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Flirt with CHIYO – a fashion label with a kook

9 Apr

Took me a year…with all the planning, decision making, traveling (this, I do not complain), meetings, talking, getting pissed, being pissed at, stressing, many face palm moments, lost in translation, losing weight, gaining weight, $$$ poured out, more $$$ poured out… , my baby is finally ALIVE!!

Presenting…

Womenswear // Shoes // Accessories //

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// Design // Sui Generis // Contemporary // Kooky //

CHIYO brand personifies being ‘sui generis’ – of its own kind, by creating contemporary yet timeless pieces that can be worn anytime, anywhere. It is intended to produce clothing, shoes and accessory line that will fulfill those who yearn to be different.

CHIYO aims to captivate by creating bold clothes, unassumingly kooky shoes and expressive accessories that will undoubtedly have its wearer stand out from the rest. Asymmetry and geometry both serves as the core concept when creating each collection with various influences from Japan’s eccentric street style to Australia’s avant-garde architecture and colours.

Every piece of CHIYO has a certain personal touch to it from being handcrafted, hand-assembled to hand-printed, which adds to the unique aesthetic of CHIYO.

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The newly launched website (took me 3 full days to build this, but yay.. I can start building e-commerce websites for others now)

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A lot of effort has been put into creating this label , and I hope it’ll grow into something A-A-AWESOME

website: http://www.shopchiyo.com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shopchiyo
lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/pixiebel

stockists: http://www.zalora.com.my/chiyo

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Shoes#1 Collection

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This collection was on preview at the Shoe Festival..   http://www.shopchiyo.com/misf-2012/

Check ’em out.

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Flirt with eyegasm at the LMFF L’Oreal Fashion Festival 2011

19 Mar

There are many things that I’m passionate about but the one that tops my list will always be

I’ve been to  a couple of fashion shows in Melbourne but this is my first time attending show organized by L’oreal and its absolutely fabulous.

 

As you can see, this year’s look is return to Glamour – back to the 1950s chic look where women have poise and style. Often wears a look that will leave an impression  (the infamous bold and satiny red lips). It was the period where society has evolved, being more liberated and accepting towards females’ capabilities , hence the trend in menswear for females.

Here are some themes from the past years’ shows

I managed to catch  the L’oreal Paris Runway 2 presented by Vogue Australia featuring Arnsdorf, Bassike, Dress up, ELLERY, From Britten, Laurence Pasquier, Lui Hon and Song for the Mute (who received the LMFF Designer Award). I picked this show because of Lui Hon, from Project Runway Australia and him being a Malaysian too makes it a lot more interesting.

My favourites for the night were ELLERY for its simplicity but quirky and Lui Hon for its eccentricity and its play with the fabrics. Dress Up’s fabric colour match was quite interesting too.

ELLERY - one of my fav from the collection

DRESS UP - going for the vintage look

LUI HON

I did smack myself in the head for not bringing my camera and my iPhone is in a rather bad shape seeing that 3/4 of the screen is cracked. Didn’t get to take any good picture during the show and the one below obviously does not do any justice. Also, I’m pretty sure I saw a celebrity as there was this really gorgeous lady sitting right opposite me and Amanda – and we can’t keep our eyes off her. She looks so familiar and I told Amanda later that night that it could be Dannii Minogue. Not sure if she’s from Melbourne but she did mentioned LMFF briefly in one of her tweets.hmmm..

The perks about this event is the Powder Room (psst..I had to steal some pics from this missy). I’ts a lil room set up on the outside where people can have their hair, lips, nails or skin care done for FREE.. and get a snap shot after that.

I always thought short hair don’t really have much choice when it comes to hair styling but what the lady did was she took small chunks of my hair and pin them up.. 20 pins altogether. I might just try doing that myself one day.

Me and Amanda had our hair done just before the fashion show. She had the croissant bun style on her, very chic.

It looks pretty crazy with this angle

looks better from here 🙂

I’m not exactly a makeup person… I love make up but I’m just too lazy to do anything about it, and most of the time, I’m just not sure exactly what I’m suppose to do. Took me years to finally remember the order of application. I have to admit I am a late bloomer on beauty products, I only discover concealer at the age of 18 and didn’t know how to handle a eyelash curler until around 22 (a gay salesguy had to teach me how to use it and recommended Givenchy mascara saying that that’s the only mascara he will every use *blinks his eyes at me*)

When I saw the Marie Claire & Loreal paris Beauty workshop, I thought to myself, maybe I should check this one out , could learn some useful tips. The makeup guru for the workshop was the flamboyant Rae Morris, she is just amazingggggg!

Rae Morris : Makeup Guru

The looks that she has created were gorgeous and the most important bit, simple and easy to follow. She’s a great presenter and highly entertaining too. She is also the make up artist for the runway shows. For the workshop, she had prepared 3 looks and the top hit was the Statement Eyes Look!


Show off your statement eyes

The trick to do the statement eyes is DUCT TAPE and decided to give it a go. Hehe.. kinda works..

 

 

Here are some of Rae’s other works in editorial and advertising.

 

The next fashion event that I went to was the Fashion Industry Forum – E-tail Detail. I was hoping to get some great insights on e-commerce for fashion as I’ll be *crosses fingers* starting my own online boutique soon sometime in April/May if all goes well. The forum was alright, I guess it’ll be useful for those who do not have any advertising or marketing background. It just felt like I was in one of many advertising lectures.. talking about porters 5 forces *rolls eyes* And the girls from Asos weren’t exactly clear about their presentation. Nice presentation slides though.

E-tail at BMW Fed Square


So fashion show is DONE, makeup DONE, business DONE, there is only one thing left to do….

 

SHOPPING!!!

I tired my luck at the Fashion Weekend Designer Sale by Shop Til You Drop… and it just exactly what it says.. I shop till I drop and had to get a cab back coz I looked like a crazy shopaholic with 6 shopping bags. Let me present you my achievements:

My new 5 pairs of Melissa Shoes: Welcome to the family

Melissa Juggler Beige

Melissa Malika Blue

Melissa Liberty Gold

I know buying 5 pairs at a time is.. slightly more than usual BUT it’s dirt cheap. Damage: $340. Seriously, any Melissa Shoes fan should soooo check out this sale but its ending tomorow and you’ll need to get a $10 ticket to get in (it’s worth it). They have more designs, like the VW Wedge, Jean Paul Gaultier Stiletto, Ashanti,  VW Flip Flop, AH Troupe Gloss,  VW Lady Dragon Stamp, which I’m so SOO tempted to buy and it wasn’t really the money issue (since its so darn cheap), was more of the space issue. I’m running out of space trying to fit my 50 pairs of shoes in this tiny apartment.

A useful tip for those who have a pair of Melissa x Viv westwood shoes and has a problem with their studs often popping up when you walk (can be very annoying), you can bring your shoes to the Melissa Australia office and they’ll fix it for you. For those who can’t make it to the Fashion Weekend Sale, Melissa Australia is having their sale online from Monday onwards.

My Melissa Shoes Collection : Now my Lady Dragon is not so lonely anymore

Well of course shoes is just one part of the shopping…say hello to Maurice & Eve and House of Harlow

Maurice and Eve Sweater Dress (looks like a straitjacket :P)

What a steal!

Some House of Harlow treasure which were 50% off!

I go by the theory  “Work Hard Play Hard”..now that I’ve shop hard…

it’s time for me to work hard…….. T_T

My lil home office

 

Flirt with skin food

11 Jul

My Skin Food parcel all the way from Anyang, South Korea.

Since there’s no Skin Food here, I’ve got to rely on Ebay. Zinopark’s a great seller, and I like how it comes with so many freebies!!

I’m not particularly a fan of skin care products but ever since my mom introduced me this product line, I’ve been liking it…alot!

I have combination skin, which makes it a lil’  harder to find suitable products that will work on my skin. I usually have issues with facial washes where I’ll either get red blotches or it itches.

Skin Food’s logo – The guardian angel that represents purity in the products and to guard our skin. The appealing factor about Skin Food is the use of natural ingredients and also how they package their product lines using the original form of the ingredients – Peach Sake, Cucumber and Lettuce, Carrot, Eggplant, Rice, Caviar, Aloe Vera, Salmon, Banana etc…

Sung Yu Ri for Skin Food ad

The goodies!!

Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanser and Wash-Off Mask

The Aloe Vera product line contains aloe and cucumber extract to soothes and moisturize sensitive skin. I like the fact that the mask only needs to be applied for 5 minutes and then rinse off.

Peppermint Pore Diet Peel-Off Mask and Salmon Brightening Eye Cream










The Peppermint mask contains peppermint and orchid extracts which helps minimize pores and moisturizes the skin. The peel-off gently removes dead skin and controls sebum. I’m most curious with the Salmon product line. I was contemplating between the eye cream or the eye mask as they focus on reducing dark circles. I hope it works as I seriously need some help with my eye bags..ugh







Besides Skin Food, I ordered some products from Etude House as well.

Sweet Appleade Body Wash

Apple is one of my favourite scent besides jasmine.. or green tea.. or peony….or magnolia..

The “concept” of this body was is Sweet and Tart fragrance of juicy green apples.. haha, we’ll see about that

Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Foot Mask








With the amount of torture I put on my feet, I should at least pamper them once in awhile 😛

This  mask contains shea butter and olive extracts that will moisturize my dry footsies.









And now the freebies!!!!

Omija Product Line

Omija Whitening Emulsion and Toner. I assume its for whitening then.

Gold Caviar Product Line













Gold Caviar Nutrition Mask, Toner and Emulsion. It’s for wrinkle care using gold and caviar ingredients @_@
















Interesting Skin Food samples:

Broccoli Sun Cream, Aloe BB Cream, Apple Vinegar Fresh Foam, Rice Mask, Black Sugar Scrub

Broccoli Sun Cream – Contains vitamins and broccoli extract to revitalize skin. Good for Summer.

Aloe BB Cream – Protects skin from hardcore UV rays. Good for summer too

Apple Vinegar Fresh Foam – Contains apple vinegar and honey extracts. Good for dry and dull skin.

Rice Mask – Contains rice extract to moisturize and brightens tone. Good for whitening.

Black Sugar Scrub – Contains Brazilian black-sugar grains to scrub off dead skin. Good for ‘banyak daki’

Etude House samples:

Aloe Soothing Gel, Magic Rice Pack Peeling, Total Age Repair