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22 October 2014

Drea x Dressabelle: Rome (Part 1)

Top: Dressabelle
Bottoms: From Seoul
Sandals: From Taiwan
Shades: Prada
Crossbody: Kate Spade
Watch: La Mer Collections

I'll be honest, Rome - or Italy in general - has never been in my list of places to visit (calm down all Italy-fans!). But life always has a funny way of turning things around: I had to stop by Rome for a night while en route to Croatia, and a few weeks back saw me visiting Milan. I keep telling friends, "I didn't choose the Italy life, the Italy life chose me!!!"

Admittedly, Rome turned out to be quite the experience! Every corner led to newer buildings/ streets/ landmarks to explore, and as with the pictures above, you can tell that Rome is extremely picturesque! Plus, roaming such a historically rich city made me wish my history-buff boyfriend Imran was with me to give me a Rome 101 crash course.

As I mentioned earlier, Amanda and I had to stop by Rome for a night while en route to Dubrovnik, Croatia. We've collaborated with online retailer Dressabelle to work on some exciting features for them in Europe - which you've seen us documenting on our instagram accounts a few weeks back. Today's post features a top from Dressabelle!

You can follow the hashtag "dreaxdressabelle" on Instagram to see all the pictures we've posted so far, there'll be 6 more posts dedicated to our collaboration, so stay tuned within the next two weeks to view them all.

P.S. In the next post I'll talk about how we got "flashed" in Rome. Pretty interesting story right there...  

Photography by Amanda Wong, editing by me.


20 October 2014

Sensodyne True White Style: Images Revealed!

Sensodyne True White Style

Three posts back I talked about an exciting campaign that I've embarked on for Sensodyne True White - a brand new gentle whitening toothpaste for sensitive teeth. I shared Behind-The-Scenes images of the photoshoot I did for this campaign in my last post, and here's revealing the final images!

Shot by acclaimed photographer Russel Wong, Rachel and I worked with Russel and his team on two concept-ads: One of them features Rachel and I "fighting" Wu Xia (Chinese Sword Fighting) style, albeit less-violent with us using pillows instead of swords. The second concept features us as Ice-Queens on a sleigh, being pulled by a team of fluffy white kittens (no kittens were harmed during the shoot!).

Subverting these at-first-thought intimidating scenes (engaging in Wu Xia/ being an Ice Queen) by introducing soft, gentle elements like pillows filled with feathers, or adorable darling kittens, the whole True White Style campaign aims to promote the strong-yet-gentle effect the Sensodyne True White toothpaste has on your teeth. The toothpaste aims to whiten and combat sensitivity simultaneously, so while it's tough on plaque, it's also gentle and ensures those with sensititve teeth are protected as well!

Kudos to the amazing Sensodyne team, the wonderful people at Vertic, the film crew at the shoot, Russel and his team, and Rachel for making this campaign work! Major shout-out also goes to our digital imager for digitally producing the scenery you see in the images above.

Oh, and you get to vote which image is your favourite by heading down to the Sensodyne True White Style website, 20 lucky voters will go home with a Sensodyne hamper! Good luck! (:


19 October 2014

Weekend Staycation: Lloyd's Inn

Lloyd's Inn

If I could spend every weekend at Lloyd's Inn, I would. The hotel definitely ranks as one of the best hotels in Singapore I've stayed at or visited, and I guess it all can be attributed to their modern industrial-chic architecture, monochromatic interiors, and lush green landscaping.

I spent a night last weekend at the Lloyd's Inn's Business Room - 24 hours is clearly not enough for this hotel (the lounging by the pool already took up a significant amount of time). The Business Room is a loft-designed space: the bed is located on the second level, and the first level comes with a well-equipped work desk, and not to forget, a Balinese-esque outdoor shower (which was extremely relaxing, and tell me where else can you get a private outdoor shower on Orchard Road?!).

Lloyd's Inn is located just a 10-minute walk away from Somerset MRT and I would definitely recommend it to both locals and tourists looking to spend some relaxing and peaceful down-time while still being centrally located to Orchard Road.

With its minimalist design and emphasis on "Nature, Space, Light, Texture", all I could feel when I was there was this great sense of tranquility and serenity, perfect for a mental and physical recharge. Thank you Lloyd's Inn for hosting me, I only look forward to spending more of my weekends there!

Photos by Imran.