Wed Jan, 28 2015

Jade Seah’s Favourites | December 2014

Have heard your requests – so here’s a brand new series! Every month, I’ll share some of my favourite finds – movies, books, places, buys – good things should be shared!

Please share some of your favourite things so I can check them out too!

Remember to subscribe so you don’t miss anything!

Credits to Audio Micro for the music and sound effects.

Tue Jan, 20 2015

How to Mix Prints

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Hello, stranger! I know I’ve been missing from this space for ages – so much still to share with you: London trip, Macau trip, Bangkok trip, plus the many hen’s parties and trips I’ve been blessed with at the end of 2014! Things have been crazy on this side with work and preparing for the wedding, but I will get down to sharing all that – just a matter of ‘when’. Heh.

New stuff coming on my YouTube channel soon as well, so make sure you’re subscribed so you know when that happens. =)

In the meantime, here’s an outfit post from awhile ago. I love prints and I find that it’s fun to mix them up a little every now and then! I think my mum still has problems with this concept – I once wore a striped shirt with a polka dot skirt and she asked, as if I’d gotten dressed in the dark and had made a mistake, “Dots and stripes? Really?” – and perhaps it was me who had gotten it wrong and looked like some crazy girl; but it’s just clothes at the end of the day. Who cares if you make a little ‘mistake’ sometimes?

If there are any rules to be followed at all, what I find is that when mixing prints, it helps if one print is monochrome. Another trick is to ‘break up’ the look with a neutral outer like a jacket or vest, or even with a neutral-coloured belt.

Let me know if you’d like a video on mixing prints, or on anything else you’d like. Hope you’re having a great start to 2015, and talk soon!

Sat Dec, 20 2014

Topshop Girls Face-off! | ChicPeek Ep 59

Watch the ultimate style challenge – it gets physical!

There are radio presenters, bloggers and entrepreneurs in this mix; all with different personalities – and very different styles.

Sonia Chew , Chloe Choo, Velda Tan and yours truly fight it out in the ultimate Topshop Girl battle! See who styled it better, who aces the physical challenge and who winds up with the best photo. Celebrity stylist Keith Png helps judge and photographer Bobby Kiran Yeo shoots the girls in action.

Vote for your favourite look in the YouTube comment box, and if your favourite gets the most votes, you stand to win a SGD 200 shopping spree at Topshop Singapore! (Contest ends 31st December 2014.)

New videos out every week, so remember to subscribe!

With special thanks to Topshop Girls Chloe Choo, Sonia Chew, Velda Tan; celebrity stylist, Keith Png; photographer, Bobby Kiran Yeo; and Audio Micro for the music and sound effects.

Sat Nov, 22 2014

NUS Students Get Jade Seah Makeover | ChicPeek Ep 58

I crashed NUS & found two unsuspecting victims!

ChicPeek is an online series featuring my personal fashion tips, tutorials, DIYs, and fashionista friends. In this ChicPeek x G2000 special, I crash the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus to give two undergrads an instant makeover!

New videos out every week, so remember to subscribe!

Special thanks to Carrie Sim at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Book your staycation here.

Thanks also to Audio Micro for the music and sound effects.

Thu Nov, 13 2014

Neon Leaves

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So much to be happy and thankful for today! The future sis-in-law just gave birth to a healthy baby; the twinnie and I finally settled and booked tickets and accommodation for our short cousins’ ‘hen’s trip’ of sorts together; and I am looking forward to a short getaway with my most-beloved people this very weekend. =)

Happy thoughts and happy times call for happy colours! Love this double layered midi – it’s neon leaves embroidered on organza; what a cool combination. Makes me want to party!

Wed Nov, 12 2014

Rock of Ages

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My guilty pleasure is blasting 80s classic rock – and playing air guitar while singing yelling along. The lack of a sexy, raspy, rock-chick voice and the inability to play any instrument beyond the classic (and very un-rock) piano means my dreams of rockstar-dom have had to contend with staying there – in my dreams. Still every once in awhile, it’s fun to dress the part. (In this case, I was dressing to theme for the opening night of Rock of Ages in Singapore.)

Fake it till you make it, right?

Rock never dies!

Tue Nov, 11 2014

Fringe Benefits

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I find it difficult to find tops I like. I have a friend who has the same problem, and we concluded that the reason’s because we both like and are more confident of the bottom halves of our bodies more than we are of our top halves. Do you think this is true? Do you find it easier to buy clothes for the areas of your body that you like?

As a result, I’ve all manner of jeans – skinny, boyfriend, straight-legged, wide-legged – in all manner of washes, colours and prints (camou, florals, zebra, stripes, polka-dot and plaid, just to name a few); I wear mini-skirts, midi-skirts, maxi-skirts in all cuts; I have all kind of shorts and pants – really short-shorts, bermudas, and recently, culottes…(you get the picture). For tops however, I usually reach for slouchy tees (plus I borrow the boyfriend’s, how convenient, heh), straight-cut shirts and non-fitted, crew-neck tanks. I don’t wear anything very exposed and I seldom wear anything with a V-neck or anything remotely low-cut (I have a very bony collarbone/upper chest area that I am slightly conscious of).

So while I like unusual designs, because I don’t feel comfortable about wearing certain cuts, I am picky about what eventually makes it to my wardrobe. My choices are hence somewhat limited.

I was pleased then to get my hands on this top! It’s a little more exposed than stuff I usually wear (it’s cut in quite a bit and the arm-holes are pretty wide) but I couldn’t resist the cute fringed hem! Love the high-neck, of course, and that it’s made of georgette – which is not as light as chiffon so there’s a bit more structure. Current favourite!

Wed Nov, 5 2014

Sunny Sunday

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The weather’s been sweltering in Singapore lately, and while I usually welcome beautiful sunny days, this period it’s been of the terrible kind – no thanks to our neighbours and the haze they have caused! Okay, complaints out of the way. How was your weekend?

For me, it was finally a weekend spent in Singapore, after the past few weekends spent in London, Paris, Lombok, Bintan and Taipei. While I love travelling, it was nice to be home over the weekend again. Hosted the Puma Night Run on Saturday night, and joined some friends for drinks after, but otherwise the weekend was mostly spent the way I like best: with loved ones, good food and sport. Also finally had time to catch up and hang out with my man, after the many hen’s trips and weekends spent away!

Mid-week, so happy hump day! I’m off to a shoot now. Keep fighting!

Mon Nov, 3 2014

I Don’t Care If Monday’s Blue

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I don’t generally hate Mondays. Tuesdays are sometimes a little hard to take, but Mondays are the start of a new week. Back to work after the weekend (even though I work many weekends; but my loved ones are mostly off on weekends so we get to hang out a bit more then); I try to completely switch off on Sundays – it’s mostly attending mass, spending time with family and indulging in several hours of sports. So Monday’s like a fresh start and a chance to get stuff done.

This skirt suit is a little ‘cuter’ than usual – but I actually love cute things! People are often surprised when they find that out – what, you saying I’m not cute?? LOL.  I love bows, ribbons and girly things. I just practice moderation and a touch of self-restraint, and don’t normally deck myself out like Hello Kitty on steroids – mostly because I cannot carry all that stuff off and would generally look like a first class fool, haha.

Think this skirt suit borders on that precarious line, but I’ll take my chances. Loved it in white (white with contrasting black bows!) but that pushed it over to the edge. So monochrome navy it was, and I decided to keep it simple with just a white crop shirt underneath. Couldn’t resist a touch of stripes and leopard prints for a bit of fun though!

“Friday I’m In Love”
I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday i don’t care about you
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

I don’t care if Monday’s black
Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday watch the walls instead
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

Dressed up to the eyes
It’s a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It’s such a gorgeous sight
To see you in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It’s Friday
I’m in love

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love
- The Cure

Fri Oct, 31 2014

“Paris is Always a Good Idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

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I’ve never been to Paris. Well technically, when I did a road trip along the French Riviera a few years ago, we flew in and started our journey in Paris. I didn’t see a whole lot more than the Paris airport though because we left for Bordeaux upon landing. So I consider it my first time in the city of love. I’ve heard the good (“it’s so beautiful, so romantic”) and the bad (“it’s overrated, overrun with tourists and smells of pee everywhere”) so I thought it was time to see it for myself. While I wanted to save Paris perhaps for my honeymoon, the practical side of me took over – it’s a hop, skip and jump away from London, so it made sense to pop over.

Verdict? A mix of both the good and the bad. It is a beautiful city, blessed with a rich history and culture and with the most gorgeous architecture. The River Seine running through it just adds to its beauty and charm.

It does however smell of pee in quite a few places, and while I found the locals along the French Riviera to be friendly and lovely, sadly, not all my encounters with the French in Paris on this trip were as pleasant. That kind of killed it a little.

The friends who were in London with us hated Paris. I didn’t hate it, but I can’t say it’s my favourite city either, especially after the charms of London.

I did have a magical moment, although it wasn’t on the streets of Paris. We were in our room, it was just before midnight, I had just stepped out of the shower to hear my man excitedly asking me to go to the window. He had surprised me with a room that had an Eiffel Tower view. My love and I shared a moment with the Eiffel Tower in all its glittering, sparkling glory.

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London post soon!