Lady Gaga’s Coverage On The Nuffnang Music Bash 2009

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Finally found the energy to complete the post! This is coming from the girl who still has not blogged about New Year’s Eve. I’ve also been meaning to blog about ADSALympics 2008, a sporting event by my dental faculty and ADSAlympics 2009 is in two weeks’ time. T_T

Nuffnang Music Bash is by Maxis Broadband, if you don’t already know. 🙂 Gotta love all these costume parties. There were plenty of Jason Mrazes and Katy Perries that night.

Here’s the link to the post about how much I spent effort I put into creating my Lady Gaga look.

So as usual, Soon Seng offered to drive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those girls who leach off boys for free rides. I offered to drive since my car was back in Subang with me. But Soon Seng is and has always been such a gentleman, so down the Federal Highway we went after his ACCA classes. He’s so hardworking, already working and yet he has his ACCA classes during the weekend. Joyce, your boy is made of stability and financial security. 🙂


Just like the time I stepped out of my house as the Slutty Joker Nurse for the Halloween party, his expression from behind his window still made me laugh like mad.


I’ve been pestering him for a couple of weeks, “So what are you going as? What are you going as?” and he’ll be like, “I’ll think of something..just you wait….”

And Saturday rolled around and he was like, “I got a pair of sunnies and you know what? I’ll go as that dude who sings the bridge in Just Dance.” You guys should watch the video if you feel lost.


Totally loving the long feathery lashes!


Kim who came as a gay man trapped in a hot woman’s body. She’s one of the members from Village People. A thin moustache is quite sexy on her, don’t you think?


Kim and Susan from Maxis. She didn’t bring her two little girls along this time, would have been fun to see the little girls in costume. I first met Susan when I did the Maxis Broadband review
. 🙂 I really like her as she’s very genuine.


Cindy and myself. If you can’t recognize Cindy’s costume, you’re probably like 5 years younger than us or something. Seriously, when the Nuffnang team went on stage to perform Let The Music Heal Your Soul, the crowd couldn’t sing along because most of them at the party were about 8 or 9 years old when the song was popular. I is old. Cindy is Britney Spears from Baby One More Time. 🙂


This is Andy whom I met at a funfair 4 years ago! He is one of Liss’ close friends from uni and it was really strange seeing him at a blog gathering! I always feel like my world which is filled with friends from real life are not in anyway connected with the friends I have in the blogging world. Strange perception, I know.


The crowd warming up to the ever so funny Liang who is Nuffnang’s permanent MC.


PENNNYYYYY! I haven’t seen this woman in yonks!!


Julian who came as Bob Marley. Julian is soooo cool. 🙂 I hope you become a Doctor In Blogging soon!!


Bob Marley and his bong. Do go to his blog to do a survey for his study on the Malaysian blogosphere if you’re a blogger yourself.


Another person whom I’ve not seen in the longest time as well – SERGE aka Dustyhawk. 🙂 He’s supposed to be Jason Mraz.


A clearer photo, but no hugging. Awww 🙁


Check out the awesome colours from Jem and the Hollograms!
That’s Nigel in the tiger coat, Joshua at the back with the chicken hairstyle, Hsu Jen smiling from behind and Andrew with the star. I love Andrew’s make up!


love love love the colours.


l-r: Aud, Myself and May. May thank you thank you for the video! No one else cared for Lady Gaga’s killa moves… 😛


Soon Seng wanted a photo too!


Kelz is part of the Jem and the Hollograms band. She is obviously, Jem. All PINNNK. I like!


I’m not sure who the girl in red is (please let me know!) and that’s Liang interviewing CopyKate who came as KatE Perry. 🙂


Jolene meets Jolyn again, who came as Pink from the Lady Marmalade video. We’re both Ladies!


Nick so hiphop! I think he’s trying to tell you that his bling is real gold.


Soon Seng and Jolyn.


