Saturday, September 17, 2016


A quick glimpse of our Disney side trip in Hongkong.  I am not really into theme parks.  Usually I just go visit some to see the design but since we were with the kiddos and kiddos literally means Disneyland, we actually had to make a visit to Mickey's land.  So how do I begin to describe the experience?  Well, the place is huge and true to every Disneyland style, there are a variety of intriguing themes and rides.  I particularly like the Tomorrowland area and of course Tinkerbell's garden.  The kids went gaga over the space roller coaster which they actually did 3 times.  I just sat on a bench eating hotdogs and popcorn instead.  Good thing, there are a lot of benches to sit on in case you get tired of exploring all the lands and I bet you will.  It may be the happiest place on earth for kids but it is also the most exhausting place for the parents. :)

Nevertheless, it was a great bonding time for us and for sure, the kids had a ball after it.

wearing H&M top and culottes, Phillip Lim 3.1 bag

the castle at the back

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

I love this at Tinkerbell's garden

and of course, a photo op with Tinkie

the kids are way up there.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

FEEL THE FUNK (a DiscoGlam event)

After the success of the Great Gatsby themed party that our EE team had style the last time, we ventured into another creative theme for succeeding annual spring dinner.  We actually brainstormed about a lot of ideas (from angels, to Olympus and other themes) until I came up with a disco theme.  However, I didn't want it to be those retro disco themed event.  I wanted it to be more classy; something like a Studio 54 party.  And like a lightbulb, the idea finally popped up inside my head and I was able to pinpoint exactly what I wanted-- the DiscoGlam  era.  It is funky but classy; something with lots of shine and sequins.  I pitched the idea to the team and our ball started rolling.

I was the event stylist again (as well as costume stylist and overall hair and makeup look stylist).  I was in charge of the creative decor so I conceptualised the stage design; the centre pieces and even the table numbers (the use of real vinyl for the table numbers); graphic direction for the graphic team and event colors.  Initially, I wanted a black and gold based graphics but we already used that for the Gatsby party.  Finally, we voted for shades of blue, violet and silver.

As for the centrepieces, I didn't want to use any flowers mainly because they were way off the theme and I had a hard time setting up all flower centrepieces  the year before (It hurts when you have to cut all the stalks and arrange the flowers using just plain scissors; even for just 1 vase and I had to do all 14 tables the last time).  So this time, I thought about having a mirror ball with a lighted vase bottom. I managed to reuse the tall vases we had during the Gatsby party and bought battery operated led lights for each one of it.  Initially, there were some questions with the stability of the mirror balls on top of the vases but as long as the vases were bottom-heavy, then I did not encounter any problem with them falling off.  The vases were filled with gel stones and water so each one was really heavy.  It was actually easier this time because I actually had a logistic team who helped in the installation of things.  I just needed to make a sample and they installed the rest while I just checked everything.

I chose a midnight blue for the table clothes to further emphasize the led light glows on the centrepieces.  I would have wanted silver for the chair covers but the hotel did not have that color so I settled for a light champagne shade instead.  I thought of using real vinyl records for the table numbers and ordered from a Chinese online site  (1 rmb each only).  These were really old ones and then I asked the graphic team to use the sadirection we had for the invitation posters and apply it into the table numbers and seat tags.  I got some picture frame holder from IKEA as the vinyl stand.

The disco ball is still the concept behind the stage design.  It was a last minute quick design I made the night before we had to meet up with the stage contractor.  It could have been better with more intricate lighting but this was like the most of what our budget can allow.

The general look of the dancers and emcees followed the look book I have provided;sequins and shimmer are the common theme for the night.

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Summer is my favourite season, why so? because I love the beach so much.  I am not one of those girls who are scared to death of getting a darker skin tone during summer.  I love the sun and I do think it is so weird to go to the beach and carry an umbrella to cover yourself from the sun (it is a normal practice here).  I will always soak up the sun but of course, I should have lots of sunscreen to protect myself from the harshness of UV rays.  So summer is the season to bare more of one's skin and in my case, it is usually my shoulder or legs.  I love off-shoulder tops because they are so comfortable and airy.  It is like a no-brainer outfit that you pull from your closet and magically transform your ensemble into a more fashionable one.  Match it with a pair of comfy culottes and voila! instant boho chicness for the day!

off shoulder top from HAODUOYI
culottes from H&M
wedge sandals from online shop
bag from WWW
bangles from FOREVER 21


A dramatic take on the off-shoulder top, the x- neckline was one of the strong trends of spring that have been carried over to summer.  It looks like a cross between a halter top with an off-shoulder sleeves, giving out an interesting silhouette that screams out sexy but in a sophisticated way.  This neckline can be worn as part of a bohemian get-up or even an elegant outfit when paired with a tailored trouser like what I did here.

top from HAODUOYI
pants from H&M
eyewear from MINISO
serpenti forever bag from BVLGARI

Saturday, July 30, 2016


A spill-over spring trend, the off-shoulder top game is still strong this summer.  I like the idea of being sexy without baring too much,  as well as being sweet at the same time.  In this get-up, I paired a neutral off-shoulder top with my basic a-line cut polka-dots skirt.  What can be more girly than this?  Honestly, this is not really my style niche but I guess this is a year of exploration; of trying out some stuffs I don't normally wear and discovering new things. :)

off shoulder top from MANGOHOUSE
polka dots skirt from LIZ CLAIBORNE
lace-up heels from JING MEI
serpenti forever bag from BVLGARI