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This Is Me

In Up close and personal on January 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I have to admit, when the husband first mentioned that we were to be dressed in matching songket I got a bit scared. Never mind the fact that it can be extremely errm.. colourful to say the least, but I also knew the limitations of a songket fabric. It’s stiff and often itchy and uncomfortable. Not my idea of a wedding gown. So I turned to Syomir.

Syomir and I were on the same page in that we definitely wanted to keep it simple but we didn’t want to opt for a traditional kebaya style. So current, basically. And I’m happy that it all came about organically. From choosing the tone and pattern of the songket, the contour of the dress, right down to the detailed sequins and beadings strategically placed on one side of the shoulder. Hopefully we will see more of this modern take of the songket. I think it’s quite refreshing and unique… what do you think? 


Self Reminder

In Fashion on January 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

via Twin Magazine

I really need to remind myself sometimes when I’m feeling in a rut that it’s not about the clothes, it’s about attitude. And sexy bed hair, naturally.


In OOTD on January 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I am wearing: husband’s white t-shirt from Uniqlo, belt from Ferragamo, Zara jeans, ThirtyFour bracelet and Chanel bag.

Gimme Some Love

In Up close and personal on January 27, 2012 at 2:14 am

Meet Neko. She eats a lot. Sleeps a lot. Likes to get her fur wet and sneak under my covers! But she’s my baby.

Pantone Colour Of The Year

In OOTD on January 27, 2012 at 12:58 am

Today’s inspiration: honeysuckle. It’s such a beautifully bright colour! It’s also a very daring one but the husband’s clearly not phased by it. I’m currently looking for an equally bright and bold printed trousers and already have an eye on Textile Elizabeth & James’ spring collection. Bright neon lights! The belt is from Hermes and the sling leather bag is from H by Harris.

16th December 2011

In Up close and personal on January 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

The wedding ceremony took place on the 16th December 2011; it was a beautiful day and the hall was covered in white and bathed with the morning sun. We were lucky enough to have came across SDCC’s rooftop garden – think open marbled space with tall french windows that opens to a wooden patio overlooking the golf course. It really is a breathtaking sight. We were actually one of the first to ‘bless’ the area as a wedding venue.

As promised, here are some photos of the akad nikah dress Syomir crafted for me. The lace was sourced by yours truly but the beadwork was done by Syomir and team. I would definitely recommend Syomir as a designer not least because of his workmanship, but mostly for his professionalism (well, I say he’s professional but he’s a hoot as well if you let him be!). That’s hard to find in KL. My advice to any future brides is to do your research. Don’t just rely on recommendations – you need to know what you want, or at least what you don’t want in a dress. Each designer has their own signature style, or preferred silhouette. KNOW IT! If they tend to do over-the-top tulle and ruffles dresses, they’re not going to be too happy designing a classic tube dress and you won’t be either! You don’t go into a Versace store looking for a neutral colour block shirt now do you?

Will be posting a few more photos detailing each of the reception dresses soon. Stay tuned!

Hugo By Hugo Boss Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

In Fashion on January 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

How cute (not to mention ironic!) is this ad? Super convincing and clever of Hugo to have Freja star in this spring’s campaign.

Through Bvlgari Lenses

In Out & About on January 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Now that I’ve moved out of the family home I find myself spending more time than ever with the family. I think that’s fairly normal for newlyweds, no? Here’s the sister and I at House+Co at BSC for our weekly catch up. Anyways, I got new glasses! It’s been a long time since I’ve worn one out (the ones I had previously were not very comfortable. I used to get these painful, or rather irritating, feeling at the back of my ears after wearing them for 10 minutes) but these are too cute a pair to confine them to just the purview of the husband and the felines. Plus I think glasses make an excellent statement accessory when you’re just out in jeans and t-shirt, and of course, they make you look smarter! Haha! So here they are, out in the open. These are from Bvlgari. 

It’s (Almost) A Man’s World

In Fashion on January 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The husband’s choice of shoes for the wedding. I remember him complaining (still does) how there’s never any variety for men and so how he’s had to ‘settle’ for these. Pfftt. The slippers are from Church’s and the evening shoes are from Dior.

When There’s No One Else To Help You

In OOTD on January 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Do it yourself! It’s not great but it should do for now. I don’t believe in there being too much denim – it’s just a matter of marrying the right shades of denim together. Just add a bit of gold accessory to complete the look. Done!

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