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The Shocking Truth About Fashion Bloggers

30 May

Being a fashion blogger is not as glamorous as people think.

Being a fashion blogger for the past 6 years, I think I am seasoned enough to finally write about what it is all about to be a fashion blogger. Some of you might disagree or surprised to read what I am going to write, but, it is based on my true experience.


Most of the items and clothing that we wear in the blog are actually not from sponsors. We bought it with our hard earned money and share it with you because we like it so much. Fashion dealers and fashion brands are way too cautious with their money and clothes, and they just will not sponsor you clothes unless you are willing to do it for free! (Sometimes they don’t even want to sponsor you even if you offer to do it for free.) Some will offer fashion bloggers sponsorship with discount vouchers! Asking for a fashion sponsorship and you are very likely to get NO REPLY because they don’t even bother to reply you at all! So if you are dreaming of becoming a fashion blogger so that you will get a lot of free clothes, just forget it!


Most of the time, when we are trying to take photographs for a new fashion blog entry, we have to dress all up and pose awkwardly in the middle of a busy street or do funny poses. There will be onlookers walking pass and giving us the funny looks. Sometimes, in order to capture the perfect moment, we have to pose for a long time until we heard the sound of the shutter or when the photographer is satisfied with the shoot. On average, 8 pictures will be chosen out of 80 pictures. Although it might seem effortless, but trust me, a fashion blogger needs to endure all the funny looks from the passerby and bear the title of “poser” and “wannabes” to produce the best pictures.


No fashion blogger can be successful without quality pictures. And (unfortunately) most of us cannot afford a professional photographer. So we turn to our husbands or boyfriends or girlfriends for help to take our seemingly effortless #ootd (outfit of the day) pictures, because they are probably the only one who are willing to do it for FREE! And because not everyone is well-trained in taking good fashion pictures, we tends to train and demand our Instagram Husbands/Boyfriends/Girlfriends to take those “instagram-worthy” pictures. Which, very often ended up in frustration and arguments…


Many of the fashion bloggers that I know (including myself) choose to become a fashion blogger because we are genuinely in love with fashion, arts and self expression. Although in reality, we do not have our breakfast in bed next to a latest copy of L’Officiel or Vogue magazine, we do love to style and experiment with different outfits and get in touch with the latest fashion trend. It is just something that turns us ON.


When you own a fashion blog, you are the editor, stylist, makeup artist, PR manager, marketing director, customer service and content creator. Fashion bloggers are the among the most creative people I have known. They need to know everything about making a fashion blog successful, from the right photography composition to the superb social skills, to domains, designs and SEOs… the list just go on and on…

Even though being a fashion blogger is not as glam and chic as people might think and it could be quite tiring sometimes, but it has been a wonderful experience for me. I am so grateful that in this new era, technology has allowed ordinary woman like me to share my love for fashion and artistic expression to the world. I have heard a lot of comments by people about how easy it is to create a fashion blog and taking pictures of yourself, but in reality, a lot of works go behind the scene and we fashion bloggers have made it look so “easy” and effortless to you.

If you are a fashion blogger or plan to start a fashion blog, I want you to know that you are not alone. Fashion blogging is not an easy journey, but if you persist, it will be a beautiful experience for you. I do enjoy dressing up and taking fashion photographs. My blog serves as an creative outlet for me to escape my everyday life. And it make me extra happy when readers tell me that they actually enjoy what I have crafted and I really feel satisfied when my work is able to inspire people.

It is always my dream to blog about fashion.

And I am glad that I am doing it.


These pictures were taken at a train station in Kobe. The weather was so fine and I had so much fun posing for these pictures.

And in case you are wondering why all my luggages are black.

Because it matches with any outfits. Haha…

Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a great week ahead!

God bless you.


[Exclusive] A Peek Into My Million-Dollar Dream Home

19 Feb

Ever wonder how my home looks like?
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Last Sunday I invited the Ma Cherie girls over for tea. It has been a long time since our last gathering. Life is very busy after Annabelle’s birth, and I really long for some proper social life T.T

Millionmars Elysia Park 4That afternoon we had so much fun talking about our lives and share about visions and dreams. It is the first time they visit my place and also the first time I am sharing my private space with all of you…

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It is always great to have the girls around, we can talk non-stop on any kind of topics, from fashion to technology, children, work, food and to the infinity and beyond…

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If you ask me, how is my dream house look like?

It would be exactly like this.

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*Living Area*

My place is not big. But it is enough for a small family like ours. I like it this way cos’ I don’t have to work long hours on the house chores. Kitchen, living area and dining area are all in the same space. It makes the whole area more spacious and it is easier for a mother like me to take care of my babies. I can cook while the babies sleep on the couch or play in their playpen. And I can eat my dinner while watching my favourite Korean drama (I know, I know, bad habits… hehe…)

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This is also where I spend countless nights, drafting and working on my awesome blog posts.

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Now, let me show you what’s up there!

