Wednesday, 26 August 2009

what to wear to work.

i have a friend who once said all she does is look at her closet, close her eyes, pick up a shirt and pair them with the same black pants she wears everyday.

"comfy and no need to think laaa..." she drawls..


but its true. most girls give up the feminine and saucy factor when it comes to work clothes.

i want to be taken seriously. Malaysian culture is tricky la. is two of the complaints i've heard. so this article is just a few things to help u sexy it up without pretending to dumming it down. :)

1. pants with flirty but conservative tops.
pants give off an air of superiority but a clean cut is uber feminine. a conservative flirty top will make u feel girly but still business like. The top can be slightly see through (but must be worn with a tube!! think simple elegance not skank!) and keep a jacket in the office to throw on if ya gotta head to a big meeting.

2. coloured skirts

we always see the staple black a line skirt as our saviour and we cringe at the thought/sight of colour or print for work but paired with the right top, this look can be rather classy. Try a loud print with a low key top, clean tied up hair and pale make up. You'll be surprised at how polished it looks.

3. suspendersbored with the simple white shirt and black pants/skirt? tuck the shirt in and put on some suspenders. I mean it. suspenders. its like the boyfriend shirt. on a guy its nice, but on a girl.... wow.. :)

4. heels

-no picture required to show the awesomeness-

ladies. i know they give u blisters, aches and pains but its worth it. do a mirror test if u don't believe me. stand in front of a mirror with you're back facing the mirror. Look at your butt before and after u wear the heels. No need to thank me.

5. a hint of redthis always catches attention no? a hit of red. be it heels, belt, collar.... red always screams SEXY.

6. clinch belts

use clinch belts to tuck in your waist. It adds curves without much effort.

7. one piece office dresses. i love office dresses. Tailored, clean cut, appropriate colours. Yummy. worn with heels, minimal jewelery and a structured bag, this is a sure winner. No one will forget you're a girl. and thats in a GOOD way.

8. high waisted pants

their back!! yeap.. the same suckers u saw in your mum's old photographs and in that 70's show! :) high waisted pants in a dark colour or even pin striped is very classy. It hugs the hips and flaunts the curves without looking desperado. :)

9. vests & jackets
keep in mind that our country is HOT. so sometimes the gorgeous styles we we see in sitcoms may not work here. Layering can look great but in our climate, its best to choose something smaller, and lighter. :)

so yes ladies, its time to remind the office you're a girl.

been sulking.

hey... i'm back. i've been sulking.

yes u heard me. sulking.

got a bad case of blues. (may be PMS.. bah..) and decided to not write coz what good am i doing for the world anyway huh? who am i kidding..

so yea. i just huffed one day and said. thats it. I QUIT.

so days passed. and guess what. i figured. so what if i don't do the world good heh? at least i'm happy.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

most malaysian girls don't seem to know what category their figure falls in. so this is a simple guide. the great thing about knowing what your figure is, is it makes it easier to dress!

simple test: take off your clothes and stare at your body in only your underwear. this is your original figure. look at it side ways, front and back. Then, match them with the criteria given below. :)


Typically pears have:

A long or slender neck
Sloping or narrow shoulders
Narrow back
Small to medium bust
Defined waist
Curvy hips and backside
Full thighs and calves

This is said to be the most common with women.
Typically women with pear shaped bodies have a slender face and neck. Shoulders are shapely but also narrow and slope downward. Small to medium bust and a well defined waist. While the lower area- buttocks, hips, thighs and calves are comparatively larger holding most of the weight.


Typically apples have:

A fuller face and neck
Broader shoulders
Fuller Breast
A fuller, undefined waist
Narrow hips
A flat rear end
Shapely legs

You tend to have a softer fuller middle, with full shapely breast. Your have broader shoulders and upper arms with an undefined waist. You will have thinner hips and thighs and a flatter rear end than most. When Apples gain weight, they have a tendency to gain in the midsection.


Typical hourglasses have;

Symmetrical shoulders and hips
Full, shapely bust
Distinctly defined waist
Medium to broad hips in proportion with shoulders
Shapely Legs

They have the most proportioned body shape with their shapely shoulders and curvy hips being equal in size. Your bust will be medium to full, and is a much envied asset. Your waist is very defined, while your thighs and bottom are full and curvy as well.


