2017, COLLABORATION, MELBOURNE, Paul Smith, STREET STYLE

Melbourne Fashion Festival with Paul Smith (2017)

March 24, 2017

As Gucci has its distinctive G’s, Paul Smith has stripes, as Louis Vuitton has its iconic crossed LV, Paul Smith has colour and as Fendi had its two characteristic F’s, Paul Smith has tailoring.

Brands use distinctive visual tactics to tell them apart from their competitors and allies, a symbol or sign to let the industry know who and where they are. Paul Smith is no different, only the label’s iconic representor lies in the clothes themselves – cuts, shapes, colours and designs which set the Paul Smith label distinguishably apart from the rest.

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COLLABORATION, OUTFIT, PRINTS & PATTERNS, RED, WINTER

MIX MASTER WITH TOMMY HILFIGER ‘S FALL / WINTOR COLLECTION FOR MEN 2016

March 23, 2017

Different from Tommy Hilfiger’s past preppy collections, it is more about fine materials and surprising details this winter:  the unexpectedly stern leather used in a field jacket with geometric pockets, the shearling collar and doubled zip on a rather natty navy puffer. A great deal of attention was given to trims, stitch details, and tonal accents—all handled with a light touch, but noticeable enough to make the garments pop.

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OUTFIT

CHECK IN AT VAMFF WITH MARKS & SPENCER AUSTRALIA

March 17, 2017

Marks & Spencer Australia is always the first one comes to my mind when shopping for outfits classic and minimal, such as this vintage-look and slick cut tan biker jacket. I styled it with black rollneck, slim-cut formal trousers and monk-strap boots for an evening event at VAMFF ( Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion festival ), even though my Marks & Spencer order comes all the way from UK, it only took a week to be delivered, which made sure my fashion week schedule comes easy!

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LIFESTYLE

HOW TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY – PARTNER W/ 140 PERTH

February 22, 2017

It’s human nature and completely natural to look back on our past selves and mentally re-create our lives if we had done just one thing differently all those years ago.

I had always had to be the top student in high school and everything in my life was planned and everything went so well. It wasn’t because I was smarter or had great self-control, but because of my typical disciplined Asian parents. “Everything will go well if you listen to me, son,” they would say – and yes I did. It’s time to study English. It’s time to go workout. You have to eat vegetables – I remember it like it was yesterday.

Life is easier when there is a forced schedule and I never wandered about the existence of an optional path during these years. I thought the path I was taking was the only way to my destination – as my mom’s explanation defined, your destination will be a wonderful life and a great job, investment properties, a nice car and a healthy family.

Once we all grow older, and out of control, we realise how fascinating this world is, and we realise we can do whatever we can with a bit of independence driving us. So we let it be, we do whatever we want, we spend all the money on payday then starve ourselves for the rest of the month. They are lessons we learn and regrets we live by.  Of course I am not here promoting my parents’ parenting, neither saying learning self-control is necessary for everybody. But the un-arguable truth is, the result is so good when there is somebody or something there pushing you out of your comfort-zone and helping you during the making of something important in your life.

If you work at home, you would know how easy it is to let go of a day. A lazy breakfast and maybe a bit of interior re-arrangement can simply throw your working plan out the door.

Try this instead: grab your laptop, notebook and study material and head to a public space like the newly opened 140PERTH.  I hear your complaining, you don’t want to give up on your quiet and comfortable study room, your well-organised table, your brand new Sonos home hi-fi system or the air-conitioning.  But if you want to be more successful, you are going to need to be your own parents this time, go out of reach of your comfort zone and make today just a little bit uncomfortable for yourself. But seriously though, the newly opened 140PERTH popup space is not uncomfortable at all.

It’s not only just the study space, but also the perfect place for a quick catchup with friends at the healthy smoothie bar or Grill’d.

Here’s what you need to know to get the job done in style at 140WORK.

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BOUTIQUE HOTELS, HOTEL, VIC

BENDIGO TRAVEL PHOTO DIARY WITH THE SCHALLER STUDIO

February 21, 2017

A palette of 50 shades of grey, clever use of moody shadows and a love affair with leather is hardly a combination that screams ‘artist in house’. But somehow there is plenty of art going on in house at Art Series Hotel and it all works perfectly to create the ultimate palette for luxury. It’s the interior design, perfectly executed aesthetic and location that makes the Art Series Hotel really pop among its peers.

Nestled deep in the pulse of Bendigo’s art heart, the hotel relies as much on the in-house design as the city’s design. They resonate with each other through street-scape grunge meets modern luxury for the ultimate combination of contemporary minimalism.

Bendigo Art Gallery is a refreshing nod to traditional works but with the classic Bendigo-modern twist the city is known for. Bendigo Art Gallery was home to Maticevski’s Dark Wonderland exhibition earlier this year (among many others in years gone by), a contemporary Australian fashion design encapsulated perfectly by the Art Series Hotel. It was the city’s and the gallery’s enthusiasm for contemporary works that makes the Art Series Hotel right at home in Bendigo.

