Brigitte Bardot Forever

Was recently in Manila for a magazine shoot, and the kind sponsor, Sofitel invited us to their ‘BB Forever’ event, an event to celebrate the beautiful Brigitte Bardot. I love Brigitte Bardot’s classic beauty and sensuality – the woman is sexy without even trying! The theme for the night was to come looking like Bardot. Funnily enough, in my earlier days modelling, I was styled to look like Brigitte Bardot for a magazine – Seventeen magazine, if I remember right. My mum probably has the pictures somewhere…will post it if I manage to find them!

Anyway so I definitely had an idea of what the look entails, and how I wanted to look. I brought along a little cocktail dress that I had scored from a vintage store in Thailand years ago, low-heeled red Mary Janes and Sha, the makeup artist on shoot with me, kindly offered to help me with my hair and makeup. The final result!

And here’s the entire team that was in Manila for the shoot – thanks for making me look pretty!

Some of the gorgeous guests that night.

Bardot-themed cocktails, and St Tropez-inspired nibbles.

And a Bardot-inspired fashion show!

And here are a few of my favourite Bardot moments:

Hair and Makeup Magic

Was clearing out my old Blackberry, and found a bunch of pictures I took that I never got around to sharing(!). This was at a shoot done over a year ago, one with a ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ theme. Even though I have done countless shoots over the years, it still amazes me the difference a change in hair and makeup can make. See for yourself!

(Mind all the terrible scars from a bad skating fall. =p Went over a rock or something, was sent flying and ended up with abrasions and injuries all over my body – and face as well!)

Alien part one.

Alien part two. Gotta love the graphic bob!

Transformations courtesy of the talented Larry Yeo (makeup) and Alvin Foh (hair). Thank you both! xx

Am seriously considering going all Hayley Williams again with the supershort bangs – what do you think?

Studs & Monochrome

This was about two days after I lopped off my hair, and ironically I was one of the people least shocked by, and needing the least time to ‘get used to’ this look. What do you think of my shorter ‘do?

I’m a fan of colours, so it’s not very often I choose a monochrome look. I am in love with this maryjulian Hensley Studded Shirt though – I’ve kept pieces in both white and black – the fit is super flattering, and the studs instantly add interest to the simplest of outfits – no colour needed!

I love a boyfriend silhouette, so decided to play that up with peg-leg trousers. Had to keep some femme in the look though, so cue the heels and arm candy, heh!

maryjulian Hensley Studded Shirt (White) | Bespoke peg-leg trousers | MNG heels | Accessori bracelets : Spike Stretch Bracelet in Blue : Mod Elegant Bracelet | Rolex watch | Puma bag