Love listening to Taylor Swift’s songs all the time, but “Last Kiss” is definitely my favourite throughout the whole January 💘
“YOU” became a huge Netflix series when it first released the first season. It ended on a cliffhanger that eventually lead to Season 2.
Oh man, just when you thought Joe Goldberg couldn’t be more creepy! There’s a super huge twist at the ending, so make sure to watch it now. You don’t wanna miss out!
Almost every brand is collaborating with Disney’s Mickey Mouse in the Year of Rat. This Tory Burch sweater is a fresh breeze of air in the fashion scene, with a different kind of mouse sewn on the auspicious red sweater. The whiskers & buttons are even 3D, super cute!
Loving the cheese handbag from the Mr. Bag x Longchamp collection 🧀 The bag is inspired by the “Chihuo” concept, which I think everybody can relate to since most Malaysians love good food.
It matches perfectly with the Tory Burch rat sweater cause rat loves to eat cheese haha 😂
The bucket hat trend is definitely back & staying 🔥 The fabric texture of H&M Pile Bucket Hat is really special cause it has this furry, textured feel to it. And the red colour is just nice for this Chinese New Year!
All the jewellery from Tomei Chinese New Year collection are sooo pretty ✨ Tomei 18k Diamond series has all the embellished jewelleries in the most gorgeous designs where you can spice up your outfit with! The wine red colour also makes it so elegant.
Brian Khoo is our very own local designer that designs really beautiful, custom-made dresses. This Deep-V Corseted Ostrich Feather Dress from their #bkbridal collection is really stunning!
The feather-like material is so fluffy that I feel like I’m literally floating around on a cloud ☁️🕊 Brings out your silhouette seamlessly in this chic mini dress.
All the CNY vibes in this picture thanks to Melinda Looi Couture cheongsam 😍 Melinda Looi Lai Yee is another super talented fashion designer in Malaysia. All the Chinese traditional pieces from her #CNY2020 collection embodies the oriental culture perfectly.
The Bias Cut Silk Satin Qipao is made of the softest fabric ever! Besides the stylish design and unorthodox colour combination, this couture piece is also incredibly comfortable to wear!
Hello everybody! As 2019 is approaching the end, here’s the last monthly favourite of this year.
The movie “Last Christmas” starring Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke and Michelle Yeoh absolutely crushed the box office record. It’s nice to see more Asian representations in Hollywood movie ever since the breakthrough of “Crazy Rich Asians”. So in love with the theme song of this movie – “Last Christmas” by WHAM! It’s a classic that never fails to get me super festive 🎄🌟
“The Stranded” is a Thai movie about a bunch of rich high school kids from a prestigious school who got stranded at an island after a tsunami. They soon realise that no one is going to save them and they’re on their own now to find out how they can escape the island. The storyline is gripping and kept me on the edge of my seat! Definitely worth a watch.
The Alma bag is a timeless house icon for Louis Vuitton. Love the good ol’ classic LV monogram canvas. You can style it easily with almost any outfits.
Off White x Nike Vapor Street is to die for! The nylon and synthetic material overlay is brilliant. Other than that, the colour combination is really daring & unconventional. I don’t think I’ve ever see other sport shoes with similar design. A staple that easily stands out from all the other shoes. Love 💓
Dior Capture Youth Plump Filler age-delay plumping serum is my fav in December! When I travel to Seoul & Taipei, this baby keeps my skin supple & fuller. The ingredients in this little bottle composed of 87% naturally derived ingredients, which makes it so fresh & nourishing when applied on my skin.
Dior Sparkling Couture Palette has all the essentials: eyeshadow, blusher, lipstick & highlighter! Very convenient & compact to bring around as you don’t have to worry that they’ll scatter around. The packaging is also very posh & sturdy.
In December, I went on a really awesome trip to Seoul, Korea with Dr Jart! While I was there, I discovered a few new products from them that I absolutely love. Most of you already know that their rubber mask is my skincare holy grail. They’ve recently came out with their brand new Dr Jart Cryo Rubber Mask.
It is pretty similar with the previous rubber mask as it involves a two-steps action too, which is the ampoule & the mask. The biggest difference is that the Cryo mask feels more cooling as it is formulated with Centella Asiatica Extract for skin soothing and core modeling mask ingredients. My skin feels so refreshed & supple right after using it!
