Pastel Swallows

I was in a pastel mood when I dressed to meet up with Yuunsama, a good friend I’ve not met up with for the better part of the year. We had a wonderful little photoshoot before I left for the States way back when if anyone still remembers. Time flies by so quickly; we’ve known each other for a decade now!

My outfit features frills, lace, and a pair of divine socks from Sammy Icon. I was recently approached by the Ukrainian company over styling their products; and with my newfound socks obsession, how could I say no to more quirky socks? Also, with what little I know of Ukraine’s history and the current furor over its political unrest, this opportunity was a breath of fresh air to have something fun (and normal) to learn about the country. I loved their branding ‘Made in heaven, raised in travel’, and the odd little stories that accompanied each product at the UA section (I had the help of Google Translate). The socks were thin enough for Singapore’s hot summer weather but surprisingly durable. This particular pair I’m wearing is Swallow Grey, which I folded in at the top to hide the red band in order to better fit my pastel colour palette. Thank you Sammy Icon!

Pastel outfit: Sixties Inspired peppermint chiffon blouse, Forever 21 lace skirt, Nine West purple tote, Forever 21 filigree earrings, Sammy Icon grey swallow socks, Cotton On beige lace-ups. Photo assisted by Yuunsama.Photo assisted by Yuunsama.

Pastel outfit: Sixties Inspired peppermint chiffon blouse, Forever 21 lace skirt, Nine West purple tote, Forever 21 filigree earrings, Sammy Icon grey swallow socks, Cotton On beige lace-ups. Photo assisted by Yuunsama.Photo assisted by Yuunsama.

Jumping outfit shot. Photo taken by Yuunsama.Photo taken by Yuunsama.

Sammy Icon grey swallow socks and Cotton On lace-ups.

We had brunch at Common Man Coffee Roasters, a popular cafe downtown. In fact, it’s right below BoCHINche, which I wrote about in here.

Common Man Full Breakfast from Common Man Coffee Roasters.Yuunsama had a cup of Flat White and the Common Man Full Breakfast: Two free-range organic eggs in any style, back bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, chorizo hash browns, Portobello mushrooms & house-made chorizo baked beans, with artisanal sourdough toast.

We both detest baked beans, but I gave this a shot and it turns out that their house-made baked beans were absolutely delicious. I could eat an entire bowl of their baked beans if they serve it. I so would.

Fish Burger and a glass of Fresh orange, carrot & ginger juice from Common Man Coffee Roasters.I had a glass of Fresh Orange, Carrot & Ginger Juice and the Fish Burger: House-made fish patty, creamy coconut bok choy, grilled tomatoes, romaine & tartare sauce on a fluffy brioche bun, served with rocket salad.

This was a gamble of an order, since my feelings on coconut-flavoured things aren’t exactly positive, but I was in an experimental mood that day, and decided to give the fish burger a whirl. The coconut sauce was heavenly. My only gripe was that I ran out of sauce halfway through. Oh and I should have changed my salad side to fries. The raw vegetables were just too healthy for me.

Churros and chocolate dip at Common Man Coffee Roasters.We capped off our meal with Common Man Churros: Sugar-dusted, softer on the inside and served with luscious chocolate sauce.

This was slightly weird for me, as the insides were sticky and doughy, totally not the consistency I’ve been used to or was expecting at all. Yuunsama loved it though, but all I could think of was Churros Calientes, the best place on earth for churros (and hot chocolate). T^T

Selfie with Yuunsama.Can’t end the day without a selfie with Yuunsama. ♥

 

OUTFIT
Top from Sixties Inspired
Skirt from Forever 21
Earrings from Forever 21
Bag from Nine West
Socks c/o Sammy Icon
Shoes from Cotton On

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Art of the Shadow Doppelganger

Continuing in what seems to be a tradition of wearing things I own for the first time years after they were purchased, I present to you one of the few blatant fandom merchandises I own- a Naruto x Uniqlo t-shirt collaboration. Kage Bunshin no Jutsu is one of my favourite tricks that the ninjas use, so I was all the more amused by the panel of silhouettes and english translation on this tee. I also got to break out my ANBU mask for this outfit shoot! I thought it was quite fitting considering that my outfit was predominantly black… however did you know that black isn’t the best colour to wear when skulking around at night? Not that it matters much to fictional ninjas who possess fictional powers.

If you thought my geek cred is way up there, I’ll have to confess that I’ve actually not caught up with Naruto (both anime and manga) in years, so I don’t know what’s going on anymore. But it evokes memories of a long-lost friend and I bonding over the series and singing its opening theme songs as we stayed up late marathoning episodes at our dorm room. I’ve missed that.

