Thursday, June 24, 2010

Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Sew a Bias-strip Scarf - Threads

Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Sew a Bias-strip Scarf - Threads

| CG Is At Work | - Magical SMH Isadora

Ms Kay is currently at work.. so what am I doing today?

I was shocked that Jakel and Gulati's weren't of similar ownership. Daaa... I didn't know. Really. I was dumb founded when i learnt that a few weeks ago. 

Previously, I bought many of my raw material for Simply Me Hijab exclusively from Jakel.. (my fav is Jakel jln Bunus) Only recently, I bought it from Gulatis. 

It is all in the secret of bargaining..  Thank you for a very good offer.. I'm definately coming back for more!

Recent development...
My husband was shocked that all my pieces (in-making) are booked and sold. He was shocked that before I could upload my collection - Simply Me Hijab [SMH] is officially sold-out! (Too bad dear...)

I'm about to cut my latest pattern of SMH - Isadora... I just finished designing them.. Isadora comes in bright vibrant colors.. basic color but bright. Dedicated in plain chiffon silk. I designed Isadora with princess and simplicity in mind. Yet the embellishment chosen for Isadora is of high quality... mixture of swarovski crystal beads and Japanese high quality beads. Some of the materials are such as follows:

| swarovski crystal chart |

| cute bedazzled beads |

| japanese beads |

| high quality rayon embroidery thread |

| plain chiffon silk |

some of the color SMH Isadora carries are as depicted below
Isadora is designed and stitched to a polyester chiffon underneath to conceal and to reflects modesty.

Ms Kay completes the scarves aka hijab with a rolled end stitch. 

Neat and Simple. 

Just nice to be accompanied by the 'right' rhinestones.

 | well, designing is not that bad |


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

| Site I Miss About Paris - Parisian - Francois |

I miss Paris! I miss every bit of experience Paris has given me... I miss it for all the good reason. It was a place that has open up my eyes and given me a totally different opinion about life and happiness... how much I've learnt from you - Paris, France.

| the wind - the wide blue sky - the green wide field |

Bonjour me amis... | Pont Alexander III |

arghhhhh miss the ambience... | Galleria Lafayatte |

| Monmarte | Remember Moulan Rouge? 

Miss the site of breads.. danishes.. ├ęclair...where is the Baguette?

memories.. memories... excellent life experience.

How Tidy and How Interesting

Lately, since I'm getting older, I found many of my gurly friends have ventured into English home deorating frenzy. It is really fascinating.. even a friend of mine has opened a Home Deco Shop in Pahang (she is 'Datin' Ku Asmah - she has fine collection for those in love with English home decoration! Do visit her okay!)

Anyway, I've been studying harder about the concept and getting involved with the terminology and the business of English art and decor. Of course my passion in entirely on to the VICTORIAN Era. However, this might help somehow in my learning.. So, what have I learned today?

I found out that, I can keep my collectibles in fascinating tidy order... away with clutter! These pictures are credits to their respective owners.. Owners who have invested their time to sharing and educating people who are beginner like me understand the art of English Decor....

NEAT and in rhythm..... red transfer wares i presume?

really neat... tureen or transfer wares? which one?

I'm mad for cups and saucers and side plates... interesting!

This one in particular is something I've seen commonly in many houses I've visited in KL... (friends.. forgive me but I kinda think of it as common but not yet there?)

I saw something like this at SSF Sg Buloh a few months back.. hmmm... interesting too

Dedicated for optimization of space - corner shelve.. I like this! Fabulous order :)

order.. order... but yet behind closed door.. your beauty need to be disclosed!

How's that? Nice?

Looks like this one need another new closet?

Neat but.. could it have been better?

nice and neat.. no beauty can be denied such evidence...

Well, i have plenty more.. but I'm gonna pen-off here because I got to start cutting my hijab design pola now.. I got over 40 new pieces to cut and sew :)

My Die-hard Hobby is Back for real!

Once upon a time, I was beginning to like my 'weird' interest in collecting vintage European items.. especially the Faberge egg and the princesses' collectible glass slippers.

"Today, Faberge eggs are priceless masterpieces but their history began in 1885 with Tsar Alexander III, who commissioned Peter Carl Faberge to make an egg for his wife."
The Blue Serpent, 1895

The Twelve Monogram

But lately, my undying passion creeping back slowly energetically - insisting me to look into my 'love for antiques' once again. I wouldn't call it antique actually - because that would mean I'm going to spend a lot of money on buying stuff to be shelved.

Where is the meaning and pleasure of having something with usage than? Hmm.. probably, I'm really getting old..

Collecting Faberge and Glass Slippers is not feasible looking at my 'slowness' in travelling these days. So, I've declared that I'm gonna fulfill my passion in Victorian Pottery, China and Arts to my fullest potential. Hence all my design for Simply Me Hijab does come in variety of colors within the era... very subtle and vintage as well.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Victorian Daily Life - an insight!


During the Victorian era, the precise cut, material and color of a garment revealed the social class of the wearer. With the growing prosperity of the day, fashions for women of the higher classes became increasingly complex. Dresses were composed of several layers of different shades, cloths and trimmings, and intended to be worn with both under-dresses and over-dresses. Properly dressed ladies accessorized with gloves and bonnets. Bustlines rose, as Victorian modesty gained widespread adherence; and waistlines fell as designers revived the popularity of formal dresses reminiscent of Georgian France. In the first quarter-century, puffy "mutton-leg" sleeves became all the rage, but these were later replaced by fitted sleeves and eventually bell sleeves. Victorians considered the "hourglass" shape to best flatter the female form, and women wore restrictive corsets to achieve this ideal. The Victorian era also saw the progression from crinoline skirts to hoop skirts and finally to bustled skirts. Finally, the invention of sewing machine revolutionized women's fashion on a practical level, as ladies devoted themselves to designing, customizing and making their own garments.

