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Noteworthy Christmas Advertorials & Apps 2012


I do hope you are having fun this Christmas!

Over this month, I’ve had some fun reading, watching, playing and engaging with some commercial Christmas advertorials and apps with I thought I’d share with you! This is not a sponsored post, and I’m reviewing/sharing these as a consumer/user because I found them to be interesting! 🙂

1. Cartier Winter Tale Advertisement Video & Gifs

I was first captivated by their super high quality gifs but unfortunately don’t seem to show on my blog. ):



But I also thought their video very brilliant, who knew showcasing products as life-sized items in a snowy landscape as leopard cubs traverse could be so… heart warming?

2. Kit Kat CrazyPrezzies FB App

It’s really irreverent, hilarious and as the title suggest, crazy. It’s an app with an image of a ball/gum dispenser atop a dead Santa with super hilarious result when you dispense, to send to your FB friends:


This was for my aunt. Hehe.


This was for my sister. You start to see their lame jokes? 😛
Find/tag a friend to go along with you on the fairy tale journey and end with an album! It’s cute but I was expecting cartoon images and not text heavy images, pity!
424884_10151210158369121_905524748_n Christmas FB App Robinsons
The End
Till the next post!

My Flawless with Estee Lauder Workshop Experience

Hello beautiful people!

How are you doing today? I do hope October’s been treating you well? October’s been a whizz for me, I’ve been attending talks – perhaps a little too much that even my friends are surprised at all the talk shots I take on my Instagram, haha!

Here’s an update on the event I shared previously, not just a talk mind you, it’s better! It’s a workshop by Estee Lauder where my friend, Ming Min and I put to action what we learn in class, on the spot by creating our own Flawless looks with Estee Lauder’s new and broader range of Double Wear foundation! 😉

Without further ado, I’ll let the photos do most of the talking~

Here our host is sharing with us the benefits of Estee Lauder skincare and makeup products before going into the steps of creating a Flawless look.

Check out the slides shown at the workshop here 😉 – Flawless with Estee Lauder Workshop Slides

Various make up brushes available for each individual participant at the workshop, here’s my set!

Adeline, the make up artist/instructor for my table sharing with us the 2 types of primer Estee Lauder provides. A matt one and another is illuminating one. I used the matt one, Ming used the illuminating one, so later you can see the difference in the photos we took. We were also taught we can combine both in our make up, use the matt one for our T-zones and illuminating one for the rest. 😉Here Adeline is sharing on eyeshadow palette. There was one different coloured palette for each of us, but I shared the same one with the lady next to me cause I liked her palette. 🙂

This my dears, is the really pretty eyeshadow palette I used that day. It’s Enchanted Berries Eyeshadow Palette! 😉

The beautiful array of Estee Lauder crystal lipsticks, eye shadow palettes, Double Wear and Double Wear Light foundations! 🙂

The stars of the workshop, the Double Wear Foundations. For the month of October, Estee Lauder supports the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign through the sales of the special edition Perfectionist Serum with the Pink Ribbon packaging.

The 2012 Campaign theme, “Courage. Believe in a world without breast cancer. Know we’re here until its true.”highlights the Company’s 20 year commitment to defeating breast cancer through education and medical research. This milestone year is dedicated to the tremendous courage of Evelyn Lauder and her unwavering commitment to eradicate breast cancer. – Yahoo News

For more information on Estee Lauder’s charitable work on raising Breast Cancer Awareness and supporting Breast Cancer research check out the article on Yahoo News. Also follow their news and updates on their Facebook page here.

Here’s my before and after looks from the workshop! My skin is visibly more even, eyebags less visible and features are more defined. ^^ I am wearing the Double Wear Light in the picture because I don’t like to have foundation that is too thick. And also thanks to Estee Lauder’s skincare products that I’ve been using, I don’t need the Double Wear with stronger coverage for my skin. ^^My lovely friend Ming min, in her before and after looks from the workshop. She remarks that the difference isn’t obvious in the photo, which is a good thing as it shows she has good skin and features that doesn’t change much with make up right? (x But in real life, u can see that her skin is more polished and illuminates with a glow from the illuminating primer! We would both recommend the illuminating primer for girls who want a natural glow in their make up. 😉

Us besties together since 2004/5 ! >.<


Funny faces never go out of style. 😉

Last but not the least, the door gift from the workshop! Ming and I attended as guests, so we didn’t claim a $100 (price of the workshop ticket) worth of Estee Lauder product but we did go back very blessed with 3 Estee Lauder products, 2 of which are their top sellers!

Check out these beauties: 1. Advance Night Repair Eye Serum 2. Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and 3. Advance Night Repair 4. Pretty blue pouch

I know, so awesome right? I’ve been wanting an ANR travel vial just like this one so that I can bring it with me when I travel, but I decided, especially after using the ANR for a month and finding it so awesome, that I will GIFT this whole set in my blog – Enabalista’s 2nd Birthday Giveaway instead. So that one of my followers can share in my joy too! Watch out for my next post which will contain details of the Giveaway! 😉

Our sexy night didn’t end there… we went for a very romantic stroll and seating by the harbour… x) Anyway, just enjoy these photos as I enjoyed the views that night! 😉

This looks like a Salmon sushi, doesn’t it? x)
That’s all for now folks!

