Sunday, December 27, 2009


Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:

A new piece! In green! My favourite colour. Which you have been wearing quite a bit of lately. Yay!!!!

I love the cocoon-like structure. And the life-jacket collar! And the slinky fabric. Everything about it is just so "you", Lee Lin! More, please, more!

ChinnyEm will be fuming when she checks in on this blog because she's missing it all. Wahahahahaha!"

ChinnyEm says: "Why did you wait till after I left to pull out all the big guns huh? I want an explantion! This totally reminds me of Comme Des Garcons' Lumps and Bumps and a little of Hussein Chalayan's SS/10 and even Seema Pun's (whose little jackets and vests I think you should totally check out!) lumpy scarf made of polystyrene balls and stockings. Yeah just one of your jackets can send me in quite a frenzy. What more can I say? LOVE."

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Tinsel

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Happy Boxing Day, Lee Lin!

How was your Christmas? Hope it was grand!

The third time you've worn this shiny number since we started this little blog! It's one piece that I have no objection to you repeating. As long as it's not too often.

It's quite Christmas-y, isn't it? And I much prefer this nude and pale shade of lipstick with it than the previous rouge-y colours."

ChinnyEm says: "AAHAHA well OBVIOUSLY you have favourite pieces in your wardrobe and I'm super glad to see that this is one of them. And of course you'd never wear one of those cheesy knitted jumpers with little santas and christmas trees on them so this futuristic piece of Christmas 'tinsel' does the job nicely. I also hope you had a lovely Christmas!"

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Image from Designer People Episode 4 on SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"That's right! PHWOAR, Lee Lin! And on quite a few counts too!

1. Those shiny green patent slip-ons on your feet! Perfectly Pantone-matched to the green of the Holden Commodore! Not crazy about the car. Or that colour on a car. But mad mad mad about those shoes! Everything about them!

2. Those legs! This is the first time that I've seen the shape of you legs. In trousers. And pretty tight-fitting ones at that. I think SBS should do away with the news desk every weekend when you read the news. WE WANT TO SEE MORE LEGS!!!!!

3. That outfit! Simple and clean but hot! Remind me of early Helmut Lang silhouettes.

ChinnyEm must be knocking herself now, if she's reading this, for being away. Wahahahahahahaha! (If you're reading Emmster, you can view the complete episode on Max Wolff here.)

Yes, Lee Lin, your other biggest fan is holiday-ing in Asia. It's just me holding the fort for a month. I hope you'll be debut-ing a lot more cool cool clothes while she's away. Tee hee hee."

ChinnyEm says: Hello everyone! I'm back home and back to soaking up all the Chinny that I misssed!
HAHA! Yes I do want to see more leg as well! And you know I mean that in the least pervy way possible.
To tell you the truth, I absolutely HATE this car. With a passion. Your shoes, on the other hand, I do not. Because unlike this car, they are not tacky, obnoxious (well maybe a little) or "I'm so macho and strong, look at me!".

Sunday, December 20, 2009

How Fitting!

Image from SBS

ChinnyEm says:
"First things first- you're wearing a jacket that fits! Sorry if that sounded mean but this is perfectly tailored to your shape! Look at those perfectly peaked lapels and the snug shoulders! Simple black button down goes well with this blazer (with some very interesting lapels may I add). For once, I will say 'simple but effective". *applauds*"
ChinnyPea says:
"The Applause-o-meter here is going mad! ChinnyEm and I both love you in jackets. But only those that fit you properly need apply. And this kooky lapel number, after a few weeks of ill-fitting ones, really got us going. Our palms are sore from all the clapping.
Go, Lee Lin, go!"

