Hello hello apologies for the MIA! I'm currently in Pattaya but returning home today, it's been a good five days in BKK.
Pattaya has been an interesting experience and my highlight was watching Tiffany's show last night which is a cabaret show made up entirely of transgender women and they were crazy drop dead gorgeous!?
Seriously you all should go watch my snapchat for snippets because all the lady boys were SO gorgeous with perfect figures wtf
And all of them danced and moved so well on stage!
This particular one was so damn hot 😻😻😻
All I can say is… Their plastic surgeon damn good
That figure is to kill for!
Face shape is perfect!!!
I need their plastic surgeon contact
This is Miss International Queen 2015 from Phillipines!
She doesn't have a manly voice at all and you'd definitely think she's a real woman on first glance.
Can you believe they are all transgender 😳😳😳
I really respect them because they have to go through so much to transform physically from man to woman.
It reminds me of the movie "That Danish Girl" that I watched on the plane back from Japan last month.
I actually cried during some parts of the movie because it was very moving.
The movie is based on a true life story of a Danish painter who was married to another female artist and in the movie, he actually comes upon the realization that he was a female trapped in a male body when he first started to help his wife sit in for a female portrait painting, and had to put on female clothing and shoes.
He slowly transforms from Elnar (his male self) to Lili, and you can see the emotional turmoil he and his wife goes through during that period of time.
He had an affair with a gay man and I was mesmerized by the scene in which he first got kissed by another man and his eyes and expression showed so many conflicted emotions, guilt, arousal and awareness at the same time.
The movie had another scene in which his wife sent him off at the train station to undergo the first surgery to turn him from man to woman, and it was heart rending.
His wife was torn between her love for Einar and wanting to support her "husband" while at the same time heartbroken over the loss of the love of her life, and also fear, trepidation and worry over the dangerous surgery (the first ever transgender surgery in the world)
The acting was really good and I actually watched the entire movie from start to end, which is ultra rare on the plane cos I usually end up falling asleep.
Eddie Redmayne did an incredible job acting as Elnar and its quite amazing how he transformed from the beginning of the movie right to the end, which sees him going through his second corrective surgery to transplant a womb so that he could have the abilities to procreate just like a real woman.
So to become a woman, you need to go through hormone therapy and also go for corrective surgery to chop off your manly parts and also add in woman parts haha. It's a long and arduous process!
"Top surgery" involves breast implants, and "bottom surgery" is when the genitals are surgically altered to match the person's gender identity.
We took a photo with Trixie (Miss International Queen 2015) and she looks way more womanly and attractive than us 😂
Anyways, gonna share some random snippets from my BKK-Pattaya trip!
Banana roti last night! 😍
Guess who went crazy over mango sticky rice HOHOHO
Thailand is definitely all about the food to me 🙊 Not sure how much weight I put on and I don't wanna know!!! But I definitely ate to my heart's content 😂
Coconut ice cream from JJ market, I had it twice in a day!!!
Lunch at JJ!
It was really hot at JJ Market tho, I scored a couple of buys but not much! Hopefully will go back next time to shop more!
I did buy cute doggie clothes for my furbabies and they are mad nice!
My chiobu travel partner
We stayed at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G again, love staying at this hotel cos it's so trendy and swanky!
Thai-style hot pot dinner at Pot Ministry (Central world) which was REALLY yummy! The beef cuts were out of the world kind of good 😍😍😍😍😍
The beef at Pot Ministry was SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!!
Happy happy and well fed people.
THAI BOAT NOODLESSSS 😍😍😍
Two girls and many boat noodles. I had six of them #dontjudge
On the day we went to The Commons at Thonglor to have brunch at Roast and explore, tho the place wasn't so interesting that I would go back another time. A bit overhyped if you ask me.
Hehe my beautiful watch from Littlemoments.com.sg ❤️ remember you can use the discount code "YinaGohXLMS" for 12% off if you purchase anything!
This was our brunch at Roast which was not bad but not spectacular, I actually prefer Greyhound which is a lot more accessible and even cheaper than Roast!
A random pit stop at Siam Discovery: Waffdog! This thing has hot dog, pulled pork, BBQ sauce and tastes delicious wrapped in a soft and fluffy waffle. Nice!!!!
