Bellae Illustrations: Allerleirauh

Inspiration from Allerleirauh:

Dress golden like the sun

Done in Liquitex Gold acrylic, white watercolor on paper


I must have three dresses; one as golden as the sun, one as silver as the moon, and one as shining as the stars.

– Grimm Brothers’ Fairytale, Allerleirauh


Bellae Illustrations: Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017 Inspiration

I am so loving Marchesa Bridal Spring Fashion collection this year. The dresses are so fairy-like with floral detailing as 3-D appliqués on gowns with dipping décolletage or lace embroidery. How can I not love them?

And my favorite dress out of this collection:

Trying out Boomerang video for the first time while adding glitters to the dress:

– In watercolor, acrylics and glitters


It’s Friday!  ❤

– Watercolor, Sumi Ink with photoshop


Bellae Illustrations: Back to painting

Back to painting after a long, self-deserving break 🙂


Wedding Journey: We are officially Mr and Mrs!

I just registered my marriage legally with my husband last week at the Registry of Marriage (ROM)! ❤



I ❤ my dress!

Bought this dress from Theory of Seven, which first came too big on me. Thanks to my talented mother-in-law who worked as a dressmaker before, she managed to alter my dress to fit my size and height. I love how the ombre-effect of the dress make the photos look so beautiful! And the husband who dressed up as well 😉

“With this ring, I marry you.”

Loving this flower bouquet that my husband got for me, after showing him my preferences of flowers and arrangement. ❤

For all brides and grooms who want to save money, go to your neighborhood florist and ask them to rearrange the flowers for you as it is definitely cheaper than you buy from malls or elsewhere (depending on the flowers you choose). After comparing prices and talking to the florist, we got this bouquet for SGD $60, with a nicely tied ribbon at the end. It was comparably cheaper than those florists that I look around online. I also source for my neighborhood florist when I had to help my sister-in-law get her bridal album table cotton flower bouquet and it was a very nice experience with negotiable price too!

How about makeup?

Deciding to save money, I decided to do my own makeup and I think I am quite successful despite being a beginner!

My ROM Makeup Look

My ROM Makeup Look

I can tell you that this photo is not edited. I just love how my foundation ( give my skin such a dewy finish and it looks fabulous in photos without any white cast. Before that, I put the primer and  moisture ampoule base to allow the face to be work on smoothly. The mascara I used gave me such nice lashes without the need of putting fake lashes. I also add in a little bit of glittered eyeshadow to add some glamour, together with liquid eyeliner to enlarge my small, mono eyes. That’s one problem of having mono eyelids, it is so tough to make your eyes look big. I use orange blusher to give a nice healthy glow on my cheeks. Thankfully, an extremely nice and friendly makeup artist who did my makeup for an event, taught me the dos and don’ts for my makeup so I was able to pull this off nicely.

For girls who always have chapped and dry lips like me, do put lip sleeping mask the night before so that you will get a moist and plump looking lips the next morning! Another tip from me is to put the lip sleeping mask first before putting your lipstick. I can assure you that it will look great without the fear of having the color sinks into the lines of your lips.

After that, put loose powder to set the whole make up and you are good to go! This whole makeup look took me only 30 minutes which is not bad for a novice! Probably because I am a portrait pencil artist, maybe that’s why I can draw my face like that.  *A pat on my back*

Makeup I used for this look:

  • Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base from Witch’s Pouch
  • Skin Equalizer Primer from Make Up For Ever
  • Ultra HD Make Up For Ever Foundation
  • Perfect Cover Concealer from Witch’s Pouch
  • Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer from Too Faced
  • Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner from Stila
  • Shadow for Eyes (Royal Golden Beam – SD1) from Witch’s Pouch
  • Aritaum Mono Eyes (I think #96?)
  • Eye Brow Liner (Brown) from Silky Girl
  • Lash Perm Curl Fix from Etude House
  • Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek Trio (Orange) from Skinfood
  • Lip Mask from Laneige
  • Lipstick from Elizabeth Arden
  • Loose powder from Laura Mercier

You can find most of these stuffs from either Sephora or Althea Korea Singapore. You can see that I am quite a fan of Witch’s Pouch! The rest like Etude House, Skinfood and Aritaum brands, I shopped them at Korea during my pre-wedding shoot vacation! I also did for my mother’s makeup that day and she loved her look too! *Double pats*


And finally, my favorite photo of the day!

I am so loving this picture taken by my brother-in-law! We decided that to show our joy and excitement by posing fun shot here instead of serious and boring pose with the backdrop outside ROM.

Why take such serious shot when it is a happy event? 😉


[Media Invite] Wed Like A K-Star Wedding Show – Achieving the Korean Bridal Look for Brides and Grooms

Le fiance and I got invited by The Louvre Bridal to attend the “Timeless Elegance Episode 3”, Korean Designer Bridal Runway show, which was hosted by W Hotel, Sentosa Cove.

At the classy interior lobby of W Hotel

Searching for a perfect dress can be most brides’ dilemma if you cannot determine the type of dress that best fitted your body shape. The silhouette, neckline and fabric of the gowns should be taken into consideration and it will be quite overwhelming if one is unsure of what she wants! Whether you’re petite, plus-sized or completely lacking curves, the right style paired with genius design details can give you the look you’ve always dreamed of. My advice for all brides and grooms to be, if you have a style or concept in mind or if you are indecisive, keep a lookout for wedding shows so that you can attend and have a feel of what is it like. Look at the gowns, the wedding photos and discuss with your partner to determine what best suit your taste and style. For us, we have always love the Korean Concept, thus we signed up with The Louvre Bridal.