As for accessories of this era, the cameo became all the rage of the mid-19th century. Although Queen Elizabeth was known to favor cameos to complement her garments and Catherine the Great had an impressive collection as well, Queen Victoria revived the jewelry piece during her reign. Cameos during the Victorian era were often attached to a black velvet ribbon and worn as a choker. Jewelers during the nineteenth century used gemstones, stone, shell, lava, coral and manmade materials as mediums to carve cameos. Shell had been used by Italian carvers since 1805, and by the Victorian era, was the favorite material of cameo designers. Popular subjects for cameos included depictions of deities from Greek mythology (especially the Three Graces, the daughters of Zeus), the Biblical Rebecca at the well, and the Bacchante maidens adorned with grape leaves in their hair. The Victorians' appreciation for naturalism, especially their love of gardening, was also captured in cameos featuring flowers and trees. Finally, the Victorian woman of means often commissioned a cameo in her likeness, while other artists depicted an idealized woman with an upswept hairstyle and Romanesque features.

Men's fashions of the era were comparably more comfortable for the wearer. It was considered impolite society for a gentleman to appear in his shirt sleeves before a lady other than his wife, so Victorian men nearly always wore wore an informal "sack coat" during the day. The sack coat was a loose-fitting, single-breasted garment appropriate for travel or business, which was distinctive for its small collar, short lapels, a fastened top button close to the neck, moderately rounded hems, flap or welt pockets on the hips, a welt pocket on the chest and a slightly baggy appearance. Men's formal attire consisted of a top hat, dapper cutaway coat or frockcoat, waistcoat, cravat and trousers.


Food and Cooking

The Victorian era was a period of extravagant entertaining for the upper middle and high classes. Victorian meals consisted of as many as nine courses, although many dishes were light and petite-sized. Fine ingredients, such as exotic spices imported from distant countries, were used in lavishly prepared meals. Culinary schools were established for the first time in history, while popular recipe books by chefs such as Agnes B. Marshall and Isabella Beeton became all the rage in England. Detailed measurements and instructions were written down for the first time during this era. New kitchen gadgets such as the can-opener and Ball-Mason jars were introducted. In addition, Victorians began adopting a host of manners and customs surrounding mealtime, in accordance with Beeton's maxim: "A place for everything and everything in its place." Through her widely-read recipe books, Beeton also popularized such phrases as "Dine we must and we may as well dine elegantly as well as wholesomely."

The institution of afternoon tea became highly popular during the Victorian era. Afternoon tea was invented by Anna Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting. During this time, the noble classes ate large breakfasts, small lunches and late suppers. Every afternoon, Anna reportedly experienced what she referred to as a "sinking feeling," so she requested that her servants bring her tea and petite-sized cakes to her boudoir. Many followed the Duchess' lead, and thus the ritual of afternoon tea was birthed. In fact, a culture of sorts emerged around the tradition of drinking tea. Fine hotels began to offer tea rooms, while tea shops opened for the general public. Tea dances also became popular social events at which Victorian ladies met potential husbands.


Sports, Games and Leisure

In addition to the ever popular afternoon tea, Victorian families enjoyed gathering together for games in the evenings. Many Victorian games were active and silly, and have since been resigned to only being played by young children. A whole range of 19th century games, in fact, consisted of trying not to laugh. For example, "Poor Pussy" involved one proper Victorian guest having to crawl on all fours amongst the seated company, meowing piteously, and crouching in front of someone who had to respond, "Poor Pussy!" with an absolutely straight face. If either Pussy or the speaker so much as smiled, the latter became the new pussy. If both maintained their composure, Poor Pussy was Poor Pussy indeed, condemned to crawl toward another human in hopes of being relieved of his task.

Slightly less humiliating was "The Laughing Game." One person began by saying, "Ha"; the next, "Ha-ha"; and so on around, while all tried not to actually laugh. Whoever succumbed was eliminated as the "Ha" repetitions continued to increase around. Other games entailed silly postures: "Statues," for example, where everyone had to suddenly freeze in some extreme position, and whoever laughed or broke the pose was eliminated; and "The Sculptor," in which one player arranged the others as peculiarly as possible, toward the same goal. What we called Simon Says was then named "O’Grady Says." A game known as "Change" involved various objects--large, small, heavy, light-- to equal the number of the participants. The players began by standing in a circle, each holding one item. Someone appointed to give commands said "Go," and players had to begin passing anything they held to their right, while also taking whatever was handed to them. When told "Change," they had to pass objects to the left. To add confusion, several items were deliberately, simultaneously routed in the opposite direction. Whoever dropped something or passed it the wrong way was "out"--but all objects remained, making them harder to pass along smoothly.

Still popular today, "Charades" was played by the Victorians. One player from each team of guests drew a card on which was written the name of an object, person, book, movie, etc. (to make the game more authentic, you can limit the names of people, books and objects to those that were popular during the 19th century). The player had to act out what was written on the card within a specified amount of time, while his or her team members made guesses. Points were awarded for the correct guesses, and each team rotated until all of the cards were drawn.

"Musical chairs" was another popular game, which began with chairs placed in a row, with one chair missing. The guests were asked to walk around the room while the hostess played a short piece on the piano-forte. When the music stopped, the guests scrambled to find a seat. The guest without a seat was "out" of the game, another chair removed, and the game continued until the last guest seated was named the winner.

