This is my shopping post for Chinese New Year but one could easily wear these for Christmas. We are not that different after all; water and distance may separate East and West but at the heart of it all cultures wear bold colours and sparkly things to show off, especially during the festive period.
Looks like someone discovered the Doge meme. Such fun wow much capshuuunz
November 29, 2013
This is my shopping post for Chinese New Year but one could easily wear these for Christmas. We are not that different after all; water an...
Yesterday evening Luxy, Nichole, Jimmy, Josh, and I popped down to The Clerkenwell Collection for a preview of Bespoke HQ's S/S 14 collection. What ensued was a medley of whisky tasting, very hot canapes (many of which dropped to the floor and was promptly gobbled up by the resident hoover Hope the dog), serious lust for the Bespoke HQ suits and Bailey Nelson glasses, and oodles of love for Hope. She's a mini dachshund. If regular sized dachshunds are called sausage dogs, then is she a chipolata dog? Food for thought.
"It feels like one of those nights to dress up like hipsters..." Jimmy, moi , Nichole, et Josh.
November 27, 2013
Yesterday evening Luxy , Nichole, Jimmy, Josh, and I popped down to The Clerkenwell Collection for a preview of Bespoke HQ 's S/S 14 ...
In a bid to end my Monday and start the rest of a week on a more intellectual note, I joined Luxy, The Young Stationers, and some very nice toffs for dinner at The Athenaeum. The guest of honour and speaker du nuit was Desmond Browne QC, a leading silk in all areas of media law who has been involved in a huge number of the most important cases affecting the media over the past three decades. Who better than to talk about libel, defamation, and slander laws? I felt privileged to have picked his brain and I know certain people who will be more than pleased for me to pass on what I've learnt to them. It's always good to know the law (even a child knows it's not slander it it's true and especially if one has irrefutable evidence), too many people aren't aware of their rights and how to use them properly. Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent. Here are the photos from last night's dinner.
November 26, 2013
In a bid to end my Monday and start the rest of a week on a more intellectual note, I joined Luxy , The Young Stationers , and some very ...
It's funny isn't it, how people can bond over the most unusual things? At first I danced up a storm with Kate and Hannah the night they wore candy bras to a themed party at Tonteria...and then we bonded over our love of rice. Not just plain rice, or steamed rice, or even fried rice...a special kind of, ummm, 'love spell' rice. Their people (Romanians) and my people (Malaysians) more or less use the same rice recipe to magically ensnare men. And so, with our love for spells, folklore, superstition, ridiculous food puns, and laughing at our own cultural stereotypes (K&H unabashedly embrace being 'Romanian gypsies') the Nasi Kangkang gang was born.
For Kate's birthday portrait I just had to depict her as my version of a Romanian gypsy cum fortune teller cum spell maker...crystal ball, headscarfs, hoops, sinister glint in the eye and all.
This blog post is especially for my Malaysian readers and sisters-in-arms, or should I say my bosom buddies. That's not to say that my readers from the rest of the world should feel left out because chances are wherever in the world you're from there's most certainly a La Senza nearby. Boyfriends and husbands, you may want to pay attention---nothing gets you in good graces with your lady love than a thoughtful treat of beautiful, feminine lingerie (of course, it's more of a gift for the men, but don't tell the ladies).
November 16, 2013
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I'm chuffed to bits to announce that I am one of the 30 bloggers in the UK chosen to be an 'Alpha-seeder' for microblogging app Dayre!
The timing couldn't be more perfect or fortuitous, as lately I've been inundated with emails and curious friends asking me 'How does one get into blogging?', 'How does one go about writing a blog?' and especially 'How do you even find the time to sit down and blog?!' To that I answer, perhaps you could start with microblogging?
When it comes to handbag related promiscuity I think I fall squarely in the range between bag whore (in the words of Michiekins "Semua pun mau") and fairly committed. I'm neither the fashion victim who buys twelve variations of the It-bag à la mode to stay relevant on Instagram *cough* Celine luggage knock offs from China *cough* (on that note why do so many 'strivers' carry fake designer labels? They're just broadcasting their aspiration, or should I say, desperation to the world) nor am I the practical Parisian who's used the same Birkin all her life. No, when it comes to my baggage I go the rather midway route of buying merely one new piece a season and making it my hero bag. Or in this care, heroine...
Photo by Max.
This is my first blog post in Chinese. I wrote it as such in the off-chance that the person I'm talking about reads my blog, and although I've been neither unfair nor unkind I'd still rather spare their feelings. Not that they are for me to spare (if you fish for compliments, be prepared to sometimes hear the uncomfortable truth), but I thought I would anyway. And yes, I am aware of a little thing called Google translate but I'm counting on Mandarin being extremely difficult to translate and also my sub-par Mandarin writing skills to make it that much harder.