• Celebrities,  Entertainment,  Fashion,  Shopping

    Descendants Of The Sun Fashion

    We are self professed addicts of the popular show Descendants Of The Sun, a Korean romance starring Song Joong Ki as Captain Yoo and Song Hye Kyo as the doctor he is wooing.

    In this article, we scoured local online shops to find lookalike pieces so that other fans can get the DOTS look too.

    Denim Skirt

    Song Hye Kyo’s A-line denim skirt goes well with a variety of casual tops.

    Get a similar one here with Espirit:

    Espirit Denim Skirt RM249.90

    Or a cheaper (and shorter) version with Something Borrowed:

    Something Borrowed Denim Skirt RM69.90

    Beige/Pink Sweater

    Song Hye-Kyo’s style is modern feminine with minimal accessories and light colors that are matched with loose fitting clothes.

    We found a version of her light beige/pink sweater here:

    ASOS Tunic With High Neck In Cashmere RM195

    Checkered Blouse

    Here she finds out that Song Joong-Ki is returning to Korea the day after. You can get a similar looking blouse from Uniqlo:

    Uniqlo Check Long Sleeve Shirt RM 99.90

    This recaps 3 pieces to get the look from Descendants Of The Sun! Keep checking back as we share similar outfits from more of our favourite tv series.

  • Celebrities,  Living,  Wedding

    Are These The Most Expensive Weddings In Malaysia?

    Whatever your inclinations, we can all agree that weddings do not come for cheap. In Malaysia, a wedding is expected to set you back by at least RM50,000 on average, and this does not include the cost for a honeymoon.

    However, that average amount is nothing compared to some of the most luxurious weddings that have taken place in Malaysia. Read on and be amazed:

    1. Rozita Che Wan and Zain Saidin

    The famous couple reportedly received sponsorship worth RM13million for their wedding.

    With sponsorships worth about RM13million, the 2013 union between actress Rozita Che Wan and her actor beau, Zain Saidin has been touted as the “most expensive wedding of the year”.

    Sponsorships included jewellery valued at RM10 million from Habib Jewels and items from 27 sponsors.

    On top of that, Rozita also reportedly received RM23,300 in wang hantaran (monetary gifts) and  RM9,300 in mas kahwin (dowry).

    The wedding, held at Setia City Convention Centre in Shah Alam, was attended by some 200 guests.

    2. Benjamin Yong and Elizabeth Lee

    High-profile couple Benjamin Yong and Elizabeth Lee could have forked out RM54,000 for their wedding performances alone.

    BIG Group creator Benjamin Yong and Bowerhaus co-founder Elizabeth Lee celebrated their union in one of the most extravagant affairs in 2014.

    Held in Chin Woo Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, the carnival-themed wedding had all the makings of a vibrant funfair, including a spinning carousel centrepiece, a 25-piece swing band, aerial trapeze dancers, ballerinas, synchronised swimmers, and a variety of colourful wedding cakes and goodies.

    An online bridal magazine owner we spoke to estimates that the high-profile couple could have spent at least RM54,000 on the performances alone.

    Though it is hard to estimate just how much the carnival-themed affair costs, it is also possible that the couple could have forked out RM10,000 on the carousel and RM50,000 for décor lights.

    Photography might have cost another RM20,000, and this is for their Kuala Lumpur wedding alone.

    Prior to that, the high-profile couple had a pre-wedding kitchen tea party and ceremony in Sydney, Australia, and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur.

    3. Siti Nurhaliza and Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa (Datuk K)

    So this is what a RM12,000 wedding cake looks like!

    One of the most elaborate celebrity weddings to have gone done in Malaysian history has got to be the union between pop princess Siti Nurhaliza and entrepreneur, Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa (Datuk K).

    Some sources estimated that the 2006 affair incurred over RM12 million. Their multi-tiered cake, calledIndah Percintaan (The Beauty of Love) itself had cost RM12,000. Siti also reportedly received RM22,222 in wedding dowry and RM30,000 in wang hantaran.

    However, the couple later refuted the claims, saying that many of the items, including jewellery and dresses, were sponsored.

    They did however, receive RM1 million from a local TV station to televise their wedding reception. The event, held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, was attended by 2,500 guests and broadcasted to 6.3 million viewers nationwide.

