Evian x Elie Saab A Tribute To Purity

elie saab1Evian x Elie SaabHave always loved Elie Saab’s creations! Love the way how his designs are very timeless, with elegant dresses that celebrate the feminine side of women, using the finest fabrics and intricate embellishment, it is dresses that women would fall in love with over and over again.

evian_es_75cl_HDWhen such a beautiful fashion brand collaborate with an esteemed water brand like Evian, one can imagine something beautiful and pure would be created – the Elie Saab Evian bottle! Derived from naturally filtered water of the glaciers, Evian water emerges as pure as nature would have crafted it. Both brands share a similar philosophy. The delicate Elie Saab lace and the refined silhouette of the Evian bottle combine to create a common vision of purity. Just love the lace motive designs on the bottle. Now, this is bliss in every drop!

Check out the videos and you will see what we mean *_^

Celebrities Spotted In Burberry

lumi loves burberryIf one is at the other parts of the world, it should be autumn now! Of course, Malaysians rarely get a chance to even put on a trench coat or thick fur clothes walking under such hot Malaysian weather (or get ourselves dripping wet in the rain these days!). But always good to see how others dressed it chic their own ways in such outfits.

Collage spotted michelle obamaSpotted here are some celebrities in Burberry womenswear, which I absolutely adore (even the first lady of US Michelle Obama is looking pretty cool).

Naomie Harris seen here looking elegant in Burberry evening wear

Naomie Harris seen here looking elegant in Burberry evening wear

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Hunger Game star Jennifer Lawrence rocking that black trench and outerwear Burberry look!

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Hollywood celebrity Jessica Chastain in Burberry trench coats

Collage spotted celebsMy personal favourites? That long black trench outerwear that Jennifer Lawrence is rocking (with that purple fedora hat) in (shop here), Naomie Harris’s gem embroidery crepe white dress (shop here), Sandra Bullock’s black jacket and Rosie Huntington’s quilted leather black peplum biker jacket (shop here).

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LUMI red carpet Burberry look, featuring Brilliant Earth’s accessories

If ever I would walk the red carpet one day,  perhaps this is the ensemble look that I would go for. Till that day happens, have a wonderfully beautiful weekend, everyone.

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[Instagram] Exciting Past Few Weeks

insta collage8The past few weeks had been great! At LUMINNEJ, we were invited to a few events –  h2O+ ambassadress and ambassador/new product launch, NARS very first boutique opening at Pavilion KL. For my production work, we got a chance to work with the hip hop rapper Joe Flizzow for a music video of the latest installment of local director Brando Lee’s film, Kisah Paling Gengster. Personally, my sister-in-law came back from UK for a visit (and I got my  early X’MAS present delivered!) and we had a good time (mainly eating >_<) with the family. Everyone came together.

giftLife is short, I have learnt it the hard way recently, after losing someone I loved very deeply and dearly. I made it a point to tell myself, to do the things that make me happy, or get me one step closer to my dreams, no matter how small that step maybe, or how insignificant it may seem. The rest, the universe will take care of itself. Surround myself with good company and enjoy the time. It is always a blessing to be able to live, just another day.

We truly appreciate all the support given to LUMINNEJ here, be it our readers, our friends (near or far), or even the clients and brands that have given us the opportunity to be featured and work together with, share the joy and love for all things beautiful, through this little space of ours. Thanks to you all! Some exciting events coming up next too, and we can’t wait for it to take place. Big hugs ^_^

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The Beautiful World of Aerin

aerin1Can style be cultivated? Or it comes from a family with acute sense of beauty that is equivalent to effortless luxury which is transferred down (wired in the genes), I wonder? But I guess it takes a keen eye to “see” what is there, and at times, not there, but understand the aesthetics of what beauty is all about. But then again, everyone has different interpretation and understanding of what beauty is. But I truly believe everyone is somehow attracted to all things BEAUTIFUL in life, and all its aspects – design, arts, music, fashion, film, and other forms of creative work. Beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder (and is pretty subjective).

