A couple of weeks back I got invited to be part of H&M x Clozette Fall Fashion lookbook campaign, which I was absolutely excited about. This was my first fashion photo shoot as the previous campaigns I’ve done were all for active wear. I must admit, I do wear active wear out and about on a regular basis just because it’s comfortable and all my friends who happen to be in the fitness industry do the same too. You know what they say about how birds of the same feathers flock together!
When I’m going out for a party, I do put in some effort to dress up. I love floral prints and flowy tops so that I feel cool throughout the night when I’m dancing. I tend to stick to fall colors when I shop as well. Warm colors match my ever-changing tanned skin as compared to cooler colors. I can vouch that all of these colors highlight my skin tone and accentuate my facial structure more so than others. Or perhaps, I fancy these colors more, so I could be biased!
Here are some shades to play and highlight your wardrobe with some Fall colours.
So how was this photo shoot a little different than others?
H&M’s Fall Fashion campaign #Ladylike is basically what defines me as a woman. I've always been different and felt out of place growing up. Therefore, I’ve always picked the rough side, hung out with boys, rolled in dirt and dedicated a lot of time to sports. However, I’ve never felt like I wasn’t lady-like, I was embracing my strength as an individual. As quoted from my favorite fashionista, Coco Chanel, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”.
Working with a team of professionals that helped put my outfit together made me realize that there’s no right or wrong in fashion! The photo below is one of my favorite looks, something I would wear for a day out shopping at Orchard Road. Just look at how the floral kimono compliments a simple black t-shirt and denim shorts. I love how it just spiced up a basic outfit.
Having a floral kimono of a different material compared to my outfit gave the impression of a more feminine touch altogether. A darker tone of bodacious colour for my bag completed my entire look while balancing my look that helped me look a little more sophisticated.
My second look was more dramatic and edgy, I’m not sure if I can walk around without dropping the jacket every two minutes but draping it over the shoulders gives it a classier twist to an effortless dress. Sunglasses checked! Killer shoes checked! I've ever imagined wearing a scarf like that around my neck but it makes my outfit pop out even more with the vibrancy of the colour.
Beside the 2 looks allocated to me by Clozette, I've also gotten a chance to style my own take using the Fall Collection items on a mannequin! H&M Fall Collection is so versatile, wearable at the same time comfortable. From my 2 allocated looks, they were very different but both embody the tough chick that I am. I’ve always liked watching retail stores transform a mannequin’s outfit from one to another and never in my wildest dreams would I think that I would have the chance to do it myself.
My favourite fashion trend at the moment is tucking in any top or blouse to my denim shorts or skirt. I loved the button details on this dark blue denim skirt so I threw a white button down top over it for contrast. Sunglasses and headbands are a definite must for this season so I added them to complete the look!
Now it’s your turn to share with me some of your favorite look on what you define as #ladylike.I can’t wait to see your interpretations!
H&M’s Fall Collection is now in stores! Stand up for the diversity of women and you may be one of 3 lucky winners to get a $200 H&M gift card. Simply post an OOTD on your Instagram with the caption: I am #Ladylike because…
Remember to hashtag #HMSingapore (be sure to make your account public) Winners will be notified on 19 Oct 2016.
You can also see more looks from my fellow H&M Digital Ambassadors on Clozette
Sam and I , well actually just Sam covered 1000km across Perth- Albany- every beaches there was too see- Margaret Rivers, Its amazing what we got to see in the span of 4 days, felt like we did so much more activities than anyone would in a week.
Everyone have blogged about it therefore I'm just going to share you some of the highlights of my trips in on my way to Margerat Rivers , maybe you might want to add this to your list if you are planning on visiting Perth.
1) VALLEY OF THE GIANT TREE TOP WALK
Valley of the Giants Rd, Nornalup WA 6333, Australia
2) JEWEL CAVE AND LAKE CAVE
Jewel Caves Rd, Deepdene WA 6290, Australia
3)ELEPHANT ROCK BEACH
Atlantic Ave, Westport, MA 02790, United States
4)FARM ALONG PEACEFUL BAY( JUST STOP BY AND CALL THE FRIENDLY HORSES FOR A SELFIE)
5)THE BEER FARM
177 Gale Rd, Metricup WA 6280, Australia
6)THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (ITS A MUST)
415 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280, Australia7)WHALE WATCHING AT DUN BAY
8)BREAKFAST/LUNCH AT WHITE ELEPHANT BEACH CAFE
Address: Gnarabup Road, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia9)EVERY FREAKING CAFE THAT YOU SEE!