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Checks And Plum

Image from SBS

ChinnyEm says:
"Finally you break out the tartan! Yes, I think you are slowly ticking off the colour wheel. Haven't seen you in this shade of deep burgundy/plum before. How "dapper" when paired with the green checks! Ahh and I spot some weighty pieces of ear candy too [oops that sentence made me think of ear wax...not my intention]. All in all, GERRREAT colour combination!"
ChinnyPea says:
"Totally with ChinnyEm! Had a major squealing session when you came on this evening! I love green. I love checks of all kind! I love ruffles! And I love green worn with burgundy/plum/aubergine/eggplant!
Loving the thin lime green lines on the jacket too! Like one of those highlighter pens, they bring somee subtle brightness to the outfit! Big ST*RS!!!!!"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Beetroot With A Dollop Of Tomato Sauce

ChinnyPea says:
"I don't know...the coat and the long skirt together somehow make the outfit look too "ethnic"?

Don't get me wrong, Lee Lin, I love "folksy-folky" but this ensemble is a little ancient Chinese-imperial-court wear?

Love the coat. Looks really warm and shnuggly. I'd love to see you in it with some tall boots without the "tomato sauce" skirt."

ChinnyEm says:
"Yes Chinny, my thoughts exactly- 'Hmmmmmmm'. Not quite sure what to make of this coat. Sure looks warm and attractive and it suits your surroundings but this beetroot number is maybe a little adventurous for my liking. SHOCK! 'The Chinster is too adventurous?!' I hear you say. Well I admire the bold statement (and I love beetroot [both the colour and the food] I really do but the coat; it's swamping you! And and I miss all the architectural/shapely collars you used to have going on. Still love you as always. I think I just need my impractical collar fix."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's snowing inside

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Broderie Anglaise again! Yay! I was wondering if it's the same blouse you wore here but I can't be sure. Is it? Doesn't matter. I love it!

I don't even mind the black today. With the mini-trench feel.

Oh, I've been meaning to say that this pair of glasses have slowly become my favourite."

ChinnyEm says:
"Looks like you're gearing up for some cold weather! It looks like you should be reporting 'on location' from...Copenhagen! I like the broderie anglaise too but I'm not feeling the jacket. Maybe coz it's slightly big for you? There I go with the sizing again..."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Crispy Summer Whites!

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, Lee Lin! We can be twins!

I've been wearing a lot of crispy white things lately too. I LOVE white in the Summer. Well, Winter too even though it's deemed as some as a major fashion faux pas.
Love that touch of peek-a-boo blue. And the new haircut is looking fresh! Love it!"

ChinnyEm says:
"Soooo feelin' all those layers of ivory and the little blue intergalactic collar, poppin' out from nowhere! Also, I can't help but admire how great this screenshot is. Everything is blue and white. Talk about complementing your surroundings Chinny!

p.s I'm happy you brought back the vest!"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Chinster In Singapore For "Designer People"

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"In my old 'hood! Good to see you hanging out with the cool homeboys.
And dressed so appropriately for the clammy heat! I love that white shift dress with the almost invisible wonky stripes!
Hope you didn't get any laksa or satay sauce stains on it!
Can't wait for next week's installment!"

ChinnyEm says:
"You're in ChinnyPea's native habitat! She must have been thrilled about that!

OH MY GOSH this morning, I jumped on the SBS website and finally found the video for last nights episode that I missed. I'm so happy!

I love the walking shots of you, the dress is so simple and beautiful. OH AND WHAT IS THAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR FINGER? A CHUNKY RING I SPOT!

Okay, off to enjoy the rest of the ep on Chris Lee."

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Colour! At last!

But, Lee Lin, I'm not really loving silhouette of today's outfit. The jacket seems to be hanging on you.

We're hard to please, aren't we? Sorry. Kiss kiss."

ChinnyEm says:
"Remember this jacket? It was the first time we we noticed that your jacket was a little loose on you. I know you are a woman of small stature and the Aussie sizing system might be generous in the shoulder area for you but I have to say, I prefer seeing you in the more vests with sheer sleeves. This jackets just a size big for you and crumpling in the wrong places.
Especially your earrings. Yo SBS! HD newsclips online please!"

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:

"You had a little trim! Your lucky hairdresser! Gets to touch your head of steely greyness!

Good thing ChinnyEm and I are not fangirls of the extreme variety. You know, the sort who would track down your hairdresser and issue him/her death threats unless he/she saves some your lovely locks for us in a Ziplock bag after every haircut.

Love today's jaunty pussybow but black again?!!!!!!"

ChinnyEm says:
"ChinnyPea just painted a picture of the scenario that would never occur. I live in Melbourne anyway, so I could not possibly accompany ChinnyPea to your salon.
HAHA. That is my inner creep. RAWR!
SBS really needs to up it's online video quality. A lot of the time, our screenshots don't capture your amazing jewellery. Please send SBS the memo. Thanks.
Love today's jaunty pussybow but black again?!!!!!!"- My thoughts exactly, ChinnyPea."

Friday, December 4, 2009

Lee Lin Hosts "Designer People"

ChinnyPea says:
"Another hosting gig, Lee Lin! Yippee! It's been a long time since Fashionista! Does it mean that we get to see more of you and your amazing wardrobe every Thursday on SBS for the next twelve weeks?! Can't seem to find any information about it on the SBS website.

And the Designer People series is right up your alley, isn't it?

"Designer People travels the globe to showcase the world's leading designers in architecture, communication, industrial, interior, and fashion. Each episode centers on the creative insight of an acclaimed designer whose work shapes our lives and our surroundings."

Things that I'm into too! Besides fashion.

Talking about that...what you wore on it! Man!

We keep going on about you wearing too much black but this is some interesting black!

Did you wear something "architectural" because the featured designer this evening is an architect? Tee hee hee.

The lines of your dress is defintely more fluid than that of Ole Scheeren's CCTV building but I love them both. And the contrast in the first image of you standing in front it!

Looking forward to our date next Thursday evening! xx"

ChinnyEm says:
"Oh my god! WHAT?! This happened on Thursday night?! That was when I was working! Any chance I can catch this online?
Never mind, I will find away to watch my beloved in action.
The best thing about this will definitely be seeing the clothes in action. It's one thing to see your jackets from a front on angle but I'm sure there will be shots in this where you are moving about and showing those 'curves' off to the best of your ability. EXCITEMENT!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Take Another Bow!

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Tee hee hee, Lee Lin. You sly lady, you! Testing us again?

At first glance, I thought you were wearing what you wore just two Saturdays ago again - the big obi-like bow foxed me. But on closer inspection, I realised that today's piece is a jacket. Not a vest like the previous one. Haha!

Loving the pristine white-ness again! And how the jacket looks like a lab coat. With a twist.

Like the little bit of ruffles peeking out from under but black again?!

I'd love to see you in some acid brights! And prints! I know you take wardrobe "requests" on your Facebook page. Could you do the same for us? You know it'll really make our day. Pwease? Pwetty, pwease?"

ChinnyEm says:
"At first I thought this was the same jacket too (except with detachable sleeves). But on closer inspection, I don't think we've seen you in this jacket before.
One day you'll have to tell us where you buy all your jackets from! I've really never seen such gigantic bow adornments!
Love the cute little ruffle poking out of the angelic jacket.

p.s What colour have you NOT worn? How about a blinding aqua blue? Hehe.

We Interrupt The News To Bring You Some...News!

ChinnyPea says:
"Look, Lee Lin! Our little worship-blog is in the news now too!!!!! Just like you!

You cannot imagine the glee and of course the shrill squeals when I woke up this morning to see the tiny mention on the What's-Hot-And-What's-Not Style Barometer in The Sun Herald's "S" supplement - we are on our way up!!!! Just one down from Heidi Klum at the top! And hotter (thus cooler!) than Davendra Banhart! Whooopeeeeeedoo!

And last night, as I was updating the blog, I noticed that we have two followers (Hello, Kris and Tom!). And that got me excited enough to email ChinnyEm immediately! So you can imagine the thrill of being featured on the national paper today! (Thank you, "S" Team!) Albeit not as big-time as you.

Wonder how they (Kris, Tom and the "S" Team) found us - I mean, we are so tiny that we'd be happy to get like five hits per day compared to those thousand-hits-daily fashion blogs. Is it you?! You using your clout to send traffic over to us?! You do know that we exist (just to love you and your style!) now, don't you? Please say you do! xxx"

ChinnyEm says:


That was my reaction upon reading ChinnyPea's email, notifying me of this feature in the hot or not section.

