Friday, July 29, 2011

TGIF- F for Friday & Fashion!

I am really pleased to know that The Excluzif Aurora Skirts are very well received. :)
Thank you for all the lovely comments.

Yeap, if you already have a lace/kebaya top, all you need is The Excluzif Aurora Skirt and you're good to go and jalan jalan during Hari Raya or any other formal events.



There were 5 colours that were featured on the recent blog entry. And I did mention that should you want to choose other colours, do go ahead! Just tell me the colour you would like and I'll try my best to grant your wish!

Already granted some of my clients' wishes the past few days!
Still waiting for a few more to confirm which colour they'd like.







Thanks to my baby girl, I have also received requests from interested mommies who would like to matching-matching with their daughters.

Ok so here is a recap on the details.

WHAT: THE EXCLUZIF AURORA SKIRTS
PRICE: $45 for girlies aged 12 and below..... $77 for adults! :)
COLOURS: YOUR CHOICE!
SIZE: CUSTOM MADE :)
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I AM NOT DONE MY SWEETHEARTS!

But before that, must give credit to my wonderful sista, Tina for the make up. If you ladies need any make up services for any event (dinner and dance....engagement...wedding...makeover), do contact Tina. She's superb and her prices are reasonable.



Back to TGIF!!!

Let's not only say hello to the weekend....because it's HELLO PONCHOS time too!

I present you THE EXCLUZIF PONCHOS
(PINK EDITION!)




'Pink Panther'

'Cotton Candy'



This colour, I must tell you the story.
Me: What about this colour, Nyla? Name it please.
Nyla: Pig, mommy.
Me: Oi don't want la.
Nyla: Okay you change to Oink Oink Pink.
Me: Nyla, stop it.
Nyla: But really whaaattttt.
Me: Let's run away from 'pig'.
Nyla: Okay. Winnie The Pooh Buddy.
Me: Who?
Nyla: Piglet la.

So yeah, this one is 'Winnie the Pooh Buddy' Pink.


'Bandung'


'Fuchsia'


Other than pink, I am also bringing in the family colour which is RED!

'Chilli' Red

'Rose' Maroon

There you have it my ladies.

Absolutely comfortable, stylish, loose fitting (Fits ALL sizes) and versatile, The Excluzif Poncho ($55 a piece) is extremely popular.
If you really like it, quickly email me at nuraesman@gmail.com ya to secure your favourite shade of pink or red! :)

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND! MWAAAHHHH!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SPLASH CART VER 2.0

Hey ho!
Remember the SPLASH CART entry I did about a week ago?
If you have missed out on that, do click here!

Well, the SPLASH CART team would like to say HUGE THANKS for the overwhelming support, peeps!
Thank you also to those who came to the National Family Carnival! Not only did you came to support the event, you all totally wiped out the booth!





In fact, the Splash Cart team emailed me loads of pics I sooooo must share with my readers because many of the pics are really very cute one.


Cute babes... Happy matching those watches with your outfits girlies.


Awww. This cutie pie looking so sweet in her pink polka dot dress and her matching pink slap on watch!


Yeah Handsome boy! Blue FTW!


Still baby buchuk can tell time already. Looking real smart there. National Day coming, must wear your red watch okay baby!


ANAK SIAPA NI? I VERY GERAM CAN?
Mr E: Sedap seh if dapat slap on the watches on his tough hands.
Yeah man. Adik angkat weights ke? Tooooooo cute la.

Ok... I am sure you all know that these colourful watches are selling at JUST $5 each.

If you think Splash Cart has got only these watches in their cart, uh uh you're wrong. They also happen to have super duper cool bendable pens.
ONLY $2 each!!!!





Children's Day is just 2 months away.
So attention all educators!

There is a Children's Day Promo going on! (last order and payment to be made on 1 September)

For teachers who would like to purchase the watches for your beloved pupils, Splash Cart is kindly giving a 10% discount. Woots!

Do proceed to their blog and email them at splshcrt@gmail.com :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

GIVING

Last Sunday, Nyla and I read aloud our "The Big Good Wolf" story to those who were present at charity mini market organised by Team Trasformazione and Ain Society to help the children who are plagued with cancer...For the single moms and families who are burdened by this illness....


Really nice to see my girl, Hajar and Faryz (Harlow!) at the event.
Hajar ever modelled The Excluzif Togas last year.
And she makes a very entertaining emcee too it seemed! :)









With the orang kuat, Tina! Yeap she's wearing navy blue Excluzif poncho! Thanks sista for the support.

I was just browsing facebook and saw her note she wrote after the event.
Yeap, she gave me permission to share this with my readers.
When I reached the venue, everything was so smooth sailing I didn't expect the all the drama!
Here goes...

Before I can thank anyone, i would want to walk you thru the events that challenged us to the brink of insanity.

Some of us went thru hell and back yet maintained composure.

