ANOTHER YEAR IN TRAVEL

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Morocco, Essaouira, December 2016
Wearing Raye Kate Embroidered Slides available on Revolve

I know it's been awhile but I've spent the past two months in all sorts of places and also working on a couple of pretty exciting things! I'm concluding my year of travels with my recent trips to Morocco, I went twice within a month because I simply couldn't get enough of the culture I experienced and it still is to date one of the most beautiful destinations my eyes have ever seen.

I've missed writing here, it's sad I've neglected this space just because I've had so much on my mind in terms of what I had intended for my own work creatively. Many may not know what exactly I do but now that I am home I am definitely going to start work on my project to make it all happen. I've spent the past few months being disappointed with my work and my travels have changed that, I've gained new perspectives, met some amazing individuals who have come to make a huge impact in my life and frankly speaking, lived the most I've ever lived in my past 23 years of being. It's been a fantastic year despite it's shortcomings, I found myself hitting rockbottom earlier this year when I saw my dreams crushed in front of me and it's taken awhile, and a lot of travel to get myself back on track but I am happy to say that I am!

Here are some of my favourite moments from the year in terms of travel:

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Milan, May 2016

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Paris, May and December 2016

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Thailand- Chatanburi, Pattaya, Bangkok & Koh Kood, February and August 2016

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Indonesia- Jogjakarta, Jakarta and Bali, August, September, October and November 2016

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South Korea- Seoul & Jeju Island, April 2016

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Hong Kong, September 2016

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Dubrovnik, June 2016

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London, always there, always will here.

Thank you again for a year of following me on my adventures!

THAT BALI SUNSHINE

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Wearing SheMadeMe Savarna crochet halter bikini top (similar available here), Jannah cheeky crochet bikini bottom and Hat Attack Seagrass Tote (similar available here)

I made it to Bali for the first time and am excited to properly share more about my time there next time with you guys! These were taken at The Amala where we stayed at in the heart of Seminyak, I loved my time in Bali and am keen to fully explore more of the island. Bali, I will miss your rice fields, blue salty seas, babi guling (roasted suckling pig), endless sunshine and your insane sunsets.


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More soon! 

PETAIN ROAD

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Dress by Needle & Thread available on Shopbop, similar available here.

Revisiting one of my favourite sites in Singapore is this stretch of Peranakan houses in Petain Road. I've shot here before, but got a new fancy dress I was dying to put on, even if it was just for a photo and felt that the backdrop couldn't be more perfect for the dress. Fully embroidered and embellished, the detail of this number is impeccable. Just like the details of the tiles of these beautiful homes. 

I'm set for a busy weekend before I head off for a month of travel. Having just gotten back from an inspiring week in Yogyakarta, I can't wait to document and share my time abroad with all of you. 


WHEN LESS BECOMES MORE

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I shot a few fun things with Kenzo last week wearing the FW 16 pre collection and had so much fun doing so- there is nothing I love more than a good statement sweater and nobody does it better than these guys! Being in Singapore, I thought about pairing these Fall/Winter pieces to suit our climate so  there's the perfect amount of skin paired with the knits. 

Featured here are the Rizo Bag, Legend Boots, NY Stripes Midi Skirt and Tanami Flower Sweater

SUMMER RECAP

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Featured here are for Love & Lemons, Self-Portrait, Maria Stanley, Free People, Misa Los Angeles and Soludos- all available on Shopbop.

Some of my favourite moments this summer, spent in London, Paris, Dubrovnik and Milan. I'm so excited for whats to come this winter- working on big plans for a new project I have for 2017. 

I will be off to a couple of destinations in the next 2 months and will be updating along as I go- There is nothing more I love than a good conversation and there is no such thing as being a stranger. So I hope you'll follow me on my adventures as I go along and if you're in the area, hit me up! Lets take a stroll on the beach, roll on the grass in the park, drink lots of wine, buy spices at local markets just for fun and mingle with locals.. I'd love to connect. 

