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 tissueContinue reading “Living The Vida Glow-ca”

[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 eyesContinue reading “[MUA] Channeling Oriental Vibes “

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.Continue reading “cracked perfection”

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 aContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 031: CARRIED AWAY”

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 forContinue reading “Shoe-Porn Ahead: Sole Superior SG”

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 andContinue reading “Boho-Chic Week: The K. Kollection”

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. ItsContinue reading “Boho-Chic Week: Khalid & Bridges”

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 existenceContinue reading “We live, as we dream – alone.”

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 coloursContinue reading “London Lovin’: Dr Martens”

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 200Continue reading “New Century of Perfume Snobbery”

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)