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These photos were taken a month ago by stylist and photographer extraordinaire Meagan Harding for Melbourne-based fashion label Micky In The Van. Designer, boutique owner, as well as one of the most beautiful souls I’m privileged to call friend, Estelle, had envisioned a photo shoot featuring ladies that embody her label’s unique, confident and feminine qualities. She hand-selected a group of women she considers to have “style, authenticity and a personal sense of leadership.” Amongst this formidable roundup of bloggers, writers and fashion PR, I’m chuffed and honoured to be included alongside Leeyong, Kyra, Marianne, Cheryl, Sophi, Dasha, Iolanthe and Estelle. No wonder I’m wearing such a big grin. As you can imagine, trying to round up a group of uber-busy fashionistas for a day-shoot is no easy feat. But when we received the brief from Estelle, we immediately cleared our calendars. That’s a testament to what a wonderful designer and…Continue Reading
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Last night I donned some tennis whites to attend the TAG Heuer Summer party at MS Collins with hubby. Just in time for the Australian Open, the Swiss luxury watch giant hosted a discotheque-type party with the help of global DJ sensation, NERVO, and guest of honour, international tennis champion and TAG Heuer Ambassador Maria Sharapova. She was indeed the major draw card. Ms Collins was fully packed with TAG Heuer enthusiasts and Sharapova fans. Excitement among the crowd was at fever pitch when she appeared alongside Kate Peck and the Aussie twins Mim and Liv at the sound deck. I left at half time because I was melting (the aircon must have go on strike due to the celebrity overload) and as a result missed out on having a photo with the tennis star. But then again, maybe I’m getting too old for fan girl snaps and rave parties. Nevertheless, I had a whale of…Continue Reading
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Vintage Top & Watch / Chanel Bag / Karen Millen Jeans / La Promenade Socks / Habbot Heels There’s something about polka dots that makes them so timeless and youthful. Little circles spaced uniformly, their allure lie in their simplicity. No wonder Caroline Herrera is a fan. Polka dots are quirky, cheerful and utterly fun. Most recently, I discovered that children are especially drawn to polka dots. If you ever want to be a kid magnet, wear polka dot hosiery. I never had an affinity with kids until that day. The toddlers were mesmerized by my ‘dots’ and wouldn’t leave my legs alone. So when I spotted (no pun intended) these sheer ‘Sally’ socks on online hosiery boutique, La Promenade, I knew that they are the perfect pair for me to start embracing the socks-with-heels trend. In fact, these sheer ankle socks makes wearing pumps and brogues so much more comfortable. Now I’ll just have to…Continue Reading
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Vintage Hat / Stella McCartney Playsuit (see how I styled it last time here) / Fendi Belt / Kors by Michael Kors Sandals / I seem to be on a leopard print streak. It might have something to do with the fact that I’ve been working quite a bit as a vet lately - so I have animal print on my mind, as well as a few newly acquired scars. They were ‘souvenirs’ from a most adorable British Shorthair. I may or may not have squeezed him a little too firmly…but they were totally worth it! Ever since Theodore got sick, I’ve been spending more time reading veterinary literature. There is so much for me to learn and to revise. The joys of discovering something new (for example, which breeds of dogs are more sensitive to pain relief ‘Rimadyl’ tablets, and why short-hair breeds like Staffies, Rottweilers, Bull Terriers and Great Danes are more prone to atopic dermatitis), or in some cases, relearning…Continue Reading
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Photo source here  A few years ago, I had a little debate with a colleague about whether yumcha is healthy or not. As an Asian, and a Yumcha lover, I pointed out that most dishes are steamed and so therefore, they must be healthy. But she very quickly pointed out, just as I was gulping down a rather large dumpling, that most yumcha dishes are laden with carbs. My mouth was full and so she had the last say. Last weekend I enjoyed a long and delicious yumcha brunch with my besties. Whilst we sat sampling the fine array of delectable dim sums, conversations flowed seamlessly across the Lazy Susan, I couldn’t help but notice that at our table, spring rolls kept getting rejected. They were like the unpopular kids at the school prom. Unpicked and made to huddle in their own (bamboo-encased) circle. But it wasn’t just the spring rolls, buns,…Continue Reading
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Equipment Shirt / Vintage Leather Shorts & Clutch / Miss Sixty Heels / Bowerbird Bee Honeycomb Ring It’s that time of the year again when we reflect on the year gone by and compare notes about our new years resolutions. Even though last year I tried to set tangible goals – read a book every week, eat less cake – by the end of January I was back to square one. I can count the number of books I read last year on one hand, and the number of cakes I consumed on…more than two. So this year, thanks to an exuberance-zapping flu, a very active one-year-old, and a very timely sermon, I’m going to focus on one thing: REST. By resting more, I’ll be able to take better care of my health, eat better (rather than eating to stay awake) and even learn to say ‘no’ every once in a while. I really believe…Continue Reading