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When i was pregnant, i received an email from Annie Loiseau, a bridal house in KL offering to do a maternity photoshoot with me.
Annie Loiseau’s home branch is from Brighton, UK. They also have branches situated in Taipei and Bali. Recently they have expanded to Malaysia un Feb 2014.
Annie Loiseau in UK.
Annie Loiseau in Taipei.
Annie Loiseau in SS2, PJ.
AL’s main focus is on their unique wedding gowns that are known for elegance and glamour. Each of AL’s wedding gown is designed by their french designer, Annie Loiseau herself, and is exquisitely handmade in England.
Other than gowns, they also offer photography services including:
- Pre Wedding photography (available locally, in Taiwan or Bali, with the same price!!!!!)
- Family Portrait
- Personal Photography
- Baby & Children Photography
- Maternity Photography
Anyway, back on the maternity photoshoot!
I’m not big on the whole belly (pardon the accidental pun) thing, so i decided to have the photoshoot after the baby is born. They are really nice and patient! They waited for almost half a year, we finally arranged a day and the photoshoot was done when Junya was 76 days old.
I was really inspired by the Japanese baby sleep art, so we had a meeting earlier to brain storm ideas. And when the crew came they knew exactly what to do and brought all the props needed!
Here are some of the selected pictures from that photoshoot!
Picnic Under Sakura
All the props are prepared by Annie Loiseau’s team! They knew exactly what i wanted (sakura petals, fabric bento, picnic mats…) and this is my favorite series!
Happy Dreamy Boy
As it is really hard to capture perfect poses of a baby, i also requested some pictures to be digitally designed (no need so mafan to decorate everything only to have a baby wake up screaming lol).
Love how creative they are with the designs!
Junya’s coordinate is actually a sushi master’s outfit lol. There are little seafood motifs on the clothes, so they also enhanced the image accordingly with the sea creature theme.
Mama & BB
No longer mama&bb selfies lol.
Other than all the fun shots, we also did a few clean and simple portrait shots together ♡ AL’s team provided hair and make up too, so everything is done in my own home
Some behind the scene:
The photographer is from Taiwan! He’s super quick.
The entire shoot took only about 2-3 hours, with so many different scenes!! I was quite amazed because initially i was so paranoid about Junya’s sleep schedule, mood and energy, etc etc etc. It turned out to be a breeze!
He seemed very at ease too
I really enjoyed the shooting process, and i love all the photos! Before they contacted me, i didn’t think of doing a baby & mama photoshoot. Since i could selfie every day and snap his picture any time right? But i’m so glad i did it! A professional photoshoot is after all very very different (just compare the quality of the above photo taken with iPhone lol). So if you have a baby/young child and would like to capture the moments while it lasts, i highly recommend Annie Loiseau’s team.
On the shoot day, i was also wearing an AL’s wedding gown.
Classy and simple, i love it!
Some other Annie Loiseau’s signature pieces:
Aren’t they all super gorgeous!
Right now they are having a wedding gown promotion for the month of October, for your wedding photography or on your actual wedding day!
*Accessories are included
* Personal fiting and alteration fees are included
And it is valid for one year redemption!
Find out more from Annie Loiseau’s website and Facebook Page!
If you like, you can also visit:
95 & 97 Jalan SS 2/75
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7865 1942
Today’s photopost is Tokyo DisneySea with RinRin this spring!
We were there last year too (haven’t even blogged about it), and i really wanted to visit Disney in spring because it has the prettiest theme and the best weather! Also this is Junya’s first theme park debut lolol. Through my belly lolol.
Baby bump coordinate! I think i was 31 weeks along.
A snack before i left to meet RinRin. Apple juice and White Ichigo tart.
The tart costs something like RM40 so i took as many pictures of it as possible XD
Another one XD
And…. Disney!! We picked DisneySea this time because last year we went to Disneyland together. This year’s theme is “Easter Spring Voyage”.
