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Black Swan

Wah lamanya tak update blog. Apa nk jadi la? I’ve been busy (yeah lame excuse, i know). But honestly mmg sibuk sangat-sangat. Kerja sendiri ni mmg lagi sibuk and teruk dari kerja di pejabat. Cumanya seteruk2 or sesibuk2 bekerja sendiri, hati tetap happy and puas dengan apa yg dikerjakan because I do things that I love and love doing it.

I got lot of pictures to share, but not today kot. Today I just nk tulis entry bersantai. Upload gambar bagai ni leceh. Stress haku jadinya. Tapi hari ni tk boleh stress sbb hari ni hari Jumaat! Yay! Malam ni macam nk pergi Daiso. Nk pergi beli some stuffs for Nilam and Lonia, then nk tengok movie?

Ahhh talking about movie, dulu I used to share sikit2 movie yang i tengok, now not that often kan? Actually me and husband selalu jer pergi tengok movie mcm dulu-dulu. It just that time doesn’t permit to write such entry sbb terkejar2 ke sana ke mari. Dulu masa kerja di pejabat, almost everyday I update blog. Now nk update blog sekali seminggu pon payah. That’s the obvious comparison yang I boleh kasi lah. If ada org cakap jadi Working At Home Mom adalah senang-lenang…errr I guess orang – orang tu kene think again lah. It’s never that easy…

Poster sangat santek! Love the make up. (knowing me mmg saya suka mekap2 avant garde mcm ni :D ) Harus try mekap ni utk shooting Nilam. Ngeh ngeh.

Ohh tgk dah melalut. Ni nk cakap pasal movie Black Swan. I’m a sucker or mystery and thriller movie. But not hantu2 zombie lah (tapi hari tu my fren kata ada drama series citer zombie best, rasa mcm nk try tgk juga). Black Swan ni I terus teringin nk tengok sbb baca synopsis cerita dia mcm ala-ala alter ego sket. Haa haku suka la kan cerita pasal org2 yg alter ego ni. Nak nak plak Black Swan ni pasal Natalie Portman (suka suka suka dia) seorang ballerina yg kene menari utk watak White Swan but at the same time dia kene bawa watak Black Swan juga yg payah bagi seorang perempuan yg baik and sweet seperti dia. So, mcm dalam usaha dia nk mencari “Black Swan” dalam diri dia, she found something evil yang eventually consume her being.

Starting cerita mcm bosan and slow sket (imran la cakap). I rasa slow juga tapi tk bosan sbb I minat ballet. Hehehe. Then masuk nk tengah-tengah cerita I rasa mcm tk dpt nk follow cerita dgn betul sbb asyik tutup mata. Sbb byk sangat scene yg berdarah2 luka-luka sana sini. I was like oucchhhhh.

Ada scene 18SX tapi of course la kene cut kan. Hihihi. Pastu ending dia…not really a happy ending lah. But that’s ok sbb baru thrill kan? Neway, quite entertaining and ada Mila Kunis juga berlakon dalam movie ni. So, boleh la tgk movie weekend ni. Enjoy!!


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For Sale ... oppss SOLD OUT

Sorry pictures quality kinda bad because I was using my internal camera. All these photos are a self-taken photo snapped by iphone and edited using Instagram filter.

Tajuk macam giler kan? Heee. Actually I wanted to publish few photos of myself cam whoring with Nilam scarves from Nilam On the Go series. Originally the scarves were available for sale, but all are sold out as I type this. I’d tweeted all these pictures on twitter few days back and one of the scarves being grabbed on the spot and another one a day later, so sorry if lately my blog follower is no longer being the first to read all fresh updates from me. Don’t get me wrong. I love blog..still. It just that twitter is way much faster and easier. No one can deny that. If you haven’t try twitter , then I think you should now and don’t forget to add/follow me @ladyimran @nilamboutique and @loniafairy . Heee. Yer saya ada 3 account twitter :D Gila kuasa kan? Yeerrrrr benerrr

Going retro? Black chiffon shawl with white polkadot and white curls. Inner is a snood type in black also. I tied the scarf at the back and bring it to front and lock it with simple knot like a bow.

