January Weekends

Collection of shots taken during my weekends in January: took advantage of abandoned nooks and corners around Perth city in executing my passion for style photography, frequented new restaurants for food that is beyond super scrumptious, bought an ostrich egg (still deciding whether I want to eat it or incubate it until it hatches!), moved to a new office smacked right in front of Scarborough Beach facing the Indian Ocean so my drive to work is more adventurous, and got spoiled by my no less than amazing guy with many exciting dates!

My January was already filled with massive love, adventure and happiness but I'm anticipating a crazier February!! Are you with me??


Of the Past

The setup of this particular park reminds me of my own childhood days in Montreal, Canada. Back then I used to live merely three minutes worth of walk away from a park, which I frequent more than I probably should. I remember it being humongous (well when you're a kid, everything seems gigantic to you), complete with swimming pools, three separate playgrounds, a baseball field and multiple picnic areas! So stopping by this park in Perth today surely brought massive fond memories that put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.


Fossil Stones

Double tusk-shaped fossil stones set into a bangle with adjoining chain and brass bar neckpiece with tusk-shaped smokey quartz stone -- two gems from the Mania Mania 2012 Utopia collection I wouldn't mind piling onto my own stone accessory stack.


Change of Mind

What was I thinking, wearing both leggings and boots when it's 41℃ outside! Plus with this getup have I forgotten about my 2012 personal style resolution? Trust me, as much as I love these studded leggings from Supré, it didn't even last five seconds after these snaps. Finally feeling free of cloth restrictions, I then happily bounced to the city for the rest of the day wearing only a Witchery trapeze tank top as dress and the Steve Madden Troopa military inspired boots I chose as my January prize pair for winning their recent Sole Search competition.


Solid Substance

Found this oversized baby at the back of the purse rack in Sportsgirl and immediately fell in love, all thanks to the stud sensor I've got implanted in my heart.


In the Name of Love

I know I've seemingly been missing in action over here on this blog the past few days but I swear it's all for a valid reason! I've been busy filming in a Malaysian love drama series titled 'Atas Nama Cinta' (translation: In the Name of Love) last two weeks, as a Malaysian tour guide based in Perth. Here are few snapshots either I or my sister managed to capture in between acting out scenes, rehearsing lines and having a blast! The series will be aired on Akasia TV3 in Malaysia and online next month (I will announce the exact date and time on Twitter and Facebook). In the meantime, I'll be waiting... high with anticipation!


Celebrating Life!

Festive dinner at Panchos Mexican restaurant. Just because.

Life is too short so I choose to celebrate it! Every. Single. Day. Living in a world filled with setbacks, bad news and negativities, I've chosen to create a path of meaningful adventure for myself backed with a personal mission to attract as much positive enjoyment possible. Born a stubborn child that grew into a rebellious teenager and now a deeply aware adult, I question the existence of a lot of things. I appreciate organization, but hate rules. I respect diversity, but despise societal hiearchy. I still don't get the purpose of school/work uniforms. But now I've learned to celebrate my hard-headedness and ways of beating mediocre thoughts. My life these days are filled with only the things and activities that I choose to have myself involved in. I've learned to say no to the good so I can make room for the great! I value personal development and quality of life as much as I value freedom and mobility, so few of the things that make me happiest include managing purposeful organizations and businesses, supporting unconventional fashion and life styles, reading mind-stimulating books (this one is my ultimate favourite), travelling, food from all over the world, sunsets at the beach, reggae and zumba, making new friends and creative photography. Life is beautiful and I'm here to absorb every shine!

What makes you happiest?


Date Night

Apparently a wardrobe team consisting this striking mullet dress from Ally, leopard printed purse from Charles & Keith, gladiator sandals from City Beach, vintage turquoise necklace, custom made leather cuff and my ever loyal Australian bush hat was all I needed to kickstart the most perfect summer night date thus far.


Watch It LIVE Here: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Menswear Show

TONIGHT: Burberry Prorsum Menswear Autumn Winter 2012 Runway Show LIVE from Milan.
14th January 11pm Perth/Kuala Lumpur/Singapore/Taipei time.
(Get your time here if you're from a different city)

Runway to Reality:
Once again, I'm happy to announce that DISTRIKMODE is selected as one of the four major fashion websites in Malaysia taking part in live streaming the Burberry fashion show from Milan! Lets watch the show together, and if you see something you fancy from the show you can beat the rest of the fashion pack by getting your pieces well ahead before the full Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2012 menswear collection are made available in stores and online in July 2012! The collection will be available to purchase immediately following the show for one week until Sunday 22 January 2012 and all orders will be delivered within 8 weeks from order date.


Wild Species

Spent a couple of exceptionally interesting hours with the kangaroos at Caversham Wildlife Park here in Perth to teach them how to rock out cool poses while maintaining a smize, as perfectly executed by roo #1 in the first shot! Feeling particularly adventurous (aka crazy), I decided it was only appropriate that I whip up a (somewhat) complete safari getup exhibiting a Shakuhachi drawstring vest dress and Australian leather bush hat, topped with mixed accessories and wedges by Betts. Apparently whispers and stares from the surrounding crowd toward my shoe of choice didn't stop me from having an amazing time!


Makeup Madness

What a beautiful mess.


Tangerine Twist | The Holstee Manisfesto

Having a serene moment of life reflection at the park nearby, donning a new tangerine coloured kimono cardigan gifted by Flapper Wings over an old loose-fitting tank top and vintage skirt, as my mind wandered to recall the Holstee manifesto, which I personally read every morning upon waking up, that I'd be more than happy to share with you! Here it goes:

This is your LIFE. Do what you love and DO IT OFTEN.
If you don't like something, CHANGE IT.
If you don't like your job, QUIT.
If you don't have enough time, STOP WATCHING TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, STOP. They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
STOP OVER ANALYZING; Life is simple. All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, APPRECIATE every last bite.
Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people, WE ARE UNITED IN OUR DIFFERENCES.
Ask the next person you see, what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
TRAVEL OFTEN; getting lost will only help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once; SEIZE THEM.
Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them. SO GO OUT AND START CREATING.
Life is short.


Oh Malaysia!

Amidst all the exciting craziness that has been happening since I came back to Perth two weeks ago I totally forgot I have these shots hidden in between a plethora of snaps in my desktop folders. A so-called visual summary of my trip back to Malaysia for a whole two months; chilling out in the capital city Kuala Lumpur known for its monumental Petronas Twin Towers, showing the family cats Moffy and Molly endless love and undivided attention (for once), having fun at my brother's jamming/recording studio and eating at the most interesting places around the city (you can literally find any kind of food in Malaysia... including my personal favourite Mexican bites!), attending my cousin's wedding in a village hours away from the city (what a relief!), indulging in extremely juicy tropical fruits like pulasan and mangosteen, and not to mention witnessing a phenomenal sunrise from up high in the sky on the way back to Perth!


Sorrento Sands

Scorching summer sun calls for super summer fun! Taking typical seasonal dressing up a notch by layering a nude leather harness I designed (previously worn in gothic and biker inspired styling) over a fuss-free dress from An Old Flame, topped with a bright vintage gypsy scarf and the usual rings and things -- a combination perfectly suiting an evening of frolicking around Sorrento Beach in Hillarys Western Australia!