Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hair with Chez Vous

Had the opportunity to colour my hair with Readen Chia from Chez Vous in Oct, and the theme was "work-friendly" kind of colours for working professionals.

Just look at the gorgeous hair colour, not forgetting the temporary curls that he did for me.

My colleague who sits beside me told me that she sees a fox whenever she turns over. I kinda like fox colours!?

Anyway, it was my first time doing highlights to my hair (cos I have the impression that highlights makes one look ahlian), but boy was I impressed with the colour Readen did.

This technique is called a colour melted sombre and you can find out more here.

Anyway my hair has since changed colour again due to another campaign they are having next year and sadly I changed from this "fox" colour to ash and had to bleach my hair for that. More on that next year.

It is definitely harder to manage bleached hair but since I'm at it might as well do more bold colours?


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Perth TPFF 2016 Day 6

Sundays are for Fremantle.
So we went there for some exploring.

Everyone told me that I had to visit Fremantle while at Perth. And I'm glad I did. It had a different feel from the city and I liked it very much.

Our driver drove us to Cottlesloe Beach for some phototaking first as we were still early for our next programme.

Our driver drove us to this place Bib and Tucker for lunch with AJ.
The food was gooood, service was gooood, 
and I'm so glad AJ recommended this place to us! I also tried rabbit meat for the first time and it tasted just like chicken. So... I shall just stick to chicken in future?

Bib & Tucker
18 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

However, there wasn't anything to shop for in Fremantle; 
I had thought that there would be quirky souvenirs I could buy back for my friends but nope. The only souvenirs they had there was the boomerangs and dreamcatchers. U know, all those mainstream kinds that tourists normally buy.

At Fremantle market, the selection was also weirdly items that I would not buy.
And we decided to dabao the famous fish 'n' chips back to the hotel.
There were 3 restaurants selling them though and they all claimed to be "No.1", "Best" etc. 
So we decided to buy from Joe's and Cicerello's to find out for ourselves!

Joe's Fish Shack
42 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

44 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

But the journey back to the hotel took more than half hour and our food became soggy and all. But alas, it was still good, better than any other fish 'n' chips I've had in Singapore my whole life!

Anyway, the venue for our last night here in Perth actually changed to Perth Cultural Centre.
It was a unique experience and recent runway shows tend to go more towards this type of style rather than the usual normal runways.
However, I still prefer the lighting at the usual runways cos the spotlights here didn't do justice to my camera's photos!

All previous shows were held at Perth Concert Hall and that was just a 3min drive from our hotel.

First runway show for tonight: Flannel

Last show for the week: Closing Night
It was a dramatic close as we had a live symphony and opera singers instead of the usual cd-played music for the shows.
I liked how every dress was elaborate and exaggerated for this closing night and it was my favourite show in the whole TPFF.

It was the last day and I had to get a photo with Drea!

Day 7 was just breakfast at McD with our driver since it was a public holiday and every cafe was closed :(

And that concludes my week at Perth TPFF!

Also do check out my TPFF round-up on here! teehee.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Perth TPFF 2016 Day 5

It was D Day!

I am supposed to cover a Wine story for ELLE Magazine; like seriously the physical magazine! So today was planned specially for that purpose.

We visited some wineries...

Want to find out more about some of the wines? Then be sure to get your copy of ELLE Magazine in newstands... January next year.

Anyway, we had lunch at the most picturesque place ever - Sitella Winery. Just look at the view we had while having lunch.
These oysters are the best fresh oysters I ever had!
And since I am in Australia, I tried kangaroo meat. 
Yep tastes like beef but it is way cheaper than beef in Australia. Kangaroo meat in Australia are from the wild to control their population, so u don't really have to worry about animal cruelty or what not.

Sitella Winery
100 Barrett St, Herne Hill WA 6056, Australia

We also visited Whistler's Chocolate. 
I love their chocolate pretzels!

