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iRoo @ Marina Bay Sands

Lush interior, spacious layout, up-to-date apparels & extremely exclusive. This newfound spot’s my current obesssion. The leading Taiwanese Fashion Brand, iRoo debuts in Singapore & ready to rock everyone’s world. I’m just about to give my wallet a major heartbreak.

iRoo is no newbie to the industry, with 70 stores in Taiwan. And the huge selling point? Weekly collections keep fashionistas like us excited. Plus, what’s there not to love about runway styles made affordable!

Sofas are situated everywhere in the store, don’t need to worry about your man complaining about tired feet & your excessive shopping! We can now shop in comfort & grin from ear to ear.

Right before I transform my look to demure, this is one of my daily looks! I’m quite extreme.

Here I am, in the midst of fitting. How nice to be preppy yet incredibly stylish in knee-length for once!

My particular favourite’s this floral piece, it’s so fun to play around with. It’s a statement of its own.

Another favourite’s the yellow floral ensemble, perfect for a tea party! Sometimes it’s good to break away from monotones. I’ve just started to embrace colours & it’s not too late!

Over at iRoo’s office in preparation for the walking campaign. It’s always a mad rush with hair & makeup (many thanks to Bianca & Chloe), plus the battle against the scorching sun, but great fun with fabolous company!

iRoo is located at Marina Bay Sands #B2-101/101A. Don’t forget to pick up some fantastic loots! More on iRoo in time to come!


love in LAX part one

The three-week long summer loving in a place away from home. My heart takes me to one of the best cities in the world – Los Angeles. There I take on a retreat armed with a fistful of dreams, feast on some of the best cuisines, satisfy all my shopping needs & fall in love all over again.

A quick change later, wandered off to Little Tokyo. Daikokuya for yummilicious ramen! Be prepared for a long wait though, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Good things are worth waiting for!

Waking up early morning has become has such a breeze, apparently my messed up sleeping pattern in Singapore works perfect for me here! Plus, not having to deal with humidity or the scorching sun, it makes dressing up such a fun activity every single day. LA really does have the perfect weather.

Downtown LA for some shopping.

Staples Centre.

Rock & Fish for dinner.

Third Street Promenade with my honey – Michelle Phan. We go way back & she’s awesome fun to be with! Boy do I love this place! Our passion for food takes us to greater heights of satisfaction.

Be back later to fill in the words & more pictures! I’m running late for dinner plans. Till then, have a great week ahead!


Angelxin Beauty

Anyone who understands me would know that I’m not exactly a planner, but I do however get bored very easily. Pretty much obvious by my choice of clothes & hairstyles.

I’m a true blue chameleon in reality! It’s almost impossible to catch me in the same combinations twice, & I’m loving how I make it a point to make changes to my hair each month now.

Like any other being, affairs of the hair used to be one of my biggest concerns. I used to worry about going too light or too dark, or if the lengths were not as satisfactory.

Really, we ought to quit pressurizing ourselves & just go with the flow! Just the other day, I was craving some luscious locks & I went on with it! Hair extensions via the braiding method’s always the best!

With the rise of countless salons specializing in hair extensions, you’re probably wondering why Angelxin Beauty? Having worked with them before, I trust the dedicated team 100%!

In all honesty, I was pretty damn amazed that they had extentions to match my current hair colour! Trust me, it’s no easy work with the highlights on my hair. Plus, my hair’s thickness is of no joke & despite all that, they were so understanding towards my needs.

And there you go, pretty damn amazing results ain’t it! Natural-looking hair extensions are achievable & they’re not a nightmare to wash. I am one happy person now! Thank you Angelxin Beauty for handling such a difficult customer like me!

Don’t ponder too long on making that appointment with Angelxin Beauty. The three branches are City Plaza, Chinatown Point Shopping Centre & People’s Park Food Complex. Navigate http://www.angelxinbeauty.com for other services too!


Beautiful Hair With Salon Vim

A month’s over & I’m not one who tolerates black hair emerging from the roots. Especially not when it gets in the way of beautiful highlights, plus I’m in the mood to nourish my hair too! Where better to fix my woes? My trusted hair stylist, John Tham over at Salon Vim by Chez Vous solves them all.

