Friday, March 27, 2015

#whereareyoufrom - Hawaii


As many of you know, I love travelling! As many places I've been, there's still so much more to see in this world and places which I've not been myself. This month, I'm kicking of a wanderlust plan called #whereareyoufrom by having at least one of my favorite blogger to introduce themselves and their homeland. I hope this will be a good insight for you to plan your next holiday. First, let's hear from Becks and she's from Hawaii!


1. My name is Becks and blogging from Oomph.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Palais Royale


Today, I'm bringing you back to my days in Paris. I had so many photos which I've not edited and shared. It's almost 3 months since we were back from our stay-cation in Paris!! Where did the time go?

When I was in Paris, I took the opportunity to visit Palais Royale. I've seen two bloggers featuring this place (Nicole from Gary Pepper & Carin Olssen from Paris in Four Months). I thought it's an interesting venue to take some pictures due to the color contrast. 

Of course my poses and pictures didn't turn out as beautiful as Nicole's but I'm pretty please with the result. It was beginning of winter when I was there and I can remember that day was really cold! As you can see, Palais Royale was kind of empty. Usually there are a lot of people walking around and kids playing here. My only wish was, there's no boards hoarded up at the back due to some restoration.

Have you heard of Palais Royale?

Coat - Miu Miu (similar here and denim coat here)
Knit Dress - Stefanel (similar but short sleeve, here)
Scarf - Sportsgirl (similar here)
Booties - Fendi (similar here)
Bag - Hermes

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday Fun Day

Dress - Cynthia Rowley // Heels - Stuart Weitzman // Sunglasses - Karen Walker //
Hat - Melissa Obadash // Bag - Mackage
Sometimes on a Sunday, I woke up not wanting to put on any make up and wearing my pyjamas for the whole day. I'm sure many of you have the same thought or actually does the same thing. Come on, don't tell me I'm the only one who's doing this? 

Today, I'm actually in my pyjamas almost the whole day and browsing through what should be next on my shopping list. Well, these are the few things which is currently on my wish list in Shopbop. I'm recently in love with Cynthia Rowley's dresses. I bought one and wore it to an event recently. I love how simple that dress was yet had so much attention during that event. You would know which dress I'm talking about if you're following me on Instagram. I'll show you more about that dress soon.

What would you wear on a Sunday?

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Monochrome


Monochrome describes design or photographs in one color. Hence the black cape I'm wearing today. Every month, a few bloggers and myself would be challenged by Diane (Deevine Anonyme) to wear a certain theme. It differs every month and this month, it's monochrome.

All the gorgeous ladies participating in the Monochrome theme.
Sticking to wearing one color can be cool but I find that spicing it up with a splash of colors would make the whole outfit more interesting. I tend to wear a black or white outfit with colorful accessories. I actually bought this cape for Fall last year but when I got to Paris, it was way too cold to wear it out on the street. So I decided to keep it for warmer weather and I'm glad this theme came around. 

How would you wear monochrome?

Cape - DKNY (on sale here and similar here)
Booties - DKNY (similar here & here)
Bag - Chanel
Bracelet - Hermes (similar here)
Sunglasses - Karen Walker (available here)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bernard Chandran Autumn/Winter 15 in Paris


Even though I'm from a very small country called Malaysia, we do have some big names in the fashion industry. These fashion designers have dressed some famous people on the red carpet and multiple events. One of them is Bernard Chandran. He's a French trained couturier, born and raised in Kuala Lumpur. He had dressed Lady Gaga many times ( pictures here). 

Recently, Bernard Chandran launched his Autumn/Winter 15 Collection during the Paris Fashion Week. He was inspired by a cartoon Mulan, the Chinese female warrior. He related Mulan's strength with today's working women. Women in this century are strong and confident. Their responsibilities are not just to hold the family together but also to run a million dollar company. He creates a collection that embodies the inner strength of a woman using industrial metal fabric, leathers and fur. 

These pieces are definitely perfect for us strong ladies. Here are some of my favorite from his A/W15 collection. Tell me, which are your favorite?


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mod Moment


I bought this jacket when I was in Florence, Italy. We were in SPACE, a Prada and Miu Miu Outlet about 45 minutes out of Florence. This mod-style denim jacket from Miu Miu was definitely a great bargain. It's about 50% off from the actual retail price. There was another shearling leather jacket from Prada which I worn here, was also bought at a cheaper price.

