Category Archives: Art & Design

A few of my favourites from Affordable Art Fair 2015

Hi Loves!

Back in November, I attended Affordable Art Fair 2015 with my gal pal Christabelle, just like we did last year. It’s held at F1 Pit building at Marina South.  This year there were 86 participating galleries from Singapore, Asia, Australia, America and Europe with works by 650 artists from all over the world. I have snapped a few of my favourite art works from Affordable Art Fair, sorry in advance if I don’t have the proper credit to the artists!
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Thank you Affordable Art Fair SG and Tequila PR for the media invites to the private view before the fair opened to the public!

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Ena

Cathay Motion Pictures Award 2015 Award Ceremony

Hi Loves~

Back in July, I was invited to attend Cathay Motion Pictures Award 2015 private screening and award ceremony and it was a pleasure to watch the screening of all the 15 finalists’ works.

Cathay Motion Picture Awards is an annual short film competition created to fulfil Cathay Organisation’s commitment towards the development of Singapore’s film industry. Utilising its assets in cinema exhibition as the platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talent, Cathay pioneers the path as the first and only movie exhibitor in Singapore to organise a short film competition. The winners have very attractive prizes. For results and videos, visit CMPA website here.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 1.45.28 am Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 1.45.36 amIt’s a tough job being the judges because a lot of the finalists are really good. My favourite short film was Zoe (super cool effects, btw), which unfortunately didn’t win the top 4 prizes. :/ All these contestants are crazy resourceful and talented, because they only had 2 days to script, produce & film and submit a video after the theme is released, so some of the directors double up as actor/actress – awesome or what right?!

Thank you Cathay Singapore for having me at the awards ceremony!

Ending of the post with a few shots with the lovely red telephone booths at Plaza Singapura… Thanks to Kenny of Kennybite Productions for these shots.

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Ena

Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar at 1-Altitude

Hi Loves!

A while back, I had the chance to have my hand in dessert art making under the demonstration and teaching of pastry chef Jasmin at Stellar at 1 Altitude located at One Raffles Place. It was such a pleasure and enjoyable experience to make the beautiful and delicious desserts and to be able to taste them later! We had fun making or designing rather, a platter of desserts, two of which featuring Stellar’s best loved desserts Creme Brulee and Fireball – these are sooo good. The Creme Brulee is coated with a layer of crispy caramel and is soft inside. The Fireball is presented with a coat of fire and is a ball of chocolate goodness!  Check out the photos of the demonstration followed by our own creations below~

Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 001Always love the beautiful city scene from the top of One Raffles Place!
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 002Notes to bring home for the dessert making process.Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 003Most parts of the dessert platter was pre-made, we learnt how to design them on the platter and complete with finish touches.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 004Head chef of Stellar at 1-Altitude popped by to say hi.Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 005Just some of the tools, ingredients we used and our drinks.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 006Chef Jasmin showing us how she designs the plate with edible gold liquid.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 007And her very artistically designed and plated desserts. Completely looks like a calligraphy artwork! Chef Jasmin must be very good at calligraphy. Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 008Love the beautiful night scene in the background as Chef works on the dessert art.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 009The complete look.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 010It’s not going to be easy to duplicate this edible art piece!
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 011We try…. hahahah.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 012It was amazing and fun to play and paint with the edible gold liquid.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 013We also had fun putting the edible flowers on the dessert.
Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 014Our table’s completed platter. Not bad right? 😉
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Dessert Art with Pastry Chef Jasmin at Stellar 1-Altitude 018After the fire diminishes, you get a molten chocolate ball which is oh so good.
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Visit Stellar at 1-Altitude:
1 Raffles Place, Level 62, Singapore 048616

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Ena

Cosentino City – innovative surfaces for architecture and design

Hi Loves!

MTG Plosion 007Remember my previous post about MTG ReFa S Carat and Plosion and this photo with the various tiles? I mentioned that I would give an introduction about Cosentino, which is the brand that produces and markets these innovative surfaces for architecture and design, so here it is!

Frankly, preparing and writing this post is quite different from my usual fashion, beauty, food & travel topics but I am happy to be doing so, because architecture & interior design is definitely a topic that I love too! 🙂

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If you’re like me and haven’t heard of Cosentino, fret not, because their space here in Singapore is actually pretty new too! Cosentino City, as their showroom space in Duxton is known, only launched in November last year, so this year marks its first year. However the company and brand is way more established, read more about them here:

Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, Eco by Cosentino® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces which allow create unique designs for the home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.

Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, and directly manages from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain) its own facilities in more than 20 of them. 90% of Cosentino Group’s turnover comes from international markets.

Cool, huh! I may be wrong as I don’t come from an architectural and design background, but I do feel that the Cosentino is like the Hermes brand in the architecture world.  I say this because Cosentino reminds me of the private high fashion brand Hermes as both are privately owned and both have such high levels of excellence in their products. Also, beyond just marketing their products, they create such wonderful environments and also give back to society through sponsorship of artistic collaborations. In essence, brands like them inspire me!
13372_438777619617979_968502822314297499_nCosentino City’s Kitchen Showroom, is a fully functioning kitchen where cooking classes are also held at. The entire space in addition to being a showroom, is also a space for events.
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11403403_476172035878537_8463327606040879168_nSleek display channels integrated into the table and on screen with various tiles / surfaces. This is where Cosentino team present ideas and visual application of solutions to partners and clients. We didn’t actually see an actual presentation but I’m sure the presentations are cool, heh!
11067482_444709005691507_4986488806758737249_nThe restroom at Cosentino City is a welcomed space with the sleek design.

And we also indulged a little with a variety of Spanish food (love the link to their Spanish roots here!) from My Little Spanish Place. Although I have not  been to Spain before, so I can’t tell if the food is authentic but it sure does tastes amazing and I would love to visit the restaurant soon!
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Cosentino Media Networking Event 004Cosentino Media Networking Event 006And we also heard a little sharing about Spanish White and Red Wines, Paco & Lola & Paco.
Cosentino Media Networking Event 005Then we heard a presentation from the Cosentino team! We watched video presentations about their works and art collaborations/sponsorship, which gets me because I’m/was an art student, hahaha. And watching the snippets of Italy made me miss my times as an art student, touring Italy so much. T_T

Before I start crying as I reminisce the old times, let me share more sleek visuals of Cosentino projects and applications!
18289_444292225733185_5514350989155870477_nDekton was applied in the outdoor exteriors of Baku Airport

Material: Dekton® by Cosentino
Application: Exterior flooring

Name: Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport
Location: Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, (Azerbaijan)
Opening Date: April 2014

Total surface area of the renovation: 4,300m2. (Total surface area is 65,000 m2 for the overall airport terminal).