Right at the entrance! A giant poster of Minnie and Shelliemay made of flowers!!! It is so so so pretty, i really recommend everyone to visit Tokyo Disney in spring, it is just super romantic filled with happy pastel colors! Wait till you see all the spring edition merchandises!
It was like walking into a fantasy garden <3
Lots and lots of beautiful floral decor <3
A giant one.
And beautifully decorated eggs everywhere because it is Easter!!!
There was an egg hunt going on but unfortunately it was only in Disneyland not Sea
I don’t mind living in one!
Eggs to be found
Love all the Duffy/Shelliemay decor too! Too creative and cute!
Duffy cream pastry.
Both RinRin and i are not big on rides (!!!! yea i know), and we both agreed to just take our own sweet time to just walk around and relax. And of course shopping!
It’s still full of Duffy and Shellie plushies in spring coordinates and come in different sizes. This is the keychain size.
in 30cm size.
HOW TO RESIST BUYING!
Spring fashion accesssories are really cute!
Spotted a hardcore Minnie fan. Just, wow. Not heavy meh her bag!!!
Couple iphone cases.
My favorite this time is the gift store in Mermaid Lagoon!!! Because that’s the store that carries Disney baby items <333 I had never ever paid attention to them. How motherhood change the way you shop lol.
BabyAriel is just my favorite.
This is toooooo cute! Xiaxue bought it 2 years ago when she was pregnant with Dash! I bought a panty version of this. And some baby clothing for my future child. And an arm pillow which proved to be super duper useful during early nursing days.
Outside of Mermaid Lagoon.
Was studying what is the most popular stroller cuz that time was having headache choosing one. Anyway it is amazing how they could just leave their bags on the strollers while waiting for a ride/enjoying an attraction.
Before we left, one last round of shopping!
These macaron slippers!!!!
Outside Toy Story attraction!
Here are some other photos taken with HDR effect!!
Floral Genie XD
The Arabian Coast
Heart shape confetti
Toy Story Mania
Check out our shoes XD
Fireworks in the end!
That’s all, bye for now! ♡
If i were to start a business, what kind of business would it be?
I think i have blogged about this before but the answer was “i have no idea”. Well i still don’t have an answer right now, but knowing that starting a business is tough, so if i ever want to create something, it has to be revolutionary. Like i would invent a “filtered mirror”. Just like all the selfie cameras nowadays, it has to come with beauty mode, so every day you look into the mirror feeling confident and happy. And then i will appeal to make it a law to install all these mirrors in every household and on every single piece of reflective surface. So the whole world now only see beautiful people and nobody would feel insecure or sad.
(Hmmm. We would tackle the water reflection issue later on.)
Anyway now i see that the business is flawed. Let’s start all over again. Ok when i was younger, i did dream of having a shop that sell all these best cheeses in the world (for real!). If you read my blog 10 years ago, the title of my blog was “i came, i saw, i cheesed” (for real too!). That time my blog was all about all these cheese/ cheese snacks reviews, and i read up tons and tons of articles on different kind of cheeses, and even memorized the names of a few representative cheeses from all over the world. Name me a famous French cheese? I camembert. (lolol sorry can’t resist the lame pun). Because in order to have a shop like that, i would have to be a cheese expert first. Hence the name Cheeserland.
Yeap that’s the history of my blog. So some people asked me, whatever happened to cheese, then? Well, i stopped because imported cheeses are getting way to expensive and i had to pay for my college fee. Boo. Dream broken. *inserts shattering sound effect*.
I know my ideas are a little far from realistic but hey, everyone is entitled to dream :D. What if you really have am awesome idea and a great business mind, and all you needed is just a little financial support and public exposure?
“Veni, Vidi, Vici”, by Lactacyd Love Your V.
I’m sure all girls have heard of Lactacyd!
6 Lactacyd products.
From left: Lactacyd White Intimate with natural plant and marine based ingredients which is proven effective in skin lightening in 4 weeks, Lactacyd All Day Fresh with herbal essences that keeps you fresh all day, Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene, a pro-balance for elevated pH days during menstruation and hormonal changes, Lactacyd Soft & Silky, with extra milk essences for moisturizing effect, and Lactacyd Revitalize, which is anti-aging for smooth and firmer skin.