Can't believe word of our tiny fangirl blog got out to the S team! Amazing! Thank you! May the entire world (or the rest of Australia) finally realise the sartorial brilliance of Chinny!

Thank you thank you thank you to our followers too. Feel free to share your thoughts on our Chinny commentary. We wanna know what you think of her outfits too! Let us squeal (virtually) together!
Okay, here is the oscar speech:

'To Chinny, we would be nowhere without you. Really. To you and your wardrobe, we are eternally grateful-"

Hehe, kidding. Chinny, you already know how much we adore you!

I'm off to continue squealing and flapping my arms about."

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Do We See A Pattern Emerging?

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Pattern #1 - Matching lipstick colour to wardrobe-of-the-day: You've been doing quite a bit of that lately. Having a little colour-fun, are we? Tee hee hee. Please keep it up! It makes it more fun for us too!

Pattern #2 - A sleeveless number over a sheer long-sleeved top: I'm wondering if it's your on-air Summer look. You know, lighter and breezier than the jacket-over-blouse combo? Yet still says, "This is a serious newscast and I'm not about to appear on air flashing my arms in flirty sleeveless numbers". Not that we have a problem with you showing some skin! But we understand that you have to dress right for the occasion.

Loving today's royal purple velvety number with the gold buttons. Are you making up for the fact that we couldn't properly screen-grab the one that you wore on Saturday 24 October? Or have you got the tech guys at SBS to fix the colour registration on the SBS website? Thank you!!!"

ChinnyEm says:

"Ah yes, ChinnyPea is right. The sheer-ish blouses and dramatic vests/jackets are the perfect choice for summer.
Today's vest is looking damn luxurious. Material must be one of high stroke-a-bility.

OOH and your sleeves match your hair! The perfect thunderstorm that is your hair. When I say thunderstorm, I don't mean messed up or anything, I mean the colour is like the mysterious dark clouds in a storm."

Chinster The Curator!

ChinnyPea says:
"You know, Lee Lin, ChinnyEm and I often wonder when SBS will repeat the Fashionista series that you used to host.

My hairdresser and I talk about it a lot too (he's another huge fan of yours - he loves how your hair greys so beautifully and hopes that when I get to your age, my hair will do the same too, for his styling pleasure).

And today, I read in the papers that you are the curator of a travelling exhibition of photographs highlighting Australian fashion trends of the 60s and 70s!

They couldn't have picked a better person to do it! Now, will the exhibits be travelling to Sydney. Or have I totally missed it?!"

ChinnyEm says:
"OH my gosh when Fashionista was first screened, I was pretty much oblivious to the superfantastic-ness that is SBS. Dear SBS, please do a re run!

On a side note Chinny, I just found out you are a massive Vivienne Westwood fan and wrote a long letter to her (most likely a fan girl letter?!). HI-5 to that! Hi-5, you big Vivienne Westwood fangirl! I also think Dame Viv is the shizz.

Anyhoo, I really do hope this exhibition comes to both Sydney AND Melbourne. I'm sure ChinnyPea and myself would literally hyperventilate at the chance to view it!"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gone Folky?

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"When the news and you came on this evening, I let out a louder yelp than usual, Lee Lin.

Orange is something that I haven't see you in! Together with touches of purple and green! Not your usual colour combo. I like! Reminded me of the block-colour pieces that I used to wear in the 80s in my teens - orange top, purple mini and green shoes.

Also loving the handcrafty and folksy feel of the vest. Again not something that I thought the modern lines-loving you would be into but hey, keep surprising us!"

ChinnyEm says:
"For some reason this outfit just screams AUSTRALIA to me. Reminds me of gumnuts, the bush and Jenny Kee; coincidentally another eccentric little lady. Are you and Jenny pals? Together you could be ChinnyKee- a force to be reckoned with.

That sheer top is amazing. Permission to borrow for this weekend? Hehe. Just out of curiosity, do you happen to be wearing flared jeans and hiding a guitar somewhere underneath that desk?
Just kidding. The folky vest is a nice departure from the "drama-mama" collars. Oh yeah, I forgot all about the usual collar!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cool And Calming Grey

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"This could be my favourite look of yours, Lee Lin, since we started this little blog.

