Arissa and I are embarking on our first journey together! We have met plenty of times overseas before, but this is our first time travelling together with one another. We are boarding a plane bound for Seoul in a few hours’ time – if you are wondering why we have been rather quiet about this rather momentous occasion, it is in part because I can hardly believe it myself that it is coming true. Remember how I joked about needing plastic surgery so I can save time on photoshopping my pictures? Well, we are heading to Seoul to get plastic surgery now.
We exchanged emails with the Banobagi representative Claire (who spoke perfect English) and decided on them as they are one of the top-notch plastic surgery clinics in Korea. If you have even remotely been on the internet in the past year, you would have heard of the famous Korean reality television series Let Me In. It is a show based around transforming women living with unusual body conditions, such as excessive lose skin stemming from weight loss to bimaxillary protrusion. It was through this show that we first heard of Banobagi; after witnessing their capabilities, we feel assured that we are in skilled hands!
While neither Arissa and I face such issues, there are naturally parts of our body that we felt needed improvements. Claire has been nothing but accommodating to our frequent questions and I am actually feeling very assured despite the enormity of our decision. Prior to departing, Claire even called us all the way from Korea to check on us. We are just incredibly impressed by the amount of hospitality Claire has shown us so far, and we really can’t wait to touch down in Seoul!
We will be posting frequent updates on the blog with details of our trip and naturally, the surgical process. Anybody wants to venture a guess as to what procedures Arissa and I will be getting?
The weather is still warm but here’s to planning ahead for Fall 2014.
I know we’re still in the dead of Summer but with all the Fall 2014 campaign images rolling out, we can’t help but dream up of the perfect Fall 2014 uniform. Shirt-dresses, jackets made of sweatshirt materials (perfect for Singapore) and minimalist accessories are on our list.
From top left:
- alice + olivia Sleeveless Shirt Dress, US$297
- Super Sunglasses Lucia Sunglasses, US$199
- Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet, US$78
- Opening Ceremony Sumi Handbag, US$545
- Opening Ceremony Misha Rectangular Wallet, US$275
- McQ – Alexander McQueen Razor V2 Belt, US$395
- Maison Martin Margiela Layered Necklace, US$595
- Eddie Borgo Halo Drop Earrings, US$100
- McQ – Alexander McQueen Nazrul Curved Zip Ankle Booties, US$665
- Helmut Lang Villous Sweatshirt Zip Jacket, US$230
What would your perfect Fall uniform be? Share it with us in the comments box below!
…but you’ll want to buy them anyway cause they’re awesome.
Summer means basking in the sun with a glass of Pina Colada but if you decide to don any one these awesome swimsuits, make sure you slather plenty of sunscreen.
Chromat Pentagram Suit
Chromat has gotten plenty of attention with celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Nikki Minaj donning their signature caged creations. We love the Pentagram Suit, which would really look great underneath blazer and pants for a night out or on its own by the pool.
Chromat Pentagram Suit ,US$288 from Chromat.
One Teaspoon Eagles Shadow Bikini Set
The One Teaspoon Eagles Shadow Bikini Set looks pretty weird with a keyhole right in the center. It could pass off as a really cute bralet though.
One Teaspoon Eagles Shadow Bikini Set, AU$64.50 from One Teaspoon.
Nasty Gal Caged Chaos Swimsuit
If you actually forget to to pack sunscreen along when you plan to wear this Nasty Gal Chaos Swimsuit, it would spell the end of shoulder-baring days at least until Christmas. The lattice design looks makes a great statement at the beach but this is one swimsuit that is you wouldn’t want to be caught in the sun without protection in.
Nasty Gal Caged Chaos Swimsuit ,US$98 from Nasty Gal.
Agent Provocateur Shelby metallic-trimmed bikini
Agent Provocateur is known for its sexy (and often expensive) lingerie and this strappy poolside number proves that they can do swimwear too but the bedroom doesn’t harbour as much dangerous UV rays so do yourself a favour and apply sunscreen.
Agent Provocateur Shelby metallic-trimmed bikini, US$490, from net-a-porter.
Herve Leger Skyler Hardware-Embellished One-Piece Swimsuit
I’ve loved their designs ever since Herve Leger started their swimwear line in Spring 2009 and to be honest, who doesn’t like figure hugging bandages that makes your boobs look bigger? This Herve Leger Skyler Hardware-Embellished One-Piece Swimsuit is a sure win and it will be a staple in your swimwear wardrobe for years to come. Unfortunately, they don’t come cheap either but that’s the price you pay for something that’s classic.
Herve Leger Skyler Hardware-Embellished One-Piece Swimsuit, US$790, from Herve Leger.
Which one’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.
The only good thing about moving is that you discover items you don’t remember buying in the dark recesses of your closet. It’s like finding loose change in your purse only on a much larger scale. Having to move constantly also really keeps my shopping in check, I’d like to think – you never realise just how much junk you have until you have to move them all. I honestly don’t know how I have managed to accumulate so much stuff in three years. Every time I move, I feel the compulsion to give my wardrobe a huge purge…but I never get around to doing it, of course. Is anybody else’s closet just full of clothes you have forgotten about and never wear?
I saw an absolutely phenomenal fall look on Pinterest the other day and couldn’t help but try to recreate it! Natural makeup has never been my forte – ‘less is more’ is pretty much an alien concept to me. I like pairing strong brows with strong eyes with strong lips, which is why I can’t wait for this summer shindig to end so I can pull out my burgundy lipsticks and smokey eyes again!
Naked 2 ‘Bootycall’, ‘Tease’, and ‘Snakebite’
KATE supersharp liner
Rimmel brown kohl liner
Rimmel nude eyeliner
Lancome Hypnose mascara
MUFE Aquabrows #25
Burberry 311 ‘Bright Poppy’
Revlon ‘Black Cherry’