Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 09, 2024


A pristine white dress inspired by Karl Lagerfeld stole the limelight at the recent Chinese New Year high tea party hosted by designer Carven Ong.

Modelled by beauty queen Miss Universe Malaysia 2023 Serena Lee, the resplendent creation was exclusively designed by Carven Ong for a client who wore the original to last year’s Met Gala in New York City.
According to Ong’s spokesperson, the white, multi-layered dress was based on the event’s theme of “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”. Featuring a distinctive shirt collar on the bodice, the black and white dress also included painstakingly hand-drawn designs of all 180 pieces of Lagerfeld’s fashionable sketches.
As a tribute to Lagerfeld’s fondness for bling bling, Ong had also incorporated lights into the dress, giving it an ethereal glow and a touch of glamour.
Ever the impeccable host, Ong and his team pulled off his CNY high tea party with aplomb; roping in the support of various sponsors and giving his guests ‘ang pow’ redeemable for their fashionable purchases at his boutique.

Ong also unveiled his showcase of Chinese accented apparel to herald the upcoming CNY celebration. Vibrantly coloured materials adorned with intricate embroidery drew the eyes and induced fashion-conscious guests into purchasing his designs for the festive season.

Aside from the plethora of local tea treats, they also sampled freshly brewed coffee by new local brand, byNanas. Guests didn’t leave empty-handed as they were proffered goodie bags in appreciation for their attendance.

For more information on
Carven Ong Couture’s CNY collection, call tel: 03 2162 8232. Visit Carven Ong Couture Boutique at Lot 2-09, 2nd Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Few ladies could resist a free makeover and yours truly is no exception. So when Burberry invited us to a makeover session at KLCC followed by afternoon tea to herald its launch in Kuala Lumpur, we jumped at the chance without hesitation.

A cornucopia of lovely shades under the newly launched Burberry cosmetics line

Somehow we felt this great sense of satisfaction and a certain degree of smugness when Product Manager Ashley Tan revealed that Kuala Lumpur is ahead of Singapore for the launch! Yay!!!

The new Burberry beauty counter at Isetan KLCC incorporates its fragrance showcase
You'd be spoilt for choice for Burberry's sumptuous lip colours
Take your pick of fresh Spring/Summer looks in nuetral and subtly dramatic hues

As we awaited our turn for the makeover, we took snapshots of each other and took a closer look at the wide array of products available under the new luxurious beauty line.

Su Ting undergoing her makeover at the Burberry counter

As Jen Ying worked her magic on moi, I was surprised to discover how smooth and light the Burberry Skin (she used Trench no.7) Sheer Foundationto even out my patchy skin followed by Porcelain no.2 Compact Powder to give it a natural, smooth finish.

To give my cheeks an instant glow, she deftly bestowed Burberry Glow Tangerine Blush no.6.

My eyes were 'enlarged' with extra shine thanks to Burberry Eyes Chestnut no.5 (lid base), Taupe Brown no. 7 ((higlight) and Porcelain no.3 (top lip) and lined with Burberry K26 eyeliner and mascara.

To complete my transformation, Jen Ying sealed her artistry on my lips using Burberry Lips no. 24 and Lip Gloss no.9. Needless to say, I feel like the proverbial ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan!

Us ladies also got to flaunt our new looks in a quick photo session, garbed in a Burberry trench no less! Then we were all ushered to Chinoz on the Park for tea.

And what could be more English than afternoon tea? It's all very prim and proper but we had a field day admiring each other's fabulous looks over oven-fresh scones, finger sandwiches, eclairs and assorted sweet treats.

The generous folks at Burberry ensured each of us didn't leave home empty we were pleased as punch with our goody bag. There were free makeover vouchers and a token gift. Mine was in the form of an eyeshadow and a lipstick!

A very big thank you to Goh Un Lu (Division GM, Cosmetics & Fragrance), Pink Fong (Senior Product Manager), Ashley and team for such a memorable afternoon!

Featured Post


Whimsical. Fun. Impactful. Imagine a flock of butterflies fluttering up once you open Cake Rush’s latest Explosion Gift Box. We were thrille...