"Blind Man's Bluff" was an especially popular parlour game, although it in fact originated during the Middle Ages. The game is mentioned in period novels such as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and was reportedly played by members of Queen Victoria's court. One guest was blindfolded, and spun around five times. While spinning, all the other players ran around looking for a good spot to hide. When the searcher finished the fifth spin, he or she yelled, "Stop," and all the other players froze in place. The player then searched for the other players by yelling "blind man's..." All other players yelled "bluff," disguising their voices. Even distinguished guests in proper attire were required to stumble around, attempting to track down the other players.

"Hot Boiled Beans" was another game in which one guest was sent out and an object hidden. When he returned, the guests shouted, "Hot boiled beans and bacon for supper." Guided by other players saying this meal was becoming cold, hot, even perhaps burned (if he was very near it), he searched for the article. In "Hunt the Thimble," a small item was hidden in plain view while all guests were out of the room. Upon returning, each guests was to sit down silently as soon as she spotted the item. The last person left searching had to pay a forfeit. Other old games such as "Hare and Hound" and "The Wolf and the Lambs" gave players license to chase or grab each other as they broke out of more controlled rows or circles.

The Victorians were known for their love of word games. In an 1856 almanac, one author wrote in a section entitled "Evening Pasttime": "Among the innocent recreations of the fireside, there are few more commendable and practicable than those afforded by what are severally termed Anagrams, Charades, Conundrums, Enigmas, Riddles, Puzzles, Rebuses, Riddles, Transpositions, &c." Victorians excelled at riddles that relied upon double meanings and the sounds of the words themselves. In addition, a whole range of guessing games expected losers to pay a forfeit meant to mildly embarrass, to provide a good laugh for all. Forfeits described in Patrick Beaver's Victorian Parlour Games included having to answer yes or no to three questions without knowing what questions had been selected, or standing on a chair and posing however the company demanded. For single guests, forfeits might include having to kiss another member of the opposite sex, or having a male and a female player be blindfolded and then dance together.

"Twenty Questions" was a popular guessing game that could end in forfeits, as was "Crambo," perhaps best described as Twenty Questions played in rhyme. The movie version of "A Christmas Carol" starring George C. Scott included a holiday party scene at the home of Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew. The game portrayed involved guests having to fill in common word associations, e.g., "poor as a... churchmouse." Alphabet and counting games generally dispensed with forfeits; players unable to supply an answer dropped out, and whoever lasted the longest won.

One of the oldest word games is "Grandmother's Trunk," where one guest began: "My Grandmother keeps (a word beginning with 'a') in her trunk." The next player continued: "My Grandmother keeps (the 'a' word) and (another with 'b') in her trunk," and so on, the list growing as the sentence continued around, making it a memory as well as alphabet game. There were also many round games substituting a sound or phrase for some recurring number or letter. Players had to anticipate the approach of the designated letter or (harder) multiples of the number -- and, the faster the game was played, the easier it was to fumble... and forfeit.

Credit to: Era of Elegance

A little bit about Victorian Era - My fav era :)


The Victorian era corresponds with the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. The period is beloved for its attention to high morals, modesty and proper decorum, as inspired by the Queen and her husband, Prince Albert. The Victorian era was also an optimistic time in which scientific and industrial invention thrived. Developments in printing produced a proliferation of Victorian scrap art, cards, and magazines. The importance placed on civic conscience and social responsibility engendered notable developments toward gender and racial equality, such as the legal abolishment of slavery in America. In addition, humanitarian and religious organizations such as the Salvation Army reflected the Victorian concern for the poor and needy of the period.

Elsewhere around the globe, the Regency era saw the independence of several South American countries including Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Chile. Spain experienced a revolution, resulting in the reinstatement of the Constitution of 1812. In 1829, the Peace of Adrianople ended the Russo-Turk War and Turkey acknowledged Greek independence.

In America, the Victorian era is captured in the gun-slinging, trail-blazing culture of the "Wild West", especially during the gold rush of the late 1840s. The period was also marked by tragedies such as the forced relocation of the Native American peoples along the Trail of Tears in 1838 and the war with Mexico over the Western frontier during the 1840s. Perhaps the most devastating event of the era was the American Civil War that nearly ravaged an entire nation in the 1860s. Prompted by the abolitionist efforts of Frederick Douglass (pictured at left), Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown, the Northern Union and South Confederacy launched battle at Fort Sumter in 1861. For nearly four years, the North and South engaged in a war that claimed the lives of over half a million Americans. The war finally ended in 1865, with the surrender of the Confederacy and the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

At home in the United States, race relations of a different kind led to internal conflict in the West. The Chinese were the first Asians to arrive in large numbers to the United States in the nineteenth century. By 1849, tens of thousands had left China from Hong Kong to migrate to countries throughout the world, including the sugar plantations of Hawaii and to the Pacific Northwest for the Gold Rush. Others came to America to labor on the railroads, farms, lumber mills, hop fields, coal mines, and salmon canneries. Thousands of Chinese "coolies", as they were called, were recruited especially to help build the Northern Pacific Railroad which spanned the United States. However, the white settlers in the West soon began to despise and resent the Asian newcomers. In the South, the Delta Chinese arrived in the years immediately after the Civil War to work on the cotton plantations and then opened groceries. Being neither black nor white in the Jim Crow South, the Chinese navigated a confusing, sometimes inconsistent set of racism, exclusion, segregated schools, laws and social mores. The Chinese were denied equal education and minimal wages, were banned from testifying in court, were forced to live in ethnic enclaves away from the rest of society, and were victims of riots and anti-Asian violence, including the Chinese Massacre of Los Angeles in 1871. Hatred against the Chinese reached such a boiling point that in 1882, Congress passed The Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited all immigration of admission of unskilled Chinese laborers for ten years, alongside a ban against "lunatics, idiots, convicts, persons likely to become public charges." The Act was renewed in 1892 and the ban made "permanent" in 1902.

