Sunday, 13 April 2014

DETAILS: AUSTRALIA FASHION WEEK

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Australian Fashion Week MBFWA Streetstyle Adam Katz Sinding WMag Nicole Warne




sI have this thing with the Australians. Huge crush on their beautiful people (Hey Miranda Kerr!), styles and designers. They seem to make an effortless chic playful clothes. Here are some details from the fashion week. And see that bag on first pic, crazy right?

Sources: Studded Hearts

Friday, 14 March 2014

mon petit ami



Mon Petit Ami
Oh my, how cute is this Louis Vuitton Petit Malle bag? In the Mean Girl word, that's so fetch!
This bag is literally the IT bag for the season. It's everywhere and pretty sure it will be all over street style pics soon! Petit Malle translates as the "little trunk" is definitely on my bag-list. It is a definition of tradition and innovation, as the fashion house keeps it to their roots with the trunks and monogrammed canvas, with the addition of the brand's various leather with a removable canvas. Apart from that you can choose how you want to wear it, clutch or with the strap. Price is not stated yet, however prepare to drop some cash for this small one!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

my favorite: makeup




I think it is a girl nature for always wanting to look beautiful and interesting. Not to mention the current pressure from media for young girls to look perfect everytime, even in the sleeping state (duh!). This post is not suggesting you to be on that unhealthy pressure, however I actually think it is not a mistake to wear make up. Make up surely can boost your confidence! And if that confidence is what you need then sure why not right?

I always wanna post what's on my make-up poach and after doing some 'trial and errors' which my skin was not thankful for, I proudly present what products that actually works for me!

1. Urban Decay Naked 2.
This favorite make-up cult is Ah---mazeball! Every basic color you need from day-to-night is here. This is what every girl MUST have in their beauty closet. Do I need to say more?
2. Max Factor 2000 Calorie.
I've always used Maybelline for eye-related make up, like eyeliner and mascara. They make affordable and quality products that sometimes you just don't find even with high-end brands (tried and tested). However, after hearing a lot of raves for the Max Factor mascara, I'm tempted to try. Result: LOVE! It creates a longer and full-looking eyelashes making it a must product for that big wider eyes look.

3. Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion.
There is no word to describe my amusement to this product. I am kind of skeptical with BB cream as I've heard a lot about their poor coverage, while coverage is a must for me as I have blemishes on my face. However, this Korean brand really nail it. The coverage is medium and build able yet it feels light and looks naturally dewy (or some may refer as oily). Plus, the SPF 50++ is awesome! You can wear this on your lazy day too :)

4. Benefit Hoola Bronzer.
I love bronzer! Especially on the winter days when you feel like you don't get enough sunlight, this bronzer helps you to get that healthy glowing (not shimmering or glittery) sun-kissed cheeks. And do you know bronzer helps to create a certain highlight to your face? I have a round face , but when I use this bronzer, I feel my face is less rounder.

5. Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
I swear, Urban Decay creates the best eye shadow or primer! This primer potion is a perfect eyeshadow base, as it can holds your eyeshadow to stay longer and not smudging.

6. Kate Moss x Rimmel Lasting Finish no1. 
This red lipstick is just amazing. Normally for lipstick I will go with Mac or YSL. However, out of the blue when I was strolling local drugstore I saw this Rimmel booth and fell in love with the red color. It claimed to last 8 hours long, not sure about that but I can guarantee it lasts me long enough when I was out on a night out until the sunrise :)

7. Mac "Base Study" paint pot. 
This base creates glittery champagne color base. Although it has the glittery powder, it is still "day-look" appropriate. When I am on the rush, I just put on this base and top it with eyeliner and mascara. Tadaaa! Ready to go..

8. Mac Studio Perfect Powder Foundation SPF 15. 
This is my recent purchase when I was in Hong Kong airport. At first, I was looking for concealer until the SPG showed me this one. Since I am on an acne treatment, it really dries my skin out! So, this powder foundation helps moisturizing your skin, coverage wise I would say it doesn't really cover nicely the red blemishes I have. I apply this powder with the powder brush so it won't look that heavy, but it comes with the sponge too!
p.s: I use this along with Laneige BB cream as the base and my face looks amazing.

9. Chanel eyeshadow. 
With the Urban Decay Naked palette, I don't think I use this one that much.

10. Sephora slanted tweezer. 
To beat that wild hairs on your brows because no one wants to look like Frida Kahlo. Remember not to over pluck them too!

11. Browhaus eyebrow powder. 
Eyebrow is probably the most important feature in your face, it can changes the shape of your face! If you don't have that Brooke Shields eyebrow and don't wanna go for Mona Lisa look, seriously use this! It has two colors option and wax to make powder stays longer. I purchased this from Browhaus, my most trusted eyebrow institution and I know I am in good hand!

12. Maybelline Hypershape liner.
I am terrible with eyeliner and it took a (very long) while to master the art of eyelining. I always have problem with liquid liner, it's either too liquidy or the tip is too thin. I am pretty sure you ladies out there have the same problem too and it gets worse when your hand shakes! As a result, the left one looks thicker than the right one. With this one though, it comes very convenient and you can get that "cat eye" look easily because it is in the form of a pen.

13. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner. 
I use this for the black Kohl look, plus it goes well for the "smudgy eyeshadow" effect! But most of the time, I use this on my lower line as it is, indeed waterproof!

