Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Michelle Obama:Is She The New Fashion Icon?

The newly appointed First Lady may not need to be a fashion icon, as her main task would always be the greatest supporter for her 'President'.

Nevertheless, as the current hottest public figure, most people can't help but still comparing her with previous fashion icons i.e Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn or the most iconic fashion figure of White House; Jackie O.

I have brought 2 of my fashion icons in my previous entry of Fashion Icons which is obviously Jackie is still my favourite.

courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

No doubt, Michelle Obama has the body of most women would envy for; 5' 10'' tall, toned arms and a slender figure. It would be a disappointment if she wears anything that not up to her role as the First Lady of the United States.

However, there are some of her dresses that I like which I hope she would consider to wear the style more often especially those dresses with halter neck design, soft colours with strong designs and more..

Well, we can see somehow she's getting there!

This beautiful halter dress by Moschino enhanced Michelle Obama's solid figure with soft colours.

Michelle Obama complimented this azure halter dress with an up sweep style hair.

A simple yet classy style by H&M. I heard it's only USD34.90!

An elegant classic long dress by Isabel Toledo.

Michelle donned in this black and white casual wear

I really love this dress by Donna Ricco which I think the most stunning dress ever worn by Michelle Obama in public. Moreover, I also have quite a similar dress which I bought at H&M, UK in 2007...:):)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Accept Me the Way I am

We want people to accept us, it is a fact of human nature.

I wish they would only take me as I am.....quoted by Vincent Van Gogh. These words have reminded us how many times we have wished for someone to accept us as we are.

We dream of the total acceptance whether from families, partners or friends, to accept all our faults, weaknesses and still support us in the same way even after knowing the truth.
In most of us, there is always something in us we don’t particular like about ourselves.

Well… nobody’s perfect anyway!

Some times we can’t help but keep the personal side hidden even to our partners. We are so afraid of negative sides to ourselves and we do not like the thoughts of someone else not accepting them scares us to death.

So, this is it. If you ever want to be the real you with another person, then you may have to put up a risk.. Accept that you cannot please everybody, open up our mind on accepting other people's weaknesses and spend more time with those who love us the way we are.

It is all up to us to decide. To be totally accepted as the way you are.

I excerpted this song phrase from Demi Lovato which somewhat portrayed me...

I've always been the kind of girl

That hid my face

So afraid to tell the world

What I've got to say

But I have this dream bright inside of me

I'm gonna let it show

It's time to let you know

This is the real me

No more hiding who I wanna be

This is me

Do you know what it's like

To feel so in the dark

To dream about a life

Where you're the shining star

Even though it seems

Like it's too far away

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Designs:Piala Seri Endon 2008

--Some of my memorable moments during Piala Seri Endon fashion show recently..:):)

during presentation...

Pose before the runway..

Casual design -3 pieces

My first menswear design..

Evening wear..


Saturday, January 17, 2009

How to Avoid Bad Dreams

This information might be useful especially if you frequently have nightmares like me..

No one likes being jolted awake from a deep sleep, especially when what riled you up was an assailant, a snake in the bed, or being engulfed by flames.
Bad dreams—or worse, nightmares—aren’t just annoying; when reoccurring, they can disrupt a good night’s sleep, and sometimes, life.
On the spectrum of dreams, missing an important exam or showing up naked to work pales in comparison to nightmares, which are defined as bad dreams that wake the sleeper.
They occur during rapid eye movement (REM) late in the evening and because we jerk awake during them, we usually remember all too clearly the fear, anxiety, and horrors.

Is there anything we can do to prevent the bad things from creeping into our sleep?

1. Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety and stress, are sometimes the cause of nightmares and bad dreams. According to the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), a major surgery or illness, grieving over the loss of a loved one, and suffering or witnessing an assault or major accident can trigger bad dreams and nightmares. Everyday stressors, such as job or financial anxiety, or major life transitions such as moving or divorce, can also cause nightmares.