Another product that I love is Dr Jart’s Ceramidin cream. This is a moisturising cream that contains patented total Ceramide & Pyracantha fruit extract. It improves overall skin condition besides soothing & moisturising your skin. I would recommend to get this if you have sensitive or dry skin as it has intensive ingredient to help improve skin condition. Suitable for all skin types as well.
Some of you might know that I’m obsessed with Rilakkuma. I even have one Rilakkuma doll from childhood named Rilla 😂 That’s why a visit to Rilakkuma Cha-Ya cafe when I visited Taipei is mandatory.
When I saw the cafe with all the Rilakkuma deco, I was so excited & went crazy! The nice interior is not the only thing that sells this cafe, but also their well-made food & reasonable price point. Would definitely recommend to visit this cozy cafe with your friends & family.
Had a great hotel stay at Grand Hyatt Taipei. The view outside the window is glorious as you can see the magnificent Taipei 101 tower clearly. The location is extremely strategic as it has easy access to all transportation and within walking distance to a few tourism spots as well. Their hospitality & service is just top notch 👍🏼✨
Finally, I just wanna take this opportunity to thank all of you for sticking around with me throughout the year! Thank you to all my clients who trusted me in my work. May 2020 be an even better year for us 🎉
Today, I was humbled to be invited to Ken TTDI to preview Louis Vuitton’s Spring Summer 2020 collection by Nicholas Ghesquière.
Nicholas Ghesquière is famous for his geo-centric inspired fashion items. Remember the lasttime he brought us to Beaubourg with his glorious collection? Well this season, Ghesquière is bringing us back to Paris in the Belle Époque–era.
Belle Époque, also known as the “golden age”, is a period after World War I. It was a period characterized by optimism, prosperity and innovationsafter the chaos and horrors of World War I. Most importantly, it is also the period when arts begins to flourish.
Let’s take a closer look at all the pieces from Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2020 Regional Presentation.
There were lots ofBelle Époquereferences peeping throughthe pieces here and there. For an instance, the Art Nouveautouches which features colourful paletteson stained- glass and bouffants🎨I’m also in love with their monochrome pieces❤️
Here are some other looks that Nicholas served us with at the Paris fashion show runway:
In conclusion, we can expect lots floral prints & colours from Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2020 collection. The designs are also more structured with lots of stand-collars and mutton-sleeves blouses. The men’s designs are really conventional and
Also, if you’re wondering why some of the photos look neon, it’s because for the holiday season, Louis Vuitton stores around the world are decked in a kaleidoscopic rainbow of Monogram.
Make sure to get your hands on this collection next year when they launch. They do provide online shopping in Malaysia on https://www.louisvuitton.com now. Happy holiday!
Disclaimer: Some photos are retrieved from Google. I do not own the copyrights of the photos.
For this month, I have two local favourites. The first one is “Hello” by Ismail Izzani & Andy Bernadee. They’re both really talented at such a young age. The rhythm reminds me of a good English song with those strong beats. Sort of like the Malay version Chainsmokers. Check out his music if you haven’t already!
NYK is also another super talented local Malaysian artist. He wrote a whole EP called “Unlovable” and every song is incredible. “My Baby Loves Me” is his first new song post-Unlovable era, which signifies the end of his past toxic relationship and finally moving on. It’s a pretty catchy song with some sick beats. The concept of his music video is pretty eerie & cool as well 🤵🏻👰🏻
“Lover” by Taylor Swift is really good! I’m sure some of you can relate that Taylor Swift older songs are golden. It’s been awhile since I got hooked up with a new Taylor Swift song but Lover certainly tugged my heartstring 🥺❤️ “Lover” is romantic, dreamy & Christmassy. A timeless song suited to be played at a wedding reception!
“Blond” album by Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean is legendary! I’m in love with not just one of his songs, but with his whole album! My two favourites from the “Blond” album are “Self Control” & “Godspeed”. Besides, “Thinkin Bout You” from his album “channel ORANGE” is really addictive 🍊
“The Knight Before Christmas”
Initially, I was interested to watch this because I saw Vanessa Hudgens starring in it. This is the type of romantic comedy that you’d snuggle up underneath the blanket and watch with your loved one at night. The plot line is really humorous, captivating & magical 🎄 One of the movies you need to watch on Netflix this Christmas!
