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Fat-shionista #579

IMG_7638Oh wow it’s been almost 1 1/2 years since I last wore this dress. I’m so glad I brought it along with me (some of my outfits didn’t make it over and I was on a giving spree for a while too).

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue striped cherry print sundress from MARKS & SPENCER

Bottom: Black meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Coral floral barrette from ACCESSORIZE; Black stretchy belt with gold shell buckles from FRENCH CONNECTION

Footwear: Black hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #495

Hello! I’m back! I bought a 2nd hand iPhone 4 (not 4s) for S$300 and I’m going to try to keep up with the 1 post a day again. The camera quality is definitely poorer than the iPhone 5 and it’s rather slow to react. But hey! It does the job and I don’t have to relearn a new interface. Also, I synced my iPhone 5 with iTunes on my Macbook 4 hours before I lost the phone, so it’s still up to date. I’ll have to be extra careful with this one. Can’t afford to lose it again!

So anyway, my hair has exploded. Is it me or does my face look a lot rounder with this hairstyle? Heh… maybe it’s just me pretending that I’m not gaining weight. Who knows?

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Custom made copy dress (fabric from SPOTLIGHT Garden collection)

Outerwear: Lilac short sleeved cardigan from M&S FOR WOMEN (MARKS & SPENCER)

Accessories: Lilac ROXIE flower clip from MAD RABBIT KICKING TIGER (Gift from Junmin)

Footwear: Black ballet flats from GEOX

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Not Your Average Woman: Siti Khalijah Zainal

Today, we travel to Jurong to visit award-winning Singaporean thespian – Siti Khalijah Zainal, also popularly known as Siti K. I recall seeing Siti K for the first time in the 2006 play “Why Did the Cat Get So Fat?” by my pal, Zizi Azah (also the younger sister of a recent Not Your Average Woman interviewee, Aida Eliza). And it was for her role in The Necessary Stage‘s Model Citizen that she won the Life! Theatre Award for Best Actress. Incidentally, The Necessary Stage was also crucial in kickstarting Siti’s acting career when she joined their Theatre For Youth Ensemble programme.

From studying building drafting at ITE Bedok, to a full-time career as a theatre actress in (what most people think is cultureless) Singapore. This woman is definitely not average by a far measure. One can only dream to be in her shoes, but most definitely though, if you wish, you can have a small bit of her by adopting part of her fashion philosophy.

  • What is your dress/shoe size? Shoe size : 9 / Dress Size : UK16

 

  • Describe Your Style I like the whole pin-up girls, rockabilly look. Mix that with a little bit of Hello Kitty and cupcakes, and you have me! 🙂

 

  • What do you normally wear to work or a work event/meeting? I’m a dresses kinda girl, so i’m alway seen in one. When i’m in a rush, i don’t want to have to think about ‘what top goes with what bottom’ etc etc, so i’ll just grab a dress. They’re so easy, breezy, and makes you feel beautiful. Like a Cover Girl. :p

 

  • Where and how do you shop? I like to shop on weekdays and during ‘off peak’ hours when it’s less crowded. Sometimes when rehearsals end early and i’ve time to spare before my next meeting, i’ll just window shop and i ‘accidentally’ buy things. But i mostly shop online for clothes, because there’s only a few shops in Singapore that have nice, affordable clothes for plus-sized girls like myself. And also cos I love vintage, my options are even more limited in the shops. I like Etsy because they have so many sellers selling so many pretty second-hand vintage dresses in my size, and they’re quite affordable. I can be on the website for hours, just looking at (and buying) those gorgeous dresses.

