The Opposite of Layering?

  Though my mantra is “less is more”, I am more comfortable and better at layering.  I find it difficult to style summer outfits.  Now I am in a good place to draw inspiration from the streets of tropical Singapore.   I notice that some women here mix and match colorful prints and materials.  Others go… Read More »

Get extra sleep time in the morning by learning how to create a quick-and-easy yet trendy makeup.  In fact, learn from Kathrin Jokubonis, senior makeup artist at MAC cosmetics who’s been assisting on countless fashion show backstage.  Through a video, she shows tricks of the trade, and suggests MAC staples all women should have in… Read More »

The Valentine Look for Singles

  It’s Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate romantic love with your other half.  As I am single, it is going to be just another day as usual.  However, I want to dedicate this post to all girls/women who are still waiting for their elusive prince charming to show up, or who simply enjoy their… Read More »

Casual Leather

  All leather looks too “rock n’roll” and even provocative if tight-fitting. True? Not really. It is possible to have all leather as a casual wear. Leather pants keep you warm and stylish in winter. I slipped into mine before knowing how I would match it. I thought of something simple, like a black top.… Read More »

  2017 will be a year of discovery and adventure for me –  I have just arrived in Singapore to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster (or fire chicken say some) and …stay for a year!  Why Singapore?   I am half-Singaporean and I travel here every year to visit my big extended family… Read More »

  This Saturday, we graciously retire the “Monkey” and usher in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.  In Chinese culture, colors are highly symbolic.  Red symbolizes good fortune and joy, and is de rigueur in celebrations.  If you do not have a red outfit, why not employ a simple beauty touch that can change your look: the… Read More »

  I wish I had the talent to write. But that is far from the case.  My head is a mishmash of ideas which I fail to organize in nicely written paragraph. Yes, I have a message I want to share but it often gets side-tracked or mixed up with other ideas. As I write this post, I am like “oh but what was the point of this intro” ?  Fortunately I like to have all my articles… Read More »

  I don’t do detox to lose weight.  We know extreme diets do not work. You may lose up to 3 kgs over a 5-day regime but you end up “eating your frustration away” and  put on even more weight.  Nor do I detox for the popularly believed but scientifically unproven benefits on the body. … Read More »

There are several schools of thought on good hair care.  I trust in less is better.  Some girls are blessed with gorgeous easy-to-care hair but I am not one of them.  So how do I keep my long brown hair healthy?  Brush your hair once or twice a day but not more.  I do it in the… Read More »

Café Mood, Lausanne

  For the size of the town, Lausanne’s restaurant scene is upbeat and also not immune to the bobo vibe. By this we mean: an interior that mixes old and trendy with mismatching chairs, tables, cups or sofas, and obligatory wooden elements (furniture, wall and some other structure).  The menu or “Today’s Specials” are preferably… Read More »