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Friday, 21 November 2014

Carinn x OOTD: Clear Perspextive

Sometimes we can be clouded by our surroundings, shrouded by our own judgments. The world isn't really kind anymore, and reality sometimes hits hard. You can have a million friends in the world, but how many are truly honest with you? Why do we sometimes hide behind masks?










Turtleneck top - Cotton On // Mesh panel midi skirt - Team SeventyTwo, Sunway Pyramid // Necklace - Happy2u // Clear perspex box clutch - Happy2u (here)  // Floppy hat - Taobao // Transparent heels - Taobao 

Inside clutch: Shades - Happy2u (here) // 3CE Lip Lacquer in Backstage - Skincandy.co (review here) // Lancome Blush Subtil Rose

MUA by Audrey
Hair by Eryn
Photographer: Shalinn

I've always admired the simplicity and elegance of a transparent piece of accessory, be it shoes, bags or jewellery. There is just something to simple and straightforward about pieces like these. Wouldn't it be lovely if everyone was as clear and honest as perspex?

The mirrored surrounding of the hotel room seemed like the perfect place for this look. The mesh panel skirt seemed to fit in with this look too as it reveals just enough skin to make one wonder. Add the clear crystal necklace and a classic hat to top off this enticing monochrome look. A hint of sexiness and mysteriousness never hurt anybody ;)

I am in love with the clear perspex box clutch with its gold trimmings because it simply exudes style and simplicity. I used to think that using bags like these are dangerous, and it probably still is, but it is stylish nevertheless. How great would it be if we lived in a world where using a transparent bag like this would not attract thieves right? 

This post is also waaayyy overdue. Can't believe my hair used to be that long back in July?! I'm glad that this is my last archived post, because I can't wait to create more new looks with my new hairstyle and share with you all! Let me know if you like this look ok? And also, please do hype me on Lookbook if you have an account!

If you'd like to see more, you can view my previous Carinn x OOTD post here :)


Cheers,
Carinn 


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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Shopping: iPrice Shop Singapore & Malaysia

Recently, I stumbled across a totally cool website that houses various fashion brands called iPrice Shop. It's like a dream come true to find all my favourite brands in one place and I can shop without leaving the comfort of my home! Not to mention, this also helps to save petrol fees, parking fees and I get to avoid the crowded malls. Score!

iPrice Shop provides product information on all brands and carries online coupon codes for webstores such as Zalora, Lazada, Jacob Time, Expedia, Qoo10, FoxySales and more. They strive to provide the best discounts and voucher codes so that you'll get to save while shopping, giving you the best online shopping experience in Asia. Mind you, these sites are already selling items or have cheap deals on hotel rooms at very affordable prices, yet you can still find discounts up to 70% sometimes with iPrice Shop! I guess that like me, many of you do not know that there are actually so many great deals to be discovered online and it doesn't mean that you have to skimp on trend or quality.

Here are some of my favourite brands from iPrice Shop!

I've always wanted to buy something from bread n butter cos I've heard how comfy the clothes are. Nothing fancy, but you can never go wrong with a few basic tops and dresses, from prices starting from $29!

Almost screamed when I saw that they carry MUFE too! One of the best makeup lines in the market with the widest colour range. Now I can buy more at prices as low as $13!

I realised that iPrice carries a lot of brands from Zalora but I'm not complaining. You can find bags, shoes, clothes, accessories and cosmetics all under one roof. How awesome is that? Here's something I collaged from my fave brands. This outfit is mainly created with my trip to the beach next month in mind. I'll be spending my Christmas in Desaru and I thought this pink & red outfit would suit the holiday perfectly!

Crochet Kimono Cardigan from Something Borrowed
1958 Bubble Coupe Tote Bag from lapalette
Two-straps Sandals from LeBunny Bleu
Hailia Bracelets from ALDO
Caviar Manicure Rainbow nail polishes from Ciate
Colour Lip Last No. 12 Royal Raspberry (Matte Fuschia) from Sephora

And guys, fret not because as always, there's something for you too! Here are some of my picks which I think most guys would like for casual wear.
For both guys and girls. IMO, everyone should own a pair of Converse sneakers cos they're just so versatile and comfortable!

Whut? I've been thinking of getting a Kanken bag for the longest time and I can't believe iPrice Shop has it! I'm eyeing the black one which is priced at $129. Thinking of getting one for my bf too..

And here's a look created for the guys for casual wear or just lounging by the beach. Blue is the main colour palette to maintain that sun, sky & sea vibe but the red shoes are that pop of colour for a festive Christmas feel!

Blue Printed Pocket T-Shirt from Burton Menswear London
Chambray Bermuda Shorts from H.E by Mango
Old Skool Sneakers from VANS
Breadbox Polarized Sunglasses from Oakley
Navy Kanken Classic Backpack from Fjallraven Kanken

iPrice is going through a major facelift and I find that the store is very convenient to browse as they are organised into different categories. All you have to do is set up an account, enter your billing address and banking details and you're ready to start shopping! There are two ways of using iPrice Coupons. You can use the coupons on existing items that you are already looking for, or simply feel like getting something after seeing the great deals that are being offered (like me :p)

Once you're done picking what you want to buy, don't forget to drop by the iPrice Singapore coupon page to find the best coupon code for you to use! Remember to click on blue "Get the Code" button to get your discount or coupon codes or the orange "Got to Offer" button to see what promotions or deals the retailer has to offer. Then, just follow the instructions and use your iPrice Coupons with ease! iPrice Coupons is always up to date and marks active or expired coupons accordingly. You can also browse the most popular coupons from the right side of the page. The coupons are mostly free and do not require any membership so you can be sure that you are only getting the best deals!