Peacoat/Jacket - Miu Miu (similar here and affordable version here)
Dress - Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar but spring version here)
Booties - Sergio Rossi (similar here & here)
Bag - Hermes
Mod is a culture and fashion style made popular in the late 1950s to the late 1960s. It originally came from the streets of London but now it's popular throughout the world! 3 ways to create a mod style:

1. The color - It's bold such as color-blocking, black and white, bright colors such as pink, orange and red. It consists of bold geometric patterns, polka dots and stripes.

2. Rebelious style - The style features form fitting clothings, unisex style and bold patterns.

3. Short hair and dramatic eye make-up. Think of Twiggy and nude lipsticks. Also, top things off with chunky accessories such as wedges, sunglasses and headbands.

What do you think of this style? Are you a mod girl?


Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Style

3.1 Phillip Lim - Pashli Backpack (Mimosa & Dova).
In actual fact, my country does not have 4 seasons. I can only wish it does. Through the year, it's either hot, or hotter or it just rain a lot. Our rain is not just drizzles. It is more like thunderstorms! You would think that Hunter boots would be useful here, which is should be, but due to the humidity, it would feel like it rain inside your boots too. With SWEAT! 

So apart from the complain, I'm pretty glad that I get to wear dresses and shorts throughout the year. Oh, and not forgetting those cool sunglasses! =) Despite the weather, it doesn't stop me from imagining what I would wear if we have Spring weather here. Here's some of my favorites.

What about you? Are you from a country with 4 seasons or not?

Michael Kors - Selma Mini Messenger Bag (Luggage & Black)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

10 Favorite Looks From Fashion Week

After I sort through my list of favorite outfits from all 4 fashion weeks, I think it's down to denim, dresses and fur. I've seen many fashionistas styling the 3 categories mentioned. I love how the 70s are hitting the street. Oh, how can we miss the fur? Better still when it's faux and still looking like a charm to me. Hope you've enjoyed these pictures I've picked. 

Do you have any favorite from the fashion week?

Aimee Song in a Nina Ricci Faux Fur Coat - NYFW
Natalie Suarez in Tommy Hilfiger Jeans - NYFW
Caroline Issa - NYFW. Photo by Garance Dore

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Leather


I've been looking for a shearling leather jacket for the longest time. Sometimes when you stop looking for something, it just appear right before your eyes. I totally believe in this saying - "Good things come to those who wait". Like this Prada jacket which I didn't plan in buying it but found it in Prada's outlet called SPACE. We were in Florence and we decided to take a day and explore this outlet. If you're looking to buy Prada and Miu Miu clothing at a great bargain, this is definitely the place to go to. I bought this jacket for 50% less than the usual retail price. 

Talking about leather, I do realize that not everyone can take the smell of leather. I've a few friends who will get a headache being in a leather seated vehicle. Some will be nausea after wearing leather jacket for some time. I'm glad I've no issue with leather. The only issue I had was my bf's comment when I wore this jacket. He told me I smelled like a cow! -__- *whatever*

Do you like leather jackets or do you get nausea with the smell of leather?

Shearling Jacket - Prada (similar here)
Sweater - Miu Miu (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (available here)
Shearling Booties - Coach (similar here)
Bag - Hermes

Friday, March 6, 2015

Drop Waist Dress


A drop-waist dress is probably one of favorite. It's like a combination between a serious top and a flirty, swishy-skirt. It's a versatile dress and perfect for both work and happy hours, depending on how one style it. If you're wearing it for a Monday meeting and want to look polished, layer it with a tailored blazer. 

As for Friday night or after work happy hour, just add a pointy-toe pumps (like mine today). You're all set to have some drinks and unwind with friends. It's always happy hour somewhere! =)

Few of my favorite bloggers that styled a drop-waist dress really well are Alexandra (Lovely Pepa), Camille (Camille Over The Rainbow) and Wendy (Wendy's Lookbook). I love how they looked so polished yet playful in it. How about you? Do you like a drop-waist dress?

Dress - Asos (available here)
Bag - Valentino (available here & here)
Pumps - Valentino (available here & here)
Watch - Tag Heuer
Lipstick - Shu Uemura Laque Supreme

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shu Uemura Laque Supreme


Beginning of this year, Shu Uemura came up with this lipstick called Laque Supreme. It combines high intense color and brilliant shine to create a statement lip. Laque Supreme comes in 15 beautiful shades. In the tube, it is filled with water enriched formula and soft-tip applicator.

