Sunday, May 25, 2014

Inner Desires

Wardrobe: Inner Desire
Model: Olga Solovey

You probably won't believe this, but Olga is already a mom! When I first shot her, she had just given birth awhile ago. It was a delight being able to work with Inner Desire for their gorgeous swimwear line and I spent all my time lusting over the pieces (and Olga's figure heehee) while shooting and it's an interesting change from the usual apparels shoot.

Anyhows, I'm writing this as I take my week long respite in the land of smiles in the company of good food and my favorite person in the world. I apologize for my hiatus on the Facebook page as well as my tardy replies for my emails. Guilty as charged for allowing myself to sink into a well-deserved break for good where I hardly had to touch work, and I could sleep without waking from the alarm clock. Every trip I had these years were always laden with work, email replies, editings and what nots. This time, I'm truly living my life like I never had ever since I started working 2 years ago, and I'm so blessed and thankful for this trip despite the "chaos" here which is honestly, over-exaggerated by the media. All's well here! It's about time I start readjusting to my hectic pace and brace myself for the busy June ahead before I plan my next trip in the months to come. So excited for what the rest of the year promises! The best has yet to come. (:


Saturday, May 17, 2014


Wardrobe: Purbelle
Hair and Makeup: Pearlyn Law Makeup and Hairstyling
Model: Hosin

This series will always remain as one of my favourites ever, and I can't believe it was taken last year and I had waited till now to release them. It does feel like it's been forever since we did the shoot, but at the same time, it felt like it was just last week. It was probably through this particular shoot that the Purbelle team started bonding together. I remembered how I was so fond of this entire lookbook, and I was literally obsessing over these images for awhile back then. 

I love how in sync we could all be when we are really just different individuals who are given a direction to work towards. You could probably already figure that Purbelle is not your average online store, the themes D (owner of Purbelle) came up with deviated from the norms and each of the sets we have done are meticulously planned out and I am allowed to exercise my creativity from shooting to post processing. It's exhilarating when I get to experiment with various colours and moods I have always wanted to try. Anything dark and mysterious always appeals to me anyway! I'm proud of all the lookbooks the team has done together, because each and everyone of them are so brilliant at what they do so so it really is no surprise when people rave to all of us about Purbelle's photos and people wanting to replicate the style. I have to mention, Hosin will always be one of my favourite models ever and I miss working with this girl. Hosin, if you are reading this, you aren't forgotten and I'm looking forward to our next assignment together again! You're awesome in every way. <3

Thank you for reading this space despite my crazy long disappearance! For the next coming week I'd really be updating regularly because I'm taking a short break away from work to seek respite and gear up for the month of June. Lots of preparation work to do, I promise you it would be worth the wait. Exciting exciting exciting things ahead, just one more month! (: I'll try to put up more personal pictures as much as possible as well.... so many travel backlogs to share with y'all!

Have a good weekend ahead!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

One year anniversary

For the lack of time to work on the other pictures we have taken together all the way since January this year, this instagram picture of us in Tokyo should suffice for now.


A month late, but to the man of my life- Happy Anniversary.

Countless times I've heard people say that it's hard to stay attached in the industry I'm in and I never could understand why until I've experienced rock bottom and crazy highs that I have no words for. And there you were, never giving up and never failing to give me the push I needed.

Despite the countless insecurities a complete wreck like me possess, you tell me the reasons why you are proud of me and why you love me in the first place. When life throws me disappointments and downturns, you go the extra mile of popping by at my door step with a silly grin just to see me smile for a bit. With you, time always comes to standstill and I am instantaneously surrounded by a wave of quiet calmness that soothes every nerve in me when your scent comes close. There is none other like you who would go to great lengths to support me in attaining my dreams. You have brought me to places I've never dreamed of physically and emotionally and made the world a better place to be in for me.