Antebellum reform birthed the Women's Suffrage Movement. Women such as Sarah and Angelina Grimke, Abby Kelly, Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone and Sojourner Truth began campaigning for women to participate equally with men in the great reform movements of the day, including anti-slavery and temperance. The early feminists demanded a wide range of change in the social, moral, legal, educational, and economic status of women. The right to vote became the central focus after the Seneca Falls Convention, through the efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. After seven decades of struggle over the issue, the right to vote was finally granted to women by constitutional amendment in 1920.

Across the ocean, China experienced the Opium War, the dramatic rise of nationalism, and the Boxer Rebellion. Ireland suffered a devastating five-year famine, which claimed over one million souls. European nations also engaged in the Crimean War, the Franco-Prussian War, and numerous revolutions at home. Relentless domination by British, French, and German colonists in Africa, known as the Scramble for Africa, culminated in such events as the Boer Wars, Jameson Raid, and the Berlin Conference.


Painting, Sculpture and the Graphic Arts

Art movements of the Victorian era include Classicism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Classicism and Neoclassicism, were based on the artistic principles of Greek and Roman antiquity. Classicism was viewed as the opposite of Romanticism, a style popularized in the late 18th century through mid-19th century, which focused on spontaneous expression of emotion over reason. Paintings of the Romantic school often depicted dramatic events in brilliant color, as epitomized in Eugene Delacroix's renowned Liberty Leading the People. Impressionism, a school of painting that developed in the late 19th century, was characterized by transitory visual expressions that focused on the changing effects of light and color. Impressionist painters include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pisarro. Reacting to the limitations of Impressionism, painters such as Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin developed a style which was later categorized as Post-Impressionism.

In the midst of these artistic movements, painters Dante Rossetti and William Holman Hunt formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. The avant-garde artists banded together with the common vision of recapturing the style of painting that preceded Raphael, famed artist of the Italian Renaissance. The brotherhood rejected the conventions of industrialized England, especially the creative principles of art instruction at the Royal Academy. Rather, the artists focused on painting directly from nature, thereby producing colorful, detailed, and almost photographic representations. The painters sought to transform Realism with typological symbolism, by drawing on the poetry and literature of William Shakespeare and their own contemporaries. John William Waterhouse was among the most prominent pre-Raphaelite artists.


Literature and Poetry

The Victorian era ushered in great literary and poetic works from writers such as George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, William Butler Yeats, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Henry James in England. At the same time, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, and Mark Twain published their masterpieces in the Americas. Aestheticism, a movement emphasizing artistic values over social or moral themes and popularized by Oscar Wilde and Charles Baudelaire, became a notable force in literature of the time. Baudelaire's work also exemplified the Decadence Movement in France, which focused on the autonomy of art, the rejection of middle-class values, and unconventional and morbid experiences.



The "music hall" in Victorian England had its origins in entertainment provided in saloons of public houses in the 1830s. These venues replaced earlier semi-rural amusements provided at traditional fairs and suburban pleasure gardens such as Vauxhall Gardens and the Cremorne Gardens. These latter became squeezed out by urban development and lost their former popularity. The saloon was a room where for an admission fee or a higher price at the bar, singing, dancing, drama or comedy was performed. By the middle years of the 19th century, the first purpose-built music halls were being built in London. The halls created a demand for new and catchy popular songs that could no longer be met from the traditional folk song repertoire. Professional songwriters were enlisted to fill the gap.

The musical forms most associated with music hall evolved from traditional folk song, becoming by the 1850s a distinct musical style. Subject matter became more contemporary and humorous, and accompaniment was provided by larger house-orchestras as increasing affluence gave the lower classes more access to commercial entertainment and to a wider range of musical instruments, including the piano. The consequent change in musical taste from traditional to more professional forms of entertainment arose in response to the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation of previously rural populations during the industrial revolution. The newly created urban communities, cut off from their cultural roots, required new and readily accessible forms of entertainment.

The emergence of a distinct music hall style can be credited to a fusion of musical influences. Music hall songs needed to gain and hold the attention of an often jaded and unruly urban audience. In America from the 1840s, Stephen Foster had reinvigorated folk song with the admixture of Negro spiritual to produce a new and vibrant form of popular song. Songs like "Golden Slippers" and "The Old Folks at Home" spread round the globe, taking with them the idiom and appurtenances of the minstrel song. Other influences on the rapidly-developing music hall idiom were Irish and European music, particularly the jig, polka, and waltz. By the 1870s the songs had cut themselves free from their folk music roots, and particular songs also started to become associated with particular singers, often with exclusive contracts with the songwriter, just as many pop songs are today

Credit to: Era of Elegance

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wanita eksekutif bergaya sopan: Tips menggayakan jubah lycra campuran

Wanita di barat suatu masa dahulu menggayakan skirt labuh dalam pemakaian sehariannya. Begitu juga wanita-wanita di Jepun dan Korea. Malah wanita India juga menggayakan elemen skirt labuhnya dalam pemakaian sari serta lenggha mereka. Semakin hari pereka pakaian wanita mereka bentuk pakaian wanita yang semakin ringkas pula. Kebanyakan elemen skirt yang sungguh menawan itu kini, digayakan untuk majlis-majlis perkahwinan dan acara celebrity sahaja.

