Tuesday, 10 November 2015
with the timely death of my B&O earpiece, Sudio Sweden came plugging and saved my morning commute to school. music is a medium that continuously keeps me sane and focused while i work, so i'd be really distracted without them. Sudio Sweden offers a range of elegant and quality sound earphones for the everyday consumers. i picked out the Vasa Rose Gold in Black — just because i'm drawn to the clean design and it does not get dirty easily as compared to white. enter decadentdrama before check out.
Sunday, 1 November 2015
with holidays around the corner, i'm pretty sure most of y'all will be travelling out of town. when i travel, i love to still stay connected with my family and friends, perhaps read an article or two during long bus/ car rides and of course sharing what i've experienced via social media. during my trip to Hokkaido, i kept connected with the Changi Portable Wifi Router.
what's great is that Changi Recommends provide convenient pick up/ drop off at their 24/7 counter located at all three terminals — so basically pick up before you depart, and drop it off when you've landed. the portable wifi allows you to connect up to 8 devices, which you could share/ split the cost amongst with your family/ friends. very affordable and cost saving in my opinion. in terms of wifi connectivity, i did not experience any major disconnect. however i do think it will be slower if you are in a forest/ outskirt area. for more information, head over to their website. happy holidays in advance!
Saturday, 17 October 2015
recent research on the minimalist movement made me think further on this easily adopted and produced aesthetic. accounts that consists of a significant huge amount of white space with a tiny model inside the photo claiming that they are photographing fashion becomes hackneyed, to me at least. a fashion image that does not capture the slightest detail nor fabric does not add value or inform the readers. what is your key message? that white spaces are desirable? or that you are embracing this uncluttered lifestyle? word to you — quoting from arnold — minimalism had become a lifestyle that could be sold on this very contradiction: it seemed to offer an escape from the constant consumer, from the confusion and violence of contemporary society and yet, ironically this frequently involved buying more — guilty as charged but neither am i claiming that i'm a minimalist at heart. think i'm done with this contradiction, and i'm not trying to spread negative vibes whatsoever. but honestly i feel that sometimes fashion needs to be taken seriously. i'm tired of how people on instagram do not have an opinion on what they are wearing, mass producing outfit looks (i can't) and fundamentally fashion is about change — and i don't see the difference in his/ her latest photo and a photo dating six months back.
mm, what do you think?
mm, what do you think?
Saturday, 10 October 2015
less than audacious is boring — Françios Nars
NARS will be having its first ever pop-up outside TANGS Plaza, from 16 October to 22 October 2015. experience the NARS approach with NARS hong kong lead stylist, Priscilla Yu, who will be taking you through a personalised step-by-step service that speaks to Françios Nars' signature techniques, alongside feature-focused face charts.
one-to-one makeover appointments will be available from 16 Oct to 18 Oct with Priscilla, and 19 Oct to 22 Oct with Julyen, NARS singapore lead artist/ trainer. appointments can be book via TANGS website or over the counter at the TANGS boutique. the service is at 60 SGD, and is full redeemable for NARS products.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
before the three month break ended, i made one last trip to shanghai for the launch of converse #chuckii. i have always wanted to visit shanghai for the beautiful art deco architecture and i was super (freaking) excited when i received the phone call from converse singapore. a week later, we took a 5 and a half hour flight out of singapore. the city landscape of shanghai is very modern, with stark contrast of 1930s buildings. i think this was what i loved about it, preserving heritage and telling history through architecture. oh shanghai, you have my heart.
after checking into andaz hotel, the converse staff equipped us with a portable charger, umbrella (it was 39 degrees then) and sim card to survive the day. we explored xin tian di, previously known as shi ku men, and xin tian di style where it carries chinese designer labels — a lot of drapes, rustic and muted tones. i was very much inspired and surprised by the aesthetics they had to offer, something we lack in singapore. dinner at the liquid laundry was fancy, and so delicious. thank you for overfeeding us!
the atmosphere of the launch was rather intense, dark yet illuminating. we picked up our new #chuckii sneakers and suited up in a disposable coverall for the #badass ink spraying enclosure. it was a crazy fun and overwhelming night. i'm still feeling incredibly blessed by the opportunity — thank you converse! just to clarify i was not paid for the trip, and yes you have my word that the #chuckii is so comfortable and worth the hype. don't forget to watch the travel video.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
this week has been pretty rough. the sense of loss i'm currently feeling is unexplainable. well of course there is the hard disk that contains every single outfit/ travel/ creative works i've done so far and it costs 700 SGD to get back my data. ouch. seven hundred for data is honestly pretty steep for someone who just got back from a holiday. i can't help but to feel sorry for myself. i have decided to pay anyway because everything i hold dear is inside. i can't let go. which brings me to my next, if you would call it, regret. why have i not backed them up or why haven't i been uploading these photos i have photographed? what is holding me back from creating content? perhaps it is the feeling of being judged of poor photography/ content curating. not sure if it is a negative thinking or just really obsessed, but i cannot bring myself to post something that is "not good enough".
everyday we visually consume so much information, it is getting very tiring. what is next? how sustainable are we to keeping up with social media? i have to admit, this is just one of the many losses i'm facing tonight. the rest are just more personal and painful.