An Exercise In Trivial Pursuits

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


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Fat-shionista #187

No Monday blues here

No Monday blues here

The accessories

The accessories

The Owl ring - present from Tamares

The Owl ring - present from Tamares

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Peach lace tunic top worn as dress from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Light grey skinny belt with star studs from DOROTHY PERKINS; Black bead choker fromthestreetsofbangkok; White Owl ring from DIVA ACCESSORIES; Embroided cupcake brooch from Tabitha Emma on etsy.com

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from Jones Bootmaker

Photos by Pearlyn Cai. Thanks Pearl!

The ring

The ring

Peachy pink in the office!

Peachy pink in the office!


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Fat-shionista #123

Vintage Floral dress

Vintage Floral dress

It's a dressing gown gone proper!

It's a dressing gown gone proper!

Close-up!

Close-up!

What I’m wearing today

Dress: Vintage Purple Floral Dress from Shrinkle on etsy.com

Necklace: You Make Me Blush Rose Necklace from Eclectic Eccentricity

Belt: Orange-Brown Faux leather stretchy belt from fazhionable on ebay

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from Jones the Bootmaker

One more for the road. Photos taken with my new iPhone 4

One more for the road. Photos taken with my new iPhone 4


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Fat-shionista #117

I worked through the weekend and I took the morning half of Monday off to rest before going back at the grind. This is I what I wore on Saturday (2 days ago).

Trying to be cheering working on a weekend

Trying to be cheering working on a weekend

This row of shelves is right in front of my workstation.

This row of shelves is right in front of my workstation.

What I’m wearing:

Top: Purple cotton strapless top from DOROTHY PERKINS

Outerwear: Pink long cardigan from MISS SELFRIDGE

Bottom: Blue “Molly” jeans from SOUTH

Accessories: Silver bow ring from eBay; Plastic cassette brooch from Fat Festival 2008 in Bangkok; Purple “Tate” badge from TATE MODERN in London.

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

Many thanks to Yati Yusof for Art Direction and Photography

Many thanks to Yati Yusof for Art Direction and Photography


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Fat-shionista #112

This is what I wore to a luncheon with the Mothership

This is what I wore to a luncheon with the Mothership

Pink & blue is the order of the day!

Pink & blue is the order of the day!

What I’m wearing:

Top: Pink ruffle top with blue piping from RIVER ISLAND

Bottom: Blue Ankle Grazer jeans from NEXT

Bag: Pink bowler bag with dangling charms from VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

We had lunch at ISLAND CAFE (Level 4 Tangs Plaza)

We had lunch at ISLAND CAFE (Level 4 Tangs Plaza)


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Fat-shionista #102

Outfit of the day... stripey!

Outfit of the day... stripey!

I don't know what I'm doing

I don't know what I'm doing

A close-up of my fancy nails & accessories!

A close-up of my fancy nails & accessories!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black & white stripey top with 3/4 sleeves from eBay (2nd hand, possibly New Look)

Bottoms:  Black 3/4 flat-front capris from ZARA

Accessories: Black calculator watch from CASIO; Custom hand-hammered necklace with sterling silver 925 disc from http://www.etsy.com/shop/klacustomcreations and Carpe Diem white acrylic brooch from http://www.etsy.com/shop/UntamedMenagerie

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

Hmmm… this top is a little weird. This is a horrible way to wear it. YUCKS! It’s too baggy and tent-like. It makes me look very shapeless! Any ideas on what I should pair this with?

There was a period of time when I was growing up where I’d only wear black & white, no other colours. In my silly young mind, I had this idea that black&white was high-tech… I liked computers and gadgets even as a child but I have no idea how I came to associate black & white clothes with technology.

Oooh yes, my nail polish are courtesy of my colleague Christel who bought this 4-piece SUMMER NAILS collection from H&M, while on a trip to the US. So fun right?