If you’re constantly giving your hair a new colour each month, you’re gonna love this signature treatment that I chose to indulge in. It reconstructs hair cortex, repairs & strengthens hair cuticles. Definitely reecommended if you want healthy-looking & nourished hair from the core to the surface. Trust me, your hair deserves only the best.

All products are by L’oreal Professional. So, you’re probably wondering which colour I decided on this time, teehee. Feeling all adventurous, I was ready to go lighter. I went along with John’s suggestions of an olive brown base & ash blonde highlights. And you know what the best part was? No bleaching was done!

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to play the waiting game alone. How not to adore someone who sits through hours with you, keeping your entertained while you’re getting your hair done? Aww she’s such a sweetheart!

And we created our very own photobooth at Salon Vim.

It’s amazing how miraculous the treatment was, my hair is at its lightest shade & it looks revitalized. Told you my hairstylist ensures you leave the salon with extreme satisfaction!

 

Salon Vim never fails to deliver. Ps, their GSS is still on, you don’t wanna miss out on that! Request for John Tham as your stylist, highly recommended by me!

 Call 68847757/68847767 to make an appointment! Salon Vim by Chez Vous is located at Somerset 313.


Citrusox giveaway

What makes an outfit different?

Somedays a belt or the layering of accessories does the trick, somedays intricate or quirky outerwear creates wonders & somedays the choice of leggings kicks in an array of excitement.

I’m a huge collector of leggings & it’s one of the many things that I wear on a daily basis. Ps, if you’re keen on the paint splash tee/the jumper, they’re available for sale. Drop me an email at agrichicavenue@gmail.com to enquire.

That aside, I’m gonna share with all of you this place to get fabolous leggings at affordable prices – Citrusox.

These are some of my selections, you’d see more in time to come! They’re so wearable & so versatile you’d wanna flaunt them everywhere. Citrusox is located at Bishan Junction 8 #01-28.

This Summer, Citrusox is feeling generous & you stand a chance to win attractive prizes! The 3 best outfits each win $50.00 worth of Citrusox legwear. That means 24 pairs of socks or 4 pairs of stockings or 2 pairs of Korean leggings. Mix & match if you fancy!

Step 1 – Like Citrusox on facebook.

Step 2 – Post on Citrusox Wall why you deserve to be picked.

Step 3 – Send in your outfit(s) paired with Citrusox legwear(s) to enquiry@citrusox.com together with your name & IC.

Closing date : 18th July 2010

Three easy steps, that’s all it takes! Send in your entries now!


Pink Parlour 1 for 1 Brazillian

Sometimes my month’s so overpacked with activities, I barely have time to update here. Days spent in the company of the closest friends, I tend to appreciate better & it doesn’t matter where. 

Aside from the company of the favourite people, there’s something else I’d leave a slot for too. And that would be….

Pink Parlour for yet another Brazillian wax,no pictures of that sadly! But I’d tell you every Brazillian experience at Pink Parlour’s a breezy one. If you’re a hygiene freak like me, you’d be so pleased to know that there’s shower facilities over here & you can get changed to a clean bathrobe afterwards.

Plus, I love how friendly the therapists are over here. Here I’m doing a leg wax, boy does it feel good to be hairless! When it comes to hair issues, I’d aways leave it to the professionals. I love how it’s done so quick & the end results are always so silky smooth!

Guess what? You’re gonna be in love with this fabolous offer by Pink Parlour! Print this & quote ‘Agri Velt’ to redeem.

Wait no further, you don’t wanna be missing out on such a good deal! Alright now, I’ve gotta head out for some yummy dinner. Have a great weekend everyone!


The Biggest Loser Asia Auditions

Over 2000 contestants from across Asia applied to be a part of this unscripted reality show – The Biggest Loser Asia. With two trainers putting them through three months of vigorous boot camp! And winner David Gurnani walked away with the US$100,000 prize money, as well as a brand new Renault car.

And the biggest prize of it all? Living towards a healthy lifestyle! Check out their tranfsormation! As shocking as it is, seeing is believing.