Bottega Veneta Lido Mules
So obsessed with the new Bottega Veneta design! The texture of the woven leather on the mule is really intricate.
My two favourite brands have once again collaborated! The colour palette focuses on the KARL LAGERFELD’s signature colours, which are black, white & red while the design features PUMA’s classic sporty aesthetic. A touch of Paris definitely makes this collection a luxurious sportswear 🏃🏻♀️✨
We are exposed to sources of blue light: digital screens, electronic devices & LED lighting everyday. The products from ArctaPHOS helps to minimise skin damage & photo-aging from the blue light. It also makes my face glowy, after just using it for a week!
LAMER Hand Lotion feels really luxurious when applied on my hands. The creamy texture is very fast-absorbing. My hands feel more moisturised after using it.
*Available in-store at Gurney Plaza
NARS Summer Lights Face Palette (limited edition)
This palette contains four eyeshadows, a bronzer & a highlighter. It has all the sultry & warm shades with shimmer & matte finishes. I think all of us love a multiuse palette cause it’s more compact & convenient to bring around. The different tone of browns also looks aesthetically pleasing in the palette.
* Available in-store
Burberry Kisses Lip Lacquer
First of all, can we just give Burberry a round of applause? Given that their forte is in the textile & bag industry, I would say that their foray into the beauty industry is a really successful one.
Burberry Kisses Lip Lacquer in the shade Tangerine Red has been my favourite liquid lipstick this month. It provides a really glossy & high shine texture on your lips, making your lips look lustre & puckered up.
Most of the glossy liquid lipsticks fade away after awhile, but this remains unwavering even after having meals. If you’re looking for a high shine, long-lasting liquid lipstick, definitely give this a go 🤩
Love DIOR Jadore Body Shimmer Gel ❤️ The pearlescent shimmer beautifies our skin with a smooth finish. I usually apply when I attend events or any important occasions. I also realise that the smell of the J’adore is more long lasting when you apply the body shimmer gel as compared to the perfume itself 🤭
Kushikobo Asian Bistro is my favourite go-to place for good Japanese food, especially their skewer meat! They only serve from 6pm onwards till 11pm and closed on Mondays. It is located at the Tanjung Bungah area, so definitely go some skewers and a few shoots of sake if you’re nearby!
What are your favourites in the month November? Leave them in the comment section and let me know!
Black Friday sales is here once again! Sephora is offering a 15% sales store wide, what’s better than that for a holiday gift to yourself? Read on to find out about all the beauty products you should buy.
Foreo – LUNA Mini 2 RM221 // RM187.85
This sonic facial cleansing device helps to deep cleanse your pores, making your skin cleaner and smoother. It also helps to prep your skin for better absorption of skincare after cleansing your face. Consider it a mini massage session for your face every night!
PS/ This is not LUNA Mini 2 cause we couldn’t find it on Sephora apps, but here is something similar if you’re planning to get one 🙂
If you follow me on Instagram, it won’t come to you as a surprise that FRESH is one of my favourite skincare brand. I would recommend the whole Rose series just because I love a lot of products from that series and I think it works wonders on all skin types. Infused with real rose petals, the Rose series focuses on moisturising & soothing your skin.
Moving on, here are the 3 products from FRESH that I would strongly recommend to buy.
1. FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask RM199.75 // RM235
The first step is absorb the cream & the second step is to apply the gel formula to retain all the moisture. Leave it overnight & find your skin glowing the next morning ✨
Their Lip Wonder Drop helped to fix my dry lips. Life saver! Actually… check out all their Christmas gift sets. I would say the price point is pretty worth it. You get to try different products in the bundles as well. If you’re not a fan of skincare, maybe buy it as a gift for someone you love. The packaging is super cute & Christmassy 🥺 Link: https://www.sephora.my/products/fresh-sugar-lip-fix-gift-set/v/default?acn=iosshareurl
Pixi is another brand that I adore. The prices are really affordable & they work well on my skin too ❤️
Pixi – Glow Tonic RM123.25 // RM145
During my last Sephora favourites, I shared about Pixi’s Glow Tonic, which still remains as one of my favourite products from Pixi till now. However, I feel like I need to shed some light on these 2 products as they are equally amazing as well.
