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Thursday, June 30, 2011


S66 preview! launching tonight, 8PM!
i was lazy so i re-used the same layout... :S

tonight's launch consists of 2 exclusively manufactured designs, and i kept both for myself (and so did the models!!) :P

a Boho Embroidered Dress with super pretty embroidery details that reminds me of friendship bands!! lol. in three colors Brick Red, Pure White & Midnight Blue :) :) :) it's free size and will fit UK 6-10 comfortably! and i just have to rave about the material, it's one of our favourite chiffon rayon blend, and also comes with thick inner lining, so it's extremely comfy and totally not sheer, even for Pure White!
totally love the embroidery details!

the other item is the Chiffon Keyhole Top, this top is really simple but elegant and looks extremely good either worn with highwaisted bottoms, or worn tucked out over shorts/jeans + throw in a skinny belt or use the sash that comes with it! i luuurve the keyhole details and the four colors! comes in Electric Blue, Rose, Champagne & Kelly Green! in two sizes S and M, S will fit UK6-8 and M will fit UK10-12 ;)

there's two pearl buttons at the back. so classy and elegant!

i wore a size M in the entry below! mad love :D

anyway... more pictures up on Facebook so you can check out the page here!
S66 will be launched tonight at 8PM! meanwhile, will be trying to clear the backlog of emails, it's really scary :( :( i have an appointment at the hair salon today, so i'm gonna bring my netbook to reply emails and formspring questions while i do my hair lol :P

had a really packed weekend cos of the performance on Sunday,
but it was quite a success! :) i love all my supportive friends who came down! hehe also finally met Candice in person, it's so nice to meet friends/customers IRL :D

Evonne, who bought drinks for us! aww. so sweet always! thank you :D
check out my awesome hearts stockings, they are from Risque! more on my latest parcel from Risque in the next entry! :)
my now very vain boyfriend who's trying to grow a goatee but fail
anyway my hair is really very bright now, a little too bright for my liking! so i'm gonna go and tone down the color a little!
thanks for coming down, babe! :D :D

we also went online Monday night at for an interview session, it's an online radio webstream and it's really cool cos you get to watch and hear us at the same time instead of just listening! will share more in an upcoming entry!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

XYY back in action!!


tomorrow we will be singing at Popular Family Extravaganza!
and YZ and i will duet 2 songs,
and sing 2 separate songs as well.


we had some fun practicing earlier, and even recorded a video just for kicks! :D
this is one of the songs we will be singing tomorrow. 神木与童's very popular song, 宽恕!

we love this song! hope you'll like it too!! :) :) :)

ok huh pardon our lame selves. please come down to Bras Basah Complex tomorrow to watch our performances!! it's free, and you get to shop at the book fair too, lol.
lookie that's me in the banner for the event! D: before i cut my bangs somemore.

my superstar boyfriend and i. hehe

and the new chiffon keyhole top upcoming in the next collection!
love it.

matched it with a mustard weaved belt and black jeans.

come down tomorrow to support us kay! :D
love love!

ps. since XYY is in action, TVD is out of action this weekend haha all email replies resume Monday okay!! ._.

Friday, June 24, 2011

friday friday! :D

what i did for daddy on Father's Day!

secretly changed his wallpaper to a picture collage i made of photos from our Korea trip earlier this year, and bought him a pair of quite nice but still compact computer speakers so that he can watch PPstream with better audio now! :)

i know right, i am like so sweet. i hope he liked it!

we didn't go out to celebrate with a dinner because he said it'd be too crowded :(


this week has been just lots and lots of mailing and parcels and packing and emailing and facing the computer. my life has been sacrificed for the better good of happy girls with pretty clothes!!! :D :D :D but on Sunday (26 June), 想YY will 重出江湖 because we'll be performing under Imagine Music, for the Popular Family Extravaganza at Bras Basah Complex! :)

starts at 1PM, and we'll be singing 2 songs together and another song each apart.
do come down and check out the book fair (organised by Popular!) as well as attend the performance!

