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    The Case For Overflowing Pants

    Singapore Modest Fashion Street Style

    Singapore Modest Fashion Street Style

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    Singapore Modest Fashion Street Style Nike Air Max Tavas

    I’ve had these striped flowy pants for the longest time, hidden away with the intention of altering them but of course, I never got around to that. So when a family occasion called for something a little dressier than my usual get-up, I pulled them out from the abyss and thought, “hey, why not?” Seeing a few iterations of baggy pants pop up during past fashion week street style snaps gave me enough confidence to wear them out. Once you get past the problem of having the hems drag against the floor from time to time, it felt pretty cool looking down and seeing them flounce around my feet. Past Liyana would have paired these with a pair of heels, but I’ve thrown in the towel with uncomfortable footwear. I threw on these Nike sneakers instead, bagged at a great deal during a recent trip to Johor Bahru.

    I pulled the entire outfit together with a few swipes of Griselda by Fenty Beauty. This shade has won me so many compliments, it’s insane! I love a strong red lip. Plus, they make an even stronger statement when I match them to my scarves 😉

    Inspiration, Travel

    Icelandic Magic

    For someone who spent most of her life in land-scarce, urban Singapore, a place like Iceland feels almost unreal. To be able to lay eyes on mountains as breathtaking as the ones we casually drove by on our road trip, and witness the efforts of thousands of years of unrelenting water activity take shape in the form of awe-inspiring fjords and waterfalls was an immense privilege that I was thankful to have. No photo or video can do justice to the true magic of the moments you spend on glaciers, hills or craters, taking in the vastness of the Icelandic terrain.

    It was then that I learnt to silence the hundred and one thoughts that I usually have swirling around in my head, and focus my attention on the multitude of sensations and emotions that surfaced in the moment. Those feelings of wonder, gratitude and exhilaration are permanently etched in the deepest corners of my mind, serving as reminders that we are but specks in the greater scheme of things, and that the world is so much bigger than we know.

    Dyrhólaey, Iceland
    Goðafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

    Kirkjufell, a mountain in Iceland featured in Game of Thrones

    Arnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandArnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandRock formations along the coast of Arnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandRock formations along the coast of Arnarstapi, a small village in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in IcelandBarnafoss, the Children's Falls in West IcelandBarnafoss, the Children's Falls in West IcelandJökulsárlón glacier lagoon in IcelandSunset at Höfn, Iceland

    Travel

    Japan Photo Diary

    I visited Kyoto and Tokyo in late 2016, and recently came across some of the photos that I shot while I was there. What stood out for me most about Japan was how modernity and culture coexisted in perfect harmony, one never outshining the other, but rather, complementing one another to create a richness in the society that I really admired. I suppose this was also reflected in various aspects of urban Japanese society – Tokyo was incredibly bustling and fast-paced, but underneath it all, that sense of mindfulness still came through.

    I also had tons of fun exploring Tokyo’s thriving thrift and vintage culture. My favourite find? Pressed blooms against a preserved newspaper clipping from 18th century France. I found it at a market in Shibuya, sold by a Japanese collector now based in Paris.

    Scroll down to take a look at some of my favourite moments!

    A traditional wedding procession at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

    Nigatsu-dō at Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan

    Nigatsu-dō at Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan

    Nigatsu-dō at Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan

    Friendly deer at Nara Park in Japan

    Kinkaku-ji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan

    Kinkaku-ji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan

    At the Kinkaku-ji Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan

    Gion district in Kyoto, Japan

    View of Mount Fuji from Kawaguchiko

    A vintage market near Shibuya in Tokyo, JapanVintage ware found at Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan Vintage ware found at Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan