How to Style a T-shirt for the Festive Season

T-shirts are my wardrobe staples. Other than good old plain t-shirt, I've always been collecting band t-shirts of my favourite bands like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails for a few years. However, there is nothing like a good vintage band t-shirts, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest do the best graphics in my opinion. You can buy them from Etsy or brands like Madeworn.

I found this Karl Lagerfeld-Iron-Maiden spin-off tee from Bleached Good which I can pair with pretty much anything like my COS grey wool blazer (similar item here), Paige Denim Colette frayed denim, Balenciaga clutch and strappy Isabel Marant heels (similar item here). 

I think this is a perfect party look for someone who is not into sequins or metallics. Add lipstick and heels and you are good to go.

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Photos by Angie Silvy, styling by me

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Beauty Products I'm Loving Right Now

There nothing I love more than discovering new beauty products. Ever since I moved to San Francisco, I feel so lucky to have access to all the best beauty brands in the world. Online shopping (I always shop via Ebates whenever possible) make it so easy to get as well.

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I repurchased the Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser which is gentle and doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped. The new Glossier Body Hero Body Wash is a pleasant neroli-scented shower oil that turns in a light foam making my skin feel refreshed and hydrated. I also enjoy the Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff, which I pair with Kiehl's Butterstick Lipbalm in Petal.

Living Proof is one of my favourite haircare brand, the Perfect Day shampoo and conditioner duo makes my hair feeling clean but not stripping nor heavy.

IGK is a new discovery, the Expensive Amla Oil Topcoat is really does deliver, it's a hair mask that leave my hair really shiny.

Touch In Sol NoPoreBlem Primer is my new favourite pore refining primer, I dab a bit of this after the J.One Jelly Pack that I cannot live without.  L'oreal Luminous Lash Paradise is my new favourite mascara, really good at volumising and separating. 

For hands, I like the Verso Hand Serum, a retinol treatment. I layer this under my hand cream at night.

After trying a few sachets from the L.A store, I purchased the full size Beauty Dust from Moon Juice. I like it because it does not have a weird taste so it is easy to drink.

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Fall Winter Wardrobe Look #2

Who doesn't love a good floral dress? For me, even better if it's a long sleeved midi dress. This Zara dress (similar one here) has a very Valentino vibe, perfect for fall and garnered a few compliments from strangers. A winner.

I love styling the dress with an oversized leather biker jacket and high heeled lace up boots to add a bit of edge.

Worn here with BLK DNM leather jacket, Saint Laurent laced up boots, Céline earrings and sunglasses. Beauty note: Ellis Faas Creamy lips in R101 Blood Red (smudged in with fingers)

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Photos by Angie Silvy. Styling by Rena Phuah. 

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Rena's review: Drybar Tress Press Styling Iron

After months of creating beachy waves without hot tools, I finally gave in and purchased the Drybar the Tress Press Styling Iron during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale.

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There is nothing bad to say about this iron. The gorgeous bright yellow colour is just to die for. The tools heats up really fast to the default temperature 350F but can be manually adjusted to go higher or lower. Once turned off, the iron cools down fast for safety reason.

The only feedback that I have is that I wish there is a pouch that comes with the tool (like my beloved Cloud Nine) for traveling.

If you want to know how I use this tool to create the beachy waves, click here. I like to finish off the style with my new favourite hairspray, the iconic L'oreal Elnett.

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My Winter Fragrance Wardrobe

I'm on of those very oflagatory person, I am obsessed with scents. My favourite scents for winter are rose, florals but I also love anything woody and musky.

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Here are my current favourite fragrance:

Byredo Burning Rose candle - Notes: Rose petals, Leather, Rose absolute, Violet, Birch Tree, Smoky Wood.

Diptyque Baies Room Spray - Notes: Blackcurrant leaves, Blackcurrant buds, Bulgarian roses, Ambergris

Serge Lutens La Vierge De Fer - Notes: Lily, Pear, Sandalwood

Rodin Bis - Notes: Bergamot, Anise, Lemon, Rose De Mai, Jasmine, Violet, Musk, Ambergris, Tonka Bean, Lavender

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Fall Winter Wardrobe Look #1

Fall is finally here in San Francisco. I teamed up with the talented Angie Silvy for a four-part lookbook shoot featuring my favourite pieces in my wardrobe.

I believe in buying less but investing in good quality pieces. The items in the first look is not new, most of them are 6 months to one year old.

I have been wearing the navy Everlane Cashmere V-Neck sweater on repeat. This piece is worth the investment because of the soft texture and its ability to keep me warm.

Worn here with COS tweed oversized blazer, Paige Denim Colette jeans and Manolo Blahnik Carolyne pumps.

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Photos by Angie Silvy. Styling by Rena Phuah. 

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