Saturday, December 11, 2010

We've Missed You!

ChinnyPea says:
"It feels like ages since you've graced our TV screens, Lee Lin! Glad to see you back!

With new glasses! Those frames are new, aren't they? And you've done something to your hair too! Maybe it's the studio lighting but it looks like you've got a new colour rinse! Your hair sure looks like it's got a warmer tone compared to your usual virgin silver-grey."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


ChinnyEm: "HI LEE LIN! I'VE MISSED YOU HEAPS! I GOTTA CATCH UP ON ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU'VE WORN IN THE PAST 2 MONTHS! I don't know how I survived without you either!!! Here's a quick suggestion- WEAR THIS TOP!!!! Sorry, didn't mean to sound like a dictatorial VOGUE page but Kate Bolzonello's RMIT grad collection featured things that wouldn't go amiss on you Chinny! This top was definitely made for you!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"Now which jacket of yours have you turned inside-out again?!

I love the details on this one. The lines of stitches and trims look like a very abstract representation of the human skeleton. Show us more the insides of your jackets!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Old Chestnut

ChinnyPea says:
"You almost had me fooled, Lee Lin! Haha. I thought you got yourself a new black jacket at first glance but it's actually this vest worn over more black. Cunning."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pink & Grey Weekend?

ChinnyPea says:
"Another pink and grey combo following yesterday's!

I love it when you do themed weekends! Intended or not."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Grey "Puffa" Is Back!

ChinnyPea says:
"Woooohoooohoooo! We haven't see this jacket for quite some time. 'Hello, Shiny Puffy Pal!'.

I love that you've paired it with something so sheer and girly under! ★★★★★!"

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ruffles + Broderie Anglaise

ChinnyPea says:
"GRRRR! GRRR! GRRR! SBS has taken Saturday's news segment off their website again! Before I can do a screengrab of you. How very very grrr-some!

On to happier things...happy to see that you've decided to wear our favourite broderie anglaise jacket with something white today!

A contrast to all the Halloween-black that's floating around? Or inspired by the recent Dolce & Gabbana all-white collection? I was so happy when I saw that show! You know how much I go on about loving white. Nice to see that designers are giving the non-colour colour the attention that it deserves."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Checked Plum

ChinnyPea says:
"Ooooooh! A new addition to your wardrobe! This checked blouse in a rich plum juicy colour! I like!

The subtle gradation in the colours reminds me of the Japanese shibori dyeing method. But I think the checks are woven into the fabric, right? I mean, to achieve such perfect straight lines and boxes with shibori, whoever made that piece of textile would have to be a grand master!"

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Silverado Saturday

ChinnyPea says:
"I need to whinge a little first: What's up with the SBS website, Lee Lin?! I went to grab a picture of you from last Sunday and they've taken the whole news segment down?! But kept the those from the weekdays. Bah!

We've used "Silverado Sunday" before when you last wore this jacket. I know. But the same jacket deserves the same post title?"

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flipperty-Flipping It Again!

ChinnyPea says:
"Please see this post from exactly three months ago. Tee hee hee.

PS. Hope you had a good weekend off last week! You were missed!"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Stripes! Yay!

ChinnyPea says:
"Horizontal AND vertical stripes! Ruffles! And what looks like a cameo brooch!

My new favourite Lee Lin outfit!"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Highest On The Repeat List

ChinnyPea says:
"We're still watching and paying attention! And keeping track!

This blue-on-blue combo has been worn previously on:
~ Sunday 11 October 2009 - the first time
~ Sunday 10 January 2010
~ Sunday 2 May 2010

And today!"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harnessing It Again!

ChinnyPea says:
"This is a weekend of oldies-but-goodies, huh?

Happy to see this mustard jacket and tan harness combo back! It's been a while."

ChinnyEm says:
"You're wearing the harness in a new way today! Not across the body but around the neck! Keeping us on our toes, Lee Lin!"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Optical Illusion Ruffles Lump Thing" Again!

ChinnyPea says:
"That's what ChinnyEm called this mad polka-dotted number when you wore it in July. Tee hee hee. I'm sure she'll be happy to see it again. How about more dotted things next week? In COLOURS! Please."

ChinnyEm says:
"Yay! The faux lady lumps jacket! No complaints from me. I'm bedotted! I mean, besotted."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Velvety Stingray

ChinnyPea says:
"That's what your mauve vest looked like to me!

