Dear fellow readers,
Sorry for the longest silence and absence. i have now moved to blogspot due to personal preferences. Thank you all for your constant and loyal support towards my blog here in wordpress. i do appreciate your time and effort in bloglovin’ me as your daily dose. In order to assist in the smooth transition, please click this link to be directed to my new page. Alternatively, you may visit http://styleantagonist.blogspot.com . Do continue to add me into your favourites and be sure to tune in for updates. As much as i hate to abandon my blog due to excessive full-time workload, i will try my best to keep up with the pace and constantly share my inspiration with you all.
Till then, i wish you all fellow readers & bloggers ‘All the Best’ and continue to be creative and inspired!
Here’s a snapshots series of fruit tea preparation that i would like to share. i have readied them in orderly manner, it’s simple straight forward and requires no further instructions. Except, to add sweets according to your liking. This recipe was observed by me a few months back, when i celebrated with my colleague a farewell lunch in a vegetarian restaurant. We had this tea which is the restaurant’s specialty. A recommended beverage for those weight / health watchers. Bon apetite~
Finally! i am back from the strings of attachments – weddings, work, holidays, travels & so forth (that you could possibly imagine). i’m going to kick off with some of the ol’ pictures that has been caching in my memory card for at least 3 months. Here’s some past pictures of my visit to the zoo with my boyfriend, somewhere around mid February this year. It would be awkward to have these posted up here though (considering this is a fashion-blog) but wait till what suprises you at the end of this post, first suprised me either. Enjoy :D!
and what is this cow doin’ here…?
Wearing Dorothy Perkins floral motives puff sleeved dress, Balenciaga inspired booties, Rimmel 260 Funtime Fuschia.
i can impossibly imagine me wearing a real Balenciaga or Sam Edelman bootie. First, obviously it would cost me a bomb. Second, it would also cost me a bomb… Hmm. However, i suffered much a struggle in trying to get over it. Thank God that i have discovered a local online blog store that brings in ‘designer-inspired’ or ‘fashion-inspired’ shoes all the way from Korea (if i am not wrong). . i almost could not believe my eyes and was quite stunned when i first glared at these boots one night when i was browsing through the net to ease off my shopping addictions after a hard day at work that i don’t even passionate about. It’s all worth the money for now considering my financial health in an intensive care unit at stage. i always thank Him for the path in preventing me from splurging into ‘expensive-and-could-not-afford buys. i gave a thought, many many times with that thousands of bucks spent on fetish-looking-booties-that-i-know-i-would-not-even-wear-it-out-in-public-not-especially-in-a-sub-urb-name-Kuantan-except-for-blogging-purpose. Phew! :D i could do good by getting a plentiful collection of vintage dresses for myself and the many important things that i always almost forgot to do like car painting & overhaul, a decent Western cuisine family dinner treat and a problem-free handphone for my boyfriend.
i wonder, how many of us as ‘fashion-bloggers’ overindulged ourselves with designer’s-labels just to feel good about ourselves in it and in the end, ended up feeling empty and devastated all over again? And the cycle continues… Do you? As for me, yes. How do you cope with your temptations & money when it is getting out of control? Any suggestions? Tips are welcome here. Would love to hear from you. Good night & Have a nice weekend ahead!
Above all, nothing compares to the taste of mummy’s deep-fried pork patty we had on our second day of new year. It will take us some time again to have it… It only comes once in a blue moon when mummy has the cool mood to cook :-[
my outfit proverbs for 2010:
Strictly no velvets
Be more couture-ristic
Explore every style possible
Be adventurous of animal prints & motives
Enrich with vividly bold colors (Green, purple, pink, orange & etc.)
Be courageous, confident, poised & wear it with right attitude
Cut down on plus / over-sized outfits
Think new outfits, less of copying
Reinvent, recycle innovatively
Lastly, maintain the zestiness
Wishing everyone a blessed Chinese New Year. :-]
Wearing Printed beast tank over Pastarasta white top (sleeveless is prohibited at work), 3pm denim & Cotton on flats. Ever since Christopher Kane beast prints shirt / dress are made popular amongst the fashion blogger industry; similar concepts are found everywhere these days, the only thing different is with the prints. On a lighter note, this flat is very flattering but humidifying at the same time. It is not recommended for long hours of outdoor use due to its poly-material type which is the source of poor ventilation. The heat from my feet is trapped thus causing an unpleasant odour (ugh, you know what). This has also been confirmed by Mute-mode who is also having this similar problem. It is best for air-conditioned indoor wearing.
