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Nine West F/W 2015 Collection Launch

Nine West FW '15

I don’t think I’ve ever met a woman (or even a man) that doesn’t like shoes. Me? Well, it’s no secret – I really REALLY like shoes! Actually, I LOOOVE shoes! Ok, fine….I’m a bit of a shoe-fanatic or more like shoe-obsessed! Put it this way, if you say ‘shoe-porn’, I’ll be there and I wanna be all up in that! Not in a nasty, foot-fetishy way or anything but ya know what I mean. When it comes to shoe brands and labels, I may not be an expert, but lets just say I know my way around the shoe department and I’m confident to say that I know my deets. So when one says Nine West, of course I know it! And to host their exclusive launch event? Yippee! Sounds good to me!! 🙂

Nine West FW '15Having been around since 1978 and in over 78 different countries, who doesn’t know Nine West? I always knew that the sophisticated ‘n chic woman’s shoe label offered a wide range of stylish sexy footwear and accessories, but now they’ve branched out even further and offer equally trendy threads for the modern woman.

Nine West FW '15The exclusive event was held at their Raffles City outlet in Singapore and to celebrate the launch of their new collection, there was a special fashion show presenting the six different lines for the season – Fusion, Snobby, The Poet, College, Clair Obscur and Victorian Folk.  I hosted the event in a cute little number from their “Snobby” line.

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Each of the guests also had the opportunity to get a caricature done of themselves and have it put on their very own personalised mug by Adam, the caricature artist.

Nine West FW '15

Nine West FW '15

Champagne, cute clothes, hot shoes…..it was a great evening surrounded by fellow fashionistas. Congrats to Nine West for the launch of their Fall/Winter Collection and thank you for having me as your host for the special occasion. Also a big thank you to my manager, Wendy from Fly Entertainment for taking such good care of me that night.

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Wendy and I drawn on a personalised mug 🙂
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KLARRA fashion spread

KLARRA

I was contacted to do a fashion spread and interview for the elegantly modern female clothing label – KLARRA, and I was delighted as I adored the style and feel that the brand portrayed. Knowing that KLARRA was the brainchild of Beatrice Tan, who I fondly remember meeting for the first time years ago at an event that I was hosting, I was even more excited to take part in the collaboration.KLARRA shoot

KLARRA shoot

I had an absolute blast throughout the entire shoot as everyone was so lovely to work with. The gorgeous photos were shot by the talented Tawan Conchennet. I was beautified by the sweet Kazumi and of course styled by the mastermind of KLARRA,  Beatrice Tan

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KLARRA

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Check out the fashion spread and my exclusive interview with KLARRA by clicking HERE.
With its variety of sophisticated  and functional designs, prints and textures, KLARRA’s signature detailed tailoring and feminine silhouettes are made for the modern day woman.

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A big thanks to Cedric, my publicist from Fly Entertainment for organizing everything.

If you’re keen to work on something together or just wanna say whats up, I’d love to here from you so feel free to drop me a message or email!  ~Hugs, Steph 🙂

Belle and Tulle Exclusive Trunk Show

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Pretty much every girl grows up dreaming of that magical day, that once in a lifetime moment, the day she walks down the aisle and devotes her love to that special person in her life…..her wedding day! The day when two soul mates unite, become one and commit to a life long journey together living happily ever after.  Of course it’s a memorable day for both the bride and the groom, but let’s face it……it’s just sooooo much more important for the bride. Hahaha! Every girl may be different and will have her own preferences but the day she gets married is her time to shine and have her very own princess, fairy tale moment. The most important part of the wedding day is, of course, THE dress!!!

Belle & Tulle Dresses

Belle & Tulle trunk show

Recently, I hosted the Belle & Tulle exclusive trunk show and I was in gown heaven! As soon as I stepped foot into the boutique, located in Palais Renaissance, I was greeted with walls adorned with stunning gowns from international renowned designers.

Garbo gown by Anne Barge

Garbo gown by Anne Barge

Hosting Belle & Tulle trunk show wearing Garbo by Anne Barge

For the show I wore the Garbo gown from Anne Barge Black Label Collection and let me tell you, Anne knows a woman’s body and how to accentuate our lines! The dress fit perfectly! It was fate…..a match made in heaven…..Garbo and I were meant to be!! I was in looooove! Hehe!

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Models before show time wearing Jennifer Behr hair accessories

The models wore gorgeous gowns from Lela Rose, Anne Barge, Kenneth Pool, Elie by Elie Saab and the couture collections of Romona Keveza and Naeem Khan. They each wore glittering hair accessories by Jennifer Behr, which are each hand made and are considered to be the most luxurious head pieces in the market today.

Hair accessories by Jennifer Behr
Hair accessories by Jennifer Behr

The beautiful afternoon featuring the best of Belle & Tulle was organised by the lovely folks from Directions Group Inc and the fashion show was coordinated by none other than fashion show maestro, international show director and stylist RS Danny.

With international fashion show director and stylist RS Danny
With international fashion show director and stylist RS Danny

I had an absolute wonderful time hosting the event and a big thank you to Annie Wijaya for having me be part of Belle & Tulle’s very first trunk show!

With Annie Wijaya, owner of Belle & Tulle
With Annie Wijaya, owner of Belle & Tulle

Ladies and future brides, you can now put your worries aside…..no need to fly across the world to find the dress of your dreams! These stunning gowns can now be found right here in Singapore! Yay!!!

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For any  enquiries don’t be shy to drop me a message or contact my lovely managers at Fly Entertainment 

X-Men Southeast Asia Gala Premiere

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(From Left: Jaymee Ong, Bobby Tonelli, George Young, Jimmy T, Amy Cheng, Me, Vanessa Vanderstraatan)

Ok, so when it comes to movies, I’m more of a romantic comedy kind of girl. Yah, some may be cheesy and predictable but at the end of the day I like how they give you that ‘feel good’ boost. If it’s an action flick then it has to have a captivating story line to really draw me in or keep my attention. I’m not going to sit and watch cars crashing, buildings blowing up and people bashing each other up for no reason…..just not my thing.  But then….there’s X-Men! That’s a WHOOOOLE other story! Ok ok, so I’ll admit the main reason I was even interested in the movie in the first place was probably because of Hugh Jackman, who I first watched in Swordfish. I watched the first of the X-Men series without much expectation, especially since I was never really into comics and had no idea about the storyline, but once I watched it, I was hooked! And Hugh Jackman bursting through his singlet throughout the entire movie, if not topless, may or may not have helped. Haha! Ladies…you know what I’m talking about! 😛

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(From Left: Jaymee Ong, Me, Joey Mead King)

So not only have I been a HUGE fan of Hugh Jackman for the longest time, but I’ve also been a fan of the X-Men franchise since it first came out. So when I, along with a selected few other regional celebrities got the invite to the Southeast Asia gala premiere of the latest X-men blockbuster in Singapore, I was ecstatic!! Not only were we to watch the exclusive screening of the movie before the rest of the world, but we were to walk the very same ‘blue carpet’ that the cast would walk on. AHHHH!!! To top that off we were invited into the VIP area in which the cast including, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage and Fan Bing Bing were to join to share a few words before the actual screening. O!M!G!….to say the least!

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The screening was held at the Shaw House and all of outside and inside was packed up the wazoo with fans. Yah, we all knew they were there for the Hollywood stars, but the fans were so nice to show us some love as well as we walked down the blue carpet into the theatre. So here’s me sending huge hugs and kisses to you all!! 🙂

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(From Left: Vanessa Vanderstraatan, Amy Cheng, Me, Jimmy T, George Young)

Yet again, the amazing folks from Running Into The Sun  did an awesome job in organising the entire gala event. BIG big thank you to each and everyone from the team for the invite and making my dream come true….I got to be in the same room as Hugh Jackman!!! Waaaah!! And of course it goes without saying, a gynormous thank you to my managers at Fly Entertainment for taking such good care of us during the event! Mmmmuacks! 🙂

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Oh! One other thing….I finally got to wear my adorable botanical romper from Finder’s Keepers, which I picked up recently on my trip to Tokyo. ❤ Here’s a quick snippet of the event. **sorry for the quality guys, its the best I could do 😦

Watch out for X-Men Days Of Future Past in Cinemas May 22!!

APPAWS–Help Our Strays

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Dogs have always been known as man’s best friend. Besides the obvious fact that they are irresistibly adorable and make for the perfect cuddle buddy, they are always there by our sides with unconditional love no matter what. They’re always the happiest to see us when we get home and somehow they seem to know exactly when we’re feeling blue and offer that extra bit of lovin to perk us back up.  These furkids basically live their entire lives striving for our love and approval! To them, we ARE their lives……they live their whole lives for US!!!

Cobey

Knowing this, I can’t fathom how and why someone could ever even have the thought of harming, abusing or abandoning puppies, dogs, or animals in general. Now, the purpose of this blog isn’t  to blast, burn or make an attack against those sick, horrid individuals that are a total embarrassment to the human race. It’s absolutely repulsive to know that there will always be some sicko out there that is capable of doing such horrible things. Calling all dog and animal lovers out there-we can help put a stop to this! We can all take part in some way, big or small, to help raise awareness and lending a helping hand by either donating, volunteering or even offering a loving home to our furry friends.

