I love this line,
"There are no ugly people, only many lazy people in this world"
It's true. Everyone, no matter who they are can be beautiful with effort. Sure, there are people born with Aphrodite's touch but one must still work hard to be beautiful on the inside as well.
It was an honour to be invited to grace such an inspiring lady in her grand opening of Amber Chia Academy in Penang.
1 dress 10 ways.
Awesome convertible dress from Ladies Fashion served as my last minute option for the event. Which suited perfectly as the theme, unbeknown to me, was black and red.
Do check them out, the dress is really a steal!
Situated in the same building as the Hakka Association of Penang along Jalan Burma, this strategic location would serve well to the northern lass aspiring to try their luck in the modelling world. You don't have to go all the way to KL or misplace your trust and money on suspicious looking modelling schools. Amber Chia is brining all her years of experience to you.
Much thanks to the sponsors who made the grand opening possible:
My partner in crime for that day and fellow Northern blogger, Ms. Jamie of Jamie Writes. Go Check out her blog HERE.
It was my virgin experience of events in Penang. Albeit some things could have been carried out with more fines, it was nice to know that bloggers are slowly but surely gaining ground in Penang.
Serving as inspiration to aspiring models, make-up artists and budding fashion photographers.
The fabulous pillars of ACA
Aided by a strong and equally fierce team in cat walk, make-up, photography and lots more.
Supermodel AMBER CHIA, Catwalk Guru BENJAMIN TOONG, Make up Guru DESMOND YOI, Ford supermodel/Actress KELLY JAGAN, Malaysia Top model/Actor KS TAN, ACA Pj Model of the year 2011 WAFA JOHANNA and KURT CHIN.
Even the help were gorgeous. Check out the hot leather pants.
Sigh, I felt like a human in Avatar.
The people behind/in front of ACA
Of course there was the jolly ruckus of the lion dance to usher in the new opening. The whole stair well amplified the heart thumping beats of the drums as the 2 lions scale the stairs to drive away any bad presence.
I asked this dashing man during the press conference if he and Ms. J of ANTM were to have a walk off. Who would win? Mr Benjamin or him/her/shim/Ms. J?
Though having the ability to strut in 9 inch heels and looking fierce, Mr Benjamin Thoong was very diplomatic in saying it would be fun to take up such challenge and the truth will only be revealed when it actually happens.
1 baby later and she still looks like she could beat any models out there. Lazy she is not.
Our very own Malaysian super model came from humble beginnings. But today, she adds another feather to her already full cap. Not just a model, wife and mother, she has taken it upon herself to help other aspiring models out there. To groom them to be the best they can be and guide them through the maze that is the world of fashion as she once wished she had.Shall we move on to the noms?
Thank you for the lovely finger food.
My favourite, this delicate looking salmon amuse bouche packs a bite with ninja wasabi hidden in the lettuce. Well played.
More delicious looking noms.
A petite dessert to complete the meal.
A talented and award winning Malaysian model. He was so nice and friendly, ever ready to mingle and chat. He even played a big role in my vlog! If you are reading this know that you are awesome.
Behind every successful model is seldom a man and a cute baby. But Amber has it all doesn't she?
Amber Chia Academy is available in Malacca, PJ and Penang. Do check out the locations in the links below:
P/S: Who is your favourite model?