Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Words: Aisha K.
Photos: Aisha K., Ariff

Bag by Pedro; Caramello Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick by Stila;
Elise Lash 7154 by The Armoire; Kurung Rendang by Woo/Fiziwoo for Zalora;
Twisted-Effect Earrings by ZARA

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Having become one of many sought after designers in Malaysian fashion industry today, as always, Fiziwoo never cease to impress us collection after collection. This year, Fiziwoo's ready-to-wear capsule collection was inspired from stories told by their parents during childhood, thus forming an exciting hybrid of curated vintage sentiments and the contemporary. Sleek silhouettes, structured capes with names of each design mimicking the nostalgic allure of actual raya delicacies like dodol (a sweet confection), lemang (glutinous rice), pineapple tarts, rempeyek (a deep-fried cracker), and semperit (otherwise known as 'dahlia cookies'). Witty indeed huh!

Last year, I went really traditional with this kebaya nyonya I got from Shah Alam. In fact, I got to don it again this year and keep Eid real with this one. I've always loved anything that has incredible attention to details and I know I can rely on Fiziwoo to always cater me that.

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Extremely filled with gratitude that I got to experience Ramadan and embrace the spirit of Raya again this year and while this self still feels the slight inadequacy of giving my all, I do hope that we meet the month of towering blessings again. Insya'Allah.

Selamat Hari Raya!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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And just like that, a new year has come upon us. Without a doubt, 2015 was an eventful year for me. If you'd allow me to usher you through a roundup of my favourite moments..

Courtesy of Lush 99.5 and a dear friend, I got the privilege to experience Laneway Festival for the very first time in January. Elated I was when I learned my team's final year project got shortlisted for my school's graduation showcase and shortly after, before I know it, I was at my very own convocation; officially graduated with a diploma. My 21st wasn't all fancy, but nothing beats the joy of celebrating it with my one favourite person whom up till today, I still feel beyond blessed to have in my life. In late May, I was humbled to have been exclusively invited by the up-and-coming local label - Eight Slate, to their first ever pop-up concept store press event.

Did I look nyonya enough for you last Hari Raya? Well, I got a short stint being Scape's graphic designer for a month in August and I never imagine I'd experienced "prom" with this one. En route to China for a week thereafter. I made the most out of the frosty weather by layering up - coats, turtlenecks. The cojones of me trying to go out bare legged however got me in a nasty stomach flu situation. Bustling Beijing is a city of contrasts as they say, but there was something about its obscure charm and it never fail to always greet me with gleaming luminescence come dusk.

November came down to being involved in Cartier and Charles & Keith fashion shows. Then, came the season to haul out the turtlenecks and marinate in rich caramels. I admit December was truly a month to remember because I'll never forget that night when we got all soaked running in the rain from the crowd, and in dire need for shelter.
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High Collar Ribbed Top c/o | Leather Pencil Skirt c/o Topshop
Messenger Bag with Chain c/o Zara | Gold Plated Bracelet c/o Guess
Moccasins c/o Pedro

I have been finding myself gravitating toward more clean and minimalistic looks. I know I don't often broadcast every high neither do I try to hide every low but I promise to keep my social media and blog as raw and as real as possible. I'm still working on a fresh blog layout. In the meantime, what are your new year resolutions?

May 2016 be filled with love and warmth, and beyond for us all. x

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