Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Coachella Style


Not all of us will attend Coachella but that shouldn't stop us from being inspired by the fashionable people we've seen all over Pinterest and blogs. I thought this gladiator sandals would be one of the best thing to have and able to relate to Coachella's style. 

Scroll down for more bloggers that had attended Coachella and check out what they wore!

Dress - Love + Lemons (also available in blue here)
Sandals - Stuart Weitzman
Bag - Miu Miu
Sunglasses - Dior

More OOTD Options:



Friday, April 29, 2016

5 Skincare Tips To A Beautiful Complexion


Lately, I realize that my skin went through some major changes. From hot weather to 6 weeks of cold winter weather, then back to humidity and heat again. Despite all these changes in seasons, I have to admit that my hard work in taking care of my skin paid off. I'm not born with great skin but these 5 skincare tips had proven to me that I can have a beautiful complexion too. 

1. LASER TREATMENT
It can get pricey but with the right research and clinic, this is one investment you should definitely consider if you want to see quick results. I had previously done some research (post here) and jump on the bandwagon. I'm now into my 3rd treatment and I've seen much changes on my skin already. The pores are minimized, my T-zone is less oily and in the dry European countries, it didn't dry up and shown any signs of flaking. 

Treatment: Elsa Bright Laser Treatment


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Springtime in St. Moritz


Though it is already spring when I visited St. Moritz, it was still cold. As I checked today's weather, St. Moritz is still cold and snowing! I'm glad I was well prepared with this shearling jacket from Prada. I've previously worn this Prada jacket at a few places (here and here) and I have no issues recycling it again and again because it's a fabulous jacket.

Do you have a favorite shearling jacket?

Shearling Jacket - Prada (similar here & here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind
Boots - Coach (similar here)
Sunglasses - Dior
Beanie - Burberry

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sweet Serenity


This time around when I was in Zürich beginning March, I didn't expect to see snow but I did and it was a sweet serenity! I talked a little about Zurich here and after that, we took a train to St. Moritz and there was even more snow at the mountains! Though I didn't experience snow days anymore in St. Moritz, the view there is just amazing. I'll share more about St. Moritz and this hotel I'm staying in. I must say St. Moritz itself is an epitome of luxury.

Do you still remember your first encounter with snow? How did you feel?

Selfie on the train to St. Moritz
Panoramic View of St. Moritz

Friday, April 15, 2016

6 Things To Do In Zurich, Switzerland


I have a really good impression of Zurich since we landed. We flew in from Paris and the scenery was beautiful up top as we flew over The Swiss Alps. This was my very first time to Zurich so I was really excited to experience all the touristy stuff. Zurich might not be the capital city of Switzerland (the capital is Bern), but this city is definitely a famous stopover for many tourists especially if you're taking a train to the Swiss Alps for skiing in winter times. Here are 5 things which I would highly recommend to do in Zurich:

1. HOP ON TO GRAY LINE BUS
*Picture from The Zurich Gray Line City Tour

This is sort of the hop-on hop-off bus company in Zurich. It is called The Zurich Trolley Experience. We figured that if we would like to know the city much better and in a short time, hopping on to a Gray Line bus would do that trick. Which it did! At some places, the trolley stopped for 15 minutes for everyone in the bus to take some nice pictures. It was snowing on that day and the scenery looked powder white. Truly a beauty to me. Within 1.5 hours, we were done and we hopped off the bus and wander around town with our own feet.



Monday, April 11, 2016

4 Steps To Protect Your Suede Shoes


When I bought this pair of Stuart Weitzman Lowland OTK boots, I didn't plan to wear it out when it's snowing or raining. Then, when I woke up one morning in Zürich, it was filled with snow like a winter wonderland! I can't help but to wear the boots out to walk around the city and take some outfit pictures.


In order to keep my boots looking good, I've taken these 4 steps to protect my suede shoes. 
  1. Before I brought my boots for travel, I applied a waterproof spray to protect them from stains, water and snow. I used Florsheim Suede/Nubuck Protectant.
  2. I prepared a suede eraser just in case it get a stain. I would suggest the one from Allen Edmonds.
  3. At the end of the day, I noticed some mud on them. I let the mud dry overnight and brush it off with a stiff brush. Then I wiped the stain off with a damp cloth. 
  4. When I'm not wearing them, I keep them in the dust bags just in case it accidentally got scratched when I packed it in the luggage. I was thinking of getting these cedar shoe trees inserts, to keep my boots mold-free and in shape when I'm not wearing them.
Trench Coat - Burberry (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Scarf - Burberry (similar here)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time To Shine


Sometime ago, Ellie Goulding, the powerhouse pop goddess, brought her bold spirit to M.A.C in a collaboration that's as mesmerising as her music. Ellie's thoughtfully curated collection emulates her two signature looks: effortless au natural by day and breathtaking bombshell by night. 

