Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Style Inspo - Chiara Ferragni

OMG I am really excited about this woman. While looking for photos of her for the magazine, I realised that her style sense is freaking AMAZING. I'm talking about Chiara Ferragni. She's a blogger, fashion designer, and has been employed by Guess as spokesperson/model. Just look at her outfit below. Simple, yet powerfully feminine. Abstract prints and flattering shape ftw!


With Au Naturel makeup

She is so pretty!!!

Look at that cray necklace (insert heart-shaped eyes)

Loving the boots and dress combo!


On a more personal note, I'll be attending a "World Lit" event. S. J. Watson, the author of Before I go to Sleep is going to be at The Arts House and I managed to snag a pair of tickets. The novel was also turned into a movie, which played in cinemas just last year. I'll be going for this event with Fuxuan, since I haven't met her in too long and she was also a literature student like me. :)


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I'm so excited about this!! I hope I can get his autograph on the hard-copy of the novel! I decided to wear a dress and boots combo too, like the one Chiara wore. Also, tomorrow is the last day of my internship. It's going to be bittersweet. But all in all, life is...kinda good right now. Meeting new people, doing new things. I could get used to this. Hopefully I didn't jinx myself. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Human Repeller

Have you guys heard of The Man Repeller? If you are into fashion you probably have. She's a really cool blogger with a really unique, kickass sense of fashion. She's like the Xiaxue of Fashion. 

"Good fashion is about pleasing women, not men, so as it happens, the trends that we love, men hate. And that is fantastic." - Leandra Medine

Leandra is the founder of the blog www.manrepeller.com and it all started when she realised that certain trends that serious fashion-lovers are into, such as acid-washed pants or enormous shoulder pads, are man-repelling - men don't like to see women dressed in such things. They generally prefer women to be dressed in more feminine pieces. And she is one of those women who doesn't care. She would rather dress for herself. 

This is her trying to NOT repel men. 


This is one of her wackier outfits that men may find weird


I personally love her style. There is a reason why she was featured in Forbes's "Top 30 Under 30" as one of the year's "most influential trendsetters in 2012. 

However I had this random thought, and thus this post, that crazy fashion is not only a man repeller in Singapore, it is a HUMAN repeller. Try wearing something that's on the runway on the streets in Singapore. Aunty, uncle, little boy, taxi driver, foreign workers...anyone and everyone will stare till their eyeballs drop out of their sockets. This is the feeling I get when I wear an all-red ensemble. But when they wear it on the runway, of course it's okay. Gahhh. 

In my humble opinion, life's too short to wear boring clothes. So go read her blog at www.manrepeller.com and wear something wacky out for tea today. 

Ciao,
Jaslin 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Echosmith Concert & Other random stuff

So I went to the Echosmith concert at Hard Rock Hotel! :) I believe it was their first time being here and I feel glad that I got to catch them. Cabbed down straight from work (I did overtime till 8pm) and was just in time. Went with one of my guy friends. I love concerts man!

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I think I am getting better at my job as an intern. Beginning to finally get it, and feeling more confident about myself. Funny thing is, I can't seem to bond with one of the interns. I consider myself an easy-to-get-along-with person and I usually make friends easily so I find this strange. Sometimes I think it's me not trying hard enough and sometimes I think it's her that doesn't know how to get close to me. Or it might just come down to a clash in personality. 

There was a new intern and this girl got close to her in one day. I'm like whaaaat? I've been here for 2 weeks and literally sit beside you everyday. Also it might be me. I'm too tired to try too hard in life to be anyone's anything. LOL. Friend, lover, whatever it is. 

I'm super independent these days. I can go for lunch alone and not feel lonely. I can cafe-hop alone and not feel lonely too. It's not that I don't have friends. I probably have too many. LOL. But sometimes I rather do stuff alone. Be with myself and my thoughts. I think if you don't learn to be independent at this age, you will never learn. And you will end up always depending on others for happiness. 

I can do activities alone and yet why is it that when I have no one to text every second of the day, I feel lonely? Why has texting someone the whole day become a NEED? Just because I used to have someone to text everyday? Judging myself. No relationship should begin with a need. It should begin with a want. "I'm okay alone, and yet I want you." But somehow I feel like humans suck at being alone. We all jump from one relationship to another. We crave companionship, and love. 

Ok I'm totally rambling. 

Koko and Thet Ngon came to my house just now to get the Herbalife protein! :) Yes, I'm still selling them. Koko has shaped up so much after NS!! So proud of him!

Anddd I have a job interview this coming Monday. I'm planning to work (like, a real job) after my internship ends. Wish me luck!



Sunday, August 9, 2015

Love-Hate Relationship

I have realised that I have a really terrible love-hate relationship with my mom. I love her SO MUCH. I've almost lost her once and so I love her even more now. But at the same time she is becoming a cranky old lady at the age of 45. Couldn't she at least wait till 55 to become a cranky old lady?

I'm 20. This is the time when I desire freedom most. I used to be able to stay out till at least 11pm. But now if I don't return by 9.30pm she starts screaming at me. And I am not exaggerating when I say "screaming". What, have I decreased in age or something? 

I try to stick by her rules. I don't hang out more than twice a week with friends. I have to kind of "ration" my friends because of her. And then I try to return home by 9.30 but end up getting scolded when I come home at 9.45pm. I have so many hopes and desires - like going overseas with friends. Will that dream ever come true? Nope. She won't let me go, I bet you a 100 bucks. 

Gonna be stuck at home all my life. If I wanna STUDY overseas, that won't work either. Basically I can't do anything. Why am I even complaining? Guess I'll just have to accept it. Smile and accept it. Hopefully when I become "grown up" enough in her eyes, she'll let me go. I yearn for that day so bad. Patience, Persephone, patience. 

Anyways, I have been reading the Goddess series. And it's UH-mazing. Every girl wants to be a Goddess, or at least be treated like one. I'm currently reading the 2nd book in the series, Goddess of Spring, whose name's Persephone. And all silly girls, when they read such books, they want to choose a Goddess and pretend they are one. And so I've chosen Persephone for myself because I'm one of those silly girls. Yeah, you can judge me. That's her below. Pavi's Aphrodite and Teeq is Artemis. We're all Greek Goddesses. (AHAHAHA)

MY FIRST SLEEPOVER!

Oh and I also had my first sleepover (at the age of 20, omg) with Judy this Friday! She stayed over at my house. We ate, watched 3 movies (2 bollywood). Watched funny YouTube videos, watched 30 Rock, did Buzzfeed quizzes, and did the usual Heart-to-Heart. She came over at 5.30pm on Friday and we left my house together at about 6pm the next day to have dinner outside and headed to Jem for some late night shopping.

I got a fab pair of chunky heels at 75% of the usual price. Like OMGGGG. I usually go to the store and stare at those shoes longingly, and now I finally own them. Thank you SG50! I owe it all to you. Just another reason why Singapore is freaking amazing.

Love, love, LOVE this country. 

Le  internship

Well what can I say about my internship? I've been wanting to work in a magazine ever since Devil Wears Prada, and I'm finally fulfilling that dream! This is why, even though the job is kinda tougher than I expected, unlike my previous stints as a cashier and admin, I don't feel like just dropping out. Everyday you're doing something that's creative, product loans, photoshoots, magazine spreads, it's all so ME. 

And yet...not totally me. I realised that I am not as fashion educated as they expect me to be. My vocabulary isn't very fashion-ey, if you get what I mean. I've always loved clothes, and I do believe I have great style. And that I know great style when I see it. However, I have never studied fashion so I don't know the industry speak - and that's where my challenge lies. Lots of learning to do. Also, sometimes what is "So cute" to you doesn't work for them. For example I may choose this photo...


But they wouldn't want this in the mag as the colours don't really pop out. And it's probably too simple too. They may prefer something like this instead:


This pic is more of street style and suits the mag's image more. So I guess it all comes down to me getting used to their sense of style versus my own.

I'm currently working on the October issue with my superior and my 4-day weekend homework is to find a common trend in the Fall/Winter 2015 runways for our Street Style spread. So I've been scouting through a lot of runway pics and I'm currently thinking biker jackets are back. (Although if you ask me, they've always been here)

Anyways, nothing special on for tonight or tomorrow. Just gonna do my internship stuff and relax, work has been tiring me out. Cheers to the freaking weekend and I love you Singapore!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Hard Look at my Media Habits

My most used social media platforms are undoubtedly Facebook and Instagram. Call me backwards or outmoded but I am not a very Twitter or Tumblr person. Ooops. Blogger would be the third most used social media, followed by YouTube. 

Facebook

Facebook is probably the oldest social media account I have that is still running. If I remember correctly, I created it back in Secondary 1 or 2. I feel like Facebook is a really good cure for boredom and somehow I end up spending way more time on it than I should. You have people sharing videos of a Japanese lady eating 3.5kg worth of Chow Mein and an extra large bowl of rice in one sitting , which leaves me amazed - and here I thought I was the one with a bottomless pit for a stomach.


Even silly things like the picture above is entertaining to me (and it actually works). My phone's name is Lei Yi. What on Earth?

And then there are funny original videos from Kelly (one of the WellnessXperts coaches). It's quite funny, please watch. It's called "Watching TV with your Mom" and very accurately portrays the awkwardness that ensues when a hot, steamy scene is on TV. 

Basically Facebook to me is for sharing mood-lifting or uplifting videos, messages and what not. And of course, to update your friends and family/acquaintances about what's going on in your life in the form of pictures or status updates.

Facebook is also a platform I may use to share posts from my new website www.themimieffect.net.

Instagram

I know some people who only follow a select few on instagram or the kind who insist on following less people than the number of followers they have. For me I follow not only my friends, but also radio stations (987FM and the likes), talent agencies, magazines (Elle) etc. I also follow celebrities or accounts dedicated to fashion so that I can get some inspiration from them. I follow people who work out so that I feel guilty after seeing their pictures and decide to work out myself.

I definitely follow more people than I have followers but I don't think that's something to be embarrassed of!

YouTube

YouTube used to be the thing during my secondary school days. Now I only use it to keep up with the latest music videos of my favourite artists, but even that I do it rarely. Just today I listened to Hilary Duff's new single "Breathe in, breathe out". It's nice! And her new album is out. SO nice to have an old favourite back in the market! Hope her album skyrockets to the top of the charts! 

Tumblr

I only scroll through Tumblr when I am feeling blue because undoubtedly there will be some post about love, loss, heartbreak, etc which I will be able to relate to. Luckily, for the past 1 month or so, there has been no instances where I had to resort to that. LOL. All's good now. 

Blogger

My blog went dead for some time but I have decided to raise it up from the dead by blogging about random stuff (such as this random post) and also, I created a new website www.themimieffect.net to blog about stuff that could give people ideas on things to eat, things to do, places to visit, clothes to wear, etc. Will be uploading a new post every Saturday! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Already Gone

I want you to know
You couldn't have loved me better
But I want you to move on
So I'm already gone

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Community I Love


So about 2 weeks ago, a bunch of coaches and contestants gathered at 73 Circular Road for the "Got to Move" party. Basically they are moving to a better place just down the road. This place holds a very special place in my heart as this is the place where I lost 11kg and my life sort of changed. I met the most hardworking and inspirational coaches who have helped hundreds of people to lose weight/gain muscle and basically obtain the best body and health that they can. 

This is the place where I grunted and groaned with other contestants as I sweated it out, pushups, Russian Twists, you name it, we did it. The catered food (I think it was Indian) was sooooo good. And alcoholic beverages were provided too. I drank my first shot of Jagermeister. I had never heard of it before that day. I learn something new everyday. Apparently it is 35% alcohol by percentage, which is pretty high for a non-drinker like me. But I believe I took it well. 

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After dinner, we had a limbo contest and the losers had to sing karaoke in front of everyone and it was pretty hilarious because some of the coaches totally didn't know the words to the lyrics. 

Overall, it was a good day. :)

Ps. I know you can't see me. But I promise you I am in the photo. HAHAHA