There's none of your usual drama-mama-ness incorporated but I'm strangely drawn to it. The matching of the grey of the jacket to the grey of your hair somehow has this really calming effect. The nude lipstick further adds to that. And the bursts of bottle-green on your ears are pure genius! I can't stop looking at you."

ChinnyEm says:
"Hah, hey ChinnyPea, when can we ever stop looking at Chinny. :)
I don't see eye to eye with ChinnyPea today. Thought this was such a cute outfit (gray always beats black) and absolutely adored your earrings but if there is going to be a number one outfit in my books, it's probably going to be a "drama-mama" one. This outfit is very newsreader weekend wear or newsreader jogging trackies/hoodie. Showing your versatility Chinny. Me likey!"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Floating on a cloud

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"PHWOAR! That's right, Lee Lin. PHWOAR!

Another outfit in one of my favourite non-colour! With a ginormous obi-like bow! If only you could hear my big squeal of delight when you can on.

Loving the quilt-y texture on the vest. Was wondering what I should do with some old pillow protectors with broken zips. Now I know!"

ChinnyEm says:
"Say 'Ahhhhhhh!'. Haha great screen shot-ting ChinnyPea! I literally ran home just in the nick of time to see this wonder! And boy oh boy am I glad.
I surely hope that your lippy didn't touch the pristine white masterpiece that is your jacket. Oh LADY GAGA you ain't got nothing on CHINNY!"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Purple Fleece!

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"So ChinnyEm told me that she sent you the link to our little worship blog via Facebook...that cheeky thing!

I'm sure you get tonnes of fan-mail each day but I'm secretly hoping that you've come read our humble tribute to your wardrobe. Thus the bit of COLOUR?! And COLLAR?!

If you wore this number for us, "THANK YOU!".

I love it! Love the recent lipstick-matching too."

ChinnyEm says:
"On wonderfully colourful days, all is forgiven! What repeating outfit?
Hi Miss Ribena! Loving this amazing shade and lippy! I want to zoom in and see what's going on with your loopy, pillowy looking collar. Is this a reversible jacket/jumper? "

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Are You Testing Us?!

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, Lee Lin! Two outfit repeats in one weekend?!

You wore the same thing here in August! Are you testing us, your loyal fans? To see if we can spot it?

I loved this shiny silver number the first time round and still loving it! there a pattern happening? Both "repeat" outfits from this weekend are from August..."

ChinnyEm says:
"Okay, perhaps you are feeling a little nostalgic for August...which really wasn't all that long ago. I don't know Chinster, maybe you could have jazzed it up a little. I'm not so anal as to tell you you can never repeat outfits but to wear the same one so soon irks me a little....
I'd really have loved to see you jazz up this spacewoman jacket with this Miu Miu collar. Super cute!"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Repeat Programming

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"I thought that jacket looked familiar so I looked through our back wore it in August!

We didn't really like it then and I'm afraid I still don't like it now.

We don't mean to be difficult fans who don't like seeing you wearing the same thing twice. It's just the colour of the "thing" I have a problem with.

Please don't be mad, alright?"

ChinnyEm says:
"For what it's worth, I still loved your knuckle dusters which aren't totally visible in this picture. Anyhow, ChinnyPea and I are unanimous in our agreement that black is, more often than not, boring. Nuff said."

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Image from SBS

ChinnyEm says:
"I've never been a fan of red and pink. They are just two close together on the colour wheel! I was always aware of this fact in art class...Why didn't you wear orange and blue? Complementary colours would have really just been so much more stunning. Anyhoo, loving the fan collar. It also reminds me of concertina folding in art class."

ChinnyPea says:
" Chinese New Year colours! And origami collar! Do I detect a theme?

The colour registration on the SBS website failed us again! The shade of you lipstick totally matched you blouse on TV but it just doesn't up here. Bah! Have you spoken to the tech guys yet?"

