Indoor Shoot Album

As usual… for those on my MSN contact list…

In conclusion:

1. I conclude that if a person’s style is slanted towards the “Taiwanese” cheena way, it’s next to impossible to change it…

2. I’m overall happy with the hairdos of the indoor shoot… though they’re leaning towards the cheena side, I’m glad the 4 looks are vastly different. 

3. Seems like when I did a survey of the looks… most didn’t notice the white ribbon… they were focused elsewhere… hahahaha.  That’s a huge consolation.  HAHAHAHA.

Indoor Photoshoot

Didn’t get to do the outdoor shoot today because of the rain.  *Sniff*.  Will be going for the outdoor shoot next Tue… and will need to top up $100.  Anyway, the MUA from French Bridal, Jinyan, does makeup very well… but… her way of doing hairdos… aiyoh… damn cheena.  Whatever you see here… trust me… I already got her to tone down as much as possible… I nearly ended up with feathers in my hair!

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Affable Muah Chee & Patience came along for the photoshoot.

 

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The front looked ok… the right side looked ok but the left side… arghhhh!!!!  I can’t stand the ribbon! 

 

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This was really really cheena… but since it’s matched with a cheongsam.. ok lah.. just go along with the look.

 

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*Pretends I’m in ‘In the Mood for Love’…

 

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Iceman getting ready.  Looks good ya?  Confirm not cheena… hahaha.

 

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Front and back of the additional gown I chose yesterday for the shoot.  Can see the pins at the back holding up my dress?  Hahaha.  Ok… this “curry pok” hairdo really doesn’t suit me… but this modernised beehive look is so popular nowadays, I just had to try lah.  The MUA wanted to put some huge fake diamond accessory on my hair but I refused… ended up using this tiny tiara borrowed from Booze Queen as a clip on the side of my head… right side… but not viewable from the photos I took above.  😛

Discussed with the MUA.  For the outdoor shoot, I’ll do the same back as the curry pok hair… but the front will be combed to the side… no more curry pok… Hahahaha.

Forgot to take photos of Iceman and me in the traditional pao and kua… will have to wait till the photos are ready… I can’t really remember what my hair looked like… think it was some braids on the sides, tied back in a bun and some entrails down the side… oh and of course… a red ruby accessory on the side too.  CHEENA!!!!!

Eve of Photoshoot

Did my nails today at Booze Queen’s usual manicure place, Fave Nails.  Am pretty satisfied with them.  Did nail art for fingers and a traditional French pedicure for my feet.

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Also went to French Bridal to do the final fitting for my evening gown.  Do you think I should get more beading / lace sewn on it?

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Oops… just realised the photos are a little blur.  My hands were trembling when I was taking the photos.  Paiseh.

And my happiest haul of the day was to find this gown for the photoshoot!  This will replace the gold cheongsam and the navy blue tube. Heh.  The green’s brighter in real life and I’m happy that it doesn’t have a “pong pong” skirt” and it’s a nice light mint green.  😀

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Sigh… if only I could get someone to tag long to help take photos.  *Sniff*.

Photoshoot Gown Dilemma

Just went to select gowns for the photoshoot.  I’ll have 5 outfits in total – actual day white gown, actual day evening gown, actual day kwa, photoshoot evening gown and photoshoot outdoor gown.  Here’s a sneak peek:

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Front & back of actual day white gown.

 

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Front and back of outdoor gown for photoshoot.

 

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Kwa – not much choice here… there were 2 kwas in small size and this one fit better… I preferred it too ‘cos I liked the silver beading rather than the white beading of the other one.  Heh.

 

Now comes the dilemma… I liked the colour of this turquoise gown (it’s a little more bluish than what it seems in the photo) but I really can’t stand the huge ruffle in front.

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Then I tried this gold cheongsam which I really liked and I think will go well in the photoshoot since I already have something in white, red and bluish purple.

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That said, if I choose this cheongsam… it’ll mean I have 2 cheongsams for the photoshoot?  Like a bit boring right?

 

The lady at French Bridal then showed me this tube gown which I like too (the design’s actually almost the same as the gold cheongsam)… but… if I choose this dark navy blue (it’s almost black if you see it in person), won’t it be very boring ‘cos my other evening gown’s also dark?  (The back view is the more accurate shade of navy blue).