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Running Into The Sun

Recently, the awesome folks from Running Into the Sun held an event called APPAWS, which was held on World Stray Animals Day and I had the great pleasure of being the host for the day. I had an absolute ball being surrounded by so many doggies, meeting fellow fur-parents and animal lovers. My little Cobey even came down to support! First time my little boy got to attend an event mommy was hosting. hehe! 😛

Hosting APPAWS

 

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The day was filled with fun games and activities including music acts by Gentle Bones, Joie Tan, and Benjamin Kheng and Sandra Riley Tang from The Sam Willows; food drive by the official pet store Pet Lovers Centre; an adoption drive with 25 dogs looking for a loving home from the 5 Animal Welfare Groups-Causes for Animals (CAS)Exclusively Mongrels (EM)HOPE Dog Rescue (HOPE)Animal Lovers League (ALL)Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD); and even a fur-tastic fashion show where fashionable doggies got to strut their stuff with their humans.

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There were also some tear jerking moments when we heard the stories of what some of the dogs went through and we even met a few of the ‘most improved’. I won’t lie….I did shed a few tears. Ok, maybe a lot. It was so sad to hear what these poor pooches had gone through yet so touching to see how even after all the abuse and neglect they are still able to have the love and trust in us, humans. It was a day filled with all kinds of emotions that’s for sure, but definitely a great way to open our eyes, give back, raise awareness and most importantly to help raise funds for our animal welfare groups who do such a great job in taking care of our strays.

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The wonderful beneficiaries that were part of APPAWS were:

If you would like to help out in any way or feel you could offer these dogs a loving home please contact any of these groups. You can get more information on them by clicking on the names above. 😉

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Oh! And guess what my fellow doggie lovers??!! THE dog whisperer himself will be here in Singapore!!! That’s right….Cesar Millan Live In Singapore 2014 will be happening on May 2nd! Yay! You can book your tickets on SISTIC now! 🙂

 

Female Magazine turns 40!

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I have always known Female Magazine as being one of the leading female publications in Singapore.  As a model, booking a spread in Female meant that you were guaranteed to end up with high quality and gorgeous photos that would be a great addition to your  portfolio. As a TV presenter/actress, a feature in Female meant you would get a chance to reach out to a wide range of the trendiest people in the country. Having always been a fan and reader myself, I know that when I pick up a copy of Female I will be getting the latest fashion and beauty news, great shopping ideas and everything a busy girl wants to know about local and international designers. female june09

Female Shopping tipsI have seen the magazine evolve and transition over the years and just recently, it celebrated its 40th year in the industry! 40YEARS….Wow! That’s a long time!!!  It was an honour to be part of such a big milestone and memorable event for the magazine and I had an absolute blast being the host for the night. 

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The celebration was held at the ever so hip and trendy W Hotel Sentosa and it was packed with Singapore’s most stylish fashionistas and beauty mavens. The event organiser, Division Communications, did it again-with endless amounts of bubbles, cute customised cupcakes and awesome music by W’s resident DJ Has and Female’s very own contributing editor David Fuhrmann-Lim, it had every element of a great party. 

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In line with its 40th anniversary Female made their April 2014 issue  a special collectors edition which showcases a  totally revamped look. Looking forward, you can expect a newer, more cutting edge vibe to the magazine whilst still getting everything you need to know about the fashion and beauty world.

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Huge congrats to the Female team on the big 4-0 !!!!

Oh! and I can’t forget my adorable dress from Love Bonito‘s runway collection! Fun, feminine and flirty-it was perfect for the event! Thank you Love Bonito! 

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An Exciting New Adventure!

Launch of RTL CBS Entertainment

I’ve been dying to share with everyone some amazing news and now that it’s official, here it is……I’m thrilled to the bits to announce that I have been appointed as the official host and “The Face” of RTL CBS Network in Asia. To be part of a network that will be bringing to all of Asia, THE best of the best in television is absolutely mind blowing! I’m so excited, humbled and incredibly honored to be part of the RTL CBS family and I can’t wait for the many years that we’ll be sharing together as a team and all the awesomeness we’ll be bringing to everyone all across Asia!

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Who’s RTL CBS Asia you ask? They are a venture between two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group and CBS Studios International. So this means we have access to the top shows and a library of titles from RTL Group’s content arm, FremantleMedia, and from CBS, America’s number one network that owns a vast catalogue of more than 70,000 hours of programming. How cool is that??!!!

Intelligence Launch

What does it mean to be “The Face” of the network? To sum it all up, it means that I, together with my co-host Sonia Davison represent the network as a whole and will connect with you, the audience, through both the networks’ channels – RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD, from red carpet interviews and promotional teasers, to fronting brand new content productions as well as hosting and attending events affiliated with both the channels. So be sure to keep a look out, tune in and watch this space for more updates about my adventures with this amazing network! Thank you thank you!! 🙂

RTL CBS Extreme Launch

I’d also like to give huge thanks to RTL CBS for choosing me and to my wonderful managers and support team at Fly Entertainment for always being there for me. Big hugs and kisses~ ❤

 RTL CBS Extreme Launch