They say that when you own five or more pieces by a particular designer, then you’re officially a “collector” of that line. If that is indeed the definition, then I certainly qualify as a collector of MarcasiteSilver, the unique line created by Joyce Mak who single handedly designs and sources for the gems on her own.
I got to know Joyce when she did a roadshow at Raffles Exchange and thats also where my interest in marcasite jewellery grew. Marcasite jewellery are classic, timeless and elegant way to accessorize, their style can derive as vivid as the Victorian, Deco and Art Nouveau era.
What is marcasite jewellery? Marcasite jewllery isn’t really made from marcasite (white iron pyrite) but from iron pyrite, which is less brittle, more durable and has a bright sheen.
They can be mixed and matched in any way for maximum impact to make a fashion statement.
Joyce will still be at Raffles Exchange next week until Friday, do go down and check out the specially curated pieces. Alternatively you can go down to her shop at Mandarin Gallery Orchard #03-21.
Thank you for reading.
P.S. A new collection have just arrived today am excited are you?
The mini box contains 2tokens for the game machines and a ticket for slushie redemption. You get additional tokens upon check-out of purchases too.
Are you ready for some fun? I sure was been waiting for so long. Let the games begin!
Who says a girl can’t have makeup & play arcade games?
With a token in hand we each took a chance with the Bubble Game Machine – with skilful strategy planning we manage to “claw” ourselves the coveted black card bubbles to exchange for a customised fragrance.
After a stressful entrance we decided to take a notch down and play some “mindless” games of pitting each other over a game of tennis and beat the piano tiles (P.S. These are sure wins i.e. as in either you win or your partner wins so you are guaranteed a prize) and won for ourselves Rouge Coco Lip Palette and Primer.
After all that gaming adrenaline rush it was time for us to chill and play with makeup!
Tired and thirsty? Fret not Coco has it all under control – serving you an ice cold mango slushie.
I’m delighted I manage to purchase some of the exclusive limited edition merchandise.
Oh there’s also a tier spending reward – depending on how much you spend you will be entitled to various free gifts.
What are you waiting for? The Coco Game Center Pop-up closes on 6 May Sun! Don’t miss it!!
It’s no coincidence that powerful and successful women never (or rarely ever) look disheveled when they are at their work spaces. They are always well-put together and exude a positive aura of being capable and and serious about their work.
While physical appearance might not be everything, it definitely plays a significant role in helping you excel in your career. The right outfit can give you the confidence boost you need to reach your goals and may even influence your bosses’ and co-workers’ perceptions of your personality and suitability for hire or promotion.
Shop these eight power dresses that are geared for success at Nan_Z.
Hello Lovelies its Friyay! I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend to spend time with my girl.
Business-Casual “Casual-Fridays” can mean different things to different companies but no matter what the company save those jean shorts, tattered jeans, crop tops, flip-flops and sneakers only for the weekend.
To me “Casual-Fridays” means slightly more casual/relaxed than Professional Business wear but one must still look chic and stylish.
I teamed a solid coloured ankle pants with a bold red checkered top. I have a habit of colour coordinate my shoes and accessories. For footwear, I wore a pair of red chaine patent flatties which matches my top.
Krabi a beach paradise ~ emerald-green waters, limestone cliffs, soft smooth sand and cooling sea breeze. Although September in Krabi is known to be the rainy season, we were fortunate to have clear blue skies and sunshine throughout our stay with only the occasional passing showers in the evening. Going during the low season was great as prices for airfare and accommodation was cheaper plus its less crowded too.
We flew directly into Krabi via Tiger Airways which takes about 1h40mins. For a peace of mind I had pre-arranged return airport transfers with KrabiShuttle.com, costing B1,198 (SGD46.97). When we arrived at Krabi Airport, the driver was at the arrival hall holding a place-card with our name on it. On our way back he was at our resort waiting for us earlier then the expected time. Good service, reliable, car was clean and they also provide WIFI in the car.
We stayed at Peace Laguna Resort, located in the heart of Ao Nang tucked away down a side street away from the crowded main street, noise and traffic. Out front at the resort mainstreet are lots of street kitchens, restaurants, cafes and convenient stores. A 5 minutes walk to the beach via the rear exit of the resort.
We booked a Superior Cottage, 4D3N inclusive of breakfast for 3 (SGD376.98 – quite a steal I would say). From the moment we arrived, the relaxation began. The cottages and pools (they have 3 pools) are set around a lagoon, surrounded by lush greenery and a view of the majestic limestone cliff. There is WIFI connectivity through out the resort and good reception in the room too! The cottage we stayed in was huge, they had 2 double beds plus a day bed, a huge bathtub and a private outdoor shower. Breakfast was alright, with quite a selection and a variety of fruit juices – just stay away from the coffee. In the afternoon from 4-4:45pm they serve afternoon tea and snacks at the lobby. Although the place is a little worn but the surrounding and the rooms are clean and bed linen are changed daily. My only gripe was the mattress is too hard!
The beach is beautiful and picturesque. You can see some of the islands from Ao Nang Beach, sea shells lace the shorelines and long tail boats at the shore waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands. A perfect place to relax and enjoy with a couple of beers.
Do you know that only in Thailand can you find pork bacon and patty in the Mushroom Swiss at Burger King? Well now you know.
Natasha’s favorite street food is the ‘banana pancake’ aka banana prata.
Located right outside our resort is a street kitchen, Esan Food & Cooking Inter, that serves authentic home cooked Thai food. They are open daily from 5pm onwards. Seafood were fresh, food were delicious, friendly staff and price was cheap. Excellent value for money.
A good place for massage is Anda Massage Beauty Salon, besides massages they also offer manicure & pedicure and facial. Place is clean, air-conditioned, friendly and lovely staff who speaks quite good English. Natasha was hungry in between treatments and they offered her a plate of fruits to eat.
We had lots of fun in Krabi truly relaxing, rejuvenating and recharged.
An ideal beach holiday spot which is less touristy, quiet and relaxing.
If you’re going for that minimalist kind of look, where you want to look feminine and classic, yet not too overdressed and flashy, then this is a nice approach which I have put together. I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so I chose this cute little black dress from Nanz that I fell in love with when I saw it and paired it with a pair of yellow and black stripe heels to give the outfit some contrast.
Going further along with the contrasting theme, I paired a red clutch to balance out the black and brighten up the outfit a little more. For jewellery, I kept it simple and minimal. And there you have it!
This is how I would style my little black dress bringing me from work to a night out.
Thank for reading!
:: Outfit ::
Classice Black Dress :: Nan_Z Collection by Si Nan
Accessories :: Clutch & Bangle (Chanel), Necklace & Ring (Flea Market in Australia)
Saying goodbye to the weekend and embracing the beginning of the work week is already hard enough, but thinking of an outfit that is both cute and comfortable to stand the heat only adds more stress. When I’m getting dressed in the morning and am at a complete loss as to what to wear on, 9 times out of 10 I will head to something black or black and white because they are easy to throw together but still look polished and chic even if you’ve put zero effort in!
Today’s look is a skater dress – skater dresses always have a special place in my heart – they look cute whilst hiding a multitude of bits and bobs that I am conscious of!
We finished the look with a pair of pump wedges to amp up the luxe factor!
:: Outfit ::
Monochrome Skater Dress :: Nan_Z Spring Collection by Si Nan
Its been a while since we last went out on a date. Last Thursday we went to Beerfest Asia held at the Marina Promenade.
There were alot of fringe activities and entertainment taking place one of which was the Beerfest Comedy Club, they had a line up of gigs by comedians from Singapore and across the causeway.
We watched the segment “Panel Show: The Last Laugh” a comedy show featuring all of the comedians of Beerfest Comedy Club. A show where comedians compete to see who will truly have the last laugh, it is played out in a competitive game show format with 2 teams of comedians pitted against each other in a battle of wits, genius, and hilarity. The audience get to decide which team walks away with victory by how loud their applause was.
We ended the night on a high with Frozen Rose Beer Ice Cream! Its yummy bitter sweet and refreshing!!
Basic colors ~ Black and white are awlays trending. It is definitely androgynous but yet oh so sexy and feminine.
Monochrome black and white never fails, is great for any day of the week. Whether you are suiting up for the office or for a casual outing you can create multiple looks with this color combo. You could choose to wear your monochrome look in a print, or to colour-block; the options are endless.
I don’t often mix prints enough, but I like the contrasting top and the rose embossed skirt combi. I think I have managed to pull it together rather tastefully. What are your thoughts?
Thank you for reading.
:: Outfit ::
Black & White Top and Embossed Skirt :: Nan_Z Summer Collection by Si Nan