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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beer And Cheer at DRAFT GASTROPUB!

Whenever I am stressed at work I usually go out with my friends from the office.  I coined our Wine To Unwind Night, this is our once a month "get together".  If we are at a high level of stress from work,  we normally pour it out among officemates, it is usually nice if you're accompanied by Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. 
For that weekend, instead of Wine to Unwind Night, my officemates and I decided to try the new gastropub called DRAFT at The Fort, thus, I called it Beer and Cheer Night! It was pretty difficult to reserve a seat on a Saturday, good thing we know the owner!  DRAFT offers 30 variety of European beer (entonces, the name DRAFT), comfort food and what's even better they have guiltless comfort food!  Hands down to chef Carlo Miguel (winner of Biggest Loser Asia) for creating a fabulous menu! 

Since it's a laid-back night, I decided to dress down a bit, wore my blue jeans, black tank top with my black kimono wrap and matched it with my new oxfords, of course I had to use my favorite clutch at the moment! 
It was a night of gastronomic adventure, good conversations with good friends!   

the menu is written on the blackboard by the wall
check out all the bottles of beers!
angry drunk mussels (with hoegaarden beer!)
served with crunchy fries
spinach mushroom & parmesan parcels
chicken pot pie with mashed potatoes and mushy peas
fish and frites

sticky date & toffee pudding with homemade vanilla ice cream (my favorite!)

black kimono and tank top: cotton on (bought last year!)
jeans: forever21
accessories: forever21, diy friendship bracelets
oxfords: primadonna

Monday, September 19, 2011

Me and Ducati

It was a BlackBird weekend to celebrate the baby shower of my good friend Angela.  Wore my black oxfords with my new leopard socks! To make the look a bit girly, I took a black lace (which i just got from a fabric boutique shop), ribbon it around the collar then secured it with my pearl and rhinestones ring.  
The photo was taken by one of my best friends, Chiklet.  When we went outside of the bar, we saw the new Ducati of my friend Andrew (also the part owner of BlackBird) and decided to take a picture beside the sexy big bike!

me and the very pregnant angela

white polo: topman
pencil skirt: dorothy perkins
socks: forever21
accessories: diy lace with forever21 ring worn as brooch
oxfords: mondo
clutch: zara

Friday, September 16, 2011

My New Obsessions

I'm currently obsessing on leopard loafers, nude shoes and oxfords for this season. Good thing I've finally able to find pairs that are stylish, comfortable and yet affordable!  Can't wait to match them with my outfits!

 nude peeps: fioni
leopard loafers: mundo
oxfords: primadonna

Monday, September 12, 2011

Guess Who's At Town & Country Magazine?

I was surprised when I saw myself in Town & Country.  Hmm... didn't expect, good thing I kinda look pleasant! Why did I say that?  I was so stressed at this time due to this event I put up, good thing I was able to compose myself and smiled at the photographer!

jacket & skirt: dorothy perkins
tanktop: muji
ballet shoes: cotton on
accessories: forever21

Monday, September 5, 2011

Project Meeting and Being a Dragon Girl

Had a meeting last weekend at BlackBird for my upcoming project. Since it's already the season of pre-fall outfits, decided to wear my man boots.  To finish off my look, I put on my NARS Dragon Girl velvet matte lipstick!

top: cotton on
tank top: gap
skirt: forever21
boots: topman
clutch: zara

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Makeup Class - 1960s and 1970s

Definitely my favorite era! Love the style and the culture of both 60s and 70s.  My inspirations for the makeup:

1960s inspiration
brigitte bardot, french actress, sex symbol of the 60s

For the Brigitte Bardot look, for the eyes, I brushed gray eyeshadow on the lids, then black eyeshadow on the crease which I smudged slightly.  First thing that comes to mind if Brigitte Bardot, is the eyeliner, there should always be a winged effect or what we call "bardot", and should be put thickly.  Here, I used Laura Mercier ebony caviar cream eyeliner thickly on the upper and lower rims.  To highlight the eyes even more, I brushed white shimmery eyeshadow on the brow bone.  For the cheeks, I slightly used an orangey blush.  For the eyeshadow and blush, I used the Sephora makeup kit.  For the lips, I needed something really nude lip color, since I only have Honolulu Honey from NARS, which is not so nude, I decided to put concealer on her to get the nude effect that I want, here I used NARS concealer in Ginger, top with Laura Mercier lip glace in Crystal.  Lastly, put falsies and lots and lots of black mascara for both upper and lower lashes to emphasize the eyes more.

For the hair, I didn't put any products, I just curled her section by section.  Curling away from her face.  To be more with the 60s era, I used my red and white striped head band on her to finish the look.

i was wearing:
cardigan: f & h
top: zara
skirt: dorothy perkins

1970s inspiration
 ali macgraw, golden globe best actress for love story

1970s is usually more of natural glowing look, the difference from 60s to 70s is not so much of the eyeliner.  For the eyes, I used more natural color eyeshadows.  For the lids, I swept a beige matte eyeshadow, then I put Laura Mercier ebony caviar cream eyeliner and did the winged effect on the rims, this time not as thick as the 1960s.  Lastly for the eyes, I used  golden beige shimmery eye shadow at the inner corners. For the cheeks, I used pink blush under the cheek bones.  The lips, I wanted to use a very light pink, to highlight the lips, I used MAC's Pink Noveau then I dabbed white gold eyeshadow from Laura Mercier and finish off with Laura Mercier's Crystal lip glace.
For the hair, I curled the lower part of her hair just to give her a softer look.  To finish this 1970s look I used my bandanna and wrapped around her head for the flower power look! 

i was wearing:
top: dorothy perkins
skirt: cotton on
watch: philip stein
native necklace: from a local store
shades: vintage