• Fashion – Peach Chiffon Blazer
  • style |    31 October, 2012  |    No Comments    |   
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  • Going down the escalator at Far East Plaza, I spot a peach chiffon blazer at a shop
    I approach the shop, ask the sales assistant, “Can I try this blazer?”
    I try the blazer on, turn to Imran and ask him, “Is it nice?”
    Imran replies, “It’s very you!”
    I look in the mirror, satisfied with the affirmation, and declare, “Ok i’m getting it!”
    I head to the cashier to pay, but while reaching for my wallet, Imran whips out his card instead 
    All that happened in less than 3 minutes and a girl in the shop sniggered to herself when I left the shop. she must have thought I was the most impulsive shopper she had ever met in her life. And the cashier was really taken aback at how quick the purchase was, I bet she wished every shopper was like me: sales guaranteed with no customer service required!
    When we left the shop, Imran told me that girl in the shop was actually his classmate (perhaps that’s why he offered to pay). I felt so embarrassed after he told me that. What a way to make an impression man, now I’ll probably be known to his classmate as the “impetuous shopper-girlfriend who makes her boyfriend pay for her shopping”. What a dreadful title.But, it technically wasn’t that impulsive (I swear)! I’ve always wanted a peach chiffon blazer, and this was pretty much what I had imagined in my mind. Plus since I felt good wearing it, why not eh? I paired this blazer with my Missypixie white top, Missypixie denim high-waisted shorts, grey loafers from Malaysia, and ring from Jipaban.com

    So, here are the morals of today’s story guys:
    1. Know what you want beforehand so you can make a quick and decisive purchase – but not that quick, pretend to browse through the store for a while more, unless you want to be thrown a “this b**ch be crazy” stare like the one I received from Imran’s classmate.
    2. Never travel down to the ground floor via escalator in Far East Plaza – head to the lift straight away to avoid any eye contact with possible impulsive purchases.
    Photography by my brother, Christopher, editing by mexx,
    Drea

     

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  • Fashion – Industrial Shoot
  • style |    27 October, 2012  |    No Comments    |   
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  • I’ve been meaning to do an industrial-themed shoot for quite some time so Alvin, my long-time friend Ching May, and I headed down to an industrial building to shoot. We went down on a weekend so the place would be empty and no cheeky old men would be staring at us. When Alvin and I were exploring the place for possible shoot locations, we thought it would be amazing to shoot in the cargo lift. Plus, Alvin’s been learning tons of lighting tricks from his internship – that means nicer indoor shoots! Speaking of Alvin, he’s covering the behind-the-scenes for Singapore’s first ever Redbull Flugtag @ Sentosa tomorrow as part of his internship with Red Bull photographer, Mark Teo. Good on you juju!
    As aforementioned, I invited my secondary schoolmate Ching down to shoot with me. Ching and I met during an overseas school trip to Shanghai when we were 14, and we’ve been good friends since. We bonded over our obsession with cleanliness: we could not tolerate our respective roommates’ untidiness back then, and we both found cleaning-comfort in each other’s company. It was a match made in cleaning heaven! We both also share a love for Jeffrey Campbell shoes, which we are wearing in this post. So yes, do expect us to wait by our laptops furiously clicking away during Black Friday* on Solestruck.com buying more Jeffrey Campbell shoes. (*Black Friday is the day when Solestruck.com’s shoes go on a crazzzzzy sale)
    In this post, I’m wearing a Topshop top, Topshop leather leggings, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, necklace from Japan, ring from Jipaban.com. Ching is wearing a Topshop bralet, Dolce & Gabbana pants, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Marc by Marc Jacobs Bracelet, Patek Philippe watch, Escada belt.
    By the way, I’m really happy with my byzantium-coloured top I got from Topshop. I call it my, “business in the front, party in the back” top. Scroll down and you’ll see why.

    Photography by Alvin Teo for jujuphotography, editing done by me.

    xx,
    Drea

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  • Fashion – Pre-Swimming Outfit
  • style |    25 October, 2012  |    No Comments    |   
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  • It’s one more month to my examinations!!! To de-stress, I decided to head for a swim. I’ve always enjoyed swimming, mainly because my family’s really into water-sports: my parents made my brother and I take lifeguard courses, brought us for snorkeling vacations, and signed us up for an intensive scuba-diving 5D4N course to secure scuba-diving licences. I must admit, the courses weren’t easy to pass at all, it took a toll on us physically and emotionally. But all our efforts paid off, and Imran can safely be assured that he doesn’t have to go through the whole “if the ship sinks, who would you save, your mother or girlfriend” saga. Oh! And the best thing about swimming is, you don’t sweat or feel sticky after, though the initial going-into-the-water sucks because the water can get so cold and it takes me forever to psychologically convince myself that it’s really okay to submerge myself underwater.
    So, ever the opportunist, I managed to get my brother to help me take a few shots – before we dived into the water – of an outfit I’ve been meaning to wear out to a beach/ resort setting. I love this outfit I put together because it’s so “chill”, girly, and fun all at the same time. I feel extremely active in it! I’m wearing a denim top from Topshop, inner white tank from River Island, floral shorts from River Island.
    If you have upcoming examinations or assignments due, all the best and hang in there! <3

     

     

    Photography by my brother, Chris.
    Editing done by me.

    xx,
    Drea

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