Wednesday, November 30, 2011

it's me in fashionnn!

I've always dreamed of attending Fashion Week so you can imagine how thrilled I was to get an invite to MIFW (Malaysia International Fashion Week) 2011's Asia Magic Gala!! This was probably the most exciting thing that happened to me this year. For ages I've watched FTV and Fashion Week coverage on magazines or E!, never in my wildest thoughts did I think I would get a chance to sit by the runway rubbing elbows with fashion bigwigs. Obviously I'm no Susie Bubble, Bryanboy or The Cherry Blossom Girl hence it's not everyday a mediocre nobody such as moi would get such an opportunity. So here are truck loadsa pics babydolls! 

I had no idea this place (Zebra Square) existed. Very Hampstead Heath though still under construction.

Turns out we were one of the first to arrive. While everyone was mingling and looking cool...

... I horsed around! Why am I such a nerd?? It's like an undeniable force that compels me to constantly make a fool outta myself.. SOMEONE STOP ME!!

I know I could've done better. I'm sorry. I'm still too FAT for my nice frocks.

Hair accessory: *bisou* rose Petite Joie
Dress: Zara
Tote: Goyard
Bag: Mulberry Alexa

Guess who's the stylo milo in the middle?

I was super in awe by The Idan's Gaga-McQueenesque killer non-heels!

They're custom-made and fastastico!

Met Miss TeeTee of Tongue in Chic here to cover the show. I'm lovin her gold-trim collar chiffon blouse.  She looks immaculate!

The lavatories had no lights. WTF. So I peed in the dark with my mobile as light source. Took a page off Urbanscapes port-a-loo.

I was told that the entrance queue can be a real b*tch. So we stood in line just as it turned dusk. We waited patiently being 3rd in line only to find so-called VIP entourages getting through the velvet rope in hoards. By the 2nd hour my calves started to act up and I could feel my soles ache like I was walking on pebbles. Unsure what the system there was so I just kept mum. I was just glad to be there. Though they oughta be a wee bit fair to us with invites. We're guests too.

Anyhoots, we finally got in *silent shriek* and headed towards Gallo's 'turf'. This is it!

Front row @ MIFW y'all!! Feelin' like Kimora siut... livin' my life in the fab lane *cue: fabulo-fabulous..*

Miss KosKos rocking her delicious lime-green Mulberry Alexa! 

I sat here and took it all in. The runway, the lights, the people, the smell of vogue in the air...

Look at all the fashion photographers at the back with their mega cameras and stocky tripods. 

I spy with my eyes: Farah Khan!
If you watch enough FTV you'll know that First Face is a big deal.

Deborah Henry hosted the night. 

First up was Ashley Isham. Statement floral headpieces. Flowing goddess maxis. Metallic Lady Liberty.

Next up was Nue by Jonathan Liang. Structured tailoring. Sequins. Androgynous sensuality.

Cacac by Lee Sinje. The Kedah-born international actress debuted her own line filled with gradient chiffons and lots of soft layerings. I had no idea who she was but Miss KosKos did *shy* I think I may need to start catching up with my Chinese soaps + movies trivia.

The much anticipated show: Gallo's Foxy Foxy Boom Boom Autumn / Winter Collection featuring some of my favourite boys... I screamed so loud that I earned a dismaying "How old are you again?" look from Miss KosKos. Starlight starbright. Playful and ethereal.

DJ Goldfish kickstarted the men's collection. OoOOooh!

Favourite model: DJ Blink

(conversation back home)
moi: Ayoyo he's so freakin' hot!! Even more in person! Hubba hubba!
Guy: -_-

Favourite piece: Gallo by Thian Jumpsuit

I spy with my eyes Jeremy Teo of Red FM!

Demure Teresa Thian and her entourage of beautiful boys  :)  

Khoon Hooi's a crowd favourite. We're talking bold colours. Ruffles and ladies on the night out!

Go Asia Magic Gala!!

Literally moving fashion forward.

