WIWT: FashionValet + Minz

WHAT i WORE TODAY: Chiffon Silk leopard print scarf from Shop SputnikSweetheart | Inner turban from Sugarscarf | {Chloe-esque} bow sleeved top from Old Blossom Box | Leopard print belt from Oh Popsicles | Swing chiffon skirt from Shop SputnikSweetheart | Miu Miu inspired pumps | Elephant brooch from Japan | Leopard fur embellished bag from Nine West | Ring set from Shop SputnikSweetheart |

So last week I got an exciting email from Vivy Yusof of, inviting me for this exclusive + Minz Tea Party. Obviously I agreed to it I mean come on it's VIVVY! And FashionValet! And Minz! Also, free food and a chance to take a look at Minz collection up close & personal. I'm holding the crown shaped invitation card with a Minz gold colored chain attached to it, I'm tempted to snap it off the crown but no need! We got a Minz necklace in the goodie bag (will take picture of that later), yay!

We arrived un-fashionably late because Diana had to work in the morning and got held up, drove all the way from Melawati to Bangi to pick me up and then I forgot to insert the camera's memory card and we turned back, luckily I realized my error when she was pumping gas in my area. Quite an embarrassing moment to came in from the back door of T Forty Two when the runway show almost ended with people staring & no seats available -_- But! I did get to take nice photos still hehehe
What: A fashion tea party celebrating a collaboration of Fashion Valet + Minz
Where: T Forty Two, Bangsar Village 2.
When: 29th March 2011, 3pm-5pm.

The fashion show was hosted by Miss Universe Malaysia 2011, Deborah Henry & model/entrepreneur Stephanie Chai. So gorgeous I almost fainted! I always watch Bella @ NTV7 whenever I have time (won a Sothys make-up set from Bella once!) so I'm used to seeing Deborah Henry on the screen, couldn't believe that yesterday I get to touch her & hug her a bit.. EEEEK! Sorry for being ultra creepy Deborah & Stephanie, I'm just yet another excited fan ♥
With Vivy Yusof, famous blogger of & fashion enterpreneur of Fashion Valet. She also works as a contractor at her father's construction company. A law graduate doing multiple things at the age of 24 years old. Inspired? You best be! :)

On every event that we go together people would ask whether are we sisters, if it is true Diana probably has all the pan-asian beauty from 'Mom' & 'Dad' and I get the tanned big nosed look. LOL!
Sue Ann Chong, Managing Director of TiC. Glad to know ur safe & sound Susu! | Joyce of KinkyBlueFairy ♥ It's been awhile since we last met and Joyce you still maintain cute so tadehal lah!

And the my biggest highlight of the evening! I was super shocked and touched when Vivy called me up and told me her mom wants to meet me and she's a big fan of my blog! My jaw literally dropped to the floor if it could and I went to Vivy's mom, Madam Aishah and salam-ed her with all smiles on my face. Still can't wipe off those grins since yesterday. Shout out to you Madam, you rock my world :D Thank you so much for reading my blog and for having me yesterday ♥ /cries
*move over Vivy :p*
Can I be your daughter tooooooo? Haha look at me like seriously I still can't believe myself XD

Believe me when I say I have a large grin plastered on my face till this very moment, ahh the most unexpected moment yeah. I bet Vivy is super annoyed at me right now haha sorry V! Anyways we went to Cat's Whiskers afterwards and I bought a dark purple harem pants at 50% off and I treated Diana for dinner at Nirwana. Delicious!

On our way home;
Tried on Diana's handmade headband, she sells these and a whole lot more, this one reminds me much of Salvatore Ferragamo signature ribbon. Diana can also custom made your order, and her price is the cheapest I've seen thus far! ;)

All in all, I had fun ♥
p/s: The rest of the pictures { here } .

FEATURED: Local & International Media

Alhamdulillah for the past few months I have been featured in a few locals & international media. I haven't gotten any time to do a dedicated post on each one of them so I'm just gonna mash it up all together :)

Alexa Chung holding Cracker Your Wardrobe magazine March issue, in which I am featured in.
Featured in Cracker Your Wardrobe March 2011, Korean fashion magazine which is widely known in Europe & ofcourse Korea.
These were taken by Nicholas of Garbagelapsap during the last Chic Pop 6, and coincidentally he's working for a project with an international Korean fashion magazine and my style shot was selected among others. What's more important is that, the Koreans are interested with Malaysian street style, including us ladies with hijab on. I'm truly proud to see that even though we covered our hair, and most parts of our body accordingly we can still be fashionable, and getting recognition on that is liberating. Hijab most certainly does not prohibits us to express ourself stylishly as long as it's within the boundaries in Islam, aurat. Other than that it's also nice to see familiar faces being featured along side myself, above me is Hui Jing (loving her floppy hat and cheeky smile. Next to me is Ana Abu Samah, this vintage chic girl I have a lil style crush on ^_^, and Adriani in her Forever 21 mustard pants (we were wearing the same Finks inspired boots that day, I think that caught Nicholas attention hehe)

{ Details of what I wore: CHLOE-esque }

Featured in EH! March 2011 Street Style section;
This was during Old Blossom Box Preloved Party in January 2011, I was only there to give my support to my dear friends who held & joined the event. Was still experimenting and finding my ways with the hijab, tried on the lace sneek peek on the forehead. I think most of the items I wore were below RM50 each, the furry bag is RM35 and the wonderful heels I bought from Adriani were only RM15 which was bought at the Preloved sale itself. Therefore I have to agree with the quote above, loosely translated;

Fashion is expensive but style is not. It all depends on your own creativity. And this shines through your personality if you know how to mix & match.