Aerin2Aerin3The moment I ventured into Aerin’s website, I am absolutely captivated by the way it is designed, its layout, the fonts used, its soft pastel colour(s) scheme and its beautiful images. I am a very VISUAL person, I am totally in love with it. Kudos to the team behind it! Of course, am sure it is the visionary direction of Aerin herself. It is after all, a global lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of Aerin Lauder (from the family of Estee Lauder). I love her premise of living life beautifully should be effortless, classic with a modern point of view! (all pictures via World of Aerin here).

Aerin4I really believe that beauty is in its simplicity, amidst a world of sophistication. Find your kind of beauty that makes you happy and hold on to it, for it is as precious as air itself, that you are breathing, and that is what keeps us alive, every day, seeing the beauty in things (and people) *_^ Happy happy Wednesday (my favourite day of the week!)

Be luminously beautiful. Be YOU!

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[Mind Bridge] The Icon of Working People (Korea)

mindbridge fall1mindbridge collage5Have been intrigued by this Korean apparel brand for a while, thought I just share it here since I visited the outlet just two days ago, browsing through the collection and their ad campaign caught my attention. I took home a copy of their “The MindBridge Post”. Though I could not understand a word of Korean, but I love the layout and the design of it.mindbridge fall14

mindbridge collage2mindbridge collage3I do feel the quality used for the apparels are pretty decent, and they do put thoughts into the design and the cut of it – pretty clean, simple, yet preppy looking and casual  chic. It’s kind of a great wear to office and work, especially for those who are in the creative industry.mindbridge fall12mindbridge collage4

mindbridge fall13The fact that their “Mindset”, business casual range, feels almost “designed and illustrated”. Am sure they would feel  pretty comfortable once you put them on. Here are some of my favourite looks. Oh, do check out more pictures via my FB page here. All pictures here are from their official website, which you can visit here. (It would help if you do understand Korean, unlike me!). Below is a behind-the-scene video from their previous winter collection (with Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung). The brand can be found in Malaysia at The Robinsons, The Gardens Mall.mindbridge post2

mindbridge productsmindbridge products2mindbridge products7Have a great weekend ahead *_^

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The English Rose of Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2014

Backstage at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring_Summer 2014 ShowIf you had seen the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear SS14 runway show, you will be mesmerized by the pastel colours and intricate designs. It is flowy, textured, feminine with a twist of little flowery details worked into the collection (with a touch of polka-dots as well).

burberry the show collageBurberry is a British brand that is well-known for pushing the boundary by incorporating technology and reaching out to its loyal clients all around the world via active participation in social media with their digital campaigns (remember that campaign with Google+,  Burberry Kisses?), In-store technology with fully immersive audio visual experience, and many others. This time around, Burberry even pre-promote their runway show using the brand new iphone 5S even before the product hits the mass market. Smart partnership indeed! I am also one of the many 938,000 (still counting)  followers of Burberry on Instagram, making Burberry one of the most followed brands on this app.

burberry ss14 look1burberry ss14 looks2burberry ss14 looks3burberry ss14 looks4burberry ss14 looks5I love this collection. Love their silhouettes of cardigan outwear, wrap coats, lofty knits paired with pencil skirts. Fabrics used include English lace, Macrame lace, lofty Scottish and soft sculptural cashmere, among others. Here are some of my favourite looks, as well as the accessories (The Petal bag, Petal-shaped sunglasses, iPhone cases). burberry ss14 looks6burberry ss14 looks7

Take a look at some of the celebs who have graced the event and backstage shots. I also love the make-up look of the runway done by Wendy Rowe using Burberry SS14 colours and Burberry pastel nail colours. Hair is simple by Neil Moodie.Burberry guestsBurberry make-up n nail

I also adore that Burberry do actively promote and work with local emerging British artistes and musicians in terms of music used (Burberry Acoustic). The artistes who were featured in the show include George Ezra, Jake Bugg and James Bay. For those die-hard fans of Burberry, you can actually custom-designed your pieces from the collection and have the opportunity to be the first to own next season’s collection, months before it arrives in store. Amazing indeed with its special personalisation tool. I think Christopher Bailey (and his team) is very ingenious. So, what are you waiting for? Check it out here.