Powder Blush Duo (sold out online but try Zac Posen Haute Contour)
Here's a range of her makeup. Did you manage to try some of her products? If you did, how did you find it?

M.A.C Ellie Goulding range

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Shades Of Blue


After Paris, I went to Zürich. These shades of blue pictures were taken in Zürich and it was really cold actually. My tolerance of cold is really low, in fact, anything below 10 Celsius is cold for me. That day when I was taking these pictures, it was 3 Celsius and in my term, it's very cold! The day before, it snowed!! Can you spot some patches of leftover snow in my pictures? =)

How about you? Can you tolerate cold and do you like the color blue?

Sweater - Acne Studios (similar here)
Boyfriend Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (similar here)
Sneakers - Adidas (other styles here)
Sunglasses - Christian Dior (other styles here)
Belt - Levi's (similar here)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring In Paris


Even thought it's Spring in Paris but the weather is still pretty cold. I still need turtleneck sweaters to  layer with coats and jackets when I'm out. It gets really chilly especially when the wind blows.

This time in Paris during the Fashion Week, my bf and I decided to stay in an Airbnb over a hotel. We thought it would be nice to have a change and it turns out to be a great decision. This place we rented has a very cozy living room, perfect size kitchen for us to heat up food and make drinks, a clean bathroom and a comfortable size bedroom with queen size bed. We couldn't ask for more.

Have you been traveling lately? Would you stay in a hotel or Airbnb?

Sweater - Banana Republic (similar here)
Jeans - J Brand (similar and on sale here)
Boots - Coach (old but similar here)

Hair by Toni & Guy Malaysia

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion High Coverage


Remember the launch of Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion High Coverage in February? Yen was at the event and she showed the picture above on Instagram (@stilettoesdiva). The new Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion High Coverage comes with SPF50+/PA+++ and Polar Technology. It protects your skin from UVA and UVB for the whole day. Also, with the Polar Technology, it gives you a slight cooling sensation after an application, which is superb for our hot and humid climate in Malaysia.

Credit to this new technology by Lancome, it is not only a make-up but also a skincare product. It is enriched with ultra-targeted skin care ingredients to reach the ideal Lively Rosy Bright skin: a corn extract known for its anti-pollution properties, extracts of rose, mint and gentian for their anti-inflammatory properties, a combination of vitamin CG and a derivative of resorcinol to combat excessive production of melanin, a moisturising agent.



Monday, March 28, 2016

Pastel in Paris


I've been looking for a pink coat for the longest time and I finally found this one from ASOS. I guess I'm definitely into pastel this spring. These pictures were taken in Paris. We were standing on Pont Neuf overlooking Pont Des Arts at the back (minus the locks). Don't be mistaken on those locks you see in this picture below. These are locks on Pont Neuf, now that everyone can't lock their love on Pont Des Arts anymore.

Talking about Pont Des Arts, the fate of our lock (and I'm sure many others), came to an end. Last year in June, the Parisian authorities has taken action to remove all the locks on that "love bridge" (article to read here) because it was too heavy for bridge itself. To look at it in a bigger picture, I guess it's for everyone's safety that the locks had to be removed. 

Paris herself is still beautiful, with or without the locks on the bridge. Walking around Jardin Du Tuileries and Notre Dame feels just as good =)

Dress - ATM Anthony Thomas Melilllo (similar here)
Pink Coat - Asos (similar here)
Bag - Christian Dior
Shearling Boots - Coach (from last year but similar here)
Scarf - Fendi (similar here)
 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bobbi Brown Face Mask


If you read one of my blog post last week, I mentioned that me and my boyfriend went skiing and somehow, he forgot to apply sunblock. What happened next? Burn baby, burn!! Poor man o'mine. Thank goodness this awesome girlfriend (of course I'm talking about me), brought a tube of this new Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Mask.


Bobbi Brown Cosmetics introduces their first ever, good-for-you masks - Radiance Boost and Skin Nourish  - a skincare power pack that can be used together or individually for a custom rejuvenation regiment that helps reset, restore and re-energize skin's appearance. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Warm And Fuzzy


If you are following me on my Instagram (@stilettoesdiva), you would have noticed that I'm currently having my winter vacation. It might be spring starting today but the weather here in Nice is still pretty chilly. I still need something warm and fuzzy, like this faux fur coat from Lovers + Friends to keep me warm when I go out for a walk. 