Auditions for Season 2 are now open in Singapore! Don’t miss your chance to be Asia’s next Biggest Loser! It’s gonna be an opportunity unlike any other.

June 12th 8am-5pm

Fitness First Platinum, Millenia Walk.

9 Raffles Boulevard #02-38

Audition registration booth’s in the mall foyer in front of Coffee Club Level 1.

For more information, do navigate http://www.biggestloserasia.com/ .


Cafe de Waraku

Chanced upon Cafe de Waraku (Mr.Curry) over at Marina Square. Truth be told, it’s my first attempt savouring Japanese Curry. Then again, all things deserve a chance, especially when it comes to food!

There’s four types of curry sauce options & I opted for the original (mango taste), my girls took the creamy white & black sauce (squid ink) respectively. The food tasted as good as it looked! Hurray to Japanese curry for making its way to my essentials!

Squid ink’s a tad too spicy for me, I was happy to settle with the original one. But if you can take spicy, you ought to give it a shot! There’s also the beverages we’re crazy over. With colours resembling traffic lights, how not to love?

But of course, no meal is perfection until you’re presented with a fabolous dessert platter! No matter how full I am, there’s always room for desserts somehow! Alright now, I better get some sleep!

Don’t forget to drop by Cafe de Waraku for some mouthwatering Japanese Curry. It’s located at Marina Square Centre Stage #02-138B.


Fashion Interview by Bianca Zen

FASHION INTERVIEW
by Bianca Zen 

Agri Velt is no stranger to the world of Chanel, parties, cocktails and beautiful clothes. To me, she has an exceptionally exotic face for an Indonesian. As public as she is, there is also a mega part of her which she keeps very private. However unlike other socialites, Agri has a sense of creative expression of style and a nice disposition built around her.

Agri loves her food although she often blogs about the sacrifices she makes for delicious cuisines as she is allergic to seafood and cannot stand spicy food.  But Sour Sally Frozen Yoghurt she adores! This big spender is crazy about Chanel and pays attention to details. I love ladies who are particular about aesthetic outlook as to me, that kind of character depicts creative style and original taste. Not forgetting to mention how I heart the awesome fashion photography on her blog!

“Overly obsessed with all things quirky” and pretty things, this 22 year-old is known in Jakarta as the Paris Hilton of Indonesia. How does she keep up with the trend and expectation of the fashion public?

By being the fabulous her, I must say.  Let’s peep into her perfect world.

Selamat datang di MFP, Agri! Nikmatilah artikel-artikel kami!

Hello! Please tell us more about yourself.

I’m quite a perfectionist and I don’t take ‘no’ as an answer! That aside, I’m a shopping freak. I love to do things out of spontaneity! And I think it’s no secret that my full day consists of five meals. I’m that much of a food person.

It’s not rare to spot me still awake & having a full course Japanese meal at 3 in the morning!

 

With such amazing colours on your blog headboard and the first line I read being “I usually pay so much attention to the nitty and gritty details.” Tell me more about your fashion style.

My fashion style’s very erratic, I like to evolve depending on my moods, it really depends. I like elaborate accessories & intricate pieces! They add so much character into your already elaborate outfit! On my lazy days, even if I end up with a t-shirt and shorts combination, I’d make sure I have something fancy thrown over. Jackets are my top musts alongside with bracelets! Every bit counts, even down to the shoes!

In fact, I swear by the statement that one can never have enough shoes! But really, I dress up because it’s my passion, not for anyone else. When I go shopping, I’m not usually on a mission to look for something, but I’d get whatever catches my eye. I think going with the flow always works better when it comes to finding what’s good & what’s not for yourself.

You are also close to Michelle Phan who is a make-up guru in youtube.  How did that relationship begin?

We hit it pretty well when we first encountered one another while I was seventeen then! We had a lot in common & not forgetting our birthdays are just a few days apart! She’s been very supportive of what I’m doing & the same goes for me. In fact, we’ve been good friends for 5 years & counting now!

I think it’s really amazing what’s she doing right now & I’m really proud of her. We’re finally going to have a blast once I hit the States if all goes well.

