Monday, November 30, 2015

9 Goubouli

I'm back at MBS because of all the new restaurants to try!

Having dimsum lunch at 9 Goubuli that translates as 9 dogs looking away. The signature dish here is the Goubouli Meat Buns.

Friday, November 27, 2015

3 Short Party Dresses

Dress 1 is a corsage toga dress in green cotton using a metallic trim.

The trim is soo subtle you hardly notice it's there, I am soo glad I added it. The floral appliques had to be made and sewn by hand, really tedious work. The lower back strap is way too long and had to be adjusted to fit nicely.

Dress 2 is a ribbon lapel dress in black & pink polka dots.

The ribbons on the side strap had to be unpicked and re-sewn several times to get it right. I would double the length of ribbon next time.

This velvety material cannot be ironed and is strictly wash n' wear.

Dress 3 is a ruffle dress in this grey material that is reminiscent of my brother's home wallpaper. I had to take care in cutting the fabric so the lines are vertical.

The ruffle in front is laterally inverted, the paper pattern cuts it out to be on the left instead of the right. 

This is comfortable to wear even when you have a little tummy in front as the front ruching is expandable.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thakoon A/W 2015/16

Thakoon Panichgul has been making waves in fashion since he graduated from Parsons School of Design. His clothes can only be described as immensely wearable, made from good materials and skilled craftsmanship. I like the design flair that provides that additional something without being overwhelming. This season the bright colours are brilliant, against the dreary winter backdrop.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

JP Pepperdine Card

With this card you can get 10% discount dining @ Hoshigaoka, Jack's Place, Eatzi Gourmet and Kkongdon BBQ. It costs $25 to buy and comes with an in-build value of $15 dinner voucher + $10 lunch voucher + $20 birthday month voucher, no minimum spending required.

Accumulate points ($100 to $600 expenditure on dine-in only) to exchange for free food items. Other privileges include 15% discount on cakes and free delivery + free cake when catering. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

L'Oreal Excellence Fashion Hair Colour

I have been using this product for the last 2 years, Fashion has more trendy colours than Creme although it promises to be the same product. Overall, it's got shine, colour and covers dyed hair and greys if you leave it on correctly. 

The best part is the conditioner that is ridiculously good, wished they sold it on its own. The bad part is getting the exact shade right, the colours seem darker than shown on the box, trial and error I guess. I would still go to a salon to get colour if I want more than just browns and blacks.

Monday, November 23, 2015

UYI Squid

UYI Squid doesn't have any advertisements or website, all I've seen so far are facebook pics of its giant butterfly squid. Sold with a cold drink for $7.50. A smaller grilled squid version is available for $4.50. This stall also sells crispy crabs. Massive crowds around this place all the time.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Navy Blue Gemstones Dress

Navy Blue is the new Black and this pretty fabric warrants a post by itself.

Dress view from the back, you can see the sleeves are ruched.

Teal piping on the waistband, again I almost forgot to sew this on, soo much piping not enough things to attach it to.

Final dress! I flipped 1 sleeve up so you can see the puffiness or structure because of the ruching.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Commes de Garcon A/W 2015/16

Commes de Garcon is a Japanese fashion house headed by Rei Kawakubo and run by her husband. This fashion brand is really a business, with a long list of collaborations and sub-brands (e.g. Play, Black) to help it turn a profit.

As such, we can really expect their seasonal fashion shows to be more show and less wearable fashion. This is their A/W 2015 menswear.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sephora Slippers

Sephora bedroom slippers, free with any purchase. So I bought the cheapest item there, disposable cream body wash in Monoi. Sephora has been giving away loads of their housebrand items like sunglasses, umbrella etc to card members, to help everyone start their themed dressing room.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wilton Colour Flame Candles

This is what I bought for my birthday this year, Wilton's coloured flame candles, pack of 12 costs $9.90. 

On route I passed by Precious Moments and got these Samsung Galaxy S4 cases. I was looking at Hello Kitty hp cases before and its all for Iphones, nothing for mine. So glad to find more cases that fit my phone. 

BTW loving Precious Moments 2015 members special figurines, 3 larger sized figurines that spell out JOY! Soo would get this if I had the excess cash to spare ($75 +$199).

Daddy bought me my first guitar this year! A Suzuki Concert Guitar with a custom body, that's oh so flashy. I was expecting another Suzuki guitar, one with a cross-stitch border. I've never played a string instrument before so this is going to take some time.

My brother gave me this Brother x Courts Limited Edition Sewing Machine! It's a collaborative effort to celebrate Courts 40th anniversary and packed with all the coveted accessories (extension table, 6 footers, darning plate, buttonhole plate, auto threader and inbuilt thread cutter). With 37 stitch options, it's an upgrade from my previous sewing machine. Can't wait to finish up all my sewing projects on this. Highly requested and highly required.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Senjyu Restaurant

Owned by Sakae Sushi, Senjyu is a slightly different concept with more soda cocktails and Jap style desserts to choose from, in addition to conveyer belt sushi.

Weekdays between 12-2pm, everything is 50% off and between 3-5pm, there is the $18++ tea-time buffet, all drinks and desserts are 1-for-1.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Separate Pink Top

Friday 13th #3 and the last one for 2015.

This dress pattern has a long skirt, since I really only like the design on top I decided to just make it into a top sans skirt. Using the same pink cotton as the tutu skirt, so it becomes a matching set.

I made some amendments to the design, like ruffles on the wing sleeves and a peplum waistband to cover the elastic on the matching tutu skirt.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tory Burch A/W 2015/16

Tory Burch started out in the industry doing PR & Marketing for brands before setting up her own label. She is famous for her embelm accessories. I am not a brand chaser by any means but am guilty of buying several of her emblazoned accessories.

Her style is described as preppy bohemian luxe. This season she presents a collection that draws inspiration from hand woven carpets. Bringing us more rustic, warm coloured clothes. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Yankee Candle - Out of Africa

Yankee Candles Winter 2015 is its Out of Africa collection, rather unusual. But I love its rich perfumes, perfect for those cold days spent alone.

Egyptian Musk : Deeper version
Kilimanjaro Stars : Piquant version
Serengeti Sunset : Sweeter version
Madagascan Orchid : not available at any of their outlets