Monday, December 29, 2008

J'taime, Je veux

Paris-based designer Jay Ahr aka Jonathan Riss (His real name) — has been building a steady buzz for his beautiful dresses, accessories, wedding gowns. He is obsessed with dresses and I have to say I share his passion along with most girls!

He has only 2 stores: 1 in Paris & the other in New York so if you are ‘dying’ to get one of his stunning items, I guess u need to make a trip down to one of these stores to get them! Haha. Check His
website out!. But there is not much about him on there, just the few pics that I have put up here which are from his site. It’s kind of his way of saying: “Through the appreciation of my work, you will know who I am”. Hehe

A quote from the man himself:
“I want girls to feel like they were in an apartment trying on dresses or just lounging on the daybed,” he spoke of his new store in NYC which is as elegant and comfortable as the collection that lines the walls.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fatal Attraction to Cuteness...

HARAJUKU (hara-joo-koo) and attitude of Japanese girls from Harajuku, Tokyo. n.2. anything goes, outrageous, layered and eye catching.

The Harajuku Lovers Collection encompasses of 5 different perfumes -  representing her 4 backup singers: Love. Angel. Music. Baby (LAMB) plus G, leader of the pop pack, all scents are inspired by Gwen's views on them. These little dollies are so adorable and unique, they stand out from every different perfume counter... bet it looks great on my dressing table... hahahaha

Check out Harajuku Lovers... 

Friday, December 26, 2008

My 'Bird-day' wish to you!

Ms Piggy Amanda!! It's your birthday and it's Christmas! That means TWICE the fun!......and half the presents.(Geez, that stinks, keke.) Happy Christmas Birthday!

Hope you have a 24-hour grin and I'm sure you'll be having crazy loads of fun today and throughout this holiday season!!!

Lots of love:
Fi Fi

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Warm Christmas Greetings

Dear All,
God bless you with The gentle spirit Christmas brings And all the season’s special things!

May every joy of this wonderful season be yours to share with those you love.

Have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Fiona & Amanda

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Elegance, special, unique, exquisite, sexy-- all these represent Joanna Mastroianni’s work of fashion art. If you’re needing to get inspiration on what sort of dresses to buy, wear or make, try Joanna Mastroianni ! I think I’ve just found a new favorite designer and even though I can’t afford to buy her pieces, I sure can enjoy looking at them online :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

i love Frankie...

One of my 2 favourites here in Australia...

Frankie #27 is out now! I've got mine :) If you love anything about ART. FASHION. MUSIC. CRAFT. LIFE... then Frankie's for you!!!

But what I really want to tell everyone today... ...

Fii bought me a year's subscription to Frankie 
as my birthday present!!!
Yaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Thank you Fii Fii... 


Monday, December 15, 2008

Project: Guardian Angel

Every year, many of us look forward to spending our X'mas with loved ones and friends, exchanging gifts of all sorts. Year after year... I thought to myself... "How special would it be this year?"

I was reading the mX (papers) on the way home today, came across these ads which inspired me to do something a little more meaningful this X'mas. 

At the RSPCA, they don't look forward to X'mas. Over the festive season, about 3000 extra dogs & cats are dumped at their shelters for all sorts of shocking excuses. RSPCA is calling all Guardian Angels for help. Make your X'mas a special & meaningful one. Become a Guardian Angel here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here's the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la

Counting the days to Christmas and the New yr!!! woooooo! Get your pressies ready!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Loving the tunes of.... JM!

Starting to fall in love with singer Jessica MAUBOY and especially with her first smash single 'Running Back' featuring #1 chart topping US rapper Flo Rida. From a small town in Aussie land, she has started to make a name for herself international. She has also co-written many of the tracks and worked with writers who are all behind the successful names such as Usher, Mariah, Jordin Sparks, Rihanna.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What i have to say: My New Hair-Do...

Finally I got my long hair chopped off!!! I know its no biggie to some of you... but some may know how hard I try to find a hairdresser who is willing to cut my hair short. 

Hoooray!!! to Short Hair!!!


Sunday, November 30, 2008

A work of fine art

A type of art that holds my eyes in captivity! Check Lara Merrett.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The scent of 'Emotions' in a bottle

I couldn’t believe it but I just found out that Amanda and I had the same taste for one of our perfumes. It happened when Amanda had that particular perfume on yesterday and that scent had got me thinking for the whole day about what was it that seemed/felt/smelt so familiar and when I asked her about it, BINGO, it was the same one which I had 3 yrs ago -- Petite Chérie by Annick Goutal.

