Sunday, October 30, 2011

W.E - I can't wait to watch this movie!



I cannot wait to watch this movie which is directed by Madonna. I will be so busy looking at the clothes styling, I will probably have to watch it twice. Once to look at clothes, and once to understand the story. I will definitely be envious of the clothes. Being pregnant really limits your wardrobe choices I tell you!!!

Info about the movie :

W.E., directed by Madonna and co-written with her friend Alek Keshishian (who directed Truth or Dare), focuses on two love stories: that of Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and Britain’s King Edward VIII (James D’Arcy), who gave up the throne to marry the twice-divorced American, and that of a contemporary New Yorker named Wally (Abbie Cornish), who falls for a security guard at Sotheby’s and who identifies with that other, most sensational love affair of the 20th century. After Edward abdicated, in 1936, he became the Duke of Windsor. As his wife, Wallis automatically became a duchess, but she was denied the title Her Royal Highness. It’s not surprising that Madonna chose this topic for her first feature film as a director; for 50 years the Windsors were known for their rebelliousness, their extravagance, and their impeccable taste.

The fashions, modeled here by Riseborough and D’Arcy, were the special domain of Madonna's longtime collaborator Arianne Phillips. The Oscar-nominated costume designer worked with such labels as Cartier, Dior, and Dunhill for the 60 or so wardrobe changes in the film. “Wallis and the Duke both made a lifestyle out of presentation. . . . It was a beautiful fa├žade,” says Phillips. “He said that because she never got a title he gave her jewelry to make her feel royal.”




Media Prima's yearly screenings


Media Prima's yearly screenings was just held on Friday, and as always, it drew in a great crowd with some unexpected things, such as playing 'angry birds' on a huge screen, and prizes such as tv screens and ipads. (aargh! wish i could win an ipad!)




Games at the Ntv7 booth, decorating cupcakes.

Going to be another big year for media prima.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Deepavali !


Wishing Happy Deepavali to all celebrating this festival of lights!

I had one of the best Deepavali's this year.

Three fantastic open houses in one day, everyone in the spirit to celebrate.

One Malaysia, One World.




And these beautiful floor decorations were at one of the open houses.

Monday, October 24, 2011

7th month....


7th month ! still got another 2 months to go. another scan in two weeks.

I can't wait to actually see baby!

Baby moves a lot already. I assume that means baby is going to be very active.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chocolate Souffle - I actually made these!




I am really not a good cook. Most of the time what I do in the kitchen turns into some kind of disaster. However, I surprised myself today when I actually made chocolate souffle.

The only little mistake I made is that the bowls / mugs were too big for the amount of mixture i had. But they still taste good. So here's the recipe so you can try it too.

Ingredients
115 grams cooking chocolate. semi sweet is better
55 grams sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
butter

preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. generously butter four 125 ml bowls. put a little sugar in bowls and shake around to evenly coat inside of bowls.

melt cooking chocolate above hot water on stove. separate egg white and egg yolks. mix egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract together and once chocolate is melted add to mixture. then beat egg whites until soft peaks form. add beaten egg whites to mixture.

pour into bowls, put in oven for 15 mins.



chocolatey rich and yummy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I met Anya Hindmarch again!



In a very exclusive and small private event, I had the opportunity to meet one of my favourite designers, Anya Hindmarch for the third time.

She is here to launch her new store in KLCC and the exclusive Belvedere tote in limited edition gold which is exclusive to Malaysia. Each Belvedere special arrives in its own exclusive box with a tag embossed with your initials.



This time I came well prepared. I brought 4 of my Anya evening clutches and am sooooo happy that Anya was so kind to autograph all of them! Yay!



An example of her signature in one of my bags.



And a little note especially for me. When she saw my bags she said 'oh wow! you have all these!'


'Please do bags like this again!' I replied...


'There are plans too...' she said sweetly.


YAY!!!



And I am keeping an eye on her glittering Valorie clutches. So sparkly and pretty!




Monday, October 17, 2011

Two year wedding anniversary



How time flies. Been two years since Yani and I married.

Happy Anniversary to us... and Insyaallah, we will have many more years together.

And by this time next anniversary, Insyaallah we will have our baby with us.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Down with Love - fun fashion movie!




Ladies, if you have never watched this movie, you should! If only to look at the gorgeous sets and costumes! It's fun, cute and even clever the way it has been done.

This is a short video of some of the best parts of the movie.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Michael Kors is coming to K.L, Malaysia!



In November, Michael Kors will be opening a beautiful new store at Pavillion. I am so looking forward to it, and I have heard rumours, Michael Kors himself will be there !

His latest Spring 2012 collection had a very distinct African look. Personally I can't wear these kinds of colours, but I do like the zebra print shirt dress with black belt, long flowing leopard print kaftan and long flowing zebra print dress with tribal necklace.

Can't wait to see what they have in the Pavillion store!


Why Irish Dancing Started



I absolutely love Irish dancing and I would love to feature it as part of the Dansa series. For those of you familiar with the show and book, one thing I am always interested in is how, why or what is the inspiration behind the dances.

A friend sent me this video and though I know this is not true, as in the dance was not inspired by people who are desperate to go to the toilet, it is a really funny thought and does look like a possibility!

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAA!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Valentino 2012

elie saab 2012



my favourite dress is the last blue sequinned one. looks like a mermaid dress.
so beautiful.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Louis Vuitton 2012



What an absolutely gorgeous set for Louis Vuitton.
\And I think i like the dress Kate Moss wears at the end the most.


Thursday, October 06, 2011

Just Dance Magzine on www.i1mag.com

The Aug - Sept issue of Just Dance magazine is now available for digital download on www.i1mag.com.

Take a picture with your digital download visible on your laptop / ipad screen and email to sasha_a_b@yahoo.com along with you full name, postal address, ic no and contact number for a chance to win Maybelline eyeshadow.

Looking forward to your pictures!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Chanel 2012





The clothes are a little bit predictable, but I absolutely love the set of this show! Underwater themed, all white and huge..... Beautiful..

There are a few other shows with amazing sets too like Louis Vuitton. Will update as soon as I can with the videos of that show too.

Alexander Mcqueen




Someday, somehow, I am going to make sure I have something from Alexander Mcqueen in my wardrobe! I hope to find something vintage which was designed by Alexander when he was still alive and something from Sarah Burton. I really love how Sarah Burton is able to stick to the Alexander McQueen DNA which makes the creations so recognisable yet still carrying the brand forward. The detailing on these clothes if AMAZING!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

I'm waiting!!!

I am waiting to see the earrings, necklaces and belts from this collection in the stores! And then trying to find a way to be able to buy them! My favourite look is the one of the coat with the orange flowers on it with matching earrings, necklace and belt...



something a bit spanish happening on the runways...

I notice that these shows all had a spanih influence to the designs with the flowing fabrics and ruffles. Looks great but not sure how practical...