 

  • What are your favourite things to buy? Dresses. Shoes. Accessories like flower hairpins and brooches, headbands, bows. Cute tops and tees. 🙂

 

  • What are your favourite brands or shops? Shops: Dorothy Perkins & Marks & Spencer (Plus-sized girls-friendly); Forever 21 & H&M (Nice tops); Uniqlo (Comfortable basics). Flea Markets. Online: ASOS & Etsy

 

  • How do you dress on your blah-days? Capri pants with a tee, or a cute top. With a flower hairpin, or a hairband. And sandals. 🙂

 

  • When you were 12, what did you imagine your life would be like at your current age? Nope. When i was 12, never would i have thought i’d end up being an actress. I imagined myself working in an office, and wearing a lot of grey-ish and dark coloured clothings. Glad i didn’t allow that imagination to become a reality. But i also imagined i was gonna be fat though, and that part, sadly, is still a reality. :p

 

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Siti’s not only style savvy but budget conscious as well. With well over 50 vintage-style frocks, she spends between SGD 100-200 each time. A lot of bargain-hunting done via etsy helps grows her wardrobe but prevents her pockets from emptying unnecessarily. Don’t buy entire outfits from look books! Learn the art of cobbling together your own look like the fabulous Siti!

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For more of Siti’s fabulousness, catch her at Dan Tiga Dara Terbang Ke Bulan (…and Three Virgins Fly to the Moon), playing at Esplanade Theatre Studio from 9-11 May 2013. Tickets available at SISTIC


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Fat-shionista #458

Get up get up! It’s Monday!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue striped cherry print sundress from MARKS & SPENCER

Outerwear: Black broderie anglaise bolero from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Pearl necklace with copper skulls from DIVA ACCESSORIES

Footwear: Black hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #421

I’m not sure what today’s theme for WHAT THE FROCK WEDNESDAY is but I like the colour scheme as well as how comfortable everything is. (Unlike the cupcake dress I wore on Monday, this HELL BUNNY dress has an elastic back – yay for stretch!!)

I think I’m going to milk this look in 2013 (with the occasional band t-shirt) till I get sick of it. Oh gosh! I love the Hell Bunny dresses!

Oh and this is a new cardigan I picked up from the M&S sale earlier. Only $20, I think. Adding to my collection of cardigans… heh…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Mint green “LOUISA” floral cherry rockabilly dress from HELL BUNNY

Outerwear: Lilac cropped 3/4 sleeve cardigan from M&S WOMAN

Skirt: Peach “MERINGUE” petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Stack of 7 black/bronze/silver bangles from NEW LOOK; Black faux leather cuff bracelet from YOYOSTORE2010 on eBay; Silver cupcake & bow necklace from SEW OENO on etsy

Footwear: Black crochet socks and Brown distressed leather boots from RUBI SHOES

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Thanks Shridar for taking these photos very quickly!


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Fat-shionista #209

Here's lookin' at you, kid

Here's lookin' at you, kid

Hello there. It’s been a while. Work’s been busy busy busy and I reckon it’ll stay this way for a while longer. In the meantime, I’m going to try to catch up on some blogging.

The accessories. I love these rings!

The accessories. I love these rings!

What I wore on 3 June 2011:

Dress: 1960s Vibrant Chrysanthemum Shift Dress from Jitterbuggin on etsy.com

Leggings: Sheer navy blue stockings from Marks & Spencer

Accessories: Set of 3 bead rings from DIVA Accessories; You’ll Make Me Blush necklace from Eclectic Eccentricity; Grey skinny belt with star studs from DOROTHY PERKINS

Footwear: Black ballet flats from PRETTY FIT

Do I look like a lady yet?

Do I look like a lady yet?


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Fat-shionista #200

It's been a long time since I posed with the monster behind

It's been a long time since I posed with the monster behind

And here's the backview

And here's the backview

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black ruffles tunic top as dress from EVANS

Accessories: Black belt with silver ribbon from RIVER ISLAND; Orange & blue dangly bead earrings from JUANITATORTILLA on etsy.com; Set of 4 plastic bangles from H&M (gift from Tamares); Pink wooden bird necklace from Bangkok (gift from Winnie & Kai)

Leggings: Sheer Navy Blue stockings from MARKS & SPENCER

Footwear: Black ballet flats from PRETTYFIT

So after the outdoor photos were taken, I almost immediately regretted not accessorizing. Lucky for me, I keep a bag of accessories in the office! So I picked some up and retook the photos. Hence the overload today.

Indoor photos by Elizabeth Wong

Indoor photos by Elizabeth Wong

The colourful accessories!

