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Peppermint Butterfly

27 Jun

We went to fly kites! Also, I finally opened the peppermint-coloured leggings that I’d bought from Kuching half a year ago XD

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Pink hearts tee ✿ JJS
Purple dress-skirt ✿ gift (Hong Kong)
Peppermint leggings (70 denier) ✿ 3Dots
Black ribbon flats ✿ Tangerine
Fork & Spoon earrings ✿ made by me

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The beautiful paper butterfly kite from China! You can see that I was being a kite-idiot and faced the wrong direction from the wind in one frame here hahaha! XD
(Btw that kite in the background with the long tail flying up was one monstrous beast and totally made of win!)

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It was the only successful kite from the 5 kites we’d brought <33 But a few hours later at night, it suddenly dropped and upon retrieving it, we found that the top right wing had fallen off… never to be found again, because we had tied additional spools of string to the kite and it was pretty high up in the sky orz

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I had some fun in the dark! People walking past stared and wondered wth I was doing erractically waving the torchlight in front of nobody XDD

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I drew the wings first then estimated the position I had to stand… and this was on the first try!

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The second one was more of a failure, but I like it much better (and probably the only picture that shows the earrings) XDD

And so went my first light painting attempt! (After more than a year’s procrastination hehe…)

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At The Museum

27 May

People around me have it in their minds that as an art student,  I go to museums a lot. However, they fail to notice that I’m tragically lazy, and that my inert state is being in front of the computer at home mooching around programs and the internet XDD

But my cousin said we should go to the museum, and so we did. There are 2 special exhibitions at the National Museum- One of them being Christian Lacroix the costumier, and photos are below in this post :D

This was what I wore:

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Animal print dress ✿ Max & More
Yellow cardigan ✿ Bugis Village
Turquoise leggings (120 denier) ✿ online
Black ribbon flats ✿ Tangerine
Dark brown leather bag ✿ Bigi
Turquoise buddhist necklace ✿ gift (Nepal)

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And now on to the juicy bits! Am very much in love with his drawings, rather than the actual costumes themselves. They are so dynamic and fluid, expressing his ideas right to the point.

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The yellow dots are a reflection of the candles in the display behind me :(

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But what I love best is still his ink sketches <33

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For the set of Carmen.

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My two favourite costumes from the exhibit. The mustard dress uses piano wire to simulate ruffles at the hem, while the tutu-suit is just FAB, plus, that is a swallow-tail coat. I WANT!

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There was a semi-enclosure in the exhibit, with videos of Lacroix’s inspirations playing on the white drapes. Tutu costumes on busts moved around from the ceiling, while mannequins with painted wooden faces stared blankly at you. Frankly, I was scared out of my wits.

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Hot pink netted leggings on black ones! I like!

That’s the end :D Flash and tripods are prohibited, so pictures were blurry because I was too cheapo to invest in good lenses or a Mark 5D. Hahaha!!

For those in Singapore, the exhibit runs till 7th June 2009 so this means a week to get down there!

Memories of Rain

28 Feb

Having had complete shelter all the way from my part-time work to the train station, it came as a surprise when I got out to see the road home greet me with a shiny surface glistening under the bright sun.

It felt slightly surreal, walking towards the pregnant grey clouds from the blinding light on slippery pavements. For some reason my moodiness heightened the unrealism.

I blame the beginning of school lurking just around the corner… Internet therapy and anticipation of my father’s home-cooked dinner later have cheered me up muchly… FOOD!

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Super Candy & Toy tee ✿ Hurs
Cardigan ✿ Malaysia
Grey shorts ✿ Japan
Yellow mary janes ✿ painted by me
Brown bag ✿ Bugis Village

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Propped up by the shadow.

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A friend has really epic gestures, and I was imitating one of them. This is supposed to be mock scratching my face while my jaw freezes in horror/aghast/impending doom.

As usual my neighbour’s buds have bloomed magnificently. Flowers are such beautiful inspirations.

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I spent a day taking pictures of wonderful flowers a couple of months back in Malaysia. Everytime I look at the photos, the part of me that was raised in a concrete jungle still can’t believe how beautiful nature is.

IKEA

13 Dec

Tripped to IKEA. Mostly for the meatballs. Went with my family on a cloudy day.

Waiting for the meatballs.
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Greens. The color combination of green and orange is pretty interesting. Have always shied away from mixing greens with yellows because of resemblences to the ketupat, but an orange hue, now that is something that could be bold or subdued (depending on the hue).
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Have been enamored with textile patterns as of late. I knew borrowing Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period from the school library would be my downfall someday :(

This was from a shower curtain on display.
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Educating cousin#1 on the fun that is infinity mirrors. Complementary colors blue and orange are striking enough (one of my comic pages played on that color combination to great result), adding yellow to that splash would be even more awesome :D
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