Ferragamo Shoes at Harrods

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!” – Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn was right. There is nothing that a right pair of shoes can’t fix. One of the pioneers of fashion, Salvatore Ferragamo changed the world with his innovative creations such as the ‘Cage Heel’ and ‘Wedge Heel’. In 1978, his eldest daughter Fiamma Ferragamo created the all-time best seller, ‘Vara Pump’, the iconic stacked heel pump which is also worn by fashion maven Alexa Chung and the late Margaret Thatcher. Now, who doesn’t want to own a pair of “history”?

What’s better, you can now shop online at Harrods for your ideal pair of Ferragamo shoes. Here are my Salvatore Ferragamo at Harrods picks for all occasions:

For Work

Salvatorre Ferragamo at Harrods

You can never go wrong with the classic Vara pumps (£319.00) in patent leather for the office or even weekends. If you’re unable to walk in 6-inch heels, this kitten-heel height gives you the length you need without the pain. I love the versatility of the dusty blue colour for Spring. This is definitely a must-have.

Salvatorre Ferragamo at Harrods

If you’re looking for a pair of power heels, this Pam D’orsay pumps (£385.00) will give you that career boost you needed. Made from smooth, gleaming leather, you can easily transition your look from day to night in gold member.

For Weekends

Salvatorre Ferragamo at Harrods

This Perala sandals (£175.00) is the perfect lightweight pair for your weekend brunch with your girlfriends. I love the nude lace bow details with the silver inset block heel for a little height. Isn’t it sweet?

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ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

ettusais’ newly formulated Peeling Milk N with Lemon Extract Glycerin promises 20 seconds to skin perfection! This new exfoliator combines softener, ultra-gentle peel, clay purifier, moisturising milk and complexion brightener in one simple, fuss-free application. What’s the secret? The new gentle and efficient Lemon Extract Glycerin which softens the skin so that your dead skin cells and debris can be easily lifted off and pores will be effortlessly unclogged for the ultimate baby-smooth and blemish-free skin. This mildly acidic Peeling Milk N is ultra gentle, alcohol-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested suitable for all skin types. The new formula also consists the following ingredients:

  • An improved version of plant-derived fibre for a more powerful peel and buff without stressing your skin!
  • Abyssal Clay to soak up excess sebum and purify your skin.
  • Trehalose to rehydrate skin and fortify its lipid barrier.
  • Peony Extract to illuminate and brighten your skin.

How to use: All you need to do is massage a cherry-sized dollop onto your cleansed, skin in circular motion for 20 second, and rinse off. Avoid your eye and lips area.

Fash-Review: Previously, I have bought peeling gel or milk products from Japanese drug stores. They are usually quite harsh on my sensitive skin. The ettusais Peeling Milk N is definitely more gentle and equally as effective as compared to the ones I’ve used before. I immediately notice how radiant my skin is after the exfoliation (see Before & After image below). You’ll notice these white “eraser dust” like balls on your fingers after 20 seconds of exfoliation. I love the smell of the Lemon Extract Glycerin that makes my skin refreshed! Best of all, it doesn’t leave my skin dry and tight like most exfoliation product as it contains Trehalose that rehydrate skin. Definitely a must-try!

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

ettusais Peeling Milk N is now available at all ettusais beauty counters at S$26 each.

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

Testing out the new ettusais Peeling Milk N! Ok, you need more than this – a cherry-sized dollop.

ettusais Skincare Master Cleanse with the new Peeling Milk N

Before… EXFOLIATE… After!

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Fash-Preview: H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection Spring 2014 makes sustainable fashion more accessible and chic with more sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel®, which is a biodegradable fabric derived from wood pulp. Plus, new materials such as organic leather and silk have also been added to this collection. This unique collection brings a luxurious bohemian feel with flamenco influence with curvy feminine silhouettes and masculine details plus bold embellishments. Hues of romantic whites, cloudy blues and a mix of metallic and rich print are super lust-worthy. I love the accessories from the H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014 that are made from recycled beads and plastics. In collaboration with sustainable fashion and design think tank EVER Manifesto, a new issue of the Ever Manifesto magazine, entitled Ever Conscious, will be distributed in partnership with H&M.

