Friday, April 18, 2014

FAREWELL ATUK, COOKIE & AMI SCHAHEERA

Salam..
2014 has been a roller-coaster ride for me, so much had happened in a mere 3 months (January-March), I lost my loving grandfather, Hj. Mobel B. Hj. Paris on 31st of January (a week before my wedding, can you imagine going through a wedding when you have lost one of the people you care deeply about & was suppose there by your side? My grandfather was my idol. I LOVED him soo soo much, he was a father figure to me).

On the 7th of February, I got married to Kay (alhamdulillah, I cant be thankful enough as now our love is Halal), that was all that I wanted. for us to be halal :)

17th of March, I first knew I was pregnant (alhamdulillah, another blessing & rezeki which Allah has given us)

But on the 23rd of March, my ragdoll cat Cookie passed away. It was devastating. Kay & I felt soo much sadness (I have 3 cats, and Cookie was the first to go), she was like a baby to me, a child, family, my princess, losing her was a blow to both Kay & I. It was sad when I would see my husband cry in his prayer because the lost he felt when Cookie died. Here is this most adorable cat which I have loved for 5 years, gone. But Allah loves her more. Just like how Allah loves my grandfather, and how his death was so beautiful, that I could only dream of passing away like my grandfather did.

Then just a few days after dealing with my cat's death, I took another blow when my best friend passed away. 

I have never loss a grandfather, never have I lost a pet cat, and I have never loss a friend to death before.. and in a span of 3 months, I have felt the loss of all three. YaAllah, I thank you for making me strong, for giving me silver linings & rezeki in spite of all this sadness & tragedy.
As we all know by now, Ami Schaheera has left us on the 26th of March. She lost her battle to cancer. I had meant to write this sooner, but I didn't feel like opening my blog. And I had thought of a million ways on how to write this post on Ami, and yet again I'm left speechless. So some of my grief & sadness is shared through my Instagram account. But now, Im just gonna go with whatever Im thinking & writing..

This post is dedicated to my great friend Ami.
As it was too late for me to share this with her and tell her how much I love her, and how her loss left a big gap in my heart, and how I mourn on her loss daily. All full of regrets of not seeing her at the hospital. Guilty for not saying that last goodbye as I thought she would be ok. Torn that I wasn't there by her side.

We knew each other through the internet (back in 07/08), and back then we were both selling online, and we had our blogs.. so we would buy from each other. And she has been the greatest Old Blossom Box supporter since day 1. Ami was the one that designed this blog & Old Blossom Box's blog layout, and I shall keep it this way forever. We had soooooo many memories together. Way too many OBB events & preloves. All those blogging memories too, for whenever I'm invited to an event, she would always be my first go-to-girl to ask if she would be going. If any clients wanted recommendations, I would always say, Ami & Shea. That was how close we were. 

Our trip to Jakarta in 2012, invited by Dian Pelangi will always be close in my heart. And I was fortunate to have a trip to Manila, invited by AirAsia with Ami in Oct 2013. We were roomies, and we were really excited on the trip & seeing Manila. We watched 'Snow White & The Huntsman' at night. Laughed a lot & taking pictures of each other a lot too.. She was one of my best friends that would get my jokes. We had a shoot with Elfira Loy together at OBB (soon to be released) and so much memories together that I will forever hold in my heart.

Im thankful to Allah, because I saw & went out with her 4 times in a span of one month before she went away. The last was 18th March (a week before Ami left), we had soooo much fun that day meeting Suci Utami from Indonesia. If I knew that was the last I would see of Ami, I would of hugged her tightly & told her I love her sooooo much. But I didn't know. So Shea, Ami & I were making silly jokes & laughing as we said good-byes that night (my last good bye to Ami).