    In 2010, E! News Asia named the power couple the Third Most Powerful Celebrity Couple in Asia, right after Chinese entertainers, Simon Yam and wife, Qi Qi and Bollywood superstar couple, Aishwarya Rai and husband, Abhishek Bachchan.

    4. Marion Caunter and SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin

    Marion Caunter and SM Nasarudin’s wedding is rumoured to have cost RM5 million.

    He was one of corporate’s most sought-after bachelors. She was the stuff of every teenage boy’s dream. Together, popular television personality Marion Caunter and Naza Group of Companies’ joint group executive chairmain, SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin tied the knot in what went down as one of the most talked about weddings in the local entertainment scene.

    The white rose-themed wedding reception, held in Mandarin Oriental, boasted some major star power, with celebrities like Elaine Daly, Deborah Henry, Tom Abang Saufi, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the guest list. Local pop stars Ning Baizura and Sean Ghazi performed with the Russell Curtis band.

    There is no telling just how many guests they had at the close-door event, but Mandarin Oriental was estimated to charge roughly RM300 per pax in the year 2010.

    The wedding is rumoured to have cost RM5million, according to an online bridal magazine.

    5. Serina Redzuawan and Gavin O’Luanaigh

    One Night: A Malaysian Wedding, aired on the Asian Food Channel, showcased the lavish wedding between Chef Wan’s daughter, Serina (right) and Englishman O’Luanaigh 

    Daughter to the nation’s best known chef, Redzuawan Ismail (Chef Wan), Serina’s wedding to Englishman O’Luanaigh is certainly one we will remember for a long time.

    The three day affair, which saw the attendance of nearly 1,000 guests was featured on the Asian Food Channel (Astro – Channel 703) along with her famous father. The show detailed Chef Wan’s dedication towards giving his daughter her dream wedding, from the careful selection of the menu to finding the best designers and jewellers in the country.

    While we understand that many components in the wedding was sponsored (including Serina’s tiara and evening gown) which reportedly cost RM15,000, the couple is estimated to have spent up to RM20,000 on the photography house, Kudegraphy itself. They could have also engaged a few photographers for the occasion.

    Elsewhere, the couple were estimated to have paid RM3,000 for the services of their make-up artiste, Baby Elle.

    During the solemnisation, O’Luanaigh reportedly handed over RM1,000 in wedding gifts, and a whooping RM30,000 in dowry before placing the ring on Serina’s finger.

    For a lot of people, celebrating their special day can be a very costly indulgence, but many feel that the costs are justified because it is (in theory) a once-in-a-lifetime event. While it is easy to get caught in a nuptial frenzy, it is important to stick to your budget, especially if we are not a daughter of a well-known figure in the country. After all, not everyone can decorate their wedding venue with white and pink roses, to make it look like something out of a fairytale.

    Do not overspend on your wedding so you can stroll happily down the aisle together and have a debt-freeever after.

    Local sites like The Wedding Notebook and Bridal Guide will give you an idea on how to work on your wedding budget.

    One way to secure a brighter financial future for you and your partner is by growing your savings pool. You can do this with investment instruments like unit trust or fixed deposit.

    Do you know of any more expensive weddings in Malaysia recently? Let us know in the comments section below.

    This article was brought to you by www.imoney.my.

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  • Celebrities,  Eye Want Candy

    Eye Want Candy: Jay Park

    Jay Park: The Korean American Superstar!

    Who is Jay Park?

    If you haven’t kept up-to-date with the latest in the Korean Music, it’s time you check out Jay Park; singer, dancer, rapper, music producer, songwriter, model, choreographer, entrepreneur, and actor. Jay Park grew up as a b-boy and dancer and was describe as a “born entertainer”.

    Jay Park was born in Edmonds, Washington in the Seattle metropolitan area. Developing an interest in Dancing and Hip-Hop from an early age, he later when on to be one of the first members of the Art of Movement (AOM) in 2003, a Seattle-based b-boy crew.

    Rising to fame as the leader of Korean boy band 2PM in 2008, Jay Park then released his first solo EP in 2010.

    Currently gaining more popularity among fans, and taking his music and dancing career to new heights. Having recently been chosen as Dance Master on a Korean dance survival show titled “Dancing 9”. Jay park has also released his second full album Evolution. He also participated as a judge on Mnet’s Show Me the Money 4, in 2015.

