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Fatshion, Food & Frivolities – Life in Las Vegas & Singapore


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Fat-shionista #484

After 2 back to back crazy weekends (especially last week), I was so glad to get a break even if it was just 1 day. I think I love the adrenaline rush of work and it feels really good when it shows that you’ve put in a lot of yourself in it. We had two highly positive closing stories and I was quoted without missing a beat. It’s great to have a really dependable team you can count on to deliver the goods, run the show, keep the audiences safe and also make the 10, 000 things I want to say about the festival coherently concise. Now, my work is done and it’s bitter-sweet for me. I’ve given 5 years of myself to this festival and almost 7 years to the company. I go on a long holiday at the end of next month and I can’t wait to go back home to T in Las Vegas. We will be travelling across the USA and I can’t wait! Arizona, New York and California – here I come! Okay lah, in another 50 days…

Anyway, here’s an outfit post! I picked this dress from the racks off the Centrepoint MS. READ shop. It’s something from their R by MS. READ (trendy contemporary styles) range and retails for S$119 (use the “wastedfashion” 20% discount code and it’ll only cost you S$95.20).

It’s so generously cut that I went a size down and am wearing a UK14 for this. I don’t wear a lot of black just because fat girls are told to wear black and I refuse to abide by that “slimming”rule. But I’m not against it. As you can see, it drapes really well and is very flattering. The studs on the neckline and the front flap are nice details to an otherwise plain and simple dress. Wednesdays are our long meeting days, so I do try to dress more appropriately for work (no dress code in the creative industry though). I love that the sleeves are a comfortable fit – not too baggy and not too tight. Do you have the uncomfortable, cannot-raise arms armhole issue? I do sometimes but not here. Also, remember that I’m only 1.53m tall, so for the length of this dress is probably not going to work for someone over 1.6m unless you like minis.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black front overlap studs dress from R by MS. READ

Accessories: Gold knotty weave metal dangling earrings from ALDO; Natural weave bangle from ISLAND SHOP

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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So how does one go about slimming one’s face? I’ve still got the same round fat cheeks with the double chins.

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From now till 31st July 2013, flash the above image (on your smart phone or mobile device) for a straight SGD20 off your total bill (for regular priced items) in store at 3 locations – Centrepoint, Metro Paragon and Metro Woodlands. wastedfashion readers can also get 20% discount for 1 entire year until 30 June 2014 by asking for the “wastedfashion discount”. (NOTE: Both discounts cannot be used simultaneously.)


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Fat-shionista #442

I’m mixing up the sweet pink floral with some black and edgy accessories today!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Pink floral custom tea dress from SOHOMODE

Skirt: Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Stack of black bangles fr NEW LOOK: Black cable tie necklace from theKANG; Darth Vader resin ring from GREEDYSASSY

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Something’s wrong with my hair today. It’s especially kinky and wavy.


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Fat-shionista #356

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black band t-shirt from John Butler Trio

Bottom: Silver tailored shorts from Clockhouse

Accessories: Gold dangling earrings from ALDO; Black leather belt with black round rivets from NEW LOOK; Black bag with neon piping from PRIMARK

Footwear: Black ballet flats from GEOX

It’s been so hot here lately and I often work outdoors, hence the shorts. Tailored, cuff-hem shorts are great! I think it lends my casual outfit some level of smartness! I own 3 pairs now!

Thanks Isis for taking these photos of me!

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Fat-shionista #181

Not sure what my point of inspiration is but... i think it works

Not sure what my point of inspiration is but... i think it works

Today's Outfit - Blue, gold & silver

Today's Outfit - Blue, gold & silver

Such a comfortable dress... but so damn hard to iron

Such a comfortable dress... but so damn hard to iron

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue organic cotton tunic dress from H&M Garden Collection

Accessories: Dangly gold earrings from ALDO; Set of gold & silver bangles from FRENCH CONNECTION; Gold & silver necklace from OLIVER BONAS

Footwear: Black patent flats with White heart from ACCESSORIZE.

Accessorize shoes

Accessorize shoes

OLIVER BONAS necklace

OLIVER BONAS necklace

A photograph of today's photographer STEPHANIE TEO

A photograph of today's photographer STEPHANIE TEO


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Fat-shionista #177

What I wore for the 1st work day of 2011

What I wore for the 1st work day of 2011

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Cotton Jersey Charcoal Gray Julia Dress from Patricia Valery on etsy.com

Accessories: Embroidered cupcake brooch from Tabitha Emma on etsy.com; Gold & silver bangles from FRENCH CONNECTION; Gold dangly earrings from ALDO

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Yet another Monday...

Yet another Monday...

Grey dress, pink brooch

Grey dress, pink brooch

Close-up on the accessories

Close-up on the accessories


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Fat-shionista #175

Up against the gold wall

Up against the gold wall

Cone A

Cone A

Gold danglys from ALDO

Gold danglys from ALDO

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black lace overlay tunic top from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Belt from TOPSHOP; Gold dangly earrings from ALDO; Black calculator watch from CASIO

Leggings: Purple footless tights from CALZEDONIA

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Thanks Pearlyn for the photos! And Christie for sparring with me. Heh.

Last night, I met 2 readers – Caraline and Karen after work. Operation Cull has gone to its next level. I managed to part with some clothes but I still have tons I need to cull. Will probably be meeting them (maybe some others?) in about a month’s time once I put together another batch to give away. Let me know if you are keen! I have at least 100 dresses, tops and bottoms that have to go to new homes!

Christie Chua and I

Christie Chua and I

Pretending to fight

Pretending to fight in front of the DECEMBER PANG wall


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Fat-shionista #170

Upper body shot

Upper body shot

The F21+ dress

The F21+ dress

What I’m wearing today

Dress: Scratched Florals Maxi Dress from FOREVER21+

Accessories: Gold metallic dangling earrings from ALDO

Full length...

Full length...

My dangling gold earrings from ALDO

My dangling gold earrings from ALDO

My Marketing buddy Winnie Chan got married today. The marriage solemnization ceremony and reception was held in one of the old Parliament chambers at The Arts House. Several of our colleagues rallied to help. I did my small part to make announcements. It was intimate and easy breezy. I am a sentimental fool.

The back of her dress... Final touches to her make-up

The back of her dress... Final touches to her make-up

Isn't Winnie just too cute?

Isn't Winnie just too cute?

The Ceremony. The new Mr & Mrs Ben Goh

The Ceremony. The new Mr & Mrs Ben Goh

Junmin & Kairuo mucking around at the reception

Junmin & Kairuo mucking around at the reception


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Fat-shionista #159

Self-protrait in UNIQLO

Self-protrait in UNIQLO

Self-portrait close-up of accessories

Self-portrait close-up of accessories

I went to UNIQLO today at 313@Somerset to help my friend Natalie Soh buy some spiffy outfits suitable for formal occasions and work. I also trawled the 4 levels of F21 AND left with nothing. Photos are all taken as we went along our day (via iPhone 4).

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: 80s Red Sailing Mini Dress from GREENVIOLETVINTAGE on etsy.com

Accessories: Red & Black button ring from Mina Kwag (gift from Chow Keat Yeng); Mini cassette necklace from some festival stall in Inner Mongolia

Bag: Grey tote with yellow handles from ALDO

Footwear: Grey/pewter quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

I was in 2-minds about this. I didn't buy it in the end

I was in 2-minds about this. I didn't buy it in the end

Shu Lee, modelling the latest in faux furs

Shu Lee, modelling the latest in faux furs

Shu eventually bought this +J jacket with gold buttons from UNIQLO

Shu eventually bought this +J jacket with gold buttons from UNIQLO

313@Somerset is a HUUUUUUUGE mall and frankly, I'm scared of it

313@Somerset is a HUUUUUUUGE mall and frankly, I'm scared of it

Twitter Addicts... you know how it is

Twitter Addicts... you know how it is

Me pretending to be a tourist

Me pretending to be a tourist

The Christmas lights are up along Orchard Road!!

The Christmas lights are up along Orchard Road!!

Channeling CHANEL... From UNIQLO, just under SGD70

Channeling CHANEL... From UNIQLO, just under SGD70

Best part is... it's HAND WASHABLE MERINO WOOL!!!

Best part is... it's HAND WASHABLE MERINO WOOL!!!


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Fat-Shionista #108

Molly's Day Out!

Molly's Day Out!

Close-up!

Close-up!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Jailbird Black & White Dress from PinkZombies on etsy.com

Leggings: Black footless leggings (from my sister’s collection)

Footwear: Custom Kitty Shoes from Em&Sprout on etsy.com

Accessories: Straw hat from TALISMANS (Far East Plaza); Cloud & Lightning Bolt brooch from Made By White

Bag: Light grey tote with yellow handles from ALDO

I had the day off today and I went out to catch up with 2 friends who just returned to Singapore for a break. My longtime good friend Juanita of JuanitaTortilla brought me many presents from Zurich and made me clothes! Kai joined us for lunch, then Juanita went off to Kinokuniya. Kai and I stayed at Far East Plaza to do our hair. She coloured hers while I chopped mine off!!

Oooh!!! ELECTRO POP make-up palette! Super cute!

Oooh!!! ELECTRO POP make-up palette! Super cute!

Pinning on the Origami Butterfly fabric brooches Juanita made!

Pinning on the Origami Butterfly fabric brooches Juanita made!

See my fabric brooches! So clever!

See my fabric brooches! So clever!

Oh my! What is this? So nicely wrapped! With a description card...

Oh my! What is this? So nicely wrapped! With a description card...

She made me clothes out of the fabric my grandmother gave me! *sob*

She made me clothes out of the fabric my grandmother gave me! *sob*

Then we went for lunch!

Then we went for lunch!

And Kai joined us too!

And Kai joined us too!

Kai & I before our hair thing...

Kai & I before our hair thing...

And AFTER!!! (Yes, I bought a hat. Only SGD9.90 from TALISMANS)

And AFTER!!! (Yes, I bought a hat. Only SGD9.90 from TALISMANS)


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Fat-shionista #103

Wannabe-Retro

Wannabe-Retro

Close-up of the colours

Close-up of the colours

What I’m wearing today:

Top:  Multi-colour 3/4 sleeved top from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Neon Pink Robot pendant necklace from DIVA; Light grey tote bag with yellow handles from ALDO

Bottom: Dark blue jeggings from RED HERRING

Footwear: Black peeptoe flats with blue studs from NOVO

Another close-up! Do you like the print?

Another close-up! Do you like the print?

My lovely chirpy photographer Pearlyn

My lovely chirpy photographer Pearlyn