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Expertise: Blogger extraordinaire. Model and Events host. Closet Nerd/Geek. Fashion entrepreneur at www.lexilyla.com
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“Moms Go Loco Local” This Mother's Day
Wondering what to do this Mother's Day?
Here's a fab idea to share with you! This is where I will be bringing my mom to check in for a staycation and enjoy a chic afternoon :)
Open House at Grand Park Orchard goes “Loco Local” or mad for all things proudly Singaporean with an All-You-Can-Eat local high-tea extravaganza this Mother’s Day on 11 & 12 May 2013, accompanied by a pop-up local fashion showcase.
Food and shopping -- what else does a woman need to be happy on the weekend?
The stylish open-dining concept restaurant with designer curvilinear AMEBA lights, elegant Black Forest Marble and plush carpets in the restaurant’s signature cheerful radial colours boasts a magnificent view of the prime shopping and entertainment district of Orchard Road. The award-winning all-day restaurant will be showcasing a colourful fiesta of All-You-Can-Eat LOCAL High Tea fare at four ‘live’ cooking stations for mums and their family to indulge in.
At Open House, watch chefs in action as they skilfully knead out freshly-made pizzas over a beech wood-fire oven; tend tirelessly over simmering claypot specialties; show off their finesse for timing and control at the noodles station; and dedicatedly watch over steaming baskets of dim sum, all prepared à la minute to a pinnacle of freshness for your dining pleasure.
To further heighten the fun and excitement of an intimate family feast, diners will be given a special privileged access “keycard” after their meals entitling them exclusive entry (on the same day of dining) to the Presidential Suite, located on the 11th floor of the hotel, for a first-of-its-kind pop-up shopping experience in partnership with five uniquely made-in Singapore brands.
The participating brands include
hansel, In Good Company, Carrie K, Ling Wu and Saloni Rathor.
In the privacy of the room, Moms will be pampered by a range of merchandise with exclusive discounts and offers for the day that includes apparels, bags and jewellery.While shopping, guests are also invited to luxuriate in the sheer elegance of the one bedroom suite setting swathed in rich shades of deep brown, natural wood and cream. As they enjoy the expansive space with a separate living room, study room, dining room, kitchenette and master bedroom, they will be treated to a magnificent vista of the vibrant Orchard Road from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
To end the experience on a memorably sweet note, Moms are entitled for a lucky draw at the pop-up suite room boutique where they will stand a chance to win the grand prize of a weekend night’s stay at a Park Suite room worth S$1,500, followed by the second prize of a pair of Spa Park Asia’s 90-min Gold Lava Shell Massage vouchers worth $396+ and finally the third prize with three individual winners of a pair of Open House All-You-Can-Eat Dinner vouchers.
If the shopaholic in you still rages on, there is Abercrombie & Fitch and Topshop waiting for you below ;)
Book your instant reservation here or call 6603 8855 for enquiries.
I'm certainly looking forward to some "localmotion" fun with my mom and family!
Essensuals Bugis Salon 3rd Anniversary
There's no better time than this month of May, to get all your hair styling needs met.
Cut, color, perm, treat - do it all at Essensuals Bugis because....
· PROMO IS FROM 1ST TO 31ST MAY 2013.
· EVERY $80 SPEND ENTITLES YOU TO ONE RAFFLE ENTRY.
· ALL ENTRIES MUST BE DROPPED IN THE LUCKY DRAW BOX FOUND IN THE SALON.
· WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED ON 2ND June 2013 at Essensuals Bugis.
Not only are the prizes really awesome, every customer this May will go home with a fabulous free goodie bag containing treats from all the sponsors shown, including my online boutique Lexi Lyla !
I'm a happy client who gets her hair done there as well. So call to make your appointment, and maybe we'll be getting our hair washed next to each other ;P
Passion For Fashion
How time flies, it's been about half a year since I attended the epic party event Passion For Fashion 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And this year's is happening TONIGHT!
With event founder Josiah Mizukami
Girl power! Linora, me & Evonne.
Passion for Fashion specializes in bringing all professionals from the fashion and film industry together once a year for a glamorous night of networking and fun.
First launching in 2009, the attendance of models, directors, actors, photographers, hosts, celebrities, agencies, producers and editors to name a few, make it an exciting event for guest to party at.
Catch snippets of the action in this video (and see if you can spot me, twice)
The KL crew really knows how to have a ball of a time. Beautiful Andrea Fonseka (on the far left) was with us too.
I met a time traveller.
On another note, the night wouldn't have been complete without a lovely dinner and drinks at Marini's on 57, taking in the resplendent view of the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers.
See all of you Malaysian peeps later tonight at The Butter Factory. It's the Labour Day public holiday tomorrow so no excuses ;)
It's also a great honour for me to be presenting a special fashion show for my brand Lexi Lyla at this year's event! I spent a lot of time preparing the runway collection, and I can't wait. I hope everyone likes it!