If you think that these deals are only for Singapore, you're wrong. iPrice has a coupon page for Malaysia too! Find it HERE. I have showed you what iPrice Singapore has to offer but basically, the iPrice Malaysia site offers the same thing too, with just as many great discounts! Not only that, iPrice is also available in Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India and the Philippines. Shopaholics in Asia, rejoice! Don't forget to subscribe to them and be notified on the latest sales yea!

You can also read more articles about iPrice Shop on AdAsia and Yahoo Singapore.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iPriceSG

Cheers,
Carinn 


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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Event: Sorella Free Style Bra Design Awards Ceremony 2014

Last week, I attended the first ever Sorella Freestyle Bra Design Awards Ceremony at Tropicana City Mall. Ahem.. This was one of the most "intimate" and last few events that I attended before heading back to my hometown. The main agenda of the event was to view some of the creative bras designed by talented students all over Malaysia... What? CREATIVE BRAS, you say? Wait till you see this! Please, don't feel shy :p

The purpose of this event was to create a great connection between colleges and universities with Sorella Malaysia. As a well-known lingerie brand in Asia, Sorella strives to give a helping hand to students who are talented in designs to boost their creativity and designs wisely. It is also a great platform for all the studens who participated to get recognition on their career paths. I guess this means that you can add this competition to your list of achievements/ design portfolio/ resume! I wish I was that creative too.. Lol.

The dresscode was PINK and it turns out that I didn't have anything pink to wear in my wardrobe! :o Yes, I couldn't believe it either but I managed to grab this top from Asian Avenue the night before and I sort of put it together to look like a princess gown. Forced to wear a long skirt because of the scar T.T

#CARINNXOOTD
Top from Asian Avenue, Sunway Pyramid
Maxi skirt from Times Square
Pink wedges from TeChiChi
Necklace from Happy2u



Yup, THIS was what I meant! The bras are absolutely stunning and interesting, aren't they? Out of all the submissions, these were the chosen Top 10. Which one is your favourite?


Sorella means "sister" in Italian. It was formed in Singapore in 1977 as a joint venture with a Taiwanese company, with the vision of providing care for women through quality lingerie at every phase of their lives. Because of their quality products that go through detailed research and communication to tailor to real women, Sorella slowly grew and became internationally recognised. 

Sorella believes that every woman is unique and should be proud of their curves. The right bra will help to accentuate the natural curves, achieve correct body support, express your feminity and boost your self-confidence. With the innovative combination of the latest technology and stitching, Sorella bras help to lift, tuck and sculpt while being absolutely comfortable with sophisticated designs. 

This is the Body Contour range, which is highly recommended with its benefits of quality material, leading design and technology to give the perfect shape every woman wants. The designs are all so luxurious!





While waiting for the awards ceremony to begin, we walked around the store and discovered some of Sorella's extensive range of products. Not only do they have bras and panties, but also corsets and sleepwear as well! 

Time for the awards ceremony! There was a best dressed award and it went to Miss Ella (sorry forgot to snap a pic). She was so cool, totally dressed in pink from head to toe, literally! Even her hair was pink. 

Most popular award went to Uma Eswari A/P Punchanathan of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology with the theme 'Cleo Patra'.

Second runner-up goes to Lye See Yen of Raffles College of Higher Education KL. Her piece was titled 'Medame Primcoggler' and was inspired by Western style, but added a touch of the East with coins and Chinese medallion. Apparently, she spent 3 weeks of sleepless nights to complete this! Such dedication :o

1st runner-up goes to Chan Shi Qi of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and her piece is titled 'The Scissors'. If you look closely, you will see that the design on the front actually resemble a pair of scissors. Cool, huh?

And the winner is.... Chia Kay Thuan, who is also from Raffles College! Unfortunately, he couldn't make it on that day so his classmate collected the prize for him. Hard to believe a guy won a bra design competition? Just goes to show that creativity can go a long way. His piece is honestly one of the designs that caught my eye initially and it's titled 'The Elizabeth Queen'.

Group photo of all the winners with the organisers. Kudos to you guys!

A closer look at the winning pieces. Simply stunning!

Last but not least. selfies with my new-found blogger friends, Kelly and JQ! It was nice meeting you girls :)

Thank you, Sorella for the invite. Don't forget to drop by their boutiques, which you can find all over Malaysia, to experience their lingerie for yourself! Promise that they're super comfy and soft. For more information, log on to their website or find them on Facebook!