2. Spicy Foods

When and what we eat may affect our nighttime rest. A small study published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology had a group of healthy men eat spicy meals before bed on some evenings and compared their quality of sleep on nights where they had non-spiced meals. On the spicy nights, the subjects spent more time awake and had poorer quality sleep. The explanation is that spicy food can elevate body temperatures and thus disrupt sleep. This may also be the reason why some people report bad dreams when they eat too close to bedtime. Though few studies have looked at it, eating close to bedtime increases metabolism and brain activity and may prompt bad dreams or nightmares.

3. Fat Content of Food

Some research has indicated that the more high-fat food you consume during the day, the greater the chance that the amount and quality of your sleep may suffer. A small study published in 2007 in Psychological Reports found that the dreams of people who ate a high amount of organic food differed from those who ate “junk foods.” The authors hypothesize that certain foods may negatively influence dreaming.

4. Alcohol

Though alcohol is a depressant that will help you fall asleep in the short term, once its effects wear off, it can cause you to wake up prematurely. Excess consumption can also lead to nightmares and bad sleep; nightmares are also a common occurrence for those going through alcohol withdrawal.

5. Drugs

Some drugs, including antidepressants, barbiturates, and narcotics, can cause nightmares as a side effect. Nightmares usually cease once the drug is cleared from the system.

6. Illness

Illnesses that include fever, such as the flu, can often trigger nightmares. And other sleeping disorders, including apnea and narcolepsy, may also increase the incidence of bad dreams and nightmares.

While bad dreams and nightmares are considered normal responses in dealing with everyday experiences, but trying to eliminate these six factors first may be the best place to start in your quest to sweeten your dreams and chase the nighttime demons away.

By: Brie Cadman

Golden Globe 2009 Fashion

From last Sunday's Golden Globe Award 2009 fashion war, it seems that most celebrities were trying to play as safe as possible by choosing pale or black colours with minimal accessories.

Here are some of the best and the worst dress on the red carpet--

Best Dressed

1. Drew Barrymore looked so admirable with John Galliano's gown.

2. Anne Hathaway's Armani Privé gown with its Swarovski crystal embroidered bustier and layers of gauze is absolutely dazzling.

3.The slowdown, super-chic Kate Beckinsale's approach also worked in white gown designed by J.Mendel.

4.Megan Fox dazzled in a a hand-beaded gold silk tulle gown from the Ralph Lauren Collection.

5. Demi Moore donned a pale apricot halter gown by Dior and finished off her look with Cartier jewels, and a charming couple.

6. Kate Winslet looked very elegant in YSL gown.

Worst Dressed

1.Marisa Tomei has just murdered the beauty of a Bohemian chic style by Oscar de la Renta on the red carpet.

2.A creepy feeling Renée Zellweger will be showing up in people's nightmares with a sheer Carolina Herrera blouse and fishtail skirt.

3.Another Bohemian chic style that's not suitable for the red carpet, a print dress by Zuhair Murad, worn by Jenna Fischer.

4.Eva Mendes messed up in Dior dress .The middle was distracting and it does not add anything to the dress.

5. Angelina Jolie’s Versace gown design is just too simple for a red carpet; you can easily find at any local store.

6. The most hideous dress worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal; a turquoise cat-paw print gown, clutch and sandals (all by Lanvin).

Source:justjared.com and e!online

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fashion Dos and Dont's for 2009

The following are some excerpt from Glamour.com which I think a good guidance for the 2009 look. But hey, we definitely can take some, leave some OR be our own trendsetter!!


1. Boots with shorts - It emphasizes your kneecaps,really!

2.White thights - I think it's only doing good in gym..

3.CROCS-It does look cute on kids! :):)

4.70's Caftan - Can't help, but it does give a relaxing feeling during bedtime..


1.Skinny Jeans tucked into Boots- it looks smart though!

2.Black tights with an LWD (Little White Dress) - I just luv it! So stylish !

3.Dangly Earrings - Suitable for almost any occasion!

4.Gladiator Sandals - Comfortable yet a stylish style inspired by Grecian, plus a bit taste of Goth!

5.60's Shift Dress - A taste of retro for 21st Century

There you go..wish you all a very Happy Trend-Setting!!