An Exercise In Trivial Pursuits

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


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Fat-shionista #110

It's Christmas come early today! And we're partying on the balcony!

It's Christmas come early today! And we're partying on the balcony!

And the back view

And the back view - I hate my calves from behind

Close-up of the shiny bits!

Close-up of the shiny bits!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black tunic top with square metallic bits (worn as a dress) from SIMPLY BE

Footwear: Beige/Pink patent wedges from MELISSA Plastic Dreams

Accessories: Lego Brick ring from Gr0glmann on etsy.com

Photos by the lovely Michelle Yeo

Photos by the lovely Michelle Yeo


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Fat-shionista #105

Pink & leopard prints!

Pink & leopard prints!

I took 1/2 the day off yesterday and managed to get some away time from work after working 14 days in a stretch. Went for a facial at BEYOND BEAUTY (their basic Anti-Stress facial is affordable if you don’t add the “extras”) and then had an express manicure in a small shop at Far East Plaza (courtesy of Kai). But I got home a little feverish – perhaps a residue of being overworked?

GEORGE Leopard Print dress

GEORGE Leopard Print dress

Black back bow detail - so cute!

Black back bow detail - so cute!

Anyway, I come back to work today hoping to inspire myself with a modestly crazy outfit! It’s a tease, yo! The crazy print, bold colour, bow detail at the back and the peplum skirting – what a confused and delightful dress!

A close-up by Michelle

A close-up by Michelle

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Pink leopard-print peplum-skirted dress with black mesh and back bow detail from GEORGE G21 (but I got it 2nd hand off eBay)

Accessories: Custom hand-hammered Twitter URL necklace from klacustomcreations on etsy.com

Manicure colours from OPI Shrek Forever After Collection – Funky Donkey, What’s With the Cattitude? and Rumple’s Wiggin

Footwear: Black peeptoe wedges from ZARA

And this is Michelle Yeo

And this is Michelle Yeo


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Fat-Shionista #83

Standard Frontal View Shot

Standard Frontal View Shot

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey & Black Striped bodycon dress from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Pink plastic diamante ring from MISS SELFRIDGE; Set of plastic bangles from PRIMARK; Badges – The Karl Maka 1″ pin (Singapore band), TATE MODERN yellow star badge, The Television Personalities (from a package Domino Records sent), Pink handmade origami flamingo brooch from luckystarsorigami on etsy.com and Crossbones Robobud handmade charm from PunkTree on etsy.com

Footwear: Black Peeptoe platforms from CAMPER

Standard "acting coy" shot

Standard "acting coy" shot

One of the many MS today

One of the many MS today

Trying to keep up with the FLIPSIDE! mode

Trying to keep up with the FLIPSIDE! mode

Ok another one

Ok another one

Look at my plastic jewellery!

Look at my plastic jewellery!

And another shot... here of me admiring my ring

And another shot... here of me admiring my ring

And the obligatory details of my pins!

And the obligatory details of my pins!


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Fat-Shionista #63

My modern Great Gatsby look

My modern Great Gatsby look

One more time from the top!

One more time from the top!

Frilly pink

Frilly pink

Back view - equally frilly

Back view - equally frilly

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Pink tiered sleeveless top from SOUTH

Bottoms: Dark blue ankle-grazer jeans from NEXT

Belt: (hidden) Black leather belt with round studs & rivets from NEW LOOK

Shoes: Hot pink peeptoe flats with square rivets from NOVO

Accesssories: Black long beaded necklace doubled-up; Hoop earrings with lilac beads handmade by Juanita Tortilla

Frilly tiers - hides your belly rolls

Frilly tiers - hides your belly rolls

Earrings from Juanita Tortilla

Earrings from Juanita Tortilla

Michelle, my photographer

Michelle, my photographer


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Tune-in: Runaway

Here are some songs, all called Runaway and they are all very interesting! As they say on the streets of Bangkok – same same, but different…

Runaway – Plain Sunset

Runaway – Bon Jovi

Runaway – Budak Pantai

Runaway – Electrico

Runaway – Pink

Runaway – The Misfits

Runaway – The Corrs

General mood of the moment… I want to just run away. Whatever happened my swinging a random bag of clothes and making a run for a spontaneous short getaway? Responsibilities is what happened… gah.