XYY is not dead yet okay! Evonne made this gorgeous scrapbook college for us! :D
so nice right!

my hamsters are like so freaking cute.
i must remember to buy hamster food later cos their food just ran out and they've living on bread and cabbage! -.-

they are little cute balls of fluff. bwahahaha.

brand new drink discovery: Pokka Straight Red Tea! it tastes like bubble milk tea for some strange reason (without the milk and the pearls) and it's really quite good! can go and try it.


Monday, June 20, 2011

get freshhhhh!!!

*scroll down for latest entries!*

guess who's turning 25 this year!!!

not me: though i'm almost there... :( sadly! but being older is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you're a well-loved household brand, like MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH!!! i don't think i really need to say much about MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH, it's well known to be Singapore's No.1 chilled juice brand and it's definitely my family's favorite!! we nearly always have at least a carton of refreshing PEEL FRESH fruit juice in our refrigerator! :D

so in order to celebrate and commemorate this coming of age, MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH is rolling out a slew of fun and exciting activities especially for us Singaporeans, and this blog post is to introduce you to one of them: ADD A FRESH FACE TO MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH contest!

the contest is simple: design a panel for the MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH carton, and stand to win super fresh and attractive prices if you're one of the selected 12 designs, as well as have your work featured on PEEL FRESH's Anniversary Limited Edition Packs!! these limited edition packs will feature a fresh face on the outside but the same juicy goodness that's high in fortified vitamins inside!!

you don't need to be a designer: simply play with text, photos, or even hand-drawn graphics to put forth your freshest and most creative design panel!! (check out the website for more details & information!)

Top 3 Designs
- $2500 cash

4th to 12th design
- $250 cash

The top 3 designs will be featured on PEEL FRESH's 25th Anniversary limited edition pack,
On top of the prizes above, the 12 winners will also win exclusive entry passes to PEEL FRESH's birthday bash event with 98.7 deejays on 13 Aug at Butter Factory!

i am SO lusting over that iPad 2, not to mention $2500 in cash!
and thus i spent 3 hours of hard work designing my very own entry for the contest...


here's my very awesome entry (if i do say so myself!) ;) ;)

when i think fresh, i think of water and when i think of water i think of waves and the sea! so i re-worked a very famous traditional japanese woodblock artwork, into a colorful fresh rendition, along with a juicy orange sun and sunrays!!! all done in Photoshop by the way. NICE RIGHT.

even if you don't wish to submit an entry, you can win yourself a Seinnheiser Headset, by participating as a voter!!! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!!!!!!! i would really like some money and an iPad :D please please pretty please with a nice fresh juicy cherry on top!!!

don't wait!! head on down to to design a fresh face now! :D :D


Any Fresher, You’ll have to peel it yourself.



i spent like 3 hours doing a preview (as usual) i wonder why i'm so slow with doing previews!
but never mind, the end result is so cute and i like it!!!

i know it's been launch after launch, but this collection honestly cannot be missed,
because the Chic Porter Shorts (extras from BO) is making its last run on TVD already!! the material is no longer being produced by the cloth factory, and also we've backordered this twice already so there will definitely not be any third BO anymoreeee.

and because we had so many of our petite customers asking, we did a batch in XS this time round, and it will fit a UK4-6 now! *throws confetti in the air* all the customers who joined the BO for XS were really happy with the sizing! :D :D :D most colors/sizes are left in limited pieces, so grab them while they're available! no more means no more liao.

and i am so in love with the new colours for the Relaxed Button Down Blouse, i want to keep them all! *evil* the great thing about this blouse is that it's so super comfy and easy to wear, and don't worry about it being easily crumpled, all you need to do is to hang it while drying / lightly iron it and it will be crease-free! erm i didnt iron mine before wearing >< don't judge me! i swear by what i said about it being crease-free! we had alot of good feedback from customers who bought it previously in the other colours! :)))

how i paired the Tangerine color with the Mischa paperbag shorts,

and the Sunshine Yellow piece with a hot pink skirt! :D :D :D i squashed the shirt into my luggage to wear in Poland. love love love it!

the other two colors (which i adore as well!!!)

