Tuesday, October 27, 2015

[Inspiration | Musing] Hello From The Other Side

Sorry for breaking your heart, but truth can only be told, not once, but again and again, to make it ring through, ring true, to let it echo into the woods, through the woods, deep into the woods, and beyond. Have you ever thought that I would make it out there alive? Did you hear me crying from the other side of the world?

While you were busy picking out that piece of your favourite clothes, I am far far away, mending those threads, patching those gaps, stitching and sewing away.

Hello from the outside, but you pretend that you did not hear me calling. 

You did not see my child yearning for my love, but I could only continue to mend, to stitch, to sew, so that I could put bread onto my child's plate, so that you could have that piece of clothes you want so much, but would not think twice to put it out of its misery ever so quickly, without much thought when the next new trend come along.

Would you ever turn your back on me? If you had seen how hard I work, day in day out, you would understand the voice that I could not utter, the one that chokes the very breath of my existence. 

Hello there. Please remember me, before you decide to consume that next piece of trendiness.

A tribute passage to those who have perished in the Rana Plaza Tragedy in 2013. The True Cost of fashion, a documentary we recently had the opportunity to catch during EcoFest Screening here. Some may disagree, here and here, but it is an eye-opener to at least watch how our consuming behavior and decisions impact others, no matter how big or small. 

Visuals via Visual Optimism blog here and here.

With love, 

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bobbi Brown For KLFW 2015 Makeup: Paint The Runway Blue (Part 2)

After the orange accent makeup look featured previously, Bobbi Brown continued to paint the runway beautiful and colourful, this time around, this makeup brand which has been the official makeup for Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week for the past three years transformed the models and made their eyes pop with the colour BLUE at this year's KLFW 2015 previously. We had a chance to check out how the looks were done by the Bobbi Brown team and also had a quick chat with Felix Nguyen, the Education Manager for Bobbi Brown (Asia Pacific). 

Is there one major thematic makeup concept for this year's KLFW? Or is it as per the fashion designer's request?
This year, it is all about having one key focus, whether it be lip, eyes or brows. But the skin is always important and it is all about making the skin look as flawless as possible. With designers, it is a two-way process, so we work quite closely with them.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The New NARS Suria KLCC Flagship Boutique: Modern Chic At Its Best

Full size mirrors from ceiling to the floor, spacious makeup areas, gleaming marble flooring, private makeup room tucked away at the back, large-panel flat screen displays of gorgeous makeup videos and tutorials, private collection of books and magazines of François Nars himself and an array of skincare with stunning and colourful bold makeup pieces by this iconic brand, NARS Cosmetics can do no wrong by greeting her clients local and overseas alike by having their latest flagship boutique at the heart of the city centre - Suria KLCC Shopping Mall itself. 

Congratulations to NARS Malaysia for yet another expansion and cementing its presence in Malaysia further, offering a futuristic yet chic and modern space for makeup lovers to indulge, explore, enjoy and just be bold and beautiful with makeup and all that its wonders. As always, thanks NARS Malaysia for having us at your recent opening, in conjunction with the launch of NARS Audacious Mascara.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

[Inspiration] The Fall Beauty Mix

Exactly last year today, falling for fall style was a dreamy one. This time around, we had a crush in all things earthy brown, navy blue, clean silhouettes and oversized sweater with a splash of deep champagne mixed berry tone sort of colour palette, especially for the lips in this autumn season. The face can also be super clean and chic with muted nude tones as well, for a different look and feel. 

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

[Inspiration] Photographer Crush | Anders Overgaard - Awaken Your Senses With Imagery

Traversing between lucid visuals and stunning landscapes, capturing subjects with vivid representation with a sense of style that is equally alluring and captivating, our discovery of Anders Overgaard's photography was a pleasant surprise, like always, with any creative discoveries that we venture upon. We believe that beauty should be shared and appreciated by more, for seeking beauty in the ordinary and to represent life in a beautiful way are what excites us the most. 

