Tag: The Dressing Room (TDR)

Hopeful Spring

Sometimes things happened for a reason –  How often we experienced the meaning of this phrase?  Not often, at least for me, but having said that, I believe I just had an experience of it.

Luck hasn’t been on my side for the last two weeks.  Last Monday, my husband met with a car accident on his way to work.  He is alright but his car isn’t.  I had to hold my tears in front of my daughter after seeing the damaged car because it is just too severe.  I imagined it must be a horrible experience for my husband during the crash.  I prayed all the way home and thanked god that my husband was not injured.   The accident has suddenly put a great strain on our finances. Both my husband and I were emotionally frustrated because he needed the car badly for his new job.  The accident happened on the same week when I was busy between preparing for AVENUE S/S fashion week and kid`s spring camp.  Being busy was a good thing because I needed something to take my mind off the car problem.

When I was finally more settled with the incident, my health took a dip.  I felt pain on one of my breasts on Friday night.  By Saturday morning, I could feel a lump and it was unusually painful.  I dare not think what was it and at one point was contemplating if I should tell anyone.  Maybe the lump and pain would go away after some good rest? but who am I to fool?  It was unusually painful that I could not ignore.  Every step I took the pain was there to remind me of it.  So I finally acknowledged I needed medical consultation.  However, it was Easter weekends and my family doctor wasn’t working.  I tried another clinic and it was not opened too so I came home to sleep, and sleep.  Emotionally I was quite torn.  On one hand, I was scared and frustrated.   I asked myself if I have been cursed with bad luck lately but on the other hand, I told myself I needed to stay calm and positive because bad mood and bad vibes attract bad things.  The rest of my memory of the weekend was very vague.  I don’t quite remember how I have survived it.

The waiting at the clinic on Monday morning was agonizing.  The urgent tone from the doctor after she had examined me didn’t help.  She told me to make myself available for mammogram and ultra sound appointments within the same week and “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”!  So I did.  I have to.  My appointments were scheduled on Wednesday morning.  It was another nerves wrecking wait.  I didn’t know what to think, I couldn’t eat, couldn’t focus on anything so I slept most time and in between I think I edited some pictures for blogging too because I needed some distraction.  I also stepped back from my Producer duties at the Fashion Week because knowing myself I won’t be able to do a good job with such state of mind.

After six days of worries, my doctor gave me a clean bill this morning.  Turn out the lump and pain was due to gland tissues. It was a huge sigh of relief when she told me everything is alright.

OK, so I haven’t been truthful.  I said I couldn’t think but actually I did a lot of thinking for the past six days.  I asked myself what have caused the possible of breast cancer despite there is no such history in my family.  I came to realise I have been living under stress and bad mood since I moved to a foreign land.  A new environment, some bad experience and with no support systems here took the best of me.  I realize I need to make adjustment.  I need to be more positive and put more focus on things that are deserving and let go of those that are underserving.  I know I need to keep my faith and have a better control of my own mood.  I know I need to change, soon, before everything is too late.

So today I have a clean bill of health but the experience I encountered for the past two weeks have changed my perspective of life.

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Sometimes things do happened for a reason. I was put through life and death, wealth and health situations within a short span of two weeks, to understand what is most important to me. Today, I have choosen to share my experience here not because I wanted sympathy or empathy.  All I wanted to share is the message of focusing on what is most important to you in life and let the trivial ones go.  Don’t wait until it is too late.  In my case, I am glad it is not late for me.  God has continued to grant me the power of choice and I know I need to choose wisely this time.

Here is wishing everyone a beautiful, hopeful and forward looking spring.  Some nice clothings will definitely help too like the two I wore above. 🙂

One more day to the weekend….remember to come watch me walk on the Ricielli show tomorrow (Friday), as well as the closing Haute show on Saturday, along with some really fabulous stylists and models on the grid.  <333

Landmark to the shows here!

Landmark to the retail gallery here!

STYLE CARD

Look 1

Hair: ::Exile:: Beyond the Waves:Swiss

Hairband: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow headbend Pink/Leo (TDR item)

Glasses: {{BSD Design studio}}sunglasses – supermodel olivia Ppink (SL Fashion Week item)

Dress: {.:OZI:.} LOUNGE dress SCANDI BLUE (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Tights: naive . noise leggings Pants pink

Boots: ***Arisaris Igs50 Bohemian Boot Camel

Lipstick: Pink Acid Mildred Lips & Teeth – Poppin Pink (SL Buddy Walk item)

Umbrella: [HANDverk]April Showers Parasol.pink.elephant (Collaboration item with Exposeur at Pose Fair 2013)

Pose: Diesel Works

Look 2

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair – Brown 4 (Collabor88 item)

Top: MOLiCHiNO Damson Shirt (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Bodysuit: MOLiCHiNO Jourdan Bodysuit (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Skirt: MOLiCHiNO Kadi Skirt (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Collar: [VM] VERO MODERO / Top Flowers (Part of Nese Leather Dress Nectarine) (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Ring:  [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring Red/Gold

Shoes: *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” -purple-

Mid Week Stylings

Firstly, I have to apologize for not able to keep up with my blogging for the last two days.  RL has gotten busy for the summer and I just don’t have time to process the pictures I have taken.  Having said that, I have managed to complete a couple today, so consider this a mid week styling treats if you would like.  All hairs used are from the Hair Fair 2012.  (Yes, I’m still not done with half of what I have.  Can’t promise I will have a comprehensive gallery like Leah‘s, but I will blog as many as I can until the fair ends on the 29th.)

So today it is not going to be a typical “hair fair trouble” post for me because I just feel a need to style . 😛

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Style 1 is inspired by the Chantkare Linen Beach Gown.  I missed the Couturier Dock’s version in beige colour so I have gone for blue instead, which surprisingly works wonderful for a summer styling day.  I love the linen details on this dress and the gathers at the bottom of the dress, it is simple but elegant, just the way I like my clothes to be. 🙂

The hat and hair I have on is from MONS, wonderful free gift at the Hair Fair.

Look 1

Look 1

Look 1

Style 2 is inspired by .SHI latest release, the Lacet Motif.  I remember I have this sheer bodysuit from House of Fox and the Ombre Skirt from glow and when put them together it is actually a very graceful and chic result.  My cute hairdo is from Eliktira and my makeup is an accident.  Just the way I would dress for a RL party. 😛

Look 2

Look 2

Style 3 is inspired by the Discord Designs Delrey Hair, and I tried to create a style that mix hardcore with gentle soft, hence the candy colour Nana suit from Glam.  I’m not sure if it makes sense but hey! fashion and trends are suppose to be unexpected, and full of surprises. 😛

Oh! Check out my accessories from Amorous.  They are what I have got with the giftcard prize I won from the “On This Side of The PurpleMoon” contest.  Another cool brand, another styling options.  Mid week is good eh?

Look 3

Look 3

Happy hump day everyone!  Here are your keys to all the stores.

STYLE CARD

Look 1

Hair + Hat: MONS Hair – Mare/chocolate (Hair Fair 2012)

Scarf: from Tee*fy Janny Cardigan set (colour edited)

Dress: CHANTKARE LINEN BEACH GOWN

Shoes: ISON – fairy crystal pump (Fairy Tales item)

Clutch: Emery – Envelope Clutch (Past TDR item)

Ring:  LaGyo_Bonbon ring gold (past TDR item)

Make up: from Fishy Strawberry Allure set

Poses: Marukin

Look 2

Hair: Elikatira – [e] Morning / Brown 08 (Hair Faire 2012)

Lace Collar: .Shi : Lacet Collar Motif

Bodysuit: Color.Me.H.O.F [AnjaBasicBodysuit[Black] (TDR item)

Dress: [glow] Pure Ombre Skirt – black/moss (mesh)

Earrings: LaGyo_Petite beaute earring (TDR item)

