Received an invitation to view the Autumn Winter collection for 2011. The presentation was done within the YSL boutique at ION on 23 Sep 2011.
The collection was presented by a few models, dressed in the new collection, mingling with the guests within the boutique. Creative Director Stefano Pilati, wows the world and fans with a sharp and sensual collection that is so YSL with a modern twist. Collection consists of : Smart and chic looking black n white tweed suits, monochrome mood was done in checks and polka-dot patent. The bright YSL color palatte was done in purple feathered skirts and coats in luxurious cobalt silk. If you prefer something elegant yet chic, the white chiffon shirts with pleated palazzo pants will be the updated YSL look for the new generation.
model in a well-cut white suit
current collection consists of many black n white
the white jumper looks so feminine and elegent
a smart looking grey suit
accessories to complete the look
collection of the famous YSL bag in new color combination
The month of september has been a busy month for most fashion houses. With the Autumn Winter collections starting to fill up the racks in the stores.
Every season, i look forward to attending the chanel show. For me, Chanel has one of the most well presented fashion show in Singapore.
Karl Lagerfeld next fails to amaze his loyal followers with interesting and creative designs year after year, seasons after seasons.
The theme for this A/W is “grey fantasy”…. I managed to take some pictures at the event and i would like to share it with the gals at MFP.
This fall winter collection is made up of lots of black, white, grey, ruby red, turqouise and metallic blues. the looks consist of : hard & tough look with signature cardi layered over baggy man-styled pants, long floor length capes, tweed suits worn over faded skinny jeans, knitted maxi dresses with a sexy back.
For the evenings, the looks are soften with lots of laces and organza following the rebellious, rough-school theme.
Lets take a look at the collection:
shall we begin?
at the reception where all the guest will sign in and have their pictures taken
a picture to remember the event
the runway .... filled with charcoal of both sides
I started my day 2 in taipei with a simple and ‘typical’ breakfast near my friend, Patty’s house.
the list of breakfast menu on the wall
my orders are : an omelette, soya milk and carrot cake
posing with my breakfast
Patty suggested that i take a photo during all my meals so i can remember what I have eaten through out my stay. I followed her to her working place to wait for another friend, Chloe to take me out today.
look at what she has gotten for me..... this bubble tea is too die for!!!
The pearls are boiled with brown sugar. It gives the pearl a very interesting gula melaka kind of taste. The tea tasted really milky (** something that i really like). The texture of the pearls are so “Q”.. I couldnt stop after taking the first sip. If you think KOI is nice, wait till you try this :p
chloe and i with our milk tea... this is for me to remind her to buy me the same drink again when i next visit.. ha ha
this is what i had for lunch... tasted like roti prata but the taiwanese call it '葱抓饼‘
there were some japanese customers at the store just beside us
this is how it looks like.... doesnt it look like our egg prata?
to me, this tasted better than prata cos it not oily at all.
night market at Hua Xi Street
Hua Xi night market was the first we have decided to conquer on Day 2. Just as you have seen on TV for those Taiwan food programmes, there are rows and rows of foods stalls along the street. They are like our pasa malam. Only operating from evening till pass midnight. The habit for Taiwanese when they visit night market, is to walk, stop , eat… followed by walk, stop, eat… at different stores till the end of the street. This can add up to many dishes by the time you walk from one end to the other.
our 1st stop... deep fried pork rib soup
posing with our food... again
next, cold beancurd with green bean
look at the generous topping of green bean
3rd stop... famour deep fried chicken 盐酥鸡
we only ordered 1 portion as there are more to eat along the way
this store serves something like a fish cake with a hard boil egg wrapped inside
next stop， the drink store... the home-made winter melon tea was very thirst quenching
our last dish for the night.... oyster omelette
look.. the oyster omelette is the same size as the serving plate
Comments: The night market is a very interesting place for me. Each and every night market has their store mix. I always think that this is an interesting place to explore the typical local food culture. Prices are quite cheap and you can really try many types of dishes. My suggestion is to always share the portion with your friends no matter how tasty the food .. this is so that there is no cause for over-eating and you can try as many dishes as possible..
Taipei is a place that i will never get tired of visiting. My recent trip 6-day trip was one filled with food and shopping. For this trip, i will do a food feature cos having close native friends definitely made a difference. They will always make an effort to bring me to different eating places for every trip that I visit. Their hospitality never fails to amaze me.
I would like to share with all the foodies, what my taiwanese friends deemed as good and popular. Gosh… think i am starting to camwhore. I cannot believe I have taken so many pictures for this trip, so will have to break the post from day 1 – day 6.
My flight to Taipei TaoYuan only landed at about 6pm. On my day of arrival, I only managed to have time for dinner with my group of friends. This is my dinner for Day 1 – mala steamboat buffet.
name of restaurant rhymes with the mala steamboat we were having
outside the Restaurant waiting for our seats
This restaurant has won many awards for the year 2009 & 2010 for their spread of high quality food. A lot of customers come here for their top quality U.S. angus beef.
look at the menu for the meat being offered, they also offer taiwan black pork
dun be jealous k? we only paid about $25 per head for the spread. haha
look at the angus beef.... ***salivating***
taiwanese black pork. the meat is so marbled...
the mushroom spread... looks nice right?
the assorted "bola" and yam tasted really good
other than beef and pork, they serve chicken too
you can concoct your own sauce.... friends say the pots of ingredients look like paint in this pic! what do you think?
a glimpse of the food spread... self-help counter
bottles of cola.... drink to your hearts content. drinks is included.
not keen on fizzy drink? they have other choices
so what's next ? look at the dessert spread!
jello ? anyone?
is that all? no..... haagen dazs and movenpick ice cream, FREE flow! Shiok right?
apparently the restaurant is packed everyday. with their food spread and price, am sure that is expected
picture with my dearest... patty
our group picture for remembrance...
