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Sometimes I feel that many of the photos on Lookbook get hyped not because the outfit is particularly inspiring or awesome, but because the model is really pretty or the photo is artistic. Nevertheless, Lookbook is still an amazing site for fashion inspiration or just to ogle at beautiful clothes and accesories and fantastic pictures!

Allo Allo

Firstly, thankyousomuch Jowee a.k.a the most awesome guest blogger ever!
You put us all to shame.

Anyways, here's one of my outfits that I wore ages ago.

This dress just inspires me to team it up with red. I wasn't feeling bold enough to wear it with my red tights so I wore it with a red scarf instead.

On another topic,
Meet Isabel Brodie, she turned 21 two days ago!
The point of this is to show off her make up. LOL.
I did most of the girls make up for our night out. I'm just self praising myself because this is my first attempt on applying make up on someone else. The birthday girl got special attention and I'm personally very proud of my masterpiece. Self praise. Didn't have much time to everything nicely as we were already running late. Youtube helped loads, will share with everyone the video I used.

That's all for today.


Am I totally misusing my Guestblogger privileges or what?

Do the new do.
Red hair!

I hart Nerds.

What fashion really is about, is just simply expressionism.
Its telling the world a story, its portraying an emotion . . .
Fashion is art, with a no greater canvas than yourself. Its not so much the clothes or the expensive price tags. Its found in something as simple as henna tattoos

or drawn on images on cheap white shoes.

Fashion is putting streaks in your hair, and home-made bracelets with your favorite emblem.

Sure we all want the fancy stuff, but the simplest things can be the most delicious. Like a cheeseburger or char koay teow in contrast with the Kobe and Wagyu's of the world.

Maybe that's why I love it so much.
I find inspiration in so many things in the world, but today, stepping away from my first post of the grunge, bedlam, Harlem arena. We talk nerdom.

It was Nerd day in Uni today.

Hee! Don't mind the socket.

I find the day called for the standard get-up - the pleated skirt, glasses, tie and white button-down shirt. But I threw on a vest from Dorothy Perkins, those self-drawn white shoes, and my favourite leather brown bag, and called it a day.

Thank our photographer Ea, for capturing the above pictures of me.
hee hee hee sorry Ea!

Get this, they were all candids. Imagine that! Me looking decent, without having to pose for a single one of them! What happened was simply Ea talking to me, me scratching my head wondering just how to pose without coming off retarded, and her asking me to smile.
That's how good she is.

But of course she also managed to take this.
Sigh model fail.

p.s. The tie is really dark green up close. I find mismatching your tones also one to look out for.
p.p.s yes, the get-up isn't that creative, the point really was making themes like 'nerd day' your own. Putting it into your context. In my case, the Jowee interpretation of nerdiness that works for me. Find your favourite styles and make it your own.


Gold lids, red lips

Today let's talk make-up.
This post assumes you already know the basics of make-up.

But first, as proof, here's what I look like without it.

Here's me with the look we're doing today.

Bangs swept away showing a high forehead. (Tyra calls it a fivehead) and those red lips I love.

As a side-note, I always hated my large forehead (and my eyes... and huge nose for that matter. Lol, no I'm not insecure.) Growing up, boys in particular gave me a hard time. They said I looked bald, and it always reminded me of aliens/martians/eggheads, also I think it makes my face look huge. That's why I always had bangs, even my hairdresser advocates bangs for me to cover my "huge forehead".

However, its regarded as "beautiful" in high fashion. So, taking a note from high-fashion in making the ugly beautiful, I try I try.

It's important that we all have well-shaped eyebrows, and a clean face to start with. Your face is your canvas, your paper, so before everything else, let it be moisturized, even-toned, and pimple-free. Facials are important and an integral part of grooming patterns, like getting your hair-cut.

For this look, I used:

1. The Body Shop brow definer
2. Kate "deep eyes" palette in shades of Bronze and Gold.
3. MAC powerpoint eyeliner (Crayon) in charcoal black
4.MAC zoom lash
5. Standard drugstore eyelash curler and the bodyshop eyelid brush
6. Stage lipstick 05 (Racy)

(I usually apply blushers and cheek tints, but I went without it because the goal today is one striking hue of red, and minimalist everything else. I also usually O-D on the eyeliner, but again, today I held it off.)

Let's get started!

After applying foundation, concealer (if necessary) and doing your brows...
hold up your palette, and use the light-gold section on the far right as the base.

Be sure to cover the entire lid, and additionally on the browbone. I also use it under my lids, and in the inner corner of my eyes. Basically the whole thing.
Next, use the bronze (the largest midsection portion) as a shading in the socket. All eyes have this socket, push your brush deep into the nook of your eye here. This creates depth or a "shadow".
In addition to the socket, I create a "V" at the ends of my eyes with the same Bronze shadowing. The "V" pulls the color together so that it does not look awkward (As if the shadowing is only at one part)

After that, we must highlight. So taking the silvery-gold portion of the palette (the smallest section), apply it in the middle of your lids, where you'd imagine your eyeballs to be, in that exact amount of an eyeball.

Then take the dark green and line your lids to the desired shape (as an eyeliner). And the dark brown for the under-eye.

I like to apply eyeliners under the eyelash because without, there seems to be a gap of un-applied liner between my lashes. So I do that. Its not scary trust me. You will not gouge out your eyes. Well, unless you're retarded.

Then curl your lashes, and apply mascara.

I like to curl my lashes at an angle, like so:
I do this because my lashes are a little retarded, I have to tilt the handle upwards after curling so that it curls more seamlessly and the curls don't look awkward. But, that's just my eyes.

Then my favourite part, slather on the red rouge!
I give my lips a dap with tissue paper because the red is a little too red for me sometimes. I dab once over, then another time. (twice)

after that, I slather on a gloss. Any gloss of your choice.

And after that, YOU'RE DONE!

Here are camwhore shots of the end result.

Remember, this is what I used to look like.

Here's now:

Thank you very much.

your favourite guestblogger.

p.s. I do not particularly like the first and last picture of my camwhore shots.

I'm Taking You With Me.

Hello folks! I'm sure you've noticed by now that we have a very awesome guest blogger named Jowee, who helps us out when we're all crazy busy with assignments and work. You guys can check her personal blog out coz other than fashion, she writes about a lot of other things as well! Hope you've been enjoying her posts.

Anyway, I'm here to share with you guys my latest obsessions - shoes! I recently bought the red Nike high tops in the picture above for $AUD70. It was pretty cheap since it was on sale and I absolutely loved the colour and the bronze sparkly sides. Harbour Town shopping really rocks! It is actually half a size to small so it's a tad tight at times but still comfy. I've been wearing it a lot lately.

That's what I typically wear to uni nowadays. A jumper/hoodie/jacket with shorts. Occasionally I'll throw in some tights or wear jeans. Weather has been getting colder coz it's autumn now! On normal days, it's like being under contant air-conditioning but when the wind blows, it feel like it cuts through exposed skin. *shudders* At least Queensland is still the Sunshine State so we still have good amounts of Vitamin D to warm us up in spite of the chilly wind. :)

On me:
Jumper: Cotton On Body
Shorts: Esprit
High tops: Nike
Bag: LeSportSac

I really like my sister's chic grey and black combo too! She manages to pull off horizontally striped tops coz she's skinny. I can never pull it off. =/

What I wore for dinner that day at a Turkish restaurant. And these boots are my second obsession at the moment. I've been wearing them everywhere coz they're really comfy! Got them on sale as well from Pay Less Shoes for around $AUD50? It was a present from my dad. He actually noticed my cheapo boots from Rubi Shoes wearing fraying and bought me new ones!

Dress: A cheap shop from DFO
Boots: Pay Less Shoes
Stockings: Times Square
White feather earrings: Diva
Watch: D&G
Studded bag: Cats Whiskers

Boots galore! My eldest sister's leather boots, second sister's fringe. bohemian-looking boots and my ankle length chained and studded ones. :D
Ah, the perks of living in a country with four seasons! ;)

The Nirvana Effect

Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in the Seattle area. Inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal and indie rock, grunge is generally characterized by heavily distorted electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics, and apathetic or angst-filled lyrics. The grunge aesthetic is stripped-down compared to other forms of rock music, and many grunge musicians were noted for their unkempt appearances and rejection of theatrics.

The early grunge movement coalesced around Seattle independent record label Sub Pop in the late 1980s. Grunge became commercially successful in the first half of the 1990s, due mainly to the release of Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten. The success of these bands boosted the popularity of alternative rock and made grunge the most popular form of hard rock music at the time.[1] However, many grunge bands were uncomfortable with this popularity. Although most grunge bands had disbanded or faded from view by the late 1990s, their influence continues to impact modern rock music.

( Wikipedia Entry)

A Milder interpretation.

Overcoat from mum's closet. Striped shorts, sister's closet, Stockings-Topshop (a Christmas gift) "Yawn" shredded top- Topshop RM49. Multi-chained necklace-Forever 21 RM29