Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Justin Yap Spring Summer 2016

Justin Yap SS16 KLFW
// Justin Yap Spring Summer 2016 //
Justin Yap's Spring Summer 2016 Collection was shown at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week on 16th August 2015 in Pavilion KL. I was having a short conversation with him and this wise words from him stuck to me till today - "Fashion should be intuitive. When you see a piece of garment, you should know what to do with it". Hence, it's called RTW (Ready To Wear).

This season, Justin looked back where his passion began, in the late 90s bordering the new millennium. Drawing inspiration from the true minimalistic styles of the era, injecting a dose of fierceness and modernity. 

From chic day wear separates to streamlined evening wear, the collection consist of easy to wear pieces that takes you from work to play. A quintessential collection that fits the wardrobe of a modern women. "Women of today wants to look and be powerful. The collection is all about power dressing" says the designer himself.

Colors were masculine, urban and modern. Such as stone, sand, slate, navy, sage and black. Utterly not the usual palette of Justin Yap, whose known for his bright bold jewel tones. "I wanted a change this time. Fashion should be intuitive, and I work with my instincts at most times".

Luxurious light to heavy weight materials such as Italian cotton, crepe satin, silk organza, lambskin and cotton jacquard were used. Hand embellished beading details depicting the leopard pattern were seen on some of his pieces, this softening the austerity of the garments, giving them a refreshing artisanal touch.

Justin Yap SS16 KLFW

Justin Yap SS16 KLFW

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Fall Stuff

// Picture taken from Pinterest //
I couldn't help but to fall for these stuffs especially now that fall is coming. These are some of my current favorites. What are yours?

Moschino Sweaters

Friday, August 28, 2015

KL Fashion Week - Day 2


These are some random pictures from Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week day #2. This outfit wasn't planned. I had something else in my head all along till an hour before I left the house. Call me fickle! What can I say? I'm a WOMAN!! 

Khoon Hooi
Khoon Hooi & me backstage before his show. Such a talented smart cookie!
Check out his designs on my post here.

Khoon Hooi Fall Winter 2015 - A Walk In The Parc

Khoon Hooi FW15 - A Walk In The Parc

How should one view Khoon Hooi's collection this fall? It's dreamy, feminine yet with strong personality, relaxed and so beautiful. Let me take you for a walk into his closet.

Skies were purple with streaks of orange, it was that evening in Paris, as Khoon Hooi took a stroll in the intimate Parc Monceau, framed by beautiful wrought iron fences painted in black and gold with ornate gates. The birds were gliding, maple leaves that were scattered on the ground danced to the rhythm of the autumn wind, making light rustle, like nature's murmuring whisper. It was a breathtaking scene. Khoon Hooi Fall 2015 is the dancing maple leaf. Inspired by the magnificent autumn scene in Parc Monceau, it is a tribute to the beauty of Khoon Hooi's favorite season itself - Autumn. 

This collection shows a warm and strong feminine palette to illustrate different shades of the changing skies and the reflection of lights on the lake. The materials were chosen carefully to encapsulate the momentary feeling of marveling such beauty, like how Mongolian fur and delicate ostrich feathers were used to personify the movement, rustle and texture of the autumn leaves. 

Khoon Hooi Fall Winter 2015 is the marking of autumn beauty. 

Khoon Hooi FW15 - A Walk In The Parc

Khoon Hooi FW15 - A Walk In The Parc

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Blogger's Day On KL Fashion Week

As mentioned yesterday, I will share a video with you today. Beginning of this year, in my diary, one of my goal for 2015 is to attend at least one fashion week. Now, I can check one goal off from my list. I finally attended Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week. It might not be NY, London, Milan or Paris fashion week but I considered myself blessed to be able to attend the fashion week in my own city. For that, I had documented my day through a video. I'm going to share it with you and anyone who would like to know what's a blogger's day like during fashion week. 

Enjoy the video and thank you for watching =)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KL Fashion Week - Day 1

Top - MSGM, Pants - ASOS, Bag - Fendi

Good times always passes very quickly. In a blink, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week's over for almost 2 weeks now! It was my very first KL Fashion Week and I was very privileged to be able to attend a few shows and to have Bobbi Brown did all my makeup. I'm so excited to show you my OOTD pictures and some backstage pictures too. 

I recently bought this top from MSGM when I stopped over in Hong Kong. It's such an interesting piece by itself. At first I wanted to wear a midi skirt and have it tucked in but I thought that would be a waste. The frills and flowers are so pretty by itself and I shouldn't hide it in a skirt. In the end I thought this pants did a great job to be paired with this top. 

Have you attended the Fashion Week in your city?

KL Fashion Week OOTD
Top - MSGM
Pants - ASOS
Bag - Fendi
Cuff - Hermes
Shoes - Dior (similar here)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bootie Call

// Cynthia Vincent (top left) // Schutz // Moschino (mid left) // Marc by Marc Jacobs //
Toga Pulla (bottom left) // IRO //
No, I'm not horny and no one called me for sex. What I meant by bootie call is that these gorgeous boots are calling my name! I can't help but to want to get them all! That's one thing I look forward to fall weather - these gorgeous booties!! 

Are the booties calling your name too? Which pair are calling for you?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Alexandre Herchcovitch and Melissa

Shoes, Melissa, Fashion

To tell you the truth, I didn't know about Alexandre Herchcovitch until recently when he collaborated with Melissa. I found out that he's a very bold and daring Brazilian fashion designer. His designs had made it to New York, Paris, London and Sāo Paolo Fashion weeks. He's best known for his avant-garde and eclectic prints. 

His recent collaboration with Melissa are edgy too. The one I'm currently wearing is his latest Fall/Winter 15 collection with Melissa. I also heard that it's flying off the shelves and they're getting pretty limited. So, quickly head over to a Melissa store and check it out!

Top - Gap
Jeans - Guess
Bag - Miu Miu
Sunglasses - Dior
Shoes - Melissa + Alexandre Herchcovitch (available here too)
If you are a Malaysian or recite in Malaysia, check out my Instagram giveaway. Today's the last day and you might get lucky to win yourself RM300 to shop at Melissa! Head over to my Instagram (@stilettoesdiva) and look out for this picture below. Then tell me, "How would you wear this pair of Melissa shoes?" Giveaway ends today! So hurry!!

Melissa & Diva In Me Giveaway

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jelly Over Melissa

// Melissa Shoes - Space Sport //
My feet are going jelly over Melissa shoes! They're so comfortable and easy to take care. If it got wet, I just need to rinse, wipe it with a dry cloth and let it dry away from the sunlight. 

These are some facts that I didn't know about Melissa shoes till now.
  • Melissa shoes are made from a patented material called MELFLEXTM
  • MELFLEXTM is a form of PVC which is hypoallergenic, odorless and 100% recyclable.
  • Melissa shoes has been around for the last 30 years
  • Melissa shoes are made easy to maintain
  • Celebrities who have worn these shoes are Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss and many more.
Club Monaco, Melissa
Jacket - Club Monaco (similar here)
Dress - Club Monaco
Shoes - Melissa (Space Sport in Black/Orange)
I'm currently running a giveaway on my Instagram (only for Malaysia residence). You might win yourself RM300 to shop at Melissa! Head over to my Instagram (@stilettoesdiva) and look out for this picture below, then tell me "How would you wear this pair of Melissa shoes?". Giveaway ends tomorrow! =)

