Sunday, July 6, 2014

Audi Fashion Festival 2014: Dresscamp

Dresscamp Fall 2014 collection expresses the German avant-garde mood of "The Threepenny Opera" combined with the Italian decadence of "Luchino Visconti" with a theatrical world added. I love the whimsical dolly outfits by Japanese designer Toshikazu Iwaya.





Upon arrival at the Dresscamp show

After the dresscamp show

Posing with the Audi car after the Dresscamp show

OOTD: Kawaii school girl look for Dresscamp show. Wearing Dior necklace and ring and Stuart Weitzman heels and carrying Hello Kitty bag

Selfie taken after the Dresscamp show

Thanks Mercury PR for picking me as the winner of the Audi Fashion Festival Sally Hansen facebook contest! Looking forward to trying out the products, especially the strength gel, as my fragile nails keep breaking these days

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Food Review: Hai Yan BBQ

Thanks Cindy for the kind invitation to do this food review. Met a lovely group of ladies and a few hot mamas tonight.

My favorite dish of the night: the black pepper crab which costs $5/100g. The dish we were served (as shown in this photo) is about $35. 

Succulent tiger prawns with garlic is selling for $8/100g

Another must-try dish at Hai Yan: Finger-licking good Salted Egg Chicken! This was the first time that I tried salted egg chicken but I absolutely loved it! The sauce is really heavenly! This dish comes in 3 pricings of $15/$20/$25

Hai Yan is famous for their sambal stingray which comes in 3 pricings of $12/$15/$20, depending on the size. Love the sauce which is served with this dish. 

Baby Kailan comes in 3 pricings of $6/$8/$12 too

Love the sauce of the Lala (extreme right of this photo) and the sambal sotong (second dish from the right) is really crunchy. Both dishes also come in 3 pricings of $12/$15/$20

Our table

I got the owner to pose for this photo

The owner with his lovely wife and young daughter at their stall

Our group of bloggers: So many pretty ladies and i met quite a few hot mamas. Can you spot a Leechie in this photo? ;p

Do visit the Facebook page of Hai Yan BBQ:
Https://www.facebook.com/HaiYanBBQSeafood

Hai Yan BBQ Seafood is at:
Newton Food Centre
#01-11
Singapore 229495
Contact: 94526293




Monday, May 19, 2014

Audi Fashion Festival 2014: Farah Khan

Was really excited to see Dato' Farah Khan's bling bling sequined creations at this show. It was a show graced by plenty of glitterati, with many socialites from Singapore and Malaysia turning up in beautiful bling bling cocktail dresses. Spotted several First ladies of society seated on the front row of this show. Socialite, Suzanna came in a beautiful cocktail dress. The show initially started with models strutting out in flirty skirts and logo tops with shouty slogans, before transiting into her best-enthralling sequined creations of cocktail dresses and red carpet gowns.     

With the lovely Dato' Farah Khan after her show at Audi Fashion Festival

One of my favourite looks of this show

Finale at Farah Khan show

OOTD: Posed with Audi R8 after the Farah Khan show

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Audi Fashion Festival 2014: Backstage at Ashley Isham Show

Ashley Isham presented his Autumn/Winter 2014 womenswear and menswear capsule collection. I absolutely love his stunning and exquisite designs. He just showed us that men can also look great in bling bling with beautifully embellished blazers!

Audi Fashion Festival Selfie taken with world renowned Singapore designer Ashley Isham at the backstage before the start of his show

Backstage with Henrique Fukuoka who really looks like Godfrey Gao! Love all the glittery embellishments on his blazer

Gorgeous outfits seen backstage...love all the delicate glitzy embellishments! 

I have always admired Ashley Isham's terrific eye for details. 

Models queuing up to go out onto the runway

Henrique Fukuoka is sooooooo cute and drool-worthy!

Models preparing for the show

My OOTD selfie

Audi Fashion Festival 2014: Schwarzkopf Essentials Looks 1.2014 HairShow

There are 3 main themes for this hair show: Candy Dandy, White Hot and Metalxx, featuring a total of 36 models and 3 Schwarzkopf teams from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and outfits from Dzojchen, Revasseur and Mae Pang. In recognition that true creativity is realized through technical excellence, the Essential Looks 2014 Hair Show in Singapore will showcase a variety of styles and techniques. Named ‘Style Tec’, this edition of Essential Looks will not only inspire with its latest collection but also provide the techniques necessary to bring the very best cuts, colours and styles to life. With an impressive line-up of well-known global guest artist Scott Sloan, local ambassadors Antonio Ng (8 Days Hair Studio) and Eddie Tan (X'pect Studio), and guest artists Kelvin Koh (MONSOON-id) and Jimmy Cheng & AB Wong (Celeb Trendz), the Essential Looks 2014 Hair Show is set to inspire and inform, and translate and share.

