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    *Sent Shivers Up My Spine*

    It was one of those days, when my tutorial class had to stay behind in school for a class project for Retail Management!

    All of us dragged our feet to the school cafeteria for dinner; and that was when my eyes almost popped out of their sockets.

    I was in line, for my food, when I saw this girl, with an impossibly eclectic style in the stall beside. My line of vision went straight to her boots as I was wondering how in the world, can she manage to walk around campus in THOSE heels; gorgeous it may be.

    It look ridiculously like YSL's Tributes; and guess what?! After a small chat with her, it confirmed my guess!

    I asked to snap a picture of her;

    YSL shoes are impossibly classy, and gorgeous, and, I don't know, seeing them outside the store's window display just, literally, sent shivers up and down my spine.

    Do you have the same feeling too?

    PS/ I LOVE, her top too! Love those big, purple lips!:D


    Here Comes the Bride!

    Happened to be browsing Wretch, an online photo sharing community commonly used by the Taiwanese, when I came across a particular wedding album.

    I was intrigued by the photos; and even more so by this picture;

    The bride looks every bit of a super model; and this is just so unconventional; like something that you will get out of a magazine instead of a bridal album!

    She's simply, stunning.


    For The First Hour, The Second, And Thereafter.

    Okay, as promised! I have done a little hourly, photo journalling post today! This is something that I have been wanting to do since a long, long time ago; after Rebecca, of The Clothes Horse did something similar on her blog, which I thought I could try out and share a part of myself with you(:

    GOOD MORNING; like always, I always have my sandwich on the car; I love my breakfast today, THANKS MOM! I'm loving turkey breast ham more than tuna fillings now(:

    I've arrived like; an hour early, sitting in the internet cafe; FACEBOOKING, TWEETING, and blog hopping(:

    Off to project consultation in the library; my group is doing a research on Tourism Tasmania; it's my final year! And after this; off to College! Feeling a sense of apprehension;

    Except for Rachel, who has a purple bracelet, the 5 of us, have some sort of blue in our outfits today! A total coincidence(:

    In the Business Communication class; we're learning about resumes, and cover letters; which reminds me, I actually have an assignment due next Monday!

    Waiting for our bus; to bring us to town; located just right of the bus stop is an actual railway track! I love, truly love, how photos taken by the railway tracks turn out(: So obviously, this is my favorite picture today; I like how it looks so rustic; with the semi withered tree in the background.

    Here we are, at LITTLE INDIA, one of the tourist attractions in Singapore! We do not come to this part of Singapore usually; but we have a Retail Marketing assignment to do at one of the biggest discount department stores located in Little India(:

    LUNCH TIME! One of my favorite Indian food; MURTABAK(:
    It is made of flour, and inside, it is filled with sliced chicken, chopped onions and curry sauce; It is almost like the Mexican, quesadilla!

    Went over to Mustafa, THE popular discount store (which I was talking about!) where they sell almost everything you can dream of; and I thought I could share Singapore's iconic symbol, the Merlion, an imaginary hybrid of half lion, half fish.

    From left, Shirley, Melody & Audrey; A huge spring in their step(:

    At a bus interchange; waiting for our bus; not sure about where you're coming from; but Singapore has got single, and double decker buses; which were so much fun; especially when you're a kid!

    Happened to see Sin Eng and Carmen at Macdonald's and they were with their lovely kids; Naomi and Elijah(: I just love, LOVE, snapping photos of children; playing and seeing their laughters just make you forget everything else!

    And that's the end of my day(: It was wonderful, with my darlings; doing some things that we won't usually do, and of course; this hourly, photo journalling was so much fun! I truly felt so much like a tourist, snapping the whole way; even at school!(:

    Hope you've had as much fun reading this post, as I had, doing it; and of course; at the same time, get to know a little more about Singapore and one of the many ethnic cultures we have in this cosmopolitan city!

    Right now at 0012;
    I'm missing a certain someone; wearing blue toooo(: *shy*


    Going the super casual, on a holiday, look again(:


    A Peek Into Anna's (Or Grace's) September Issue

    Caught The September Issue a couple of days ago; and it was beyond, awesome! It was great, to have the chance to have an exclusive peek; into the life, of the woman who single handedly, took charge, of the fashion industry.

    But of course, what was even better, was the chance to see how things WORKED, in Vogue(: The closet; the sheer number of clothes, and shoes, and stuff spilling out are just to die for; it's like, only at Vogue, it does not seem frivolous to be extravagant- or, there isn't such a thing, as being tooo, extravagant.

    But what truly captures my attention in this documentary was Grace Coddington; She's such an amazing woman; with a STRONG personality (that's probably an understatement, considering how she stood up for herself against Anna!) She's got both beauty and brains; and she's extremely witty. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that she's BRILLIANT, to think of using the production crew in the Colorblocking photo shoot!

    However I have to agree with what Anna's daughter, Bee Shaffer had to say about the industry; fashion is meant to be fun, and an expression of who you are; but some people are just; copying straight out from the pages of Vogue; which in fact, isn't very stylish at all. Sure, you may be fashionable, but if I were to take Vogue away from the person, what would he or she do?!

    Now, that's a food for thought.

    To end off; I was very inspired after the movie, to do something, Vogue-ish, and so, I was very hard pressed, to take a picture, in front of this beautiful, cobble stoned wall; (who cares if Anna might just have a heart attack if she were to see me, hah!)

    I was in a very casual, and very blue mood, that day;

    Shirt; Tommy Hilfiger
    Shorts; Cotton On
    Heels; Prima Vera (They're Esther's! And they're just so cute!)
    Bag; Mulberry

    Okay, I'm off to tidying up my room; after which; I'll be having a bumper post; filled with some of my favorite buys from Taipei!

    Love ya!


    I'm So, Sorry!!! { But Here's Something to Make Up For All That!!}


    I know, I know, I'm so sorry for disappearing all of a sudden;
    And there shall be no excuses; just that I'm plain lazy, and tired from work and the "after activities";

    It's already September 3; and I'll be going back to SG on the 15th! I can't believe that 6months zoomed by just like that! But I know I'll miss this place so much!

    So as I'm munching on these absolutely yummy Oreo wafer rolls, I've decided to snap a picture of my latest purchase;

    A pair of YUMMY, almond colored heels! They're absolutely gorgeous and I know; I'll have so much fun, pairing them with everything!! (well, almost:D)

    I'll have a massive post, coming right up; but in the meanwhile; (like 2million others, I've signed up for an account a while back) SO! You can actually catch me on TWITTER!

    Really, I'll be right back(:

    Loads of love and cyber hugs;


    It's All About Khaki('s)

    Having been in Taipei for close to 3.5 months, I've never really been wowed by any restaurants until I've stepped into Khaki's! It is an eclectic restaurant opened by Taiwanese designer, Isabelle Wen located along Ren Ai Road.

    The telly is in perfect condition and it is showing Isabelle Wen S/S 2009 collection;

    The interior design is wonderful! The little knick knacks found all over the restaurant are genuinely vintage; found from antique stores all over Taipei. And with this concept in mind; it is how Khaki is decorated.

    For those of you whose love for retro/vintage extends beyond fashion; you will really fall in love with Khaki; as the ambience and mood are set perfectly; and it is a great place to dine and have those long, lazy afternoon chats with your girlfriends!


    You Are Cordially Invited To The Launch of Ellie + Esther!

    After being in Taipei for 3months and having the chance to shop at all the fabulous places around; Esther & I had decided to come up with a little business venture;

    We've decided to set up an online shop; selling amazing finds from the nightmarkets around which we both love; TO YOU!

    Simply follow the link; ELLIE + ESTHER; and should anything catches your fancy, do follow the instructions as listed on the left;


    PS/ We're in the very first stage of the venture and we're both trying out this idea to see if it's a viable plan.

    Should we get a positive response from this preview collection; we will definitely be expanding the following collections! So do keep your fingers (and toes!) crossed for us!

    AND yes; as you would have probably guessed; Ellie is my name:D


    A Soft Spot For Stripes and Lace;

    Gosh; I realized that I haven't been very active in blogging for the month of June and I apologize!!!! Here's another quick update though;

    For the longest time; I have been looking for the perfectly French, black and white striped top, just like the ones from American Apparel which Alix from The Cherry Blossom Girl is modelling.

    Managed to find one which I love at one of the nightmarkets around (I forgot which!) I've decided to jazz it up with my peachy pink lace skirt;

    It was so much fun and I love the huge contrast; with my top and bottom; which worked wonderfully!

    PS/ I'm so much in love with my fire engine red, lego block ring:D It was such a steal!




    SO SORRY for my absence; the past week was crazy, with Computex in Taipei, and the crazy hours which we all had to put in! (Esther and I worked the 5pm to Midnight shift!!)

    This was taken quite some time ago; but I LOVED ESTHER'S ALL BLACK ensemble!

    I am always BEGGING her to ditch the monochromes for BRIGHTS but on that particular day; I had to eat my words!

    She looks so awesome in all black!

    The beautiful crochet details on her dress and her Alexander Wang inspired jacket complemented each other perfectly! One is so soft, so pretty, and the other, so gorgeously studded and edgy!

    On a side note, her patent white heels with black details are just SO classy!

    It's just FAB that she worked 3 different looks, ALL TOGETHER so wonderfully!


    By the way, I've gotten an email from the WONDERFUL people from WHOOGA which sells those unbelievably comfy UGG BOOTS; and they've kindly given readers of this blog a $30 gift card which they can use at their store which ships internationally!

