Friday, September 11, 2015

Kate Spade X Buro 24/7 SG & ZZegna X Buro24/7 SG

Been really honoured to have received invites from Buro 24/7 Singapore lately to not one, but 2 events!

Kate Spade A/W Collection 2015

The Kate Spade A/W Collection 2015 was inspired by Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. So obviously the night was well showered with sweet treats! The clothes and accessories incorporated cute whimsical accents and we watched a quick styling session lead by Norman Tan, Editor-in-chief of Buro 24/7 Singapore.

ZZegna A/W Collection 2015

With smart fabrics that can keep you both cool and warm, ZZegna managed to achieve both functionality and style! That night they even brought on-board pro parkour athletes to showcase the looks styled by Norman Tan. What captured my attention the most was the decor and aesthetics of the room - shoes and books along with interesting combinations (denim suit WHAT)! 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

HOW TO: Handle Your F*^&^% Ups/ Snapchat Story

1. Accept it.

Big whoop - you've messed up. Fret not, it's a bad day not a bad life! People can mess up and people do mess up all the time. Take some time to calm down and let that fact sink into the deepest embers of your body. Feel the regret and overwhelming disappointment that will roll over like high tides.

You have to feel it because only then will you be able to assess the damage done.

This morning, I had to cancel my interview because it would clash with my class schedule. What a mess! I had a good talk with the module leader at 7 AM in the morning. Although he was slightly sassy and sarcastic (that with a rather soothing tone), I totally understood his perspective on things. Heck, nobody would be in the mood to settle problems at such ungodly hour.

I apologise profusely and thanked him during the phone call. After which, I panicked and took 5 minutes to collect myself. Phew, what a morning.

2. Move past it.

Now that you've wallowed in the misery and have fully accepted the fact that yes, you messed up (if not, get back to 1), it's time to take proactive action. If you were lucky and had the chance to chat with your superior/in-charge regarding the mess, ask for advice. Ask yourself the following: What should you do next? What can you do to rectify the situation? How can you move past it?

Once you've got the answers to them (or a rough idea), take action. If you can, do it almost immediately. The faster you take action, it reduces the amount of mess you have to clean up afterwards.

In my case, I immediately emailed the people affected by the situation. After which, I left home and rushed to school so I won't be late.

3. Be optimistic.

Not gonna sugar coat, this is probably the most difficult part of coping with mess. After the whole shenanigan, it would only be human nature to reflect on our mistakes. But it's also important to realise that we should not dwell on these mistakes. After accepting the fact that it's a mistake and that you've taken actions to improve the situation, you probably have nothing else to do right? I mean you've done all you could. So what's left to do? Mind control.

Tell yourself you can do it. You got this. A pat on the back and a head held high, move on with the rest of your day.

4. Breathe

Lastly but most importantly, breathe guys. Take a time out after all that and calm down. Collect your thoughts and eliminate negativity.

For me, I took a nap. Nothing better than that right?

The takeaway here is that everyone messes up sometimes but what you do with the mess afterwards is important. The actions that you take after that will be impactful - it can exacerbate the problems or help to minimise damage/losses.

Calm down guys - it's a bad day, not a bad life.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

How I: Deal with [It]

Life can get so complicated sometimes that I'd rather have a manual laid out in front of me. But, what's the fun in that? Nonetheless, there are some things I do just so I can sleep at night and wake up  hustlin' the next day.

1. How I deal with: Toxic 

From friends to food, toxic are people/things I do not want to associate myself with. To me, these things got to go. So, like I've mentioned in my previous post (You have the Power), I remove them. Easier for objects than for friends though because objects are things that you may not have emotional attachments for but with friends that are toxic, a lot more work and thoughts' needed but eventually, the ball is in your court. And for me, that ball's out.

2. How I deal with: Self-esteem

Truth be told, I'm still struggling with this. With the advancement in technology in this day and age, it's almost impossible to escape from the world's standard of beauty. You know the drill (cue the slogans), Tumblr girls rule the world. They'd be getting 1000+ likes in a matter of seconds on Instagram and hell, they look amazing. But then you look at yourself (or me at myself) and BAM reality. 

But you have the choice. To love yourself first above all else. Accept your body and your issues. Embrace them and work on them. Always, all day. Go out, exercise. Eat that McDonald burger you want but also eat in moderation. Do what you want and do things that you know will be good for you - your body will thank you for it. Heck! You were born into it. Take care of it. OWN IT.

3. How I deal with: Stress

I run. I sleep. I procrastinate. I'm stressed.

So then I fall into this frenzy of a high where I make to-do notes and tackle them head on. Better late than never, right?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MET - China: Through the Looking Glass

Personally, I felt there were loads more miss than hits because, hello (ni hao), Kimonos are Japanese and not Chinese.

But these are some of my favourites and c'mon ya'll - When Rihanna arrived, she killed it.

love the bold lips and brows!
can you believe how flawless Alexa Chung can get?! (this was sans full face foundation!)


love the hair, ditch the outfit!
Bedazzled chignon, how amaze

Too much power in one shot

The Queen takes it all!