The reason I couldn't visit Ami at the hospital on the 24-25th was because I was sick (alhamdulillah.. Im now 9weeks pregnant) so coping with all the morning sickness & migraine made me unwell, and I was going to visit her on the 26th instead. Little did I know it wasn't the hospital where I will be meeting her, but at her hometown Parit, Perak where she is laid to rest :"(

I first knew I was pregnant on the 17th March, and I'm glad Ami was amongst the very first to know on that day itself. And she was just sooo happy for me.. That's how Ami was, despite her sickness she was always always there for me. My dear dear friend, my laughing partner, my blogging partner, my bridesmaid. Coping with this lost has been the hardest part because I wasn't prepared for it, I always thought she would be here, growing old together. But Allah loves her more & I pray that she'll be in the highest of heaven for all the sickness she has been through & all the kindness she has given us. My prayer goes to Naz, her husband... the pain I have for losing Ami, must be a small fraction of how Naz is feeling. I pray for your happiness Naz, I pray that you will be granted His Heaven with Ami, reunited in that eternal bliss, for this world is only temporary. The four of us would meet again, and have dinner together like we use to. I pray nothing but the best for Naz, for he has been the greatest husband to Ami, may Allah reward him.

Last but not least.
I love you Atuk..
I love you Cookie..
I love you Ami..
You are with Allah now,
May Allah grant us His Heaven so we could all be reunited..
For now, all I have for you are my prayers..
Al-Fatihah

"Surely we belong to Allah, and to Him shall we return"

Friday, March 21, 2014

FURLA CANDY BRISSIMA TOUR


Onelook at this iconic yet classic bag, everyone would know it's a FURLA Candy bag! This much loved Italian brand has been a hit, and there's no stopping for the Furla Candy, as they are now touring the Furla Candy Brissima Tour.

As you all know, I think Furla Candy bags are one of the most coveted handbags in Malaysia..

There was a "very big-do" on the event at Pavilion recently, and I was extremely lucky to be invited! As I posted on my instagram, the tour started on 5th-9th March! And it was an extremely fun to watch these Lim Kok Wing students work thier magic on the Furla Candy bags.



Why am I smiling like that? (too elated perhaps), here with Yus, Ami & Yana

 Furla, Furla in a box,
which one of you are most Candy-licious of all?
(my answer would be : ALL)

Seriously, how can girls choose 1? With all those yummy colours & details. 


Furla arranged for five talented females to decorate Candy bags on stage in front of the audience - international award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann, actresses Diana Danielle and Anzalna Nasir, Little Starlet Crystal Lee, and singer/songwriter Zee Avi. - See more at: http://www.kinkybluefairy.net/2014/03/furla-candy-brissima-tour/#sthash.kCFBC5AT.dpuf
Furla arranged for five talented females to decorate Candy bags on stage in front of the audience - international award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann, actresses Diana Danielle and Anzalna Nasir, Little Starlet Crystal Lee, and singer/songwriter Zee Avi. - See more at: http://www.kinkybluefairy.net/2014/03/furla-candy-brissima-tour/#sthash.kCFBC5AT.dpuf
Furla arranged for five talented females to decorate Candy bags on stage in front of the audience - international award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann, actresses Diana Danielle and Anzalna Nasir, Little Starlet Crystal Lee, and singer/songwriter Zee Avi. - See more at: http://www.kinkybluefairy.net/2014/03/furla-candy-brissima-tour/#sthash.kCFBC5AT.dpuf
At the event though, Furla had 5 celebrated artists to decorate their Candy bags, here with the CEO of Furla Italy, actress Anzalna; international celebrity Yeo Yann Yann, singer (my fave) Zee Avi, little starlet Crystal Lee & actress Diana Danielle.

What I wore: Furla candy SS14!
Loved the one I choose, its classic but still makes a statement, I usually pick bright colours for my bag, but this time I wanted something neutral & timeless, a bag with says "hey, im serious" but at the same time "sophisticated & casual".
BIG LOVE FOR FURLA

 If you have a big love for Furla, or looking for your staple 2014 handbag, do pop by at their Pavilion outlet (and soon Gardens, I think), you'll be spoilt for choice like I was :O

With Yana Samsudin :D
Furla arranged for five talented females to decorate Candy bags on stage in front of the audience - international award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann, actresses Diana Danielle and Anzalna Nasir, Little Starlet Crystal Lee, and singer/songwriter Zee Avi. - See more at: http://www.kinkybluefairy.net/2014/03/furla-candy-brissima-tour/#sthash.kCFBC5AT.dpuf

Monday, March 17, 2014

AN EVENING WITH ARIANI


As we all know, Ariani is one of Malaysia's leading hijab/scarf brand. I was lucky to be invited for the evening tea soiree which took place at Double Tree by Hilton. The grand affair was beautifully set, for a very important surprise by Galeri Ariani (which is by Jakel).