    All you have to do is to enter the code "PEARLSANDS" into the cart!

    I know summer is coming; but I'm sure this would be a FABULOUS deal for those of you from the Southern Hemisphere!

    Have fun shopping!

    Lots of Love,


    Day Out To Danshui; Fishermen's Wharf + My DARLING Maxi

    Went out to Danshui and Fishermen Wharf; located north of Taipei City and it's such an impossibly quaint and scenic attraction! For those of you who ADORES photography and taking pictures in gorgeous, out of the ordinary locations, the smattering availability of Victorian architectures and the beautiful view here, would be a feast for your eyes!

    PS/ The bridge in the picture is an icon itself; it is known as Valentine's Bridge; and couples are known to frequent and cross the bridge; Symbolically blessing their relationship and bestowing a lifetime of happiness and love onto them.

    There were tons of food on offer; and the sun was scorching! I guess, I'll have to come out and face reality that the hot; humid summer is approaching!

    Decided to make the best use of the weather and so, I wore my new floral maxi with corset detailing.

    Love the beautiful crochet; and the "colourful floral on black" effect;

    And of course! The unique, corset details which caught my eye the very first time!

    Dress; Shilin Nightmarket
    Bag; Agnès B.
    Flip Flops; Havaianas

    What makes me wistful though; is that I do not have a pretty straw fedora to match; the outfit would be so complete and so gorgeously Boho then!


    Yes, I'm Alive And Breathing, And I've Got My 6th VLOG!

    Hey guys, so sorry for my long absence! Was really busy with work; and it doesn't really help; with the odd, crazy hours I've got to put in!

    Decided to come up with another VLOG; Shall let you all be entertained by my ramblings instead(:

    Will be heading OUT TOMORROW! Can't wait for photo ops; And of course! I can't wait to dress up; and stalk gorgeous, effortlessly stylish individuals (or couples!) down the streets!

    Alternatively, you can click on THIS.

    Loads of Love And Kisses,


    I Love Going To The Zoo! And My Beige Blazer Too!

    The weather was awesome on the 2nd day of our off day; and Esther and I decided to make a trip down to the zoo nearby.

    It was like a trip down memory lane; as the both of us have not been in a zoo ever since we were a tweeny and we just went snap crazy! (For more pictures from the trip, do hop over to my other blog:D)

    However, we (or maybe, I was the only one) were totally fascinated by the short, railway track located by the Billy Goats; that we took like; 10 over pictures of us, and the track alone! I mean, we don't really get the chance to sit on railway tracks without the risk of getting run over by a train!

    Wore some of my new purchases (the joy!); and I AM so glad, that I've gotten this gorgeus beige blazer (NT$350). I've been buying so many jackets ever since I went over to Taipei; but really, the price, the quality and the selection of designs available are just awesome!

    Jacket, Top; Wufenpu
    Wayfarers; Raybans

    At the African Animals section, in front of a herd of cutesy zebras; A close up of the tunic with the awesome eyes and lips which I fell in love with instantly! (Notice the trimmings on the blazer!)

    PS/ I'm thinking of getting THIS amazing T-Shirt leotard from American Apparel; I can't wait to get my hands on it and wear it a hundred and one ways!! Which colour, other than black would be the most versatile though?


    Taipei; From The Streets; Androgynous Chic + Me; Complete Opposite!

    Yay! It's Esther's and my OFF DAY today; we have another day off tomorrow; But anyway; we decided to make a visit to the wholesale market again; and we've managed to cart home; tons of stuff; which we simply, ADORE!

    *If I've got the time tomorrow; I'll probably do a video about the purchases! (It will be a LONG video; if that's the case!)

    But the star of today; is HER!

    I was captivated by her androgynous style; and her all black outfit; was FAR from boring!

    Her blazer's such a gorgeous cut;
    And her top has got soft, romantic ruffles and a longish bow which softens the look;
    Her geek glasses and bowler hat complements each other; they look so good on her!
    ( I don't know if anyone else with a pixie hair cut; would look as good with the hat AND the glasses!)

    Surprise, surprise, this is a nice touch to the hat!


    As for me ; I haven't done anything particularly androgynousy;
    But I was inspired to match my FAVOURITE, girly; colour block dress with my grungey studded black jacket;

    I love how swingy the dress is; without having to cinch the waist in with a belt; and I LOVE, LOVE my newest addition of the hot pink bow to the dress!

    Jacket, Bow & Rings; ALL from the markets around;
    (They ARE the best places to score for cheap thrills!)
    Dress; P.O.A Company
    Shoes; Topshop

    PS/ For those of you who saw the PREVIOUS post; You'd be glad to know; that I actually took my own advice; and got myself a COLOURFUL tunic today!
    It's just, the cutest thing; with loads of little, colourful hearts printed all over!:D