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August 28, 2010

LOTD: Pin-Up Look with Red Lips Plus Matching Outfit!

Hi hi, this is what I wore to my work dinner event on Friday.  Some of you have already seen my twitpics from the night.  Every year, I am in charge of organising my office 'dinner & dance', and this year, my team and I decided to do a 'retro-themed' event.  And it's really happening, because for the first time (in a while I suppose) that I can really see most people putting in the effort to dress to the theme.  My whole team and I went all out, of course, and we turned up from the various decades of years past (50s, 60s, 70s).

I went for a classic winged liner with red lips look, rather than the retro 'mod' style of Edie Sedgwick/ Twiggy type of big eyes pale lips combo, simply because of my rad outfit.  No time to set my hair, cos we had to be there early running about and setting up the venue.

Here is the MU breakdown:

Foundation: Lancome Teint Miracle, MUFE HD Powder

Cheeks: MAC Sculpt and Shape, NARS Mata Hari

Eyes: NARS Abyssinia, NARS Sophia, Loreal Super Liner, Lashes from SASA (dunno brand)

Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque Dragon, MAC Russian Red

I wish I can post pics of my whole team and I cos we really look like the cast of a musical or something, but well, here is not a place to do so.  Shucks.

To get into character, we all got these crazy glasses (about $15 from Far East Plaza, dunno the shop name).

And my outfit of the night, was made by my cousin (she ain't a pro tailor, just really really enthusiastic, creative and artistic --- if you remember, the Corpse Bride from last year's halloween -- yup that's her) sewed my dress and the mega pouffy petticoat.  Shoes from New Look.  Black Cardi from Basic House, Pearls from Warehouse.  Some vintage black belt I found in my wardrobe.

And a few more pics from when I was trying out the whole ensemble and goofing about:

** I played with photoshop filter effects in the next pic**

And just to show one of my cousin's works in progress -- she drew/ painted this little pic -- I am kind of amazed at the likeness.

Here's her work, and the actual pic side by side.

That's all, hope you enjoyed this!

Thanks for looking!


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Very nice!! I love the whole feel of it la. Haha.Which one of the pictures is your cousin's work? Some look like they are photoshoped only! Haha. Means that it's super realistic! :D

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Haha seems so fun, can't wait to see what you would be doing for halloween this year (:


@ rusty, haha, the last pic with the actual side by side pic that's her art work.

@ michelle - yup, it was very fun! and i still have no idea for halloween this year! :p

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Super realistic!! Hahaha. And you look gorgeous. :D


Hehe, thank you!! :p

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nice shoes! where is it from? love the typical 'wedding gown' pic ie pic num5!


@younggorgeous - they are from New Look, from months ago. :p

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your cousin did an awesome job with the dress.. love it!

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love the whole ensemble! :D

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You look stunning! You rock all kinds of looks, seriously. Love the winged liner, lashes and those awesome red lips. & the dress reminds me of stepford housewives. very elegant and cute at the same time. your cousin is extremely talented! :)

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Love how you edit your pictures, very creative! The dress, the makeup, the whole look is stunning.


@ Claire - Hi hi! :p Thanks! Yes, I was thinking of the same too, the whole stepford house image. Hehe.

@ Christine - Thank you! :D

@ Kim & phoenixfyre - thanks girls! :)

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Very nice dress! Were you able to sit down on a chair? Not to mention job well done to get a company to dress to the theme. :) Did you have a budget for them to get the costumes? Which event co. and hotel did you use? Need it for my reference. Thanks!


@ MariAsh - no budget for dressing up, unfortunately! :p no event co, my colleagues and I are the organisers. LOL the event was held at Concorde hotel. :p


@ MariAsh - and yes, I can sit and walk about quite easily, just need to ensure skirt doesn't move up along and expose the pettcoat underneath LOL

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you seem to have a very artistic family! i wish i could do art as good as her and your sister.

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I've seen the pictures and wow it looked so fun! Your dress and entire outfit is so pretty!

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Tks. Concorde Hotel is really nice after renovation works. Hm...

posted by

WOOoooo... I like I like I like..
And WOW.. I'm amaze by your cousin painting/drawing!

posted by

Waahhh... very pretty, and your waist looks tiny in the petticoat dress :)
I know your cuzz and she is super talented and an amazing person! lucky you!!


@chantana - thanks babe!

@pearlicious - you know my cousin???? (who are you??? LOL LOL)

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Whoa ur cousin is damn creative sia. And u look really nice n retro! Too bad tt u din have d time to really style ur hair. A poufy updo wld have been absolutely perfect. Maybe we shd organise something for Halloween for d onsugarettes and we can paint d town red (maybe literally) LOL.

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