Let’s be real, finding the motivation to go to the gym can be tough sometimes.
I try to exercise regularly… mostly because I love bread (like Oprah!) and eat too much cheese. Also, I live with a friend who works out religiously and has an ass that won’t quit and that makes me think, “Hey, I CAN be like that too!”
Okay, I can’t. Haha. What’s important though, is that I try, right? Anyway, going to the gym becomes much more exciting when we get new gymwear! I remember how thrilled I was when I got my first pair of tennis shoes as a child, I thought I was going to play at Wimbledon. 😆
Well… Wimbledon didn’t work out but I do feel like I can do more squats with new leggings on. The great thing about fitness wear now is that there are so many to choose from!
Here are some that we at KBF think are pretty cool >>
Ex-corporate suit turned fitness entrepreneur Nadia Hasbi was importing Brazilian brand Liquido into Malaysia before kickstaring her own fitness wear brand, Fit Rebel.
Being an active person herself, she understands the pains and joys of shopping for activewear and wanted to create a platform where women could get exquisite and affordable apparel.
They’ve recently introduced SENI, a new line of high performance leggings that are the result of Nadia’s ongoing crowdfunding campaign. Featuring hand-painted designs by Malaysian batik artists from the Malaysian Craft Development Corporation, the leggings underwent a series of tests to ensure that they can withstand the movement and impact of high performance activities (such as cross-fit, martial arts, running, dance and yoga) while staying comfortable.
Made of a blend of smooth and durable Lycra, these leggings are RM179.
They also have a range of other products such as shorts, skorts, tanks, sports bras and even casual wear. KBF readers get 10% off when shopping off FitRebel with the discount code: KBF10. (Available for limited time only.)
Get moving, people!!
Tribeca at Bangsar Village II
1 Jalan Telawi 1,
59100, Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily Contact number: +603 2287 6760
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MOVE by Twenty3
Having just shown at KL Fashion Week a few weeks ago, I’m sure most most of you are familiar with Twenty3… but did you know they have fitness wear too? MOVE is their range of fashion forward activewear.
The fully monochrome collection is very edgy for the modern woman. I imagine she’d be the type who walks into the gym and has all eyes on her cause she’s ~fresher than you~ think Beyonce and Rihanna put together.
Twenty3 @ Atria G35, Atria Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
+603 6731 1580
Store Hours: 10am – 10pm
They are currently running pop-up stores at Publika and Bangsar Village II too!
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Australia’s leading activewear label is on a mission to empower every woman to lead her best life through the Active Living philosophy and the daily practice of Move, Nourish and Believe.
They translate that by churning out super fashionable apparel for all women!
Two weekends ago, Jun needed to meet a fellow runner in Penang who had completed UTMF last year (which Jun is taking part in this Friday) so he could describe the trail to him and know what to expect. The following Monday was Hari Raya Haji (a public holiday), making it a great weekend to get away for a longer period of time. We were afraid it’d be jammed heading up on the highway so we left on Friday night. It was still jammed anyway and we arrived at his family apartment at 1:30am. I headed to bed almost immediately and slept soundly till the next afternoon.
Oh to be able to sleep without setting an alarm!
I’d been getting 6 hours/night for the past week so i pretty much RAN away to Penang so i could get some sleep.
When i awoke, Jun was out buying breakfast.
He didn’t know what i felt like that morning so he bought… 7 dishes for me to choose from #damnlebih
L-R: Curry mee with blood, char koay teow and koay teow th’ng (all my absolute FAVES)
I’d surreptitiously packed my laptop charger and external drive thinking i would get a little work done there.
Arrived to realise… i’d forgotten the entire laptop 0_-
Was a little surprised at myself cos this has NEVER HAPPENED but figured it was for the best since i’ve not been separated from it for more than 24 hours since early June in Langkawi.
I just ate and slept allllll day, it felt sooooo goodddddddddd
In the beginning i was a little antsy, like what do i do? I can’t watch netflix! Can’t google something i’m thinking about to read up. Can’t do a little work here or there to feel less useless.
Wow i really needed to be FORCED to be off my lappie in order to recall what i would do with myself in its absence…
like read the books i brought,
breathe in the ocean air and mentally take note of how it smelt,
fall into cuddles in bed with abandon,
linger in and out of naps.
I glanced at the cats, you guys get to do this all day! I wish i was a cat
Right across the apartments is a little beach that is usually empty with no tourists, the way we prefer!
The year seems to have blurred right by
We did so many things yet they all seem like a quick exciting dream
Diving in African seas, climbing Kilimanjaro, Bon Iver in HK,
COUNTLESS good meals, sunsets and drinks…
Thank you for teaching me courage, patience, compassion, focus and resilience
Ok fine i’m still learning them all
haven’t got the hang of it yet
Having started his musical adventures with piano at the tender age of 3 before becoming one of the youngest in Malaysia to reach Grade 8 by 11 years of age, Dennis Lau took on violin at age 8 before obtaining the ATCL Diploma at 15 and Award Winner for Outstanding Performance (Trinity College of London, LTCL examinations). He has since shared the stage with many familiar names and picked up more accolades for his contribution to the music business.
Come Saturday 22nd October 2016, the internationally-renowned violinist will be hosting his first ever large-scale concert at Mega Star Arena, by collaborating with an all-star line up of names like Ning Baizura, Syafinaz Selamat, Atilia Haron, Soo Wincci, Jimmy Sax, Koujee Beatbox and more; making the night a display of great Malaysian talent.
Described as “street luxe style meets Asian sensation”, Singaporean label CHI CHI VON TANG harps on Asia and the Warrior Spirit as its design inspiration with the brand’s bestselling CHI CHI Warrior Bomber seen on the likes of Mick Jagger, Natalie Imbruglia and Eve.
Founded by Lisa Von Tang, she was an international model and former Digital Strategist at O&M before founding online shopping platform Gnossem. It was during her role as CEO in Gnossem when Lisa decided to launch her second brand, citing is as a natural progression upon wanting more control over design and creative vision (real, beautiful, badass, women included).
Lexie has been working for CHI CHI VON TANG for a few months now and is based in Singapore because of it. She convinced Lisa to hold an event in KL hence the series of #chichivontang event pix you might have seen pop up all over your IG feed last week.
The Burma Collection is CHI CHI VON TANG’s second collection inspired by Lisa’s time in Myanmar as she explored the countryside and spent time with the Kayah women “who invited her into their bamboo huts, dressed her up in their traditional dress, and shared their way of life. The collection draws on the pride, purity and strength conveyed in the tribal dress, and is produced in luxurious silks, cupros, highly textured linens and leather.”
It was a rather theatrical performance with lights being blacked out while sound bytes were played as models, musicians and singers made their separate entrances. I took the opportunity to shut my eyes to rest then haha.