10) YOU GOT TO HAVE FISH AND CHIPS!!
Address: 118 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
11)PRAY THAT A KANGAROO JUMP OUT OF THE BUSH WITHOUT KILLING YOU
12)IF YOU FANCY SPOIL YOURSELF WITH ALL THE WINE IN THE WORLD.
13)HAVE A PIECE OF CAKE AT CHEEKY MONKEY BREWERY AND SIT OUTSIDE RIGHT NEXT TO THE LAKE FOR AN AMAZING VIEW!
Address: 4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
14) SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH SAM!
Can't believe it took me that long to make my way to Perth which happens to be only 4.5 hours away from Singapore and guess what ! It share the same time zone therefore no jet leg yay! Sam's on a course and he asked me to come along. Great idea hey!
We stayed at Hay Street ( Holiday Inn) which was at the centre of everything!
Met up with Ben from RP since he live there now.
OH GLORIOUS GLUTEN FREE CAKE ,,, YOU TASTE AMAZING BUT BAD FOR ME BUT I ATE YOU ANYWAYS... EVEN THE NON GLUTEN FREE ONE... URGH
Sam said i shouldn't buy beef at supermarket because they are crap and also cost like a billion dollar, so my angmo (caucasian ) boyfriend brought me to Tekka Market for my very first time. It actually didn't not smell as bad as I imagined it to be. I've been living in Singapore since i was 7 and its probably my first time I've visited a wet market, I know I sound like a brat! I love cold storage and all their pretty packed produce in there and the aircon that feels like I'm walking in Narnia in there.
All the uncles and aunties at Tekka were friendly or maybe my shorts was tiny! If you are in Tekka you need to get your meat from JOE BUTCHERY because Sam said so and the chicken opposite it! Don't ask why.
Went through Jamie Oliver cook book and decided that I'm gonna eat beef today and make Chilli Con Carne. I probably only eat beef once in a very blue moon, never really fancied the taste.
I got tired chopping and dicing and left it to simmer while i squeeze a quick sprint session in, I've been really lazy to train. Currently my weekly routine look something like this or so..
Monday- 6 sets of 30 second sprint on the treadmill + Nike Training Leg workout
Tuesday-GYM session ( LEGS AND SHOULDER ) + Stretch ( Netball training if i have any)
Wednesday 6 sets 30 second sprint (slower than monday) +Nike Training Abs and Legs workout ( Netball Match if i have any)
Thursday- Rest & Stretch
Friday - Gym Deadlift + Shoulder and Abs ( Netball )
Saturday -Pull ups + 5 sets of Sprints + Stretch
Sunday - Rest
I think I've found my calling in LUGE-ing, I'm not even gonna be humble I'm ace at it, I was going down hill and turning corners like I've practice all my life....
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I can only eat bananas when they are covered in chocolate or baked as a cake or both! I simply don't enjoy banana in its naturally state they taste weird. I would do anything to avoid eating fruits if I could. So this is what happens when you have way to many bananas sitting in the fridge..you make everyone fat!
No one believes this but my housemates but I EAT CHOCOLATE EVERYDAY! I will find ways to get them in all of my food, currently I'm having oats , milk and 3 table spoon of chocolate ..why not !!
There's this really cheap bar called GONG at Circular Road and you basically could afford a decent lunch or dinner at 10 dollars for fish and chip or chicken.
Since when did Netball became a contact sport! Also the stupid facial lady that tried to get squeeze it so hard when I told her i got hit just made it worst.
Muchachos at Keong Siak is one of my to go places for easy mexican food in Singapore, Sam would get his usually philly burrito and sadly I can only eat a chicken bowl, for $12 i barely can finish this sometimes. We would usually cycle there because its so close to Tanjong Pagar and I love sitting by all the old shop houses that's revamp into cool Instagram worthy eatery. Yes everyone takes photo of their food, sometimes I think we only eat or travel to eat for Instagram.
There's plenty of options being Celiac for food, I am sure I would fail the cross contamination test but I can't cook always and no way am I gonna eat a salad and die everyday . I Love a good old paper dosa from an Indian restaurant, its basically rice crisp.. or the usually Yong Tau Foo from a Chinese stall that you can select what you want.
Was invited for the opening of #SHINEFESTIVAL 2016 along orchard road , I'm glad its back again this year!
How many new Gym can you name?