6 Makeup Must-Have

Beauty Essentials
// 10 Makeup Essentials In The Wardrobe // 
I know I listed 10 products but 6 of them are what I have and highly recommended. The other 4 items are which I will add into my collection. So here are the 6 makeup must-have in my makeup closet and I will explain why it's a necessity to me.
  1. Diorskin Nude BB Creme (Fair 002) - I recently purchased this 2 months ago because I heard so much great things about them. I find them slightly lighter in texture in comparison to Chanel CC Creme. I would use this on days when I want minimal makeup but still protect my skin from the sun.
  2. Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara - Mine just dried up so I intend to replace a new one ASAP. This will be my 3rd tube and I will use it again and again till I found something better than this. It stays on for more than 8 hours without bleeding and making my eyes look like a panda by the end of the day.
  3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - My sister gave me this as a present. I love it!! It's not suppose to use as contour but I used it on top of my contour so it gives a nice highlight on my cheekbone.
  4. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner - I use this in alternative to Shu Uemura's eyeliner. They're great for long wear (more than 8 hours) and it doesn't smudge. A small bottle can last a long time. I'm still using the same bottle for more than 6 months now.
  5. Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer SPF30 - The reason why I had this bottle was because my Chanel CC Creme was way to fair and I added 2 drops of this to mix it. I found this by accident and I couldn't live without it now. The current bottle I'm using is my 2nd bottle.
  6. Giorgio Armani Lipcolor (#401 Hot) - Giorgio Armani made one of the nicest looking red lipstick. It's velvety, hydrating and long lasting. 
These 4 items are what I'm seriously considering to add into my collection of makeup products:
  1. Beauty Blender Sponge - I've heard so much about this and I am thinking it might help to blend the foundation on my skin quicker.
  2. Bobbi Brown Corrector (Light Peach) - Currently I'm using Marc Jacob's Re(marc)able Full Cover Concealer and they're finishing soon. Recently I was introduced to Bobbi Brown Corrector and I love how it is light and still give a full coverage for blemishes and dark circles. So I'm giving this a try.
  3. Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush - I wanted a brush that's flat and easy to highlight the cheekbone area. I was contemplating between this and Becca Perfecting Brush but the Hourglass brush had better review on Sephora so I'm going to give it a try.
  4. Diorshow Maximiser lash Plumping Serum - I didn't know why I haven't discover this much earlier. Recently a friend gave me a makeup session and used this before applying the mascara and my lashes looked so good and had no clumps! I'm definitely going to invest in this one today =)
I hope this will help you in picking the right products for yourself. What are your current must-have beauty products?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer Prints

Melissa Aranha Shoes

Remember my post from yesterday (here) which I mentioned about wearing prints? This is another example of how you could wear summer prints without over doing it. Just match the top with a plain bottom (or vice versa) and you're all set to be as outstanding as you can be. Oh, and don't forget a pair of cool shoes too =)

Do you have any tips to wear prints this summer?

Summer Prints // Top - Club Monaco // Jeans - Gap // Shoes - Melissa
Top - Club Monaco (similar here)
Jeans - Gap
Sunglasses - Karen Walker
Shoes - Melissa (Aranha 1979 VI)
I'm also running a giveaway on my Instagram (Only for Malaysia residence). You might win yourself RM300 to shop at Melissa! Head over to my Instagram (@stilettoesdiva) and look out for this picture below, then tell me "How would you wear this pair of Melissa shoes?"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

3 Tips To Wear Prints

Melissa Backless + Alexandre Herchcovitch

I recently bought this printed shirtdress from Club Monaco in Hong Kong. I love a good shirtdress because it's easy to match with everything else. In my opinion, it's actually not hard to wear printed apparel. Here are 3 important tips which I take into consideration when wearing prints:
  1. Keep everything else (accessories) simple and plain so that your top, dress or pants can stay outstanding.
  2. If you're out of ideas to mix & match, wear a one-piece just like this shirtdress I'm wearing.
  3. To elongate your legs, wear a plain bottom and printed top then pair it with heels. Else, wear a printed short dress and pair it with a pointed shoes like mine. 
Just as simple as that.  Do you have any tips to wear prints? Do share it with us.

Club Monaco Printed Shirtdress
Shirtdress - Club Monaco
Bag - Valentino
Shoes - Melissa (Backless Alexandre Herchcovitch Flats)
Sunglasses - Dior
I'm also currently running a giveaway on my Instagram (only for Malaysia residence). You might win yourself RM300 to shop at Melissa! Head over to my Intagram (@stilettoesdiva) and look out for this picture below, then tell me "How would you wear this pair of Melissa shoes?"

Melissa Shoes Giveaway

Monday, August 17, 2015

6 Fall/Winter Must-Have

// 3.1 Phillip Lim Embroidered Poncho // Moschino Printed Sweater // Sergio Rossi Booties //
Karen Walker Sunglasses // Tory Burch Robinson Mini Bucket Bag // J Brand Leather Pants //
I know many of you are still lusting over the summer heat but I'm actually and secretly needing some fall/winter weather right now. It's been a pretty hot summer for me especially being in China for 2 weeks with almost 40 Celsius every day. If you ask me why I love fall? It's because I love layering! I've not mastered it yet but with some practice, it's all good. Here are 6 must-haves in my list for fall and winter:
  1. Poncho - I've always wanted one but had never had a chance to wear it. Maybe this year I might buy one.
  2. Sunglasses - This is great when you're too lazy to draw your eyeliner.
  3. Bucket Bag - It can store a lot of things and yet still look stylish.
  4. Knitted Sweater - They're so cozy especially the ones with cashmere.
  5. Leather Jeans - Great to keep warm and looking stylish. Even faux ones are stylish!
  6. Boots or Booties - Can't leave home without them in colder times.
Now tell me, what's your must-haves for fall and winter? Are you ready for it?