The H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014 collection will be available in stores on April 10th.

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive & Conscious Collection Spring 2014

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UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Timeless. Parisian. Chic. French fashion icon Ines de la Fressange embodies these qualities when it comes to fashion. It’s a match made in style heaven when UNIQLO collaborates with Ines de la Fressange for a special collection for UNIQLO Lifewear Spring/Summer 2014. This collection is designed to make women feel good and look beautiful, with details such as the height of the waist line, opening of the neckline and overall fit for the perfect balance. It’s all about the Parisian chic, Ines de la Fressange believes in authentic quality and individual values with a universal appeals, unconstrained by price or brand.

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Available from today exclusively at 313@somerset and Suntec City, and selected lines will be available at Bugis+, Changi Airport, ION Orchard and Parkway Parade.

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

The collection comprises four lines, “Petite Parisienne,” “Bleu, Blanc, Parisienne,” “Note Parisienne,” and “Souffle de Parisenne” which includes caps, stoles, blouses and pants.

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Cotton Lawn Dress (S$59.90) and Cotton Print Long Sleeve Shirt (S$29.90)

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

Premium Linen Tunic ($49.90) & Soutein Collar Coat ($199.90)

UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange

W’s Cotton Print Long Sleeve Shirt ($29.90) & Cotton Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan ($49.90)

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Fash-Love: Edie Parker & Del Toro’s Emoji Collection

If words can’t express it, use Emoji. If bombarding your Whatsapp and Instagram with endless emojis is not enough, why not wear them? Moda Operandi collaborated with handbag brand Edie Parker and shoe label Del Toro to produce an adorable capsule collection of emoji clutches and loafers. You’re in luck, this collection hits the webstore tomorrow. The clutches are priced at US$1,595 and the loafers at US$340. If you ask me, I can’t decide which one to get. In fact, I need them all to express my inner “Hot Chick” and #BigKiss.
You can now preorder at ModaOperandi.com.

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Big Kiss Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Big Kiss Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Angel Devil Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Angel Devil Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Hot Chick Loafers

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Edie Parker Hot Chick Clutch

Edie Parker & Del Toro's Emoji Collection

Del Toro Cat Face Loafers

For the entire collection, visit my Facebook Page.

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Cath Kidston’s “Safari” Collection

Unleash your wild side with Cath Kidston‘s latest Spring/Summer 2014 “Safari” collection this season. Inspired by memories of family day trips during the summer holidays, the latest Safari print mixes the charm of English safari parks featuring zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes with the hues of African savannah such as earthy khaki and soft cream. This lively wild print are perfect for the outdoors (road trip, anyone?) and compliments your casual gear. In addition, the bold, graphic Aubrey Rose print, available in both Royal Blue and Stone features shapely rose outlines scattered with fine white blossoms brings a softer approach to the “Safari” collection. To add a little vintage touch, the Field Rose print is a versatile addition with medium scaled florals, available in both Royal Blue and Cream celebrates the picnic season with Cath Kidston’s al fresco dining accessories.

The Cath Kidston “Safari” collection will be available in stores from May 2014. Start your shopping list and here are my picks from the new collection:

Cath Kidston: Safari

Safari Collection: (top, clockwise) Stanley Mug in Safari White (S$17.00), Tumbler, Cotton Rucksack in Safari Khaki (S$105.00), Book Bag (S$42.00) and Kids Backpack in Safari Grey (S$73.00).

Cath Kidston: Aubrey Rose

Aubrey Rose Collection: (top, clockwise) Mio Shawl in Aubrey Rose Royal Blue (S$90.00), Backpack in Aubrey Rose Stone (S$119.00), Travel Bag in Aubrey Rose Royal Blue (S$185.00) and Everyday Bag in Aubrey Rose Stone (S$129.00).

