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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tickled pink!

ARTICLE ON smh.com.au

This is hilarious.

Quote from "The Devil wears Prada"


~ Yes. That's what this whole multibillion-dollar industry is about : inner beauty.~


I used to be a Chemical Laboratory Analyst. I loved my clothes, my shoes and my makeup. I go to work, dressed to the nines, sky high stilettos and make sure that my hair is in place after I take my full clean-room suit off. I translated French Operating Procedures to English and trained workers who do not understand why traces of metal found on silicon means thousands of dollars of money going down the drain and the very reason why your electronic devices will not work properly because of that miniscule bit of copper or iron found in the very microchip that screws up your whole computer and in turn you can't blog about how empty women who have a full wardrobe leading empty lives.

It is, the very woman, who now is responsible of moulding and inspiring the young, the importance of education and the importance of being able to get that job which pays for the roof over their head, the bills that comes like clockwork every time and the food that is put on the table.

I am the woman, who loves having her own herb garden, supports Adoption Drives for homeless pets, baking luscious molten chocolate lava cakes and Halloween-themed sugar cookies, says a constant prayer for her mum and makes sure to say "I love you" to her darling everyday, just in case, she never gets to do so the next day.

Never forget that fashion, is a multi-billion industry, the same one that give millions of people, be it in a third world country jobs and puts food on THIER tables from making that very same nubbly old granny panty that you wear underneath the greying sweatshirt which you never bothered to throw out despite the numerous holes from feeding silverfish in the closet.

It is the same industry that women, like me, who contributes to the world's economy despite the economic downturn, by purchasing the countless number of shoes and clothes that make their wardrobes full and take their husbands or boyfriends breath away when they go out for dinner. The same pair of heels, which accentuates the curves of a woman and in turn plays on the desires of the male counterpart and on THEIR shallow desires.

If it were to be said that the fashion industry is just playing with women's insecurities, isn't it the same industry that is targeting people who hides behind their computer monitor, commenting under a pseudonym and living sad, lonely lives. The same people who buys their clothing from piles of clothes in bargain stores, not realizing that the pile of clothes comes from the same people working in sweatshops in third world countries.

I don't take offense to whatever the person who commented on smh.com.au. about how my life is empty, despite the number of clothes and shoes I have. Actually, I thank you, whoever you are.

A reader from Australia, I presume, put dragonette and my blog as examples for the world to read. Love the sudden surge of traffic! THANK YOU! Even E@L agrees to that and I quote his comment on my Facebook "there's no such thing as bad publicity!" hehe

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I am linking my fellow blogger & girlfriend, The Sybarite. A fellow educator and shopaholic. She too, is very amused after reading the article and comment from "EMPTY". Made our lazy Sunday very colorful indeed!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hong Kong Shopping Haul

Did you guys have fun on the National Day Weekend? I sure did! My girlfriend and I decided to fly to Hong Kong for a quick shopping holiday. Didn't get what we wanted, that is, Christian Louboutin at SGD$200 (or SGD$300 even!) but it was all good! OMG, honestly, if you don't mind off season stuff, everything was going for a song at about 70% off!

We flew via Tiger Airways and stayed at Largos Hotel on Nanking Street, a few steps away from Jordan MTR and about two blocks away from Temple Street which we had seafood like there was no tomorrow! Their bamboo clams were soooo good and soooo cheap!

I fell in love with Hong Kong for its colourful and vibrant character (not to mention its warehouse outlet shopping haven :p), but what I did not like was, the smog and pollution that made my buggers black and icky when I blew my nose in the morning. Gross!! Nevertheless, Hong Kong, I will see you again :)

From H&M

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Accessories!
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Bangles! I love the faux leather woven bangle/bracelet things. Very Bottega Venetta!
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Hair bands
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Ear studs. They were like SGD7 (or was it SGD$5) for a set of 3. I was particularly attracted to the 'sepak takraw' woven ear studs so I got them in both colors. Hehe
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Stackable rings. These were too cute to miss!
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A pressie for my baby brother. Rockstar leather cuff.
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Ehem. naughty and nice inner stuff ;)
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Slouchy top with rhinestones. Super comfy, super cute! I wanted to get them in white and dusty pink as well, but they ran out of them in XS :(
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Work pencil skirt. Love the seamed details and the flattering cutting. My girlfriend bought the same pair as well!
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Chilli red shirtdress. I love shirtdresses. I have them in white, olive, black, khaki... get the picture?
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This was actually my girlfriend's. I accidentaly paid for it after it got into my basket. I tried it on afterwards and loved it! So its mine now heh! Sheer pink blouse. Perfect for work with a camisole inside or on flirty Sundays paired with shorts and pretty espadrilles.
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This was the last item I found on my last walkthrough of H&M before I headed to the counters. The boyfriend blazer is very in style right now. Paired with jeans, jeggings (LOVE!), skirts and just adds an instant "posh" and "pizzaz" to an outfit. (Think Victoria Beckham or Kim Kardashian) I love love LOVE this blazer, it fits so well, and the cheeky hot pink lining on the black is just spells out my name. Girlfriend loved it so much and begged me to ask friends in Hong Kong to ship over a pair for her. She missed out on the blazer because she was trying on so much stuff in the dressing room while I was doing the final walkthrough.

From Cotton On
I know, I know, we have Cotton On here in Singapore, but I found hidden treasures!
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A cropped tshirt, cute polkadot dress and a ultra cheeky makeup case (my current makeup case is half rotten, so this is a replacement!)
***Note the "Indiana" on the cropped tee ;)

LUSH Goodies
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Clockwise from the green stuff. Demon In The Dark, Sexy Peel, Ma Bar, Honey I Washed The Kids, Amandopondo, Glorious Mud and Karma. Bubble bars, soaps and scrubs that smell oh so yummy!

Finally... SHOES!!
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Jimmy Choo Rhodes Crushed Patent in Magenta

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Giuseppe Zanotti Vernice Papavero Slingbacks

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Pedder Red Thigh High Boots. These boots have serious magic ;) Amazing fit for little ol' me. Ehem, try getting these for that needed KAPOW! in the bedroom *giggle*

These are just my hauls. My girlfriend and I shared ONE suitcase (budget airlines, hello?). We squeezed everything in one suitcase. I remembered having to sit on the suitcase and trying to close it shut. Next time we're bringing one suitcase each! :)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! xoxo

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New shoes!

Heh.. went on a shopping spree lately. Here's my small shoe haul!

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From "Stile". Very soft comfortable leather!

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From Aldo. Now, what took me so long to get a pair of pink heels?!

** STILE is located at 313@Somerset (heard they opened another outlet at Marina Bay Sands)