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{ all that gold and glitter… } May 20, 2010

 

…are not diamonds. And, just perfect for this season’s uptown elegance or rebel cool.

 

Get some glitter going with your delicate feminine blouse in sheer cream, or a mini-floral print dress. Think easy elegance. A touch of luxe, and not too much.

 

Or if urban cool is your thing, layer simple separates in jersey, denim and leather, and throw in a touch of nostalgia with a vintage-style long necklace. I especially love that vintage gold-plated whistle! This dainty thing really works! It is harmonizing wondrously with my long black tee and blush-hued biker jacket for a downtown-perfect ensemble.

 

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{ alice in wonderland ~ part II } March 9, 2010

On the weekend that had just passed, I went to watch Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland in 3D at the cinema. No spoilers, I would divulge.

I love the CG, the dark but vivid hues, the foreground/background juxtaposition, Alice’s whimsical stripy gowns, and the white queen/red queen battles. The story is changed from the original Lewis Carroll’s tale, giving the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) a much heavier role and injecting some romantic elements in the story. Some new characters appeared, much to my surprise. I liked some of the twists, but disliked some. Having said that, making a movie is difficult. And what’s more, interpreting a classic, particularly this story, and NOT moving this fantasy tale to cutesy-ness, if you get what I mean. I’m kind of glad that Tim Burton kept to his signature style, which is still a genre on its own. The art direction, makeup and costume design are to be admired.

After watching the film, this is part II of my own interpretation of Alice In Wonderland. Collaborating with American artist, I hope you will find these bracelets adding loveliness to your wrist, and for a fun day out! Let’s get immersed in our own version of Wonderland, whatever and wherever it might be…

 

{ alice in wonderland ~ part I } March 1, 2010

Inspired by the fantastical world created by Lewis Carroll in his lovely tale, ‘Alice In Wonderland’, this series of necklaces, earrings and bracelets will transport you to that whimsical dreamscape, where all the characters are so out-of-the-world amusing. I can’t wait to watch Tim Burton’s rendition of this tale, and of course, Johnny Depp’s portrayal as the Mad Hatter. I’m so looking forward to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party scene. The trailer is enough to get me super excited! It’s so dark, mysterious, imaginative, quirky and colorful!

Alice In Wonderland bracelets will be uploaded in the next week’s post. For a preview, join pling’s fanpage!

Collaborating with an American artist that I’ve come to adore, I present to you pling’s latest collection, a tribute to the bizarre tale of a girl, her dream world, and the curious characters she met in that unusual dreamscape.

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{ old school } February 18, 2010

 

A self-professed hoarder and a hopeless romantic, I often can’t bare to throw away those everyday things from the past, especially my super old garden patio chair, my mum’s big wooden cupboard and old Singer sewing machine, and those vintage cups and mugs. Relishing the make and style of bygone (and often simpler) days, I love these pieces that transport us to those days of honey-tinged photographs, acoustic sounds, and childhood memories that seem to be slowly melting in this heat.

 

Here’s a blast from the past…

 

 

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{ come fly with me } January 12, 2010

 

A new week starts…and another week to start flying, soaring to the skies, on wings that bring you above the noise and disturbances that can sometimes plague one’s life. Imagine that? Maybe some of you have already broken your new year’s resolutions right in the first week. But a new week has started, so it’s a chance to start again. Spring breeds a rejuvenated world for the birds and butterflies, and every new week brings fresh beginnings for us. Time to fly!

 

Sharing one of my favorite poems with all of you…

 

< New Every Morning >

Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.

~ Susan Coolidge

 

{ blue } January 7, 2010

 

Hope everyone have had a wondrous Christmas, fun-filled New Year and a beautiful start to 2010! A big shout-out to you lovelies out there that I have new Facebook fan page and apologies for asking all of you who were in my FB group previously to rejoin this fan page. I’ll be uploading to the fan page now since I could also hold exclusive promotions, previews, giveaways and contests there! So, join me! Looking forward to seeing all of you there.

 

Onward to the post…

 

Many were feeling blue now that the long holidays have officially ended on Monday, which inspired these creations and this post. I’m sure that blue is not always associated with gloominess and dismay, and not all the time. Before we sink into such dismal sentiments for this particular hue, I would like to invite all of you to think of skies so blue that you just admire how sublime this color is. Think of the myriad of blues in the sea as it changes in depth and mineral deposits. Think of how these two (the sky and the sea) combine to form a picturesque vista that is so healing to the mind, body and soul. Think of the mysterious blue of the night that hints of the great unknown. Think of comfortable blue jeans so soft that you can’t feel anymore snug. Think of blue…positively and fondly.

 

I love these blues…and I hope you do too! Wishing you all a refreshed start and another blessed year ahead.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.


 

 

{ mooning over… } December 13, 2009

 

Recently in November, NASA announced that they discovered a lot of water on the moon. I’m over the moon about this piece of news, not only because we might finally be able to post astronauts there to study the planets and the galaxy that Earth is only a part of, but because it also feeds my cosmic imagination that there might actually be life on that natural satellite that we have been gazing upon for so many human years.

 

Inspired by the moon, and its mutating shapes, I present these 2 creations made from matt gold moon discs, smooth like pebbles that had been polished by the sea waves, and with graphical holes like those in cheese. (I recalled a childhood story that involves a moon made out of cheese. Or it is only me who had read a story like that?)

 

Look out for my “stars” series next year…:)

 

 

 
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