Cheers,
Carinn 


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Monday, 17 November 2014

Shopping: Fashion Salad Flea Market by Dreamscape

Woohoo! Got to attend another bazaar yesterday- Fashion Salad Flea Market organised by Dreamscape! I love bazaars because there are always so many good deals to dig out, plus I get to try and feel the clothes that I always see online in real life and save on shipping fees too :p Sadly, this will probably be the last time I get to attend bazaars in KL as I'll be shifting back to JB in like... 3 days. LOL. Time to get my shopping mood on!

The Fashion Salad Flea Market was organised by Dreamscape, a well-known blogshop in Malaysia. It was held at RUANG at SS18 which I'm not sure if it's a cafe or not, but it's a pretty spacious and cool hangout place! It's located the same row as Hop Hop Cafe, in case you're wondering. You can't miss it cos it's the corner lot with a huge signboard! One thing different about this bazaar is that you get to meet and greet with different celebrities and bloggers who are selling off their blogshop & preloved items there :)

#CARINNXOOTD:
Anchor-print top from TeeToo, Sunway Pyramid
Side-split maxi skirt from Dezumondo boutiquez, Times Square
Bag from LoveBag LoveBag
Shoes from Happy2u
Necklace from PhatCulture
Bracelets from H&M

New arrivals and combo deals by Dreamscape, the star! I was eyeing a pair of leather skorts from them, too bad they were too big for me T.T someonefindmeasmallerpairofskortspls

Shopnoirmy accesories - totally eye-catching & bling!

Natural handmade goodies from Claire Organics! I love the packaging, they're great as gifts!

The place was actually divided into two sections - blogshops & preloved on one side and bloggers' booths at the other area. I spent most of my time at the first area but I did walk around a little after that.

Of course I had to whiz by Dress & Style booth cos my friend Pam is the owner! Check out their latest arrivals, too many gorgeous jumpsuits! Eyeing the one that Pam is wearing, but too bad it's also a bit loose on me T.T #WHY

Trendy, dainty & affordable accessories from Little Black Polka Dot!


Pink 'n' Proper's newly launched bikini range were on sale!

The bazaar doesn't only sell clothes, you can get food there too! How adorable are these cakes?!

One thing that caught my eye was the Kendama Culture booth. First time seeing Kendama being played. The Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy consisting of a "sword" and ball connected by a string. The ken has three cups and a spike and the objective is to catch the ball in the cups and on the spike. Sounds easy? It's NOT. LOL. The guys behind Kendama Culture were none other than the boys from TheMingThing!

Met Nanabwincess, she's totally gorgeous in real life as in photos :o

Bumped into these beautiful ladies at the bazaar as well. Bazaars are always so much more fun with friends around! 
From left: Carmen, Eunice, Kishya & Jess

I tried so hard to control myself and not buy anything but I was unconsciously hoping to get some maxi skirts and dresses because of the ugly scar on my leg.... Just my luck to get what I wanted! Good deals like these always make me feel a little dizzy with happiness XD FYI, if you spent more than RM20, you are entitled to take part in the lucky draw! I guess the session was at the end of the event but I had to leave early so I gave it a miss. Really curious what the prizes were though! Anyone knows? 

Finally got the Asos-inspired double-slit skirt I've always wanted! Not really the colour I want but guess what? It's RM5 so I couldn't give it a miss!

Also got this high-slit striped maxi from the Dreamscape preloved booth for RM5 only. In the words of Jess, "If it's RM5, you don't think, you just BUY." HAHAHA. I find this piece quite chic and vertical stripes always makes one look thinner and taller! 

One of my favourite pieces that I got is this much-coveted low-back maxi dress that I've been eyeing from various blogshops for awhile now. It's so simple yet sexy with the crossback design and in the sweetest shade of blue. Perfect for casual or formal events! I got this from DeSassyChic and the original price was RM39, if I'm not mistaken. I only got this for RM20. Whoever heard of a maxi dress for RM20 only??

Um, here's a glimpse of how bad the scar is.. Now you know why I need to get long skirts & pants? :(
Anyway, I got this cute knitted sweater/ jacket from DeSassyChic. I was hesitant at first but um, it's RM25 for one piece, RM40 for 2. Plus, I didn't realise it at first but the owner told me that this slip-on is from a famous Japanese brand, Liz Lisa! For RM20 only, I think I should totally get it! It'll be suitable for my Christmas trip to Desaru! The owner even threw in a free gift for me haha so sweet right.. 

Tadaaa. A clearer view of the scar. No shorts for me for awhile now, but I couldn't let go of this piece. It's my favourite of the lot - the trendiest jumpsuit now, with origami skorts! Extra points for being oxblood red, which I love. I have tried on so many jumpsuits from various blogshops and they were all too big for me, but the cutting for this is just made for my petite body! It was originally priced at RM69 and discounted to RM55 for one day only from Le'Mole Couture. Well, how to give this a miss??

So there you have it, my haul from the bazaar. Which means no more shopping for the month of November (and possibly December). I guess it's a good thing that I'll be shifting back to JB soon.. My wallet will thank me for it. Hehe. 

Hope you've enjoyed reading this quick post. I have a giveaway coming up soon for you guys! Stay tuned!!

Cheers,
Carinn 


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