 

What surprise? apart from the gorgeous fashion show for the 2014 Collection of scarves, it was an unveiling of the new face for Galeri Ariani Ambassador & Galeri Ariani Icon (who could it be ?) :D


The 2014 collection was all about Glam Exclusive, all designed to cater the young professionals. It included gorgeous arrays of  Zafira Lace, Selendang Art Work, Selendang Stone, Selendang Embroidery, Selendang Lace, Tiara Chiffon 2 Layer and Selendang Aleeysa Lace.


Another collection was showcased, Chic Casual. Which has Zafira Printed, Selendang Embroidery, Selendang Printed Stone, Selendang Crumple and Aleesya Beaded Block Heavy amongst others. The pieces are stunning yet casual enough for daily wear.

The surprise that we were waiting for :D The new face of Galeri Ariani is TV personality Nurul Syuhada (taking over the face of Wardina who has been the ambassador of Galeri Ariani for 10 years) For me, the lovable Nurul Syuhada is a great face to represent Ariani, with a great personality, a great TV host, humble and overall beautiful inside & out.


Before we were 'surprised' by other great news. Galeri Ariani exclusively designed 3 scarves that was available for bidding (my first time ever witnessing a live bidding!!!) All were made with the highest quality of fabrics, french lace & stones. At the auction, each scarf was sold for RM5K, RM8K & RM10K (a whopping figure to be donated to charity)

One of the highlight of the event was Dato' Siti Nurhaliza belting a song! I think it was my first time ever seeing her singing live (and I still keep it dearly in my heart when I styled her hijab for InTrend cover last year..)

On to the final announcement, The Icon for Galeri Ariani, is none other than Dato' Siti Nurhaliza :) Here with the Marketing Director of Ariani Textiles Puan Norhana Sharkhan (Puan Nona)
Face of Galeri Ariani 2014, Nurul Syuhada

Icon of Galeri Ariani, Dato' Siti Nurhaliza

During the press conference, it was announced that a collection of Siti Nurhaliza by Galeri Ariani scarves were to be released soon (she is wearing one of the designs), and a line of Siti Nurhaliza by Jakel apparels are in the works too.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

80 days drink YEO'S to cash X Wechat


It's as good as it sounds peps,
80 days Drink Yeo's To Cash, an online competition with Wechat!
Can you believe that everyday, there's a WINNER?
This fantastic competion which is sooo easy to participate ia a collaboration between Yeo's & Wechat. Better start drinking those Yeo's drinks ASAP as competition has STARTED on 13th March and ENDS on 31st May. And, to guide you on how easy this competition is, I'll provide with a step by step below :)

 

STEP 1: Buy any Yeo's drinks (pictured above) or the 1L Tetra Pack or1.5L bottle

STEP 2: Login to your Wechat app on your mobile/ download Wechat
Add Yeo's on its Wechat I.D: YeosMalaysia

Step 3: SNAP A PICTURE OF YOUR YEO'S DRINK:
 (2 options for this)
1.  By taking a picture of your receipt for proof of purchase of Yeo's drinks
2. Taking a picture of the  beverage with printed Contest Code – photo must clearly show the code and the Yeo’s, Justea or Soyrich Product must be opened/consumed.

Send the picture via wechat to YeosMalaysia

Step 4: Once successful, you will get a notification & Yeo's youtube link via Wechat

Step 5: Answer a super duper easy question based on the youtube video.

And..... wait for the winners to be announced daily only :D
 How easy was that?
But for more visuals & step by step HOW DO I ENTER, click HERE

A reminder on why YOU should enter,  
Daily Draw RM 3,000
Special Bonus Draw RM 10,000 once every 10 days
Final Grand Prize for RM100,000 draw on the 80th day.
No SMS charges, (participant via Wechat)
No long waiting, result announced daily via Wechat to all participants 

A reminder dearies:  Make sure photo submitted clearly show the code & with the Yeo's beverage either opened or consumed. Remember to retain winning photo as a proof of purchase to collect the prize.