Saturday, October 31, 2009

She Heard Us Holler For Collars!

Image from SBS

ChinnyEm says:

"This jacket is the SHIZZZZZZZ!
Wonderful layers in that collar! Perhaps its a bit big for you but I don't really mind since I was mainly staring at your collar anyway. Glad it's not black either. White just 'screenshots' so much more nicely.

ChinnyPea says:
"ChinnyEm is right! You are swimming in it!

Or maybe it's because we are not used to seeing you with "exaggerated" shoulders?

You did receive our "memo" for more collars! Woo!"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rev your engines

Image from SBS

ChinnyEm says:
"Alexander Wang sprung to mind as soon as I saw this vest. It must have to do with the motorcycle shape, the studs and the zips. Wait a second IS THIS an Alexander Wang piece?! Seems to tick all the right boxes...but I'm not fluent in A.W so excuse me...
Moving on!

This combination of 'tough moto vest' and 'silky blouse' is probably the furthest deviation from newsreader attire as you can get, and I LOVE IT.

ChinnyPea says:
"I don't speak "Alexander Wang" too but I do love the outfit!

Across between a biker chick and a jockey? With the silky sleeves. Vroom-vroom...giddy-up...vroom-vroom...giddy-up!"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Where's The Velvety Royal Purple?!

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Dear Lee Lin, can you please get SBS to do something about the colour registration on their website?!

The photos that we use on this blog, we grab from the website every weekend. The resolution is not that great but we can live with that. However, the extremely not-true-to-life colours are pissing me off.

Like today, when I watched you on the news on TV, the vest-like bib on your jacket was a royal purple. A great touch to break up the monotony of the black on the rest of the jacket, I thought.

And both the purple and black bits were in a luxe velvety fabric.

When I went to the SBS website to grab a shot, the flat and boring image above is what I got!!!!! Colour and texture gone! Poof! Into thin air.

So please get the techies to sort it out? Until I can afford some expensive equipment to shoot you properly off the TV screen. Thank you. xx"

ChinnyEm says:

Hey Chinster, sorry but I wasn't at home today to observe your outfit. Yes, I deserve a slap on the wrists.

From the bad colours in this screen shot, I'd say this outfit is very boring. Actually, black is boring, period.

Oh but I do wish I could have seen the glorious bits of purple on TV!"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Newsreader From The Future

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"That shiny upper arm plate was the first thing I saw when you came on this evening!

What is it? Does it serve a purpose? Besides making us excitable Chinnettes squeal with delight.

If I'd been in a coma and woke up when the news came on, I would think that I've slept all the way to 2020 and cheesy 90s rave-wear is enjoying a comeback, which you have interpreted in your slick way with the glossy-ness of the black, the shine of the arm plate and the rubber necklace. You're so ahead of your time, Lee Lin. Which newsreader would wear something like that?"

ChinnyEm says:
"Hi Chinster/fashion alien. Like ChinnyPea, I noticed the sleeve embellishment first too! Unlike ChinnyPea, it looks more like a bubble to me. In fact it reminds me of the little bubble in the spirit level. HEHE. I did spend most of the duration of the news trying to figure out how you incorporate a bubble into a jacket but I really didn't succeed. Like ChinnyPea, I think you are light years ahead of your time. To infinity and beyond!"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

We Want To Pet You

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Yes, we do!

It's such a cuddly outfit, Lee Lin! The grey marle instantly suggests soft warm comfort and the pink (a very good shade!)adds a hint of girly blush. Like a fluffy bunny that I want to stroke all day.

But the colour combo wouldn't have worked if the masculine cut and defined edges weren't there. You'd have looked like a real flouncy pet.

Love it! Had me squealing when you came on. More colours please!"

ChinnyEm says:

"I am literally pinching myself. You're killing me (softly)! This is amazing! It incorporates so many 'you' details- I can't help but think that you had it (the jacket, DUH) custom made. From the Mao like collar right down to the contrast of sharp and soft, it's YOU all over. And trust you to work not one but 2 collars, and a delightful bubblegum pink colour. LOVE YOU CHINNY! You put those Seven, Ten and Nine newsreaders to shame.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blue Blazer

Image from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"Good to see that you're bringing the ruffles back!

High ruff-like Victorian collars next, please?!

Again, Lee Lin, I can't really concentrate on dissecting your outfit today for I found out last night that you're on Facebook! (I think it's a serious time-sapper and thus refuse to have an account. It was the boyfriend, also a fan, who Googled you last night and discovered it.)

You actually ask your fans on Facebook what colour they would like to see you in each week! You know what, I might seriously consider getting an account just so I can cast my votes! And read about your every move.

Or should ChinnyEm and I just write you a letter and suggest that you read this little blog of ours? We believe that we are your biggest fans EVER (we worship you enough to start this blog) and our preferences, in terms of what you wear, should be heard. And placed on the top of your list every week when you're picking your wardrobe."

ChinnyEm says:
"Not that we have anything against your Facebook fans...but darn it, we are your biggest (stretches arms out) fans in the entire world. Fangirl blogs are way better than Facebook fan pages! Haha. Okay I'll stop being silly. Just thought you should know ChinnyPea and I LOVE LOVE LOVE you.

Now onto the outfit. I am always a fan of azure blue. It's so much livlier than black! Hm, I think you should wear something like this Givenchy blouse next time."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lee Lin From The Side!

Images from SBS

ChinnyPea says:
"I think this is one of the very rare occasions that we get to see your profile, Lee Lin!

AND conducting an interview with my favourite subject - the American politics expert with the bright blue Sophia Loren-esque glasses!

Anyway, loved that stripey shirt! And their super-balloon-y sleeves. And they said back in Television 101 class that stripes are a no-no because they go all fuzzy. Well, they were wrong.

And more serious finger adornment-action today. Did you read our post from last week?!"

ChinnyEm says:
"I love that we can see you from the side! Candyman stripes are cool- it's nice to see you're not doing too many block colours. I'd like to see a close up of your earring. Looks pretty!"

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stark White-On-White

Image from SBS
ChinnyPea says:
"Broderie Anglaise! Woohoo! One of my favourite things to wear in the Summer! And in white! My favourite "non-colour" colour.

I like it because it always look so fresh and crispy. It can be a bit girly sometimes but I usually wear it with things with harder edge.

Loving how you're wearing the fabric here - a softer pussy-bow blouse with a structure jacket over. And both with embroidered cut-outs! You're giving me loads of ideas..."

ChinnyEm says:

"To go from velvety smooth black to angelic white is quite a shift! Gotta say I am loving the unpredictability! Makes the weekends just that leetle bit more suspenseful. I think every girl has some broderie anglaise in their wardrobe but I doubt anyone has thought up this white on white combo. My love goes out to you for making the twee/girly fabric structured and exude the "I mean business" look."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Engagement Ring?!

Image from SBS
ChinnyPea says:
"I'm not a lover or wearer of black but I like what you've done here - a monochromatic play with texture and weight of fabric...the furry softness of the collar...the sheerness of the sleeves in contrast with the more opaque vest "inlay".
What I REALLY loved about today's outfit is that touch of blue on your finger! A chunky in-your-face ring. Love love love very much!!!! More knuckle-duster type things on your fingers, I say!
And not being nosey but it's on that ring finger! Did someone special give it to you? Or is that the only finger that it fits (like some of my rings)? Tell!"
ChinnyEm says:
"Oh wow ChinnyPea is certainly attentive! I did not even notice that amazing piece of work on your RING FINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh Chinny, please do tell us more :) I also just realised all the colours you are wearing complement the studio! Haha!
I don't mind the black jacket making an appearance every few weeks but even if there are great textures, it doesn't translate across the T.V/computer screen very well. So back to some colour next time kay?"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Flights of fancy

Image from SBS (Sunday 27 September 2009)

ChinnyEm says:


ChinnyPea says:

"Lee Lin, oh, Lee Lin! You are back with a vengeance! Further cementing the fact that you are the Sartorial Goddess of all Newsreaders!

Here we are, little ChinnyEm and ChinnyPea, going on about the things with amazing collars that you used to wear but little did we know that "statement" collars are so "last year" to you!

We could hear you softly telling us with today's outfit that "statement" sleeves are the "now" thing. We have sooo much to learn from you. We bow. Humbly."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Skybound Collar

Image from SBS (Saturday 26 September 2009)

ChinnyPea says:

"Oh, Lee Lin, this is the sort of collar that we know and love on you!
Not as drama-mama as we have have seen before around your neck but I'm glad you're bringing them back, slowly but surely.
And that shade of vermillion! Woohoo! Suits you to a T!
I'd love to think that you've discovered our little "worship" blog and are wearing things that you think we love to see on you. Have you?
See you tomorrow on the Sunday news!!! xx"

ChinnyEm says:
Oh the colour IS divine! Are you mimicking the colour of Sydney's recent dust filled skies? Heh heh. I think we are finally getting the real you back. There is a tear in my eye! Keep up the brilliance Chinster.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Back in brown

Image from SBS (Sunday 20th September 2009)

ChinnyEm: Hi Chinny! Nice to see that you haven't been eaten by a shark, burned alive or suddenly decided to sell all your clothes (gasp! if you do, you know who to tell...). ChinnyPea and I nearly killed ourselves last week. Where did you go, babe?! Ah well, all that matters is that you are safe and sound and will be lighting up our screens each weekend from here on. I admit, I wasn't around to see your amazing return on Saturday butI did manage to see your brown number yesterday. MHMMM A HINT OF A DECONSTRUCTED COLLAR NEH?! And no lapel- just a single row of buttons running downwards! Bravo. I see you are trying to be all dapper with the addition of the origami folded hanky in the pocket too. Very nice. Very nice indeed.
Hey, since it's spring and all now, can you maybe put away the dreary brown next time and pull out, say, I don't know...something GREEN?! :) Then my life would be complete.

"We have missed you so!!!!!! Welcome back! We felt so empty without you last weekend. And feared the worst - that you have left SBS without even saying a proper good-bye. We can breathe easy now!
Loving the overlapping collar detail. And the contrast-y buttons. And the embroidery on the 'kerchief in your pocket. Cute!
I really can't concentrate on "dissecting' your outfit today, Ms Chin! Still reeling from the fact that you're back at the news desk and that we have not lost you! Please don't do that to us again!"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Silverado Sunday

Image from SBS (Sunday 30 August 2009)

ChinnyPea says:

"Yippeeyaiyeah! Finally! Something that I'd want to rip off your person and have for myself!

Still no sign of those reach-the-sky necklines but oh, that shiny silver! How it matches your hair! I love! I've been telling my hairdresser that I want my hair colour exactly like yours when I grow up.
What is that little disc that I spy on your sleeve, Lee Lin?"

ChinnyEm says:

"OH MY GOD. THIS IS PROOF YOU'VE BEEN READING OUR BLOG! BABY, YOU'VE STEPPED IT UP. I am so happy that I can't even be bothered telling you you've forgotten to put on a weird collar. INTERGALACTIC CHINNY- I LIKE!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Red For Luck?

Image from SBS (Saturday 29 August 2009)

ChinnyPea says:

"Oh, Lee Lin, our darlin'! Have you Googled yourself lately and found our little bog-shrine devoted to worshipping you and the clothes you wear?! And therefore wearing a spot of red today to wish us luck?!
Love the colour on you but a regular collar over another regular collar? Come on! Where are those almost neck-ruffy numbers that you used to wear? That we know and love? Bring them back! Soon!
Love the darts on the front of the jacket, though! Yes! Where are those those darty folded and madly-pleated pieces? Please bring them back too!"

ChinnyEm says:
"Step one in your interesting outfits rehab: bright colours. YAY! BABY STEPS!
Although this is a tiny bit of a step up from last week, I am still disappointed. I mean, look at the man on your left. He is basically wearing what you are...!!! That is crazy. YOU are not supposed to look like anyone else on this planet! Chinny, I just want to give you a good shake. I'm sure there are many sculptural jackets in this world just waiting for you to showcase. Please do so."