The last time I remember eating Maggi Cup Noodles was in 2008 in Bangkok, because by the time I checked in the hotel, everything was closed and the roadside food looked like stuff thats been re-fried 15 times, minimum. But aside from that, I don't eat cup noodles. I know it's an awesome 2 step of pour hot water and add powder that only takes about 5 minutes.
The Bangsar Village Laura Mercier counter carried more of the Portofino collection than I could justify buying for my make up collection, sadly :( *I WANT IT ALL*
But I'm a totaly sucker for Limited Ed's so I had to get dusted with their Riviera eye make up palatte!
Vanny, a Laura Mercier friendly and informed staff, offered to help me out with the Portofino eye make up and luckily she did because I now know a brand new way to wear my eyeliner;
in mystical blue instead of black!
*boring girl make up technique GUYS should skip part entirely*
She lined the top and lower bottom my eyes with a navy blue pencil before dusting it over with the limited editions Riviera palatte's dark blue. After that she lightly blended in some of the nude over my lid and used the light blue for the waterline of my eyes. The white made a perfect highlight for my brow and nose to finish the look :)
Waiting in boredom didn't suit my sis...
.....so she got her pout prettied up with the Laura Mercier Portofino's Sunrise Cream Lip Color!
And how could I resist being a copy cat and us looking like twinsies!
The color went fabby with my orange mani! (Notice the blue cat eyes!)
I know Springs IT color is orange but it doesn't translate to make up for the fashion faint-hearted.
So orange based colors like the Laura Mercier Portofino Sunrise will keep you tastefully trendy ;)
And to get you even trendier yet, Laura Mercier is giving away....
a 16GB IPAD2!!
Laura Mercier 'Nauti-Gal' Contest How To
All you need to do is what I did!
1. Hit up a Laura Mercier counter and purchase anything from the Portofino Summer collection 2011.
2. Enjoy their professional make over (Trust me, you will love it!)
3. Camwhore shamelessly.
4. Post your picture on Laura Mercier Malaysia Fb page (Captioned with your name and email) and get it LIKED to win an Ipad 2 and Laura Mercier hampers!
And also LIKE mine while you are at it!
Otherwise, we will be sad :(
Hope to see your entry too :)
You have until 31st of July 2011 to compete!
Head over there now to see the competition, loves.
I want to act professional and stand neutral to introduce this brand but I can’t;
From the moment I spotted and tried on every single piece in their Cosmopolitan collection I became
a CoppeSid convertee.
The pieces are inspired by the lifestyle and named after 15 major cities and it represents a contemporary take on the classic quintessential designs.; Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, LA, Melbourne, Milan, Miami, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto and Taipei.
So, when celebrity stylist Ryan Ho managed to get Mr.Coppe himself to do an interview with me while he was in Malaysia, I cleared my Saturday schedule for a sit down at Malaya Optical’s Damansara Uptown outlet.
The man behind the glasses.
Gualtiero Coppe has been in the luxury eyewear line for 20 years and has the experience of working with the most acclaimed fashion brands and also the best recognized companies for design and eyewear. He started this Cosmopolitan series with Sid Fiz to produce accessible luxury eyewear for the niche market of people who refuse to compromise quality and style over a brand name.
3 things to know (then covet) about CoppeSid!
A lot of designer brands have digressed to outsourcing their labour in places like China and bank in on their commercial fame. Thus, we are paying the high price for a low production item. However, CoppeSid is not only made in Italy, it is also done entirely by hand! So at least you know every dollar goes into the authentic craftsmanship that is held to high European standards.
Multi colored layers in plastic eyewear adds that touch of uniqueness many desire in an object as personal as glasses. Most brands use an adhesive substance to merge the color blocks before cutting the shape. Instead, CoppeSid use a special frictioning process so there is more flexibility in design as seen in these pieces.
Notice how the plastic curves where it converges? That requires a special Coppe & Sid frictioning technique!
One for the vintage darlings! You'll be hard pressed to find such flexibility in design elsewhere, nor affordably so.
Lucky Luxury Trademark.
The company trademark of a royal blue square is also integrated onto each pairs tip as a touch of luxury as it is made from Lapiz Lazuli, a precious stone that is often deemed as a harbinger of good luck.
After much friendly bathering about the inside of the luxury eyewear trade in Italy, Mr.Coppe told me the Kuala Lumpur inspired piece was just released recently in May and is now available along with Berlin, Bangkok and Auckland!
Can't wait to try it on myself :)))))))))))
Coppe and Sid Cosmopolitan series is available at all MALAYA OPTICAL outlets (click for Uptowns GPS location) and also selected stores.
Like an only slightly under weight waif?
Well, be a substandard human being no more with Jeymatt's Model Bootcamp!
Boot Camp Itinery. 5am - Blaring Alarm Wake Up Call.
5.30am - Strict Make Up Session.
7am - Time to hit the suana for stretches!
9am - Short water break, enjoy it coz there won't be anymore!
9.15 - Don't bother runnning away because Jeymatt will have you cornered!
9.20 - Now, drop and give the photographer, 2000 sit-ups!
10am - If you've lost the desire for any food, you've made it! You a professional model once more!
So put your hands behind your back.
And be who they tell you to be.
If you didn't get it, I am just kidding ;)
Shot by Jason Matthew Tye, Penangs outdoor photog extraordinaire who went to great lengths to make me look lengthier! Go check him out at his Jeymatt Photography FB work page!
And for the amazing styling by Penangs youngest and rising hair and make up director for his own acedemy, 19 year old Rainb!
He didn't sleep to stay up and make the bow and diamante mask for the shoot! Thxx so much!
Was great wroking with them on the short time frame we had during my work trip down to host MOI's 3rd Anniversary launch. We were meaning to shoot at a jetty but it was raining so we made do with the abandoned hotel suana and locker room. Turned out fantabulous so ;)
Pics of the MOI's event will be out when the video is out too k :))