Merry Christmas! I had the opportunity to score a couple of festive dresses with Femme Luxe, who reached out to me recently to style some dresses from their collection. To be honest, I was initially hesitant about the overtly sexy appeal of their collection and models, but hey, it was an opportunity to discover how these dresses would translate onto a frame that’s pretty much the opposite. In the spirit of experimentation, I also picked dresses that I’d normally not gravitate towards – plaid and cheetah prints, welcome to my wardrobe.
I’m just very relieved that I didn’t wind up looking like I’d donned a tablecloth as I feared with plaid patterns! I suppose it helped that the Juliette – a red tartan off-shoulder plaid dress – came with a belt that cinches at the waist for its silhouette, potentially dispelling all notions of using myself as a picnic mat…
I also re-used my extra long santa hat that I got last year. Best festive purchase ever.
Chilled with a camel at the Maritime Experiential Museum in Sentosa. This was a route that Ai and I had to go through in order to access the ‘Hello, One Piece’ exhibition which is up until the end of the year!
Photo by Ai.
The ‘Hello, One Piece’ exhibition was a pretty small one, featuring badly-translated english descriptions of the original japanese copy (if you’re one to be concerned about that), but also a bunch of really cool original artworks. The video showing mangaka Oda Eiichiro’s process was also eye-opening – we even got to get close to a replication of his desk! Word of advice though, skip the VR experience. It’s not worth the extra SGD $8 to sit and watch as artworks showed up. We were honestly hoping that the VR segment would take advantage of the experiential interaction of the medium, so that was a bit of a disappointment.
I wore the Bobbie – a cheetah print silky shirt dress – on my date with Ai the very next day at Uniqlo’s Holiday Gathering event. Details were pretty vague about this event, so we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a fun fabric button workshop manned by Sew Into It when we arrived! There were even donuts and drinks that Ai and I didn’t enjoy because we were too engrossed with our embroidery. Check it out on my Instagram post here.
2018 has been a year of firsts for me – ‘owning’ my first home (heh), participating in my first Inktober, welcoming a brand new nephew, an impromptu trip for a con, patterns. It’s been a ride being able to experience interesting things, and am looking forward to what new stuff 2019 will bring.
Have a good year, all!
Outfit photos assisted by Ai.