A Danish photographer, Anders Overgaard's years of working under the wings of world-class photographer like Bruce Weber did pay off handsomely, now that Anders's photography work in the fields of fashion, entertainment, advertising and so much more has cemented his status and further illustrated his artistry in photography - producing stunning imagery all the time, for his endless list of clientele which include reputable fashion magazines, celebrities, corporate companies and more, over the years.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

[Review] Innisfree Whitening Pore Synergy Serum

Part of the Dual-Functioning Whitening and Pore Line, Korean naturalism brand, Innisfree's Whitening Pore Synergy Serum is designed specifically just for that purpose - to brighten skin tone while treating pores concurrently to reveal a brighter, even and luminous skin. This very purpose itself got us super excited when we were presented this product from Innisfree Malaysia, some time back, to give it a go, as visibly enlarged pores and dark spots are two of our major skin concerns, for combination type skin like ours. 

The recent cosmetic study on Asian women by AmorePacific, the parent company of Innisfree demonstrated that there is a strong correlation between pore size and skin tone. The finding showed that enlarged pores bring about rough and uneven skin texture which eventually leads to a dull overall skin tone. For us, the dark spots were developed over time over the years as we were too naive to believe in the importance of sun care back in our university time when we were very active in outdoor sports under the scorching sun most of the time. 

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Makeup Brushes 101 With M.A.C Cosmetics

M.A.C Professional Makeup brushes to the rescue...

We consider ourselves novice and learner when it comes to makeup, more so with makeup brushes! So we thought what better way to learn than to enlist help from professional makeup brand which is well-known for its makeup artistry and great quality brushes, right? We approached M.A.C Malaysia some time back and asked them if they would kindly show us the way and give us some clues as to the purposes of the makeup brushes and what they do. So, bear with us, the information we will be sharing here may bored the nuts out of you who are really good with your knowledge on makeup brushes already *_^

Haritha Shan, the M.A.C Senior Artist of Malaysia met up with us and was more than happy to share her know-how. First up, she explained that the M.A.C Professional Makeup Brushes are fairly easy to use and identify, in terms of their purpose and functions as they are numerically coded based on just that. 100 series are brushes for the face, 200 series brushes are for the eyes and 300 series for the application of the lips. Any brush that starts with the number 1 would be for face application, so on an so forth. Now, that makes it so much easier already, right?

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Clinelle CaviarGold Workshop With Ella Chen

We were delighted when local Chinese Magazine, Sister extended an invitation to us to attend an intimate workshop in conjunction with Clinelle's latest prestigious collection, CaviarGold launch with celebrity Ella Chen 陈嘉桦, the well-known artiste/singer recently. It was held at the quiet space of Khareyana Spa, nestled within the Petaling Jaya area of the city. 

Moments upon our arrival, we could see why it was held there. The tranquility of the spa provided a relaxing atmosphere for attendees to enjoy the little koi pond, mingle around with fellow bloggers and media friends, attempt your own DIY nail art, skin analysis or simply just enjoy and soak in the spa-like feel of the event that afternoon. We also had the chance to experience first hand how to use one of the star products, the CaviarGold Firming Eye Serum through a facial spa, performed by the therapist onto us, among other products used from the collection. It was quite an enjoyable treat. 

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Friday, October 2, 2015

[Inspiration | Musing] Leave Her For Me


How does it feel to fall behind? How does it feel to leave behind the one you once thought you love, so deeply, for another? But again, that is the natural progression of things in life, you say? Please, don't twist your words to protect your fragile ego, or even your greedy heart for more. That would be too cruel, wouldn't it? Spare me the pretense, the chilling cold stare, the sugar-coated words that seem tasteless after a while. 

Please leave summer, leave her for me, fall. 

Indeed, the lure of fall can be deceiving, but if I can't have you now, or all of you, I might as well not have you at all as I can't allow myself to watch you go, I can't bear the hurt, or keep this beating heart going anymore. Choked by the tears in my chest, drown by the shivers in my head, I am just a weak soul that has fallen deeply for you. 

Stop the rain from sliding down the leaves, please.

All visuals via LUMI's pinterest. visual 1 | visual 2 | visual 3

With love, 
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