    5 Reasons to Scream ‘Eye Want Jay Park!’

    1. He is super Talented

    Jay Park is clearly a talent to be reckoned with. His talents cover everything from Singing and Dancing, to Acting. This Born Entertainer will have you mesmerized with this dance moves.

    1. Creative Wonder

    It takes a lot of creative energy to be able to do all the things that Jar Park does. Creativity is trait guys should cultivate more.

    1. He Doesn’t Forget His Roots

    Despite being born in Washington, Jay Park connects with his Korean roots strongly. This shows that he has respect and love for where he comes from. Even with his dance crew Art of Movement, of which he was one of the first members of, and is still presently associated with.

    1. His Korean

    Well it’s a given, but the people are on still in love with popular Korean Culture. What puts Jay Park above the rest is his talent and background, from dancing, writing, producing and rapping. He definitely stands out of the crowd.

    1. His Music

    With prolific lyrics in both Korean and English, backed with catchy beats Jay Park will have you shaking your tail feathers in an instant.

    What you’ll need to make your man look like Jay Park:

    – The Latest Korean Style Haircut

    – Flat-Brimmed Hat

    – Rapper Style Bling (Jewelry)

    – Ray-Ban wayfarer Sunglasses

    – Slim-fit Clothes

    – Tank Tops

    – Trendy Jackets

  • Celebrities,  Fashion,  Fashion Events

    Jay Park Launches Coach Malaysia’s Modern Luxury Concept Store

    Coach reopens its doors at KLCC with a New Look. The New York based luxury fashion brand reveals its new redesign concept store. And to launch Coach’s redesign was Korean-American superstar Jay Park.

    The event was hosted by the beautiful Sarah Lian, and was attended by other notable celebrities. Also at the event to launch the new redesign concept was Coach’s very own Mr. Ian Bickley the president of Coach International Group, Mr. Andrew Stanlieck, President of Coach South East Asia and Oceania, and Mr. Andrew Brien, Executive Director & CEO of Suria KLCC.

    Fans waited eagerly for the Korean-American star to arrive. Jay Park had been invited to launch the new store and of course to participate in the ‘Ribbon Cutting’ ceremony to commemorate the event.

    Jay Park, whom was using a Coach Backpack, arrived to the enthusiastic screams of his fans, to welcome him. The Korean-American Superstar is a singer, dancer, rapper, music producer, songwriter, model, choreographer, entrepreneur, and actor. He is also a member of the Art of Movement (AOM), a Seattle-based break dancing crew.

    His rise to fame began with South Korean Boy Band 2PM. He released his first solo mini album in 2011, ‘Take A Deeper Look’, which went multi-platinum and was the only solo artist to win ‘Record of the Year’ at the 2011 Golden Disk Awards. In 2012 he released a full-length album ‘New Breed‘ and an English mixtape ‘Fresh Air, Breath It’. The Pop Star also performed at the 2014 South by South West (SXSW) as a Korean pop representative.

    Jay Park along side Mr. Ian Bickley, Mr. Andrew Stanlieck, and Mr. Andrew Brien

    The highlight of the Coach Reopening Event was of course the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, where Jay Park along side Mr. Ian Bickley, Mr. Andrew Stanlieck, and Mr. Andrew Brien, officially launch the new concept store to the Malaysian Public.

    Coach,
    Suria KLCC,
    Lot G01A-G01C Ground Floor,
    Kuala Lumpur City Center

  • Celebrities,  Fashion

    Jennifer Aniston weds Justin Theroux In Surprise Ceremony

    US actress Jennifer Aniston married her long-time boyfriend, fellow actor Justin Theroux, in a surprise ceremony in front of family and friends at their California home, celebrity media magazine reported Thursday.

    The wedding took place Wednesday at the couple’s home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, before about 70 guests, the celebrity magazine reported, citing unnamed sources.

    “Guests were told it was a birthday party for Justin,” one source told People. “Jen and Justin wanted to surprise guests and guests were certainly surprised.” 

    Among the invitees was Aniston’s one-time Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow and comedian Chelsea Handler.

    Aniston, 46, whose first marriage to actor Brad Pitt ended in divorce 10 years ago, met actor and “Tropic Thunder” screenwriter Theroux, 43, in 2008 and the couple announced their engagement in 2012.