Typically rectangles have:

A full neck
Broad back
Average bust
Undefined waist
A balanced figure
Great legs and arms

Your figure is lean and athletic. You may have a fuller neck and your back is broad. Your shoulders and hips are balanced between a straighter torso with a waist that has little or no curves. There is little difference between measurements of the chest, waist and hips. Your bust is usually small to medium in size and your hips are square and your derriere is flat. You are blessed with slim long arms and slender lengthy legs. When you gain weight it tends to go to your tummy forming a little pot belly, and your thighs and love handles.

Monday, 10 August 2009

ankle booties.

dear foxydy,

i bought these wonderful pair of ankle boots the other day.. but i have absolutely nothing to wear them with. any ideas?

well dear, ankle booties are really hot. as in sexy hot. not sweaty like their high versioned sisters. seriously. have u tried wearing knee high boots in our Malaysian weather? i sweated in places i didn't know i had glands.

so yes, ankle booties are a great alternative to a great trend. :) take a look at some of the celebs below. hopefully you get some good ideas!!

dressed up!!

paired with a uber short skirt line, ankle booties look so cute. anything longer (whether boots or skirt) will make legs look short! so beware!!

Kate is smart. by pairing stockings that match the colour of your booties, they give an illusion of mile long legs. Different colour just cut your body into parts. Not appealing!

sky high boots, short simple dress, coool jacket. only J Lo can wear this on the red carpet and make jaws drop..

sienna. Check out her play with colour which i LOVE. she's such a risk taker. and most of the time, her instincts are right on track!

Kate: paired with any other footwear, this LBD can border yawnsss... but with the boots, wow.

now. for the more applicable tips. since most of us don't dress for the red carpets everyday. who are we kidding right. :P

dressed NORMAL!!!

now thats hot. studded rocker boots with jeans. dun go all over the top like MK or Ashley (i can't tell em apart. bah.) with the layered tops and scarf. total overkill!! just stick with simple tees. you'll be a hot rocker babe with a blink of an eye.

sienna is great! only she wears white booties with an all black outfit! but try it! make your booties the centre of attention!! they deserve it!

no comments. just stare and absorb the awe-some-ness.

told u the spice up anything. even your boyfriend's oversized shirt!

Friday, 7 August 2009

foxy megan.

ever wondered what foxydy means? its just an abbreviation of foxy lady. catchy huh? well i definitely think so.
one person that is definitely a foxydy is the new girl in the big screen, Megan Fox. she's learnt real quick how to dress and my has she done it in a good way.
glamming it up on the red carpet, this rookie turn style queen is smart to stick to clean lines and beautiful colours which she knows works on her skin. she ain't much of a risk taker but u can bet your last stiletto she's beautiful.
different premiers of Transformers. these are the top dresses i loved!! So sexy. different cuts, textures and colours but Megan knows what looks good on her.
i loved this outfit because of the accessories. its was so clever. a little LBD with the perfect accessories which gave it a punch of colour and all the jazz.
simple beautiful the colour was great and the peek hole added the right spice.
simply breath taking no?
Hollywood glam done oh so right.
see why clean lines work?
canary yellow at its best.
even flapper dresses can be clean if done right.
casual Megan
even when this glamazon is dressed down, her style shines through. just like her red carpet dresses, her casual dos are clean and simple.

but that doesn't save the rookie from making a mistake or two.. :)

why those shoes with such a gorgeous dress i dunno.. sighs..
this colour makes her look pale and washed out.. bad choice.
Megan makes a mistake or two but that's outta hundred. which is why she's a real glam queen just waiting to happen!!

pretty things we see.

i always look for inspiration where ever i go. i like to call it my practical inspirations. coz i can't stare at buildings and trash and see a beautiful dress like the kooky designers in project runway. nope.. i'm more of a simple minded creature.

so these are some of my moves to get my practical inspirations...

when i'm in malls, i drag the boyfriend around to look at the mannequins in the high end shops(no matter how much he whines...and they always do. just a warning). if i see a look i like, i note the pieces used then go hunting in my closet to see i have anything similar. if i don't then its off to the bazaars and shops till i can find something like it for a fraction of the price. putting the outfit together and seeing it turn out amazing is all the payment i need. then i can walk pass the same high end shop with my knock off outfit and look all smug. :)

another thing i do as i have mentioned is look at my celebrity muse. if i like what Eva's wearing then i do the same as above. but sometimes looks she wears is not as conducive coz of our weather or just our malaysian styles.. face it.. we are all generally not as rick taking.. (well ok.. i mean myself la k! ish...) but anywayz, having a muse sometimes makes life a lot easier.