You guys shall call her Iris, but I will call her Lie Peh because I call her sister Lie Yuen. Feels weird to call you Iris lah, but PEOPLE this is Iris Heng Lie Peh. 🙂 Lie Peh came as Victoria Beckham. You can see she perfected the scowl.


L-r: Carmen, Drunken Lady Gaga, Vivien and Wan Wei. Love your pink hair extensions! 🙂

Carmen and Vivien came as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. You must guess which is which. I got it right. 🙂


I’m doing something inappropriate with you but I forgot your name. 🙁 sorry. It’s like I have alzheimers or something.


Jamie Chin came as Katy Perry and gosh, she is perhaps one of the most beautiful girl I’ve seen in the longest time.


Jamie Liew came as herself with an outfit her mother helped her put together. very glamorous! Why are all Jamies so goddamn beautiful?


Huai Bin who came as Eminem (and won the Worst Impersonator Award) loan me his caplang pasar malam toy gun to pose like a Bond Girl.


Huai Bin as Eminem! Should have gave him some hair from my wig. Eminem is platinum blonde as well, r ight?


I tell you ah, this couple is damnnnn cute one lor. At the last party, they came as Jack Sparrow and Keira Knightley. Hsu Jen’s pirate costume was damn sexy, love the cleavage, babes. 🙂 Jen and David are both part of the Jem and the Hollograms band. I love how David’s hair colour is of that electric blue shade and how his shades can be of the exact same shade.


Soon Seng and Jamie Chin. Jamie wrote in her blog that her dress is from Velvet Ribbon!


Another blog couple..:) Copycate and her boy Hikaru. I think he was a Jason Mraz.


With Pink and KatE Perry.


Andy wanted one with the sexy Pink.


And there were people there acting like celebrities..


KY … I didn’t quite get your outfit. What was it?


There was a contest to see who could sing a chorus from any song and hold the last note for the longest possible time. After the bash, I’ve been singing randomly in the car, in the bathroom and trying to see if I can last more than 14 seconds. That’s the record made by this girl called Natalie who wowed the crowd with her Power Of Love rendition. I’m sure most of you have also been trying to see if you have got what it takes, don’t lie!! 😛


All the pros hard at work.


The winners got a pair of sunglasses each.


There was a nother game where the contestants had to dance to Beyonce’s Single Ladies. Like copy her moves EXACTLY. Even professionally done, the moves are already so outrageous. Imagine it replicated. By guys. 0___0


Tim looked like he was having a good time. Wish I could say the same for Aud. Oops. 🙂


The Nuffnang team took to the stage with the ever so nostalgic Let The Music Heal Your Soul. It is the one and only song that combined all the awesome boybands.

Must be Robb’s idea. Right, right?


The Nuffies danced to Jai Ho and thanks to them, the song is stuck in my head. *plays Jai Ho for the millionth time on ipod*


I was elated when they announced my name as one of the nominees for Best Dressed. Again, Liang couldn’t get my blog url right. It’s pronounced, JAY-ELLE-ANNE-NUR-LAI-YERL. It probably is not meant to be pronounced this way. But if the French can dictate that Cafe be pronounced as CA FAY, I can butcher up the english language and have my blog url being pronounced however way I like it to be. 🙂


Pink, Lady Gaga and Britney.


For the guys, it was ‘Eminem’, Bob Marley and John Lennon. Soon Seng didn’t include Yatz in the pic! Poor thing. But look at that! All the nominees got a dot com each.

Lilmejo.com, jayelleenelial.com, jadezheng.com, sixthseal.com, julianhopkins.net, jenkinyat.com. 🙂 Nicee.


To generate some crowd response, the nominees had to do some booty shaking to show the audience what they were made of.


Eminem had his suave moves.


Britney was sizzling!


Gaga was just fucken scary. SOON SENG, BAD ANGLEEE. Anyway, I was quite worried that I embarrassed myself on stage, but after looking through the video a few times, it wasn’t THAT painful. 🙂

*forces you to watch the video*


Video is from May!

