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Ahhhh, Monmartre

In Out & About on January 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm

The last time we were in Paris my friend kept on insisting we fit in Monmartre in our already tight SixOne6 mini euro trip itinerary. I now regret that decision. Monmartre is beautiful and breathtaking. So many little alleys and cobble-stoned walkways. So many little charming stores selling Parisian trinkets. And an abundance of budding French artists sketching and painting away. We could have created amazing photos here. C’est la vie.

Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur on its summit. It’s basically a hill. A tall one. 130 meters to be exact. I’m glad I didn’t wear heels this time around! I don’t care how fabulous women in heels are. To walk in heels on a cobbled street is like a man standing at the end of a ledge. It’s suicidal! One fall and you will be Jill tumbling down the hill. So I relied on my trusty biker boots. And layers. A lot of layers. I think I’m slowly mastering the art of layering. The above consists of 4 layers. Five if you include the scarf.


Here We Go!

In Out & About on January 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

Will be spending the weekend in Paris with the boyfriend. Reminds me of the last time we went to Paris with SixOne6. I miss. Very dearly. Have a good weekend, everyone!

You’ve Been Swarovskied

In Fashion on January 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Remember the boyfriend’s obsession with the Bejeweller? Well, this is his first project. He couldn’t get a hold of the actual Bejeweller mechanism but he did come home with Swarovski diamonds and used a soldering iron instead to attach them on to the skull badge. I’m very impressed. Do I have a future fashion accessories maestro in my hands?

But gosh, it’s hard work. I now understand why anything with Swarovski crystals cost so much! It takes forever to glue the damn crystals neatly together!

The 2011 Men

In Fashion on January 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Photo Credits: Berkeley Magazine; Streetfsn

They’re conscious of the clothes they put on their shoulders. They’re conscious of those who look and admire, of those who look and stare in shock. They take longer to dress. They have equally as many (may be more) products in their bathroom cabinet as their partner’s. They window shop. They visit their hairdresser (yes, hairdresser, not barber) every 3 to 4 months. And, they carry man bags! I’m guilty of using most of the boyfriend’s bags for work and play.

Ways Of The Maxi

In Fashion, OOTD on January 23, 2011 at 2:00 am

Did I tell you that I’ve finally found the perfect basic maxi skirt? Well, I have. And for dirt cheap too! This is why I am forever thankful for brands like H&M and Forever 21. Why buy a £100 black maxi skirt at LnA when you can get the exact same item at H&M for £8?!!! I know. it’s insane! In my head I have all these different images of ways in which I am dying to try wearing the maxi with. I wish I was brave enough to wear it to work but at the moment, I’m not convinced that I will be able to pull it off. Maybe with a boyfriend blazer? I don’t know. We shall see, I suppose. One word of advice, if you are planning on wearing a maxi during winter, don’t omit tights. I did that once. I figured the length of the skirt was enough to shelter my butt from the cold, so wrong! No doubt I was freezing my butt off!

So here’s my first take of the maxi:

Friday; 21st January 2011

In OOTD on January 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

I tend to dress down on a Friday. No blazers, no shirts. As you get to know me better, you will see that I wear a lot of black… with just a splash of colour. I hardly do all black. I think that’s a bit too morbid.

Can I Get A Hook, Please?

In Fashion on January 21, 2011 at 11:33 am

Call it growing up, call it a phase, but I’m really into jewellery at the moment. Not diamonds, the boyfriend has given me more than I can ever wished for in respect of that department. I’m talking about high end jewellery. I’m talking about Shaun Leane. Stephen Webster. Anoushka. You know where I’m going with this.

I love edgy pieces. Reason being is that I do occasionally love wearing flowery or pretty pastels but when I do, I need something (an edgy accessory or makeup) to tone the sweetness down a bit. I can’t do sweet. I look like a little girl. And I hate looking like a little girl.  

Which brings me to Shaun Leane. His jewellery designs are romantically dark and twisted – so think tree branch claw bracelets, deep shades of blues and burgundies, flecks of black diamonds and serpent-like chain necklaces. He’s very much the Alexander Mcqueen of fine jewellery. Best part is, he designs for both men and women, and… get this, brides! Hahaha. I don’t think the boyfriend’s parents would be too happy with my choice of wedding jewellery.

FYI Shaun Leane was recently awarded the UK Jewellery Designer of the Year, so don’t say I didn’t tell you.  

I am in love with the hook earrings. I initially oouuhhed and aaahhhed at the white diamond version of it. Until I found out that it would burn a hole, a £3,490 sized hole, in my purse. I’m happy with the hooks.

Adventures Of Robot Bunny

In Fashion, Out & About on January 20, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Ever since the boyfriend’s been back in London and graduated, he’s bored out of his mind and so finds random things to occupy his time with. Today, he’s ‘discovered’ the wonderful world of Bedazzler. Ok, I lie. He’s been somewhat obsessed with the idea of bedazzling everything and anything he sees ever since our not so recent trip to the Ed Hardy store. He’s just randomly remembered it. He is heavily contemplating purchasing a Bedazzler. He has kindly offered to bedazzle my Tory Burch flats. Ummmm, let’s stick to Converse for now, shall we?

So anyways, we were at Whiteleys in search of his first ‘victim’, I mean, experiment. We do not have a Bedazzler, yet. But if the boyfriend does not find anything else to fill his time with, we will soon be proud owners of one. We came across this:

It is a very cool pop-up store that is currently displaying the artist’s (and friends) animated comic drawings on, mainly, garments. I say mainly because the whole store screams of creativity. On one side of the store you will see the artist’s main comic character hand drawn by the artist himself with a black marker, the store is illuminated with big bulbs of lights with smiley faces on them, there are display counters that features the artist’s comic strips (again, hand drawn) and other bits and pieces of clever arts. We got to talking to the creator, hence artist, of the store and he is such a nice chap. Very young and very talented. He is very passionate about what he does and it’s such a relief to see that money wasn’t big factor in his deciding to do this as he plans to open up a workshop where creative minds such as his can come and meet and share ideas. We adored his personality so much that we ended up buying a couple of badges and a T-shirt.

The boyfriend is already planning on ways in which he can bedazzle the crap out of the badges. I’m going to keep the T-shirt away from him until he’s gotten better at the craft. Daryll and friends will be at Whiteley’s until the end of the month, so pay them a visit if you are in Bayswater!

On A Lazy Tuesday Morning

In OOTD on January 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Sometimes when I feel lazy I like to rely on prints to do the styling for me. I’ve been working on-site at a client’s so a boyfriend jacket is a must for me. Female cut suits make me feel like an uptight independent woman. Who wants that?! I for one hate buying work clothes. I feel like they’re a waste of money because I hardly enjoy dressing up for work since people are too busy concentrating on making money (as long as you’re not wearing a T-shirt you can get away with wearing practically anything. Even slippers sometimes!). So I tend to gravitate to pieces that’s borderline casual and formal. Investment worthy piece for any work wear outfit is a belt. I would fork out a lot on belts. I tend to stick to black, brown or neutral pieces with unique buckles. It’ll make it look like you’ve made an effort, no?

Tea Republic

In Out & About on January 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Last day in KL. Was desperately looking for a place to have tea after having been dragged by the parent to go fabric shopping for sofas. The sister came across Tea Republic at BSC on the internet. Very cute. They have a VERY wide selection of tea. I love the minimal look of the transparent glass pots and cups! The red velvet cake was a bit dry though.

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