Monday, 27 December 2010

Holiday Break

Happy holidays everyone!

Pardon the lack of updates since I'm on vacation. I'm currently in Manila, spending time with the family and my new niece who is absolutely adorable. I've also been eating like there's no tomorrow.

Regular blogging will resume when I'm back in Singapore in a week's time.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Rolling In the Deep

Here's the visually stunning video for Adele's latest single, "Rolling In the Deep" from the upcoming album, 21.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

A Closer Look: Suede Derby by Mark McNairy

My McNairy's are finally here! This pair, which is crafted in England, is made from suede leather and sports the unmistakable Goodyear welt red brick sole. I can already see myself wearing the hell out of these shoes.

On a side note, this won't be the last time I'll order from Tres Bien. I only had to wait four days and the free shipping was a definite plus.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Best Face Forward

I have a secret: I suck at taking care of my skin. Save for moisturising, I don't exfoliate, I'm fond of popping pimples and I don't remember the last time I used sunblock. Throw late nights and smoking into the mix, then we've got a recipe for disaster. As a 26-year-old with sensitive skin, it's about time I took skincare a little seriously.

When Dermagenics got in touch with me and asked if I wanted to try their Men's Anti-Aging Cream, I replied with a resounding 'yes'.

The cream plays an all-in-one role and is housed in one convenient package. It's a moisturiser, night cream, under-eye cream, anti-aging serum and toner all at the same time. Infused with natural goodness such as jojoba oil, green tea, vitamin C, squaline, artemia extract, peptides and sodium hyaluronate, the cream penetrates deep into the layers of the skin and kick-starts the cell rejuvenation process.

In the three days that I've been using the product, I can say that my skin is showing promising signs of improvement. I'm excited to see more results as the days go by.

Want to try it for yourself?

The kind folks at Dermagenics are giving away prizes for two lucky readers of Alphabeticalife. Simply e-mail and tell me one of the main ingredients of the anti-aging cream and I'll pick two winners at random. This contest is open to readers from all over the world.

I've already chosen two winners and will be sending an e-mail to the lucky gentlemen shortly. Thanks to everyone who joined!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

What I've Learned

Perfection is boring.

I like it a little messy.

I like it a little too long, a little too short.

Scratches, creases and a bit of dirt on shoes never hurt anyone.

If you have a favourite shirt and it starts fraying around the edges, good. Keep using it.

Not everything has to match all the time.

A little character goes a long way.

Break a couple of rules.

Perfection is boring.

Images via Close Up and Private

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Vote for Alphabeticalife!

Hello, dear readers. My blog is currently nominated for The Cravats' Best Lifestyle Blog over at Every Guyed - a fantastic site for all your gentlemanly needs.

I'd appreciate it if you could take time out of your hectic schedules and vote for me. Click here and vote away! It'll only take a couple of seconds and you don't have to sign up for anything.

While you're at it, check out and vote for the other nominees in various categories such as Best Menswear Media Blog, Best Street Style Blog, Best Inspiration Blog and more.

Many thanks in advance!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Mark McNairy Obsession

Allow me to drool for a moment. These Mark McNairy's are a sight to behold. With just one look, you'll know that the quality of these gorgeous shoes are impeccable.

Suede Derby Dirty Buck - this is my personal favourite

Suede Derby Navy

Beige Suede Chukka Boot

Cap Toe Gibson Navy

Photos via Tres Bien

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Snapshots #2

PS Cafe, Dempsey Hill

PS Cafe, Dempsey Hill 2

Tan + red

Hello, lover

Comme Des Garcons Pocket Shop at Como House

PS Cafe, Palais Renaissance (Lemon tart & latte)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Atelier de Production et de Création

"My signature is to make the signature hard to see, but yet noticeable." - Jean Touitou

What inspires you?

"Not the Mercer Hotel lobby during fashion week, not dog shit in Paris street, not French diplomacy asking for Hamas help to release hostages, not being served by lumpen proletariat in any New York shop, what inspires me is whatever helps you to get away from mental pollution."

"Here is the trick: Die, get killed, and manage to get born again. In other words, everything that lives should die. And also mainly, be surrounded by good and intelligent people - and just avoid the others."

Quotes from the book Fashion Now 2

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

It's Friday!

Strange Talk - Climbing Walls from Strange Talk on Vimeo.

To celebrate the start of the weekend, here's a cheery song called "Climbing Walls" by Australian band Strange Talk.


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Christmas 2010 Wishlist

Baudelaire by Byredo

A.P.C. shoulder bag

Common Projects leather sneakers in dark blue


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Am I doing this right?

This is what I was going for.

And this is what I ended up with.

Unfortunately, I do not have beautiful wood floors. Or a Leica.

Saturday, 2 October 2010