Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Maison Kitsuné F/W 2012

The new Fall-Winter 2012 collection is a modern reinterpretation with a French twist of the now famous British Tweed Run, the old time cycling club! A collection suitable for work, leisure and elegant times.

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

The Beauty of Letting Go

"Nothing lasts forever" - perhaps one of the most painful truths that anyone with a heart can bear to hear. And yet, it is this concept of mortality - whether it's saying goodbye to a favourite pet or a great love that you once thought would last till the end of time - that reminds us that beauty exists even in tragedy. Beauty? How so? Through new beginnings.

While watching Toy Story 3 earlier, one particular scene (shown above) caught me off guard and reduced me to a sobbing pile of emotions. The Pixar film that enchanted audiences in 1995 came to an end two years ago and gave us one of the most bittersweet endings in animation history. It wasn't a fairytale ending; it was quite painful and real. It tugged at our heartstrings and made waterfalls out of our eyes. But in the end, it was necessary.

When Andy painfully bids his toys a final goodbye, a barely audible "Thanks guys" signals the end of a beautiful relationship and the beginning of something else. Maturity, perhaps? We'll never really know.

As the credits rolled alongside a funny montage of the toys being their usual farcical selves, it made me realize that no matter how heartbreaking or difficult it might seem, there will come a time when we need to let go of those whom we most love.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the trailer for Wes Anderson's latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. Set off the coast of New England in 1965, it stars Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and of course, Bill Murray and Jason Scwhartzman. As always, you can expect beautiful costumes, great music and an atmosphere that only Anderson can conjure up.

Friday, 6 January 2012

My 2011 Favourites

My Favourite Shoe: Horsebit Loafer

I managed to score A.P.C.'s navy horsebit loafer at 60% off during a sale. Extremely comfortable.

Before the year ended, I treated myself to a Gucci pair. They look even better in person.

My Favourite Vanity Products: Moisturizer and Organic Shampoo

Aesop's Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream does wonders for my sensitive, combination skin. It's not very thick, but manages to deliver the right amount of moisture.

Intelligent Nutrients' Harmonic Shampoo is more than just a shampoo. You can even use it as a face or body wash! Talk about multi-tasking. It also leaves the most pleasant sensation on your scalp after showering.

My Favourite Discoveries: Muji Sleepwear and Calvin Klein Underwear

Being at home doesn't give you the right to look like a slob. So when I decided to dress better even when I'm just lounging around the house, I went to Muji and purchased heather grey and black t-shirts, as well as a variety of boxer shorts.

Calvin Klein Underwear has the ability to make you feel sexy, even if you aren't. So I hoarded. Enough said.