CNY Shopping

If you haven’t start your CNY shopping, fret not, here’s a quick article to introduce my top 5 favorite places to get clothes.

  1. Love Bonito

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For friends who know me, you would have known I’m a HUGE fan of Love Bonito! You can expect to find classic, simple and value-for-money designs suitable for daily/work wear. The best part is you can do a fuss free of exchange of clothes if the size doesn’t fit!

P.S. they also have very consistent sizing, so you don’t have to worry about fitting in different sizes for every piece. (i.e. if you a size S for dress A, you can be sure to fit in size S for dress B, C, D, E…)

  1. Oh Vola

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My recent favorite has got to be Oh Vola! They have modern and inexpensive designs suitable for work or for casual wear. Not forgetting that their customer service team is super efficient, nice and helpful! I bought a lace skirt with a slight defect from their retail store, emailed them, no further questions were asked and I was allowed for an exchange the next day!

3. MFW Store

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For casual pieces and cute phone cases, I love MFW Store! It is more suitable for youngsters looking for fun, flirty and playful designs.

  1. City Plaza @ Paya Lebar

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The wholesale center at Paya Lebar is where most blogshops get their supply of clothes! Take time to comb through the shops, you’ll definitely not be disappointed with the number of items you can get. The down side however is that there’s usually no price tags along with the clothes; so I do find it troublesome to ask for prices sometimes. Go with a couple of friends because there’s room for discounts when you get a few pieces!

P.S. bring along more CASH with you because most shops don’t transact with NETS or cards.

  1. Carousell – @bernicelove and @iluvfashionclothings

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For second hand good deals, I frequently visit these sellers as they have really nice items on sale. Their items are well maintained, as good as new and most importantly a fraction of the usual price!

P.S. If you fancy the blue lace dress featured in the featured image, it is from Fashmob. Dress material is slightly thin, but the colour stands out in photos & I have gotten SO MANY compliments in it.

Happy shopping for now!

With love, Jace

Hair Trend 2016 – Balayage

A while ago I had the privilege to be Kimage Hair Model and its a timely good opportunity for me to (finally!) ditch the boring long straight hair I’ve been having all the time (feeling a bit guilty as I say this, but I kept the same hairstyle for more than 10 years so far!).

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To be honest, I am pretty wary when it comes to experimenting new hairstyles for myself (because I am always worried about the turn out and I have had a disastrous perm many years back), but Kimage had managed to convince me to try something completely different from how I usually look – Middle length, Choppy Bangs with Balayage hair color. And boy, I was excited after I saw the image after googling “Balayage”.

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(image source: hair-by-lisa)

When I set my eyes on this Balayage hair color image, it was just love at first sight for me! Nothing too drastic or wild, and it suits my personality.

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Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It creates a sun-kissed natural looking hair color with the darker shade on top followed by a gradual fading of color to the hair tip (meaning less noticeable regrowth lines when the black roots merge with the darker shade of color on the crown of your head). I think I look more sunshine after the change of colour!

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It’s perfect for my lifestyle as I prefer a hairstyle with less maintenance effort while giving me a soft and natural look. If you are more adventurous, you can go for stronger colors with the same balayage effect (see below).

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(image source: saltlakemagazine)

Suitable for the tropical weather, middle length is fun, flirty and versatile. Also, read below on why you should consider shoulder length hair and choppy bangs from the professionals from Kimage instead!

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You can pick up the Hair Trend Lookbook of 2016 at any of the Kimage outlets and expect to read about the Color/Texture/Hair Length of 2016!

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P.S. I did my hair with Yvonne at Kimage (Bukit Panjang Outlet), she’s attentive to my needs, patient and skillful! If you are looking to change a new image for the new year, do consider dropping by. 🙂

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For more pictorial and regular updates of my life, follow me at @jacelynphang on Instagram. Have a lovely weekend all <3

With love, Jace

Review: Cinderella, A Fairly True Story

Jacelyn Phang Cinderella Review

If you didn’t catch Cinderella: A Fairly True Story, you really haven’t missed out.

Told from the point of a view of a reporter (the narrator of the story), Cinderella: A Fairly True Story features a great cast of talents singing, acting and dancing beautifully by the huge RWS Theatre stage. This production from Belgium directed by Karina Mertens features the classical Cinderella fairytale, with the focus on Cinderella’s relationship to her Mother (Deborah de Ridder).

I enjoyed myself immensely whenever the nanny of the prince (Wanda Joosten) and the Stepmother (Sara de Smedt) sang. Their energy was contagious and it was the most enjoyable highlights of the show for me.

You also get surprises in between the show like when Cinderella’s dress turned from rags to a beautiful blue gown and also when the pumpkin turned into a shiny golden carriage!

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I was expecting an enchanting and magical performance, but to be frank, I was fairly disappointed at many points of the production. Firstly, the prince (Caleb Vines) was less charming and tall as I would like him to be. I would think he’s more cute than suave. Which is a total letdown for a diehard disney fan when I saw him. He’s also a nanny-boy by the way.

I wished that Cinderella (Charlotte Campion) had sang more than she did in the production too. She has a crystal clear voice that lit up the whole theatre whenever she sang. But there were little of her dialogues and singing.

Featuring a mix of original music and popular radio hits (like “I Gotta Feeling”, “Everything I Do, I Do It For You”), I didn’t like the fusion of songs played.

Overall, they were a few light hearted moments, good comic actic and great singing, but I think the show is more catered for kids than for adults (i.e. more gimmicks that real solid content). Not complaining because it is decently worth its price; I got the cheapest ticket for only $58.50 (after a 25% discount) per pax and the Resort World Theatre is pretty comfortable (you can get relatively near the stage even with the cheapest ticket price category!).

P.S. The show is not worth recommending so my review came in so late.

Have a good week ahead friends!

With love, Jace

New year, new me

“You will have the habits 20 years from now that you put into practice today. So look at the behavior you admire in others and make those your habits, and look at what you find reprehensible in others and decide those are the things you are not going to do” – Warren Buffett.

I couldn’t agree more. 10 days to 2016, I am still struggling to write my resolutions. One thing for sure, in 2016, I promise to be a better (and a more consistent) blogger!

Meanwhile, find my latest articles below:

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  1. See where you should be spending your time & money at! Top 10 cafes in Singapore I recommend – http://www.myfatpocket.com/members-lounge/exclusive-content/top-10-cafes-i-recommend.html
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  1. Bags that you must own, read – http://www.myfatpocket.com/members-lounge/exclusive-content/the-10-bags-i-covet.html

To read, create an account with My Fat Pocket or just simply click “Facebook log-in”! 🙂

Happy New Year friends! As 2016 dawns, remember to run after your dreams everyday. This year will be the best year yet for all of us. May you have faith to fulfil the promises you made to yourself. <3

With love, Jace