CG percaya dengan perkembangan dunia yang pesat hari ini, skirt labuh mahupun komponennya boleh digayakan supaya praktikal. Namun, bukan mudah untuk mendapatkan skirt labuh untuk digayakan oleh wanita muslimah terutamanya ke pejabat. Jika ada pun, kebanyakan skirt yang ditawarkan kini memek skirt ala gypsy yang diperbuat daripada kain kurang bermutu tinggi dan tidak sesuai digayakan di pejabat.

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Looking feminine in long skirts

Today’s women most likely are forward and active. Active lifestyle requires women to dress-up ‘quicker’ and ‘easier’. Being a muslimah does not make things easier. While balancing their roles as mother, wife and daughter, today’s women are also leaders in their organizations. Working together with men makes it more the less ‘manly’ for women these days.

Dressings up for work or leisure are getting simplified each day. Everywhere, designers are making clothing more simplified for their customers. Women executive are more comfortable wearing trousers and pants to work or for casual hours. It is easier and practical for them to run about in all their roles. Skirts are modest wear but slowly creeping into the non-practical corner in many women’s closet nowadays.

CG believes that as muslimah, women are blessed with the act to be modest. Wearing a long skirt can definitely make a hijabi woman look elegant and modest. Back in the early days of western fashion, women across the world wear gowns. Gowns are made flowing down women’s sexy hidden legs and were made to flow. The beauty in flowing skirts is that it brings elegant and exquisite traits of a woman. Even today’s abaya are incorporating such design element by their designers.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kerjaya Bersama Crowning Glory

Jadilah teman niaga kami!

Crowning Glory kini mempelawa individu berminat dan berbakat untuk memulakan kerjaya dengan kami. Sebagai langkah permulaan, kami memerlukan individu-individu berbakat dalam arena berikut:

  1. Tukang Jahit/ Tailor/ Seamstress
  • Anda hanya perlu menjahit mengikut pelan rekaan kami yang telah dipotong istimewa mengikut acuannya. Pelan kerjaya ini berasaskan upah kerja siap. Bahan-bahan mentah akan dihantar ke lokasi anda. Barangan separa siap pula akan dikutip secara berjadual. Individu berminat sila emel kami di atau sms kami di 010-3727705 pada bila-bila masa sahaja.

  • Kelayakan yang diperlukan:

  1. Beaders/ Penyulam manik
  • Anda hanya perlu menjahit mengikut pelan rekaan kami yang telah direka khas mengikut tren keluarannya. Pelan kerjaya ini berasaskan upah kerja siap. Bahan-bahan mentah akan dihantar ke lokasi anda. Barangan separa siap pula akan dikutip secara berjadual. Individu berminat sila emel kami di atau sms kami di 010-3727705 pada bila-bila masa sahaja.
  • Kelayakan diperlukan:


- MS KAY -

Monday, May 10, 2010


Fabrik nipis separa jarang yang diperbuat daripada bahan 100% kapas atau jalinan bebenang bulu biri-biri atau sutera dikenali sebagai voile. Sejenis fabrik yang meminjam kata nama asalnya daripada bahasa Perancis. Voile membawa maksud veil dalam bahasa Perancis. Ini menggambarkan sifat fabric tersebut yang nipis dan jarang umpama layah di kepala si pemakai.

Fabrik voile mempunyai pelbagai kegunaan meliputi hiasan dalaman dan pakaian. Fabrik voile datang dalam pelbagai warna dan rekaan coraknya. Oleh kerana keistimewaannya, CG memilih antara fabrik pilihan kami dalam kalangan fabric voile. Fabrik voile seringkali mendapat nama berdasarkan Negara keluarannya seperti Japanase Voile, Korean Voile dan tidak kurang juga pada hari ini hasil keluaran Negara jiran iaitu Thai Voile. Perbezaan yang nyata jika dibandingkan daripada sesebuah Negara pengeluar adalah kualiti bahan mentah akhir fabrik berkenaan. Japanese voile mempunyai mutu yang tinggi dan seringkali menjadi pilihan pengilang.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

When is the right time to start being a Money Wise Teen?

I woke up this morning with a structured mind. To my surprise, I was actually reciting what I must write as clearly as I’m typing it now…. Wow! So, I must not delay what I have in mind with my interested audiences…

My article this time shall speaks about what many of us have asked,

“When is the right time to start being a Money Wise Teen?”

Is there actually a right time to do so? Of course! There is always the right time for everything. Only, it differs from one individual to another. Do you know that any of the successful people in the world, thinks alike? Do you know what are they most in common with? How many of them have said, “I wish I could have started sooner….” Have you been one of those who heard them saying that?

Well, if you are a teenager, reading what I’m about to say here – then you must not stop just at this word. Keep reading my thoughts… because you do not want to miss this awakening experience. Oh no! It is not rocket science though. It is just simple knowledge that many successful people have explored, used and turn them into habits. I shall share with you in series of Money Wise Teen articles from today onwards…

Today, let’s just browse through the most intriguing question for centuries - “When is the right time to start being a Money Wise Teen?” Well, it is not a secret that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Neither would tell you that they agree with that statement. Why? Why would you want to agree to an outsider that, “Yes, I always ensure that I am more successful than my father/ mother.” Why the poor would want to agree with us that, “Yes, my life is hard and tough since my parents are poor.” Wait a minute… do not wear your successful hat yet when you are exploring those two facts. Put yourself in their shoes at the age between 11 to 21 years old. The days when we are just a teenager – if you’re parents reading this. It’s a lot simpler if you are a teenager. You should be able to connect easily by now.

