Thursday, 10 April 2014

Spring has sprung

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Photos by Raphael Ong

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Thrifted oversized striped top, Zara skirt, floppy hat from Forever 21, H&M polka-dotted socks, Nike sneakers stolen from brother
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Back from the land of the rising sun in today's outfit, fresh off the SD card. Super stoked to be sharing this with you guys because of a new-found favourite acquisition - this printed structured skirt that's somewhere between the skater and A-line silhouette, in an obnoxious, almost unrelenting print. It just speaks of all things bright and sunny, which makes this crazy heat we've been having a wee bit more tolerable.

And of course, always a creature of habit, I clashed print-on-print with a wide-striped men's turtleneck thrifted in Tokyo, then echoed navy in choice of footwear (once again, stolen from the brother). And while I miss the real deal, a celebration of the sakura-wannabes that have exploded all over the island isn't too bad either, huh?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

#throwback New Year's Eve

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Photos by Zoe Fan 
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H&M cropped top and moto jacket, tulle skirt from Japan and chunky platforms from Xccelerate
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 In the spirit of #throwbacktuesday, just a quick post of some recently developed stills shot just before New Year's, featuring a pseudo pouty/sulky face and plastering our faces to the storefronts of luxury brands. Oh the things we do just for the camera... Head over to the über-talented Zoe's page to check out more of her work, or click here to see what other shenanigans we got up to that day.

On a side note... Is it really April already?!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Red is rad

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Photos by Gabrielle Lee
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Silver Surfer tee from the brother, thrifted tartan skirt, Haji Lane faux croc-skin envelope bag, socks from H&M and 2750 Supergas
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So post-brunch we found this gem of a lane adorned with bright red doors and a half-dying plant - #ootd-worthy, definitely. Unfortunately due to certain circumstances, framing was completely off in most of the photos and my OCD forbid me to post that so... TA-DA. Appropriately popart-ish to match the tee I'm wearing (which is undoubtedly my favourite item to steal from the brother's closet)? Not quite sure if that was meant to be a statement or question and am currently too tired to reconsider that sentence structure so like much of life's experiences, its open to interpretation.

But I digress. Played this tee up with a $3 (!!!) thrifted tartan skirt, worn sneakers and faux croc-skin for a somewhat graduated schoolgirl silhouette in a sort of pre-celebration of an upcoming school trip to Tokyo. Because schoolgirls and sushiland just click right? Or is that just my own weird mental association? Let me know.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Summer uniform

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Photos by Raphael Ong 

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 Zara poplin flared blouse, skorts from Bangkok, Taobao 3.1 Phillip Lim-inspired mini Pashli, brother's New Balances, Forever 21 floppy hat and holographic earrings
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Keeping casual and cool (literally) in my summer uniform of late - a fuss-free flared blouse, skorts, sneakers, an obnoxiously huge floppy hat and subtle holographic bling. It's basically the perfect outfit for whatever. Adventuring/cafe hopping? Check. Running errands? Check. Going for a meeting? Check. Also, plus points for the flared blouse that doubles up as a food baby cover up - practicality! Check check check. 

And yes this outfit is reminiscent of a Polyvore look I posted awhile back. Guess I'm still not over the contrast of flowy pieces against structured ones OR monochromatic juxtaposition. Can you really blame me? More often than not, black and white just... works.

Monday, 17 February 2014

MONØ

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Photos by Daniel Chan

1. Silver Surfer tee stolen from brother, tulle skirt from Japan, denim jacket thrifted in Bangkok
2. Weluvmeow psychedelic botanical-print shirt, geometric shorts from Forever21, H&M leather moto
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Just a quick post with some shots my group and I shot for our magazine project, MONØ - contrasting frilly tulle with my favourite graphic tee (that isn't technically mine but hey, what's family for), pattern on pattern and a ninja-esque, appropriately monochromatic outfit. Meanwhile, on a somewhat related note, I mourn the fact that the current heatwave has thereby diminished any ability to don any sort of outerwear (which evidently, I'm inclined to). Sigh.

Anyway, I'm finally back to updating this space - school's been insane but with all assignments down and just 2 papers to go, I'm all ready to welcome the long-awaited holidays with open arms. And to think that'll mark the end of my second year of poly! Time passes way too fast... Nonetheless I'm excited (and scared as hell) for the things to come! Including a 2 week trip where I'll stuff my face with bowls of ~authentic~ ramen and fresh Tsukiji sashimi. CAN'T. FRICKIN'. WAIT.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Literal monday blues

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 Photos by Huda, taken with an iPhone 5s

Blazer: Cotton On | Floral printed denim: Gifted | Jeans: Uniqlo | Purse: Charles and Keith | Gold chain: H&M

Just thought I'd update with a short post: Currently half-amused, half-in pain and fully peeling, nursing a bad sunburn reminiscent of my secondary school softball days. Anyway. Took the Monday blues pretty literally and cocooned myself in sea of cobalt and denim for a long day of school and unsuccessful planner-shopping trip to the West. Can't seem to find a functional, minimal-with-character journal to document/organize my 2014 being. The fact that I am still looking for a planner halfway into the first month further justifies my need for one. Suggestions, anyone? Hope your week has been less haphazard than my thoughts, xx.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

New beginnings

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Photos by Raphael Ong, taken with an iPhone 5s

Cropped top, moto jacket: H&M | Tulle skirt: Japan | Shoes: Xccelerate

Spent New Year's Eve (finally) visiting The Little Black Jacket exhibit with Raph and Zoe, decked out in my own (not so little) black jacket and dusty pink tulle for the New Year. Also; wandering aimlessly around MBS, dodging security guards to literally go beyond barriers for photos, taking leap shots in front of Miu Miu, and almost causing a mini human traffic jam outside a toilet just to get the black and white wall shot. More photos were taken on film, but I'll upload them another time.

And just like that, 2013 has zipped by in a flash. It's been such a hectic year of handling expectations, transitions, learning, new beginnings and change, but please know that I sincerely apologise for the lack of posts this year, especially in the past month... Life/school's been crazier than expected and to be honest, blogging wasn't exactly a top priority because it was enough of a struggle to juggle everything else.

But new year; new beginnings, right? No promises, but it is a personal resolution to be more consistent in documenting and challenging my sartorial tendencies (including an upcoming menswear-inspired post!!) Words can't even describe how blessed, thankful and completely floored I am that people actually read my ramblings (or not...), like my style/think its worth following on social media etc. And to have friends who put up with my awkward posing and shameless, incessant need to take outfit photos - despite all the teasing, it really does mean the world to me. You guys have been so amazingly supportive of this little personal project, and I thank you all from the very (bikini) bottom of my heart. Here's to an even greater 2014 together! Sending lots of love and virtual hugs xx