Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jeffrey Campbell SMOOSH

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beauty Inspiration: RED Lips, Lined Eyes.

Red lipstick has never been easy to pull off...or so most of us would think. I say be inspired and go out in search of that perfect shade of red that compliments you. You may be pleasantly surprised at how a simple, bold red lip can be the only accessory you need (while keeping everything else simple, of course). 

Victoria Beckham Fall 2012. Photo by: Victoria Will. Image from:

Victoria Beckham Fall 2012. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira/ firstVIEW. Image from:

Rick Owens Fall 2012. Photo credit: Yannis Vlamos/ Image from:

Thakoon Fall 2012. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira/ firstVIEW. Image from:

Red lips were spotted not only on the Fall 2012 runways but also back during the Spring-Summer shows. As most of us are still experiencing summer (except myself its summer all year as we don't have four seasons where I live), the Fall shows tell us what to expect of future trends so it makes sense to look back at Spring-Summer trends so we may work the Summer trends now. Still, red lips all the way: 

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012. Photo credit: Marcus Tondo/ Image from:

Jason Wu Spring 2012. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira/ firstVIEW. Image from:

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012. Photo credit: Yannis Vlamos/ Image from:

I've never owned a real Red lipstick before but I think I'm ready to experiment with that colour because anyone call pull off a red so long as that red matches them. Don't get me wrong, there are far too many reds out there with different under tones and pigments so finding your HG red will take some effort if you're new to red lippies. 

Moving on to liners...

There are many ways to achieve that perfectly lined eye. My personal favourite is to line my top lid with a dark kohl and finish with a thick wing on the outer corner. I usually use black eyeshadow as a base liner and then finish with a precise line and winged corner using a felt-tip liner.

Lanvin Fall 2012. Photo credit: Imaxtree. Image from:

Lanvin Fall 2012. Photo credit: Yannis Vlamos/ Image from:

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012. Photo credit: Image from:

Below: Liners in colours other than black would be an easy way to add vibrance to your look. But I prefer black- that's just me!
Matthew Williamson Spring 2012. Photo credit: Image from:

Miu Miu Spring 2012. Photo credit: Yannis Vlamos/ Image from:

I do remember buying a Chanel eyeshadow called Tigerlily last year and that orange worked well in lining my lower lashes. Lighter colours are definitely easier to pull off if you're going for a dramatic liner on both the top lid and the bottom lash line. 

What are your beauty inspirations from the Spring and Fall trends this year? :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Diesel Campaign featuring Chicmuse

I would like to share this amazing video of the beautiful and stylish Denni behind Chicmuse (check her out). Here she is featured in the "Fit Your Attitude" campaign by Diesel.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bombs in the Tub

I was just randomly thinking of bathtubs...and bath bombs.

Tub design: G.P. Benedini/ Location: Toronto/ Image from Photo credit: William Waldron

Tub design: Studio Peregalli/ Location: London/ Image from Photo credit: Roger Davies 

Tub design: Waterworks/ Location: Sonoma County, California/ Image from Photo credit: Grey Crawford

(Full post HERE)

Unlike showers, baths are slow, relaxing and can be transformed into a small "spa" treat should you choose to add any essential oils or bath salts to it. Or perhaps, bombs...

"Dragon's Egg"
Image from This one's named "Sex Bomb"

If I had a bath tub, I'd use a bath bomb daily just because it's so funny to look at. You drop it in your bath and let it fizz and roll around, releasing lovely aromas and colouring the water. It will keep rolling around until it is completely dissolved. Some bath bombs even have glitter and confetti (but you risk getting those stuck on you, ha ha).

I wish I had a bath tub and an arsenal of (bath) bombs.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fall 2012 Nail Trends

Following beauty reports from designer Fall 2012 shows, this coming Fall sports a variety of different themes for nails. Get your polishes ready and manicure away, girls.

#1 Deep dark colours

Karen Walker. Image source: Harpers Photo credit: CND

Naeem Khan. Image Source: Harpers Photo credit: CND

#2 Pale, nude colours

Tibi. Image Source: Harpers Photo credit: Dashing Diva DesignFX

Chanel (Debut of this new grey-taupe colour "Frenzy"). Image Source: 

DKNY. Image Source:

#3 Metallics

Rachel Anotoff. Image Source: Harpers

Alexander McQueen. Image Source:

#4 Updated French

Donna Karan. Image Source: Harpers Photo credit: Imaxtree

Thakoon. Image Source: Harpers Photo credit: Imaxtree

I am most interested in sporting some metallic nails and trying a French with a nude/ light cream base and metallic or deep red tips.

My arsenal for this Fall's trend:
- Chanel Black Pearl (Metallic grey-blue-black)
- Chanel Peridot (Metallic gold-yellow-green)
- OPI You Don't Know Jacques (Taupe)
- OPI Bubble Bath (White-pink)
- OPI Kyoto Pearl (Shimmery White)

Might decide to add a deep red-maroon and a silver polish to my very tiny collection soon. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

ZARA and Top Shop Haul

This was my first time shopping for clothing based on a very specific list of items to get. I must say planning ahead saves you so much time and you will usually end up buying what you really need. 

Here's what I got from Zara:  

Basic Sandal / MYR199.90

Floral Print T-Shirt / MYR99.90

TRF T-Shirt w/ Bare Shoulder / MYR49.90

TRF Cropped Twill Trousers in Mint / MYR149.90

And Top Shop: 

Freedom Eagle Vest by Realitee / MYR109

Dip-Dyed Denim Jacket / MYR249 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Planned outfit for Lookbook

I'm new to and have yet to post a look. With a little snooping around and other lookbookers' looks, I've put together a simple spring-summer ensemble consisting of the following items: 

#1 ZARA TRF T-shirt in White

#2 ZARA Jersey blazer in White

#3 ZARA Printed trousers

#4 ZARA TRF Cropped printed trousers

#5 ZARA TRF Cropped twill trousers in Mint

#6 ZARA Basic sandal in Black

#7 ZARA Twill capri pants in Black

#8 ZARA Printed trousers

All images courtesy of

So it's the white blazer and white shirt and I will have to choose one of the pants. I plan to keep the top white and very simple while all the busy prints or colours gather at the bottom. The only way to know what suits me best is to try them on. I am rather worried that some pants would be too long for me as I'm petite so we'll just have to see. Can't wait to drop by Zara later today. 

This is a total change for me to incorporate light colours and whites in to my style. I usually dress in black or dark colours (especially on the top) and it has always been easy to pull off. We shall see if I can finally dress in white. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pumped up...Kicks?

Like, literally. Pumps are awesome. 

Christian Louboutin S/S 2012. Un Bout 120mm

C. Louboutin S/S 2012. Lipsinka 120mm

C. Louboutin. Pigalle 120mm in Nude. An essential. 

YSL Ingenue in Black Suede & Brass.

YSL Trib Too in Black Suede & Patent Leather.

YSL Tribute in Black Suede & Ostrich Claw Leather Detail. 

Straying away from pumps...
And here are some ZARA heels. I've been spotting these everywhere online: 

ZARA Basic Sandal. USD 49.99

Ah, such bold, beautiful colours in the first and last pairs. Tempted to find myself a pair at the local ZARA...if they still have them in stock *fingers crossed*.