I love today's look. A little "Neo-Victorian"(?), I think. And no black. Wheeeeeee!"

ChinnyEm says:
"This is one of my favourite vests ever! Wear it more often! It can be black's substitute. ;) "

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Checks 'Round The Neck

ChinnyPea says:
"Cute! Very very cute! That little bit of red-and-white checks!Will forgive you for wearing black again.

But I have to say that the sheer cardigan, although black, is kinda cute too."

ChinnyEm says:
"I'm running out of ways to say I love you: je t'aime, aishiteru, te amo..."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Twisted Boyfriend Jacket?

ChinnyPea says:
"Bah. Bah. Bah. Haha. Yesterday, I was just saying how happy I was to see you wear so much white lately and you had to go wear boring black again today.

Well, at least you've made the actual wearing of it interesting! Doing the inside-out thing again, are we? Tee hee hee!"

ChinnyEm says:
"You know I knew you were down in Melbourne during fashion week? And yet I didn't trek out to see you?! I'm cursing myself for not attending the function you were at. ARGH! I don't mind the black today. Probably because it's jazzed up Stitches? My dad was fixated on all the detailing today. Then again, he's always fixated on what you wear."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tighty Whitey

ChinnyPea says:
"Tee hee hee. A variation of the white-ness from two weekends ago!

Shiny sheeny vest over a shiny sheeny blouse this time around. A more "fitted" silhouette compared to the last one.

I'm happy to see that you're getting into white! Yay! No more black! Please."

ChinnyEm says:
"Hey, another 'wedding outfit' as ChinnyPea would say! This vest reminds me of all my uncles and male relatives back in Vietnam. This is what they would wear to functions/weddings! In fact, I think my mother dressed my brother in this when he was a wee lad. I wonder what this vest means to you...if anything...Haha. "

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Curly-Wurly Grey

ChinnyPea says:
"Like the last time, I'm still tempted to pull the drawstring around your collar. Tee hee hee!"

ChinnyEm says:
"Sometimes I refer to this as the tornado neck jacket. How fitting too that Melbourne was in the midst of being blown away."

Saturday, August 28, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"Aaaahhhh! I like this!

Things that we've not seen you wear very much of before - a cardigan, the soft unstructured-ness of knitted things and quite a plunging neckline. Woo!"

ChinnyEm says:
"Lee Lin! This is so...racey...compared to what you normally wear. It's a beautiful cardigan I must say. The texture seems lovely. Bring on more 'springy' dressing!"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Creamy Magnolia

ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, there I was yesterday wondering if you'd pick a white or ivory wedding dress after seeing you in that white ensemble.

Today, you had to wear ivory. Just to tease me. Haha.

But what am I thinking?! You are Lee Lin and if you ever get hitched one day, you'd wear whatever colour you want! You, the un-traditionalist!"

ChinnyEm says:
"No colour this week ay? Clearing the canvas? That's cool. But you know, a bit of colour gets me all giddy. Haha.
Ah and ChinnyPea, I think Lee Lin's wedding dress colour (if she were to even wear a dress) would be a pastel pink or firey red. I don't know, I can just imagine her walking down the isle in those shades."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sheer Ruffle-y White

ChinnyPea says:
"Back to your old combo of vest-over-sheer-blouse, huh? You know I like white. And ruffles! So this has got big thumbs-up from me.

If you ever marry one day, would you wear white or ivory? I say "white"! Not too many people can do stark white like you do!"

ChinnyEm says:

"You look like a modern Shakespearean character today! The delicate pleats are making me cry tears of joy, as are the sleeves of your shirt. You sure know how to rock monochrome! "

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Doing The Inside-Out Again!

ChinnyPea says:
"I'm CONVINCED that this is another jacket that you've turned inside-out! The exact one, I'll have to scroll through our archive to find. We have quite a huge back-catalogue now because we've been documenting what you wear for A WHOLE YEAR NOW! Since August 19 2009! Woo! Happy Anniversary to us!"

ChinnyEm says:

"Oh my goodness, this is a new coloured jacket right? right? I don't ever remember seeing it before. Or maybe ChinnyPea is right about it being an inside out jacket. But OHHH teal is amaaaaazing and so so so so right with a bit of fluffy tulle. What's that just under your collar? "

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We Said We Wanted Colours

ChinnyPea says:
"And we got colours! Woo!
We've also said many times before that an ensemble like this on another newsreader would look just plain yawnsville but on somehow make it HOT!"