TECHNIQUE MEETS STYLE

We live on a highly sophisticated planet, driven by trends conceived on the global catwalk and beamed the world over in seconds. In their purest form, directional trends can be inaccessible but, like a stone thrown into still water, the ripple effect reaches us all. Hairdressers everywhere need to be on top of every key fashion story but, more importantly, they need to be able to interpret them in a way that works for their salon, their clients and their lives in the real world. The best ideas flourish or fail by how well they’re executed which is why Schwarzkopf has named this edition of Essential Looks ‘Style Tec’, in recognition that true creativity is realised through technical excellence. So, not only will you find all the inspiration you need in this collection, but also the techniques necessary to bring the very best cuts, colours and styles to life, every single day.  

Backstage with Schwarzkopf Professional international guest artist, Scott Sloan, from Australia before Schwarzkopf Essentials Look 1.2014 hair show

CANDY DANDY

Spring/summer 2014 pastels ditch the sugar for a lick of spice as a popping candy palette is brought bang up-to-date via sculpted silhouettes, bold detailing and plisse sheers. While the clothes layered the sherbet shades, hair showcased the candy evolution with a light-lining technique in a palette of soft smoky greys, apricots and pale blondes. Cuts, meanwhile, placed the emphasis firmly on rounded fringes and square outlines in styles of every length. 

This was my first time watching a live hair show but I really love the live haircut demostration segment during which, Schwarzkopf Professional international guest artist, Scott Sloan, transformed the model's long flowing locks into a sleek short hairdo that nicely framed her face.




My favourite look from the Candy Dandy theme

WHITE HOT

When it comes to white, hot doesn’t mean smoking. Delicate, chic and seductive, this trend is a sophisticated slow burner that’s all about the details. The runways chose a base of fluid sheers for delicate appliqué, embellishment and embroidered detailing while a colour fusing technique picks red tonal combinations to add instant interest in the hair. The flatter internal shapes of the cut direction are offset with a variety of asymmetric shapes, to create looks that work effortlessly from noon-day heat to long, sultry nights.


METALXX

Florals have long exercised a fascination over designers that shows no signs of waning, but this season the key was to channel a whole new way to work them. Enter metallics. No shrinking violets here as this trend blazed an unforgettable trail across the fashion capitals of the world with lustrous fabrics, bold embossing and exquisite embroidery. Hair followed the bold direction, fusing short internal layers in longer outlines and soft fringes with cool metallic shades for a fresh new riff on modern glamour.

Sleek hairdo which is very versatile for both day and night looks

One of my favourite looks from Schwarzkopf Essentials Looks 1.2014 Hair Show. Love the ash-brown tone and soft curls which complements the model's sweet face.

Love how the color and cut of this short hairdo brings out the model's youthful looks

A kaleidoscope of colours at the finale of Schwarzkopf Essentials Looks 1.2014 Hair Show

SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL

As a truly global company, Schwarzkopf Professional is committed to being there on every seasonal journey from catwalk to client. From the trends that define the zeitgeist of the season to the inspiration, products, skills and techniques that every stylist needs to interpret those trends to suit their clientele, Schwarzkopf is there every step of the way. For hairdressers, Schwarzkopf is a passport to effortless inspiration and this season is no exception. The biggest stories for Spring/Summer 2014 are tailor-made for salon success, all perfectly adaptable for every client from the edgiest, most fashion-forward to the safer, yet stylish, brigade. Here they are…

Schwarzkopf Professional is the official hair at the Audi Fashion Festival 2014. 

Many thanks to Schwarzkopf Professional for giving me this opportunity to cover this most interesting hair show at Audi Fashion Festival 2014.

At the backstage prior to Schwarzkopf Essentials Looks 1.2014 HairShow

My OOTD: Upon arrival at Schwarzkopf Essentials Looks 1.2014 Hair Show

With Addy Lee and Freda at the lounge before the start of the hair show

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Rolls Royce Icon Tour

Thanks Rolls Royce for holding this Icon Tour at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. This was the first time that I actually stepped inside Gardens by the Bay. Learnt more about the heritage and history and the fine art of car-making behind the world's most famous double Rs...certainly one of the most prestigious symbols in the world... 

Cool quote from the co-founder of Rolls Royce

The minimal skeleton showing the sturdiness of the chassis

Notice how the size of the famous logo has decreased over the years?

Rolls Royce Phantom...the staff from Rolls Royce took such a flattering photo of moi ;p

The majestic Phantom

Our friend was describing how his friend used to unscrew the Rolls Royce logo from his car in the past lest someone steals it...no such worries these days, cos the new models come with a smart mechanism such that the logo will be moved down and hidden from view when the engine stops

Rolls Royce Ghost


Rolls Royce Wraith, a 2 door model, is the newest model which was launched in March last year

Leechie laying my leechie hands on Wraith, my fav Rolls Royce model

Love this cool quote

The most expensive umbrella in the world - each Rolls Royce comes with an umbrella, which is cleverly hidden in a secret compartment in the car door

Tom, explaining the details and impeccable workmanship which go into crafting the woodwork of each Rolls Royce

Lady from the sewing team explaining how the sewing that's being done

Reminds one of the starry starry night sky ya?

Took a picture of Gardens by the Bay when we left