Speaking of faux fur coat, I totally fell in love with this one from Lovers + Friends. Plus points for this coat:
  1. It's really warm at even on a breezy night.
  2. It's light and easy to pack with vacuum seal space bags.
  3. The color matches with a lot of tops, jeans and dresses.
  4. The faux fur is so soft to touch and definitely looked more expensive than it is!
Faux Fur Coat - Lovers + Friends
Top - Miu Miu (similar here)
Jeans - Guess (similar here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Sunglasses - Christian Dior 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Shu Uemura Blanc Chroma Cushion Foundation


Shu Uemura introduces the brand's first liquid-in-compact foundation with brightening actives and high coverage - Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation


Benefits of Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation:
  1. Brighten up complexion with high coverage and high protection, with SPF 50+ PA+++
  2. The unique cushion puff designed by the Shu Atelier that effortlessly builds flawless coverage without losing the radiance.
  3. 6 shades for Asian skin
  4. Flawless coverage can be achieved anytime, anywhere even without special techniques. 
Retail Price: RM190 (Full set) // RM140 (Refill Foundation)


My review:
Recently I took this Brightening UV Cushion Foundation to travel with me. I placed it in my purse for potential touch-ups in the afternoon or maybe to use the mirror and re-apply lipstick after meals. I found it so convenient and it touch-up so much better than a compact powder. It looked so natural on my skin and gave it a glow especially in this dry winter weather in Europe. The sponge made it easy to apply as it soaks and discharge just the right amount of foundation. All I need to do was to dab it on my forehead, nose and cheek areas. I'm starting to use it in the morning these days as well. It shorten the length of time for my makeup in the morning.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Blush


This is one of my last OOTD picture taken before I leave the hot Kuala Lumpur for a winter vacation. I remembered wearing this to get my hair done cos I needed a manageable hair when I travel. William from Toni & Guy Bangsar definitely did a fantastic job. So far, I've no issues with getting my hair looking good every morning.

If you would like to follow me on my adventure, do check out my Snapchat (@stilettoesdiva) and Instagram (@stilettoesdiva). 

*Do mention Yen or Diva In Me if you're visiting Toni & Guy Bangsar. You'll get a discount of 15% for all services on your first visit. 


Blush Top - Club Monaco (similar here)
Jeans - Guess (similar here)
Belt - Justin Yap
Ballet Flats - Salvatore Ferragamo
Bag - Prada // Accessories - Prada

Hair by Toni & Guy
Lipgloss - Shu Uemura Laque Supreme

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Genaissance De La Mer - The Serum Essence


La Mer introduces an exceptional skincare experience  - Genaissance De La Mer. This new serum essence is born of the extraordinary pure Crystal Miracle Broth™, which accelerates skin's natural renewal process. The creation began three years ago when a scientist at Max Huber Research Labs in New York found pure and perfect crystals forming in a breaker of Miracle Broth™. It countless experiments to recreate the core of Genessaince de la Mer. This serum infuses skin with the life-generating energies of the sea, helping it to look visibly renewed.

Inspired by the warm color of Crystal Miracle Broth™, the sensuous champagne-gold flacon was crafted to envelop this most precious formula. The elegant pipette was fashioned to precisely dispense each drop of serum essence, a design reminiscent of a cellar-master drawing wine from a barrel to taste. Take a look at the video below to understand Genaissance de la Mer much better.



Friday, March 4, 2016

The Spring Edit


Spring can be cold in some part of the world but here in Kuala Lumpur, it's hot or hotter. In order to keep myself cool, I try to wear more short sleeves tops and shades. I mean shades literally as in under the cover and keep my sunglasses on =) This is the first time I'm trying out an outfit from Calvin Klein Collection and I find they're beyond comfortable. Another one of my all-season favorite is this coated denim from J Brand. It goes so well with almost any tops.

Top - Calvin Klein (similar here)
Jeans - J Brand (similar from Rag & Bone)
Bag - Dior
Shoes - Miu Miu (similar here)
Sunglasses - Dior
Bracelet - Hermes CDC (similar here)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

#LFW - Burberry AW16 Collection (A Patchwork)


Just last week, Burberry showcased their Autumn Winter 16 collections called "A Patchwork" at London's Kensington Gardens. The show was accompanied by a live performance by award-winning British musician Jake Bugg. The womenswear collection features a mix of patterns and textures influenced by British artists, musician and history. 

Burberry introduces their latest addition to their accessories with The Patchwork bags and The Buckle Boots, inspired by their iconic trench coat's belt buckle. Mainly, textures and fabrics used for the apparels includes glossy python, metallic floral, python-trim shearling, brushed wool mohair checks and hand-sewn sequin floral.



Saturday, February 27, 2016

7 Questions To Ask Before Doing A Laser Treatment


Growing up, I can only wish I have porcelain skin like those Japanese and Korean actresses. During adolescence years, I had my fair share of breakouts that left me with scars. Some had healed by now, but thanks to my fidgety fingers, some scars are pretty deep and hence, the obvious marks. I know that some of you might say "oh, you have great looking skin already," but makeup and Photoshop do wonders.

Trust me, I have days when I wish I could do the #wokeuplikethis with #nofilter on Instagram, but it take guts to show you my bare skin. I've heard so much about how laser treatments can enhance the skin and helped with scarring. So, I decided to do some research before investing my time and money. During the research, these are the 7 questions I asked myself before committing to a laser treatment.

1. What is my skin concern?
My scars, dilated pores, pigmentation and uneven texture of my skin definitely has been my concern for the longest time. Staying in the tropical country with combination skin, I get really oily T-Zone. I just wish it will be less oily when the pores are minimized.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

8 Items To Pack For A Spring Vacation


Spring is one of the best times to travel. There's higher chances of brighter days and flowers are blooming everywhere! When it comes to packing, it can be quite a challenge. Though, it will not be as heavy as the winter packing, but you don't want to be caught in the cold, rainy days as well. From my experiences, try to pack things that you're able to do mix & match again and again. Here are 8 items to pack for a spring vacation:

  1. Jacket - Nothing beats a good jacket especially for windy nights. Layer them with sweaters to stay cozy and warm.
  2. Cashmere sweaters - They're great to keep you warm and it's so light to pack as well. Layer it with those gorgeous jackets to keep you warm.
  3. Backpack - Best thing to chuck almost everything in there including laptop, iPad, wallet, passport and everything else. It's easy to move around with it too.
  4. Sneakers - This versatile pair of footwear is a definitely must for keeping the feet warm and you can still walk miles with it. 
  5. Boots - Probably one of the coolest pair to own right now is the OTK boots. I highly recommend a pair from Stuart Weitzman because I had great experiences with it. 
  6. Hat - Be it beanie for colder days or a fedora hat during the day, hats are great accessories to have for OOTD pictures. 
  7. Jeans - A comfortable pair of skinny jeans would fit into the OTK boots so well. 
  8. Sunglasses - One of the best accessories to have yet it's so light to carry. A must have when you're going places with snow or for sunny bright days.
Let me know what you would add in the luggage for a spring vacation?


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Denim Skirt For Spring


This is my first time trying out AG's denim and I can foresee myself going back for more already. Since spring is coming up soon, I can only imagine how versatile this denim skirt will be. It's hot where I am throughout the year, most of the time, I would match it with sleeveless and short sleeve tops. If where you're from is colder in spring, you can do so much more. You can style it with sweaters, moto jackets, button-down tops and much more. Scroll till the end of the post to see a few ways to style a denim skirt and where you can find them.

Denim Skirt: AG x Alexa Chung (on sale here)
Top: Calvin Klein Collection (similar here)
Bag: Hermes
Sneakers: Miu Miu (similar here)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Burberry Autumn Winter 2016 Womenswear - Livestream



So quickly the time flew by and it's London Fashion Week again. This year, Burberry's direction is to gather all 3 ranges (Prorsum, London and Brit) to be under one label. Watch this space and the show will start soon at 9pm (Malaysia/Singapore Time) and be ready for many beautiful pieces on the runway by Burberry again. 

SHOWTIME:
9pm Malaysia/Singapore time
2pm London time


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Calligraphink by Shu Uemura


Calligraph:ink was launched in 2014 by Shu Uemura and has been a sort-after eyeliner by cosmetics-lovers and professionals. Now, with the addition of a popular brown shade for a softer impression, Shu Uemura has further upgraded Calligraph:ink so that its enhanced formula dries quickly on the skin and the ability to wear it up to 18 hours. 

"I believe that eyeliner is not simply a matter of drawing lines along the eye frame. Eyeliner today should be like calligraph; appearing simple at first glance but rich in expression. To enhance the beauty of eyeliner, fine to bold expressions can be created by drawing with light or heavy pressure or low or high speed movements. Eyeliner should be evaluated as a great synergy of brush and formula, and I am extremely pleased with the perfection of this new calligraph:ink" - Uchiide (Shu Uemura's International Artistic Director)

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