It definitely brought back many memories as someone special then had purchased that for me and since, it has been pretty tough finding one that could match that almost to perfection scent: a delicious blend of vanilla, peach and musky rose.

Annick Goutal came from quite a complicated past where she met her man, had a kid, he left her, she was diagnosed with cancer and later found herself indulging into the world of fragrance and packaging. Because of what she went through, each of her fragrance is a touchstone, a reminder of someone or something important in Goutal's life.

As per Annick’s words: “Like precious bouquets, gathering the rarest and most noble of natural essences, they are composed as a symphony, note by note, in an eternal quest for balance, quality and perfect harmony" and once you have sampled the fruits of Annick Goutal you'll be a devotee.

Film: Hana and Alice

...directed by Shunji Iwai...  the film reveals the stress on friendship of 2 teenage girls, Hana (Anne Suzuki) and Alice (Yu Aoi)... bittersweet relationship struggles that they face in their lives... and manipulation. The film's pretty artsy and had some scenes which I really like... Alice with her Dad... the girls in tutu posing for the camera... Alice in the boat with Mark and especially... Ballet in 'Cups"... which you gotta love!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Smooth Groove...

... Listening to "Dance" by Clazziquai...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fashion pitt stop-- Ruby Smallbone

Ruby Smallbones --What a unique name with a unique spell on her apparels. Her 'out of the box' concept has been welcomed by the world with opened arms. Her Forte: Parallel lines, contrasting prints, luxurious simplicity. And what I love about it is how she plays with geometrics and presents it on her work with simple + bright contrasting colors.

She started out, graduating with a diploma of fashion and embarking on a very successful fashion career since 2005. To top it off in 2007 last yr, she was responsible for designing pieces for the staff of the famous bar/nightclub/palace in SYDNEY called ‘IVY’ and I have to say that got me even more excited about her because that’s Amanda’s & my fav place for a niteout in Sydney so far. It’s the place to be and for her to be the head designer for that place is a pretty cool thing! She has an online store too but prices are a bit on the expensive side as they are designer’s rates. Anyhow, check her out!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet Sounds...

Lykke Li - Little Bit (Official Video) -
currently listening to Swedish Indie Singer, Lykke Li...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

wood, pencil and a brush in hand...

Gentle, Feminine, Graceful, Dreamy... 

Here are some works of Audrey Kawasaki... Her drawings of girls captures your attention and entices you back for more. With a dash of contradiction in some of her pieces, you can't help but sometimes wonder what was going through her mind while doing her thing. I've been practicing and learning to draw people and facial features for awhile now and Audrey's works are an inspiration to me. Staring into the eyes of the girls... sometimes feels as though they have a life of their own... and a story to tell.

In her interview (email correspondence) with Lifelounge, Audrey wrote about herself not doing face to face interviews... She wrote: "not a good talker in person... my brain doesn't function as quickly as most people... But on paper, or on canvas or wood, with a pencil... I can be as loud as I want!" That's something I can relate to... its nice to know someone has the same thoughts like your own... don't you think? 

I would love to have a piece of her work... unfortunately... everything on her site is sold out... and anything on ebay is worth a fortune! I'll wait... ONE DAY!!! I'll have it up hanging on the wall at home...

Hope you love her work as much as I do!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Picture me Vintage!

Love that vintage romantic look created in the works of Aneta Bartos and styled by Ting Ting Lin which we found via Oh Joy!

Jewels in your possession

Bold, varied coloured jewellery, hand-made from the finest semi-precious stones, designer Nicola Gewirtz's beliefs of ‘affordable luxury', is quite simple. Her goal: To make you feel empowered with every purchase – adding colour and glamour.

Lola Rose is stocked in the best UK department stores and can also be found in leading stores around the world.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Singapore Day 2008

We know~ we've been pretty slack lately for not blogging as often as we should be... 
Here's some pictures to Singapore Day... I had a great time with the company of PCK (Phua Chu Kang) + family entertainment, good food and great Weather... and a relaxing good weekend to be in Melbourne instead of Sydney. Listening to songs played at the event  like PCK's  theme song and the Nation's favourite 'Home'  was heartwarming and refreshing... causing a 'stir' in my heart, wishing for myself to travel back to Singapore, where I still call My Home...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Frenchie Frenzy

Bonjour Paris!

Je'taime (I Love) Spencer & Rutherford's bags. They are so girlishly pretty and it's sweet candy floss pinks, sky blues, bedsheet white colours are patched into different forms & sizes of bags, luggages, wallets and many more. For this Spring/Summer season, their items have been inspired by touches of the beautiful and romantic city of Paris; tagging their bags with names like Aurora - Champs Elysee, Kylie - Eiffel Tower and Georgina - River Seine, you certainly can brace confidence & completeness walking along the streets of Paris, New York and any place which you call home.