Future Music Festival Asia: Day 1
Bigger and badder this time round, the second edition of Future Music Festival Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was one crazy rockin' party you should not have missed. Wait, make it two crazy rockin' parties!
The king of trance and ranked no.1 in the world , Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren was the headlining act on Day 1.
35,000 party-goers made their way to Sepang International Circuit on 15th March to be part of a little electronic dance music history -- Armin's A State Of Trance 600: The Expedition tour, which marks 600 episodes of the Internet radio show he launched in 2001.
Peace & smiles, as we wait in the massive car pile-up leading to the festival grounds.
Our other 2 friends were probably not so happy though - they let us off first and ended up having to park reallyyyyy far. Then they had to navigate an obstacle course of forests and ditches to get there, poor guys! It sounded like a refugee/war story.
Check out all the excited party people, all pumped and raring to go.
YEA YEA! I love it when people dress up funny at music festivals :) But being in the tropics, boy must it be hot!
Lots of fun tents and colorful lighting, electric atmosphere.
To be honest, I'm not a big fan of being elbowed and stepped all over in giant, sticky, sweaty crowds. I guess I've done it too many times before and I've had enough, lol!
Thankfully I had the Media and VIP tents to hang out in as well. Air conditioning, sofas, water, and food :D
Sophia and Deva, the super nice PR folks who took care of me really well
Had a lot of fun playing electronic darts, courtesy of iDarts Malaysia.
I sucked at first, but after a bit of instruction, I managed to hit a couple of bull's eye ;P
But my favorite spot hands down, has got to be the giant ferris wheel.
Unlike the crawling Singapore Flyer, this one goes round at a decently fun speed, and we got to enjoy a surreal aerial view while jumping and rocking around the swinging carriage.
"Argghhh, we're better off up here!"
Before Armin played his anticipated set, there were several cool opening acts as well -- Super 8 & Tab from Finland, UK's Ben Gold, Dutch duo W&W, and Germany's Cosmic Gate. All hand-picked by the superstar DJ himself.
When he went on, the crowd went berserk into a prolonged one hour high, a state of euphoric trance ecstasy.
The entire show was broadcast live on his two-hour internet radio series, which has a reported 20 million listeners from over 40 digital stations across 26 countries.
.....Party pics ahead. It was super great hanging out with the peeps from Malaysia, Singapore, UK, Australia, and well, everywhere else. Let the good times roll.
Though my legs ached and my sandals were nasty by the end, there was this one moment. One of pure emotional, stirring melody lifting me up into a universe of lights... and it was worth it.
But the 3 hr coach journey back to the hotel? Hmm... that I have to consider again ;)
Took photos with lots of people, thank you to those who IGed me!
And make sure I see the rest of you there at next year's Future Music Festival Asia too!
Day 2 blog post coming up next, stay tuned.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
I was quite pleased with the smokey eye make-up I did on myself for Lexi Lyla's latest 13.5 lookbook shot (seen in the previous post before this)
Sharing some selfies I took that day after I changed out at home as I think they turned out pretty nice.
This style of smokey-eye make-up is very dark and dramatic, yet soft and ethereal.
Not to mention, it makes eyes look larger :)
Wanna know how I achieved the look? I regularly get requests from followers to share my make-up tips, so I hope you find the following useful!
MY DARK & SOFT SMOKEY EYE TIPS
1. Line upper and lower lash line with black liquid eyeliner.
2. Soften the black eyeliner a little by smudging it with a thick brown-black eyeliner pencil, in soft strokes and blend.
3. Apply a shimmery dark brown/gunmetal eyeshadow all over the upper eyelid, reaching above the crease and extending out further from the ends of your eye. More emphasis on the outer corners. Blend well.
4. Darken the crease line to add depth. Blend well.
5. Apply the same eyeshadow along the lower lid, over and beyond the eyeliner. Don't do it in a straight line, imagine a crescent moon shape under your eye and fill it in, with more emphasis downwards on the outer corners of your eyes. This will create a wider, doe-eyed effect. Blend well.
6. The overall effect should be like a round halo around your eyes, with no obvious harsh lines.
7. Add a touch of bright eyeshadow (white or pearly cream) at the inner corners of your eyes.
8. End with generous coats of mascara on the upper and lower lashes.
To be honest, in my decade of modelling I have never met any local makeup artist who can do a great smokey eye, in my humble opinion. (Or perhaps I haven't had the good fortune of working with one of the top MUAs in sg yet haha). They usually seem to follow some outdated, cookie-cutter textbook for white people, without studying/adapting to each individual's Asian features. The smokey eye they give Asian girls almost always ends up looking like a Cleopatra cat-eye.
I think this is also evidenced by the fact that I've heard countless of girls lament and complain about how MUAs for their makeover/bridal/whatever shoots make them look uglier rather than prettier? One of my girlfriends getting married soon was so horrified she has decided to just do it herself on her big day!
Anyway, I digress.
Now, it's time to do a bit of shopping.... Don't miss our 3 day sale :)
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