Verdict:  I give it a 5 star out of 5!  
Testimony: It feels light, fresh and definitely long lasting. When I glide it on my lips, it has that watery-feel and not sticky. Usually a water base lipstick does not stay very long but surprisingly, this one does! I ate, drank and wiped my lips with a napkin yet, the shade stayed minus the glossy part. 

I was recently given 2 Laque Supreme to try and I couldn't help but to fall head over heels in love with it! I've been keeping it with me in my handbag ever since. If you would like to try it out, do drop by any of the Shu Uemura stores nearest to you (in Malaysia). In the US, Shu Uemura is not as popular comparing to Asia. Although, they do have a website hereCheck them out! 

Have you heard of Shu Uemura Laque Supreme? Do you like it?




Taken from my Instagram @stilettoesdiva =)
I hope you've enjoyed reading my blog. Wishing you a great Wednesday =)


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Big Shopbop Sale


Shopbop's BIG spring sale is here! This is the time for you to shop for the new weather with a huge discount! Stock up for spring! The sale starts today, March 3rd at 6.30am through Sunday March 8th 2015 4am (New York Time Zone). Since the more you buy the more you save, I strongly suggest for you to do a group purchase. Gather the orders among family and friends and do a huge purchase to save up to 25%. 

Click HERE for coupon code and more details
Everything will go on a sale EXCEPT for Stuart Weitzman =( Sorry peeps. I know they make really great boots. Below are some of my selections and current favorites. What's yours?

Wishing you a great Tuesday and happy shopping! =)

Jumpers: Current/Elliott // Citizens of Humanity // LA't By L'AGENCE

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pisa, Italy


While I was in Florence, we took some time off and visited Pisa. Since I was a kid, my mom told me about the leaning tower of Pisa. I told myself, someday I will visit this unique tower. When I actually saw the tower, I felt really happy. One thing checked-off from my bucket list. I thought we can't go inside and climb the tower, but few years ago, they restored it. Now it had stop leaning (apparently for the next 300 years) and the public can actually climb the tower.

Have you been to Pisa and is it in your bucket list to visit someday?


From the left, the Baptistery, Cathedral and the bell Tower of Pisa

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring Break

Left to right: Tigerlily Escana Dress // Lanston Cami Jumpsuit // Just Female Hon Leather Jacket // 
DKNY Button Down Shirt
These are a few of my spring favorites from Shopbop. I'm actually so happy that Prabal Gurung is finally here in Shopbop! Which means I'm able to have these items send to Malaysia! Woohoo!

Don't forget to check out these items and have them save it in your My Wish List. The reason why you should do that is so that when they go on sale, it's easier for you to attain the items you saved in your wish list. Tell me, which are some of the things in your wish list for spring?

Sweatpants (left) - Marc Jacobs // Backpack (right) - Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Packrat

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Comfort Zone

 

I'm a traveler which emphasize on comfort through and through. I know it looks good to be with OTK Boots that has 4 inch heels matched with cool looking leather jacket and a short dress. What went on in my head was, do I really want to freeze my ass off but look great in the picture OR stay warm, fuzzy and look a little less outstanding? =D Well, from the pictures, I think you can see which option I picked. I'm all for comfort zone because in actual fact, I really can't take the cold. 

What about you? Which would you pick? Stylish and heck care about the weather or the latter?

Hooded Cardigan - Stefanel (similar here)
Knitted Dress - Stefanel (similar here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman 5050 (available here)
Bag - Hermes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Florence, Italy


Let me take you to Florence today. I mean through my pictures =) After Venice, we took a train to Florence. This trip happened in November last year. To be precise, it was actually before Thanksgiving. So yea, it was way delayed in sharing with you. Sorry...I got distracted with so many things. *gulp* Now it's already end of February!

This is my very first time in Florence. Since I've been to a few places in Italy, such as Milan, Rome and Venice, my bf thought it would be nice to show me Florence too. In comparison to Milan and Rome, Florence is rather small. There isn't as many popular spots besides the huge church called Cathedral di Santa Maria Del Fiore ( Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower ). Till today, it remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.


The beautiful dome of the Church
To many fashionistas like you and me, we know that the famous retailer Luisaviaroma, held the fashion event called FIRENZE4EVER here every year. So Florence is also home for few fashionable names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Stefano Ricci and Emilio Pucci. 

Let me show you some pictures and hope you'll enjoy it. Have you been to Florence?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Burberry - Patchwork, Pattern & Prints


If you've not watched the Burberry show, you should because they're beautiful! Everything revolves around patchwork, pattern and prints. Loads of frills (which aren't really my favorite on apparels), bucket bags and gorgeous coats. Here are some of the pictures from the show and the coats and cape are few of my favorite things from this Fall/Winter 15 show.