i believe most of you are aware that i’ve been for the longest break ever and felt like i’ve just recovered from a sleeping spell that has been casted on me by a lazy wicked witch. Felt quite awkward though as i’m composing this post today. Well, there’s no big excuse but to admit that i was really hooked up with so many forms of busyness both important & unnecessary activities. Sad to say, most of them are time procrastinating. Still can’t really figure out what i’ve done so far. By the time i’m done with it, was really exhausted and left with almost no time for blogging. Really apologize for that. However, as the New Year approached i’ve made a little promise to myself in trying not to conveniently neglect this blog of mine at any time again. Anyway, long story short – here are some picture collections taken from the recent lengthy time away from blogging :D Enjoy~
A small treat to me from myself on New Year’s eve…Admiring my one & only open-toe bootie…and my only leather bag…Blowing & cutting birthday cakes, perpetually reminding the victim their age and weight & later to find myself munching on the bigger piece…Bold color nail paintings, that one thing which is easily undo if not satisfactory…Bulking up on creams & sweets as if i’m not bulky enough…Christmas celebration. What is more predictable than seeing this bobbles as decorations on trees at the end of each year…Compulsive shopping again…Compulsive test fitting other than shopping…Counting dead rats for the week’s record…Detaching feathers from the F21 bull’s end necklace thinking that it might look better without it…Diet & healthy eatings minus the discipline…Dining at Stevens, they have the most dodgy yet artful way of returning customers their change…Dining out with friends hoping for free meal instead ended up going dutch…Dressing up according to themes, in this case – fringe…Switching to local cousines after having enough of westerns… eerie Christmas visit to the Turnwald’s…Enjoying the sun while it still lasted during the monsoon…Envying people who gets soft toys on special occasions though i don’t really like one… Finally got myself a pair of winged earrings… For a change, drawings instead of day-dreamings… Gift spending & wraping, a matter of fact, its easier to receive than to give. my version of saying, its also easy to wrap than to give…Gone crazy with the food in my mouth…Got my first bold paper yarn bag…Hanging out with family – Little sister & Wendy of BlackCoffeeCrumbs… Hearty gift from a close aquiantance…Here’s mute-mode aka the invisible partner throughout the city trip…Perpetually forgetting things, specifically where i placed them… Cheese binging…Imprisoning myself at home in an effort to avoid from shopping, but still ended up shopping, i have forgotten to go offline..Last minute Chinese New Year shopping is no longer a challenge, shops still opens on public holidays these days, no hurry & no worry… Lingering at F21 while i still can…Lunching with sisters – mine, iced lime tea…Mini business trip with my sisters… Condeming overpriced mini magnetos…One thing that i will always got it right – anticipating a bouquet of flower for my birthday (yawn)…Reunion dinner with family – the only time that i literally forgotten about the word ‘starvation’…Running almost all the wedding marathons in town, except mine…Self portraying for the blogging rainy days…Self posing for my idle blog and i take ages to post it out…Shooting for fun, pretending to become a cover model…Slurpings & burpings…Sneak peaking on how i look from the back…Trying out low-budget hotel rooms…Spicing up meals with super hot Peri Peri chicken…Spotted an almost look alike Murano-inspiration lamp…Stealling some lego pieces from my lil bro’s project just to irritate him…Test fitting and later on regretting for not buying…The most procastinating hobby, sleeping as usual. Picture credit to MuteMode and idea to BlackCoffeeCrumbs. Wait till i take yours…Travelling between two states, no money to go abroad…Unwrapping predictable gifts…Wondering if they have the biggest card with the smallest price…Wrestling with Raven the black nose Rottie, for no good reason…Imagining the impossible…and Watching Lion dance hoping for a blunder…
i was very much inspired enough by The Glamourai’s bib necklace creation when i first set my eyes on her blog. i must admit that i came to know about the existence of DIY bib necklaces through her. She was one of my blogger friend who does DIYs on women’s fashion accessories. If i am not wrong, i recalled seeing bib necklaces way back in my college days in 2000 – 2002. But it was revisited now. Anyway, what i did was, without much of thinking, i make time and grabbed all the old necklaces and leftover beads that i can find and started making a bib out of them. i was pretty sure that it is as simple enough to do one. Thanks to blackcoffeecrumbs for the captured pics and mute-mode for the yummy milo-iced drink on a hot sunny day just enough to chill me off the heat in the no-ventilation-kitchen. And mom (sorry, she doesn’t own a blog of her own at the moment, i will try convincing her to begin with one as she has got so many to share about everything pluss her english is way much better than mine ;-) ), who’s kind enough to cook herself a packet of instant noodle just to keep me accompanied during my bib project..
And while we were all being so chatty, suddenly we were greeted by an unwelcome guest…
Yes, its the none other than the predictable irritating Raven (ughh, speaking of her, i despised her for bitting my newly purchased but never worn F21 long tank top just now!!! Arghhh!!!)
Will let you know the outcome of the bib once its in completion. It has only reached a 90% of progression for now. Hopefully i have the time to finish it off.
Have a wonderful weekend to all of you!
Omahyra Mota Garcia, one of my ever-favourite fashion model till today besides Maria Carla Boscono, Ai Tominaga, Freja Beha Erichsen, Liya Kebede & Alek Wek. To some of you, it might sound a little too ‘out-of-date’ but they are always my personal choice because to me, they look authentic and natural.
Among them, Omahyra and Freja falls into the ‘boyish’ category whereas the rest are more towards the feminine side. If i would to host a fashion runway, their names would definitely be on my list. i do take serious consideration in picking my favourite models as i personally dislikes models with bitchy, dumb and slutish looking image. Though you might know that models (well, most of them) are not very educated, therefore i expect a little intelligence to be projected in their look or at least, in how the way they carry themselves.
The reason why i am saying this is because, i have came to notice that the recent magazine shots and editorials are getting nowhere with more & more images of models with slutishly-dumb-looking-role in it. Its completely common and very predictable to have almost nude or completely nude models posing with their ‘wasted’ or ‘slutish/sexy’ faces these days. i know that they are trying to to be artistic but i personally feel that these is not necessary and can only conclude that they’re basically imposing women in the fashion industry are worthless and have no self-dignity. i am speechless for this and wished that more have respect to style with dignity. i hope you do too.
Nevertheless, their earning power is way much higher when compared to most of us… So, i guess there’s no condemnations here. AND i strongly feel, they themselves disagree to such poses BUT because of money, everything is possible. What do you think?
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