And I HAD TO. Had to go to After You for my fav Shibuya Honey Toast! No regrets 10/10 recommend all the time every time.
Gorgeous building called "The Sanctuary of Truth" that we visited in Pattaya! It's constructed entirely of wood and built and owned privately by a rich business man.
All the wood carvings are made by Myanmmar craftsmen (or women actually) and they are amazing. So intricate and skillful!!!
What it looks like from further away!
Sorry I didn't edit any of these photos cos I really yi ge shag and I will hopefully be editing the high res ones for blog instead! 😂 Is it no one is going to ask me what camera I use anymore cos now my photos are so chui 🙊 Now you know la editing is very important 😅
This is our tour guide in Pattaya called Joey and he totally reminds me of a Thai version of.. Chow Yun Fatt. 有没有???!
Gotta buy 'em all! 🙊
Omg I nearly forgot to tell you girls about the new arrivals tonight on TVD! You're gonna love them!!
Elise Relaxed Pinafore Dress
If you don't own any pinafores at all or if you love pinafores a lot, then you need to get this particular dress cos it's really really gorgeous!
It has a relaxed cut that somehow manages to be flattering and yet extremely comfortable at the same time 👌🏻
The fabric is mad nice! It's sort of slinky and cooling, very smooth and soft! Not hot at all too which is 👍🏻
It goes perfectly with sneakers for casual weekends. Or wear for work with a shirt inside!
You will really really like this fabric cos it's very comfy, @cherriwong can attest to it cos she kept it too 😂
Can wear it to go catch Pokemon cos it's that comfy 🙌🏻
Take your pick from Black or Navy; comes in S M L!
Even if you don't buy another pinafore ever you need to get this one 🙆🏻 Love it
Tiffany Tailored Jumpsuit
This jumpsuit is a MUST-OWN also! Yeah it's not that I want to keep raving about my clothes but really love this too hahaha I contemplated keeping it in both colors but currently I have it in Navy 😍
I usually don't wear tapered jumpsuits unless they fit well and flatter my fat bottom and this one is a nice fit!
Love how it looks with a simple belt paired with it.
I love the neckline 😍
And how it looks full-length ☝🏻️☝🏻☝🏻
Shopaholic model also kept this for herself! Actually the olive is damn chio. But I think I'm too tan from Fiji/Japan/Thailand to carry it off… 😭
Pick from Navy or Olive, sizes S M L!
It's a great holiday outfit cos it's so fuss-free! Size M fits me comfortably.
Gerra V-Neck Shirt Dress in Pinstripes
We received such a good response on our Gerra V-Neck Shirtdresses that we manufactured a pinstriped version that looks ultra nice!
My staff all kept for themselves multiple pieces of this dress because it's just really fuss-free and easy to wear lah 🙊
Subtle thin pinstripes 😻
For comfort-triumphs-style days like when you wake up for school late or you're having a lazy weekend. Perfect!
Comes in white or blue pinstripes and it's free-size!
Eyelet Crochet Sun Dress
This is a statement piece that lovers of eyelet and maxis may want to invest in!
It's inspired by a designer brand and I really like the design, it's unique and yet not over-the-top at the same time.
Those feminine sleeves and eyelet details won me over! 😻
It looks really good in photos too I feel Hahahaha that's why I love it so much 😎
The back view is so nice!
This piece is pricier at $60 because it's very expensive (cost price wise) due to the expensive eyelet and crochet fabrics and the workmanship and details.
Mod Trumpet Dress
Last item on the list today is this cute trumpet dress with a lovely duo-tone fabric!
The top part is a textured sort of tweed-like fabric and it's contrasted with a smooth and thick flouncy fabric on the skirting.
Really cute and I think it's great for all occasions!! 😻
Comes in Navy and Nude, and sizes S M L!
New arrivals are up on www.thevelvetdolls.sg at 8.30PM so go catch 'em all! 😝
By the way, if you were lusting over the Sofia Peplum Dress last collection and didn't get it, backorders are now upppp!
I remember some girls asking for smaller or bigger sizes so we are backordering it in XS to XL due to the requests ☺️
Do you feel the pain so near yet so far