It was a great call for all the fashionistas to be at Orchard Fashion Runway, the highlight of the six-week-long annual fashion extravaganza Samsung Fashion Steps out 2013 (FSO 2013) on 4 May. Singapore Orchard road closed and turned into Fashion Runway which took place from Paterson/Scotts to Bideford junction, showcasing more than 170 models in the freshest Spring/Summer looks and Fall/Winter styles from the international and local brands like Fausto Puglisi; Victoria Beckham; Coach; J.Press; Robinsons; Marks & Spencer; Adolfo Dominguez; Blugirl; and one of my favorite designer, Maria Grachvogel.
Another great thing about this event is that, it was also opened to the public where all the visitors and the locals could enjoy the show.
The runway started from 8:30 until 10pm. Here are some pictures for you.
It was fun evening at the runway as well as the exclusive COACH after party at Coach Wisma. Thank you for having me there.
Ending this post with my makeup look and new favorite pair of jeans I wore for the event on that day.
Looking forward to the next year! Thank you Samsung. x
Happy new year everyone. May all the loves and great things be with you and your positive attitude always. Time flies so fast. How I wish I had appreciated those times with the loved ones so much more.
Anyway, here is another post on my previous Italy trip.
Florence was my next stop after Rome. It was supposed to be quite long drive from Rome to Florence. But thanks to my husband. We got to our destination faster than we expected. This city will probably make the shoppers happy, really happy. I seriously went crazy shopping for designer goods over there. Their collections are much newer compared to what we have seen in Singapore, and most importantly, they are also cheaper. Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo stores are much bigger there compared to the other cities in Italy I went to. Other than shopping, I also enjoyed the good seafood there! It’s much better than Venice, Rome, and Milan.
I was staying in Ferragamo Family-owned Hotel called Lungarno suite. This hotel has the most comfortable bed!
Tourist areas 5 minutes walk from a hotel. Very convenient. There are many restaurants with good views as well.
Strolling around after our lunch.
And then we went for a BIG time shopping at THE MALL! Less than an hour’s drive. (apply to how fast my husband drives)
I did not take many photos of this place as I wanted to concentrate on my shopping alone. They have all the designer brands I was craving for.
Another happy shopping day. More than satisfied. My last post on italy trip will be coming up soon. I save the best for last.
I’m officially married.
Here are some pictures from both Thai and Singapore wedding early this year. I have to say that weddings are seriously tiring but I did enjoy every step.
Thank you my family (a bigger one now), my beloved husband, my friends especially all my beautiful bridesmaids, my honored guests and everyone that has came into my life. All of you make this happen, not just the two of us. I’m thankful.
Start with some random shots from my THAI WEDDING.
This is what I found on my bed the night before our wedding in Bangkok. Love surprises. It gave me a big smile and a good night sleep.
On the wedding day, I woke up pretty early at 4am to get ready for a morning ceremony. I was excited since the night before and couldn’t sleep that well seriously. 3 hours of sleep. Well, thanks to the makeup. Anyway, the water-pouring is the most important part of Thai wedding ceremony. It’s all about blessing.
And of course we can’t do it without Thai traditional dress.
I love my wedding gown. My husband and mother-in-law chose it for me. Very risky design but it was all worth it. I did not fall down at least… Thanks god. It took me a long time to find one perfect gown so I suggest those brides-to-be to start looking for one as early as possible.
Then, SINGAPORE WEDDING.
Simply loved my hairstyle for morning ceremony. Gave me such a different look.
More surprises from a hotel. They were lovely. Thank you.
And here is one sweet ride.
Morning Tea ceremony took about 3 hours only so I had more than enough time to rest and prepare for the reception at night.
My makeup artist, Sam Ong. He did the magic again.
A complete look.
MC couple of the night, Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan.
Always appreciate the good things in life, especially love.
I love you my mystery man. xx.- nira
Another great thing about shopping in Bangkok is that there are many places you can shop until late at night, at least 9pm onwards. Also, you can benefit from the incredible bargains. Here’s a list of some cool markets in the moonlight.
Khao San road
A lot of foreigners usually go there for drinks and supper. Shopping is also available but mostly for backpackers (or beach lovers); t-shirts, sandals, shorts, trainers, fisherman’s pants, sunglasses, bikinis, accessories and more. However, you’d probably need only half an hour to tour around that place. Do take note that the traffic nearby that area might give you a headache. I think it’d be more fun to go with a big group rather than a few of you.
Opening hours: 19:00 until late (everyday)
Saphan Phut Night Market
Along the Rattankosin side of the river, is packed with men and women apparels such as shirts, dresses, sneakers, jeans, accessories, and entertainment items like DVD’s, CD’s, video games and more. This place is popular amongst local teen shoppers as the prices are amazingly cheap. Do take note that you shouldn’t be wearing any value items (or jewelry) to avoid unwanted incident in that areas. Ladies, try not to wear something way too sexy.
Opening hours: 20:00 until midnight (closed on Wednesday)
Major Ratchayothin Market
This is my most favorite of all. Most items are womenswear and trendy. There are quite a lot of dresses, casual wears, heels, bags and more. Another good thing is, you can either catch a movie, go bowling or have supper at the shopping center right next to the market called ‘Major Cineplex Ratchayothin’. This market is pretty much like another Siam Square.
Opening hours: 18:00 – 23:00 (closed on Monday)
Train Market Chatuchak
It’s all about secondhand, vintage, and rare items. This market is huge and divided into 2 zones; front and back. Most items are already amazingly cheap so try not to bargain. It is newly opened and not many people know about it. Make sure your taxi driver knows where it’s located or you can just copy this in thai “ตลาดนัดรถไฟตรงข้ามทางด่วน อ.ต.ก, ถ.กำแพงเพชร”, and show him.
Opening hours: 18:00 – 23:00 (open on weekends only)
Hope this post helps to answer some of your questions. Have a good holiday and enjoy your shopping.
I have so many reasons why I’m still in love with Hong Kong ever since my first time there.
This cosmopolitan city is a paradise where I can experience great views from the mountains, chilling off the coast, admiring the beauty of architecture, enjoying a few Cantonese dishes (I’m not a big fan) and a lot of random street snacks, and of course shopping!
It was a short trip, 3 days and 2 nights. Good time has began during the departure because it was a great flight. No crying babies, naughty active kids and loud talkers. This sort of thing doesn’t happen everyday.
Oh yes. The meal was delicious.
4 hours plus from Singapore to Hong Kong and another half an hour from airport to The Ritz Carlton.
The Ritz Carlton is located on top of Hong Kong’s tallest building (488 meter tall) where you can get the best panoramic views of the whole city.
Day time view from my hotel room.
Breathtaking night view from the lounge.
My first day ended at hotel room. Comfy time.
And the next day was all about SHOPPING! (Thank you for awesome weather at about 18-20°C too) First location was Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong’s major shopping districts.
Then to Ladies Street. (similar to Bugis street in Singapore)
A lot of cheap and funky stuffs. However, most of the shops sell similar things.
Would you buy this underwear for your friend or boyfriend? I wonder who created this.
Last place, Mongkok. It was my most favourite shopping spot so far.
And also one of most crowded place.
I happily spent on these things like H&M clothing and accessories.
Cosmetics from SASA, much bigger and better than the Singapore ones.
Shopping was really fun but the best part of this trip was something else…
Share with you more about it in Part 2.