Bucket Bag in Animal Print and Fringe
Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative and CEO says: 'We called the show "Patchwork, Pattern & Prints" which really sums up what’s at the heart of the collection; a relaxed yet intricate collection of dramatic silhouettes, handcrafted embroidery, and detailed embellishment. We loved this theme of a patchwork of ideas, textiles, silhouettes and our favourite Burberry pieces, evolved to reflect the bohemian relaxed spirit of the show.'

You can watch the livestream here if you've not seen the show. Tell me, which is your ultimate  favorite from this show?


Monday, February 23, 2015

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear A/W15 Show - Livestream

I'm very proud to bring you the livestream for Burberry Prorsum Womenswear A/W15 Fashionshow, now happening in London. It is such an honor to be doing this for Burberry for the 3rd time. Grab some food, drinks and let the show begin!



I hope you've enjoyed the show just as much as me. Have a great day =)



London Fashion Week

Coat - Keepsake Change My Mind // Hat - Janessa Leone George Hat
Bag - Sophie Hulme Mini Box Tote Bag // Dress - Free People Printed Penny Babylon Dress 
Sunglasses - Super Sunglasses (Panama) // Heels - Carvela Kurt Geiger Gridlock Cage 
After NYFW, it is now London Fashion Week. If I get a chance to go, I will be wearing all of the above. I think it's still cold in London, so it's always good to layer up. I'll be doing the Burberry live stream on my blog later at 9pm Malaysia / 1pm London / 8am New York (Sunday). Come over and take a peek at what's on the Burberry's runway tomorrow.

Will you be attending any of the show during London Fashion Week?

*Diva In Me occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chinese New Year


Yesterday was the first day of Chinese New Year. In the lunar calendar, the Chinese usher in the new year of ram and this celebration usually last for 15 days. Prior to the new year, we usually spring clean the house, decorates it with flowers and ornaments. These ornaments are usually red (happiness & ward of evil spirit) and gold (prosperity). Actually, Rowena from Rolala Loves explained the traditions of celebrating Chinese New Year really well. 

I love this festival for a few reasons: 
1) To be able to have reunion dinner with my family (including my bf because he's family too). 
2) I get to eat all the junk food which I don't usually get to because it's seasonal (pineapple tart is one of them). 
3) I've a reason to wear something new and of course, red in color.

If you're celebrating Chinese New Year, I wish you 新年快乐 (Happy New Year) and  步步高升 (This year will be better than last). Do you have any friends that celebrates Chinese New Year?

Top - Witchery (similar here)
Skort - Zara (similar here)
Sneakers - Dior Fusion
Bracelet - Hermes CDC (available here)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dior & Diorama

Discovering Dior.
Last week, I had the privilege to visit two Dior stores in Singapore. One in Marina Bay Sands and another at Ion Center Orchard Road. The reason of my visit was to discover Diorama, the new "It Bag"! It was really nice of the Sales Assistance to spend about half an hour time, and one-on-one, to show me all the Diorama bags.


This fashionable and architectural bag is indeed very nice. These bags were previously shown on the runway at Dior's Spring Summer 2015 fashion show in Paris. The crest-shaped clasp is made of metal. The chain can be used both ways, on the shoulder or used as cross-body. Yes, in a way it does look a little like the Chanel's Boy Bag but it's a lot lighter than a Boy. It comes in 3 sizes - small, medium and large. Not all bags come in 3 sizes. I thought the small size looked really adorable but if you have a lot to store in your bag, do go for the large. These bags are available at the store for viewing. You can place an order and it will take a while before the bag is made especially for you.

The same bag which I was holding but on the model in the Spring/Summer 15 fashion show. (picture from Style.com)

I definitely enjoyed my experience and knowing Dior better now. Each and every item are well-designed and so delicate. It's definitely a brand that's created with so much love. Do click to read more and to view more pictures below.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Living In My Levi's - 501 CT


Let me take you to a journey with my Levi's 501 CT today. A day in Levi's and living in it =)

The Levi's CT (customized and tapered) denim line features 3 different washes and improves everything we already loved from the original cut. This revamped version is cut slightly straighter at the waist, smaller in the seat and has a more tapered fit. (information taken from style.com). This new pair of Levi's is definitely my favorite right now. 

What did you do in your jeans today?




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