2014 Unique Celebrity Wedding Dresses

All eyes are on the stars when they walk down the aisle. We want to know what and who they are wearing on their big day. Classic is so 2013. This year, celebrities take it up a few notches by making unique choices for the ‘dress of their lifetime': The Wedding Dress. Here are my picks for the 2014 Unique Celebrity Wedding Dresses:

1. Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
WOW. Angeline Jolie‘s truly one-of-a-kind Versace wedding dress has to be “the” dress of 2014. Designed by the Donatella Versace and Jolie-Pitt’s children, this traditional “white silk-satin Atelier Versace gown gathered at the bust with elongated train, detailed with the embroidered drawings of her children that got reproduced also on the silk veil. She accessorised her stunning creation wearing a pair of white Versace silk satin pumps.” It may not be a fashion breakthrough, but this is definitely a heartwarming wedding dress that set the bar – real high.

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2. Olivia Palermo in Carolina Herrera
You gotta give it to Olivia Palermo for taking fashion risks on her big day. Her 3-piece Carolina Herrera wedding ensemble is “a simple cream cashmere sweater with scattered ostrich feathers and chic white shorts with a full tulle skirt overlay that cinched at the waist in layers of satin and silk and featured a high slit in the front with floral details along the hem.” I don’t even know where to start. Everything about this is modern, fresh and quintessentially, Olivia. I mean cashmere sweater and shorts? So awesome.

Olivia Palermo Wedding Dress

3. Piper Perabo in Michael Kors
Talk about unconventional. Piper Perabo stunned the world in a shimmery silver animal-print Michael Kors gown and gold veil when she wed longtime boyfriend Stephen Kay. Kudos to her for standing out from the sea of ‘white’ and she definitely looked like she had a lot of fun!

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4. Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang
Big Bang Theory’s  Kaley Cuoco is pretty in pink on her big day in her custom “petal pink strapless tulle ball gown with sweetheart neckline, hand gathering detailed bodice and hand appliqué Chantilly lace accents. The veil was a nude tulle veil with petal pink floating hand appliqué Chantilly lace.” Who doesn’t want to get married in PINK?! I do! After Gwen Stefani‘s dip-dyed Dior gown, every girl just went wild for the idea of pink. Well done, Kaley!

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Best Dressed: 2014 Emmy Awards

It’s TV’s biggest night out and Hollywood stars are all decked out in their finest designer creations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. The best thing about the Emmys unlike the Oscars  or the Golden Globes – stars can take risks. This year, get ready for a red carpet confetti of reds, whites, sparkles and plenty of stye surprises from our favourites.

2014 Emmy Awards: Claire Danes

RED is definitely a hot colour of the night: Claire Danes sizzles in this Givenchy Haute Couture dress with an amazing embellished neckline.

2014 Emmy Awards: Michelle Dockery

Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery definitely knows how to turn heads with this indie surprise! I love everything about this Rosie Assoulin gown. Bravo!

2014 Emmy Awards: Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts  doesn’t hide her greatest assets – those legs! Love how she is taking fashion risks with this Elie Saab short dress (once again, those legs!).

2014 Emmy Awards: Kerry Washington

Orange is the new black, huh. Kerry Washington stuns in this Prada column creation with a mini underskirt (hello!).

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Best Dressed: 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

The hottest, most-talkabout names in music hit the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards earlier today – Beyonce, Katy Perry, Nicki MinajTaylor Swift, Miley Cyrus  – just to name a few. Who gives a damn about Nicki Minaj‘s butt? The most endearing moment is Beyonce tearing up on stage when Blue Ivy Carter and Jay-Z presented her the MTV Vanguard Award. Today, we see a sea of black (you can’t go wrong with that!) and crop tops. Here are my favourites from today’s red carpet at the VMAs:

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Holy Mama! Beyonce  strut down the red carpet in a figure-hugging lace gown with peek-a-boo details by Nicolas Jebran. The Queen B doesn’t disappoint!

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Katy Perry

#throwback to 2001! Katy Perry pays homage to Britney Spear’s denim ensemble – total genius! Thank you, Versace!

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea plays it cool in this shiny silver Atelier Versace gown and love, love, love the slick-back hair!

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Miley Cyrus

HAWT. Miley Cyrus kept her VMA look simple and chic in this Alexandre Vauthier black bandeau top and high-waisted leather pants.

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Jennifer Lopez

Give it to Jennifer Lopez to stand out amongst the 20 and 30-somethings and show them how the red carpet is done in this glittery Charbel Zoe cut-out gown.

