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emel by Melinda Looi

I gotta be honest. When I first saw that Melinda Looi's RTW is coming to Fashion Valet, I dismissed it. Totally. I actually went "Meh, not interested!"

But, despite my non-interest, I actually went to the website to check it out. And mannnn, I underestimated Melinda Looi! 

Her collection for Raya 2013 is so cantik! I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the line up. 

And the great thing about her collection is that a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity called PERNIM. That's Persatuan Kebajikan Anak Pesakit HIV/Aids Nurul Iman Malaysia. 

I googled PERNIM and learned that it is an NGO that helps the children of HIV/AIDS patients. So the money they get, will be used for the kids education, health and what not. 

I think it's great that Melinda Looi is using her creative talent to raise funds for charity. I'm embarrassed that I even think that she can't come up with a good collection and even more since she's doing this to help out others! Ahhh, sorry Melinda *malu* 

So, if you want to help out while having fun (c'mon shopping is fun!), pre-order Melinda's RTW now at FV

Here are my favourites. 



Prices range from RM380 to RM450. Very reasonable, I think since tailoring these days would cost almost the same. 

So, go on DO GOOD and LOOK GOOD! 


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Print this and give a copy to your maid of honour/best friend/sister or whoever that will be close to you on your big day.

Often, brides forget the food and drink bit, but trust me, have some snack handy. Because you WILL be hungry. And don't forget straws! You don't want to ruin your lipstick :p

Okay, everything else is self explanatory.

You're welcome!