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September 9, 2014

Afternoon Delight

I opted for a more preppy style with the inclusion of baggy, mom jeans, as opposed to my usual skinny pair, which would've worked fine too. I feel as though no one can ever own enough sweaters for the winter season and this red one was a great addition to my wardrobe. (Even though I wouldn't mind some from Acne and Kenzo as well.....) And the scarf that I found in my parent's room, with its colourway complementing my sweater and coat, was the perfect touch to the complete the outfit.  

Whilst we're talking all- things apparel, let's celebrate the fact that I've finally purchased my first pair of flats since, forever. I remember a conversation over coffee with a male friend of mine who was astonished to hear that a 'fashun' blogger (me, fyi) did not own a single pair of flats. He had the assumption that every female would at least own a few pairs. He is probably right unless you can prove him otherwise? I've always had something against its physical appearance and am really picky when it comes to it. Actually, it's difficult to explain what I am trying to convey, so don't mind me if you don't understand the previous sentence. Nevertheless, I figured I could not constantly live in sneakers as an alternative for flat shoes, so I ended up purchasing these brown loafers. Slowly I am becoming more appreciative of the existence of a nice pair of flats, and am currently lusting for a black, (and possibly patent) pair. Thus, please holla at me if you've seen any that meet these (not very strict) criteria. 
Sweater c/o Junk Clothing, Mom jeans (similar here or here), Asos loafers, Zara coat (similar here or here)
Photos by Karen Nguyen
On a different note, I again greet you with irregular outfit posts on this platform. Maybe it's because I am currently so sick of my hair's regrowth (don't worry- I have an appointment booked for next week), that my motivation to take outfit photos has been drastically low. At the same time, I find that it is a poor excuse, so let me think of other reasons to justify for my lack of updates. I have definitely been working more hours than usual this week, and had to meet assignment deadlines, which would explain why I am still stuck at Uni on a Monday night at 1:13 am. Did I also mention that it's currently POURINGGGGG outside, thus, preventing me from going home? Rain, please stop.

August 30, 2014

Winter Blooming

With spring just around the corner, my imagination is deep in thought realising that summer is therefore, fast approaching. I do love my winter, but seriously, I'm craving for warmer weather. Tanner skin, regular beach trips, daylight at 8pm, not having to worry about bringing a jacket are just a few, mere examples of the summer perks that I currently lust for. Actually, that would also mean that I would get a longer time frame to do blog shoots. Double yes to summer then. 

Another thing that I can't wait for is my next hair appointment. I am starting to get sick of this resulting colour that keeps appearing, irrespective of what hair dye I had used beforehand. I even have impulse moments where I feel that it is finally time to cut my hair short, or it's just a reason to get rid of all the split ends that I have created. Luckily (or not), those moments don't last too long as I end up reminding myself of how young I'll look with short hair. 

Uniqlo shirt (Similar here or here), Motel trousers (similar here or here), Asos heels (similar here or here)
Photos by Jing Khuu
It didn't even occur to me until I was editing these shots that my outfit's colour palette matched the background's setting. I quite like the soft hues as it portrays a very elegant, yet feminine feel to the overall images. This outfit could almost fall under the category of corporate workwear, or what I would like to refer to it as "slouchy chic". Alright, I just made that combination of terms up to try and describe this outfit as I most certainly did not wear this to work. Instead, I ventured to the Adelaide Central Market for some pasta at Lucia's straight after taking these photos. Eating out is definitely one of my weaknesses if you hadn't already figured it out. 
Jody x

August 20, 2014

Agent Provocateur's Adelaide Launch Night

Images by Jody Nguyen
It has almost been a month since I attended the launch and celebration of Agent Provocateur's first boutique in Adelaide, located on the lower ground of David Jone's newly- renovated floor. (It is always better late, than never, right?)

Upon arrival, we were greeted with appetising canap├ęs (my favourite being the chocolate- dipped strawberries, which are unfortunately not pictured in this post as I consumed it within seconds), and multiple rounds of drinks. 

The classic, British brand did not disappoint. Despite the somewhat 'cosy' location, it was quickly flooded with local VIPs who were enticed by the luxurious options that were available- ranging from delicate lingeries, bold swimwear to fancy accessories. 

Alongside the mannequins, there were two gorgeous lingerie models who underwent three outfit changes throughout the night to showcase what Agent Provocateur has to offer. It was a proud moment when one of them happened to be a close co- worker of mine. I could not help but constantly display a slight giggle of happiness whenever I walked past her. Such a babe. 

Overall, it was a successful night seeing the range within an intimate setting. If you're feeling feminine for the night, or want to treat yourself to some high- end comfort, you will know where to go.
Photo courtesy of Fashion Global
As I was too caught up capturing images, holding the camera in one hand, and a glass on the other, above is the only photo that was taken with the talented team behind Fashion Global. For the interested ones out there who want to clearly see what I wore for the night, you can view this post.

P.s. If you have been following my blog for a while, you would be aware that I do not normally write about the launches and events that I attend. Honestly, I do not have a genuine explanation as to why that is the case. Nevertheless, that indolent mindset has changed and I will ensure that there will be more of these write- ups, to strike a balance between the constant outfit posts that are published on here. Moreover, I believe it will give you, as the reader, a greater perspective into what actually goes on during such events that are exclusive to invites- only. Another positive reason to doing this is that it will yield me a great opportunity to be the photographer with my camera and lens, as it is something that I have not continued to practice in a long time. Sounds like a good plan?
Jody x