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Thursday 31 March 2016

Raffles College ~ 35th Graduation and Fashion Show on 24 Mar 2016 @ The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 35th Graduation and Fashion Show
The Royale Chulan Hotel 
Kuala Lumpur
24 March 2016

Last week was an exciting and fun experience for me as I was invited to attend the 35th Graduation ceremony and fashion show event organised by Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur, one of the leading fashion design college in Malaysia.

Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur presented – ERROR, its 35th Graduation Fashion Show and Exhibition. The highlight of the graduation was the fashion show by the Fashion Design graduating students. 

The grand and spacious event hall was all decked up and ready to roll the Raffles' young designers showcasing the creative and awesome fashion collections on the runway.

Both my hubby and I were over the moon that night as we were given a front-row VIP gold seat at the fashion show. Truly an eye-opening experience for us as we witnessed Raffles' young and aspiring designers all set and ready to dazzle the audience with their showcase of elegant masterpiece fashion apparel.

Pictures here at the VIP Gold Seats ~ Front Row Seats with Jaishana Logan, a supermodel turns super mom too, who blogs at www.themodelmom.asia 

Posing With My Host For The Night ~ Joan Goh 

The creative and talented students introduced their respective fashion collections on the runway in front of some known fashion judges, writers, journalist and bloggers (ie yours truly) during the Fashion Show.

More shots taken as we wait anxiously for the fashion show to start!

Let me present to you some of the fabulous and sexy creations by Raffles College Graduating Students Collection For The Night. Overall, there are a total of 25 young designers featuring 5 exclusive designs from their collections. 
 Title: The Art Of Illumination
By Designer ~ Elaine Ong Tse Huey

She was inspired by the 'Book Of Kells'.  From her illustrations, colours, letters, framing and all the details, every corner of the book seemed to be filled by the crafter's soul.

Through her designs in this collection, she wishes to celebrate the spirit of the couture world and to inspire everyone to cherish art and craftsmanship in this fast-paced modern world.

Title: Into The Glamorous Jungle
By Designer ~ Sharifah Amina Binti Syed A Hamid

"Simplicity is nature's first step, and the last of art." - Philip James Bailey. All art originally derives from the human conceptualisation of nature. When we wear an interpretation of that, we return to the very basis of what it means to be human and to be a part of Creation.

Title: Don't Run You Little Monster
Designer ~ Ng Yee Chien

Designer Ng quoted this "Kids are angels, but also cheeky little monsters. My mom knew it too well"...

Title: Eternal Beauty
Designer ~ Jeffrey Goh Jao Ren

Loving Jeffrey Goh's simple yet elegant creation. I was totally mesmerized by the intricate design on this lovely gown. 

He named his personal collection the "Eternal Beauty" ~ Unchanged by time. Feminine, elegant and mystical. Inspired by the Greek Goddess Hera, Queen Of The Gods, Goddess Of Marriage. Woman and Childbirth. 

Title: A Requiem For Misadventures
Designer ~ Carina Rozeboom

"She left the web, she left the loom
 She made three paces thro' the room
She saw the water-flower bloom
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
'The curse is come upon me,'
Cried The Lady of Shalott."

Title: 1-1
Designer ~ Jacinda Long Ji Ying

In the dark, in the light
Nothing left, nothing right
Something faint, something bright
They know nothing about my life

Title: Eternity
Designer ~ Loh Tze Ven

"Death leaves heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal. True love never dies"

Title: Reborn
Designer ~ Chen Yu Chiou

Our black, white and red colour theme designer quoted "A chance to be reborn, and to live with dignity".....

  Ms.Ginie, Raffles Student Services Manager Posing With 
Mianta Boey – Fashion Buyer @ Zalora, Joe Chia - Fashion Designer & Director @ joechia.com (Alumni), Kittie Yiyi - Fashion Blogger / Fashion Designer (Alumni)
(From Left To Right)

The Raffles College was honoured to have Miss Kittie Yiyi ~ a Fashion Blogger / Fashion Designer (Alumni). Mr Joe Chia ~ Fashion Designer & Director (Alumni) and Mianta Boey – Fashion Buyer @Zalora to be in the judging team for the designers fashion collections.
Judging criteria are as follows:
Part A (Pre-Judge) Story Board, Creatively & Design Interpretation – 20% Workmanship of Garments – 20% Commercial Viability – 10% Hanger Appeal – 10%

Part B (Fashion Show) Color, Fabrics & Accessories Coordination – 20% Catwalk Presentation – 20%

Ng Yee Chien & Ma Doyeon 
(From Left To Right)

The fashion show ended with all 25 young and talented designers walking down the runway with their designs and models.

 Nazia Rahman Shara, Esther Tsan Fei Yee & Jacinda Long Ji Ying,
(From Left To Right)

Zoe Liu Hui Min & Sharifah Amina Bt Syed A Hamid 
(From Left To Right)

 Nao Chang Sheng, Jessie Owi Jee Chien & Chin Ee Sean
(From Left To Right)

Elaine Ong Tse Huey & Jeanette Tan Yee Wei
(From Left To Right)

1st Prize Winner ~ Yvonne Lee Xie with theme "DIVE"

 1st Prize Winner ~ Yvonne Lee Xie Phei
2nd Prize ~ Mimi Lau Chiew Ting
3rd Prize ~ Jeffrey Goh Jao Ren 

Congratulations to the winners for all their hard work and great efforts been paid off well. Many thanks and all the best to everyone for putting up an exciting good show for the eventful night. 