Well a recent one that just opened close to Orchard (20 Devonshire Road, Singapore 239850) happens to be so green and fully equipped with everything you can imagine my best friend happens to work there! They got watt bikes, recovery area all this fancy big squat rack that you can do more than just squat. You know when you bring a kid to a candy store? I am that kid in a gym, don't ask why but a lot of gym have been my second home and meet a lot of amazing people with muscles on their shoulders, I still don't know why we need muscles on our shoulder like that. haha
This was before i snipped of my hair and watching AVERY turn 1! Honestly I get so broody when I see kids but I know at this moment I can't tolerate them or let alone afford them. Also if you happen to go to toys R Us check out the price of Nemo soft toy! $69!!!! You could buy Salmon from the wet market to eat for the entire week with that money! geez what are toys made of.
What do you think of me trying to look 16 again! Weirdly when i was 16 I was trying to look 26.
Now if you happen to walk pass a statue of lions outside of a mall or hotel what do you do ? Well most people they are on their phones anyways so I guess you didn't even notice a lion! But Jesus look at it, maybe I'm a child but it has a penis! xx
The W Hotel spoiled me silly on a #RetoxDetoxRepeat media invite. Wasn't expecting to have alcohol in every meal but i actually did. I had more champagne than my required 6 litres of water for my body everyday but I am not complaining.
Sam took the liberty to crash in my room as i sailed away with the rest of the girls to the nearby Island and watch the sunset on a lovely evening.
I couldn't get enough of every dessert put together so obviously i had more than one, I was horrible , i knew i had to stay away from gluten but i ate everything anyways.
Did i mention buffet ? Seafood from the Heart by Peter Kuruvita was exceptional. If you would let me eat one source of protein for the rest of my life i would go with seafood. Peter talked about how some seafood are more sustainable than the others and its good to know that most of the dishes we had that night came from a sustainable source,therefore our future generation could enjoy them in time to come.
Can't keep eating now can we! Woke up at 8am for Strala yoga by the pool. Followed by a quickie massage that i wished wasn't so quick!
Guess where we had breakfast? The Extreme WOW Suite speaks for itself, it's interior is definitely extreme and If i was rich enough say 13k per night rich i would be sleeping in this giant sink bathub.. but for now I can only dream.
This Coconut Mango desserts are to die for! Truth is i ate 7 of this babies.
Unwinding with a couple of coctail at the WOOBAR the night before for TGIF.
Unbelievable experience! W hotel you got me sold.Don't forget to #DETOXREPEATREPEAT
Believe me when I discovered I had celiac, I could have cried as i mourn the loss or not having gluten in my life. Pizza, cupcakes, tarts, pies , puddings and bread everything I love is pretty much made up of gluten .I felt sorry for myself, even received an obituary card that my life has officially ended. I had such a bad relationship with food that i was lying to myself and stuffing my face with cereals or a cake in hiding and always told myself no more gluten tomorrow onwards. Ya right, like that's going to happen.
Obviously this had to end since i'm just destroying my intestine and also my rashes was getting out of hand. A week before that i was misdiagnose for my rashes to be herpes simplex but I didn't believe it and got more test done. In fact i was having dermatitis herpetiformis.
They do look familiar below but of cause the issue i was having with my skin is :
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a rare but persistent immunobullous disease that has been linked to coeliac disease (American spelling celiac), a gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
I know it's so disgusting i hope you had dinner! So where was I ? Oh yes eating gluten is pretty much killing me and guess that i do need to alter my lifestyle just a little bit more. Don't worry i don't have any more rashes after two week of giving up gluten and probably even lost some weight from all the cookies i can't eat! Bless them .
When I am out and have to make choice on my food I pick anything without gluten or would tell the staff to skip the bread, is it okay? Honestly not because I risk being contaminated from other food that contains gluten but I guess thats the choice i have to make and i definitely prefer cooking at home. Sam on the other hand love bread and i guess I would trade bread for chocolate for now until I learn how to bake gluten free bread that don't taste like cardboard.
Any Celiac out there? How did you discover this amazing disease that is way more horrible than chicken pox?
Quinoa is in fact not technically a cereal grain at all, but is instead what we call a "pseudo-cereal".
Botanically quinoa is related to beets chard and spinach, and in fact the leaves can be eaten as well as the grains. in the restaurant world, the National Restaurant Association named quinoa as the hottest trend in side dishes in its 2010 " WHAT'S HOT" survey of chefs.( Whole Grain Council )
DID YOU KNOW?
One-Forth cup of dry quinoa contains
*2.5 grams of fats
*0 grams of sodium and cholesterol
*27 grams of carbohydrates (3 gram of fibre. 0 gram of sugar)
*6 gram of protein
ALSO ITS GLUTEN FREE!!!!! since i'm celiac my options of carbs are limited.
