Monday, May 14, 2012

#nowplaying: Karen O & The Kids- All Is Love

Spring is here and it’s time for some happy/fun rhythm. This song is taken from the soundtrack of Where The Wilds Things Are- a movie adapted from the novel written by Maurice Sendak in 1963. The song started off with melodramatic piano, and then the rainbow pop melody comes alive with the touch of Karen O’s beautiful striking voice. Something different from her usual music genre, she brings cuteness to this whimsical song with the help from the voices of children’s choir- rare and fresh, almost magical. You can hear clapping and bells ringing, a sing along song full with energy that will definitely bring a smile on everyone’s face. Nominated for Grammy Award in 2010, Miss O co-wrote this lovely song with Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ bandmate, Nick Zinner. Enjoy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Individual #5

Amira Suraya's style is a cross between the chic Audrey Hepburn and the edgy Alexa Chung- a modern age Rooney Mara. Stripped…But Not Entirely is her personal blog that she started in 2004 as an online diary. She writes about her daily life, her love for fashion, her ever so adorable little sister and about her exciting travel around Japan. When asked about Japan, she said, Guys and girls in Japan are all well groomed. They put a lot of effort in grooming which is really amazing. (take note Malaysians!). Browsing through her blog might make some of us drool over her long line collection of bracelets, hairbands and designer handbags (dont say we didnt warn you!). Heres the good news - this petite banker also runs an online blog shop that offers pre-order for Balenciaga bags and some of her pre-loved items.

Personal Info
Name: Amira Suraya
Age: 24
Occupation: Banker
Location: Shah Alam
Describe yourself in one sentence: Feminine, edgy & practical
3 of your favourite fashion icons:  This is hard...Most of the silk shirts and minimalists pieces I own, is influence of Caroline Blomst. I think of Audrey Hepburn when it comes to investment pieces. Alexa Chung and Kate Bosworth make me want to wear colorful dresses.

Item 1
The story: I love colourful dresses made of silk. This one's love at first sight!

Item 2
The story: Shoes are actually my mom's. She has issue with kitten heels. Hence, they're sort of mine now. I never realized how practical they are for work until I started wearing them. Very comfortable. Major love!

Item 3
The story: I love leather bracelets because they wrap around my skinny arms nicely - especially those from CC Skye and Vita. This is one of my favorites - I love the hardware and buckle and despite it being bright red, it's one of the pieces I wear more often.

Item 4
Story:  The most practical bag I've ever owned. I've worn this 99% over the past four months and have stopped changing bags. Lightweight, durable and a cool bag.

Item 5
The story: I can't be without a handcream! I've quite sensitive skin hence handcream is like a lifesaver! This one in particular is my favourite.