Hooray!! Our 1st shipment for our 1st customer has finally make its way and arrive in Singapore. Pictures of the 3 newly mint long champs, however still with their wrapping as we at Shopaholicdiaries believe that our customer should be the 1st and the only one to relish in the joy of unwrapping their "Bag of Happiness"!!
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Flown in all the way from UK.
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The all so familar symbol. :-)
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3 long champs
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One more for the road. :-)
So do place your orders for your favourite Long Champ for July Orders. As july orders will be handcarried, you will get to save on shipping!!

Enjoy the saving and place your order by 8th of July with us! :-)
 
SHOES!!! If you have guessed it correctly. So why shoes again for this entry, because L was shopping in Paragon and just happen to "pop" by Miu miu and my oh my, this time round, it was the shoes that capture her attention!! Pink, velvetly and feminine....  a style that will never go out of trend. :-)

L tried a few pairs but sadly, the one that she has decided to "conquer" was out of her size!! It just has to happen. Hence to "quench her thirst" of not being able to purchase, L begin net sufing and came across many more interesting MIU MIU design. So here a few for your viewing pleasure. :-)
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The flat version
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Miu Miu Vernice Metal Sandals
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Daring and BOLD!
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Miu Miu Glitter Slingback Shoes
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Complete the look with a Sheer blouse and off you go to the office. :-)
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Doesnt it give you the feel of the good old days.
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I so in love with the Miu MIu Bow font ... I want this pair!! Comfy yet fashionable
They are just simply gorgeous... If you are interested in any of the above mention pair, do let us know in Shopaholicdiaries!! Provide us with your shoe size (UK size) and we will source out the pricing and the shoe for you. No obligation. :-) The great news is, MIU MIU is still having sales!! So do grab hold of the opportunity!! :-)
 
Its the feverish world cup season and it is also the feverish hot SUMMER Season in SINGAPORE!! haha or in this small little island of us, its always hot all year round. When you step out of the office, the heat start bearing at you, and by the time you return to the office, gosh, probably some of our make may have run..

"In hot weather, applying your makeup should be as simple and comfy as putting on your favorite pair of jeans and flip-flops," says New York City makeup artist Troy Surratt and we at shopaholicdiaries TOTALLY  agree with him.  So how can we keep our makeup looking fresh and dewy, even when the weather is totally against you?

1) Prepping your all natural face
We believe in setting your face with your moisturiser and a make up base.

2) Do away with your foundation
Instead of your usual caked or liquid foudation, we will opt for a tinted moisturer follow by your pressed powder. Lighter make up is the way to go!

3) Bronze it up!!
Apply powdered bronzers just only to the certain area of the face where the sun naturally hits, at shopaholicdiaries, we would recommend the nose bridge, the cheeks and the forehead ( very lighty dusted over a the forehead tho) This will aim to give you a radiant glow and a fresh light summer makeup look.If you want you could dust a bit of shimmering powder to your shoulders and collarbone.

4) My Peepers!
For the eyes, we won't recommend much on the eyeliner and mascara, instead it is most important to keep a natural look,play around with eyeshadow, chose neutral and light colours like beige, pink. A light brown eyeliner and a tinge of mascara will do the trick and complete the look.

5) Juice it up!
Don't forget to gloss those lips of yours! Apply a high shine gloss like MAC’s Clear Gloss and you are ready to hit town! ;)
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A light summer make up look.
We have included one of the clip from our Fav Youtube make up artist- Michelle Phan for your viewing!! Love love love her amazing make up skills!! Enjoy watching!!
Ideas gotten from :http://www.goodhousekeeping.com and http://www.make-up.becomegorgeous.com
 
T was cleaning out her shoe closet the day before and found a few pairs of espadrilles stuck behind the back of the closet which she hasn't worn for a while, well, a couple of them…never worn before. She laughed and told me that she was glad her husband was not at home that day as that would be a disaster! It was bad enough having a closet full of clothes with a lot of them tags still on, and now shoes as well…

Anyway, I don’t blame her, as many of you may know, British summers are hardly ever predictable. One minute it could be 25 degree celsius and the next, pouring rain and single digit temperature. Hence, most sensible people would probably still be better off wearing wellies and Uggs, then risking ruining a perfectly cute pair of espadrilles, where a downpour of unexpected rain would guarantee ruining them and sending your £ down with the mud and water that ruined your sandals.