Forest Green & Dusty Pink!

i can think of all kinds of crazy colored bottoms to go with all 4 colours!
Sunshine yellow: Hot Pink! Navy! Denim Blue!
Orange: Royal Purple! Teal! Cream!
Dusty Pink: Grey! Electric Blue! Orange!
Forest Green: Hot Pink! Yellow! White!

endless possibilities!
chances of this item being backordered/restocked are pretty slim too, since this item has already been launched in other colors before!

meaning to say, there won't be any BO for both items in this launch, and you really, really don't want to miss these two items, if you've been waiting for them.

and how could i forget!! the Chiffon Reversi Asymmetrical Tunic backorder stocks are here, and we'll be releasing the extra pieces in tonight's collection too! :D :D :D

the GSS promo is still on as well, so you can get a better deal by purchasing 2 items and above! :)
just go to TVD's Facebook fan page, "Like" the page, then "Like" and "Share" the Series 65 album! super easy.

off to send mailer now! don't know how i manage to stay up til so late every night.
and here's a little something to guarantee you a nightmare tonight



the wig looks fantastic on LRH's model!!! it's one of our photoshoot props by the way. looks pretty scary hanging around in a corner of the office. and i swear it feels just like real hair!!!! i must not be wearing it correctly. i just look like a clown with a very bad hair day!!!

okay, i hope you had a laugh at it. stupid Vera couldn't stop laughing when she saw how i looked in the wig -.- the things we do at 10PM at the office. like siao like that.

thank you to those who bothered to leave a comment on the previous entry! very heartened to know that my warm fuzzy readers still exist :D hugs and kisses!!!! muaaaahhhh. i love y'all!!!

the travelogues: Gdansk, Poland

methinks it's time i got started on blogging about my Poland trip, because the longer i delay it, the higher the chances are that i won't ever get around to doing it... D: i'm such an utter procrastinator! ;(

so i decided to start with a simple day trip we took on Day 2, to Gdansk, one of the cities on the Baltic Coast of Northern Poland, and capital of the Pomeranian province (i know right, that's the name of that cute fluffy dog breed!!!) it's a seaport city, and you can read up more on Gdansk on Wiki here.

i'm just gonna be putting up random pictures and elaborating on various bits when i think i have anything to say! :D i'm really not the most organised person when it comes to travel and this definitely won't serve as a good travel guide for anyone visiting Poland. it's just little snapshots and snippets of my experience in chronological order, and hopefully you might still enjoying looking at the beautiful pictures of the city and pictures of my fellow travellers (and myself as usual!)

because the sun rises so early in Poland, we're usually up by 6 ish, but it looks more like 8am outside! rather disorienting actually, and the sun sets very late as well during the long summer days, and it's normal for it to look like 5pm when it's already 8pm! obviously, my body clock got rather screwed up -_- we slept like 5-6 hours a day on average, but still managed to make do because when the sun is out, your body is tricked into thinking that it's still time to be awake and up! haha.

there was a quaint little wood right behind our living grounds, and we spent our morning exploring before breakfast, and taking pictures!