finally, i people watch. :) no no... not the stalky thing ure thinking of right now. bah... i basically just observe what people wear. and i do this sometimes not so discreetly.. *blush..* the boyfriend says i got "kahunas". hahaha...
i just go up to random strangers and say i love your outfit!!! and then ask them random stuff about it.

apparently not many people do this??? i dunno... judging by the scared looks i get... hahaha.. so i have decided this. to help "normal" people (yes i admit i'm a bit whack) , i've decided to photograph the outfits i really like and post them. maybe it'll help with inspiration? i hope so. look out for it!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

diy french manicure

hey babes,
u know how you feel when u walk about from that manicure saloon and your nails look so shiny and pretty.. and you wish u had the money to do this all the time.

well.... here is how you can get your own french manicure right at home for a fraction of the cost.

WARNING!! This procedure is best performed on a lazy morning or evening when no other pressing errands or tasks will get in the way. After painting your nails, avoid doing things with your hands while they dry.
buy a manicure kit. for an easier painting technique, check the beauty section of leading pharmacies like Guardian or Watsons for a French manicure kit. The set should contain, at the very least, nail polish in white and pink or beige. In malaysia, top and base coats are sold separately. Some manicure sets - like Sally Hansen's French Manicure Kit will contain tiny, sticky nail guides. These make the manicure process 100 times easier by allowing you to place the guides on each nail individually, leaving a small margin where the white polish for the tips can spill outside without tainting the rest of the nail.

Keeping longer, healthy nails will be most conducive to sporting a French manicure. To complete your own French manicure, begin with the following steps to prepare your nails for the procedure.

***Using a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover, wipe off any old nail polish prior to painting nails. Wash hands and soak in warm water for a few moments.
***With an orangewood stick, gently push back the cuticles so they are all even with each other once the water has softened your skin. don't push too hard as they will hurt and damage if you push them too far back.
*With nail clippers, beauty scissors or a nail file, shape your nails evenly.
***With a steady hand, carefully paint only the tip of each nail with a white hue. A second coat may be desirable, depending on the thickness and opaqueness of the polish. Allow polish to dry between coats. This process is made so much easier with the stencils that manicure kits come with. The trick with stencils is to paint on the white nail polish to the tips and then pull off the stencil when the paint is semi dry. when the white polish is dry, pulling off the stencil strip may chip the white polish.
***Using a slightly transparent pink or nude color, paint the entire nail once the tips have dried. A second coat may be necessary but a more see through effect is equally desirable. Allow nails to dry thoroughly.
***Once all the coats have dried, apply a clear topcoat to protect your new French manicure. To lengthen the manicure's lifespan, make an effort to paint a clear coat on each night. Be sure it has ample time to dry completely.
If you are feeling especially creative and ambitious, kick off your shoes and match your tootsies to your fingertips!

happy painting!! :)

Monday, 3 August 2009

rainbows are pretty. just not on you.

even gotten really jelous of a girl u saw at a party in a gorgeous purple dress.. spend the night talking/bitching about her to your loyal girlfriends, go out the next day, scout out the same purple dress, pay an embarassing amount but promise you'll never shop again(yea right), go home excited, try it on, and then realize under normal lighting, u don't look great in it at ALL!

it all depends on the colours ladies.

some colours look great on you. others make u look like u have a cronic illness. no kidding.

so here are some tips to determine what colours suit your skin tone.

You may have a warm skin tone, i.e. you have a yellowish tinge in your skin colour. A cool skin tone would mean a more red-tinted skin. To determine your skin tone, alternatively hold pieces of gold and silver paper next to your face and observe what colour complements your skin. You will realise that one colour complements you better. If gold suits you better then you have a warm skin tone, while if silver looks better you have a cooler skin tone.

The nature of your skin also plays a role in the kind of shades that you can wear. A person with blemished skin should avoid solid colours, especially extreme colours that are very dark or very light. A person with reddish blemishes or pinkish tones on the cheeks or across the nose should ideally avoid deep red colours such as wine red or burgundy.

but enough about my tips. check out the experts.

read the articles below for a full comprehensive list.

u'll be an expert in no time ;)