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Fat-shionista #12

I was the walking personifcation of the doldrums for the last few days because things at home are really grey. I thank my friends for keeping up the conversations while I was practically ignoring everyone else. Luanne and Pearlyn encouraged me to put some colours on – inspired by Lilli of Frocks & Frou Frou, I made an attempt today. I’m a walking rainbow today and these pictures are courtesy of Pearlyn’s patience with the ogre in me for the last few days.

I couldn’t decide which picture (thanks Pearl for taking a ton of them), so I’m putting up 3.

Call me Rainbow Brite

Call me Rainbow Brite

Note the fake smile

Note the fake smile

I may be brightly coloured but I am really shy

I may be brightly coloured but I am really shy

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Lime green summer dress with stripes from GAP

Cardigan: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Fake Anna Sui plastic ring in Neon Pink from somewhereonthestreetsofBangkok

Shoes: Pink, gold and black flats from somewhereonthestreetsofBangkok

 

Special thanks to Luanne who reminded me that eyeliner is my friend and cheered me on to doll up!

 

edit: I’ve been asked several times where I got the dress from – it’s from GAP but not from the shops. I got it 2nd hand, it belonged to someone else and has been worn before (not immediately of course). It could’ve been from several past seasons, I really have no idea.

 

 


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Fat-shionista #10

Last night was great! I met Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer at Stereolab. My friend (big) Natalie even had me emcee for the show. I was actually fretting (a little) over what to say even though I do this so often for local shows.

Anyway, this is what I wore:

Neon brights in the night!

 

Cardigan: Black 3/4 sleeve boyfriend cardigan from TOPSHOP

Top: Coral frilled strappy top with blue stars from TOPSHOP

Bottoms: Black slimfit trousers from ZARA Basic

Accessories: Bright pink plastic bangle from PRIMARK

Bag: Scurvy kiss-lock handbag from PAUL FRANK

Shoes: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

 

 

Here’s me going googly-eyed over Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman & Me!

 

 

And here’s (small) Natalie with him!

Neil Gaiman and Natalie Soh!


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Etsy Finds: Pink Dresses in XL!!

God knows how girls bigger sized are often told to skip the cute and go for the “slimming” styles. I know if you’re not a size O, you tend to make more fashion faux pas than the average person. Seriously though, if you’re fat, no amount of black is going to be slimming in any way. Might as well walk around in a bright bright pink!!!

I like these, and you might too…

Harlequin Mod Shift Dress

Harlequin Mod Shift Dress

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18267321

60s mod inspired shift dress with decorative buttons and back zipper. Match it with your go-go boots and hit the town.

Sizes XS-2XL are available and are handmade to order, so please allow up to 1-2 weeks until shipping.

HOT CROSSES Slip Dress- Vintage reconstructed XL 14 - 16 plus size

HOT CROSSES Slip Dress- Vintage reconstructed XL 14 - 16 plus size

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29526515

Hot Crosses – Vintage reconstructed Slip Dress
Extra Large 14 – 16
(40 bust)

Whether you call yourself EGL, Lolita, or loligoth, this OOAK, reconstructed slip dress would look great on you!

MISS ALPHABET hot pink_black polka dot drop waist skirt 2X

MISS ALPHABET hot pink_black polka dot drop waist skirt 2X

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14191596

Here’s a dress that’s simple, yet makes a statement! It’s a strapless tube dress with a double ruffle skirt, made of hot pink cotton fabric with black polka dots. Wide black lace runs up the front, as well as three black heart buttons! Zips in back, boned in front and back.

Bust 40″, waist 38″, hips 42″, length (neckline to hem) 30″.