Shopbop's annual Fall season sale starts tomorrow- I've been best dressed all summer thanks to these guys. Spend up to $500 USD to get 25% off your entire order and over $500 to get 30% off your order! All of this with the code "MAINEVENT16"

Sale ends Pacific time on Friday. 

Brands not included in the sale are Canada Goose, Gentle Monster, Hanky Panky, Jonathan Simkhai, Kate Spade New York, La Vie By Rebecca Taylor, Sydney Evan, Veronica Beard, and What Goes Around Comes Around.

KOPITIAM TALK

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Fun fact: I don't drink coffee. And my to-go drink of all time as I get along my day in Singapore is an iced cold cuppa tea, which we call a 'teh o' - a dash of sugar, shaken well and drank out of our signature plastic carriers. These are the things I love and miss the most about home when I am away. Something so easily accessible and cheap thats available in every 'kopitiam' or coffee shop you see all over the country. 

So I guess this is a little tribute- to my favourite drink stall, I buy up to 5 cups of this a day and go home with yellow teeth but I'm addicted to this! Jordus and I decided to take a couple of photos in the stall so we could share a glimpse of what a regular Singapore styled 'kopitiam' today looks like. Apart from drinks, they usually sell basic snacks like dim-sum buns, sandwiches and cakes. Obviously these kopitiams are casual places but I loved the contrast of myself being all dolled up against the backdrop. I am wearing a Kendall + Kylie Jumpsuit available on Shopbop (similar available here) and Intentionally Blank heels (thanks Ty!)

FALL FOR REVOLVE

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Wearing LPA Bodysuit 24 available on Revolve

Revolve is having a storewide 20% off for 3 days from today (the 20th) till 22nd, 11:59pm- Singapore time. Use the promo code: FALL20 at check out! 

Ps, not applicable to the following brands: 
Alice + Olivia, A.L.C., Ash, Black Halo, Canada Goose, Citizens of Humanity, Common Projects, Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth and James, Hudson Jeans, J Brand, Joie, Love Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mason by Michelle Mason, M Missoni, Paige Denim, Public School, rag & bone/JEAN, 7 For All Mankind, Soft Joie, Stuart Weitzman, T by Alexander Wang, Theory, Vince, Wolverine. Other restrictions may apply. Eminent Inc. resFAerves the right to modify this promotion at any time. This promo code will expire automatically on September 22nd at 11:59 PM local time.


WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

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After a month of intense back to back travel, I'm back in Singapore for a month. The travel bug hit me last week, I found myself mentally and physically exhausted. I'm supposed to be in Jakarta this weekend but I simply couldn't bring myself to make the trip because I just didn't feel well. A lot has happened in the past 2 weeks since being back from Yogyakarta, I found myself stumbling back into my old ways which made me feel very low- struggling with my addiction to alcohol and having to face certain consequences. I have been spending the past week trying my best to get my balance back, to get my head and my heart in the right place but it's been difficult. I don't know why I've chosen to so candidly talk about it here, and on Instagram (stories!) but the things all of you wrote to me to encourage me, to keep going forward, melted my heart. 

I remember this day clearly, I had a rough morning and decided to meet my friend, Faiyaz for a couple of hours, drank two glasses of wine and sunk deep into my own pity party. The events leading up to the past two weeks have given me a lot of new perspective into things and though these photos have clearly nothing to do with how I'm feeling or what I am going through emotionally, it's a reminder that we all have good days and bad days. We stumble and we fall, but we only have to pick ourselves back up and go forward. While like many others, giving advice is no problem for me, but applying it to myself is another thing. It may take me longer than most to feel myself again but I am confident I am making slow progress day by day. 

And on days like these, I wear my favourite things, just to feel a little better. 
In this case, I am carrying a Seagrass Tote from Hat Attack and these adorable Indian pom-pom slippers from Figue (I'm absolutely in love with them!)- all available on Shopbop