However, who said fashion has to be sensible? Especially for these modern espadrilles, under the hands of our favourite shoe designers, espadrilles, once known as ‘peasant wear’ has been transformed into this sexy summer wear which for the fashionista in many of us, it’s the must have for beaches and holidays. So ladies, I say, ‘Fashion over Function!’ right?

Our favourites this time round are from browns fashion and net-a-porter and the best bit is, some of them are actually on sale! Ask us about it! Enjoy!
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Christian Louboutin
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Christian Louboutin
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Christian Louboutin
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J Crew
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Missoni ZigZag
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Paloma Barcelo
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MYMU Marisa
 
T loves weddings and with so many mates getting engage recently, she has been accompanying these loved up and glowing brides to be on their hunt for the special wedding dress. What are the requirements of a perfect wedding dress?

1. It has to be drop dead gorgeous,
2. It has to make you look a stone lighter and 2 inches taller,
3. It has to have the ability to make all the females within 5m radius of you stupidly, insanely jealous and dying to be in your dress (and shoes!),
4. It has to make you look hotter than ever, but yet still retain that princessey innocent charm of a white wedding event 
5. It has to make you look DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!

Amongst the various wedding dress shops/bridal store T had visited, these two are her current favourites. Coincidentally, both are spanish wedding dress specialist, and designers well known to the europeans. In T's book, Vera Wang is probably a tad over-rated as compared to Rosa Clara or Pronovias. Why? Well, the slimming effect from wearing dresses from both Rosa Clara and Pronovias is amazing, and the lace... yes the lace.... to ladies who loves laces... they do wedding dresses using amazing laces! In addition, most of their collections are probably half the price from the super over-priced Vera Wang. 

Then, comparing them to our famous asian designers, where wedding dresses designs are usually focus heavily on embroideries or using elaborate sequins, ribbons, complexed multi folds etc on your dresses, Spanish designs are usually designed  with classic, simple and elegance in mind. 

Without saying anymore, let us show you evidences of why we love Rosa Clara and Pronovias!

All pictures below from RosaClara.com and Pronovias.com
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T recently had to re-decorate her flat and decided to choose the English country chic as the core theme. What she loves about the English country chic is the clever use of floral designs, resulting in a shabby yet overlay an exquisite touch to a otherwise simple theme. As such, many of her new kitchen items were purchased from Cath Kidston, the London designer, whom began her career selling vintage fabrics and wall papers but has since gain a cult following due to her clever witty re-working of the traditional English country house style.  

In asia, Cath Kidston is a firm favourite with Japanese where usually they will leave the store with cart load full of everything and anything they could lay their hands on in the store! Today, we will be introducing some of her accessories items, including the latest Shopaholicdiaries team's favourite - the iphone case!

Let us know if you fancy any of these items, we will be more than happy to help you purchase it!

All images from Cath Kidston official webpage
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Blackberry Case
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Bath Flowers Plimsolls
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Bath Flowers Pumps
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Bath Flowers Summer Flats
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Bird Reusable Bag
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Briar Rose Bucket Bag
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Briar Rose Tote
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Candy Flowers Holiday Bag
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Candy Flowers Saddle Bag
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Cherry Tiny Umbrella
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Cowboy Nappy Bag
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Faded Floral Small Tote
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Spray Flowers Flipflops
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Red Spot Laptop Sleeve
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Spray Flowers Kids Rucksack
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Iphone Case
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Mini Dot Phone Case
 
Roy Halston, a famous designer during the 1960's and 1970's saw the demise of his 'Halston' brand subsequent to his death in 1990. Renowned for his timeless and elegant take on his RTW pieces, most woman would love to own one of his masterpiece. Fast forward 2008, the brand was relaunched and with London based designer Marios Schwab now leading the brand's designs. To break into the mid-tier market, a hip diffusion line was launched in 2009, with the sole purpose of reinventing the archive pieces of the Halson design, making it current and relevant for the 21st century.

Today, with clever marketing and Carrie Bradshaw bracing the big screen with pieces after pieces of Halston's fusion line, 'Halston Heritage', we saw a resurgence of it's popularity, and the ever increasing desire on every woman's list to own one of his dresses again. A visit and call to net-a-porter.com will evidence this popularity, with all key pieces worn by SJP in the movie, all sold out and with a long waiting list! 

At shopaholicdiaries today, we love to share with you our favourite pieces from this season. And the best part? Well ladies, given the summer sale in London now, most of the items featured below will be on sale. However, when T paid a visit to Selfridges on the 2nd day of the official sale, the single rack of Halston has been completely wiped clean! So hurry and get one for yourself, before it'a all gone!
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All items above are between the retail price of £200 to £400. With sales up to 50% in certain stores, it's amazing deal!
Contact us at shopaholicdiaries@yahoo.co.uk if you like our help to get hold of them!

All pictures from halston.com, googleimages and net-a-porter.com

For the sake of comparison, we have also included the original Halston line we love!
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T loves summer and her summer flocks. This season, she is in love with graphic floral prints, and who best to get her flocks from, other than Erdem Moralioglu, whose graphic print dresses has been taking the runway by storm?

Graphic floral prints used to be so...motherish...if such a word exist, however, under the hands of Erdem, it has almost been transferred into an art form. As an article said, ' From his small shoreditch studio, Erdem's brought back artisanship to British fashion, with an emphasis on beautifully cut romantic dresses in hand-stitched fabrics.'

Ladies, imagine yourself in a dress like this with a nice Chanel classic in lambskin, and a black sleek Louboutin.....ahhhh......blisss
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Dying to get one for yourself? Contact us at Shopaholicdiaries@yahoo.co.uk

All images from erdem.com
 
Kids, usually are the bundle of joys, but bringing them out, especially for some of us who does not drive, and having to rely on the public transport, for anyone who had experience it, pushing a stroller around, constantly having to soothe an active kid (who doesn't like to be in a stroller) and ensuring that you have brought all the baby essential's for a good trip out (which typically  entail having to lug a huge and bulky bag around) isn't easy for mums who still wants to look chic and glamourous for their trips out!

Enter the baby changing bags! These bags are especially useful to carry all of the baby's essentials, such as nappies, wipes, thermal flasks, changing mats, as well as ensuring mothers look chic and still fashionable!

Today at Shopaholicdiaries, we bring to you the most fashionable and functional baby changing bags!
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Burberry - So chic I can even bring this to work!
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Juicy Couture - For the girl in all of us, who says pink is no longer relevant once you have kids?
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Burberry - another cute burberry baby changing bag
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Louis Vuitton - T's favourite all time so chic baby bag!
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Coach - Another all time favourite due to it's affordability and design!
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Radley - T love this London based brand, affordable and functional!
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Radley - Another one which T thinks even the hubby don't mind carrying!
We will be able to source for any of the above items for you! Just email us at shopaholicsdiaries@yahoo.co.uk

All pictures from googleimages
 
The most frustrating thing about living in the south east asia is the heat and humidity. I mean, who would bloody want to dress up proper and do up proper make-up, when the minute you step into the sun, your make-up will start melting and you start perspiring even in shorts and T-shirts? The worst part is for ladies working in offices, where professional wear is an absolute must, I mean, it already 34 degrees celsius and you still have to put up in a suit, so that you look professional and chic? Huh? where is the practicality of this rule? At times, I really wish there is this uber cool invention, where clothes are made of this amazing fabric, and the best part of this fabric is that once it comes in contact with the human skin, it will emit a ice cool effect, so that you can get personalified 'air conditioning' wherever you go.....that would be nice!

Oh well....back to reality, whilst it may be a long way till such fabric is invented, we thought it will be a good, to throw in some ideas for your daily workwear, so that even without being in a suit, you will still look, chic, cool and professional!



 
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Well, let us know what you think of our selections!

All pictures from yesstyle,reiss and tedbaker website