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Sigh.  How?  I’ve reserved both the gold cheongsam and the navy blue tube but I can only pick 1 for the photoshoot.  I have less than 48hrs to decide… help!!

 

Oh… and in the midst of my browsing, I found this purple cheongsam which I thought is really sweet.

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Thinking of renting it for the JB dinner.  The side panel’s made of translucent lace… hence erm, I wasn’t posing with my arm… I was covering my dark undies… hahahahaha.

 

Let’s recap the colour scheme here…

This? 

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Or this?

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Or maybe I should just give them a ring and use the purple cheongsam?

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How how how?

I’m decided

I’ve decided not to use the French Bridal MUA for day 1 of the wedding.  In my obsession with my makeup and new blog feature, I forgot to mention that the French Bridal MUA said something that I was not too happy about.  While doing the slipshod trial makeup for me, she casually mentioned that some customers are very demanding and it’s not good ‘cos if the MUA is not in a good mood, she will not be able to do a good job for the customer.  I was like WTF?  Is that some veiled threat or something?  Although her tone wasn’t threatening, I nonetheless felt that that was not an appropriate thing to say.

On top of that, she looks super dowdy lor… lousy dressing, rough skin, dry frizzy hair with no makeup except for nicely drawn brows.  Doesn’t inspire much confidence.  I didn’t want to be biased because an ugly person with bad dress sense might still be able to do a good job but having said what she said about how MUAs might not be able to do a good job if they’re not in a good mood, I think that’s the last straw.  So even if her makeup skills on Tue turn out better than my usual hair stylist, I’ve decided that I will still not use her.  Bleah.

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Forgot to add… another thing that I’m really happy about Yuki (my hairstylist) is… the makeup brands she uses!  E.g. Majolica mascara (I told her about the new Expander Eye Frame and she’s getting her niece to buy from Taiwan immediately.. haha) and lip gloss, Shu Uemura eyeshadow palette, etc.  😀

If anyone else wants to hire her for makeup/hair, drop me a note.  Her usual charge for makeup and hair (in Singapore) is $400.  $50 extra if you need her to be at your place before 7am.  She’s also a hairstylst and works out of the Prettybox studio at Tg Pagar. 

Trial Makeup 2

Had a trial makeup with my usual hair stylist today.  I like her style a lot more… and the fact that she didn’t do a heavy eyeliner on my lower lid.  Now I’m torn… should I save $$ and stick to French Bridal’s MUA for the actual day morning makeup?  Or should I get my stylist to do everything?  (She’s charging $500 ‘cos she needs to be at my house b4 7am).  I’m leaning towards the latter…

Time of Day

The bunnies felt that they had enough of my cam-whoring and that they deserved more air time on the blog so here’re more photos of the cuties!

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Pinky feeling bored on a Sat afternoon.

 

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Horlicks was bored too.  There wasn’t much to do on a Sat.

 

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Horlicks wanted to come into the house when she caught me taking photos from the sliding door.

 

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Pinky decided he wanted to come in too.  (They didn’t get their wish though ‘cos I went out after taking the photos).

 

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Lazy Pinky.

 

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Pinky squeezes in with Horlicks to eat her food (click on the image and u’ll see Horlicks next to Pinky!)

 

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Pinky being  groomed by Horlicks.

 

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Oops… I think Pinky overheard me saying he’s spoilt.

 

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Horlicks, the great mommy to Pinky.

 

Sorry for the greenish tinge.  It’s caused by the polycarbonate boards that shield the front and side of my house from the sun.

New Feature – Windows Live Photo Gallery

Noticed this new feature on the latest Windows Live Writer 2009 but didn’t test it till now.  When I select multiple photos and paste them into my blog post, Live Writer prompts whether I want to paste the photos directly, or automatically create an album in my Windows Live photos gallery and add a link to the photos from my blog post.  I can then control who gets to view the photos from my Windows live photo gallery permission setting. 

So as long as you’re on my MSN contact list, you can log in using your MSN id to view the photos!  Hehe.  Yippee!

For starters, here’re the gowns I’ve selected. 

 

 

Isn’t this cool?  My first cam-whoring outing.