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11129901_450593728436368_4954460331389849024_n 11094684_450594015103006_3047854762154044472_n 11136738_450594141769660_8721404716427715231_nSwedish bathroom producer Svedbergs has selected Dekton in four of their Scandinavian style bathroom designs.

The four bathroom concepts – Front, DK, Stil and SiD all differ in expression and function but unite in its remarkable quality and design function.

Dekton’s high resistance to heat, scratches and stains makes it the perfect worktop material for bathroom design.

Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface Dekton is available as a worktop in the colours Danae, Sirocco, and Sirus.

Images from Svedbergs
http://www.svedbergs.com/ 11059940_438777766284631_3188330440586678969_nCosentino City images & visuals taken from their Facebook page here, be sure to like and follow their updates!

Thank you Cosentino Singapore & Touch PR for the lovely evening!

When the time comes that I get to choose innovative surfaces for a building or space, I will definitely keep Cosentino in mind! 😀

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Ena

Hearts & Lights Aglow this Christmas at ION Orchard

Hi Loves~

I was at ION Orchard’s media breakfast the other morning and my heart was warmed to hear about their Christmas initiatives!

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In a nutshell, ION Orchard celebrates the season of giving in partnership with a dozen designer brands as part of its efforts to give back to the less privileged.

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To mark the festivities, there will be 12 Christmas trees specially designed by key brands at ION Orchard; customised gift wrapping paper jointly designed by special needs students; and the mall’s outdoor space, ION² will be transformed into a glittering Christmas Garden. 

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The 12 designer trees of Christmas for charity

In a unique collaboration, 12 brands at ION Orchard will each offer its interpretation of Christmas with a specially designed exquisite 2.4-metre-tall Christmas tree. They are Alice + Olivia, Braun Büffel, Buben & Zorweg, Cortina Watch, Crate & Barrel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ermenegildo Zegna, Kurt Geiger, Kwanpen, Moncler, Parfums Christian Dior and TWG Tea.

ION Orchard Christmas 2015 005The trees will be central to the mall’s fund-raising activities for Christmas, inspiring ION Orchard VIP members and loyal shoppers to open up their hearts and put in bids to adopt the tree or trees of their choice by using the iPad next to each tree. Bids start at S$8,000, with the highest bidder getting adoption and naming rights for each tree of their choice plus a token of appreciation from the respective brands and ION Orchard.


ION Orchard Christmas 2015 001ION Orchard’s traditional 20-metre outdoor tree will be given a sparkling makeover in the mall’s first partnership with Swarovski. It will be adorned with more than 28,000 crystals while its cavernous walk-in interior will dazzle visitors with a kaleidoscope of lights, mirrored ceilings and a rotating chandelier. This is also Swarovski’s first outdoor Christmas tree in Singapore.

At the heart of ION Orchard’s festive celebrations will be a series of fundraising activities to benefit the Community Chest, with proceeds going to the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School.

In a partnership with NETS, shoppers can also make direct donations at several donation points near concierge counters at Basement 3 and, Levels 1 and 4. 

Funds raised will go towards helping the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, under the care of Community Chest. Some 350 students will benefit from the funds raised. As part of the Care & Share Movement led by Community Chest, donations received will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government.

In addition to raising funds for the less advantaged this season, our collaboration with Community Chest creates a platform for special needs students from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School to showcase their creativity and imagination by designing the mall’s Christmas wrappers. 

Beneficiaries from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School will be assisting with gift wrapping at the L1 concierge on 13th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm and on 14th November from 6.00 to 8.30pm, lending a personalized touch to the mall’s gift wrapping service for its shoppers. 

ION Orchard Christmas 2015 002Outside the Swarovski Christmas tree with Sydney & Felicia~

ION Orchard Christmas 2015 007And inside the Swarovski Christmas tree with Sydney & Felicia!

Special Christmas deals for shoppers 

From 6 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, ION Orchard is sweetening its Christmas deals with a series of festive promotions to spread the Yuletide cheer and give back to its shoppers. Spend $250 at basement floor shops and redeem a $15 voucher, while $500 spent at both basement floor and upper floor shops will entitle shoppers to a $30 voucher. Exclusive to ION Rewards members, spend at least $2,000 and receive a $100 voucher and a Moleskine notebook. Complimentary Christmas gift wrappers can be redeemed with a minimum spend of $100. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information,  visit the ION Orchard website at http://www.ionorchard.com/. 😉

Thank you ION Orchard for having me at the media breakfast & Christmas trees lighting event!

Happy Christmas shopping loves!

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Ena

Giveaway Contest | Ebizo Ichikawa Japan Theatre

Hi Loves!

Are you a fan of Japanese theatre? Then you’ll be pleased to know thatEBIZO ICHIKAWA XI’s JAPAN THEATER 2015 will be here in Singapore in October!

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Ebizo Ichikawa XI is from one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious kabuki families. This October, the ‘Crown Prince of Kabuki’ will be coming to Singapore to debut two new kabuki plays, Uwanari and Mimasu Kuruwa no Kasauri. Uwanari has not been performed in a hundred years, and its debut on the 17th of October marks a significant moment in kabuki history.

Catch a glimpse of the show on video here:
https://youtu.be/sdDsKAke7JA

 The show will be running for two days on the 17th and 18th October at Marina Bay Sands, and the show-times are indicated below for your easy reference:

Showtime

17 October 2015 – Saturday

3pm & 7:30pm

18 October 2015 – Sunday

3pm

Thanks to EBIZO ICHIKAWA XI’s JAPAN THEATER 2015 & their PR, we are giving a way a pair of tickets, each worth $145!

Contest Date: 14th September to 25th September

Terms and Conditions: No age limit, no photography nor videography during the performance, and no reselling of complimentary tickets. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the terms and conditions.