Thanks so much Gallo for such an awesome possum time!! It was a magnificent show and I look forward to the Spring / Summer 2012 collection  :)

Shelbybaby  Gallo by Thian

Monday, November 28, 2011

babycakes macaron class

The parental units and I were headed to Sri Nirwana Maju when we walked by what appeared to be a quaint kitchenware shop. The copper pots and pans were so inviting so we took a detour and discovered yet another gem in Bangsar! I bought a pair of wooden tossing forks. I've been looking for one ever since I saw Nigella tossing her pasta about with external 'hands'. Sometime later I received a newsletter regarding cooking classes to be held in Pantry Magic. One in particular caught my eye: macaron classes by Nicole of Babycakes Sweet Shoppe!! I loveee Babycakes and i'm thinking if I were to ever attend a macaron baking class, it had better be with her! I mean her (shop) name is Babycakes! Do you actually need another reason??  ;) 

Trust me when I say her macarons are yummy! And isn't she a cutie?

So as usual-lah despite reminding myself multiple times about the class, I forgot! There I was busy making a batch of lavender body scrubs when I got a phone call enquiring if I still jadi as time was up! In a flurry, I yanked off my apron, jumped into Dddy's car (he was coincidentially on the way out) and we sped to Bangsar.. in my just-outta-bed hair + sweaty self + funny-smelling tee (you know that weird hanyir smell you get when you don't dry your clothes well post-wash.. can't help it was in the rush and that was the only decent looking top at first grab). Better late than never huh?

Didn't I say enticing?

Turns out they were already half an hour into the baking class. Boo. I sat my plump bottoms onto an empty seat panting. Still I was excited to be there  :) 

I missed out on the mixing but at least I was there  when they began piping.

Isn't Nicole the chicest pastry chef ever?? I am so digging her tan. Turns out prior to Babycakes she was a make-up artist.. it's no wonder her foundation was flawless!

She did say it took her around 1000 macarons before she was able to pipe perfectly effortlessly. Doesn’t she make it look all too easy?

We all took turns to pipe. Needless to say the distorted nipple ones were ours!

I really appreciate the lil’ tips and tricks she taught us. Also I can comprehend why macarons are so expensive. They’re pretty tedious and require so much attention. Ahh.. the French: trust them to be fussy about their pastry!

Check out the sexy foot  ;)
Piping the ganache was most difficult. I could feel my biceps constipating as I forced the chocolate filling onto the shells. 

Nicole packed all our macarons into tres cute Babycakes. She even tied ribbons around them which was the nicest touch! I ♥ ribbons!

Our shells were so cacat that they had to be meticulously matched in order for the macarons to be passable enough for packing. The odd shells ended up in the most appropriate place: our mouths!

Nicole's good friend made her this super-cutes apron! Lovely, non?

Babycakes macarons are centainly one of the yummiest I've tasted in the city.  We're talking a light crisp shell with squishy al-dente-ish middle enhanced by its flavourful ganache. 

We were treated to snacks by Pantry Magic and macaron courtesy of Babycakes Sweet Shoppe.
So what if I had 2, fine 3, rounds? Don't judge.

The first batch of graduates. Alumni y'all! 

(aaargh look at that auntie on the right!)

For  further information on cooking / pastry classes as well as wonderful kitchen items:

Pantry Magic

49, Jalan Telawi Tiga
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 22011578  
Mon-Sun 10:00-21:00 

For further information on tres deliceux macarons + other sweet heavenlies:

Babycakes Sweet Shoppe
Ground Floor, G City Club Hotel
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 012 2190069
Mon-Sat: 10:00-19:00 

princess sophia grace

I am IN LOVE with Princess Sophia Grace! She's 8 years old and fluent in Super Bass *hail sifu*

I'm 30 and I can't even get the post-chorus right!

She is crazy adorable!! Shaddup haters.. she is cute as hecks and I am living my 8-year old self vicariously through her  :D  Love love love her enthusiasm!

Even Ellen's taken by her...

Ellen's just the sweetest, non? 'Twas really lovely of her to get Nicki to come over and twice as nice of Nicki to agree. It must be such joy to see your pop idol in person. As a child you must really think things cannot get better than this. Did you see her dad sobbing? Hilarious but endearing. What the heck did her mum ate to produce such a brilliant child?? I want a daughter like her!

And if you didn't get enough of Princess Sophia, here's the shopping spree she was promised. When I was young, all I really wanted was a shopping spree in Toys-R-Us. Serious. So you can imagine my envy hehe. Love her anecdote with the suitcase.

Which reminds me I really need that pink pretzel necklace..!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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