    Representatives for Aniston and Theroux did not immediately comment when asked to confirm the report.

  • Celebrities,  Home,  Living

    Fashion Police On Hiatus Till September!!

    After much tribulation, E! has announced that it is putting its show, ‘Fashion Police’ on hold.

    The show has had its share of drama and issues over the last few weeks and E! said on Tuesday night that the show “is going on hiatus and will return in September”. The announcement was made just a few days after the host, Kathy Griffin abruptly resigned and criticised the show.

    That means that the rest of the planned episodes are getting cancelled, and E! is losing one of the staples of its broadcast schedule, for the moment, at least.

    E! network said in a statement,

    “We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season. Our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with executive producer Melissa Rivers, will continue their roles as we evolve the show into its next chapter for the legions of ‘Fashion Police’ fans around the world.”

    The show first started to have its problems when they fell under scrutiny earlier in February when Giuliana Rancic commented on 23rd February that actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks at the Oscars probably smelled like “patchouli oil” or “weed.” Rancic later apologised on Twitter for her insensitive comments. However, shortly after that, Kelly Osbourne left the show. Soon after Osbourne’s departure from the show, the host, Kathy Griffin announced her departure.

    Griffin said this of her departure, “When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at ‘Fashion Police,’ I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television,” Griffin said in a statement she released via Twitter “After seven episodes of ‘Fashion Police,’ I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it’s time to move on.”

    Melissa Rivers continues as executive producer of the show. E! Entertainment says that this is a chance to refresh the show, but a few do speculate as to whether or not the show will actually return.

    Source: CNN Money

  • Celebrities,  Fashion Events

    Disney Announces “Frozen 2″!!

    Brace yourselves, parents! Disney has officially announced plans for sequel to your childrens’ all-time-favourite movie, “Frozen”.

    Disney revealed plans for the sequel at the Walt Disney Co.’s annual shareholders meeting from San Francisco. Frozen’s film’s directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are in the midst of developing the project with producer, Peter Del Vecho for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    According to Variety, the sequel doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as the first film was not only a resounding success when it first came out in November 2013, but it continues to be a major moneymaking force for Disney’s divisions to this day. Not only did it make the big bucks for Disney but more importantly, it also helped reinvigorate Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    Recently, just last weekend, “Frozen Fever”, an animated short film was released which united the characters and song writers from the movie, which is being played in conjunction with the live-action adaptation of “Cinderella”.

    Plans are being quietly brewed up for the sequel and after the first “Frozen” movie, there’s eager anticipation for the next one. A release date and production details are yet to be announced.

    Source: Variety

  • Celebrities,  Entertainment

    E! Names Kathy Griffin As New Host Of Fashion Police

    It is no easy feat to take that seat on Fashion Police after Joan Rivers. E! announced that Kathy Griffin will taking the throne along side the well-loved Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osborne and new panelist, Brad Goreski (of ‘The RachelZoe Project’ & “It’s A Brad Brad World’) .

    Fashion Police was made famous by the iconic and indelible Joan Rivers. Melissa Rivers continues on the show as the Executive Producer. The show will air 17 style-studded episodes throughout the year, focused exclusively on the excitement surrounding the biggest red carpet and fashion events of 2015 including the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, New York Fashion Week and more.

    Kathy Griffin is a two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian and is a towering figure on television, on tour, and in publishing. She’s definitely a big honcho in the entertainment scene and blows you away with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. With her signature style of comedy, she will honour the spirit of Joan Rivers and be worthy of that seat on Fashion Police!

    This year, Kathy made history with her 6th consecutive Grammy nomination and had her first win for Best Comedy Album (Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl), as one of only three female comedians to ever win Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album.  In 2013 Kathy was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials – more than any comedian in history.

    Brad Goreski on the other hand is a fashion stylist and lifestyle expert, and is not stranger to the world of fashion. Goreski was the former star of Bravo’s It’s A Brad, Brad World and was featured in The Rachel Zoe Project. He currently serves as the Brand Stylist for Kate Spade New York for which he has styled a number of print and digital campaigns, as well as numerous fashion presentations at New York Fashion Week.  His celebrity clients have included Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Christina Ricci and Rashida Jones. Goreski’s work has been featured in InStyle, Details, Redbook and LA Confidential, and he has been featured twice on the cover of The New York Times style section.