The crowd was cheering and all, probably because I’ve got some good friends in the crowd who have mega lungs (thank you Kelz, Jen, Pam and gang!). I did my default dance moves (hands in the air, swinging hip) and ended it with a Shakira butt shake that I usually do to make friends laugh.

The cheers stopped adruptly. I think I shocked the audience on the right of the stage into silence.


And this was the only nice dancing photo I could find. Thanks Shaolin! 🙂


Pink finished her number and we then waited anxiously for the winner to be announced.


Awww I’m smiling so sweetly at Liang. Who in this photo has the eyes of the Fortune Cat.


Julian Bob Marley waits anxiously for the results ot be announced. He would eventually win the Best Impersonator Award. He took home a SONY PS3. Damn awesome.


Jolyn won herself an iPod for her creative pre-bash video.


The Sony PS3 that Julian won. Jealous!


Huai Bin won the worst impersonator award. LOL.


Yatz won the best dressed male award. Like me, he won RM500 worth of Topshop vouchers. In a way it is rewarding because I could never afford anything from Topshop. But apparently the vouchers can also be used at Warehouse, Diva, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge. I’ve been salivating over the clothes at Warehouse for the longest time and now I have these vouchers! I’ll remember to treat all two pieces of my Warehouse apparels with tender loving care.


The only photo of Tim and myself from that night. Thanks for the vouchers, Tim! And thank you Maxis Broadband!!


Robb who was too busy to take a pic with me. 🙁


Another photo of myself with Lie Peh.


Alex and myself. What did you come as, Alex?


I’m here with Jess who came as Amy Lee from Evanescence.


Oooh! Love the lighting in this one. Thanks Kim for posing with me again! 🙂


I went up to check out the Maxis Broadband Live Blogging thing and saw Julian there. Had trouble loading my dashboard so I didn’t get to do any live blogging. Sigh.


With Simon, the retired hip-hop star.


Andrew’s outfit is so damn cool.


Oh finally a picture with Yatz. WHO DARE CUT OFF MY HAIR BOW?! WHO?!


Soon Seng, Jen and myself.


And this is Aaron/Cincau Hangus!! 🙂 Couldn’t recognize him at first.


FInally a picture with Yee Hou.


And that’s ChrisTock🙂


Soon Seng and Kate!


Ahhh..my favourite photo of the night. 🙂


Myself and the gorgeous Zoey!


Colby and Gaga doing it right!


l-r: Yenniedoll, Jolyn, Myself (watch the video lah, she does this hand thing too!) and Jess.


Poor Pam arrived so  late but thankfully I managed to get this shot with her. 🙂


Thomas arrived late too. Was nice seeing you again:)


Compulsory car photo. Pity that the lashes were positioned weirdly and hence I look like I have black eyeshadow at a wrong spot.


There, better!


Proud to say that I now have an extra sticker to be added to my collection. 🙂

How I Became Lady Gaga For One Night At The Nuffnang Music Bash

Here’s a prelude to a typically long ass post about the Nuffnang Music Bash by Maxis Broadband which was held at Maison on the 4th of April. When I first heard that we were to dress up as music celebrities, I only wanted to go as ONE and ONLY ONE celebrity.

I have been obsessed with Lady Gaga since the beginning of this year after hearing her song on the dance floor at Zouk. Yeah I know, a bit slow.


Taking home the Best Dressed Female title was a bonus, but the process of becoming Lady Gaga was much more fun, as tedious as it was. It was of course really really worth it when people kept coming up to me for photos. 🙂 *KEMBANG SIAL*

So yes, the timing was perfect, I had one month to acquire my outfit. When I was telling Soon Seng that I usually need one month to get ready, he balked and said, “What?!” Well, might sound stupid but after calculating procrastination time and the time it takes for me to search for the correct additions to the costume and the time it takes for it to get posted to my house, one month is just about enough. Three weeks is still okay, but if you give me only two weeks, I’ll end up being something boring like this.

As Lady Gaga, the hair bow was a must. Followed by the blonde wig.

Lady Gaga’s trademark is her super short leotards and all I could think of were swimming trunks and a shit load of guts. I chickened out of that in the end. Fortunately I ordered a pair of faux liquid leggings as back up. I changed my mind like 5 minutes before I was supposed to leave the house.


Her bow is of course thicker and more lustrous. I won’t tell you how many pieces of hair extensions I bought (and paid for OMGGGGG) but it still couldn’t match her thickness. Might have needed a whole new wig for it.


This was the look that I was going for. My last resort Lady Gaga element would’ve been those crazy spikes she’s sporting but unless you’re a Lady Gaga fan, you wouldn’t know what the hell those boxes are.


Eyelashes inspired from this photo! Needed something super fluttery and feathery.


So you’ve seen her super short pants (but that’s not enough, google her and you’ll be ASTOUNDED), it’s fortunate that she is also known for her leather leggings. Those were my back-ups, in case I chickened out of my briefs, which I totally did.


I even wanted to do my nails like this but I had no time!

So this was where I got the stuff from:

Hair:

I needed a platinum blonde wig and the closest I could get was a long silver wig (coz I wanted to do the bow you see) from this wig seller in Singapore. It took almost 10 days to reach me! I had to rush out in between classes to do the post office in town (15 minutes drive away from uni is quite a huge chunk of nap time) to collect my precious wig. My Sassy Hair Wigs has a huge collection of wigs. They even cater to cosplayers!


This was the one that I bought. it was so freaking long that it annoyed me so much so I butchered it up. Kind of regret it now. Me and my rashness. Could’ve had waist length hair. Sigh. But she also sports shoulder length hair. *consoles self*

I cut almost half the length away so that I could fashion the bow, but it was not meant to be. I also cut the fringe to a more Lady gaga kind of length.

To make the bow, I still needed some hair extensions so the moment I reached KL, I made a bee line for Sg. Wang. The third floor of Sg. Wang is a HAIR products and accessories heaven. Hair extensions of every kind can be found on the third floor. I did also buy three hair extensions in violet, candy pink and baby pink. Love those so much! Only Rm6 per piece! Will camwhore with it next time.

So yeah, I bought some bleached hair extensions to match the colour of my wig. Bought cheap hair spray and szsssssstttttttt half the can to get the bow to stay plump. Attached it to the wig with plenty of bobby pins. I was too annoyed and stressed out to take photos. I should really have.

Make-Up:

There’s a girl on youtube who teaches us how to get the look Lady Gaga had in her Just Dance video. It seemed fairly easy but turns out that the lids were going to be blocked by my super feathery eyelashes anyway.

Here’s the video:

For the eyes, I used silver and black from the famous Coastel Scents 88 Colour Palette which I bought for RM80 from BlushBerry. I did however find another one for RM59 in the lowyat forums by a seller called Missha80.


I used the colours indicated by the arrows.

For the lightning bolt, I used a mixture of the coastel scents colours, Secret Summer Minerals which were sold by Connie and an electric blue eyeliner from Silkygirl.


The secret summer minerals which are no longer in stock.

I actually used liquid eyeliner and the Etude House is pretty good! Cheap and easy to handle. 🙂

For the eyelashes, I bought them from Lie Yuen’s sister, Iris, who runs I Love Lash.


Do Check out her blog as she has tons of eyelashes!

For her super pink cheeks, I used a blusher from the silkygirl range. I’m supposed to review that, but have been procrastinating since November. 🙁

For the lips, it was supposed to be nude. She’s always wearing nude glossy colours. Thank god I had my Stila Quad Palette which I haven’t even used since buying it more than a year ago. -_- i’m such a woman.


Boobs:

My pride and joy! I bought my much needed Free Bra from this awesome seller called Lychlee at the Lowyat forums. Be it online or offline, her price is by far the cheapest I’ve ever come across. And this Free Bra, these two floppy pieces of chicken fillet, can be from RM30-RM80. RM19 basically means you must buy like 5 boxes and keep for rainy days.


These adhesive bras are actually smaller than your actual cup. I was pretty convinced that it was the same size as a normal bra so I took a C.. but I’m proud to say, I needed a D to get maximum oomph. 🙂 Stick it as far away from each other as possible (the apex should just about cover the nips) and then bring it together with the clasps. Who needs Wonderbra! I’ve been using Free Bra since 2004 and it’s like a basic necessity for me.

To get a more in-your-face kind of cleavage, I wanted to push it all together with a red belt-corset i got from Cats Whiskers.


I wore it once with a blue dress on a night out and was known as Superwoman ever since. The colours are very Superwoman, i’m not as sexy as her, sorry. But it was damn uncomfortable, though I had a very unasian cleavage for a brief moment of breathlessness.

The outfit:

For the top, I set aside an entire day to go costume hunting at the only Lala mall closest to me in Kedah. Prangin Mall is Penang’s answer to Sg. Wang. The fashion there is crazy and some treasures can really be found. 🙂 If you love shoes, the shoes there are too die for. Every single shop. Please go to Prangin Mall and spread the love for shoes all over the world. And they are cheap too!

So anyway, I was having lunch with Brenda and we were like, “ugh, when you want to look for something, confirm damn difficult to find one.” But we were wrong, the first shop we went to, I saw the perfect top.

it was located in a costume shop which catered to costume party fanatics. It’s more like a lolita-gothic kind of shop. Very strange stuff they have, but I like!

They even have a blogshop on Friendster (who shops there?!). Here’s the link to their blogshop, Exotic.

For the pants, I bought an ogival swimming shorts. 🙂 Nuff said. No balls to wear it lor.

So as backup, I decided to get faux liquid leggings from Bows Lover.


I mean it was still her style, but those short pants just scream LADY GAGAAAA.

I bought a pair of fingerless gloves from this shop in Sg. wang called iSock. I think that’s the name. It’s a super duper awesomely lala shop which sells gloves, stockings and all skirts and dresses with laces and more laces. The best part? A set of gloves only set me back RM5. Leggings and stockings of all kinds can be found there.

I have a gorgeous pair of Oxfords which totally completed the look. For all the times I’ve worn them, every girl has sang praises about the shoes. Clothesbucket will be so proud. 🙂 I bought it for Rm50 from their last bazaar sales.


Beautiful, aren’t they?

And so that’s it!

Now on to photos of me in my so called stages of preparation:


This was after I watched the tutorial video for the firs time. Was having a good hair day!


And one without the bushy unplucked eyebrows.


Testing with a poorly photoshopped wig in anticipation of my blonde wig which had not arrived yet.


Still with the ‘pretend’ wig. I was supposed to wear only this, but I can’t be prancing around. The only good shot I can get of myself is with a mirror. By anyone else and I’ll be Flubber the Monster. I can totally imagine all the cringe worthy pics I’ll see online if I went ahead with this.


In Prangin Mall, I also bought a dummy head to put the wig on, so that I could pin the bow on it and give it a hair cut. Lie Yuen or my mum won’t want to layan me for so long.


Fooling around with brenda (who was taking the photos).


Lord Voldemort wtf.


This is damn real lor! hahahaha.


so with the wig chopped and the portion of hair fashioned into a bow, I was somewhat convinced. But my bow needed to be bigger..


Like going swimming like that. Thank god for the leggings!


With the minibow that Lie Yuen had helped me with. Thanks Lie Yuen and sorry to waste your efforts!


The stupid pile of hair I chopped off from my wig wouldn’t listen to me so I had to buy some hair extensions, as you already know, to make the hair bow.


With the eyelashes I bought from Iris and the blue thunder bolt that Lady Gaga has on in her Just Dance video.


I’ll blog about the Nuffnang Music Bash tomorrow. 🙂 Gonna sleep now.