Tommy Hilfiger X Gigi Hadid

Monday, September 26, 2016

Did a fun shoot with my baby sister Ashley last week, playing twinsies in Tommy Hilfiger X Gigi Hadid collection. It's funny how I just realise that we don't really have much photos together, the last photoshoot we did together was prolly the one we did for H&M, which was like almost a year ago :/ It's just weird sometimes, eventho we always take photos for each other, but not much for both of us together, maybe we should do it more often in the future, when we are still young lollll.

Anyway, both of us are huge fans of the hadids. I'm so glad they launch this collection here in KL. Here's us try'na do the 'fashion sisters' shoot, photographed by our very own Brian See, that makes the shoot extra more fun. 







 Love it? Hate it? Do shoot us some ideas on what theme we should do next!

Handy Travel Tips

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


1. Minimise full size items.
I've used to bring full size items like skincare products or hair products because I was so insecure without them but they take up so much space! ( not to mention they are super heavy too. )
So here's a few ways :
- invest in travel packs, brands like Kiehl's have the best travel packs.
- Save your skincare samples whenever you get one and bring them while you travel.
- make your own travel packs! My favourite way is by using contact lens case to fill my skincare. (I have tons of them cuz I wear contact lens but you can also buy them cuz it's super cheap!)
-  invest in travel kits that offer different sizes of bottles. You can get them in Muji or Daiso. I personally prefer Muji cuz their quality is better? It's slightly more expensive but I think if you're a frequent traveler, it's worth to invest.

2. Learn how to use Google map!
I used to plan all the places that I wanted to go and save it in my Google map. After saving all the places, I'll plan on which area to go so I won't miss anything. To be honest, most of them are food places lolol.

(here's my Tokyo map. Those stars are the places that I’ve saved and it's easier to plan on routes.)
Best thing about it is that it gives info on their opening hours and also routes on how to get there.

3. Portable Wifi services.
Depends on the country and the group of people you're travelling with. Some telco offers good deals for unlimited wifi services abroad but if you're travelling in a group (2 - 5 persons) I guess it's best to pre-book a portable wifi device to share as it is way cheaper. Like the one I always use, Wiyo, offers good deals for wifi in various countries.

4. Plan your outfits.
Sometimes we just over pack our clothes. Especially if we go to cold places, sweaters are so bulky they take up so much spaces. Learn how to wear in layers. I usually pack bottoms that can match with every tops. If I'm travelling for 10 days, I'll bring 10 thin tops, maybe 3-4 bottoms and 2-3 outer wear (if I were to visit cold places). Black & denims are the best to match with. Of course, fold your outfit as neat as possible (or roll them) else it'll take up spaces if you don't keep them tidy.

5. Grab Car to Airport!
I travel so often that sometimes no one is free to fetch me to the airport lol. I mean I wouldn't want to bother someone, so I try to get to the airport by myself. Driving myself there will be out of the questions because the parking can be really expensive; KLIA Express is a good alternative but sometimes I’ve got more than 1 luggage and lugging them by myself would be challenge (they are quite heavy at times). Taxi is the next best solution but then you know how expensive taxi fares are, especially when some of them doesn’t even follow the meter.

BUT WORRY NO MORE! Because Grab Car has started offering a flat rate of RM65 to or from airport! Trust me, it's the cheapest option you can ever get and it’s easy to book them! Not to mention that they are reliable too by making it right to your door step within 15 to 20 minutes (depending on range). I’ve had really good experience with Grab Car; ranging from their comfort level, driving, navigation and also the help that they normally give me with my luggage definitely was a big plus point. Oh and the best part is that ever since they have introduced their pay by credit card option, I no longer need to worry that I carry enough cash that I won’t be able to go home haha.

You can download grab on your android or IOS here:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grabtaxi.passenger&hl=en

So there you go with all my pre-travel tips. Let me know if have your own travel hack that you can share hehe.

坐茶

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Are you that type of person who spends all time looking for a new place to go but end up going back to the same old (safe) place cuz you just can't take any disappointments. Me too. Food places to be exact, I'm pretty much the definition of dilemma. BUT THIS DILEMMA HAS TO GO. I miss exploring new places, and I'm glad that theres so many gems in KL yet to be explore.

Like my new recent fav brunch place - @chocha.foodstore located in Chinatown, serves asian-chinese food and amazing teas. Not forget to mention their coffee bar @addicted_now run by my artsy friend Enzo that offers good coffee! This place used to be some old dodgy hotel and I love how they kept the essence there. The selections of cups & plates, lights and furniture goes really well with the theme. They're not only serving good food but also very Instagram/snapchat worthy.

Been there twice in a week, once on a Sunday and once on Merdeka holiday, both pack as expected so maybe you shall try going on a weekday if you don't want a long queue ( no promises tho! ). Chocha food store is not completely done yet, they have bar on level 2 hasn't open yet! More reasons to go back.




Ulam Barley Rice with Salted Egg Squid. My fav I can say cuz I a fan of pesto! 

Cincalok fried chicken w salsa ( left ) Biang Biang Inspired Noodle ( right )





Congrats to @enzo_cy for the amazing coffee bar that makes Chocha even better!


Chocha Foodstore 
Add : 156, Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. 
Hours : Tues-Sun, 11am-9pm.