Beyond the expected art forms, Bendigo is also home a plethora of antique shops worth exploring. Think pre-loved art and furniture, vintage fashion finds and the odd hidden gem, if an easel isn’t within your souvenir budget, something antique will be. Days can be spent getting lost beyond the buzzing streets in absolute wonderlands of treasures with a back story.

The Art Series Hotel is one of the many products of Bendigo’s art fever combined with clever use of artistic passion and design. It’s minimalist but so luxurious at the same time and makes one feel as though they have just stepped into the art studio of the world’s leading artists. The relationship between calm and chaos, shadows and light and texture and colour creates a very happy medium that gels perfectly with Bendigo’s aesthetic.

Check out our previous stay at  the Blackman Hotel and the Cullen Hotel if the Schaller Studio isn’t enough.

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HOTEL, NSW

HOW TO FIND YOUR OWN FASTER WAY TO SUCCESS – AFTER AN INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY STAY

February 17, 2017

I’ve been to Sydney plenty of times but my las trip was different – I stayed at InterContinental Sydney.

There are so many hotels to choose from, bosting roof-top pools, spas, honeymoon deluxe suites and everything in between but InterContinental Sydney is rejecting the hotel cookie cutter mold. So what makes it at the top of our destination list?

 A truly memorable stay with InterContinental Sydney, with exclusive benefits and uninterrupted views over Sydney Harbour including the Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, are the perks of the city’s most elusive and coveted club.

We’re joking. It’s as easily accessible as upgrading to the Club Room. No secret passwords needed here. Another kind of club you’re going to want to get in on is the Supper Club. It involves 27 champagnes ranging from Taittinger to Duval, Leroy to Ruinart. Read on for details.

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LIFESTYLE

HOW KITCHENAID PRO LINE BLENDER SAVED MY $3000 BUSINESS DEAL

February 10, 2017

Hey good morning you! Let me tell you a quick story: it was as we left Saturday morning yoga practice when a friend confessed to me she restricted herself to two eggs a day as to fit in her wedding gown. I laughed.

There is no point in excessive dieting if you don’t:

  • Fork out that extra $100 on a blender and weren’t so stingy
  • Say no to that large fries
  • Take Super Elixir (the herbs help with sugar cravings)
  • Have a better long-term plan as to avoid panic right before the wedding

It’s a cruel and harsh reality but life does require sacrifices on the smaller things so that you get to enjoy the bigger shiner things at the finish line.

Do you want to have a high quality of life with less regrets? Here are my top tips:

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LIFESTYLE

ARE YOU “ANTI-AGING” WRONG?

January 31, 2017

If it’s already been a few too many years since your 21st birthday and the whole getting better with age concept is harder than it first seemed, you’re not alone. The art of anti-ageing is one which will set us up for decades to come and, if mastered from the outset, we can only thank our past selves when we’re enjoying a healthy and happy 31st, 41st and whatever comes after that.

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How to, LIFESTYLE

HOW BLOGGERS BOYFRIEND SPENDS A WORK DAY AND HOW YOU CAN TRY IT OUT

January 26, 2017

Every office has one – the girl who does it all, does it well and looks good at the same time. How does she do it?

It’s a new year which means you need to step up your game if you want to keep up with the pack. Your body is like an iPhone and your brain is just the Apple ISO system, is it the new you version 3.12 today? Have you realised some new things in the last few days? Do you feel a new you grow on you? If no, you should because all it takes is some simple changes and new frame of mind to be as successful as Steve Jobs in your own criteria.

If you have an iPhone 4 in your purse or pocket, it doesn’t matter which ISO system you try to upgrade to, your phone isn’t going to reach its full potential. That is because the physical body doesn’t support the newer software or simply can’t hand the “speed” -exactly like our body. You have all your own brainstorming going on, trying to catchup with all the important work during the work-hours and prepare for the 7:30 am CEO meeting after dinner, but CAN YOUR BODY HANDLE IT? CAN YOUR BRAIN HANDLE IT?

I am going to reveal one of my biggest secrets to how I spend a successful work day. I have taken MACA ROOT PILLS daily for the past 3 years, I haven’t missed a day.  Here’s why and my story.

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LIFESTYLE

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO LOSE WEIGHT QUICK AND HEALTHILY IN 2017 ( BLOGGERS BOYFRIEND APPROVED )

January 24, 2017

The secret to losing weight quickly, smart, and healthily in the new year – tried and tested by Bloggers Boyfriend. I know – it’s nothing new and you’ve heard, read and played witness to enough health and weight loss tips to form an encyclopaedia but I’ve done the ground work for you. I’ve sorted the fads and fiction, I’ve developed a successful routine and I’ve proven there are certain basics that are about to become your best friend if you plan to start 2017 with a health kick. These tips and tricks are tried and tested by me personally and I’m proof they work.

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