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Look of the Day – Leadenhall Market

Look of the Day - Leadenhall Market

At London’s beautiful Leadenhall Market
Hat: Spitalsfield Market
Fur Coat: H&M
Red PU top: From Hong Kong
Blue leather skirt: From Hong Kong
Stockings: Uniqlo Heattech
Sneakers: Isabel Marant
Brown furry tote: Tata Baby

Yummy breakfast at St John…more about this place soon :)

Love my pretty hat with a Swarovski-embellished veil from Spitalsfield Market, matches my hair colour perfectly!

Necklace: Topshop

Sneakers: Isabel Marant

Look of the Day - Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market is a beautiful covered market in the City of London. Located to the south of Leadenhall Street between Gracechurch Street and Lime Street, it is one of the oldest markets in London dating back to the 14th century. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London.

Look of the Day - Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market was used to represent the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I was really excited to visit Harry Potter’s filming studio (upcoming blog post) and also see the original location!

Look of the Day - Leadenhall Market

There are stalls selling flowers, cheese, meat as well as retail shops, pubs and restaurants in the market building. Its ornate roof structure, maroon and cream Victorian facade and cobbled floors make it a tourist attraction and ideal filming location.

Look of the Day - Leadenhall Market

The blue shop is where The Leaky Cauldron was based on…guess what shop it is in reality?

Look of the Day - Leadenhall Market

An aesthetics clinic! LOL

Leadenhall Market
Whittington Avenue
EC3V 1LR City of London, United Kingdom
Core trading hours 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Nearest underground stations: Bank and Monument

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SMilesTown all night long: SMTOWN Live World Tour

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Girls’ Generation: Part of the Kpop galore at SMTOWN Live World Tour III

I finally succumbed to the Korean wave fever this year, and have been happily occupied with K-drama (Caution: they’re absolutely addictive – don’t start, you’ll find it hard to stop!) and Kpop such as Big Bang and 2NE1. I was hence naturally happy when SM Town announced Singapore as one of the stops for its 2012 World Tour – it means I can see all the popular Kpop acts at one go, yay.

24,999 others joined me at the concert at The Float @ Marina Bay, with some die-hard fans queuing one week in advance to secure the best places at the mosh pit. The four-hour long concert saw S.M. Entertainment’s artistes f(x), Kangta, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, BoA and EXO belting out a record 50 songs. Even the rain and cranky, humid weather couldn’t fizz out the excitement of the fans, and the massive production included a huge multi-tiered stage, water effects, pyrotechnics and fireworks. I must say this was the most value-for-money concert ever, given the number of artistes, stage production, duration and the effort the artistes put into performing(I felt tired just watching them). It was also the first ever concert that I persevered to sit through the rain, which was so heavy at a point it felt like sitting under a waterfall. Definitely a concert I will remember!

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III at The Float @ Marina Bay

Spotted a huge crowd lining The Helix bridge trying to catch a (free) glimpse of the concert. Actually, if you don’t need to see the stars’ face, it’s a pretty good spot to listen to the concert :p

f(x) opened the concert with a cheery tune

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SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

One half of TVXQ

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SMTOWN Live World Tour III

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Lucky fan being serenaded by KyuHyun (Super Junior) and Changmin (TVXQ)

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Super Junior goes polka-dotty

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Super Junior

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Member of EXO

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Girls’ Generation – too cute with the winks, megawatt smile and porcelain-white skin. Yes I’m jealous, haha

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Oh, oh…here comes the group I have been waiting for – Super Junior! *scream*

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Oh so cool…

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SHINee – when Jonghyun appeared later topless, many female fans were swooning over his Adonis-like body, including a dumbfounded me. My gawd…do I feel drool coming down, or is it just the rain?

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TVXQ duo – I give them a anward for being the most hardworking dancers. Their dance moves were so intense, I felt tired just watching them. How on earth do they remember all those complicated moves?!

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SHINee playing with water

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Sweat or rain, I know not. I only know it’s bloody hot.

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SMTown Live World Tour

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I like this girl from f(x) a lot, she’s got the right spunk

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Girls’ Generation

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

BoA – the epitome of coolness and sassyness

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

My fave guy from Super Junior

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Super Junior

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TVXQ

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

The concert ended with its 50th song called ‘Hope’ sung by all the SMTown artistes.

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

So cute

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Bye bye, come again soon!


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Have an angelic Christmas!