As i was making a tomato base chicken casserole , i realised i had some quinoa in my cupboard and the Lovely People from Kiehl delivered me a gift to even out my skin. So my dinner is pretty much inspired by them,
Sam bought me a massive casserole that i literally throw everything in it and chuck it in the oven and its been a life saver when I'm so lazy to do the frying , washing and all the jazz.
With the extract of 2000 quinoa husks in each bottle, the formula is clinically demonstrated to increase surface skin cell turnover without irritation
Kiehl's scientists discovered quinoa's powerful skin exfoliating properties after they happened to see discarded husks bubbling with activity.
Excited to give this a try and would let you know how amazing is this product, I've been using their product for 7 years and i wouldn't be surprise that it would be just as amazing as the rest.
How pretty is their packaging that I would recycle it as a money box!
Your shoulder is one of the busiest intersections in your body: three bones form one main joint cushioned by cartilage and held in place with cords of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. When everything works as one, you have the mobility and stability to lift, throw, flex, and reach. Injure one of these separate parts, however, and you can be sidelined with searing pain, not to mention a severely compromised range of motion, says Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, M.D., sports medicine physician at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.
Being a fitness trainer, the results for my clients are basically over my shoulder, literally. Lifting weights, stretching my clients, carrying a heavy bag for house visit, my neck is in a complete mess. I visit a masseur when time permits, but most require advance booking and travelling takes time for a busy folk like me.
Most of the activities I participate in actively use my shoulder and I don’t think I could tolerate the toll of a 9-5-office job without suffering from neck and shoulder pain.
Many studies of Persistent of Neck/Shoulder Pain among Computer Office Workers with Specific Attention to Pain Expectation, Somatization Tendency, and Beliefs have been done. ( linked here)
Part of the studies says that “However, based on the results derived from the follow-up, disability due to neck/shoulder pains was found to be higher among the females than the males. Disability in getting dressed was 57.7% among the females, in comparison with 28.6% found among the males. Furthermore, disability in performing the chores was 92.2% and 42.9% in the female and male participants. Referring to physician was 19 (57.6%) and the number of males who were visited by physicians was higher than the females (57.1% vs. 44.4%). Sickness absence due to neck/shoulder pains was just reported among the female participants at follow-up (25%).”
This is when we need to rely on a quick relieve. A good substitute when people do not have time for a massage session is to use one of this disposable patches which could help alleviating the pain without growing dependent on it.
The AMMELTZ YOKOYOKO Air-Activated Body Warmer – Neck & Shoulder has no side effect whatsoever and if you feel uncomfortable you can remove it and dispose the patch with ease.
This patch comes in all shape and sizes to help with different pains. I remember when I was little my grandma would always have a bottle of YOKOYOKO in her bag for a quick relieve. I can’t wait to let her try this new heat patch from them!
For more information on the different types of products available, do visit their website: http://kobayashi.com.sg/products/ammeltz/
Watch the TVC here: https://youtu.be/p8dlJiicVAg
There are better things to be than rich! Having great company on a Sunday night is one of them. Our lives would be more fulfilled if we began chasing after what truly makes us happy. “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.”― (Patrick Meagre) pretty much is my favourite quote also because maybe now I'm broke but i have no debts neither do i have liabilities to worry about. I have no milestones of having a Chanel bag, BMW, Rolex watch or a Cartier bracelet. To me milestones should never be fancy item, i would trade them with life experiences and travel adventures. This is so random omg but it was in my mind and i had to share!
Charlotte and I made Salmon Wellington and mash, i think I'm getting so good with mash! The amount of potatoes i ate this week probably could feed a family for a year. Cooking is so simple if you set your mind to it instead of eating out.
*Trying to get a photo with Sam is nerves wrecking and jesus check out my back!
*I did not know its that muscular, no it's not disgusting, its the outcome of all my pull ups and rows in the gym!
*Visited my mom and niece during her track day,Diane(niece) happens to be one of the best in Singapore in the athletics scene at the age of 15! I can't believe the last i sprinted on a track.
*Went to a SINGAPORE CROSSFIT 7 YEARS ANNIVERSARY (POOL PARTY) but hey guess what? No one brought their bikini but me! Terrible, i felt so cheated but was to drunk to care.
Went to watch Sam work on a SUNDAY for SCC rugby team ! No idea whats going on but i think my boyfriend is mighty fine xx.
Sam bought us new sheets, covers,duvet and all the jazz . As you get older i guess you wants all your friend to try your new bed for the sake of it, I'm not sure if we will ever grow up, i don't think i want too!
Party with this fine any day of the week! xx
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