Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunday Shopping List

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent // Diane von Furstenberg
Jumpsuits are one of the most sort after item this spring. It's so easy, you don't even need to layer it with anything besides wearing a pair of gorgeous wedges or heels. 

Rachael Zoe
At times when I'm invited to an event or dinner, it's kind of hard for me to choose between a jumpsuit or a dress. With these gorgeous dress by Rachel Zoe, I would go with a dress anytime.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Flashback To Barcelona


We are almost halfway into 2015. How time flew by so so quickly! Today it is a public holiday in Malaysia due to Labor Day. I believe some part of the world, Labor Day's not till September. So since it's a holiday, I am browsing through my pictures and spotted these which were taken end of last year in Barcelona. Let's call this a flashback Friday!

The first time I was in Barcelona, it was 3 years ago (post here). This is my 2nd time in Barcelona but my first to ushered in the new year of 2015. It was really fun and who can say no to Spanish food? Tapas anyone? =D

Tell me, what's your flashback on a day like today?

Duffle Coat - Burberry (available here)
Mickey Sweater - Disneyland (similar here)
Neoprene Dress - Club Monaco (similar here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman (available here)
Bag - Hermes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Safari


Today's outfit is actually inspired by Nicole's picture for Ralph Lauren. The beautiful picture was taken by the talented Zanita. I was intrigued by the olive shade and it looked so good in the picture. I totally can relate this shade to safari and hoping I won't look too sloppy instead. At times it feel so good to dress down and stay casual. =D

Do you like the safari or jungle style? Maybe you might like olive color?

Shirt - Zara (similar here & here)
Boyfriend Jeans - Current/Eliott (available here)
Shoes - Vince (available here)
Bag - Proenza Schouler (some of my favorites here)
 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2015


I've a few favorite brands and I realised that this is one of a few brands that I still don't have any leather goods from yet. After attending their recent Spring/Summer viewing, I really wanted more than just one thing! No I'm not getting greedy. Once I show you the pictures, you'll understand and will be totally fascinated by the designs and colors too. Spring is all about pastel colors and Bottega Veneta is definitely bringing spring to you =)

Tell me, what's your favorite color for spring and which is your favorite design?


Monday, April 27, 2015

#Whereareyoufrom - Vancouver, Canada


My first #whereareyoufrom post (here), I brought you to Beck's hometown, Hawaii. I thought it was fun to introduce some of my favorite bloggers and where they stay. Since I've not been to some of these places, it's always a good to share these interesting places with you. Maybe someday you might plan to pay a visit to these places. Today, I'm going to bring you to Bree's hometown - Vancouver, Canada.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

DVF Spring/Summer 2015 Launch


I mentioned in this post about a DVF event I attended. It was their Spring/Summer 2015 launch and you bet DVF has some beautiful pieces to flaunt. I wore my very first DVF wrap dress here and that will not be my last for sure. Their Spring/Summer Collections have some gorgeous dresses and shorts too. Let the show begin right here on my post =)

Tell me, which is your favorite? 


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Pampering Session


I haven't been writing about beauty news for a while. Now that I found a wonderful spa for your nails, I really have to share it with you! Even if you're not from Kuala Lumpur, it's good to gain some knowledge about what a manicure and pedicure spa does for you. 


In today's competitive world, I'm not sure if it's harder to run a business trying to secure return customers or,  it is harder to be a customer looking for a good company. I recently met a new friend, Michelle. She is the owner of this cozy and quaint spa called BMIC Nail Spa Salon. She invited me to her spa to try out a session called Organic Spa Pedicure. I love looking at beautiful nail art. I am not one that likes to keep my nails long and am not good at doing my own mani and pedi. So, it's always nice to have someone else doing these stuff for me =)

Lady In Red


This is the first time I'm trying out this brand called Cynthia Rowley. She's an American designer based in NYC. When I first saw this dress on Shopbop, I thought it was a really pretty dress. Although it might looked plain in real, the ruffle bottom of the dress makes a huge difference when I put it on. It's simple yet very chic to say the least. I wore this dress to view Diane von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. 