So, these are two scarves that I’ve mentioned. So sorry both has been taken [but it is possible to restock, hope the fabric is still available]. I just wanna show it here so that you guys can see some of my Nilam collections and be alert for new batch of scarves , dresses and many more. Stocks are pretty limited, yeah like seriously. For upcoming scarves, if I’ve not mistaken there are only 1 or 2 pieces available for each design and colors. So, freak out bebeh :D [yeah I know gimmic lebey, but hey am no lying here ^-^ , stock is really limited because I prefer to make my product in small quantities]

The same scarf that Nilam’s Amidala wore for the photo shoot the other day. White crumple chiffon like material with transparent sequins. Inner is a snood type in dark brown. I tied the scarf with a simple knot on left and right to resemble real “hair” . If the shawl is black, it would looks more real I guess ;)

Apa-apa pon sorry pagi2 hari Isnin dah kene tengok muka saya cam whore. Cak! Selamat Hari Isnin! Jgn bermuram durja ok and Selamat Bekerja!


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Wedding, Love & Gift

First of all this is not a belated Valentine Day entry and for your record I’m not celebrating V-Day ;). Just that I wanna share some pictures from Lonia most recent orders photos collection. Business is getting busier each day for Lonia and Nilam, and am starting to feel “tak cukup tangan” . Insyallah if everything goes really well in the next 2-3 months, maybe I can/need to arrange for something to make my life easier.

For now enjoy photos of Lonia Chocolates and Cookies. To view more photos do check out our FLICKR and FACEBOOK PAGE. And to read more stories of Lonia or to place order, do check out our official BLOG.

Till then, be happy guys. Hey it’s TGIF!!!!!

Why wait for February to celebrate love? when you can celebrate it everyday! Once a while make it even more special by presenting Lonia chocolates for your loved ones :)

Icing cookies for wedding favors. Bake by my mom and iced by me. Am loving it!

Sorry for the reflection of light on the chocs, this is due to the cling wrap that we use to wrap the chocs to ensure the chocs intact and clean. We don’t always cling wrap all of our chocs, only by request or whenever we think it is necessary. As for this, it is for a wedding gift. So, we don’t want the chocs to misshape or gets spoilt and dirty later on when it undergoes decoration process and being display openly on wedding gift tray

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Thank You @MaxisListens

Finally manage to get hold my old number again. Alhamdullilah. Was pretty close losing it.

Do you remember my entry about my Maxis prepaid number got terminated, yeah because yours truly ni sooooo genius till she forgot to top up the airtime for 3 months. The number is so dear to me. It was a gift from my husband (a boyfriend back then) about ten years ago. And during that time, prepaid starter pack wasn’t cheap. If I’ve not mistaken price per pack was around RM220. Yes, very very expensive if to compare the price with a current starter pack, like langit dengan bumi.

I wasn’t giving up just like that. I know I need to try to get back that number even though the guy at Maxis center kept telling me it’s not possible for me to get hold that number again. I was sooo doomed. The number has been recycled and sold as a new starter pack. Crazieeeee. I can’t imagine how frustrated the new customer would be if he/she uses that number. My customers and friends will call em and ask about Usana or stuff that’s not related to em. They will go nutsie for sure. I still remember how my friend used to curse the phone line she just bought like hell as she received too many calls asking for money. Apparently the previous owner of that number has so many debt and ah long is hunting him/her down. See how troublesome and (dangerous!) it can be…kan? Why can’t service provider check the health meter of the number before recycling it?

For example, my number. I’ve been using it for 10 years and am still actively using the number if not for making calls, am still receiving sms and phone calls till the day my line got terminated. So, question now why on earth I would want to terminate my line if I’ve been using it for 10 years and counting? I guess, it’s about time all the service provider do some changes on the policy. No? Terminate lepas 3 bulan sbb tk top up is mengarut di zaman sekarang, if nk terminate pon kasik second chances lah jgn lah gi terus recycle the number dowwhhhh. If baru pakai 3-4 bulan nk terminate n recycle ok lah juga, ni kamon’ la aku dh pakai 10 tahun ok! Dah la beli mahal , bukan murah2 5 hengget okayyyy.

I did try to convince Maxis to give me back that number, but kept getting the same answer again and again. Till one day I lost my patience, so I tweeted about it. I mentioned @MaxisListens in my tweet and wrote in my complain.  Not long after that Maxis contacted me straight away after and said that they gonna investigate the situation and get back to me soonest. Yippie! And a week after Maxis called me up and informed me that my number will be available again in 2 weeks time and ready for collection. But I need to purchase the number as a new number. Well, no biggie! As long as I get that number again, paying RM8.80 for it, is totally nothing.

So, I won’t take things for granted again, I learn my lesson thru a very hard way I suppose and am gonna set a reminder to top up my handphone . I don’t top up the phone often as am using Digi postpaid line too. So, whenever I wanna make calls or send sms I’ll use my other number. That’s the reason my Maxis number always being forgotten.

