Living The Vida Glow-ca

Does ingestible collagen really work? My quick answer is yes, if you understand the distinction of hydrolyzed collagen – also known as collagen hydrolysate, collagen peptide, gelatine, gelatine hydrolysate or hydrolyzed gelatine – in which individual collagen strands have been hydrolyzed using heat and either acid or alkali solutions. Hydrolyzed collagen is produced from collagen found in the bones, skin, and connective tissue […]

[MUA] Channeling Oriental Vibes 

Like many Asians, I used to hate my mono-lids. Except mine aren’t exactly mono per se – only tucked away under an inch of skin. My younger self was an avid fan of thick grunge-rock black eyeliner. And my mantra was that the thicker the eyeliner, the more ‘made-up’ and glam I looked. With my eyes […]

cracked perfection

“I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night. […]

SEOUL DIARIES 031: CARRIED AWAY

Oh you know how it is. Once started, shopping can get absolutely frenzied. Just a day in Apgujeong and my summer luggage threatened to explode at its seams. Fall is my favourite season for shopping anywhere in the world. It’s neither too hot for brisk-walking in the streets nor too cold for chilling with a […]

Shoe-Porn Ahead: Sole Superior SG

CAPTAIN AMERICA KICKS. How can anyone fricking resist not oogling at that beauty! Helped out at Straatosphere for Sole Superior SG, Singapore’s first sneakers convention, where I had a major case of sneaker lust! This really opened my eyes to all the retailers and brands out there, as well as the people who come for […]

Boho-Chic Week: The K. Kollection

Fringe tassels, paisley prints and velveteen: I have uncovered the epitome of boho-chic. The none-can-have-it look – fashion statements adorned by exclusive, one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories. What else speaks louder of individualism than the 100% hand-made? The Kkollection was created by an Atlanta based artist & writer K.J.Wright. She specializes in unique, hand crafted art and […]

Boho-Chic Week: Khalid & Bridges

Tired of wearing a dress that’s ‘so last season’? Fashion pieces that never go out of style – oh, if only. Now let’s think, which fashion fad never seems to die? Boho-chic, it seems, has its influences lurking in all the sneakiest ways. Drawing on bohemian & hippie influences, Boho-Chic began in the 1960s. Its […]

We live, as we dream – alone.

“Do you see the story? Do you see anything?… It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation… No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence […]

5 Ways to Wear your Dr Martens: A LOOKBOOK compilation

1. Colour Block Clashin’ 2. Goth Preppy 3. Delicately Grungy 4. Aztec and Leather 5. Punk Denim

London Lovin’: Dr Martens

Checked out the Dr Martens’ Store at Neal Street, Covent Garden They have an amazing array of vintage collection Dr Martens as well as the latest one-of-a-kinds (Dr Martens x Agyness Deyn) which aren’t even on sale anywhere else at the moment. Left happy with my 1460 Matte Black, after trying on tonnes of colours […]

New Century of Perfume Snobbery

Attended an event for Silver Lining by Atkinsons London at the Bacchanalia this afternoon. My mom adores their emblematic fragrance, the 24 Old Bond Street; I’m pretty glad she will keep it because it’s a little too smoky (oak-casked whisky, as described) for my daily use. However I do like their tagline: “Drawing on 200 […]

You don’t have to say you love me

“I suppose the things that you always take for granted, that you don’t even notice, are what you miss the most.” — Sarra Manning (You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me)