Monday, June 29, 2015

Silver URSA

How was your weekend? I had a lovely one spending some quality time with the husband, my parents and my in-laws. In between all that I was busy preparing for aere's latest release today :) aere has released more designs in more colours today at all stockists. Apart from that there's a special promo going on too since Raya is coming up soon :) If you follow aere's IG you would know what's going on hehe.

Anyway, in this post I'm wearing one of aere's designs released today. The URSA Top. I wanted a top that's simple and minimalist, feels exclusive, looks elegant and sophisticated as well as something I can wear with anything and everything in my wardrobe. (Skirts and pants mostly) Other than the fabric and the simplicity of it, my favourite feature of this top is the unique zipper cuffs which gives off a pleated effect when it's partially fastened. (Maybe I'll share in another post) :)

One of the benefits of running my own label is that I get to try on the samples way before it's released for customers to buy. If I'm not happy with it then I won't proceed to produce it but if I'm happy with it then I get to produce it for it to be released. I must say that this URSA Top is something that's fast becoming one of my favourite top. I've worn day and night because it is suitable to be worn for all occasions.

Anyway, in my post Not Everything is Black or White I blogged about the interview and photoshoot for a magazine I did awhile ago. I also shared a different look which I wore on that day. The look I'm sharing  in this post was the first look I wore on that day. I paired aere's URSA with my favourite PYXIS Skirt and aere x dUCk dUCkscarves. I've previously blogged about how the PYXIS is adjustable and can be changed from an A-Line Skirt, to a mermaid or a flared skirt just by adjusting the two sippers at the side. See my post Winds of Glad Tidings to see how I wore the PYXIS in a different colour in a different way.

I wanted to create different looks with the different aere pieces from the current collection and this was what I came up with. A combination of silver gray  white and lavender :) Colours of the aere x dUCk print. Check out aere's webpage to browse the whole collection and see the different colours of the aere x dUCk's print as top, bottoms and dresses. 

Till my next post, have a productive Monday and a blessed week!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ariani Lebaran 2015 Fashion Show

Oh how time flies! We are almost saying goodbye to June already. June has been a really busy month for me. I'm not sure if I had the time to tell you about this one day where I had to attend THREE events in a day.

I had a little dilemma. I was invited to give a talk at the Runway Two Point Zero in Subang (which I hope to blog about later too) at 6.00 p.m, and at the same time I was also invited to my cousin's Pu3 bridal collection at the Ritz Carlton KL which was supposed to start at 7.30 p.m! But then to add to my (good kind of) headache, after saying yes to both of the events above, I received the invitation to Ariani Lebaran 2015 Fashion Show at 3.00 p.m. too. It was an event I couldn't say no to. So I said yes, and somehow I managed to make all three events in the same day!

There was a reason why I couldn't say no to Ariani Lebaran 2015 Fashion Show. Last year, I attended the exclusive preview of Ariani's 2014 collection (read about it here) an extravagant yet very entertaining event with lots of surprises, celebrity appearances and showcasing a collection of lovely scarfs and shawls. This year, the organizers may have just out done themselves. It was certainly a well run show!

Held at the Mandarin Oriental, the set up was really beautiful and elaborately decorated! Big drapes of red and yellow-y orange cloths on the ceiling helped to set the mood. The runway was the main focus this year in the middle of the banquet hall as the guests were seated in rows on either side of the runway. This was a little different from last year where the guests sat at round tables, but it certainly gave the guests a better view of the models as they paraded down the runway. Coincidentally, my outfit for the day matched the colours of Ariani (totally unintentional). I'll share more about my look in another post. (wearing aere's LACERTA and AQUILA Skirt)

I arrived quite early and registered myself. Registration was quite fast. The event was graced by the presence of Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Sultanah Hajah Haminah and other dignitaries such as Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama Hajah Majimor binti Sharif, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis and started when they arrived.

The event began with a recitation of dua and a speech by Datin Farah Haryani Muhammad Philip, the marketing director of Ariani Textiles. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that this year, Ariani will be venturing into the instant shawl market while at the same time maintaining their quality and focus on lace and Swarovski crystals and emphasis on fashionable pieces. They are also focusing on vibrant and pastel colours as well and they are also launching online at It makes it easier for me to check out their latest collection.

After that, the guests were treated to a delicious array of food before the fashion show started. There was also a performance by Humood Al-Khuder. Honestly, I didn't eat much as I was seated with the fellow bloggers. So, as what we normally tend to do when we sit together, we took photos! There were a few familiar faces: my good friend and travel buddy Shea Rasol, my recent dinner date Namee Roslan, my co-cover girl Fatin Suhana, my sister-in-law blogger Syahira Zakaria and also Tatie Ghafur, Shazwani Hamid, Iza Hamid, Yuyu Zulaikha, and Sabbyprue who were there at last year's ARIANI event too. I also met a few new blogger friends : Ieda and Iena Mansor, the twins. Anyways, since my husband was my driver that day, I had him take this photo of all of us :) (All photos in this post are taken by him except the official photos I mentioned below)

As much as I really wanted to stay and check out all the lovely pieces being showcased, I had to excuse myself a little early before the show ended, because I managed to shift my talk at the Runway Two Point Zero to 5.00 p.m. I think I left just before 4.30 p.m. From Mandarin Oriental to Subang. Did I make it on time? Wait for my next post on that day to find out! In the meantime, check out the official photos from the event below!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hot Pink Elysian

I don't usually wear hot pink if you have noticed from my previous look posts but this dress really catches my eye. The minute I saw it on FV's website I knew I got to have it. Plus, it's something that I would want to wear a lot during this Ramadhan. Glad I chose this dress because it's really something I would want to wear again and again. When you dress good, you feel good. The hot pink just gives a strike of confidence and brightens up the whole look. Plus, it's really subtle as it's placed at a small part of the dress. 

I love this dress. It's wudhu' friendly (zippers at sleeves), fits nicely and the multi coloured panelling gives a slimming effect! I've just gained one size up recently so that slimming factor really is a plus point! Well done LTD! I've been a fan of Love to Dress since their first collection. Paired the Elysian Dress in Black and Hot Pink from Love to Dress for Fashion Valet with one of my favs instant shawl, Sugarscarf. 

I recently blogged about another dress from their Love to Dress for Fashion Valet in my post I LOVE TO DRESS

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