When we posted up the poster in FB, within 3 days all the tables were sold. I was happy that the response was overwhelming. Now comes the logistic part.

We promised 20 tables to be set up in the Youth Centre and we initially had just enough. Due to unfortunate circumstances, some table were stolen thus Adam, the main coordinator at Ain HQ was stranded. I was rather pushy and insisted we need 20 tables for 20 retailers. Adam said he will find tables for me.

While logistics were being arranged, Nadzyrah from the AMF Team who is also in the organizing team reported every now and then of her progressing activities of work done. Her team did the poster for the event, she ran around to go printing, haggle prices, big poster printing, liase with entertainers and do up the agenda.

One day before the event ( 23 July ) I learnt that Adam's 14 year old cousin passed away on Friday due to cancer. He pent up his poignant emotion and was rather disoriented.

Addition to the misery, the guy who was supposed to send him the tables did not return his calls neither replied to his email after confirming.

If anyone were to know "K" from Bukit Panjang , please give him a tight KA BAANG slap for me!!! Whatever reasons he had for not returning the calls or email, he should have told Adam that its not possible to have the tables sent so that he dont have to go hunting crazy like one. ( TAK GUNA INI PUNYER MELAYU!!! )

Amid coping with the death on the very same day - Adam managed to find some ah pek guy who is so willing to give a very discounted price for 15 tables. ( CINA JUGAK YANG SANGGUP TOLONG ) He finally managed to sort out the issue with the tables so just not to disappoint anyone. He did not even tell ME about this until Saturday when i came to help with the table arrangement and he paid the tables with his own pocket money.

Misfortune does NOT end there for Adam, the same Saturday nite when i tried calling Adam to ensure he is alright, he refused to answer my call. We exchanged text messages and I learnt that he lost his wallet. Missing a substantial amount of cash, receipts , atm cards, ID and others. He meant to go to his Aunt's place in Marsiling to give her some condolences cash but instead , his other cousins lend him some money so he could go home. It was an extremely challenging day indeed.

Today - I checked with Adam, he visited the Doctor due to back problem and made his way slowly for a police report on his missing wallet and ID.

Adam - if you are reading this later - PLEASE DO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF, Buddy !

For the rest of us, things goes pretty well. Nadzyrah came in about 2 40pm with a huge poster, name tags and lables. Norman came in and discussed on Fire hazzard back up plans, Azhar helped to paste posters and do write ups for signages. We had a comical moment too. Nad did not have her Volunteer pass softcopy. I confidently said i could print them in the office. When i got to the office, I realised my lappy is at home!.. Silly Me!.. Million thanks to Azhar who crawled under tables and fix wires in and out, above and below on my rusty old old Dell Optiplex and waited patiently for the darn machine to start up and designed the name tags all over again. What seemed to be a 15 min job dragged to a good 2 hour job! ( Thats Tina for you ) ^__^Y

Actual Day - 24 July. Hadad and Khairol the two main volunteers who are the backbone of the Youth Centre slept overnite at the centre. I got there just slighly before 9am. The first retailer reported and paid me $60 at 9.10 am sharp. My dear schoolmate friend Malini came in to help me arrange my goods for my table.

Then we had a big huge problem.

The airconditioner near the stage leaked like crazy. It was dripping endlessly on the parque and i have no idea how to get it fixed. By then Projek Cinta performers are due to perform soon and the floors are still wet!!... Inside I freaked out like no woman can imagine but i tried my best to look as calm as i could. Im the kanchiong spider type and pretty much a perfectionist so.. when hiccups happen, i'm like that lah !

By then, we have more retailers streaming in and I panicked. Malini told us that a back up plan is to put the black garbage paper and tape it. Norman thought of a back up plan to open up the doors and windows and then it struck me that one of the retailer's husband ( CAKES AZLYNN) is the aircon technician man. He is the SAVIOUR OF THE DAY !!!! Azlyn, A GREAT TRIBUTE GOES TO YOUR HUBBY FOR SAVING ALL OF US FROM EXTREME HEAT. thank you! thank you ! thank you!!!.....................................................

My dearest Tina,

You did such an amazing job. You have such a big heart that I am so proud to have you as a dear friend. According to Douglas M Lawson, "We exist temporarily through what we take but we live forever through what we give."

Tina, you're so generous (Lynn Babysunkist and Jali The RebelPixel Team, you both too!) and I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to be part of it and most importantly for showing me that we not only make a living by what we earn but we also make a life by what we give. :)

And on this terrific Tuesday, I'd like to share a quote by Andrew Carnegie...

"No man becomes rich unless he enriches others."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Charity Flea Market TOMORROW!

Free tomorrow to see this girl do some storytelling with her mommy?




If yes, do come down to BUKIT BATOK EAST GEN Y, AIN SOCIETY YOUTH CENTRE (Blk 235, Bukit Batok East Ave 5 #01-21) TOMORROW for a charity mini market (from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) jointly organised by Ain Society and Team Trasformazione.