Watch: Donna Flora Gloria Watch

Shoes: Leverocci – Passaggio Tan

Make up: from Fishy Strawberry Allure and Kokeshi sets

Pose: Miamai

Look 3

Hair:-dDx- Delrey (Cool Brown)

Bodysuit: -Glam Affair – Nana suit – Candy

Necklace: : Amorous : Candy

Matchbox: : Amorous : Matchbook

Makeup: .Pekka. Party Eyeshadows – Pink & Agua and Fishy Strawberry Allure set

Pose: Manifeste

Exhausted

Just got back from a vacation where I did some serious shopping and have to say it’s quite exhausting, so I decided to lie down and treat myself to a break. Phew!  Don’t mind my messy home.

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STYLE CARD

Hair: *Dura* The 2nd year Anniversary hair (Dark Brown)

Necklace:[ glow ] studio Femme II Necklace (TDRB)

Dress: (Kunglers) TDRB # 54 – leather dress (TDRB)

Bracelet: [DDL] Uprising Bracelet (Black)

Ring:[ glow ] studio – Spike Ring (TDRB)

Shoes: FINESMITH- Wild sandals  Zebra (hunt item)

Clutch:LaGyo_Lora purse Lupine

Phone:My mobile phone red – Label Motion (group gift)

Hat:Lelutka Audrey hat

ON THE SET

Blouse on bench: Tdr Blue Special – Sleveless Shirt – Watercolour (TDRB)

Hair band on bench:[ glow ] studio – Mint roses hairband (TDR 52)

Bench: {what next} Marais Gossip Bench (Brigitte)

Red Chair: Frozen Leather Red Chair

Pictures on wall: {what next} Brigitte Picture Frames

Shopping bags: Mon Tissu

Suitcases: LISP – Boom Box Case with sits for 2

Rug: LISP – Spring Words Rug

Set created by Ai Hienrichs.

The Dressing Room Styling

One of my favourite places to shop is at The Dressing Room (TDR) and from The Dressing Room I would usually take the teleport to The Dressing Room Blue (TDRB).  Like many, I have never once gone home from these rooms empty handed so I have to think it is a good thing.

Some of the following items have just been released at the TDRB, another reason to visit them if you haven’t done that this week.  I know I am a bad influence when it comes to shopping. 😉

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STYLE CARD

Hair: ::Exile:: Violetta: Raven (TDRB)

Necklace: [ glow ] studio – Peacock necklace (TDRB)

Inner Top with frills: From Mimikri – Jabot / 5th Ave vanilla Dress (TDRB)

Blazer: LG femme_Anglomania Blazer RGB (TDR)

Clutch: HouseofFox OnyxClutch Mesh[Ice] (TDRB)

Pants: Baiastice_Ferya Mesh Bermuda Black (TDR)

Shoes: TDR 2-year gifts pump (blue) (available at both TDR & TDRB)

Ring: LaGyo Cube Ring (Culture Shock item)

From The Dressing Room to My Dressing Room

I have been crazy styling since last week, for CoC, magazines, and my classes with Passion.  I was pulling items from my inventory, shopping and more shopping.  Some styles worked, some don’t and some looked perfect for print.  Then, I saw this oversize sweater and skin from TDR that I really love…and one thing lead to another and here I am!  Another styling for the TDR Stylish Contest.  I don’t think I have done anything that is absolutely pastel and cool colors but the Glam Affair skin compliment the colors really well.

I know, I know.  I need to take a break before I get styling cold feet soon.

My Style Card below! 😉

Hat & Hair: “LoQ Hair” Cupcake – Chocolate Copper

Skin: – Glam Affair – Leah skin – Ethereal Sadness Red

Earrings: GOLD [MANDALA]tukemono earrings

Necklace:  [ glow ] studio – Abstract Necklace (pastels)

Sweater: House of Fox Color.Me.H.O.F [LazyDaySweater[Ombre]

Tights: (Milk Motion) ombre tights

Bag: MONS [MESH] Cute Hand Bag -blue-