Sunday, September 16, 2012

L'Officiel Event at Palais Renaissance

I'm trying to catch up with all the backdated entries from last year. Be prepared to be greeted with photos with Christmas decor and more Christmassy posts to come!

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Some time in December last year, Bimbo Gerra invited Bimbo Zanne and Bimbo me, together with two other of their common friends, to an L'Officiel event held at at Palais Renaissance.

Palais Renaissance is where all the high end shops and boutiques are located and where our famed local celebrity hairstylist, David Gan's salon Passion is housed. It touts itself as an "exclusive shopping destination". Hence to us, Palais Renaissance is somewhat an atas place to hold an event which led to us terming this event as the "atas party" within our inner circle.

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On usual days, I dislike attending social events where I have to rack my brains to think of what to wear and how to coordinate my shoes and accessories with my outfit before even mingling with people I don't know. However after checking with Gerra that there was no dress code at all, I decided to block that day in my calendar for this "atas party" without wasting any more time. Being very yao kwee could have contributed a great deal to my final decision as well.

Our conversation went something like this:

Gerra: Come to this party! The door gift itself is worth $300 over.
Jo: $300 door gift?! Ok I would sure be there but would there be food?
Gerra: There would be finger food and wine too.
Jo: Wheet! Ok ONZ!

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By the time I met up with Gerra and her friend, we were both famished. There was not a single seat in view due to the dinner crowd at Orchard Ion's food court. I could not bear it any longer and bought some really delectable carrot cake from one of the stalls there. That was our post event snacks which were certainly not enough to satisfy my growling belly.

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[Aside: Please bear with Gerra's annoying pout. She was really in an annoy-everybody mood that day and she relished in spoiling almost all our pictures.]


After our snacks, we slowly made our way to Palais Renaissance where we were served glasses and glasses of white wine after registering for the event.

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We listened to Christmas carols, sipped white wine and popped chocolates while chatting with one another.

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Soon, the fashion show commenced. The "stage" was actually integrated into the circular aisle of the mall. It was a little strange to hold the fashion show there as many guests who arrived late simply walked across the aisle to the registration counter during the show. There were also people milling around, completely oblivious to the leggy models strutting around with their gorgeous dresses.


Here are some of my and Gerra's favourite dresses:

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Throughout the whole fashion show, we espied many guests who simply walked right out of the mall with their door gift in toll after registering. Talk about opportunists!

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Soon the rest of them arrived and with the 5 of us, that was when the real party began!

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That was the second time I saw the two guys. They are common friends of Gerra and Zanne but not of mine. The first time I met them was last Halloween when they were already in costume and it took me quite a while to register their normal, out of character appearance and behaviour. You can view their Halloween get up in this post. I wonder if you are able to identify who they are.


I left my camera with them to take a call and I'm not too sure what to make out of the photos. I'm not too sure why the 3 photos located at the top of this collage were taken.

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Still holding on the line and being an "aunt agony" to the person on the other end of the line, my bimbos texted me that canapes were finally served. Any more wine on an almost empty tummy and I would feel the gnawing pain. I had to find a way to fill my tummy without abandoning my friend on the line.

When I reached where the group was, I was crestfallen to see more chocolates instead of savoury food. I simply have to eat savoury food when I'm hungry. They explained that they saw savoury canapes being served on the upper levels.

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[Aside: You could see me still holding on to my phone while I shoved chocolates and sweet treats down like a yau kwee.]


More trays of sweet treats were served to us.

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The moment I felt immense hope was the moment when I spotted butlers with savoury canapes on their trays. Alas! They were still at the upper levels. Just when we were contemplating whether to zip up the escalator, a butler appeared before us with some chicken snacks in a cone. That was EUPHORIA~!

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Soon, skewered sausages with pineapples magically appeared too. Those were really delicious, or probably because we were hungry. I've never tasted such good sausages on skewers before. Seeing that half of the guests had left, the butler said we could have the whole tray. Boy, were we ecstatic!

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"Let's have all the food and not give the boys any!"

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"Fine! We will drink wine!"

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Ambassadors for Casey Inc. Hair and Beauty? They should really thank us for free advertising on my blog.

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I wanted a shot with Zanne as we seldom meet up but annoying Gerra simply refused to let us have a good picture. She just had to squeeze herself into every picture. We finally managed to punch her out of the screen.

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This would be how bimbos behave when conferred with door gift worth more than $388.

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[Aside: We felt so cheated when upon unraveling the gift at home, we found out that Palais shops and boutique vouchers took up most of the $388 value. We did not have use for those vouchers at all. There was also some pretty gifts and miniature products inside which I have given to my family members for I had no use for them too.]