My point is this; all of us wish to make a difference in our lives. But when is the right time? Is there a right age where someone or an institution could possibly tap into our conscience and tell us that this is the formula? Should it be as early as 7 years old or there is never a right time? My answer is still there is always the right time to be Money Teen Wise. Everyone takes different time in developing their money senses. The faster they learn the tricks and mature, the more time they have in their life to tweak what’s needed to be successful.

Why is that? Simply because, you could be successful for a few years and then be unsuccessful the other years and it could loop or it could remain stagnant for a period of time. Getting wiser at your mechanics of wealth is not an easy business.

However, we are not going to share with you the detail mechanics of money making. Let’s leave that to the financial experts. I’m going to share with you how you could get started. Let’s get started! No matter what age you’re at. How fast you learn depends on your commitment to change what is within your control and means as teenager.

Are you aware that your parents were once a teenager themselves? They were just like you at your age. Not exactly the same but they were. They were faced with their challenges in their time. It might not seen as complex as yours but neither you nor them could say that it wasn’t. This is because you weren’t in their time. Even though they were there, but many adult forgot they were there. That was not intentional. Too many things happen and our mind work wonders in skipping through things.

Do you know why you go to school every day? Do you know why you must study? Do you know why your parents or loved ones put pressure on you about your study? Do you have any idea why they insist? I bet most of you would answer, “Because they want me to be somebody.” Or “Because otherwise I’m going to live a hard life.” Or “Because they want me too.” Or “Because my other siblings have done well in their lives.” Or “Because my parents are successful.” Any other answers would be right too but it is not why YOU must study. You see, most people with these kinds of answers are pushing their underlying reasoning to their surrounding adult. It is not YOUR answer. YOU MUST know why because it matters. Whatever your reason, it must be yours. An answer that you could defend when things get tough. Life is tough.

Teenager cannot think like adult as much as most adult cannot think like you. That is a fact! Teenagers lack of experience from adult. But among teenagers, they have different experience level. Some may exceeds others in term of similar experiences. That will make of who they are. As teenager grows day by day, our minds need ‘variety of food’. Those ‘food’ will make out who we are. Don’t believe me? Well, how many of you are currently pursuing your study at a higher learning institution? Quite a number of you, right? Look at your surroundings. This is a place of exploration. Don’t be selfish and self-absorbed. Look around you. What do you see within the community? Groups of people, sub groups and many other things. Let’s focus on the students – a group of people within the community. The most interesting to watch would be the ‘freshies’. Watch what they choose to eat at the canteen or cafeteria. Look at how they choose their food. Different freshies would choose different group of food. Of course they choose based on what they like most but still do you realize many of us would only choose the food we like at our level of affordability? Do you realize that some of the students weren’t even comfortable being in the cafeteria? It takes time to adapt. It takes time for them to be a part of the major group within a set of community. Do you realized that even as they grow older, some of them as seniors, they never adapt. And this is no different when you step into the working environment. Some adapt, some adapt faster than others and, some never does.

The first ingredient in becoming a money wise teen is ADAPTABILITY. You must empower this particular skill. The skill to adapt before anything else. The sooner you adapt to your environment the better because you have to be open to possibility that life has yet to bring. Allow yourself to adapt. They are barriers and challenges to adaptability. In adapting you are actually taking chances being different from your main support group. Who are your support group?

Support group in a teenage life can be grouped into two; (I) your family members and (II) influential figures within your life. Your family members are your main support group. Seldom can you be without their control. The secondary support groups are those who can bring influence into your life but you have control over it. Among others are you friends, teachers, your idols and of course, me. Playing along is a way of getting pass the adaptability phase. Just play a long and many people labeled it as being hypocrite or doubled faces. But it is a skill that a successful person must acquire. I’m going to pen-off here… for now, till I pour some more thoughts into this next time.

Konsep Hijab CG

Kami di Crowning Glory (CG) memilih untuk memberi fokus kepada kualiti dan keunikan rekabentuk demi kepuasan pelanggan. percaya bahawa perhatian kepada rekabentuk hijab atau tudung amat penting bagi seseorang pemakainya. Pemakaian hijab lebih kritikal dan memerlukan penataan yang lebih teliti jika dibandingkan dengan individu yang hanya menggayakan rambut. Kerap kali kita dengari bahawa individu yang menggayakan rambut sanggup melabur dalam skim penjagaan rambut yang eksklusif supaya tampil bergaya dan memperuntukkan perbelanjaan untuk menggayakan rambut mengikut keperluan majlis.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010


Whether we like it or not, Ms Kay will have to tell you the truth...

  • The job market is volatile - you know that.
  • The job market is cruel - well, you know that by now.
  • The job market is unfair - you will learn it the hard way.
What you do not know is that:

  • once you master what 'they' need from you, you'll never be out of job.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cari Kerja Di Sini Kerana Mereka Mahukan ANDA!

