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Fashion Diary : An Interview and A Special Feature in A Magazine.

DSC_0406bAbout a couple of days ago, I received a text message. It was an invitation to an interview and a special feature in a September issue of a magazine. A huge local magazine. As most people in the fashion scene knows, September issue is a big fashion issue, annually.

I was honestly shocked. Excited and nervous nonetheless, but was definitely in shocked. I mean, I always feel I’m just a small little person in this industry. Yes, I have been in it for quite sometimes, doing a little of this and a little of that, all for my love for fashion. But, I still feel it’s minuscule as compared to everyone else in the industry. I was automatically shy about it, but encouraged and happy to receive such news. This is an opportunity I must not missed. So, I replied with a smiley face and accepted the invitation graciously.

Then, I was told that there will be a photoshoot for it. Alamak! I haven’t been in front of the camera for years. I have been behind the scene for so long that I find the idea of being the subject of a camera as a chore and I feel very shy about it. But then again, this is a not a fashion editorial shoot. I don’t have to do the “H to T” model poses and all, right? So, with that thought in my mind, I was soothed and became excited about the shoot.

I was advised by the magazine to dress the way I am. My personal style. Great. A bit pressured though, but I love it that I am going to be featured as myself. So, what to wear? How much can I play dress up? Which look should I go for? Will I overdo it? Oh, there were so many questions in my head. This, must stop.

I flipped through some magazines to get some inspiration and I finally got it. It’s very, Me. And I can’t wait to show it to you. But of course, I can’t. Not yet. Anticipation darling. I too, have to wait for the magazine to be out before I can share it with you.

So here are some photos that I could share with you. Some teasing doesn’t hurt to make you want more. (:

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The photoshoot went very well. I wasn’t the only one being featured. There were some friends too. Who? Shhhhh…it’s a secret for now. But I’m telling you it’s gonna be worth the wait. I know I can’t wait but patience is a virtue they say.

So, watch this space always for my updates once its out. Stay tuned!

xxx

NZ

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Fashion Feed : Day 1 at KLFW 2013 (Part Deux)

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PART DEUX

So let’s continue on the journey of my fashion feed to all you fashion hungers of Day 1 at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013.

SILAS LIEW

in collaboration with NELISSA HILMAN

My first love for Silas Liew was from his debuted womenswear label for Spring Summer 2013 collection. But of course I love him for his cheeky personality way before I saw his designs. Dandy; would be the first word that popped out of my head upon seeing him the first time with his personal style nowadays.

Enough about him, let’s talk about his latest collection now. If from Spring Summer 2013, the designs were mainly more feminine though sporty. For Fall, Silas Liew maintained the sporty accent which started off with racerback body cons dresses to boxier silhouettes with a touch of bright hues, to much more interesting detailing twists on loosely menswear-inspired designs which he brilliantly married and made it look a tad whimsical. Every outfit was paired with shoes by Nelissa Hilman, who is a rising shoemaker.

(Psst..I’ll be writing a post just on Nelissa’s collaborations with the designers in KLFW 2013 soon. Stay tuned.)

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I love the back details of this top. Sexay!SL7 SL8 SL10 SL9

From here, you can see the super soft material of the fabric that is being used on the dress. The material is like ultrasuede because it looks so soft but I’m not quite sure. Love the soft panelling and trimmings too.

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Here are the two outfits that caught a lot of attention. Why is that? It’s because of the Dollar prints of course. Silas cleverly made a playful take on the Benjamins and mass printed it on leathers before he made them into patterns and designs of the outfits you see here. Clever cheeky guy!

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I like how he styled this Dollar notes cape top with the white shirt in.

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Top & Bottom: Here are what I meant by Silas’s genius take on marrying menswear and womens cut all in one. From the front it looks like a normal loose dress under a boyfriend blazer jacket. But at the back is actually either a loose pants or a knee-length skirts. Pandai! SL16

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The finale.

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Mr .Genius himself; Silas Liew.

