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Where to buy and rent wedding gowns in Malaysia

Posted on November 22nd, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

Nestled on the second floor at the corner of Sunway Giza Mall lies Belles & Tuxes, a rather special occasion kind of store. When you walk in, you are greeted with a gorgeous aquamarine wedding gown, with intricate red rosettes sewn at the bust.

Its beautiful owner, Charmaine Wong describes her store as a one stop wedding and special occasion wear boutique.

Having previously been in the bridal industry as a wholesale and manufacturer of wedding gowns, Belles and Tuxes have decided to venture into retail and have opened their doors since September 2011. If we must say, they have done a rather fine job.

According to Charmaine, it has become rather difficult to look for dinner dresses or gowns that are appropriate to wear out to more formal dinners and occasions and this is especially true for relatives and close friends of … Read More »



Where to buy peplum dresses in Malaysia

Posted on November 20th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

Peplums are a raging trend currently. It’s really no wonder why though. The added panel around the waist does a wonderful job of adding curves to skinny people, and hides hips for curvier women who are a little insecure. All in all, they do a great job of creating the womanly silhouette.

Peplum & Pencil by hmlife featuring genuine leather handbags

#314. Nearing the end of Summer days. by halee-dear featuring leather shoes

luck: preparation+opportunity by kyliethefashionnerd featuring a peplum skirt

Here are some of the peplum trends that we’ve spotted around our shores

 

Clockwise, from left: Black Lace Peplum top – RM49 from Collars and Colours, Lace Peplum Top (many colours available) -RM42 from Le Colpine, Miss Poppy Peplum Dress -RM59 from Attire’s Attic, Miss Danielle Short Sleeves Peplum top – RM35 from Attire’s Attic

Clockwise from left: Miss Florence Lace Peplum Top – RM49 from … Read More »



Vivi inspired cat hat

Posted on November 16th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

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These kitty hats are all the rage lately ever since they appeared in Vivi magazines in Japan. We understand though. Who could resist them! They are so cute!

Even though they are perfect for fall, you can wear them too as a fashion statement in Malaysia. We went out and bought a hat for er… testing purposes from Oh Temptations, a boutique that is really filled up with many other irresistible items!

We bought the a red devil’s ear cap for RM45. The only downside is that the website is pre-order so you have to wait two weeks after each batch for your items to arrive. But is the wait worth it?

Yes it is! The hat is very good quality, and it is made of wool felt. As you can see, the hat arrived without any dents of bents in the shape and was … Read More »



Special finds: Jewelry around the globe

Posted on November 13th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

Here are some rather unique and indie jewelry from around the globe that you do not normally see in stores

These simple, minimalist and elegant geometric bangles are pure silver and available from Alex and Chloe for USD230

I love that the outside of this ring is so simple and on the inner ring engraved with intricate filigree work. So subtle and beautiful. This pure silver ring costs USD390 from Vespoe

This bangle is shaped to resemble that of a heartbeat. So simple yet meaningful. This piece is available in many precious metals (gold, silver, rhodium plated) for USD60 from Boticca.

Handmade rings made out of pure silver and simple ear studs 210-230 euros at Wsake

 

Bone china rings ranging from USD25-50 from Mokosellars

Seaweed necklace from Emily Miranda - price unavailable

 



Where to find bustier tops in Malaysia

Posted on November 4th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

Bustier tops are an awesome, trendy way of showing your flat and toned stomach They are also tremendously fun and flirty at the same time. Since they would be in trend for the next few seasons (we have spotted tons of bare midriffs on the Spring Summer runways of 2013), we have here dozens of bustier and crop tops for sale from our awesome boutiques in Malaysia for your shopping pleasure

Clockwise, from left to right: Polka dotted bustier top – RM47 from Shoplights, Black cutout bustier top from Kaleidoscope Sundays – RM64, Scalloped bustier from Azorias – RM99, Denim bustier top from Cat in the Bowl – RM50

Clockwise, from left to right: Floral bustier from A Spoonful of Clothes (more colours available!) – RM42, Peplum bustier from Room 8008 (more colours available!) – RM59, Tandy bustier from A … Read More »



Shop overseas online

Posted on October 30th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

We are used to shopping on online boutiques that are based in Malaysia. Today I am going to show you some websites that are based internationally that also ship to our shores ^.^

1. Etsy

Etsy is THE place to shop for one of a kind, handmade, vintage items. You can buy just about anything that can be handmade, jewellery, bags, clothes, supplies, etc. The best thing about Etsy is that the item that you buy would probably not be available for sale anywhere else.