Have you heard of Cynthia Rowley? How do you like her designs?

Dress - Cynthia Rowley (similar here)
Heels - Miu Miu (similar here)
Bag - Christian Dior
Watch - Cartier

Monday, April 20, 2015

3 Ways To Look Taller When Wearing Flats


Not everyone is born with Taylor Swift's height or Gisele Buncheon's legs. I wish I am, but I should learn to be happy with what I have. Since it's going to be summer soon, flats and sandals will get popular. I've found some tips and tricks to faking longer legs when wearing a pair of flats like this one from Melissa. 

1. Wear a short skirt, shorts or shorter Shift dress 
Show some skin! With the few apparels mentioned, they make your legs looked longer than they are. For those who have slim figures and legs, put on a pair of short shorts or skirts. As for girls who're in the category of pear or apple shape, do wear a short shift dress. Shift dresses are so 70s and it's just the perfect time to wear it now with a pair of flats.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

It's A Wrap


Last month I had a chance to join Harper's Bazaar Fashion Party. It's an exclusive party which I've been hoping to join for a while, and finally, had a chance to do so. It was, of course, fun, especially meeting new people and catching up with familiar faces. I couldn't ask for more, as there was great food, lots of champagne, a beautiful fashion show and amazing company. My friend, Gilda and I, enjoyed ourselves so much, especially at the photo booth!

We love this photo booth because it made us looked slim and tall =D
Both me and Gilda in DVF wrap dresses (available here)
The theme of this party was black and white. Immediately my mind was set on wearing my DVF wrap dress. I had it for a while and this party was definitely the right event to bring out my dress for a spin. This is my very first wrap dress from Diane von Furstenberg and I can safely say that it will not be my last =)

What's your go-to party dress? 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cullotes Craze


I realised I haven't been blogging since this post last Wednesday. It was a crazy busy week!! Last week was all about meetings, events and meeting more people. That's because I'll be travelling soon and I'm trying to cramp everything in a week. Oh, and visiting the income tax office. I dislike going to any government related offices. It's usually not a one time deal. It requires multiple visits before one issue can be solved. 

Thank you for listening to my complains. Let's talk about fashion now. I've been eyeing on culottes for a while and bought a few from ASOS. I loved it! It's so comfortable and easy to wear. Great quality too. I can imagine a few ways to style this culottes. I'd probably wear it with a long sleeve next or maybe a cropped top?

Do you like culottes? Have you own one?

Top - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Culottes - ASOS (available here)
Jacket - Club Monaco (similar here)
Heels - Zara (similar here and here)
Bag - Proenza Schouler (available here & here)
Bracelet - Hermes

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld


Melissa shoes are pieces of art. They're modern, rich in colors and most importantly, they're made of uber comfortable patented plastic materials. They feel like rubber actually and it's eco friendly. My first thought when I saw this brand was, this must be some unimaginative shoes made similar like Crocs. I was so wrong!! Melissa's shoes are highly fashionable. Even the famous celebrities and stylish women wear them. I've seen Melissa shoes on Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Blanchette, Anne Hathaway and even Asian stars like Qi Qi.

Alessandra Ambrosio in Melissa at New York Flagship Store's opening. (Picture from Zimbio)
Top - Zara
Shorts - Guess
Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim
Shoes - Melissa (also available here)
Some of the most creative works are the results of collaborations. Recently, Melissa collaborated with a few designers, such as, Karl Lagerfeld, Jason Wu and Vivienne Westwood. As you can see, my favorite pick among the 3 is Karl Lagerfeld. I find the design adorable and quirky, just like him. These shoes are available at the M Dreams stores, right here in Malaysia. The 3 outlets are in Pavilion, 1 Utama and The Gardens Mall.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shopbop - Friends & Family Event


Since spring is here, summer will be just around the corner in no time! Now that Shopbop is having a sale, why not take this opportunity to stock up some summer necessities? The sale starts today, April 7 at 7am through April 10th 4am (New York Time Zone). For Malaysia it will be April 7th 7pm through April 10th 4pm.