It was fortunate that we stayed till the end coz Gerra actually won the 2nd prize in the lucky draw. Yay!


After the event, we had no use for the stickers anymore.

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Notti Zanne found a great place to stick those stickers.

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"What have you done to me?"

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Gerra wants the stickers on her boobies too so we gladly pasted for her. She had that really weird withholding-her-laughter kinda expression coz Zanne uttered something really very funny which would be censored on my blog.

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"I'm the clean version of where to paste the stickers."

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As if pasting the stickers wasn't entertaining enough, we used Gerra's glasses (prescriptive glasses and not just those with no degree) as props to see who had the cutest face with oversized glasses on.

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Then came the ugly pervert series.

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When the party was over, we adjoined to Red Dot Brewhouse @ Dempsey Road.

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After poring over the menu for a while, we decided to settle for some calming tea to wash those wine down and some hot food.

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Everyone ordered various flavours of tea except for the alcoholic Zanne who continued with her dose of alcohol.

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What I wore:
♥ ClubCouture tank top
♥ No label black blazer
♥ "Liz Lisa" cream tiered skorts
♥ No label chunky chain necklace
♥ Seiko men's watch
♥ Spinel golden heels

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I will end off this post with something that tickles my feet -- the words on the bottom sole of my heels.

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Extension of Giveaway



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19 comments:

  1. aww very cute it looks like you had such a good time with your friends.. i love going to fashion shows! i love that first dress the short cocktail dress in pale pink w/ the ruffles that is so cute!!

    love your outfit hon you look adorable!! your legs look so long!!!

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  2. WOW girl, it looks like you had an amazing and eventful night. So nice that you have good friends just to hang with. and your pictures and captions were hilarious! And the dresses were sooo pretty!!!

    I'm sorry you're husband will be going away again soon. That can't be easy or fun. But luckily you have such good friends and times to keep you busy until his safe return :)

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  3. You silly women you :P

    These kinds of events are awesome! Or at least, they seem awesome, because I haven't had the chance to go/be invited to one. But the idea of free food and drinks (and a goodiebag!) is very appealing ^^ Especially if you can go with friends!

    Love the little speech bubbles on your piccies, too. It shows just how much fun all of you had.

    Hope life's treating you well x

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  4. looks super fun! =) Anyway, i hope you could visit my blog too and follow :)

    xoxo,
    Raellarina- The Ballerina on Fire
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks fantastic, so much fun :) Gorgeous pictures. Have a wonderful week ahead, hope you are well xx

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  6. Firstly, in reply to you, I understand! :) I hope the content we write about will continue to interest you.

    Secondly, how can you not LOVE dressing up? Making new outfits are the best! The only thing I dislike about social events are the need to pretend that I'm interested in every minor detail in every conversation. It just gets too draining by the end of it! Nonetheless, it looks like you had a lot of fun, especially taking all the food. =P Social functions generally have good food.


    .Pui'x

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  7. The 3 photos taken not by you are totally random. :P

    I wish I can have those lovely model legs, hehe. I think I like the dress that you like the most though they are all very pretty.

    haha yes! It's totally true that when you're hungry every food you eat seems delicious. Happens to me a lot. ^^'

    Yes, I'm going to have so many things on my plate, so I think I could only do as much as 6 posts per month. I'll try any way. I will have time to be still reading some blog posts from blogger friends. Mainly the ones I have on my blog roll. :p


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  8. Jo, this event looks like so much fun! You're looking very cosmopolitan and pretty. I really enjoyed your outfit picks, we have a similar taste for floaty nude-colored dresses.

    x
    d a n i e l l e | daniellewu.com

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  9. jo, you are too funny! i love your backdated entries. that event was really nice. i'm like you, i hate having to dress up for things. you ladies looked really nice. i love the dresses the models wore. they were absolutely gorgeous. you guys had some nice appetizers! and i couldn't stop laughing regarding the stickers. hahahaha thanks for your kind words on my post. i'm taking medicine and recovering. thank you!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. Hey Jo! Wow this day looked like so much fun. I love what you are wearing! I love how that blazer fits so well with your outfit. All of your pictures are very adorable. My favorite series of your photos are the ones with the huge glasses! Cute! And all of the food looks so gooood and fancy! ^_^

    - melissa

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  11. I had a comment that was so silly I had to erase it. I'm glad you and your lovely friends had such a wonderful outing.

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  12. YES I DO REMEMBER!!! I loved reading this backdated entry with so many pictures and goodies. I loved all the goofy pictures and WINE WINE!!

