Monday, 25 January 2016
Thursday, 21 January 2016
|Venue unblemished before the crowd poured in (courtesy of F3 Malaysia's FB)|
Getting in was hassle-free as I didn't bring my handbag with me (just wallet, phone and car keys). If you do have your bag with you, there will be a station at the entrance for the staff to place your bag in a secured plastic bag so as to prevent theft. So I made my way over to womenswear, ready to haul stuff but...
The. Place. Was. A. Mess.
|Be prepared to look though every single piece on the racks as pieces tend to unknowingly migrate between sections.|
|There were ladies beside me trying on the clothes and then tossing the ones they didn't want into this pile. Tsk.|
I kid you not, there were clothes on the floor, hangers poking out in every direction, women in the corner taking their tops off to try the clothes (despite the organisers disallowing it). Oh yes, you aren't allowed to try clothes on! Clothing somehow made their way into the accessories and shoe bins; the odd men's shirt would idly sit on a rack amongst dresses.
The colour's a lovely burgundy and it fits as a relaxed, oversized shape. I've been into turtlenecks lately and can picture this pairing well with jeans and a coat during winter. I can see it going well with the plummy shade of a lipstick I've managed to track down—Revlon's Raisin Rage!
I wanted the haul to be complete so I looked around for bottoms. Topshop had jeans but most were of the same few kinds (and none from the Petite line!): Joni flares, Leigh ankle grazers, Moms (distressed dark greys & plain blues). I got the Mom jeans in the distressed dark grey. I know the notoriety of mum jeans but these seemed to have a slimmer cut and a boyfriend silhouette so I figured why not.
TOPSHOP MOTO Washed Black Ripped Mom Jeans. Retails MYR243. Final sale MYR65.70.
The other major, major find was a black duster jacket from Miss Selfridge, cut similarly in shape to a blazer. It works as a blazer but the thinner, unlined material makes it easier to pull off in tropical Malaysian weather. The forgiving sleeve width and lightweight material made it a no-brainer to get as a wardrobe staple.
MISS SELFRIDGE Petites Duster Jacket. Retails MYR263. Final sale MYR71.10.
The following two are pieces I found by chance. They are one of a few left if not the last ones I reckon. Remember to check in-between every piece on the rack as that's how I found these two!
TOPSHOP Black Crepe Strap Top. Retails MYR149. Final sale MYR53.55.
TOPSHOP Grey Amber Vest. Retails MYR39. Final sale MYR13.95.
The vests/ camis are not difficult to spot for Topshop as there are lots in different colours (some a little too garish for my taste) but this grey one was the only neutral colour so I snapped it right up!
That's it for my haul! And here's a final price breakdown:
Total would retail for: MYR867I paid: MYR251
Check out Day 2 haul here!
Monday, 21 July 2014
|Net-A-Porter's handy wish list feature|
|The runway version seen at the Christopher Kane S/S '14 show.|
Friday, 14 February 2014
Spotted this on Zalora.com.my and falling in love with the design of the tin, I had to have this; I'm a sucker for quaint package design, especially those of the retro sort (you should've seen my face when I first spotted SteamCream tins). Rosebud is an American company that makes salves and though hard to find, their balm tins are quite popular. I'll shamelessly admit that I chose this particular formulation mainly for its tin design but there are two other scents available on Zalora, all of them retailing for MYR36 (USD10.88)-- which is slightly overpriced as they retail for USD6–7 and sometimes even lower, depending on the store.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I realise that this edit is a whole season late as we're now entering the Fall 2014/15 show season; apologies! I guess I'll keep commentary to a minimum here and allow the pictures to speak for themselves.
Especially loved the looks at Valentino for the use of lace, mesh, embroidery and the colour palette was one of my favourites for the Spring '14 season. The collection was not traditionally what one would expect seeing at Valentino but it had a different charm about it altogether, from the clothes to the footwear and head ornaments.
All images courtesy of nymag.com.