Monday, September 30, 2013

FREE Bobbi Brown Products!!!



We can always count on Bobbi Brown to deliver a flawless face, and now, Gilt is offering $30 worth of free product with min. purchase of $80!  What's like 30% off!!!  Offer ends Thursday Oct 10th but you might want to hurry as I would assume all the best sellers would be sold out soon!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

BACKSTAGE - Miss Universe China Charity Gala











With very little sleep and running on pure adrenaline (instead of real food), I'm proud to say that Miss Universe China Charity Gala was a success!  Although it was mostly stressful and exhausting (where would the excitement be without the drama, right?), the backstage team really ROCKED IT!!!

Thanks again for the great teamwork and big congrats to Jin Ye, our new Miss Universe China!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

PFW Spring '14 - Balmain











(Balmain Spring 2014)


Balmain delivered an amazing collection for next spring:

  • Chic - Beautiful palette of black & white as well as denim houndstooth and crisp white with silver dominated the collection.  Parisian chic quilting and heavy chain detailing...what more can you?!?
  • Modern - Denim and leather overalls with bomber jacket gives a more relaxed attitude
  • Sexy - Isn't it ever???  Cinched waist with statement belts and front slits or reversed tulip skirts paired with peekaboo tops, we're definitely not lacking in the bombshell factor.  And have you noticed the metal cap toe boots in floral lace or caged leather?!?

source: Style.com

OUTFIT DU JOUR - Make the Cut






It's been a while since I last did a DIY.  This morning, I was inspired to do a quick one: convert a old sweatshirt into a modern short sleeve one that is more weather appropriate for an instant wardrobe update!

Top - DIY; Skirt - Rick Owens; Hat - Zara; Bag - Celine; Necklace - Local Designer; Shoes - Stella McCartney





It's really simple:

  1. Cut sleeve off an old sweatshirt about 3" from armpit
  2. Roll a 1" hem and secure with two quick stitches to prevent from unrolling

And voil√†!  Done in 5 mins flat (if given more time, I would perhaps add embellishment around neckline but adding a necklace would give the same effect).  Off I go to my meeting!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CLOSE UP...








(Vogue Paris October 2013)


This jewelry editorial caught my eye...maybe because I've been spending too much time backstage of Miss Universe China!  All the glam makeup, heavy weight rocks (although ours are cubic zirconia instead of 20 carats flawless diamonds), pretty much all a beauty queen needs!  Oh...and of course her 5" heels!!!

BEAUTY SAVER - YSL Top Secrets BB Cream



New and must try from YSL's Top Secrets line: BB Cream Skintone Corrector.  At this point, I guess I don't need to elaborate on the benefits of a bb cream.  I should just mention that I love with the texture, coverage and glow it provides...just not the price...I guess I've just been spoiled with the access of great selection of Asian brands bb cream at pharmacy price!

If you don't mind forking out top dollars, this is definitely one to try!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MFW SPRING '14 - Moschino








(Moschino Spring 2014)


Moschino decided to serve their collection two ways: Good Girl/Bad Girl.  Such a clich√©, but it never gets old...and perfectly advertised on their signature brassy belts.

source: Style.com

Sunday, September 22, 2013

DETAILS - Prada Spring 2014










(Prada Spring 2014)


Miuccia Prada has always been known for her influential and leading design unparalleled to others, especially with accessories.  This season, she has set off another few key trends, including pop art giant faces (on virtually everything from dresses to handbags) and tromp l'oeil embellished bras on coats & sweaters.  I love the idea how it's a step up from crop bra tops that we've seen in recent seasons without the unnecessary midriff exposure (for those of us who do not want/cannot afford to)!

As for her accessories, I'm really liking the sporty take with leg warmers (especially the embellished ones) mixed in!  Something tells me that those are gonna be one of the top DIYs and high street (all the Zaras and H&Ms of this world) inspiration.

source: Style.com

Saturday, September 21, 2013

BACKSTAGE - Miss Universe China 2013












Sorry that I haven't been posting more regularly but a few weeks ago, I took on a styling project for the Miss Universe China and now with a week left before the night of, it has been impossible to even have lunch!

Don't get me wrong, I'm really enjoying every moment of "playing dress up" with sponsored outfits on these 6 feet tall China dolls (not kidding...two of them are 1.83cm!!!).  And all this for various events, including Vogue's Fashion Night Out Shanghai, and promotional shootings for the pageant itself on Sept 28th!  So here are some backstage photos taken with my iPhone...apologies for the low quality pictures but hope you guys can get a glimpse of the excitement!