And lastly, Lactacyd All-Day Care Feminine Wipes, to provide on-the-go freshness.
It not only helps to complete your beauty regime by taking care of your V, it also aims to inspire confidence in women by encouraging them to follow their dreams and strive to make their aspirations a reality.
As such, Lactacyd is giving all aspiring entrepreneurs out there a chance to realize their dreams of starting up their own business!
It’s really easy to join.
You can log on to the Lactacyd “Veni, Vidi, Vici” Contest Facebook app, register your details and tell everyone your brilliant business idea.
You can submit your business idea/story and get everyone to vote for your idea.
The GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the contest period wins a business start-up package worth RM30,000!
The TOP 10 FINALISTS will also be given the opportunity to have 1-on-1 interview sessions with women of substance from top international companies to receive first-hand tips.
There will be two phases:
Phase 1 – Initial entry & voting (02 September 2014 – 31 September 2014)
- Ten (10) finalists will be selected based on highest votes to proceed to Round 2
Phase 2 – Finalist entry & voting (10 October 2014 – 31 October 2014)
One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected based on highest vote
That’s really quite a huge budget and well, no idea is too small, maybe this start-up package is really what you need to make yourself a millionaire entrepreneur!
Go to Veni, Vidi, Vici FB app to find out more!
I’m sure by now you have come across at least a couple of luxurious bag online stores, and iMyBags is one of the leaders in Asia.
iMyBags.com takes pride in bringing in the latest trends from the world of fashion and luxury, and here you would probably find just about all the brands adored by celebrities and socialites around the globe!
I was quite surprised to find out that in year 2014, iMyBags took it a step further and made itself a one-stop online store for all types of bags, including computer, pet, sports, travel, etc etc!
Here are some of the items sent to me for this review!
The parcel arrived in a big box right at my door step. It is sealed and well protected so you won’t have to worry about damage of the bags during shipping.
1. Prada Medium Shopping Tessuto Saffiano
iMyBags of course sells only authentic and brand new bags, and there will be a money back guarantee if the product is defective.
2. Michael Kors Large Ew Tote Genuine Leather
Love this bag!!
3. Hugger My Hot Momma Diaper Bag
So! IMB sells not only high street branded bags, now you can also shop for every bag you need in your life. Like me i really needed more diaper bags (i only have blue so far haha), and Hugger has a lot of choices for all you hot mamas!
The bag is really spacious, it comes with different compartments and also a changing pad too. What’s better, it also comes with a matching toddler size back pack! How cutttteeee! I can’t wait for Junya to be walking so he can wear that
4. Tumi Large Voyageur Macon Laptop Carrier
For the workaholic, you can also find something stylish to put your laptops in wherever you go!
5. Slappa Medium Kampus Backpack – Brown 16″
This is totally not me but hey, why not! Who knows one day i will turn into a mountain-trekking pro XD. It looks useful for the danna though so maybe i would get him one!
6.Herlitz Small Mini Softbag Thunder and Pencil Case
Lastly, there’s even something for Junya! lol. Although he is juuuuust a little too young for it!
So, other than what you have seen, what other bags does IMB carry?
Pet carriers for the furkid-maniacs
School bags for kids like the one Junya features XD
Outdoor bags, gym bags and even something for music lovers!!
Last but not least, don’t forget of course all the most loved branded.
Also, one of the perks of joining as a member is that you actually get to earn extra $ discounts, making your shopping experience even more rewarding.
You will earn iDollar for ever purchase made, and you will also collect Experience Point (XP), there are six levels for you to achieve, and you get to enjoy up to 15% discount and other benefits! Check out their website for more reward details.
Lastly, don’t forget that iMyBags provide free delivery WORLDWIDE for all purchase!
Shop at iMyBags now!
For Singaporean readers, you can also go to iMyBags.com.sg.
Imybags will also be opening an Office cum Showroom at B1-22/23/24 Tanglin Shopping Centre from mid October .