{ Details of what I wore at Old Blossom Box February Preloved Party in January 2011 } March 2011 issue, a local magazine targeting young hijabi ladies.
This time, my lil shop albeit is not yet launched sponsored the wardrobe for Gaya Tudung / Hijab Style section. Hijab was sponsored by Sugarscarf and the model is Eyqa's baby sister, Mira.
Had so much fun at the shoot, my first time at Karangkraf and I get to meet Kak Fat who was the Editor of She came by to chat with Eyqa, naturally as a regular customer of Sugarscarf she was asking for tips & tricks. Anyways all the clothes will be sold at Shop SputnikSweetheart, insyaAllah will be launched in April. I know we kept on delaying but blimey me for exposing this virtual shop so much so early on that somehow me & husband became more busy and have little time to spend on getting it finished. We're trying to get it launched early April, which means numerous work on my side because I will have to do all the text and photo editing. I love my job, I love my job.
" It's fun to work for your own company. You are your own boss. Yes but u are also the officeboy, despatch, tea lady and janitor". - Obefiend
The hijab tutorial up above is a combination of ideas between me, Eyqa & Mira. If you can't see the photos clearly and can't get your hands on the magazine, perhaps I will recreate the tutorial soon :)

Talking about job, looks like my salary at Sony has been cut off to a certain amount which looks like almost 1/3 of what I am normally receiving. I knew this day would come, because we have already discussed about this during my first few months in the hospital. Sony has been so nice to me, and my 6 months of full salary without going to work has ended. For your information, I was diagnosed with Acute Myleoid Leukemia, May last year and ever-since then I haven't step in to work due to my medical condition. The management has been more than accommodating, as long as I provide my medical leave certificate (MC) from the doctor and my doctors could not have been any nicer. And as discussed, I get 6 months full salary and the next 6 months insyaAllah half or even less. After that, it will be up to the management's discretion whether or not I should still stay. Before that time ends, I am working hard on my business so that I can still pay my fixed bills & more - rent, house loan, car etc. And I need to match my business salary with my salary as a senior engineer at Sony. Whether or not I will be able to do so, we will have to see. I am restless, tired & nervous but this is the challenge I have to go through. I really don't want to burden my husband and family. I am still alive and if not fully healthy, I can still breathe, I still have my two hands & feet to work and will do so as long as I can.

Argh! Suddenly this becomes an emo rant post! So sorry XD
Had so much fun at Old Blossom Box Preloved Party (March) last weekend, although I came unprepared bearing only a bag of clothes - which is apparently too few! But I'm alright and happy to meet my readers and spending time with my friends. View the photos { here }

{ Previously featured in; }


WIWT: Ocean Blue + Amber Chia

Took this shot at home, after the Women Of Malaysia meet-up. And after I did a hijab tutorial for this style, hence a lil different than the ones posted below;
WHAT I WORE: Schanaz Scarf in Ocean Blue ♥ super loving the vibrant color! | Chunky necklace from Stellar | Neon yellow scarf bought online | Grey long sleeved shirt from MNG | Nude brown drape dress from Oh Popsicles | Light brown buttoned cardi from The Shoplifter's supplier ages ago | Orange ring from The Curve, RM10 | Suede bag from Oh Popsicles RM35 | Peach pants bought online | Miu Miu wannabe pumps, coming soon to Shop SputnikSweetheart |

Inspired by this color scheme ♥

A looser rendition of my first Knotted Hijab Tutorial;
I present to you my Layered Knot Hijab Tutorial

Went to Phileo Damansara with Eyqa for a discussion with the editor of Women of Malaysia magazine. I honestly thought we were gonna do the shoot then & there but I was so wrong T_T Atleast got to spend some time with Eyqa :)
Eyqa, Shafiqah of Women of Malaysia & me.

We had our lunch at Secret Recipe, I've never had their Green Curry Chicken before and it tastes good. A lil spicy but nothing that I can't bear. And the portion was quite large, ended up canceling our Banana Split coz even Eyqa had to help me finish up the curry hohoho!
Bumped into Amber Chia who was sitting outside, she just finished her photoshoot with Women of Malaysia; she's the Woman of The Month for May. Do wait out for Women of Malaysia first issue coming out this May 2011 ♥

Photo-gedik session while waiting for Eyqa in the car ^_^ dah pandai dah! Thanks to this new contact lense I'm wearing, made my eyes bigger. Love that the green color is super subtle.
Thanks Eyqa for a wonderful day. Love ya!