Flawless with Estée Lauder

Hi lovelies!

Have you ever wondered how to get a flawless complexion like international supermodel Liu Wen?

Wonder no more, because it’s no secret that Estée Lauder produces one of the best and longest lasting foundation!

“A woman’s beauty is not in her features, or the shade of her skin, but her confidence.” – Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder understands that women around the world are in search of a long-lasting foundation in their perfect shade to even skintone, conceal freckles, pores and imperfections and create a flawless look. An Estee Lauder research insight revealed that 94% of women are wearing the wrong shade of foundation.

Therefore, to meet this need,  Estee Lauder is releasing its extended breadth of shades in Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ and Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ to match every woman’s beautiful skintone.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is the same formula that’s made it Estée Lauder’s number one foundation, with NEW non-drying, oil-controlling benefits that won’t clog pores.  Other benefits include:

–        15 Hour Wear
–        Buildable Coverage
–        Lightweight, Comfortable Texture
–        Heat and humidity resistant (tested in 88°F and at 88% humidity)
–        Transfer-resistant
–        Non-acnegenic
–        Fragrance-free

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is available islandwide and retails for $58.

Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ has a unique applicator that lets you go from foundation to finishing powder instantly. Use the sponge side to create a smooth foundation finish. Use the velvety side to apply over liquid makeup as a semi-matte finishing powder.

This innovative powder promises comfortable, all-day wear and stay-true color coverage that won’t transfer, settle or streak. It also stays fresh and looks natural for up to 8 hours, even through nonstop activity. Other benefits include:

–        Adjustable medium-to-full coverage
–        Oil-free
–        Oil-absorbing
–        Non-drying
–        Fragrance-free
–        Dermatologist-tested

Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is available islandwide and retails for $60.

To celebrate the launch of the extended shades of foundations and to help her customers achieve Flawless complexion, Estee Lauder is conducting a Flawless with Estee Lauder workshop.

Date: 24 Oct (Wed) to 28 Oct (Sun) ’12
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm (Fri – Sun), 3.00pm – 5.00pm (Wed – Sun) & 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Wed – Sat)
Venue: Central Court A, VivoCity Atrium
Fee: $100 per participant (Fully redeemable for Estee Lauder products)

Early Bird Special: Register before 22 Oct ’12 (Mon) and receive a 4-pc Beauty Kit.

Citibank Exclusive: Sign up for the workshop using your Citibank credit card before 22 Oct ’12 (Mon) and receive an additional deluxe foundation brush.
**Please present your Citibank credit card upon attending the workshop.

Register here.

Want to try a week’s worth of  Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA ?

Get your 1-week supply of Double Wear at Estee Lauder Singapore’s Facebook page here!

“Every woman can be beautiful.”- Estée Lauder

I’ll be attending Flawless Workshop on Wednesday, 24 October from 7-9pm! So let me know if you’re coming by and say hi! (;

I am pretty excited to try the new foundations, will update again after I’ve tested them!



Your Pass to Digital Fashion Week 2012

Hi lovelies!

I’m here to announce the first ever Digital Fashion Week happen right here in Singapore, right here on the internet where everyone with internet connection can access to Front Row views of the fashion shows!

Digital Fashion Week is truly revolutionary, being the world’s first live-streaming only fashion week, no front row guests at the show, where home-grown Singaporean designers will be presenting along side international designers.

Additionally, viewers online can purchase the runway pieces seen in the videos on Zalora, a Singapore based e-commerce website. Check out the DFW specific site here.

Digital Fashion Week takes place live from 20-22 October.

DFW features Singaporean designers Thomas Wee, Pauline.Ning, Tse Goh, JR Chan of J-A-S-O-N, Eugene Lin, OwnMuse and acclaimed Chinese designer, Guo Pei Ci.

Featured celebrity personalities include legendary stylist Patricia Field of Sex and the City fame, latest America’s Next Top Model Winner Sophie Summer and androgynous super model Andrej Pejic (he deserves a whole blog post on his own, which I will post!).

Check out the schedules for the Fashion Shows, Google+ Hangout timings with the designers and backstage happenings on

You can also follow DFW on these social media platforms:

Youtube –

Google+ – Digital Fashion Week

Facebook – DigitalFashionWeek

Twitter – @DigitalFashWeek

Instagram – @digitalfashionweek

Go watch DFW NOW on Youtube here!



Images credit to DigitalFashionWeek.

Singapore’s Latest Art Haunt – Gillman Barracks Opening Night

Hi lovelies!

A few weeks back, Gillman Barracks had its opening night and as part of the Transmission Lab 2012 apprenticeship programme, we were invited down for the event.

