Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tenue du jour: Paint The Town Red

This outfit is inspired by "the checkers", a favorite board game when I was a child. I love pairing black with red as the latter spices up an otherwise boring color, worn mainly by executives in the wallstreet. This flimsy cardigan with lace sleeves is perfect for summer, which is all year long where I come from. It keeps me warm in a chilly air-conditioned room but not thick enough to make me perspire under hot scorching sun. As for the background, I'm not sure why I kept being drawn to luxury watch boutiques. Maybe it's a "sign" (pun intended). :P

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir & More

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Parfum

I do realize this post is long overdue but I just couldn't find the time to take nice pictures of these new babies sitting on my dressing table. It's better late than never, right? :)  

Well, I'm finally done with another exam (again) a few days ago but I felt too lethargic to do anything. But I've been making mental notes for my blog though. 
So, back to this nouveau parfum by Guerlain, it's my latest obsession. It's not just the smell that entice me but the packaging, the service and the entire experience in their Champs-Élysées flagship store that really got me engaged. The sales assistant was very helpful and friendly. She even went through the trouble to get me the address when I asked if she could point me to the nearest  Hermès store. Not to mention Guerlain and any other beauty stores in Paris are very generous with samples. As for Sephora, of course I couldn't avoid it, just to pick up several favorites that are not available in Kuala Lumpur. Another great store in Paris that I would recommend is Marionnaud Parfumerie. It's smaller than Sephora but more cozy. Shopping for beauty products in Paris is like no other. It's heaven!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tenue du jour: Peplum Dress

Allow me to divert your attention from the travel posts to some outfit pictures that we shot last weekend. This is a fashion blog after all. :)
You probably know by now that I'm a little crazy for anything in mint green color. I snapped up this tweed peplum tube dress from Zara for €25. It was on sale and it matches this sequin collar so well that I just couldn't resist. I soften and romanticize the look with a pale pink cropped top and a shell bracelet I got at flea market eons ago. It kinda remind me of the colors of Ladurée macaroons. Do you agree?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I Amsterdam

I am finally done with my assignments and have a little extra time to put together some photos from our trip to Amsterdam before a long day of work and then some revision at night for next week's exam. These photos are taken by Alvin and me with an Olympus semi-pro camera, except one (a great one) taken by a very nice man behind the hotdog stand. I hope you're not overwhelmed by photo-overload. :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Instagram Photos (Amsterdam)

In case you haven't seen my instagram photos from Amsterdam, I have compiled them into a collage. Follow me @thestylechemistry if you like. I'll try to pull the rest of the touristy photos from Amsterdam together very soon. Have a nice weekend, everyone. :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Soft Pastels

We shot these photos in the hotel room because the weather was so gloomy and windy that it was almost impossible to walk on the street in a flimsy chiffon tube dress. Now that I'm back, the weather in Paris is so beautiful that they turn the sidewalk of Seine river into Paris-Plage, an artificial beach where you can sunbathe and do some people watching. :(

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