    I've been slowly updating my blog with more of a "travel theme" since I don't have much else in my life that's exciting. ;) lol So glad I still have *some* followers!

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  13. Why do you worry about what you wear as you look good in anything.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  14. Hi my dear Jo!!

    I was so happy when I saw your comment on my blog =D what a nice surprise hehe! hahaha I know I was on the longest hiatus since I went home to Taiwan =) I even surprise myself how often I blog nowadays LOL. I do come on to your blog quite frequently but it's mostly quick browsing... (you know how I hate to leave comments without reading the posts thoroughly XD) you seem to be less stressed lately and enjoying your gorgeous self as always =D <3

    Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway! (I actually do know about it... hehe my secret stalking) but I decided not to enter because... hmmm you might know I'm actually not a really girly person XD I love the stuff you're giving away, but I just mostly like to look at them =P but that's so sweet of you nonetheless <3


    I hope everything is going great for you ^_^ it's getting cold here and I noticed I've been eating so much... I think my body is trying to prepare itself for winter which doesn't really make sense cuz first I don't hibernate and second the heater's always on... hahahaha what the heck.

    Keep in touch <3

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  15. Lisa,

    It’s not hard to figure out that you love going for fashion shows judging from your droolicious wardrobe. And thank you, dear. The 4-inch heels really did their magic on my legs. =)


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    Ash Louise,

    Thank you, dear. Your comment puts a smile on my face. I’m always thankful that I have crazy old friends to spend fun times with.


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    Bibi,

    I practically laughed out loud when I check your comment on my iPhone. I think the people around me must have thought I was quite mad. Bibi doesn’t look like the kinda gal who would say such events are awesome. Coz Bibi once wrote a post about the woes of finding a dress. Hahaha... I do know that Bibi would grab those free food especially if you have crazy friends to do silly degreading things with you too.

    I am adjusting to life and I hope life is treating you well too.


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    RaeAbigael,

    Thank you for stopping by. I would check out your blog soon.


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    TDDH,

    It sure was! Have a wonderful time yourself, dear.


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    Pui,

    High 5! I am totally on the same plane with you on making small talk and pretending. It just isn’t my cup of tea. However for this event, there wasn’t a need to be like this at all and hence, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.


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    Huong,

    Aside from the 3 random photos, my friends did snap lots of posed shots too. This reminds me, I might have to ask them what those photos were. But then, they might have forgotten all about it. And thank you, dear. The 4-inch heels really worked their magic on my legs. =) My real legs aren’t model-like at all.

    I hope to hear from you soon when your plate gets more empty.


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    Danielle,

    It is always great finding people with similar tastes. Thank you for your words; they made me smile.


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    Kim,

    Your comments always make me chuckle. I’m glad you enjoyed the post as much as I enjoyed sharing it with my readers. I haven’t had the time to visit your blog for a while after my comment but I do hope that you have recovered.


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    Melissa,

    I noticed you changed your blogger name from Missa to Melissa a while back. I was just wondering who Melissa was when I was reading your comment. You know, I felt that my blazer did not quite fit the dainty skirt but I thought I would try to be creative and do a mismatch. However when I threw on the blazer, I thought it looked passable enough to go out. Somebody at the event actually commented that she liked the way my top half and my bottom half are so different in style and yet turned out complementary to each other. I was over the moon when I heard that coz I hadn’t think anyone would quite agree with this mismatched fashion style of mine which I initially thought was passable.

    Pardon me, I was being so wordy. Your comment just reminded me of this incident and I just had to tell you this. =)


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    Rick,

    I wonder how silly it was for you to erase the comment. Coming from you, it should be really silly. =)


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    Amy,

    Let’s continue to keep in touch! I will definitely “follow” you everywhere you go coz you were one of my first few international blogger “commenters”.


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    PAPS,

    That’s short and really sweet. Thank you, dear.


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    Frances,

    Oh! So you are a stalker; you sneaky silent stalker. I didn’t know but it is a lovely discovery no doubt. And yes like you, I also do not like commenting when I’m just doing quick browsing. Haha, you are an act-girly girl who succeeds in your craft. I thought you might like it and decided to inform you, one of my earlier followers. It’s ok then, no worries.

    Probably your body is preparing itself from when you are outdoors without a heater or probably you might morph into a dormouse and hibernate. Hahaha... Ok, not funny. =)

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  16. i was just thinking about christmas just this week and how I am so excited about it. These photos with the lights and xmas tree is making me even more excited!!!! have a great week dear!

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  17. seems you have a good times ☺

    claireteressa.blogspot.com

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  18. Claire Teressa,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note. I love to see newcomers around. =)

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