Grabbing my chest... AARRRRR

Grabbing my chest... AARRRRR

My Fashionable Photographer - Michelle Yeo

My Fashionable Photographer - Michelle Yeo


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Fat-shionista #99

My complexion is almost back to it's original state. Not as scaly now

My complexion is almost back to it's original state. Not as scaly now

Complete outfit with bag

Complete outfit with bag

Hello I’m back! Not 100% but I’m feeling better now compared to wretchedness that was I last week. Make-up actually stays on and applies itself quite well. I hate it when I’m ill and my skin becomes dry and scaley and somewhat red & bumpy.

Maybe I have the wrong shoes on

Maybe I have the wrong shoes on

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Pink polyester leopard-print top with shoulder pads from RIVER ISLAND

Accessories: Stretchy belt with gold buckle that came with the top; Light grey tote with lime yellow handles from ALDO.

Bottoms: Dark blue jeggings from RED HERRING

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

Close-up of bag

Close-up of bag

Michelle Yeo, my photographer

Michelle Yeo, my photographer


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Fat-shionista #76

Photos today by Pearlyn Cai

Photos today by Pearlyn Cai

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Pink chiffon top with batwings from WAREHOUSE

Bottom: Black trousers from ZARA

Belt: Black leather belt with round studs from NEW LOOK

Accessories: Butterfly dangly earrings from JUANITA TORTILLA

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from JONES THE BOOTMAKER

Close up

Close up

A Juanita Tortilla creation

A Juanita Tortilla creation


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Fat-Shionista #51

Acting coy... ACTING ONLY

Acting coy... ACTING ONLY

Pointing at my earrings...

Pointing at my earrings...

These are my fabulous handmade earrings from juanitatortilla.com

These are my fabulous handmade earrings from juanitatortilla.com

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Bright Pink Batwing chiffon top from WAREHOUSE

Cami: Black camisole (inside) from MARKS & SPENCER

Belt: Round studs & rivets leather belt from NEW LOOK

Bottoms: Dark Blue Ankle-grazing jeans from NEXT

Watch: Black calculator watch from CASIO

Accessories: Pink & Purple double-hoop earrings from juanitatortilla.com

Shoes: Taupe ballet flats from JONES THE BOOTMAKER

Simple black eyeliner & bright pink matte lipstick from MAC

Simple black eyeliner & bright pink matte lipstick from MAC

My Happy Photographer - Michelle Yeo

My Happy Photographer - Michelle Yeo

Michelle's beady jewellery - lovely touch!

Michelle's beady jewellery - lovely touch!

Love Michelle's patent leather platform flats from MUJI

Love Michelle's patent leather platform flats from MUJI


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Fat-Shionista #30

Defacto Outdoor Wedding Outfit

Defacto Outdoor Wedding Outfit

This is what I wore to Natalie & Adriano’s wedding last Saturday (9th January 2010).

Pink, purple and flowers all around!

Pink, purple and flowers all around!

What I was wearing:

Dress: Black sleeveless dress with purple, pink & green floral prints from DOROTHY PERKINS

Cardigan: Bright pink cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Shoes: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

Watch: Black calculator watch from CASIO

Gorgeous summery flowers in glass jars!

Gorgeous summery flowers in glass jars!

Kim Seng, Tamares, Rajeshwari & I - frolicking by the shoreline!

Kim Seng, Tamares, Rajeshwari & I - frolicking by the shoreline!

Natalie & Adriano - Chinese Tea Ceremony

Natalie & Adriano - Chinese Tea Ceremony

This was a Sicilian-Chinese wedding held in Rasa Sentosa, Singapore. It was a beautiful day and the sun was out. At night, the wind was light & breezy – just enough to cool us down, without messing our hair.


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Fat-shionista #23

Today’s a rather slow day. I’m feeling sleepy and am looking forward to the end of the workday (15 more minutes). Doesn’t help that the sky is gloomy. It all adds to the general sense of laziness.

Grey & Gloomy

Grey & Gloomy

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey pinstripe shirt dress with ruffles from DELIAS

Belt: Black weave belt from somewhereonthestreetsofBangkok

Shoes: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER