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April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015

Outfit Plan


It's really nice to sometimes plan your tomorrow's outfit -- and it's a fun activity, too! Sometimes I planned my outfit ahead, sometimes not, but most of all I didn't plan it. I just grabbed what dress or top that catch my eyes or I want to wear that day (depending also on what activity I would do that day) as a center point, then everything else were picked to match or style it up -- with a little twist here and there if I wore the same piece. One day I wore a collared dress with my headscarf tucked in underneath the dress to show off its pretty collar and ribbon-bow; the other day I wore my headscarf over the same dress and adding a necklace to accessorize it. Shoes also make a huge different to a look. As for tomorrow, I plan to wear this same dress with one of my favorite pairs: Samantha Pleet-Wolverine Nellie lace up shoes.

Outfit planning is definitely has a lot more advantages than not -- you can be more creative with your wardrobe for sure! So, how about you, do you plan your outfit ahead?

Outfit details:
vintage dress
old necklace
Samantha Pleet-Wolverine shoes (similar)
*Pictures by me


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April 11, 2015

April 11, 2015

TchiTchi Doll Bag Charm

Ascia AKF on her instagram wearing a linen shirt, Manar N. Joseph L handbag, TchiTchi doll bag charm. Photo by Nawaf13


TchiTchi Doll is a handmade doll for accessorizing your bag. As a bag charm, these little dolls look so cute! and I love how this doll adds an extra stylishness and luxury to the bag (see the first photo in this post where this doll added extra charm to Ascia's whole look). And also, these dolls' outfits! If you take a look carefully, you can see that these dolls wear amazing outfits.. very exquisite and sophisticated. I think it can be customized to fit your bag's style or your personality. My favorite TchiTchi doll's outfit is the flared red dress with white pearl-like beads.. More TchiTchi dolls pictures are here.


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April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

Product Review: Wegdan hamza 'Side wrap with beads' Headscarf


Wegdan Hamza is a head wear designer originally based in Egypt. Her site, www.wegdan.com, is  providing cheerful or elegant headwraps with unique designs for the international market. I was sent a 'side wrap with beads' headscarf to review.

This head wrap is made of chiffon fabric. It has an attached neck scarf (length 110cm x width 35cm) and a side wrap made from few ruffled layers of chiffon and a ribbon tied and sewed together on one side. There are also two ribbon-lines and flower-shaped beads sewed on top. Actually wearing this head wrap is a bit of 'taking a mild sartorial risk' for me because of the side wrap (I think I'm sort of conventional for headscarf style, but it's also fun to sometimes trying on a new style!). I chose the color green as I love green and it looks nature-y. This green one looks more casual, compared with the black one that would be so pretty for evening parties or other formal occasions. Unfortunately, for me, the neck scarf is less in width, so I still need to wear an inner scarf under it to cover my neck and bosom. If the neck scarf could be made wider, it would be perfect.

Overall, I love the headscarf, especially those little flower-shaped beads.. It looks fun to be worn in some afternoon-walks with the kids. If you are looking for unique head wraps in a wide range of various hijab style, Wegdan Hamza website is worth it to check, as I ever wrote about it in my previous post here. And because Wegdan Hamza designs these pieces herself, some of them are so unique that you can't find at any other place.

Note: If you're interested in purchasing Wegdan Hamza head wrap, you can use the code FF25 to get 25% off your purchase at wegdan.com

*Pictures by me

Here's my ootd post featuring this headscarf:
Outfit: Fresh as Green Leaves, featuring Wegdan Hamza Headscarf


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April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

Hijab Look Moment


Indonesian artist, Laudya Cynthia Bella, on an editorial photoshoot. I don't know exactly what's the photoshoot for, yet Laudya share this 'behind the scene' photo on her instagram. I'm really in love with her outfit in this shoot. It's really unique with its gorgeous structured design. This kind of look is a look I always think of and really want to pull off; a structured or 50's inspired flare-skirt/dress over an H-line skirt. It will be really nice to find out who the designer of this outfit is and where to get it.. ;)


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April 5, 2015

April 5, 2015

Art: Sew Wanderlust

Tokyo
Prague - charles bridge
London - Big Ben
Amsterdam
Hanoi
Singapore - china town
Amazing artwork by artist Teresa Lim. She captured the scene she saw during her travel journey into an embroidery hoop. Her sew flair really amazed me.. See more of her artwork here.


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April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

Outfit: Feels Like A Ballerina

At first, when I saw this skirt online from pictures, it looked like a usual chiffon skirt. I bought it anyway because the caption said it's made from suede-style fabric, and luckily the shop had it in color brick too -- wow.. I was in a hunt for this; a thick, wool or velvet or leather-like skirt in color rust or brick, inspired by the red dress in Ulyana Sergeenko's debut collection back in 2011. So, when it arrived, I was a little hesitant, yet surprisingly I was amazed instead.. it's a beautiful flaring skirt. It's super wide and made from quality suede-style thick fabric as the seller mentioned. When trying on this skirt, I pulled out the skirt to the side to check how wide its width, and suddenly.. I felt like a ballerina and can't help myself to swirl and swirl in this skirt..

Little Ballerina, dance for me,
A delightful scene for anyone to see.
On your tiptoes ever so light,
You dance with magic through the night.
Across the floor you flow with ease,
Little Ballerina, dance for me, please.
I watch you glide with splendor and grace,
As a smile of innocence beams on your face.
Prancing about with magic in your feet,
A wonder to see like an angel so sweet.
Little Ballerina, dance with flair,
Swirling and turning through the air.
Hands moving with the music as you go,
A fantasy to see with a magical flow.
Dance upon dreams that play in your mind,
Upon the dance floor miracles to find.
Feet moving so graceful with ease,
Little Ballerina, dance for me, please.

Outfit details:
old shawl
unbranded embellished-collar blouse
*Pictures by me

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March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

Photography: Antique01

Wearing: an old shawl, a basic white shirt, Loewe dress, Mississippi jeans, and cut-out Mary Jane style wedges.
In this digital era, people can easily make new photos looking old (or perhaps do the reverse, too? ^^), or even do some touching-up to your photos to make them looking better. For today's post I'm posting some photos of me playing with the kids on our casual day.. I implemented an effect to the photos to make them look like old photos -- am I succeeded? I did not change the photos' color into Sepia (a reddish brown tone to create an "old-fashioned" effect) as people usually do when they want to reach this sort of 'old look' because I want to keep their original colors. These (photo) look perhaps are "the look" that my kids will see as grown-ups seeing our nowadays' pictures..

How did I do it:
I used PhotoScape to edit these pictures. At the 'Home' tab click 'Filter' tab. Then, in the pop-up box, choose 'Antique Photo' then select 'antique01'. Done. As simple as that.. You can see the result, then save your work. Try it if you like..


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