Outfit details: Gap black glasses, Uniqlo Naruto black t-shirt, Zara wool skirt, Taobao black floral socks, Taobao black platform shoes, Taobao black hat.

Outfit details: Gap black glasses, Uniqlo Naruto black t-shirt, Zara wool skirt, Taobao black floral socks, Taobao black platform shoes, Taobao black hat.

Outfit details: Gap black glasses, Uniqlo Naruto black t-shirt, Zara wool skirt, Taobao black floral socks, Taobao black platform shoes, Taobao black hat.

Black floral socks from Taobao, black platform shoes from Taobao.

 

OUTFIT
T-shirt from Uniqlo
Skirt from Zara
Glasses from Gap
Hat from Taobao
Socks from Taobao
Shoes from Taobao

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Made Up Persona

Today I unveil a self portrait session that I’ve been really excited to share for a while now. I originally wanted to post earlier, but suddenly got struck by something that’s been making its rounds in Singapore; I spent the better part of two days confined to bed as the back of my eyeballs throbbed in pain, throat so parched I found myself waking up every three hours or so in the middle of the night just to quench it. Not to mention the inconvenience of occasional cold shivers that wracked my body at the most unexpected moments. Ugh. A whole lot of H2O consumption and Z’s later I took an abrupt turn for the better, and let me just say that it feels so good to be healthy again.

But I went off on a tangent there. I managed to snag some precious time to set up indoors, which provided the perfect opportunity for me to be a little more adventurous with makeup than I otherwise would have ventured with in public. I’ve missed this. My look features one of a few brands I’m pleased to share; I won a superbly soft Habutai silk scarf featuring nostalgic nintendo game Duck Hunt from RV Designs, a small design team all the way from Canada. I absolutely love how it appeals to both the geeky and sartorial sides of me, even though Duck Hunt was such an annoying game when I was younger… my package even came with a very personal letter, a touch that I appreciated. A detail of the print is on my instagram. I wore the scarf as a double-knotted headband, one of the few ways in which Singapore’s tropical weather allows scarves to be worn. The look was completed with heavily-drawn eyes using my newfound love, the K-Palette 1 Day Magic Eyeliner (review here). I also attached a set of false eyelashes from my precious collection using the K-Palette 1 Day Magic Eyelash Glue. I’ve never worn it before, but this purple-tinged set of falsies has been in my collection for a few years now (as mentioned in my previous post, I’m an incorrigible hoarder).

I present to you my ego as an assault of colours:

Self portrait outfit details: RV Designs Duck Hunt 100% Habutai silk scarf, Forever 21 yellow embroidered dress, Shopbop Stance Everday Crew Warrior Socks, Shopbop Sam Edelman Bray Slingback Sandals.

Self portrait outfit details: RV Designs Duck Hunt 100% Habutai silk scarf, K-Palette eyeliner and eyelash glue.

Self portrait outfit details: RV Designs Duck Hunt 100% Habutai silk scarf, K-Palette eyeliner and eyelash glue, Etude House lipstick.

Self portrait outfit details: RV Designs Duck Hunt 100% Habutai silk scarf, K-Palette eyeliner and eyelash glue.

Also featuring in my look are items from my recent collaboration with Shopbop, an online fashion boutique. This partnership has been such a pleasure, opening up opportunities for me to get in touch with brands that I wouldn’t normally approach. I’m wearing crazy cool crew socks from Stance coupled with a comfortable pair of Sam Edelman cowhide sandals, the two of which formed an unexpected seamless union due to the black heel caps of my socks. Shopbop’s website was really easy to navigate; I found it convenient that an item’s images scrolled through when I hovered over its thumbnail, saving me the hassle of sorting through all the tabs that I would otherwise have accumulated. I also got my awesome package a mere two days after I got notified that it was shipped via free express international shipping! That’s a record from anything I’ve ever purchased from the USA to Singapore. I very much am in love with the expedited shipping option from Shopbop, that’s for sure.

Self portrait outfit details: RV Designs Duck Hunt 100% Habutai silk scarf, Forever 21 yellow embroidered dress, Shopbop Stance Everday Crew Warrior Socks, Shopbop Sam Edelman Bray Slingback Sandals.

Shopbop Sam Edelman Bray Slingback Sandals.

 

OUTFIT
Scarf from RV Designs
Dress from Forever 21
Stance socks c/o Shopbop
Sam Edelman sandals c/o Shopbop

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