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Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014

Let’s see, what we need in this unpredictable tropical climate is to make sure our makeup stays fresh all day. Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014 base and point makeup promises a pore and shine free face with its new, thin, comfortable gel-liquid foundation, the MAQuillAGE True Liquid Long Keep UV (S$60) which comes with a skin-smoothing sponge for easy application. Other new products include:

  • Beauty Keep Base UV (S$60)
  • Essence Glamorous Rouge Neo (available in 6 new colours and two limited shades – PK 205 and RD 406; S$43)
  • True Rouge (available in 2 new colours – BE 700 and PK 701; S$49)
  • True Eye Shadow (available in 2 new colours – Elegant Blue and Fresh Pink; S$69)
  • True Highlight (limited edition; available in one colour, S$56)

 

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

Say goodbye to touch ups! The MAQuillAGE True Liquid Long Keep UV features a lasting network gel formulation that will help diminish pores and shine with an ultra-thin layer of foundation, absorbs only sebum for a matte and smooth finish and evenly covers any imperfections. The liquid foundation’s serum moisturizes, firms and refines your skin with its moisturising ingredients – Super Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. Plus, it contains SPF 30PA+++. This is definitely a game-changer!

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

What you see is what you get!

Shiseido MAQuillAGE Spring/Summer 2014: True Liquid Long Keep UV

I’m using OC 20 and notice how it evens out my skin and reduces the sight of my veins!

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Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

ONE more day! Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014 collection will be launched tomorrow at four Topshop Singapore stores: ION Orchard, Knightsbridge, Bugis Junction and JEM. This highly anticipated capsule collection gives the heritage classics of adidas Originals the ultimate Topshop flavour with bespoke prints (did someone say CATS?) and re-engineered silhouettes in hues of soft coral, field green and gritty monochrome. The iconic three stripes mix with London-inspired motif brings street culture back in style. Limited pieces are only available for each design. Head down and shop tomorrow (remember the early bird catches the worm!).

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

Topshop for adidas Originals S/S 2014

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runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

Westin Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific launched the “runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good” charity drive which invites their hotel guests to run and stay healthy for a good cause. In collaboration with New Balance, Westin‘s gear lending program allows hotel guests to borrow New Balance running shoes with disposable insoles plus a variety of New Balance apparel for a nominal fee – just in case you forgot to pack your running gear! This program also provides 5-8km running route maps so you can enjoy the city scenes while keeping fit. From 21 February to 30 April 2014, Westin Hotels & Resorts will donate a new pair of New Balance shoes to Soles4Souls, a charity that provides footwear to those in need. For Westin hotels in Greater China, New Balance shoes will be donated to Zhejiang Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation.

I had the chance to experience the “runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good” during the launch last month. I honestly think the New Balance gear lending program is genius and will definitely encourage me to explore the city on foot and maintain my healthy routine. I can’t wait for my staycation at the newly opened The Westin Singapore.

runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

Located at Marina Bay, The Westin Singapore promises “For a Better You” with its offering of 305 guestroom.s and suites and of course, the coveted Westin Heavenly® Bed (ahhh….)

runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

All geared up and ready for my run!

runWESTIN. Work Out. Do Good.

All smiles before sweating it out!

If you’re an avid runner looking for a career change, Westin Singapore is looking for its first Running Concierge! runWESTIN concierge helps turn guests’ workout into exploration of locale by leading guests for a run and sharing outdoor running tips and providing suggestions to improve guests’ fitness conditions. Interested applicants should write to careers.singapore@westin.com for more information. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to represent The Westin Singapore in one overseas marathon and two runs in the country. The winner will make their first appearance at the SunDown Marathon on 31 May 2014.

