection videos (I can't believe how much these girls have and there are soo many videos on this topic). Indulging in luxury and excess in my lunch hour, the beautiful yacht videos are pretty cool, check out Twizzle at last year's yachting show in Singapore.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Versace Spring/Summer 2014

This season, it's Lady Gaga for Versace. There is the introduction of hard rock in the womens collection: baggy jackets, T-shirt dresses, distressed coloured separates.

 But the clothes are still sweet & sexy, with translucent chiffon ruching paired with bondage big chains and see-through lace with matching vests.

A lot of metallic lame draping. I saw this outfit and thought ... yea, I would buy that...

Then I saw this couture onesie and was like...doesn't that look like lingerie? where would you wear it

Versace Couture brings draping even further with in-built headscarves on most of the dresses. 

Donatella sent out futuristic metallic dresses at the end.

Menswear S/S 2014 is also hard rock with leather. 

More than that, we see 2 piece shorts suits and colour in the form of paint splatter & Kinesio tape prints.