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SYOMIR IZWA

I love this sweet sweet honey! Syomir, in my opinion is not just a designer who only thinks about making creations and designs for his collections but he also see it in as many aspects as he can grasped creatively and entrepreneurially, especially with a strong business partner and best friend; Ena Rusli; who is his business associate (Managing Director of Syomir Izwa) that also oversee the business. I say this because there are still many designers out there that still do not grasp the fact that they cannot just survive their businesses on running by being talented and creative designers only. They need strong partners, associates, or advisers to oversee and administer the business acumen of better growth, brand development and more.

So, back to Syomir. His collection this time around has been an experimentation on his part. Inspired mainly by the Hampton’s Country Club culture and of its field sports such as golf and tennis as well as the club style luncheon and parties, his main details are the pastel colour combination, which he claimed as his first time playing with soft hues that aimed to look bold. I’d like to say he aced it and his choice of pastels are perfect. There were a lot of paneling done as well, which was part of his exploration on how far he can play it around with lines and flirty ruffles.

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I love this flirty, sexy cape. It’s gonna be perfect for my beach holidays!SI2 SI3 SI4 SI5

Top: Here, as you can see Syomir presented his mini introduction on menswear for the very first time. Do expect more of these to come in the coming future. I think they are sexy in pastels.SI6 SI8 SI10

I love love love love love the stripey long skirt so much! I think I told Syomir too many times like a broken record by now. Haha! I am going to get myself this skirt!SI9 SI11 SI12

Top: Syomir also presented few pieces of his collection that caters to the hijab community too. Yuna was one of the first persona who wore his first hijab-inspired design couple of years back.

From bottom downwards: I love every details of his long dresses and how it made them moved in such sexy and softly seductive silhouettes.SI13 SI14 SI15 SI16 SI17 SI18

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The finale.

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Well, that is all for this part. Next, will be Part Trois of Day 1 KLFW 2013.

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Stay Tuned!

NZ

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Fashion Diary : Day 4 at KLFW 2013

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The fourth day of KLFW’13 was a bit funny to me, on a personal level.

I arrived a tad late but just in time for the runway. Oops.. And the worst thing that could happen to a blogger is when she realized that her camera was without it’s battery!!! Oh f*ckarama! I was in such a rush that I totally forgot to take the battery from the charger deck before i hit the road to KLFW. Aaarrghhhh…! Silly me. Nevertheless, this didn’t dampened my spirit to get the details of the runway. I still have my trusted Samsung Note 2 and the camera is good enough to do the job. Phewww.

The first show was Menswear collections by Bon Zainal, Fairuz Ramdan, Joe Chia and Roslan Wilkinson. Fairuz Ramdan made a pretty interesting twist in his collection. Can you relate menswear and teddy bears? Well, more details on The F Words Fashion Feed on his collection soon.

Right after the show ended, I rushed off home to get the battery. Hurray!

Next show I looked forward to was the show by one of the best and most talented local designers I’m honored to know and befriended; Khoon Hooi. One should never miss a show by Khoon Hooi, or he/she will miss out a lot! Stay tuned as I’ll update you more of his collection and details soon.

The final show of the day was by Farah Khan. As always, Farah Khan will have her own team navigated the whole show. From guests registration to floor management to curating the show. Every guest were well taken care of. As for the show, it was fab, fab, fabulous. Thumbs up!

Here are some photos of the day to tease you on my next few posts of the runway shows.

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On the day, I decided to go for preppy/glam look. I wore my fave white sleeveless shirt I got from flea market for a steal, my camouflage skirt and i put on my chunky bling necklace to give contrast on the preppy shirt. By this day, as you can see I wore the same boots since my first day. I decided that the boots were my official KLFW boots because it was super comfy and fierce at the same time. Hehee.

As for the vest, it’s from Pearly Wong. It is a multi-functional vest that can be worn in many ways and I love anything multi-functional as I always recycle my outfits in different style. Here are some of the photos on how the vest look like.

Multi-functional Vest: Pearly Wong. Top: flea market. Skirt: The Extra Piece. Boots: Zara. Clutch: flea market. Necklace: Anna Dello Russo from H&M. Bracelet: Lovisa.

Multi-functional Vest: Pearly Wong. Top: flea market. Skirt: The Extra Piece. Boots: Zara. Clutch: flea market. Necklace: Anna Dello Russo from H&M. Bracelet: Lovisa.

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Here, you can see how it can be worn like a vest when it is unbuttoned (right). And when it is buttoned up, it looks like a pull over dress (left).