Malaysia akan mengadakan satu lagi pesta kerjaya melalui Jobstreet pada 16 hingga 18 April 2010 bertempat di MidValley Mega Mall Petaling Jaya. (Gambar ehsan

Mengapa tidak berkunjung ke sini? Sekurang-kurangnya jika anda masih pelajar sekalipun, biasakan diri berkunjung ke sini kerana

Ms Kay yakin yang membolehkan anda menjadi seorang yang 'bersedia' berhadapan dengan cabaran menyara kehidupan diri sendiri bermula dari aktiviti seumpama ini.
Sehingga hari ini, senarai syarikat-syarikat yang akan turut serta untuk menawarkan peluang kerja untuk anda... hmmm.. sangat MENARIKS tau! Cuba tengok, Ms Kay senaraikan di bawah tu... Apa yang Ms Kay perhatikan, ada satu majikan tu bertaraf separa kerajaan - atau dipanggil sebagai badan berkanun la - iaitu Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM). Maksudnya, jika menjadi pekerja UIAM, pekerja tersebut mendapat manfaat penggajian kerajaan di bawah badan berkanun tertakluk kepada jenis penggajiannya.

  1. Resorts World At Sentosa Pvt Ltd
  2. Panasonic Group of Companies 
  3. T-Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  4. Philip Morris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  5. Sime Darby Berhad
  6. RBC Dexia Investor Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  7. Ace1 Champion Group
  8. AEON Co. (M) Bhd
  9. A'Famosa Resort Hotel Sdn Bhd
  10. AIESEC
  11. Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad
  12. Ambank Group
  13. American Express (M) Sdn Bhd
  14. Aspial Corporation Limited
  15. Atos Origin Services (M) Sdn Bhd
  16. AWC Berhad
  17. C & K Wealth Venture Sdn Bhd
  18. Century Logistics Sdn Bhd
  19. Certis Cisco Security Pvt Ltd
  20. CIMB Group
  21. Country Heights Holdings Berhad
  22. CSC Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  23. CustomWare Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd
  24. Cyber Village Sdn Bhd
  25. Dell Global Business Center Sdn Bhd
  26. Dongwha GH International Sdn Bhd
  27. Dunham-Bush Industries Sdn Bhd
  28. Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad
  29. Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
  30. Ebworx Berhad
  31. EON Bank Group
  32. ETIQA Insurance & Takaful (HQ)
  33. Eu Yan Sang (1959) Sdn Bhd
  34. Faber Group Berhad
  35. Media Prima Berhad
  36. Fosroc Sdn Bhd
  37. Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad
  38. Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  39. Genting Berhad
  40. Genting Malaysia Berhad
  41. Goodyear Malaysia Berhad
  42. Nokia
  43. Great Eastern Life - Loo Yoke Theng Agency
  44. Great Ideals Resources Sdn Bhd
  45. Hartalega Sdn Bhd
  46. Hewlett Packard (M) Sdn Bhd
  47. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  48. Home-Fix (M) Sdn Bhd
  49. Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  50. Honeywell International
  51. Hong Leong Assurance Berhad
  52. HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
  53. HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  54. Huawei Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  55. IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  56. IDS Logistic Services (M) Sdn Bhd
  57. Infineon Technologies (Kulim & Melaka) Sdn Bhd
  58. ING Insurance Berhad
  59. Intel Technology Sdn Bhd
  60. IBN International
  61. International Islamic University Malaysia
  62. IRIS Corporation Bhd
  63. Jabil Sdn Bhd
  64. Jobstreet Select
  65. JT International Trading Sdn Bhd
  66. KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad
  67. Kum Hoi Engineering Industries Sdn Bhd
  68. Labuan Financial Services Authority (LOFSA)
  69. LB Aluminium Berhad
  70. Leno Marketing Sdn Bhd
  71. L'oreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  72. Manulife Technology & Services Sdn Bhd
  73. Marcus Evans (M) Sdn Bhd
  74. Masterskill Education Group Berhad
  75. Materialise Software Sdn Bhd
  76. MCIS Zurich Insurance Bhd (Life Insurance Division)
  77. Metro Driving Academy
  78. MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd
  80. Motorola
  81. MSP Hitect (M) Sdn Bhd
  82. Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd
  83. National Semiconductor Sdn Bhd
  84. Naza Group
  85. NEC Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd
  86. NEP Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd
  87. Networth G-7
  88. NXP Semiconductors Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  89. O.Y.L. Manufacturing Company Sdn Bhd
  90. On Semiconductor, SCG Industries Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  91. Opus IT Services Sdn Bhd
  92. OSIM (M) Sdn Bhd
  93. Citigroup Sales & Outsourcing Services (CSOS) Johor Bahru
  94. Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd
  95. Pharmaniaga Logistics Sdn Bhd
  96. Power Point Management Ltd
  97. Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd
  98. Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (Doreen Koh Agency)
  99. Public Bank Berhad
  100. R.E.A.L Education Group Sdn Bhd
  101. Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd
  102. Reliance Pacific Berhad
  103. Revertex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  104. RHB Banking Group
  105. Samsung Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd
  106. Scicom (MSC) Berhad
  107. Scope International (M) Sdn Bhd
  108. See Hoy Chan Sdn Berhad
  109. Sensata Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd
  110. SGL Carbon Sdn Bhd
  111. Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  112. Slashes and Dots Sdn Bhd
  113. Sony ECMS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  114. SP Setia Berhad
  115. Star Team ( Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad )
  116. STS Wealth Management Sdn Bhd
  117. Sunpower Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
  118. Super Group
  119. Sushi Kin Sdn Bhd
  120. Taylors Education Group
  121. The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad
  122. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
  123. TM
  124. Toshiba Electronics Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  125. True Yoga Sdn Bhd
  126. UMW Toyota (Motor) Sdn Bhd
  127. UNISEM (M) Berhad
  128. United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
  129. VKA Wealth Planners Sdn Bhd
  130. Walton International Property Group (M) Sdn Bhd
  131. Western Digital (M) Sdn Bhd
  132. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  133. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  134. Besi APAC Sdn Bhd
  135. Bernama TV
  136. GDS International
  137. Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd
  138. Touch ‘n’ Go Sdn Bhd
  139. MS Elevator Engineering Sdn Bhd
  140. Citigroup Sales & Outsourcing Services (CSOS) Johor Bahru
Yang lain-lain itu, adalah majikan swasta yang mana ada di antaranya adalah dalam kalangan MNC. MNC tu syarikat besar bertaraf antarabangsa. MsKay pun akan ke sana.. bukan cari kerjalah.. cari maklumat untuk dikongsi bersama apabila anda bermasalah nanti (hihihii... bukan nak u all bermasalah tau).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Erti 'Bekerja' Hari Ini dan Di Masa Hadapan

