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Raffles University Iskandar Fashion Showcase 2016

15 Aug

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Last week, I have been invited by Raffles University Iskandar (RUI) to be their guest for RUI Fashion Showcase 2016, featuring works from their final year fashion design students.

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I was so excited that finally I got the opportunity to look at fashion designed here in Johor Bahru! And at the same time I did not know what to expect as this would be the first time I attend a fashion exhibition in Johor Bahru. When I finally arrived at RUI, I was truly fascinated by all the works presented by the aspiring fashion designers!



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Inspired by illustrations of local (JB) landmarks and London revolution. A collection of bold and powerful designs.

I am in awe.

All the details are well taken care of, from the selection of fabric to the efforts being put into sewing the waves together. I am very impressed by how the fashion designer can associates local elements with London revolution and created a collection as beautiful as this.

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My inspiration for this Mini collection is London Revolution.

The revolution was a transition to new, advance generation between 1820 and 1840. The changes included the efficiency of water power, steam power, factory system, transportation, agricultural and etc. These changes had improve the living standard of London and boost the economic growth as it had create job opportunity, manufacture and efficient ways of manufacture.

In Short, revolution of London had impact out surrounding, technology and lifestyle. The ancient building which left behind was sketch by Han Zhen as for preservation and also a remark of the hard work from the ancestors.

The revolution had symbolized by layers of “waves”. The technique of layering is observed from Han Zhen sketches. The effort of building up layers from Han Zhen can also be applied to the ancestors as their efforts for planning and working up the revolution. (Designer Qilin Chai)



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Inspired by the KTM train cabin in one of the designer’s trip to Kuala Lumpur.

“A collection inspired by journey from people daily routines and KTM commuter public transport. The boxy train circulates from a pick-up point to its terminal point and eventually back to its original point again. There are routines and principles that box us. World we are living is actually a virtual box-within-box. Life is a cycle, always back to square one…”
My collection is named Boxession (combination of box+obsession), designed Autumn/Winter 2017, targeted working ladies, women who might a stylist, celebrities, dancers, artists or photographers at the age range of 20-45 yrs old who love creative and 3D sculptural kind of fashion. Color range for the collection is black, white, yellow and blue which black, yellow and blue are the KTM logo colors. Fabrication selected is mainly linen as it is light enough with certain stiffness which help better for my designs in boxy forms.
Overall message to bring is we need not to be well-rounded, we can have edges, perspectives, we can be square. The box of life where life is a cycle, always back to square one. I have boxy elements applied but at the same time I reserve the basics. Back to square one, just like the train circulation as well as people routines which we repeat and repeat again. (Designer Shin Nee Kuan)

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At first glance, the fold lines and utilisation of shapes reminds me of Miyake Issey. The details are very delicate. The demure fashion designer showed me her sketches and explained about the elements that inspired her to create this collection really WOW me and I am sure I will never look at the train cabin the same way anymore.

The Mirror Of Illusion

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I am a big fan of illusion. Don’t you thing fashion itself is a form of illusion? This creative fashion designer combine geometry and stainless steel in her work.

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She is very adventurous in using unconventional fabrics and sew them together in a perfect way. I must say I truly find it fun to go through the collection and discover lots of little surprises, such as screws on the sleeves!

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I had a chat with the fashion design students and their lecturers after their presentation and found out that one of the lecturer Jennifer Kong is a senior fashion designer with a studio in London! It would be such a privilege to learn fashion design from her isn’t it?!

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Now after the show I feel like enrolling myself in the 3 years fashion design course. Hehe… *Kidding*

As a girl born and bred in Johor Bahru, it really made me feel proud that local JB designers can create amazing work like this. I have seen enough to tell you that these are of those quality designs.

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To all the RUI fashion design students, I wish all of you a big success in pursuing your fashion design career and made us JB people proud!


