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Preview: Vintage Prenup Photo Shoot
Posted on: 13th of October 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love, Our Wedding

I never thought planning a wedding would require so much effort. I’ve spent so many nights researching online for tips and suggestions for my dream wedding, and I can’t believe that in just a little over four months, all that will finally materialize. I’m glad we hired Christine Ong-Te‘s full coordination services, because she has definitely made handling all the little details a breeze!

JR and I were a little hesitant about getting an expensive photographer for the wedding at first, but Christine was very persistent in recommending John Mateos Ong. Jong’s rate was a little more than what we had initially planned on spending, but being the photography enthusiasts that we are, it only took a little effort to convince us to finally book him.

We had our pre-nup shoot with Jong last week, and all I can say is WOW. WOW. And WOW again. He truly knows his craft!

JR and I love photography, but thinking up of poses in front of the camera is definitely not our cup of tea. During the shoot, Jong was there to guide and direct our every pose. He made modeling feel so easy! Almost four hours of hopping from one location to another with him was actually fun. :)

The theme of our wedding in February is Nostalgia, so we also wanted our pre-nup to be vintage-inspired. We styled ourselves in 40’s/50’s clothes and accessorized with pearls, fascinators, vests, suspenders and hats. And to complete the nostalgic feel, we had our shoot around Singapore’s City Hall area, where beautiful colonial architecture are well-preserved.

Here’s a preview of our photo shoot:

At the Old Supreme Court.
Photo by John Mateos Ong.

On Me: Black tube dress (Forever 21), Black Mary Janes (Charles and Keith), Fascinator (Bugis), Pearl accessories (Forever 21 and Far East Plaza).
On JR: Black slacks (G2000), White long sleeves (Uniqlo), Vest (Topman), Black leather shoes (Doc Martens), Fedora (Bugis).
Photo by Wenting Li (c/o John Mateos Ong).

One of my favorite photos during the shoot. <3
I didn’t know JR could jump that high! LOL! :)
Photo by John Mateos Ong.

Photo by John Mateos Ong.

I also did my own makeup. :)

Face:
MAC Prep+Prime, MUFE Camouflage Cream (Orange for my under-eye circles, and green for my blemishes), MUFE HD Foundation (#123), MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC30), MUFE HD Powder, Sephora Blush Me Twice (used to contour), MAC Blush Ombre (Ripe Peach).

Eyes:
MAC Paint Pot (Painterly), MAC Eyeshadows (Ricepaper, Honey Lust, Sable, Nocturnelle, Sketch, Black Tied, Shroom), MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack), MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Engraved), Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascarra, Nichido Eyebrow Pencil, Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Powder.

Lips:
Sephora Lip Pencil (Royal Rose), MAC Lipstick (Russian Red).

We ended up with almost a thousand photos during the shoot. It was quite hard picking out only a few to post online, because I loved all of them. =P

Definitely no regrets that we booked John Mateos Ong. :) Even my mom was thrilled to see the photos, she was bugging me the whole day after. =P So excited for the wedding day! :)

A few more photos on my flickr and FB. :)

** Oh, and yes, I did go a little crazy on the details in this post (plugging my outfit and listing every single makeup I used!), but that’s just what happens when I go blog-less for over two months. I missed it. And my fingers just wouldn’t stop typing as soon as I started this post. =P

Photos of My Life No. 5: My Favorite Outfit
Posted on: 10th of July 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

For my fifth set of Photos of My Life, Ate Janz requested a photo of my favorite outfit.

My fashion style is mostly on the safe side. I prefer buying classic pieces that won’t go out of style, so about eighty percent of my wardrobe consists of plains and basics. I don’t have a lot of printed stuff. However, I do have one printed dress that I really really like.

My leopard print bubble dress:

My Favorite Outfit 1

Leopard print bubble dress (SM Department Store), paired with my comfy brown flats (Rubi/Cotton On) and necklace (which I made).

It’s such a comfy and versatile dress. I can wear it on a casual stroll at the mall with a pair of flats, or for a night out of drinks and dancing paired with killer heels. Even my sister likes it. She has one too, which she wore during our ROM. :)

I love SM! They’re always stocked with gorgeous clothes and accessories at affordable prices. I grabbed this dress as soon as I laid my eyes on them. I just knew it was a keeper! =P

Anyway, because of this photo project, I ended up having a mini photo shoot with the husband earlier. =D

My Favorite Outfit 2

Photo by: scrufus.

 

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Photos of My Life No. 3: Inside My Bag
Posted on: 8th of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

For my third set of Photos of My Life, an anonymous reader requested a look inside my bag. The last time I posted the contents of my handbag was way back in 2007 when I did the Face Your Pockets Project, so I had fun doing this.

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Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Petit Noe (Brown). I love this bag, because I can use it with almost anything in my closet. It’s big enough to carry a lot of my junk too.

Inside: Book (I read everywhere, so I always bring a book with me), Aldo wallet, hairbrush, Charm stippling brush, M.A.C. lipstick in Brick-O-La, M.A.C. Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, M.A.C. Studio Fix in NC35, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, mints, a tiny bottle of lotion, travel pack tissue (I always stock up on these when I’m in Manila… they don’t have this size here!), house keys, Cotton On shades (my sensitive eyes can’t live without sunnies), hair tie, metal Parker Jotter pen in pink, iPod touch (I use this mostly to play games. Current addictions: Scramble, Words with Friends and Angry Birds), iPod earphones, BlackBerry Curve 8320, Canon Ixus 80is, moleskine notebook.

This is already a scaled down version of the things that I usually stuff in my bag (I usually carry more makeup). I try to bring only the essentials now.

I also enjoy peeking inside other people’s bags, so show me what’s inside yours too. :)

 

For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Life post.

Photos of My Life No. 1: Makeup
Posted on: 2nd of June 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love

Thank you for all your photo requests for my Photos of My Life project. :)

The first set of photos, as requested by my sister Carla, will be my stash of makeup. Now, I don’t really have that much makeup (not as much as my makeup artist sister, that is), but I reckon I have quite enough to satisfy my slight addiction to prettifying myself.

Here’s my makeup stash:

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I keep my makeup in these drawers from Muji. If you read back to one of my blog posts almost two years ago, I revealed my neat-freak personality, pointing out my love affair with cleaning and organizing my stuff. Storing my makeup in a neat and organized way is therefore not a big surprise. Like I said in my post before, these drawers were love at first sight. I started out with only two layers, but since these are completely stackable (I can buy extras whenever I want!), I bought 2 more layers a couple of months ago.

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I keep different types of makeup in separate drawers, that way I know exactly where to find things when I need them.

Now, let me give you a tour inside my drawers. :)

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