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift

WOW. Taylor Swift shows off her legs in this super hot jumpsuit by Mary Katrantzou, with Elie Saab heels. For once, she knows how to surprise us and have some fun!

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Holy Mama! Fann Wong for Marie France Bodyline

Ah Jie, Fann Wong is the new celebrity spokesperson of Marie France Bodyline and boy, she’s lookin’ hot in her third trimester. As you know, local actors Christopher Lee and Fann Wong are expecting their first “horse baby” in a few weeks time. So, guess we know her secret in bouncing back to her pre-pregnancy bod after popping little bubs! I can’t wait to see if she’s having a boy or a girl – my guess: BOY.

Fann Wong for Marie France Bodyline

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SK-II Beauty in Wonderland: Exclusive Chat with SK-II Ambassador Cate Blanchett

Last month, I had the golden opportunity to join global online influencers at the two-day SK-II Beauty in Wonderland event for the ultimate SK-II experience. It was lovely meeting famous online bloggers/vloggers such as as Jenn Im (Clothes Encounter), Willabelle Ong (Pale Division), Rae (The Raeviewer), Asahi Sasaki (@sasakiasahi) Pupe (Pupe So Sweet), Grace Tan (Working With Grace), just to name a few. On Day #1, we had an early morning exclusive online chat with the one and only, SK-II ambassador and award-winning actress, Cate Blanchett. What’s her secret to her flawless, ageless skin? Let’s find out.

Exclusive Chat with SK-II Ambassador Cate Blanchett

Hello Cate!

How long have you been using SK-II? How did you discover the brand?
I discovered SK=II 11 years ago when I was 31. MY friends introduced me to the whitening range after their travels to Japan and I was confident by their recommendation. Because it worked, I stuck with it. My skin is  better now than 11 years ago.

What’s your skincare secret?
Keep my skin spot-free with the SK-II Whitening Source Derm Revival Mask. Keep my SK-II Signs Eye Mask in the freezer to reduce swelling and better infusion for the eyes. Keep my SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in a spray bottle – it’s great to spray on top of your makeup after a long night. My skincare routine includes the SK-II Luxury Pitera or LXP range. When traveling, use SK-II Skin Rebooster.

What’s your makeup secret?
I use the SK-II Facial Treatment Cream Foundation because it is infused with Pitera. I usually do my makeup in the car. I don’t like to wear too much makeup. I think it is important for women to have confidence in their skin.

What SK-II product you can’t live without?
The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence because you can use it in many ways. It is the vitamin drink for my skin. If I could drink it, I would. I’m using the FTE from the LXP range as it has the most concentrated amount of Pitera.

Best thing about being an SK-II user.
It is a real gift to spend less time thinking about how I look. There is no need to panic about ageing especially in your late 20s. Be in control of change and not be self-obsessed.

Exclusive Chat with SK-II Ambassador Cate Blanchett

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Meet & Greet: Erika Bearman a.k.a. OscarPRGirl


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Erika Bearman, Senior VP of Global Communications a.k.a. @OscarPRGirl

If you’re invited to meet Erika Bearman a.k.a. @OscarPRGirl, you don’t turn it down. I had to meet the girl behind the famous Twitter handle, who gave us a sneak peek into the glamorous atelier of Oscar de la Renta and of course, she is one of social media coolest girls. I arrived on-time at Trinity Gallery, a luxury bridal boutique located at Raffles Hotel Singapore which carries exquisite designer bridal gowns by Oscar de la RentaMarchesa, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra and etc. It was lovely chatting with Dr. Elaine Kim, co-owner of Trinity Gallery while waiting for Team Oscar de la Renta to arrive from their lunch appointment. Erika arrived together with Eliza Bolen (daughter of Oscar de la Renta) and Alex Bolen. You could easily spot her smile from a mile away as she greeted the guests at the casual meet & greet session. I didn’t have a chance to have a proper interview with Erika, but here is a summary of our casual conversation over iced lemongrass drink, bubbly and canapés:

On Marina Bay Sands
“Someone told me it’s uncool to say Marina Bay Sands… it’s MBS!” Hmm, for some reason – I didn’t get the memo!

On Movies Watched on the Plane
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watched “Her” on her way to Singapore and she loved it. However, the ending didn’t leave her feeling satisfied.

On Tasting Local Cuisine
She managed to sample local cuisine at The Grand Hyatt’s Straits Kitchen on Saturday night. That’s an efficient way of trying Singaporean hawker delights.

On Her Stay in Asia
Initially, she planned to visit Bali together with her husband but he had to work, plus she had to fly back immediately to shoot their advertising campaign in NYC. Bummer.