All you have to do is to go to my IG and FB page to look out for the giveaway post and follow the steps to qualify for the giveaway!

Good luck!

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Ena

Firefly In the Light Musical Review

Hi Loves~

You might have read in a post I published last year about the musical Firefly in the Light, well if you haven’t you can check it out here.

I attended the musical with my sister which was at the Arts House Chamber. The story is about Wendy, a talented school girl who wants to pursue her dream to be a singer and she leaves her hometown, only to be riddled by challenges and bog down in life… While her childhood friend and lover Jake becomes very successful in a career that she dreams of. It’s very poignant because Wendy could not realize her potential.

I believe that this musical reflects the fears of Shayna Toh, the prodigious musical writer who penned both the music and the lyrics. The title “Firefly in the Light” is ominous in that as the Firefly flies towards the light, it can mean death.  Nonetheless, I believe these fears are unfounded, as I believe that many, including I, continue to wish Shayna courage and success as she overcomes her fears and continuing pursuing her dreams and showcasing her talents.

Regarding the cast, I wished that the leads Rachel Tay and Linden Furnell had more chemistry. One thing of note, the supporting/ ensemble cast (Ivan Chan, Chia DeZhong, Sri Widati Ernawan Putri, Siti Maznah, Stephanie Phang) for this musical were superb – they had incredible chemistry, full of humour and gave their all for the performance. I feel honoured to be able to witness this one night only beautiful performance put together by such talented local cast and crew and I wish all of them continued success!

Thank you Firefly in the Light team for the kind invitation.

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Here’s 1 of my favourite songs from the line up, the other one is “What I didn’t know”, sung by Wendy but not available on Youtube…

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Ena

Spring Time with Manicure Mermaid Nails

Hi Loves!

Well, this is embarrassing… Super late post of my not so recent CNY/Spring inspired gel nails from my last visit to Manicure Mermaid! I saw Sharlene’s super cute sheep nails so I requested her to do one for me too~ 😀 My nails received a lottt of compliments and many people remarked that the sheep are super cute. 🙂 They gel nails lasted me a whopping 1.5 months, it’s super awesome! Check them out:

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Thank you Sharlene, follow her works on Manicure Mermaid SG IG! Call/text at 91553621 for appt~

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Ena

Bedroom Makeover under $300

Hi Loves!

It feels like a while since I last published a post (just check it was 1 week ago)… Time is whizzing by incredibly fast isn’t it? >u<

One of the things I accomplished over my fruitful weekend was to pay a visit to IKEA to pick up items for a mini Bedroom Makeover under $300!

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I’ve long wanted to get a laptop cushion, for when I use my laptop while on the sofa or on the bed, and I finally found Byllan ($29.90). I got it with the white cover and a multicoloured cushion cover, so pretty! It’s also available in grey, for all you monochrome lovers. There is also a matching swivel chair which I think would be super lovely as guest chairs in a creative office space (note to self; bookmark for future office, hehe). I also got a lovely new quilt and pillow casing in Angsskara ($14.90) and a Tejn faux sheepskin rug ($19.90) which I think makes my room look super snug and comfy~

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I’ve accumulated quite an amount of shoes and products from my own vanity creativity and from blogging. Thus it has resulted in the need to put in 2 shelves in the last year, when my room’s wall was originally clear/ empty. HAHA. And I also just acquired Breim Wardrobe ($39.90), with all the miscellaneous items that were piling up in my room. It’s super affordable and relatively easy to put together (my sister helped to put them together, thanks Er Jie!!!).IKEA SG Room Mini Makeover 005

I decided to get Ditte fabric ($4.90) and cover the shelves by attaching it with Velcro to the top of the shelves and also hem it down with SY Iron on hemming strip ($2.90) at the bottom. I’m thinking of going back to buy a few more fabrics from the wonderful array available so I can switch them from time to time! 🙂
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I thank God for SKUBB shoe box ($14,90, Set of 4), they’re seriously god-sent! Bless those clever designers. These replace the odd shape and coloured shoe boxes that my shoes come in, so they look so much better now when stacked together. Plus, the design allows me to see through into the mesh and easily take out the shoes! I’m super stoked and happy with them! 😀 They also come in Pink and White colours~ They’re only 16cm high, so they can’t fit shoes taller than that, but as they’re pretty long (34cm), as long as the shoes aren’t too wide, you can still fit them in, lying down. I got a total of 5 sets. Yes, I have more than 20 pairs of shoes. That’s why I need to store most of them in my own room cause my family’s shoe cabinets ain’t got enough space for me. Hahaha. 😛

To get more bed & bathroom makeover inspiration, check out IKEA’s online bedroom gallery here and bathroom gallery here as well as this hilarious video on “How to Improve your Private Life”:

There’s also a cool microsite as part of this “Private Life” campaign with product info integrated into the slideshows, check it out here!

IKEA’s also releasing 4 cute & pretty series/collections, visit them to see the new products!

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Thank you IKEA Singapore and BBH for the products and updates!

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Ena

Cozy & Intimate IKEA Store Tour

Hi Loves~

I posted on my Instagram sometime back in January that I’ll be working alongside IKEA, our friendly furniture store. I am very excited to be part of this blogger program because I love interior design and exploring home & living ideas. And as part of the program we were all invited down for an intimate and cozy tour at their Tampines showroom/store. Here’s photos from that day!
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A huge showroom for all your home-living needs! At the entrance, there are 5 rooms which are custom made, the size and layout is localized. For example, Singapore rooms are smaller while US showrooms would be bigger. Each of the showroom costs $30,000-40,000 to create and IKEA team makes about 1000 home visits in the country as part of their survey and research. It takes about 8-10 weeks to complete each showroom area; which begins when the sales team write the brief to solve the frustration or meet the needs of the clients. Then the designers sketch a rough layout, consults and fine tunes the design with the sales team. Then it takes time to construct the showroom and 5 days to execute the design.

IKEA is all about creating a better everyday life for the many people. To do so, they create affordable yet great quality design, because the design starts from the price before the sourcing of material and production.

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Showrooms specially designed according to actual layouts, reminds me of the showflats which I am so familiar with in my line of work as a real estate agent, heh.