So, this is pretty much what my makeup routine looks like. It is nothing too risque or complicated. Just remember to take care of your skin and moisturize well in prior of using foundation. Hope I can share my makeup tutorial soon!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Grocery Shopping with Chanel

The Chanel set, post-show. Photo: Luc Castel/Getty
Just an ordinary day, starting my Wednesday morning China time, grabbing phone to check the latest news feed, by that I don't mean CNN, it's Instagram! ha. But wait... what's all the rave with this supermarket, grocery stuffs, pasta branded with Chanel?

After I stalk look closely, I just found out that Chanel did their latest show with grocery store as the set to showcase their latest collection. How fresh is that! Instead of doing art installations, they actually put some "real" situations (okay maybe not in a Chanel/ Tesco kind of way) but it's cool. They really make the setting looks similar to the supermarket by filling up the aisles with soda, meat, carb-tastic pasta, cleaning products, home goods. Well all Chanel of course. 

Asides from the set, the collection this time is filled with crop tops , colorful leggings. Loads of them from pink to gliterry ones. The classic black and white tweed for the Chanel ladies is also there. To complete the look, some of the "customers" are wearing headphones wrapped around the necks and the metal baskets with the label signature bag chain. Love! Did you spot those haute-sporty shoes too? it's a sign guys!

btw, can you pass me that Chanel No 5 gummy bear on the way out?

Monday, 3 March 2014

sporty chic chick

TARTAN PLAID EDITORIAL CELINE STELLA MCCARTNEY ELLE Sweden  Model: Josephine Skriver  Photographer: Jimmy Backius Styled by: Josephine Aune NATURAL BEAUTY LONG EFFORTLESS HAIR SKATE BOARD SKATER RED NEW YORK YANKEES BASEBALL CAP HAT RIBBED TURTLENECK OATMEAL SWEATER STELLA MCCARTNEY TARTAN PLAID JACKET COAT ANKLE SOCKS RED NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS KICKS TRAINERSTARTAN PLAID EDITORIAL CELINE STELLA MCCARTNEY ELLE Sweden  Model: Josephine Skriver  Photographer: Jimmy Backius Styled by: Josephine Aune NATURAL BEAUTY LONG EFFORTLESS HAIR SKATE BOARD SKATER BLACK CHUNKY CABLE KNIT SWEATER VELOUR VELVET TRACK PANTS PLATFORM WHITE SNEAKERSSNEAKERS KICK TRAINERS EDITORIAL MINIMAL CHIC LEAN LOOKS Harper's Bazaar UK  Model: Natalia Vodianova  Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Mondino  Styled by: Cathy Kasterine BEAUTY RED LIPS LIPSTICK HAIR SHORT WAVY OMBRE LONG BOB LOB CALVIN KLEIN CUT OUT NAVY CROP TOP NAVY WOOL PLEATED SKIRT GREY GRAY NIKE SNEAKERS
In celebration of winter and new love to gym, the 'sporty chic' look is definitely under my radar. Without sounding like an advertisement, I never think I will visit Nike or New Balance stores this often these days. Apart from its obvious comfiness, they really have some cute collections (unlike those old days) that I would love to wear for everyday life. Can't wait to get my hands feet on the fab chic Nike Sky Dunk Hi.



and an amazing chilling mix playlist by Sammy Banana,

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The 2.0

Hello march , hello world

2.0
tuː pɔɪnt ˈəʊ/

What does that even mean? Simply means something new, more advanced than the previous version. This is what I exactly want from this ....erghm old blog of mine. I admit it back on those days it was pretty tough to run fashion blog and still standing ovation to the blogger friends of mine who still until these days excitedly snapping pictures of their looks, commenting and reviewing the latest shows in Milan, Paris, New York, London, Jakarta, everywhere! Amazing!

In the darker side, back on the blogging glory days, I also admit it was pretty crazy of me to post something that I think will only increased my comments. However, after an on-and-off Hollywood kind of relationship with this blog I proudly said, just like Amanda Bynes post-rehab state, I'm gonna start fresh. Just like the title, it's gonna be "5 Minutes Fame 2.0". If you notice too, I changed my domain from mysweetsourlife.com to fiveminutesfame.com cos I think some people often confused of my blog name haha.

Asides from pure fashion, this time I will post beauty products (Guilty!) // food recipes (I cook organic now!) // music (who doesn't love?) // some cool pictures //  travel // etc.

Anyway, can't wait to share them!


Monday, 26 August 2013

Hi Jakarta!

Asos Petite crop top, Forever 21 faux leather skirt, Sam Edelman platform heels, Salvatore Ferragamo sling bag, Coach black watch, Juicy Couture bracelets

Hi again from the sunny Jakarta! I guess you can notice how hot the city is just by seeing the oily reflection on my face. And, if you guys have been wondering (or not) where in the world I have been. Okay simple cliché answer. I've been busy juggling between my endless college works, housework and social life. Even in my most emptiest time, where I expected myself to be snuggling all cuddle up in bed while catching up on new TV series, I still found myself cleaning dust (I have crazy obsession on the tiniest detail and it's killing me, literally).

Add: cleaning room! (photo credit: Google Image)

Meanwhile, when I stared at my dslr camera that was all dusty because I didn't really have time to take pictures of what I wore that day or any interesting stuffs, I started to think to be back to the old blogging days. And perhaps this time, the blog is not limited to what I wear posts, but it will be more like my day-to day posts, anything that I find interesting, life in Shanghai (incredible city I must say!), any worth sharing posts or perhaps food! Yes, I mean who doesn't like food porn right? 

So, yeah I will try or maybe promise myself to be more bound to this blog. Anyway, it's almost my last year in Shanghai, I guess it will be a good practice for me too. And of course, if you want to know what I'm up to lately, you can follow my Instagram.

See you soon!