Diamonds

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hi everyone! I’m so glad to share about Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Diamond series which is finally available in Malaysia! I’ve been waiting for it to launch here since I saw Janice Man (Bausch + Lomb Lacelle ambassador of Hong Kong) was promoting on instagram. Fyi, I’ve been an old follower of Janice Man when she was a young blogger/model from Xanga. 


I’m excited about this new product, the Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Diamond series as it comes in 10pcs or 30pcs of daily disposable lens in one box. Which is a really great news for those who wears color lens everyday and also those who only want to wear it occasionally. I mean it’s totally up to your own preference! They’re 14.2mm in diameter and printed with a delicate pattern that mimics the light-reflecting facets of a solitaire-cut diamond. So your eyes will *shine bright like a diamond* Did I mention that they are breathable which will make your eyes feel comfortable all day?

These pretty series comes in three beautiful colours:- 

Aqua Glacier: Alluring aqua sheen of glacier that reflects fun, approaching and refreshing. I usually wear this when I’m out to parties or date night with friends.

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Champagne BrownThis colour instantly light up your face with the dazzling gorgeous brown and also provides a natural classy demure look. I would wear this when I attend a more formal events as it’s not over the top but still beautiful. 


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Pink RoseThis gives your eyes a scintillating sheen that is distinctively feminine. Definitely a perfect portrayal of grace and gentleness. I would suggest this colour for a feminine girly hi-tea outing. 


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If you like these Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Diamond series too, check out their facebook page and find the perfect colour for yourself here www.facebook.com/lacellemy or visit your nearest Optimal Optical outlet today to find out more!

A day in Madrid

Monday, August 29, 2016

When I knew I was going to Madrid, I didn’t have a clue what Madrid would be like and what I should expect. Norman (editor of Buro 24/7 Singapore), my partner-in-crime on the trip had  been there years ago and he told me that the vibe in Madrid is completely different compared to Barcelona. Believe it or not, I could feel the difference as soon as I touched down in Madrid. Both of them are Spain’s biggest cities, but I personally think that Madrid allows you to get to the heart of Spanish cultural essence because people from all around Spain tend to gather there  compared to Barcelona, which attracts tourists from around the world.

Las Rozas Village
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Las Rozas Village is smaller compared to La Roca in Barcelona but the shops they have there definitely compete. Las Rozas Village has the key brands I wanted to shop, like Gucci, Loewe, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Missoni, Bulgari and many more. For me personally, they had more selection of what I like even though the stores were smaller. The layout of the village was very spacious and like La Roca definitely didn’t feel like an outlet.

Maybe it was the heatwave, but the shopping village was less crowded that day and I tend to shop more in relaxed, less busy places.  I always prefer shopping on weekdays too. A good sign of any destination is that it’s popular with the locals and Las Rozas was full of locals compared to tourists in Barcelona.

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The terrace is to die for! It’s a great spot to hang out even if you’re not shopping.

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I was looking for a pair of new shades and I found a lot of good deals. I ended up getting a pair of Dior’s for about 200 euros.

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Lunch at a beautiful cafe inside the village.

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Here’s what I got for less than 1k euros. A Loewe clutch & coin pouch, Bulgari bracelet and Dior sunglasses.

Chocolateria San Gines
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I’m so glad we made it to the infamous Chocolateria San Gines in Central Madrid. This cafe is one of the oldest, operated since 1894 and it’s super famous for their chocolate con churros. Locals come here for supper as they’re open 24/7, super cool right! How I wish we had a chocolate supper place in KL too. I can tell they’re a must visit place from the photowall they have inside featuring their most famous visitors of all time.

Address: Pasadizo San Ginés, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Mistura Ice Cream & Coffee
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I remember we were craving some good ice cream to beat the heat. We made a few stops just to find good ice cream and we actually found one near Centro de Turismo Plaza Mayor. After google-ing it, it’s apparently one of the best handmade ice creams you can get in Madrid.

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I tried the Pistachio flavour. Totally regret not ordering the double scoop lol.

Address : Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain


Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
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The Thyssen is one of the most extraordinary private collections of predominantly European art in the world. Featuring 1,600 private collections, you can really learn so much about how art and fashion evolved over the years. Unfortunately we had only an hour and a half to spend there, but we had a lot of fun learning about the paintings. Very interesting stories for each and every painting.

Address : Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid, Spain

Restaurante Ramon Frexia Madrid
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One of Madrid’s finest, awarded two Michelin Stars. Their dishes are so well designed, from the looks to the taste. We had a really great time enjoying them. Also tons of snapchat worthy moments.

Address: Calle de Claudio Coello, 67, 28001 Madrid, Spain


Madrid’s iconic buildings
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Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena

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Royal Palace of Madrid

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La Plaza Mayor

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Cybele Palace

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Casa De La Villa

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La Grand Via


Hotel Villa Magna
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I loved the reflective TV in the room and the white marble furnished toilet. This hotel is located in Madrid’s most fashionable street, Salamanca, where you can find all the high end brands around the corner. I literally spent the last hour in the Gucci flagship nearby ( 2 minutes walk ) before heading to the airport.

Address: Paseo de la Castellana, 22, 28046 Madrid, Spain

I would love to thank Chic Outlet Shopping for having me and hosting me with the best itinerary I could ever ask for! Hope you enjoy this post! Till then!