For all you mobile junkies, you can view the bags more efficiently if you download their mobile app on ios and android for free!
Lastly, do check out their FB page, and Instagram acc: @imybags.
Also!! For Cheeserland’s reader, you will get a free Slappa Ear Bud if you purchase any bag from IMB!! Just key in the code “CheesieIMB” upon check out, it is valid until 20th Oct!
Autumn clothing is one of my favorite because i think it could be the most sophisticated and stylish, as it unleashes the best creativity of a fashionista. When i look at how fashion people style themselves, i always look forward to what they do in autumn. It’s not too cold that you will only been seen in the thickest jacket 3 weeks in a row, but it’s cool enough for you to play with lots of layering, and i love that.
EMODA’s AW2014 theme is Rockabilly Dolls.
Check out those shoes!!!
Always love Rotation Coordinate and the inspiration it gives.
Some of EMODA’s early autumn pieces.
New arrival on EMODA Global.
My pregnant dress bought from EMODA press sales in Tokyo, and the bag that got lots of lots of likes! This Box Pouch Bag still available in EMODA Global, on sales too! Clear sandal heels from EMODA too.
In this coordinate:
Heart logo tee : Recently in love with simple T shirts.
Roll-Up Ankle Jeggings : Forever in love with EMODA’s jeggings. I am so addicted to them i want to have every single design and colors!
T-Strap Lady Pumps : I haven’t had a pair of stilettos for the longest time!! So used to wearing flats and wedges since pregnancy, this pair is my new obsession!!!!
Clear Shoulder Bag : Ladies you are in luck. This bag is stillavailable AND on sale.
Square Decolette Flare Dress, bag, iphone case and sneakers all from EMODA.
Pregnancy inspired me a lot how i could play with usual clothing that could be worn DURING and AFTER baby bump. And i sort of got used to wearing super comfy now i just keep going back to it. Maybe… the dress could be for future use too…?
Some of the latest arrival!
Maxi coats were hot since summer time, so comes autumn it gets thicker and naturally Maxi Trench Coats are this season’s essential. Available in Navy and Beige. Leggings and pumps are the same as above!
Rockabilly Doll’s signature print: Heart Spot Knit Cardigan. Also available in Red and B&W. Somehow green appealed to me the most and i’m also lacking this hue in my wardrobe to play around with!
Leather skirt, enamel shoulder bag and socks are also from EMODA.
Go shop now at EMODA GLOBAL WEBSTORE!
And for more new arrival, read EMODA’s latest magazine!
Don’t forget to follow EMODA on Instagram to see their latest collection! <3
This was a few days after my birthday in Tokyo! That time still very happening almost fully booked every day lolol. Must maximize play time before the baby arrives!
Coordinate of the day. The shoes are Cheat One™ because they were quite high and i had a whole day of walking, so changed to flats later on!
Make of the day. Only in Japan i bother to put on colorcon nowadays XD
So i cabbed to Omotesando and visited this super cute little apparel shop called Oui, Ayano Ruban.
Hello Kitty lovers will LOOOOOVE this because they always have collab items with Hello Kitty!
With Ayano, the producer of the brand. And she’s wearing Oui, Ayano Ruban of course!
Here are some of the decor and apparel items in the shop:
Ruban means Ribbon in French, and being a pink and everything-girly lover, Ayano designed everything to be super dreamy and princessy!
As you can see, lots and lots and lots of ribbons!
Kitty Collab items! The Ruban Kitty is wearing a giant pink bow, and the designs are also shapes of ribbon. #Ribbonception
There’s also a pet corner in the shop, where you can find the princessiest accessories for your fur babies.
Bags for pets (i think).
After Ruban, i also went to lilLilly to buy their summer swimsuit. HAHAHA so buay paiseh wan still 7 months pregnant already planning for bikini body lolol.
The Holiday In Paris bag is from Liz Lisa and it’s QiuQiu’s bday present for me.