ChinnyEm says:

"Geez, this is so hot it's burning my retinas. I adore the punchy colour and how you're even wearing earrings of the same shade! You're like a big bowl o' tomato soup. My favourite type of soup."

Sunday, August 8, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"Your make-up today interests me more that what you're wearing - I believe that's a new-to-us jacket! Interesting bits of shine and details but it's black!

Anyway, back to the face! Love the pale lips and the matching frames. I don't know why but that combo seems to have shaved 10 years off your age."

ChinnyEm says: "Oh my! A new jacket with little shiny bits! That's the way into my heart. What I really love about this whole outfit are the accessories. You're wearing my favourite blue ring again, as well as some new(?) purple frames and chunky earrings! Accessories overload= GOOOOOOOD. ChinnyPea's right, you do look like a spring chicken!"

Saturday, August 7, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"WOOO! WOOO! WOOO! Colours are back! YAY! And a jacket that we've not seen for a long long time! WOO!!!"

ChinnyEm says:
"It's the pillowy purple jacket! Nice to see it again."

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vote Lee Lin 2010

ChinnyEm says:
"And it just keeps getting better! I approve of black when it is twisted and not overshadowing an out-of-this-world blouse! I'm so happy, I'm seeing lacy butterflies and green meadows and taking in the scent of fresh daisies! See what a great blouse can do to me?"
ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, Lee Lin! I am frolicking in the meadows in ChinnyEm!!!!"

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

ChinnyEm says:

ChinnyPea says:
"Phew! What a welcoming sight! That blue peeking out from under the black!
Studied the grey panels on the blouse for the duration of the newscast but couldn't make out what they are. Could you please show them off next time without a jacket?"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Don't Wait Up

ChinnyEm says:
"Is this week back-to-basics week? The black vest is another old fave of yours. ChinnyPea won't be too happy. But then again, you dress to please yourself and that's why we fell in love with you in the first place, right?"
ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, ChinnyEm knows me so well! I guess we all have days when we don't feel like experimenting...just want to wear things that we've worn a thousand times because we know that they've worked before and will work over and over again. Comfortable feel-good pieces that we can put on without thinking. Still, we thrive on the excitement that your clothes bring us each weekend so please don't get too comfortable. Haha!"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lapel Of Honour

ChinnyEm says:
"Back to this reliable jacket and shirt combo hey? You know I love the whole structure of this jacket. But there are only so many times I can say that..."

ChinnyPea says:
"I have to 'parrot' ChinnyEm's words. Yes, we loved it the first time and still loving it but us demanding fangirls want to see new and exciting things!"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Directional Pussy=Bow

ChinnyPea says:
"Love how the bow looks permanently windswept in that one direction! Same blouse as the one here?

Not going to go on about you wearing black AGAIN! We'd like to see more colours, please?"

ChinnyEm says: "Well at least when you do black you usually do it with an awesome blouse... but yes, you know we like colours. Not necessarily a rainbow cake like UNIQLO but...actually, YES, I'd like to see you as a rainbow cake."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another Flippety-Flip!

ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, Lee Lin, you clever cunning fox!

This is our favourite grey jacket (and here and here and here too) that you're wearing! INSIDE-OUT! WOO! Was wondering when you're going to that with it. Tee hee hee.

Lesson learnt from you: Invest in a well-constructed good the insides are that we want to show it off.

Pity I can't read the name on the label from this screengrab."

ChinnyEm says: "...Brilliant. So brilliant. SO DAMN BRILLIANT. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Little Extra...

ChinnyPea says:
"Dear Lee Lin fans,

I don't know if you watched the highly hilarious Santo, Sam and Ed's Cup Fever (another SBS production)over the weeks that the World Cup was on but our darlin' Lee Lin made a little appearance on it on the last episode. You can watch it here - her bit is in the second half of the show.

I love how, because it's kind of like a sports programme, that she wore a zipped-up hoodie. But of course not just any trackie top! It's Lee Lin and it had to be black AND shiny!"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Winter Berry

ChinnyEm says: "Hello again Mrs Ribena! This outfit has made quite a number of appearances already but you know purple always goes down well with us. Especially ChinnyPea who loves it when you pull out purple velvet things. Although this involves no velvet, there's a lot of purple involved which of course earns you an A+ (when do you not get an A+ though?).Grape, Ribena, Cadbury...lovely old Willy Wonka; it's all good."