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AFF 2014 (14-18 May 2014): The Official Line Up + Celebrities

THIS IS IT. Audi Fashion Festival Singapore 2014 is back, bigger and better. This year, AFF returns to Orchard Road in partnership with Orchard Road Business Association (thank goodness!) with a brand new theme, “The Art of Progress”. Singapore-born Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung will be opening this year’s AFF with his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection and fashion royalty, Oscar de la Renta will be closing the amazing fashion week alongside with the largest showcase of homegrown and Asian designers such as Ashley Isham, hansel, Ong Shunmugam, Saturday, Jonathan Liang, Farah Khan and Exhibit with Curated Editions. I can’t wait to meet Hollywood actress Kate Bosworth and super gorgeous male supermodel  Godfrey Gao who are both faces of official skin care SK-II. Social media style icon, Aimee Song of @songofstyle and CEO of Council of Fashion Designer of America (CFDA), Steven Kolb will be gracing AFF as well.

Stay tuned, because it’s gonna be BIG.

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Audi Fashion Festival 2014 will be happening from 14 – 18 May 2014.

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OPENING SHOW: Prabal Gurung A/W 2014 collection.

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CLOSING SHOW: Oscar de la Renta A/W 2014 collection.

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Get star-studded with Hollywood actress Kate Bosworth and international male supermodel Godfrey Gao, hosted by SK-IIGodfrey Gao will be walking the Ashley Isham A/W 2014 show.

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SINGAPORE DESIGNERS: (from left, clockwise) Jo Soh of hanselOng Shunmugam, Nic Wong of SaturdayAshley Isham and Yoyo Cao of Exhibit with Angie Lai-Tay of Curated Editions. In addition, Aijek and 2HB will be debuting their latest collection as part of the Singapore Designers Showcase with another third Singapore designer (TBA). Up and coming homegrown labels DzojchenRevasseur and Mae Pang will be returning to AFF  as part of the Essential Looks 1.2014 by Schwarzkopf Professional showcase.

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Best Dressed: 2014 Oscars

Such a brilliant sight at the 2014 Academy Awards red carpet! It’s the biggest red carpet event of the year and all eyes are focusing on who will wear what. I woke up extra early today to watch the red carpet ‘live’ since this year I started working from home (hurray!). I was rooting for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o to kill it at the red carpet – and yes, she didn’t disappoint. In fact, she stood out like Princess Tania. What’s trending on the red carpet? Sparkling nudes. Dark hues. Strapless gowns. Sideswept wave hair. Overall, it was a classy affair so let’s get the party started!

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Lupita. Lupita. Lupita. Lupita Nyong’o stood out in this custom pale blue Prada princess gown. I’m so thrilled that she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “12 Years a Slave”. Well-deserved!

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Amy Adams looked classically beautiful in this understated Gucci gown.

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Best Actress winner, Cate Blanchett is always a winner on the red carpet. She sparkles in this champagne gold Armani Prive gown.

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This Dior gown is flawless. You expect nothing less from red carpet darling, Charlize Theron.

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All you need is a pop of colour and Jennifer Lawrence spices up the red carpet with this peplum-waisted Dior gown.

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Craig&Karl for Le Specs

Creative pop culture duo, Craig&Karl is taking over the world! After the success of the inaugural collaboration with British golden-boy Henry Holland in 2011, Le Specs partners with pop culture creatives Craig & Karl for an exciting new capsule collection. Famed for their bold, creative works with LVMH, Google, Apple, Vogue and The New York Times, Australian expats Craig Redman and Karl Maier created 15 dramatic designs, all retailing at S$139.95 and will be available from 28 February 2014.

Grab a piece of this amazing collaboration eye wear from the following stores:

  • A Small Goods Shop | PLAYLAB, TANGS ORCHARD, Level 4 | Tel: 6737-5500
  • ASH E-shop: www.ashop.asia
  • Define Happiness | 69 Haji Lane | Tel: 6298-0840

Craig&Karl for Le Specs

Craig&Karl for Le Specs

Craig&Karl for Le Specs

Craig&Karl for Le Specs

images: Le Specs