We were given the tour by Malcolm, who is the incharge of the store with more than a decade of experience in IKEA. He hails from Australia and has worked in China and been in Singapore for many years. He is super knowledgeable about IKEA’s history and he is a walking IKEA catalogue because during the tour he basically just shared about key / iconic products without a book/brochure and purely from memory – that’s passion right there!

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This coffee table is actually an iconic 50s design that’s been brought back and it tells the story of how IKEA was birthed, the founder had a coffee table which couldn’t fit into the boot of his car and so he thought of how it would be good to have detachable coffee table legs so that it can fold flat in the car. And that’s how IKEA is able to minimize cost; by flat packing when they ship products abroad and when customers can also deliver their own purchases home.
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Some of the showrooms are under the Stockholm range, which signifies quality. Stockholm refers to the Swedish city that’s also famous for its Scandinavian design.

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IKEA’s PS collection are iconic and there are only 20 products released under the PS collection each year, an example is the stool above.

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There are more bamboo materials in IKEA now as it’s a sustainable material which grows fast.

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There are many affordable kitchen solutions for your home at IKEA. 
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Check out this nifty side table with special cable storage.

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Can you believe that IKEA spends $4 million (not sure in SGD or USD) buying print licenses from Europe museums and sometimes using 100-150 years old pattern designs for their textiles! Life must be pretty swanky if you’re the staff visiting museums buying prints for IKEA… 😀

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Some bedroom solutions and ideas in IKEA.

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This is Nordli, a customizable storage solution.IKEA Blogger Tour 013

Another PS product, a very cute and unique lamp.

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Another PS product, inspired by old Russian wooden clocks that’s used to hide vodka… Cute background story right?IKEA Blogger Tour 014

An IKEA old school alarm that’s sure to wake you up!IKEA Blogger Tour 015

Edible markers, anyone? Safe for kids!IKEA Blogger Tour 016

Valentines Day surprise for your wife/hubby, maybe?

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This smart cup design is stackable and can fit 962 cups on one palette for transport. The base has a little space so that water drains out, shows that IKEA design provides for good form and function.IKEA Blogger Tour 024

IKEA also has solid pots with thoughtful and ergonomic design.IKEA Blogger Tour 025

More nifty IKEA designs, 1) hooks for every surface, 2) shallower sinks help saves water and product costs and 3) another unique IKEA lamp that’s made of plastic even though it looks like glass!IKEA Blogger Tour 026

IKEA wooden horse sculpture, that will cost a few hundreds of dollars originally (hand made) but now made affordable.IKEA Blogger Tour 027

It’s the year of the Goat coming right up this CNY, I’ll be making a trip down to get my house ready for the festivities. 🙂

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Ikea’s huge warehouse and storage. Always found it super cool to shop in the warehouse, a place we usually only watch on drama.IKEA Blogger Tour 018

Rolled and compressed mattresses, IKEA can now double the volume with the same transport system and this cost savings is brought to the customers.

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We ended the tour with an ice cream treat! Here’s my ridiculously happy face, lol. #canthelpthatIhaveasoftspotforsoftserve

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We had the privilege to visit IKEA office. And I’m totally envious of this whole rack of materials to read !

Then we proceeded to a class by In Merry Motion to make our own DIY Terrararium!

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How to make your own DIY terrarium?IKEA Blogger Tour 028

Find glasses, scrap materials like straws, papers and little alphabets.IKEA Blogger Tour 029

Such pretty crafts!
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You’ll have to cut out leaves and glue them together… Add in little animal toys to finish! I had to leave earlier that day and couldn’t join the rest for lunch… but I will be back for the chicken wings and meatballs!!! 😛

Thank you IKEA Singapore, BBH and In Merry Motion for hosting us that day! <3

x

Ena

Champagne & Strawberry Ripple Nails with ManicureMermaidSG

Hi Loves!

To kickoff the new year 2015, I decided to get Champagne & Pink Marbleized nails that look like one of my favourite childhood wafer ice cream Strawberry Ripple… YUMS!

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Watch how Manicure Mermaid Sharlene paint the pink marbleized effect on my nails on my Instagram video here!

I always enjoy my visits to Manicure Mermaid because Sharlene is good and meticulous at nail art and also because she is someone whom I can chat with the entire session. 😀

Book your appointment with Manicure Mermaid home / office based salon that’s close to Clark Quay MRT, SMS to 9155 3621 to get your nails prepped for Chinese New Year!

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Ena

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A Daughter’s Tribute

Hi Loves!

Sometime last year in May, I took part in Braun Buffel’s Art Competition and before the competition I was thinking of what my theme for the artwork would it. As the day of the Competition was on the weekend for Mother’s Day and my Mum’s born in the year of the Ox, I decided to dedicate my artwork to her. Titled “A Daughter’s Tribute”, my artwork is an appreciation and reminder of my Mum’s love for my family and I.

I had a lot of fun preparing for the competition beforehand and also attended the Award presentation thereafter – even though I didn’t win any of the top few titles, I still went home with a certification of participation, a Braun Buffel travel wallet and my little Braun Buffel artwork gets to travel around for the moving exhibition! 😀

I was very inspired to pick up my brushes and paint, do something creative again after dabbling a bit for this competition – in case you didn’t know, I studied and practised Art for A’s, O’s and also in Lasalle while studying for Fashion Media & Industries… 😉 I was also very inspired by the other participants’ artworks – the first place winner dressed up her Braun Buffel buffalo/artwork in rice grains – a reminder of the hard work of the farmers and the Oxen in the field as well as the Buffel founder’s efforts in missions that goes beyond fashion fads. It’s this kind of artwork that makes me think and wonder – why didn’t I think of something so deep and meaningful? 😛

Enjoy my photos from the two days as well as some random meals and encounters along the way! 😉

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Write up for my artwork “A Daughter’s Tribute”.

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My blank canvas before the competition began…

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Getting started on my artwork~

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“Mama” in English on one side and Chinese on another for “Mother”.

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With my artwork. 🙂

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After the competition, had lunch with my 2 sisters at Vivo City basement HK Cafe… love their beancurd skin! And also met Milo himself! 😛Vivo Lunch & Cafe Costa 001

Headed to Costa Coffee with my sister. We love their Mint slushie!

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Participant’s Buffalos on display in public…
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Top 3 artworks and I also snapped a picture of the first winner. Also got to speak to her to congratulate her for her brilliant concept and win. 🙂Braun Buffel Award Blog 011 Braun Buffel Award Blog 012

With Ritchie, one of the participants. 🙂Braun Buffel Award Blog 013

With the lovely ladies, MD & PR lady of Braun Buffel. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful and meaningful art competition!

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For more information about the Buffel Art Project, visit their site here. Or check out Instagram #BuffelArt #BuffelArtProject and you just might find my artwork there too. 😛

x

Ena

Celebrate Life with India Circus’ Beautiful Prints

Hi Loves!

Today I am very excited to share with you all about India Circus, an online shopping site stocking lifestyle items designed by talented artist Krsna Mehta. Frankly I was so captivated by his prints and designs when I first saw the site and Mehta continues to dazzle and wow me with every new collection. I really love his work so much that I am following him on his instagram @KrsnaMehta for his latest creations, inspirations, food, dining and lifestyle posts. Here are some of my picks from India Circus and I highly recommend them because they are so beautiful and they bring a smile to my face. All of his designs will make great gifts and artistic accents to your home and lifestyle. Christmas is coming, perhaps you might want to pick a few items for your friends who appreciate a lil’ art and colour from this site. I have many dreams in life, one of them would be to create and design a site just as inspirational like India Circus. I’ve not ventured much as of yet, but I do know that if I want to achieve anything like that, I will need to start picking up my colour pencils and brushes. What would your picks from India Circus be? Let me know! 😉

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India Vibrant Samsung S5 Cover, $23.40. For accessories, visit here.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 006

Kingdom of Dreams Utility Pouch, $27. For pouches, see here.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 008

Vibrant India Samsung S5 Cover & Garden of Shangri-la Utility Pouch, $30.60.
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Kingdom of Dreams Mug, $23. For mug, see here.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 010

Garden of Shangri-la Shot Glasses, sold out. For shot glasses, see here.

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Thank you India Circus for the items.

x

Ena

Make Up Store Autumn 2014 Collection Preview @ Gilman Barracks

 

 

Hi Loves!

Sometime back I was invited down to Make Up Store’s Autumn’s 2014 collection preview and along with media and VIP guests we got to see 3 beautiful and very artistic looks from the autumn collections, namely Art, Scream & Paint. You’ll see why they are named that way in the photos! I really loved how the entire preview was presented. It was hosted at an art gallery at Gillman Barracks, amidst beautiful art pieces and decorated canvases according to the 3 themes and looks. Then the host presented the models and a make up artist explained the inspiration, make up & colours behind each look. There was also a host of “live canvases” models for us to test the make up on, but I think all of us were too shy to actually “paint” on their faces! 😛 So we mostly just helped ourselves to the make up bars held up by the lovely ladies and swatched the make up and I was very, very intrigued by the double coloured lipsticks and very very lovely marbled blushers, creamy and pigmented lipsticks and lip liners. You’ll see!

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With lovely ladies Rachel, Monica of Make Up Store, Leanna & Winnie.Make Up Store Autumn Collections 2014 Picks 003

My picks from the collection, the prettiest marbled blusher Roso Verona, Lipsticks in Duo Graphic & Duo Claude, Lip liner in Dali Matt & Lip stick pen in Boysenberry. How cute that the make up are named after artists? Totally love the entire concept! I have to admit that I can’t bear to use the blusher and lipsticks…. >.< They are soo pretty that I don’t bear to ruin them. T_T”‘

Here’s a look that I wore out that day!
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Using Dali Lipliner and Boysenberry Lipstick Pen… super love the colour! Very long lasting too. However the only think i wish for is that the Lipstick Pen to come in a dispensable plastic holder instead of a wooden pencil… 
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Visit Make Up Store for your beautiful make up!

290 Orchard Road #03-20 Paragon
Singapore
6887 5828
Open 10am-9pm

By the way, if you’re looking to buy makeup online, for instance at Luxola, check out Flipit first for makeup promo codes. 🙂

x
Ena

Style your iPhone with Man&Wood

Hi Lovelies!

Recently I’ve been gifted some real lovely phone covers by Man&WoodSG and I’m excited to be sharing with you about this chic brand! 🙂

Let me present to you the photos before going to the review!

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Which do you prefer, the wood or the mother of pearl design? 😉

If you’re intrigued, continue reading to know more!

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Man&Wood is a Korean brand name of eco-friendly products made by Inmok Co Ltd, based in Singapore. We believe in using only quality materials because authenticity is best felt in your hand.

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Man&Wood currently has 2 collections; Wood-Fit & Ikins.

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These are just 4 of the 34 designs they have under the WoodFit collection. Check out the full set on their site here.

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Yes, they have a selection for iPad Mini!Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 5.07.30 pmAnd they are also trés on trend with covers for iPad Air as well. 😉

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Users of Samsung Galaxy you’re in luck, there’s lots of designs available for you too. Hooray!

Now if Man&Wood’s Wood Fit Collection is all about Au Naturel & Wood, then Man&Wood’s Ikin Collection is Eclectic & Unique with materials such as Metal, Fabric or Mother of Pearls. Yes, Mother of Pearls, you read right!

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Some of the really gorgeous Mother of Pearl designs available. See the full Ikins collection here.

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Now let’s check out the designs I picked out in detail. The beauty of Man & Wood phone covers is all about the details! 🙂

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I picked out Nerolex from Man&Wood’s Wood Fit Collection and Cube from the Ikins Collection for my iPhone 5.
Each comes in a solid paper casing with the respective gorgeous image as seen on the site. It’s always good to see consistency from what’s online to what you open to when it’s received at home, isn’t it? 

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I can’t fly to winterlands on whim nor do I often head out to the woods to caress the trees. But with Nerolex, nature’s wood is brought to my hands! What a privilege this is. 🙂Man & Wood SG Cover Review Enabalista 4_new

I was pleasantly surprised to open the box to reveal a pretty Nerolex covered with clear plastic. You know, like doubly protected!
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With Nerolex & Man & Wood’s Wood Fit collection, nature is literally always within your reach. I know it’s cheesy, but true… Like love. 😉Man & Wood SG Cover Review Enabalista 8_newThe feel of my new Nerolex cover is much like running your hands through a brand new wooden table, impeccable enmeshed/put together with smooth plastic which allows you to easily slot your phone in and out.