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13 Aug

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  1. 一定要做凝胶美甲。因为效果更为持久,做完又可以直接方便自在的做事,不用等指甲油完全干(传统指甲油的话大约需4小时才会完全干)。而且也不怕指甲油脱落以后会掉进给宝宝准备的食物中。既使是洗刷的工作也不会有影响(当然还是不建议浸泡在水里太久了啦。)
  2. 我一定要很多很多的bling~ 原因是,我一直对会闪闪发亮的东西情有独钟(女人嘛~)。身为人妻和成为母亲以后,我一直不敢忽略自己的岗位。因为那推动摇篮的手就是推动世界的手。女人用她的双手创造了家庭的和谐,也用指尖努力的为所爱的人刻画出一道道璀璨绚丽的风景。所以拥有闪耀的指尖也是非常具代表性的…*嘻嘻*
  3. 指甲的长度不能过长。我要能够打字,按得到触屏电话,可以帮宝宝扣纽扣,而且方便做家务。所以我并没有做Gels Extension,使用原本的指甲长度大约是比指尖长出2-3毫米左右。
  4. 圆形。我其实更喜欢方圆形的,因为整体面积较大,可以做更多造型和装饰。但是方圆形还是会有利角,容易造成抓伤,尤其帮宝宝洗澡时我不想刮伤她们。所以选择了圆形。圆形除了让手指看起来修长之外,也具有不易断裂的优点。


我的预约是在星期天的下午,不用上班,而且是宝宝午睡的时间,所以感觉特别轻松愉快。美甲师看了我想要的设计以后,拿出了一盒施华洛奇水晶,比划着盒子里大大小小不同形状的水晶,给了我一些建议和叙述她的做法。其实很多美甲师应该会选择较简单的做法,就是使用较小的水钻(因为附着力较强)、又或者是用凝胶整个覆盖贴上去的水晶,这样既简单又不会有容易脱落的问题。(但是较小的水钻无法达到我想要的bling bling的效果,用凝胶整个覆盖的话水钻就不会闪闪发亮了。)Prisca De Nails的Joan却大胆的使用了大颗的水钻,而且还复合使用不同形状的水钻以达到奢华精致的效果,手工极为精细。


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(这只热情又温驯的猫猫是CATS Cafe JB的驻店宠物。我和老公去喝咖啡,猫猫自然又亲切的招呼我们。所以老公就帮我们拍了好多美美的照片,这几张是水晶指甲的特写。如果你也喜欢猫猫的话,可以到CATS Cafe JB逛逛,保证让你有个疗愈又暖心的下午呢~)

约一个星期过去了,我的酷炫粉红施华洛奇水晶凝胶美甲依然如新。这让我联想到,只要愿意花点心思,职业妈妈也可以(在不影响家庭的情况下)拥有追求自己生活喜好的权利,就好像我一直想要一套bling bling美甲的愿望一样…




*(除了Gel Extension以外)


预约热线:+60167720126 (Joan)

Prisca De Nails
No. 14A, Jalan Gaya 28,
Taman Gaya, 81800,
Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru.

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Everybody Wants To Be A Socialite

10 Aug


They are famous, beautiful, extremely wealthy, elegance, successful in career, happily married and almost perfect in every way!

How we wish we can live like a socialite!

In today’s fashion editorial, I am trying to play a role as a socialite. This is also one of my contest entries for the H&M’s Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year. I worked with a new photographer Andy this time, and the end results are very different from my previous photoshoot. Hope you will like it.

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The Socialite

She puts on her best smile and pretends that she has so many friends. High society frequents her parties and her name itself is the talk of the town.

People has their eyes dazzled by her charm and charisma, some casting envious eyes over all the good things she has in her life.

She looks so fine and her struggles can only be kept as secret. Deep loneliness burns within her and she feels like her whole life is merely an illusion. She can laugh so hard until it hurts, trying to carry on the act.

Nobody understands. And none can tell.

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If you like this outfit, it’s from H&M. It is a love at first sight for me, although le husband thinks it resembles Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. To me, how you carry a style is more important that the style itself. So… ya, I think I am started to have some potential in me to be a real socialite😉

You can click HERE to learn how to be a real socialite!

Thank you so much for reading.

God bless all of you.


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