Spencer & Rutherford started out in Sydney, moved on to Melbourne, Hong Kong, Berlin and now reaching the many other parts of the world where gals are having a piece of those sleek feminine bags. Even Princess Mary from Denmark has them HAHA! So go check them out and hopefully they will be your best travelling companions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Say Ooh la la say Ooh

Ooh la la Sexy Lingerie is hot from the press Ladies, and ...gentlemen too!! haha, yes men, these are for you to purve and enjoy while the ladies may decide to purchase them.

Pleasure State is one of the lovely lingerie labels going around the world and has conquered 24 countries today so far. Apart from our famously knowned Victoria Secrets, this is also quite a stunner. They started in 2004 and have been very sucessful ever since. Here are some inspiring pieces for your spring/summer fling.

These flirty seductions can be found
at Pleasure State.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oooo... what BIG TEETH you have...

here's another one from D-BROS... pictures are good enough to tell you why it fascinates us...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lovely Flutter Wings...

via dedece... we found buttefly bookmarks of Ryosuke Uehara from D-BROS...

Now that's what we call Unique...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Peek a boo

Just couldnt resist these eye catching items from Dolce & Gabbana for all year round collection 08.

L.O.V.E the shoes!!! first of all

cant R.E.S.I.S.T the sunnies- crusted with Swarovski Crystals

lastly, not D.E.N.Y.I.N.G the sophistication of-- he/she carry-bags

Help your economy... spend some $$!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Just casually browsing...

and came across prettylittlethieves on Etsy... i love how its raw and comes across as a spontaneous work of art..

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Love for Nature and Folklore...

this week... we leave you with works of Sanna Annukka...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

There's Monday... then there's Tuesday...

We already feel as though we've been completely drained of our 'perkiness'... but here's a little something to perk you up and brace yourself through the following days... until the weekends are here again.

Some funny lil'strips from Kawaii-not... we're sure there would be some that you could relate to and have a good laugh... plus they're so cute!! 


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sydney's weather

You may be interested to know that Sydney's weather is...crap today and the wk to come!! It's actually Spring FYI, but it definately still holds winter temperatures.
Cold Rain and strong winds... haha, hope you guys,on whichever side of the world, are enjoying better weather!

cheers to a good weekend!

Japan Fahion Wk 2008

With the change of seasons around the world, so is fashion for all of us. Japan, a country that never stops amazing people with anything they do; electronics, food, makeup and needless to say, Fashion styles, recently had their fashion week in TOKYO city from the 1st - 7th September 2008.

We've put up some pics of their showcased designers to give you an idea of what's in store for this spring/summer collection. For those who would want to embrace these styles, check the designers out.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We're hooked!!!

Thanks to Amelia... we're now hooked on Pet Society on Facebook...create your own cute, quirky munchkins like our pets Goochy & Mueei... Have Fun!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sore, Sickie-Sickie, Sore...

Been a lil'under the weather...

A Nice warm cup of honeylemon makes it all better...

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's past Midnight!!!

Happy Birthday Fiona!!!
Sweets, You're a year Older...
but a year Wiser... Hahahaha!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hurray!! Singapore Day...

Chilli Crabs, Prawn Noodles, Ice Kachang... familiar mouth-watering authentic Singaporean Hawker dishes... will soon be available in Melbourne!!!

We can't tell you all how excited we are about Singapore Day '08 that will be held in Melbourne this year...

The first ever Singapore day was held in New York last year in Central Park, creating an opportunity for overseas Singaporeans to "rekindle and renew their connections" as mentioned by Deputy PM Wong Kan Seng, get the chance to mingle and meet new friends; and not forgetting to indulge in one of their favourite past time - Eating!

Fiona and I will be hanging around the food stalls that's for sure!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tokyo Time

How cool are these watches? Especially the 2nd from the left. Well, its just a few examples of the many showy ones that the Jap's have come out with. Costing for just an approx of AUD$150, its probably quite a bargain considering its unqiue specifications and features.

Check out their site!

Happy Ticking away!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Welcome SPRING... Yiipeeeee!!!

Say Hello to Spring everyone... we can't wait till our side of the Earth starts warming up... Laurie's captures of Pearl says it all!!! Here's one more, just for us to go.....


Monday, August 25, 2008

We love...

these beautiful photographs by Alicia Bock...