*Diva In Me occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All opinion are my own.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sporty Casual Friday

Says who office wear needs to be boring? With these Melissa shoes, you can create any casual look you can imagine. I thought Friday's still a working day so adding the blazer would add some seriousness to a fun outfit. I'm sure some offices wouldn't welcome shorts on a work day but not to worry, you can always add a pair of light color boyfriend jeans or a pair of culottes and voila!! Solve the problem!

Tee - Zara
Blazer - Blaque Label
Shorts - G by Guess
Sunglasses - Karen Walker
Cuff - Hermes
Shoes - Melissa (Space Sport in Orange/Black)
I'm also currently running a GIVEAWAY on my Instagram (only for Malaysia residence). You might win yourself RM300 to shop at Melissa! Head over to my Instagram (@stilettoesdiva) and look out for this picture below, then tell me "How would you wear this pair of Melissa shoes?"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

KL Fashion Week + Melissa Giveaway

KL Fashion Week has begun! Did you follow me on Snapchat (stilettoesdiva) and Instagram already? If you had, you must have seen what happened backstage and also on the runway. The craze will continue today and more interesting things will be happening this week on my Snapchat. 

My feet couldn't last till the end of the day with just heels, running around all day. So, I brought along my Melissa sandals to change during shows and by end of the day, they gave me so much comfort to my aching feet. I can also move a lot faster to take backstage pictures and make coffee runs. Hence, I would like to give a pair of Melissa shoes to one of my readers. One lucky reader (Malaysian residence only) will receive a RM300 Melissa voucher from me. To enter this giveaway, head over to my Instagram account and you will be able to see more information about the giveaway.

Top - MSGM
Skirt - Mood & Closet
Shoes - Melissa Shoes (Aranha 1979 VI)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Melissa Love

// Melissa Shoes // Love System Now //
Melissa shoes' tagline is "I Love Melissa" and I really do!! I've previously wrote about two pairs of their shoes from their Spring/Summer 15 collection and you can read about them (post here & here). Now, I'm wearing a pair from their Fall/Winter 15 collection. This sporty pair I'm wearing is called Love System Now. They have it in Black, White and Pink/White (the one I'm wearing). It will only be available at their stores this coming September. I can attest that it's a very comfortable pair and I can see myself walking miles with them. The highlight for this pair would be the neoprene inner and back pieces. If it gets wet, just leave it out for an hour or two and it will be bone dry after.

What do you think of this sneakers from Melissa? How would you style this pair of shoes? 

Top - Mood & Closet
Shorts - Zara
Sneakers - Melissa Shoes

Monday, August 10, 2015

Beauty Must-Haves Before Fashion Week

Beauty Must-Haves Before Fashion Week
Starting this Wednesday to Sunday (12th - 16th August), the talk of town will be KLFW (Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week). Though I won't be attending all the shows, I will still go to a few popular ones which I will let you know this week. You can follow me on my Snapchat (stilettoesdiva) and I will take you backstage and also share some gorgeous pieces off the runway with you instantaneously =)

Prior to the crazy days and wearing loads of makeup on for the whole day, I need to prep my skin so it won't (crossing my fingers) breakout. I strongly believe in keeping my skin superbly hydrated. Eye cream is the very first thing I would apply for day and night. My current travel favorite is Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Crème. After that, I dabbed my skin with L'Oreal Hydra Fresh Spa Water (new packaging). It looked thick but it absorbed very quickly on my skin. My daily dose of serums (I swear by it) are Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair and Decleor's Energising Gel. They both helped my skin to hydrate and keep redness away.

For 3 times a week, I used La Mer's The Concentrate. They're a little on the pricier side but it helped calm my skin and lightens my acne scars.  For the whole week, I've been keeping my skin hydrated with Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask at night and La Mer's Moisturising Gel Cream in the day. Last but not least, my lips shouldn't be abandoned too. Chapped lips are not comfortable and it's not easy to fix it last minute when applying lipstick. To protect my lips, I use L'Occitane's Moisturising Lip Balm.