the weather was reasonably colder where we were (nearer to the coastline) so i could still get away with a faux leather jacket and scarf! towards the end of our trip when we were in the more centralized cities, it was practically Singaporean weather, without the humidity. so sad!
happy in leggings/stockings/scarves. we Singaporeans are so deprived ): though come to think of it, i wouldn't want winter to be a 3 month long affair. i'd be damn depressed!
the breakfast we were served in various permutations and combinations everyday: bread basket, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, ham & butter! i don't take cheese, so i made do with ham and tomatoes and cucumbers and it is awesomely yummy!!!
what my open-face sandwich looks like. the tomatoes there are so juicy and fresh!
my happy partner-in-food-crime, W( . )( . )n hahaha :D
we communal dined for every meal at the seminary where we were hosted during the duration of the competition, and it's really very pleasant to sit at a long table, passing food up and down the table while chatting and eating at the same time heh. feels like a holiday camp!
reflection shot! brought my sturdy little Tods leather bag, and it served me well during the trip! i probably need to get it cleaned though, it's looking a little black here and there :(
train is our main mode of transport, and there's alot of walking to be done to-and-fro train stations! it's hard to get used to everywhere being so vast and far away, unlike Singapore where you can get to one end of the island to the other in 45 minutes. one of the things i appreciate about home :)
train station camwhoring!
the trains there have a schedule of like 20-30 minutes in between every train, so if you miss one train, it's an awfully long wait for the next!
our 3 day pass for all trains. it's strange cos there are hardly conductors checking on the trains, which would make it pretty easy to get by without a ticket? of course, we all had to buy a ticket each regardless.
there are many little shops at the underground passes at the train stations, and many of them are little bakeries like the above, chock full of delicious looking buns, bread and cookies! i notice that bread is one of the most staple foods in Europe. it's available at every meal and almost everywhere (road side stalls, restaurants, etc)
you also find stalls selling flowers, or shoes, or clothes and accessories and all that.
the buildings are much grander and prettier! however, most of Poland was rebuilt after WW2 and thus the buildings are historically not as old as other architecture you might find in Italy or neighbouring countries. nevertheless, there's still alot of history and culture to experience there :)
we had a tour guide for the day, who brought us around and introduced/explained alot of the city's sights to us! :)
off we go!
colorful buildings :D the skies were exceptionally blue that day, too!
an old lady selling her knits by the street side. they were really quaint and colorful!
so the shopping began :D
not so many pictures of the city,
but we were all extremely hungry after alot of walking around and sight seeing, and jumped at the first opportunity for lunch!
settled at a restaurant that looked really promising. and the food was excellent!!!
one of the specialties of Polish fare is mead! it's an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey, and best served warm. damn tasty and smooth! we all had a cup each while waiting for our main courses to arrive :D
cheers everyone! :D:D :D
duck carpaccio: starter dish! oh so delicious. where to find duck carpaccio in Singapore please tell me!!
my butter fish with white wine sauce and mussels! served with yummy wedges and salad for sides.
the seafood there is really fresh because it's a seaport! loved the mussels. the food in Poland is also amazingly cheap (compared to Italy anyway) and dining at a nice restaurant (some are even Michelin rated) with full courses and alcohol might only cost you 40-60SGD! can't get the same kind of quality locally at that price, really.

nom nom nom!! tried very hard to control myself with the carbs (the servings over there are HUMONGOUS) but it's an uphill battle :(
this mushrooms in cream sauce thing is just too good to be true. OH SO DECADENT. salivating looking at it now! :(
and we ended it off with uber satisfying dessert: ice cream with warm cherries!
ahhhhhh. i must find a way to re-make this in Singapore. the combination of warm sweet cherries and cold ice cream is SO good. goes straight to the happy tummy.
if you didn't know, Poland (and especially Gdansk) is famous for its Baltic Amber, and you can find streets of shops selling amber in various designs and crafted into jewellery. i bought some home too for friends and family! the unique orange shade of the amber (there's also yellow amber and etc) is so easy to fall in love with, and every single piece is different.
random street picture by the river.
aaaandddd. the dogs in Poland are really very furry and cute!!! i love them.

and here's an abrupt end to the 1st of my Polish Travelogues!

honestly.. i don't know how interested readers are, in my blog posts nowadays, about my travels, my experiences, and myself. i think much of the current readership are mostly customers interested in TVD apparel, and also of course some of my own friends who follow this space here because they know me personally! :) most comments i get or questions on FS are usually in regards to TVD (which is awesome for TVD of course) but now i'm wondering if i should keep on updating this space solely for TVD alone, or still input my personal life here.

well.. if you have any opinions.. like you think that you still enjoy reading all my random nonsense, or if you just wanna get 1st-hand updates on new clothes and previews only, let me know! :) but i do enjoy sharing myself here very much. even if no one is interested. HAHAHAHA :P

meanwhile, i'll keep being random.
i went down to support YZ today at his Giant Stars 2011 filming! ended up buying 2 boxes of birds nest, a cleanser, a facial scrub and a toothbrush. heh!

3am now! off to beddy bed so that i can get an early head-start on the week in a few hours time. sometimes i feel a little guilty for taking time out to blog when i know there are emails and parcels to be sent and work to be done. but i can't possibly be working 24/7, and weekends ought to be off-days right?

g'night! :D
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