    On top of being an on-air personality, Goreski has also made appearances as an expert on TODAY, GMA and The View, and has hosted the American Music Awards red carpet, and served as a judge for the Miss Universe pageant. In 2012, Brad’s memoir, Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far, was released chronicling life stories and his favourite fashion tips.

    E!’s Fashion Police returns on 13 January 2015 at 10PM (Astro Channel 712) with Golden Globes coverage.

  • Celebrities,  Entertainment

    Congrats Brangelina On Getting Hitched!

    One of the best-looking couple in the world has officially gotten married!

    After nine years and six children, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have gotten hitched. The wedding ceremony was said to have taken place in France last Saturday, Aug 23rd.

    The power couple tied the knot in a low-key, private ceremony in a chapel at Chateau Miraval located in the village of Correns. The pair’s children – Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 6 – were a big part of the celebration.

    The Associated Press broke the news a few hours ago. It was reported that Maddox and Pax walked Jolie down the aisle, while Zahara and Vivienne threw rose petals, and Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers.

    The marriage has been eagerly awaited the last couple of years. Many were left wondering and speculating as to when Brangelina would be official after getting engaged back in 2012.

    Well, congratulations are in order then! We wish the newlyweds a happily ever after!

    via: People, CNN, ABC News

  • Celebrities,  Eye Want Candy

    Eye Want Candy: Chris Pratt

    He is the Star Lord who is rocking our galaxy at the moment! Chris Pratt is crushing it so bad, it’s so good!

    Who is this Chris Pratt?

    Well, if you haven’t watched the hit movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, allow us to introduce you to one of the main stars – Chris Pratt, whose name is sizzling hot right now. You could say he is the new favourite celebrity of Hollywood and Internet sweetheart of today!

    Though this is not his first role, Christopher Michael Pratt or ‘Chris Pratt’, has acted in several TV and movie projects before such as television shows like Everwood, The OC and Parks and Recreation, as well as films like Zero Dark Thirty, Her and Delivery Man.

    His role in ‘Guardians’ as Star-Lord is his biggest and most exciting one to date. One that has propelled him into stardom and the hearts of many.

    5 Reasons Why We Love Chris Pratt

    He braids hair, girl’s hair

    In a recent ET interview, Chris surprised many of us with his neat braiding skills. He had earlier posted a picture of his masterwork on Instagram, which led to the interviewer setting him up for a test.

    The fact that Chris played along anyway, makes him all the much cooler! Scrunchie, this man knows his stuff!

    He’s not afraid to appear as a goofball

    Many of the roles that Chris has played are those of a sidekick dork. While it is annoying to be typecast as an idiot, he has no qualms playing such character. It is not until he auditioned for Star-Lord that he realised he could do much more than that, he could be a superhero!

    His charms can also be seen off screen if his recent press tour is anything to go by. Journos have reported him to be one extremely down to earth guy.

    He can rap and dance

    Flawlessly! Chris has mad skills! Check out how he rolls in the vid below. Pardon the obscenities.

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    Plus, he’s not too bad on the dancefloor either!

    Spoiler alert! Some moves you see in Guardians Of The Galaxy were “choreographed” by the man himself. You know, he worked as a stripper before when he was busting his buns off for rent! Perhaps, he picked up his skills from there?

    He takes his roles seriously

    From chubby to hubba-hubba!

    Not that we love him any less then but did you know Chris dramatically dropped 80 pounds and replaced it with 20 pounds muscles for his role in Guardians Of The Galaxy? And he did all that in the span of six months!

    If that ain’t dedication, we don’t know what is!

    Guess his hard work paid off handsomely, huh!?

    He’s a doting husband and father

    Chris is married to fellow funny person Anna Faris and together they have a son named Jack. The chemistry between these two is adorkable! Yes adorable and dorky, and the family is just loveable.

    On his new physique: “She likes abs, but she likes her fat husband better, because she gets to feed him.”

    On his son: “Having to follow Jack around and pick up after him made me realise how often Anna had been doing that for me. It’s like, ‘Wait a minute, why is all this crap everywhere? Of right, someone was picking it up for me.’ So I’m not taking that for granted anymore.”

    What you’ll need to make your man look like Chris Pratt

    Casual – Tees, jeans, bermudas, leather jacket

    Formal – Suit, fitted shirts, blazer

    Accessories – Goofy personality