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When I was selecting which cover to review for this post, Cube was love at first sight for me. It’s glamour and chic combined into one kickass cover. I’d like to think that it kinda represents my personality. HAHA. #NotShyAtAllMan & Wood SG Cover Review Enabalista 11_new

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Appreciate that Mother of Pearl sheen… SO GORGEOUS guys, I die.

For basis of comparison, the Cube cover is visibly shinier, smoother on the surface and it is also thicker than Nerolex. The Mother of Pearl is coated with a layer of material which I think is plastic and you can easily wipe off any dirt. It looks very, very precious. The plastic layer is quite hardy but I do recommend to avoid putting it with keys as you would avoid/prevent from scratching your screen. I am honestly so impressed with the Cube design and the Mother of Pearl glow / sheen that I’m just picking up my phone every 5 minutes to gaze and admire it when I’m crafting this review. Hehe. 🙂

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Now I feel that my wonderful phone and life companion is appropriately & honourably blinged out. 😀

Man & Wood SG Cover Review Enabalista 15_newIf our clothes express our personality, then our mobiles which we use on a daily basis also expresses who we are. Whether it’s Wood Fit or Ikins collection, you’re bound to find a design that will express your phone personality! 😉

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Don’t miss this chance to buy Man&Wood phone cover at a discount, use NDP2014 coupon code to enjoy a 10.49% discount! Limited to first 49 customers only.

Be sure to check them out on Instagram @ManNWoodSG #ManNWoodSG & their Facebook page for new releases & promotions.

Thanks to Man&Wood SG for sending these lovely covers my way!

Thank you for reading! :*

x

Ena

SK-II Workshop & Trial Set First Impressions

 

Hi Lovelies~ 🙂

A while back I had the opportunity to attend SK-II’s workshop and purchase their products at a huge discount. 😀

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This is the generous goodie bag that was given to the workshop participants! I also really love the bracelets and charms. 🙂 There was also a $90 voucher, which I used to purchase a set of masks for my sister, since her wedding is coming up in August and I want her to look her best. 🙂

As you would probably have guessed by now, I have too many beauty products to try at the moment and I #onlyhave1face, so I haven’t got round to try SK-II products yet!

As I was busy trying out the products during the workshop and demonstration, I also didn’t manage to snap any pics. :/

I’m not sure about you, but I have conflicting feelings towards SK-II. On one hand, my first impressions of the brand is that it’s a prestige brand with amazing whitening effects but on the other hand, my emotional feelings towards it is really bad – I really hated seeing SK-II ads popping up during Youtube videos. And it’s practically everywhere online! Clozette, Luxola and basically most of the female sites when I’m on, of which I reckon by now that I am one of the targeted/intended advertising recipient. It’s one of those brands that I feel is suffering from “over exposure”, to the point that consumers like myself find it irritating.

That said however, I look forward to trying these products and to report back how I find it. 😉

Anyone has any experience with SK-II products that you wanna share?

Thanks for reading~! <3

x

Ena

Currently Trending World Cup 2014 Fashion & Beauty

 

What’s awesome about World Cup isn’t just about the hot guys, skilled players & nice jerseys & kicks.

It’s also the patriotism & the camaraderie that the games bring out in people.
It’s being able to get together and root for the same team/people/person *ahem Germany & Klose winning his record breaking 16th World Cup goal, woohoo!*.

It’s being able to put aside our various differences and arguments aside for a while and be one the same side for a while. Or even to agree to disagree and be on different sides, sometimes it’s also fun that way, isn’t it?

Whether you happen to be rooting for the same team with your friends or not, there are some World Cup inspired Fashion and Beauty products that you all can still appreciate together! 😉

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Designed by the Olsen Twins, under the TEXTILE Elizabeth & James label, these World Cup inspired Tees are exclusively available on Shop Bop here. Singlets and shirts, US$88-92.

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For a more affordable alternative, we can always trust on Forever 21 to provide some very on point and comfy fashion choices. Titled Soccer Collection and now at a very generous 40% offer, items are running out quickly, prices US$6.80-14.80 including men’s items here.

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This is a pair of very quirky Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa shoe with a soccer ball as the ornament. Definitely shows you’re a very ball-sy kind of gal. Ha! 😉 For the full collection, here.061214-world-cup-fashion-1-567

I actually think this is really cute. TOMS designed a very pretty “all countries flags gathered together” print shoe. Also will be appropriate in another 2 years for Olympics. Heh. US$54 on Toms site here.Charlotte-Olympia-bags

Fancy carrying your patriotism on your clutch? Apparently Charlotte Olympia thinks so! This would be awesome for the respective countries’ independence day too. 🙂

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Kate Spade keeps it classy and simple with a soccer inspired wallet. Definitely for a soccer fan type of girl.

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MCM shows a little more child like influence in their soccer inspired bag with an obvious Brazilian coloured theme.

For the hardcore and wealthy soccer fans, getting a watch might be timely (pun intended) for the season.

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Meet this handsome lad, Bulgari Special edition World Cup OCTO Bi-Retro.tissot-quickster-football

And this striking good-looker, Tissot: Quickster Football watch.Sally-Hansen-Xtreme-Wear-Rio-in-Samba

Sally Hansen celebrates World Cup with a special 8 piece set, here we see Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Samba.OPI-Nail-Lacquer-in-I-Just-Cant-Cope-acabana

Of course we can’t miss out O.P.I with a Brazil collection and this is I Just Can’t Cope Acabana. How cute is it? Plus, really love this bright banana colour!

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Sephora joins in the fun with 10 shades of Samba Waterproof eyeliner set. Ready to get wet & wild! world-cup-style-gallery-1

Benefit has an online exclusive (which is now sold out, oops) Beauty Score! Set. Always love Benefit sets that are always so thoughtful and convenient! LOccitane-Brazil-Hugs-Kisses-Duo loccitane-au-bresil-final

L’Occitane has a special collection to commemorate World Cup Season.