What I wore to the yeo's X Wechat event :) 
 
 




  Customer call line 03-7787 3773
yeos80daysdrinktocash@yeos.com
check out frequently ask Q&A section at www.yeos.com.my/contest/faq
www.yeos.com.my/contest
Wechat I.D: Yeosmalaysia



Monday, March 10, 2014

MY CAT SABER & FANCY FEAST


A couple of months back, had a shoot for Womens Weekly magazine for Fancy Feast (the cat food), usually my cat Debab would be in shoots, so this time it was Saber's turn (short for Sabertooth and he's a Mainecoon)

It was a fun shoot, but since Saber isnt as camera-ready like Debab (my black Persian) it was quite hard to control this guy.. hehe..





Sunday, March 2, 2014

MY HORSE PRINT CARDIGAN

I love everything whimsical, and I super LOVE this cardie from Instashop Lawalawalah :) With two events to attend, and not much time to change, I opted for the same top & scarf, and only changed the bottom & my bag to a clutch for evening.


First OOTD in my married home I now share with my husband.

My FIRST DAY Look: OLD BLOSSOM BOX wide shawl, LAWALAWALAH cardigan
NURUL WONDER WARDROBE batik pants, pink basic top
MIUMIU bag
Helloooooo its Debab


My SECOND NIGHT Look: All the same as above, 
only changed into my Mum's VINTAGE skirt,
a brooch (to make the cardie look like a kebaya) & gift from Mum pearl clutch :)



Friday, February 28, 2014

CANDYLICIOUS DAY


An afternoon in Pavilion, KL
The lovely people at FURLA was kind enough to let me pick a FURLA Candy Bag, and Im beyond HAPPY! Thanks soo much FURLA, I cant wait to wear it. And dont miss out on their event this coming 5th-9th March (check my instagram for details @jezmineblossom ) 


WEARING: Instashop Keyna Boutique scarf/ FOREVER21 Ninja Turtle top
Instashop OHMOSTWANTED bf jeans/ VINCCI heels
BALENCIAGA Brogue City & H&M Anna Dello Russo necklace



Went to the Magnum Gold Party, Grand Hyatt
and met the lovely Nasha Aziz :D


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HIJAB TUTORIAL




Salam girls,
another exciting event will be happening soon,
a styling class for your daily hijab wear.
Classic, easy & effortless style for you to learn & do at home,
and workshop will be taught by Jezmine Blossom.
Only RM70 perhead, and you'll be getting great freebies too.
Slot is LIMITED perday, so book & pay FAST.
Choose between 8th (Saturday) or 9th (Sunday)
and email: jezmineblossom@yahoo.com

Venue: Old Blossom Box
22B, Pusat Komersil Section 7,
Jln. Plumbum Q7/Q, Shah Alam
40000
Tel: 03-55240045

Monday, February 24, 2014

LANGSTON HUES MODEST STREET STYLE


Scarf from Mama/ TOPSHOP studded jacket/ OLD BLOSSOM BOX Novelty skirt
CHANEL cruise bag




Langston Hues is from Detroit, USA. He is a Modest Street Style photographer, and Im really thrilled to be part of his work. He's going around the world to capture different Muslim women and how they dress modestly for his book. So, I really cant wait to see the book come out :)

My location with Ami today was around Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. See more of 'behind-the-scenes' moment on my instagram: @jezmineblossom


Saturday, February 15, 2014

FINALLY MARRIED...



Celebrated my 30th birthday on 7th February by getting married to the love of my life, Kay.
It was a small akad nikah ceremony, and I shall blog more once pics are all ready.

To all friends and friends on the internet,
THANK YOU SOO SOO MUCH for all the wishes through:
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Email



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SWEET THINGS BY OLD BLOSSOM BOX



A 2014 Collection By The Old Blossom Box Store
" Sweet Things "
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