And if you had missed the show, no worries. Check out the highlight video below, shot entirely with iPhone 5S! Happy shopping, fashionistas!

Till then, stay luminous and happy, always

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The Beautiful World of Instagram

IG collage1I LOVE instagram! Seriously. I love that it allows me to explore the wonders of the world, through others’ eyes, all around me. It fascinates me to see how others capture a piece of their world, how they creatively interpret a piece of their reality. It’s amazing indeed how technology has brought us closer, as human beings and how photography has evolved over time.

IG collage2At one hand, the advent of apps, mobile phone have allowed us more freedom to be creative, at another level, it does deconstruct the traditional way of painstakingly taking that one perfect picture that it may seem “nothing at all” for us now to just snap away as everything has become digital. Let’s embrace technology and the convenience it brings us, but more so, the FUN that it offers, for me, to have the opportunity to make friends with those beyond my physical reach, yet, I believe we all share the same passion at IG, to take good pictures and to share our world to others, to communicate through still shots (and now video!)

IG collage4IG collage3Here are some of my favourite IG profiles whom I follow (in no particular order). I love them all for different reasons! Check them out. They have such amazing work! Meanwhile, I do hope that you follow my journey too, on IG here. Till we meet on the virtual world, see you there! Note: Of course, I have many others whom I like (which are equally excellent), will let you all know next time around *_^lumi sign off with love cropped

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The Serenity of Aqua Turquoise

cherry blossom sequin1beach wearburberry collageturquoise dressesobjects in turquoise collageTurquoise with a tinge of aqua is such a soothing colour. I saw this pastel colour quite a fair bit from Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2014 collection last night. What an invigorating colour. I love the sense of serenity it evokes, quietly beautiful. Here are some of the looks and objects in life, inspired by this lovely tone. Have a great Wednesday ahead, my friends *_^

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Counting Down to Something Awesome by Burberry

BP SS14 Shot2The world is so small these days that one does not have to be in London in person to watch the runway show! Stay here and you will be mesmerized, am sure, when the time comes! We are less than 20 hours away (time of this post) from an awesome Burberry show. I will post the link again right before the show. My apologies that I could not embed the countdown video provided by Burberry here for accurate second by second countdown time. The show will be streamed live on Monday, 16th September, 2.30pm London Time (Malaysia time, 9.30pm). Alternatively, click on the picture above to watch it at Burberry website. Watch this space for more.

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear SS14 LIVE show from London on LUMINNEJ

I am extremely humbled that Burberry has chosen LUMINNEJ among the selected bloggers all around the world, to feature their upcoming Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 LIVE show here! I am super excited, are you? I am currently facing some challenges showcasing the countdown video here, but I am still not giving up, working on how to go about doing it. I really hope that it can be sorted out real soon! (how I wish times like this I am a computer programmer >_<)

Please follow me as we witness the collection unveils, the same time as it does in LONDON! (Monday, 2.30PM London Time). If ever you can’t view it here LIVE by the 16th September, you could actually watch the show live at LUMINNEJ Official FACEBOOK page here. Meanwhile, do check out the teaser video here for a sneak peek.

Can’t wait to see the show myself *_^

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[Blog Lovin] Simply Seductive

blog fashion simply seductive2Curated by blogger Linda from Canada, Simply Seductive is one of my very earlier favourite fashion and lifestyle blogs that I discovered some time ago, and has been following since. She has a sense of style and a keen eye for beauty that is very captivating! Hope you are as inspired as me, whenever I read her blog. See how beautiful that creamy pink beige dress is? Check out those eyelashes! Here for more. All pictures via Simply Seductive blog. Happy reading and blogging *_^blog fashion simply seductiveblog fashion simply seductive3

Hello Pink September

Yay! First day of September (Already?!) Time slips by without a trace. Lots have happened and perhaps, will continue to unfold this coming new months ahead. Let’s hope it is a good month for everyone out there. Suddenly, I woke … Continue reading