Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring in Autumn

ChinnyPea says:
"I couldn't believe my eyes when you popped onto our TV screen this evening. I laughed and it took me a while to figure out if it was a laughing-with-you laugh or a laughing-at-you one. It's the former. (And I'm still laughing as I'm typing this.)

Hats off to you, Lee Lin! For pulling off such a combo! Mustard and pink floral?! Wahahahahaha! You've even added tiny matchy-matchy touches with the yellow earrings and pink frames.

I love you, Lee Lin! For making the weekend news so much fun!"

ChinnyEm says:
"First reaction to this outfit? Tacky Asian colour combination! Gosh, that's probably the meanest comment that's ever popped up in my mind in reaction to your outfits. The pink reminds me of my Korean writing pad that says "batiful girl" on it. Haha. The yellow reminds me of a mid 80's photo of my mother in a jumpsuit of the same colour...
On second thoughts though, this combo isn't so bad. Both colours are so vivid and fighting for dominance - which goes against so-called fashion 'rules' really, but who better to stick the finger at rules than yourself? This outfit is a little shocking but I was the one asking for shocking colour combos in the first place! And you sure did deliver! R-E-S-P-E-C-T."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ye Olde Chinster

ChinnyPea says:
"This is the sort of "look" that I remember you wearing a lot of in 2004 when first fell in love with you and your wardrobe. Loads of collars and ruffly things. But it was a long time ago...maybe you didn't and my memory sucks.

Anyway, you know I love it when you wear grey. It's the hair, man!

And, oh, I've finally noticed the green bangle the ChinnyEm mentioned a few posts ago. It is jade, isn't it? My grandma insists I wear one too - for luck and good health. Haha."

ChinnyEm says:
"I feel a pattern emerging. Every second week you do the 'OMG MAKE CHINNYEM HYPERVENTILATE outfits' and the weeks in between are repeat outfits? Bits of sheer are my favourite- plus this jacket is gorrrrrrrrrrrgeous! It looks so familiar...who is it by?"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lee Lin In Oyster Mag

ChinnyPea says:
"Read all about editor Alyx Gorman's hilarious account of her love-hate relationship with our darling Chinster here! (I wonder if it's the same with all Lee Lin fans, getting excited over her wardrobe at the most inopportune moments. I'm definitely guilty of that. Tee hee hee.)

Thank you, Alyx! For the mention. We are well-chuffed!
And our Mommy Imelda for the plug on Twitter!"

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Silverado Sunday (Again)

ChinnyEm says:
"It's your trusty silver jumpsuit looking jacket again! I don't mind that this is making yet another appearance. You wear it so often, but with good reason. I assume this is your fallback outfit? Or do you not have fallback outfits since you are the mighty Chinster?"

ChinnyPea says:

"Aaaahhhhh! Our favourite "al-foil" jacket!

Maybe not your "fallback" or "go-to" outfit but your "comfort" jacket? I have "comfort" pieces that I like to wear when I'm feeling blah and want either a sartorial lift or need to be cuddled by my clothes . Is it the same for you with this silver number?"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Repeating Red

ChinnyEm says:
"Another repeat outfit! Nothing we haven't seen before here. Having to present a brand spanking new outfit each week is a tough job. And as the great Marc Jacobs says "There's so much striving for newness that now newness feels less new"."

ChinnyPea says:
"There are 52 weeks in a year and you read the news twice a week. If you do wear a completely different outfit each time, you would need 104 new outfits every year!

Like ChinnyEm, I don't mind you repeating outfits. In fact, I kind of enjoy spotting the repeats. Just as long as you don't do the black ones too often! Haha."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Vest!

ChinnyPea says:

"WOW! Love those bulbous petal-like things!!!!! Something new to add onto my DIY list. Shame they are black on a black vest. The details kind of get lost in all that darkness."

ChinnyEm says:

" THIS IS MINDBLOWING. Another rocket launcher outfit of yours, this is! And by that I mean you well and truly blew me away; indeed, obliterated me. GAH it's times like these when I can't say anything but THIS IS WHY WE WORSHIP YOU"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eight Months Later...

ChinnyPea says:

"Oh, Lee Lin, this is the exact same jacket you wore in our first ever post on this blog! Can't believe we've been at it for so long.
Loved how you played up the burnt orange on the jacket with a bright tangerine top under then. And today, shifting your attention to the black on the pattern with this delicate see-through tank top. Playing with the sheer trend! Yay!"

ChinnyEm says: "I can't believe I didn't realise this was the first outfit of yours we ever covered on the blog! My memory is terrible! I think this is one of your daredevil type newsreader outfits; a rather figure hugging, zip down boatneck jacket with a peakaboo neckline and sheer blouse underneath! Well, daredevil it may be but you're still as classy as ever. "

Sunday, April 4, 2010


ChinnyPea says:
"That's what the boyfriend said when he saw you in that anorak-looking jacket. Haha. I think it looks like one of those matriculation gowns.
But...what I want to know is why did you change out of the outfit that you were wearing in that short pre-6.30pm news segment?!!!!
You were wearing a simple black deep V-neck body-hugging top...that's boring...but on it, you've pinned a really cute cameo-style brooch with the finger-waved head of a flapper! Please please wear that brooch again? Pretty please?"

ChinnyEm says: "Today I spotted a lovely green (I think) bracelet on you. If you squint a little, you can see it in this picture. Sometimes I wish you had an excuse to wave your arms about on TV, so we could see you knuckledusters and the like. Loving the neckline of this dark jacket, but I'm really missing seeing some bright colours pop out of my screen. I can't help but feel slightly depressed seeing you in darker colours, even it is a grey. And I miss designer people, where your style really is unleashed!"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

You Trendster, You!

ChinnyPea says:
"Every style blogger is going on about how they are loving the greys and the nudes this season. I don't know what the big deal is because these are the colours that I've been wearing for the last two Aussie Winters.

But very happy to see that you're endorsing the combo with our favourite grey jacket and a new never-seen-before frilly nude-y top!

Another look that the bloggers have been going on about is the Texas Tuxedo, also known in some circles as the Canadian Tuxedo - denim on denim. I know denim might be a little casual to wear behind the news desk but I'd love to see your take. Tee hee hee. Some soft ruffles in chambray perhaps?"

ChinnyEm says: "I was re-watching a Korean drama the other day- "Goong (Princess Hours)". The drama is about the Korean Royal Family fulfilling an ancestors promise for the prince to marry this commoner, fight for love etc ensues. Anyway, the Prince, who is normally dressed in a smart blazer and shirt, was wearing a denim blazer with a shirt. It was really weird...and wrong. I don't think anyone has succeeded in making denim look professional just yet. But I am definitely up for seeing your take on this denim debate."