The first advert I saw over at Tina's facebook page. Within hours, ALL slots by mostly mompreneurs were taken up. (INCLUDING ME!)

Nyla and I will do our part for charity by bringing in our books.
10% of sales proceeds will go to the organization.




On top of that, Nyla and I will also conduct a fun storytelling session together for the children from 2 p.m. till 2.30 p.m!

So for those of you who haven't got a hold on our children's books, do pop by this very first Charity Fleamart we will be participating in! :)

All walks and races are most welcome to attend.
Happy shopping....eating...and being entertained tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing you and your familia! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

AURORA

Come to think of it...my elder brother, Bah's wedding was where it all FIRST started actually.
I'll get to that later...

Sorry you have to tilt your heads ah.... Just wanna be irritating because this picture annoyed the hell out of me by refusing to be edited! Aaaargh!


Damn, what's up with the make up girl? Dark red lipstick just ain't for me. Makes me look older. And how I drew my eyebrows. That's just so salah. Mr E, cute pimply on the nose by the way. :p





About a few weekends ago, I was scratching my head on what to wear to a close relative's wedding dinner. (Yes, Anies, it's YOUR wedding dinner I am talking about!)
I was looking at my wardrobe and found the 'princess' skirt (That's what my mommy calls it) I wore during my brother's wedding.
The skirt my mom painstakingly sewed because yours truly just wanted to look pretty on her brother's wedding.


I felt really happy to be 'reunited' with the skirt after about 7 long years! *Wipes dust off the skirt!* So newlywed, Anies, if it weren't for your occasion, this pretty stuff would still be in the cupboard collecting dust. :)


Back view of the skirt.

And yeah, you guessed it alright.
Another EUREKA moment for me.

I know I just released The Excluzif Ponchos but really, with Hari Raya coming, my mommy and I felt that our ladies would be thrilled to have us introduce our absolutely elegant soft organza and silky satin Princess Skirts.

While we were discussing, Nyla who was eavesdropping the whole time, interrupted and asked if she could name the skirts.
"Nyla, don't worry about the colours. More or less settled. I'll just use the colours you suggested before.... " I told her.
"No Mommy. I want to name the title of the skirts. They are Princess Skirts right? Can we just name all of them Aurora? She is my favourite Disney Princess."

So there you have it, dearies.
I would now like you all to meet my 'third child' (First: Toga/Second: Ponchos):

THE EXCLUZIF AURORA SKIRTS

I am all for versatility. Hence, I'd like to show you girls how The Excluzif Aurora Skirts can be taken in different directions. :)

If you have dinner and dance or formal events.....








Wedding- dinner- at- hotel invites?
This look is for you.



Really proud to be collaborating with CheekyChicas.
The pink and gold "Elegante"corsets I'm wearing are from them.
And they have a WIDE range of colours. Such pretty pretty corsets and they fit perfectly! :)


CheekyChicas is also kindly sponsoring a Hari Raya outfit for me. Thank you Trina and team! :)

Wear hijab also can be stylo mylo hokay!





Still have no idea of what to wear during Hari Raya?
If you already have lace tops, why not match with The Excluzif Aurora Skirts?



Give Nyla chance la ah. This year, she is not the model for 'First Girl' leh. The fact that I still model for 'First Lady' upsets her more! So yeah, now that she is modelling The Excluzif Aurora skirts, she's all okay already.


My beautiful sista turned cousin, thank you for doing the photoshoot with me. So touching when I received your phonecall. Love ya Ray! Irfan, thanks for the lift home. :)


My Mr E, you too! Despite the many scripts you had to mark, you came to help me carry all the stuff home. Mwaaaaaaah.



Nyla, thank you for not being cranky while waiting for mommy. Yeah, apparently everytime I went to change, she'd be posing for Jenny, the photographer! *Winks at Anna! Thanks girl!*

My sista Tina, thank you for not only the make up but the styling and art direction too! Hee! Congrats on being selected the choreographer yet again for the second year running for SIM-RMIT Annual Bash/Pageant! You're just awesome.


My sew terrific mom and the best business partner one can ever have, all these creations would not have been possible without you.





So my ladies, there you have it.

THE EXCLUZIF AURORA SKIRTS

MATERIAL: Soft Organza and Silky Satin

Size: Fits S-XL

PRICE: $77 (INCLUDES REGISTERED MAIL) - Hari Raya Special!

Will customise length. :)

Available colours are "Rose" Maroon, "Cotton Candy" Pink, "Crabmeat" Pink, "Midnight" Navy Blue, Star Silver, "Gold Coins" Gold (???! Nyla la!), "Toothless" Black.
However if you have other colours in mind, just let me know. I'll try my best to make your wish come true. :)

See you girlies at my mailbox!
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