Now or Never

Dress by Young Hungry Free, Bag by River Island via Zalora, shoes by Soludos via Shopbop

I obviously can't dress like this anymore... well, at least until the harsh cold slowly goes away for summer. Dressing up in London, even if it's just a grocery run, has been quite a challenging task. If you thought the Singapore weather was bad (read: as unpredictable as we all are on our periods) then London is... I don't even know. BUT, as fashion is ever evolving this is a great way for me to really experiment with my wardrobe with layering my thick knits under summer dresses and playsuits, as scarce as it is at the moment; blame the airline luggage restrictions! It's amazing how i've been thinking a lot about the way fashion functions in a today's context, whether in society or on the runway, thanks to my classes in University. By now, most of you would have realised that no, I'm not in London for a holiday. I wish. I'll be here for the next three years studying at London College of Fashion and will most definitely be documenting the whole process as part of my desire to see some personal growth. My classes have already been really helpful in stimulating my thinking and taking me a step further in my creative process, and it's only been two weeks. Time to kick ass. 

on a side note, Shopbop has been so lovely to been dressing me these past few months! And their annual fall season sale is ongoing at the moment with crazy deals of some really gorgeous pieces — I managed to score a Marc Jacobs crossbody bag at a steal, which i will share with everyone the moment it arrives at my doorstep!

Spend $500USD on your next late night shopping spree on the site to receive a 25% off your entire order, or 30% if it's over $500USD — Simply key in this code when you cart out "MAINEVENT16"

Chasing the sun


On the face— Bourjois Souffle de Velvet in 'Carameli Melo', Liner Feutre in '16 Noir', Quad eyeshadow palette in '05 Go Nude' & Volume Reveal waterproof mascara

Wearing: Earrings by Zara, Coat by Zara, Top by Pomelo Fashion, Skirt by Eight Slate, Slip-on loafers by Primark

Turned a corner at Tavistock street the other day and got instantly transported to paris! London has been a visual feast and there's literally nowhere that doesn't amaze me; it's obvious that I'm still in my tourist mode... The weather however, can be quite a drag sometimes. One minute it's cold and the next the sun beats down on you mercilessly. I'm still finding new ways to keep myself hydrated, and obviously failing since i'm currently nursing a bad throat (proceeds to down a couple of vitamin C's and H20) 

Everyone knows how much I love a good matte lip look, which is why I was looking at the new Souffle De Velvet wondering if i'd like it at all (if not, I'd feel reluctant to post about it) but after wearing it out a few times, I'm really starting to dig these sheer and most importantly... hydrating lippies. A good lip colour is really important for me, or girls like me who unfortunately have darker lips, and the Souffle De Velvet lippies (my favourite is Caramelo Meli) do a great job in giving me nice healthy glow. It goes on your lips looking slightly more glossy than you'd expect it to be, but dries to a nice matte; not the kind that dries your lips up, that gets a thumbs up for me. 

Try these out for yourself and let me know how you like it, or if it works for you at all! Bourjois SG will be giving away a set of their Souffle De Velvet— Rouge Edition (consising of 8 colours) to one lucky winner from 1st October to 14th October. All you have to do is

  • repost any picture related to the Souffle De Velvet on instagram (originals, reposts of mine... be creative!)

  • tag the following: @bourjoisSG & #SouffleLipsSG

  • Tell them why you'd like to win & what kind of look you'd like to create!


Photos by Faiyaz Kolia

no place i'd rather be

Where did all my time go?

So we've gone from 6 months till i leave to less than four days. My bags are not packed. They are far from being ready to transport twenty-two years of clothes, makeup, shoes, memories, tears and happiness from a place i call home. Clothes strewn on the floor with random ziplock bags of medicine and food pastes (ultimate necessity, or so i've been told) nestled in between. My shoes are separated into piles of importance; MUST HAVE, MAYBE, NEXT TRIP. Really, my room is an absolute mess. But it is an exciting kind of mess, kinda like adventures waiting to happen.

Soon, Wednesday will arrive and I will wake up in the morning as disorientated as ever and not realise that this would be the last time being awoken by jewel's annoying purring. I will brush my teeth, wash my hair, grab some coffee and probably not realise how far i'll be from everyone I love in a matter of hours. I will sit in the car, watch the world go by as i pull up in Changi Airport, probably still feeling like "i'm only here to pick someone up" But no, I'll check in 30kgs worth of my life, say my goodbyes, give kisses, shed a few tears (silently and privately) and think, "Here we go." 

But again, I am excited.