On Packing for Asia
She didn’t realised how “tropical” Singapore weather is. Some of her outfits with thicker fabric didn’t work here. However, I think her black tube top and white lace skirt works in our weather!

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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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Best Dressed: 2014 Grammy Awards

It’s a golden carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards. I love the red carpet at the Grammys – it’s usually more fun, out-of-the-world. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case this year. It’s all about the slinky, classy and glamour because Lady Gaga didn’t get any nominations for Art Pop. Whyyyy!!! Let’s just say, this year’s red carpet is lovely but a complete snooze fest. Kudos to Katy Perry for staying true to her “You’re gonna hear me ROARRR!” red carpet moment. Otherwise, all eyes will be on Beyonce. Just because. See more red carpet photos on my Facebook Page and mean while, scroll down for my favourite looks of the night:

2014 Grammy Awards: Katy Perry in Valentino

Red carpet is all about making a statement. Katy Perry hit all the right notes with this white Valentino gown with music notes. It’s definitely a head turner!

2014 Grammy Awards: Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen also known as Mrs. John Legend strikes gold in this amazing Johanna Johnson gown. WOAH.

2014 Grammy Awards: Madonna

What? That baby David is all grown up! Mummy Madonna is all suit up in Ralph Lauren to match her mini-me.

2014 Grammy Awards: Beyonce in Michael Costello

When Queen Bey (Beyonce) walks in, time stops. She definitely claims her throne in this customized white Michael Costello couture gown.

2014 Grammy Awards: Pink

Pink is sizzling hot in this red sculptural gown by Johanna Johnson. Simply WOW.

2014 Grammy Awards: Taylor Swift in Gucci

Taylor Swift never failed to impress us. This time, she shines in this “bullet-proof” Gucci gown.

2014 Grammy Awards: Sara Bareilles

I really love this feather gown worn by Sara Bareilles with red accent pumps and clutch. LOVE!

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Rita Ora kills it in this short shimmering Lanvin number. Such sweet elegance, don’t you think?

2014 Grammy Awards: Ciara

This is how you rock your baby bump. Ciara knows how to show off her best assets in this Emilio Pucci gown.

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Best Dressed: 2014 Golden Globe Awards

I’m BACKKK! First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope you had an awesome break (and gaining momentum back at work/school/being a bum). I can’t contain my excitement as it is awards season, once again! As I’m watching the 2014 Golden Globe Awards hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (such incredibly funny women!), I’m writing my first blog post of the year – summarizing my favourite red carpet looks of the night. Scroll down and enjoy some eye-candy to beat your Monday blues:

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WOW! It’s refreshing to see Sandra Bullock stepping it up with this colour-block pink/blue/black gown by Prabal Gurung.

Best Dressed 2014 Golden Globe Awards: Cate Blanchett

Red Carpet Queen, Cate Blanchett nails it every time. Isn’t she stunning in this lace dream by Giorgio Armani with Chopard jewelery?

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Carina Lau at Roger Vivier’s Store Opening

All eyes were on HK actress/icon/Mrs Tony Leung, Carina Lau at Friday’s Roger Vivier 90-sqm store opening at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Designed by Herve Van der Straeten, this is the French label’s first store in Southeast Asia featuring their latest bags, shoes, wallets and other accessories. Other notable guests include French model/aristocrat/fashion designer Inès de La Fressange, Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, designer Herve Van der Straeten and celebrity blogger Ingrid from The Bag Hag Diaries.

Visit the new Roger Vivier store at #02-12 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Carina Lau at Roger Vivier Store Opening at Takashimaya

The 47-year old actress looked pretty in pink with her hot pink Prismick bag. Mrs Tony Leung does not age!

Carina Lau at Roger Vivier Store Opening at Takashimaya

From left: Creative Director Bruno Frisoni, Carina Lau, Inès de La Fressange and guest.

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Best Dressed: 2013 American Music Awards

Nobody knows how to make a grand entrance like Lady Gaga. Clad in Versace, she was assisted up on a man-operated white horse and the paparazzis just went wild. Now, that’s virality written all over it. This year at the 2013 American Music Awards – we see a sea of white, gold and the ever-classic black. Believe it or not, Miley Cyrus didn’t come in her birthday suit – or anywhere near it. In fact, she looked impeccably chic in her white pant suit. Scroll down for my picks for Best Dressed at the 2013 AMAs:

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Lady Gaga in Versace. Ethereal and angelic – what a shocker!

2013 American Music Awards: Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus showing just a little cleavage in this chic, white pant suit is refreshing, for once.

2013 American Music Awards: Taylow Swift

Taylor Swift looks edgy in this Julien MacDonald mini dress and strappy Jimmy Choos.

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