ChinnyPea says:
"AH! Your wardrobe mistress has been hard at work again!
This time, it looks like he/she has totally ripped open that lapel! A little de-constructionism at work? Tee hee hee."

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's a's a it's just the best shirt in the world

ChinnyEm says:
"Oh my goodness. Your shirt is amazing and I have no idea what material it is. Multicoloured velvet? Satin? Cellophane? FOIL?! Just kidding. It looks like a cheesy Hawaiian shirt that's been dipped in liquid milky opals. Whatever it is, I'm cursing myself for not catching you on the telly to take a closer look. Eeeeeh! eeeee! That's me squealing because your shirt and jacket are just so perfect this evening."

ChinnyPea says:
"I saw you "live" from the newsdesk this evening and I did squeal! And squealed enough to make up for ChinnyEm's absence from the front of her TV set.
It's that shirt! WOOOO! It would look dated disco-like on someone else but you? Never! Looking forward to seeing more funky fabric on you!"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cadbury Chocolate

ChinnyPea says:
"Every time you wear this velvety vest, I think of the paper that Cadbury chocolates come in. Wouldn't it be grand if they wrapped their chocolates with a flocked purple wrapper? You know, like give the consumer, via the sense of touch, an idea of the smooth and luscious velvety treat that awaits him/her within the package? Maybe not every bar but a limited edition kind of thing.

Anyway, genius combo of heavy velvet vest + light and sheer blouse today! Having fun playing with textures again, are you? Tee hee hee. You're a bar of Cadbury Dark Chocolate that I'm sure all your fans would love to have a chunk of!"

ChinnyEm says: "Loving the innuendo there ChinnyPea. :)
Purple velvet is always so luxurious and I love how you've paired it with the lightness of the sheer blouse. Silky, rich and decadent just like chocolate. Oh you, always excelling at combining the right textures."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gone Dotty For Dots!

ChinnyPea says:
"Whoopeedeedoodoodoo! Woo! The dots are back after two weeks...BIGGER! (literally)...and BETTER!

On someone else, this top with its sombre tones will simply frump them out big time and take them into serious nanna territory. But on you, you that can do no wrong in the sartorial department, it makes you look like a schoolgirl in a cute smock dress! More dots, I say!".

ChinnyEm says: I will cherish the day when you do red and white match our header! Hahahaha. I can dream right? I know what ChinnyPea means about the nana territory- this print could be a retro shower curtain but you are just too too cute in it!"

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Draw That String

ChinnyPea says:
"Love this jacket! Grey = Yay! Slightly structural = Yay! = the old Lee Lin.

I keep seeing this imaginary (or not!) drawstring around the collar that I want to pull. Just to see how far I can take those folds. Tee hee hee."

ChinnyEm says: "Careful ChinnyPea, you'll choke her! ...But I want to have a go after you too mmkay? You know I wish I could do this with half of my jackets. It would be such a boredem/outfit rut buster."

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lee Lin For Prime Minister!

ChinnyEm says:
"Ooh, is this a tulle bow I see? Genius! And another double lapel blazer? Does that mean this one is reversible too (like your pink and grey one)? Glad you're not wearing a boring black blazer. Grey saves the day!"

ChinnyPea says:
"Tee hee hee. Your wardrobe mistress at SBS is back on his/her D-I-Y improvisation kick!
Love the grey and the huge lapels but not sure about the black tulle underlay."

Sunday, June 20, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"Kind of 'medieval' are those sleeves, aren't they? And done in that velvety fabric just adds more to the Middle Ages knights-at-the-round-table feel. ✔✔✔✔✔!"

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Optical Illusion Ruffles Lump Things"

ChinnyPea says:
"That's what ChinnyEm texted me when the news (and you!) came on this evening. Haha! I think she meant the bustiere-like details on your boobs. We'll let her elaborate further below.

You know I don't like black but white polka-dots on black is so classic-y (ChinnyEm and I were wondering if it is a Comme des Garcons number) that I can't fault you for wearing black again, albeit a new-to-us piece. And I do love dotty things!"

ChinnyEm says: "From afar this is probably a boring shirt but as soon as you shifted in your seat a little I saw the brilliance of it! I was seriously playing tricks with my eyes and I was trying to figure out just what it on your chest. At first I thought they were protruding ruffles but ChinnyPea is right, it's a bustier. You know the best thing about this top? It confuses me (that's such a Comme thing...this is Comme right?). Which means I LOVE IT! And if I scroll the page up and down quickly, it looks as if the dots are blinking. Hehehehe."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

No "Saturday" This Week

ChinnyPea says:
"Oh, Lee Lin, can you please get the SBS tech crew to get their act together?! First was the crappy colour registration on the website that caused your outfits to lose their true colours. Now, they've forgotten to upload Saturday's evening news on the site! We haven't got an image for yesterday's post! How GRRRRRR-some!

Good thing you're wearing such calming colours today! Really helped soothe my nerves. And you know how much I love a non-colour colour outfit! That lacy Peter Pan it a add-on? Looks like it. I love those clip-on collars. I collect them. And way before the Miu Miu kitty/naked ladies collar craze. Would you like to borrow my vintage ones some time?"

ChinnyEm says: "Wow you look almost like a porcelain doll. This would be awesome with a big frilly skirt, are you wearing one underneath? I've been a seriously bad Chinny worshiper lately. Haven't caught you on the news or been prompt with commentating. Again, 3 cheers for ChinnyPea for being a good worshiper"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Slinky Puffa Weekend

ChinnyPea says:
"This is hilarious!

I referenced this grey jacket in yesterday's post and here you are wearing it today! Tee hee hee!

Love it when you do themed weekends, whether intentional or not."

ChinnyEm says: "Massive thanks to ChinnyPea for holding the ChinnyStyle fort while my head was buried in exam revision.
The fluffy pillow jacket with another bit of fluff at the collar! So lovely. Can I bear hug you?
Last time you teamed this jacket with a bare neck (ooh la la) but this time it's all business in one of your trusty stiff collared shirts. I think your white/black collared shirts have seriously been underrated by myself on this blog. I've come to the realisation how much va voom a plain shirt can add especially when you wear a less structured jacket.
I'm so glad to be back Chinster. I've missed you!"

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Purple Reign

ChinnyPea says:
"Woo! A new never-been-seen jacket! Like that grey one, I love how it's puffa-like but in a blazer cut instead of the usual Michelin Man blouson-style. Must be so shnuggly!

Vertical stripes! Yeah! PLUS the twisted stripes around your neck! What can I say, Lee Lin, but that I love them all!"

ChinnyEm says: "I think this was the only day during my study period that I managed to catch an outfit of yours. Is that striped rope part of the jacket? It looks more like a necklace that's attached to the top inside. Or is it one of those all in one jackets that come with a non detachable top inside? I'm asking such irrelevant questions. To be honest, I didn't quite like this jacket, as snuggly as it looks. Maybe too mature for my tastes. I like it when you live on the edge. Haha."

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Roaring Reds

ChinnyPea says:
"Not totally into the cut of the blouse - too loose on you, Lee Lin! We want to see you do "structure" more!

But the shades of red used on it...woo! Again the screen-grab is crap - when I watched you on the news this evening, the varying red tones under the studio lights made the blouse looked multi-textural too!"

ChinnyEm says:"Liking the horse riding attire lately Lee Lin. Except it seems this time it's not a dressage shirt and tie but a jockey's silks! Do you happen to have a black gun holster/harness thing like in this post? It would top off this shirt nicely and add that shape that ChinnyPea and I harp on about quite a bit."

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Harnessing It!

ChinnyPea says:
"Tee hee hee! I was wondering when you're going to wear that amazing curvilinear piece again and here it is! Wrapped around you exactly four months after you first showed it off. With the same mustard jacket. Woo!"

ChinnyEm says:
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AMAZINGNESS. I can't get enough of this Colonel Sanders/Fifth element outfit. Matching earrings today too!!! How bout some mustard lipstick to complete the look. Haha, just kidding. Unless you want to wear mustard lipstick(because I wasn't really kidding).

Sunday, May 16, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"I can't be sure but is the pink thing that you're wearing this jacket? Turned inside-out and worn back-to-front?

If it is, WOO!!!!! Very very clever.

If it's not, it's still a very well-constructed piece. Love those exposed seams."

ChinnyEm says: OH MY! ChinnyPea has to be correct!!! It MUST be that jacket I went gaga for a while back. Lee Lin you creative cat, making the most of every item. On a different note, it looks rather like a wetsuit in this picture. OH THE VERSATILITY!"