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Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on December 1, 2010

My exams are over, hurray!

Batam beckons in less than 12 hours and I should be asleep by now.

Before I leave, I wanted to blog about Jeffrey Campbell’s Spring Summer 2011 catalogue (been out for a few weeks now). Loving the spring-time colours, and small town Americana vibe I’m getting from this.

& their new PINK ROCK Collection is absolutely darling. I am obsessed with pink suede foxy-wood and the pink lita is starting to look very desirable as well!


Here are a few of my favourites from the collection, that I’ll be looking to save up and procure!

To download the catalogue for yourself, it’s available at

& from the PINK ROCK collection:



Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on November 28, 2010

Congrats to everyone who has finished with their exams. I am still toiling on.

2 more (potential) disasters to go on Monday and Tuesday, before I hit the gym and hit Batam the following day.

I am still getting used to and delighting in my Cambridge Satchel, and promised not to shop anymore, but it is proving hard to resist the temptation to browse. I am keeping things on tabs by rationalising that I am just planning my Xmas/New Year purchases before hand.

Way before hand.

In any case, I am just glad I make it through today without concussing. Last night, I fell asleep while reading my cultural psychology class notes. Then I had strange dreams about me breaking my wrist, and ending up in a hospital where they told me I had high blood sugar levels or something (and I had this strange and totally inexplicable fear that they would catch me for imbibing some illegal substances). Before I could find out, my mom woke me up at 6am to yell at me for not switching off the lights. But how could I when I didn’t even realise I fell asleep?

There is a point to this post, which is to share this strangely alluring yet terrifying creepy editorial featured in Tatler HK May 2010.

Shot by Baldovino Barani & styled by Holly Suan Gray.

(sidenote: maybe these are the kinds of things that cause one to have strange dreams, especially when seen before bed)

Not gonna lie, I do feel genuinely perturbed by this editorial. Styling is great though.

More scans at the source, foto_decadent

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Posted in Fashion, Life by thisisanexperiment on November 24, 2010

First exam has been taken, 2 more to go, and the term will be over!

Recent activities / purchases recap:

Starry Nite: ‘Twas a retro/hobo theme. I liked the opening band, even if many didn’t. It’s different, but good music nonetheless. Perhaps it just wasnt suited to the desires of the crowd, which was to mosh, I suppose.

Cambridge Satchel: my batchel is here! I give it 2 thumbs up- the colour is true to their picture, it’s really well-made and solidly put together. The buckles can be a little annoying, but I’m getting used to it. Plus, they deliver by Fed Ex, gotta love them for their tracking service! The 5 week wait was worth it.

Kikki.K 2011 organiser: I love Kikki.K (located at Ion) for their simplicity & functionality. And, I love my 2011 organiser. Can’t wait to use it, but I’m controlling myself (besides it only starts on 20th December). It also comes in yellow, red, and blue.

Rudi’s New Ball: my dog Rudi has a new ball, and he is obsessed. He carries it everywhere he goes (even to greet me when I get home) and is always trying to get people to play fetch with him, every single minute. Adorable, but it’s getting a little much. Especially since my dog insists on fighting for ball possession, before you can play fetch. He sleeps in my parents’ room and word is, he didn’t sleep at all last night; he just kept playing with his new toy!

In other news,

H&M is coming to Singapore (but we will all miss the H&M x Lanvin collection, sadly)

GAP has a new collaboration with Valentino! Check it out HERE.

I am heading to Batam after my exams, for a much needed re-charge.


Dear Friends, sorry for the neglect, but there will be catching up to do once I get back!


Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on November 18, 2010

I’m bag-sick. Where are you, my Cambridge batchel??

I feel like singing Lady Antebellum’s “need you now” to my missing batchel. Can’t wait for it to arrive.

Sighs, back to the books!

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Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on November 16, 2010

Who says money can’t buy happiness? It can…sorta. Blog post coming up on recent small purchases that brought more than smile to my face!

Happy Exams Studying (not really, but okay).

Just submitted and completed my individual research proposal, yay for that.

In the meantime, here’s some stylespiration in the form of cotton candy hair. I want it! If only I was blonde and having cotton candy hair didnt mean bleaching the shit out of your hair & scalp. Nothing spells baldness like bleach.

Pictures via lovelornunicorn

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For Your Entertainment

Posted in Interest by thisisanexperiment on November 9, 2010

One more presentation, individual term paper & 3 exams to go before this term is over.

It felt strange to have emptied my e-dollar account to bid for modules next term. It’s so strange to finally have reached my last term. It’s surreal coming face-to-face with the realisation that a 4-year journey is winding down. It’s the weirdest feeling; like something you’ve been dreading and looking forward to is right here, and you have no idea what’s next.

In any case, some relaxation is in order. For your entertainment (especially if you’re from SMU and can relate), and of course, some Eminem. I’ve got “Space Bound” on replay, wishing I was on some beach, with the cool sea breeze/night air, staring at the nightsky, and wishing on a falling star.

If you haven’t gotten his album ‘Recovery’, go get it!

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Posted in Interest, Work by thisisanexperiment on November 9, 2010

Tried ‘Strictly Pancakes’ for the first time today. I really liked the garlic prawns, but all I could think about was how I would have loved it as some Aglio Olio. I guess that means I’m just more of a sweet pancakes girl. Bad pictures because going there was an impromptu decision, so I didn’t bring my camera along.

I was disappointed at having to wait for quite some time (like half an hourish) for my pancakes to come. Is that normal waiting time for them, or are they just understaffed? I was near-gastric by the time my food came.


In other news, if you are interested in Fashion or Marketing:

*Read about the Chinese textile business &  ‘Made in Italy’ labels you might be wearing

*P&G is trying to hook up bloggers, social networks/influence, with a good cause (CLEAN WATER!)

P&G said it is capitalizing on the power of influential female bloggers and online communities to inspire action to help people in need of clean water.

To participate, bloggers must write an original post of 200 words or more about why they would like to participate as a “Change Agent” on the weeklong expedition to Africa this fall. Dr. Greg Allgood, the director of CSDW, will accompany the winner. Bloggers can promote their posts on Twitter with the hashtag #paid ad.

The Give Health Clean Water Blogivation kicked off at the BlogHer 2010Conference last week in partnership with At the site, participating bloggers can get a voting widget to embed in their blog post. The blogger with the most votes on Aug. 27 will be the grand-prize winner. P&G will also make a $15,000 donation to the winner’s choice of a nonprofit drinking water charity.

For every post and vote, P&G will donate a day of clean water to a person in need.





Posted in Interest, Work by thisisanexperiment on November 7, 2010

Being in SMU this term has felt like a marathon. I’ve got 2 more project presentations to get over, and then, a little breathing space before I embark on my individual research proposal and studying for finals.

The lack of updates didn’t even reach my mind, I’ve been so busy trying to meet deadlines. This term has not been easy for so many of us; talking with my friends, we shared the implications of living such a stressful life. Or maybe it’s just us getting older- chest pains, anxiety, throbbing headaches, time crunches, bad skin, and in my case, spending minutes trying to remember if I brushed my teeth, while I’m still in the shower. Shower amnesia.

Well, why not share some of the project work I’ve been doing. I’ve got nothing else anyway. Some snapshots of slides I did…

& then a series of mock-up posters for a retail management/concept project. Photos via googleimage, clearly, and only used for academic purposes. But you get the picture. The concept was a cereal eatery, high on customization. Though the focus of the project wasn’t on communications, we wanted to illustrate how it could be used to try to expand the consumption occasions of cereal. Would have been more effective if the lunchtime cereal was a different one from the morning breakfast one, but I couldn’t find a satisfactory picture :\

Last stretch of this never-ending marathon to go.

In other news, my asos order has arrived! AWESOME.


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Fashion + Video

Posted in Fashion, Interest by thisisanexperiment on November 1, 2010

I’ve always loved the idea of fashion and videos. After all, nothing captures the movement of fabric and garment against and with the human body like it.

ASOS has always been a top shopping site of mine partly because they make shopping such an enjoyable process. There’s no need to keep guessing at how the garment might move, when there’s videos you can simply click and watch.

Net-a-porter has also done it with Matthew Williamson, for his capsule collection. It’s a sit-down interview, featuring his printed dresses, modelled quite fluidly and psychedelically. The peacock feather print white day dress is precious, indeed. I suppose what really works for this video is the fact that the dresses are flowy ones, so capturing them in motion (as opposed to the cocktail dress) was really an A+ idea.

I can’t embed, so click here to watch it at net-a-porter.

Spring 2011 RTW

Posted in Fashion by thisisanexperiment on October 28, 2010

Spring is in the air, and ready to wear. (That rhymed, right, right?)

Taking a few minutes to browse through some collections and decided to share.

From Alice+Olivia: Fun, vibrant, fun and completely age-appropriate to wear. Although, I could have done without the jarring orange lipstick.


From Miu Miu: a collection inspired by society’s obsession with fame. I guess all those pops of bright hues make perfect sense. I’m honestly interested in seeing how these pieces get translated by blogshops and the likes, since many of these pieces work on a balance of quality, fit and proportion. Tip the balance a bit, and I think they may come off dowdy instead. :\


Pictures via Click here & here to view the complete collection of Alice+Olivia and Miu Miu respectively.