Sunday, 21 October 2012

That bordeaux dress

Disclosure: The Teodora dress was sponsored by Chi-chi

So a couple of weeks ago, I was busying myself at work when *ding* an email popped up in my mailbox. I opened it expecting the usual company humdrum, but the words "company dinner" quite literally leapt up at me. I was duly informed that the event will be held in less than three weeks. THREE weeks!! Holy smokes! Where am I going to get a dress so soon? And shoes? Everyone needs new shoes for an event such as that. Gahhhhh...fret! fret! fret!

But just like magic, I was contacted by Kim at e-tailwebstores asking if I'd like to work with Chi-chi, a company specialising in cocktail, prom and evening dresses. Their offer came just in the nick of time! My weekends were packed and there was no way I could fit in a full-day shopping trip to get a dress.
(Kim, if you're reading this, you're a saviour)

One thing I like about online shopping at websites like Chi-chi is that they provide detailed information on their garments. I was able to look at clear pictures, get the measurements and know the material in just a few minutes. I did all these within the comforts of my home and didn't have to walk 'till my feet were sore trying out dress after dress at random shopping malls.

The dress I chose was this gorgeous bordeaux coloured dress with ruched mesh and diamante details; the Teodora. I am really not quite sure how to differentiate bordeaux and oxblood as they seem pretty similar to me. As oxblood is apparently autumn's hottest colour, I knew I had to wear this!

Very pretty diamantes
Loving the twists

The night turned out to be a wonderful one and I had lots of fun with my colleagues. I sat at a table full of fun people who were sporting enough to go on stage to play games, cheer loudly and act silly. It always is the company (pun?) that matters the most.

I honestly thought I'd have no more chances to doll up like this once I leave University, but I guess I was wrong. Needless to say, I took lots of pictures that night, but these shall remain private hehe

Here are the little details that complimented my dress:

5-inch heels from Nose

Murua tatt behind ear

DIY bling nails with Zoya nail polish in Jem

FOTD. Smokey eyes with Sleek Au Natural palette and Rainbow Color lenses in Storm Grey

Go check out Chi-chi for more beautiful dresses for all occasions. They ship worldwide!

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  1. whoa!!! that dress is just gorgeous *__* and you're such a knockout!!
    btw thanks for your comment on my gmarket haul :)


  2. The dress looks so pretty on you! Also love the tattoo.

  3. That dress is amazing! The colour is gorgeous, and I love all the draping & twists~
    Love your eye make up too!

  4. I am loving the dress on you so much, looks really gorgeous and you all look so fabulous together ^^

  5. You look so gorgeous in that dress! I love its color and beaded details, too! =)

    I also love what you did to your eye. I'm so not talented with make up and stuff. I think I've said that before. Haha!

  6. You looked beautiful! X

  7. think I should comment, you impressed me with your attire for the evening.

    Sup Joey. It's turtle. I despise formal/semi-formal/any type of event that requires dress code because I am a boy. My friend who is a girl (and not a girlfriend) often nags me to dress up for dinner with her "because it's fun". How is it fun? I go to a fancy dinner, I dress like I'm going to work. I go to a wedding, I dress like I'm going to work. I go to a funeral, I dress like I'm going to work. Fun is hanging out by the party district in Toronto and watch all the slutty girls walk by.

    Anyway. I hope you are well. My apologies that the Canadian government blocked an attempt by Petronas to take over one of our oil companies. My Prime Minister is a worry wart.



  8. WHAT A BODY. *jaws drop* that dress looks stunning on you babe!

  9. My lady, there's only one word I can use to describe you in that outfit: GLAM!!!

  10. you look really sexy with that dress on!! Looking fabulous ;)

  11. their dresses looks great, love the one you picked out, the twist detail is pretty!

  12. natalija.yasmina-blog21 November 2012 at 14:54

    super gorgeous!!!!


  13. In all honesty, i think you worked the dress better than the model for the promo picture XD I love the shoes and the murua tattoo that accompanied the dress :)

  14. francesca romana capizzi21 November 2012 at 14:54

    OMG!! This dress is gorgeous!!
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  15. Great photos honey! I love the dress! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?

  16. ohhhh joey you look so sexy in your burgandy dress!! i love the crystals on it!! :) your makeup looks so pretty doll!

  17. Wow~! Found your blog and wow~!!! Wow~!!!! Sexy lady ....

  18. Lov the dress, tat behind ur ear too, looks great on you :)

  19. Your dress is gorgeous!
    You have a wonderful blog! Do you want to follow each other? Follow my blog on Bloglovin'. Let me know in my comments and I will follow back ;)
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

  20. !!! Your figure looks AMAZING in that dress! And your legs look mad long too haha! May I ask what's your height?

  21. Thanks, hun!
    I'm only 160cm. The angle of the camera did the trick ;)

  22. Oh darn you look absolutely drop dead
    gorgeous Joey! I totally love the rose
    tattoo c; The make up is really well done
    as well!

    I hope the food was nice as well c:

  23. Thanks, Mei!
    The food was terrible, to be honest. Bah!

  24. Gal! You look absolutely ravishing in this dress!!!

    Pardon me for not dropping by too often. Been busy and caught up with personal stuff too.


  25. sooo stylish! chic :)


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