2. ASOS

Asos is pretty self explanatory. This online retail giant with its own label has free shipping worldwide and regularly goes on sales, driving shopaholics crazy.

3. ModCloth

ModCloth is one of our favourite places to go window shopping, even if our wallets are really light. Their items are always quirky, fun and refreshing. To sum it all up, everything … Read More »



Bought cheongsams in Malaysia

Posted on October 21st, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

After September, it is normally wedding season. Or maybe it is just me. Anyway, some of these wedding themes and dress codes especially for the Chinese community in Malaysia, can come in the form of “Shanghai Night”. That is in fact, one of the themes being explored by one of my friends for her upcoming nuptials, and in a panic, I had to secure a cheongsam for the dinner.

Shopping for a cheongsam is really no easy feat in Malaysia. The ones that are sold in brick and mortar shops, or specialty cheongsam shops, can be ridiculously pricey. Don’t get me wrong though. The quality of the cheongsams being sold at the specialty Chinese costume shops can be of great quality and workmanship.

However, the problem is that cheongsams are more of a “one off” dress for me. I am not going … Read More »



Review Thursday: Prom dress ideas

Posted on October 18th, by ml editors in Fashion, Reviews. No Comments

It’s the end of the year so prom season and annual dinners are here. Here are some great dress up ideas in order for you to look great on your big night

1. Staying safe on the black side

Black doesn’t have to be boring and this black number, with a little sheer sexy detail at the back is perfect! Just add some formal jewelry, and do up your hair and you will look great. This is RM49.90 from Little Miss Q

This black tube gown from Beauty Myth is selling at only RM60

Bandage Mermaid Long Tail Dress from Arrogant Minnie – RM129, Classic Black dinner gown also from Arrogant Minnie – RM328

 

2. Go bright

These maxi dresses with bright cheerful colours might just be the dress to need to make THAT statement at your dinner. Keep your makeup simple, and let your dress … Read More »



Sunny Monday: Keep the blues away

Posted on October 15th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

Wave away your Monday blues with these fantastic finds from the internet

I adore these bikini sets from Pink & Proper. The best part is if you buy an additional bikini set, you get an extra 30% off. SCORE! Prices are all RM79 and you can view other options here

 

Look at these cute tights from Oh Temptations! I want every single pair! A. Scallop stocking RM22 B. Black polka dot thigh high RM24 C. Polka dot fake thigh high RM24 D. Scallop and polka dot stocking RM24

They are easily matchable and you can look like your very own Zooey Deschanel with a shift dress and some of these cute tights!

Sunny white dress for RM55 from Hutz Fashion. I love the sleeves and the crocheting detail of the dress. It’s very summery, but it’s perfect for our Malaysian weather.

 

Peterpan collar shirts … Read More »



Gloomy Saturday: Force out the sunshine

Posted on October 13th, by ml editors in Reviews. No Comments

I know we are getting ready for a few months of rain, and cold, and gloom. It does not have to be all bad though. During a thunderstorm, there’s nothing better than sitting down with a good book and a warm cup of coffee. We have the perfect outfits for you today to coordinate your look with the slightly chilly weather.

October Origin has updated with a variety of warm jumpers and coats. Some of these are easily adaptable to slightly warmer climates. Just pair the jumper up with a pair of shorts and flats for a good contrast. I love the cable knit jumper here (perfect for the mall and the cinema and for snuggling  up to a loved one ) and the bejeweled army jacket is pretty versatile and edgy as well.

I think what is important that even … Read More »






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