Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the woods

Dress from Magazine Boutique , shoes from Agape Boutique

I'm in the process of blogging all the photoshoots I did before I dyed my hair from brown back to black. And this blog post is one of them. I wanted to clarify it, just in case of any confusion. I want my hair to be healthy and be in the colour that it originally is. 

I shot this series of pictures at Botanical Garden, again. This place has been my utmost favourite place to shoot in Kuala Lumpur. People often ask me questions like "you really like to shoot outdoors, don't you?"  when they first read my blog. The reason why is probably because of the natural lighting that I'm always fond of.  However, the amount of mosquitoes bites I have after each session is terrifying. I had scratches and blemishes all over my body and I couldn't help but to get rid of some photos since it was a pain in the ass to edit or remove the blemishes. 

Most of the people here at Botanical Garden are either having picnics or jogging. I received a few weird stares from the joggers. I reckon it's because of the high heels I was wearing. Despite of the height of the heels, I must say that I didn't feel unstable when wearing them. I guess it was because of the ballerina-ribbon-looking flexible straps giving some balance to the heels. Does that even make sense? 

Photographed by Hui Yee Teo, editing by me. 

Lim Thong Jean 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Botanical Garden

 (Top no brand, skirt from H&M Trend, heels from Agape Boutique)

 A long overdue post, this is. Have graduated from my A-Levels programme for a month now, having roughly 2-3 months break before entering university. During this time, I've been travelling with my friends. There are so many travelling posts that I am working now. I promised one of my friends to blog once a week or even more frequently since she was complaining that I have been procrastinating too much (and I admitted too). So do expect some updates from my blog! 

I shot this series of pictures quite some time ago when my hair was still brown. This skirt from H&M Trend is my favourite skirt at the moment. It is exotic, unique and it has gained many compliments from a lot of people. Also, this is my first item from the H&M Trend collection. If you haven't already heard about H&M Trend, it has a white label and the quality is better than the normal range. 

Photographed by Hui Yee Teo, editing by me. 

Thong Jean

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Lucky CNY

It's the time of the year when I get to meet all my relatives and catch up with my cousins, when my mom sets up the lanterns at my front door,  when everyone in my household is getting into the festive spirit. Any idea what event I am talking about? Of course, I mean the Lunar New Year.

I always get excited when it's closer to Chinese New Year. This is because I always get to eat loads of good food. Not only that, it's also a chance for me to dress up more than usual when visiting friends or relatives' houses. The only downside is the dilemma I have every year in choosing what to wear. I don't have many bright or red clothes to fit into this season, which is a must on the first day of CNY. And of course, wearing all black is a no-no. However, I can't possibly dress festively throughout the whole of CNY. Hence, I tend to rely on jewellery to spice up my looks.

Just like on Valentine's Day, I also had the opportunity to collaborate with JEOEL for this favourite season of mine and show you guys some more tips and tricks on for the Chinese New Year. This year, JEOEL's CNY theme is Ruby Red and Citrine Gold Wishes. Keep scrolling down to see how I style these gorgeous jewellery pieces! 

Also, at the end of this blog post, find out how to win RM50 shopping vouchers from JEOEL. 

One of the most eye-catching set is the Believe in Butterflies jewellery set. It's feminine and elegant. On the other hand, the Sparkling Flowers rings is more colourful and fun. It reminds me of the moment when all the flowers bloom together during spring time, indicating the auspicious and opulent season. 

An iconic-looking set is the Lemon Danish set, with bright but also a classic look which is suitable to wear throughout the year. I personally like the citrine colour, which makes it unique next to gold, yet still simple and classy. This would make a perfect gift. 

The Claw-Pinched Rings that I was wearing in the picture above (top left) encompass Amethyst, Citrine and Rhodolite Garnet. They are versatile and easy to match. And just like in my Valentine's post, you can stack them up like how I did in the picture to add more dramatic effect to your look.

The rings above include Star-Kissed Halo ring and 2 Star-Kissed 3-stone rings, which are incredibly sparkly. The former's centre stone is a White Quartz, especially cut from underneath to look like a star is captured in the bright, translucent stone. As for the latter, it has two stones shining bright at the side. It's really gorgeous, delicate and sparklier in real life. 

My stacking ring game is strong here. I was wearing the Beads of Wisdom rings. I really love the how simple and delicate these rings are, allowing me to be more creative in stacking.

Since it's the year of Goat, I think it is a must to have something goat related; which is why for this cute little sheep here, it's its time to shine. I love how cute and intricate the design on this necklace is. What's more cute is that it's feet, ears and tail sway as you move. An absolutely adorable gift for girls no matter the age. And did I mention that it's limited edition?
It was a guilty pleasure to wear these Aurelia Bracelets, which I found out were made in Italy. It feels really luxurious to touch as it has great artisanal quality of craftsmanship. They are two different golds -- yellow gold and rose gold, suitable for the theme of this season. 

There's one thing that I adore about JEOEL's jewellery which is the design of their jewellery. Like these ones above, Memento Pendants, the design is clean and simple.  Their jewellery pieces are always subtle and not too loud. I'd love to wear these jewellery on a daily basis. They're simple enough to layer two of them for a chic and trendy look.

Not to forget about these ones here. We have Dots of Dreams and Wreath of Faith rings as well as the Philanthropist pendant. This pendant is supposed to channel the good qualities of a warm, giving and generous friend, and is the best choice when choosing a gift for your best friends. On the other hand, the Wreath of Faith ring is supposed to symbolise an undying faith that rises again and again. 
photos by Vichy Lim, Eunice Chew and Terrence Choong


Now, here is some exciting news. JEOEL was so kind as to sponsor a giveaway for all my readers.
How lovely is that! We have five RM50 vouchers to be given away.

How to Win a RM50 JEOEL voucher:
1. Comment below this blog post about: 
- Which jewellery you like the most from, and 
- Why you like them 
- Leave your email along in the comment (so I can contact you). 
2. The most creative 5 comments will each win a voucher. 
3. The giveaway contest will run from 16th of February - 15th of March. 

You can visit this website to choose your favourite jewellery. If you'd like to see more of the CNY series, you can also click here.

   Good luck with writing your comments! I can't wait to read all your comments, so make sure you let your creativity flow. Last but not least, GONG XI FA CAI! May the year of goat be an auspicious and awesome one for you! (And if you don't want them, you can give all your red packets to me ;D )

Thong Jean