Pernahkah anda terfikir, bagaimanakah rupa masa depan anak-anak anda? Ms Kay pasti jawapannya, "Sudah tentulah terfikirkannya. Masa depan anak tu.. mestilah difikirkan."

Sekitar Februari 2010 yang lalu, Ms Kay melewati beberapa buah bandar utama di sekitar Lembah Klang dan Selangor. Ms Kay cuba memerhatikan tren pekerjaan dan jenis-jenis pekerjaan yang ada pada hari ini.

Macam-macam jenis perniagaan dapat Ms Kay perhatikan di kiri kanan jalan. Kenal tak dengan Sunway Lagoon? Sebuah taman tema air untuk rekreasi seisi keluarga. Sunway Lagoon terletak di Sunway City - sebuah bandar yang pesat dengan aktiviti ekonomi. Padat dengan kawasan perindustrian kecil, hub rekreasi siang dan malam, hub kesihatan dan kawasan berkepadatan tinggi. Pendek kata, memang ramai orang yang tinggal di situ, yang bekerja di situ serta yang melawati kawasan sekitarnya sehari-harian.

Ms Kay lewati hampir ratusan pintu kedai dan pejabat. Ms Kay cuba cari iklan kerja kosong dari pintu ke pintu. Anehnya, tiada satu pun iklan kerja kosong pada hari itu. Mungkin tiada kekosongan bagi keseluruhan minggu itu. Atau tiada kekosongan jawatan bagi bulan itu juga.

Ms Kay juga telah kumpul maklumat dalam semua akhbar utama negara dalam pelbagai bahasa dalam tempoh seminggu sebelum dan seminggu selepas ekspedisi kecil ini. Hmm.. ada tawaran kerja kosong tetapi bukan pekerjaan untuk calon-calon yang inginkan pekerjaan berkolar putih.

Sebenarnya apa dah jadi kepada corak pekerjaan di negara kita. Senario ini juga Ms Kay jejaki di beberapa bandar lain di negara kita. Pekerjaan ada. Kekosongan pun ada. Kekosongan jawatan yang ada lebih terarah kepada jenis serta bentuk perniagaan yang dilaksanakan di seluruh negara.

Kita semua harus peka dengan perubahan ini. Pekerjaan di mana jua adalah sangat bergantung kepada kemampuan pemilik perniagaan. Besar perniagaannya maka, ada ruang kemungkinan, dia memerlukan lebih ramai pekerja. Tetapi ini tidak semestinya. Malah, dengan automasi moden, bilangan pekerja menjadi berkurangan meskipun kadar operasinya tinggi. Jika memerlukan pekerja yang ramai beerti corak perniagaannya berasaskan buruh. Contohnya seperti pengilangan dan cucian kereta atau restoran.

Sanggupkah kita menimbang untuk bekerja di tapak binaan dengan segulung ijazah? Bolehkan kita korbankan seketika gelaran graduan sebentar untuk bekerja sebagai jurujual di pusat membeli belah? Mampukah kita menjatuhkan harapan orang tersayang dengan memilih untuk bekerja di luar daripada bidang yang telah kita pilih, kita semai dan kita laburkan/

Semakin berilmu seseorang maka, semakin tinggilah juga harapan sesorang itu terhadap jenis pekerjaan yang ingin beliau ceburi. Salahkah beranggapan sedemikian? Semakin berilmu seseorang, semakin tinggilah harapannya terhadap tawaran gaji yang ditawarkan oleh bakal majikannya. Salahkah beranggapan sebegini? Sesuaikah nak dibandingkan dengan tren pemilihan pekerjaan oleh negara-negara pembekal pekerja asing seperti Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Filipina dan Indonesia?

Apapun tanggapan dan buah fikiran anda, MS Kay tidak berniat menyatakan salah atau benar. Ms Kay lebih berminat untuk membantu mereka yang memerlukan 'kemahiran' tertentu untuk meneruskan kehidupan dan menyara kehidupan sehingga berjaya dalam acuan mereka sendiri.

Sama ada kita makan gaji atau berniaga, kita masing-masing telah membuat keputusan ke atas kehidupan kita. Ms Kay hanya ingin berkongsi beberapa ilmu penting yang sukar dipelajari di sekolah seawal usia 15 tahun. Ini sangat penting! Ilmu mengurus aspek kewangan dalam kehidupan masing-masing perlu disemai dan diterap sejak awal lagi. Pembentukan minda yang terbuka dan kritikal hanya akan berlaku dengan pengalaman dan pendedahan yang bersesuaian pada setiap peringkat usia remaja. Jadi, ikutilah tinta pena Ms Kay dari semasa ke semasa mengenai kepentingan wang, keperluan menyara hidup dan kecekapan membina kehidupan yang kurang berisiko tinggi.

My Reading Lists (Senarai Bacaan Ms Kay)

  • Twilight Eclipse
  • The Quick & Easy Way To Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie