Thursday, 20 November 2014

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

Last night I had one of the most luxurious and decadent dining experiences in my life, and trust me, if there is one thing I know it is luxury and decadence. Mummy was in town, lawyer in tow, to discuss with Henry and I the mechanisms of running a business together, and so it was up to me to pick a place for dinner. After all, nothing facilitates an evening of brain-picking better than good food and good wine in a beautiful, grand, yet intimate atmosphere. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Posh, Broke, & Bored, and Regimental shop on One|Shop

Israel Air Force beret on Regimental Vintage. Model: Priska. Photographer: me.

I've been using blogger affiliate programs to recommend products of interest on Posh, Broke, & Bored for a while now but as far as running online shops go I'm a new upstart. Yes, I've had quite a basic online shop on my illustration website via Bigcartel for as long as I've remembered, but I've never really gotten involved with having an online shop until I recently started running Regimental Vintage with my boyfriend Henry Ridley-Cook. Up till now, there hasn't really been a way for me to make our fabulous collection of vintage military clothing and accessories available to shop on Posh, Broke, & Bored as individual ASOS Boutiques aren't affiliated with the programs I use...until now. Thanks to OneShop, I now have a shop on Posh, Broke, & Bored exclusively for things I make and sell: first, Regimental Vintage, and eventually prints of my illustrations and other future products.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Winter nest

'Grand chandelier' glo canvas, Nelly London / Moët blanket, gifted / faux fur throw, TK Maxx / Mulig rail, IKEA / unfinished paint job, me.

When I stepped off the plane from Kuala Lumpur an arctic blast greeted me and blasted away any delusions I had of an eternal summer after being in Malaysia for nearly a month. Winter is here in London and it is real, so real the doctor says I'm the ill-est ('cos I'm suffering from realness). I've taken great steps to weatherproof my nest, and by that I mean redecorate my bedroom to be so clean, calming, and warm so that I'd never need leave it except for work. If only I could so easily insulate my artist's studio! Those huge windows, so welcome in summer, are now perplexing my tranquility. C'est whatever. One space at a time. For now I've been repainting my bedroom walls and rearranging the furniture to accommodate my growing collection of winter clothes (those damn furs take up so much space). 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Regimental Vintage [Winter Collection] preview + OneShop preview

I'm so excited about Regimental Vintage (mine and Henry's baby)'s winter collection! For winter we've sourced a gorgeous, luxurious, and reasonably-priced collection of vintage military wool greatcoats, vintage military wool tunics, and even vintage Burberry and Aquascutum trench coats and macs.

Friday, 14 November 2014

A welcoming embrace back to London in the boozy bosom of Opium.

The prodigal daughter (yours truly, natch) returns to London and how better to welcome her back to this beautiful, chaotic, contradictory city than to envelope her in a comforting, hazy incense-cloud of a embrace in the warm bosom of a Chinatown parlour?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rainforest Rumble (2) - Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

On our way back from Taman Negara, Henry and I dropped in on the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Lanchang village to see the pachyderms.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Rainforest Rumble (1) - Taman Negara

Last week I showed my boyfriend (dressed as a British colonialist, as per usual) one of Malaysia's greatest natural treasures and most famous ecotourism destination: Taman Negara.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Jasiminne Goes To The Ball : Prepping for the Malaysia Tatler Ball

Add to my resume 'content creator for and Instagram muse of Malaysia Tatler' for that's exactly what I did in the run up to this year's Malaysia Tatler ball. For a collaborative feature with Malaysia Tatler online I created a series of exclusive Tatlergrams (Tatler-Instagrams) affording a look into how I prepare from the moment I receive my invitation to the red carpet.
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