Verdict: This is a place i hope to go back when i visit again. The restaurant is located very near to Ximenting. Make us wonder why our buffet spread here not as fantastic with such an affordable price. I guess the only down side about this restaurant is that you are only given 2hours to eat. Think the owners will go bankrupt otherwise…LOL
More interesting food coming up….. please come back ya?
A lunch date with hubby at the much talked about Japanese Restaurant at Raffles Hotel. I have decided to do a bit of research online to find out what makes this place so ‘special’.
Shinji is located where the old Doc Cheng used to be. Apparently, this is first and only branch of the 2-star michelin starred chef Shinji Kanesaka’s restaurant out of Japan where he started out in Ginza, Tokyo, 10years ago. All seafood served in the Resturant has been flown in 5 times a week where everything is being handpicked by the famous chef himself from Tsukiji market in Japan (including food for the store in Spore).
The main sushi counter, is a big piece of wood carved out of a 200 years old cypress tree trunk. It is indeed quite an experience sitting around the counter watching the sushi chefs with the food preparation.
All the chefs are handpicked by Chef Kanesaka himself, to ensure that food is prepared to perfection.
we were being led to the room named "Kiku"
greetings from the 2 chefs (Fukusawa san on the left N Kikuchi on the right) who will be attending to us
chef Kikuchi posing for a pic whilst he prepares our food
the sweet and creamy taste of the uni served was out of this world.
maguro with radish sauce
posing for a photo while the chefs are busy at work
perfectly grilled cod fish
my favourite...toro (tuna belly).. simply melts in your mouth
ebi sushi... the prawn was firm and sweet
Chef Kikuchi showing us his knives collection.. he calls them his wife
usually not my preferred option but this ikura (fish roe) dish changed my mind
tuna belly maki (roll)... made to perfection
clam soup with miso was being served to end our meal
the tamago yaki tasted like custard
an assortment of seasonal fruits was being served as desserts
posing for a last pic before leaving
Shinji By Kanesaka was indeed a perfect place for a food experience. The whole ambience is nice and cosy but the food and service standard is completely out of this world. I am really impressed that the owners has taken such pride in giving customers such a wonderful dining experience. Lunch menus starts from $75 per pax (for 9pc sushi). Prices are not cheap but definitely worth going when you have the budget to spurge on your love ones during those special occassions or when you feel like indulging yourself.
Other than the meal extremely enjoyable, Chef Kikuchi even shared some “insights”… these are his golden words :
” a top sushi chef is also a great entertainer. He entertains by preparing good food and also to make the customers feel at home”
“a good sushi chef pays special attention to the customers as they are all different individuals… to make superior sushi, a chef must observe how each customer eats to decided on the pressure and texture of the sushi/rice served. for eg: rice must be more compressed if its being picked up using chopstick. Sushi are best eaten using hands.”
“the 3 second rule : all freshly made sushi must be eaten within 3 seconds the moment the chef serves it. This is to prevent the high temperature of the rice from ‘cooking’ the raw fish”.
Thank you Chef Kikuchi and Fukusawa. I will come back again!
Festival De Metiers was an interesting event held by Hermes at the Paragon Atrium. I was one of the lucky ones who got invited to the opening of the event on 01 Sep. “Artisan” from France were being flown in to Singapore to showcase their craftsmenship, on how a piece of Hermes product is being created from scratch to an end product. The sections were divided into leather work, scarf printing, porcelain painting, watch making, tie making and also Gem setting. As you watched how the artisans painstaking create each and every item with such details and precision, you know why we have to pay so much for this super highend luxury brand.
The whole atrium has been converted into a Hermes workshop. There are different stations showing how various products are being created.
this was for the scarf demo...
love the way they used the remnants of the material to create this fringe
the pottery section.. the artisan putting beautiful colours on the porcelin
colourful yet sophiticated
next, the leatherwork.... their leather feels amazing!!!
my favourite colour.... hermes orange
this must be the most popular guy amongst the rest... he is setting diamonds on the famous bracelet
thats how the bracelet will look like upon completion
you can also see how they make horse saddles
watch making in progress
handmade ties are being created on the spot
other than the workmanship, food was also presented in a very intesting manner.
ham rolled up with a brush... like presenting art
jugs of jam, made to look like colored paint
look at the ice lolli... they look yummy
last but not least... posing for some pictures before we end the night
the 3 beauties with picture-perfect smiles
The fare will be opened to public starting from 3 Sep 2011. It was really an eye-opening experience for me. Catch them in action if you are in Orchard this coming weekend. Enjoy!
A new blusher that i have gotten in my trip to Japan in mar this year. I usually dun prefer the single colored type of blusher as i am one who likes to play with highlights and contours. I was first attracted to the simple and yet pretty packaging when i found this item at one of the Matsumoto Kiyoshi Stores (franchise drug store in japan).
the packaging that caught my eyes
instructions on how to use the colors are stated clearly at the back
this pretty 4 shades-in-1 blusher comes with a brush too.
The different tones and shades make the blusher brighter or lighter . The light color provided is great for highlights on T-zones and under the eyes to give your face a 3-D effect.
Love the texture of the fine powder and colors pick up easily. The slight shimmer makes this blusher so pretty.