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 

Desigual Show at Audi Fashion Festival 2014

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Young, fun and vibrant is just a few words to describe the energetic show that Desigual put on during the Audi Fashion Festival this year. The Spanish casual clothing brand showed off flamboyant colours and vivid prints in their latest collection. Keeping in line with the brand’s image, the models strutted the runway with huge smiles and blowing kisses to the audience throughout the entire show.

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Photo Credit: Audi Fashion Festival
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Photo Credit: Audi Fashion Festival

I’m a big fan of colours and exploring different patterns and prints so I was excited when I was invited to the show and was asked to select my own personalised outfit for the event. When I went in to the shop I was debating on either wearing one of the many beautifully printed dresses or trying out something ‘different’…..Hey, spontanaity is what the brand is all about so what better time to try out my creative juices than now.  I decided on a pair of super comfy jeans-the ‘Concha Denim’ and thought to explore something different by transforming the bright Allegra scarf into a top. It was a challenge but a challenge I was willing to face….especially in the name of fashion! 🙂 I paired my Desigual ensemble with fuchsia Giuseppe Zanotti strapped pumps and added some bling to the look with the Ginger silver bag from White Moon.

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It was definitely a fun filled event and I had a blast with fellow regional celebrities and fashionistas! Thank you to Jolene from Huntington Communications for arranging everything and Desigual for dressing me and for the invite!!! ❤

Oh, and many people asked and were wondering how I transformed the scarf into a top so if you’re curious, the video is down below! 😉

Some more pics from the event…. ❤

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From Left: Liv Lo, Rebecca Tan, Hirzi Zulkiflie, Maimunah Bagharib, Me
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From Left: Liv Lo, Rebecca Tan, Me
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From Left: Sonya Davison, May Wan, Liv Lo, Me, Rebecca Tan
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From Right: Rebecca Tan, Daniel Boey, Bryan Gamboa, Me

 

 

Hansel Show at Audi Fashion Festival 2014

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I remember briefly meeting the incredibly talented brainchild behind the whimsical female clothing brand Hansel, Jo Soh during the very early days of my television career when I interviewed her for a regional cable TV show I was hosting.  Although that was eons ago, the label was always imbedded in my head as I loved the fact how she named it after her family dog, Hansel. So being a fellow dog lover I was automatically drawn to the brand. Apart from sharing the love for pooches, I liked how Jo Soh designs for the confident, everyday woman. Hansel is minimalism with a retro touch and most importantly is all about looking stylish whilst still remaining comfortable.

When Jo Soh extended a personal invite to me for her show at this year’s Audi Fashion Festival I was stoked! I couldn’t wait to see what Hansel had in store this season as the label is known to always have a story or inspiration behind it.

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I dropped by her shop at Mandarin Gallery to try on pieces to wear to the show. When I arrived it’s like she read my mind and had preselected a few that were soooooo ‘me’. I loved each and every piece and it was so hard for me to make a final decision, but with the help from Jo Soh, herself, and the kind ladies at the shop I decided on the blue strappy trapeze dress from the “Hansel for Addy Lee” range that had a pop of sexy detail at the back.

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The Hansel show had to be the cutest I’ve ever seen…..the models playfully skipped down the runway taking photos with the audience. It was unpredictable, happy and fun….all of which describes the label.

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This season’s inspiration is colourful fairy lights and as it goes for all Hansel collections, every piece complements the body and is wearable by any woman.

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Hansel designer Jo Soh

Huge congrats and a big big thank you to Jo Soh for dressing me and inviting me to the show. I had an absolute blast!! ❤

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From Left: Bao Ling, Me, Nikki Muller

For my final look for the night, keeping with the playful yet sexy vibe of the dress, I wore gold strappy heels from Charlotte Olympia, small disco ball-esk earrings from Kate Spade and added a bit of bling with the sequins Ginger sling bag from White Moon.

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Ginger bag from White Moon

Charlotte Olympia shoes and Kate Spade earrings

 

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!!

Cleansing……The Juicy Way!

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I was always into making smoothies as a quick on-the-go meal and felt they were more filling compared to juices. I would juice occasionally and really only on weekends or on days I wasn’t working as my previous juicer was such a pain to clean.  So you can say I wasn’t soooo into it as everyone else was and I didn’t see fit to only consume pure liquids for consecutive days.  I’m well aware that a glass of freshly squeezed juice is packed with loads of vitamins and nutrients and I’ll have one in between meals or with my meal…..it’s just that I felt there were other ways you can keep the body healthy, without having to deprive it from solids. Well, I was wrong!

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I got offered to try out a couple of different  juice cleanses earlier this year and I thought why not give them a try to see what the whole rage was about. Both of the cleanses were for three days with six bottles of juice for each day (so thats 18 in total!!). Three days worth of fresh, organic juices were delivered to my doorstep the night before I was to start my cleanse with thorough instructions to  ensure the process went smoothly. As I have quite a healthy eating habit, during the cleanse I didn’t have much of a problem with cravings and to my surprise I didn’t suffer too badly with hunger either. It was the act of chewing and the different textures of solid foods that I missed the most. Believe it or not, the three days went by quite smoothly,  although I have to admit I did slip in a salad or two. Shh….dont tell! :p However, at the end of each cleanse I felt great! Refreshed, rejuvenated with an extra bit of energy!

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The two different juice cleanses I tried were equally great and each had their perks! The first one I tried was Hic’ Juice. The juices came in 6 large glass bottles, each numbered from 1-6 so you just had to follow the order of the juices as they were numbered each day. You are encouraged to drink plenty of water and herbal tea in between  and ‘chew’ your juice which I thought was a bit weird but apparently this helps in digesting the juices. The bottles were HUGE so there wasn’t an issue of getting hungry…..actually sometimes I felt so filled with liquid I would have to wait awhile to finish the juice. Overall the juices were quite tasty. My favourites were the popeye smoothie and nut milk.

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The second one I tried was from Beauty Cleanse. The 6 juices for each day came in plastic bottles that were slightly smaller than those from Hic but the juices were still quite filling and I especially loved the creamy nut milk! These juices weren’t numbered and you are to pick and choose which you wanted to have. Again, you are encouraged to drink plenty of H2O and herbal teas. My 3 day program came with a couple of organic herbal tea sachets and supplements to aid in the cleansing process. They offer a ‘cheat sheet’ in case you suffer from a major case of the munchies which suggest nibbling on celery sticks.

Juice cleansing isn’t just for the unfit or for those trying to lose weight…..even if you live a healthy lifestyle and have healthy eating habits,  we sometimes just need to give our digestive systems a time out from having to constantly break down the food we eat. Whether it be juicing at home or signing up for a program, just like how we need a vacation to get away from our busy work schedule…..our bellies need some chill time once in awhile as well. It could be for five days, three days or even just for a day….give it a try-your insides will thank you and you will be able to see that from the outside! 😉

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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!!!

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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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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! 😛

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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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