Here are some of my picks. Do you have any specific thing in mind for this summer?

Romper (left to right) - Marc by March Jacobs // Apres Ramy Brook // Tibi 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Platform Shoes


It started with this pair of shoes from Prada. I've my eyes on it and then went to the boutique to try it but they ran out of my size. Then, I went on a frenzy search on most of the famous online portals but luck wasn't on my side. 

Now I found a few alternatives which I'm contemplating which to add into my shopping cart. What do you think? 

Do you like platform shoes? What do you think of it?

Grenson - Emily Oxfords

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Boyfriend's Tee


We've all heard of boyfriend's jeans and how roomy and comfortable it can be. I believe it goes the same with tees as well. This morning when I was dressing up for work, I decided to have some 70s touch to my attire. Everyone's talking about now that the 70s are back and it's so cool? Yea, it's kind of getting into my head too. I'm glad I've this flare bottom jeans to relate to this era of 70s-fashion-comeback. 

As for the top, well, I wanted to pair this jeans with a line top. As I was browsing through my side of the closet, at the corner of my eye, I spotted this tee on the top of his pile of nicely-folded-tees. Then I conveniently took it and WORE IT! =D The shoulder area might be a little big for me but that's the whole point of wearing your boyfriend's stuff. Roomy and comfy!

Would you wear your boyfriend/husband's tops or jeans?

Top - Lacoste (similar here & here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (similar here)
Pumps - Salvatore Ferragamo (available here)
Bag - Valentino (similar here & 2 toned here)
Watch - Cartier
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jardin Nelson Mandela


I did mentioned that Paris has a lot of gardens. In French they called it Jardin. There was one day we were walking from Notre Dame Cathedral towards a train station called Ch√Ętalet-Les Halles and stumbled upon Jardin Nelson Mandela. We thought this was a nice place to take pictures of my then new duffle coat from Burberry. 

I've been eyeing on this Burberry duffle coat for a while. When we were living in Paris, I thought it was the best time to get it and fully utilise this coat. Which I actually did! *So proud of myself* =D I was contemplating between this Burberry coat and a few coats from Gucci. I still think Burberry made some beautiful coats and they never go out of style. 

What are the details you look into when investing in a good trench coat?

Duffle Coat - Burberry (available in a different color here & here)
Top - True Religion (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (similar here)
Bag - Hermes
Cashmere Scarf - Burberry
Booties - Coach (similar here)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Into The Woods


I mentioned here that I still have loads of pictures from my stay-cation in Paris which I've not shared with you. This is one of them. 

One of the weekend we went for a walk at Jardin D'Acclimatation. One thing Paris is never lacking off is their gardens. Jardin D'Acclimatation is one of the bigger ones and one place of attraction is that LV Foundation. It is located in the heart of this garden. We tried to be adventurous and walked for about 30 minutes before we reached the entrance of LV Foundation. Then, we saw a long line at the ticket counter and decided to visit another day. If you have time in Paris and would like to visit this place, go on weekdays instead and you'll see a shorter line.

There's quite a bit to do at the garden beside LV Foundation. Although, we need to pay entrance fees to get into the garden. We went around and took some nice pictures. After that we enjoyed some hot drinks and cakes at the garden. It was definitely a fun day out.

Is it still cold where you're from? Do you still need to put on layers upon layers before stepping out of your front door?

Denim Top - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Sweater - Witchery (similar and on sale here)
Coat - Zara (similar and on sale here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (available here)
Boots - Sergio Rossi (similar and on sale here)
Beanie - Burberry (similar and on sale here)

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?

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

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?


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