Upon arrival, we were seated down just in time before the runway starts. Before that, there were talks by wedding vendors which gave expert bridal advice, planning tips and how to prep for the big day. The opening began with the cheerful K-Pop dance by the dancers which was quite a great start to the bridal runway!

The bridal runway is  a whirlwind of beautiful wedding dresses ready to suit even the most fashion-savvy brides! The dresses that came down the runway were nothing short of spectacular.

Are you ready for the gorgeous gowns and suits overload?

Being a bride and bridegroom of the Louvre Bridal, we were anticipating their gown collection since we will have to choose our outfits prior to our wedding day.

Typically, Korean wedding dresses have cuts and designs that will show off the brides’ silhouette, towards mermaid or trumpet styles. They also have other styles like princess gowns and ball gowns if you choose to opt for that too!

The elegant red trumpet dress

I am so loving this one!

Ball gown that sparkles!

To complement well with Asian skin tones, brides can opt for light pastel hues so as to achieve the perfect Korean bride look.

One of my favourite pieces! The ombre effect of blue and white was rather unique in the sense that you don’t really see these kind in coloured gowns collections here.

Korean designer gowns are usually embroidered with unique delicate lace to give off a soft romantic touch as it blends semalessly with the various materials of gowns like the beautiful beading details, the glitters as well as the delicate fabrics itself.

The delicate lace details that create a romantic silhouette for the gown

I love the heart shape back design of the gown! It gave a hint of sexiness yet elegant.

Look at how the lace embellishments complement well with the soft fabric of the gown, creating a soft and gentle look which give off the vibe of elegance.

So much focus on this back design! Look at the beautiful lace detailing which create a romantic look.

From my experience with the korean studio in my pre-wedding shoot, I noticed that they will pick accessories to the minimal with one head piece at the side. On top of that, they love to bring out the natural make-up look by picking the light shade of natural eyeshadow as well as picking out lovely shades of lip colours which are bright but not the neon color. The lip stick is also moisturizing enough to create a beautiful, healthy glowing and dewy look as shown on the models in the pictures. On top of that, individual segments of eyelashes is applied to create a natural and enlarged eye effect, instead of putting a whole strip of false eyelashes. My pre-wedding shoot MUA took quite some time to apply the lashes which I know it is not an easy application.

The natural K-bridal makeup look on the models, which create such a radiant and dewy look!

What about the grooms?

Grooms can play it up with non conventional colours such as navy or light blue ot even charming checkered suits. I like how perfectly matched of the groom’s top and bottom, as well as with their shirts together with the blazer. The accessories they don on match the colours and patterns of the unconventional suits to create the desired look.

I especially love these two outfits, which le fiance gave a nod of approval.

One of le finance’s favourites

One of my favourites. I love how the light blue blazer matched perfectly well with the navy blue shirt and sleek white pants.


Here’s the video of the whole runway, much thanks to The Louvre Bridal for the video production!

With The Louvre Bridal, Fion and Rebecca.

Ending with my favourite photo of the day:

The beautiful and handsome models that grace the show

I always love looking at the backstage group photos. ❤

If you are currently or going to plan your wedding, and prefer the Korean Style as mentioned, do not hesitate to look for The Louvre Bridal. The Louvre Bridal has been featured on The Wedding vow as one of the top 10 Bridals being listed! They are also featured in The New Paper as the trendsetter for new bridal trends. Be it pre-wedding Korean Concept photoshoots to Korea or in Singapore, or dressing up as beautiful K-bride and groom on your actual day, they offer wide range of bridal services which can customized to your needs. 🙂

To all brides and grooms-to-be out there, have fun planning your wedding and enjoy your wedding journey together! ❤

Credits to the sponsors for the event:
Makeup & Hairstyling – Eesha Ke & Team (
Flowers – Petite Fleur (
Videography – Coffee Tang from Coffee & Tea Dreamzcoffee (

Disclaimer: Some pictures are credited to The Louvre Bridal unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own.


Bellaeillustrations: Ralph & Russo Gown Inspiration Sketch

Have you seen Ralph & Russo Autumn Winter 2016-2017 Coulture Dresses Collection?

Credits to Ralph & Russo Website

They are absolutely stunning with gowns which has so many lovely detailings like the floral designs that cascade down the gowns, bold prints and soft tulle sheaths which create the romantic feel! And one dress caught my eye enough to spark inspiration into my head and I couldn’t help but draw the gown instead.

Runway Look 50

I am so into these ruffles and their crystals glass bead embroidery!

White silk crêpe gown with pale blue silk organza voluminous overskirt, hand-appliquéd with ruffles and elaborately embellished with China blue silk thread-work, crystals and glass bead embroidery. – Ralph & Russo

Work in progress drawing the outline using Nikko G nib and Sumi ink after painting the gown with watercolor:


Scan and clean up using photoshop before finalizing the artwork:

Finalized artwork

I always love Fridays because that’s when weekend is here. It’s always good to have a good break after a busy week!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend! ❤