You've got a heart of pure gold, and hands that are always reaching out to help the needy in every way you could. You having the right values, makes me want to be a better person. This is an attribute in you that none others see, and people are too quick to judge you based on your appearance but that's fine. What matters at the end of the day is that I see you in a light that no one else does or would ever be able to. Everyone sees you taking the lead, and you've always been the logical friend that takes care of everyone else in every relationship you establish so I take pride in the fact that you have your silly antics and boy-like moments that you only reveal around me. (,:

I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations I could have with you, be it unravelling the mystery of the universe and why mankind are wired in certain inexplicable ways, or talking for hours about the priorities in life and baring our hearts out to one another; all the way to doing dumb acts of talking to our duffy bear together. One year isn't a long time, but it hasn't changed anything about us. For that, I will always be grateful. I am even more grateful for that fact that we have never stopped chasing each other, and making the relationship work.

Thank you for dreaming big dreams with me all the time with our heads on the pillow and when we are both working physically hard at work shuffling from appointments to appointments. With you, I am profoundly happy and meeting you has completely turned my life around.

Will do the past 11 months again with you in a heartbeat cause it has truly the best times of my life.

I will love you with an everlasting love, beebs.
Death won't do us part.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Adv: Guy Laroche x Mother's Day

The Guy Laroche brand is synonymous with haute couture of the finest craftsmanship. The watch collection clearly takes on these very attributes of the brand as it blends the art of traditional watch making with the concepts of the great European designer himself, Guy Laroche, famed for his fine Parisian elegance.

For Mother's Day this year, my choice of present is none other than a matching pair of Guy Laroche watches for the both of us.

The Guy Laroche Frais L21201 and L21202 watches feature a stainless steel watch casing, indexes and crown, with the 3, 6, 9 and 12 hour markers replaced with Swarovski crystals, adding a glamourous touch to the watch. The date window is set on a textured dial, patterned with flower-like guilloche. The L21201 watch comes with a black textured dial and this has a good contrast over the stainless steel bracelet, while the L21202 watch comes with a white textured dial and stainless steel bracelet. The watch also comes with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and this feature is important as watches of sentimental value should be preserved well, without any blemishes or imperfections.

This pair of Guy Laroche watch has another important attraction to it. The pair looks elegant and sophisticated, capturing the eyes of many due to the excellent use of contrast and is both pleasing to the eye and the perfect gift for our moms.

My mom could immediately identify Guy Laroche when I presented the timepieces to her, and was impressed that I actually knew of this brand. She went on to tell me that she had a Guy Laroche watch when she was a teenager back then.

Each year during Mother's Day, I've been getting her gifts like perfumes, wallets or other girly products that I know she would like/use. No doubt she liked them, but this time round when I presented her both boxes and I said, "Well mom, one's for you and one's for me. Take your pick! Happy advanced Mother's Day" She was honestly delighted, and I could tell it's a different kind of happiness as compared to the previous years because she was happy to receive a sentimental gift that reflects the bond between us and that it's a practical gift we could both wear together. Mom picked the black one in the end because she said she knew I would like the white one more. (I didn't even mention which I would prefer!)  (:

This is the first shoot with my mother, and it was all done in the comfort of our own home. I knew she love the pictures and the watch because immediately upon receiving the pictures from me, she posted them up on her own Facebook. (,: Ever since the photos were released, everyone's been coming to tell me how my mom has really good complexion and porcelain fair skin and that has made her very happy. I wish I had inherited half her fairness.

Want to win a Guy Laroche Timepiece too?

Participate in the Guy Laroche Photo Contest to win a watch for your mom this Mother's Day just by  submitting a photo and leave a caption that shows your appreciation to your mom. For more information, click on the Facebook Page.  The winners will be notified by 16th May 2014. There are very attractive prizes worth $550 to be won! (: You have 15 days left guys!

There will also be a watch giveaway contest coming your way, so keep a look out on Guy Laroche's Instagram Page. Good luck! 

From the bottom of my heart, this makes a good gift for your mom if you get it in a pair for the both of you guys! Now that Mother's Day is round the corner, they are kindly offering my readers a discount code when you purchase the watches. Quote “Guy Laroche with Fiona” to enjoy 20% discount on any regular priced Guy Laroche Timepieces at OG Orchard and Yuen Loong at Marina Square.  

Love always,