Friday, September 21, 2012

M.A.C's tributes Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe with Limited Edition Collection!

First of all, 
Stop whatever it is you're doing right now
coz you'd want to sit for this one.
Don't say that I didn't warn you!

MAC is coming out with a Marilyn Monroe Collection
just in time for halloween!
 An icon in every sense of the word,
Marilyn embodies the high gloss femininity that so defines that
golden age of Hollywood.
Now you can have a little hint of it in your daily lives with
MAC's latest collection scheduled to be released in October!

Here's a little peek into the collection.

Large Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • How to Marry Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Preferred Blonde Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silver Screen True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Showgirl Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • Pure Zen Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Scarlet Ibis Bright orange red (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Love Goddess Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
  • Charmed I’m Sure Dark true red (Matte)
  • Deeply Adored Deep scarlet (Matte)

Dazzleglass ($21.50 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • Phiff! Sheer yellow peach (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Little Rock Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)

False Lashes Mascara ($20.00 U.S.)

  • Extreme Black Black

Brow Finisher ($15.00 U.S.)

  • Clear Clear

Eye Kohl ($15.00 U.S.)

  • Fascinating Intense matte white
  • Smolder Intense black

Penultimate Eyeliner ($18.50 U.S.)

  • Rapidblack True black

Penultimate Brow Marker ($18.50 U.S.)

Lashes ($16.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • 35 Lash

Powder Blush ($22.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • Legendary Pale soft coral (Satin)
  • The Perfect Cheek Neutral pink beige (Matte) (Repromote)

Lip Pencil ($16.50 U.S.)

  • Beet Vivid reddish-pink
  • Redd Clearly red
  • Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red

Beauty Powder ($28.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • Forever Marilyn Sheer pale peach highlighter

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S.) (Limited Edition)

  • Rich, Rich, Rich Glittery gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich deep retro wine (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Stage Red Dark berry red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Kid Orange Coral (Cream)
What do you think?
I think this one of every beauty junkie's MUST HAVES!
I asked one of the staff at MAC 1 Borneo and they said that they might not carry it in Kota Kinabalu so I'm kinda getting nervous already!I think the lipsticks are my absolute MUST HAVES.
Oh Marilyn, why are you so gorgeous?
Since we're on the topic of Marilyn,
here are some of my Top 3 personal favourite
celebrity transformations as Marilyn.
Blake Lively as Marilyn in a Gossip Girl scene.
Fans of hit TV series SMASH will know this one! Katherine McPhee as Marilyn on Broadway.
 No. 1
Scarlett Johansson is the perfect actor to play Marilyn. Super Gorgeous!
I better start saving now &
find a way to get my hands on this when it comes out!
If any of you generous lovelies want to pass some my way,
you are most welcome.
Till next time lovelies,

Introducing the next Justin Bieber!

I know my brother is SOO gonna KILL me
 when he reads this title!
But anyways, recently I had the liberty to do some
laid back test shots for my younger brother - Ace
who is only 14 years old this year.
For those of you who've never met him,
he currently stands at about 165cm and maybe one day
could be a model. Who knows right? *wink*
He absolutely needs to work on his angles and
expressions for the time being.
Till then here is a compilation of
what he looks like now :

What do YOU think? Leave those comments below!
Till next time my lovelies,

Renawati Jamudi's Wedding Story featuring Mon Amour

Hello Lovlies! How have you been?
I am super excited about this post because not only is it about Rena's makeover
but it also features one of my dresses from my Mon Amour Collection!
Rena contacted me one day to do her wedding makeup and
the first time I saw her she instantly reminded me of Wendy Radin,
a friend whom I madeover for Unduk Ngadau DBKK in 2011.
So without further ado, here is Rena before her makeover:
 Rena admits to not usually putting on makeup on a daily basis
so I did my best to not overdo her makeup by giving her
an au naturel look but with emphasis on her sleepy eyes. 
Foundation was kept as close to her natural skintone which was tan
& it is important not to make her look fairer otherwise
it would appear 'ashy' in photos.
Lips were kept neutral to complement the minimal feel of her look.

Here is Rena after her transformation.
As this makeover was for her wedding reception in the evening,
I channeled the Beyonce Bronze/Golden Red-Carpet look for inspiration.
Hair was wavy and styled into a modern updo as she specifically
requested to have a diffrent hairstyle apart from her pre-wedding photos.
I then attached a diamond encrusted brooch as an accessory from my collection
to finish her hairstyle. Simply Chic and Exclusive!
Available for purchase or rental. Kindly email for more details.
Here are the newly weds as they made their grand entrance together into the ballroom.
She wore a creamy/peach gown from her bridal vendor for her first look.
 Next it was time to amp up the drama!
During her first visit to my home boutique, Rena instantly fell in love with
my Red Ruffled Dress from my Mon Amour Collection on display &
finally confirmed it a few days before her wedding!
 I have to say it fits her perfectly
and gives her that absolute glamour needed for her reception!
Red Ruffled Dress from my Mon Amour Collection available for rent.
Contact me on my Facebook page or email for more details! 
 As for her makeup,
I intensified her eyeshadow to make her eyes pop even more and
changed her nude lip color to Scarlet Red to go with her already fabulous dress!
Hair was let down and swept to one side for that romantic feel.
Diamond Jewelry Set also from my Mon Amour Collection available for rent.
Contact me on my Facebook page or email for more details!
 Congratulations Patrick & Rena!
Hope you enjoy this post!
Don't forget to comment and share this post if you like my work.
Till next time lovelies,

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A taste of Indonesia

Have you ever noticed that cool Indonesian inspired bistro
al-fresco dining place along Jalan Mat Salleh on your way to Tanjung Aru?
After passing by the place several times,
I decided to give it a try after my makeover job around the area recently.
Lo and behold, Bali Bali Gardens Restaurant!
View from the main road of Jalan Mat Salleh
The Balinese umbrellas at the entrance are absolutely attention grabbing.
Balinese stone sculpture around the premises.
 They even had this little mini stage area
which I thought would be awesome for intimate wedding ceremonies & dance shows!
Which reminded me of the time my dancers did a Balinese-inspired
dance performance for A'Sutra which I feel would fit just right in this typical setting.  
Going back to the story,
I decided to give this interesting place a try so
I really didn't know what the menu would be like.
A little introduction about the place.
They didn't have much of an extensive selection on their menu
so I asked the waiteress for suggestion and this is what I ate.
Ayam Bertutu RM16.00

The Ayam Bertutu is an authentic Balinese baked and grilled chicken served with rice,
traditional condiments and sambal. I wished they had Ayam Penyet in their menu though!
A little hot chai to melt down the fats!
One photo before hitting the road.
Overall, I'd give their food 3 Stars since personally I'm not a fan of spicy foods.
Portions were also rather small for the price you pay.
However you really have to commend them for their ambience and decor
which I'd give a perfect 5 Stars!
Interested peeps can head down & experience this fresh new place at the details below :
Bali Bali Gardens Restaurant
No. 145, Lorong Bunga Telur,
Jalan Mat Salleh, 88300 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: 088-319933 Fax: 088-272101

Till next time you lovelies,

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Favourites

As a young fan of fashion, De La Renta was never alongside
my list of favourites like McQueen, Dior and Balmain
until his Spring 2013 RTW collection caught on my radar.
This comes as no surprise when “Sultan of Suave,”
“Couture Conquistador,” and “Guru of Glamour”
are but three of the complimentary (and catchy) things the
award-winning and debonair designer Oscar de la Renta has been called
in the course of his long and starry career.

Here are my Top Favourites out of his 60 piece collection.
Loving the flaired top.

The kebaya Nyona-esque lace is too beautiful!

A little too much lace for my liking.
Reminds me of Valentino's last collection.

Something about lace that's so sexy and innocent at the same time.

This applique technique is so familiar, seen it before somewhere.
Love the applique top!

Again, LOVE the top. Pants are too A line for my liking.
Just so sweet. The tweed skirt is so Chanel!

Don't you love bright colors on a dark model? STRIKING!

Gotta love em' feathers!
The dress is so Chanel and shoes is very Louis Vuitton S/S 2012!
I love this dainty piece. 50s inspired but in a modern way.

Love how the flowers gradually drop from her bodice.

It's a little too bridal for me. I would be happy with 2 tiers.

Something about this dress tells me : Drama!
Love the pop of color from her shoe.

Rocker Chic! Loving those LV inspired shoes!

Fantastic monochrome combination.

Simply Spanish. Ole!

True to his roots, this famed son of the Dominican Republic
threw some Caribbean seasoning into the mix,
with an upbeat palette of watermelon pink,
sunshine yellow, and parrot green.
These solids were mixed with vibrant Madras cotton plaids,
slashed to ribbons to create multitiered pencil skirts.
Simply breathtaking.
I'm officially a fan Mr.De La Renta!
Till next time,