Displaying 5 posts tagged 'the scarlet room clothes'.
June 8, 2012
Dawn Poh

For people who are unaware, Lady Gaga was in town last week for a concert which also explains the lime green tag that around my wrist. The queue was quite insane and I don’t think I could be as committed as the boy who got the monster key (first person at the mosh pit line gets the key y’all). I got a self-congratulatory number 85 and it’s shameful considering how I would consider myself “too old for this”. Famous last words anyone?

My shoes also decided to give up on me that faithful day. En route to the concert hall, I broke one of my left heel. I lost it when DJ Zedd was spinning pre-concert, my group was the only one cheering at the Legend of Zelda theme and I promptly broke the other heel. The rest of the concert was spent exercising my calves and being really grateful that my boyfriend is there to provide emotional and actual support.

Black Outfit Breakdown:

  • Dress: The Scarlet Room
  • Faux leather shorts: m)phosis
  • Stockings: some stocking shop in Harajuku
  • Mirrored skeleton bracelets: Evol Heist
  • Shoes: Taobao
  • Leather thorn headband: DIY
March 14, 2012
Dawn Poh

Nothing makes photos more awesome than perfect lighting. I’ve often lament about how Singapore has crappy lighting cause we’re in the tropics but the day I had these photos taken made me eat those words.

I’m also using a new lens. If anyone is wondering, it’s the Canon 50mm f1.4 on a 5Dmkii body. We get asked pretty often what kind of camera/lens we use, it’s getting kinda dull.

Le’boyfriend was also the one taking photos and it seemed as though he’s getting really good at it. He was holding on to my camera for a while so I guess he got some practice. Now to train him into a “Colin”.

It’s quite funny cause he gets into all sorts of stances when taking photos. I’m used to having girls take photos for me and we’re a lot daintier (?) when switching camera angles. My boyfriend is just squatting and kneeling all over the place it’s hard to keep a straight face.

I often if wondered if Singaporeans had a unique dating culture like the Japanese. It seems like most girls in Singapore like to have their bags carried by their boyfriends. It will probably look fine if their bags are manly like the Proenza Schouler Shopping tote that I’m carrying but ladylike purses just look weird on men.

For the record, I hardly let him carry my bag unless I’m struggling with the weight. I like having my belongings near me cause I feel safer that way. If I lose my things, there will be no one to blame except myself.

Does anyone have a unique dating culture in their country they would like to share? It would be interesting to read about it.

My hair is turning a lot lighter, it looks more like a red than purple now. I think I like the colour best at this stage. :)

Black Outfit Breakdown:

  • Chiffon top: Taobao
  • Knit cropped vest: Shilin night market, Taipei
  • Skirt: The Scarlet Room
  • Shoes: Wisteria Wedges, Topshop
  • Tights: Taobao
  • Necklace: Studio Alta, Shinjuku
March 2, 2012
Dawn Poh

If there was a competition for the “Worst puns in a blog post title”, I would win hands-down. In light of our location, I wish tottering around in heels in Dam square could top as one of my special abilities in a resume. Alas, these skills I possess brings no merit to anyone.

Spotting an awful cold the day we shot this. Funny story actually, you can truly tell when a person is so comfortable with the cleanliness and lack of potholes in Singapore (despite the amount of annual rainfall we get) when you get splashed by puddle water from an incoming car in Amsterdam.  For that, I got a cold and looked absolutely divine the next day.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve worn the scarlet room’s draped dress. It’s definitely one of my favorite pieces in the wardrobe. I really hope it won’t fall apart on me considering how much wear I get out of it.

Amsterdam still proves its charm in such gloom. I only hope to be able to visit again.

Black Outfit Breakdown:

July 13, 2011
Dawn Poh

I was in Rome for a really short time and I managed to see the sights that I’ve dreamt of since I was in school. Trevi Fountain is really really awesome (save for the horrible number of tourists there although I’m just another one of them). Sometimes I really hope that I have some quiet time with the monuments and statues and just let them “speak” to me.

(anyone else notice my raptor hands? I had no idea I was doing that wtf!!)

The Pantheon was equally crowded. There was a Korean Choir singing when I was there and it really adds to the mood.

Black Outfit Breakdown:

  • Dress: The Scarlet Room
  • Harness: AudraJean from Etsy
  • Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell for LF stores
  • Bag: My Room at Far East Plaza


June 10, 2011
Dawn Poh

Finally an outfit post, with the Cape/Blazer hybrid I featured a few posts ago in action! Too bad an all-black outfit also means that details are lost in pictures. While heading to Black Market No. 2 (I strongly recommend checking this shop out) at Orchard Central, we stumbled upon an atrium which we thought might make an interesting place for pictures.

I love these Ann Demeulemeester knockoff sandals I bought in Far East Plaza. They are seriously one of the most comfortable shoes I have! They don’t seem awfully well made though, I just hope they don’t fall apart on me any time soon.

Outfit breakdown:

  • Leather thorn hairband: DIY (tutorial here)
  • Cape/Blazer: The Scarlet Room
  • Camisole: H&M
  • Harness: AudraJean on Etsy
  • Skirt: m)phosis
  • Shoes: Far East Plaza

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