My friend and fellow Trans Lab apprentice, Wanqi designed the typography for Gillman Barrack’s identity! (: We also attended the event together because we were the only ones who could make it. The rest either had stuff on or had to OT. ):

For the unknowing, here’s information about Gillman Barracks from their website so you have a better idea of what it’s all about:

Gillman Barracks (GB) is Asia’s up-and-coming destination for contemporary art. It will be distinguished as a vibrant centre in Asia for the creation, exhibition and discussion of contemporary art.

Named after British general Sir Webb Gillman, GB is set amid lush greenery and was once a stronghold to the First Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. The conserved colonial barracks now houses galleries and creative businesses, as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) that will open in 2013.

The international galleries features diverse and ever-changing contemporary art exhibitions, while the CCA will bolster the region’s visual arts landscape through its international artist residency, research and exhibition programmes. By fostering cultural exchange and creation, showcasing the best and most innovative art of our times, as well as generate discourse and research, the CCA will establish Singapore as an important centre for contemporary art in Asia.

And from Artinfo (which is probably from GB’s press release):

Part of the vision to make Singapore a “global city,” the new art enclave is a 15-minute drive from the central business district and is housed in refurbished buildings nestled amid lush greenery that were formerly military barracks and date from the 1930s. The entire development, which cost a little under S$10 million, will ultimately provide about 4,200 sqm for art galleries when completed, along with another 4,800 sqm of space dedicated to arts-related activities, such as artist studios, an art research center and food and beverage outlets. It officially opens with the first 13 galleries pulling out all the stops with their opening shows. Two more galleries will open next year.

Frankly, GB is a huge undertaking that was planned for years but executed in months. We are all pretty amazed and awed by what we saw that night and I truly hope that this major undertaking will continue to take flight in the hands of CCA when it opens in 2013.

Side tracking a little, I must confess that I have not assumed a blogger personality that I would prepare pro/semi-pro camera (I do have a handheld canon ixus my sister gifted me) for outdoor events. Which explains poor quality and or lack of photos. I try to, and sometimes I bring the camera out but I usually just end up snapping on the go with my trusty iPhone. It’s so much more convenient plus I can just Instagram / tweet / facebook when I want to! Many friends have commented that my iPhone has better camera quality, which I don’t deny. I am blessed. ^^

You know what? The next best invention would be a handy, lightweight camera with awesome visuals, built in filter, cute deco AND Instagram, Twitter, Facebook publishing function. Who wants to build and create this camera with me?! I won’t ask for much, just 1 camera for my own blog, 9 more for giveaways on this blog and perhaps a negotiable % life-long royalty for consultancy fees. 😉

OK SO. Enough of side-tracking. Back to topic, I must admit I didn’t go through all 13 galleries at the Gillman Barracks opening, and so that means that I should go back another time to check out the ones I’ve missed.

Nonetheless, I think I have visited about half of them, and here are some of my favourite galleries and artworks!


Partners & Mucciaccia opens in Singapore with a bang, to an exhibition titled “From Picasso to the New Roman School”. This exhibition winds along the masterpieces of some of the greatest contemporary artists of the XX (read: 20th) Century – featuring the works of artists including Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Cristiano Pintaldi and many more acclaimed Italian artists (feel free to google them yourself ^^).

I am in love with the gallery. It’s filled with all these fascinating, contemporary artworks. I love contemporary fashion, art, news, basically most contemporary stuff. But what’s really cool about this gallery is that it has all these artworks dating decades back in the 60s but they are still avant garde and contemporary. Specifically I refer to the slashed canvases by Lucio Fontana.

This is NOT the one at the gallery. But it’s very similar. 4 strokes but in slightly different places.The one we saw at the gallery is titled

Lucio Fontana
Spatial Concept, Waiting
Water based paint on canvas
81×65 cm

I mean check that out! It’s created in the late 60’s some almost 50 years ago and it still conveys the same angst humans experience today. Angst whether historical or contemporary is still angst. Contemporary art created decades ago people!

There’s an attempt of explanation in the guide I picked up at the gallery, let’s see if it makes any sense:

Another limit surpassed by the informal painting is the idea of space in painting. Lucio Fontana explored the possibility of giving the third dimension by cutting the surfaces of his works. The space is “here”, where we are, and it is “there”; the work becomes a stargate, an open passage towards the beauty conceived as waiting for the unknown. The achievements of this pioneer of contemporary art are represented by this works Spatial Concept, Waiting (1960s).

What do you think? Obviously after reading the above explanation, mine’s completely refuted. But it still makes sense isnt’ it? HAHA. Which explanation do you prefer?

Cristiano Pintaldi
Blond Girl

Who shapes our perception of reality and how? Pintaldi’s work questions the misleading “truth” conveyed by the systems of power through mass media. The artist’s paintings reproduce the same tripartite decomposition of TV and computer monitor. When viewed up close, it’s made up of small pellets / blocks of overlapping colours that come together when viewed from afar, simply fascinating.

Check out a teaser video I found on youtube, for his exhibition presented at Venice Biennale last year 2011. (Side track, VENICE BIENNALE!!! It’s like the mecca of all contemporary artists. I often daydream, as in seriously I do, of going back for Venice Biennale. Was there on an school art trip while I was studying art in SAJC  in 2007 and it was A-MA-ZING. I hope and plan to make it for 2013. Oh yes I must.)

Pablo Picasso
The Artist and his Model
Oil on Canvas

Unfortunately, I cannot find the photo online. It’s not a spectacular piece coming from Picasso, as in I’m guessing it’s probably one of the less known / work in progress piece. But it’s a masterpiece nonetheless. Like how many people on earth can attest that they’ve seen a Picasso masterpiece in real life?

If you are wondering why Pablo Picasso is so famous, it’s because he has been widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement with  Georges Braque. He is one (out of a grand total of 53) of the major world artists which I studied for A levels. Quite unfortunately I have returned my knowledge to the books and can’t recall what I’ve read/memorized of him. Nonetheless, blogging about this exhibition is a great opportunity to refresh my memory of this great artist and his work. Arguably, Picasso’s most famous work is Guernica – his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. It’s choke-ful of symbolisms which we as art students had to read, understand, analyze and critique. It’s a powerful painting and statement for speaking against the cruelty of war and bombings. That, my friends, is perhaps the reason why Picasso is so famous because he was an intellectual that used his fame for a greater cause.

I am seriously side tracking a lot in this post, but I must say, war and bombings are so lame and retarded! At the heart of it all are selfish motivations (of egotistical leaders) that ruins lives. People, please never ever support war and bombings okay?! 



Now – 18 Nov

Solo exhibition of the newest pieces in Korean artist Hyung Koo Kang’s series of overwhelmingly bigger-than-life portraits.

Hyung Koo Kang’s works are AMAZING, especially those that were created on metal. That’s right, you didn’t read wrong, METAL. He actually carved those fine hair lines you see on the above Monroe image out and mind you, these works are some 4m high! @-@ This is another case of you simply have to see it to believe and be astounded by. Seeing it on the photo, doesn’t do his work justice as all, it doesn’t look half as amazing as it is in real life. I just wish he had stronger subjects to work with than just merely famous people.


Peter Zimmerman

Epoxy Resin on canvas. Very pretty, decorative paintings. There was a book on display and his works have also been applied on the floor. Can totally imagine his work in hotel lobbies and applied to interior design.


15 Sep – 29 Sep

Blended by Desire 

Four young Indonesian artists — Mushowir Bing, Sanchia Hamidjaja, Ricky “babay” Janitra and POPO — from Jakarta will present video works, installations and wall paintings that reflect how contemporary urban society has been increasingly influenced by a pop culture globalized by technology and mass media. The artists, whose practices blend street art, cartoon and illustration, use the exhibition to articulate themselves amid the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life.

Their works are super cute lah!So relevant. “I hate tagging!”“I’m following you” is both a great news and kinda creepy. LOL.
Finally, I will end off this post with Singaporean artist Donna Ong, who used a yet unallocated gallery space in one of the old military barracks to create “And we dreamt we were birds.”
That’s all for now! Let me know which work is your favourite and why! Or you could also share about your favourite artist and artwork. 🙂

Olivia Bee’s Fairytale Film [Il Est Pour Nous] Featuring Hermès

Hey’all lovelies!

Today I’d like to share with you the works of Olivia Bee, particularly images and a film that was commissioned by Hermès Paris.

Olivia Bee is a talented, young (only 18!) and beautiful american photographer based in Oregon. So the story goes that Hermès Paris saw her works, liked it and decided to send her 30 scarves (which she had to return after), an idea of a story about a Prince and Princess and voila~ These are the resulting creations of Olivia Bee.

Olivia Bee’s style is emotive, lush, ethereal, child-like and fairytale-ish. It’s fascinating that Hermès Paris has given her so much artistic license to create the elfs hat and ribbon hat out of Hermès scarves.

If you liked the images, you’ll love the film – check it out here:


It’s a film full of WIN isn’t it? From retro cars and attires, bejeweled shoes, refreshing pool swims, COLOURED BUNNIES (omg), elaborate sofa and cupcake set in the forest to full on kisses, Olivia Bee’s fairytale film takes the cake in her genre.

I am inspired by Olivia Bee. She’s a living example of a talented lady, pursuing her passion thus so inspiring that a renown brand like Hermès would extend a collaboration with her. Amazing! You go girl!

Have you come across anyone, works, images or films recently that you find very inspiring? If so, leave me your reply in the comment box below!

L.o.L <3,

Her World Day Out with YL

Hi guys!

Hope ya’ll are having a great mid-week, yes? 😉

A few weeks ago, friend YL and I attended Her World’s Day Out event at Tangs Vivo. So we took some photos while we travelled to the event. Here’s one photo post-processed in Mei Ren Xiang Ji Poco Camera (read about my review/tutorial here.) and FotoRus frame! ^^

This is the crazy queue for complimentary (read free) manicure. LOL.

So the story goes that while we were queuing up for the free manicure, I uploaded the photo of YL and I above to Instagram and tagged #igsg. Frankly, at that point of time, I thought #igsg was a form of identifying photos from Singapore (that’s why I tagged it). I didn’t realize that it was actually an uber popular, “get popular” instagram account. AND SO the photo was featured on Igsg‘s account as well as sweetyoungthing‘s (cheesy I know) account!

@igsg had some 280,000 followers then (now it’s 301,000) on Instagram and after a few hours, the photo received almost 1000 likes! :O So just imagine YL and I spazzing when we realize we had our “15 minutes” of fame, hohoho! Basically @igsg reposts popular photos, about 1 every hour and only leaves 6 photos on its account at any one time.

The same photo reposted on to @sweetyoungthing‘s instagram account.

I’ll be meeting up with @igsg’s account owner, Ken for coffee this week and we might possibly work out partnership opportunities. How exciting! I’ll update you guys if and when we’ve worked out the details! (: 

Photo of my nails, post manicure! ^^

Like how my photo looks like? I decorated the photo using Snapeee, the fairly new japanese decoration and sharing app, which I reviewed in the previous post here, check it out if you haven’t.

That’s all for now!

L.o.L <3,

Snapeee App Review

Hi lovelies!

It’s been some time since I last reviewed an app huh! Today I’m gonna review one of my recent favourite camera, photo decorating and sharing app, Snapeee!


You can download the app on this site for free –

It basically works rather similarly to Instagram with following and recommendation functions except it’s Japanese with lots of cute-sy stickers, stamps, filters and frames to decorate your photos with! I love it! My account name on Snapeee is @ena_teo, check out my account if you have Snapeee or decide to download it after reading my review! (:

Some of the photos I’ve posted on my Snapeee account:

A photo of my manicured nails I decorated and posted on Snapeee! Note the beautiful rose glitter borders, sweet graphic stamps and filter.

Another photo I edited and posted on Snapeee! Basically if you are a fan of Japanese culture, you will love Snapeee because it’s filled with Kawaii (read cute for my non-Japanese friends) photos of Japanese food, fashion, animals and celebrity models! (:

This, my friends is the kind of Kawaii stuff you find on Snapeee. Doesn’t it make your day?!
So basically I would rate 4/5 for Snapeee for being a super cute and adorable camera, photo decorating and sharing app. It has a great variety of decorations and filters for photos. The ONLY downside I have for this app would naturally be that there isn’t a lot of people using Snapeee in Singapore, so I wouldn’t use/visit it as often as I would for Instagram.
Nonetheless, Snapeee is a great app that might give Instagram a run for its money in time to come. Instagram beware! Hehe.
That’s all for today folks! Let me know if you have come across any new and interesting apps recently, comment away! 😉
L.o.L <3,

Fall Fashion IT Bags 2012 – Clutches Edition

Hi lovelies!

Recently I blogged about Fall (in Love) Fashion IT handbags and I’m following up with a Clutches Edition! I’m excited to be posting about them because I’ve selected a pretty long list of 42 clutches across 5 themes. I’m fairly certain that at least 1 of them will tickle your fancy. Haha!

1. Glamorous Renaissance

Fall Winter season is the season for lots of partying and gatherings, thus it’s natural for the bags to reflect the opulence of the season! These choices are great for formal gala dinners and events.

Anya Hindmarch Bells Clutch

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2012 Purple Knot ClutchBvlgari Serpenti ClutchDolce & Gabbanna Miss Dea Embriodered Suede Clutch

Oscar Dela Renta Fall Winter 2012 Jeweled Clutch

2. Exquisite Florals

These bags keep in line with the larger than life decorations for Fall Winter, albeit with floral motifs.

Givenchy Flower Minaudière In Red Satin

Jason Wu Chinoiserie Embroidered Clutch Bag in Pink

Jason Wu Chinoiserie Embroidered Clutch Bag in Yellow

Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012 lily embroidered clutch 

Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012 rose clutch 

Alexander McQueen Floral Clutch

Alexander McQueen Embroidered Floral Long Clutch

Alexander McQueen De Manta Big Flower Clutch3. Animal Instincts

In this collection, you’ll find bags decked out in animal prints all ready to emerge for some fun!

Celine Python ClutchChloe Fall Winter 2012 Horse Print ClutchDax Gabler Chocolate Clutch Python. More details Check out here.Giorgio Armani Animalier print with metallic gold-colour claspJérôme Dreyfuss Indigo Snakeskin Leon Clutch

Jérôme Dreyfuss is a french label that began in 1998, opened his first store in 2008 and only gain widespread global fame recently. I reckon the label is an up and coming designer

Jérôme Dreyfuss Leopard Leon ClutchJérôme Dreyfuss Snakeskin Leon Clutch4. Quirky & Unique

Diego DolciniDVF Black Lips Clutch

DVF Pink Lips ClutchKotur Marcil Plated Snakeskin Clutch Bag

Kotur is a bag label that began in 2004 and I am absolutely in love with her abstract designs! Very architectural and avant garde.

Olympia Le-tan 

If you haven’t heard, all of Olympia Le-tan bags are handmade, and limited to only 16 of each design, with the ‘first edition’ handmade by LeTan herself. Her bags range from 1000 pounds and above. Most of them resemble book covers, and have been touted the “intellectual” (maybe more aptly as pseudo intellectual, haha!) bags. Anyhoo, getting a Le-Tan bag is a quirky and unique addition to a consummate fashion bag collector’s collection! (;

Pierre Hardy 

Pierre Hardy the designer is born and raised in Paris. He is currently the creative director of Hermes’ jewelry division. His label specializes in shoes and bags for men and women.

Pierre Hardy Fall 2012 Clutch in black and pink with gold details

I am in love with the bag.

Pierre Hardy Fall 2012 Clutch in gold & blackVersace Clutch in Orange

5. Chic & Simple

For the lovers of the chic & simple style, here are some selection that I love and I think you’ll love too! A chic & simple bag is also perfect if you’re wearing fancy and elaborate gown and shoes to achieve a balance attire. (;

Alexander Wang box clutch
Alexander McQueen White Belt ClutchAlexander McQueen Pink Red Clutch

Celine Silver Box Clutch

Silver will continue to be a trending colour in SS13.

Chanel Green Quilted Clutch

Givenchy Orange Clutch

Oscar Dela Renta Red Clutch

The Row Black Python Clutch

This was the bag I was referring to in my previous post when I was comparing Jason Wu’s neon yellow green handbag.The Row Blue Python Clutch
The Row Orange Long Clutch

Valentino Red ClutchYSL Black Clutch with Gold Clasp

With that, I come to the end of my 5 themes, 42 pieces, Fall Fashion IT Bags 2012 – Clutches Edition ! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did while preparing it! (;

Now it’s your turn to tell me, which are your favourites and why?

Till the next post,

L.o.L <3,

Images credit with thanks to

Fall (in Love) Fashion IT Bags 2012

Hi ! *Waves excitedly*

The long awaited post is finally here! Here are my top picks for Fall Winter 2012 handbags! (:

Dolce & Gabbana Embroidered Bags

Dolce & Gabbana’s created a beautiful and intricate Fall Winter 2012 collection inspired by the Renaissance motifs. Carrying these bags would resemble carrying pieces of art on your arms. I will be posting up selected photos of Dolce & Gabbana’s runway looks in an upcoming Fall Winter key highlights post, so do watch out for that! (; 

Chanel Le Boy Flap Bag in AlligatorThis, my dear friends, Chanel’s Le Boy is fashion’s next IT bag. From what I’ve heard, they are already sold out in Paris! If you can afford it, this is the bag to add to your collection as it’s a classic design that’s sure to stand the test of time.

3.1Phillip Satchel 

Personally i think the 3.1Phillip Lim satchel is distinctive and beautifully laid-back. It’s been around for sometime and I know I’m gonna sound overly dramatic but I feel that most people aren’t aware of just how beautiful it is.

Alexander McQueen Heroine

I spotted the Heroine bag months back when images of the FW bags first came out but it wasn’t until in July when I saw the variations (Leopard, Leather and Suede) that it really drew my attention. LDN Fashion describes it this way, “The design is elegant and classic, but retains that distinctly McQueen edge attitude.” I think the Heroine bag stands a chance to replace Celine’s luggage tote. What do you think?

Jason Wu Kate Python Embossed Calfskin bag

Jason Wu’s Kate bag takes after The Row’s square shaped bag. I’m guessing it’s gonna be a fraction of what The Row’s bag asks for, since it’s faux python/calfskin leather. But what I love about this bag? It’s super sprightly lemon green colour. ^^

DVF Fall Winter Bags 2012

I chose to feature these DVF bags because the colours are so spot on and trendy. As you know, I love fuchsia (IKR, it’s all over my blogskin!) and haven’t you heard, oxblood is Fall Winter’s 2012 key colour!

Anya Hindmarch Fall Winter Bags 2012 

Anya Hindmarch’s claim to fame was her “I’m not a plastic bag” bag back in 2007/08. Handbag designer Hindmarch is very conscientious about compartments in handbags and I like how this bag is very practically designed with trendy colours and glitter! Which reminds me of another design I’ve seen recently, the Tiny Tim Light Up , it’s really cute.

Anya Hindmarch Tiny Tim Light Up

It’s a LED lighted bag that’s sure to make you the center of attention if you carry it on the dance floor, LOL.

Tod’s Fall Winter 2012 Bags

I was flipping through the magazines and Tod’s plum bag caught my attention. But alas, I think it looks better on the model / magazine spread then it does on its own. Tod’s bags are great for more formal events and work, plus it looks comfortably roomy!

That’s all for now! Let me know if you decide to get one of the choices above for this coming Fall Winter so that I can bask in your joy as well! Or let me know if you have a Fall Winter bag favourite which is not mentioned in this post! (;

Images credit with thanks to, and where credits due on photo.

L.o.L <3,

Ena Loves to Travel (Experience Asia Hilton Hotel & CNNGo Contest Entry)


How’s your September coming along? Can you believe that it’s the LAST WEEK of September already? *shudders* Time reallyyyy flies in September! Personally I had this revelation recently that September is like the busiest month of the year for everyone when all the action of work/school/life is in motion and everyone’s just packed with stuff to do! Do you feel the same way too? If not, which is the busiest month for you and why? Let me know in the comment box! (:

So my school’s 1st quarter just wrapped up and I’m supposedly enjoying my 1 week break this week except that there’s actually tons of research and organizational work I have to do for school! HAHA. So alas, not much of a break for me!

Anyway I’ve side-tracked enough because as you can read from the title above, I took part in a contest organized by Hilton Hotel and CNNGo!

Do you like the video? I thought it was quite good (HAHAHA no shame for me) except that I had this constant frown on my face. HAHA. Because I filmed it a few times and I exceeded the 30 seconds mark and I  think I was worried I’d exceed the 30 seconds mark again! LOL.

I filmed it almost 3 weeks ago but I was too busy and neglected to post it up here and garner votes. (T-T)”‘ My video has 2 likes (I have no idea who these lovely people are, and THANK YOU).

I hope to be able to go on future travel trips and film more videos while traveling to share the experiences with you!

A few examples of cool travel vloggers are Justin on his journey with Heineken, watch the preview of his 5 parts journey from Mongolia to Bangkok supposedly (I say supposedly because I highly doubt it) paid in Heineken beer:

And the inspirational Natalie Tran with Lonely Planet in Singapore here:

She travels to many more places, you can watch them on Youtube. I love that she imbues her unique humour to her travel vlogs as well. 😀

I know I have been saying I will update my post on IT bags 2012 since like forever but I promise the next post is it! HAHA. I even have a schedule/list written! I have also attended a few art and fashion events recently (previews available on my Instagram/Twitter) so do watch this space (subscribe if you haven’t) for more exciting updates soon!

Alrighty, that’s all for now!

L.o.L, <3

Catch Brave the Movie (:

Hello! (:

I caught Brave with my friends in August and I loved it!

Here are the reasons why I love it:

1. Love the starring character, Merida in her Scottish accent and messy hair.

2. Love the cute storyline.

3. Love the cutest triplets ever in history!

4. Love the 3 ____ that the triplets turned into! You have to watch the movie to understand what I mean!

Lovely posters I found via google:

I told you the triplets are the cutest right?! >.<

Now watch the trailer! (;

Also check out a preview of Pixar short titled “La Luna”, that plays before the Brave movie! It’s a really sweet and cute short. (:

L.o.L <3

Hermes The Gift of Time Exhibition Photo & Video Review

As I mentioned in a post earlier, Hermes presented an exhibition titled “The Gift of Time” fashion / art exhibition and I managed to catch it with my friend Ace on the last day, just about an hour to go before it closed! (;

This is how the interior of Tanjong Pagar (defunct) Railway Station looks like. Pardon for the blurry images cause the lighting was quite dim and there was an all around red/orangey hue.

Upon entering the exhibition, we see this clock/sun-dial with a horse motif clock hand which reflects a horse shadow. It’s a lovely combination of fine artistry/design and science.

The first room is filled with videos and quotes about time. I spotted quotes in English, Mandarin and French.

Here are some of my favourites:
The second room is titled “Time Suspended” and it’s about the amazing history made by an equestrian that jumped a hurdle so high that has not been broken. The bar in the room reflects the exact height of the record. It’s been said that the jump was so high and spectacular that in that moment it felt like time was suspended. Therefore Hermes was inspired to create a watch with the essence of “Time Suspended” which encapsulates the spirit of Man pushing limits.

This video screen on the sand is position in front / below of the watch and I love how technology and video is artiscally integrated into the exhibition. 

In the same room hangs a series of horse saddles over the centuries which is a testament to the evolution of Hermes horse saddles which represents their beginnings and their heritage.

There was a guide for each room and the exhibition would not have been complete if not for the stories and background they shared! I think Hermes Singapore / exhibition organizer did a great job in engaging and training the guides because I thought them pretty spectacular, they memorized the whole script and most if not all of them were impeccably dressed and smart looking.

In the fourth and my favourite room, titled “Time Balance”, there is a huge and revolving top which has a set of water filled but always balanced glasses in the middle. It illustrates the idea of how all of us have the same number hours of time in a day and balancing/managing life/time is not a mean feat but it’s possible. It’s a profound concept and I am most impressed with how it’s so beautifully conveyed.

The tablewares displayed are all designed by Hermes.

In the fifth room which I didn’t manage to catch the name of, it showcases Hermes’ expertise in leather in beautifully designed and interesting artworks. The first part is a pendulum of bags. The green bag acts as the gong and the two brown luggages vibrates.

Watch them in action in a video compilation of clips I took from the exhibition:

In the same room there are artworks designed and made with Hermes leather such as the parrot and the cat face. They are made up of beautifully coloured and various types of leather varying from rough to smooth. The guide encouraged us to touch the varying textures.

