Friday, 28 February 2014

Beautiful Little Fool

The college I'm currently at was having a 1920s themed party, so what better excuse than that to get all elaborately dressed up? Also, more monochrome for everyone. I wasn't kidding when I said I loved it. 

Honestly, it was not until I began picking up little bits and bobs for my costume that I began to learn about and appreciate the roaring 20's for all it's lavish and opulent grandeur. To me it is almost as if it sits in a perfect little bubble in time, if you will pardon my weird choice of words. The war was over, everyone was celebrating and the economy was flourishing. It was the carefree era of modernity and shifting paradigms with the invention of automobiles, cinematics, women securing their voting rights, and not forgetting the flappers which were the feminine icon of the 1920s. If I had lived then, I would have thought it the beginning of an age where everything seemed to be possible.

I couldn't sport the bob and finger wave hairstyle, complete with dangly headpiece, or the classic drop waist flapper dress that was all the rage, so I made do with some curls and a black sequined dress. Complete with pearls, gloves and soft focus photo editing. :P

More importantly, it was also the time in which A.A. Milne published Winnie The Pooh. Now what could possibly compete with that on my list of priorities? 

"I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Photo credits to Lily, who is also in the process of publishing a beautiful 1920s look that is arguably heaps more authentic than mine. Be sure to look out for it and check her out! 

- R 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mixing in Monochrome

You know how sometimes you find someone who is a complete photocopy of your personality? Well, I guess I found mine in this little 4'11 pixie of a girl, Lily - she can vouch for the fact that our interests and habits are freakishly alike. I feel like this is the beginning of a very productive - or terrible - relationship. We are such enablers when shopping, as our wallets quickly found out, and our conversations are a never ending mix of fashion, makeup, T-swizzle and just all things girly in general.

However, unlike her penchant for brights and pastels, I have always been in love with the monochromatic ends of the color spectrum. So here is a post (one of many to come) that is dedicated to my love for the blacks and whites. I find that the best way to wear it is in different textures, so here I put together mesh, lace and pleather - materials that aren't supposed to match, but do. That's the beauty of monochrome. A spot of sparkle with a statement necklace, a pair of tinted glasses, and we're good to go.

Steve Madden Blunna bag | ZARA pleather shorts | The Editors Market lace crop top 
Another One mesh outerwear | Underground UK Triple Sole Leopard Print Creepers
Sephora Lipstick #22 | Emporio Armani Mens watch 

Photos courtesy of Lily! Check out her blog HERE to shower her with truckloads of love!

- R 

Friday, 7 February 2014

My Life In Squares: 13/14 Summer Photodiary

Well, it does seem like every holiday I just take a one or two month unannounced hiatus from blogging. seeing as I've not put up anything besides nail posts and one sad outfit post this holiday, here's a photodiary (somewhat half assed, I apologise) in hopes of redeeming myself slowly.

Shopping has been good this summer. I have developed a rather unhealthy obsession with rompers. At the start of the holiday, I had one, and I now own six.
/The Brunch Societe X Elceed/  

 /Twenty and Six Espresso. Matchy matchy with my coffee/
/Evening food fair/ 

/Twenty and Six Espresso/

/Chez Dre/ 

/ Le Miel/ 

/Yarra River Sunsets/

/Christmas Nails X The Nail Artelier/  

/Red Pandas. Who wants one?/

/Gardens by the bay OOTD/ 

/Singapore Art Museum/

/Art exhibiton, Singapore Art Museum/


/First birthday/  

/Who knew one-year-old Rachel loved the outdoors so much?/ 

/Teahouse. The fact that this isn't straight bothers me to no end/ 

/Gardens by the bay OOTD/  

/If the world changed....?/  

/Bimba and Lola/ 

 /Helix bridge x MBS/

/Singapore skyline/ 

/Alma mater/

/ Xiao long bao goodness/ 


 /Chinese New Year nails/

/party, anyone?/ 

/a gift that's the same age as I am/ 

/My new love/

- R