Photographed by White Grandeur
Make-up & hair by The Beauty Society
Florals & set-up by Bucket Full of Roses
Lace robes & silk slip-on dresses from Bells & Birds
Vintage armchair from The Dessert Party
Many of us see pregnancy as one of the most beautiful experiences a woman go through in her life but we fail to acknowledge that pregnancy is not always a comfortable process for everybody. It is inevitable for an expectant mother to have mixed feelings about her pregnancy. Insecurities are a natural part of being human and sometimes the abrupt changes to the body during pregnancy can make expectant mothers exceptionally vulnerable.
We celebrated the completion of my younger sis’ poly days over a small graduation portrait session together with our two twin cousins who grew up closely with us. How far we have come from the days we will sing and dance around our late grandfather when we were young, playing carom around the antique marble table and also all the ancient games that kids of these days do not touch anymore.
Sometimes we focus too much on growing up and we forget to celebrate little milestones together. This year, we all made an effort to get closer and slow down our pace in life.
A walk into the culture-rich The Intan feels warm and nostalgic, where the home-turned-museum houses numerous Peranakan antiques collected by the owner Alvin over the years. Here’s a full set of Peranakan inspired styled shoot in collaboration with wedding stylist Amperian, which we were invited by Alene of beauty and lifestyle blog, Paper Kitties, to learn more about Akira’s Peranakan roots together with makeup talent Fidelis Toh and jade jeweller Choo Yilin. Continue Reading
Day four is spent on the outskirts of Hongkong, at one of their famous fishing village, Tai O. We took a train to Tung Chung after our brunch at One Dimsum and there was an outlet mall right beside the station. There were many stores there that we almost wanted to forgo going Tai O and just spending our entire day there. I am glad the partner insist on heading over to Tai O and we reached there around 5.30pm, when the sun is almost setting. It felt like another world when we reached Tai O.
It was my cousin Adda’s wedding last afternoon at Marina Bay Sands and we were honoured to be invited to witness her matrimony with Shengwei. These are some snippets of their second march-in where Adda changed into a pretty floor-sweeping navy blue lacy mermaid gown that accentuates her figure very well. Continue Reading
About 2 months ago, we collaborated with makeup artist Fidelis and local fashion label Ninth Collective for our first giveaway during Christmas. Huiyang and Yongyao was our selected winner and we finally had the chance to have our schedules met for the shoot two weeks back. We would like to also extend our appreciation to Haylee from Adorninglory for coming onboard this collaboration and arranged such a beautiful rustic bouquet that fitted exactly what we were visioning for. Continue Reading
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
– Ann Landers
Part 2 of our trip we visited one of Hong Kong’s oldest Chaa Chan Teng, Mido Cafe, which is only 5 mins walk from our hotel where a lot of movie directors used to come. We also visited Fa Yuen Street, which is also known as Sneakers Street, bought a pair of sneakers there and had my favourite stinky tofu from the street food chain. Look for 真美味 (Chun Chun Mei), they sell the best stinky tofu in my opinion.
If you’re a Starbucks addict, the vintage Starbucks Cafe near Fa Yuen Street is a place you should visit as well. In the evening, we went to the AIA carnival near the Hongkong Station before heading to Lan Kwai Fong to chill out. It was a simple yet fulfilling day for us.
Link to part 1: http://whitegrandeur.co/travel-diary-hongkong-2017-1/