Yay for being able to touch the display in the exhibition! 😀In the fifth room titled “Imagination Room”, viewers are encouraged to relax on the cushion seating areas and gaze at the coloured reflection from a bowl of water. 

In the sixth and last room there’s a see saw in front with huge tree in the middle, a tortoise at the bottom of the tree and a horse cuckoo clock on the tree and glass framed displays that light up at different and seemingly random order. I didn’t quite catch the meaning of this room but I think it was about chance and surprise.

The horse comes out to cuckoo every 3 minutes. Haha!

As I mentioned in the video above, I enjoyed the exhibition very much. And as I review the exhibition in this post, I ponder and realize that the exhibition was intentionally and well-designed to allow viewers to experience the exhibition through the various senses of touch, sight and hearing. It is also a beautiful reminder of how Hermes takes pride in her heritage, fine craft and artistry and educating the people about them.

Haven’t had enough of Hermes from this post? Check out their video related to the exhibition here:

LoL <3,

Hermès The Gift of Time Exhibition Singapore


If you don’t already know, Hermès, the acclaimed french fashion power-house is  presenting the precious Gift of Time exhibition at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Hermes Gift of Time Exhibition. Image take from

The exhibition is curated and created by US-born artist and poet Hilton McConnico, and the series of installations will make use of its surrounds – the de-commissioned train station itself a contemplation on the passage of time – to invite viewers to explore the ways we make use of the most evanescent and valuable aspects of life: time itself.

The Gift of Time exhibition will run from August 1 to 12, 11am to 9pm daily. Admission is free. Find out more about the traveling exhibit by heading over to Hermès’ dedicated minisite. Also check out The U Cafe, a pop-up cafe in conjunction with the exhibition.

I have yet to go down for the exhibition but I plan to this weekend. This is the last weekend of the exhibition, so do go down to check it out before it’s too late!

If however you are unable to make it down for the exhibition personally, do check out Moonberry’s visually arresting blog post here.



Key Looks | Versace Fall 2012 Couture Collection

I fell in love with Versace Fall 2012 Collection when I saw it first released on Jessica Alba puts it best: “sexy, strong, warrior.”

Here are my top 4 favourite looks from this collection which will definitely be etched in my mind. I love how the designs of this collection is very fluid, flowy yet daring and empowering. Very fitting for a modern lady that’s unafraid of her femininity, sexuality and ability.

This is the key look released on’s front page:

First Look featuring model Lindsey Wixson:

Dresses fitting for a princess / wedding bride:

Images taken from here.

Which is your favourite look?


Ten Principles To Live By In Fiercely Complex Times

I have the great privilege of being mentored by one of the best Real Estate agents in Singapore, ERA company. My mentor and recently acknowledged god-brother, Shon Foong sent this very insightful email which is written by Tony Schwartz posted originally here and I’d like to share it with you as well!

When you face difficulty in your course of work, with people you dont feel good with, when someone dont understands you..

What enduring principles can you rely on to make choices that reflect openness, integrity and happiness?

These 10 works for me:

1. Always challenge certainty, especially your own.

When you think you’re undeniably right, ask yourself “What might I be missing here?” If I could truly figure it all out, what else would there be left to do?

2. Excellence is an unrelenting struggle, but it’s also the surest route to enduring satisfaction. 

There’s no shortcut to excellence. Getting there requires practicing deliberately, delaying gratification, and forever challenging your current comfort zone.

3. Emotions are contagious, so it pays to know what you’re feeling.

Think of the loving kindness your mom, dad or loved ones did for you. How did he or she make you feel? That’s the way you want to make others feel.

4. When in doubt, ask yourself, “How would I behave here at my best?”

We know instinctively what it means to do the right thing, even when we’re inclined to do the opposite.

If you find it impossible, in a challenging moment, to envision how you’d behave at your best, try imagining how someone you admire would respond.

5. If you do what you love, the money may or may not follow, but you’ll love what you do.

It’s magical thinking to assume you’ll be rewarded with wealth for following your heart. What it will give you is a richer life. If material riches don’t follow, and you decide they’re important, there’s always time for Plan B.

6. You need less than you think you do.

All your life, you’ve been led to believe that more is better, and that whatever you have isn’t enough. It’s a prescription for disappointment.

Instead ask yourself this: How much of what you already have truly adds value in your life? What could you do without?

7. Accept and Love yourself but never stop trying to learn and grow.

You were always happy before and dont forget who you really were. Learning new things everyday brings happiness and freshness in your life.

8. Meaning isn’t something you discover, it’s something you create, one step at a time. 

Meaning is derived from finding a way to express your unique skills and passion in the service of something larger than yourself. Figuring out how best to contribute is a lifelong challenge, reborn every day.

9. You can’t change what you don’t notice and not noticing won’t make it go away.

Each of us has an infinite capacity for self-deception. To avoid pain, we rationalize, minimize, deny, and go numb. The antidote is the willingness to look at yourself with unsparing honesty, and to hold yourself accountable to the person you want to be.

10. When in doubt, take responsibility.

It’s called being a true adult.