back again! :D
ok, i think i've changed and modified and tweaked my blog design about 20 times over the past 3 days, haha! so this should be the ore or less finalized layout! ^_^ i will still be adding more stuff in, like a link to popular posts, and past events/reviews! :D hope it will help assist the reader in easier navigation and to enjoy your read on this blog :)))
so today, i just wanted to share another outfit, and long overdue photos from office dinner during the CNY period! that's like... 2 months ago. my hair looks different. haha! and i THINK i was chubbier from all the CNY eating! bleh.
let's start with an outfit photo!
for days when you feel floaty and whimsical, i wanted to wear something casual but still looks interesting!
channeling some strange bohemian geek vibe with the fishtail plait, faux spectacles, boho looking necklace and the awesome upcoming printed Geometric Kimono Shrug from Thevelvetdolls! oooh. super awesome combi especially with the red shorts and burgundy Cambridge Satchel, sorry, i think i warned you that you'd probably get sick of seeing my satchels before long. haha!
i gotta admit though, i've been carrying the Burgundy Satchel out more than the Yellow! :D it's just such a unique color that pairing it with just about any outfit seems to work. glad i decided to keep it cos it's a limited edition color and i think it's already out of stock! :X
i really like the whole color palette for this outfit. it's like neutral with dashes of red tones here and there!
the necklace was bought from Diva a long time ago!
and now for the overdue photos from office dinner.. haha! everyone's gonna kill me, i'm always SO slow in uploading photos :X we had a combined TVD and MGG dinner together at one of my favorite steamboat restaurants that serves authentic Teochew style steamboat!
the soup base is so delicious because it's stewed with like 1000342 ingredients. and they have got a huge variety of stuff that you can order from the menu, and everything is really fresh and good!
here's Team TVD! :D :D :D Farah, Gina, my pixies Xuan and Trish (one pixie Shirl absent!), plus our dear model Cherri! :D notice how everyone is wearing TVD clothes (because i forced them to) TEEHEE.
and Team MGG! :D Cath, Vera, Vera's lil sis, their previous model, who's Vera's close friend and their minion, Carmen! (one minion Shimin absent too, haha!)
and just some of the food we ordered... slurps. the prawn dumplings and fish dumplings are mad nice! they also have this sotong paste that you have to scoop into little balls to throw into the soup. super fresh fish slices, and other stuff like veggies, bean curd skin etc.
special mention to this deep fried pork floss eggplant dish!!! it is LIFE-CHANGING. i never fancied eggplant, but this is soooo damn good, i think i can possibly clean off half the plate by myself :D it's so crispy and tasty and just melts in the mouth!
my other favorite dish: fish kway tiao!!! they're noodles made from fish! :D you know, kind of like the same texture as the fish dumpling skin, but in noodle form. SUPER NICE. i love ittttt!!!!!
we were all happily tucking into all the food! Team TVD wins Team MGG when it comes to eating. no fight at all. hahahahaha :X all the MGG girls eat damn little! explains their size.
on my side of the table with Cath, Vera and Widya!
and a group photo of everyone! :D :D :D
Teochew Traditional Seafood Steamboat
176 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore
Tel: +65 6348 8924
Daily: 5pm – 11pm
enjoyed the dinner so much!!! ^__^ both TVD and MGG have come a long way....
it's been 2 years since TVD started, and i think we've come a long way! Series 100 was an amazing milestone for us, and we had a wonderful wonderful collection!
this is from TVD Series 1. HAHAHA. HELLO POND, HELLO JY AND ME.
i must reiterate about how glad i am not the model for TVD anymore. it feels so good to have pretty models, really.
Series 23: which showcased our first exclusively manufactured dress that had our label on it.. i remember i was SO mad excited about it!!!! also upgraded to studio shots already by then, which i really hated. that's Shalyn, who modeled for us for quite a few collections back then! :D
then we introduced another fresh face to TVD.. Clara, who stayed with us for many collections, until she started work! :( I miss you, Clara! She made all the apparels look so gorgeous on her with her gorgeous smile and perfect features!
the first ever mass meet-up we did for Christmas 2010, together with TTR and MGG! :D it was so much fun to meet all the customers!! I remember we got chased away by the security guards in the end because we looked so suspicious with bags of things and girls lining up in front of us!
Sha also joined us some time in December 2010, and i love how she rocked all the TVD apparels and made them look so edgy and chic! ahhhh. i miss Sha too! she's currently working now as well, which is why you haven't seen her for some time! :(
in April 2011,
we officially moved into our own office space, which we shared with MGG and LRH! :D
started to feel like a 大人, we had to settle the renovations, furnishings, utilities, internet... all those rubbish i don't know anything about. thank god for the other 老板娘s who made everything work!!! to have an office space to call our own was really something very gratifying. even if it was a small, crowded and smelly space!
and then shortly after, came Cherri with her sunshine smile! gosh, this was the first shoot she did with us, and she looked so different back then. hahaha! i made her cut bangs, cos i think she looks SO much cuter in them! :P
our first full outdoor shoot, for the Cupcake Romper that sold so well! together with Woon and Susu our part-time photographer, who also made so many beautiful images for TVD!
another big thing for TVD was getting a retail space at Kissjane Citylink.. our rack is right smack in the middle of the shop, and getting to see the TVD logo on a physical signage as well as our own exclusively manufactured apparel hanging on a rack in a shop as well as seeing how well-received our apparel were by retail customers also made a major milestone for TVD... :') so so blessed :)
and just this year, we've moved into another bigger office space, together with MGG.. we've tried to make it bigger and better, and even got our own little cozy sofa for the office... teehee (old office didn't have enough space to have one!)
the pixies hard at work arranging stocks on our brand new racks!
and our blissful little office space with a comfy red sofa... (It is ALOT messier now, oops!)
we've hit over 5000 likes on our Facebook Fanpage as well as celebrated our 100th collection last week!
also had a new face to grace TVD's photos too.. Apple! :D another gorgeous girl who is lovely to work with too!
so yes. extremely extremely blessed for all of our small accomplishments and milestones that have brought us to where we are today, and we have so many people to thank for it! thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you. don't want to be long-winded, hahaha. but we are surrounded by too many awesome people!!!!
here's to another 100 collections, and may we continue to strive towards becoming better and better! TVD HUAT AH!!!!!!!
OK! lastly! gonna announce the winners for the Lancome Hynose Doll Eyes give-away!
2) Yan Ling
3) Cindy Tay
Please email me at ask.yina (AT) gmail.com with your mailing addresses so that i can get Lancome to mail out your prizes to you!!! thank you SO much for taking part ladies! I had awesome fun looking at all the dolls, hehe! :D
gonna be off now for an event! :) good friday is approaching, yay! :D though it doesn't make much of a difference for me, but y'know, i'm just absorbing everyone else's happy holiday vibes :)
have a GREAT good friday and long weekend, folks!