Winners brought home prizes and gifts from ERICCO - Iron (3 pcs), ZALORA Malaysia - Cash Vouchers for Winners (RM50, RM100 & RM150); not forgetting the guests too with Zalora's 15% Discount Vouchers. Apart from that, SNIPS sponsored the hairdo & makeup for fashion models too. Pretty amazing, right? 

Everyone Up On Stage For  Fashion Show Finale 

 Mandatory Pose With Kittie Yiyi - Fashion Blogger / Fashion Designer

  Picture With famous Joe Chia ~ Asia’s Most Influential Designer For 2014 ~ Fashion Designer & Director 

For more exciting details, click here to check out the Graduates' Showcase at The Circle, Publika Solaris Dutamas from 23rd - 27th March 2016, right here: Raffles Showcase

Raffles College Intakes are in January, April, July and October every year.  

Raffles College provided 8 Courses (Advanced Diploma / Bachelor) as follows:

Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, Psychology & Business. For more details and information, please go to their website at www.raffles.edu.my 

Raffles College of Higher Education Sdn Bhd
(formerly known as Raffles Design Institute)
No. 62 Jalan Damai
 Off Jalan Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:  03 - 2164 1059 
Website:  www.raffles.edu.my

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Monday 28 March 2016

LANCELOT Tea-Guild Nadayu 28 ~ Enchanting English Tea Appreciation @ Bandar Sunway Subang Jaya Selangor

LANCELOT Tea-Guild Nadayu 28 
 Enchanting English Tea Appreciation
Most Klang Valley cafes serves specialty coffee with their latte arts as one of the main draws to these cafes, but not many serves top quality English Teas. My hubby and I were invited to a special review at Lancelot Tea Guild located at 5A, Nadayu 28 Dagang, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya; to appreciate the new art of drinking English Tea which not all guarantees that the tea leaves are of the finest quality but also the special brewing mechanism to ensure the consistent flavour of your tea.

The Lancelot Tea-Guild introduces a refreshing concept of affordable luxury right in the heart of Bandar Sunway. As we step into Lancelot we were transported to a picturesque setting of Victorian era decor, where lavish chandeliers hang from the ceilings against a backdrop of plush velvet curtains and hand painted art pieces.

All the interior decor and furniture reflects well to entice your senses to the fine pleasure to taste one of the finest tea from Whittard Chelsea England.

Before we move to the Tea Appreciation, Lancelot Tea Guild also serves an array of English Western dishes; which some of it are crafted with the right infusion of tea flavours into it.

 Smoked Duck Salad

Our review started with 2 salad which the first is the Smoked Duck Salad. A very simple, tangy and nicely decorated salad with thin slices of smoked duck and crunchy cut melon taste that complement to the savouriness of the cured meat with a balsamic dressing.

 Prawn And Mango Salad

Our second salad is the Prawn And Mango Salad - A simple plating of 4 poached prawns and sweet slice mango with a home made dressing on a layer of fresh garden greens sprinkled with fresh flowers. You can taste the natural taste of the prawn as you intertwined with the mango, salad and the dressing.

 Honey Glazed Lamb Rack 

As for the entree, we tasted 2 dishes, the first of which is the Honey Glazed Lamb Rack - The lamb rack were marinated with tea leaves and grilled to the right char. The meat does not have any gamy taste probably due to the marination with the tea leaves. This dish is served with a slightly sourish mint sauce and came with specially cut out button shapes vegetables of brinjal, carrot and tsukini.

 Pan Fried Chicken With Rosemary Gravy

Our second entree was the Pan Fried Chicken With Rosemary Gravy - the chicken thigh are rolled up and pan fried to perfection and served with the rosemary gravy. The meat texture was tender and succulent; and was well paired with the gravy.

 Imported Special Brewing Machine

Lancelot Tea Guild offers a wide variety of tea from Whittard Chelsea 1886. You can choose either the Fruit and Herbal Infusion Tea Series, Green Tea Series and the popular Black Tea series which includes the Earl Grey, English Breakfast and more.

At Lancelot the tea recipe are set in a special brewing machine; that needs the exact weight of tea leaves;

and the system will take care of the special brewing techniques to infused the tea flavours with the right water temperature to extract the optimum flavour.

My tea selection was picked by the tea sommelier; as I prefer a milder version of tea after our heavy dinner which is the the Piccadilly Blend; a classic black tea with fragrant flavours of rose, strawberry and lotus, luxuriantly layered with colourful cornflowers petal. 

With the sweet, fruity and floral taste; it went well with the pairing of the scones and the cakes that we had for desserts.

Cherry Blossom Tea Ice Cream Spread

To accompany our tea; we had the special Lancelot Tea Guild in-house made scones which is the Classic Scones which is served with Cherry Blossom Tea Ice Cream Spread.

and the Apple & Pomegranate Scones which were sandwiched with Apple Elderflower Tea Ice Cream Spread.

 English Earl Grey Cake

For desserts; we had a tea infused cake; which is the English Earl Grey Cake; it has a rich tea flavour and mask with a chocolaty taste with a right sweetness level. We love this combination that went well with our choice of tea which is the Piccadilly Blend.

It was a very tea-riffic and captivating experience to enjoy these special brew tea coupled with the fine ambiance and decor of the Lancelot Tea Guild. For English Hi Tea fans, they do offered a Special High Tea Set at RM 68 for 2 paxs which you can try out too. Do check it out.

Note: This post is written by Uncle Hong, my foodie hubby cum food enthusiast on my behalf. 
Pictures are taken by Yours Truly. Xoxo!

Lancelot Tea-Guild
5A, Nadayu 28 Dagang
 Jalan PJS 11/7
 Bandar Sunway
 47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: 03 - 5613 6639
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