By Wednesday, I'm sure my skin will be well prepared for any makeup! Don't forget to follow me on Snapchat (stilettoesdiva) or Instagram (stilettoesdiva) for my latest runway and backstage updates =)

Happy 50th Singapore!

I was in Singapore recently for a few days before I left to attend a wedding in  China. I've always loved the cleanliness, organised and fun (loads of shopping) in Singapore. This time around, I was in Marina Bay Sands and caught a glimpse of a beautiful sunset. 

On a personal note, this trip was kind of a bittersweet one. I saw beautiful lights being decorated at the airport and city centre. I saw many signs showing that roads were being closed on Saturday for practices and the whole country is getting ready to celebrate their 50 years of independence on August 15. I feel the vibe and am so happy for Singapore's growth and success throughout their 50 years. On the other side, I couldn't help but to feel sad for my country. Lately there's loads of shit going on with our politics and it isn't helping the country's growth at all. It felt like we took a step forward and two steps back. The saddest is knowing that Malaysia and Singapore was one back then and they were called Malaya.

Oh well, let's just be happy for someone else's success than to sulk for our failure right? Learn from the best and hopefully we could be better. Let's be happy for Singapore and cheers to SG50 (Singapore turns 50 this year)!! If you have a chance, do pay a visit. It's a nice place for a relaxing holiday. If you're a Singaporean or have been to Singapore, tell me what do you like about Singapore? =)

*pictures taken from my Snapchat (stilettoesdiva)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Summer Heat

I wore this when I was visiting Urumqi for a friend's wedding. Urumqi is situated in the north-west of China at the Xinjiang provence. It's surrounded by desert and summer can get really hot! It was about 37-40 Celsius almost the whole week when I was there. According to the locals, they haven't had such a hot summer. Since it's so hot, I only wore shorts or shorts throughout the whole time when I was there. I would pair this pair of shorts with either a tank top or any silk tops. 

Are you experiencing a hot summer over at your place? How do you keep yourself cool this summer?

Top - Witchery (an Australian brand but similar here)
Shorts - Lucky Brand (similar here)
Sneakers - Adidas
Bag - Christian Dior (similar here)
Sunglasses - Christian Dior (similar here)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Short Shorts

What's better than short shorts for summer? Short shorts itself!! =D I love wearing shorts because it makes my legs looked longer than it should be. I would usually pair it with sneakers or sandals when travelling during summer. If I want to elongate my legs even longer, I would pair it with a pair of heels. Since I'm travelling now and I didn't pack my heels with me, sneakers get useful when I need to walk miles after miles =)

What about you? Do you like short shorts and how would you pair it?

Top - Saba (an Australian brand but similar here)
Shorts - Mood & Closet (sold out but similar here)
Sneakers - Adidas
Sunglasses - Dior (available in black here)

Thank you for reading my blog. Hope you're having a great Tuesday =)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Wearing Flats

Previously when I made a post about shoes that I would pack for travels (post here), ballerina flats was one of them. I packed this one which I recently bought from Dior. It's definitely comfortable but if you have a wide front, do go one size up for comfort. Else you will need a lot of breaking in before it gets comfortable.

Ballerina flats are definitely a great travelling companion. Even if you decided to wear it to run around for errands, it can be comfortable too. I can see myself even dressing up a little with this pair of flats by pairing it with a shirtdress.

Since it's still summer, you should take advantage of wearing more flats now don't you think? Do you have a favorite pair of flats?

Top - Zara (similar here)
Jeans - Levi's (love this new technology)
Flats - Dior (similar here)
Bag - Dior (similar crossbody herehere)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pampered By La Mer

I should actually start the post with "SPOILT BY LA MER" instead. I was given a treat to be pampered by La Mer's facial and it was such a blessing! It was a much needed treat that came at the right time. At first, when I was told that the facial does not have extraction, I was wondering if I was going to feel completely clean. I'm from South East Asia and blackhead extraction is a common thing here. After the facial, I had a very different perspective towards the whole experience. Continue to read what I've to share below and you'll get a rough idea about this whole La Mer facial experience.

Products of La Mer

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