Wednesday, 26 November 2008

I should be so lucky

OMG where to begin? I remember about one and a half months ago when a friend of mine text me, "Jom tengok Kylie nak?". Immediately i called him back with a resounding YES! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be entertained by the Her excellency the Princess of Pop up close and personal, and I wouldn’t missit for the world So on Tuesday afternoon the three of us scuttled our way to Singapore for the KYLIEX2008 concert and some early Christmas shopping.


Two Energie models PPT on the ERL







IMG_2528Kylie merchandise outside the National Indoor Station, Kallang Singapore






Laying my hands on the tourbook, I should be so lucky!







IMG_2530 View of the stage as the sell out crowd starts to fill the arena







IMG_2536 The show is starting... and here she is, KYLIE!







IMG_2537View of the screen (just in case any of you do not believe me)







IMG_2539 Strutting her stuff like no one else can (well, perhaps Madonna hehe...). Though the Asian leg lacks some of the impressive set pieces, the choreography does not disappoint



IMG_2540 "Are you having fun tonight, Singapore?"







IMG_2543 Then, two hours later (all too soon i might say), the show ended with the bang

Monday, 24 November 2008

Spinning Around...
















I will be flying of to Singapore tomorrow evening to witness the princess of pop, Kylie Minogue perform live for her KYLIEX2008 TOUR at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang. This will be in fact my second Kylie concert, the first being the 2002 'Fever' tour in Cardiff. I am so looking forward for a fun-filled night of dance hits, fantastic choreography and out of this world costumes.

The tentative set list are as follows:

Act 1: Xlectro Static

Act 2: Cheer Squad

Act 3: Beach Party

Act 4: Xposed

Act 5: Naughty Manga Girl

Act 6: Starry Nights

Act 7: Black Versus White


1Performed as a dance interlude at certain dates

2Performed at select dates

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Marc Jacobs and Renzo Rosso Team Up on Menswear


jacobs rosso

from WWD 11/10/08

Marc Jacobs and Renzo Rosso are teaming up to produce Marc Jacobs's menswear. Starting with the spring 2010 collection, menswear will be licensed and produced by Staff International SpA, part of Rosso's Only the Brave company.

Rosso's fashion portfolio is expanding exponentially these days. Only the Brave already has Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Dsquared2, and Diesel in his roster. Adding Marc to the mix only furthers Rosso's fashion cred, though his recent Margiela addition seems to be what convinced MJ & Co. to sign on.

“If it’s good enough for Martin Margiela, it’s good enough for me,” commented Robert Duffy, president of Marc Jacobs International. “We have many different divisions, labels and price points in our men’s wear division and I think [Staff] can be of great help in developing all of these projects.”

So what does all this mean? First, it means menswear is a very viable market, and only going to become more so. Second, these economic times may be rough, but we're apparently still buying designer clothes. (Go us!) Third, Renzo Rosso cannot be stopped. And last but not least, if Martin Margiela is doing it, so should you.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Anugerah Juara Lagu 2008 Semifinalists

Its that time of year again when we celebrate the best in the Malaysian music scene. 30 songs vie for 12 places in the Final, with reality TV stars dominating most of the nominees... so which song takes your fancy this time round? My predictions are as highlighted.


CATEGORY ETNIK/KREATIF (9 malam, Jumaat 28 November)
Doa Dalam Lagu (Mawi & Heliza)
Lambaian (Fazli Zainal)
Dusta Berkalang (Aiman)
Persoalan Cinta (Farawahida)
Songo (Amy Search)
Panas (Ifa Raziah)
Pujangga Merindu (Syura)
Jarak Rindu (Azfar)
Puteri Tarian Kasih (Anis Aneesa)
Mengharap Sinar (Dior)

CATEGORY BALADA (9 malam, Jumaat 5 Disember)

Sampai Syurga (Faizal Tahir)
Bila Nak Saksi (Spider)
Dingin (Ziana Zain)
Sejauh Ini (Dina)
Teman Terulung (Anuar Zain)
Hanya Di Mercu (Ayu)
Ada Untukmu (Nubhan)
Tanpa (6ixth Sense)
Bila Terasa Rindu (Dafi)
Cinta Terhalang (Bob)
Cuba (Faizal Tahir)
Lagu Kita (Aizat)

CATEGORY POP ROCK (9 malam, Jumaat 12 Disember)

Kalis Rindu (Elyana)
Mila Bila Cinta (Mila)
Separuh Masa (The Lima)

Bukti (Fiq)
Cinta Si Rama-Rama (Hattan)
Lagu Untukmu (Meet Uncle Hussein)
Yang Pernah (Estranged)
Mabuk (Spider)
Ku Merindu (Shah & Ella)
Aku Lebih Tahu (Mila)
Aku Stacy (Stacy)
Rimas (The Fabulous Cats)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Welcome to Kelab Malam Sinar Chinta!


Last Sunday at Wisma Angkasapuri, Ning invited her fans to travel back in in time to the good ol' 70's where vespa's reigned and corsets and bug hair were in vogue. Singer songs from that era, Ning wanted to showcase her early influences, singing classic numbers from Anita Sarawak, Nurshiela Amin and Fauziah Ahmad Daud to name a  few. Apart from that the Diva also serenaded her husband onstage with a spine-tingling rendition of Roberta Flak's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, which was simply heartfelt and mesmerising. She also performed  a medley of her hits and premiered her next Malay single, Embunan Bersinar.

The following are some behind the scene piccies I have managed to snap in-between takes:






To witness this memorable performance for yourself, come on down to Kelab Malam Sinar Chinta when it airs at TV2 on 28 December 2008!


Monday, 3 November 2008

Happy advance b'day Yusof


Though his birthday is actually in December, my friend here decided to treat us with a lavish supper last weekend as a chance for us to get together. A big thank you to Yusof for making it all happen, and I hope you enjoy my l'l 'made in italy' token of appreciation. Hehe... anyway, here's wishing that the next 12 months would be bigger, better and more successful for you.