Then night time i had a romantic dinner date with Yuria at Omotesando to celebrate our belated birthdays! <3
She’s also an Aries, and i just loooove hanging out with her because we could talk about everything!! I’m older than her but i always feel that she’s the elder sister cuz she’s just so caring and always looking out for me <333
My fake champagne Yuria ordered for me
And her real beer XD
Love this restaurant!! I don’t think i’ve had such dainty meals in Japan cuz i always go for the stuff like Yakiniku and Ramen XD
Even mash and cheese have to look so good.
Romantic dinner indeed!
Yuria also ordered a cake for me!!
And a present!!!!!
It was Tokyo Lalini for baby Junya <3
I couldn’t eat the cake cuz we both were so so full so i brought to NALU and shared it with the staff, and eveveryone said that it’s the best strawberry cake they have ever ad @___@
I went back home to rest, the danna was hungry so we went downstairs to buy some stuff from the combini, and we saw a couple sitting outside with these two fellas.
Two cute Shiba Inu, apparently they are lost, according to the couple. They had been waiting there for over an hour hoping that the owner would find the dogs, but to no avail. They were so so worried they also called the police, and went into the combini tand bought water for the doggies.
I was very touched!!! So the danna and i also decided to stay and see how we could help out. They were so so so obedient! I don’t understand how they could get lost cuz they were so quiet and looks well-trained. I also felt quite sad for the owner, because we just decided to get Champon just weeks ago (he was still at the breeder’s place waiting for vaccination), and i would be devastated it that happened to me.
So the danna said, why don’t you tweet about this and see if anyone knows these dogs. In my heart i thought it was quite impossible la, it is Tokyo! I doubt i have many Japanese followers and that my mere tweet could actually do anything.
But i did it anyway.
I tweeted in Japanese reporting two lost Shiba Inu at Roppongi area, hoping my followers could spread the news.
In just a couple of hours, i got over 2000 retweets.
That was the most retweeted tweet in my entire tweeting history. Ever.
The police came and brought the two doggies back to the station, and we went back up to our apartment.
Just a short while after, i received a tweet mention from a Japanese follower saying that she was surprised to see the two dogs she just met at hanami earlier on the same day, and when she called the police, they told her it’s been found and brought home by the owner.
Incredible, this social media thing. Hope that the doggies are happily united with their owner!
I received a care package from Big Little Me specially selected for my family! They carry organic products that are family/children focused at affordable prices. The shop owner Justine is so thoughtful she typed a personalized card for every product she sent me and explained what the products do and why she thinks i needed them. <3
This baby-safe multi surface & toy cleaner comes in a sachet, you just drop it into the bottle that comes with it and mix it with warm water until it dissolves. It’s completely toxic-free and made up of plant derived ingredients. You can spray it on your baby’s toys/playmats and and it’s perfectly safe for pets too! (I use it to clean Champon’s toys.)
I also received a vapour balm and a soothing cream. The vapour balm smells really gentle, and it’s free from petroleum jelly. Totally need this when i bring Junya back Japan in winter! The soothing cream is not just a diaper rash cream, but a solution to sooth insect bites too. It works on babies with sensitive skin/suffering from eczema.
Bio Shield Healthy Feet
Justine sent this actually for the danna (probably because she saw how many dirty pair of shoes he has from my pictures lololol). It helps protect the feet from bacteria that causes Athlete’s Foot and eliminate odor. Spray it on before putting shoes/socks or after exiting from public wet areas and rub into feet.
Bio Shield Body Protectant
The red one is Kiddie and blue for adults! Those of you who have little ones for sure are very conscious about hygiene. Instead of using sanitizers to clean your hands after touching a dirty objects, why not protect yourself BEFORE you even get exposed to it? Bio Shield contains all natural ingredients (including my favorite natto!), and you can just spray it on to protect yourself or your baby/kids from germs and common cold. Perfect for traveling with kids especial in public area or enclosed environment like the airplane!
Do check out Big Little Me’s online store, and get a 5% discount on all purchase until 31 Oct 2014 if you quote “cheeserland”! No minimum purchase is required. Also, like their FB page to receive updates and promotions!