VIctoria's Secret Christmas
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I couldn’t think of anyone else who would bring us more Yuletide joy (especially the men) than angels – Victoria’s Secret Angels, to be exact. I passed by the London flagship store along Bond Street and was treated to a visual eye candy display from their 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Here’s wishing the men’s spouses and girlfriends be as sexy as a Victoria’s Secret angel and bring you lots of joy to last the whole year, and ladies be as curvaceous and voluptuous to fit into a Victoria’s Secret model’s costume (even the mannequin couldn’t quite fill the cups up, glurp)! Ho Ho Ho, what a great Christmas! :)

Grrrowwwl….

Tickle me happy

Floral bloom

I love a Brazilian!

Fly to me baby

Can I unwrap my present? Now?

This I want…but I need more feathers; this is the size of a malnourished chick, I’m more the size of a succulent hen LOL!

Flower fairy
All inset angel photos from CBS website

Merry Christmas with our beloved Rudolf at Covent Garden Market and a cute humping couple (with clothes on) beneath! That’s what Christmas is about – love & joy :)


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2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour in Singapore

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour – Delicious!

I was pretty excited to catch my favourite Kpop group 2NE1 in concert earlier this month – these girls can sing, dance and they’ve got style. Made up of four members CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY, 2NE1 debuted onto the Kpop music scene in 2009 with their hit single “Fire”. Their songs reflect the members’ independence and confidence as women, with songs like “I Don’t Care” and “Go Away”. Their cutting-edge music and unique fashion style led to collaborations with artists such will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to fashion designer Jeremy Scott who designed their costumes for their first global tour.

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Leader of the group CL and Lead Vocalist Bom

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CL heating the concert venue up. This girl sure knows how to party!

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Bom in a butterfly-inspired outfit. Honestly I thought this was a bit too much; it engulfed the petite lass.

2NE1 with their latest single “I Love You”

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If cheerleaders look as good as this, I am going to start attending basketball matches.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Minzy living it up

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Whee, I’m flying!

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Oh cute…pecs & six-pack!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

CL looking coy. I wanted to get a similar top from Adidas by Jeremy Scott – it cost S$600. Glurp.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Youngest member Minzy’s all grown-up now…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Great to see the girls having fun themselves

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What’s up, uh huh uh huh…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I salute the dancers who had to perform inside the giant plastic balls. I went inside one once and felt so claustrophobic and suffocated!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

When you have shoes with wings, you will think you can fly…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I’m sure this lucky fan will be reminiscing this moment in his dreams again, and again, and again…

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Sassy Dara

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Choir girls

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CL is so full of expression, really had fun photographing her

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2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Dara is so stick-thin, the poor dancer on the right looks like a tree stump

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A rather odd segment…

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2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I kinda like Dara’s hairy dress…

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Bom going blue furry…

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Girls gone wild

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Nothing sexy like a couch with a pole

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

CL’s flamingo stance works for me. Check out her knuckle rings! Want.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Nose bleed.

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2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Bom looking sweet

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I wanna play on the inflatable slide too!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I notice Kpop singers all like to lie down and sing…maybe they look more sexy this way…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

And then comes the squats

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Livewire

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Best dancer of the group Minzy showing her moves

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Pretty Dara

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Thanking the fans
It was pretty cool to finally see my fave Kpop group ‘live’, but I was a bit disappointed with the stage set-up which was much smaller and less impressive than their fellow YG boy band Big Bang whom I caught earlier this year. The sound system left much to be desired as well. Costume-wise, I would have preferred a more balanced mix of classy and sporty outfits. At times, it looked more like a wacky Adidas fashion show. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed seeing the girls perform.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Look of the Day: I’m in a wild theme to match the fiery-hot girls of 2NE1!
Tiger print dress: From Hong Kong
Bag: Tata Baby
Leopard print platform Mary Janes: From Hong Kong


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Winter Wanderland

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Been hibernating for a while on the blog as I have been wandering in Europe on my winter holidays…it was a last-minute decision to visit my friends who were showing at Fête des Lumieres the world’s oldest & grandest light festival in Lyon (post coming up, lots of awesome photos), and since I would be making my way around half the globe to get there, I might as well explore more places. It has been a truly enriching experience, meeting so many people and learning much more about their cultures. It’s also freezing here – I’ve seen the pond frozen over. I wore all the clothes I brought in two days, and am still freezing my ass off LOL. Nonetheless, am having a fabulous time and more on my adventures real soon…till then, have a loving Christmas and fantabulous New Year!
XOXO with LOLL(lots of love & laughter), Spunktitud3