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*Guest Room*

This is where we Kelvin’s parents would stay if they happened to be in town. When Isabelle grows older (or when she doesn’t want to share a room with her sister anymore), we would make this into Isabelle’s room 🙂 But right now, whoever is visiting us from faraway land will still get to enjoy this 🙂

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*Baby’s Room*

This is where Isabelle sleeps at night. She is two and a half now. We let her sleep on her own while Annabelle (5 month old) sleeps with me cos’ she still wake up occasionally for milk in the middle of the night. Every night I will read stories to my girls and tuck them in. I will play children songs for them and pray that God will comfort them and make them sleep through the night and rest well. Looking at them sleeping soundly gives me great sense of achievement and joy in my heart.

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*Master Bedroom*

Then I will spend some alone time with him. It is weird that after we have children, I become even more clingy. I just wanna stay with him and listen to all his stories and adventures out there. He is probably one of the person that I know who travels too much. Just to give you an idea, he travels to 3-4 countries every month. At any point of time, his wallet would have 3-4 different currencies. Therefore when he is home, I feel like I want to be with him more and savour all the good times we can spend together.
Millionmars Elysia Park 19Nope, we don’t have TV in the room, cos’ we believe in spending quality time together.

Can you see the little “cot” near the window? That is where we place Annabelle. It is a very clever “detachable” cot, it can be attached to the bed so that I can closely monitor her at night. Hehe…

And you might be wondering…

Do I feel insecured or alone when he is not around? 

What do you mean?

We have a smart door lock \(0.o)/

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No, I am not alone when he is not around. It is as wonderful, cos’ I can spend some alone time with myself. I normally make myself a cup of coffee or pour myself a glass of good wine and pick up a book to read. They always say, a woman who reads is a wiser and more sensible woman. And yes, I want to be that woman, whom her man will come home to her and talk through a tough decision with.

Of course, friends are very important part of my life. It is great to hang out with good people that share the same passion. It inspires and motivates me to be better on a whole new level!

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(Oh my, I have so much potential to be The Stepford Wives)

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If you are wondering where I stay…

Hehe… Here is where my dream home located.

The Elysia Park Residence

PT 199671, Nusajaya, Mukim Pulai, 79200 Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: 017-792 0089 Fax: +607-521 3129     Email: elysia@bcbbhd.com.my

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Thank you very much for reading about my sharing on my dream home. Hope you find them inspiring too.

Note: No lah~ I don’t really own or stay in the house mentioned above (although I really wish I could). All of the stories above are what I have in mind when I dream about my new home. However, all characters appearing in this work are REAL. They are my real family and friends.

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Dreams do make us feel more alive and motivated isn’t it?

Meanwhile, please connect with The Elysia Residence Park via their Facebook page HERE for upcoming event and interesting contest.


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Elysia Park Residence ,Medini @ 我的梦想家园
Photo Credits: An Art Home Studio


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Red Passion [Backless Dress X Black Tassel]

1 Mar

Passion is red.

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When I think of passion, I always associate it with red. It is so loud and bright, as if there’s a fire burning from within. This backless dress is a love at first sight. It’s a combo of chili red bare back + lace.

To me, it truly signifies Passion and everything in life that’s worth doing.
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The diamond cuts at the waist and all the pearls and rhinestones embellishment added so much characteristic to the dress. Millionmars Red Dress St Mary 9

The length of the dress is perfect to show off the beautiful shoes and made walking and dancing easier! (As you don’t have to worry about stepping on your dress.)Millionmars Red Dress St Mary 8

I wore this special dress for Valentine’s Day celebration with my dearest. He so kindly offered to take these pictures for me in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.

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The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or give you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. ~Terry Orlick

If you are like me, fascinated by this designer dress, you can shop it at MS Cottage.

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Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are having fun seeking passion and and living your dream.

God bless you.


P.S.: I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

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Casual Play [Mustard Yellow Check Shirt X Wedge Heels]

16 Dec

Happy Wednesday!

Checker Shirt Millionmars 1Recently I have decided to switch my dressing style to a more casual and comfy one in order to take care of the babies easily. Therefore when I see this mustard long check shirt with side slits, I know I must have it. I can see a great possibilities to style it differently to create different looks.

Today I pair it with a black short skirt and a belt to complete a casual yet stylish look.
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 I really enjoy to be experimental when it comes to dressing up. For example, I never really have any clothes in mustard yellow, and I am not too sure if the colour can compliment my skin tone. Therefore this acquisition is really an adventurous move and makes me want to do things a little bit differently.

And I can say I am quite happy with the outcome and I can’t wait to style it with a pair of jeans or a knee length boots soon.

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This Christmas, I would love to giveaway a RM100 ZALORA Cash Voucher to one of my lucky readers! Leave a comment below and let me know “why do you read my blog” before 23/12/2015. You will stand a chance to win the RM100 ZALORA Cash Voucher. Winner will be picked randomly and announcement would be made on 23/12/2015 on Millionmars Facebook page.

Good luck and thank you so much for reading!


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