Left: I buttoned up the side seam. Centre: How the back looks like. Right: I let the seam open.

Left: I buttoned up the side seam.
Centre: How the back looks like.
Right: I let the seam open.

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Stay tuned for the Fashion Feed on all the shows!

NZ

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Fashion Diary : Day 2 at KLFW 2013

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Day 2 at KLFW 2013 was all in all FUN & FABULOUS!

Started the day with 12.30pm show by four designers: For All by Villiam Ooi, Mimpikita, When Our Eyes Met and Zero To Ten. This time, I wasn’t only there to see the show but to help out Min (Yasmin Ramli), the designer of When Our Eyes Met, with the guest arrangements. The show was great! Will post up the fashion feed soon.

The main highlight of Day 2 was definitely the show by Jonathan Liang.  The show was nothing short of spectacular. It was a full house filled with fashionable socialites, celebrities, fashionistas, designers and more. All I saw was gorgeous, fabulous fashion people gathered for the show and made it all hyped up. I mean..it’s Jonathan Liang right?

When the show ended, that’s when the real party began! Hahaa! This is when all the fashion people round up not just to have a chat or two but to get crazier than we already are and partayyy!

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With the talented Jonathan Liang

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With the Alia Bastamams: Shahrezzan & Alia Bastamam

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With the fashion maverick Maggie Abang Saufi. I LOVE HER!

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Alia Bastamam & Molly Halim

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Liza Tay and friends. We got excited over wearing the all white for the show. Haha

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As for my outfit, I decided to go all white with a dash of neon yellow peeking through my shirt, a leather jacket and some bling on my ears and arm. Tres Chic!

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Shirt: H&M. Yellow bustier: Cotton On. Skort bottom: Zara. Leather jacket: from Indonesia. Clutch: from a flea market. Earrings: Anna Dello Russo for H&M. Bracelet: a makeshift necklace from H&M. Boots: Zara

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Stay tuned for the Fashion Feed on all the shows!

NZ

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Fashion Diary : First Day of KLFW 2013.

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The first day of KLFW 2013 has just ended. There were 5 shows for the day showcasing 13 designers. I attended all shows and captured every single outfit and the detailing too. I can’t wait to share it with you.

It has also been a super tiring day for me and I should hit the sack soon to get ready for the second day. Hence, I will not be posting the fashion feed for today’s show yet. But I promise you I will do so soonest.

The shows were spectacular, though it started a bit late. Oh well..it’s the Malaysian fashion scene. Nuff said. Nonetheless, I’d say everything else was fabulous and amazing. The shows. The fashion people. Everyone made that little effort to look fierce and fantastic. And it is only the first day!

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With the fab and fierce fashion family: Minluna, Jaja Anuar, Aizat Aidid (Glam), Jacky Hussein (Cosmopolitan), Yana Baharuddin (EH!), Vee (InTrend)

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With my fashion boys: Kesh Sandhu, Syomir Izwa and Jason Yap.

L-R: Atika, Zakwan Anuar and Rita Suraya

L-R: Atika, Zakwan Anuar and Rita Suraya

Great friends who helped with the guests registration for designers Tsyahmi and Ezzati Amira.  L - R: Molly Halim, Natalie Azlan, Natrah and Jonathan Liang.

Great friends who helped with the guests registration for designers Tsyahmi and Ezzati Amira.
L – R: Molly Halim, Natalie Azlan, Natrah and Jonathan Liang.

Fierce bunch of fab fashion crowd.

Fierce bunch of fab fashion crowd.

One of the ladies behind KLFW 2013 - Miss Nadia.

One of the ladies behind KLFW 2013 – Miss Nadia.

Backstage scene after the first show.

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My outfit of the day I decided to use my utilitarian army jacket again with a full black sequinned dress, black clutch and my black boots with Anna dello Russo emerald earrings. I purposely played the contrasting elements of the glam up and utilitarian looks in one.

Jacket: from a friend. Sequinned dress: Zara. Boots: Zara. Clutch bag: flea market. Earrings: Anna Dello Russo from H&M. Bracelets: Lovisa and Eight.

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So now I wish you a very good night. I’ll see you tomorrow!

NZ

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