Monday, 20 September 2010

Tips and Tricks

I know I'm not the fastest at posting up news, but Rae Morris' (Australia's numero uno make up artiste!) second bookm, Make Up: The Ultimate Guide, is a MUST HAVE.

I don't know what's wrong with me, but I've been really interested in lifting my make-up game, of late, and after months of drained pay buying new goodies, with the addition of this make-up bible; I really think I'm finally picking up some lifelong tips!

The book is spectacular, hands down defeats Bobbi Brown's books, and is pretty much idiot proof. I personally love how the book's just full of familiar-faced Aussie models (Ms McNeil, Kerr, Tozzi etc etc); and most importantly, special mentions of applying looks to different sizes, shapes and nationalities (hooray for techniques for Asian features!)

RRP. $39.95 @ Borders (and pretty much any good bookstore) - You will not regret purchasing it!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Say Hello


       1// Double Breasted  Jackets  +  Denim                 2//  White Trousers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3//  Stripes on Straps.

 4//  Winter Textures in Summer.

An ode to Emmanuel and his careful attention to detail (and blog favourability); with a special mention of his ability to cross-texturize and layer patterns & fabrics, whilst keeping the classic look ever fresh.

 Individual Photos: ethandesu

Friday, 10 September 2010


Put America's most beautiful and stylish people in one area on a Wednesday night, and what do you get? a Chanel event - their SOHO boutique opening, to be exact.

Cliche choices, perhaps? I couldn't go past how beautiful their faces look - They outshone their outfits! Their complexions are aglow and their choices of make-up are outstanding! 

 dewy skinwinged eyes + barely there lips

= my most favourite look of all time!

To keep, or not to keep? NOT TO KEEP!


Following much deliberation, a couple of weeks ago I purchased these nude/tan Swedish hasbeen-esque clogs. After rightfully sending my Jeffrey Campbell bomb-of-a-pair back to the US, I decided that a lower heel was more suitable, and less trend fleeting (although, still not too sure about the longevity of them in general); but hey, lower heel = more wearbility. On the plus side, these don't look half bad with rolled up jeans and trousers... Possibly dresses and shorts if the weather decides to be nicer?

I haven't really had the chance to wear them yet, so I'm considering returning these...damn you, cognitive dissonance!


Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Hanneli for

Still on the lookout for this Summer's tan sandal and the perfect black onesie!


Monday, 6 September 2010

Borderlining an Obsession


So MP and I watched Going the Distance today (Despicable Me will just have to wait until next week!), and it didn't disappoint! 

If you're thinking it's just going to be a romantic chick flick (which I wouldn't have minded anyway), think again. It's got such a funny dialogue, and we could kinda relate to parts of the storyline and the 'distance'. We walked out of the movie feeling a little bit more appreciative of the fact that we're only a drive away from each other. 

And Drew, Drew, Drew... the movie made me love her (& Justin Long) even more! 

Some pics of her out and about, promoting the movie. Love how she's wearing her grey Tribute Pumps everywhere!

Source: Zimbio

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Madness Madras

A style influential of mine, brother, Emmanuel, has been drilling in the madness of Madras this Summer - to my excitement, I came across posts with Über stylish kids today - both wearing, you guessed it.

Source: StreetFSN

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Friday, 3 September 2010



I've always loved their campaigns; natural, ethereal, glowy skinned - exactly how I wish I looked! I think what sold and convinced me to walk up to their DJs counter was the fact that an Asian model was [finally!!] not being portrayed as a fair-skinned geisha doll! I don't have very fair skin and in Summer I tend to go quite tanned, so that last thing I want my make-up to do is make me look like is a doll.

I've been using BECCA make-up for about a year now  and although I don't use all of their products (I also haven't tried everything), I really recommend their Silky Hydrating Primer, Luminous Skin Colour SPF20 Foundation and concealer. Their skin products are really light and not cakey at all, so it's wearable all day. Not to mention their astounding colour range - I've never seen so many shades! Colour matching your skin tone to their products is a breeze, and each colour specifies what undertones they suit most ie. pinks, yellows, neutrals etc.

I could rave on more about their products, but I'm quite certain these campaigns will convince you enough to give them a visit!

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Thursday, 2 September 2010

My Favourite

Source: Cocolee

Proof: Maxi skirts don't necessarily shorten you!

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Fusion Execution

It's official - ZARA can now be bought online!!! Well, shipping's [annoyingly] only available to the privileged countries who actually already have the physical stores in their cities, but nevertheless, when there's a will there's a way ;), and we can finally peruse through a better selection of pieces instead of being limited to their lookbooks. 
Browsing through the e-store, my very important question from a previous post, regarding the delivery of 50s fashion to the masses, was rightfully answered and persuaded by the fashion empire itself. I did, however, notice that this was due to the fact that with Winter looks becoming more apparent on the other side of the world, I can only imagine the look to be given more justice in the chilly seasons. And now that I think of it... I'd more describe the new A/W looks to be a fusion between 50s and 70s, hence the camel and tweed (and Celine/Chloe influences). Either way, I'm pretty impressed by how Zara was able to execute this tricky trend into wearable pieces for us 'normal people'. 

Some pics from the website - The first is more 70s minimalist, but I'm really liking the outfit :)

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