Thursday, October 27, 2011

HARAJUKU Street Style Launch 2011

Blogging, to me, is fueled by two things - the drive and the topic I want to document.  Unfortunately, I’ve been lacking in the former but definitely not in the latter.  I have at least five events that I’ve attended in the past 6 months (yes, I’m that unmotivated this year, sobs) that I want to share, but I have been procrastinating much. But here’s one for today!

HARAJUKU Street Style 2011

(From left to right: Bongqiuqiu, typicalben, Xiaxue and Cheesie)

Three Fridays ago was the launch of the Harajuku Street Style 2011. They have been around for the past few years and proved to be very successful, bringing in quality Japanese labels to our local fashion scene.

It’s the biggest Harajuku fashion event in Singapore, and Tangs have brought in 14 street fashion labels including Beams, Ray Beams, Ciaopanic, Coen, Crystal Ball, Dip Drop {cute name!}, KBF, Mystic, Ray Cassin, Rosebullet, Osewaya, Urban Research, Wego and Beauty & Youth United Arrows this time round.

The celebration was held at Tangs@Orchard, and the place was packed like sardines when I arrived that evening!  As I made my way to find Tracy, I heard and saw many Japanese engaging in conversations, which reminded me of the time I was in Japan and how much I miss it!

The event was hosted by MTV Asia’s VJ Utt, and the poor guy did try his very best to speak a tiny bit of Japanese.

We kicked off with the Harajuku Street Style fashion showcase and here are some of the photos I took:

I was very impressed with the choice of models, as they weren’t the “standard” pretty faces.  I’m not saying they’re not attractive - don’t be mistaken, they all are -  but they’re very different kinds of attractive, and a good mix of good-looking people, if you know what I mean.

 The models walked down the runway where many photographers await!

Stripes are in this season!  I like the girl with short hair! She’s tan, single eyelid but extremely cute, and she has that certain ‘aura’!

That’s a familiar face, blogger Jayley Woo is a model for the fashion showcase. Fresh-faced!

These two outfits are my favourite, girly, yet bold and full of attitude. Hehe.

For the guys, there was a combination of smart and casuals in the showcase.

Layering seems to be the key in Harajuku street style, pairing shawl with a frock, shirts and cardigans, blouses with throwovers... and top it off with worker caps or straw hats!

As for the footwear, I prefer the mens’ or than the ladies’ though. I love the color play and details of their sandals and loafers.

Nearing the end of the showcase, four celebrity bloggers also modeled for the labels. 

Malaysian blogger Cheesie was in town to promote the Harajuku affair (no surprise since she’s a Gyaru).  It’s the first time I see her in person and she’s really pretty! She carries herself very well and has the X-factor.

Love how this lady styled her hair! The bright auburn with her adorable fruity clips, very cawaii!

Genevieve and Cherring looking fabulous as always. I’m not surprised if they’re models themselves!

Special guests for the evening were celebrity blogger Rei Shito and street fashion photographer James Bent. I had no either it was James Bent who took a picture of me with his iPhone to upload on his album for the event. He writes for La Mode Outre and I eventually found my photo on his Facebook page.  Thank you! :)

I made a new friend that evening, Michelle (left), who is the first runner-up in the recent Miss Singapore Universe beauty pageant.

A journalist from also took a picture of my outfit.  He tried to teach me how to pose but I still look stiff and fat-faced. D: Oh well...

Beret - H&M USA; Scallop sweater top - Urban Outfitters; Tailored suspender skirt - Chinatown; Bag - Dejavu Vintage; Heels - Vvestiges (online)

I better get cracking on my other posts, not to mention that my tumblr challenge is a total fail!  Hurhur. I wanna thank my friend who cared enough to ask me in person why I stopped blogging about the challenge; I’m very easily satisfied like that. :.)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Real Steel, Real Good

Hahaha, very cheesy title I know, still love it! :D

The latest movie from Disney, REAL STEEL, will be out tomorrow in theatres, 6 October 2011, here in Singapore!

I caught the premiere last week and we were both very impressed with the graphics. {Spoiler alert!}

The plot was a little predictable, but still very much enjoyable overall. Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a seemingly irresponsible and scheming dad who is obsessed with robots and boxing. He was dubbed to be the boxing champion in his earlier days before robot boxing became more popular than traditional boxing.

Later, he reunited with his son (Dakota Goyo) in order to make use of him to earn some fast money. However, over the Summer the duo spent together, they learnt to appreciate each other and battled their way through to the World Robot Championships, with the help of a second generation sparring bot, Atom.

Atom is displayed at the Atrium of The Cathay now!

The almighty Zeus - created by the Russians - is known to be unbeatable, until they meet Atom and the Father-son duo.

It's a heartwarming film with a story focusing on kinship, yet at the same time makes you really excited because the robot scenes were excellent (I <3 robots!).

Anyway, go like the REAL STEEL FACEBOOK PAGE, take part in the online game and stand to win movie premiums! I want the sailor bag please! 

I already started playing Reveal The Steel Missions: 

There are 8 missions in total:

Each mission ranges in difficulty level and therefore the more challenging ones will give you more points.

Click on the "Tips" tab for uh, tips to answer the questions. I got a few of them wrong but fret not, you will have 3 chances to tackle them.

I always liked Disney's FB games, they're very interactive and creative. Instead of just the usual key-in-your-particulars lucky draw, the talented people actually make sure you have a fun time. They even have pseudo-microsites for you to read more about the characters and plot, awesome!

And now I just bugged a friend to print the robot figurine for me. :D Hey, Noisy Boy can fetch me 4000 points if I do him right {hahaha} okay!

For 5000 points, you got to get a QR code. Go figure this out yourself!

I did poorly for the "Train Atom" challenge. The light to prompt me was too similar to  the light that indicate I "boxed" correctly. So I waited, and then those pauses were counted as "misses". Meh. Sucks.

I almost didn't make it

Both the boyfriend and I think that Dakota Goyo performed really well in this film, and that he and Hugh Jackman shared good chemistry on screen.

Catch the trailer here: Powered by Blogger.