Whistler's Chocolate Company
506 Great Northern Hwy, Middle Swan WA 6056, Australia

We went to Mount Lawley next since the others wanted to check out thrift stores and the tour guide recommended this place.
However, we didn't find any decent stores and ended up admiring flowers along the stalls 
and eating at this cafe.

Health Freak Cafe
609 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Australia

Show for tonight: Empire Rose

I love love loveeee this collection. The runway setting and all was set up so nicely. Just liked everything about this.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Perth TPFF 2016 Day 4

Day 4 and I was officially sick from the night before. I tried my best to eat fever and flu medicine and slept throughout.

Sadly I had to skip a Fashion Council WA Industry Forum in the morning and stayed in bed until I felt better at 1pm+. Thankfully the fever went away after I constantly ate med the past night.

We finally went to a famous cafe for brunch: Sayers Sister.
It was really good I must say, and service was top notch. Highly recommended!

Sayers Sister
236 Lake St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Then we decided to go to the shopping streets again and then went back to the Northbridge area for San Churro

San Churro
132 James St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

and I dabao-ed this Taiwan rice back to hotel for dinner. 
Was freezing by then and I didn't feel on point again. But I braced myself for 1 show tonight.

One Fell Swoop.

Well I'm glad I didn't miss this show cos it was great watching the masters of drapery in action. Very wearable pieces I must say.

Only thing I didn't like was the use of the smoke machine and it doesn't help that the machine was jus right beside us.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Perth TPFF 2016 Day 3

Day 3 of my week in Perth. We had Myers Lunch in the afternoon and it was my first time going for such a huge media lunch event. Everyone was well dressed up and I love people-watching at this kind of events. Think taitais, actors, actresses, influencers. Yep I rubbed shoulders with them all.
I was seated on the same table as Drea Chong (SG's media influencer omg and she was soooo gorgeous and nice), and this Australian actress who is based in LA. ahem stressed max. I'm like the only non-media person there? (hey my full-time job is a Project Manager ok)

Anyway, one of the established departmental stores Myers prepared a fashion show during the lunch and former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins even walked the runway!

After the lunch, we decided to explore the shopping areas - Murray Street and Hay Street. 
While at that, I also made it a point to snap some ootd shots at the famous Wolf Lane. 
Bought shoes from ZOMP, an Aussie brand too at a steal of $95.

First show of tonight: Manning Cartell
We then decided that there was ample time to go for our dinner in between the shows, and brought Drea along to the same Thai place we went yesterday! A pity that they were inconsistent though and the Pad Thai wasn't as awesome as the day before.

Second show of tonight: Whole9Yards
Yep it is our very own Singaporean local Whole9Yards making their debut runway in Perth!
So sooo proud of them and I loved their collection by the way. It was something I would definitely wear!

Click below for the rest of the trip:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Perth TPFF 2016 Day 2

For day 2, I had to do a shopping tour and AJ (our lovely VIP coordinator from TPFF) had planned for us to go to Claremont Quarter.
There were numerous boutiques but seriously nothing much for the occasional shopper like me.

There was however, Aesop. I am using the Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser and it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight (which a lot of products do) yet cleansed. Regretted not buying more.

Also, don't we all love to shop at supermarkets when overseas? There is Coles here too.

We had Mexican food for lunch at Mad Mex though 
and this was when I started to appreciate and fall in love with Mexican food!

Claremont Quarter
9 Bay View Terrace, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

After the shopping stint, we went back to the hotel to prepare for the runway shows at night again (this would be the usual schedule for the rest of the days). But before the shows, AJ brought us to this Thai restaurant for dinner and OMG the Pad Thai was sooooo good.

Pardon the ugly picture as the restaurant was dark and I couldn't really take decent photos.
Couldn't resist doing an OOTD shot on the empty streets.

47 Lake Street, Northbridge, Perth WA 6003, Australia

First runway show for tonight was Adam Heath.

Second show for tonight was the WA Designer Capsule.

Major love for some of their pieces!

Click below for the rest of the trip:
Day 1
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6