I understand that you are still studying. What are you studying?

Nah, I’m officially done with dreaded examinations, submissions & what-nots! Lecturers should be more elated than I am as I wasn’t exactly the ‘role model’ student. I was pretty much a nightmare. Tee hee! Think you could figure out the rest, outrageous lateness, medical certificates came up to a crazy pile and regular visits to the dean’s office! I was doing Advertising Design before I moved on with Mass Communications!

Then, when I did Mass Communications, my work load was immediately lessened & I had more time for everything else!

You look exotic for an Indonesian! You were from Jakarta I heard. How is it there?

Wow thank you! The party scene’s the reason it makes me come back time & time again! Plus, I like the fact that there’s no such thing as being overdressed there. You could wear formal wear to party and you’d blend with the crowd! Then, there’s the restaurants with extravagant decor, which I’m a total sucker for. If you fail to impress me with decor, you better have food that’s unbelievably good! I’m superficial like that. Tee Hee.

And not forgetting ridiculously cheap massage parlours that’s not dodgy! Coming to the most important part, you’d never believe you could get your hair dyed, get a manicure/pedicure, and even a foot/hand massage all at the same time in the salons. Now that is what I regard as full pampering!

And if you’re starving, their dedicated staff would be more than glad to get you food from your chosen restaurant! The only bad thing about Jakarta are the jams, being stuck on the roads for two hours to a nearby destination is a common sight.

You travel a lot. Where do you find the time to juggle it all?

You know it’s funny how we’re constantly saying we have no time for this and that… But I’ve learnt that when you really want something, you’d actually make time for it.

The same goes for travelling! Besides, school’s out for me and  I’m not exactly in the mood to start work till I’ve covered all the places I’ve put on my checklist.

How did you first meet Dawn Yang? Do you remember those days?

For sure I’m good with memories like that. Tee hee. The first time we had food at Hong Kong Cafe, her appetite determined that we could click! I love girls who can eat an astounding amount, because it’s well, my number one passion alongside with my loverboy.

One outing led to another & not long after, we started embarking on spontaneous trips & ended up having the time of our lives! And we’ve even missed our flights, been stranded in the airport for 6 hours, all due to excessive shopping, this I kid you not!

Do you remember your first encounters with Rachel Kum?
Yeah, we were the only two people at a house party to be caught munching on pizza & chips while everyone else were hitting the bar counter. How very unlikely isn’t it! And now she’s one of the best listening ears I’ve got & I’m very appreciative of that! Despite our busy schedules, we check back on one another frequently!

Do you remember your first encounters with Rachel Kum?
Yeah, we were the only two people at a house party to be caught munching on pizza & chips while everyone else were hitting the bar counter. How very unlikely isn’t it! And now she’s one of the best listening ears I’ve got & I’m very appreciative of that! Despite our busy schedules, we check back on one another frequently!

You love Jägerbomb. How do you keep up the night with such a potent tonic?

My favourite’s the B52 currently, enough with the Jaggerbombs! Unless you want to be awake till ten in the morning, stay away from them!

Being a socialite, how do you differentiate between love and lust from men?

It’s pretty obvious though! Men who genuinely likes you take the time to get to know you better & lucky for me, I’ve found my other half who truly understands & trusts me. Men who lust after you tend to rush into things & touches on mainly superficial topics.

You are the fashion ambassador for Club Couture. How is their style similar to yours?

ClubCouture’s pieces appeal to me because they speak a language of its own. I like how their basic pieces have some edge to it & it makes layering/accessorizing very easy for me.

In your own definition, what makes a woman modern and smart?

An independent woman with a perfect sense of style is naturally more attractive. Different situations call for different approaches, a smart woman would have the resourcefulness & determination to maneuver through life’s challenges.

What, to you, is being financially independent? Do you think you are financially savvy and smart? Why?

I’m quite a high spender & I might go a little overboard at times. However, I always make it a point to not to squander all my earnings & only use partially for my indulgence. So far so good though!

What does the phrase “My Fat Pocket” remind you of?

A thick wad of cash that’s unlimited!

Have a great day to all! I promise to be more religious in my updates!