As I promised to Maxis, for their superb customer service in handling my case, here I am writing a thank you blog post for Maxis. Especially to @MaxisListens twitter team, I owed you guys so much! Big thanks!


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Stripe the new plain ~ Nilam Boutique

Well well well…alhamdullilah am quite satisfied with Nilam Boutique progress. Praise to God who makes all these good things happened to me. I feel so blessed and thankful to our creator. After few bumps at the beginning, I would say everything is on a good track and making an impressive progress.

Ok now, what are the progress am saying here? There are a few, the first one is am restocking Nilam Neck Cover Inner! Yay! Since there are lot of demand to restock the Neck Cover Inner, so be happy that new stocks are available now. But, they are selling too fast just like hot banana fritters  (oh i love saying this..hihi) before I could put in on sale on my blog. Because normally I’ll shout about new stocks at my twitter. Fret not, still there are few more left; for the Military Green I don’t have the picture yet since all of the inner still at my tailor’s house. Will post the picture soon once I get it. At the moment, I have Black, Biege and Dusty Pink in my hand. Am using a very soft and comfortable cotton spandex fabrics for this inner and not a low quality lycra. Price is RM30 per piece (postage not inclusive). Read HERE how to measure size.

NCI – 001 (Black)
20″ – 1 piece
21″ – 2 pieces

NCI – 002 (Dusty Pink)
20″ – 1 piece
21″ – 4 pieces

NCI – 003 (Military Green)
20″ – 3 pieces
21″ – 4 pieces

NCI – 004 (Biege)
21″ – 2 pieces

Secondly, I know it’s kinda too early to tempah baju raya, but this is what I’ve learn from my past experience, don’t wait till the very last minute to buy or make Raya clothes, because you might ended up scoring a lousy clothes, with ill fitting and color that you dislike or color that can’t go with your Raya theme color. Some has already make baju raya a year in advance so during Ramadhan month, we can forget about bersesak2 dekat Jalan Tar to buy fabrics and what not so that we can focus on our ibadah. And another thing, normally 3 months before Hari Raya, most tailors will stop taking orders. So, don’t be one who got rejected ok. I’m here to help :D

I’ve designed a dress and it’s call Nilam Riding Hood. I’m a sucker for a dress. Last year I wore a dress that I bought from Zleqha on Hari Raya and I would say it such a good investment (because the dress is no cheap but quality very good) since I’ve been wearing the dress to many other events and occasions after that, especially weddings and always received a lots of compliment whenever I put that dress on , love it to the MAX!

So, here is how Nilam Riding Hood dress looks like, am so happy since this is my first design and many more to come. Reason being called Riding Hood because it has a scarf/hoodie attach to the dress. But, hey no worries, it is detachable and you can wear it with your other scarf/shawl ;) If you like, you can also drop the hood onto your shoulder and it will become a nice shoulder wrap! Brilliant kan? Cutting of this dress is very loose and comfy.

I can custom made this dress for you , depending on what color you want (color is limited to what I can get from my fabric supplier) and fabrics. Fabric that I use to make my pink riding hood dress is quite expensive (it’s cotton, soft and shiny) and I need about 5 meters long to make a complete dress. So, if you like this dress and want it to be more economy, I would suggest to use other type of materials like cotton spandex or satin. But if money not a problem to you, then this shining stripe cotton is a good choice too :)

(Sorry muka tak siap sbb tk ready hehe)

The scarf/hood made of chiffon and satin. It’s 2 tier scarf and can be attach and unattached to the dress. If you like to order, we have a standard size for S, M, L, XL. I will provide our standard size soon, and if you need to change measurement for certain part, you can just inform me.

Keen to purchase? Just fill up Nilam contact form. Tell me color that you want (so that I can check with my supplier), your size and type of fabric. I’ll quote the price too. The first 10 customers who order and make full payment for this dress will get a FREE Nilam Wrap Around snood to wear with this dress. So HURRY UP!

Hmm…should I continue more on Nilam progress? It’s getting too long hihi. Ok ok alright last one ya. Maybe once a month of when am free or rajin or when there’s something to shout , I’ll write Nilam Newsletter and send it to subscribers. For the first newsletter, I’ve sent it to those who has contacted me before via email. Sorry if you have no interest toward our newsletter feel free to unsubscribe.

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p/s: never in my life before, imagining myself wearing my own label. but it’s happening now. syukur.