The colourful accessories!

The Pink Bird!

The Pink Bird!

One more for the road... so much better with accessories right?

One more for the road... so much better with accessories right?


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Fat-shionista #191

Feelin' a little country/BuddyHolly today

Feelin' a little country/BuddyHolly today

Hello I think I’m back temporarily. Sorting out my busy work schedule on top of managing my running, AND moving to a new place. Anyway, this is what I wore today.

Say hello to my Country-Folk vibes

Say hello to my Country-Folk vibes

The wicker bag is unfortunately not mine

The wicker bag is unfortunately not mine

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green/Grey/White checkered shirt dress from CLOCKHOUSE

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Accessories: Wicker bag (borrowed from Elizabeth); Plastic square-rimmed glasses (for real, with prescription) from NEW CHINA OPTICAL (these are Ray Ban knock-offs called “Roc Ban” and written in the same font – it kills me! hahahaha!)

My shoes are giving way. I’ve been wearing them so much, they’ve lost their shape. I’ve also worn down the heel so much that the quilting has come apart at the sole. I’m planning to get new everyday-flats soon. And because I haven’t been posting, here’re some extras taken today! I went to the shops at Raffles City Shopping Centre earlier and tried a few things on even though I haven’t got the moolah to spend on anything.

Marks & Spencer's Polka Dotted Blazer S$180

Marks & Spencer's Polka Dotted Blazer S$180

WAREHOUSE spacecadet/schoolmarm dress S$183 uh no thanks

WAREHOUSE spacecadet/schoolmarm dress S$183 uh no thanks

WAREHOUSE floral sleeveless dress S$99 LOVE!!!

WAREHOUSE floral sleeveless dress S$99 LOVE!!!

WAREHOUSE purple bandeau (pregnant) beach bunny dress S$79

WAREHOUSE purple bandeau (pregnant) beach bunny dress S$79

WAREHOUSE denim mentalpatient/prisoner dress S$119 wth?

WAREHOUSE denim mentalpatient/prisoner dress S$119 wth?


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Fat-shionista #182

Ryd says I look like CHUCKY in this photo

Ryd says I look like CHUCKY in this photo

This is a retrospective post. This set of pictures was taken by Rydwan in his East Finchley home in London. It was actually VERY VERY COLD and my teeth were chattering when we took these pictures in the garden.

I'm a flasher!!! For that 30sec, I almost froze to death

I'm a flasher!!! For that 30sec, I almost froze to death

What I’m wearing:

Dress: Black zipper dress from ATMOSPHERE (Primark)

Outerwear: Purple & black cape from MARKS & SPENCER

Leggings: Black opaque leggings with diamante from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Black boots from SCHU

Pretending to be nonchalant even though I was really COLD

Pretending to be nonchalant even though I was really COLD

Close up of the leggings and boots. I doubled-up on the leggings

Close up of the leggings and boots. I doubled-up on the leggings

Ryd told me to "stomach in, chest out, tilt chin" etc

Ryd told me to "stomach in, chest out, tilt chin" etc

I tried to style Ryd and picked these out from his closet

I tried to style Ryd and picked these out from his closet

Jumping Ryd! So young and full of vitality! heehee

Jumping Ryd! So young and full of vitality! heehee

My nice photographer/host Rydwan Anwar's turn to be the subject

My nice photographer/host Rydwan Anwar's turn to be the subject

 

I haven’t had time nor the inspiration to do my WIWT pictures. I’ll probably rehash the outfits next week because they’re actually quite nice. 😛


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Fat-shionista #150

These are test shots. Trying out a new combination that I just came up with… just because I got my new Mulberry for Target Pink Leopard Print tote!! I paid SGD 169 for them through a friend’s friend. It’s so cute I LOVE IT!

What do you think? I might wear this to work tomorrow (with the tags cut-off of course) or… I might come up with something else.

Frontal view

Frontal view

Angled view

Angled view

What I’m wearing:

Top: Purple sleeveless blouse with frilled collar from MARKS & SPENCER

Bottom: Black sequinned flared mini skirt from FAITH21

Another angled view

Another angled view