Thursday, April 12, 2012 Customize

12 April 2012

Status: Rejoicing over the fact that it's almost Friday
Time: 6PM

Hello beautiful people.

When relaunched their website, I initially thought it was simply a revamp. You know... Sleeker interface, nicer pictures and so on. But when I finally got down to checking out their new site, I was in for a really nice surprise.

Sure, they did come back with better pictures, a gorgeous new layout and the like, but what really got me excited, was their brand new feature.

Customisable clothes done online.

Who'd have thought? I've yet to find any online boutique who's done this before. Cross my heart and swear to God. 

I just had to jump onto the bandwagon. And I have to say, I'm so glad I did. 

Here's how you do it. 

1. Pick a SIN, any SIN. 

2. Get creative.

Choose from any of these pretty accessories.

Then drag and drop them and arrange them as you like to prettify the outfit of your choice..
Click on the outfit and drag your cursor from left to right in order to rotate it 360 degrees.
This allows you to decorate every single inch of the outfit, if you wish to.

3. Name it and add it to your shopping bag, or submit to community.

Give your design a nice name, then select "Add To Bag" if you wanna have it in real life. 
Or, choose "Submit To Community" to get it featured on's website.

Once your design is featured, get all your friends to "Heart" it. 
'Cos the designer with the most "Heart"-s of the week gets a voucher worth USD50.

Pretty cool eh?

Oh, and you can actually earn money from this. 
If someone buys your design, you'd have a share in the profits. 
Who could say no to extra cash?
Contact the site owners for more details. 

And so, after hours of painstaking indecisiveness (the add-ons were just too pretty), I finally completed my design. 

So, what'cha think? 

I think my main concern in all of this was the quality of the customisation. Despite knowing that the add-ons would be hand sewn (which should mean that the stitching would be more solid) on the dress, I still had wild  images of the rosettes dropping off after one wash. I confess, I'm a little paranoid. So when the dress came I literally checked every single stitch.

And you know what? It's better than I expected. 

The material was surprisingly good. And the add-ons were made up of really good quality stuff. 

See that tiny bit of stitching there? That's one of the stitches for one of the rosettes in my design. It's so small, you can barely see it. That's a sign of skilful needlework right there.

Before I forget to mention, the dress arrived within a day. Despite knowing how fast the people at SIN work, I thought the customisation and all would've made shipping my dress a bit slower. Which is understandable. I'm glad to say that I was wrong, again.  

Needless to say, from the moment I had the dress, I was dying to put it on. I'll let the pictures do the talking. 

I'm especially obsessed with the back. Too cute!
I paired it with a pair of Mary Janes to bring out a a bit of a sweet, romantic, vintage vibe.

Of course, you could wear it the other way around. Just make sure you've got a tube top on, 'cos that V-shaped drop is deep. I think it'd look really sexy with a lace tube. Also, this dress is actually a bit short. So unless you're really petite (or if you're dying for some Marilyn Monroe action), it's best worn with a pair of tights. Black, white, or pastels would be perfect. But if you're feeling adventurous, try some neon coloured ones. Or, you could turn it into a top and wear a pair of mini shorts underneath. 

The conclusion? I love this new feature. It's the most innovative thing I've ever seen on the online clothes shopping scene. I mean, who'd have thought? I have a feeling this is gonna be the next biggest thing online. And to be able to maintain the quality and great service with this entirely new thing? That's something., you amaze me. 

Check out their latest feature here.

Till next time. Au revoir! xoxo

Picture credits to:  and my clunky old Canon.
Special thanks to: Elaine Chooi for helping me take the beautiful pictures. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wall Of Fashion: Grace Kelly

11 April 2012

Status: Relaxing in Starbucks
Time: 2PM

I love vintage film actors. I can't see why anyone wouldn't, either. Back then, women just seemed more refined and sophisticated. Everything from their hair down to their shoes had a certain air about them. The kind that could make you melt with just a single glance. They didn't need to show too much skin to be sexy in those days. They simply worked it. And the men were just too good looking to be true. Such chiselled good looks, such amazing.... Well, you get the picture. Sadly, they don't make them like they used to any more.

One of my all time favourite vintage film actresses, is Grace Kelly.

I'll be honest, I've never really seen a Grace Kelly movie, simply because it's difficult to come by vintage film   these days, and my dad somehow chucked all of his away to God knows which corner of the house. If there was any actress on earth who truly defined the essence of grace, elegance, sophistication and beauty, it was her.

A true style icon, no one could ever come close to what she had. Much like her namesake, she is Grace itself.

Born in Philadelphia on November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly began her acting career in 1950 when she was 20 years old. Among her most notable films are The Country Girl and To Catch A Thief. In April, 1956, Grace Kelly Married Rainer III, Prince of Monaco. Subsequently, she retired from acting to fulfil her royal duties.

Tragically, in September 14, 1982, Grace Kelly suffered a stroke as she was driving her car. She lost control and died in the crash.

Her style is simplistic yet elegant with a touch of glamour. From the moment I first saw her, I felt as though there was something intriguing and completely untouchable about her. She sometimes seemed a little unreal. But I couldn't stop looking at her. Her blonde hair and striking blue eyes mesmerised me. Her sense of style has an air of timelessness about it. And is, needless to say, frequently imitated and used for inspiration even to this day.

But perhaps her most coveted piece, is this.

That's right. Her wedding dress.

Possibly the most imitated wedding dress in history, this dress has been a source of inspiration to many, many wedding dress designers up to this very day. And it's no wonder. Such beauty. It's a work of art.

One such example would be Kate Middleton's wedding dress. Clearly inspired by Princess Grace's.

Grace Kelly. She's one of a kind. The type that you can imitate but never be, or top. She may be long gone, but she'll always be remembered. Here's to you, Grace. A true legend. You are, and always will be amazing.

Till next time.

Au revoir, lovelies. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fashion Review: IWearSin - The English Rose

4 April 2012
Status: Oogling at Johnny Depp
Time: 11PM

Online Boutique:

Now, I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a huge fan of So when they launched a completely new collection on their site, I was absolutely thrilled.

Introducing a completely new line of clothes with soft, demure, feminine features,'s newest collection is aptly named The English Rose. 

As I've mentioned before in my previous review for, this is one online boutique that has always come up with completely unique pieces, every time. Needless to say, The English Rose Collection is no different. 

I'll be completely honest. I was stunned. I love the pieces. Every one of them. I love the soft pastels, the laces, and the flowy chiffon. From the moment I laid eyes on the new collection, I could already sense that they had a few best sellers right there. As always, has never failed to amaze me.

As I looked through the entire collection, I was heavily reminded of afternoon tea parties with Dukes, Duchesses, and people of nobility. It's no wonder they named this collection "The English Rose".

And of course, I couldn't resist. I had to grab a few pieces for myself. All very impressive, quality superb as always, but we're not going to go into those today.

Here are my top 3 favourite pieces:

3. Almost A Lady Dress

Now isn't this the sweetest thing? This dress, along with Sweetness in Simplicity are probably the sweetest dresses of the collection. But if you asked my honest opinion, I prefer Almost a Lady. Why? Elementary, dear ones. You see that sash on the dress? You could get really creative with it, and tie it however you want. And I'm not talking about just the front and back. It's long enough that you can really play with it. 

Kinda like this.

Any Gossip Girl fans out there? Doesn't this just scream Serena Van Der Woodsen? Cos I can totally picture her wearing this. Between Serena and Blair, I've always favoured Serena's sense of style. So naturally, I fell completely in love with this. 

This beauty is a bustier dress featuring an almost-bare criss-cross back, and a deliciously flowy asymmetrical skirt overlay made of chiffon. I practically fantasize myself wearing this dress with a pair of killer heels every night since I laid my eyes on it. Can't you just imagine the beautiful way the skirt swishes and sways along with your body? I certainly can!

This is the first piece in the entire collection that caught my eye. I knew immediately that it was going to be sold out within days. And I was right. In approximately 3 days, The English Rose was no longer in stock. 

And can't you see why? It's simply one of the most gorgeous dresses I've ever seen! Correction, it's more than just a dress, it's a work of art. Simply beautiful. The beauty of it all just left me speechless. I honestly have no words for this. It's too beautiful! If you're looking to be the center of attention in an event of any sort, this is THE dress. 

Oh, and I've just found this out on's Facebook page. Famous LookBooker, Charlotte Clothier got herself a specially customised version of The English Rose.

Ooh La La.

And based on what she's said on her LookBook post, I think she's pretty much in love with it too. 

While all 3 pieces are sold out, don't worry. Simply go to the individual pages of each dress, and provide the website with your email, so you'll be notified immediately when there's a restock. And I have a very VERY strong feeling that they will be restocked very soon. 

The conclusion? has amazed me, once again. They've been doing so since I first found out about them, and they've been keeping it up very well. I can't wait for their next collection. I believe that it's going to be even better than the last. 

Rating: 9.5/10

All pictures courtesy of 

Till next time. Au revoir, beautiful ones.