Fortifeye Eye Patches has gel-like texture to it. It has that instant cooling sensation when applied underneath the eye. I feel like it helps to firm and de-puff my under eye area. The cooling sensation helps to make you feel more awake & refreshing too!
Another product from Pixi that I love is their Rose Oil Blend. It is infused with all kinds of youth-preserving oils to make your skin glow from within. You can actually mix this oil with moisturiser & apply it on your face as the last step of your skincare routine. Smells nice too 🌹
Finally, my favourite brand of all time – Dr Jart 🤩
Dr Jart – Moist Lover Rubber Mask RM38.25 // RM45
I feel like their sheet mask is really top notch. Nothing feels more rejuvenating than putting on Dr Jart mask after a long day. Spread the ampoule evenly & put on the rubber mask, it will give you a supple complexion after masking 💦
Dr Jart – Cicapair Re-Cover Derma Green Solution RM182.75 // RM215
Besides their rubber mask, their latest series has also been very good to my skin! If you have sensitive or easily irritated skin, you can try to use the Cicapair series. The products contain Tiger Grass, which helps to reduce redness & soothe irritation.
If you only have the budget to buy one, I would recommend the Re-Cover Derma Green Solution. Apply it after sunscreen as a tone up cream. It is a all-in-one colour correcting treatment that covers your blemishes & protects your skin.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is by far one of the best. They have over 30 shade range to offer. Besides high coverage, it is also long-lasting and doesn’t crease at my smile lines at all even after a long day.
Clinique Blusher Palette is a STEAL ! Normally they sell the cheek pop blusher at the price point of RM96 by itself. For the holiday season, they came out with the limited blusher palette with both warm and cool toned.
All the best selling blusher colours in as a trio at RM185 only, which means for each blusher you actually saved around RM30! What’s better? If you buy it during this Sephora sale, you’ll get another 15% off. This is pretty crazy, go get it in stores while stock lasts!
*Exclusively in stores only.
Fenty Beauty is a beauty makeup brand founded by Rihanna. They have created lots of amazing makeup products that I love!
Fenty Beauty – Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick RM84.15 // RM99
My personal love however is their highlighter, especially the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in the shade Starstruck. I love that it’s versatile – you can use it as highlight, blush or bronze! The shape in a stick also makes it so convenient to bring around, especially when I go for events or travel.
Ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Colour has a very special cream-gel formula that helps to fill in the brows easily. If you’re a beginner in doing makeup and want the most easy and convenient way to fill in your brows, definitely give this product a go.
Another product from Benefit that gives volume to your brow is the Gimme Brow + Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. You just need to brush your brows lightly and this product will give you a fuller brows according to your natural brow shape easily.
DIOR Addict Lacquer Plump in the shade 648 On Fire is a really addictive fiery shade. The colour is bold & radiant and it does exactly what the name implied – plumps your lips. Very moisturising as well as it contains hyaluronic acid. If you want your lips to look lustre & plump, definitely try this out!
Got this ensemble when I was in Paris. First off, the yellow dress from Emilia Wickstead. The garment is really soft, flowy & breathable. The layering detail is really apt for the fall weather in Paris at the mo.
Yellow Mini Patent Leather Tote Bag from Off White is love 😍 Love the paper clip & wording detail.
My first pumps from Manolo Blahnik (with jewel adornments) !!! The design of Hangisi Velvet 70 is so sleek & elegant. Even though it’s really pointed, it feels very comfortable as it cushioned & protects the soles of my feet well.
Here are some of my other favourites from Bottega Vaneta with similar weaving patterns. Props to Daniel Lee, their newly appointed Creative Director in 2018 for such an amazing collection. Do check them out on their website!
If you guys didn’t know yet, you can shop Louis Vuitton online now in Malaysia 🇲🇾 They will ship your gifts / products to your doorstep specially for you 🥰 Their are lots of leather goods that I love from LV in October!
One of them that I often feature in my photos is the Petite Malle. It’s really cute & minuscule !!! The one I found online is not completely the same, but pretty similar. Hope it helps for those of you who wants to get it!
Another product that I love from Dior is their Joy Perfume ✨ I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with this perfume as it is endorsed by Jennifer Lawrence !!! Musky & feminine – a fine blend of rose grasse, jasmine & sandalwood.