Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New look and a theme for the month of September!

Hi everyone!

A new look and theme for the month of September!

Sign up now to become a follower of this blog to be eligible to win great prizes to be won only here.

Pictures, music videos, fashion shows, magazine covers..... all kinds of things will be posted in conjunction with the Japanese Geisha theme happening here.

New posts coming regularly so check back often to stay updated, especially on the announcements of the giveaways!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Selamat Hari Merdeka!

Selamat Hari Merdeka to all of you!

On this day, I can't help but think of how unique Malaysia is as a country and I am reminded of the beautiful commercials that the late Yasmin Ahmad created for Petronas in conjunction with merdeka. This one below is so cute.

It reminds me of a time when my brother who looks a thousand times more 'mat salleh' than I do was playing with his friends in the school playground when my mother came to pick him up. My brother said to his friend, 'I have to go, my mum is here'. 'Where is your mum?' his friend asked. 'She's over there,' he replied and pointed to her.

'your mother mat salleh ah ?! '

(just in case you don't know, my mother is a blonde haired,
blue eyed Australian, so ya, very mat salleh)

So yes it's true, children don't see race or colour. They become friends based on much more important things.

I think we should all reply the same thing when asked what race we are.

' Race ? You mean race car lah ?'

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Changes and exciting happenings coming here!

Hello everyone!

It's only a few more days til the month of September and you will see some exciting changes and happenings here!

I will be celebrating my 30th birthday on 8th of September and this blog will be 4 years old then.

The look and feel of this site will be revamped with a theme for the month of September, in conjunction with the two magazine covers that will be coming out too.

I also have at least 3 giveaways / competitions with really cool prizes.

If you are not a follower of this blog yet, sign up now, because from now onwards, you must be a follower of this blog to be eligible to win prizes in the giveaways / competitions. On the right hand column of this blog further down you will see the followers section.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Daft Punk - Around The World

This video came out in 1997. Daft Punk is from France and they do really cool music and personally, I think this video is really cool too, so just wanted to put it here to share it with you. Bored in the office and feel like watching something different for a few minutes, watch this!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pictures while shooting singgah sahur in Pangkor

A really scary decoration at the entrance at one of the fishermen's houses.
I think it's a blow fish.

A really basic petrol station. no shell or petronas from what i could see.

Interviewing one of the fishermen

View from the fishing village

buying ayam percik at the ramadan bazaar which only had about 20 stalls.

yum yum

view from my hotel room

we also went to a balai bomba and this is what the inside of a fire truck looks like. this is where they sit and the tanks have oxyen which they wear if they need to go inside a burning building.

standing in front if the fire truck

at about 1 am, we boarded 3 fishing boats which took us out to the middle of the sea off pangkor island wherewe had sahur with the fishermen on the boat.

many were trying to control their sea sickness to avoid from throwing up in front of everybody.
I was ok, surprisingly! usually I am one of the first few to throw up! Just ask the Dansa crew!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Behind the scenes pics from photo shoot

the studio before we started

the stylist, Shah adding the accessories to the geisha wig

This is the actual geisha wig i wore while shooting Dansa in Japan.

some extra accessories i brought, just in case

The kimono on the right is also the one I wore while shooting Dansa in Japan and the one on the left is one I bought in the shopping centre next to the hotel we were staying .

I bought these umbrellas in the geisha area of Kyoto. I remember when I bought them, the Dansa crew asked me, 'You beli ni, you nak bawa pergi mana? Balik K.L still nak maintain jadi geisha ke?'

'Tak, nak beli just in case one day nak buat photo shoot.'

Well, today was that day and we used all of the umbrellas, kimonos and the wig I brought back from Japan.

Photos are due to be published in September.
Will share pics here when they are ready!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sex and the city 2 - i love the fashion!

I just watched the Sex and the City movie a few days ago and I love the fashion!

The storyline a bit.... hmmmmm.... don't know..... i felt like it was a bit disjointed for some reason.

Anyway, the clothes were great! as always....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crystal Renn - an inspiration

I remember flipping through the pages of a magazine and found myself staring at a girl who was not the usual super thin models that you see in magazines. I thought to myself, 'hmmmmm interesting... she looks good but I never thought a fashion magazine would use someone who is much bigger.... but she's a normal healthy size! '

I then found out that she is becoming a hugely successful and popular 'plus sized' model.

Oh my God, she is normal sized not plus sized!

I bought her book titled 'Hungry', a biography where she shares about how she was first spotted by a talent agency and said she would be a great model, BUT she would need to lose weight first. And so her struggle with anorexia began until one day, even after exercising 8 hours a day for months and eating not much more than lettuce and coke, she snapped and wanted to quit.

Below are pics of when she was anorexic

The 2 covers of her book

Luckily the agency recommended her to a plus sized modelling agency who nurtured her and look at her now. She even modelled for Karl Lagerfeld's lastest Chanel Fashion Show.

I am so inspired by her. I wish there were more models like here featured in magazines.

To read more about her and see more pics, go to http://www.crystalrenn.com/

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I'm loving the Gucci Bamboo Bag!

One of Gucci's icons is it's bamboo detailing. I noticed a few months ago the newly updated and relaunched look of one of it's classic designs and I love it! A while ago after a meeting at KLCC, both myself and the girl I had to meet went to Gucci just to look at everything.

We both love the bag, but alas..... at the moment, we can only look. :)

It comes in many different colours and leathers. I would love a dark blue crocodile one.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Lady Gaga

How would you describe Lady Gaga?

I don't know...
Insanely theatrical.... Instinctively Creative...
Whatever it is, I love what she does. I could never wear the things she wears. I love how she uses the red carpet as an extension of her stage performances.

Everyone tries so hard to be elegant. Starting to get boring.

Lady Gaga has brought back theatre to us.

Thank you!