L’OCCITANE AU BRÉSIL celebrates Brazilian biodiversity with a new collection of well-being & beauty products. Each line associates a unique ingredient sourced from one of Brazil’s biomes in a sustainable way with local producers. The design of the packaging was conceived through collaboration between Olivier Baussan and Brazilian artists. L’Occitane au Brésil is the result of a partnership that brings together local culture with L’OCCITANE’s knowledge of nature.

Do you know of any other cool World Cup Inspired Fashion or Beauty? Just tweet me or comment with the links/photos below~! 😉

Who are you rooting to win World Cup this year?

Thank you for reading and thanks to the various brands sites for the photos & info.

x

Ena

Best of Blueprint Tradeshow 2014

 

Hi Lovelies! <3

I was at Blueprint Tradeshow 2014 and here’s a selection of my version of Best of Blueprint Tradeshow 2014.
For more info., you may refer to their official site here.
There’s some 200 local and international labels, of which I’m featuring about 20 here, enjoy!

Ana Faye

Ireland. Website here. Full 2015 lookbook here.

Before the tradeshow, I was invited down to her booth by Ana Faye, who found me online while search for press/blog releases online for previous yearsBlueprint. Ana Faye hails from Ireland, having worked as a fashion and accessories designer for several years in London, Italy and China, her love for handbags and Ireland led her back home to start designing and making her own unique line of leather bags. She now stocks all over Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA and is looking to expand into Asia.

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Unique powder blue leather bag. (Better colour reflected below), 179 pounds here.

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Here with Ana! 😉

NatalieBColeman

Ireland. Website here.

Next up we have NatalieBColeman, also an Irish designer with confident and bold womenswear designs with a tinge of quirkiness. She presented a new FW 2014 collection that I love, which unfortunately at this point in time I don’t have the press images.

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NATALIEBCOLEMAN Gold Zipped Lambskin Biker Pants, 600 pounds, on sale here.

LingWu

Singapore. Website here.

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Absolutely love the structure and print of this MIA reptile skin bag.
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So so, I only had an hour’s breeze around the Blueprint Tradeshow,
as such the labels below are the brands I see on the handbook which I like and selected to feature here.

In case you’re wondering, the premise of which I decide to feature these brands are based; mainly on what I like, which is womenswear, and a kind of aesthetics veering towards contemporary chic and irreverent. 🙂

AL’Manita

Thailand. Website here.

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Stylish, contemporary, chic. Irreverent yet sophisticated. I want the entire collection, nuff’ said. See the entire Spring Summer 2014 collection here.

American Retro

France. Website here.

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Irreverent slogan tees, varsity jackets, knee high socks, pink leather jackets, pencil skirts, suited blazers. Effortless cool, that’s what they are. The non-basic basics of American fashion editors and fashionistas. I am in love with the brand. My only complain is the name, American Retro – it just conjures the image of a deserted American Petrol Kiosk, which I feel isn’t relevant today. Perhaps something more updated would be better. Nonetheless, the name does explain the heritage of the brand, the french designers went to US and came back inspired to design a collection and brand.

Ange Révolte

Singapore. Website here.

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Titled Metaphor, Pre-Fall 2014 Collection, where there is light, there’s darkness, where there’s good, there’s bad. Frankly I think that black and white has been done to death by local designers, but there’s something still refreshing about this collections; the little details, the geometric cuts and designs, would definitely wear them. Full collection here. Fall collection also out here.

Bitching & Junkfood

UK. Website here. FB here.

There isn’t much images available from their official site, wanted to show you their SS14 collection/lookbook but couldn’t find it so I’m showing photos posted on their FB to show you a glimpse of their brand and irreverent style, which is obviously totally in line with their name, ya’know.

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Love their printed dress.
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I want one of those feather shorts, pronto!!!
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Bitching & Junkfood is also stocked on ASOS here.

Carrie K.

Singapore. Website here.

Carrie K. is an artisan-crafted jewellery local brand. #localpride #sgpride!
Totes in love with her collections, see here, particularly love Reborn & A Beautiful Mess.

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Reborn Safety Pin Ring in Yellow Gold, US$208 here. (Sold Out)ROSE GOLD INFINITY RING

Infinity Rose Gold Ring, US$178 here.
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Spilled Burnt Orange and Gold Cuff US$160 here.
Pair it with a loose sleeveless pastel/off white maxi resort style dress. Goddess Perfection.cyan spilled

Spilled Cyan Silver Ring, US$215 here.

CASO Jewelry

Thailand. Website here. FB here.

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Love these geometric shaped rings. Unfortunately not avail. online. Stockists in Thailand here.

Clara Hansen

France & HK. Website here.

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Ema Savahl

UK. Website here.

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Ema Savahl Couture designer with a heavy emphasis on art and textures in her creation and also worn by celebrities worldwide. I love her collections which resemble pieces of art more than fashion apparels. Those baroque details? How gorgeous they are! Check out her artworks, I mean collections on her lookbooks here. Amazingly (wouldn’t you want to fly down to their store to get fitted?) also shoppable online here.

Fabitoria

Taiwan. Website (launching soon) here. Etsy Shop here and FB here.

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Lalalove

Thailand. Website here.

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LB02Major love for their digital prints and contemporary silhouettes. Their SS2014 has a lot of surrealistic and dark elements to say the least, check out the full set here.

Mischa Designs

Hong Kong. Website here.

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I am in love with the simplicity and practicality of the brand.
Their site is beautiful, check them out on Instagram with #JETSETMISCHA and shop away here.

Monstore

Indonesia. Website here.

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It seems that you can shop from there site, but I’m unsure how their shopping cart works cause I can’t seem to add items to the cart. I find their artist collaboration on their site very cool, visit here.

NIKKIE

Netherlands. Website here (Online Shop launching soon).

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Modern, chic, city girl living & resort holidays. This is a designer to watch.  I want everything in this collection! Full lookbook here.

Nocturne

UK. Website here.

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They have both apparels and accessories, I prefer their latter. Stocked internationally, stockists here.

PYLY X CARLETTA

Thailand. FB here.

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Love how they mixed different prints and textures for their designs. Contemporary, colourful and very wearable.

REVASSEUR

Singapore. FB here.

