About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

  • 10 Things About Hipsters


    I just discovered my style has a name

    I have a certain sense of fashion style that most would go =_= (the f face look). This started ever since the coming of age. I never could blend well with my peers, wearing all girly girl dresses, fashion trends and dolling up. I prefer baggy clothes, hoodies, cardigans, jeans, tops, vintage shirts, anything with fake curs, sunglasses with great hair, hats, beanies, a messenger or sling bag. My choice of colors? Always black and neutrals. My makeup choice? Natural, minimalist, bare beauty. My hair? It's a beautiful mess. Call me the unconventional beauty.

    black nails, dark messy hair, the must-have sunglasses
    (Toh Soon Cafe has awesome kopi ais thx to Orked 4 takin me here)

    Not conforming to the norm of fashion, I wander around for years figuring out what kind of nonsense fashion sense I have. I asked around, I google and I just figure maybe I have the Olsen twins fashion sense. Turns out, after much reading that I fit into the "hipster" category where unconventional beauty is the beauty to us. Happy that I found what I am, I'm not going to hold back anymore. This year, you're going to see the real me.

    Being a hipster isn't just about dressing the part. It's an organic, androgynous, exclusive way of living. That includes everything from your hair to the books won't stop talking about. Here is how to be the quintessential hipster girl ...not that you need that label - wikihow.

    macam macam ada, hipsters make it their own style
    (this is in Chulia Street, Penang)

    If you're like me, lost and wondering why you don't fit into the conventional fashion trend, then see if you're a hipster who has her own fashion sense that nobody understands. We may dress down, dress up but there's always something of that we place because we're the rebellious individuals with no sense of fashion, and that's fashion.

    1. Hair
    Long Straight/Wavy hair or androgynous cuts are the most common. Side Swept bangs are a must. It is common to leave your hair down in a messy “just woke up” style or throw it into a messy bun. Washing your hair every day isn’t necessary. Plato didn’t wash his hair every day.

    2. Nails
    Don't follow mainstream nail fashion. While nail companies try to parade women around as Barbies, hipsters reject the norm and instead wear dark or patterned nail polish.

    3. Make Up
    Why are women encouraged to wear make-up, but men aren’t? Hipsters wear minimal makeup, if any at all, as a way to reject this misogynistic mentality. Red lipstick is always appropriate though.

    4. Working Out?
    Hipsters don’t believe in the athletic ideal. Instead, they spend their time discussing ideas, philosophy and animal cruelty. Thus, Hipsters have a body fat in the single digits. That comes from drinking fair trade coffee and eating organic vegetables. It makes sense though…they are vegetarian or vegan.

    5. Tattoos
     Getting some ink is a creative expression of one’s self. Don't get tattoos on a whim.

    6. Reject Mainstream Fashion
    Hipsters would never shop at Macy’s, Nordstrom, American Eagle or Abercrombie. Hipsters shop at the Salvation Army, thrift stores, second-hand stores, Urban Outfitters(if you want to cheat at 'style')and American Apparel. They even follow their own fashion rules.

    7. Unconventional Fashion Pieces
    If an article of clothing has 2 or more of these fashion buzz words, buy it immediately. Terms include Studded, Acid Washed, Cut-outs, Cutoffs, Oversized, Vintage, Leather, ”Boyfriend” Style, Abstract, Patchwork, Fringe, Cropped, Ripped, Lace-up, Faded, and Suede.
    8. Tops
    Invest in flannel button-ups, shirt with obscure bands titles(only if you actually listen to band), vintage/throwback collared shirts, ironic “Cosby” sweaters, Cut up shirts, crop tops, oversized t-shirts, over-sized cardigans, vintage blazers, American Apparel zip-up hoodies, vests, and of course, ponchos.

    9. Accessorised
    Don’t look like you are putting too much effort into the way you look. You want to have just enough to pull together your outfit without looking like you wasted your morning getting dressed when you could have been reading Kant. Some accessories include headbands, bandanas, scarves, Ray-Bans, faux fur hats, lumberjack hats, fall and winter hats and handmade bracelets.

    10. Bags
    Bags are great for storing your books, vinyl records, and camera. Some great bag ideas include messenger bags, vintage shoulder bags, and cross-body bags.

    source: http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Hipster-Girl

    I'm crazy about this look, look at the bulus!

    what kind of hipster are you?

    casual but sexy cool, I really adore this look
    (I'm not inclined to show my elephants legs yet)

    love the oversized top with torn hot pants

    the casual hipster swagger

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    1. hipsters are cool! u are too, Tammy! <3 :)

    2. Yup, it's great when you are comfortable just being YOU! Glow forth, Tammy!

    3. I actually love the hipster look.. But in my case I have to improvise b'coz I'm a mummy now... Hehehe.

    4. I'm definitely not a hipster, but I also can't categorise what is my style exactly yet either hahahaha.

      Hana Blurbs


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