Stick to your iPhones, forget chunky expensive DSLRs.✈️ KOREA|Travel Photography

At this moment, you might be looking for best cameras to purchase for your upcoming trip. I own a Canon 7D MKII which for me is a great semi professional camera and I always have it with me, especially when I’m traveling. However, my recent travels made me realise bringing my DSLR along with me could become such a burden…Why? 1. I always ended up taking so much time going through the Airpot security gate, 2. Sometimes I forgot to charge the batteries, 3. Time consuming, 4. Weight etc.

With that in mind, I figured I should just stick to my iPhone instead of spending more money on compact/ mirrorless camera to solve my problems. Hence, my recent trip to Korea was an opportunity for me to leave my comfort zone and test my skills on phone photography.

In this endeavour, other than my phone of course I needed an editing app. Theres variety of options out there that you can get for free or pay for. Hence, on my own interest I chose VSCO as my main editing app, its pretty decent and easy to work with. In attempt to explore the app more in depth, I paid the extra $20 to access the full features.

With that sorted, I was learning and getting used to the process on the go and my thoughts? It wasn’t that bad! I’m no professional when it comes to this kind of stuff, I have friends who could do a better job than me 🤣. Surely it has it ups and downs; for instance sometimes it doesn’t work that well when it comes to low light. Quality wise, its not something that you would sell as stock images… duh 😜, but it doesn’t really matter that much since I only upload them on social media to share to my friends.

Prior to this, it would take me forever to process a photo and post it online but now, I could do it right there and then. Of course, I’m not completely abandon my DSLR, I still need it and would use it for my future trips. This endeavour helped to be fond with an alternative, my phone.

The implication that I’m trying to address here is that, smartphone’s mirrorless camera has changed the game in social media photography with its feature and technology getting more and more impressive every year without some of us even realising it. As a photographer, I often get asked for recommendation on what camera should one get for personal or travel use. Now I could say, don’t bother! If you’re not making money taking those photos, stick to your phone. It’s as good, instant, no extra weight and less complication.

Oh Sebenar! The powerful mind behind it. #QuerksInspire


If you’re fond with FASHIONVALET, you probably heard of ‘Oh Sebenar’ brand! We decided to take a close look on Oh Sebenar and the brain behind the brand.

Nadine Jasmine, a 22-year-old graduate from Taylors University in PR & Marketing. Nadine has been running Oh Sebenar since the early year 2018. With no background in the fashion industry, Nadine started her career with fashion photography and slowly found her way to be involved in the fashion industry and create a business that allows her to provide a platform for local designers.

What does Oh Sebenar mean to Nadine personally?

“Oh Sebenar is more than just selling clothes online, we create timeless trend and platform to showcase women fashion and lifestyle that is relatable to everyone.” 

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There are definitely challenges in running a startup, as for Nadine; “Dealing with creativity and customers is what I often encounter as part of the challenges in running a business.” However, Nadine believes that there’s always space to learn and be better in order to provide the best service for her consumers.

How would your company impact the local fashion industry or even internationally?

“I believe we can create a whole new community where there will be a space for fashion enthusiast to connect with each other locally or internationally” 

as Nadine believe that she could utilise the advantage of social media platforms as her main medium to build a community and allow her to share and inspire many individuals.

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What is your lifestyle briefly look like as a founder?

“My life is pretty normal, I usually start my day with emails and I always make time to read regardless, because I think it’s important for me to keep reading to gain inspiration and principles. I always try to take a break too whenever I can and set my priorities straight to have the balance between work and personal life.” 

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What principles do you hold on to when running your business?

“I always take things I do seriously and pay good attention to every single detail doesn’t matter how small and big it is, including how we treat our customers, receive feedbacks and so on.”



What’s your favourite collection?

“Well I don’t want to choose but if I must, it would be Capsule collection because it’s our baby and one of the collections that we worked hard for to get where we are.” 

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Do you have any message you would say to young entrepreneurs out there?

“Just do what you do and be persistent. It won’t be easy for sure, but with constant effort and trying an error you will find your answer.”


We OOTD at A Tennis Court This Is What We Get 😂 #LetsBeQuerky


#WeTheQuerks decided to have some fun taking some OOTDs at a tennis court and we are in love 😍!

jir-and-natOn a sunny Sunday with good weather, we took an opportunity to find a tennis court and have a quick and simple photoshoot for fun! Natalie dressed up in 3 different kind of outfits cuz honey, one is not enough.

Who wears denim at tennis court? Well we do 😂 we couldn’t help ourself from not playing around with the colours and the pastels is gorgeous!

Second outfit, we went for something striking instead along with baggy jacket, track pants and vintage sunglass. So far so good right? 😁

For the third outfit, we went for something really casual and this is what we came out with! ‘The 1975’ band t-shirt, baseball cap and ripped jeans. Simple isn’t it? We think so too! #WeTheQuerks had fun doing this and wants to see yours too, so lets talk !