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REVASSEUR’s Fall Winter Collection is inspired by Disney’s Villains. Try guessing who the looks represent!
Love the slogan T “I ADMIT I’VE BEEN A LITTLE NASTY” and planning to make a trip down to SUPERSPACE again to find out my size before I pre-order. #localpride Yes, REVASSEUR is stocked at SUPERSPACE, will be writing a post on Orchard Gateway, Orchard’s latest mall soon.

Star by Yun

Taiwan. Website here.

Designed by Taiwanese socialite, Star by Yun is a contemporary jewelry line with a touch of class and yet can also be totally irreverent and hilarious.

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Designer Yun Yun Sun.

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“make me laugh and I’m all yours”313205

“date me before I’m famous”763248“allergic to stupid people”

Gotta love Yun’s sense of humour!

Sweet Villians

Taiwan, Taipei. FB here.

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Yacht 21

Singapore. Website here. FB here.

A local affordable fashion label with a nautical emphasis. It’s like you’re forever having a holiday, why not right?

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They have an outlet at Bugis Junction. 🙂

A few other brands I want to highlight but can’t get their updated lookbook/collection/images readily from their sites are La Mer,  Maisha Concept (the african remix version of the Paradise song on their site is really awesome btw), Miss Milne and Organs Without Body.

 Hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading. 🙂

Thanks to Blueprint 2014 for the media pass and materials for the tradeshow. 😉

x

Ena

Audi Star Creation 2014

Hi Lovelies! <3 <3 <3

Yes I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted (9 days, to be exact) and I am terribly (read: 1 month) behind my events updates! *covers face*

Nonetheless, I am getting down to blogging and posting the wonderful and beautiful photos from Audi Fashion Fest, Blueprint and many exciting fashion events I’ve attended in May! Yay! *throws confetti in the air*

Without further ado, let’s go!

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Into its fifth year, Audi Star Creation is a regional design competition that identifies, nurtures and brings together aspiring young fashion designers from around Asia to battle it out in a runway showdown at the Tent @ Ngee Ann Civic Plaza in Singapore.

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This year’s finalist, who were challenged to design around the theme “The Asian Perspective”, were short listed from 418 submissions from 14 countries including Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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The top three winners are Rebecca Corrine Lam from Hong Kong, Zhou Jun from China and Newman Han from South Korea.

Additionally on 13 May at the Audi Red Carpet Night gala dinner, Rebecca Corrine Lam also took home the Audi Young Designer Award, whom judged thought her creation best embodies the Audi design spirit of innovation, technology and progression.

The 12 finalists had to submit six original and commercially viable designs that creatively portrayed the theme. The runway showdown took place in Singapore on 12 May at Tent@Orchard.

The 12 finalists for Audi Star Creation 2014 are:

1. Oei Shoo Jun Angeline, 27, Singapore

2. Keh Min Chloe, 19, Singapore

3. Leong Yaowen, 26, Singapore

4. Newman Han, 29, Republic of Korea

5. Hye Ra Rhee, 32, Republic of Korea

6. Hye Jin Kim, 27, Republic of Korea

7. Zhou Jun, 24, China

8. Rebecca Corine Lam, 25, Hong Kong

9. Tu Nguyen Hoang, 23, Vietnam

10. Kata Oka Hidenobu, 22, Japan

11. Peh Chin Yee, 24, Malaysia

12. Erica Devi Handika, 21, Indonesia

Here are my favourite 6 designers and their designs:

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Red Construction is the theme for Zhou Jun’s collection. Red corresponds with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy. The collection is modern, sleek and reminiscent of Ralph Lauren yet undeniably Oriental through the use of crimson red which is representative of the Chinese flag and all things related to Chinese festivities. A graduate of London’s College of the Arts, Zhou Jun is a rising designer to watch.

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Leong Yaowen’s collection combines the iconography of the East on a Western silhouette. The result is a beautiful marriage with a contemporary vibe. Leong is a graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts and currently a stylist.

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Rebecca Corinne Lam’s collection is titled “ZHI” which means paper in Chinese. Lam treats the cloth in her collection as paper and the resulting combination of laser cut and ink calligraphy is both culturally rich and modern.

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Hye Jin Kim’s collection title Blooming Your Truth combines Buddhism symbols and Korean traditional knots. Her collection is on trend with its mix of structured and fluid silhouettes, yet the knot details makes it remarkable and memorably hers.

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Newman Han’s collection titled The Scientific Expedition is inspired by the how asian cultures have been influenced by the west, on top of their own traditional culture. The collection is Sahara desert ready while looking fashionable.

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Peh Chin Yee’s collection is inspired by Singapore’s National flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim. His collection shows a deep understanding of current sport luxe trends and clean silhouettes. His pieces are outstanding and wearable.

For the full set of runway photos of all 12 designers designs visit Star Creation gallery here.

Watch the video reel featuring the 12 designers:

Shall end off with selfies and photos taken on show day. 😉

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Caught the winners at the photowall and requested for a photo! 😉
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OOTD!
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With my fashion partner, Christabelle~ :*

Thanks Star Creation & AKA Asia PR for the invite!

Thank you for reading. 😉

x

Ena

Dyson Cool Fan Launch @ Gillman Barracks

Hi Lovelies!

Recently Dyson held a media launch for their new Dyson Cool Fan @ Gillman Barracks and I was there to witness some of the fans and demonstration on site.

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Here’s some photos!
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Some pretty neat pastries were served.

Basically there was a Dyson representation who was explaining the technology and demonstration how it works, (photos and videos below) and also telling us how there’s 1600 employees in Dyson and 500 in Singapore alone. Pretty awesome right? And to think Dyson the bladeless fan is still all very novel, intriguing and new to me!

Anyhoo, photo time!:

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Yes, the bladeless fans were launched 2007.

So why are Dyson fans all the rage??? Here’s why:

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Wait, there’s more! Check out their site here: http://www.dyson.com.sg/fans-and-heaters/cooling-fans.aspx

Ok, where to buy?

You can hop over to their site here.

Or if you prefer a brick and mortar store where you can to see it for yourself, check out a list of their stockist here.

Thanks to Dyson Singapore for the invitation!

Thank you for reading. 😉

x

Ena

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